Villa Rennie - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Steph Osborne from U.K. visited in June 2015 and awarded
I have just come back from a 3 week trip to Tobago with my husband, four kids and parents. I have been staying at Villa Rennie on and off for about 15 years and everytime I go back the experience gets better and better. I had the most magical time at Villa Rennie recently, it really is home from home. The moment you get off the plane you really feel like you are in paradise, it's so beautiful there! The villa is very close to the airport and beaches! We loved to go down to Grange Bay everyday, we were sometimes the only ones on the beach, so beautiful and picturesque, watching the children bodyboarding on the crystal clear waves whilst having a cocktail or a nice cold pitcher of beer from the Buccaneers bar, which is attached to The Grafton Hotel, whilst the sun goes down is total bliss! If you go to Grange bay around 9am, you sometimes see the fisherman pulling the net in full of fish. When we were there recently, they caught a babyback Turtle which I have never seen in all the time I have been there so that was nice to see, they put it safely back into the water afterwards.
The Villa has all the comforts you need, four large spacious air conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a very large TV with american channels, which is good if you get the odd day of rain, WIFI, and best of all, the most beautiful pool with stairs leading into the water. We liked to sit on the stairs of the pool and look at all the beautiful birds and flowers all around, so pretty. We also used to put some cheese out for the Mot Mot's, they visited us everyday, the kids enjoyed putting the cheese out for them.
What I love about Tobago and Villa Rennie is that it's very unspoilt and uncommercialised and has hardly changed in the 15 years I have been going! When I arrive at Villa Rennie, I spend about 3 days pinching myself thinking, am I really at this beautiful place, its like a dream.
I am so hoping that we can all go back again next year, I think about it everyday and my house is filled with photos of our wonderful time there. It's a very special place!
Kandi Thomas from U.S.A. visited in March 2015 and awarded
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Rennie. Our group consisted of my husband, myself, our two kids, my husband's four aunts and his niece. The place was perfect - with four bedrooms that had their own bathrooms, we had our own spaces and weren't on top of each other. I know at least three of the bedrooms had their own patios (no patio furniture though- however, if you wanted, you could move one of the pool chairs there - we didn't need to). All of the bedrooms were air conditioned and that worked well. The dining room and living area were spacious enough for us to all be in the rooms together without feeling crowded. I also loved the sliding doors to the outdoor patio/deck so that we really felt like we were outside. We had a view of the ocean from the living area and pool area. The kitchen had everything we needed and the house manager brought us some staples (milk, bread, eggs) so we had those right away. The place also had laundry which was convenient. The wi-fi worked wonderfully (except maybe in the back bedroom, but we really didn't need it there). We had at least 4 items hooked to the wi-fi so that was great. My family really enjoyed the pool. It was a good size - many villas we researched only had the splash pools, but this was a full-size pool. The pool guy came everyday so the pool was super clean. There were plenty of lounge chairs, and an outside dining table, chairs and built in grill. I loved all of the flowers and birds around the villa. When you were inside the Villa Rennie gates, you truly felt like it was an oasis. There are trees and bushes all around and there is no property to the left of the house so that was nice. There were some barking dogs occasionally but nothing that you don't get in your normal neighborhood. We had a few issues with the electronic gate, but the property manager was attentive.
I loved the location of Villa Rennie - close to the airport, Pigeon Point, Scarborough, and Movie Town. It was within walking distance of Mount Irvine beach and the fish house - where my husband bought fresh fish which he really enjoyed. We also walked the other way toward Plymouth and and there were fresh fruit stands, a mini-mart, some food areas, etc. Stonehaven Bay and Turtle Beach was also within walking distance.
Serron Greenidge from Trinidad visited in November 2014 and awarded
Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic is all I can say when describing my experience at Villa Rennie. My husband was marveled by the architectural designs and spent most of his time walking around just saying “wow!” I too adored the ingenious layout of the property and its breathtaking coral walls (we took lots of pics with it). We appreciated the modern amenities of a smart fridge and television. The pool was splendid and terrific for diving. The villa was generally altogether comfortable, therefore making our trip a memorable one. I would definitely stay here again.
Tricia Carter Natta from Trinidad visited in June 2014 and awarded
We returned to Rennie villa after 15 years,so knew not to expect a brand new condition. Just like ourselves (and the lovely Euphemia) the house is ageing gracefully and the gardens maturing well. The outside stairs and deck were unsafe and we were warned not to use them. The house was clean and fairly comfortable. It's a good family location, to walk or drive to beaches, though young children need close supervision in the pool.
Gus arranged speedy resolution to water problems, though WiFi was not available until after the holiday weekend. Fortunately, the World Cup was televised and we each had a favourite team!
Neil Campbell from U.K. visited in April 2014 and awarded
We spent one week at Rennie as a base for a family reunion.
The villa was simply equipped but functional and very straightforward to use.
The space provided was generous and the garden areas gave plenty privacy.well stocked and colourful.
We never felt remotely cramped even though we occupied at full capacity.Master bedroom was huge and airy although bed was a little on the compact side.
General feel throughout was spacious with plenty seating for all including dining.
Gus and Euphemia looked after everything well with no fuss and we all felt very "at home"
There was a huge variety of bird wildlife in the garden with some up close and spectacular specimens.
The villa was well located for all major attractions and facilities but set well back from the main coast road near Mount Irvine.
Pool excellent and all air conditioning worked as it should(very important!).
Overall a relaxing and fuss free stay with no hiccups and no Mosquitos!
Would happily make a return visit.
Neil and Karen Campbell