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Bayview Villa, Tobago

Bayview Villa

3 Self-Catering Apartments

Surprisingly, Bayview Villa is not the low-profile bungalow it may appear on arrival. Built into a steep hillside, overlooking Stonehaven Bay, Bayview... is a 3-storey house with beautifully decorated self-contained apartments on each level. The top floor has a spacious 3-bedroom unit; the middle floor a charming 1-bedroom unit; and the ground floor a romantic studio.

We have stayed at Bayview Villa several times and our full review is available on the 'details' page.
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Bayview Villa

3 Self-Catering Apartments

Surprisingly, Bayview Villa is not the low-profile bungalow it may appear on arrival. Built into a steep hillside, overlooking Stonehaven Bay, Bayview is a 3-storey house with beautifully decorated self-contained apartments on each level. The top floor has a spacious 3-bedroom unit; the middle floor a charming 1-bedroom unit; and the ground floor a romantic studio.

We have stayed at Bayview Villa several times and our full review is available on the 'details' page.

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Property Description

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Set on an old plantation ridge, just a few minutes walk from Grafton Beach, one of the best beaches on the Island, "Bayview Villa" commands fantastic panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding hillside. The large circular swimming pool nestled in the lush tropical garden provides the perfect seclusion to unwind with the sound of the waves and the tropical birds enjoying the water fountain

  • Five air conditioned double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms.
  • Three separate self-catering levels sleeping 6 at the top, 6 in the middle and 2 on the lower level
  • Can be let separately or as one unit ideal for extended families, friends or groups
  • All with fully fitted modern kitchens
  • All have large balconies and terrace for al fresco dinning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • All bathrooms have hairdryers and cotton bathrobes
  • Small cots and beds available for children
  • Digital safes in bedrooms
  • Golf clubs and boogie boards provided in villa
  • Cable tv in each apartment
  • Full housekeeping service

myTobago Review

Bayview Villa, Pleasant Prospect, Tobago


Bayview Villa is an attractive three-storey house situated on a steep hillside overlooking Stonehaven Bay, in Pleasant Prospect.

The house offers three self-catering holiday apartments – one on each floor. Each apartment is fully self-contained and has its own entrance.


Situated on Tobago’s north-western Caribbean coast, Pleasant Prospect is little more than 15-minutes from the airport. It boasts a useful small mini-mart, the only ATM cash machine on this stretch of coast, the highly-rated Fish Pot Restaurant and several smaller local restaurants, bars, and street food outlets.

Bayview Villa is a short 5-minute walk from stunning Grafton Beach, our favourite swimming and walking beach on Tobago.

The villa’s gardens are densely planted with palms and other tropical trees and shrubs. These limit the views a little, but also act as a natural filter to road noise. You are aware of traffic passing on the coast road below, but it is seldom loud enough to drown the bird song or even the constant sound of surf breaking in Stonehaven Bay.

To get the best from a holiday in Tobago it is generally essential to have your own transport. It would be a shame to stay at Bayview without your own transport, but it would be perfectly feasible.

Bayview Villa has an excellent location. It is situated within a 20-minute drive of everywhere in the more developed corner of the island, and yet represents an ideal starting spot for tours of Tobago’s stunningly beautiful coastline and rainforest.

The Accommodation

The top floor of Bayview offers a spacious and charming three-bedroom apartment named Captain’s Quarters. The middle floor of the house has a three-bedroom apartment named Mid Deck and the lower level a spacious studio apartment, Crew’s Nest. There is no internal access between the three apartments. A secure gate at the bottom of the garden offers a shortcut to Pleasant Prospect and Grafton beach.

All three apartments are air-conditioned and fully self-contained. Cots, crib/playpens and a fold-up bed are available on request. The hillside location of the house does make it inappropriate for wheelchair users.

One of the villa’s strongest features is the tasteful décor throughout. Each apartment has its own unique charm and ambience. All three apartments are furnished and equipped to the same high standard. Each apartment is fitted with a small security safe for valuables and all windows, and most doors and access points, are fitted with steel grills. We think that the villa has achieved a perfectly acceptable balance of security without making guests feel that they are staying in a prison.

Captain's Quarters

Located on the top floor of the house, Captain’s Quarters offer superbly comfortable accommodation for up to six adults.

The three bedrooms are air-conditioned and fully ensuite. The living/dining room opens onto a gorgeous wrap-around veranda with panoramic views over Stonehaven and Courland Bay.

The apartment provides a gross accommodation floor-space of around 215m2/2,300ft2, including the wrap-around terrace.  A wide corridor separates the bedrooms from the central kitchen and large living room. The terrace wraps around three sides of the living room.  With a high cathedral ceiling and glazed doors on three sides, the living room is light, bright, and wonderfully open.

The owner’s pride in the property is self-evident. The air-conditioned living room of Captain’s Quarters is tastefully furnished and decorated in tropical style. Colourful Caribbean paintings and prints adorn the walls and compliment the vibrant cushions of the rattan sofas and armchairs cosily grouped around a central coffee table. A 40-inch wall-mounted TV connected to the excellent Digicel Play digital service provides entertainment. A DVD player is provided, together with a small collection of novels, binoculars, a hi-fi unit with radio tuner and CD player, as well as cards, chess, and assorted board games.

A stylish glass-topped table with six chairs is available for formal dining. Nearby, a small cane bureau forms an excellent desk for those who need to keep in touch with home or work. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building. The apartment has a landline telephone and guests can receive international calls or make and receive local calls.

The terrace is superbly furnished with a pair of comfortable padded recliners, two Adirondack wooden chairs and an attractive and surprisingly comfortable wicker-style seating set with matching table and chairs. There are large tables and chairs suitable for dining on either side of the terrace, and a medium-sized gas barbeque grill.

The kitchen is well equipped and everything immaculately clean and in good working order. Equipment includes a large six-ring bottled gas stove with broiler and griddle, large ‘American’ size fridge-freezer, electric blender, kettle, juicer and toaster, coffee filter machine, plus an extensive collection of pots, pans, kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

A small welcome tray contained tea bags and evaporated milk. It was also nice to find a supply of essentials, such as salt, pepper, seasoning, aluminium foil and cling-wrap.    

All three bedrooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. The master bedroom suite is undoubtedly the piece de resistance. The queen-sized bed is surrounded by a beautifully ornate mosquito canopy fastened with decorative tassels. The overall décor both romantic and tasteful. The duvet gives the bed a particularly cosy and welcoming look. We had no need to disturb the folds of the artistically draped mosquito net, as mosquitoes were conspicuous by their absence, although electric deterrent burners were available in each room. 

Some 2½m of wardrobe space provides ample full-length hanging and shelf storage. A wide 6-drawer dressing table is ideal for smaller items.

The spacious ensuite bathroom has a full-size bath, with wall-mounted showerhead. Water pressure was not a strong point and the hot water supply a little erratic. However, the big 5-inch raindrop showerhead provided an all-encompassing and gentle cascade. The bathroom also features a bidet. The washbasin is inset into a decorative mosaic tiled vanity unit, with extensive storage space both above and below the surface. A hairdryer is stored in the vanity unit. 

Hand, bath, and beach towels are provided in all three apartments. Like the bed linen, the towels were of good quality and immaculately laundered. The apartments are serviced six days per week and the cheery housekeeper was both hospitable and efficient. Linen and towels are changed every two or three days depending upon needs. Private laundry services can be arranged with the housekeeper, or the main washer and dryer used by guests when not in use for household washing. An ironing board and iron are naturally available.

The very attractive second bedroom is furnished with two single beds. These can be configured as separate units, or a king-size bed. The more limited floor space limits furnishings to a 1.25m wardrobe and small 3-drawer latticework chest of drawers. The attractive ensuite half-tiled bathroom has the usual trio of washbasin, toilet, and a walk-in shower.

The third bedroom is slightly larger, but almost identical to the second. Again, it is furnished with two single beds mounted side by side. It also benefits from direct access onto the wrap-around terrace.

Mid Deck

As the name implies, the hugely attractive 3-bedroom Mid Deck occupies the middle floor of the house.

The living room is furnished with a wide and comfortable sofa and pair of armchairs focussed around a 30-inch wall mounted flat-screen TV connected to the Digicel Play digital service. The kitchen is raised a few feet above the living area. This split-level arrangement gives the apartment an extra touch of individuality. The kitchen is very well equipped with a medium sized fridge-freezer, six ring bottled gas stove with grill (broiler) and griddle, microwave oven, toaster, blender, kettle, and a coffee filter machine. A range of under and over counter units offer storage for groceries, etc.

Leading off the upper raised kitchen area is the small (14m2/150ft2) air-conditioned master-bedroom. This is simply but attractively furnished with a queen-size bed, a dressing table and a small wardrobe. The ensuite bathroom has the usual trio of facilities – washbasin, walk-in shower, and toilet. Everything was well presented and in excellent maintenance order.

The 13.5m2/145ft2 second bedroom suite is accessed from the living area. It has a double bed with bedside tables and lamps and lots of wardrobe space. The bathroom is immediately adjacent and acts as a general powder room for the living area.

There is a small single bedroom at the front of the apartment. Fully air-conditioned and furnished with a single bed, the room would be ideal for a single person or child.

Wide double doors separate the living area from a large (7x4m) covered enclosed porch which would be particularly ideal for families with young families. This offers views over Stonehaven Bay, the front gardens, and the pool area. It is furnished with a circular table with four comfortable-looking rattan chairs, a padded sun recliner, a day bed, an armchair and a bottled gas barbeque unit.

Crew's Nest

Guests are sure to be captivated by this lovely studio apartment. It simply oozes character.

Located on the ground floor of the villa, Crew’s Nest is adjacent to the swimming pool. It offers a reasonably spacious (51m2/550ft2) fully air-conditioned accommodation space and constitutes a very homely holiday pied-à-terre.

The front of the apartment is dominated by a wide terrace furnished with a large circular table with sun umbrella, a comfortable 3-seater padded swinging bench with canopy and two all-weather sun recliners. The private terrace benefits from partial or total shade throughout the day and overlooks the lush tropical gardens.

The apartment is both romantic and intimate. This description is not intended to infer ‘cramped’. Crew’s Nest would make a wonderful honeymoon suite. Like the larger apartments upstairs, the decoration is colourful, imaginative and very tasteful.

The living area is furnished with two comfortable rattan sofas and matching armchairs facing a flat-screen cable TV with DVD player. A small breakfast bar with high stools separates the living area from the kitchen. Fully self-contained, the kitchen is equipped with a 4-ring bottled gas stove with grill, a medium-sized fridge-freezer, microwave oven, coffee filter machine, electric toaster and kettle. There is an adequate collection of crockery, cutlery, glassware, and kitchen utensils.

The bathroom and bedroom are separated from the living area by a tasteful archway and panelled screen. With its decorative mosquito canopy and attractive light-rattan side tables and lamps, the bedroom is truly romantic.

Next to the bed is a small dressing area, with a 1.5m wardrobe, a small dressing table and desk/dresser unit with three storage drawers. The bathroom is small, but has a fully tiled shower with intriguing portholes in the wall.

Gardens & Swimming Pool

Bayview Villa is set in compact, but lush mature landscaped grounds. The garden is a riot of colour and attracts a huge collection of tropical birds. Guests share an attractive circular (7m diameter) swimming pool with padded recliners and matching tables.

The poolside is a lovely place to relax or sunbathe. You will invariably have it to yourself, as most guests tend to be down at the beach.


Bayview Villa clearly boasts an ideal location. It is one of very few rental properties where we can honestly claim that having your own transport is not essential. It is also within walking distance of our favourite swimming and walking beach on Tobago, not to mention the cluster of shops, restaurants and facilities in Pleasant Prospect.

The Bayview Villa apartments are clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished and the décor of the three apartments is amongst the nicest we have experienced on the island. Whether a couple or a larger family group, we continue to feel that Bayview Villa should be on the shortlist for anyone looking for high quality self-catering holiday accommodation in Tobago.

Reader Reports

This property has a weighted Reader Satisfaction Rating of 96%   . Click below to read the 17 reader reports that this is rating is based on.

Dessie from U.S.A. visited in August 2013 and awarded   

I was traveling with a mixed group of 11 people including 2 seniors and 2 children. As you can imagine it was difficult to find a property that would meet all of our needs but this is it!!! The property looks just like the pictures and was perfect for my group. I had some folks in my group who are from Trinidad and some from Tobago (very hard to impress on their home turf) and even they were pleased! We rented the entire building which was perfect. The local stores and beaches are less than a 5 minute walk from the property. The kitchens had everything we needed to either cook or have catered meals delivered.

The private pool was awesome and saw me and my family everyday! Not too deep so the its not dangerous for kids. The view of the bay is breathtaking and we could not stop taking pictures at sunset! The rooms were clean and the linens were too. Everything worked including the free Wi-FI for those who cannot unplug!

When making the arrangements I dealt with Gillian who was very patient and understanding. Since this was my first time renting a private villa I asked a ridiculous amount of questions and she answered all of them with ease. This experience was great and had all 11 members of my family patting me on the back.

The only note i would make is that the Captains Quarters (top floor) is the entrance level so it was good for seniors and families with kids. The middle deck and crews nest have steps that lead down the side of the building and may be difficult for older travelers.

This property is perfect and we have already started making plans to return next summer!

Colleen Henry from Trinidad visited in August 2013 and awarded   

Hidden Paradise Found!

I was able to book the entire villa for a two night stay in Tobago and from start to finish, Gillian (The Manager) was always warm and accommodating. We booked from Sunday Evening to Tuesday afternoon but unfortunately we missed our boat on Sunday but luckily got on the early boat on Monday. Gillian was quite lovely letting us stay till Wednesday so we'd have our two nights!

Ok, on to the villa! The view will blow you away! Each apartment is beautifully designed and you'll feel like you're right at home. The rooms are spacious and well maintained, we only briefly met Donicia the housekeeper but we could see she put in a great deal of work!

I absolutey would come back to this lovely gem in Tobago!

Thank you so much!!

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Studio/1-Bed Apt:US$110 - US$120
3-Bedroom Apt:US$250 - US$300
Minimum Nights:3 nights
Property Type:Self-Catering Apartments
Maximum Guests:10
Air-Conditioning:Bedrooms only
Children:Children welcome
Hair Dryers:Available
Internet Access:Yes
Safety Deposit:Yes
Wheelchair Access:No
Swimming Pool:Full pool
Catering Options:

Housekeeping:6 times per week
Personal Laundry:Yes
Personal Cooking:No
Location:Pleasant Prospect
Region:Lower Caribbean
Location Type:Village Outskirts
Airport:20 minutes
Beach:3-5 minute Walk