Upper Floor Apartment
This spacious apartment consists of a large living room and kitchen to the front, with the two bedrooms and bathrooms to the rear of the property. A small covered balcony sits to one side of the apartment and a large wooden deck to the front. The apartment offers fabulous views across the beach and Great Courland Bay.
Apartment 1 is decorated and furnished in simple local style. Everything was spotlessly clean and in working maintenance order.
A wooden display unit separates the seating area from the kitchen. This also forms a useful breakfast bar. The seating area is furnished with a wide and comfortable corner sofa and locally-made coffee table with wooden top in the shape of Tobago. Entertainment is provided courtesy of a 40-inch smart television with multi-region DVD player and Digicel Play digital fibre service, which also provides fast wireless broadband access, including Netflix membership.
The living area has a large and efficient air-conditioner. However, we found that we needed nothing more than the floor standing fan to keep internal temperatures comfortable, with the front and kitchen doors open.
The kitchen is simply, but adequately, fitted out. A large fridge-freezer ensures that grocery trips are kept to a minimum. The four-burner bottled gas oven with grill is supplemented by a microwave. Additional accessories include a coffee maker, toaster, kettle and a reasonable selection of cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, and glassware. All items were in reasonable condition and clean. Birdie’s is certainly not one of those places where you feel it advisable to wash everything before first use.
The ensuite master bedroom is adequately spacious and dominated by a king-size bed. Designed by Prince, the wooden bed frame was hand-made by a local joiner and has built-in nightstand shelves, lamps, and flexible LED reading lights. I have to say that we could not have slept better. Mind you, the constant sound of the surf breaking on the beach masks a huge amount of extraneous sound and lulls even the lightest sleepers.
The master bedroom has a large built-in cupboard with 1.2m of full-length hanging space, plus a two-drawer vanity unit with three-quarter length mirror. A medium-sized digital security safe is available for valuables.
The ensuite bathroom is spacious and equipped with washbasin, toilet, and a large fully tiled walk-in shower.
Both bedrooms have large ceiling fans and discrete split-unit remote-controlled air-conditioning units. They were highly effective and virtually silent.
The second bedroom is marginally larger than the master but fitted out as a family room with a 5ft queen-size bed plus a standard 4ft 6in double bed. A wardrobe provides 1.3m of full-length hanging space (a few hangers provided), overhead storage cupboards and a vanity unit/dressing table with two deep drawers and three-quarter length mirror.
This bedroom is virtually ensuite as the bathroom is immediately adjacent. This bathroom is furnished with a smart modern countertop washbasin, a toilet, and a large enclosed bathtub with wall-mounted shower head.
Finally, the bathroom provides a further meter of wardrobe and shelf storage space. Between the two bedrooms and the ‘family’ bathroom, Birdie’s Nest undoubtedly provides more clothing storage space than any family are likely to require for even and extended Tobago beach holiday.
Balcony & Deck
Wide double doors lead from the living area onto a 4.2x2m covered balcony. This provides a shaded seating area is a particularly pleasant dining and ‘liming’ spot, both day and evening. The balcony is furnished with a simple all-weather plastic table and four chairs.
The balcony runs around two sides of the building and provides access to the magnificent sundeck. Furnished with high-quality cushioned all-weather armchairs and recliners, plus two large sun-umbrella, this is a truly wonderful and romantic spot to watch the sun setting over Fort Bennet, two hundred metres down the beach.