Boatview - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Jason from U.S.A. visited in February 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

My wife and I stayed for seven wonderful nights at Boatview in February 2009. The spectacular water views through the trees made you feel like you were in a treehouse. The rooms were clean and everything inside functioned well - showers, gas stove, large fridge, etc. At first we were worried about the absence of air conditioning, but it turned out to be quite pleasant. The apartments are shaded from direct sun by the trees and our room had a big fan that kept the air circulating and comfortable. What also struck us was how few insects there were at that time (dry season, although it was unseasonably wet). We were able to keep the doors to the deck open all day and night without a problem. Of course, the bed had a mosquito net but the point is that the room did not fill with bugs. Heavenly Bay (or Little Bay), where Boatview is located, is the nicer of Castara's two bays. Best of all was Sharon Taylor who gladly helped us with anything we needed. We plan to return.

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Simone Kist from Canada visited in January 2009 and awarded  Five out of Five

I'm so glad to see Sharon and Brenton's place on myTobago!

After two wonderful weeks in Tobago for our destination wedding/honeymoon we were suppoded to finish our honeymmoon in Trinidad. However, we fell in love with Castara and decided to cancel Trinidad in favour of 4 more nights in in this dreamy beach village. We had been staying at the fabulous Alibaba's Seabreeze (wonderful!--report already written!) and wanted to return there but they were all booked up. Staphanie suggested we check out the new place next door, owned by the same folk that have the Boat House restaurant. Sharon was happy to show me thier new building.

Set just above and beside Alibaba's, the view down Little Bay towards the Big Bay was beautiful; the apartment itself (we stayed in the end room closest to the beach) was really well laid out so that the view is visable from anywhere in the suite, including from the bed. It was so perfect to wake up and turn one's head to see the waves gently crashing on the beach with the verdant hills cradling the bay. The kitchen was well appointed, although was still being added to for next year's vacation season. The bed was the real deal--what we're used to in Canada and the UK, and comfortable. The apartment does not have hot water (yet) but one can have a nice warm shower by timing it right with the sun--or enjoy a cool and refreshing rinse at other times of day. The decor of the apartments is simplistic but with a romantic touch. The best feature here (as with Alibaba's) is the deck, at the Boatview its big enough for four people and expands along the whole frontage of the apartment.

I think the nicest thing about the Boatview Apartments are the owners, especially Sharon who really goes out of her way to assist and advise her guests (bank runs, lifts, finding a substitute for an ambulance for us--another story all together!), we really feel like we've made friends in Castara, we're already booked for next year!

March 26   

Lizzie G

I just had to write and say what a wonderful time we had staying at the Boatview.......the rooms were clean comfortable lovely individual decor with all the possible equipment needed... Huge beds!! We didnt need to cook as we frequented the excellent restaurant attached ...such good value too...especially the wednesday night pan session...

The views are amazing of Litle Bay...fanatstic to wake up to that and a dip in the sea below...before spending a day on the beach relaxing..and enjoying the local cuisine.

Sharon Taylor was great...helpful in every way and such good company...am loathe to post this review as i would like to keep it a 'secret'. but that would'nt be fair !!!!.will be back ASAP!!!!!

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