Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Caroline Wilson from U.K. visited in February 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We stayed at Gloucester Place and arrived after a stressful journey to the most beautiful welcome and supper. We woke the next morning to the sound of birds and from our balcony looked over the cliffs into the sea, with coconut and banana trees below.

Bea and Win, who own the guesthouse have worked right across the world and are considerate and friendly hosts who made us all feel very welcome. The children loved Bea's cooking - and so did we. Her grilled fish supper was memorable.

Win took us snorkeling in the bay which was fantastic and built up our confidence for future trips and provided extra equipment when we had not brought enough.

In fact, nothing was too much trouble and we fondly remember some great rum punches sitting on the veranda, swinging in the hammock, overlooking the crashing sea and amazing blow hole.

The rooms are very elegant and simple - white walls, tiled floors and fascinating artifacts from around the world dotted all over the place. The beds, with crisp white sheets, are wonderfully comfortable and the windows have mosquito screens so you can get a great night's sleep.

Parlatuvier is a small relaxed village where you can get to see the real Tobago and if you visit, don't miss out on the waterfall (ask Win...).

Thoroughly to be recommended. A home from home.

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Chairil & Fabi from Brazil visited in January 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We arrived at the Gloucester and were immediately blown away by the whole setting, the pool, the house and surroundings.

The room was very comfortable having A/C and a good bed.

The real treasure however are the hosts themselves, from the first minute you feel as if you're visiting family and immediately shed the usual feeling of being out of place after stepping into the room.

Parlatuvier itself is a peaceful fishermans village with a beach that's perfect for snorkeling (and no tourists around too!)

All in all we left Tobago with a happy feeling, a feeling that in part was caused by the Sargent's warm and friendly reception.

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Chris Weisfelder from U.S.A. visited in December 2006 and awarded  Five out of Five

We wanted a vacation away from crowds and tourist traps. This B&B is a jewel on a remote part of the island with a spectacular view of the sea and the sounds of waves crashing on the cliffs and parrots in the trees. The rooms are air conditioned, large, and clean with private bathrooms and comfortable beds. The food is local, fresh and well prepared. The pool is refreshing and you can see the Caribbean as almost an extension of the water when you are in it. Enjoyable, if steep walks, take you to waterfalls on and off the property, to an interesting cafe overlooking Parlatuvier Bay and to the lovely sandy beach below. The service is informal and relaxed and the hosts are willing to share their knowledge of the island with you. I recommend that you rent a car if you want to go out for dinner and explore other parts of Tobago. Be prepared for potholes, left-hand driving, and unexpected people on the road. These facilities are not handicapped accessible. Bring suntan lotion and insect spray.

You can get find very complete information about and excellent photos of Gloucester Place on their website.

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Sarah Taylor from U.S.A. visited in December 2006 and awarded  Five out of Five

After two weeks moving around Tobago, staying on the Windward side, on a sailing boat, and all over the Caribbean side of the island, we ended our stay at Gloucester Place. Not knowing what to expect, we found ourselves hidden away at a true oasis, bathed in luxury.

The hosts, Bea and Win, were an absolute delight and the village of Parlatuvier couldn't have been more charming and inviting. We loved waking to the sunrise over a spectacular view, trekking with Win to uncharted waterfalls, laughing over breakfast with a houseful of guests. A truly memorable experience.

The accomodations were wonderful. Comfortable, clean beds, lovely bath facilities, private balconies, and good company. One could not ask for more.

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Rosie Martinelli from U.S.A. visited in November 2006 and awarded  Five out of Five

My husband and I stayed at Gloucester Place over Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful property. The hosts, Win and Bea, were even better. They offer a very relaxed and casual atmosphere, but yet they pay attention to your needs as a traveler. They made excellent dinners which included a lot of local spices and ingredients. The rooms were very quiet and comfortable (especially with A/C) as was the entire house. It was great having a pool on-site. The views were spectacular and the local beach is very close. Win and Bea were very knowledgable of sites to see on the entire island. They even led us to some of their favorite and not-so-well-known fun spots. I would recommend renting a car for your stay so you can see sites all over the island. There are a few little stores within walking distance, but you will need a car to go to a restaurant. I would definitely stay there again. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent.

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