Mahogany Villa offers a gross accommodation area of around 290sq.m. (3,100sq.ft.) comprising three air-conditioned en suite bedrooms. The villa can accommodate up to eight adults in comfort. Additional foldout beds for children, or cots for infants, are available by pre-arrangement.
The villa is nicely furnished and attractively decorated throughout, with pleasant pastel colour walls complimenting the floor tiles. General maintenance levels were good, and everything worked as expected.
The villa is serviced every day except Sunday and bed linen and towels (including beach towels) laundered every 3-4 days. Guests can make private arrangements with the housekeeper for additional duties, such as private laundry, cooking or baby-sitting.
The huge air-conditioned ensuite master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor.
This bedroom is furnished with a comfortable king-size bed flanked by two-drawer bedside tables with reading lamps. There is a spacious 6-drawer dressing table with half-length mirror, a wall-mounted full-length mirror and 2.7m of built-in wardrobe space, with storage shelves plus full-length hanging, and lots of hangers.
A charming seating area with three cushioned armchairs offers a quiet corner to relax and read. Immediately adjacent is a secure external door providing access to the front veranda
The excellent Toshiba air-conditioner proved more than capable of keeping this huge room cool. There is also a large and very quiet ceiling fan.
The ensuite bathroom boasts one of the few bidets I have come across on Tobago. The washbasin is inset into the vanity unit and offers three drawers, one of which is used to store a hairdryer, and a cupboard for storage of toiletries. An electric shaver socket is located above the sink. The fully-tiled walk-in shower is spacious. There was always an excellent supply of hot water, but water pressure was a little on the low side. A new pressure tank was installed and the tanks and filters overhauled shortly after our visit, so the comment about low pressure is probably irrelevant.
Bedrooms 2 is located on the upper floor of the house and is furnished and decorated to the same high standard as the rest of the villa. The room still feels roomy despite being furnished with two queen-sized double beds separated by a two-drawer bedside table with reading lamp. Additional furnishings include a six-drawer dressing table with half-length mirror, a large towel rack and a wardrobe offering 1.7m of full-length hanging space and shelving.
The ensuite bathroom is small, but nevertheless well fitted, practical and attractive. The washbasin is set into an attractive vanity unit with drawers and an under-sink cupboard, so there is adequate storage space for toiletries. A 110v electric shaver socket is available, together with a fully-tiled walk-in shower unit and a pedestal toilet.
The large overhead ceiling fan in the middle of the bedroom ceiling is supplemented by a new wall-mounted air-conditioner. The units in both upstairs bedrooms have been replaced and upgraded since our last stay.
Adjacent to the second bedroom, a secure door leads onto a roof balcony furnished with an all-weather plastic table and chairs. This is something of a sun trap, so unlikely to be used by many visitors during the day. However, it would undoubtedly be a delightful place for guests staying in the upper bedrooms to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, offering lovely views over the colourful and peaceful grounds and swimming pool.
This is the smallest of the three bedrooms. However, although fitted with a queen-size double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a six-drawer dressing table with wall-mounted half-height mirror and a comfortable cushioned armchair, the room still feels adequately roomy. Glazed doors provide access to the narrow balcony that runs along the front of the building and shared with bedroom 2.
Three pairs of attractive shuttered wardrobe doors dominate one wall of the room. One set of doors provides access to 1.2m of full-length hanging space; the second set to a similar width of storage shelves. The third set is a false wardrobe: the doors actually lead into the ensuite bathroom. This is a little larger than that of bedroom 2, but otherwise similarly furnished and equipped.