|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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Queen Angel Suite is one of eight suites in the most beautiful exclusive secure development on Grafton Beach. Completely redecorated in October 2016 the interior is designed for relaxed informal living. A gate (with shower adjacent) takes you from the pool complex and gardens onto Grafton beach, one of the prettiest on the Island with excellent swimming, body boarding and snorkeling.
The Suite comprises of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area opening directly onto a west facing terrace. All bedrooms have super king sized beds two of which can be split into singles if required.
The lounge area has two large sofa/day beds with facility to be made up as two extra single beds.
Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, while the third bathroom is separate which allows guests or extra residents use independent of the third bedroom.
All rooms have air conditioning and the living and master bedroom suite have access directly onto the front terrace and overlook the sea.
The kitchen is equipped with high quality American oven, microwave and fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Towels and linen are supplied. A maid service is weekly unless by arrangement.
The suite is on the first floor with wonderful sunsets seen from the terrace which has a gas BBQ, seating for 6 and two sun loungers. A spiral staircase accesses the communal pool, sun terraces and gardens direct from the suite.
The complex is accessed via an automatic security gate leading to secure underground parking with internal access up to the suites.
The complex has a resident Swiss manager who lives in his own service suite and maintains all aspects of the development. He has two relaxed cats and two friendly dogs, Lucy and Mango.
The Suite is fitted with fiber-broadband offering 25mbps speeds.
The owner, Jim Elliott, is British, a veterinary surgeon and property developer living in Somerset, UK. He is a keen scuba diver and sailor which drew him to the Island and consequently lead to him being one of the 8 original purchasers of this exclusive development.
Jim purchased this apartment in 2005
Black Rock Dreams is the name of this exclusive 8 suite development directly situated on Grafton Beach. It the most beautiful of developments on the island and offers both swimming pool with gardens and direct access onto an attractive beach on the Caribbean side of the island.
Direct access to the beach without crossing any roads or having to drive. Direct views of the beach, sea and sunsets from it's terrace. Modern fittings and decor with its own fiber-broadband.
It really is on the beach, no ‘only 5 mins from it’ which makes any trip an exercise in organisation...not what I want to do on holiday. Wonderful to relax on the sun terrace by the pool and see the kids playing on the beach in front of you a few yards away.
The Dreams complex is about as near to perfection you can get without breaking the bank. I have stayed here several times now, and it truly is a warm, family friendly and relaxing place to stay. I will definitely come back, I will definitely stay here again. However I have to say, it is past time to reinvest in this particular condo. I'm not going to get critical but basic repairs are desperately needed, some furnishings should be replaced, and maybe throw some fresh paint on the walls. I wish the owner would have been informed of the construction that started during my holiday, sorry that's not polite.
I will say, I wish I could own this property, that would be my dream. The property manager was extremely nice, thank you Norma for everything! The Seahorse Inn, stunning! Thank you to all there who work there with Norma.
The property is a beach front complex, meticulously maintained by live in staff. It's a clean safe friendly place, where we have had a nice time with guests and staff. It's easy to get to, easy to find and convenient for the shopping essentials.
When booking this suite I thought it looked fabulous and so wondered why there were no reviews. Having returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday I have decided to write a review. The location is absolutely fantastic. The views from the balcony are beautiful, as are the gardens, the pool and the beach. Being able to walk to the Sea Horse Inn restaurant and Bucaneers Beach bar was a great bonus and both were very good. The suite was big and comfy and had everything you needed however there were a couple of things that I think need attention. Mainly the air conditioning in the master bedroom. Corresponding with Jim, the owner was at times frustrating; you may have to wait a while for a reply but he was very courteous and full of useful and interesting information: His Tobago brief was really helpful. In summary, I would have no hesitation in rebooking or recommending the Angel suite to others.
Great location right on Grafton Beach, the apartment is spacious, surrounded by well kept gardens, small pool and underground secure parking. The caretaker on site is friendly and very helpful. There is a spacious balcony with dining table for 6 and barbecue. The apartment unfortunately has not been maintained very well and looks tired and dated. Some of the furniture needed cleaning when we arrived, but the apartment was cleaned to a good standard by the maid at the end of our first week. The owner was courteous, but not very prompt in our dealings. Would we recommend to our friends, I am not sure, but armed with knowledge of our stay, I think the positives outweighed the negatives and we did have a pleasant stay there. My recommendation to the owner would be to update some of the equipment, and carry out all the necessary repairs, then the 3 stars could be elevated to 5 stars.
Special interest holidays:
Tobago is a breakaway from South America and not a volcanic island like most of the Caribbean Islands and therefore the flora and fauna is far more diverse, hence the rain forest hikes and bird watching trips available and the acknowledgement of this with the rain forests being protected since the 1800's. The island also has fantastic diving/snorkeling due to the rich sediment coming from the Orinoco. There is a fully equipped Padi dive school 200 yards along the beach from the suite. Grafton and the adjacent beaches are Turtle beaches, so at night you are on hand to go at night to see these wonderful creatures come on shore and lay their eggs.
Grafton beach is one of the prettiest on the island; it is on the sheltered Caribbean side yet has an enjoyable surf great for body boarding. The beach slopes gently so is easy to enter and the surf can be enjoyed whilst standing. Beyond the surf the bay is excellent for swimming and good snorkeling around Fort Bennet point. There are craft boutiques, beach restaurant/bar, a full padi dive centre 150 yards away. The premier seafood restaurant on the Island, The Seahorse Inn is 50 yards away.
The airport is about 20 mins drive. There are direct flights from Virgin, BA and BWIA whilst the charter airline Monarch flies all year at generally cheaper rates. Flight times around 8 hours, the island is 5 hours behind UK (and 50 years in terms of pace). Car hire can be arranged which will meet you at the airport and where you return it when leaving. Your own car is the best way to really discover Tobago.
Local grocery stores for essentials are a few mins walk from the suite but better shopping is at Morshead, 10 mins away off the Buccoo Road. Most afternoons after 4pm the roadside wall at Mount Irvine Bay 5 mins away becomes a fresh fish market and there is the weekly market in Scarborough on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tobago is simple and a place primarily to relax in. It has attractions but they are low key and natural such as the rainforest which is rich in nature and wildlife and some beautiful beaches with rain forest coming right down to meet them. There are water sports, bone fishing and boating trips at the southern end whilst the northern end of the island is almost deserted with a definite step back in time feel to Speyside and Charlottesville. The northern coast road is slow but pretty winding past beaches and communities as Englishman's Bay, Parlatuvier Bay and Bloody Bay. Tobago is a turtle island and one of the best diving locations in the Caribbean with huge soft corals, sponges and rich marine life from the nutrient rich waters from the Orinoco. The island of Little Tobago off Speyside is a dedicated bird sanctuary with over 50 types of tropical birds including the rare Bird of Paradise. Bone fishing and boating trips are available to catch Tarpin or tuna to put on the BBQ. There are a number of excellent restaurants and many simple way side snack bars. Whilst night life is not really a feature, the weekly Sunday School at Buccoo, 7 mins away is famous with music, dancing and liming which lasts from 7pm in the evening till the early hours!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Christmas and New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$252|
30% required on booking with balance paid 2 months prior to departure. £200 refundable security deposit. Any monies paid will only be refundable, should one wish to cancel for whatever reason, if a replacement booking can be found.
By arrangement with check in at 5.00pm local time and check out 10.30 am local time to allow the suite to be turned around.
Notes on prices:
The price is for 2 persons using the suite ie one bedroom
For 2015 if there are 4 persons using the suite ie two bedrooms used the price will be £945 per week
If there are 6 persons ie the 3 bedrooms are used price will be £1015 per week. Xmas & New Year 2015/16 is a fixed price at £1260 per week
For 2016, 2 persons is £910.00, 4 persons £980.00, 6 persons £1050 per week. Xmas & New Year 2016/17 is a fixed price at £1295 per week
Note the minimum weekend price is £495 in 2015 and £510 in 2016, This is for 3 nights Fri, Sat & Sun or 2 nights with evening checkout on the Sunday.