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Sam Pierce

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Sam Pierce

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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CUTE FAMILY SURF COTTAGE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Tortola House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + futon, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Da Blue House is a traditional West Indian cottage with a long history of local boatbuilders and craftsmen as occupants. Lovingly decorated and updated the cottage offers great value for money as an idyllic taste of Caribbean life for someone on a budget. Surrounded by a fenced-in yard, the cottage is child and pet friendly and the ocean is just a few steps away...

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a trundle bed which pulls out to become 2 twin beds. A futon in the living room offers bedding for an additional 5th guest. Both bedrooms have efficient, quiet wall mount AC units and the living room has a 32' flatscreen TV and DVD player. The one bathroom has a shower and there is an additional shower outside for rinsing off after the beach. The kitchen is equipped with a 4 burner propane stove and a large refrigerator. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, although most people like to eat on the covered side porch which has seating for 6 at a picnic table and bench. There is also a charcoal grill.

The ocean is just the other side of a quiet road from the front yard. There is seating on the front porch as well as large comfortable garden furniture so you can sit and watch the surf, the sunset and the people walking by...or take a nap on the hammock in the shade of the palm trees!

And then of course there's the surf...'off the wall' is in front of the house, also in Carrot Bay is 'donkey spot and 'school house point'. The next bay to the west (a 10-15 minute stroll) is Apple Bay, home of the awesome reef-break as well as the famous Bomba Shack for your after-surf beer and entertainment. Cane Garden Bay, a 10 minute drive to the east offers a point break of the same name as well as a beach full of bars and restaurants and live music.

Carrot Bay really is the loveliest neighborhood in Tortola with friendly people stopping to chat and welcome. Carrot Bay also has Palm's Delight and The North Shore Shell Museum offering the best local dishes like rot is, shrimp, fresh fish and fantastic mango, banana and coconut pancakes. There is also the more upscale Sugar Mill for a special night out or Islands beach bar for a good hearty lunch.

Having lived here ourselves as a growing family of surfers, we highly recommend it!

There is a local pre-paid cell phone for your use with $5 credit which you can add to if necessary. We also have wifi.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, villa, beach, surf, waterfront

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sam Pierce (Owner)
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Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Sam Pierce

After traveling the world surfing, this is the spot that I decided to settle down and raise my family. Now married with two kids we still live in and love Tortola.

Sam Pierce purchased this house in 1995

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Cute Family Surf Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Two thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5
Da Blue House is a charming, impeccably clean, and well-equipped cottage in a friendly neighborhood where locals are quick to say hello and offer assistance. The location was a perfect spot for me and my college-aged daughters to explore the island. Sam and JC were easy to reach and made sure that we had everything we needed, then after our trip, returned our security deposit lighting fast.

Two of the most beautiful beaches- Long Beach and Smugglers Cove- are just a few minutes' drive, and great restaurants like Cruzin, Palm's Delight, and Sugar Mill are within walking distance, with great views along the way. In fact, the sunset from Cruzin was a dream.

Island driving is an adventure in itself. The crazy-steep hairpin curves on the way to Cane Garden Bay take some getting used to (beep your horn on the approach and take 'em wide). Loved the food and music at Quito's and killer BBQ at Elm's.

Being the off-season, we frequently found ourselves alone or with few others on beaches and in restaurants, except at the Baths, which despite the relative crowds, is still a must-see. Also recommend sailing and snorkeling with Gary on Karalu- excellent service and lunch on board.

The highlight of our trip was breakfast with Mr. Egbert Donovan, just up the street at the North Shore Shell Museum. Be sure to call or visit him first to make a reservation. Mr. Egbert served up fabulous mango, banana, and coconut pancakes, mango smoothies, and charming tales of island life, as well as a tour of the "museum". Best of all, he strummed his guitar, sang original songs, and gave us instruments to play along. Priceless.

One thing to note if you're a light sleeper- roosters and light traffic may keep you awake at Da Blue House, but once you relax and get in your island groove, it's all good. Truly fantastic …we’ll be back. Thanks Sam and JC!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Great stay at Da Blue House!

  • 5 of 5
So nice to be able to walk to breakfast (easy walk- as our 2.5 yr old daughter did it). The best part for me was being able to watch my husband surf - while I sat on the front porch!
Living in a vacation town myself- I had anticipated "an indifferent" attitude from the locals. This could not have been more untrue! Friendly smiles and waves, very personable, and willing to share "insider tips" is what we encountered.
And I can't say enough about Sam and JC- very quick to assist with any question / issue that came up.
All and all - an incredible stay, and we can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Perfect place to end our trip!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a spectacular week sailing around the BVI with our family and wanted to extend our trip. Da Blue House was absolutely perfect and Little Carrot Bay is a lovely community; all the residents in the neighborhood are so friendly and kind.

The view from the front yard is amazing and the sunsets simply gorgeous. We took some time to explore the island hiking and snorkeling, but really enjoyed most the neighborhood and the property. Grilling out back and eating on the deck was soooo relaxing. Sam and JC keep a very clean and totally equipped property, and made themselves accessable for questions about the area.

We had an outstanding time and will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Portsmouth, NH
5

Sunny days at Da Blue House

  • 5 of 5
We chose Da Blue House because of the pictures showing a cute, well equipped cottage with a king bed. We were not disappointed. We especially loved the setting. Being in a local community, interacting with the residents, and walking to the local restaurant (we really liked Cruzin' Inn which had great chicken rotis) was more interesting and enjoyable than staying at a resort. And the access to several beaches, Sage Mountain, and the ferries was great. But there was nothing like sitting on the front porch watching the sunset and catching the gentle breezes. Sam and JC were wonderful hosts and were eager to see that we were comfortable and well taken care of. We would recommend this property to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Moncton, NB Canada
5

Da Blue house was Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
It was on our bucket list to visit Tortola for some time now...I knew we would like it....I didn't know we would LOVE it! Da Blue house was perfect for us. It is not fancy, it is a cottage, but it is perfect for a couple who enjoy the simple things and the absolute beauty of this place. This place is untouched the commercialism, the people are very friendly in Carrot Bay. Anything that we needed for the cottage was seen to almost immediately. I can't say enough about this amazing place ...we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cute Family Surf Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332331vb
+1 -284-542-7872
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Redondo Beach, California
5

Little Carrot Bay Charm

  • 5 of 5
Da Blue House is very cute with lots of Caribbean charm. When we (4 adults) arrived at Little Carrot Bay, we found this lovely little home to be exactly as advertised. The house was perfectly equipped for all of our needs and the beds were very comfortable. Delightfully, an afternoon breeze provided a natural fan throughout the house. The evening sunsets, soft sounds of gentle waves and views of Jost Van Dyke across from us were fantastic! Thank you Sam for your excellent recommendations on car and boat rentals. We are already planning our next trip!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $193 Per night

Tortola House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
winter 2015
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$236
$1,650
 
 
summer 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$193
$1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
late summer 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$193
$1,350
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please note that these rates are for 1 - 4 guests. There would be an additional charge for a 5th child on the futon on the living room, of $150/wk.
50% of the rent is due to reserve the villa. The remaining 50% of rent + tax + refundable damage deposit is due 45 days before beginning of rental period
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Amenities

Tortola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1), trundle bed that pulls out to 2 twins in 2nd bedroom, Futon (1), pack n play (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We honestly used to live at Da Blue House and now happen to be rental villa managers so we are able to help with anything that you might need.....http://www.villasoftortola.com/index.php?pagename=Personal+Recommendations&menuname=About+BVI

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