MERMAID VILLA: BREEZES, A POOL AND A SANDY WHITE BEACH;

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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MERMAID VILLA: BREEZES, A POOL AND A SANDY WHITE BEACH;

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Villa, 2 or 3 Bedrooms; 1-2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6 +another one bedrm unit, detached

If you like quiet and sandy white, you will love Long Bay Beach below Mermaid Villa. You can walk or drive; it is paved all the way. Mermaid Villa offers cool breezes and a pool alongside the patio, where you can eat outside, with a Gas BBQ handy. There is a washer/dryer, a full kitchen with all amentiies, including a dishwasher; private telephone, and wireless for your computer. There are three bedrooms. A queen bed, and a king size bed (or twins, whichever you prefer) in the Main House and a self contained Guest House across

the pool has one bedroom, 1 bath, w/kitchen and private

patio. The 2 bedroom share a bathroom which has two sinks and a shower. The Guest House has a King (or

twins), bath and small kitchen. All linens, dishes and beach towels are furnished for both houses. This is perfect for 2 couples that want privacy or 3 couples or

a family to vacation together, The pool is

between the two units. We will rent the two bedroom house without the Guest House and as a bonus, will

not rent the Guest House, so privacy is assured.

Please look at the up-to-date calendar to see what is available. So many renters have returned year after year and, of course, new ones are welcome, too.

** Another one bedroom apartment is also available on same property; See 'Little Mermaid'..#380118

Keywords: Private, quiet, handicap accessible, close to

restaurants and other beaches, most of all, spectacular

views.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
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I have been in the rental business since 1985

but have lived on Little Mountain since 1972.

and after being widowed I started the rental

business. Snorkeling, diving, sailing have been my favorite things to do, but now I mostly concentrate on my rental business.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1972

We chose the location on Little Mountain because it was near the airport. My husband was a pilot and we had a helicopter that we kept right on the property and used it for island hopping, we had heli-pads at some of the restaurants; visited all the beaches and flew to the USVI quite often. Of course now there are many FAA/BVI rules that would prohibit that type of flying these days but we couldn't have picked a nicer spot to live.

The view from Mermaid Villa is spectacular.

You look down on Long Bay Beach which is

almost always deserted because there are no restaurants and bars on it. There is a reef for snorkeling off to one side and it is quite protected from the Northern swells that occur in the winter months. The road to Long Bay is paved, so you can walk down or drive to the beach. We have several good restaurants and beaches no more than 10 minutes away, so no long

drives at night. Trellis Bay nearby offers unique art and gift shops, a windsurfing

school, a grocery, and several restaurants

and bars, Try de Loose Mongoose Restaurant

and Beach Bar for some casual, island flavor. There are ferries to take you to many of the other islands. Nearby East End Village offers you grocery stores,

boats, car rental companies. There are

churches just minutes away from Little

Mountain. Road Town, our Capital, is just

20 minutes away where you can shop on

a larger scale.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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4.9
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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374115vb
284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Farmers Branch, TX
5

Lovely views, breeze, all comforts of home

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful stay at both Little Mermaid and Mermaid Villas. Everything you could need was provided as this was owners home. She's lived there for 42 years, so she has lots to tell, and very diligent in addressing any concerns we had. Even offered her services to fix my sister's beach bag. Do recommend having a car unless you're really physically fit. Lack of air conditioning not a problem with all the breeze and fans.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374115vb
284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Des Plaines, Illinois
5

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5
This Villa has it all: views, pool, fully equipt and it even comes with your own dogs (actually they are the owners). The owner here, Jan is wonderful and very accommodating, bringing you anything you could possibly need. The unit itself was beautifully furnished, especially the bedrooms, and very comfortable. It was a bit further from that ocean than we would have liked and we really needed a car. I was traveling with my 82 year old mom who is pretty spry but could not walk uphill from the beach. The beach below this property was Long Bay and was just beautiful-one of the best snorkels of my life! Its a long strip of powdery white sand with plenty of shade and few people. Such a pleasant place and I miss it already!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374115vb
284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Tortola Escape

  • 5 of 5
We rented both the Mermaid Villa and the Little Mermaid over a 10 day span in July. We had a large family group vacation together while simultaneously renting a catamaran, and Jan was very flexible about letting members of our group stay at the house when they tired of being on the boat. We chartered the catamaran out of Hodges Creek which is only a 10 minute drive away, and the moored the boat overnight in five minutes away in Trellis Bay several times, where our family staying in the house could meet us for dinner and the full moon party. We really enjoyed the feeling of being on our own private island and having such a wonderful view out over Long Bay. Jan, the homeowner, was wonderful at getting us situated and helping us with anything we needed along the way. (She even volunteered to pick up a credit card that I left at an establishment on Tortola when she had business in the area.) The Mermaid Villa along with its smaller guesthouse was perfect for our group, and we really enjoyed having the pool to cool off in. Even though we were there during one of the hotter times of the year, the constant breezes make it pleasant despite not having air conditioning. There are many windows in the houses that allow the breezes blow through. Sitting out on the balconies or on the deck around the pool was a wonderful way to relax; watching sailboats come and go in the channel as well as the tropical rain clouds passing by with the occasional brief downpours.

Although there were a few mosquitoes, we didn't seem to have much trouble from them. The house is well-equipped with screens, and we still spent plenty of time outside without being molested. The kitchens in both houses were well-equipped, and had barbecues. Although one always has to be water conscious on islands like this, the houses have reasonable size cisterns so you don't have to feel deprived when you take a shower or use water from the tap. Each house also has a compact clothes washer and dryer which my wife appreciated.

I think the best part about this location is that you have Long Bay beach within walking distance, and we really felt like we were on a deserted island and saw very few people using this beautiful white beach with crystal blue water. There's also decent snorkeling along the rocks at the edges of the beach. My daughter (17) didn't want to leave the beach!

We would love to stay again if we find ourselves back in Tortola.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
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284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
Viriginia
5

What a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
A great place, as others below have said! We loved our stay at the Mermaid Villa, located only about four minutes drive from the Beef Island airport and with a friendly, on-site proprietor (Jan). We will definitely use Mermaid Villa again if and when we return to the BVI . I want to highlight, a few things pro and con (mostly pro!) about the Villa.

First, there are awesome views from both the Mermaid Villa and the associated guest cottage. In the foreground, the beautiful Long Bay. At middle distance, the airport (with very little noise, since the planes do not fly near the Villa). And, off to the horizon, almost 180 degree views of multiple islands from Virgin Gordon to the Northeast around to Peter Island to the Southwest. We very much enjoyed watching the occasional squall lines approaching from the east on the prevailing trade winds!

Second, the beach just below the house is great … and you must go snorkeling from the beach out near the rocks to the left! Yes, your usual suspects, lots of coral and reef fish . . . But I also saw two things that I have never seen in dozens of other snorkel spots! One was a school of smallish fish that was literally a hundred feet in diameter . . . thousands, maybe millions, of fish in the school, and they just swarmed around you! The other thing was a pod of eleven Caribbean Reef Squid. I followed them as they swam slowly through the coral, just awesome!! They were clearly watching me as I watched them. And after the beach visit and snorkel, take a quick dip in the Villa’s fresh water pool. Just perfect.

Third, the Villa is well stocked with Kitchen appliances and utensils, and everything worked great, from the WiFi to the satellite TV to the hot water/water pressure to the washer and dryer (my wife reminds me how important the latter combo is!).

Fourth, It was hot and humid in July, and no A/C. The house was well ventilated, though. The trade winds blow through it, and there are ceiling fans. Most importantly, when the winds die down, what really saves the day are the numerous floor fans and stand fans. Set one of them up to keep you cool during the night, they work great.

Finally, there were lots of mosquitos. When outside, you have to apply repellant liberally. Alternatively, get the grill smoking. That drives them away as well!

Thanks again, Jan, for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374115vb
284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at Mermaid Villa on Beef Island and could not have been happier. We stayed here for 4 days after spending a week in Virgin Gorda. Jan was a wonderful host and made us feel welcome from the minute we pulled up the driveway.

The villa was well stocked with every amenity you could ask for including US TV and acceptable internet speeds. The ice machine in the freezer kept up with our drinks and we never ran out, an important feature :) We felt as if we were home and were never looking for anything. It was great to have a full kitchen and grill at our disposal to cook in a few times. There is a well stocked market right across the bridge in East End however there was construction while we were there and had to drive over a "little hill" as part of the detour which provided some fun entertaining driving.

The villa has wonderful views of Long Bay (east end) and Virgin Gorda. The pool was very well kept and provided a great place to lounge if you don't feel like driving. This villa is not centrally located to Cane Garden Bay or any of the "main hotspots" but we found that Trellis Bay was good enough for going out to eat.

I would highly recommend this villa for either a short or long stay if you are looking for a quiet location with great views. Also you can not find a more wonderful host than Jan!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374115vb
284 499 2663
Tortola British Virgin Islands
5

Stunning View/Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Mermaid from May10-May19 and we could not be happier with our choice. The 2 bedroom villa is well furnished and stocked with essentials. You do not always find that on VRBO rentals. The pool is great to have after a day exploring the various beaches on the island. The view is spectacular and probably the best beach Long Bay on Beef Island is a 2 minute drive down the road from the Villa. There are several good dining spots and a grocery nearby to stock your home with food and beverages. Would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Beef Island Airport; easy arrival/departure
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
TrellisBay; 5 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trellis Bay or East End
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 minutes by car

My Villa overlooks Long Bay Beach and

12 out lying islands. Nearby Trellis Bay offers unique shopping; Ferry Service to Virgin Gorda. There are

restaurants on nearby islands (short

boat ride) and there are several good

restaurants within 10 min. We have a Community College and a Marine

Museum; Botanical Gardens.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,391
$5,000
 
 
Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$2,000
$7,000
 
 
Season
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$2,000
$7,500
 

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Notes Please note, use Vonage Telephone No. 1 716 952 9333.
It is free for all U.S. and Canadian callers. A computer will
record your number if I am not in the office. There are
screens and fans in all rooms. The Villa does not have A/C due to the great
Trade Winds The Villa has all amenities, plus Wireless for your computer.
A $500 deposit will hold your reservation, due immediately.
The balance is due 30 days before arrival. Checks are preferred,
but Visa and Master Cards are accepted.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tortola Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is in Main House w/2 sinks
  • This bathroom is in the Guest House; it has a sink, toilet and a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , The 3rd bedroom Guest House is available Off-Season only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Main House has 2 bedrooms; 2 Kings (one makes into twins) .....The Guest House has one bedroom; a King (or twins)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Please note that Mermaid Villa is a 2 bedroom house. A Guest House w/1 bedroom is across the pool but is only available to rent as a third bedroom Off-Season. See Rental #380118 for an additional single unit.. 'Extraordinary view of the sunrise each morning..........A great way to enjoy your coffee if you are an early riser. The Trade Winds blow most of the time; it is the reason we do not have air conditioning.......... (we never need heat) There are fans in each room to keep you even more comfortable.'
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