|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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
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.
If you want to get away from the tourist thing and really experience the islands, mermaid villa is the place for you. Jan's place is on top of little mountain where you get the best views you could ask for. The villa was nice, well-equipped and even had a private pool. We did our grocery shopping just a mile down the road and the island hopping was easy due to the centralized location. Not to mention, you had a private beach a half mile away. I highly recommend mermaid villa to anyone who is looking for the true island experience.
I can confirm that all the positive things that others have said in their reviews are true. I took my wife and 11 year old boy for their first visit to the Caribbean. Expectations -- especially mine -- for the prefect vacation were running high. Years ago I had stayed in West End, and that is where I first set out to find a rental for us. I hadn't even considered Beef Island. Even though on my previous visit I had never made it to that part of the island. Why would I want to stay near the airport when Long Bay (the other LB - West!) is so beautiful? Turns out, Beef Island/East End is the prettiest, quietest and cleanest part of the island. Jan's place is just lovely, with wonderful views and breezes and pretty plantings. I loved playing in the pool with my son after a day out. There are no pictures of the kitchen -- so let me assure you that it's a full functioning kitchen with absolutely everything you could ever need to cook any meal. Long Bay beach below was almost always deserted -- and it's gorgeous. Worried about the airport below? It truly does vanish into the background. We rented a car for the week and visited a bunch of other beaches; we never stayed long though -- too many people or not as nice; "let's get back to our beach!" We saw lots of nice fish in the bay and snorkeled with turtles on three consecutive days. Another huge plus is having Trellis Bay just a few minutes car drive away, with its few quaint arts shops and a couple good places to eat (huge rotis for $7).
10 Starts, not five!
Thanks Jan! You're a great host.
My three kids (9, 10, 12) loved our Spring Break visit. The view is the best on the island, the beach was almost our private beach and when we wanted to cool off without going anywhere, we had the beautiful pool. At night there was tv and wifi. Jan is the perfect hostess.
It is a year later from our trip to BVI, but we have such wonderful memories , I had to write a short review. The Mermaid Villa was a lovely home, with a beautiful view. You looked down on a beach that was almost empty. The beach was easy to get to and a lovely spot. The pool was nice to take a quick dip in after a wonderful day at the beach. Jan was very helpful and took good care of the house. My husband, myself and our teenage son had a relaxing, wonderful vacation. We would go back there again!
Our family of 4 with two young adult children thoroughly enjoyed our 10 nights at Mermaid Villa. We wanted a quiet place to experience “life as locals”, not the typical tourist atmosphere and we found it here. It had everything we needed including snorkeling equipment, beach chair and towels which was great for enjoying both the beach and underwater life of beautiful Long Bay which is just down the road and never crowded. There were endless views of the surrounding islands from the windows and balconies of the house. It made for great sailboat, cruise ship and even small plane watching from high above, binoculars provided too. The pool was terrific and clean for cooling off anytime. We made good use of the large BBQ grill and well equipped kitchen for many of our meals. The close proximity to the airport and ferry dock worked out great. Unlike coming from the main island, there is no traffic so making our flight back was easy and quick. Ferry rides too were convenient and quick for visiting other islands, note: take the 6:30AM to Virgin Gorda to enjoy the Baths before the cruise ship masses arrive. We recommend renting a vehicle for making the short trip to Road Town for provisions as well as exploring the rest of Tortola. The hospitality of Jan, the owner, made us feel right at home and she was there if we needed anything or to ask for recommendations about local activities or shopping. We look forward to another visit in the future.
I'm happy to tell how great my vacation was. Jan the owner of the place, is a fantastic person, very helpful and taking care of the proprety. The house itself has everything, and is only minutes away from what I consider the most beautiful beach on Tortola. Quiet and no people, sometimes I had the entire beach for myself. The villa is located in a quiet spot, but Road Town the main settlement, is not too far away; you should rent a car and explore the whole island. Driving from the villa to Road Town is just a 20 minute drive, and you will experience amazing sceneries. I can't tell how much I am thankful for this wonderful experience, and I truly recommend this place. Thanks again for everything, if I ever return to the British Virgin Islands I will certainly stay again here.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.