|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Little Mermaid - Luxurious, Spacious, Private,with Beach Below.
This unit is spacious........a full kitchen with all amenities; a living
room with Satellite Dish TV, Telephone; a bedroom with a King
sized bed (or twins, if preferred), and a bathroom en suite with a
washer and dryer. There is Wireless for your computer. a Patio
overlooking Long Bay Beach below, and it is walkable or you can drive;
paved all the way.. You can sit on the balcony and enjoy the view
of the beach below or the sailboats dotting the not too distant Sir
Francis Drake Channel. About 12 islands are in the background; this is a fantastic view. . This unit is a sister unit to the 2 bedroom Mermaid Villa w/pool, (although separate and private) in case a family needs additional space.. Little Mermaid has a carport for your car. It is all on one ground level floor and Beef Island Airport is nearby for
easy arrival and departure and taxi service, if needed. There are
many car rental agencies to choose from. Everyone is welcome
to enjoy this fantastic experience in the Caribbean. Please note
that only a 2 week rental for Xmas and New Years will be accepted.
Keywords: Private; Spacious; a patio overlooking swimming beach below. All amenities.,
I have owned and operated this property as rental units for 29 years and have lived on this Estate for almost 42 years. I have. sailed, boated, snorkeled, dived, and owned a gift shop. My time now is devoted to rentals. I came from Barcelona,
NY on Lake Erie and have loved living here all these years.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1972
My husband and I bought this property and when I became a widow, decided to start a
rental business. My husband was a pilot and we had a helicopter and just flew around these islands. Being near the airport has been especially nice for many
The beach below is beautiful, either for swimming or walking. and I never get tired of looking at it. Beyond is the airport making it easy to arrive and depart. And
beyond the airport are the beautiful islands in the background with boats sailing along.
My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at The Little Mermaid. We had an amazing time! Jan is a great host and answered every question we had. Whenever we needed something she was very helpful in finding chairs or a cooler or whatever else we asked for. Her place is large and clean. She is very proud that she has upgraded much of her stuff and it shows. The WIFI helped us keep in touch with our kids back home but she was also willing to let us use her phone to call the states if we needed it. The beach is just a 5 minute walk down the road and the best snorkeling we did the whole time we were there! We hit all the beaches we could find and this beach has some of the best coral! Jan has 3 dogs and they loved going to the beach with us and kept us company every morning and evening. It was fun to have them around. The island itself is great and the local people were very willing to help us when we needed help finding the correct road to any number of beaches we went to. You do need a car and careful driving as it is a bit crazy. It was always nice to get back to Beef Island. Trellis Bay is just a 5 minute drive with a few great restaurants. We had our anniversary dinner at The Last Resort after getting off the ferry from Virgin Gorda. Best meal we had as we watched the sunset and talked to the owner Bill. We cooked breakfast every morning and packed a lunch for our daily adventures which saved us lots of money. There is a few nice grocery stores close by so getting food was easy. Jan has satellite TV as we needed to watch the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. She also has a nice pool that you can use after coming back from the beach. The airport was not really a problem. We recommend anyone looking for a nice quiet place to stay to book with Jan as we had a great time!
Beautiful views! Jan is a great host and tries to do what she can to ensure a good visit. She offered to drive us to the ferry if we wanted to do an overnight on one of the islands so we didn't have to leave our car unattended. Her villa is wonderful, plenty spacious for our family of 3. View is fantastic, you can see Virgin Gorda and several small islands and you look down on a beautiful beach. The deck has comfortable chairs for relaxing and a large table so you can enjoy meals outside. We were a bit concerned about being across from the airport, but you're not that close it wasn't bothersome and was actually fun to watch the planes come and go. There's not a ton of traffic and there's no loud jets.
The property doesn't have A/C but we opened the windows at night and being up on a hill we had plenty of breeze so we were very comfortable and it was fun to fall asleep and wake-up to the sound of the ocean.
We really enjoyed the location. 2 minutes to Trellis bay where you can catch ferries for island hoping, only a 15 minute ride to Virgin Gorda. Trellis has several good restaurants and a bit of night life if you're looking for that (days at the beach did us in). There's also restaurants and supermarkets in East End only 7 minutes away. Being such a small island you're not far from anything. We drove all over exploring the beaches and were never more than 30-40 minutes from home. Have to say one of the best beaches was right below the villa. Long Bay East. A mile or so stretch of sandy beach that was almost always empty, had a beautiful view had GREAT snorkeling. The other 2 good snorkeling spots was Smugglers Cove and Brewsters.
A few other points. Parking is directly next to the villa which hasn't been the case at some other places we've stayed. Big help when you're loading and unloading all your gear for the day. Jan provides plenty of towels and chairs for your beach time. The one thing that would have been nice is a cooler. Although I'm sure if we mentioned it she would have gotten us one. She offered to pick up a few things for breakfast if we didn't have time to shop on our first night. She's great!
This was our first trip to Tortola and we'll certainly be back and when we do we'll stay with Jan again.
This was our 3rd consecutive 2 week stay with the Little Mermaid. At the risk of being redundant with others, it is an amazing location with a virtually private beach in walking distance and breathtaking views of Long Bay, Sir Francis Drake Channel and Virgin Gorda. It is a 5 minute drive from Beef Island airport (EIS). No ferry ride required from or to St. Thomas. Jan is a consumate proprietor. We'll be back for another week this month before a week of bareboat sailing.
My wife and I stayed at Little Mermaid for 4 days prior to sailing on a catamaran for a week. This wonderful peaceful setting enabled us to get over jet lag and prepare for our sailing trip. Jan was fantastic - helped us with all our needs and brought in groceries for our arrival. We wanted to stay after sailing for another 4 days but Little Mermaid was fully booked. Jan found us somewhere else for our next stay. We should have been braver on the internet and booked both periods! The accommodation is excellent and spacious - and Jan showed us round her other properties - book any of them, you will not be disappointed! We hired a car which I recommend for shopping, restaurants and sightseeing but the local beach is superb and an easy walk.
Jan's Little Mermaid was perfect for our family vacation filled with sun, sand and snorkeling. The setting on the mountain was quiet and peaceful and the views breathtaking by sunlight and moonlight. The walk to the private beach was beautiful and snorkeling was very good with mostly calm waters. Although we did not rent a car, car rental is probably the best option for this location. We also enjoyed our ferry ride to Virgin Gorda to snorkel The Baths. Jan was very attentive to our questions and provides over and above for her guests. In addition to the beautiful setting, views of the neighboring islands are spectacular when en route to and from Tortola. All in all, Little Mermaid was a wonderful place to stay!
Jan was really nice and even let us tag along with her when she drove to the store. Beautiful view and lots of space. Walking distance to the beach and a nice little pool to relax in when you get back. Would love to stay here again!
Nearby Trellis Bay, 5 minutes away by car) offers Art Shops, restaurants, bars, shopping, groceries and a Wind Surfing school with other activites. Ferries available to take you to other islands, restaurants, etc. Long Bay Beach below is walkable and driveable with paved road all the way and there is a reef for snorkeling . It is a great swimming beach and deserted most of the time because there are no restaurants and bars tp attract the crowds. It is also situated so that it is protected from the occasional North swells and currents during High Season. 10 minutes away, by car, there are at least 4 other beaches to enjoy.
I do have some snorkeling equipment and a boogie
board, left by other guests.you are welcome to use
a $500 Deposit will hold your reservation, due immediately
Balance due 30 days before arrival. Checks preferred, but take
Visa and Master Cards. Call Vonage 1-716 952 9333 (free to all
U.S. who can call New York free.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.