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Little Mermaid - Luxurious, Spacious Rentalfor Two. .

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose British Virgin Islands

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


What makes this apartment unique

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.


Other Islands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is a large bathroom with spacious round shower, toilet, 2 sinks and a washer/dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Will sleep 2 extra guests, ask for Rate
  • King size bed (1), or Single Beds (2) a double sofa bed sleeps 2 extra. Ask for rate.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please take the time to read the Reviews written by previous guests.


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Little Mermaid - Luxurious, Spacious Rentalfor Two. .
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Dartmouth, MA

Lovely, spacious and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed our first 5 nights on the northwest end of Tortola. Our last 3 nights we had the pleasure of staying at Little Mermaid on Beef Island. Jan is a great hostess. She showed us around and offered us ideas on what to do in the area. The views there are gorgeous!

Little Mermaid has a spacious bedroom, bathroom & living room with a fully equipped kitchen. The washer/dryer came in very handy near the end of our trip.

There are ceiling fans in the 3 main rooms. The ocean breezes at night through the open windows combined with the ceiling fans, provides a comfortable night's sleep.

Long Bay Beach is just below the villa which is different from the Long Bay Beach on northwest Tortola. We absolutely loved this beach. No worries about undertoe or rip tides like so many of the beautiful Tortola beaches. We also enjoyed the snorkeling on Long Bay Beach on Beef Island. And you practically have the entire beach to yourself.

Jan's dogs, Whip and Mama accompanied us on the short walk or ride to the beach below. They were the sweetest & friendliest dogs and we adored them.

Staying on the east side does have many advantages. The ferry to Virgin Gorda was just 10 minutes away. While waiting for the ferry we ate a wonderful breakfast at Jeremy's Kitchen. From there we caught the 9am ferry. We prearranged ahead of time to rent a car with Mahogany Car Rental. He was waiting for us when we got off the boat.

Our 1st night we took a free boat ride to The Last Resort for dinner on Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay. Our last night we took a free boat ride to Pussers for dinner on Marina Cay. We enjoyed the boat rides, dinners and beautiful views. All of this on little Beef Island just minutes from Little Mermaid. And making our flight was just 10 minutes away - so convenient and easy.

I honestly wish we could have stayed longer. Little Mermaid and Beef Island are part of beautiful & friendly community of people.

Thank you Jan for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis MD

WOW!...... Again

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Close for easy arrival and departure.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
About 5 minutes

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.


Rates & Availability

Other Islands Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Seasonal 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Off season 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $75 per person per night

I do have some snorkeling equipment and a boogie
board, left by other are welcome to use

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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