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Situated on the Water's Edge in the Heart of Road Town

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Botanic Station Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This beautifully furnished apartment has its own private 750sq ft deck over looking Road Town harbor. There are fascinating views of the harbor and out across Sir Francis Drake's Channel to Salt & Peter Island. Allamanda Apartment is situated 5 minutes walking distance between the Moorings and Village Cay Marina. All the conveniences of Road Town are minutes away - dive companies, day sails, all ferry services to outer Islands, shopping, restaurants & the capitals financial centre. The central location enables visitors to Tortola only to require a short drive to a different beach everyday.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Lisa Gray
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About Lisa Gray

I moved to Tortola, British Virgin Islands in 1991 & soon after that met my husband. We moved into Allamanda Apartment and lived there for 6 years when our second child was born. We didn't move far, just right next door into a larger apartment. So we have spent 22 years at Tobacco Wharf and still love it there.

Lisa Gray purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Lisa Gray chose Tortola

Living on the water's edge in the heart of Road Town is a unique experience. The 750 square foot dock is like an extension of your living room. In the day you can relax on loungers under the shade of an umbrella. The view is constantly changing as the comings & goings of the Moorings boats and dingies crossing the harbour is a constant source of entertainment.

In the evening hundreds of birds come home to the mangrove island just off the dock. A beautiful sight not to be missed.

What makes this apartment unique

The central location of the Allamanda apartment has enormous benefits to most visitors to the BVI. You will probably want to visit other islands as Tortola is surrounded by other sister Islands. From the apartment you can walk to the ferry docks for Virgin Gorda, Peter Island and St. Thomas in USVI. You may also want to go scuba diving and several Dive companies operate from Road Town. You can easily rent a car for a few days & explore Tortola's magnificent beaches. From Road Town there isn't a beach more than 25 minutes away - from East End's Long Bay to West End's Smugglers Cove or up and over the hill to Cane Garden Bay, less than 15 minutes away.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Situated on the Water's Edge in the Heart of Road Town
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
Garden Valley, ID/USA

Great value for a Road Town apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was quite inexpensive for the area, so I wasn't really expecting too much. I was pleasantly surprised. The apartment is clean, well stocked, convenient and in a safe complex. The pool is tiny and doesn't look like much, but I spent a nice cool day there reading and had it to myself. The owner was helpful and available. I did hear Dodo, the bird next door, but I didn't find him annoying. I would definitely book again if I am back in Road Town.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again sometime, Lisa
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Close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for the weekend, easily accessible to taxis, downtown and ferrys.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington D.C.

Great Location in Road Town

  • 3 of 5

The GOOD: The apartment is very well equipped and is located in a great location in Road Town. It’s ideal for taking in everything this beautiful island has to offer. So central, you can easily navigate your way to any place on the island in less than 20 minutes. Lisa (Caretaker) is very warm and responsive. She is readily available to answer any questions you might have. She was a pleasure to have met.

The BAD: The Bird!!! The next door neighbor has a beautiful pet parrot that is housed on their back porch next to the windows. This bird starts squawking extremely loud at or before 8:00 each morning and does so every 30-40 minutes throughout the day until the cage is covered at night.

So if you like to sleep in past 8:00am on vacation or take naps during the day…look elsewhere. This bird will not allow for either of the two.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ziggy, I'm sorry Dodo annoyed you that week. He's normally very quiet all day long, just a few squawks when he wakes up & at feeding time. He chats & laughs to himself most of the time, has an afternoon nap, but if he gets angry or startled we can calm him down. Most guests find him very amusing & entertaining. Maybe it was having an 'off' week as there were lots of people around over new year, I do apologize, Lisa
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Less than stellar

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I stayed here this past June. The only A/C in the unit is in the bedroom. It is a pathetic window unit and doesn't cool at all. There is no actual forced air except from window unit.

The rest of the apartment was stifling and oppressive from the heat.

There were cockroaches in the kitchen as well in the bathroom.

The dock over looks a marina this is true but is also situated by what used to be where the sewage was pumped out into the bay and the view is marginal.

The dock needs repair and had several nails that had worked themselves out of the boards

The surrounding neighborhood is less than stellar as well.

We were planning on staying for 7 days but left the next stay and took our boat over to Scrub Island staying there for rest of our trip.

I contacted the owner about getting some of our money back and got no real response or effort to make this happen.

This is the email I sent and got zero response.

"Lisa, my wife and I have departed your apartment. The heat in the apartment was simply unbearable. There was also hair in the sheets and numerous bugs in kitchen and bathroom which we weren't quite sure if they were cockroaches or not but the that along with the heat facilitated us having to seek accommodations elsewhere. If it's feasible to return a portion of our deposit that would be greatly appreciated"

I am not one to take my time to write any type of review good or bad. After being lured by photos that represented a relaxing place to stay as soon as I walked in I knew we were in miserable place and that is why we left the next morning.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is not accurate. Yes, the guest did leave after one night but I did respond to his email informing me immediately - not the "zero response" he stated. I also met with him a few days later & he told me that his wife found the apartment too hot & he thought it was best to move to a fully air-conditioned resort to keep her happy. He told me "no problem" or "not to worry", and he never asked again for a refund. The apartment has an ac unit in the bedroom & plenty of ceiling fans - as advertised. I don't know why he thought it was fully air-conditioned, and yes the Caribbean is hot in July. Most people who visit enjoy the fresh air & open windows. There is absolutely no sewerage being pumped into the harbour. I have lived at Tobacco Wharf for 25 years & I wouldn't be living here if that was the case. This is a false statement & I feel he is trying to be very damaging. I admit the dock needed a little repair and it has since been fixed. We treat the apartment regularly for mahogany bugs & ants. It was unfortunate a bug was in the kitchen & I apologized for this to him.
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Flushing, MI

Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Great place with great view! Clean, well layer out and close to shopping, restaurants and activities. Right on the water with an awesome view. You can watch the boats come in/out of Road Harbor from your own private dock! Great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxfordshire, England

Arms Across the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and we will be back. Very spacious and comfortable apartment with fantastic harbour position. The deck is an added delight, especially early morning and evening. The owners' attention to detail is more than impressive, and if anything is overlooked (we couldn't find the can opener) it is immediately addressed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay & we hope to see you back in the BVI again soon.
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Joseph Reynold O'Neal Botanic Gardens
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Myett's Garden and Grille
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
EIS, Beef Island, BVI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Moorings
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Road Town Ferry terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Charlie's at The Moorings
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Brewer's Bay, Tortola, BVI


Rates & Availability

Botanic Station Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season 2016
May 15 2016 - Nov 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season Winter 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

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Over 2 adults guests - add $45 per person per night

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Botanic Station Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed with pillows & linens, Baby Cribs (1) Baby crib is available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room has a queen size pull out couch & a double size futon for additional sleeping
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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