|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Its only a two minute walk to beautiful Long Bay with it's mile long white sandy beach lined with swaying palms and sea grape trees. Long bay is nestled between Apple Bay, a great place for surfers when the swell is up, and Smugglers Cove, a beautiful protected bay with fabulous snorkelling. Long Bay over looks the lovely islands of Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost, Sandy Cay and Green Cay. It's only a few minutes by car to West End ferry dock and Soper's Hole with it's colourful grocery store, shops and restaurants over looking the many beautiful sailboats.
This two room condo is a great place to relax and unwind. It offers two bathrooms, a sitting room with adjoining kitchen, equipped with a full refrigerator, cooktop, toaster oven, hand blender and coffee maker. This living area has a day trundle bed, which can be made up as two twins. Two wicker chairs and dining table. The bedroom has a king bed, small refrigerator and microwave. Both rooms open to cover porches with teak table and chairs. Each room has separately controlled air conditioning and TVs with DVD players.
Linens & beach towels are provided.
This is a great place to relax before or after a sailing trip.
This property was formally know as Long Bay Beach Resort.
The condo had everything a family of 4 needs for a crash pad on the island. The space is a good size and has 2 patios/entrances if you require privacy. The owners were very quick with replies and information. Area of growth that the owner can't change is the process with the pool in close proximity. If they aren't going to finish it then make it more presentable.
Thank you for the use of the condo!!
The Mermaid Suite is in a cluster of about 25 villas and apartments that were once connected to the Long Bay Beach Resort, which is just down the hill. The suite is actually two inter-connected apartments, each with its own bathroom. The larger one has a very nice king sized bed and the other one has a full kitchen and day bed/settee. Together they offer space to stretch out, each with its own balcony overlooking palm trees and the sea. Wonderful space for a romantic retreat but you could also put another single or kids into it without crowding.
The first thing you will need to get over is that the large pool and pool area, which are right in front of the suite, are closed and in disrepair. This dampens your first impression. After that however, it is all amazing. The suite is comfortable and the A/C works well. Walk down the hill two minutes and you are on the finest beach in Tortola for strolling or sunning. Two excellent restaurants are within another minute walk. Over the hill five to ten minute walk away is Sebastians, with another good restaurant and bar and local action with a bigger mix of young and older clients. Sonia, who does local contact and support for the owners, is a delightful and responsive woman who made our stay first rate. Best to get her cel number so you can call or text if you have questions. Easy directions: come down the bottom of the hill to Sebastians and turn left. Go straight about 1/4 mile, through the Long Bay Resort gates. when you see a 5mph round circle on your left, turn in front of it up the concrete hill [it is steep] and turn right at the third access road. the Mermaid Suite units 251/3 are on your right. there is a small gecko who lives in the bottom of the 253 doorsill there to greet you. Enjoy.
Privately owned condominium, set within an established resort. Some of the amenities are in need of updating and maintenance, namely the pool and hot tub area that sits directly in front of the property. Once completed, will make for an idealic spot.
Property has incredibly easy access to Long Bay beach, which has a nice reef and occasional surf break.
Unless you want to eat exclusively at the resorts restaurant or next door beachside grill, a car rental is a must. Markets are a considerable distance. Other restaurants are a good walk- up and down a serious hill. Smugglers beach, which we found to be the best around for families with young kids is a mile or less away, but down a dirt road. Without a car, it's a hike if carrying beach/snorkel gear. I would imagine it would be more accessible by foot without young kids! Nigel's beach shack serves up good food, great drinks and a good dose of island time attitude!
Accommodations are simple, but ideal. Really don't need much more. Water, electricity and wifi were always very reliable. Plenty of space to sleep, which is really the only thing one needs to have a house for on vacation anyway! Dan the owner was great to work with and Sonia, the island contact was helpful and responsive. There was even a taxi contact to pick up and drop off. We had an amazing time, and should we return to Tortola, wouldn't hesitate to rebook there.
Enjoyed our stay to no end, plenty of space, nice views, location was perfect and the beaches were pristine. All that you will need is close and convenient while being set apart, peaceful and private.
Owners were wonderful to work with...highly recommend this Villa!
We stayed at the Mermaid Suite from August 17-20 and found it to be clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The apartment is a 5 minute walk from Long Bay Beach, which was gorgeous and quiet. It was also a 10 minute drive to Smuggler's Cove, which was great for snorkeling. There are also plenty of restaurants to go to nearby. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, a car is necessary for this location. There are tvs but no cable at the apartment, but the owner provides a nice DVD collection if you're interested (we watched Planet Earth). The wifi was reliable and worked well, but note that there were a couple of short blackouts (each lasting approximately a couple of hours) that occurred throughout our stay.
The owner, Dan, was very responsive and friendly throughout the booking process and answered all of our questions regarding how to get to the apartment and recommendations for renting a vehicle. His proxy in Tortola, Sonia, was very helpful once we got on the island and met us with the keys.
Overall, we loved our stay at the Mermaid Suite and would rent this property from Dan again!
We enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid Suite. It was very quiet. The apartment is well equipped. Sonia is helpful. Having wifi that works well is wonderful. We enjoyed both Long Bay and Smuggler's beaches close by. And, we made several trips to Soper's Hole for lunch and for sailing excursions.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay