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Crow's Nest - A lovely cottage for two, best location on Tortola,

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

This is a special one bedroom efficiency with screened in private deck and spa.

Breaking News.. We just enclosed the front porch making this more private and bug free. Perfect hillside hideaway to get away from it all.

This airy bedroom suite is naturally ventilated with fans and is not equipped with air conditioning.

The suite contains a queen size bed, efficiency kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, sun deck with adjoining covered veranda to 'chill out' and watch the boats in the harbor.

Judith A. Carrell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Judith A. Carrell

Paul and Judy met in 1973 and have been going strong ever since. After moving to 'the islands' in 1986 to run a 76' wooden ketch they stayed active in the marine trades for twenty four years. In that time Paul, a woodworker and carpenter, and Judy, the interior decorator and landscape architect, took ten years to build the Century House Villa and Crows Nest Guest house. This labor of love was designed by Michael Arneborg a prolific architect for the area. The Crows Nest was meant to be the 'rental we would want to discover for our own' Paul and Judy will bid you a warm welcome and will give you as much or as little advice as you need as you discover 'natures little secret' BVI Tourist Board.

Judith A. Carrell purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Judith A. Carrell chose British Virgin Islands

Boungainvilleas, Palm trees, Frangipani, and stonework frame the water views from your verandah overlooking Sir Frances Drakes Channel.

What makes this cottage unique

Watching the sunrise over Sir Frances Drakes Channel while planning your day and futures while savoring morning coffee and tea in the hot tub.

Seeing a 43 meter megayacht dock at the marinas down below.

Having a 'sun downer' from the newly enclosed, veranda while seeing the evening sky descend around you.

Catching a meteor shower while viewing the Milky Way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paul and Judy- we were so glad to have rented the Crows Nest from you.

Perfect for a romantic couple getaway.We will forever remember the

breath-taking view of the harbor from our porch.We really appreciated

all of the thoughtful and convenient touches the Crows Nest offered

us.The only problem was when we had to leave. Hope to come again.Bill and Pam
Feb 2013
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Tortola Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please be advised The Crows Nest is very open with a very private outdoor shower near the hot tub. The unit is NOT equipped with air conditioning at this time. House keeping services available once a week.


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Crow's Nest - A lovely cottage for two, best location on Tortola,
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Beautiful view of Soper'a hole! Beautiful and comfortable accommodations. Paul and Judy provided everything we needed in the Crows nest. Coffee, wine,sugar , cheese, crackers and so much more! Even beach chairs and towels! What nice people they are!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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It was great how high above the harbor we were! The place was beautiful, set up well and clean.

  • 5 of 5

It felt like we had our own private hideaway! Tucked away above west end and the harbor. The room had everything we needed after picking up some groceries nearby. We ate in for most of our stay. The view was so stunning we didn't need to leave very much. The car was fun to drive on the left and it wasn't hard to adjust. Paul and Judy were wonderful hosts and had good suggestions of things to do. Towels were so soft, kitchen well stocked, outdoor shower was super!!! Very nice stay we hope to return again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage with the best views in Tortola !!! Our 4th or 5th stay ... losing count now 😎

  • 5 of 5

After so many wonderful stays, going to the Crow's Nest feels like coming home. Paul and Judy are fabulous hosts and they have become dear friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paul and Judy are the best hosts. The property is beautiful and everything your would need is there

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Judy provide everything that you would need and are friendly and attentive to your needs. The property is gorgeous and well maintained. I spent hours on the porch enjoying the view. Great location 10 minutes from Smugglers Cove. Be prepared to drive hills. Great place to visit!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at Crow's nest. Paul and Judy were so welcoming and thought of all the little extras we could possibly need- beach towels, basic cooking spices/oil, chairs, coolers, games, etc. view was amazing and even without the ac the breezes kept it nice and cool. Would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage with a overwhelming view!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is mentioned in the past review.

We can only write: perfect lovelly small cottage for two persons- lovely island Tortola- beautiful surrounding island (especially Virgin Gorda)-perfect hosts!!

Many thanks to Paul and especially to Judy, she was so engaged that we get the service fee refunded. And Doodle, she is so lovely.

Maybe we will come back; a lot of interesting places could be still discovered , Crows Nest will be our only and first address!,

Thank you for all! Elke & Thomas, Austria

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Beef Island (EIS)or fly to St Thomas,take ferry
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Pussers/Frenchmans Cay or FishNLime
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
West End Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Sir Frances Drake Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Frenchman's Cay Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smugglers Cove
Car: recommended

The Crows Nest Guest House is located in a tropical landscape setting adjacent to and slightly higher then the Century House Villa which overlooks Sopers Hole, West End, a natural harbor and anchorage for many private and charter boats for the BVI's.

We recommend guests fly into St. Thomas USVI and take the ferry over to West End, Tortola. Make sure to arrive in STT by 3:00 pm to make the connection.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We would prefer a 10 day or 2 week booking over the Xmas - New Year holiday period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.