"Our family of 4, including two children (ages 3 and 1) absolutely loved "Da' Blue House"! From booking through departure, J.C. and Sam were incredibly helpful, guiding us through the entire process, from ferry scheduling, to car rental, to provisioning and beyond. We found the home to be quite nice, just as described on this page. It's in a great location, convenient to many beaches, and offers a real "local feel" from a rental perspective.
The home itself is a cute, little cottage, offering everything one could need. From the air conditioned bedrooms, to the well stocked kitchen, to the outdoor eating area, and the fenced large front yard complete with palm-shaded hammock, you simply couldn't ask for more, particularly for the price! Plus, anything extra you may need, like a pack-n-play or high chair, J.C. and Sam are ready and willing to help!
The "Da' Blue House" is in a great location in Carrot Bay; it sits just across the street from the water, offering spectacular views toward Jost Van Dyke and the setting sun. While the area across the street doesn't have beach access, due to rocks, there are several in close proximity. Just over the hill to the west, about a 1-minute drive away is Little Apple Bay, and about 2 minutes past it you'll find Long Bay. Another 10 minutes and you can explore Smugglers Cove; one of our girls' favorites! To the east of "Da' Blue House," you'll find Cane Garden Bay, about 8 minutes drive, and Brewer's Bay about 15 minutes drive. Keep in mind, it's not that these beaches are all that far, it's just the roads to them include numerous switchback turns as they lead you up one hillside and down another. The drive to the beaches is half the fun! If you're up for surfing, which we were, it's worth the 30 minute drive to Josiah's Bay on the northeastern coast of Tortola, which offers relatively consistent wave action, in a safe, sandy-bottom environment. Needless to say, there are plenty of beaches from which to choose!
Ultimately, if looking for a great getaway in a tropical paradise that allows you to truly experience the local culture, "Da' Blue House" is a sure thing. We'll definitely be going back!"
Guest: Jace from OIB
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 24, 2015