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**REDUCED RATES** Super cute Caribbean cottage across street from ocean

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Da Blue House is an awesome little traditional West Indian cottage that offers great value for money as an idyllic taste of Caribbean life for someone on a budget. Surrounded by a fenced-in yard, the cottage is child and pet friendly and the ocean is just a few steps away...

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a trundle bed which pulls out to become 2 twin beds. Both bedrooms have efficient, quiet wall-mount AC units and the living room has a 32' flatscreen TV and DVD player. The one bathroom has a shower and there is an additional shower outside for rinsing off after the beach. The kitchen is equipped with a 4 burner propane stove and a large refrigerator. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, although most people like to eat on the covered side porch which has seating for 6 at a picnic table and bench. There is also a charcoal grill.

The ocean is just across the street from the front yard. There is seating on the front porch as well as large comfortable garden furniture so you can sit and watch the surf, the sunset and the people walking by...or take a nap on the hammock in the shade of the palm trees!

And then of course there's the surf...'off the wall' is in front of the house, also in Carrot Bay is Donkey Spot and School House. Apple Bay and the Bomba Shack are a 10-15 minute walk, Cane Garden Bay is a 10 minute drive.

Carrot Bay really is the loveliest neighborhood in Tortola with friendly people stopping to chat and welcome. The awesome Da Cola Pot restaurants is moving to new premises in Carrot Bay soon and we have The North Shore Shell Museum for a very eclectic setting and offering the best local dishes like rot is, shrimp, fresh fish and fantastic mango, banana and coconut pancakes. There is also the more upscale Sugar Mill for a special night out or their more relaxed beachfront restaurant for lunch (5 minute walk). Bananakeet has the best sunset views and cocktails as well as a great menu and is a 5 minute drive.

There is a telephone for local calls and incoming overseas call and we also have WIFI. Just ask to borrow a selection of games and sand toys for kids.

More Details

Owner
Sam Pierce
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Sam Pierce

Having lived in Da Blue House for several years we can most definitely recommend it - the views are beautiful, the neighbours are friendly and the surf is closeby (across the street sometimes). We only moved because 2 kids, a big dog and 30 + surfboards is a little more than we started out with!

Why Sam Pierce chose British Virgin Islands BVI

It's a great deal and it's the real deal if you want to really experience island living! Tortola is awesome for active people looking for some aquatic adventure as well as people looking for just a quiet place with some sun, great scenery and a warm pristine ocean. We love to surf, kite-board, skate board, paddle board and motor boat. It's really safe here and we are constantly told how unspoiled and relaxed it is compared to other Caribbean islands.

What makes this house unique

We used to have cows wander across our front lawn until we had a puppy and kids and put up a fence....there is still the odd goat, chicken or cow that passes! Da Blue House made us feel part of a community and you never tire of falling asleep to the sound of the ocean outside tor window. Try it out!

Amenities

Tortola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), trundle bed that pulls out to 2 twins in 2nd bedroom, pack n play (1) available on request @ $10/nt
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We honestly used to live at Da Blue House and now happen to be rental villa managers so we are able to help with anything that you might need.....pack n play & high chair available at $10/nt. kids sand toys and indoor game available upon request http://www.villasoftortola.com/index.php?pagename=Personal+Recommendations&menuname=About+BVI

Reviews

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**REDUCED RATES** Super cute Caribbean cottage across street from ocean
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Best little cottage in the BVI's!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a couple of the best and most relaxing nights at Da Blue House. The location is prefect and the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks just across from the property was the icing on the cake. I went alone and felt safe and secure and was easily able to explore near by on foot. It would also be prefect for a couple or a small family. Hammock strung between a couple of coconut palms, lounge chairs on the lawn and a wonderful view of the water. It really is a gem! I can not wait to go back and spend more time in Da Blue House. My only regret is that it's not mine.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Da Blue House is perfect for a couples or small family get away. The house offered all the amenities needed to make our stay memorable. It was clean and having the maid come mid week to change the sheets, towels and clean up was an added bonus. The fenced in yard provided a great afternoon of resting in the hammock and lounge chairs. The view from the front porch each morning was spectacular. You cannot beat drinking coffee on the front porch and seeing a rainbow over Jost Van Dyke almost every morning. We grilled out on the side porch and there are multiple restaurants close by including Sebastian's and the SugarMill (great lunch, with a great view right on the water). The location is ideal to get to Cane Garden Bay and Long Bay Beach. Renting a jeep got us all over the island. Sam, JC, and Sharlene were more than accommodating meeting us at the ferry terminal, having a prepaid cell phone for local calls, providing fresh water and ice, and pointing out different surf spots on the map. We truly enjoyed our stay in paradise. We will definitely be back with the family. Thank you, Thank you, for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Da Blue House is great!!

  • 5 of 5

We miss it already. Awesome stay in Carrot Bay...comfortable home, great location, and we loved falling asleep/waking up to the sound of crashing waves across the street. Beautiful, relaxing front yard...the picket fence, flowers and trees surrounding the yard adds more privacy than we would have expected, and we loved the well-protected outside dining area. What's more to say...Da Blue House is a great place to stay!!

Steve & Nancy

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

"Just right", and SUPERB service

  • 4 of 5

After making the decision to pay the scandalously high holiday-week airfares, we were looking to economize on accommodations. Da Blue House was a great fit for our needs. The cottage is modest, but has all the basic needs covered, including air conditioners in the two bedrooms. We loved that it was in a real neighborhood, not a tourist ghetto. We spent time reading and relaxing on the front porch and in the hammock, with gorgeous sea views just across the road (seawall, not beach). It was a great base for exploring the north shore beaches, and handy to restaurants with stunning views.

Best of all was the service provided by Sam, Sharlene, and JC. From our first correspondence on, our questions and concerns were addressed by email and then in person on Tortola. We have rented holiday homes many times, and never have we had friendlier, more helpful service!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Rental - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (including two young teenagers) stayed in 'Da Blue House' for a week in July. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage had everything that we needed and is just as shown in the photos. The location is also perfect. There are multiple excellent beaches within a short drive (Brewers Bay, Smugglers Cove, Long Bay, Cane Garden Bay, and more). We snorkeled for hours at Brewers Bay and Smugglers Cove. Be sure to eat at Gene's Bar and Grill early in your stay (just a short walk to the east...next to Ke Villas). If we had, we might have eaten there multiple times.

Sam and Sharlene were really helpful throughout the rental process and especially when our arrival was delayed due to mechanical issues with our flight. They were quick to resolve a minor issue and checked in with us to see how we were doing. Be sure to let them arrange your car rental through Dedes...our car rental was waiting for us at the ferry...it was almost too easy.

Be aware that the air-conditioning is only in the two bedrooms, that you need to use bottled water for cooking and drinking, and that cars zipping by on the roads outside can be a little loud at times. It was pretty hot outside during our stay...but the cottage was never too hot inside. We did sometimes hang out in the air-conditioned bedrooms during the day though (when we were not at the beach or exploring).

We definitely recommend 'Da Blue House' and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just What I Needed

  • 5 of 5

From the planning to arrival and the stay as a whole I was in Heaven! Sam is so very helpful in suggestions for groceries as well as car rental and other information. You will be in good hands following her lead! She is accessible and friendly and while I didn't need to contact her other than for one question, she was very responsive!

The cottage is just as depicted in the photos. Bright, clean, comfortable and perfectly situated. I was traveling by myself but the cottage would comfortably hold perhaps three-four adults (depending on how comfortable everyone is with each other). I like space so I would probably limit it to one or two other adults. If you have kids, it's great because the yard is fenced.

I do recommend renting a vehicle to explore all that Tortola has to offer. Driving on the left side of the road (for North American tourists) really isn't that big of a deal. You'll get used to it quickly. Pack a little cooler and throw your beach and snorkel gear in the car and GO! And, then when you return home, make a little snack and sit in the front yard or at the cute little dining table outside the kitchen. Perfect. Each morning I made a little egg white omelette, fruit and coffee to get my day going.

Da Blue House is a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches Tortola has to offer. The closest beach is also walking distance and if you are going for the Full Moon Party that is also walkable--although perhaps a little longer walk than some might enjoy.

Most importantly, if you like your own space, Da Blue House is PERFECT!

Going back in early 2016. Already booked!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund