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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 or 3 Bedrooms; 1-2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6 +another one bedrm unit, detached

If you like quiet and sandy white, you will love Long Bay Beach below Mermaid Villa. You can walk or drive; it is paved all the way. Mermaid Villa offers cool breezes and a pool alongside the patio, where you can eat outside, with a Gas BBQ handy. There is a washer/dryer, a full kitchen with all amentiies, including a dishwasher; private telephone, and wireless for your computer. There are three bedrooms. A queen bed, and a king size bed (or twins, whichever you prefer) in the Main House and a self contained Guest House across

the pool has one bedroom, 1 bath, w/kitchen and private

patio. The 2 bedroom share a bathroom which has two sinks and a shower. The Guest House has a King (or

twins), bath and small kitchen. All linens, dishes and beach towels are furnished for both houses. This is perfect for 2 couples that want privacy or 3 couples or

a family to vacation together, The pool is

between the two units. We will rent the two bedroom house without the Guest House and as a bonus, will

not rent the Guest House, so privacy is assured.

Please look at the up-to-date calendar to see what is available. So many renters have returned year after year and, of course, new ones are welcome, too.

** Another one bedroom apartment is also available on same property; See 'Little Mermaid'..#380118

Keywords: Private, quiet, handicap accessible, close to

restaurants and other beaches, most of all, spectacular


More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About The Owner

I have been in the rental business since 1985

but have lived on Little Mountain since 1972.

and after being widowed I started the rental

business. Snorkeling, diving, sailing have been my favorite things to do, but now I mostly concentrate on my rental business.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1972

Why The Owner chose British Virgin Islands BVI

We chose the location on Little Mountain because it was near the airport. My husband was a pilot and we had a helicopter that we kept right on the property and used it for island hopping, we had heli-pads at some of the restaurants; visited all the beaches and flew to the USVI quite often. Of course now there are many FAA/BVI rules that would prohibit that type of flying these days but we couldn't have picked a nicer spot to live.

What makes this villa unique

The view from Mermaid Villa is spectacular.

You look down on Long Bay Beach which is

almost always deserted because there are no restaurants and bars on it. There is a reef for snorkeling off to one side and it is quite protected from the Northern swells that occur in the winter months. The road to Long Bay is paved, so you can walk down or drive to the beach. We have several good restaurants and beaches no more than 10 minutes away, so no long

drives at night. Trellis Bay nearby offers unique art and gift shops, a windsurfing

school, a grocery, and several restaurants

and bars, Try de Loose Mongoose Restaurant

and Beach Bar for some casual, island flavor. There are ferries to take you to many of the other islands. Nearby East End Village offers you grocery stores,

boats, car rental companies. There are

churches just minutes away from Little

Mountain. Road Town, our Capital, is just

20 minutes away where you can shop on

a larger scale.


Other Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is in Main House w/2 sinks
  • This bathroom is in the Guest House; it has a sink, toilet and a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , The 3rd bedroom Guest House is available Off-Season only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Main House has 2 bedrooms; 2 Kings (one makes into twins) .....The Guest House has one bedroom; a King (or twins)
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please note that Mermaid Villa is a 2 bedroom house. A Guest House w/1 bedroom is across the pool but is only available to rent as a third bedroom Off-Season. See Rental #380118 for an additional single unit.. 'Extraordinary view of the sunrise each morning..........A great way to enjoy your coffee if you are an early riser. The Trade Winds blow most of the time; it is the reason we do not have air conditioning.......... (we never need heat) There are fans in each room to keep you even more comfortable.'


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Mermaid Villa: Breezes, a Pool and a Sandy White Beach;
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our trip to this area. Jan was a great host and spent a lot of time making sure that we were taken care of. She went out of her way to give us some great restaurant advice and was always available if we needed anything. The location is perfect and has a great beach right next to it. The kids loved the pool and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice Review. I always have the nicest guests. It was a pleasure meeting you and especially liked how much your children enjoyed the pool. Jan
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Great location and house

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with a 4 years old boy who loved the pool of course We don't have many complaints at all and Jan togeter with our neighbours Norman and Patty made the stay a terrific time. Only reason for not giving 5 stars is because we felt the house needs a bit of a makeover in some areas, which Jan most likely knows anyway. In all, a great stay and would gladly recommend the house

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The real island experience

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from the tourist thing and really experience the islands, mermaid villa is the place for you. Jan's place is on top of little mountain where you get the best views you could ask for. The villa was nice, well-equipped and even had a private pool. We did our grocery shopping just a mile down the road and the island hopping was easy due to the centralized location. Not to mention, you had a private beach a half mile away. I highly recommend mermaid villa to anyone who is looking for the true island experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Five Star Reviews are TRUE

  • 5 of 5

I can confirm that all the positive things that others have said in their reviews are true. I took my wife and 11 year old boy for their first visit to the Caribbean. Expectations -- especially mine -- for the prefect vacation were running high. Years ago I had stayed in West End, and that is where I first set out to find a rental for us. I hadn't even considered Beef Island. Even though on my previous visit I had never made it to that part of the island. Why would I want to stay near the airport when Long Bay (the other LB - West!) is so beautiful? Turns out, Beef Island/East End is the prettiest, quietest and cleanest part of the island. Jan's place is just lovely, with wonderful views and breezes and pretty plantings. I loved playing in the pool with my son after a day out. There are no pictures of the kitchen -- so let me assure you that it's a full functioning kitchen with absolutely everything you could ever need to cook any meal. Long Bay beach below was almost always deserted -- and it's gorgeous. Worried about the airport below? It truly does vanish into the background. We rented a car for the week and visited a bunch of other beaches; we never stayed long though -- too many people or not as nice; "let's get back to our beach!" We saw lots of nice fish in the bay and snorkeled with turtles on three consecutive days. Another huge plus is having Trellis Bay just a few minutes car drive away, with its few quaint arts shops and a couple good places to eat (huge rotis for $7).

10 Starts, not five!

Thanks Jan! You're a great host.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you want

  • 5 of 5

My three kids (9, 10, 12) loved our Spring Break visit. The view is the best on the island, the beach was almost our private beach and when we wanted to cool off without going anywhere, we had the beautiful pool. At night there was tv and wifi. Jan is the perfect hostess.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Treat!

  • 5 of 5

It is a year later from our trip to BVI, but we have such wonderful memories , I had to write a short review. The Mermaid Villa was a lovely home, with a beautiful view. You looked down on a beach that was almost empty. The beach was easy to get to and a lovely spot. The pool was nice to take a quick dip in after a wonderful day at the beach. Jan was very helpful and took good care of the house. My husband, myself and our teenage son had a relaxing, wonderful vacation. We would go back there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Beef Island Airport; easy arrival/departure
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trellis Bay or East End
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
TrellisBay; 5 minutes away
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 minutes by car

My Villa overlooks Long Bay Beach and

12 out lying islands. Nearby Trellis Bay offers unique shopping; Ferry Service to Virgin Gorda. There are

restaurants on nearby islands (short

boat ride) and there are several good

restaurants within 10 min. We have a Community College and a Marine

Museum; Botanical Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please note, use Vonage Telephone No. 1 716 952 9333.
It is free for all U.S. and Canadian callers. A computer will
record your number if I am not in the office. There are
screens and fans in all rooms. The Villa does not have A/C due to the great
Trade Winds The Villa has all amenities, plus Wireless for your computer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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