Overview: Da Blue House
Location: Carrot Bay, West End, Tortola
Bedrooms: 2 (1 x king, 2 x twin)
Maximum Guests: 4
Beach: 10 min walk
Maid Service: midweek
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SEE YOU IN 2016!
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!
Just what I needed (Jan 2015)
Da Blue House
Da Blue House is a traditional West Indian cottage with a long history of local boatbuilders and craftsmen as occupants. Lovingly decorated and updated the cottage 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 AC. 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 stove and a large refrigerator, toaster, blender and microwave. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, although most people like to eat on the covered side porch which is large enough for 6.
The ocean is just the other side of a quiet road 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 are "donkey spot" and "school house point". The next bay to the west (a 10-15 minute stroll) is Apple Bay, home of the awesome reef-break as well as the famous Bomba Shack for your after-surf beer and so much more......! Cane Garden Bay, a 10 minute drive to the east offers a point break of the same name as well as a beach full of bars and restaurants and live music.
Carrot Bay really is the loveliest neighborhood in Tortola with friendly people stopping to chat and welcome. Carrot Bay also has 2 great restaurants you can walk to, Palm's Delight and Jean's Place, offering the best local dishes like rotis and cracked conch. There is also the more upscale Sugar Mill for a special night out or Islands Beach Bar for a good hearty lunch.
Having lived here ourselves as a growing family of surfers, we highly recommend Da Blue House!
Maid service is once midweek or every 4 days for longer stays, and she will change all linens and towels as well as do a general clean throughout the house.
We accept a minimum booking of 5 nights year round and 7 nights over Christmas and New Year.
Please add 10% government hotel tax and 3% service fee.
A $300 refundable damage deposit is also required.
Winter 2017 $1260
(Jan 7 - Apr 21)
Summer 2017 $1050
(Apr 22 - Dec 15)
Christmas 2017 $1800
(Dec 16 - Jan 5 2018)
Winter 2018 $1260
(Jan 6 - Apr 20)
Summer 2018 $1050
(Apr 21 - Dec 15)