Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

This is our downstairs spare room and while it is somewhat eccentric (outdoor cold-water shower, no sink) it is spacious, comfortable, private and has a wonderful deck and lawn where you can hear the sea and the beach below. In short, you'll love it!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Description

The space

We have a spare room that we rent, just about 350ft above one of the world's most beautiful beaches. The room is a self contained space ideal for one person, two people or a couple, although we've had families of four stay comfortably in there. There are cooking facilities, a delightful outdoor shower and a toilet inside. It's not the Ritz, but if you want somewhere to stay close to wonderful, empty tropical beach, this will do just great.

The neighborhood

We live in a wonderful bay with several other houses overlooking the beach, but not many! This place has a country feel, despite being only 7 minutes over the hill from town. Once you're here you won't find any restaurants or shops etc. within walking distance and the hill back up tot he main road is very steep indeed, so it's worth considering this when you're making eg your transport plan.

Getting around

Rental car: Our top recommendation for getting around and having the freedom to explore the whole island, access shops etc. Try Dede's Car Rentals if you're here for more than one night. Alternatively check International Car Rental on Tortola. These two will deliver the vehicle to your arrival point and collect from your departure location for no extra charge.
Taxis: These are expensive, so be warned. Airport to our house is around $15 per head That said, plenty of our short-stay guests use them and more and more taxi drivers are now learning where we actually live!
Walking: Serious hikers might enjoy it but factor in the extreme steepness and the tropical heat and ... you better be serious!
Hitchhiking: Can be a great way to go because you meet local people but it takes time and patience. Got both? Use that thumb!
Motorbike/Scooters: An excellent, cheap way to go, BUT be aware that the roads on island are not just steep and winding, but also potholed and otherwise poorly maintained. For this reason, I don't recommend bikes to guests unless they are serious, regular riders who are comfortable the above hazards.
Bicycle: Are you crazy?


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We are a family of three (mum, dad and an almost-teen child) living upstairs so we hope guests will respect our privacy as we will respect theirs.
The downstairs shower is outside and has no hot water. That's not usually a problem due to the tropical heat, but if you want a hot shower you're welcome to ask about using the ones upstairs. If it is convenient, we will be happy to let you use ours. If not, sorry, but we hope you understand! (ie we don't leave the house open for guests to come and go while we are out, etc.)
We are friendly, easy going and happy to help you if you need anything.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

142 Reviews


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James User Profile
May 2017
Loved this place. Basic but the best location ever

Diane User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic!!!!

Christian User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful view, great price, nice host. I dont mind a cold shower but my wife isn't a fan. No A/C or sink which were my only dislikes.

Daniel User Profile
March 2017
The location was amazing. The host, was very welcoming, and the price was great. In short I have no complaints. Only praise.

Robert User Profile
March 2017
We had a wonderful time. The location was quiet, the view was stunning, and Alex and his family were great. Great two night stay. Would come again for sure.

Venita User Profile
March 2017
I really enjoyed my stay and Alex is a very easy-going and friendly host! His wife Laura was very nice and helpful also. They were both willing to help with travel tips and made it easy for me to check-in and out. Trunk Bay is amazing and I had fun exploring the entire island. I felt completely comfortable the entire time and would definitely stay again.

Cristina User Profile
March 2017
This is a quaint, remote place that is way superior to the typical, much predictable experience of a resort. The view of the ocean is splendid and you are surrounded by beautiful nature, from the papaya and banana trees busting with delicious fruits, to the lemongrass bush and colorful flowers surrounding the house. The goats, the cat and the rooster are absolutely adorable and very friendly (forget about setting your alarm in the morning to catch that sunrise on the beach - the rooster will gladly take care of it for you :-). If you have any doubts, I promise you'll enjoy the outdoor shower; the water is cold but not freezing cold - just perfect and refreshing after a whole day in the sun. We were a family with 2 kids and fully enjoyed staying here. Alex and his son were way and above with sending us details to get to their house and treating us to nice evening conversations and lots of tips on having a great island experience. We would love to go back one day!

Tortola BVI · Joined in August 2011
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