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Villa Camilla: Pool, 6 A on Grace Bay Beach, A/C, Great Views , Snorkeling

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ideally located on World's BEST Beach--Simply Elegant--Sleeps 6, 8 with sofabed

100% operational after fall 2017 hurricanes. Here it's endless summer. Slow your pace, indulge your dreams and float in crystal-clear Caribbean waters. You've discovered a piece of paradise fronted by one of the world's most pristine beaches -- Grace Bay Beach.

Set amongst six acres of native tropical gardens and with 325 feet of beachfront, Villa Camilla is one of the largest and last remaining private beachfront properties along this world famous, 12-mile stretch of beach.

Just across the dunes, you'll find fine, sugar white sand and water so turquoise it doesn't seem real. And the coral reef that begins nearby just off shore teems with colorful tropical fish. Don your mask and snorkel in glorious Princess Alexandra Marine Park. Or enjoy any of the island's many activities, nightlife, restaurants, and other adventures, all nearby to Villa Camilla.

Villa Camilla is a sun-filled beach residence with a handsome, two-story gate leading into a soaring atrium that connects all rooms. A graceful spiral staircase leads to the spacious second story living room, dining room, kitchen and decks. As you reach the top of the staircase, you cannot help but gasp at the beautiful view...khaki sea grasses dotting low rolling dunes and a wide, brilliantly white beach that slips softly into a turquoise bay so serene you can hardly tell where it meets the sky.

On Villa Camilla's east deck, you can enjoy morning coffee in the sun or read in the shade in the afternoon. The large deck on the west just off the living room is ideal for dining and lounging and watching Provo's magnificent sunsets with rum punch in hand.

For restful nights or afternoon naps, Villa Camilla offers three spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with its own bath and secluded deck. For your comfort, the master bedroom is equipped with a king bed and the other two bedrooms may be configured as either kings or twins. There is also a queen sofabed in the living room.

More Details

Owner
Beth and Larry Sulak
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Why Beth and Larry Sulak chose Grace Bay

Location on 325 feet of Grace Bay Beachfront, which is a minute's walk down a sandy path. Privacy afforded by 6 acres; close to amenities, including dining, shopping, bars, water activities.

Though purchased in 1990, we have upgraded over the years making Villa Camilla a charming beachfront retreat. Not too many frills, just enough.

What makes this villa unique

We love the space and privacy that Villa Camilla gives us as well as the short walk -- 1 minute -- across our property to the beach with the best snorkeling just next door. The villa is set among 6 acres of mature tropical gardens and we have 325' of beachfront at our doorstep! We always feel that the stretch of beach in front of Villa Camilla is reserved only for us and for guests at Villa Camilla, even though all beaches on Provo are all public.

We love wandering through the garden seeing what's in bloom at the moment-- wild orchids, beach plum, cactuses, different palms. And because of the greenery around us, we're a magnet for birds, including humming birds.

Breakfast and lunch on the deck are wonderful, but nothing compares to watching the sunset from the west desk with rum punch in hand! Then if we're not cooking that night, it's off to one of Provo's many excellent restaurants, none more than a 5 to 10-minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of five had a great time! This is our 4th trip to TCI. The location is amazing — right on Grace Bay and so close to wonderful snorkeling spots! That helped to meet the needs of my husband (loves to snorkel), my kids (love the sand and swimming AND THE POOL), and me (who would be pretty happy anywhere on TCI). Was the house as updated as other places we have stayed? no. Were the views amazing? Yes! Did it allow us to be here as a family? Yes! We would definitely come back! Thanks so much for the help with the minor house issues! Thanks so much for the great stay and opportunity to be here!
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please tell me about yourself and your group and the reason for your stay.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Enjoy views of the garden from shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • All bathrooms with starter bathroom amenities.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Beds can be made up as a king or twins.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot , Beds can be made up as king or twins. Porta crib available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , en suite bathroom
  • King or twin beds One bedroom has a king bed. The other two bedrooms can be configured either as kings or twins giving you flexibility in your sleeping arrangements. A baby crib and high chair can be rented.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beautiful Grace Bay Beach is only a minute's walk from the villa down a sandy pathway that leads from the pool to the softest and whitest sand you have ever encountered. The calm waters are gin clear. Grace Bay is known as the World's Best and is fun for adults and children of all ages. Beach chairs are provided. Snorkel equipment, kayaks, paddle boards may be rented just next door at the Reef. A wide variety of native tropical gardens -- unique on the island -- include date, coco, ponytail and thatch palms; edible beach plums; night blooming jasmin; limbo trees, lignum vitae, mahogagany, poinciana, nime and mayo trees; 7 year apple, tababoui, many species of wild orchids and bromiliades; dili gum (the original chewing gum), bougainvillae, purple and yellow alamanda, spider lillies and scavola. Nature viewing:  hummingbirds, pelicans, herons, ospreys, hawks, laughing gulls, migrating birds

Reviews

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Villa Camilla: Pool, 6 A on Grace Bay Beach, A/C, Great Views , Snorkeling
average rating of 4.888889 based on 47 reviews
5

Another fabulous trip to the Villa Camilla and T&C

  • 5 of 5

Our group, three couples, stayed at the Villa Camilla early March 2018. This was our 4th trip so obviously we like our visits to the T&C islands and staying at the Villa. We usually travel there in the fall but this year because of the hurricanes and offers to come back to the islands to support the locals, we opted for a spring trip.

First, there was of course damage on the islands from the storms but around the villa it was minimal. I could see some larger trees were damaged and removed but all of the, in general, lower vegetation was intact and, in fact, we thought the flora around the villa was better than ever. It was spectacular. Regarding the villa structure and the hurricane effects, as best I could tell there were none. It is where I’d want to be in a storm!

The villa easily accommodates our 3 couples (3 bedrooms) and meets our needs but what I really like is the upper deck with views of the garden below, the ocean, the waves breaking on the barrier reef (and this trip they were huge and mesmerizing) and the sunsets (amazing). Also, the pool is wonderful. Very nice feature AND the deck furniture is perfect for snoozing or reading or whatever you’d like.

If you have not visited this area, the location is ideal. A short walk to the beach and numerous restaurants. And if you want to do such things as snorkeling, parasailing, touring or whatever, there are services right there on the beach or a call away and they will often pick you up. (We rented scooters for a couple of days and they picked us up and dropped us off.) Personally, I just liked to walk up and down the beach and people watch but you have options.

Since we were last there, about 18 months ago, an upgraded security system was added. I set it off once since it was a bit different. Actually I find the island safe and the islanders to go out of there way to be cordial and helpful. Though it is a feature for piece of mind when out and over night.

The property manager and service people are very nice, personable and responsive to any request (recall, I set off the alarm so they had to shut off and reset. I didn’t do it a second time!!) On arriving we not only got the instructions on use and operation of the facilities (I obviously didn’t listen as well as I should have regarding security!) but also updates and recommendations on local restaurants, activities, etc..

The owners too are very helpful easy to work with. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location and a Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

Before I can truly rate this property, I feel it important to give it context. We were the first plane to land on the island post Maria, and the island was still having issues with Irma. Given that, the property owners were VERY flexible if we wanted to change or cancel, but we were determine to go and we did! I am sure that Maria/Irma will scare many people away, but now is when the island needs your financial support, and the real benefit in going is that the beach are empty :)

The house suffer very little (to no real) damage from either hurricane which should give you a feel for the quality of construction. The real damage from the storms was to the gardens on the extensive gardens on the property. The staff did a great job hustling to get the property ready to stay in after the storm. I really wish I could have seen the garden before the storm, but that said, we were shocked in how fast the gardens were rebounding in the week we were there.

A real gem of the property is in its location. The grocery store is a short 5 min drive, and the Thursday night beach party is in walking distance. Also, having both the ocean with direct access and pool to float in is a real plus. The direct beach access is very nice and the beach itself is dynamite. You can walk for miles in either direction on the beach with out issue and a great way to start each day.

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Camilla

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in the jungle just steps from the beach

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beauty on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous week between Christmas and New Year at Villa Camilla. If I were to use one word to describe our experience I would say "easy". From beginning to end our engagement and experience was easy. Much gratitude to our hostess Linda Nayton who met us at the airport and guided us to the house after a late arriving flight and gave us advice on the places to go and things to do which we followed. Everything we were looking for in a laid back, go with the flow vacation was their for our family of six. Comfortable and casual was what we signed up for. Comfortable and casual is what Villa Camilla delivered!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us on the beach. We are happy that your stay was comfortable and laid back in our Main Beach house. We are blessed to be on such a pristine and quiet side of Grace Bay beach yet close to all excursions, water sports, 6 restaurants and bars and the Bight Reef. Linda and the Team at Camilla a truly a God-sent and allows us to create fond memories for our guests time after time. Thank you for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back to our place in the Sunshine! TCI Blue Ltd Property Managers Camilla Beach and Reef rentals
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We arrived on 9-20 for a very overdue family vacation. Linda was very welcoming and gave us a ton of info about the area and also all the amenities of the main house before she left. We also met Edson our first day and were immediately in love with him. Our first night and second nights were uneventful and we slept well. We went to the fish fry Thursday evening and had an absolute blast being around tons of locals as well as other tourists. The food is spectacular and inexpensive compared to some of the other places on the island. We went home, and after some great family time on the west patio, we all turned in for the night. About 4:30 that morning the alarm went off and we all came jumping out of bed. The security company called almost immediately and we told them what had happened and they arrived within 10 minutes to check things out. They did not find anything, and we all went back to bed for a bit. We got back up about 7 and after breakfast as we were headed out to Chalk Sound for the day, we noticed the screen had been cut near the front entry way - so we immediately contacted Linda and Alfonzo - who came to the house within about 30 minutes. They also found some palm prints on one of the bedroom sliding doors where someone had apparently tried to slide it open. So, for the remainder of our trip - Edson was our bodyguard and property patrol - he was up all night long making rounds of the property and when he would see that we were up, he would go to bed. This helped us feel more secure, as my daughter and son-in-law's bedroom was the one that they had tried to get into - and she was pretty upset about it, as would be expected. We had no more issues with this the entire time we were there.

The house is wonderful - the view from the front room takes your breath away - having a laundry onsite it WONDERFUL! We were next door at Beach House nearly every day of our stay - letting "The Sherminator" take care of our needs. They were so gracious in letting us use their beach chairs and water equipment. Since we went in the off-season, no place was ever very busy. Some of the restaurants close for renovations, so we were sad that we couldn't take the kids to Heminway's or Coco Bistro, but we did eat at Mango Reef, Tiki Hut, Sharkbite, and Baci. Also Giggles ice cream! :)

Take lots of money - as groceries are ridiculous. But you will NEVER see water this color anywhere else in the world! So it's worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind compliments and being our repeat guests. We are happy you enjoyed our Villa, beautiful beaches, service and fantastic restaurants. We have had numerous families like yours enjoy our property over the years without any problems. We feel terrible about the Attempted break in and are glad you were pleased with the extra patrolled security we provided at no cost. Now the villa is equipped with the latest security systems and during the welcome and check our property manager Linda goes though the simple security alarm steps to make you feel more secure. We have since have our caretaker Edson on site during the daytime when guests are out and about and the alarm monitoring system is a gem, no issues since. The Turks and Caicos island are rated as one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. There are no negative travel advisories by either by American or Canadian websites. We welcome you back to our island paradise and only ask that you follow the Property Managers instructions to lock the doors and set alarm. She is on call 24/7. We hope to see you again soon.
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Glorious!!

  • 5 of 5

OMG did we ever luck out booking this place. The location is perfect for groceries, shopping, activities, and fabulous restaurants. Yet completely private such that no one knew we were even here. We always like trying new places but we will never be able to top this. The views are fabulous, the house comfortable and, again, the location prime. I would like to make this an annual trip. Never be able to top this

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Camilla on the Beach. We pride ourselves to be one of the last remaining 6 acre beachfront property on the serene side of Grace Bay. I am happy you took time to explore the island, enjoy the Fish Fry and of course the snorkelling. We are also happy that the privacy and quietness, yet close to hotels on either side fit the bill. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you and your friends another time. Team Camilla
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Providenciales
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Somewhere on Da Beach at Coral Gardens
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Caribbean Crusin - Provo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Provo Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Somewhere
Nearest Beach
Grace Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Diving, Deep sea fishing, Eco Tours, Beach walking/jogging, Kiting, Helicopter Tours, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Private Boat Charters, Glow Worm Tours, Jet Skies, Star Gazing, Sunset Watching, The Green Flash!

Providenciales (often Provo locally is an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory. The island has an area of 98 km2 (38 sq mi) and a 2012 Census population of 23,769. Providenciales is the largest island in population, the third largest in area, and is home to a large majority of the population of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The island is served by the Providenciales International Airport. Providenciales was ranked the best beach destination in the world by TripAdvisor in 2011.

Located in an eastern crook of Providenciales, Grace Bay has 12 miles of soft ashen sand and open crystalline water to placate sunbathers. There's little shade, so come early in the morning to get your choice of umbrellas. Some of the island's most well-liked restaurants are sheltered along Grace's shore, as are the most popular hotels.

Recent travelers recommend snorkeling at Bight Reef. Snorkel equipment can be rented off the beach at the Coral Gardens resort or arrange a day sail or tour. Grace Bay is a public beach that's open all hours of the day, every day of the week.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$941
AU$6,048
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$806
AU$4,704
 
 
Pre-Holiday
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,008
AU$5,644
 
 
Holidays 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$12,767
 
 
HIGH SEASON
12 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$10,079
 
 
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$914
AU$6,384
 
 
THANKSGIVING
16 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$8,063
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
AU$874
AU$6,048
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.29

Cancellations made more than 60 days before arrival, are fully refundable less an administration charge of $350. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 60 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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