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Heron's Retreat a Beautiful Beachfront Villa, Long Quiet Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

HERON'S RETREAT is a charming beachfront villa and the Tuscan architecture together with its colonial style furniture reflects the casual elegance of the French colonial Great Houses of past centuries which featured verandas, balconies and louvred windows.

It is situated on a long tranquil beach which runs for miles. You are well away from 'condo land' here (but only a few minutes drive away if you want a change of pace).

The villa has 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed and closet and 2 bathrooms with a spacious shower.

The upstairs bedroom suite consists of a bathroom and a bedroom with a four poster bed and its own covered balcony with stunning views of the ocean. A romantic place for early morning coffee while watching the Pelicans fish or for sunset cocktails.

The second bedroom is downstairs and also has spectacular ocean views . It shares a spacious covered terrace with the living room. It also has a bathroom. All of the rooms in the villa including the bathrooms have awesome ocean rooms. The terrace has teak loungers and dining table and chairs for al fresco dining.

The property is beachfront and there is a small pathway onto the beach. I have put some beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, towels and beach toys in the house. Thompson's Cove Beach is a good place for swimming and snorkeling and for lunch you might want to walk for 5 minutes along the beach to 2 beach bars and restaurants, one of which specialises in conch, a local Turks and Caicos specialty.

The lounge dining area and kitchen are all in an open plan room. The lounge furniture is leather and there is a TV, DVD player, Stereo for CDs with Ipod dock, Internet, WiFi and some CDs, DVDs, books and magazines.

The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a microwave, electric ceramic top stove, dishwasher, fridge freezer and clothes washer/dryer.

You can BarBQ and dine under the stars at the front of the house where there is a BarBQ area.

The villa is surrounded by tropical vegetation. The Palms, Neem Trees and tropical flowers give a feeling of calm exotic tranquility. The driveway is lined with Indonesian lanterns and you will find Balinese and other Indonesian sculptures and stonework dotted around the garden.

The birdlife is spectacular and you will frequently see Pelicans fishing and Herons. You should also see Ospreys flying over from time to time. The Night Herons nest in the surrounding vegetation so please do not disturb them when you see them walking around. If you find crab shells on the driveway, it will be the remains of a Heron's dinner from the previous night.

The land area is 1.8 acres and there are only 2 very private villas on the property both hidden behind tall vegetation. The estate is fenced and you enter the driveway by means of an electronic gate. There is also a monitored alarm system.

The villa has central AC which is separately metered and you are charged separately for this. The Bedrooms and Living Room all have ceiling fans.

I have tried to ensure the villa has every comfort so you can relax completely and chill out. There are plenty of towels and linens and everything you would want in the kitchen so that you really feel it is your home away from home. I want you to experience what it is like to live in the tropics. It is so beautiful and tranquil. What about getting married on the beach? The villa would also be a romantic hideaway for honeymoons.

In addition to beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling and birdwatching there is a large choice of watersports available on island including diving, snuba, fishing, parasailing, sailing, kiteboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, stand up paddleboarding, semi submarine, glass bottom boat and kayaking. There are also trips to neighbouring islands and excursions by boat to see iguanas, flamingos, glow worms and sunset cruises.

For golfers, there is a beautiful 18 hole golf course about 20 minutes drive away.

For gamblers, there are 2 Casinos about 7/15 minutes drive.

If you want to eat out (or get a take away) Provo has a large choice of excellent restaurants including International/French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Thai , Asian and Caribbean all 5 to 20 minutes drive away.

Within 5 minutes drive:

Cheshire Hall ruins

Duty Free jewellery/perfume shop

Supermarket

Churches

Restaurants/Bars

Within 10 minutes drive:

Diving and watersports operators

Bight (Grace Bay) Beach

Restaurants/Bars

Casino

Largest Supermarket

Largest liquor store

Shops

Fitness centres

Spas/Beauty salons

Movie theatre

Mariners Hill

Within 15/20 minutes drive:

Grace Bay Beach

Diving and watersports operators

Golf Club

Casino

Restaurants/bars

The Hole

Shops

Fitness Centres

Spas/Beauty salons

Supermarkets/liquor stores

Keywords: beachfront house

More Details

Owner
Pamela
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Pamela

I moved to Turks and Caicos 31 years ago from the UK. I bought this land and had this villa designed and built for me about 12 years ago.

Why Pamela chose Turks & Caicos

I bought this beautiful beachfront land as it is in an upscale residential area with a wonderful ambience in a very central location.

The highest point in Turks and Caicos is on the eastern edge of Thompson's Cove. There is a canal shaped marina where some property owners keep their boats.

My property is on a quiet beach which runs for miles. What makes this idyllic location so superb is the water, the beach, its wonderful birdlife, underwater life and fascinating tropical vegetation.

What makes this villa unique

Being on a large piece of land with plenty of privacy due to the vegetation and also being located on a very long quiet beach.

It is an affordable way for 1 to 4 people to relax and chill out in the tropics right on the beach. It is a luxurious well equipped cottage and the beach is deserted.

With its central location access to all parts of the island is easy.

You can drive in one direction and reach beautiful Chalk Sound and dine by the water's edge or drive in another direction and enjoy all the facilities of charming Turtle Cove or famous Grace Bay Beach.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Providenciales

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach

Reviews

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Heron's Retreat a Beautiful Beachfront Villa, Long Quiet Beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
4

Pleasant, private and undisturbed.

  • 4 of 5

A car rental is an absolute must as this property is remotely located. We were met at the Airport by Jeremy, which was very helpful. We followed him to the property in our car, which is approx. 5-7 minutes from the Airport, and he gave us the 'tour' of the property. There is a feeling of safety and solitude as the property is surrounded by a chain link fence and there is electronic gate access and the house has a security system. It's adequately stocked as a vacation rental and the IGA Grocery store is a short 10-12 minutes drive away.

We only went to the beach twice as it rained for 5 of the 6 days we were there. We bought mostly breakfast supplies and ate out for the other meals. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and we definitely recommend using Trip Advisor to make your selections. As the weather wasn't great, we drove around much of the Island and spent time in/around the Grace Bay resort area for meals, tourist shopping and, of course, a couples massage at the Windsong Resort! The accommodation was more than adequate for the two of us and aside from the property showing a few signs of wear and tear - expected of a vacation rental - it met our expectations. One slightly annoying aspect was the alarm system beeping overnight on two nights and waking us up. We managed to set/re-set it in the middle of the night and reported it to Jeremy who promised to get it fixed. Other than that, a perfectly comfortable retreat for a couple, family or friends seeking privacy during their stay in TCI.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in Thompson Cove!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful 2 bedroom home with views of Thompson Cove! Pamela made us feel very welcome and was very responsive to any questions/problems we had. We saw so many turtles just wading in the water! It's a short walk to two great restaurants right on the beach, one being Da Conch Bar. We rented a car so we could see the other beaches and the snorkeling was fantastic. Except for dealing with all the tourists, the island is wonderful. But It was always nice to come back to Herons Retreat where we felt very relaxed and at home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just as described

  • 5 of 5

very good beach, the cottage is clean and well stocked, the owner very helpful. quiet and private. We recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI
5

We found paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Heron's Retreat for 5 days, and the trip, as well as the home, was nothing short of wonderful. The hostess, Pamela, is delightful. She escorted us to the home from the airport and took her time to show us around. Her home is on the same property, so we felt that she was very accessible in the event that we needed anything.

We LOVED the fact that both bedrooms had ocean views, and those views were spectacular. We enjoyed sitting on the patio (upstairs and down) several times per day relaxing and listening to the sounds of nature. The beds were comfortable (although we found the pillows to be a bit flat). The house is equipped with everything we could have needed during our stay--toaster, coffee pot, some bottled water, among many other things. Most importantly, Pamela has beach chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler for her guests to use for trips to the beach. We took advantage of these amenities each day we were there! The beautiful, fresh flowers in the house also were a really nice touch :-)

Overall, we found the house to be very clean, tastefully decorated, well-equipped, and perfect for our first visit t the Turks & Caicos Islands. It was about 5 minutes (drive) from Turtle Cove and roughly 10 minutes from the gorgeous Grace Bay. In the opposite direction down the beach, it took us under 10 minutes to walk to Da Conch Shack and Kalooki's. Both had good food and drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Although we did not snorkel off the beach by the house, we enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching the sea turtles swim and play. What an amazingly beautiful place. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best Vacation I Have Ever Had!

  • 5 of 5

I had such an amazing time at this beautiful villa. I wish I was there right now. I stayed at Heron's Retreat with my boyfriend the week of December 23, 2012. The house could not have been any better. The most beautiful views. Whenever I get stressed up here in the cold Northeast US, I close my eyes and dream of the view of the ocean at Heron's Retreat. I am an artist and I am so glad I brought my watercolors because I painted every morning from the balcony upstairs. When I first walked in and saw the view, I could not stop staring at the beautiful blue-green ocean. I did not stop staring at it all week!

Great kitchen (has EVERYTHING you need. Even a coffee press!), the bed was comfy, the rooms were very large, and the place was incredibly safe. We played a "Carribean Party" CD (among a great CD collection for our use!) and just had the best time. We walked to the Conch Shack everyday-- what a great place! The conch fritters are amazing.

The villa is right on the beach and it is very private. Most days, we were the only people on the beach. There are pelicans that fly around and hunt for fish which is very cool.

I highly recommend this villa. I've been telling everyone I know what a great place this is. I just hope it's not taken when we go to book our next stay here! Again, I can honestly say, my stay at Heron's Retreat was the best vacation I ever had. My boyfriend likes to take credit for that, but it was mostly the villa :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Alabama
5

Relax! Relax! Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Heron's Retreat has the most gracious hostess and the most comfortable accommodations. When you choose Heron's Retreat you will treat yourself to a vacation where you can unwind and relax away from the crowds and the noise. We were pleased to have a beautiful beach all to ourselves. If we chose, it's only a "one-beer-walk" to Horse Eyed Jacks or Da Conch Shack. Or, just call Sailing Paradise and they will pick you up. WOW!

Sun, snorkel (see if you can find the giant orange coral the size of an ottoman!), collect conch shells, or just read and relax on a tropical patio.

You will need a rental car for trips to stores and excursions. The owner will welcome your questions about Heron's Retreat or Provo. Our stay Nov. 3-10 was our first trip to T&C and we hope to return soon. Again, if you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, private, relaxing vacation, -call Heron's Retreat...

....Thanks Pam!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Heron's Retreat
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Horse-Eye Jack's Rest/Bar
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Da Conch Shack Rest/Bar
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Cheshire Hall Ruins
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Graceways Supermarket
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Turtle Cove Rests/sports
Nearest Point of Interest
Graceways Supermarket

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Providenciales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
22 Apr 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$422
A$2,955
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$844
 
 
2018 High season
7 Jan 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$563
 
 
Low season 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$422
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$422
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Government Accomodation tax is payable - currently 12%
If you use the Air Conditioning, you will be charged for the power used for AC at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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