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

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The deserted idyllic beach away from the crowds

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Thompson's Cove villa description

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 and towels 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 and miniature golf course, both about 20 minutes drive away.

For gamblers, there is a Casino about 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 , Morroccan 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 Beach
Restaurants/Bars
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
Miniature Golf Course
Casino
Restaurants/bars
The Hole
Shops
Fitness Centres
Spas/Beauty salons
Supermarkets/liquor stores




Keywords: house, cottage

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library
                  • Music Library
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Swimming
                  • Parasailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  2015 Low season 2 bedrooms
                  May 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $290
                  $2,030
                  Holidays 2 bedrooms
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $600
                  2015 High season 2 bedrooms
                  Jan 5 - May 1, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,800
                  2015 Low season 2 bedrooms
                  May 2 - Dec 18, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $300
                  $2,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  ONE BEDROOM USE - DEDUCT 20% FROM 2 BEDROOM NIGHTLY RATES ABOVE

                  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.


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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I moved to Turks and Caicos 29 years ago from the UK. I bought this land and had this villa designed and built for me about 10 years ago.

                  Why the Owner Chose Thompson's Cove:
                  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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  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.


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                  Photos

                  • The deserted idyllic beach away from the crowds

                    The deserted idyllic beach away from the crowds

                  • Lounge with leather furniture, indoor dining area and fully equipped kitchen

                    Lounge with leather furniture, indoor dining area and fully equipped kitchen

                  • Have morning coffee watching Pelicans fish or a romantic sunset cocktail

                    Have morning coffee watching Pelicans fish or a romantic sunset cocktail

                  • Both bathrooms have the same layout, fully tiled with cabinets and ocean views.

                    Both bathrooms have the same layout, fully tiled with cabinets and ocean views.

                  • Dining area looking towards lounge, covered terrace and ocean.

                    Dining area looking towards lounge, covered terrace and ocean.

                  • Night Herons nest in the surrounding vegetation

                    Night Herons nest in the surrounding vegetation

                  • Enter through electronic gates

                    Enter through electronic gates

                  • Relax in an exotic garden of tropical plants.

                    Relax in an exotic garden of tropical plants.

                  • Cotton was grown here many years ago

                    Cotton was grown here many years ago

                  • Go beachcombing and look for shells

                    Go beachcombing and look for shells

                  • Coral Tree

                    Coral Tree

                  • Watch the Pelicans

                    Watch the Pelicans

                  • The villa

                    The villa

                  • The upstairs bedroom with four poster bed and balcony with wonderful ocean views

                    The upstairs bedroom with four poster bed and balcony with wonderful ocean views

                  • Downstairs Bedroom with terrace and loungers for relaxing and lovely ocean views

                    Downstairs Bedroom with terrace and loungers for relaxing and lovely ocean views

                  • Part of the terrace with teak dining furniture and loungers and ocean views

                    Part of the terrace with teak dining furniture and loungers and ocean views

                  • You can snorkel from the beach. The islands are famous for snorkeling and diving

                    You can snorkel from the beach. The islands are famous for snorkeling and diving

                  • Sunrise over Thompson's Cove

                    Sunrise over Thompson's Cove

                  • Balinese sculpture adds to the tropical ambience of the garden

                    Balinese sculpture adds to the tropical ambience of the garden

                  • Sandy beach runs for miles with villa on far right

                    Sandy beach runs for miles with villa on far right

                  • This conch specialty restaurant is a few minutes walk along the beach

                    This conch specialty restaurant is a few minutes walk along the beach

                  • Walk a few minutes along the beach to this lovely restaurant

                    Walk a few minutes along the beach to this lovely restaurant

                  • Turtle Cove Marina, 7 minutes drive away, offers watersports and restaurants

                    Turtle Cove Marina, 7 minutes drive away, offers watersports and restaurants

                  • Relax and enjoy the view

                    Relax and enjoy the view

                  VRBO #371635

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, February 03, 2014

                  $290 - $600 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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