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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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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 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 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: house, cottage

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach

Entertainment

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

    Bucket and spade for the beach...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    As well as the internal dining area, their are 2 al fresco dining areas, one by the Bar BQ and the other on the covered terrace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The villa has its own car parking area....moreless

  • 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

Outside

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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Low season 2 bedrooms
May 2 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $600 Nightly

2016 High season 2 bedrooms
Jan 7 - Apr 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$400
$2,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $400 Nightly

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$300

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.

SPECIAL- AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2015

bookings for a minimum of 7 nights -

1 Bed use (1/2 people) $1225per week + tax + AC

2 Beds use (3/4 people0 $1610 per week + tax + AC

SPECIAL:

August, September, October 2015 - bookings for a minimum of 7 nights -

1 Bed (1/2 people) $1225 per week + tax + AC

2 Beds (3/4 people) $165- per week + tax + AC

To reserve a 50% deposit is payable and the balance is due 60 days before the arrival date.

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Owner info

About the owner: 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 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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Speaks: english

 

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

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