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Relax and Revitalize at the Compass Rose Cottage on Salt Cay

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The Compass Rose Cottage, southern view.

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Salt Cay house description

Relax and revitalize at the Compass Rose Cottage on Salt Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Salt Cay is the 'Island Time Forgot' and will remind you of the Old Caribbean. Come see why the TCI is Beautiful By Nature.

Salt Cay offers world class scuba diving with Salt Cay Divers, whale watching and snorkeling as well.

In fact, Salt Cay Divers, for the 2013 whale season, was participating in a Humpback Whale research project. Go whale watching and participate in the research project with a marine biologist, a first in the TCI area. This could be a once in a lifetime experience starting in January. Whales have already been heard and sited in the Salt Cay area so we expect (but cannot promise of course) a great whale watching season.

Salt Cay is an historic island with a candidacy for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historic salinas, windmill ruins and building ruins of the centuries old salt industry remain on Salt Cay.

The Rose is a private and secluded home location. It is situated on a rise on the southern end of Salt Cay. Nothing is far away and it is an easy bike ride or walk to the dock, Salt Cay Divers and the Coral Reef Cafe. Shopping at Dickenson's, Miss Pat's and Nettie's is readily available as well.

Great snorkeling is a short walk down the trail to the beach. The Rose is a great starting spot for shell, flotsam and jetsam searches on the various beaches nearby. Secluded beach areas, such as the South Land's End are within easy walking distance. Check out the rocky shores for the blow hole.

The Compass Rose is situated near 'Queen's Land' with plenty of open space surrounding it. There are free roaming donkeys and cows as reminders of the salt trade times. Chickens, geckos, herons and Osprey, may well come and go around and in the yard as Mother Nature dictates during your stay. The Rose is a modern home in the middle of old Caribbean times and ways.

The screened 'Florida' type porch is a joy to spend your day or evening hours relaxing (and napping) on comfy rattan furniture. The dining room table is on the airy screen porch as well. The screen room is on the south side of the property and features a sunning porch with lounge chairs and total privacy.

The house is cooled by Caribbean style shutters with screened windows to catch the trade winds that bathe the island. There are ceiling fans in the living areas as well as oscillating fans for guest use.

A whale watching deck on the north side of the home affords an almost 360 degree view of the island, beaches and ocean. A quiet little deck at the back door allows you to catch the island breezes and afternoon shade.

The whale watching deck is a perfect place to watch the sun set and hope you catch a 'Green Flash' on the horizon. Sip a cold drink and remember the day. Take your coffee up there in the morning and watch the island wake up.

The home itself has a wide screen HD TV, DVD collection (described by a guest as 'fantastic'), CD collection, iPod docking station and surround sound Yamaha stereo system.

The kitchen features an electric range, full refrigerator and freezer, entertainment island, microwave, Krups coffee maker, and a cook's array of tools, kitchen wares, dishes, glasses and basics with which to cook. We can't promise what's in the fridge, but usually there are the basics with which to cook or make a sandwich. Stores are nearby to help with those incidentals not available during your stay.

There is a Weber gas grill for evenings you choose to cook at home, maybe getting fresh fish from local fishermen at the dock.

The bedroom features a comfortable deep mattress queen sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. There are two large hanging closets. The couch is a new rattan futon with a full size temperpedic type mattress. We can verify it is a great napping place as well. There are also two inflatable twin beds.

The bath has a glass brick shower, tiled counter and large closet for extra guests and items. There is a private, outdoor shower for your use as well.

WiFi is subject to availability and the equipment guests bring with them. The Coral Reef has WiFi subject to availability as well. Cell phone service is subject to available service and your carrier's roaming charges.

There are bicycles on site for guest use.

Check out The Compass Rose Cottage on Facebook and see even more images and great links. Be sure to look for the St. Patrick's Day Humpback Whale encounter on You Tube as well.

Air travel to Salt Cay on regularly scheduled Caicos Express Airlines flights is Monday, Wednesday afternoons, Friday, and Saturday. Charter travel can be arranged as well.

When booking, please keep regularly schedule airline service in mind for arrival and departure dates. We will be more than happy to help arrange your travel to and from Salt Cay and provide travel tips to Providenciales where you will take a plane to Salt Cay. Be sure to bring a light windbreaker or sweat shirt for potentially cool evenings, sunscreen and a bug repellant that works for you.

Salt Cay and The Compass Rose are not glitzy cruise ship, spa and luxury vacation spots but a way to be in the Old Caribbean, living with nature, enjoying pristine beaches and reefs,but with a modern and comfortable home around you.

We take Paypal as well as MasterCard and Visa to secure your reservation.

Come visit us on Salt Cay and experience what it was like in the Caribbean in simpler times.




Keywords: Honeymoon, beach house, whale watching, scuba diving, bird watching, relaxing, secluded home, island life, Old Caribbean, shelling, island living, Green Flash, osprey, herons, humpback whales, whales, scuba, flotsam and jetsam,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Limited Accessibility

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room features a new futon couch with deep temurpedic type full size mattress. ...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Amenities

                      • Linens Provided

                      Other Amenities

                          • WiFi access subject to availability and communications equipment of the guests; cell phone reception subject to roaming charges by your carrier and availability of a signal. The Rose is located approximately 200 yards from the western shore and beach and 500 yards from the eastern shore. The whale watching deck affords a view of almost the entire island and both shores as well as the south eastern shores and ocean. The Rose affords significant privacy on the southern exposure. There are bicycles available at The Rose at no charge....moreless

                          Entertainment

                          • Music Library:

                            The Rose has an extensive CD collection and CD changer. There is also an iPod docking station attached to the Yamaha surround sound system....moreless

                          • Video Library:

                            There is an extensive DVD collection available to guests....moreless

                          • Stereo
                          • DVD Player

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The Rose has an elevated whale watching deck with great ocean views. There is a screen porch room with rattan furnishings and dining table for 6. Also, The Rose has a private sunning area with lounge chairs....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                          • Beach View:

                            The beach and ocean are visible from the whale watching deck of the Compass Rose. You are a very short, less than 200 yard walk, to a very nice snorkeling and sun bathing beach below the house....moreless

                          • Ocean View:

                            From the whale watching deck you can see the eastern Atlantic and shore. To the west you can see fabulous sunsets, maybe a Green Flash, and the ships cruising past Salt Cay. ...moreless

                          • Water View

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Groceries
                          • Shelling
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Walking
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Ruins
                          • Churches
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Hiking
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $235
                          $1,400

                          Discounts: 21 nights or more: $190 Nightly

                          Low Season
                          Apr 16 - Dec 14
                          2 night min stay
                          $200
                          $1,050

                          Discounts: 21 nights or more: $140 Nightly

                          High Season
                          Dec 15 - Apr 15
                          2 night min stay
                          $235
                          $1,400

                          Discounts: 21 nights or more: $190 Nightly


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Extra Persons, up to two (4 person max in home): $50 per person per night;

                          Two night minimum;

                          Includes TCI accommodation taxes and RT airport transfers & bi-weekly maid service


                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and confirmed.

                          Cancellation Policy: No refunds within 60 days of arrival;

                          Two night minimum;

                          Christmas-New Year's Reservations must be paid in full upon booking due to demand. 50% refund only if a replacement reservation can be obtained and if cancellation is outside of 60 days of arrival;

                          Payment via Paypal available upon request


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                          Location

                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          beach

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The Compass Rose offers private, secluded vacationing on an island where time has stood still. It is an Old Caribbean style of life with fantastic snorkeling, diving and whale watching in season. Be busy, or not at all.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About: Joel and Michele McNair fell in love with Salt Cay during their scuba diving trips. Though living in California, the McNair's regularly visit the island. They purchased the home when it was almost finished and put their personal touches into the property. Michele regularly writes articles in 'Times of The Islands' about the history and people of Salt Cay.

                          Why Salt Cay:
                          The McNair's purchased the home given its private location. It is the last home on the island and affords an almost 360 degree view of the island. The home has been available for rental for over 11 years with many satisfied guests who return again and again. We have a verified history of safe, dependable renting.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          While on island we enjoy the company of the Islanders who have opened their hearts to us. Salt Cay is family and sharing their histories and lives is, as with all families, deeply rewarding. Meet the people of Salt Cay and become part of our family.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • The Compass Rose Cottage, southern view.

                            The Compass Rose Cottage, southern view.

                          • The modern gourmet kitchen

                            The modern gourmet kitchen

                          • The living room area of the Compass Rose with new, comfy futon sofa.

                            The living room area of the Compass Rose with new, comfy futon sofa.

                          • The North Beach:  Leave your flip flops and make your own tracks.

                            The North Beach: Leave your flip flops and make your own tracks.

                          • Dare to dive differently with Salt Cay Divers off the wall of Salt Cay.

                            Dare to dive differently with Salt Cay Divers off the wall of Salt Cay.

                          • Pet a baby donkey.  This is Stormy at 2 days old.

                            Pet a baby donkey. This is Stormy at 2 days old.

                          • The Rose is a secluded and private home. This is looking south.

                            The Rose is a secluded and private home. This is looking south.

                          • A whale encounter, St. Patrick's Day, 2012 taken by the owner.

                            A whale encounter, St. Patrick's Day, 2012 taken by the owner.

                          • The screen porch living area and dining room with sunning deck and BBQ

                            The screen porch living area and dining room with sunning deck and BBQ

                          • The comfortable queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens and lots of storage

                            The comfortable queen bed with Egyptian cotton linens and lots of storage

                          • Approach to Salt Cay.

                            Approach to Salt Cay.

                          • Head out diving, whale watching, or snorkeling with Salt Cay Divers.

                            Head out diving, whale watching, or snorkeling with Salt Cay Divers.

                          • Meet the lovely and friendly people of Salt Cay.

                            Meet the lovely and friendly people of Salt Cay.

                          • Enjoy the whale watching deck, watch the sun set and the island come to life

                            Enjoy the whale watching deck, watch the sun set and the island come to life

                          • Enjoy a peaceful sunrise walk....

                            Enjoy a peaceful sunrise walk....

                          • We hope to see you on Salt Cay

                            We hope to see you on Salt Cay

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

                          $200 - $235 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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