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Artists Home in a Garden Oasis Large Yoga Deck 190 Pace Path to Grace Bay Beach

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Living room looking thru to dining room.

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grace Bay house description

The Retreat is 190 paces down a manicured path to the award winning beach of Grace Bay. The Freestanding yoga deck looks out to turquoise sea and the pearl necklace of the reef.

As you pass thru the white picket gate into the serenity of 25 year old gardens you will begin to relax and feel the magical serenity of this well loved property.
The main house, originally built in 1987, has evolved from a small beach cottage to a delightful ramble of indoor & outdoor spaces, surrounded by native greenery & filled with a superb collection of Caribbean art and furniture. It was completely renovated in the summer of 2013. Naturally cooled, the house is sited to catch the breezes and view of the ocean from under the shade and whisper of the sea pines.

Cool travertine & brightly painted wooden floors invite barefeet. The multitude of decks make room for several simultaneous activities, perhaps some doing yoga or sunbathing, one having a massage, others a game of backgammon plus someone in a nap. The 600sqft yoga deck fits 16.,
Sleeping accommodations in the tree shaded Main house plus the two en suite pods, The Cottage & The Villa, offers privacy for all.

The Villa is furnished with a queen bed, chest of drawers, hanging closet & couch, fridge,coffee maker, microwave and flat screen TV. A ceiling fan cools the room. The shower bathroom is one step up. French doors open to a small patio garden. The Villa is a retreat in its own right and may occasionally be rented on its own.

The Cottage, shaded by palms & seagrapes, is an airy, art filled hideaway, connected to the main house by a raised walkway. Toilet & sink indoors, the shower is in a private surround under the Poinciana tree by the door. A pair of twin beds , chest of drawers & reading chair with extensive library and iPod/Pad docking station complete this room.

The Main house has Master and bath, diningroom, full kitchen and livingroom.

The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, arising from which, one can see the sea. There is a large closet, lots of art, a mirrored alcove and a garden view. The ceiling fan is generally sufficient cooling. There is a metered A/C unit for warmer months. The adjoining bathroom has a rainshower with garden view & a water saving toilet.

The airy ocean view living room has a reading/napping alcove, wall mounted TV with Apple TV, cable & DVD library. This spacious room opens onto the well furnished North deck which in turn leads to the beach path, yoga deck and a covered side deck topped with a moongazing tower.



The indoor dining room seats 6-8, while the outdoor table under the arbor seats 8 .Tthe full kitchen has a gas cooktop and Profile oven, all utensils (we love to cook) dishwasher, fridge with icemaker.

The Retreat on Grace Bay will be hosting Moon Gazing retreats each month for the week of the Full Moon with additional accommodation at adjacent houses. these retreats will feature our local teachers of yoga, meditation, energy work and more.
It serves equally well for family and friend gatherings, weddings and just hanging out.

Please note we have resident cats who are cared for by the staff and geckos behind paintings.





Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                There is a resident family of felines who came with the land. They are cared for by the staff....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                This property is not suitable for & does not accept children under 12...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years old with proof of age to rent...moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking outdoors only...moreless

              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • The Cottage: 2 twin/ single

                Cottage with en suite toilet and outdoor shower....moreless

              • Bedroom 3The Villa: 1 queen

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              • The Main House bedroom has a King bed, large closet, dresser and side tables. The bedroom has an air conditioner and an overhead fan set into a tray ceiling. There is generally a breeze from the garden windows, cooling the room. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Indoor dining room seats 6 Outdoor dining table on East deck, in a garden setting under arbor. Seats 8 - 10....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen with 4 burner gas cooktop, ...moreless

              • Oven:

                Wall mounted micro/convection oven...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas cooktop....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Exercise cycle....moreless

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

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Ipod/Ipad docking and charging stations in all bedrooms....moreless

              • Books:

                Extensive library....moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Music Library

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                3 decks attached to the house. North deck 400sqft, covered side deck plus East deck for dining & lounging Separate 600 sqft raised deck for Yoga, dancing or sunbathing has a glorious view of the sea....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The lush gardens that envelope the grounds are full of native plants, including orchids. The grounds have been lovingly sculpted for over 25 yrs....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                This is the covered deck is below the moon gazing tower. Perfect for shaded outdoor lounging & reading....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Moon gazing or private sunbathing tower looks out to sea & feels like a tree house.100sqft...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                The glorious turquoise sea & pearl necklace of the reef can be seen when arising from master bed, thru the kitchen window, from the livingroom, porch and separate 600 sq ft Yoga/dancing deck....moreless

              • Beach View:

                The beach is 200 steps from the front porch....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Fitness Center
              • Snorkeling
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Marina
              • Ruins
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Botanical Garden
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Miniature Golf
              • Library
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Water Parks
              • Hiking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May thru October
              May 1 - Oct 11, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $400
              $2,800 $8,800
              Fall
              Oct 12 - Nov 22, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $400
              $2,800
              Pre Holiday
              Nov 23 - Dec 13, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $500
              $3,500
              Christmas Holidays
              Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,200
              Winter
              Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $500
              $3,500 $12,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Notes:

              Cancelation policy: Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. 50% refund if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancelled less than 21 days in advance of arrival. Exceptional emergency cancelation may be considered at owners discretion.

              There is a fifty percent deposit required at time of booking to secure reservation, the balance due 60 before arrival.we accept Visa, Master Card, and bank wire transfers.


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              Location

              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Providenciales International (PLS)
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Heaving Down Rock terminal to North/ Middle Caicos
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Leeward Highway
              200 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              GraceBayBeach 12mi walkable sand & turquoise water
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Somewhere on the Beach fun with the locals
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Provo GolfClub,challenging course w/ birdwatching
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Somewhere on the Beach yummy Mexican/Caribbean

              Car: Recommended

              Paddleboarding and kayaking are popular as is snorkelling at Coral Gardens reef, a 3 minute walk away. We have wonderful birdlife in the area including Osprey, red tail kestrel, pelicans & hummingbirds. We love to watch the sea birds fish. Day Charter boats and parasailing boats may pick you up from the beach in front.

              Spa Tropique is next door.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1987

              About the owner: Architect & artist/entrepreneur, we have lived in Turks and Caicos since the early '80s'. Jeffrey has designed a number of oceanfront homes here in TCI as well as the Veranda Hotel, now the Key West Village of Beaches. I have spent most of my life in the Islands. My careers range from shop clerk, deck hand, journalist to screen printer and for the past 20years partner in Maison Creole, a Haitian & local artisans shop in our PLS airport.

              Why the Owner Chose Grace Bay:
              We built the beginnings of The Retreat just after we married in 1987 on a nearly bare piece of land by the sea. I was determined to live in a jungle and with time and attention the native plants began to thrive. Now there are Joewood, mahogany, thatch palms, seagrapes, Bahamian ficus and encyiclia rufus orchids. We added a deck here, a tower there, a cottage back there, another deck...We love our home and want others to be able to share the idyllic bliss we find here.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              One lot back from the beach, one in from the street makes for delightful privacy.


              Contact us

              Speaks: french, spanish, english

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              Photos

              • Living room looking thru to dining room.

                Living room looking thru to dining room.

              • Haitian bois de chene desk next to reading and napping alcove in the living room

                Haitian bois de chene desk next to reading and napping alcove in the living room

              • Kitchen w/ pass thru to livingrm & ocean view opens on to the East dining deck.

                Kitchen w/ pass thru to livingrm & ocean view opens on to the East dining deck.

              • Master bath  Rainshower, hairdryer, makeup mirror, water saving toilet.

                Master bath Rainshower, hairdryer, makeup mirror, water saving toilet.

              • The Villa is self contained & can be rented separately. TV,A/C fan,

                The Villa is self contained & can be rented separately. TV,A/C fan,

              • View of dining deck from garden alcove.

                View of dining deck from garden alcove.

              • Front entry path..welcome to paradise.

                Front entry path..welcome to paradise.

              • The Beach at the end of the path.

                The Beach at the end of the path.

              • Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Island

                Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Island

              • When are you coming to see me?

                When are you coming to see me?

              • Lignam vitae in fruit. One of the many native plants in our gardens.

                Lignam vitae in fruit. One of the many native plants in our gardens.

              • Livingroom heading out to the  porch, which leads to the beach path & Yoga deck.

                Livingroom heading out to the porch, which leads to the beach path & Yoga deck.

              • Dining room. Turquoise door to bathroom Red door to main entry & porch.

                Dining room. Turquoise door to bathroom Red door to main entry & porch.

              • Master Oceanview on arising frm king bed Shade cooled breezes cross over the bed

                Master Oceanview on arising frm king bed Shade cooled breezes cross over the bed

              • The Cottage has a pair of twin beds, halfbath and outdoor shower. A/C & fans

                The Cottage has a pair of twin beds, halfbath and outdoor shower. A/C & fans

              • Dining al fresco under the arbor. Seating & sunbathing area plus garden alcove.

                Dining al fresco under the arbor. Seating & sunbathing area plus garden alcove.

              • Covered side deck below moongazing tower. Perfect for shaded lounging.

                Covered side deck below moongazing tower. Perfect for shaded lounging.

              • The house is 190 steps from the soft white sand & glorious sea of Grace Bay.

                The house is 190 steps from the soft white sand & glorious sea of Grace Bay.

              • Grace Bay Retreat property plan.

                Grace Bay Retreat property plan.

              • Time for an evening swim.

                Time for an evening swim.

              • Flamingos at Provo Golf Club

                Flamingos at Provo Golf Club

              • Baby Kestrel at the Provo Golf Club.

                Baby Kestrel at the Provo Golf Club.

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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