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The three bungalows of The Retreat are 190 paces down a manicured path from the award winning Grace Bay Beach As you pass the gate into the serenity of 25 year old gardens, 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. The 600sqft yoga deck is also ideal for sunbathing, sky watching, cocktails and dancing.
The main house has a king bed in an air conditioned bedroom,
The Villa has a queen bed, fridge and coffee maker.
The Cottage, shaded by palms & seagrapes, is connected to the main house by a raised walkway. Toilet & sink indoors, the shower is in a private surround. A pair of twin beds can be converted to King.
The airy ocean view living room has a reading/napping alcove, wall mounted TV with 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.
Please note!!we have resident CATS who are cared for by the staff and geckos behind paintings.
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.
Ipod/Ipad docking and charging stations in all bedrooms....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
The beach is 200 steps from the front porch....moreless
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Indoor dining room seats 6
Outdoor dining table on East deck, in a garden setting under arbor. Seats 8 - 10....moreless
Moon gazing or private sunbathing tower looks out to sea & feels like a tree house.100sqft...moreless
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
Lanai / Gazebo:
This is the covered deck is below the moon gazing tower. Perfect for shaded outdoor lounging & reading....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
Spring thru October Apr 16 - Oct 31, 2015 5 night min stay
Fall Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas Holidays Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter Jan 5 - Mar 1, 2016 5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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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Heaving Down Rock terminal to North/ Middle Caicos
Provo GolfClub,challenging course w/ birdwatching
Somewhere on the Beach yummy Mexican/Caribbean
GraceBayBeach 12mi walkable sand & turquoise water
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.
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 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.
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Secondary:+1 8659513805This is only on occasional by announcement.