Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, spanish
About Ramona Settle
Obssessed with warm weather and beaches, I was lucky enough to travel the world in my quest for the world's best beach. Nothing beats the turquoise hues of Grace Bay Beach. Double lucky that I was hired by Fodor's Travel publications to write guidebooks on Turks and Caicos and Bahamas.
Ramona Settle purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Ramona Settle chose Leeward Settlement
My husband knew my goal in life to have a beach house. After going to numerous islands, when landing over Chalk Sound, he was looking out the window at the bright turquoise water and said, 'this is the island!'
What makes this Villa unique
walk to a secluded beach, fun tropical tiki bar, in a quiet upscale neighborhood for a fraction of the price staying on Grace Bay, plus bonus discounts with cars, cell phones and excursions.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The home was amazing from the pool to the bar in the back to the decorations and rooms...all made for a perfect tropical retreat. Additionally the location was super close to the beach and a short drive to everything else that you could want to do on the island.
Also the owner was a huge help in answering any and all questions and making sure we were comfortable and happy.
everything we needed in one place!
We have rented this Villa before so we knew what to expect and it was
as we remembered
The floor plan was perfect for 2 families. My granddaughters love the pool
right off the kitchen and making us breakfast smoothies at the "Tiki" bar.
The younger practiced her with her new snorkel in the pool as her sister had 2 yrs ago and off they went to the reef off "Somewhere" of see turtles, rays and "fishes". Their mother dove again and experienced the "best dive ever" - actually with a humpback whale !!!!
they rode with Provo ponies -we took a pontoon boat in Chaulk Sound out of Las Brisas which was beautiful - the water colors are amazing!
Another wonderful memory
We would highly recommend this rental. The location is ideal and the house has so many things available to make you feel right at home. Thank you Ramona for everything. I really appreciated all of your emails and advice. Thank you also to Wendy and Jameka for your assistance throughout the week. We will miss the kitties..... all three of them we so sweet. We woke up our last morning in Turks to sun and 80 degrees, and ended our day back home in Pennsylvania to snow. I think it's fair to say we will be back and hope to stay at this beautiful property once more.
We Had The Best Time At Barefoot Palms! You Will, Too!
We've been to Provo 4 times within the past 10 years and Barefoot Palms was the best! We will be back! Rental was easy.
We've traveled extensively on Providenciales for our family vacations. Our preference is for more secluded beaches & favor those located by the leeward side of the island including Sunset Beach (long and expansive) & Pelican Beach (smaller, more cove like) at the eastern tip of Grace Bay.
Both beaches are within easy walking distance (about 5 - 8 minutes) of the house and are straight paths. Barefoot Palms comes fully equipped with practically new Tommy Bahama beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas and even a beach cart with big wheels to lug all the gear over sand which we easily did for the four of us! We had long stretches of Grace Bay beach on the leeward end all to ourselves with the exception of the occasional passersby. Absolutely gorgeous!
But enough about the beaches. The Barefoot Palms Villa was perfect for the four of us my daughter, her boyfriend, my wife and myself. We easily could have accommodated more people as there was still an additional bedroom that went unused. The house is open concept which makes for great entertaining. It is even nicer than the pictures. And if you want to watch a movie, the selection they have on hand is phenomenal.
Every day after the beach we would rinse off at the outdoor shower and then chill out by the pool and Tiki Bar. We had brought along a Bose bluetooth speaker and played from a Caribbean songs list from Spotify as we recapped all the activity of the day. One night we even cooked steaks (we had brought with us from Boston) on their gas grill that was very nice.
We rented a car because we are comfortable driving on the island. You don't have to rent a car to stay here but I recommend it as the cabs are expensive or at least rent bikes or scooters. The best supermarket(Graceway Gourmet) that is in the heart of Grace Bay is too long to walk but would be about a 20 minute bike ride or scooter ride or a 10 minute car drive. There are also smaller convenience markets located at Blue Haven (about a twelve minute walk) which is stunning that are open to the public even though it is an all-inclusive resort where you could pick up a six pack of beer, or a bottle of wine, or fresh coffee & croissants.
I feel like I know Ramona although I've never met her because her personality shines through in the decor and flow of the house. It is stunning and remarkable. I have a feeling she is too.
We had a 7 girls (women) trip. We did a lot of relaxing and this home is the place for that. The pool was fabulous. Plenty of room for all of us with all we needed. The closest beach is walking distance but a bit rough. We found Sopadillo beach the place. Go on the snorkel trip with Island vibes and don't miss the Thursday night fish fry with the local dancers. We will go back to this house and they could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Thanks Ramona and Jameka.
We have rented many houses in the Islands and this house is by far the nicest one we have rented!
Perfect setting! The house is clean, beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything you need! The pool is great and you are just a short walk from the beach! We loved it here!!
Paddle Board, kite surfing, skiff rental, hobie cat rental, kayak rental, parasailing, banana boats, spas, underwater sea explorer, snorkel, excursions