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HARBOUR HOUSE, heated pool, 2 minute walk to picture perfect Sapodilla Beach

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Relax and enjoy Harbour House at Sapodilla Bay! Recently described as one of the top 10 secluded beaches IN THE WORLD, Sapodilla Beach is truly the perfect spot for Honeymooners, Families with children or anyone looking to kick back in the incredible turquoise shallows and white sand.

Harbour House is an elevated beach-style house designed for comfort and easy socializing among the palm trees. You will find plenty of places to spread out at Harbour House whether in the sun on the front deck, the shade and cool breezes on the back deck, under the Gazebo poolside or soaking up the sun on our pool loungers. During the summer of 2013 we completed the construction of a 16' x 24' pool, gazebo and patio area on the sunny side of Harbour House to take advantage of the beautiful afternoon sun. Enjoy a morning swim in the pool before heading to the beach or hang out there all day. The patio is surrounded by lush landscaping complete with bougainvillea and palm trees and our very own lime tree offering the Caribbean ambiance you're looking for. At night be sure to turn on the pool lights and enjoy the lightshow! Another nice feature is a propane pool heater which keeps the temperature of the pool at a beautiful 82 degrees year round – perfect for those evening swims when the air temperature is in the mid 70s during the winter months.

Harbour House has been upgraded throughout yet retains the cool island feel of a beach house. The french doors front and back open wide to let the breezes through, and the decks offer spacious outdoor living areas off the living & dining rooms, surrounded by trees and indigenous vegetation. The front and rear doors and windows are louvered aluminum which allow the windows to stay open day or night securely while the beautiful cooling trade-wind breezes pass through the house.

Inside, the kitchen is where most of the socializing happens and features a beautiful granite bar area, Sapelli Mahogany cabinets and onyx pendant lights giving this space a cozy nightclub feel as you sit on the bar stools and relive your island adventures each evening. The dining table comfortably seats up to 8 people in the dining room or you can choose to dine outside on the back deck under the palm tree and blossoming Mahoe trees. You will usually share your breakfast with the resident Bahama Woodstar Hummingbirds in the morning!

The warm coral colored main bedroom features a king size bed and, for comfort, a ceiling fan as well as air conditioning if needed. The front windows are louvered which can remain open all night to let the breezes flow through the bedroom. The bathroom offers his and hers sinks and a spacious travertine marble tile and glass shower.

The second bedroom also offers a king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan louvered windows. The walls in this room are a soft lavender color, the perfect place for an afternoon nap when you return from the beach.

The open living room area is welcoming with traditional exposed beam vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan and comfortable, contemporary furniture - an inviting area for all to congregate. The sectional couch has a queen size pull out bed that is very comfortable and easily made up with the half bath near-by. For inside entertainment there is a 42”' HDTV, DVD player and a bluetooth soundbar and wireless internet.

And then there is Sapodilla Bay less than a 2 minute walk to the prettiest beach on Providenciales. Spend the day building sand castles, wading through the water, floating, snorkeling, watching for turtles and just taking in the magnificent turquoise view. Don't be afraid to drag your beach chairs into the water and watch the sun slowly sink into the water to the west while you plan tomorrow's adventure - or not... this is paradise! The southwest side of Providenciales is a totally different experience compared to the Grace Bay hustle and bustle and larger surf of the north side. Even though it is the “other side” of the island you are still only a 15 minute drive from most everything Provo has to offer from horse back riding, paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba or fishing excursions. You will find all sorts of dining experiences on Provo within minutes from Harbour House or simply walk down our back path right across the street to Las Brisas restaurant and come 'home' for an after dinner drink by the pool under the stars.

New this year is the addition of Ocean Kayak hybrid paddleboard/kayaks at the beach access. The 2 board/kayaks are located down with the beach chairs at the beach access and offer the ability to paddle standing up or sitting down by converting the paddles. Very cool!

If your dates are already taken, please visit one of our other properties, 4 bedroom Aqua Vista at VRBO #867737 on Blue Mountain or 4 bedroom Villa Cariad at VRBO# 698250 located in Leeward.


Patrick Staples

Member Since 2012
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About Patrick Staples

When we married while vacationing in Antigua, my wife and I started to dream of how we were going to one day live in the Caribbean. After that first warm trip together we traveled to Maui, Dominican Republic, BVI, St. Lucia, Barbados, Mexico and a few other warm destinations until we found Providenciales. We were immediately stricken with the innumerable colors of the water and practically deserted beaches and knew that this was it. After two weeks of playing in 85 degree ocean water, we went home, listed the house, sold the cars and most of our furniture and moved to 'Provo' 3 months later - just to try it out for a few months. That was over a decade ago and we have not regretted our decision. As simple as it sounds, I enjoy getting up in the morning and not having to decide how many layers of clothes I will need to walk the dog! I don't own 4 seasons of clothes like I did at home and I can BBQ any darned day of the week. I traded my skis for sailing which I can also do any day of the week! Above all else though, we have grown in so many directions due to the friends we have made and the many, many people we have met from all corners of the earth. We cherish our local island friends and the fact that they have welcomed us to live here and make our new lives in their country. We encourage you as visitors to say Hello to a Turks islander at every opportunity and enjoy the friendly smile and humor that will undoubtedly follow. Enjoy your time in our island home - we are delighted to share the experience with you.

Patrick Staples purchased this House in 2007

Why Patrick Staples chose Providenciales

It's really all about being able to walk to the beach in less than 2 minutes and straight into the water - no hills to climb or treacherous hikes across rocks to get to the beach. Or to gaze out at how the sun lights up the shallows into 'electric turquoise'. Or to look up at the plane passing overhead and realize that the turquoise undercarriage is actually the water reflecting up on a white undercarriage! Provo is blessed with many miles of sandy beaches but Sapodilla Beach is a special stretch with its own character and amenities. Don't forget that the sun sets over the water most of the year on this side of the island and you will see the 'green flash'. If you've never heard of or seen the green flash it is your job to now find out more.

What makes this House unique

Harbour Gates is a closed community with one access into the neighbourhood which results in hardly any traffic. This makes the short walk to your beach access safe and unimpeded where your beach chairs are waiting for you. Sapodilla Beach on Sapodilla Bay is a public beach with 7 private homes built on it. This means that the beach is never crowded and there are no resorts nearby. Sapodilla Bay is a safe harbour for passing sailboats making their way down through the islands or back home again. Keep your eyes open for the resident turtles that surface just beyond the shallows or the occasional stingray or dolphins. The wind is predominantly from the east so west facing Sapodilla Bay is mostly flat and docile - perfect for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Although we are not on the beach, the open concept and vaulted ceilings of our house make this feel like a true beach house. Our bungalow is elevated 6 feet off the ground with decks front and back. The foundation incorporates a 25,000 gallon cistern replenished by capturing rain water from the roof. We rarely require A/C due to the constant breezes and laundry can be dried on the shaded clothes lines under the house. We try to be as 'green' as we can and the island is better for it. The addition of the pool, patio and gazebo in 2013 offers our guests their choice of playing at the beach or playing in the pool or both! We have creating a courtyard atmosphere poolside where you can soak in the sun or hang out in the shade of the gazebo or palm trees. The pool means you will never be too far away from the ice and the blender for another slushy drink! We hope you enjoy your stay!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, The king mattress is a pillow top that is very comfortable
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 baby crib, The king mattress is a very comfortable pillow top
      • Both bedrooms have their own wall-mounted A/C units that are very efficient and very quiet. There is also a ceiling fan in each which provides ample air movement especially with the windows open to let the breezes flow in. Each bedroom lets lots of light in with 3 louvered windows and a sliding window. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom for convenience and comfort.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, His and Hers sinks, large glass door and wall in shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Ensuite Bathroom off of the Guest Bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Powder room located off of living space
      • The bathrooms have all been renovated with travertine vanity tops, mahogany vanities and new tile and fixtures.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Harbour House is located a short 2 to 3 minute walk to the neighbourhood beach access for Sapodilla beach. No worries about traffic as this is as cul-de-sac neighbourhood with no through traffic.
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Split unit A/C in each bedroom
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New GE appliance
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heated pool in winter months only.
                    • Internet
                      Provided by the local phone company FLOW. Decent throughput.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedlinens are high quality - high threadcount white sheets
                    • Broadband Access
                      Provided by the local Phone company FLOW over DSL.
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Parking
                      Parking in front of Harbour House for 2 or 3 vehicles.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      Cell phone provided for local calls. Can take with you on excursions.
                    • Towels Provided
                      A bath towel, facecloth and hand towel will be provided for every member of your party. A beach towel will also be supplied for every person.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New GE appliance
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless internet is provided by the phone company and has decent throughput. Most restaurants on island have wireless internet, ask for their password and you can stay connected that way too


                        • Kitchen
                          GE Profile Stainless Steel appliances, dining for up to 8 adults, granite countertops, halogen pendant and spot lighting, bar stools, custom mahogany cabinets,
                        • Catering Available
                          we can recommend several fine caterers and private chefs who will cater on site
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Kitchen is well outfitted with all necessary utensils and cookware
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          More than enough dishes and utensils for any occasion
                        • Dishwasher
                          GE Profile dishwasher with automatic detergent dispenser - no detergent required!
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                          GE Profile appliance
                        • Oven
                          GE Profile Stainless Steel oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Our policy is to "pay it forward" and leave any pantry items that are not outdated. We encourage our guests to look through the cupboards and fridge before creating their weekly shopping list.
                        • Refrigerator
                          GE Profile Stainless Steel refrigerator with in the door icemaker and filtered water system
                        • Stove
                          GE Profile Stainless Steel stove/oven. Stove is glass top surface.
                        • Toaster
                          Stainless Steel, 4 slicer.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The indoor dining area will accommodate up to 8 people. The outdoor dining area has seating for 8 people comfortably.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Bookshelf with a "leave a book, take a book" policy
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Sony DVD/CD player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                  300 plus CDs
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Digital TV provided by Phone company FLOW over DSL
                                • Stereo
                                  DVD/CD player plays through a soundbar
                                • Television
                                  50" Vizio UHD wall mounted flatscreen
                                • Toys
                                  beach toys and flotation devices
                                • Video Library
                                  approximately 100 DVDs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front and rear wood decks are elevated and cascade down on to the pool patio at the side of the house. Dine on the back deck where the BBQ is located. You will find your own special spot to hang out!
                                    • Golf
                                      Provo Golf Course is a 20 minute drive
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      There are 2 hybrid paddleboard/kayaks available at an added weekly fee. They will be locked down at the beach access for convenience.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Located near the pool you find our gazebo is perfect for escaping the midday sun. The lounge furniture is great to relax on and enjoy the breezes flowing through in the shade.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber Barbecue
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are 2 hybrid paddleboard/kayaks available at an added weekly fee. They will be locked down at the beach access for convenience.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Pool is 16' x 24' and 4.5' feet deep. Perfect for kids to play on the full width steps at one end. Perfect for adults to lounge on the steps with a drink! Enjoy the LED coloured light show at night.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Having been in the rental business with Harbour House since 2012, I take great pleasure in helping people create a memorable vacation with their family and friends. I try to help in any way by suggesting things to see, our favourite spots or restaurants or any info you may require. We have relationships with Grace Bay Car Rentals, some restaurant owners on island and excursion operators which always helps when booking things. When you get to Harbour House, I will meet you there and we will spend some time showing you through the house, going through the guide and map of the island and, of course, guiding you down to the beach access. My goal is to show you why Sapodilla Bay and Harbour House is the perfect spot for 2 couples or a family with young children or anyone just looking for a comfortable spot in the Turks and Caicos islands, close to a beach without blowing your budget. I look forward to meeting you!

                                                                      68 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful house, great location!

                                                                      Sue B.Bryson City, NC

                                                                      Harbour house has everything you need for the perfect vacation in the T&C. The house is very well appointed, and a two minute walk to the beach. Each morning we had a leisurely breakfast on the deck and a swim in the beautiful heated pool before heading to the beach. We would pack our little beach wagon with umbrellas and a cooler and walk to the end of the street where we always had a little chat with Charles, the private security for the neighborhood association--very nice young man. Then across the street to our private gated entrance to one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever had the pleasure of visiting--Sapodilla Beach. We had our own loungers there as well as paddle boards. The beach is small but uncrowded. Flat calm, crystal clear turquoise water and sand like silk. We never saw more than 25 people there. We would return to Harbour House for lunch or walk on our private path to Las Brisas a charming little place on Chalk Sound with a beautiful view. Afternoons were spent in our pool or reading and napping in our poolside pavillion. At 6:45 each night we took a cocktail to the beach and photographed the picture perfect sunsets. We ate dinner out several times but preferred to dine by candlelight under the stars on our deck.

                                                                      We ventured over to Grace Bay one day, had lunch at the beach and never went back. If you want big hotels and miles of beach umbrellas, then stay in Grace Bay. But if you want to live in a private neighborhood in a fabulous housewith your own semi private beach, then stay with Patrick!

                                                                      Perfect Vacation!

                                                                      Robert I.Bear Creek Twp, Pa

                                                                      Thanks you for sharing Harbour House again! Second vacation at Harbour House, 9 days of sunshine and trade winds. The house showed no effects of the Hurricanes. Patrick was waiting at the airport for us, we rented from Grace Bay Car rentals. We were at the house within 15 minutes from walking out of the airport. I thought the rental price was fair, it is a short walk to Sapodilla Bay, the kayaks were fun in the morning, jet ski rentals (do not be afraid to negotiate) Flex allowed us to go almost anywhere we wanted, they get there at 9:00 am or a calm day its is amazing. There is minor noise from south dock, this is easily fixed by closing the windows if they are going at night. Nothing major in my opinion. Las Brisas, offers breakfast across the street, its was wipe out from the hurricane, so they have a temporary location on a deck overlooking the sound, service is slow, remember it is Island time. Patrick was there were we needed him! Many thanks Patrick! Looking forward to the next visit! The view from Sapodilla Hill is amazing, plus the rock cravings! Pictures on VRBO are True and Correct.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      So great to see you folks again Robert! Thanks for your kind words and for such a great review of the surrounding area as well as your experience at Harbour House. We feel very lucky that Irma didn't treat us too badly and allowed us to get up and running again quickly. Hope to see you again some day!


                                                                      Very enjoyable

                                                                      Ted F.

                                                                      We had a really nice time - great spot!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It was great having you and your family here Ted! I think the pool was a hit with the kids. Come see us again some day!


                                                                      Great house, awesome location

                                                                      Michele M.Kensington, Md.

                                                                      Quite simply, this villa was a delight. My husband and I, and our two kids (ages 5 and 7) visited in mid-January. You would have never guessed a Category 5 hurricane had torn through the island months earlier based on Pat's villa. Everything was in tip-top condition, and we took full advantage of the heated pool option. The pantry was stocked with useful staples, and Pat made sure there were cold drinks on our arrival. There was basic Internet/wifi for email checking (which not everyone on the island had post-hurricane) and the A/C in the bedrooms worked great for nighttime sleeping. We really appreciated the beach chairs right down at Sapodilla Bay for us, and for a little bit of adventure, he also provides a kayak/SUP.

                                                                      For those with kids, there are some especially great things about the house. First, its location within walking distance to Sapodilla Bay. We visited a lot of beaches in Provo, and for kids, Sapodilla Bay was the best -- calm, shallow, and uncrowded. And absolutely gorgeous. Second, the layout of the house and pool was great. The pool was so close to the house that we could be in the kitchen or living room and keep an eye on them through the windows. Also, the bedrooms on opposite sides of the living room gave the kids space, and us our space. And finally, the pool floats were a big hit with the kids!

                                                                      We walked to Las Brisas for our first dinner; it was great having a restaurant/bar within walking distance. Pat's tips and the binder full of local information were invaluable (we even had to visit the island doctor for a minor issue with our son, and it was reassuring to have that name/number right at our fingertips in the binder.) In sum, a great trip with a superb host and villa.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Michele, I am so happy you enjoyed your time at Harbour House with your family! I am especially happy that you made the decision to come based on me describing that Sapodilla Beach is MADE for younger kids and Harbour House is perfect for a family of 4. Thank you for your patience with the temporary internet solution and making do with the DVD collection for entertainment. We now have TV and Internet back fulltime at Harbour House - but there's still nothing on TV worth watching!

                                                                      I hope you come back again and enjoy all that Provo and Sapodilla Bay has to offer. Thanks for being such great guests!


                                                                      This home is more than lovely! The pictures do not do it justice... It's better I real life!

                                                                      Susan C.

                                                                      Our whole experience could not have been better. With the aftermath of hurricane Irma, the owner kept us updated and insured we would have a great honeymoon. We did! Can't wait to go back

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so glad you had a great time here Susan and honoured that you chose Harbour House for your honeymoon! I hope we get to see you basking in the sun and each other's company again some day!


                                                                      Repeat Visit!

                                                                      John M.Lehigh Valley, PA

                                                                      Second Visit to HH this year. As you can see from our review from March of this year, it pains us to write a great review because we don’t want the secret out. Couple that with Pat’s recommendation that the summer is the best time of the year to visit Provo. And he was spot on. Therefore, we feel obligated to pass it along!

                                                                      The property is just spectacular. Everything is provided and we found even more conveniences during our recent visit. Clean and great set up and everything is thought off. My wife even remarked, “there are more gadgets in the kitchen than we have at home.” The clothes lines really come in handy with drying swim suits, towels and laundry. The property is in such a quiet secluded area that my wife was floating in the pool one afternoon while the boys (ages 8 & 11) and I were at the beach and heard the wings of a humming bird in the Palm tree. Mentioning the beach, chairs are provided and we took full advantage of the hybrid kayak / paddle boards. Couldn’t keep the boys off of them. And the pool, it is just fantastic. Great space with a cabana and pool deck. Spent a lot of time out there when not venturing out or at Sapodilla Bay.

                                                                      If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Grace Bay and enjoy what we think is the best beach on the island on Sapodilla Bay, HH is the ideal property for your visit. Great location for couples or young families. All in all, highly recommended.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      John, wow, thank you again for another stellar review! I am just so happy to know that your family loves it here as much we do! And happy that you agree that they summer months are pretty special. I hope to see you here again next summer to take advantage of the lower summer rates and your returning guest discount but mostly to hang out and drink a beer under the gazebo again together!

                                                                      Stay well and happy!



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