Oceanfront, Elegant 19th Century Salt Merchants Home, Salt Cay.(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Historic colonial charm, close to great snorkeling and dive shop.
In fact the West veranda provides an excellent viewing area for spotting the magnificent humpback whales as they continue on their migration path to the Silver Banks.
A peaceful retreat, the 'Brown House' is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the antiquity of time.
LOCATION...Although very private and quiet the ‘Brown House’ is conveniently located near to Salt Cay’s dive shop, water front café, restaurant and a short ride to one of the most amazing sandy beaches in the Caribbean.
The house is set back from Victoria Street and very quiet. The guests stay on the upper floor with the superb views and breezes because historically the ground floor was used to store the salt raked from the salt ponds and then transported and off loaded by donkey and cart. The donkeys would haul the salt in burlap bags on the back of the cart and store under the Brown House until the sailing ships arrived to collect the salt foe delivery to ports around the world.
BEDROOMS EN-SUITE..The three perfectly appointed bedrooms with king size four poster beds and soft down pillows each have their own modern bathrooms with hot showers,fragrant soaps and towels provided.
For those that choose to read each room has reading lamps next to a chaise lounge for relaxation.
LIBRARY...There is also a library room with a wide assortment of books, and a flat screen TV for playing DVD's.
LOUNGE...Adjacent to the library is an elegant lounge area with double doors that open to the sea,historic church and salt pans that stretch to the horizon.
KITCHEN...The modern kitchen is located in the original Bemudan kitchen building, adjacent to the main house and once referred to as the Buttery.
TERRACE...The door opens to a wide terrace decked with teak table and chairs that overlook the ocean..A perfect place for breakfast and sunset cocktails!
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (3)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
A short walk in any direction will take you to a private and secluded beach for swimming or snorkelling. One of great pleasures of visiting Salt Cay is that there are many spots where you can snorkel from shore and see a myriad of tropical fish and critters. ...moreless
From the upstairs sweeping verandas, guests can enjoy spectacular ocean views but the North, South and West Wings have a clear view over the ancient Salt Salinas, the hues of browns and reds changing with sunset and sunrise. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 16 - Apr 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12%
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Private tour to Cotton cay which is owned by the owner of The Brown House.. with fabulous sandy beaches...ruins and wild vegetation. Amazing location for snorkeling.
The Brown House is a private and quiet property directly on the ocean and is central to the restaurants ,fabulous beaches,dive shops and exploration of the history of salt raking.
Humpback whale watching is an amazing attraction during the months of February and March and you can take a boat ride or just sit on the veranda of the Brown House..
Year Purchased: 2000
About: Helen Krieble is well known and loved by the residents of Salt Cay. Everyone has been touched by her personal generosity and help to rebuild the historic landmarks on the island which she said 'would be a legacy for future generations to enjoy' Ms Krieble established the Turks and Caicos Preservation Foundation and donated much time and effort into rebuilding the historic Government House and more recently the Benevolent Society building which dates back to the 1800's. Please see links. Ms Krieble and her brother Frederick are true guardians of the national heritage of Salt Cay and in preserving and renovating these precious old buildings create and maintain a link to the past and present . Visitors to the island not only enjoy the pristine beaches but delight in seeing the historic buildings come to life.
Why Turks Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands:
This colonial home has been lovingly restored and is absolutely a unique Georgian period salt merchants home. it is one of the few privately owned national heritage landmark in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is a legacy to the history and culture of these salt raking islands.. It is possibly one of the only Salt Merchants home in the world run as a small guesthouse and open to guests that wish to stay in an elegant early 19th century home on an island with amazing history, diving and spectacular white sandy beaches.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Restored 1820's salt merchants house directly oceanfront, elegant, quiet, spacious, best panoramic views of ocean, historic district, old church, salt salinas. Close to the harbour, dive shop and restaurants. Own library, lounge and modern kitchen, bikes,,wide verandas with 360 degree views with comfortable armchairs..daily maid service.
- Primary: +01 6492441407
- Secondary: +01144 227368155
Links to more information:
THE BROWN HOUSE ORIGINALLY BUILT 1820 NOW A UNIQUE GUEST HOUSE ON SALT CAY
Sun deck on the ocean and a great lookout for spotting the humpback whales.
ST JOHNS ANGLICAN CHURCH IS SEEN FROM THE WINDOW OF THE BROWN HOUSE.
Painting of the Brown House from the sea by local artist Elinor Davies.
.View through upstairs window.
THE ELEGANT LOUNGE LEADING THROUGH TO THE LIBRARY AND READING ROOM.
.King size bedroom
Roaming donkeys in the salt ponds in front of the Brown House.
COTTON CAY HAS WILD AND UNTOUCHED VEGETATION.
.Pristine, sandy beaches and great swimming areas.
Descendants of the Salt Merchant who lived in this house during the salt raking
Dine close to the ocean!
THE BROWN HOUSE FROM VICTORIA STREET.
.Sweeping verandas with spectacular sea views
The main driveway with salt ponds in the distance.
.One of three modern bathrooms.
THE ENTRANCE TO THE SECLUDED AND PEACEFUL BROWN HOUSE AND CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS.
A SHORT WALK TO THE DIVE SHOP AND SUPERB DIVING..
.local fishing boat built by Edwin Lightbourne
.Salt Cay Dive Shop with fascinating dive and snorkel trips. Oceanfront dining.
Diving is always fun with Salt Cay divrs...
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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