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Caribbean style artists home,gardens, yoga deck, private path to GraceBay Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique 3 bedroom 3 bath sleeps 6 in Tranquil seaside garden settings

Welcome to a Caribbean dream. The three charming bungalows of The Retreat are 190 paces down a manicured path to Grace Bay Beach.Tucked into the depths 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 beach cottage to a delightful group 3 bungalows with ample indoor & outdoor spaces. They are surrounded by native greenery & filled with a personal collection of Caribbean art.

The entire property 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. All bedrooms have air conditioning.

The 600sqft yoga deck is also ideal for sunbathing, sky watching, cocktails and dancing.

The main house has a king bed and ensuite bath.,

The Villa is furnished with a queen bed, fridge and coffee maker.

The Cottage, with twin beds is connected to the main house by a wooden walkway.

The airy ocean view living room has a reading/napping alcove, wall mounted TV with cable . 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.

Romantic dining is yours at the outdoor table under the arbor just outside the kitchen.The full kitchen has a gas cooktop and Profile oven, all utensils (we love to cook) dishwasher, fridge with icemaker. The gas grill is on the north porch.

There are restaurants along the beach in walking distance, several water sports companies offer beach pickup with kayaking and paddles boarding rentals available.

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

More Details

Owner
TC Villas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About TC Villas

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.

TC Villas purchased this house in 1987

Why TC Villas chose Providenciales

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.

What makes this house unique

One lot back from the beach, one in from the street makes for delightful privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What are you making an interesting place to stay on this beautiful paradise accommodations were superb and what wonderful hosts you were so very thoughtful

Fishing with Screaming Reels in Grand Turks included whale sighting as well as big Wahoo!

we will spread the word and hope to return again love the geckos and the cats nice touch.
Mar 2015
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Amenities

The Bight Settlement House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    The Cottage - 2 twin/ single , Cottage with en suite toilet and outdoor shower.
    Bedroom 3The Villa - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Caribbean style artists home,gardens, yoga deck, private path to GraceBay Beach
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 29 reviews
5

Stunning Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year as a family of 6 at Lucy and Jeff's beautiful home. It is the perfect place to sit back and relax whether in the main house, on one of the many decks, or a short walk to the beautiful Grace Bay Beach. The stretch of sand is very private but also walkable (swimmable) to boat rides, snorkeling, and other restaurants. The breeze is cool and we love the open air feeling of the house and all of the lights hung up in the trees at night. Our family can't say enough great things about this hidden gem and can't wait to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was great.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and the outdoor living areas. The owners are on site but we did not really see them. Beach was beautiful with snorkeling right off the beach but there are too many resorts next door.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Amazing hideaway just steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this place was amazing. Right on Grace Bay yet it felt as though we had our own secluded compound. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. We are coming back on a regular basis. Thank you Lucy and Jeff for making this escape feel like our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Artists bungalows is a cheery and warm retreat

  • 5 of 5

The location of the retreat is perfect. A short walk on a sand path brings you to beautiful Grace Bay, (slightly removed from the larger resorts and busy beaches. ) The bungalows were as described, with a warm and welcoming feel. Great touches of unique art. Lucy and Jeff made us feel welcome with delicious rum punch.

Grace Bay's soft sand and crystal clear blue water is truly amazing. We spent a good amount of beach time right there!

I highly recommend Island Vibes charted boat trips. The crew was fantastic. We saw whales and dolphin playing, snorkled, explored iguana island, and cruised through beautiful parts of the island.

We also enjoyed the Thursday night fish fry. If was great walking down the beach to eat, and the local venders were so friendly.

Artist retreat is perfect if traveling with other friends. There were 3 separate areas for sleeping, but the main house was great for all of us to share. The outside decks were all so nice that we spent most of our time relaxing outside.

Two weeks went so fast, we need plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the artists bungalows, they were all so charming and had such a welcoming calming feeling!

  • 5 of 5

All 3 homes were wonderful, as well as the 5 decks to choose from! They were all very clean and had fantastic artwork, pottery, wooden bowls and books to enjoy. The pillows, linens and towels were great. Had a rug by bed to catch any sand from getting into the bed. Loved the outdoor shower! The beach chairs had a strap & were easy to carry down the path to the beach. A second outdoor shower by beach storage to wash the first layer of sand. Charming strands of little lights strung through the trees made for enchanting evenings. Walk next door by beach to Somewhere Cafe and snorkel at the Coral Gardens Reef. Wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seaside Gems nestled in a private Green Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to the Caribbean and it was just as I imagined only better! I am SO happy I chose to stay here! When you stroll along Grace Bay, all the other hotels are quite soulless but these villas are the exception; they really are gems.

They’re nestled, maybe a minute and a half from the beach, up a sandy walkway in a really green lush area. (You can see in the pictures the green outside the villas!)

The owners are lovely; Lucy is a creative lady and her husband Jeffrey is also an architect and you can understand this very quickly by the beautiful spaces and buildings they have created for their guests.

Lucy met me at the car rental place at the airport and led me to the villas so it was absolutely stress free.

There is a great fully equipped kitchen and really good barbecue outside as well as about 5 different places to eat around the villas-literally!: on the main deck, on the side deck, in the garden, on the star-gazing platform; under the star gazing platform!! But alternatively if you would like to eat out there are some lovely restaurants just a few minutes walk along the each- ‘Somewhere’ and ‘Grace Bay Bistro’ were my favourites. It’s perfectly located.

At night whe you come back to sleep, it’s just lovely, quiet and peaceful. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND a stay here if you want to relax and get into the Caribbean chilled mood.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

The Bight Settlement House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Low
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Holiday
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Peak
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
High
Mar 31 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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