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Taino. Your private cottage in the heart of Grace Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bed 2 bath home with large loft/extra bed area. 1,400 sq ft.

New to the Turks and Caicos rental market and nestled amid the rich, natural, flora of the secluded private residential neighborhood of Grace Bay Gardens in the heart of Grace Bay, Taino Cottage is a 1,400 sq ft family-friendly, beautifully furnished and spacious 2 bedroom villa rental.

Taino meaning 'peaceful' was the name given to the indigenous peoples who first inhabited the Turks and Caicos and this villa certainly lives up to it's name.

The villa is well situated in the heart of the Grace Bay area within walking distance of World Famous Grace Bay Beach, with quick and easy access to many fine restaurants and bars, shopping and golf course. The Kite boarders haven Long Bay Beach is also very close.

The villa has a master bedroom with en suite bath, a guest bedroom with two twin beds and a loft with pull out futon making it comfortable for up to six persons. There is a full size pool table in the games loft and many available board games for the kids.

Filled with beautiful paintings created by the owner the house also has available TV, DVD/CD player, a cell phone (PAYG), and high speed internet. A washing machine and charcoal BBQ.

There are a couple of Bicycles available for getting around the area and beach chairs for lazing on the soft white sand of Grace Bay.

Please note that this house is passively cooled by Caribbean trade winds and does not have air conditioning. We would also like people to know that the Turks and Caicos Islands are a relatively safe country by Caribbean standards; however, some petty crime does occur. Guests should practice sensible safety precautions when traveling to the TCI, as they should anywhere.

More Details

Simon and Kathleen Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017


Grace Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EnSuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to Bed 2, acts as powder and bathroom for Loft.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in Games Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Taino. Your private cottage in the heart of Grace Bay
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
Bronx, New York

Very cute and cozy...enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Me and 2 of my friends spent 3 nights at Taino. This was my 5th time on the island, so rented a car and was very familiar with the beaches and restaurants. The location is PERFECT! Close to store, restaurants, beach....but definitely rent a car.

There were a few bugs, but not a big deal at all....most of the house was screens instead of glass windows so a few bugs are to be expected... Every morning we woke up and immediately opened the windows and was just excited and amazed by how beautiful the trees are while sitting in the living room. Could sit there all day. Having no a/c was not a big deal at all...the fans and the breeze were more than enough.

The place was clean, however there was some residual shower products left behind from a previous guest...would have preferred to not have seen someone's sponge in the shower.

Other than that...this place was worth it! Beautiful home and definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitchener, ON CAN

Great Location and Affordable Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time spending the week at your cottage. The home is conveniently located to the beach, grocery store, restaurants and stores. The home owners were very quick to communicate which was helpful. Look forward to returning. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, close walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here march 17th-25th 2017, there was 5 of us and first impressions were great. Based on other reviews we were a little skeptical, people said the house was dirty, dead bugs, dogs barking, etc. we had no problems! There was no dead bugs in the house, house was very clean, came with fresh towels and linens and yes there are dogs that bark (that's what dogs do) but they only bark when you walk by a home down the road, not all the time. And yes, there are little lizards everywhere outside the house (it's a tropical island, again, what do you expect). There is no AC (says there isn't) but you don't even need it! The weather is perfect 80 during day, 75 at night with plenty of ceiling fans.

Such an amazing yard that goes around the whole house, full of lush trees, shrubs and flowers. In a private little residential neighborhood, just the perfect kind privacy we were looking for, (we're not hotel people) Once we got into the house it's very spaceous compared to the outside look of it. We opened the "storm windows" and immediately got sunshine and a nice view and breeze from the "sunroom-esqe" living room. This house could sleep 7 very comfortably. Washer and you dry your clothes on a clothes line (loved that).

We walked and biked everywhere, about a 10 minute walk/5 minute bike to the beach and where also everything is (dining, ice cream, grocery store, rentals). My suggestion is to rent bikes either all week or at least a day or two... Fair priced with a deposit you get back. Definitely check out snorkeling (wanted to snuba but couldn't with water conditions), fish fry, da conch shack, Coco bistro... if you're party people go to jimmy dive bar, be wary of creepy jimmy and failing toilets) but you'll thank me later for the laughs).

Did have a hard time finding it with a taxi from airport.. doesn't show up on some gps. So any future people tell your taxi driver to bring you to Coco Bistro, take a right there, go straight for .2 miles, turn right, turn right then bare left and it's the second house on the left. (1 minute drive from Coco)

All in all, we will absolutely be coming back to Turks and Caicos, and when we do, this is the only house we will be staying in. LOVED IT! Thanks Simon and Katherine!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location near everything, quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is close to the beach (although we never walked or rode bikes, I suppose that you could...), near all types of shopping and dining. The house is exactly as described here and was a great fit for our group of 2 adults and 2 children. Pros - location, having lots of space (as opposed to a hotel room), big kitchen with everything and great grocery stores nearby, beautiful screen room surrounded by lush trees and bushes, owners were great to deal with and made some great recommendations for dinner, house is well worth the money. Cons - there are a lot of barking dogs nearby and the pool has no chairs.

Things that we really enjoyed in the area: ice cream place near the Salt Mills with the large cow out front (didn't get the name), Snuba excursion with Jodi (must try for people that enjoy snorkeling), snorkeling from the beach at Bight's Reef, breakfast, lunch and Pina Colada's at Somewhere on the beach, dinner at Caicos Cafe, parasailing, riding horses in the ocean with Provo Ponies. Wonderful trip! Can't wait to go back :)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Time. I cant wait to be back!

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time to Turk & Caicos and ‘’what an absolute delight!’’ The beaches were the best I've ever seen – pure paradise. The water was a deep turquoise blue with shades of light green too….and the perfect temperature.

I spent a week at Taino Cottage – a wonderful home tucked away from the crowds. I loved this place from the moment I first drove down the driveway… Its a peaceful, private cottage with a shady mature garden - beautiful trees, lush plants and bright Bougainvillea everywhere. It really felt like ‘’a home away from home’’ - comfortable, super clean and very well maintained. I also loved the island breeze that constantly flowed through the villa. It kept the rooms cool and fresh. My highlight was the outdoor patio where I had breakfast every morning under the leafy trees – a quiet & peaceful setting.

The beach & restaurants were only 5 minutes away, so everything was very close and easy to access. Nightly entertainment was great and the island food was delicious!

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Taino Cottage is a special home, and I will definitely book here again

I pray that you enjoy the villa, the island, and the sunshine as much as I did!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, NH, USA

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa because it has the perfect combination of privacy, yet not too isolated. A short ride to the beach and to restaurants and shops.They even provide bicycles and snorkeling gear. A great kitchen saved us lots of money as we like to prepare some of our own meals. Everything was very clean, comfortable and attractive. The lack of air conditioning is a PLUS to me- cool enough with ocean breezes and fresh air. A great choice if you just want to relax. Kathleen was informative and responsive whenever we needed information. So lucky we discovered this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grace Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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