Private Home Overlooking Beautiful Chalk Sound, 2 Blocks from Beach
(Available for Weekly Rentals; Longer Rentals Negotiable)
This property is located in Harbour Gates on the Southwest side of Providenciales, the most popular of all the Turks and Caicos Islands. The house is perched 25 feet high with constant soothing trade winds that keep the second level comfortable 24/7. Panoramic views overlook the iridescent blue waters of Chalk Sound and the turquoise blue waters of the ocean at Sapodilla Bay Beach. Sapodilla Bay beach sits in a secluded, cove-like setting and is primarily used by the nine, adjacent Harbour Gates homes.
It is an easy two mile drive from the airport. The island features many excellent restaurants, a world class golf course, two small casinos, and all the water sports you would expect in the Caribbean. The house includes 2 sea kayaks (with paddles & life vests) located on the property that can be used on Chalk Sound.
The house sleeps six comfortably, with queen-sized beds in two bedrooms and two twin beds in the third bedroom, all with plentiful closet space. There are ceiling fans in every room and air-conditioners in the three first-floor bedrooms. The open kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and living room combine to form a ‘great room’ located on the top floor with 4 glass sliding doors that retract into the walls onto a large deck offering an unobstructed view of Chalk Sound. The elevation of the house, the open deck, a beautiful vaulted ceiling, and the positioning of eight foot louvered windows designed to capture the trade winds makes air conditioning unnecessary on the top floor. Two of the downstairs bedrooms also have glass sliders leading onto a second deck overlooking Chalk Sound. There is a fully-stocked laundry room with full size washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, and storage area with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels.
Keywords: Caribbean, Providenciales, Ocean View, Chalk Sound View, House, Turks and Caicos
A group of 4 female professional colleagues in the New York City metropolitan area got together to build this vacation property. We use this property often with family and friends and have recently decided to make this property available for online rentals.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
We love getting away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city. The short flight from New York JFK airport (under 3 hours) makes this a quick getaway. The consistently warm weather and beautiful beaches provide restful retreats all year long.
The location of our community is adjacent to a beach that is never crowded and has a constant light breeze. Our home is the only one in Harbour Gates with views of both Chalk Sound and the ocean. The height of the home allows us to see the changing colors of the water throughout the day, from crystal clear to azure blue. The sunsets are magnificent.
My wife and I spent five great days at Hilltop Villa overlooking Chalk Sound in February of 2015. The house sits on the highest spot in the development which gives it nice views from the deck of Chalk Sound. It also exposes the house to breezes that eliminates the need for air conditioning. The hill, however, also exposes the back of the house to views and sounds of the shipping harbor. You are just a very short walk from Sapodilla Bay which is a nice beach for both swimming and sunbathing.
The house is nicely appointed and obviously well cared for. The kayaks are an added bonus for trips on Chalk Sound.
If this house were directly on the Sound as opposed to being across the street from it, the rent would probably be twice as much. If you can get over that location shortfall, this house is a great bargain on an island short on bargains. One word of caution for women, there is no hair dryer. That is probably the only thing lacking in an otherwise well equipped home. I would readily recommend this house, but a car is a must for any house on the southern side of the Island.
My husband and I visited Providenciales for his 50th birthday. This home is absolutely perfect! It was a little large for just the two of us, but I'm not complaining. Although the property manager will arrange for a taxi to pick you up from the airport, I do recommend renting a car. I called Grace Bay Car Rentals the evening we arrived, and they delivered our rental car to the house the next morning at 10am, on a Sunday. I thought that was great!
The house has everything you could need. Fully stocked kitchen, bathrooms, and utility room; fresh bath and beach towels; beach chairs and umbrella; kayaks and paddles; comfortable beds with a/c in the bedrooms; wifi; local magazines; an extensive library; peace and quiet; and VIEWS! We picked up a case of Turks Head Lager at the brewery (aka Water Store), and we were set!
After visiting other, more built up and touristy (i.e. Grace Bay), parts of the island, we loved the area right around this house the best! Our favorite restaurant was Las Brisas (right on Chalk Sound), which is a 5 minute walk from the house. Sapodilla Bay is so serene and peaceful, just perfect. You can walk there in 5 minutes, or drive. Crystal clear and calm water, and white sand...breathtaking! Chalk Sound is beautiful, and great for a kayak trip to iguana island. We brought bananas to feed the iguanas, and they came out from all directions.
You really can't go wrong with this house. It was perfect for us and we will definitely go back and stay there again, hopefully soon!
Picture this: you walk into the front landing and feel the warm breeze blowing. Walking up the stairs you see the open kitchen/living area with a well appointed kitchen and commodious seating - enough for a large family. Then you turn to the wall to wall open glass sliders and see the beautiful turquoise waters of Chalk Sound displayed like a wall mural. This is what awaits you when you stay in this home. With the beach at Sapodilla Bay a 5 minute walk, along with umbrellas, beach towels, and beach chairs all provided, this is the perfect getaway. Anywhere on Turks is just a short drive with Da Conch Shack and Boogaloo's close by. Bath towels and beach towels are in abundance and thick and soft. There is also laundry available. The main floor is not air conditioned but the breeze keeps the house cool and allows it to be open. The huge deck is an extension to the living area with porch furniture for lounging. Bedrooms are air conditioned, allowing for American comforts when sleeping. We travel the Caribbean every year, but if we return to Turks we will be staying here again.
This was my third trip to this home in Provo, Turks & Caicos, and I hope to go back to this comfortable, delightful home for many years to come. It is just far away from the tourist areas to be restful and relaxing but close enough to be convenient for shopping, snorkeling, dining, etc. Chalk Sound is beautiful, and the short walk (or drive) to Sapodilla Bay and the beautiful Caribbean Ocean is ideal. A wonderful, reasonably priced rental.
Three women friends and I stayed at Hilltop Villa during a week-long scuba diving trip to Turks and Caicos. The house is beautiful, clean, fully stocked, private, safe and has wonderful breezes all the time. The view from the upstairs deck is amazing. Rose, the property manager is wonderful, helpful and friendly. She gave us several tips on local restaurants and events to check out when we weren't diving. For those who want to relax on the beach, there is a peaceful cove within walking distance from the villa and kayaks are available for others who want to go across the street to visit the iguanas on a small island in Chalk Sound. I would return to Hilltop Villa in a heartbeat and probably will, in fact. I totally recommend it.
We are a group of teacher friends who travel together to the Caribbean each year, and the search for the "perfect" rental villa is always part of the fun. If you are searching right now, you know what I mean! This beautiful home ticked most of our boxes, and still remained within our teacher budget. When in the Caribbean, stunning views are a necessity, and this property certainly met that requirement, offering expansive views of Chalk Sound from both the upper and lower floors. Easy access to a great swimming beach is another must, and this house is in the neighborhood which sits on the beautiful Sopadilla Bay, which is where we spent most of our days. The house does not have a private pool, but Las Brisas is right across the street. When we felt the need for a fresh water dip, we walked over and enjoyed an amazing drink or meal, and spent hours at their lovely pool. The house in person is more beautiful than the pictures indicate, and was clearly planned with vacationing in mind. The upper floor is open concept, with the main sitting area and kitchen offering views that can't be beat. There is also a seating area for TV viewing, a computer desk, a dining area and full bath on this floor. The lower floor houses three bedrooms with A/C, all of similar size and amenities, which is helpful when traveling with friends (no drawing straws for the "best" room). There is also a large full bath on this floor, along with my favorite feature....the laundry room! You may laugh, but this laundry room is amazing, with it's own entrance (right next to the outdoor shower), so we were able to keep the sand out of the bedrooms and living spaces! Major perk! The laundry room was well supplied with beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas,and life jackets/paddles for the 2 ocean kayaks which are provided. Kayaking in Chalk Sound is an experience never to be forgotten, and the pictures are some of the best from our entire trip. The water clarity on a sunny day is truly beyond description.
The process of booking was simple and straightforward. Connee (one of the owners) was very quick to respond to our inquiry, and Graham, the property manager was pleasant, informative, and easy to access if needed while we were on island. There is tons of info in the villa about the island and all that it offers. TCI felt incredibly safe as compared to other islands we have visited, and Hilltop Villa is in a secure neighborhood located close to the police station. Great trip!!!