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Caribbean Style Studio Cottage, Private Pool, Walk to Stunning Pelican Beach

David and Amanda O'Connell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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David and Amanda O'Connell

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Caribbean Style Studio Cottage, Private Pool, Walk to Stunning Pelican Beach

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Providenciales - Provo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Studio Cottage, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)...can accommodate 1 young child

Allamanda Cottage is a stunning, self contained studio set in private, lush landscaping within the gated community of Leeward, Providenciales. This colourful, Caribbean retreat is situated a short walk from secluded Pelican Beach. At this tranquil end of renowned Grace Bay, visitors are tempted by unforgettable turquoise waters, pristine white sands and spectacular sunsets. Walk the shore in search of conch shells, watch Pelicans dive for fish, snorkel in crystal clear waters or simply relax with a cold drink and the gentle sound of the waves lapping upon the shore.

Allamanda Cottage is located a short drive from Grace Bay, close to the golf course and within easy access of car rentals, local restaurants, bars and a gourmet supermarket. With only a ten minute drive, visitors can find themselves amidst the hub of tourist shops, banks, cycle hire, ice cream parlors and other attractions. Leeward offers safe, efficient ferry services to neighbouring islands and an abundance of opportunities to explore the Princess Alexandra National Park, above and below the water. From Leeward Marina, adventurers can also take the opportunity to kayak or paddle board through the mangroves, sail, jet ski and dive with the experts. Visit the Conch Farm, just outside the Leeward gates, and take with you memories of one of TCI's incredible riches.

Allamanda Cottage can occupy couples in this open planned studio. Its closed bathroom offers comfort and privacy, with a shower, toilet and vanity sink. Equipped with refrigerator, 2 ring burner, microwave, coffee maker, kitchen sink, kettle, toaster, crockery, glassware and utensils, this studio is all set for self catering. Its comfortable living space, with cable TV and DVD Player, allows for relaxation away from home. With a screened porch, visitors can peacefully gaze at the stars and plan their next trip. Visitors can enjoy a private pool, shared only with Allamanda Villa, the main house. On site laundry facilities are available.

Keywords: Studio Cottage, self contained, gated community of Leeward, lush tropical surroundings, private and peaceful, pool, 5 minute walk to stunning Pelican Beach, short drive to Grace Bay. Close to Golf Course, Restaurants, Bars, Marina, Supermarket, spa and shops. Laundry facilities.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David and Amanda O'Connell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015

About David and Amanda O'Connell

The Owners of Allamanda Cottage met each other in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1989. As international school educators, with global teaching experience, the owners currently live and work on island. Building the property in 2005 and living in the main house, the owners enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with their 2 daughters, who have grown up playing on the shores of Turks and Caicos Islands. We respect the peace and tranquility that visitors seek and request that all who visit our shores leave only footprints and take only photographs and memories.

David and Amanda O'Connell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why David and Amanda O'Connell chose Providenciales - Provo

Having met each other here in 1989, we were instantly captured by the beauty, safety and allure of these magical islands. The depth of colours in the waters and the warmth of the people that we got to know made our life in TCI memorable. After years of teaching in SE Asia, we returned to TCI to find that it was unchanged and remained remarkably undeveloped. We purchased our land and then eventually built a home in 2005.

What makes this cottage unique

Allamanda Cottage and its main house Allamanda Villa is perfectly situated a short drive to world class kite boarding along the expansive shores of Long Bay. A few steps to Leeward Marina, guests can explore Eco adventures through mangroves, upon paddle boards or kayaks. Tour operators in the Marina offer diving and fishing expeditions for all needs and the North Caicos Ferry terminal allows guests to embark on inexpensive trips to North and Middle Caicos. Guests will often take bicycles with them! Leeward, Providenciales....a truly incredible location!

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Caribbean Style Studio Cottage, Private Pool, Walk to Stunning Pelican Beach
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Fabulous stay in the 'real' Provo!

  • 5 of 5

We echo what just about every other reviewer has said: we had a great stay at David & Amanda's guest cottage on Provo! The cottage is just as advertised: an adorable little studio nest to land in, with a kitchenette, screened porch, and access to ammenities at the main house such as the pool, outdoor shower (lose the sand before you walk inside!), grill, and beach chairs/umbrella. Perfect for a couple who are comfortable sharing space. The property is in a relatively safe neighborhood, and an easy 5-minute walk to a gorgeous beach without a hoard of tourists. We'd definitely recommend renting a car, as it's maybe a 2-mile drive to most restaurants and the well-supplied (though pricey) Graceway Gourmet grocery store. There's also a newly developed area right in the Leeward neighborhood, under a mile from the cottage, that includes a resort with a restaurant, a small market and cafe, and a rental/tour company for kayaking and paddleboarding. David and Amanda are Brits who have lived on the island for years, and are happy to advise you on where to go, what to do, and how to stay safe on the island; they don't live right on site anymore, but are just around the corner and very accessible at any time. We're so glad we stayed with them...there are clearly many sides to Provo, but we feel this represents the best balance of being a bit more engaged with 'real Provo' than the big resorts, yet also being in a safe area. Also, a sidenote that may be helpful to a few: my wife and I are both women, and faced absolutely no discomfort or animosity from David and Amanda on that front. Thanks to them for a great stay at their cottage; we recommend it highly, and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review, it was such a great pleasure to meet you both, truly lovely ladies and such a happy couple; you are certainly so welcome to stay with us at any time you crave for the tranquility of Pelican Beach , Leeward.3⃣
5

A perfect beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our comments echo those of previous reviewers of this property - four thumbs up! David and Amanda are genial hosts who are more than happy to provide help and offer suggestions for making the most of your stay in spectacular Turks and Caicos. They have embraced island life and that was evident from the moment David kindly picked us up at the airport. En route to the cottage, he gave us a quick overview of Provo's history and its current political climate, pointed out various restaurants and shops, and even stopped at the local grocery store so that we could stock up.

The guest cottage is charmingly decorated and very cozy - perfect for a couple. We prepared most of our evening meals in the fully-equipped kitchenette and ate dinner on the quiet and very private back deck. Leeward is on the easternmost end of the island, far from the resorts and the industrial hub of Provo - a perfect setting for a peaceful get-away. (If night-life is what you crave, you should be sure to rent a car, or book into one of the many resorts in Grace Bay). We hired bikes for the duration of our stay and found that we could cycle to other parts of the island fairly easily. We rode to snorkeling sites at Smith's Reef and Coral Gardens; to Long Bay Beach, where we saw several kite-surfers at the east end but otherwise had miles of beach to ourselves; to the ferry terminal, where we caught a ferry to beautiful North and Middle Caicos Islands, and back to the Graceway Gourmet grocery store when it was time to restock the fridge. For us, the best attribute of this rental, aside from its exceptional hosts, is its location. The stunning beach, just minutes walk away, is pristine and quiet. Don't miss the stunning sunset. Grab the beach chairs provided, mix up a batch of your favourite beverage and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are delighted that you found the peace and comfort deserved in Allamanda Cottage. It was such a pleasure to meet you and hopefully our paths will cross again.
Baltimore, Maryland
5

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay with David, Amanda. We had a wonderful week. David met us at the little airport and drove us to the car rental and then led us to the property. It's at the east end of the island, away from the hotels and condos. The little cottage was clean and well maintained and David and Amanda were perfect hosts; available when we needed to talk with them or ask questions and giving us plenty of privacy.

We would definitely recommend this property and in fact, we made a deposit for two weeks next winter.

The beach is about a 15 minute walk but is splendidly isolated. One morning we walked and saw only a few people. There's a wonderful restaurant, Flamingo a few minutes away - the curried grouper was great. They're cash only, about $50 for two, including drinks.

Graceway supermarket is only a few minutes away and I would say it's on a par with a Harris Teeter in the US. Rib-eye steaks were great (Dave has a grill by the pool) and they also have a great gourmet counter.

Don't miss Coral Gardens Beach, a few miles up the beach. It's an underwater national park where you can snorkel and see lots of beautiful fish. Dave and Amanda had great beach chairs with umbrellas, so make sure you take them along in the car.

We also took an afternoon snorkeling trip with Big Blue. They were great and not only took us to a couple of reefs, but gave us a chance to see humpback whales jumping.

Everyone we met on the island was friendly and helpful.

We can't wait to go back next year! Really glad we found this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

A Peaceful Sojourn in Paradise

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful time I had at this very quiet, secluded little cottage. It was my second visit to Turks, and was even more memorable than last year. The property is located just a short stroll away from the most beautiful beach in Provo... white powder sand, gentle waves and warm water. If you head left and walk the beach for a while in this direction, you will end up close to the larger resorts on Grace Bay; however, if you turn right it is mostly secluded and you can walk all the way around the north eastern point almost to the marina. Jogging is good, too, when the tide is low.

You are a 10 minute drive to Provo Ponies (a must!), a 5 minute drive to the ferry taking you over to North and Middle Caicos. These islands are also wonderful places to visit, and they each have quite a different topography in comparison to Provo.

My hosts, Amanda and Dave, were ever so helpful with their extensive knowledge of the island. Yogi (the puppy) was a delight!

Thank you both so much and I will definitely recommend your home to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

R&R- Just what the Doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the little cottage for a week, and had the most Glorious weather. The cottage is in walking distance to the most AMAZING beach in the world. Like having your own PRIVATE beach. Thank you Amanda and Dave for sharing your slice of paradise with us. Yogi( their new puppy) must be growing so quickly.We look forward to seeing you on our next T&CI visit . Cheers Sue and Tony

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta
5

Cozy Cottage by the Best Beach in Providenciales

  • 5 of 5

We spent 14 days at this cottage and it was great. The cottage had all that you would need and was clean. Thank you to our gracious hosts for creating this cottage in paradise. This cottage is so close to the most perfect beach and is close to all amenities in Grace Bay. Make sure you rent a car when visiting this island unless your intention is to stay at a resort and not venture out. Snorkeling was fantastic. Our hosts were very helpful with suggesting things to do and see as well as loaned us their Kayak for an adventure to the mangroves and Iguana island. Eating out is very expensive in Provo so we suggest that you cook your own meals for the most part, although our hosts suggested many great places to eat as well. We toured most of the island and if you want to stay some place that is safe, this is the place to choose. Thank you again to our wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Providenciales International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Salt Bar and Grill, Leeward Marina / Flamingo Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
North Caicos Ferry / Walkin Marina
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salt Bar and Grill, Leeward Marina / Flamingo Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pelican Beach
Car: recommended

Allamanda Cottage is located just a few minutes walk to Pelican Beach at the tranquil North Eastern end of Grace Bay. A sunset walk home from nearest restaurants and bars, takes you home to peaceful and scenic Leeward; a family, gated community village.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Providenciales - Provo Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 22 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes No deposit required and guests are asked to pay cash upon arrival
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Amenities

Providenciales - Provo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Painted in the aqua hues of the TCI waters, our private bathroom provides toilet, shower, vanity and mirror, with a view of native palms through the window.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double Bed (1) We can accommodate a young child
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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