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Serendipity - Making Fortunate Discoveries by Accident

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom with shower only, pullout couch in living room

The Serendipity apartment is a one bedroom, self efficiency apartment located on the lower level of a private villa on a ridge overlooking Provo's scenic North Shore.

We are located a +/- 10 minute walk from Babalua Beach which is on the West side of the entrance to Turtle Cove Marina. This beach is very quiet and offers several good snorkeling reefs just a few yards offshore. It is a +/- 20 minute walk to the Turtle Cove Marina area where there are several good restaurants, dive operators and other tourist services.

The apartment has air-conditioning in the bedroom and ceiling fans in both the bedroom and the main living area. The patio looks out on the reef and the beautiful turquoise waters of the North Shore. It is fully equipped with full-size refrigerator and stove plus all pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. Basic linens, sheets towels, etc are also provided. All you need to bring is the food.

More Details

Property Manager
Robert Wilson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

About Robert Wilson

My wife and I retired to the TCI in 1999 from Canada and have enjoyed living here immensely ever since. The people, the weather, the view, all wonderful.

Robert Wilson purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Robert Wilson chose Turks & Caicos

We bought this place where we live, and where our Serendipity Apartment is, for one main reason, 'The VIEW'. Other than that, we loved the house.

Amenities

Providenciales Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Serendipity - Making Fortunate Discoveries by Accident
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario
5

Big thanks to gracious hosts!! Amazing Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

What are you waiting for? Book it!! lol

I just returned home to the freezing cold from the best trip ever!!! And I have to give a huge thanks to Bob and Carol for making that happen. We had such an amazing time :) Bob and Carol were so genuine and honestly the best hosts we could ask for. Bob picked us up from the airport which relieved a lot of stress on arrival. They are such sweet people which really was the icing on the cake. The view from Serendipity is beautiful with crystal blue waters as far as the eye can see. The apartment is spotless and very well equipped. Carol even drove us to the grocery store. We didn't rent a car and so it was a big help to be able to depend on them to give us a hand. It would probably be better to rent a car to get around the island but, we enjoyed walking in the sunshine. If we did need anything, Bob and Carol would get it for us. Highlights were:

1.Secluded beach which we walked to in 2 mins.

2.Watching New Years Eve fireworks next to the bonfire on the beach with live drumming Junkanoo band!

3.Bob taking us to North Point with a detour to see Flamingos and go to Da Conch Shack .

4. Carol setting up the undersea adventure so we could see spotted eagle rays.

5.Kayaking through the mangroves were we saw lemon sharks in the shallow water.

6. Getting to know Bob and Carol

7.Taking pictures.

I could go on forever....We had SO much fun and I would definitely stay at Serendipity again, they made us feel as if we were at home (I even asked them if they could adopt me...)

All in all, Highly highly recommended!!!!! It truly was a serendipitous find:) We miss it already....

Thanks Bob and Carol (good luck with those pineapples:)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect cozy retreat with great reef views and close snorkelling on a beautiful beach nearby!

  • 5 of 5

Bob and carol are gracious owners and were very helpful answering questions and also gave us our privacy. This was our second trip to Serendipity and were not disappointed. Everything was closer and more beautiful than we remembered. We grocery shopped and ate yummy home cooked meals and also ate out at the several restaurant and had local lobster...devine and conch fritters delicious. We had a vehicle to get about on some days and visited more beautiful beaches, snorkelling and shopping. The best snorkelling was close to Serendipity at Babalua Beach and at Smith's Reef. Like someone said we saw almost everything on the fish identification card!!!

Thank you to Bob and Carol for making it special. We enjoyed your company and a few laughs. We appreciated the use of the pool. After a morning snorkel it was wonderful to warm up by the pool. We enjoyed nature all around with hummingbirds, bananaquits, lizards, geckos, northern mocking bird, ospreys, pelicans, etc.

With appreciation, Juanita and Don

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fortunate Discovery

  • 4 of 5

The name Serendipity is "right on." We stayed in this clean, well-appointed, well-ventilated apartment for 6 days and would stay there again. From the front of the apartment one has a lovely view of the beautiful waters that are on the inside of the reef on the north side of Providenciales. A convenient parking space is provided. (We found that a car is necessary.) Ten minutes by car takes one to the beautiful, sandy Bight beach where the swimming and snorkeling are outstanding. As other visitors have noted, the prices at the supermarket for food and supplies are high because they include a tax which goes to pay for public services. Saving the best for last, the owners of the apartment, Bob and Carol, are the basis for our fortunate discovery. They are genuinely relational and very generous with their time and in sharing their knowledge of Turks and Caicos. It was clear to us that they wanted us to have a grand time in their apartment - and we did.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Want to return

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised. Car rental a definite advantage. Driving is easy

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing hideaway in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet stay outside the resort experience, this is the perfect spot. We spent 16 days with Bob and Carol and absolutely loved it. The very clean apartment is well set up with everything you need to make your own meals including a gas BBQ. The view from your private patio area is stunning, we spent most mornings drinking coffee and just enjoying the peace. Several days we didn't leave Serendipity choosing to move from our patio up to the loungers at the pool. There are laundry facilities available if you are staying longer. There is a local grocery store a few minutes down the road and a large IGA 10 minutes down the highway. Turtle Cove Marina is 5 minutes away offering lots of restaurant choices. Bob and Carol are the most gracious hosts offering advice and suggestions from their 18 years on TCI. We rented a car which made visiting all the spectacular beaches a breeze. The apartment comes with beach chairs and an umbrella which we made good use of. All in all Serendipity is exactly as advertised and Bob and Carol absolutely the best hosts around!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Conshohocken, PA
5

Amazing view and great location

  • 5 of 5

Priceless view from a nearly private porch, super cute and very comfortable one bedroom apartment. Hosts Bob and Carol are delightful and very informative. All beaches within short drive and all were amazing. I highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mis Amigos Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
North Caicos to Provo ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Provo Golf and Country Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Babalua Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates shown are for two persons. There is an added charge of ($210.00 per week) $30.00 per night for each additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.