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Next Best Thing To Your Own Private Island!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, pull out sofa in the office. sleeps 6-8

If privacy, tranquility, and relaxation are what you are seeking in a vacation then the newly constructed Villa Cecilia should be your first choice. The Villa lies nestled directly on a stunning stretch of white, powder-soft sand and sparkling turquoise waters in the secluded, intimate, and serene Caribbean Island of North Caicos, one of the renowned Islands known as the Turks & Caicos. This Mediterranean style home features every possible amenity a vacationer could possibly desire including brand new stainless steel appliances, granite and marble counter tops throughout, wet bar with wine fridge, front loading washer and dryer, trash compactor, central A/C, private pool, Screened in pool deck, BBQ grill and more!

Walk out the front door of the Villa Cecilia to your own private beach and soak up the warm sunshine while enjoying the cool tropical breeze. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean. The beckoning turquoise bay outside your door is shallow, calm, and safe for children.

ABOUT THE VILLA: This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom private vacation oasis located in the unspoiled Pumpkin Bluff development on the Island of North Caicos is easily accessible by taxi from either the local airport or the Sandy Point ferry dock.

Once you arrive at the Villa you will enjoy nearly 4,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed and resplendently furnished living space. As you enter the foyer you will immediately catch the view of the pristine ocean through the large sliding doors that lead out to the patio from the formal parlour. To the left of the formal parlour through the Mediterranean archway is the expansive leisure room with integrated breakfast nook. The Leisure room is surrounding by floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which offer panoramic views of the ocean and beyond. For your viewing pleasure, the Leisure room also has a 42' flat screen TV complete with a DVD player and a modest collection of DVDs.

THE KITCHEN: Even the most discriminating chef will appreciate the thoughtful design of this extraordinary gourmet kitchen with its stainless steel GE Profile Series appliance package. The center island was designed to be the chef's prep area. It features a prep sink with spray faucet, soap dispenser, and trash compactor. All of the appliances -- from the built-in double Microwave/Convection oven; 36 inch 5 burner glass cook-top; French Door Refrigerator with external water dispenser and bottom freezer drawer; dishwasher; and trash compactor -- are at your fingertips.

'Saint Cecilia' granite sits on chocolate glazed cream colored cabinets. There is a breakfast bar with stools for guests to sit and sip a glass of wine while the chef of the house prepares a delightful Caribbean meal.

THE BEDROOMS/OFFICE: The master bedroom suite features a large picture window with ocean views and oversized French doors which open up onto the shaded patio and pool. It also has a comfortable Tommy Bahama four poster king size bed. There is a flat screen TV & clock with an IPOD docking station. It also boasts an enormous walk in closet. The en suite master bath features a double sink vanity, whirlpool tub, extra large shower with sunflower shower head as well as invigorating body sprays.

Each guest bedroom features a queen size bed decorated in the traditional West Indies style furniture. Six foot wide, double door closets provide ample space for all your clothing storage needs. Each bedroom has direct access to a Travertine tiled bathroom and a tub shower combination. ShouId one require a private space to contact the outside world, there is a sunny and cheerful office where you will find a computer desk equipped with a wireless router for connection to the Internet and a comfortable sofa bed to relax.

More Details

Owner
Dan & Joetta Silva, Owners of Villa Cecilia
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Dan & Joetta Silva, Owners of Villa Cecilia

My wife are I are both real estate professionals. We own and manage rental properties in the United States and the Turks and Caicos Islands. We discovered the Turks and Caicos Islands in the year 2000 and have returned every year since. We have also purchased a number of investments in the Islands including the Villa Cecilia.

Dan & Joetta Silva, Owners of Villa Cecilia purchased this villa in 2009

Why Dan & Joetta Silva, Owners of Villa Cecilia chose Whitby

After staying in Providenciales for several years in a row we decided to explore the outer Islands. As a result of our trips, we discovered the Island of North Caicos. It's beaches rivaled those of Grace Bay and the people were extremely friendly. North Caicos is located between the world renowned Island of Parrot Cay and Middle Caicos. So we felt it was a safe investment. We were attracted to its pristine and private sandy beaches. We decided to purchase an oceanfront lot in Pumpkin Bluff and build our 'dream Home': the Villa Cecilia. The Villa is named after my mother.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had the most amazing time at your home in N. Caicos. It was everything we were hoping for. Totally secluded and did not leave the property for 7 days and did not see another person except Chrishelle the whole time we were there. It was the perfect setting for our 2 and 3 year olds. You have a beautiful home and it was well kept with everything that we needed during our stay. Thank you for having the experience from arrival to departure be seamless and effortless."
Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
North Caicos Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Sandy Point
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Silver Palm Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Pumpkin Bluff beach 100' from the front door
Car: recommended

North Caicos, part of the archipelago known as Turks and Caicos Islands is located south of the Bahamas, north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and northeast of Cuba. North Caicos is 41 square miles and is populated with approximately 1500 souls. North Caicos is 12 miles northeast of Providenciales (Provo) where the International Airport hub is centered for Turks and Caicos Islands. Daily connecting flights, boat charters, and ferry service are available, making North Caicos easily accessible. For adventurous travelers, car, motor scooter, and bicycle rentals are available as well as taxis and guided tours.

Amenities

Whitby Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATIONS: Reservations for the period December 15th through January 5th are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Please refer to paragraph 4 of the attached rental agreement for our full cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The en suite master bath features a double sink vanity, whirlpool tub, extra large shower with sunflower shower head as well as invigorating body sprays. Each guest bathroom has a 6' wide tub shower with a 'sunflower' shower head and is tiled in Travertine. The the faucets and fixtures are trimmed in either vibrant brushed or oil rubbed bronze.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
  • The master bedroom suite features a large picture window with ocean views as well as oversized French doors which open up onto the shaded patio. For your sleeping pleasure there is a comfortable Tommy Bahama four poster king size bed. It is appointed with a flat screen TV and clock with an IPOD docking station and boasts an enormous walk in closet. The en suite master bath features a double sink vanity, whirlpool tub, extra large shower with sunflower shower head as well as invigorating body sprays. Each guest bedroom features a queen size bed and is decorated in traditional West Indies style furniture. Six foot wide, double door closets provide ample space for all your clothing storage needs. Each bedroom also has direct access to a Travertine tiled bathroom and a tub shower combination. Crib/Pack and Play available for guests with infants.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy your own private beach, soak up the warm sunshine.Enjoy the cool tropical breezes. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise bay outside your door. Take a kayak and paddle out to the reef and explore the sunken freighter. Bring your snorkeling gear and enjoy some of the best snorkeling to be found anywhere in the Caribbean. Take a bicycle and explore the Island's beautiful scenery, lush vegetation, tropical birds and butterflies; or simply sit poolside and relax while sipping an ice cold drink and enjoying the shade of the veranda and the view of Three Mary Cays. As the evening approaches, prepare yourself for some of the most magnificent sunsets you will ever experience. For dinner, cook up some locally grown vegetables and grill some locally caught fish. We can also arrange for a chef to prepare your meals for you. Once the sun has set take a moonlit stroll along the beach and enjoy the star studded sky. The only sound you will hear will be the ocean lapping against the shore.

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5

An incredible family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been home now 2 weeks from Villa Cecillia and constantly find ourselves remembering our week, looking at pictures and talking about what a great family holiday we had. We were initially going to shop for our groceries and bring them on the ferry but last minute had Chrischelle shop for us. I would absolutely not do it any other way. We are a family of 5 and with our luggage and the added groceries (plus trying to keep meat cold) would not have been an enjoyable way to start the trip. Chrischelle did a fantastic job picking up everything on our list (and it was a long one!). Chrischelle was also very helpful before we arrived as I had emailed her many questions.

The villa is incredibly beautiful just like the pictures! It is very spacious, open, has a gorgeous kitchen and stunning views of the ocean. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. We came to North Caicos to relax and spend lots of time together as a family. We loved the quiet but this location is definitely not for every family with kids 10-16 years old. There isn't really much to do but for our family it was perfect because it was exactly what we needed and expected. Our kids loved it!!

There were 2 families renting the villa beside us but lucky for us they were hardly ever on the beach. For our entire week we only saw the local fisher man and maybe 2 other people. Perfect for us!

We spent every day walking on the beach, snorkelling (mostly in front of the villa), reading, running (some of us!) and playing some games. We did walk a few times to 3 Mary Cays but it was rough the one day we tried to snorkel there. My husband and 2 boys had more fun snorkelling in front of the villa where they saw lion fish, coral, starfish, a stingray and many other smaller fish.

We only rented a car one day and spent the day exploring North Caicos and also Middle Caicos. Mudjin Harbour was very beautiful and really needs to be seen to be appreciated. We ate lunch at Danny's which was good and we were glad that we did. Also ate at Silver Palms Restaurant and we would highly recommend it. Delicious! Make sure you try the lime pound cake with lime glaze!

I have nothing negative to say about this villa, our holiday was perfect. You will not be disappointed if you go and I am sure you will come away with many wonderful memories.

Thank you so much to Dan, the owner, for sharing this incredible vacation spot. We would love to return!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy: My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for choosing the Villa Cecilia for your Caribbean vacation destination this year. More importantly, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a glowing review. It is truly gratifying to know that we have helped provide you and your family with an enjoyable and memorable vacation experience. Thank you again for the positive review and we hope to see you again in the future.
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5

As always, Villa Cecelia exceeds all our vacation expectations !

  • 5 of 5

Villa Cecilia, along with the GREAT people that own it, and the staff who is always there to help in anyway they can, is a first class vacation choice! We went fishing on a charter this year with Captain Bid D I am card mackerel and barracuda. This was a very fun time! The beach at Villa Cecelia is the best We have ever experienced and the Islanders the friendliest! We hope to go again in 2018.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan & Ann, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Villa Cecilia on North Caicos! Thank you for taking the time to let others know about the property and the staff! We hope to have you as our guests again in 2018! Warm Regards, Dan, Joetta and the Staff of Villa Cecilia
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5

Amazing view with the house to go with it. Love it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the ocean. This place will not disappoint you.

We had an amazing vacation in North Caicos at the Villa Cecilia. The house was perfect for 6 people ( 2 adults and 4 kids) and what a gorgeous house, felt like a Mansion. Our kids loved the pool, easy access to the house and most important the ocean. Just a few yards away from the house and your on this amazing paradise picture perfect beach as my wife would put it. She walked everyday for miles of pure white sand and ocean view to revive your soul. The best part was, nobody around on the beach as we had so much privacy it felt like " Case Away" the movie. Also, the manager was amazing, made our stay that much better and problems free. Thanks Chrischelle for all your help. Hope you give it a try...

Serge and Jodi

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Serge & Jodi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of Villa Cecilia! It is always great to hear that our guests had an enjoyable experience with the home as well as with our staff! We were happy to host you, and hope that you become long-time, repeat guests like so many other guest before you! Warm Regards, Dan, Joetta and the Management Staff of Villa Cecilia
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5

We loved it so much we stayed 2 extra days

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views, amazing seclusion, the perfect place to get away. There are only 2 houses, both to the left, in either direction. They were vacant during our trip and we couldn't actually find them listed on any rental site. We decided that even if they had been rented it was still so much more private than you could find anywhere else as there are long, long stretches of beach with no one in sight. We were originally set up to stay 8 nights and fell so hard for this amazing house and location we added a couple of extra days. We are already planning our next trip and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

The master bed was very comfortable and we felt the essential items for bath and kitchen were more than adequate. Do you need to get more toilet paper and paper towels if you're staying awhile? Sure, but you're not staying in a hotel for a reason, if you want endless toilet paper then don't stay in a rental house. Were there some minor maintenance issues and did a crazy storm on the last night knock out the power and water? Yes, but the tradeoff is having a nearly private beach and the kind of existential zen experience you almost can't find anymore. You are on an island, virtually in the middle of nowhere. Nothing's going to be perfect, except the view and hopefully the company as given the seclusion you better really like who you come with.

Absolutely have Chrischelle shop for groceries, they have pretty much anything you can think of at the IGA on the mainland. You can put in an order at the Wine Cellar for wine/beer/liquor and then pay over the phone and have Chrischelle pick that up as well. Even with just 2 of us, I can't imagine having to lug 10 days worth of groceries and libations across on the ferry. I also recommend getting a car, you'll be happy to have that 20-year-old Nissan to get back and forth from the ferry and to the few restaurants and convenience stores, or to explore if you somehow get tired of gazing upon the most beautiful white sand beach and turquoise water. As many other people said, cash is king. Also, Miss B will come and cook for you at the house, a really nice treat. Bring bug spray, when the wind dies down the sand fleas can be brutal. Also, bring some laundry detergent pods for the washer.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy to hear you really enjoyed your stay! This review will be extremely helpful for future guests who have never stayed in a private rental, or who have never been to North Caicos before! We have many repeat guests at the Villa, ranging from couples to groups of friends to families, which really does speak volumes about the home and the location! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we look forward to having you as our guests again in the future!
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5

What a beautiful villa and beach!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at Villa Cecilia from oct 22-29, 2016 and had a wonderful week! The weather was awesome! Our private beach was breathtaking!! The villa was all that was promised! North Caicos is very isolated with very limited groceries n restaurants. We had Chrischelle, the property manager, prestock the villa with groceries and it was well worth it!!

If you are looking for a vacation of total peace and quiet villa Cecilia is for you! Other than the pool guy, Chrischelle and a maintenance guy we saw NO ONE all week!! (Other than when we ventured out in our rental car and even then it was only a few locals.) A whole week of total relaxation!!

We were on the island during "off season". So none of the local (only 3) restaurants were open. Miss Bee opened one night for us - Chrischelle arranged this for us. We rented a car for the week n drove to middle Caicos and ate at the Mudjin Bar n Grill for lunch. It was great with beautiful views of the ocean.

The locals were very welcoming and friendly. We felt very safe. I can't say enough about the villa private pool and the BEACH!! Breathtaking and so peaceful!! We can't wait to go back!!

Recommendations:1) Definitely have Chrischelle prestock your kitchen with groceries. Party of 6 we spent $1100 - which included her $150 fee. Meals, snacks n drinks. Great deal! Groceries on north Caicos are very limited n very pricey. she buys from the main island.

2) Rent a car for your stay $550/wk for a van (taxis $25 pp each way - very expensive) Chrischelle met us a the ferry with rental.

3) Relax and enjoy the privacy and awesome sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best kept secret! Let's keep it that way!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for lots of action, a bustling beach, lots of loud and unattended kids and a hopping downtown area... Villa Cecelia is just the place for you. The Villa is a bit tight, the kitchen is small but adequate and parking can be a problem depending on the season but Dan and Joetta do keep the place in good order.

Now, go away and find another place!!

Really, my wife, Eileen, and I just returned from a week at Villa Cecelia. What an amazing vacation. Villa Cecelia is the perfect place if you are looking for complete solitude, no people (other than yourselves) and zero action. During the entire week we saw just 2 people one day walking on the beach, that's it. The home is amazing: new construction, roomy and perfectly appointed; will rival any villa on any of the posh Caribbean islands. We live is a very congested area and work stressful jobs so when we go on vacation we want to completely shut down to recharge and reflect. This is why we come to North Caicos and now that we found the villa we will definitely be back. If you go bring plenty of books, lots of sunscreen and a barrel of booze and you'll be all set!

Thanks Dan and Joetta, we obviously had an amazing time!

Ron and Eileen

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental quotes will be provided based on specific dates requested. Quote will include utility costs, applicable fees, 12% government tax & $79.00 property damage insurance fee. Rates are based on 6 guests, additional fees apply over 6 guest.
**Reservations for the period of Dec. 15th - Jan. 5th are non refundable, & any payments made will be forfeited if reservation is canceled**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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