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Ritama Davidson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamento

Villa Esencia 2 bdr Suite on the Beach, Serene, Private, Jeep

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Long Bay Hills Villa Rental Photos and Description

Suite in 3 Unit Villa; 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Featured in Conde Nast “Brides” on best places for honeymoons in the Caribbean!

Esencia is for people who want to come back to themselves through being with nature in a serene, natural and pure environment. The Villa sits on a gated estate of 2.25 acres of pristine land with only two Villas within a mile. You often will not see any one on the beach for days, with only an occasional boat going by. There's almost always a cool breeze, you are 100 feet from the waters edge, and you are surrounded by lush green. The beach is pure white sand and is 4 miles long. The water is a gorgeous turquoise color, warm and gentle. You can spend hours comfortably in the water. The sea is shallow and safe for kids. There's a beautiful pool and hot tub nestled amongst the palms.

Villa Esencia: Villa Esencia is a 6000 sq foot villa with two, 2br, 2bath rental units and the owners unit. The layout is designed for privacy; Esencia 1 is on the North side of the villa, and Esencia 2 the South. Both units are first floor, directly on the beach. Units have partial ocean views from inside and full ocean views from the outside covered deck.

The suites are large and well-appointed. Each has two bedrooms, with two king beds. There is also the option of a 2nd bed in one bedroom as a kids bed. In addition, the living room sofa pulls out and can sleep 2, for a total possibility of 7 people.

Location: Esencia sits directly on the beach in Long Bay. Long Bay is a 4 mile pure white sand beach. It is generally undeveloped with long stretches of ocean fronting the wild vegetation. There are occasional large estates with a few 'island style' older homes nestled between. Its a very quiet area with low population density. Yet, it's only 5 minutes away by car from Grace Bay, with its shops, condo's and restaurants.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ritama Davidson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamento

About Ritama Davidson

Kabir and Ritama - owners of Villa Esencia. Avid kiteboarders. Self-development trainers, authors

Ritama Davidson purchased this villa in 1998

Why Ritama Davidson chose Providenciales - Provo

We were looking for a quiet, natural environment, close to nature and the sea, away from the buzz of city, road and people. This location fit that description perfectly. There was only one house nearby, no sounds except the wind, the trees and the sea.

What makes this villa unique

Featured in Conde Nast “Brides” on best places for honeymoons in the Caribbean!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous get-away for individuals, couples or families. The set-up is ideal - the villa is very private and has it's own patio area and Tiki-Hut. The shared pool and hot-tub is just steps away. The location is a short drive away from the more populated Grace Bay area. The beach is beautiful and most days you will have it entirely to yourself. The owners have thought of everything - all linens, and beach towels, kitchen appliances, an outdoor grill, beach chairs, and a car! There are two (2-person) sea kayaks available to use. The friendly owners are there if you need them. They have helpful restaurant and attraction suggestions.
Jul 2011
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Villa Esencia 2 bdr Suite on the Beach, Serene, Private, Jeep
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

The most relaxing vacation we have ever taken!

  • 5 of 5

After searching for the perfect vacation spot for our first visit to Turks and Caicos, I stumbled upon Escencia Villa on Long Bay Beach. Ritama was very kind to accommodate us and our time availability.

We really appreciated the privacy of the gated villas and were immediately greeted upon our arrival by Bernard and Louise who were overseeing the property in Ritatma's absence. They were very welcoming and assured us that they were only a phone call away if we needed anything!

We loved the large Penthouse Suite with the wraparound porch overlooking the pool and ocean. The fresh fruit was a nice touch and much appreciated and we were pleased to find a full kitchen with everything we needed to prepare our own meals as well as a grill on our balcony and a dishwasher for cleanup:)

The Villa was clean and the bed and furniture (inside and out) was very comfortable.

We relaxed and enjoyed the pristine beach and the kite surfers that graced the waters. The beach went on for miles and other than the surfers and a group of horseback riders occasionally, we only saw a handful of people each day.

The water was only waist deep for as far as you could see and other than a conch shell here and there it was soft, beautiful sand.

Friendly island, with easy access to restaurants, grocery and excursions.

We have never gone back to the same vacation rental twice until now. We truly feel like we found the perfect Villa and we will be back for two weeks next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Woodsboro, MD
5

2 Weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our (family of 4) 3rd trip to Provo. We chose Long Bay Beach for the kite boarding. My husband is a kiteboarder and I tried while on this vacation (thanks Ritama and Kabir for your encouragement). Villa Esencia is an amazing place to stay and it spoiled us. The location on the beach, the private outdoor area, the covered lounge chairs near the water, all the amenities inside and outside such as the weight room, kayaks and stand up paddle boards as well as beach toys, hot tub, pool, and the jeep. Also want to mention that the beds were very comfortable because we have stayed many places where the beds were horrible.

My husband was spoiled with the compressed air for his kites and the use of Kabir and Ritama's boards. When we came home he had to buy a kite surfboard similar to the one he borrowed which he loved using.

Ritama and Kabir are truly fabulous! Thanks for your wonderful hospitality and kiteboarding encouragement. We absolutely loved our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Esencia is truly an amazing place to spend your vacation! Our rental unit was quiet, private, and clean, and was fully equipped with all the amenities you could ever need. We had our own spacious and private outdoor area, as well as an amazing palapa with an incredible view of the ocean. The grounds were lovely with flowers and foliage designed for guest privacy and were impeccably maintained to add to the already tranquil Caribbean setting. The pool and hot tub were beautiful and we had them to ourselves much of the time. Having the use of a very nice SUV was an added bonus, as this location was close to some great shopping, including a grocery store with a nice selection of organic and allergy friendly food options (highly recommended for our fellow gluten-free friends). The car also came in handy for making the short jaunt to some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean (words cannot describe how amazing the snorkeling is in this area)! Kabir and Ritama are wonderful people—very gracious, helpful, and hospitable. In fact, all the locals on the island were super friendly and helpful. And I cannot forget to comment about the Esencia mascots; 2 super sweet dogs who my children instantly fell in love with and who we still talk about on a daily basis. The hospitality at Esencia is truly unforgettable.

And then there is the real reason that we went to Providenciales and rented at Esencia: the beach right outside our doorstep. It was AMAZING!! The water was a crystal clear aquamarine, and was waist-deep as far out as you could care to walk. Pictures can’t do it justice—you have to come and experience the water—it is unforgettable. The waves are mellow and the nice breeze makes the temperature feel just right on those warm days. The beach here is very quiet and private, and is ideal if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. Complimentary kayaks and stand up paddleboards were provided, and we snorkeled, swam, collected shells, dove for conch shells, sat in the sun, watched the kite surfers (very cool!), and just relaxed. Seriously, this is a fabulous spot to vacation, with very nice amenities and wonderful hosts, and we are greatly looking forward to returning! We would highly recommend Villa Esencia to anyone looking for a wonderful Caribbean vacation location—it is absolutely perfect! Thank you, Kabir and Ritama for the best vacation ever! Hugs to Goji and Seven.

Sincerely,

The Pyzik Family

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Tranquility at its Finest!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights in early March and enjoyed every single moment! The pictures on here certainly helped attract us to this villa, but the reality far exceeded our expectations. From the personal attention that Kabir and Ritama gave us to the exquisite views and pristine beach, this villa offers the best placement on Long Bay Beach. There are very few homes along this stretch of beach (though there will soon to be future developments) and it's clear how much effort Ritama and Kabir have placed into making this compound a retreat for ALL of their guests. Our unit came with the use of a car (saving us from renting a car and spending hundreds of dollars over the week) that enabled us to go to the grocery store and explore the island. Located under the owner's unit, our 2-bedroom space was nicely shaded from the heat yet offered easy access to the beach down a garden path and by our private cabana with rattan furniture. We tried the complimentary paddle boards, but were really only successful on the last day after the winds had calmed the waters, but enjoyed every second we were out. You can go SO far out in the water - over a mile - and still be in (crystal clear warm) water only up to your chest/belly. Though we had never done kiteboarding before, we decided to give an attempt at lessons since we had seen dozens of kites sail by us throughout the week. Wayne at TCKiteboarding was very helpful in setting us up for the lesson and after 3.5 hours of training, we were even able to get out on the boards and out of the water. AMAZING overall experience at Villa Esencia! We are certain to return to Turks & Caicos and, when we do, we'll stay with our new friends Ritama and Kabir.

If anyone is debating whether to stay on Long Beach or Grace Bay, I'll tell you we did too. But after spending a week in the sun with a steady breeze cooling us from overheating, while having the amazing views and absolutely NO crowds of children running around like at the bigger resorts on Grace Bay (where you spend 2-3 times the price per night for accommodations), we knew we made the right choice. Having access to the car made it easy for us to still go an explore/enjoy all that Grace Bay has to offer (snorkeling excursions, restaurants, shopping, etc.) but always return to serenity!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Ventnor, NJ/USA
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were a young couple looking for a peaceful getaway where we could relax, soak up the Caribbean sun, and kite board. In the past we had stayed at resorts but this time we wanted to try something new and stay at a villa. We stumbled upon Villa Esencia and to say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. The only complaint we have about our stay was that it was too short! We stayed in a 1BR suite overlooking the crystal blue water and it was spectacular - clean, cozy, private, plenty of space. It was nice to have the option to make our own meals rather than eating out 3 times per day. One night we ate our home cooked dinner in the gazebo on the beach with a bottle of wine, light from the full moon, and our toes in the sand. The villa is located on the best kiting beach on the island and only a few minutes from Grace Bay.... you couldn't ask for a better location! Renting a car is highly recommended as we were able to explore the island/restaurants easily. Even better than the location and ammenities were the owners - Ritama and Karim. They welcomed us to their home with open arms and made our stay special. There is no doubt we will be back one day soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Ventnor, NJ/USA
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were a young couple looking for a peaceful getaway where we could relax, soak up the Caribbean sun, and kite board. In the past we had stayed at resorts but this time we wanted to try something new and stay at a villa. We stumbled upon Villa Esencia and to say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. The only complaint we have about our stay was that it was too short!

We stayed in a 1BR suite overlooking the crystal blue water and it was spectacular - clean, cozy, private, plenty of space. It was nice to have the option to make our own meals rather than eating out 3 times per day. One night we ate our home cooked dinner in the gazebo on the beach with a bottle of wine, light from the full moon, and our toes in the sand. The villa is located on the best kiting beach on the island and only a few minutes from Grace Bay.... you couldn't ask for a better location! Renting a car is highly recommended as we were able to explore the island/restaurants easily.

Even better than the location and ammenities were the owners - Ritama and Karim. They welcomed us to their home with open arms and made our stay special. There is no doubt we will be back one day soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kiteboarding, Ocean Kayaking, Stand-Up-Paddle Boards

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Rates & Availability

Long Bay Hills Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
Oct 24 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

15% tax and charges.
Note: We are just opening a new one bedroom apartment on this property that is not reflected in the current calendar. Contact us for dates.
3 day minimum booking. Esencia cleaning fee $150/week.
Normal number of guests is 4. More than 4 guests is $25 per night extra per guest.
Note: We do not use the HomeAway rental calendar. Contact us for availability

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Amenities

Long Bay Hills Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • This is the bathroom for one bedroom and the living room. Bathroom 2 is in bedroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Children's bed on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , In-suite bathroom
    Extra Bed - 1 twin/ single , One bedroom can take another bed, and the livingroom can too
  • This is a large bedroom with a desk and space for a children's bed if needed. There's also an external door in this bedroom. Bedroom has an in-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is the main kiteboarding beach of the island and we are setup for kiters with compressed air and 2 self-launch/landings as well as broad sandy setup areas. The waters here are shallow, warm and safe making it an ideal place to learn kiting yet with excellent conditions for advanced kiters.

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