|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
This Caribbean Guest Cottage features an Open Concept design with Queen Size Bed, Vaulted wood beam ceiling, and two patio door walkouts. One patio door leads to the screened in porch with separate entrance and outdoor relaxation. The other Patio Door leads to the barbecue/grill deck off the kitchen. The screened in porch has a view of Flowering Shrubs (Beauganvalie & Hibiscus), Palm Trees, Mahogany Trees & other Mature Trees to provide a shaded area to relax on the Hammick or put you feet up on the Ottoman while sitting in our South Beach Chairs in the garden.
The interior features vaulted caribbean wood beamed ceilings painted white, 12 x 12 Italian Porcelain Tiles throughout. Decorated by an interior designer for Optimum functionality. The Studio Bedroom has a Double Closet with a Queen Size Bed. We recently moved the half wall to the left 16" to make room on each side of the bed, to have a night stand. So it is no longer pushed against the half wall with the white shelving unit. We had the same tiles left over so it is finished to perfection. The TV Area has a Luxurious Stanley Day Bed with lots of Throw Pillows, An Ottoman & a trundle drawer underneath with 3 compartments for you clothes. Their is a High Quality Twin Mattress on the Day Bed and 26' Flat Screen TV with DVD player mounted over the Fridge in the Corner so that you can watch it from the bedroom area, the Daybed Area or while prepping in the kitchen. The Kitchen has white cabinets, gorgeous black, gold & silver granite countertop, undermount sink with a modern Moen Faucet with Sprayer, large fridge with freezer, stove with 4 burners, an oven & broiler, toaster oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, microwave, pots and pans, cutlery, dishes, mugs and glasses.
White towels and linens provided.
Weber Spirit Barbecue with Cast Iron Skillet in the middle. Also propane tanks provided. There is also a full spare.
White Igloo Cooler, Fashionable Beach Towels for you to use on the property or in the rental car to the beach or just exploring. We recommend keeping you cooler full of water & gatorade at minimum, with a bag of ice, so you can keep hydrated all day long & save money. They sell 24 & 32 size water bottles at IGA & Gatorade in many different sizes. They also sell Beer, Coolers, Alcohol, Wine & Spirits at the IGA, just not on Sunday. I recommend the Wine Cellar Store in between the IGA and Sweet Escape for better prices on Beer, Alcohol, Wine & Spirits. There is also a TCI Island Brewery who make Turks Head Beer and sell it for approx $33 for a case of 24. They also sell Rum for approx $14 for a 26er. However, I prefer the local Bambarra Rum that they sell at the Wine Cellar & IGA. It has a really nice flavour and they use it to make the Island's Amazing Rum Cake. They have two different sizes and they make great gift idea's. You can purchase them at FOTTAC in the Regent Plaza, at the Wine Cellar or the Departure Lounge at the PLS Airport. They make an amazing Jerk Spice, West Indian Mustard & Guava Jam as well. They have a Gold Rum, Silver Rum, Reserve Rum & more.
We can arrange a Jeep or SUV Rental, Seadoo 3 seater PWC or a 21 foot Wahoo Centre Console Boat Rental Available at an additional cost!
There is a 2 Bedroom Villa on the property at an additional rate see VRBO # 271855 for details.
Keywords: Guest Cottage
My family and I have been enjoying the good life in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1986. We are avid Scuba Divers and water sports enthusiasts. You will love the Turks and Caicos. I feel completely safe driving around in the Jeep with the top down 24 hours a day. The Grocery Store has everything you will ever need and the Restaurants are 5 Star. The beaches are rated among the best in the world and ocean is beautiful and clean. Your feet will love our white sand beaches and your body will love floating in the Ocean. The high salt content makes it very buoyant. Soak up the sun and enjoy our incredible sunsets.
Kate & Joselyn purchased this cottage in 2008
This is such a peaceful oasis! The canal is great for swimming and we love laying on the dock at night with a glass of wine and looking at the stars! The Canal leads to the south side of the island so we can park a boat at the dock. High elevation and nice tropical breeze. We love the architecture of the Wood Beamed Ceiling and Wrap around screened in Porch. We are in the Real Estate, Scuba Diving, Watersports and Hospitality Industries and love the location in central Provo, it is close to everything by car. Quick jot to airport, turtle cove marina, IGA, Grace Bay Beach, Nikki Beach in Leeward or Chalk Sound Sapidilla Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach, The Conch Shack Beach, or Malcolm Beach and so on. There is lots to see and do. We arrange airport transportation to the Villa where Wayne or Jocelyn will greet you and show you around the property. We will be happy to answer your questions prior to your arrival and during your stay.
50 Ft of waterfront. Dock with ladder for swimming. Outdoor Shower with shore power at dock. Very Private and tranquil property with .75 acres to unwind on. Enjoy the beautiful palm trees and sounds. Seadoo Boat Rental available with or without guide at an additional cost. Jeep Rental available at an additional cost. Explore the waters of TCI right from your dock down the canal to South Side Marina. Access to Cooper Jack Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach, Sapadilla Bay Beach, cut through Leeward and visit Little Water Cay Iguana National Park, Remote private beaches as far as Parrot Cay or Anchor off in Grace Bay. You can waterski, tube, take a cooler and relax wherever you want.
This is a beautiful property. My friend and went to Provo for a girls weekend on Mother's Day 2009. We rented the guest cottage and a Jeep. We travelled all around the island exploring. We bought groceries at IGA. We went for dinner at Grace Bay Club Grill, Mango Reef, Coco Bistro, Hemingways, The Conch Shack on Thursday Night, "The Full Moon Party" at Horse Eyed Jacks on Saturday Night, Ricky's Beach Bar on Sunday for Hobie Cat Sailing. We went Scuba Diving at Ocean Vibes with Wayne, Brigit, Kevin and Meghan and Riquez. We saw a hammerhead shark off French Cay. Unbelievable! 3 Spotted Eagle Rays swimming in formation off the wall at North West Point. Oceanvibles for all your diving needs. Great lunch and drinks provided. They also pick up from the guest cottage or your hotel. They also own Reef Peepers Glass Bottom Boat and Eagle Parasail. We made many friends and plan to come back early January with family and friends. The guest cottage and property are absolutley amazing. Perfect for 2. We went kayaking in the canal, watched the stars at night. Very peaceful. We made our breakfasts and lunches, packed our cooler, beach towel and bikini's and we were gone all day. Came back for a shower and went out all night. We cooked Lobster Tails one night on the barbecue mmmmmm melt in your mouth. Then we had lobster sandwiches to go the next day. We rented a car from Rent A Buggy which is right at Turtle Cove Drive and the Leeward Highway. They dropped us off at the airport.
Great communication and support. So many inclusions (bikes, snorkling gear, beach chairs, cooler, ombrella, local cellphone, beach mats...). Very welcoming experience and affordable experience on the island, even more if compared with any "beachfront" villa.
We totally felt like it was our own cottage, nothing is missing. Its also greatly appreciated that they provide a island cellphone and that someone is alway reachable for any questions or recommandation. We felt secure and confident and not "left alone on the island".
If you want to see around, you have to get a car anyway, even if you rent a beachfront unit at 20x the cost. Driving in provo is safe and as the island is small, you can (and will want to) see it all. This cottage/villa is centraly located, so you can get ANYWHERE within 15 min or less.
Food is good everywhere on the island, but restaurants are on the expensive side. Our meal routine was: 1) breakfast at the cottage, 2) for lunch: high end sandwiches, salads and wraps to go from Graceway Gourmet (thanks for the supplied cooler and ice packs!), 3) dinner most of the time at the cottage (new Weber BBQ at your door, and full kitchen inside). Good and affordable food. Beaches are incredible, it's great to just reach in the cooler, open a beer and grab a sandwich right there in your own cooler. No need to leave the beach and wait an hour to get lunch in a restaurant.
We would totally go again, next time with the whole familly in both the villa and cottage :-)
My husband and I have never stayed two weeks for a vacation. We stayed in the cottage and it was great. Didn't take long to get into relaxation mode! Cottage is perfect for two and every evening we enjoyed sitting in the screened porch with candles reflecting on what we DIDN'T do all day :)
Everything provided was appreciated - from the spices, soaps, blender, towels, beach chairs etc etc. See the rental description for what all is included.
Some things that may help other renters - We shopped some at Grace Bay IGA but the prices were way better at Price Club and Quality Market. You can save on Turks Head Beer - $34 a case if you go right to the brewery located on the Industrial Road inside the TCI Water Depot - there is no sign for the brewery. Find the beach you love the best - for us that was Sapodilla Bay. There is also another public entrance before the main one by La Brisas Restaurant. It is by the large white villas (can't remember the name) and was closer to walk to with the chairs.
Thank you to Katherine and Jose for making this a very memorable stay for us. Diane and Ed
Other guest reviews helped us make the decision to stay 4 weeks in Feb, at the cottage. We made the correct decision. The cottage was perfect for our vacation needs. It's not luxurious. You want luxurious?... stay at an all inclusive. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The bed was so comfortable...everything we needed was where...the setting was peaceful and picturesque.
Josie met us at the cottage. What a very pleasant girl she is. She gave us the grand tour and explained some things of the island. Any minor problems we had, Josie took care of them immediately, and with a smile.
The beach chairs were an added bonus. Beach chairs are not available at any of the beaches, unless you are a resident of a resort.The location of the cottage is actually quite ideal. We like to visit different beaches , and Sweet Escape is perfectly located to do that. On that point....a car is a must. There is no bus service on the island, and taxis are quite expensive.
All in all , Sweet Escape cottage is ideal if you want a quiet, relaxing, vacation.
I highly recommend the cottage for a couple wishing a comfortable vacation place to stay.
Getting away from Canadian winters is a priority for me. Each year in January, I take the opportunity to head to warmer climates. Turks has always been a bucket list adventure for me. I decided this year would be the year. It did not disappoint! Without question, it was the most beautiful place I've ever been.
The Sweet Escape cottage and villa was everything I hoped it would be. Far better in fact! I rented the cottage for 8 nights along with her jeep. It was so cozy and perfectly maintained. Katherine (the owner) was absolutely wonderful! She was so informative and even took time to explain what additional renovations she was in the process of doing to both properties. Being from Canada as well, we connected immediately. I can't say enough about her hospitality. She was absolutely amazing!
During the stay, Katherine & her son stayed in the Sweet Escape villa. They were leaving to head back to Canada on Wednesday. We were leaving two days later on Friday. She offered a free upgrade during the last two nights in the villa. I was thrilled! It gave an opportunity to see what we liked about both properties. The villa is spacious and beautifully decorated. An incredible space for additional guests!
Turks is a place I will return to regularly. Gorgeous in every way! Katherine & Josie made the experience even more wonderful. Look no further...this property is AMAZING!!! 5 star!!!
Thank you for everything Katherine & Josie! We will see you again soon... 😊😊
We spent 9 days at the Guest Cottage for our Honeymoon and it was PERFECT! The cottage is basically set up like a studio apartment and provides more space than a typical hotel room. It has a full kitchen to use and the bathroom was surprisingly big. Even the shower was bigger than I expected. There is a safe in the cottage that is permanently affixed and we felt 100% confident keeping our passports and wallets in the safe if we ventured to the beach for the day. The cottage was clean and organized. There are so many extras that we loved- they have beach chairs, a beach umbrella, snorkeling gear, a cooler, etc. It made trips to the beach so easy and affordable. I am sooooooo happy that we chose this lodging instead of one of the resorts: A. it was exponentially cheaper and B. it was so intimate and private and felt authentic. We would HIGHLY recommend this property for a couple! Perfect size and a better, and more economical way to have an island getaway.
A few tips about the island- the island is pretty expensive. When we were there gas was US$5.35/gallon, and a typical meal for my husband and myself was between $80-100. We got groceries and ate 2 meals a day at the cottage in order to make up for it. Even the local burger joint was about $20 for a burger. So keep that in mind if you are budget conscious. We found Long Bay Beach to be the best beach option. It is on the opposite side of the island from the resorts and we had the beach practically to ourselves. That being said Grace Bay is fabulous and gorgeous and we did frequent that beach as well. We went parasailing and took a 3 hour jet ski tour of the islands/cays between Provo and North Caicos and it was worth every penny. We went to the Conch Farm as well and really enjoyed it. The tour is pretty quick but its fun to learn about the Conch Farm and be hands on with the Caribbean Queen Conch. We also did a day trip on the TCI ferry to North Caicos. We rented a car for the day- it was there to meet us at the Ferry drop off and we were able to explore North and Middle Caicos that way. Mudjin Harbor in UNBELIEVABLE and a MUST SEE. We also quite enjoyed the Conch Bar Caves in Middle Caicos.
I rented the guest cottage for 10 days and had the most amazing time. This was my second visit to Provo and second time renting from Katherine. Last time we stayed in the Villa. The cottage has everything you need for your vacation. I love that it's off the beaten path. It was so peaceful and quiet at night which is exactly what I was looking for. I also rented the jeep so I was able to get around easy enough and enjoy all that Provo has to offer. Katherine is so easy to get along with and Josie the caretaker is amazing as well. Anything I needed I had. I can't wait to go back in May and stay here again.
Closest Intersection is Suzie Turn (Top of the Hill at Turtle Cove Marina and Leeward Highway). Central Provo this closest intersection is next to Bayview Motors, Shell Gas Station, Benjamin Moore Paints and the Convenience Store in the Plaza painted pink. 'ICE COLD BEER'. Seadoo Boat, Wahoo Boat and Jeep Rental Available at an additional charge.
|each extra person over 2||$175 + Tax|
|Metered Air Conditioning||$35 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$250 + Tax|
The Online Booking System does have a glitch that I will correct when I receive your Reservation Request. Our Base Rate is for Double Occupancy meaning 2 People. However, the Computer System adds $175 for the 2nd person, when it should not do that. If you have 3 people, then yes, it should add $175 per week for the 3rd person. I will adjust this by crediting $175 off. When you "email the manager", I will send you a reply with useful information about the Cottage, Property & Island to assist in your decision making. I will attach a guest directory with driving directions to our favourite island hot spots on all of the island's most beautiful beaches, a link to a map and a TOP 30 LIST, as well as give you payment options. 5 Night stays require a cleaning fee of $100.00 be added. Digital Safe onsite. Fully fenced with a Gated Entrance. Lovely cobalt blue planters with flowering beaugonvalia, lined with coconut palm trees creating a beautiful tropical oasis. We have recently replaced the Love Seat with an amazing Stanley O/S Day Bed in White Wood. It has a twin mattress & a trundle drawer in the bottom which can also be swapped out for a 2nd Twin Mattress. We moved the 1/2 wall with bookshelves left 18", added a new nightstand on each side of the bed. We moved the TV over the Fridge with an adjustable arm so you can watch TV from either the Queen Bed, Day Bed or kitchen.
Air Conditioning is metered, based on usage. However, we have included the 1st $35 per week in the Rate you Pay to confirm your reservation. We read the meter before & after your stay. If you go over by $5 we not charge you for the overage of AC. However, if you go over by more than $10 we will send you an email and process your credit card for the difference only. We have never had to charge anyone for the overage. The Cottage is well built and insulated, plus the $35 is the average we have recorded. I personally find turning the ac on, plus turning the fans on, helps me fall into a much deeper sleep.