|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
*This villa is offered on a weekly Saturday-Saturday schedule*
Reef Pearl has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, located on 4 prime acres of spectacular Grace Bay beachfront. Reef Pearl has its own pool, Jacuzzi, billiards, and numerous other amenities including private tennis courts shared only by Conch Pearl next door.
Location, location, location - Reef Pearl is located on a dead-end peninsula at the far end of Grace Bay Beach, away from the hotels and condos, yet walking distance to six different restaurants as well as Turtle Cove Marina offering all water activities including deep sea fishing, shallow reef fishing, sailboat and power boat charters, glass bottom boat tours, parasailing, a reef submarine, SCUBA etc. This villa offers a $150 A/C allotment.
Keywords: Villa, Turks, Caicos,Caribbean, Beachfront, Pool, TV, Air Conditioning, Internet, Patio, BBQ, Luxury, Kid Friendly, Play Structure, Pet Friendly, Golf Course Nearby, Games Room
NB: With the coral reef so close to the shore, a strip of rock exists between the sandy beach and the water. We suggest wearing water shoes as the rock can sometimes be slippery
Being buried in dense, indigenous gardens you have access to a private play area, with slides, swings, and a jungle gym. A few steps away from that is a private swimming pool and a long sweeping graveled driveway leads to a ceremonial garden that can support a large gathering of friends and family.
We had three couples stay at the Reef Pearl House. It was easy to find, convenient location to a nice Marina at Turtle Cove, and some local restaurants. Also close to the IGA on Leeward, but groceries and alcohol were very expensive. We were there in April, and the pool was very warm and comfortable. The beach was nice, but sloped and has very soft sand. Kind of hard to walk in. The hot tub did not work after one night, so we were unable to use it. This was the only downside of our entire week. We took excursions through Big Blue in the Blue Haven Marina, about 20 minutes away. The house was clean, neat and had two separate living quarters. The beds were King in Master, King downstairs in separate quarters, and double, (supposed to be Queen) in smaller bedroom. Nice kitchens with plenty of cooking utensils, and dishes. The upper floor has a beautiful wrap around deck. A large game room is in the garage area, and a play area for anyone with children. Lots of snorkel equipment, sailboat, kayaks are available also. Our house manager could be contacted for any problems we had or information that we needed. He was wonderful and very helpful. Security guards are on premises around the clock, but speak little English, and are very helpful and friendly. We felt safe and enjoyed our trip to the fullest. The Reef Pearl House shares a tennis court that is quite large with the Conch Pearl house next door. The houses are far apart, and very private. Our private beach had plenty of chairs and we spent most of our days enjoying the breeze and snorkeling right out front. There is a beautiful reef, Smith's Reef a short walking distance from the house that is spectacular and teeming with all kinds of fish, turtles, coral and memorials on the bottom floor. Large TV's in Living Room, Bedrooms and nice Stereo for some good Island Music while enjoying the view from the upper deck on the comfortable furniture. I would highly recommend this vacation property.
The villa is two completely separate apartments. Upstairs has a king MBR and a child's bedroom with a full-size bed. The lower apartment on the ground floor is a king-size 1 BR. Both apartments have separate kitchens. The only way to get from one to another is walking around the house and going up a flight of stairs. Both apartments are comfortable and well-appointed. The upper apartment is the only one that has balconies/views (which are beautiful).
The management of the villa was top-notch. A few issues (broken hot tub, broken garage door) arose during our stay and they were easily reachable and responsive, getting things fixed within a day.
The house is well stocked. Great gas grill. Sharp knives, a nice selection of cookware, dishware (including toddlerware), spices. Blender, toaster, coolers of various sizes, foil/wrap/baggies. Beach towels provided, many beach toys, sports equipment. The televisions have HDMI cables so if you've got your own entertainment device you can plug it in.
The swingset outside is very nice. Portions do get too hot to use when in full sun, but it's well shaded and in convenient view from the balcony or the garage game room.
The beach area is a minute walk down a rocky path -- you can't walk it in bare feet. The large sitting area (shared with the neighboring villa, painlessly in our experience) was well arranged, plenty of chairs and loungers, sun and shade both, a hammock, and a hot tub. It's all separated from the actual ocean by a large wide planting of shrubs, which gives you privacy but does block the view of the waves.
The beach itself was well tended, but it is narrow here and sloped -- not like at the resorts. The water gets deep quickly, and you can't watch a child play on the shore from the seating area. Our 4yo daughter found the waves scary, and in early February the water was just too cold to swim. If you are traveling with a small child you are much better off staying on Sapodilla Bay or Taylor Bay if you can manage it. We ended up driving to those much shallower beaches most days, which defeated the purpose of renting a beachfront place. The pool was also too cold to swim in until after 4 days of 85 degree days.
Minor things: the front gate is manually secured with a chain and a combination lock and is a massive pain to open and close anytime you go out. The staff were all friendly, but it felt like someone was always around -- a tiny bit obtrusive.
Overall a nice place.
Reef Pearl Villa is a beachfront villa on Grace Bay Beach, right behind the Turtle Cove Marina, and about 30 mins drive from the airport.
Turtle Cove Marina is within walking distance and there you can find restaurants, bars, art shops and boating charters or rentals. This is an excellent place to also rent a vehicle to explore further afield. You can drive 5 mins to Leeward Highway which is the main highway that cuts through the center of Providenciales
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, mini golf, health/beauty spa, parasailing