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Columbus Cottage, Sleeps 4/5, Good Pool, Private Garden; very close Grace Bay

Leeward Settlement, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Cottage2025 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)

Columbus Cottage provides the location for a perfect 'chill out' or honeymoon. Totally private, furnished in the Mexican style and set within a lovely tended garden. (Maid service available). Short walk from an idyllic beach with turquoise water - yet only a short drive from an exciting choice of restaurants. Good shopping. Excellent medical facilities. Championship Golf course three minutes away by car. Wonderful boating, diving and fishing.

Keywords: Honeymoon villa,secluded garden,private pool, romantic setting, short walk to stunning sandy beach, mexican decor


Jane Lambert

Member Since 2010
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Jane Lambert

The Owner is English, a Company Director, based on the Cotswolds and married with three children and five grandchildren. We visit at least three times a year and have derived immense pleasure from staying at Columbus to 'recharge' batteries.

Jane Lambert purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Jane Lambert chose Leeward Settlement

In order to have a comfy holiday home with character, away from the UK cold and wet, very close to the sea, and with the best possible choice of restaurants within ten minutes drive .

What makes this Cottage unique

Privacy (without isolation) is one of the outstanding qualities of Columbus. Close proximity to the 'World's Best Beach': Grace Bay Beach, dining out, diving, kiteboarding, snorkelling and Golf make the cottage a wonderful holiday home.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Leads into its own bathroom.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, The king bed can divide into two single beds.
      • Sleeping Porch
        1 queen, Situated on enclosed deck
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, en suite with bedroom 1 and includes wash basin
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Columbus is a five minute walk from Pelican Beach, part of Grace Bay, which is regularly proclaimed internationally as one of the top beaches of the world.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Living room seats five comfortably, with two sofas. Double doors open to deck + additional seating for further four/ six people. New furniture, sofa covers and LG TV in 2012. DVD player. Board games.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Bedrooms 1 and 2 have both fans and air con. There are fans throughout the property including on the deck and sleeping porch.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Large capacity line drying facility (new 2016) in the Garden with plastic pegs.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Internet considerably faster than in the rural UK!
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        All sheets, pillows, bed covers, etc provided.
                      • Broadband Access
                        (see under wireless internet)
                      • Parking
                        There is ample space for the parking of several cars on gravel, off street, within the precincts of the property
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                        There is a landline telephone but outgoing overseas calls are blocked unless prior arrangements are made. Most mobile networks work well.
                      • Towels Provided
                        There is a generous supply of bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        A Kenmore automatic clothes washing machine is situated in laundry room at rear of property. Clothes line with pegs in garden
                      • Wireless Internet
                        LIME Smartrg router


                          • Kitchen
                            well equipped with generous work top area with drawers and cupboards above and below
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Black and Decker Coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Ample china, crockery, cutlery and glassware with various sizes of plates, bowls etc; including steak knives and avocado dishes, napkins, dishcloths etc
                          • Dishwasher
                            New in 2013 - General Electric 1800 dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Well equipped with all cooking utensils including Black and Decker blender, garlic press, cheese grater, steel steak tenderiser, mango slicer, etc.
                          • Microwave
                            Panasonic microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            NEW (in 2014) stand alone large twin door Whirlpool Fridge freezer with ice maker
                          • Stove
                            4 hob Coronado with large oven and plate warmer
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The cottage is very well equipped for dining/lunching; there are two round dining tables on the deck, each seating up to six people. Superb new Gazebo (2015) dining by the lit pool.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                    Good variety of books provided including some classics.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Philips DVD player
                                  • Games
                                    Board Games, including Backgammon, Scrabble, and cards.
                                  • Music Library
                                    Limited supply of classical and jazz music.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic channels including CNN.
                                  • Stereo
                                    CD player and radio.
                                  • Television
                                    26 inch LG LED LCD bought new in December 2012.
                                  • Video Library
                                    A few videos, but bring preferred choices!


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        We do not have a boat but we are able to recommend a reliable fishing and boat excursion operator within 5 minutes of Columbus Cottage.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        As described above the property has a wrap round enclosed deck. Outside the property is a barbecue area.
                                      • Gazebo
                                      • Golf
                                        Provo Golf Club, reputed to be one of the best and most scenic in the Caribbean is five minutes away by car.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        An open sided, covered gazebo overlooks the pool and garden with table and seating for six. Electric light and power socket. Generous paved lounge area with privacy provided by the shrubbery.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        One of the features of Columbus Cottage is the large garden, offering complete privacy.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Char-Broil outdoor propane gas grill.
                                      • Tennis
                                        There are tennis courts at Provo Golf Club, five minutes away by car.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        We do not provide water sports gear but Long Bay (10 minutes drive) has some of the best (if not THE best) kitesurfing in the world. Hobbies, windsurfers, etc available for rent from various sources.


                                          • limited accessibility
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Smoking allowed on deck , but not inside please.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Approx 33 feet long by 18 feet wide with pool light and steps. Generous decking. Pool re-surfaced Feb. 2014.


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • boating
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • 3 minute walk from one of best and quietest sandy beaches in the Caribbean, 'Meet and Greet' service from airport plus return, Maid and Baby sitting service on request.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    22 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    perfect family rental!

                                                                    Fenton P.Marston's Mills, Massachusetts

                                                                    This was a perfect rental for our family of 4! The house was clean, perfectly situated near Pelican Beach and the pool was absolutely awesome! The wrap around porch was perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach, and the landscaping provided a tranquil and private setting that made us feel like we were the only ones in Leeward. Betty was great! She met us at the airport to guide us to Columbus Cottage, gave us a tour of the property and important information about the cottage and caretakers (whom we only saw once and were kind and professional). Truly a wonderful spot and we would definitely spend another vacation at Columbus Cottage!

                                                                    Thank you for sharing this gem!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your lovely review, and I am SO pleased you enjoyed Columbus Cottage as much as we do! The close proximity to the best beach in the world is certainly a great bonus, and the Leeward area is quiet and special. Hopefully see you again next year.

                                                                    Best wishes, Stephen and Jane

                                                                    Beyond our expectations

                                                                    Kathleen H.

                                                                    The pictures of the property do not do it justice. The porch area is much larger than it seems in the pictures and the pool area was wonderful. We wanted a quiet place to enjoy time as a family. While we enjoyed the island, we did cook many meals at the house. I am glad that we decided to stay at this property and would recommend it to others looking to visit the island.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for posting your review, and yes, everyone says it is larger and better than the photos show! Its privacy and large garden area with pool are special. Hope to see you again.

                                                                    Best wishes, Stephen and Jane


                                                                    barb c.

                                                                    This is the second time our family has rented Columbus Cottage. Lovely, very private pool area and a very short walk to what in our opinion is the best beach on the island. The kitchen is very well-equipped. Comfortable accommodations. Property manager is very responsive if you have any questions.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Barb and family for your review. Agree, it's the best beach around! Thrilled you are already making arrangements to come back next year.

                                                                    Best wishes,

                                                                    Stephen and Jane

                                                                    Spring Break Getaway

                                                                    Amy B.

                                                                    Beautiful property - loved all of the garden and the pool area. Great location if you don't want the crowds of Grace Bay but close enough to get there. Enjoyed sampling the wealth of restaurants once we got the hang of driving! The house was perfectly equipped with every kitchen gadget, beach equipment, and linens. Thank you for your hospitality.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    You are so right, you have the uniqueness of Grace Bay Beach (the best in the world, apparently) without too many people. The position of Columbus Cottage is one of its strengths, and the large garden and pool area are always much enjoyed and commented on.

                                                                    Hopefully you will return, we get several 'repeats'.

                                                                    Best wishes,

                                                                    Stephen and Jane

                                                                    Wonderful location!

                                                                    Tom and Kari M.

                                                                    Cozy cottage with easy short drive/walk to beach. Close to shops and restaurants. Marina right down road for cruises. Loved having a pool to cool off after beach. Very secluded. Perfect vacation!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your review, and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at our property. We and our family love it too, and have owned and tended to it for 18 years now! Come back again; we get alot of 'repeats' Stephen and Jane.

                                                                    Quiet beautiful

                                                                    Susan H.

                                                                    The Leeward cottage provides a quiet, peaceful stay on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The veranda is a nice breezy outdoor experience. We enjoyed eating our meals outside without the hassle of bugs. We enjoyed the pool and at night we could kick back and view the stars. A wonderful relaxing getaway if you want to get away from it all. Jane will provide all the information and answer your questions promptly. Betty met us at airport and was also helpful. Thank you Jane for the bottle of wine! We booked the trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary and also my son's high school graduation. A good choice!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    So glad you enjoyed Columbus as much as we do. We found it seventeen years ago, and still love it. That beach is special. Come back again.

                                                                    Best wishes, Stephen and Jane.


                                                                    Leeward Settlement, Turks and Caicos Islands

                                                                    Spa treatments available locally, Casino 5 minutes drive.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    These are estimated rates at today's conversion rate (7th March, 2018) of £1 GBP = $1.39 USD. The local 12% tax charge is NOT included and must be added.

                                                                    22 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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