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Beth Sulak

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Camilla Beach House Grace Bay, Pool - Steps to Snorkelling, Dining, Fish Fry

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Grace Bay West Condo Rental Photos and Description

Two 1 Bedroom Apartments rented separately - Upper and Lower see Description

Discover why Turks and Caicos remains one of the Top 7 Dive Destinations in the World, Best Island in the World and the mecca for vacationers year after year. Here is a piece of paradise fronted by one of the world's most pristine beaches -- Grace Bay. Set amongst more than 6 acres of native tropical gardens and with 325 feet of beachfront, Villa Camilla is one of the largest and last remaining private beachfront properties along this world famed, 12-mile stretch of beach, named the Best Beach in the World 2015.

Walk on sugar white sand and enjoy water so turquoise it doesn't seem real. The famous Bight Reef is just off your doorstep and begins nearby just off shore. Schools of colorful tropical fish, turtles, eagle rays, coral and sponges are yours to behold. Scuba right off the beach or take a boat charter. Walk to over 5 restaurants and the Weekly Island Fish Fry and enjoy any of the island's many activities, nightlife, restaurants, and other adventures, all nearby to Villa Camilla.

Villa Camilla's Guest Houses:

UPPER HORIZON HOUSE (calendar seen here) features:

Queen bedroom with Bonus Loft Twin bedroom (can sleep up to 4*)

ensuite bathroom with shower and bath amenities

Iron

WiFi, TV, DVD, Local phone land line

Air condition in the Bedroom (metered with a weekly allowance of $50, excess charged back to guests)

House Alarm with Security monitored

Fully equipped Kitchen, microwave, stove, oven, fridge, coffee maker, blender

Some pantry items

Laundry (external and shared)

LOWER BEACH HOUSE (please ask for availability) features:

Queen bedroom with sleep sofa (can sleep up to 3*)

ensuite bathroom with shower and bath amenities

WiFi, TV, DVD, Local phone land line

Air conditioning in the bedroom (metered with a weekly allowance of $50, excess charged back to guests)

House Alarm with Security monitored

Fully equipped Kitchen, microwave, stove, oven, fridge, coffee maker, blender

Some pantry items

Iron

Laundry (external and shared)

** Additional charges apply

Each Guest House apartment is outfitted with plush terry and white linen.

Additional items provided:

Pool chaise loungers and umbrellas - 2 sets for each guest house

Outdoor shower - 1 for each guest house

BBQ grill on patio/balcony - propane

Fire extinguishers

Living and Dining - has an open kitchen and deck that is ideal for dining and lounging.

FOR LARGER GROUPS

If you need a larger accommodation, consider the main house of Villa Camilla, a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with HEATED POOL. VRBO #291341

We look forward to sharing our 'special place' with you.

Keywords: Guest House, Grace Bay, beachfront, tropical gardens, snorkeling, water views, dramatic sunsets

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Beth Sulak (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Beth Sulak

Larry is a professor of physics at a leading Boston university and researcher, who has been looking for the Higgs particle for all of his 40-year career. On July 4, 2012, they announced that the Higgs had been found! Beth is enjoying her third career -- in wine -- after two earlier ones as a professional writer and as a marketing manager in a global electronics firm. Both physics and wine bring us often to France where we have been lucky to live in Paris, Provence, and the Pays de Gex. We enjoy French language and culture, wines from around the world, and travel, recently on safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe and to Brazil. Villa Camilla has been a source of much pleasure over the years. We hope you'll come to Villa Camilla to enjoy this unique spot in the TCIs.

Beth Sulak purchased this condo in 2010

Why Beth Sulak chose Providenciales - Provo

it all came down to location: 325' of beachfront on Grace Bay Beach, arguably the best beach in the world, as well as proximity to the islands most popular snorkeling spot and to all the island's many wonderful restaurants, water activities, nightlife and other adventures.

What makes this condo unique

We love the space and privacy that Villa Camilla gives us as well as the short walk -- 1 minute -- across our property to the Grace Bay Beach with the most popular snorkeling just next door. The villa is set among 6 acres of tropical gardens and we have 325' of beachfront at our doorstep! We always feel that the stretch of beach in front of Villa Camilla is reserved only for us and for guests even though all beaches on Provo are public.

We love wandering through the garden seeing what's in bloom at the moment-- wild orchids, beach plum, cactuses, different palms. And because of the greenery around us, we're a magnet for birds, including humming birds. Each night at sunset you'll find us up on the deck marveling at the beautiful, ever changing sky while sipping our favorite rum punch. Be sure to ask for the recipe!

Breakfast and lunch on the deck are wonderful, but nothing compares to watching the sunset from the west desk with rum punch in hand! Then if we're not cooking that night, it's off to one of Provo's many excellent restaurants, none more than a 5-10 minute drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The views, breathtaking. The people, friendly and helpful. The island, easy to navigate and full of wildlife. The overall experience that we had here on Turks & Caicos was nothing short of unforgetable. We spendt the majority of our time relaxing by the pool soaking up the sun. By night, we explored different bars and with "Somewhere" within walking distance of the villa, it soon became our go-to spot, not to mention their conch cevich. Renting snorkeling geat is easiest at the dibe shop next door at Coral Gardens. We did a lot of grocery shopping at the IGA right off the highway until we found the gourmet IGA, which we preferred. The fish fry on Thursday didn't peak our inteest; we went but soon found ourselves heading back to the villa. Our favorite part was how secluded we were from the rest of the guests at the surrounding resorts.
Aug 2015
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Reviews

4.3
based on 20 traveler reviews

Camilla Beach House Grace Bay, Pool - Steps to Snorkelling, Dining, Fish Fry
average rating of 4.35 based on 36 reviews
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Villa CRIME-illa

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Villa CRIME-illa

Two crimes in 5 days! We had $1,000 worth of diving gear and shoes stolen from the guesthouse patio our first night there. No the alarm wasn’t on, and yes my wife actually saw the man on the patio. He had a towel over his head so the security camera would have been useless. And if the alarm would have gone off he probably still would have taken the stuff. Why would I say that? Five nights later the alarm went off at the vacant main house at 4 am, and the criminals still spent enough time there cutting through the bathroom window and taking away the TV before the police came.

The owner describes security below on the Jan 19, 2016 entry as “gated car and pedestrian entrances and a living fence of Spanish bayonet plants.” Such nonsense. What good is a gate if a person/criminal can simply walk around it, through the plants? The gates were locked when we were there. Our stuff, the TV, and the criminals simply went around the gates and through the plants. Does that make you feel secure?

This place is ideal for criminals to hit. Public access on both sides of the property, thick vegetation for the criminals to hide in, and a quick get away on the main road. The public beach access adjacent to the east is overflowing with litter. The nearby resorts keep their beachfronts clean, but this villa lies between them in an area unpatrolled and unclean. While there we were told about some women being robbed walking the beach at night back to the nearby Gansevoort. Were they robbed in this unpatrolled area? Don’t know, but it scared us enough to not go on the beach at night.

The air conditioning never worked, in spite of multiple requests to have it fixed. So we spent our nights scared and hot.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We had a fantastic stay in Provo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Camilla. The location was great and provided plenty of privacy, only a 1 minute walk to the beach. Great sunsets from the deck. The property was clean and well maintained, the gardens are beautiful. The Somewhere Café is only a short walk along the beach and one can rent snorkel gear from the shop next door at Coral Gardens. Great snorkeling at the reef in front of Coral Gardens. We would highly recommend taking the half day snorkel trip with Island Vibes tours. They pick you in their boat right at the beach. Plenty of great restaurants within a 10 minute drive of the property. We took a day trip to Sapodilla Bay, it's a little hard to find the entrance but it's worth it, stunning blue water. On the way back we stopped at Bugaloo's for lunch on the beach. We would definitely return to Villa Camilla.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Return!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we deeply enjoyed our stay last week at your guesthouse villa. My wife was in tears when we left. We will definitely be back in the future as we want our daughters to experience the island. I find myself now desiring to go nowhere in the Caribbean but Provo - the island has perfect weather, water, sand, people and relaxing feel.You are very blessed to have the property you have, thank you for allowing us to share your paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Camilla

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Villa Camilla. We felt very safe with the gates and felt so secluded on the private property. It was nice having a little pool to hang at when it was a bit too windy on the beach. Short walk down to the beach and Coral Gardens (snorkeling) we didn't receive a mid week cleaning or fresh beach towels and had to ask for fresh bath towels several days in, but other than that, it's a fantastic place to stay! Great location, right next door to Somewhere Cafe, beach was quiet. Had a lot in the kitchen to use, as well as a small cooler for the beach. We would definitely recommend and go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful oasis

  • 4 of 5

Villa Camilla Guest House is a wonderful, quiet, little spot tucked away amidst the busy island life of Provo.

The listing did accurately portray the unique ambiance of a "quite place away" -

The property was clean and well-maintained - the local staff was very helpful -

I would definitely recommend Villa Camilla to my friends -

I biked every morning and rested in the afternoon sun on the "backyard" beach -

There are many wonderful restaurants nearby in a variety of price ranges -

I had a fabulous week at Villa Camilla Guest House

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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away from the resorts

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 nights at Villa Camilla. The location is a perfect match for someone looking for the best combination of seclusion and of access to tourist activities, dining, and shopping. Between the good snorkeling steps from the house and the grand view from the balcony, we found staying in kept us plenty occupied. Other days we went out to explore the island. We made a day of Middle Caicos, which I highly recommend. Really no need to involve a tour company for Middle. We just rented a car and used the map to get around, which was very easy. The kitchen is sufficiently stocked with all cooking utensils needed. Take note that there is not a spice to be found...not even salt and pepper. I must say I was a bit worried about security after reading another review and with so much emphasis being placed on securing the premises with guards and alarms, but we always felt quite safe.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed meeting you and Donald and sharing a rum punch with you on the main house deck while watching one of Provo's magnificent sunsets! As we discussed, Villa Camilla's security has been significantly updated and is arguably one of the best on the island — as long as guests alarm it— including gated car and pedestrian entrances and a living fence of Spanish bayonet plants and a state-of-the-art alarm system that includes deck alarms.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Providenciales International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Somewhere on the Beach - next door
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
To North and Middle Caicos
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Provo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
The Beach House - next door
Nearest Beach
Grace Bay Beach - just in front of you!
Car: recommended

SUP (Stand-up Paddle Boarding). Provo named one of 3 best places in the world by pro windsurfer, Dave Kalama: 'I've been all over the world, and one place I really like for SUP is the TCI. The water is really clear, and the reefs are very alive. You'll see stingrays and all kinds of fish. The island has trade winds, so you can do downwind paddling. It has mangroves, so you can get protection from the wind to do flat-water paddling. It's a really versatile area.'

There's also: Beach walking/jogging, Kiting, Helicopter Tours, Private Boat Charters, Glow Worm Tours, Jet Skies, Star Gazing, Sunset Watching, The Green Flash!

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Rates & Availability

Grace Bay West Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
UPPER Unit: Low Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
UPPER UNIT: Christmas Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
UPPER UNIT: High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
UPPER UNIT: Low Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$265
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Inquire about the lower rates for the Lower-Beach level guest house. In high season, stays are Saturday to Saturday only in the upper-level unit. Cancellations made more than 60 days before arrival, are fully refundable less an administration charge of $250.00. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 60 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grace Bay West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, single vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in loft are reached by a ship's ladder. Baby Cribs (1) Available for a charge of $25. We provide a comforter; please bring your own sheets for a Pack and Play measuring 40' by 29'.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Miles of powder white sand beach; central location close to restaurants, water activities, golf, tennis, spa, night life; next door to island's most popular snorkeling spot.

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