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Esencia Cottage, Intimate, Private Pool, Beach Front Property, Natural, Serene

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

initimate and Elegant cottage with private pool on our beachfront property

Brand New – Super Elegant - 1 Bedroom Cottage - sleeps 2/3 - sleeps 2 comfortably in a king bed, and with a sleeper queen sofa in the living room for an extra person

On the Villa Esencia and Villa Wyakha property (Homeaway listings 287569, 269440)

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This is our newest addition. A cozy and elegant cottage on a beachfront property. The cottage is 1-minute walk to the beach. It is situated in Long Bay, a quiet and undeveloped area with miles of open white sand beach and sparkling clear turquoise water and a nice gentle breeze. It is ideal for people who want to be close to nature and seek peace, quiet and natural beauty.

The cottage sits on a large piece of land and is nestled amongst the lush native flora.

The cottage is luxuriously outfitted with tropical rattan furniture, marble tile, custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and outdoor grill The cottage is very private. It stands alone and has it’s own private pool. It is completely modern with full amenities including dishwasher, washer, dryer, Internet, and cable TV. Long Bay Beach is one of the best kiteboarding beaches in the world, and we are situated on the best part of the beach for kiteboarding. Besides kiting we have other fun activities. There is a Gym, Jacuzzi, ocean kayaks and stand-up-paddle board. We have beach chairs and umbrellas, cabanas among palm trees with hammocks. This is a very peaceful and quiet location, perfect for vacationers and families.

More Details

Owner
Ritama Davidson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamento
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Ritama Davidson

We are authors, self development trainers and avid kiteboarders who wanted to live more simply and close to nature. Living down here is just incredible!

Ritama Davidson purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ritama Davidson chose Providenciales - Provo

We looked around the world for a place that was quiet and natural, yet easily connected to the wider world, and had a good infrastructure. Provo has all of that. And Long Bay is a stunning beach with gentle and warm waters, gorgeous colors and peaceful ambience.

What makes this cottage unique

There is something about jumping into this ocean that in 10 minutes so deeply relaxes us.

Amenities

Long Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also an outdoor shower by the pool
  • The bathroom is all marble tiled with glass shower walls, vessel sink and high quality fittings
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The second bed is a quality pullout sofa in the living room
  • The bedroom is luxuriously designed with large double doors and windows looking directly out on the pool. The living room has a sleeper sofa to accommodate 1 extra person
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an outdoor shower and large out door living area

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Esencia Cottage, Intimate, Private Pool, Beach Front Property, Natural, Serene
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
5

We loved this place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage and it was really nice, very secluded and just a great romantic little getaway amidst the flowering bushes. The cottage has it's own dedicated path, so no other guests even walk by while meandering about the grounds. The path to the beach is a short walk, about a minute and a half, through the nicely landscaped grounds. We were on the island on a very windy week, and it was indeed very windy on Long Bay Beach. It was windy on all other beaches we visited as well (probably 10 or so between Provo and other islands), but Long Bay Beach is a degree windier than most, hence the kite-boarding mecca status. (we are not kite boarders, but it does look fun and is cool to watch). The beach was beautiful with soft sand and clear waters. I should also note that despite the high winds on the beach, the bushes around the cottage and the other areas of the property (hot-tub and main pool) created an excellent barrier. Even on our extra windy week, it was calm and serene at the cottage and at the pool area, with only light breezes coming through the vegetation. The cottage bed is super comfortable and the place is kept in tip top shape. Very clean and welcoming. This is a great spot, with very easy access to the resorts and shopping at Grace Bay (5 minute drive). Thanks Ritama and Kabir !

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mebane, North Carolina
4

Cozy cottage for two with a short walk to the beach. A Must for people who love kiteboarding.

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival Ritama greeted us warmly and gave a tour of the property and layout of cottage. She is an excellent host and very helpful.

THe cottage is quite small but tastefully decorated and has updated appliances including vitamix blender and espresso machine. As many others have stated it's secluded outdoors by tall lush tropical landscaping which makes for a peaceful getaway. The outdoor pool, chairs and lounge area is a wonderful spot to relax and soak up the sun or read while in the shade of the pergola.

You can hear dogs barking occasionally..Goji & Seven are their names. Other guests can be heard thru the trees upon arrival and departure to their villas but can't be seen. But overall serene, cozy and romantic.

We don't kite board but apparently this is the perfect place. The winds were pretty gusty during our stay and the beach did get congested a couple days with kite boarders. There was a "traffic jam" of sorts one day as the guests awaited their turns. The beach in front of the villas is a popular launching spot. We did enjoy watching them but didn't like the fact that people left their kites right beside the chairs and umbrella areas we were sitting in. Maybe one day when we return we'll give the sport a try but will be more mindful of the other guests in the area. As you walk further down the beach you will find a more quiet area with very few people if any at all.

The water is crystal clear, has gentle waves, and just a small amount of seaweed that washes ashore. You will not find many seashells but will see a lot of conch shells and coral. Conch is served at most all restaurants in varies forms.

Ritama suggested the Turkish kebob restaurant on our first night and It did not disappoint. We had takeout from their twice. Service is very slow so be prepared for island time responses.

We ate at Cocovan food truck and enjoyed duck tacos and local Turks lager beer while sitting amongst the twinkling lights and beautiful landscaping. We also enjoyed the local coffee shop Lemon2go and the florist that shares the space. The meatball pizza at Bella Luna was quite good. We didn't enjoy the food or atmosphere of crackpot kitchen. Service was terrible and food not up to par. Ristorante Via Veneto was another disappointment after reading the great reviews we tried the lasagna and it was mushy and bland.

Bring plenty of sunscreen & bug repellent. The sun is very strong and we did have to fight with mosquitoes daily inside the cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended if you are seeking peaceful seclusion

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented The Cottage at Villa Esencia and have nothing but high praise for the accommodations, location, and owners. When we were searching for options for our trip our primary goal was seclusion, as we wanted a chance to relax and recharge in a private setting. Upon finding The Cottage it looked like everything we wanted, and the result held true to our expectations.

The thick vegetation around the house/pool provides optimal privacy, and the house it is situated in a way that others on the property don't pass by in a manner that you can see them. It's a short walk to the beach, and the beach which feels private as, in our experience, you essentially only see others staying on the property if they go at the same as you. There are plenty of chairs on the beach and the sand is as soft as you'll find. The water is aqua blue and you literally can walk a mile out in the water and still only have water just above the belly.

The Cottage is very new and comfortable. Lots of ceiling fans to keep the air moving and the size if perfect for two people. There is a lot of comfortable outdoor furniture to enjoy, and the small pool is private this this this house. I will note that because of the height of the vegetation, the pool only gets a couple of hours of direct sunlight, so the water is a bit cooler than the larger pool on the property (which you can also use). However, with the sun on the pool it was enough to enjoy. An air conditioner exists, but was used very little during our stay.

The owners (Ritama and Kabir) were very welcoming, but they let you enjoy the space in peace unless you need assistance. The restaurants, resorts, beach, and shops near Grace Bay are all a very short drive. If you want to pick up some food I suggest Graceway Gourmet. There is a full fridge, stove top, toaster, and coffee maker available. We ate most of our breakfasts and lunches at the house, and drove to Grace Bay area for dinners.

I think we had some unusually calm winds during our stay, but I think the beach would be just as comfortable even with the winds that draw kite surfers to the area. Our stay was during the last week in March.

Again, I would recommend this property very highly to anyone that wants some seclusion and doesn't require everything to be within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Private paradise with the BEST property owners I've ever stayed with!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided on Villa Esencia to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was the best decision we could have made. We were greeted by Ritama who showed my wife around the property as I unloaded our car. She gave us the grand tour of our vacation home and all the bells and whistles of this gorgeous property. Everything inside the cottage was practically brand new with top of the line appliances and all the privacy we could ever ask for. The private pool was a perfect addition to this cottage. Long Bay beach was a short walk away through lush gardens full of flowers and plants, humming birds and sunshine. Long Bay Beach is a mecca for kite boarders so we were treated to a lot of entertainment while at the beach. We had a small issue with the water on day two and the very next day it was fixed! We did not feel like renters, Ritama made us feel like family. If you are looking for a perfect place for sun, sand, privacy and the BEST owners you will ever rent from, PLEASE book here. I will be back just so that I can talk to Ritama more. She really is an AMAZING person!! Thanks for ALL you did for Janet and I. :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in this wonderful garden cottage and could not be happier with our choice. While long bay is best for kitesurfing and less so for swimming, other beaches are just minutes away, as are restaurants and the grocery. Grace Bay is beautiful but lacks the quiet and serenity of this property. We enjoy dense jungle foliage and the garden around the cottage and pool have brought hours of happiness. I recommend the cottage highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute perfect escape!!

  • 5 of 5

As a landmark anniversary was approaching, we were looking for a beautiful beach getaway where we could leave the world behind and escape to a private secluded paradise. That is exactly what we found! First, dealing with Ritama was a pleasure. She responded quickly to my emails, called me after I booked the cottage to answer questions, and stopped by the last day of our stay to meet us in person and check to see if she could do anything or if there was anything she should know about.

The drive from the airport to the cottage was no problem, and when the pavement literally just ends and we continued on a bumpy dirt road, we knew we were headed toward what we were looking for!

The cottage is situated on the property with another larger multi-unit house, but is nicely tucked out of site, around a bend, surrounded by flowering tropical flora. It's a perfect balance of privacy but not having to worry about safety. It is set up in a way that we walked from the cottage to the beach without seeing any of the ppl from the other building. The short walk to the beach is through a beautiful shaded palm-lined path.

Amano, who helps manage the property met us as soon as we arrived, gave us a tour, and was available throughout our stay for us to call him when we had any questions. For example, when we arrived and there was no laundry detergent, a quick call to Amano and he brought some over right away. Excellent customer service!

The cottage was perfect: Private, secluded, well appointed, comfortable, elegant, nice beachy feel with high ceilings and luxurious bathroom. The pool was lovely, though don't expect to swim in the evening since the water does get cool! Having the BBQ poolside was fabulous and we grilled every night. Even the deck furniture was comfortable and more than enough. The kitchen had everything one could need.

The beach is stunning! Crystal clear light blue/green water as far as the eye can see, shallow for 2 miles with a soft sand bottom. Much of the time there is a fairly strong inland wind which makes it a popular kite surfing destination. We probably saw a total of 10 ppl throughout our 4 days, and had the beach to ourselves much of the time each day. We saw some amazing sunrises from the beach.

Tips:

- Bring food basics because the supermarkets are expensive!

- The internet phone in the cottage can be spotty and incoming calls are not always received.

- For DVDs, make sure the TV is set to AV

- The safe is a great feature but very small

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Long Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season Cottage
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season Cottage
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season Cottage
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season Cottage
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season Cottage
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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