About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Intimate and Elegant cottage with private pool on our beachfront property
Esencia Cottage is an elegant and cozy accommodation on a beachfront property located on Long Bay Beach - a quiet and undeveloped area with miles of open white sand beach, sparkling clear turquoise water and a nice gentle breeze. The cottage sits on a large piece of land and is nestled amongst the lush native flora along with other private villas.
The cottage is a 1-minute walk to the beach on a private path that will lead you to a mesmerizing 3 mile-long stretch of pure white sand and warm crystal clear turquoise waters where you will find shade under the coconut trees or tiki huts and lounge chairs to relax in total comfort.
The cottage is luxuriously outfitted with tropical rattan furniture, marble tiles, custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an outdoor grill and is complete with all other amenities required for an unforgettable stay.
The cottage stands alone, tucked away in lush gardens in complete privacy from the other villas.
Esencia Cottage offers:
-1 bedroom with a King bed and en suite bathroom
-Private pool right outside your patio
-Ample closet storage
-All linens and towels
-Fully equipped kitchen
-All appliances including a blender
-In-unit washer and dryer
-AC units and ceiling fans
-Queen -size pull-out sofa
-Outdoor porch eating and seating area
-Beach chairs, umbrellas and lounge chairs
-Tiki Huts and hammocks
-Cable TV and Smart HDTVs
-Hot tub for all guests (by the Wyakha pool)
-On-site kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
-Extra kiteboarding gear
-Compressor on the beach with self-launch posts
The rich and intense turquoise color of the sea will astound you. The warmth and gentleness of the water will appease you. You can spend hours in the water very comfortably and it is shallow and safe for kids. You will often see only a handful of people on the entire beach and occasional horseback riders.
There is almost always a soft breeze that will cool you down. The wind direction is conducive to great kiteboarding but beach combing, walking, paddle-boarding and sunbathing are amongst preferred activities as well. Energizing sunrises and beautiful colorful sunset skies are a daily spectacle.
Contact us for accurate availability as we do not use this calendar.
Cancellation Policy: we refund 100% only if we can book your unit again during your timeslot. We suggest travel insurance for your trip like travelinsurance.com or travelguard.com or vacationprotection.com which all offer affordable options.
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- within a few hours
- english, french, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamento
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Ritama Davidson
Kabir and Ritama - owners of Villa Esencia. Avid kiteboarders, self-development trainers, authors. We wanted a place in nature that supports a simple and natural lifestyle.
Ritama Davidson purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Ritama Davidson chose Long Bay
We were looking for a quiet, natural environment, close to nature and the sea, away from the buzz of city, roads and people. This location fit that description perfectly. There was only one house nearby, no sounds except the wind, the trees and the sea.
What makes this Cottage unique
Featured in Conde Nast “Brides” on best places for honeymoons in the Caribbean. Find peace and tranquility in a natural setting.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Don't mess with perfection...
This cottage is AS advertised. Very private, very quiet and perfect for a couple looking for a getaway. You are on property with other rentals, but you feel like you have the entire world to yourself. I'm not going to say "well equipped", instead I'll say "fully equipped". Everything is there ready for you. The appliances are new and in working order, the dishes might be better than what I've got at home, the cooking pans, etc, they are better than what I've got at home and everything else is there - wine opener, salad spinner, knives, place mats, dish towels, you name it, it's there. Oh and another thing, expecting cheap hotel towels? Oh no, not with Ritama and co, may be the nicest bathroom towels I've ever seen in a rental. Beach towels provided too and not those crappy things you see at the resorts, these are _NICE_ beach towels. There was a washer/dryer unit that we didn't use although we did use the "solar" powered dryer on the side of the cottage.
Bottom line, this is a great place. I will be pushing hard to come back to TCI and stay here again, loved it.
We loved this place
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 !
Cozy cottage for two with a short walk to the beach. A Must for people who love kiteboarding.
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.
Highly recommended if you are seeking peaceful seclusion
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.
Private paradise with the BEST property owners I've ever stayed with!
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. :-)
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.
Grace Bay restaurants, boutiques and grocery stores are only a 8-min drive away.
Villa Esencia is located in the secluded residential area of Long Bay. We are on the beach, where it is quiet and peaceful and where you will see only a handful of people on the beach, aside from the occasional kiteboarders and horses strolling down the beach. No crowds.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
3 night stay minimum booking. 15% tax and fees Esencia cleaning fee $75/week extra. Normal number of guests is 2 adults. There is a fee of $50 per night plus tax for any additional guests. Max 3 people. We are Villa Esencia. We have 4 separate villas on the property. Contact us for accurate availability as we do not use this calendar. Cancellation Policy: we will refund 100% only if we can rent again during your time slot. We suggest travel insurance for your trip. You can contact www.vacationprotection.com or www.travelguard.com or www.travelinsurance.com (recommended by VRBO) for reasonable rates.