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HARBOUR HOUSE, heated pool, 2 minute walk to picture perfect Sapodilla Beach

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Providenciales Villa Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Relax and enjoy Harbour House at Sapodilla Bay! Recently described as one of the top 10 secluded beaches IN THE WORLD, Sapodilla Beach is truly the perfect spot for Honeymooners, Families with children or anyone looking to kick back in the incredible turquoise shallows and white sand.

Harbour House is an elevated beach-style house designed for comfort and easy socializing among the palm trees. You will find plenty of places to spread out at Harbour House whether in the sun on the front deck, the shade and cool breezes on the back deck, under the Gazebo poolside or soaking up the sun on our pool loungers. During the summer of 2013 we completed the construction of a 16' x 24' pool, gazebo and patio area on the sunny side of Harbour House to take advantage of the beautiful afternoon sun. Enjoy a morning swim in the pool before heading to the beach or hang out there all day. The patio is surrounded by lush landscaping complete with bougainvillea and palm trees and our very own lime tree offering the Caribbean ambiance you're looking for. At night be sure to turn on the pool lights and enjoy the lightshow! Another nice feature is a propane pool heater which keeps the temperature of the pool at a beautiful 82 degrees year round – perfect for those evening swims when the air temperature is in the mid 70s during the winter months.

Harbour House has been upgraded throughout yet retains the cool island feel of a beach house. The french doors front and back open wide to let the breezes through, and the decks offer spacious outdoor living areas off the living & dining rooms, surrounded by trees and indigenous vegetation. The front and rear doors and windows are louvered aluminum which allow the windows to stay open day or night securely while the beautiful cooling trade-wind breezes pass through the house.

Inside, the kitchen is where most of the socializing happens and features a beautiful granite bar area, Sapelli Mahogany cabinets and onyx pendant lights giving this space a cozy nightclub feel as you sit on the bar stools and relive your island adventures each evening. The dining table comfortably seats up to 8 people in the dining room or you can choose to dine outside on the back deck under the palm tree and blossoming Mahoe trees. You will usually share your breakfast with the resident Bahama Woodstar Hummingbirds in the morning!

The warm coral colored main bedroom features a king size bed and, for comfort, a ceiling fan as well as air conditioning if needed. The front windows are louvered which can remain open all night to let the breezes flow through the bedroom. The bathroom offers his and hers sinks and a spacious travertine marble tile and glass shower.

The second bedroom also offers a king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan louvered windows. The walls in this room are a soft lavender color, the perfect place for an afternoon nap when you return from the beach.

The open living room area is welcoming with traditional exposed beam vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan and comfortable, contemporary furniture - an inviting area for all to congregate. The sectional couch has a queen size pull out bed that is very comfortable and easily made up with the half bath near-by. For inside entertainment there is a 42”' HDTV, DVD player and a bluetooth soundbar and wireless internet.

And then there is Sapodilla Bay less than a 2 minute walk to the prettiest beach on Providenciales. Spend the day building sand castles, wading through the water, floating, snorkeling, watching for turtles and just taking in the magnificent turquoise view. Don't be afraid to drag your beach chairs into the water and watch the sun slowly sink into the water to the west while you plan tomorrow's adventure - or not... this is paradise! The southwest side of Providenciales is a totally different experience compared to the Grace Bay hustle and bustle and larger surf of the north side. Even though it is the “other side” of the island you are still only a 15 minute drive from most everything Provo has to offer from horse back riding, paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba or fishing excursions. You will find all sorts of dining experiences on Provo within minutes from Harbour House or simply walk down our back path right across the street to Las Brisas restaurant and come 'home' for an after dinner drink by the pool under the stars.

New this year is the addition of Ocean Kayak hybrid paddleboard/kayaks at the beach access. The 2 board/kayaks are available at an added fee for the week and offer the ability to paddle standing up or sitting down by converting the paddles. Very cool!

If your dates are already taken, please visit one of our other properties, Mizo Villa at 649802 on VRBO as an alternative or for larger groups Villa Cariad at 698250 or Aqua Vista 867737

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Patrick Staples
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Patrick Staples

When we married while vacationing in Antigua, my wife and I started to dream of how we were going to one day live in the Caribbean. After that first warm trip together we traveled to Maui, Dominican Republic, BVI, St. Lucia, Barbados, Mexico and a few other warm destinations until we found Providenciales. We were immediately stricken with the innumerable colors of the water and practically deserted beaches and knew that this was it.

After two weeks of playing in 85 degree ocean water, we went home, listed the house, sold the cars and most of our furniture and moved to 'Provo' 3 months later - just to try it out for a few months. That was over a decade ago and we have not regretted our decision.

As simple as it sounds, I enjoy getting up in the morning and not having to decide how many layers of clothes I will need to walk the dog! I don't own 4 seasons of clothes like I did at home and I can BBQ any darned day of the week. I traded my skis for sailing which I can also do any day of the week!

Above all else though, we have grown in so many directions due to the friends we have made and the many, many people we have met from all corners of the earth. We cherish our local island friends and the fact that they have welcomed us to live here and make our new lives in their country. We encourage you as visitors to say Hello to a Turks islander at every opportunity and enjoy the friendly smile and humor that will undoubtedly follow. Enjoy your time in our island home - we are delighted to share the experience with you.

Patrick Staples purchased this villa in 2007

Why Patrick Staples chose Turks & Caicos

It's really all about being able to walk to the beach in less than 2 minutes and straight into the water - no hills to climb or treacherous hikes across rocks to get to the beach. Or to gaze out at how the sun lights up the shallows into 'electric turquoise'. Or to look up at the plane passing overhead and realize that the turquoise undercarriage is actually the water reflecting up on a white undercarriage!

Provo is blessed with many miles of sandy beaches but Sapodilla Beach is a special stretch with its own character and amenities. Don't forget that the sun sets over the water most of the year on this side of the island and you will see the 'green flash'. If you've never heard of or seen the green flash it is your job to now find out more.

What makes this villa unique

Harbour Gates is a closed community with one access into the neighbourhood which results in hardly any traffic. This makes the short walk to your beach access safe and unimpeded where your beach chairs are waiting for you. Sapodilla Beach on Sapodilla Bay is a public beach with 7 private homes built on it. This means that the beach is never crowded and there are no resorts nearby. Sapodilla Bay is a safe harbour for passing sailboats making their way down through the islands or back home again. Keep your eyes open for the resident turtles that surface just beyond the shallows or the occasional stingray or dolphins. The wind is predominantly from the east so west facing Sapodilla Bay is mostly flat and docile - perfect for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding.

Although we are not on the beach, the open concept and vaulted ceilings of our house make this feel like a true beach house. Our bungalow is elevated 6 feet off the ground with decks front and back. The foundation incorporates a 25,000 gallon cistern replenished by capturing rain water from the roof. We rarely require A/C due to the constant breezes and laundry can be dried on the shaded clothes lines under the house. We try to be as 'green' as we can and the island is better for it.

The addition of the pool, patio and gazebo in 2013 offers our guests their choice of playing at the beach or playing in the pool or both! We have creating a courtyard atmosphere poolside where you can soak in the sun or hang out in the shade of the gazebo or palm trees. The pool means you will never be too far away from the ice and the blender for another slushy drink!

We hope you enjoy your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To all who seek a passage which takes you to another State of Mind, in a setting which allows your body, soul and mental being to relax, decompress in the comforts of a home away from home feeling, then look no further than Harbour House.

Pat was (an) incredible host and his house was amazing. The beach is second to none. The hospitality of the locals is very inviting.

Thanks for the memories!
May 2013
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based on 56 traveler reviews

HARBOUR HOUSE, heated pool, 2 minute walk to picture perfect Sapodilla Beach
average rating of 4.982143 based on 58 reviews

Unique features and great access to gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and descriptions don't do the house justice. Patrick really put a lot of thought into the finishes for the house. The elevated deck and the patio with spacious cabana made for great enjoyment of the outdoor space. We researched a lot of houses before making this (our first) trip to Turks and Caicos. Finding this villa with the shade of the cabana with not one but two comfortable couches was a wonderful discovery since we could find no other properties with this one of a kind feature in this size house and price range. There's nothing like a private, leisurely lunch outdoors in the shade when the tropic sun is at it's hottest. Little touches in addition to the gorgeous beach just a two minute walk from our front door made us 100% confident we picked the right house for our first experience at TCI. We're looking forward to coming back. All in all, well appointed home, quiet neighborhood, but still convenient location to get out and explore the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Best week in Turks at Harbour House!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an AMAZING week in Turks and Caicos. Our stay at Harbour House was every we thought it would be and more. Patrick was a fabulous host and went above and beyond to make our stay great. He met us at the airport, helped us get our rental car and gave us a tour of the property and beach area and provided us with many great recommendations for food and fun. We would definitely stay here again! The beach near the house at Sapodilla Bay was gorgeous and Patrick even provided us with two paddle boards and four lounge chairs we used nonstop! What a fabulous girls getaway!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great getting to meet the 4 of you adventurers Mary! What a cool trip you had here with your Mom and 2 sisters and all of the stuff you packed in in a week was wonderful to hear! I hope you get a chance to come down with "the boys" for your next trip and I'll be able to accommodate you in "Aqua Vista", our 4 bedroom Villa. Thanks for being such great guests and for taking the time to submit your review of Harbour House! Pat
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Marlboro, NY

Heaven at Harbour House

  • 5 of 5

4 of us rented this house for 8 days. The house was clean, comfortable for all of us and it is only a 2 minute walk to the most beautiful beach - Sapodilla bay. The house had everything and more that we needed to cook meals. Loved having a gas grill also. The pool area is beautiful, quiet and relaxing. Beach lounges and kayaks were down by the beach and a wagon at the house made it a pleasure to tow a cooler, umbrella and beach bags. Las Brisas restaurant was right across the street from the house so it was convenient and wonderful for a dinner out or pop over for a couple of drinks. Patrick was very nice and informative and met us at the airport upon arrival. Looking forward to renting again someday!!! Perfect location in paradise!!! Do not hesitate to rent this property!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting the 4 of you Sue and I am so happy when you are all happy! Thank you for sharing your review of Harbour House and I hope we get to see you soaking up the sun again on another visit! Stay well and happy! Pat
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As Pdvertised

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was at the airport when we landed, got right into the Grace Bay rental car at the airport, and we were at the house in no time. The pictures are true and correct. The pool is heated and in excellent condition. The house was clean and in good condition. Sapodilla Bay Beach is a short walk and we liked it more then Garce Bay Beach. Less wind on this side of the Island. As for noise from the South Dock, it is minor, if any. Close the windows in the bedrooms and turn on the A/C, you can not hear a thing. Just realize electric is very expensive on the Island and be kind with the A/C. We did not bother Patrick, but he was available if needed. He was kind of enough, to give us our privacy, we did not see him until we left. I hate posting this as we will be back again. The weekly rent is fair in my opinion for the home. Thank you Patrick, hope to see again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Harbour House Robert! I am glad you and your family had a great time and enjoyed my property. I really appreciate the review that much more when you said you hesitated in letting other people know about Harbour House and Sapodilla Bay. We will be here for you next time, and so will your 10% repeat guest discount!! Looking forward to seeing you 3 again! Pat
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Sheboygan, WI

Better than Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Harbour House! It was a quick walk to the beach and to a fantastic restaurant. And when we didn't want to leave, we sat on the deck and swam in the pool. Patrick was more than friendly and helpful during our entire stay. Highly recommend it! The house was clean, with wonderful furnishings. Everything was 5 star!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bonnie for your kind words regarding our Harbour House and your stay. I am glad you and your family had a great time together, skinned knees and all... I hope to see you down here again some day. Stay well and happy in the meantime! Pat
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Exactly As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Add us to the list of people that loved our time at Harbour House. We would echo all the positive reviews for this house, and in particular we enjoyed having a pool to ourselves and a 2 minute walk to the beach. We also tried a number of restaurants all over the island, but honestly our favorite was Las Brisas, which is also just a 2 minute walk away. You'll want to rent a car so that you can explore the island, make grocery runs, etc., but our most memorable moments of the week were all spent in or around the house. The house is equipped with pretty much anything you might need - even a high chair, crib and other necessities for our 1-year old daughter. And as others have said, the owner Pat is one of the genuinely nicest people you'll ever meet, which really sets this property apart from the others. It's a beautiful home, and we hope there's room for us next time we're able to make it back.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin for taking the time to submit a review of our Harbour House! I am so glad the three of you were able to relax and spend some quality time in the shallow waters of Sapodilla Bay. I know one of you was having to work a bit (he shall go unnamed) but it looked like you were able to get out and around the island a bit regardless. I always try my hardest to make people feel at home so I appreciate your kind comments about our property. Please come see us again! Pat
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Heaving down rock, Leeward
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Provo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sapodilla Bay Beach
Car: recommended

kiteboarding, bonefishing, paddleboarding


Rates & Availability

Providenciales Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Summer Rate
May 7 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Standard Rate
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Standard Rate
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Rate
May 6 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Standard Rate
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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Providenciales Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , His and Hers sinks, large glass door and wall in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite Bathroom off of the Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room located off of living space
  • The bathrooms have all been renovated with travertine vanity tops, mahogany vanities and new tile and fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The king mattress is a pillow top that is very comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , The king mattress is a very comfortable pillow top
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Modern sofa with pullout queen sized mattress and thick pad
  • Both bedrooms have their own wall-mounted A/C units that are very efficient and very quiet. There is also a ceiling fan in each which provides ample air movement especially with the windows open to let the breezes flow in. Each bedroom lets lots of light in with 3 louvered windows and a sliding window. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom for convenience and comfort.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 16 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I have made it a point to greet all of our guests at the airport personally. You will see one of us holding a sign for Harbour House when you walk through the exit doors. I feel this is important as we have arrived at airports and been in the middle of the mayhem looking for a cab or the rental car company. My goal is to make your arrival as simple as possible, help you load everything into your rental car and have you follow us to Harbour House. Yes, it is only a 10 minute drive to Sapodilla Bay but it makes things much easier navigating on the left side of the road and through the islands 'interesting' traffic circles. Once we get to Harbour House we will spend some time showing you through the house and, of course, guiding you down to the beach access.

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