The Last Resort - 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. Perfect for R&R.
About Cathy Doyle
We fell in love with Salt Cay on our first trip in 2000, and bought our first Salt Raker home. We spent the next 4 years restoring it, (our vacation) and now that we are retired we spend 4 months here every winter.
Cathy Doyle purchased this House in 2010
Why Cathy Doyle chose Balfour Town
We bought The Last Resort because we wanted others to enjoy this beautiful remote island as much as we do. There are not many places left where you can be totally by yourself on the beach or exploring an island. As a diver, the underwater sea life off Salt Cay is spectacular.
What makes this House unique
The Last Resort is quiet, peaceful and tranquil. The weather is perfect for vacationing almost all year round. Bike, kayak, whale watch, hike, dance at the café, take tango lessons (while watching for whales and dolphins), get up early and so Zoomba at the café, there is always something to do on Salt Cay. Or grab a book, hop into the hammock, and relax for the afternoon. The choices are endless.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
NO parties or events allowed.
It is a long process to bring pets into Country.
No cribs or playpens available.
Water is valued item on a small island. Please use sparingly - no 20 minute showers!!
All gates must be kept closed and latched to keep wild donkeys and cattle out of the yard.
Please notify us asap when something is wrong or breaks. Nothing arrives quickly on Salt Cay so may take a week to replace. Thank you.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A nice house without glas in the windows.
The kitchen had all what we needed.
We love staying in this home on Salt Cay. The island is not large so you are close to everything. It is peaceful and quiet with the most beautiful beaches in the world within a 10 minute golf cart ride. You cannot go wrong staying here!
Hi Holly Thank you for your review. Sorry we didn't get to see you this trip. Hope the golf cart worked and the kids found plenty of shells. Next time hopefully we will be here to see you,
Well appointed cottage
Cathy and Ed are excellent hosts, and were thoughtful and helpful during our one week stay. If you've never been to Salt Cay, you'll need a little help figuring out its quirks, and Ed was great about providing guidance, advice , and arranging whatever we needed, including a golf cart rental for a day.
The cottage has wonderful ventilation, is clean and nicely furnished. The water in the pipes is rain water from a cistern and is safe and tastes delicious. There are bikes for use, and we used them daily. Plenty of towels and the kitchen was stocked with basics. We loved the privacy and amenities.
The location is in the middle of the south settlement, so the ocean is a short walk away, but the island is so small, it doesn't take long to get anywhere on a bike. The yard is enclosed by a wall and is about a quarter of an acre so feels private. There is a crows nest that we enjoyed for sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing.
There are a few things a new visitor to salt cay may want to know and be prepared for. The island was devastated by two hurricanes in 2017 and is only very slowly recovering. Luckily this cottage was a survivor, but there is a lot of rubble of homes that have been abandoned and you will see wreckage everywhere except the eastern savannah. It's not easy to get a restaurant meal, fresh fish, or much variety in groceries. The few businesses that are still here have only sporadic and unpredictable hours. Also there are wild cattle and donkeys all over the island, and the multitude of roosters start crowing at 4 am--bring earplugs.
But if you are an adventurous soul who loves wild places and exploring, none of this will bother you. You'll have wild beaches and remote trails all to yourself. The bird watching is superb, as is the snorkeling.
HI Perri, Thank you for the wonderful review. Wishing I could have been there to meet you. Luckily some new projects have been completed on Salt Cay, New airport runway, with pads for more than one plane, a new seawall to repair the one damaged in the hurricane, a new Distict Commissioners office to name a few. Many homes have already been repaired already, but some have not. After the hurricane, Ed was there and there was not a speck of green to be seen on the whole island. Not a leaf left and the grass looked burned off. Within a couple weeks it was bouncing back. When I came down in Dec. Our fig and cordia trees were back and the cordia was blooming. The island was back. Thank you again and hope you decide to visit Salt Cay again.
Our stay with Cathy and Ed was just perfect! The cottage is neat and clean and everything you need for a stay on Salt Cay. Cathy went above and beyond in helping us figure out “island life” and schedule activities. The island itself is amazing! There is so much to see! If Salt Cay is for you, you can’t do better than renting from Cathy and Ed! We hope to make it an annual trip!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We love meeting people and having them explore our little island. Hope you are feeling better and had a good time on GT too. Hope to see you next year. Ed was sorry he was so busy with the new house but need it all ready for next year. Really enjoyed meeting you both.
Great host. Well kept and appointed property. Beautiful island. Felt like I was lost in the 1950s.
We enjoyed meeting you and hope the rest of your adventure in the Turks and Caicos makes you want to come back again and again.
Memorable time in Salt Cay!
Our host, Cathy, made our stay in Salt Cay very enjoyable. We had all the comforts of home with really great views from the top deck and nice bicycles to ride around the island. It would be the place to stay if we decide to return to Salt Cay!
Thank you so much for the review. Glad you enjoyed the island.
Salt Cay - 'The Island That Time Forgot'. Come and experience the quiet, tranquil waters, the world class diving, whale watching, bird watching, hiking, biking and just relaxing in your hammock. Your footprints may be the only ones you see all day, the sunsets are spectacular, and the waters are a rich turquois. Don't wait to explore our secluded island. Try kayaking to see rays, turtles and marine birds up close and personal.