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Villa Kendara- Seafront Luxe Apt - Great View & Amenities - 3/10-3/17 $200 OFF

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 BR Seafront Apt - Pool, Spectacular Views, Guide Book, Swimming & Snorkeling


THE APARTMENT - Viva la Providenciales from our well appointed second story, 1 Bed Room Apartment with private entrance on a point overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Long Bay Beach (a Kite Boarder's Paradise) and Iron Shore! Enjoy breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset surrounded by water and island decor. Amenities include Cozy Living Area; Gourmet Kitchen with all stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, microwave, range with oven, full size refrigerator/freezer/ice maker) and washer/dryer, toaster, food processor, coffee maker; Bedroom with queen size bed; Loft with twin size bed; Ensuite Bathroom with bubble glass shower and extra large mirror closet to hold your luggage and its contents; Furnished Balcony with BBQ overlooking the sea; Pool 20 ft long by 4-1/2 ft deep, suitable for short laps ; Air-conditioning; TV, Internet and local Phone.

THE SURROUNDINGS - Swim the coves, snorkel the reefs, fish the shallows, kite board or partake in boating and a variety of water sports activities. The pool is just steps away from the Apartment in the corner of the property overlooking the Caribbean and Long Bay; the water's edge is just steps away from the pool down a short natural path.

THE CONVENIENCE - Want to experience what's beyond our location? An easy few minute drive brings you to Grace Bay, Blue Haven Marina, other beaches, restaurants, shops, Provo Golf Club, Casablanca Casino and rendezvous points for activities on land and sea. For more adventure, travel to North, Middle or South Caicos on the nearby TCI Ferry.

THE BEST CHOICE - The private natural setting of our property gives true meaning to the 'Beautiful by Nature' theme of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and our location is ideal for everything you might want to do while on vacation.


THE MYTH - You want to visit Providenciales because it's consistently rated a top destination to vacation with some of the best beaches in the world. If you're thinking that the only thing to do is sit on the beach and take in the sun, then you're in for a very big surprise. Of course you may go to a different beach every day, each one unique and more beautiful than the next; however, you may also chose from a wide variety of activities on land, sea and in the air.

WATER SPORTS - Imagine paddle boarding through the mangroves; kite boarding on Long Bay where the conditions are near perfect year round; kayaking small inlets and around tiny cays; diving off the coral reefs and walls; snorkeling off beaches or in front of our property. Fishermen take note that the shallows off Providenciales are teeming with bonefish, and beyond the reef is great for deep sea fishing. Those interested in renting small motor boats and sailboats can chart their own course.

ECO-TOURISM - Big Blue Unlimited is the premier company for water sports and eco-tourism adventure in the islands. We recommend them for exploring the coral reefs, excursions to outer islands and discovering the history and culture of the region. The waters are crystal clear and the marine life is outstanding. Whether kayaking or paddle boarding in the shallows off the Leeward Going Through Channel, kiteboarding on Long Bay, snorkeling or diving the barrier reef, diving the drop-off walls, bicycling in North Caicos, exploring the caves of Middle Caicos or visiting the National Trust's iguana sanctuary, Little Water Cay, the multi-talented and knowledgeable staff of Big Blue Unlimited will provide memories to last a life time. Visit their website for more details.

WATER TOURS - If water sports are not your cup of tea, sit back, relax and put yourself in the capable hands of a tour boat captain who will take you to secluded beaches and places of interest.

ON LAND - Not into water sports or touring by boat, land lovers may enjoy horseback riding on Long Bay, working out or playing tennis at the well-equipped fitness center, golfing at the championship Provo Golf Club or gaming at the Casablanca Casino. Not into any of the above, then walk on the beach, bike on the secondary roads or rent a motor scooter. There's even a cinema for the unusual rainy day.

FROM THE AIR - Maybe you'd rather see Provo from above; then a helicopter ride is for you. It's from the air that you really come to appreciate the color of the water, the patterns of the reefs, the number of cays and overall beauty of the Caicos Island chain. Those wanting a closer, more hands on view can try parasailing.

DINING OUT - Provo is a treasure trove of eating experiences. Ranging from reasonable to expensive, there are restaurants for every palate including American, Caribbean, French, Fusion, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Jamaican, Japanese, Mexican, Tex-Mex and Thai. Dress is always casual. Reservations are required at some of the more popular restaurants. A few of them close during September to mid-October, but the list is dwindling as Provo is now a year round destination. Many restaurants are 1 to 3 miles from Villa Kendara in the tourist hub; a few are in Turtle Cove; others are off the major highways. Most restaurants have indoor/outdoor seating and stunning settings. Watch the sunset overlooking Grace Bay; marvel at the color of the water and the tiny picturesque islands of Chalk Sound; mingle with the locals at our list of 'Good Value Restaurants' in the 'Johnson Guide to Provo'; watch boats in the Marinas; sit under the stars amidst a canopy of palm trees; admire the tropical foliage in uniquely landscaped gardens; pause for a bite at a beachfront café that is an extension of the beach itself. There are many combinations of cuisine and setting.

FOOD SPECIALITIES - Wherever you dine, be sure to sample the local seafood such as conch, grouper, langouste, snapper and wahoo. Provo is best known for conch that live in pink pearl shells and inhabit the shallow areas of Long Bay and Grace Bay or are raised in open water beds at the Conch Farm in the Leeward Going Through Channel. Try fritters, lightly breaded and fried to perfection; fingers or cracked pieces with just the right amount of crunch; saviche with its tangy flavor; the sauté with herbs over a fresh garden salad; chowder that varies from bisque to chunky with vegetables; a burger savory with spices. During the annual Conch Festival, restaurants compete for the best recipe in each category as well as new ideas for preparing. Da Conch Shack, with its panarama view of Grace Bay, is the best known restaurant for sampling this delicacy, but we suggest ordering it as an appetizer or main course at any of the restaurants in the 'Johnson Guide to Provo'.

WHY RENT A VEHICLE - To explore the 37.5 square miles and appreciate what Provo has to offer, you should rent a vehicle. Keep in mind that taxis and excursions that provide transportation are expensive so a car pays for itself in no time. Also car services pick you up at the airport and drop you off there which is most convenient. While most of our guests choose an economy car, those proficient in riding bikes or motor scooters may want to consider the latter. Information on how to go about renting cars, bikes and motor scooters is in our Rental Agreement. Get to know the real Provo by renting a car.

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Leeward Settlement Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bubble Glass Shower, Oversized Closet with Mirror Doors, Vanity with Large Mirror and Shelving Unit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , loft above bedroom for extra person over age 12
  • There is a loft sleeping area accessible by ladder from the bedroom for a 3rd person over age 12 .
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Villa Kendara- Seafront Luxe Apt - Great View & Amenities - 3/10-3/17 $200 OFF
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Vacation at Villa Kendara is a dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Carol, thank you so much for making our first trip to Turks and Caicos unforgettable! Your Villa Kendara is so beautiful, comfortable, and meticulously designed/stocked with everything we could ever need. Our favorite view of the ocean was from the gorgeous pool that overlooked it. We have seen the sunrise and sunset from the deck. No wonder your Villa has the reputation of having the BEST view on Provo!! Seeing is believing! During the day, we frequently enjoyed snorkeling and swimming right off the edge of your Villa (thank you so much for providing us with all the snorkel equipment). At night, the view of the jet black ocean and the twinkling stars hanging over it is an image that we will never forget. Your "Johnson’s Guide to Provo" binder was so helpful and handy, full of everything we would ever want to know - from information on car rental (thank you for the discount) to grocery stores to restaurants (tiered by price) to shopping to beaches to excursions. The detail in your binder is top notch and directions to each place couldn’t be clearer. Also, thank you for being so readily responsive and available when we would have a clarifying question for you, or an inquiry about which were your favorite restaurants and beaches. We ventured out to some of the most private beaches and were only able to find them because of your step-by-step instructions (thank you for providing the portable beach chairs and umbrellas). Our favorite experience was snorkeling at Coral Gardens, where we saw a turtle! All the food was incredible, but our favorite was Mango Reef. Thank you for checking in on us upon our arrival and departure. Thanks a million for making it possible for us to have the most relaxing and incredible vacation ever! We definitely would like to come back and have highly recommended Villa Kendara to our friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, NS

Top Notch Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I would give this apartment SIX out of FIVE stars if I could. Our family has done a dozen or more homeaway/vbro/airbnb vacations and are quite picky (with expectations of what you'd get at a 4-5 star hotel), and this place was the best accommodations yet!

The listing and description was most accurate. The pictures of the apartment were exactly how we found the place. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances and cooking ware, along with all the spices, etc you need for cooking. The bedroom and living space was quite lovely and really made you feel at home. We used the loft space as well for our eight year old and he loved 'his' space. The bathroom is quite large and spacious. What you don't/can't see in the pictures, is that the place is really clean. When renting you are never quite sure of the cleanliness but the apartment is VERY well maintained. Carol also included all the little things (detergent, paper towels, etc) and had an exhaustive list of extras (snorkel gear, beach towels, pool towels, life vest, flutter boards, beach chairs, maps, restaurant recommendations, tour guide for the island).

Carol was very responsive, before, during and after the trip. She was full of information, always providing suggestions and recommendations to make our trip so memorable! A++ on customer service.

We spent a lot of time touring all the beaches on the island and did two tours with Big Blue Unlimited. TOTALLY RECOMMEND. They were amazing experiences.

We have already recommended this place to several friends and we hope to return again sometime soon. Thank you for our BEST vacation EVER! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great View, Relaxing, Private, Well Stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Carol, thank you for making our first trip to the Caribbean a wonderful and relaxing experience! When we started looking at vacation spots, we kept getting drawn back to your property. We wanted something private, well stocked, with a great view. We were so pleased when we got there, and we loved every second! The week we were there, we drove all over the Island (thanks for the car rental discount!), and I think my favorite view of the ocean on Provo was sitting right in your pool. The apartment was cozy, comfortable, clean and very well stocked with everything from spices to body wash. When we thought of something we needed, we usually found it tucked away neatly in a well-organised drawer. We appreciated having access to the snorkel equipment (many different sizes!) and the beach chairs and umbrella. I loved having coffee sitting out by the pool in the mornings. Your pool is amazing, by the way. I usually started and ended the day there. Even though you were not there with us at the time, you always quickly responded to our emails when we had questions, or your property manager was able to come quickly to help with anything. Thank you for the discount with Big Blue. One of our favorite experiences was snorkeling with the dolphins on our tour! We snorkeled every day, and loved the nice snorkel spots right off the beach. Bight Reef was wonderful. Thank you for all of your detailed directions to the beaches on North and Middle Caicos Islands. We would not have gotten to see some of those had we not had your trusty directions! We saw a nurse shark off of Three Mary Cays! We explored many of the restaurant suggestions in your Johnson's Guide to Provo. We appreciated that there were different levels for expenses, so we could make sure to stay in the middle section and not spend too much going out to eat. My favorite places were Hemingway's and Bugaloos. (I highly recommend the coconut cracked conch there!) We were sad to leave, and we think often of your little place by the sea. We keep talking about "When we go back..." I think you may have another repeat guest! We've recommended your place to everyone looking for a nice private place with a great view of the Caribbean! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay in lovely Villa Kendara

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Turks and Caicos. The apartment was perfectly sized for us and we appreciated everything was labelled for ease of use. It was immaculate, had all supplies needed and in an excellent location for easy access to everything on the island. We loved the privacy of the location. The Guide Books were extremely helpful and made finding everything on the island very easy. We especially liked the location of villa with the fabulous views of Long Bay and the close proximity to Grace Bay. Thank you for making our holiday very relaxing and enjoyable for our first visit to Providenciales. Our experience was very positive. We would certainly return again and would definitely stay at Villa Kendara again. It was excellent and suited us perfectly. A beautiful home that you must be very proud of. Thanks again for everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Austin, TX

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. The location is amazing!!

Very clean and beautuful

We really recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Bristol, RI

We Loved Villa Kendara!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Kendara from March 25 April 1, 2017. And what a pleasure it was! Carol was great to work with as we reserved the villa – always very responsive to emails and she made the process easy. The apartment is as described and as represented in the photos. Very clean, lots of kitchenware, and a very nice layout. The kitchen allows you to cook as much (or as little) as you want. Carol and Tom were there for most of the week and they were available if needed, but there was also enough privacy because the apartment is detached from their main villa. The Johnson Guides are as described and invaluable. We had friends that stayed at a villa on Taylor Bay and they were jealous of the information we had! The location was good for us as a central “base”. The apartment has an alarm and we never felt unsafe. The pool is beautiful but we really didn’t use it too much because we rented a SUV from Grace Bay Car Rental and went to a ton of beaches during the week, including Grace Bay, Leeward/Pelican, Long Bay (out the door!), Malcom (our favorite), Taylor Bay, as well as a few beaches during our day trip to North/Middle Caicos. The trip to North and Middle Caicos is great and we’d definitely recommend it. Use Carol’s guide and plan ahead for a great day! Mudjin Harbor, Horse Stable Beach, and the beach off Cedar Point at the very end of Wild Cow Run were a few of the highlights for us. One afternoon we snorkeled at Bight Reef which was exceptional, and we also did a half-day snorkel tour with Caicos Dream Tours, which was awesome. Some great snorkeling, a beautiful beach stop at Half Moon Bay, and lots of rum punch and fun! For dining Carol recommended the Flamingo Café and we loved it, eating 2 dinners there. We loved the cracked conch and Grouper! We also had great meals at Coco Bistro, Hemmingway’s, Kalooki’s, Big Al’s (lunch), Somewhere Café, and Mudjin Harbor Café on Middle Caicos. Thanks Carol and Tom - we loved TCI and hope to be back to enjoy Villa Kendara in the not too distant future!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carol Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Carol Johnson

Tom and I are from Weston, CT. Tom grew up in Media, PA and myself in Rensselaer, N.Y. Tom graduated from NC State University in Raleigh with a degree in food science while I obtained a degree in bio-chem from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. We met while developing food products for Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk, CT.

Restless with corporate life, we began our own business in 1983, and Lexington Gardens of Newtown, Inc. soon became a destination for plant lovers who begged for more. We responded by expanding into gourmet food, gifts, boutique clothing, pet supplies and home décor.

We have always been curious about people, places and things. When our children Kendra and Dara were born, we found that renting an apartment in the Caribbean made for an enjoyable vacation and that spending a day or two with a real estate agent was an easy way to get oriented. After exploring many islands, a scuba diving friend told us about Turks and Caicos. On the spur of the moment we made reservations and found ourselves on Providenciales in August 1999. After doing our usual look/see with an agent, we went out on our own. One day we drove to the end of a dirt road, parked and walked up the gentle slope to look at the view. What we saw was breathtaking! Smitten by the Stubbs Cove area on Long Bay, we began the process of buying a piece of paradise, and by May 2000 the land on both sides of the cul de sac overlooking the Caribbean and Long Bay was ours.

Using our flair for landscaping and home décor, we designed the house and guest house from the ground up and painstakingly oversaw the construction from 2005 - 2008. The open contemporary design with Mediterranean accents takes full advantage of the sea breeze and magnificent view. In 2012 we finished off the guest house with the same attention to detail as the house and began renting the second story 'Apartment' as we call it to guests.

Why Carol Johnson chose Leeward Settlement

Picture standing at the top of a gentle slope about 25ft above sea level with the Caribbean in front as far as you can see, the 3-1/2 mile stretch of Long Bay Beach to your right and North and Middle Caicos to your left. The water is many shades of turquoise and waist high for miles; the breeze is constant and cooling to the delight of kiteboarders further down the beach; the vegetation is low and windswept like perfectly pruned bonsai; the sky is heavenly blue with white billowy clouds on the horizon. Linger awhile and you will see incredible sunrises, spectacular sunsets and 180 degree rainbows.

Imagine yourself in a serene setting with swimming and snorkeling at your door step, yet minutes to town. While the majority of properties on Long Bay are 10 to 15 minutes off Leeward Highway, our property is on the upper end of Long Bay, within walking distance of Leeward Highway. We are also just around the corner from Grace Bay where Leeward Highway that parallels Long Bay meets Governors Road that parallels Grace Bay. That puts us 15 minutes from the airport and 1 to 3 miles from access points to other beaches, activities, restaurants and shopping.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique benefits include the view which many say is simply the best on Provo; the 'Beautiful by Nature' setting which is the mantra of Turks and Caicos; the privacy yet proximity to necessities and everything that makes a vacation enjoyable; the ease of swimming and snorkeling in front of the property.

Unique also is the 'Johnson Guide to Provo'. As visitors from 1999 to 2009, we rented guest houses in various parts of the island. We would arrive to be met by someone in a hurry or find a key with a short note under the mat. We vowed that if we ever became landlords, we would do a better job.

In the 'Guide' you will find instructions on how to operate everything in the Apartment; dining information on owner selected restaurants worthy of your consideration; a list of 'Good Value Restaurants' where the food and service are top notch, but the prices are more reasonable; a multitude of activities to enjoy on land and sea; store locations and the merchandise they sell; directions to the best beach access points around Provo, to the roundabouts and which ones take you to the most scenic areas and to necessities such as ATM, gas, groceries and medical; how to make arrangements for an excursion to North and Middle Caicos and what to do when you get there; an invitation, exclusive for our guests, to spend a day at the Northwest Point Resort.

Unique too is the personal attention afforded our guests. The majority of rental properties are managed by property managers who are in charge of many rentals. We do all of the work ourselves from booking to greeting to maintenance. When we are not in residence, the greeting and maintenaince are handled by our good friend Steve Thomas who also happens to be a technical specialist with Eagle Claw Security that monitors our alarm systems.

We invite you to share in the uniqueness that is Villa Kendara.


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Providenciales International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mini Golf Course
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
TCI Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Provo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Bay Beach
Car: recommended

On a point at the end of a private cul de sac overlooking the Carribean Sea and Long Bay Beach near golf course, marinas, restaurants, shopping, swimming and water activities.




Additional information about rental rates

Processing $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

SECURITY DEPOSIT - $200 due in cash upon arrival to be returned upon departure, barring the unforeseen.
EXTRA GUEST - $25 surcharge per night if over age 10.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS RATE - $1595 per week inclusive for Sat before Christmas to Sat after New Years.
MID-WEEK ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE - Extra Charge depending on season and # of nights lost from the standard Sat to Sat booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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