- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
BEST DEAL….Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean….……”You Have to See It to Believe It”….Relaxing, Charming, Spacious, Open and Romantic
”Island Breeze at Grace Bay” is pleased to offer “The Cottage”. It is located in the “Heart of Grace Bay Beach with a direct beach access to the beautiful white sands and turquoise water of the top ten beaches in the World. This direct beach access connect to Comfort Suites and Seven Stars Resort and a pleasant 5 minute walk to Grace Bay Beach, Ports of Call Shopping Plaza, Restaurants, Bars, Dive and Water Sport shops and Gift Shops. Club Med, the Casablanca Cas...ino, Regent Village and Salt Mills Shops are all within a pleasant 10 minute walk. No need for rental car but if needed, Avis Rental s a three minute walk from Island Breeze. We have two bicycles that Guest can use but Guest are responsible for them. The new IGA Gourmet Grocery Store , Grace Bay Pharmacy and Scotiabank is a 4 minute walk from Island Breeze.
“The Cottage” is located overlooking a lake where Great White Herons come to roost each evening. Home to dozens of American Coots, Caribbean Coots and other water fowl. Great Bird Watching and Star Gazing. Cottage has 18’ vaulted ceilings w/ceiling fans, two bedroom w/queen beds with a/c, one full bath w/walk in ceramic tiled shower, and washer/dryer. Linens provided; Kitchen: full sized appliances with utensils; Island Bar counter; great room/dining room; Front Patio: Ceramic Tile 10’x20’ to enjoy outside dining; or a 10’x42’ concrete patio on the side of “The Cottage” overlooking the lake; and two hammocks to relax in, Private Outdoor Shower, Gas BBQ Grill; Wireless internet and Cable T.V. No Pets. No Smoking Inside. No Pool.Read more
About the owner
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Response rate: 85%
Response time: Within a day
Calendar updated: 2 years ago
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 75 reviews
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Additional Location Information
Island Breeze at Grace is located at 35 Sunshine Crescent (Formally Sunshine Loop), one block behind Comfort Suites, first road on right after turning at Grace Bay Roundabout, heading toward Seven Stars Resort. Sunshine Crescent is the road directly in front of Grace Bay Pharmacy. and Neptune Plaza
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Warm winter getaways
Last updated on November 16, 2012
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- Tax rate | 12% of rent
- Government Hotel Tax | 12% of rent
Additional notes from the owner
Island Breeze at Grace Bay In lieu of a security deposit, we charge a non-refundable “Property Damage Protection Waiver Fee” of $59 offered by HomeAway Vacation Rentals that is added to the total cost. If damage were to occur while renting, we file the claim.
Island Breeze at Grace Bay offers Monthly Rental of the Villa and the Cottage located on the property of Island Breeze. Both units are rented on a Monthly basis if open dates are available during the Months of May through October for a total $3,500.00 per month. This includes the 11% Required Government Hotel Tax, the $59 non-refundable "Property Damage Protection Waiver Fee" and all utilities (electric, water, cable, WiFi internet)....Great Deal Monthly for an average of $117 per night. Contact the owner for more details and pictures...
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- Washing Machine
- A/C or climate control
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 1700 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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66 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
I will never forget this Trip! Wayne hooked us up!
Wayne is absolutely the kindest person I have met in a long time. My wife and I as well as 2 friends stayed at Island Breeze in early June of 2013. Wayne went out of his way to not only pick us up and drop us off at the airport, but also ran us around to get groceries and rum!
He is called "Island man" for a reason! He knows everything about Turks and is not afraid to tell you where the best places to eat and have fun are! We all went to dinner together on the other side of the island at some conch place on the beach. It was a memorable night with stories and laughs. As far as the accommodations: Wayne went out of his way to make sure we were happy. He set us up with beach cruiser bicycles to get us around!
I recommend Island Breeze all day long to anybody. I want to go back!
Wayne Hobgood's secluded but easily accessible Cottage is a gem: far less expensive than a room or suite in a hotel on the beach and better in many ways, not only because it's vastly roomier. It's nothing less than a delightful little home away from home, and if you have access to a hotel beach very nearby, as close to ideal as it gets. Wayne himself adds to its charms. If you've had enough of hotel noise, interruptions and costs, if you want real rest plus lovely views, little can beat this.
Blue Springs, Missouri
Great property, great owner and host = superior vacation!
Once again Island Man Wayne comes through with terrific upgrades to an already great property. The Cottage with new amenities was a steal, especially compared to neighboring properties and the resorts. Quiet, relaxing, clean and comfortable with everything you need to make your vacation what you want it to be!
Deck chairs/loungers, hammocks, outside dining/chairs to enjoy the warm air and sun, and stars at night; outside shower to get the sand and salt off; and covered front porch perfect for a quiet, cool breakfast before starting your day.
My second time at this location, first time at The Cottage, I can't wait to get back.
Heaven on Earth - We couldn't have asked for anything better!
Renting Island Man Wayne's amazing 2-bed 2-bath cottage was the best decision we could've made. We spent the most perfect two weeks in this beautiful, sunny, roomy little house and loved every second of it. Two bicycles were provided with the rental, which made our daily strolls to the beach and nearby restaurants a fun experience every single time.
The beach is only a 3 minute bike ride or 7-10 minute walk from the cottage through the adorable palm tree-lined beach access. Grocery store, restaurants, bars and souvenir boutiques are all within walking distance.
The cottage is the perfect size for up to three couples, thanks to the two closed rooms and actually comfortable pull-out sofa in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped, as well as every other room in the house, making it a great temporary home. We loved the evenings out on the back patio overlooking the pond, cooking on the barbecue grill, having dinner with friends on the large outside table or napping in the hammocks and beach chairs.
Wayne was more than accommodating, he is a great and generous host as well as an all-around fascinating person. Honorable mention to Island Man Jim, who was in charge of the property for the first week of our stay, who was every bit as nice and funny as Wayne himself.
We will absolutely be back again,and Island Breeze will be our first choice for housing. We already miss that amazing property and its gorgeous flowers, as well as Providenciales' breathtaking beauty and warm, fragrant air.
You will not find a better deal at such a great price; don't hesitate one second to book at Island Breeze!
Peter & Gloria
Arden Ontario Canada
25th anniversary - Honeymoon location revisited
The weather in Provo was idyllic! Warm and quite breezy. The cottage we rented was even better than we imagined. Absolutely spotless! With its' two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this well equipped cottage was very bright, airy and comfortable. Anyone would love the location! An easy five minute walk to a bank, IGa grocery store, restaurants and the beach. Our patio overlooked a small lake (more like a very large pond) where coots and other water fowl paddle around all day, egrets come in to roost for the night, and the odd little green or little blue heron drop by for a visit. Believe it or not, we got up before the sun every day to watch the egrets take off at sunrise, and then continued to bird watch for the remainder of the morning while taking in the sun. Geckos of various sizes everywhere. And lots of beautiful landscaping filled with gorgeous flowers! Very quiet and private location. The owners are extremely nice, industrious and helpful, but not intrusive.
We had a great to staying with this southern gentleman and his lovely girl !
The place was everything anyone could want and more and the hosts were very special we came did our own thing and end the end left having mad two new friends !!! If you want to be left alone they don't bother you but if you want great stories and laughing all night then their there too both are amazing people to get to know ! The place Is within walking distance to shops, restaurants,store and that beach ! And Wayne knows the best spots on the island !!! We had a blast hanging out there and bouncing around this wonderful island !
A Diamond In The Rough
This place is Fabulous! We were very impressed with location. Close to everything in Grace Bay, comfortable and spacious.
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful location (the pictures don't do this place justice).
Wayne and Eddie warm and inviting and are there for anything you may need.
Can't wait to go back!
Dorota & Konrad/Leszek & Wiola
Mount Prospect, IL/ Lake in the Hills, IL
The Best Vacation Ever!
We stayed there from November 24 - December 1, 2012. There were four of us (two couples). The place had everything we needed: two separate bedrooms, two separate bathrooms, lovely kitchen, patio with a beautiful view and a very friendly and helpful owner :)
This was our first stay that was not "all inclusive", but we liked the freedom of having the breakfast in our pj's and late night snacks when we got "home" late.
There is a beach close by, but we rented a car for the whole week, so we took advantage of checking all the beaches around. They were all very beautiful and not crowded, sometimes we were the only ones there.
The food is expensive, but Wayne sent us a list of things that we could take with us from the States and that saved us some money. On the first day we checked local stores and got idea what to buy. We tried some local fruits, local juices, local beer and rum and the prices were reasonable. Be prepared to spend $10 for a loaf of bread if you cannot live without it.
Overall, it is a very nice place to stay, we would definitely recommend it to stay there if you looking for something different then 'all inclusive'.
Excellent Stay. Great Hospitality.
Went down in mid august with 3 other families. 2 families stayed in the "Cottage" and we stayed in the "Villa". Wayne had bikes for us to ride and let us know the best placs to shop, eat and swim. Plenty of room. We have 2 kids and the other couple who shared the Villa had 1 kid. We sat on the patio at night and felt the island breezes. We will definitely be returning.
What a week!!!
This was probably the best vacation I have had in my life. The property was comfortable, clean and had all amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. Greeted several mornings by pink flamingos in the pond out back, the Cottage was a wonderful place to stay. The two hammocks on the back porch were definitely a hit with the family. The beach is a short walk away and you can't even describe the beauty. White powder sand, blue water, fish, and shells to enjoy. Island Man Wayne, we look forward to visiting again. Thanks for an amazing week.
Feels like home, but with nicer weather!
Nice and clean, well stocked with everything you need - just add groceries! Within easy walking distance to grocery, beach and shops. Great location, beautifully landscaped! Love the hammocks on the deck overlooking the lake!
Wayne is a great host! Makes you feel right at home and is always willing to assist. Very easy to chat with!! And I really appreciated his list of recommendations for what to bring with us to make our stay easier.
Will definitely book the Cottage again for my next stay in Provo! Can't wait to see Wayne's banana plantation!! ;) (and taste Wayne's banana bread!)
melbourne beach florida
stayed in the villa, we'll stocked kitchen,clean.plenty of room for two couples..great location if you don't need beachfront..private,kind of like a second home feel . everything we needed. thanks wayne for the toilet paper !!. you will always be our first choice for t/c .
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Great Home away from home
It was our second stay at Island Breeze in Grace Bay. Great location, beautiful garden. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need for an island get-away. The greatest asset is a huge outside patio. We practically lived outside...when were not at the beach, we were on the patio. Kids loved it, adults loved it even more :)
Island Man Wayne is a wonderful host. We really felt like we are visiting a friend. Will most definitely return.
Friendly and relaxed
It is a very spacious and pleasant apartment, with two big bedrooms. Wayne, the owner, lives just round the back and is very helpful and pleasant (and available). It is an easy 5 minute walk to a wonderful beach. If you want to get away from other tourists, borrow Wayne's bicycles and take a leisurely cycle 15 minutes to find completely isolated beautiful beaches. There are several nice reefs, about 45 minute walk along a beautiful sandy beach, and then 20 yards off shore. Wayne is happy to drive you places if it is not inconvenient for him (and it is usually not) -- we did not rent a car.
Food is surprisingly expensive (the supermarkets, one of which is a 5 minute walk away, and the restaurants). There is little local food, but there is a red truck in a parking lot about 15 minutes drive away that sells freshly caught fish -- it was delicious, and it was a fun experience watching him clean the fish. Any local food was reasonably priced.
Great option for families, good location
We spent a week in the Villa in March of 2013. 7 adults and a one year old, so we used both convertible beds in the living room. Wayne even had a pack-n-play for the little one.
We mostly cooked our own meals, and the villa is very open with lots of seating inside and out so it worked well for us to cook and hang out together. The covered porch makes a nice place to eat outside, and the supplied gas grill was a bonus to grill steaks on. The kids took naps in the hammock, and the clothes line was really nice to have to hang wet towels and swimsuits on.
While not right on the beach, it literally is a very short walk down a nice little path to Grace Bay. I checked around and the Villa was a much more reasonable place to stay for our large group than anything on the beach. We also had a rental car so we could go check out other places on the island like Pirates Cove, Taylor Bay, among others. The location is really good, you can walk about a block to avis Car Rental, a nice grocery store, and a scooter rental place, or a couple more blocks and you are at the Salt Mills shopping area.
Wayne is a great host. He makes sure you have everything you need and can always be found if you need to ask a question or need help. He has some great stories, and is always busy doing something. Highly recommend renting from and meeting him.
West Milford, NJ
Fabulous with a Capital "F"
What can I say...Island Man creates a home away from home for all his guests in Paradise at Island Breeze. You have everything you want and need to have a great vacation. The cottage is the place to stay for privacy and convenience. You are 2 blocks from the beach, grocery/liquor store and avis in case you want to tool around the island. There are 2 bikes for you to use which is awesome for those on a budget. Island Man Wayne is a Legend...and now happy to call him a friend.
Michele and Jerry Northern NJ
Tony and Joanie
A little bit of heaven
From the moment we got there to when we left,our host Wayne, made us feel at home..The cottage was adorable and had everything we needed..We did rent a car but also walked to the beach and shops which was just a short walk.We would definitely come back again,not only for the perfect weather and turquoise water, but to visit "Island Man" Wayne.
Abdré et Chantal
Montreal , P.Q.
Great time at Provo
Having the Cottage on the lake was so amazing. The walk to the beach was beautiful and having happy hour drinks at Jimmy's was so much fun..but what was even better was coming home.The Cottage was amazing and so comfortable for our stay..We enjoyed the sunrise over the lake and watching the ducks play in the water. Watching the Great Herons . If youn like to see little of the Island better rent a car because its a wonderful place to discover. Thank you Wayne , you were a great host .
Merci encore et a bientot.
De andré et Chantal
Peter and Jean
We rented the Villa at Island Breeze and it really became our home for a month. The villa is fully equipped and the patio area quickly became our relaxation and dining area.
The villa is a short walk to the beach and close to shops and restaurants. We had a car, but you could certainly stay at Island Breeze and use the bikes (provided) and walk to most places. Wayne is a wonderful host and quickly became a good friend. We look forward to returning soon!
McLean, VA, USA
Great value, clean, private, heart of Grace Bay!
The cottage was perfect for our needs. My husband, sister and I spent 7 nights there. With the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms we had plenty of space. The cottage is very private. We really enjoyed drinks in the evening overlooking the pond and the flamingoes. The cottage is well maintained and very clean. An easy walk to the beach in Grace Bay. It's a very central location from which to see the rest of the island by car. Wayne is an absolutely perfect landlord. He made the rental process very easy and answered all my questions very promptly. We spent a great day with him at Club Med! When we return to Provo, we will certainly contact Wayne to rent the cottage.
Best deal on the island!
had a great stay in Provedenciales and at this cute little gem, just minutes walking to the beach. Cant get a better deal and the owner Wayne was "awesome". Thanks "island man". Teresa
the canadian 4
made many memories and a new friend.
Our band of 4 were truly welcomed and pampered by Island Man Wayne. The cottage was quaint and cozy. Every morning we were greeted with a beautiful sunrise and our own gathering of Pink Flamingos.
Best location walked or biked everywhere Wayne very graciously checked with us when going for supplies and always inquired on our comfort.
The best part is the never ending white beaches, just walking and gathering shells is a vacation of its own.
We came home to cold and snow but we have warm memories of our time with our new friend Island Man Wayne.
Thanks again your Canadian Friends.
The clock stopped !
This cottage is a hidden gem and the owner Wayne is a fabulous host. The location can't be beat it is within walking distance ( or bike ) to the beach, grocery store, car rental, shopping anything your little heart desires!
There were no surprises, what was on the site and mentioned in the reviews were right on! ( and better )
The cottage was so homey and perfect for the 4 of us adults, with a fabulous view of the fresh water pond, with its egrets, flamingos, and ducks I miss not being able to sit outback and enjoy my morning coffee to the sweet sounds of mother nature.
We made good use of the bicycles every day, what a great way to discover that part of the island. Sooo all I have to say is you would miss out if you did't decide to stay here.
And Wayne...have a beer!!!
This is a very lovely rental in a great location. The Villa is private (though at the time the upstairs apt. wasn't occupied), with easy walk or drive to the beach and grocery store. Villa is well equipt, clean and uncluttered - comfortable for 2 couples - nice outdoor area where one can eat or lounge around. No complaints and great value considering what Condos are charging on T&C;.
Montreal , Canada
Wonderful Grace Bay vacation
This really is a wonderful House in Providenciales (Grace Bay); I cant even express how nice this place is. I don't think you could find a much better location in Providenciales (Grace Bay)for the money . The villa is beautifully designed and nicely furnished, with masses of space for 3 or 4 . Well equipped kitchen is likely to go unused as you are right in the middle of the Grace Bay, and surrounded by fantastic restaurants and bars. Jim and Jo being very friendly and gave us enthusiastic advice on how to get the most of our stay . As long as we can we will definitely try to come here again.
Thanks again Jim , Jo and Wayne for the wonderful Grace Bay vacation . Best Regards .. Dan , Irene and Tom
Benny and ELena
Great place to stay
We felt immediately at home in "Heart of Grace Bay" . The house is very comfortable and very well equipped. We especially enjoyed the bedrooms, the kitchen en the terrace with barbecue. The pink flamingos were our only company. Privacy is excellent. The owner is very friendly and helpful.
We had two bicycles to go to more distant beaches if we wanted. The closest beach is only a few minutes walk away. We would certainly recommend this place to our best friends and we will come back to.
Everything was great!
The property is amazing and Island Man Wayne is a wonderful host. Upon arrival, he welcomed us, gave us a tour and took us to the store nearby to get some essentials. We did not rent a car for the entire stay, so it was helpful to have the bikes provided and the walk to the beach was not long at all (5 minutes if you walk slow). The location was ideal, and the unit was everything we wanted and more. We frequently went to Jimmy's dive bar for happy hour and enjoyed walking along Grace Bay Beach. You do not need a car to stay here- everything is very close, except the airport in which case you should call Gloria's cab for a good deal. The amenities were all updated and Wayne has done a great job on upkeep of the property as well as the condos. I highly recommend Island Breeze for people of all ages!
Wyn and Kari
Turks and Caicos Paradise
The Island Breeze cottage where we stayed was fantastic. It was a beautiful spot on a lake, close to the beach and shopping. The cottage is sweet, well appointed, comfortable---really felt like a home away from home. Wayne Hobgood, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful. We came away with so many wonderful memories inspired by Wayne and his Turks and Caicos paradise.
Island Man Wayne is a Renaissance Man
My husband and I took our first vacation alone in 24 years and we couldn't have found a better place to stay. We were not confined to a hotel room and had the bonus of Wayne's knowledge of the island. We got to see little spots we otherwise would have had no knowledge of. Wayne even cured my ear when I had water in it! We also got to meet a lovely couple from California that was staying in one of the other accomodations. It was like home away from home. I look forward to returning to Turks and seeing Island Man.
Thank you, Wayne, for a beautiful home in which to stay for a week. Thanks to your wonderful hospitality, the beautifully-kept villa, and of course the gorgeous island itself - we now have memories that will last our lifetime.
The way in which you prepared us before we came down was considerate and well-appreciated - as it saved us time, money, and aggravation.
The villa was so close to the beach! We were practically living there.
We will certainly be coming down again. Two thumbs up!!
I can't wait to go back.
I would highly recommend Island Breeze to anyone one who wants to come down the Provo. The house was great and satisfied our every need. The back patio and grill was an added bonus. Although our the lodging was great, the main reason I'd come back is just to hang out with Island Man Wayne. What an amazing guy. When we first walked in the door he handed each of us a bottle of Turks Head beer. It only got better from there. He showed us all the local spots to go and introduced us to all the people we needed to know on the island. We had some issues with customs (they seized some of our equipment) and Wayne bent over backwards to help us get them back. He is just a solid dude. He's there if you want to hang out and toss a few back or he's nowhere to be found if you're looking for a little privacy. Oh also, he provides a pair of cruiser bikes for easy transportation to the super close beach and bars. I would highly recommend Island Man Wayne's Island Breeze if you're ever thinking about going to Provo, especially if the whole resort thing isn't really your scene.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week at the Island Breeze cottage July 29-August 5th. We couldn't be happier with our pick. The cottage is private, bright and breezy and truly a home away from home. Our host Wayne was away while we stayed so his long time friends, Don and Judy, made us feel comfortable and welcome.
The rental is close to many shops and the famous Grace Bay beach. We rented a car so we could access many of the island's hot spots for snorkelling and other tourist interests. A car wouldn't really be necessary if you enjoy lounging on the beach, but we are adventurous and wanted to stray a little further.
One of our favourite features of the Cottage is the private outdoor shower. It was great to cool off with a cold shower after a long day in the sun and ocean. The BBQ was one of the primary factors in choosing our rental property. We picked up freshly caught snapper on Middle Caicos and had an amazing feast and didn't heat up the cottage (although it is air-conditioned).
We really can't say enough about Wayne's accommodations and friendly manner! Although we never met face to face, he was so welcoming and helpful via email, we feel like we know him well!
We would sincerely recommend this property to anyone. It is great value, great location and wonderfully finished. Wayne's pride of ownership really shines.
Very refreshing and wonderful stay
We had a great trip. We stayed in the villa and really enjoyed the covered patio and gas grill. The place was clean and only a short walk to the beach. Dwayne was extremely hospitable and very helpful. The grocery store and restaurants are very expensive as almost everything must be imported. I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Thank you, Dwayne!
Relaxing casual digs for a family tropical holiday
Island breeze cottage and villa are a wonderful change from the large hotels and resorts which dominate Grace Bay. Located a short stroll from the beautiful Grace Bay beach the cottage where my family of 4 stayed for 2 weeks was a terrific base camp. The cottage is simple, clean, comfy, and equipped with most of what you would need for a relaxing vacation. The owner Wayne is a charming Southern gentleman from North Carolina who goes out of his way to ensure his guests are content and fully enjoying the tropical pleasures that abound in TCI.
This was our first visit to TCI and it was a grand time! We shall for sure return to TCI with the intention of staying once again at Island Breeze Cottage.
Only way to stay!
I am so glad my wife suggested a vacation rental. We had never done one before so i was a little nervios at first with the idea (we normally stay in 4 or 5 star hotels). But it turned out great! Island Man Wayne is great! He is the type of guy that will have you over for a beer and talk for hours or leave you alone and let you do your own thing. Anything we needed he was right there for. If your looking for a place in Provo this is a great place to stay. Island Man Wayne is super friendly and very helpful about the island and outter cays! Thanks Wayne!!!
Wouldn't stay anywhere else!
We had such a great time on the beautiful islands of Turks and Caicos. Island Man Wayne was so inviting and made our stay that much better. He let us know all the good places to go and gave us names of all his connections around the island. You won't find a nicer person to rent from on all of Provo. The rental was so spacious and clean, everything was just perfect. Just a short 3-5 minute walk to the beach.
When we return to TCI, we'll be staying with Island Man again!
The most enjoyable vacation we ever had
The renter is very accommodating, very resourceful. We get to stay in both: the cottage & the villa & they are both comfortable, very roomy & very homey. Island Breeze is only a 5 mins. walk to the beach. He has a shower on the outside of each units so we can rinse before we go in the house, nice view of the lake. Each unit has its own patio & a b.b.q. The kitchen is all equipped. He also provides us w/ bicycles to ride around. Everything is within walking distance. What I like best about Island Breeze is that each unit is very private & it's very quiet.
We had a really wonderful time at Wayne's place! His cottage is simply lovely - it feels just like home and had all the comforts of home. Wayne is very helpful and took great care of all our needs. Given that we are vegetarians, we ended up cooking many days and Wayne's fully equipped kitchen had all the things we needed.
Its just a pleasant 5-10 minute walk from the beach, and you can keep walking on either side of Grace Bay until you can't walk anymore - the beach simply doesn't end.
I'll definitely stay with Wayne on my visit to Turks and Caicos.
Cdn Trini Jen
It was like staying in a 5* resort without being in a resort. Island Man Wayne is a fantastic host.
The Island Breeze villa and cottage is huge, clean and breezy. Bikes are available, a huge hammock waiting to be used, comfy couches to rest yourself after a day at the beach... It was like being at home, only with a beach nearby. There is nothing to dislike about Island Breeze.
The beach is less than a 5 minute walk. The beach is clean and beautiful. Peaceful.
Shops are just as close.
Pictures to follow...
Shirley & Paul
Amazing vacation apartment
The villa at Island Breeze is a huge apt. at a great price. It contains all that you could need to relax and enjoy the beautiful island of Providenciales. There is a great patio to sit and enjoy the view and breezes ( we had lots of those!)as well as bikes to see the sights. We enjoyed cooking for ourselves and had the use of a gas grill as well as a fully outfitted kitchen. The villa is close to stores, groceries and the beach. Wayne was doing lots of landscaping while we were there and it added to the beauty of the spot. Wayne was available to ask for information and help but very aware of letting guests have their privacy. We had a great time and I would definitely come again and recommend it to others.
Salt Lake City
Wonderful family vacation spot!
Our stay could not have been better! Cottage was fantastic. A perfect spot for our family of four. Wayne was an incredible host and has become an instant family friend. The cottage is in the perfect location - an easy walk to everything you would want or need (beach, shopping, grocery store, restaurants, etc.) Our kids (8 & 11) are already asking when we can go back!
Island Breeze is in a perfect location for experiencing all the
This was the first time I've rented a house/condo instead of going to a hotel on vacation and loved it! The rental was near everything, just as easy to access restaurants, shops, grocery and dinners as the hotels. The walk to/from the beach is a bit further, but having a place to call home was worth it. All the convenience of home, the ability to operate on our own schedule without maids interrupting, and even a private pond view was great. Loved it and will return. Wayne is an exceptional host.
Adirondack Region, New York
A true hidden gem
If the resort scene isn't your idea of paradise but the beaches and other attractions that Grace Bay and Provo have to offer are, then look no further Island Breeze is your answer - two lovely accomodations that are more than reasonably priced, within a short and easy walk to most everything and let's not forget about Wayne who is the perfect host.
My husband, son and I were lucky to have found this hidden gem. There are two different rentals on the Island Breeze property to choose from - one in the main house and a separate cottage that overlooks a freshwater lake. We stayed in the Cottage which was and felt like our home away from home for our eight day stay. It was quite apparent based on the upkeep of the grounds and property that Wayne takes a lot of pride in Island Breeze and has worked hard to carve out this hidden gem and make it available to those wanting a different island destination experience.
Our cottage was nicely appointed and had a patio with eating area and lounges from which you could enjoy the water life on the lake. We were a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach, grocery, pharmacy, shopping, car rental and restaurants. And this review would not be complete without saying a few words about "Island Wayne". First what's not to like about Wayne when he takes the time from his day to pick us up from the airport and greet us with some cold liquid refreshment for the trip back to Island Breeze. Then, there is the fact that Wayne is just a really personable guy and true gentleman who is there to help and answer questions, if needed. And I say if needed, because Wayne is also very unobtrusive despite the fact he lives on the property. I could say more nice things about Wayne but I would not want to make him blush :-)!
Bottom line - If you are travelers like us who want to be in paradise but stay in home-like accomodations that provide tranquility and privacy and a great host,give Island Breeze a try. You will not be disappointed!
Lisa and Natalia
Lake Oswego, Oregon U.S.A.
Carribean charm/ southern gentlemen
Words can't express how wonderful our stay was in Provo and Wayne's(island man's villa)was. From the minute he picked us up at the airport(he may not be able to much longer)to our goodbye at the airport. Our trip was amazing and a lot of it had to do with Wayne! For example, my camera stopped working the first day we arrived which was quite upsetting. But Wayne to the rescue! First he took us to get a new battery charger when that didn't work he let me use his camera for the week but wait it doesn't stop there he sent the pictures to my e-mail and burned a CD for me! He must be the best host on the planet!! He dropped us off for the day at a snorkeling spot and later picked us up, recommended all the great eating places I had researched but lost my notes, he would take you to the store if needed but not necessary for us so close you can walk or ride the nice bikes he provides for your stay (for free). I would stay there again in a heart beat!! Best price on a budget or not. The Cottage is adorable as is the Villa, the grounds are beautiful and every thing is spotless!! He never comes in your space so you wouldn't even see him if you choose to but we enjoyed his company and stories. The beach and Prove the heart of Grace Bay is a 5 minute walk.
great location and accommodations
It was great to be met at the airport by Wayne with a cold beer. We stayed in both the villa and the cottage. Both were great with everything we needed. Especially nice was having outside showers to rid the sand and rinse dive gear. And a washer/dryer and clothesline made travelling light easy. The location within an easy walk to beach, restaurants, groceries, and shopping was a bonus. The bicycles provided a nice way to get to the snorkeling beaches and shopping.
This was a dream vacation.
Wayne was fantastic. He was kind, helpful with any questions we had about the island, gave us great directions to other beaches and attractions. The cottage was beautiful, comfortable, close to the beach, nicely decorated, and was perfect for our family of five. It couldn't have been better. Thanks Island Man! The Knights, Utah
Scott and Joy Ottum
Wonderful stay at Island Breeze Cottage, we will be back!
The Cottage worked out great for us! We loved the birds singing in the am., sounded like we were in the jungle, it was amazing. This was our 3rd trip to T&C;, we have stayed at 2 different resorts right on Grace Bay but it was sooo expensive! This made our 3rd trip very affordable! Im Wayne (as we nicknamed him) was just great! Very helpful and fun to socialize with! He even gave us a few rides when it was to far to bike! Great host! We are hoping to be back next year! Scott and Joy Ottum
Peter & Kristin
What a blast!
The 2br 2bath bottom floor apartment was very clean and equipped with the essentials needed to cook in the kitchen and do laundry. It was 2 blocks away from the local grocery store and a short walk to the beach. Tremendous value.
Wayne ia a wonderful host with southern charm. He is always checking to see if you have everything you need. He collected us from the airport, brought us to the liquor store and grocery store, brought us to the snorkling location and back to the airport. Islandman Wayne is very knowledgable about the island. It's like having your own tour guide. We highly recommend the place and would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Awesome place to stay & Wayne is awesome too!
My husband and I & another couple stayed at Island Breeze for a week in December and we had a great time! The house is awesome, in a good location and the price is right! Wayne is awesome, he responded quickly to all my questions and gave us so much information & was a huge help with any & everything we needed. I almost don't want to do this review so I can keep this place a secret so it's not booked for our next trip! ;) Highly recommend staying here, you will not regret it! Thanks again Wayne for everything!!
A wonderful place to spend a month
My wife and I and our 3 month old baby spent a great month on Provo at Island Breeze.
We stayed on the ground floor of the main house, not in the cottage. It is truly the best deal in Grace Bay. It surpassed our expectations - we were admittedly a bit wary given the good value. It was clean and spacious.
We spent a lot of time hanging out on the covered patio. Wayne has done a lot of work on the grounds and it has a very comfortable vibe to it.
With a newborn, we loved the location. It's very close to a nice grocery store - an easy stroll down the road. It is also an easy 5 minute walk down to the Grace Bay beach. On the walk down, you can stop at the best bakery on the island which is on the way just next to Caicos Cafe.
Our only criticism - and it is a very minor one - was that there could've been a few more utensils (i.e. a good kitchen knife) to make cooking easier for long term stays. We mentioned it to Wayne at the end of our stay and he said all we had to do was ask and he would've provided it. Overall, it was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it. Thanks Island Man!
Great Place to Stay
My family and I stayed in the downstairs villa over the Christmas Holidays. Unfortunately Wayne was away for our visit but the people he put in his place were awesome. We were greeted upon arrival and any questions were answered. The Villa is quite large and full of natural light through the abundance of windows and doors. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time.
The Villa was a very short walk to the beach, the grocery store and some local shops. Our five year old had no trouble covering the distance.
The hospitality was great and Wayne took every opportunity to provide us with a great stay. We would definitely stay there again.
I would first like to say that the owner Wayne is a wonderful person. So friendly, helpful and kind.
My husband and I loved the cottage. It felt like home. It had everything you needed for an enjoyable stay. It is located in the fabulous Grace Bay area. The outdoor patio facing the lake was beautiful. The gardens and the view, spectacular. We loved watching the wildlife.
We rented a car for our stay. We did walk to the bar and restaurants nearby from the cottage. Across the road from Wayne's is a path. It takes you (short cut) to Grace Bay Road and to the Port's of Call. Just minutes away.
I would highly recommend the Island Breeze for a wonderful vacation.
If I could suggest one thing to Wayne it would be a clock. There was no clock. The one on the microwave was not readable.
Island Breeze is Excellent and TCI is Gorgeous
My wife and I along with our 6 month old baby stayed at this property for almost a week and we absolutely loved it. Wayne is a perfect host and will help you in any way he possibly can! He even picked up from the airport and drove us around town to show us some spots. He also knows the island pretty well and will tell you the local "insider” places to go to and things to do. He told me a fishing spot to go to and i must have caught a dozen or two fish ( few big ones too) which we later had for lunch/dinner. The house itself was very clean, huge, and comfortable and had all the accessories that you would want as if you were staying at your own place but better and with an island feel to it.Bicycles,barbeque grill,wifi,AC,Lake view, outdoor shower,clean bathrooms,living room,cable TV , Microwave,full kitchen,locker with a safe,washer/dryer. Location is perfect and is within walking distance to many places...Iga grocery store, pharmacy, shopping complex, beach access, restaurants, car rental and many more. All are within 5-10 min walk/bicycle ride. We wanted to check out places on the island which were only accessible by a car, so we decided to rent a car through avis for part of our trip...Avis is 5 min walk. They even give you a free cell phone to use with the rental. Since Wayne initially picked us up from the airport, we rented the car after few days of our arrival (Avis location close to Island Breeze) and kept it for the remainder of our trip (returned the car at the avis airport location on our way back...no extra charge). Stay on island breeze since you will be able to connect more with the island and its culture while being at home. Talk to Wayne about anything since he is indeed the island man and will hook you up. We will definitely go back in a heartbeat!
Do check out Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay beaches- kind of hidden from the touristy places and are only accessible by car.
Overall, Island Breeze is excellent and the island is gorgeous
Simon, Jim and Houda
Best place on the island!
This place is perfect, closed to everything (5 minutes by walk to the beach, grocery store, casino, restaurants...) But the best thing is the owner Wayne (Island's man!!) He's waiting for you at the airport with cold beers for everybody!!He also stop at the grocery store (and liquor store) with us to get what we need! If you need something during your stay he is always ready to help or to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with you if you want to! The house is perfect, we get everything we need, AC, barbecue, outside shower (inside to of course!) big deck at the back, long chairs, full kitchen, even 2 bicycles with locks! And it's the best deal on the island so what are you waiting for to book your stay!?!!!
Victoria and Ruslan
New York, NY
Dream come true
It is a very nice house with lots of outdoor space and a lovely garden. Wayne is welcoming and makes you feel like you are visiting a long-time friend. It truly was a home away from home.
A short walk to the beach is quite pleasant especially in the early morning.
Local "insider" tips from Wayne on where to go and what to do were very useful. We had a great time with our 17 months-old son.
P.S. check out Taylor Bay Beach. It is stunning!
Comfortable and Close To Beach
My friend found this place and it was a great place to stay! The owner, Wayne H. was the perfect host, showing us where to go and things to do. He was always available to help us out when we needed it. The villa was big and comfortable, 2 bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms, with a large kitchen and two futons in living room. We ate outside every day on the porch which is decorated with beautiful plants and island decor. There is a beautiful lake in view of property. The villa comes with two bikes which we used to ride to the beach, but you can also walk--it's only 5 minutes by bike, probably a 10-15 minute easy walk. If you want a home environment and connect more with the island itself, don't stay at the resort, stay at Island Breeze!
Island Man Makes You Feel at Home in TCI
Words cannot begin to express the lovely hospitality I received from from Island Man Wayne. Before I even booked the downstairs villa, Island Man was willing to respond to all my email questions. He follows through with his word from the moment he picks you up with a sign (and beer if you drink them) to following up with our rental car company when our flight was cancelled. The villa is close to everything in Grace Bay but Island Man gives you the insight to the TCI by taking you get spirits at Wine Cellar (thus Island Man Rum Punch was created :) ) and stop at the grocery store to stock up. We had privacy at the Villa and I loved the outdoor shower. If you want some great tips of what to do on the island, definitely ask Island Man and he will tell you the deals at the local restaurants and bars. I enjoyed the bikes to be able to ride. Also, this is a place you can roll by yourself as I was there by myself for the first part of this trip.
Dave & Eliz
Boston, MA USA
Quiet Island Housing with Southern Hospitality
If you enjoy independent travel and don't desire all of the amenities of a resort, then you will truly enjoy Island Breeze. The cottage is a fantastic value for a family or couple, with two bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room, full bathroom, outdoor shower, two porches and a bbq to keep you busy. As a couple we appreciated being away from the packs of tourists and families with beach balls. We would not recommend this property for singles looking to mingle.
The property is clean and well maintained, and comes with 'Southern' hospitality from North Carolina owners. We even got a courtesy ride from the airport. If you don't mind sitting in the back of the pick-up truck, Wayne will be there with a beer and water as you get off the plane. Island Breeze is convenient, with just a few minute walk to the beach and supermarket. Restaurants are also within walking distance. We walked everywhere, but most tourists seemed to take taxis. Renting a car is not needed, unless you care to visit several areas of the islands. Island Breeze offers free bicycles, which are good to putz around the island ... these are not racing bikes.
Taxis and food are expensive. Island Breeze is a good deal for Turks and Caicos, but steeper than most remote places you'll find in other parts of the world. Then again, it reflects the prices of the island and we discovered we paid less in a week than some families paid in a night at some of the resorts.
We also appreciated the free internet and use of snorkel equipment. Two suggestions ... install a hammock on the porch for the perfect nap, and have a library of dvds for rainy days and lazy nights. Happy travels!
Meg & Matt
Absolute Paradise at Island Breeze
What can we say. We honestly can't put into words how wonderful our stay at Island Breeze was, hosted by the friendly and amazing Island Man Wayne. After being welcomed by the Island Man himself with cold beers, we arrived at the cottage and were amazed by the bright colours, openness and perfect neatness. It didn't take us long before we were unpacking our belongings and heading down to the beach. The walk to the beach from the cottage was approximately 3 minutes and the pathway there was something to enjoy on its own. The water was breathtaking! Being truly in the Heart of Grace Bay, the surrounding area had small restaurants, some little shops and the most beautiful stretch of beach on the island. Not only did we have the luxury of the beach, but the patio at the back of the cottage overlooked a gorgeous freshwater lake where we would sit out and eat breakfast, watching the white herons landing as the sun came up. Having the bikes were a key part to our vacation that allowed us to see more of the island and discover the never-ending beauty. Other highlights include sampling fresh conch for the first time, learning how to sail, snorkeling right off the beach, seeing the most beautiful sunset ever and sharing tons of laughs with our friend Wayne. Our vacation to Island Breeze is a vacation that we hold dear to our hearts, always looking back with fond memories and looking forward to the day when we can return!
This was by far the best vacation we have been on. The mix of having our own little place to ourselves, having the luxury of making some of our own meals or sampling some of the areas finest restaurants and beach bars, having the ability to explore the island and being in the heart of Grace Bay on the most beautiful stretch of beach and having the most hospitable, friendly and caring host - the Island Man himself, made this vacation surpass any expectations that we had and made it by far the best trip we have ever been on.
Thank you Island Man Wayne!
Island Breeze has it all!
Spent a week at Island Breeze in July. We were a family of 5. The beach, restaurants and stores are within walking distance. The villa is spacious, clean and comfortable. Wayne, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends -- you will not be disappointed. The beaches are absolutely beautiful!
Island Breeze Experience
Island Breeze is conveniently located in the heart of Grace Bay. Nearby the home you can be sure to find fabulous restaurants, shops, casino and the beach within walking distance. Island Breeze is a very comfortable, clean and suitable rental. Nearby you can be sure to find car rental locations. Isand Breeze is very spacious, has air conditiong, washer and dryer, large kitchen with refrigerator, two full bathrooms, and two big beautiful bedrooms. The rental is handicap accessible. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He made me feel at home. Mr. Hobgood is down to earth and certainly one of a kind. He goes the extra mile to accomodate you the best way he can. I would definetely recommend this rental to whomever intends on visiting the island. I have no regrets it was definetely a
great investment and I intend on revisiting quite soon. Turks and Caicos is definetely a tourist friendly island and it's crime free.
The Cottage at Island Breeze in Providenciales is located on a small inland lake in a lovely setting. The two bedroom Cottage provides a true bargain. It is tastefully decorated with vibrant color splashes. The landlord is a very enlightened individual and a most gracious host. The Cottage is well equipped for eating in, and well located for dining out. There are shops and restaurants nearby within easy walking distance. The short walk or bike ride to Grace Bay Beach (with bikes provided by landlord) allows for moments of solitary reflection and to commune with nature. One week at The Cottage and you may never want to leave!
The best trip ever!
It is so hard to put into words the experience we had staying at the Island Breeze. First, the place is absolutely beautiful. When we arrived it was sparkling clean. This place is quit spacious and you feel like you are in the open not closed in like so many places we have stayed before. Wayne Hobgood is the perfect property owner who cares about the details and how comfortable you are, not to mention a great personality that makes you feel as if you've been there before. The whole Turks experience could not have been better without staying at the Island Breeze.
Paradise on a budget!!!
Booked this cottage rental 3 days before we planned on leaving. Wayne answered my inquiries with impeccable detail on the same day. He collected us from the airport in his pickup truck. With a cold beverage in hand (courtesy of Wayne) and sitting on the back of the open pick up truck the adventure began. We received outstanding hospitality from Wayne. The cottage is spacious and clean, and has a washer & dryer (coming home with clean laundry is just fantastic). The beach was literally a 5min walk as was the IGa grocery store, shopping plazas, restaurants, and the casino. We were given bikes by Wayne to explore the island. He informed us of various places to explore. Wayne and his lady Edie even invited us out to dinner several nights. If you get a great flight deal and want an even better deal, contact Wayne "The Island Man" for your accommodations. I've always dreamed of going to Turks and Caicos and didn't think i would be able to afford it in my early 20s but I did as a result of the affordable accommodations. I had a chance to view Wayne's other rentals in the compound and they are fantastic. Felt like home (even better). It was nice to spend the days at the beach and meet fellow Canadians but it was an even better feeling knowing that we had a private cottage to retreat to. Plus we had internet so we were able to skype home and find activities offered at the island online. I highly recommend renting from Wayne. He was not intrusive but came to check in on us to ensure all was well with us, which we appreciated. He is continuously improving his rentals. His rentals are clean, spacious, equipped with kitchen utensils, and close to all the attractions. Thank you Wayne and Edie for your hospitality and for such a memorable vacation.
Best Vacation Great Host
The house was great, clean, well kept. The owner is extremely nice and helpful.
Grain Valley, Missouri
Choice location, exceptional value, great people
Our 7 days at Island Breeze wasn't enough -- I want more! Wayne and Edie are fantastic people who created a tremendous value in a great location. Pictures don't do the place justice -- close enough to the beach and shopping and resorts, far enough away to enjoy an evening under the stars, listening to the ducks and frogs and birds in the pond out back. Easily walkable to groceries, rental car, great shopping and restaurants, and the beach -- sand like talcum powder on your feet. Laid back, relaxed, clean and comfortable.