HERON'S RETREAT is a beautiful beachfront villa. Its slightly Tuscan style architecture blends with colonial style furniture and with the casual tropical elegance of verandas, balconies and louvred windows.
The villa is situated on a long tranquil beach which runs for miles. You are well away from 'condo land' here (but only a few minutes drive away if you want a change of pace).
The villa has 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed and closet and 2 bathrooms each with a spacious shower.
The upstairs bedroom suite consists of a bathroom and a bedroom with a four poster bed and its own covered balcony with stunning views of the ocean. A romantic place for early morning coffee while watching the Pelicans fish or for sunset cocktails.
The second bedroom is downstairs and also has spectacular ocean views. It shares a spacious covered terrace with the living room. It also has a bathroom. All of the rooms in the villa including the bathrooms have awesome ocean views. The terrace has teak loungers and dining table and chairs for al fresco dining.
The property is beachfront and there is a pathway onto the beach. I have put some beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, and towels in the house. Thompson's Cove Beach is a good place for swimming and snorkeling and for lunch you might want to walk for 5 minutes along the beach to 2 beach bars and restaurants, one of which specialises in conch, a local speciality.
The lounge, dining area and kitchen are all in an open plan room. The lounge furniture is leather and there is a TV with 71 digital channels, DVD player, Stereo for CDs with Apple Ipod dock, Internet and WiFi, and some CDs, DVDs, books and magazines.
The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a microwave, electric ceramic top stove, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer/dryer.
You can BarBQ and dine under the stars at the front of the house where there is a BarBQ area with table and chairs.
The villa is surrounded by tropical vegetation. The Palms, Neem Trees and tropical flowers give a feeling of calm exotic tranquility. The driveway is lined with Indonesian lanterns and you will find Balinese and other Indonesian sculptures and stonework dotted around the garden.
The birdlife is spectacular and you will frequently see Pelicans fishing and Herons. You should also see Ospreys flying over from time to time. The Night Herons nest in the surrounding vegetation so please do not disturb them when you see them walking around. If you find crab shells on the driveway, it will be the remains of a Heron's dinner from the previous night.
The land area is 1.8 acres and there are only 2 very private villas on the property both hidden behind tall vegetation. The estate is fenced and you enter the driveway by means of an electronic gate. There is also a monitored alarm system.
The villa has central AC. The power for this is separately metered and if you use the AC, you will be charged for this at cost. The Bedrooms and Living Room all have ceiling fans.
I have tried to ensure the villa has every comfort so you can relax completely and chill out. There are plenty of linens and towels and everything you would want in the kitchen so you really feel it is your home away from home. I want you to feel what it is like to live in the tropics. It is so beautiful and tranquil.
What about getting married on the beach? The villa would also be a romantic hideaway for honeymoons.
In addition to beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling and birdwatching there is a large choice of watersports available on island including diving, snuba, fishing, parasailing, sailing, kiteboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, stand up paddleboarding, semi submarine, glass bottom boat, and kayaking. There are also trips to neighbouring islands and excursions by boat to see iguanas, flamingos, glow worms and sunset cruses. There is also horse riding and tennis.
For golfers, there is a beautiful 18 hole golf course and miniature golf course, both about 20 minutes drive away.
For gamblers, there is a Casino about 15 minutes drive away.
If you want to eat out (or get a take away) Provo has a large choice of excellent restaurants including International/French, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Morroccan and Caribbean all 5 to 20 minutes drive from the house.
HERON'S RETREAT Beachfront Villa Long quiet beach Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Additional Location Information
HERON'S RETREAT is on Thompson's Cove Beach which is part of a beach that runs for many miles. Thompson's Cove is an exclusive upscale residential area with a wonderful ambience in a very central location.
The highest point in Turks and Caicos is on the eastern edge of Thompson's Cove. There is also a canal shaped marina where some property owners keep their boats.
What makes this idyllic location so superb is the water, the beach, its wonderful birdlife, underwater life and fascinating tropical vegetaton.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
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Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | CailinReviewed Jan 5, 2012Stayed Nov 2011
We celebrated our anniversary at Heron's Retreat and had a wonderful time. Pamela was delightfully nice, friendly and helped us to feel right at home and totally comfortable. Plus the snorkeling in Turks and Caicos was amazing! You'll need a rental car to get around, but it's worth it for the solitude and quite that you wouldn't get a big resort.
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