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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Details

Owner
Patrick Staples
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Patrick Staples

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

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

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

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

Patrick Staples purchased this villa in 2007

Why Patrick Staples chose Turks & Caicos

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

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

What makes this villa unique

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

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

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

We hope you enjoy your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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



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



Thanks for the memories!
May 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Providenciales in Caicos Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , His and Hers sinks, large glass door and wall in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite Bathroom off of the Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder room located off of living space
  • The bathrooms have all been renovated with travertine vanity tops, mahogany vanities and new tile and fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The king mattress is a pillow top that is very comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , The king mattress is a very comfortable pillow top
  • Both bedrooms have their own wall-mounted A/C units that are very efficient and very quiet. There is also a ceiling fan in each which provides ample air movement especially with the windows open to let the breezes flow in. Each bedroom lets lots of light in with 3 louvered windows and a sliding window. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom for convenience and comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 16 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I have made it a point to greet all of our guests at the airport personally. You will see one of us holding a sign for Harbour House when you walk through the exit doors. I feel this is important as we have arrived at airports and been in the middle of the mayhem looking for a cab or the rental car company. My goal is to make your arrival as simple as possible, help you load everything into your rental car and have you follow us to Harbour House. Yes, it is only a 10 minute drive to Sapodilla Bay but it makes things much easier navigating on the left side of the road and through the islands 'interesting' traffic circles. Once we get to Harbour House we will spend some time showing you through the house and, of course, guiding you down to the beach access.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

HARBOUR HOUSE, heated pool, 2 minute walk to picture perfect Sapodilla Beach
average rating of 4.983333 based on 62 reviews
Webster, New York
5

Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I'm going to echo another reviewer hear and say that I almost don't want to tell you how great this place is for fear that my family and I won't be able to get back in. Spotless property and amazing quiet beach. This place is perfect (and very safe) for toddlers, as my husband and I traveled with our daughter and 2 year old grandson.

The owner, Patrick made for a truly memorable experience. One of the best holiday vacations, ever. Can't wait to head back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott and Gina for sharing your kind words about Harbour House. I truly hope you do return for another visit as you will get my 10% friends and family discount. More importantly though, I like having great people stay in my property and you are welcome anytime! Pat
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Lehigh Valley, PA
5

Great Set-Up and Remarkable Owner

  • 5 of 5

It pains us to write this review as we don’t want the secret getting out about this side of Provo. But we owe it to Pat to write an open and honest review. This was our second visit to TCI with our two boys (ages 8 & 11). We previously visited Grace Bay and stayed at a resort prior to children. This property is as advertised and we agree with some of the previous reviews; pictures do not do this property justice and Pat is the man!

Pat met us at the airport and graciously helped us with our luggage and led the way over to Sapodilla Bay. Upon arrival, we received a very informative orientation of the property. It truly is a great set up and everything was thought of. There is a path cut over to Chalk Sound Drive and is directly across from the entrance to Neptune Villas which includes Las Brisas restaurant, a very convenient stop for an appetizer, a meal or drinks! The house and grounds were immaculate and more spacious than the photos show. Especially the pool and deck areas. There is tremendous space inside and outside with plenty of shaded areas. Well stocked kitchen and very handy laundry room downstairs with a beach cart, extra chairs, paddles, and children’s toys. Pat is a great resource for local knowledge and is very responsive. In fact, the washing machine had just broken prior to our arrival and he was there Tuesday morning and installed a new one. Also, we should note that with the constant breezes, we never utilized the AC all week. The way the house and the windows are orientated there was great air flow. The orientation included a short walk to Sapodilla Beach which we believe is the best on the Island. It is ideal for families with children. The house has available four lounges at the beach and two paddle boards that can be converted to a single person kayak. These were a life saver as the boys were on the water all week. During the week we observed sea turtles and sting rays in Sapodilla Bay. In fact, the last day my wife and I observed a rather large sting ray that swam right under the paddle board I was on and between the kayak she was on.

Overall, the property is very conveniently located on the island and everything is a short drive away. We highly recommended this property and Providenciales to anyone. Also, be sure to check out Pat’s other properties. Especially Aqua Vista if you have a larger party. The property is breath taking. Can’t say enough about Harbour House and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review of our property Harbour House John! It makes me so happy to know you and your family had such a great time calling HH home and enjoying Sapodilla Bay and all the island had to offer. It will be great to see you 4 again in July if you can make the trip again, hopefully you can find decent flights for your trip back. It was also a pleasure showing you around our newest property Aqua Vista but Harbour House is the best place for the 4 of you especially with the age of the boys and the fact they loved paddling around Sapodilla so much. Very much looking forward to seeing you back here this summer! Bye for now, Pat
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5

Amazing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful with great outdoor living space beach is so close and tranquil water. Patrick is unbelievable host. Will not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I would love to have you folks back for a return trip Ross! Thanks for being such great guests and hope to see you again. Pat
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Turks and Caicos and did not know what to expect. We were greeted at the airport by the owner and he was able to help us with Rental Car arrangements. Gave us a quick tour of the house, pool, and the beach. The beach is THE BEST beach on the entire island. The home is a short 3-5 minute walk away from the beach and we got to enjoy it with my wife our and 3 kids. The house comes fully stocked with everything you will need for your stay, beside the food. The outside pool area is the best part of the house. My family and I will be coming back to Turks and Caicos next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having the 5 of you staying in Harbour House Victor! Your kids are the perfect ages to enjoy the house and Sapodilla Beach so close by and, of course, Las Brisas restaurant a short walk away too! I hope you do plan another trip back to see us! Pat
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5

Unique features and great access to gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN
5

Best week in Turks at Harbour House!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

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

Las Brisas Restaurant
"As Las Brisas is literally a 2 minute walk from Harbour House, it is a gem to have a full me..."
Graceway IGA Supermarket
"You will find everything you need at Graceway IGA on Leeward highway. They are set up like a..."
Yoshi's Sushi Bar
"Truly one of the best restaurants on Provo and one of the best Sushi restaurants I have been..."
Bugaloo's
"Bugaloo's in Five Cays is a newer addition to the south side restaurant seen. You will find ..."
Sapodilla Bay
"A two minute walk from Harbour House, this is the most serene and beautiful beach I have bee..."
Conch Shack
"Have you ever wanted to find an island restaurant where you can kick back under swaying palm..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Heaving down rock, Leeward
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Provo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sapodilla Bay Beach
Car: recommended

kiteboarding, bonefishing, paddleboarding

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Providenciales, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Summer Rate
6 May 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,590
for 7 nights
£2,590
 
 
2017 Standard Rate
18 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,092
for 7 nights
£3,092
 
 
2017 Christmas New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,809
for 7 nights
£3,809
 
 
Vacation 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,247
for 7 nights
£3,247
 
 
Summer 2018
5 May 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,641
for 7 nights
£2,641
 
 
Vacation 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,247
for 7 nights
£3,247
 
 
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,983
for 7 nights
£3,983
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,092
for 7 nights
£3,092
 

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Tax Rate 12.0%

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