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Artists bungalows in a garden oasis yoga deck 190 pace path to Grace Bay Beach

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in The Bight Settlement - Grace Bay Retreat

Unique 3 bedroom 3 bath sleeps 6 in Tranquil seaside garden settings

Welcome to a Caribbean dream. The three charming bungalows of The Retreat are 190 paces down a manicured path to Grace Bay Beach Tucked into the serenity of 25 year old gardens, come relax and feel the magical serenity of this well loved property.

The main house, originally built in 1987, has evolved from a beach cottage to a delightful group 3 bungalows with ample indoor & outdoor spaces. They are surrounded by native greenery & filled with a personal collection of Caribbean art.

The entire property was completely renovated in the summer of 2013. Naturally cooled, the house is sited to catch the breezes and view of the ocean from under the shade and whisper of the sea pines. All bedrooms have air conditioning.

The 600sqft yoga deck is also ideal for sunbathing, sky watching, cocktails and dancing.

The main house has a king bed and ensuite bath.,

The Villa is furnished with a queen bed, fridge and coffee maker.

The Cottage, with twin beds is connected to the main house by a wooden walkway.

The airy ocean view living room has a reading/napping alcove, wall mounted TV with cable . This spacious room opens onto the well furnished North deck which in turn leads to the beach path, yoga deck and a covered side deck topped with a moongazing tower.

Romantic dining is yours at the outdoor table under the arbor just outside the kitchen.The full kitchen has a gas cooktop and Profile oven, all utensils (we love to cook) dishwasher, fridge with icemaker. The gas grill is on the north porch.

There are restaurants along the beach in walking distance, several water sports companies offer beach pickup with kayaking and paddles boarding rentals available.

Please note!!we have resident CATS who are cared for by the staff and geckos behind paintings.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

L.M. Lee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About L.M. Lee

Architect & artist/entrepreneur, we have lived in Turks and Caicos since the early '80s'. Jeffrey has designed a number of oceanfront homes here in TCI as well as the Veranda Hotel, now the Key West Village of Beaches.

I have spent most of my life in the Islands. My careers range from shop clerk, deck hand, journalist to screen printer and for the past 20years partner in Maison Creole, a Haitian & local artisans shop in our PLS airport.

L.M. Lee purchased this house in 1987

Why L.M. Lee chose Providenciales - Provo

We built the beginnings of The Retreat in 1987 on a nearly bare piece of land by the sea. I was determined to live in a jungle and with time and attention the native plants began to thrive. Now there are Joewood, mahogany, thatch palms, seagrapes, Bahamian ficus and encyiclia rufus orchids. We added a deck here, a tower there, a cottage back there, another deck...We love our home and want others to be able to share the idyllic bliss we find here.

What makes this house unique

One lot back from the beach, one in from the street makes for delightful privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What are you making an interesting place to stay on this beautiful paradise accommodations were superb and what wonderful hosts you were so very thoughtful

Fishing with Screaming Reels in Grand Turks included whale sighting as well as big Wahoo!

we will spread the word and hope to return again love the geckos and the cats nice touch.
Mar 2015
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Artists bungalows in a garden oasis yoga deck 190 pace path to Grace Bay Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

What a great hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in the Caribbean and I am so glad we chose to stay here, we had a fabulous stay and our hosts were more than accommodating! This little gem is tucked back into a private area and gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and relax, we had 6 in our group. The bungalow (that makes it sound small, not so!) was clean, crisp sheets, WiFi access is good but you won't need it much here -- too much to do (or not, if you choose)! There is also a small cooler, chairs, snorkeling gear and other items you can take down to the beach. Every morning we headed down the path to the beach for a walk, then back in for breakfast at our leisure...nice not to have a set time to eat or crowds. Then back out the beach for some great snorkeling right as you enter the beach or turn left and take a very short walk down to the next reef - don't forget your GoPro, the fish are beautiful! We rented a car and found driving the island very easy from the bungalow, nothing is more than 10 min away. If you are there on Thursday night walk down to the park (left off the path to the beach) along the water for the fish fry, gift shopping and music - lots of fun! If you want to try parasailing, look for a man named "Beach Max" when you are on the beach he's very nice, has a good boat and will come down to pick you up, try the gelato sold on the beach each afternoon around 2 (you will here him coming -YUM!!) and drive over to Las Brisas for the 2-hr pontoon ride where you will get to see Chalk Sound, do some snorkeling and possibly grab a bite at their restaurant which was outstanding. Don't forget to ask Lucy for more recommendations ...she knows where all of the cool stuff is happening! Bottom line - we would definitely stay here again. Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a relaxing and rejuvenating week in Grace Bay with our teenage kids. The owners were wonderful - they were available to help with whatever we needed and at the same time totally respectful of our privacy. Their place is simply beautiful - so thoughtfully decorated, with more places to hang out and enjoy than we could truly take advantage of during our stay. And, there are wonderful small touches throughout the property that make it just spectacular. Also of note, the owners gave us back our security deposit on our last day, which we particularly appreciated after a recent experience with another VRBO rental owner who still hasn't returned our deposit after more than two months. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, with privacy, beauty, and excellent location, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for our vacation. The owners were vey, very helpful and wonderful to work with. Great location. The retreat worked great for our group of six. Would definitely recommend this retreat. The resident cats were great and the caretakers were very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time we 6 Girls had at this property.

Decorated fun. Cozy and safe.

It's a very efficient place to stay. Great location

Close to a beautiful beach . And shopping and restaurants

A great home away from home . And totally loved the outside shower. And lovely owners who treated us like family . And we're so helpful with everything we needed.

Lucy and Jeff are great people.

Thank you so much. We hated to leave this great Island.

Jeana, Carol, Kim, Becky, Michelle, and Sue

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The New Pirates of the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

Why have I waited so long to go to the Caribbean ?? I first heard about Turks and Caicos as a title of a David Hare tv series with Bill Nighy. Who knew?? Well, we all loved it and especially loved The Retreat owned by Lucy Lee and her husband Jeff. It was so roomy, impeccably clean, and yes, 90 exact steps to the most beautiful ocean I have EVER SEEN. Everybody had their own room and bathroom with so many places to eat and relax. The moon deck was so much fun, as all 5 of us channeled Harry Belafonte and sang his famous songs after a few, or maybe more than a few, rum punches. Our host is to blame: she welcomed us with the first of many rum punches. Merci Lucy.

I have stayed at VRBO rentals before, most notably Paris. And I have yet to be disappointed . Our family that stayed at The Retreat ranged from 70 (me) to 60 to 29 to 24 and to 19. The latter, my daughter, wants to move to The Retreat as her new home. I can't blame her, but at least we look forward to our next visit to this wonderful, colorful, warm, friendly, and inviting retreat called The Retreat. I have already recommended to our friends on both coasts of the U.S. With hotels and pools and restaurants and water activities so close, this place is ideal for everyone. Again, thanks Lucy and Jeff!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful !!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this lovely place for the month of October 2015. The owners, Lucy and Jeff, are jus wonderful! They're long time locals, so are able to give great suggestions for activities while on the island.

The decks are perfect for enjoying the lovely tropical setting. Since the three bedrooms/bathrooms are separate from one another, there is privacy during your stay. They provide plenty of towels, both bath and beach. The bedrooms are air conditioned, while the common area is open air.

There are plenty of beach chairs along with water toys for your enjoyment. The short path to the ocean is just darling !!!

My only suggestion for Lucy and Jeff is to purchase a wifi boster so that all three bedrooms have service. As of my stay, only the main bedroom had internet service.

All in all, it was wonderful and you'll waste your time searching for a better tropical oasis ! It was a month I'll forever remember with gratitude and fondness !!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Providenciales International (PLS)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Somewhere on the Beach fun with the locals
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Heaving Down Rock terminal to North/ Middle Caicos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Provo GolfClub,challenging course w/ birdwatching
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Somewhere on the Beach yummy Mexican/Caribbean
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
GraceBayBeach 12mi walkable sand & turquoise water
Car: recommended

Paddleboarding and kayaking are popular as is snorkelling at Coral Gardens reef, a 3 minute walk away. We have wonderful birdlife in the area including Osprey, red tail kestrel, pelicans & hummingbirds. We love to watch the sea birds fish. Day Charter boats and parasailing boats may pick you up from the beach in front.

Spa Tropique is next door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in The Bight Settlement, Turks & Caicos

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Holidays
16 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring break
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancelation policy: Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. 50% refund if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancelled less than 21 days in advance of arrival. Exceptional emergency cancelation may be considered at owners discretion.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in The Bight Settlement, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rain shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Cottage - 2 Single Bed , Cottage with en suite toilet and outdoor shower.
    Bedroom 3The Villa - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Main House bedroom has a King bed, large closet, dresser and side tables. The bedroom has an air conditioner and an overhead fan set into a tray ceiling. There is generally a breeze from the garden windows, cooling the room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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