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Hideaway House Just Minutes' Walk from Secluded Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House 4B/4b,sleeps 8-12 or Options (2B/2b sleeps 7) plus 1B/1b Cottage

* Winter Months (Dec 15-May 15, 2018) 4 Bedroom house available with late booking option to split up and downstairs ($514/night high season, $643/night holiday) listed in rates

* Summer Months (May 15 -Dec 14 2018) 2 Bedroom downstairs unit Rate ($300/night) (not listed in rates)

And/Or

Sirena's Cottage 1B/1b Rate ($200/night) as listed.

Casita Sirena is located in a private residential neighborhood in the Long Bay Hills area of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Originally built as two separate 2 Bed/2Bath units, the house has been renovated with additional stairwells and decks to better function as one 4 bed/4 bath household. The additions include a rooftop ocean view deck, sunrise/moonrise deck, breakfast nook deck, upstairs screened porch area, downstairs open air lounge area all connected by a stairwell that creates easy access between the two floors.

Great for large families or 2 families of close friends, the dual units offer togetherness but with just the right degree of separation for individual independence. The 2-story house is perched on an east facing rise so that it catches constant ocean breezes and is well shaded with trees.

Although not identical, both upstairs and downstairs units have 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths located on either side of the units for optimal privacy. Both units also have an open floor plan that maximizes the kitchen, living and dining space and sprawls out onto the spacious screened porches. The upstairs also features an open deck that is connected to the downstairs by an exterior stairwell. A second stairwell leads to the rooftop ocean view deck.

A garden path leads you to our pool deck complete with covered bar and covered dining area with grill and seating for 12 or more. Nestled along the path to the pool is our garden patio with a table and stone fountain for a romantic picnic setting. Both areas are secluded from view of the house and road for maximum privacy.

We have recently added Sirena's Cottage to our list of rentals for the low season months only (mid-May-November). The cottage has a separate drive from the main house driveway with a separate path to the pool area and is secluded by vegetation from the main house and pool. A spacious one room interior living area with extended screen porches on two sides for indoor and outdoor living. The custom made queen Murphy bed converts sleeping to open space, but is quite comfortable even with the bed down. A small fully equipped galley kitchen is augmented by the porch bar with sink area. There is a indoor shower in the bathroom but also an outdoor shower if you prefer. A perfect space for couples or for extended family and friend groups that need a little more room when renting the 2 bed room downstairs summer option.

Secluded Long Bay Beach is just across the street and accessed by a public footpath. Long Bay Beach is the hotspot for kiteboarding on Provo and also home to Provo Ponies for horseback riding lovers.

**We will also reserve the option of renting either the upstairs or downstairs units during the winter months. For this option, open dates within a 45 day period of your anticipated arrival will become available for rent. Just call or email us for price quotes on this option.

Features:

* Spacious 2 story house that is divided into two separate units that are adjoined via open decks

* 4 bedrooms with queen-size beds and ensuite baths

* Full size futon bed, queen size couch bed

* 250 meters from the beach on a public path

* 2 Large screened porches facing trade winds

* Ceiling fans in every room

* 2 Fully-equipped kitchens, gas stoves, microwaves, coffee makers, toasters

* Large outdoor gas grill by the pool

* Basic cable television + movie channels, DVD players, video library

* Wi-Fi Internet, local cell phone

* Washer, clothesline, iron, ironing board

* Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, beach toys, some snorkel gear available

* Security system

* Metered AC unit in downstairs and cottage only. Average estimated cost is $1/hr

* Landlord lives on property with friendly but security-conscious dogs

* Sleeps 8-12. For parties over 8, an additional fee of $20/pp/night is applied.

* Sirena's Cottage can be booked independently or in tandem with the downstairs 2B/2b unit (May-November, 2018).

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

Casita Sirena is owned by Marsha Pardee, a local marine ecologist and resident of TCI since 1992. Marsha lives on propterty with her partner Richard Green (her research/tech assistant) and her dog (Charlie) and cat (Layla). They are happy to share their local knowledge of the area, whether your interest is in nature, native lore or just nightlife.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Long Bay

I purchased the property in 1998 while living along the salina section of Long Bay. I fell in love with the secluded neighborhood and beach and decided to invest in this area. Construction of the main house was completed in 2005, the pool and garden area in 2011, and our latest addition, Sirena's Cottage in 2015. We became so enthralled with our new addition, we decided to renovate the main house for large family rentals, which we completed in 2016

What makes this house unique

The thing I cherish most about where I live are my daily walks on Long Bay Beach with my dog, where human encounters are a rare occasion. Second to that is the silence and star-filled nights, which are common occurrences in this sparcely populated section of the island. But 'civilization' is only few minutes away when you need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. The relaxing stay at Casita Sirena was just what we needed. Our kids loved the pool and the easy walk to the beach. We loved star gazing and watching the sunrise on the roof deck. We hope to come back soon.
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Long Bay, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spacious bathrooms with sink vanities, mirrors, electrical outlets on vanities for razors, blow dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Single day Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hideaway House Just Minutes' Walk from Secluded Beach
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect for our family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Not knowing the island, we feel like we lucked out choosing this property. The near private beach that is literally a 5 min walk was great, softest sand ever! It was very easy to drive to the other side of the island to visit the beaches along the heavy resort area on Grace bay. For us, being in a bit more of a secluded setting was ideal.

Marsha was great and helped us organize a really fun day to the lesser populated upper and Middle Caicos islands.

The kids enjoyed the private pool as well.

We would absolutely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure having you and your family and we look forward to having you back again soon!
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Cedar Hills
5

Plenty of room for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property for a large group. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, has a great screen room on both levels, but the upstairs has an amazing view and is a great place to spend the mornings and evenings. Owners are VERY responsive. They addressed all issues almost immediately (small things like internet down, shower leak). Great pool, and great beach only 5 minutes away.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto
5

Wonderful house, spectacular location on Long Bay Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Our family, my wife and I, along with our kids (2 boys, aged 6 and 2) and my parents stayed for 6 nights at Marsha’s place. It was exactly what we were hoping for. Relaxing, quiet and perfectly set up to allow my parents to have their own separate area away from out early risers. My boys loved the pool and building castles on the beach.

There was a lot of room, it was clean, and the views were great.

Short walk to what is essentially a private beach; clear water and soft sand.

Overall, it was a great vacation.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we really enjoyed having your family here. We love having extended families make our place their home away from home....
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5

Family friendly with a fantastic beach nearby!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this wonderful home! I found it very family friendly, equiped with a pack n play and high chair which made travelling for us much easier not having to pack our own. The nearby beach is fantastic and very secluded, so many conch shells to look at!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girl's Trip to Turks and Caicos!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight women (aka "The Cayman 8") take a trip every two years together. This year, we spent our week in unspoiled Turks and Caicos at the Casita Sirena home on Long Bay. The weather was sunny every day with wind which was refreshing on the beach, but sometimes howling in the night. The beaches were very beautiful. We spent most of our time soaking up the warm sunshine at Taylor Bay and visited Turtle Cove as well. We also took a ½ day boat ride with Caribbean Cruises which showed us just how beautiful the uninhabited areas of the island really are! The island itself has no fast food restaurants, which was nice to see. We ate at Mr. Grouper's to Go, Somewhere Café, Hemingway's and Mango Reef. We also checked out the Thursday Fish Fry and shopped at Grace Bay. We had a great time at The Somerset on Grace Bay Beach Party and danced the night away! We rented an eight passenger van and drove all around the island without any problems. Main roads are paved, but there are also unpaved roads to get you to destination points. Prices are high: $62.99 for a case of Corona or Heineken, (you can get local Turks beer for $35.99 at TCI Water), $4.79 for a gallon of gas, groceries are what you would expect on an island.

Casita Sirena was very accommodating to our group as there were four bedrooms and four bathrooms. We did cook in a few nights to save on food/beverage costs and everything that we needed was there. The home is very beautifully decorated with local island flair. We know that Marsha, the owner, really takes pride in the home that she helped build from the ground up! She was very helpful with any request that we had and is very knowledgeable about the entire island. We all enjoyed meeting Charlie, too!

  • Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Our family of 9 stayed at this property occupying both the upstairs and downstairs units.

While the upstairs unit was comfortable, the downstairs unit is not recommended unless budget is of the utmost concern. The downstairs unit was like staying in a basement. It was dark, the water did not drain in the showers/tub and the beds had aerobed mattresses which were so uncomfortable, our 14 year old teenager moved to the futon.

The pool area is the best part of the property. We enjoyed being able to grill and eat outdoors. The property manager was delightful and was available for us with anything we needed. She told us to get the airport at least 2 hours early and she was correct. It took almost and hour and a half to check in and get through security.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that our property manager was helpful and attentive. We thank you kindly for your comments, but we would also like to address them. First, please let me clarify that we do not have an Aerobed on property. The lower level has a queen size pillowtop mattress on the north side bedroom and an orthopedic full size mattress on the south side bedroom. In addition, we have a futon couch bed and a studio day bed in the living area which is sometimes used for extra guests. I believe your confusion to that regard may be that one of the mattress pad covers used on the full size bed does say Aerobed. In our cleaning process, we frequently change out our mattress pad covers. Obviously the week you were there, that mattress pad cover was in use. We also have Protect-A-Bed covers on all of our mattresses and pillows.These ensure that our mattresses are allergy free, bed bug proof and waterproof. As for the drainage issue, our sinks, showers and tubs drain into the landscape in an effort to conserve and reuse water in the garden. We frequently clean the drains as they do become clogged with hair and sometimes roots from the plants on the other end. Although we try to check such issues on a regular basis prior to guest arrival, we must rely on our guests to report any issues that may occur while they are staying there. As for the basement feel of the lower level, it is well shaded by our garden and upper decks and also stays a bit cooler than the upper level. We actually only converted to renting the full house in the past year so that we could accommodate larger families. The majority of reviews are for the lower level only as we lived in the upstairs and still do in the summer months. Your comments are the first concern that we have had to this regard, but we value all comments so that we can improve upon our future rentals. We are grateful to all of our guests that may need to report problems they find so that we can rectify them as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience the drainage issue may have caused you. Thank you again for staying with us at Casita Sirena and we hope you have a good year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Providenciales International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many
Nearest Ferry
3.6 Miles
Walkin Marina
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Providenciales Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Kilometres
Leeward Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Long Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Helicopter rides, Eco Tours,

Excellent Kite boarding and horseback riding in Long Bay

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Long Bay, Turks & Caicos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High-4 bed/4 bath main house
Jan 8 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$656
C$4,594
 
 
Low Season Cottage
May 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$255
C$1,787
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 10 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$5,742
 
 
High Season 4B/4b
Jan 11 2019 - May 15 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$656
C$4,594
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$319.02
Groups over 8-- pp/night C$25.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Additional persons over 8 people will be charged an additional rate of $20/per person/night.
AC unit provided in the downstairs only and is metered if used. Cost estimated at $1.00/hour.
Cancellation fee 10% of total with full refund (less 10%) within 60 days of rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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