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Relax and Revitalize at the Salt Hill House on Salt Cay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Relax and revitalize at Salt Hill House on Salt Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Salt Cay is the 'Island Time Forgot' and will remind you of the Old Caribbean. Come see why the TCI is Beautiful By Nature.

Salt Cay offers world class scuba diving with Salt Cay Divers, whale watching and snorkeling as well.

Salt Cay is an historic island with a candidacy for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historic salinas, windmill ruins and building ruins of the centuries old salt industry remain on Salt Cay.

The last home on the island it is private and secluded. Situated on a rise on the southern end of Salt Cay, it offers surprising views in each directions. Nothing is far away and it is an easy bike ride or walk to the dock, Salt Cay Divers and the Coral Reef Cafe. Shopping at Dickenson's, Miss Pat's and Nettie's is readily available as well.

Great snorkeling is a short walk down the trail to the beach. The house is a great starting spot for shell, flotsam and jetsam searches on the various beaches nearby. Secluded beach areas, such as the South Land's End are within easy walking distance. Check out the rocky shores for the blow hole.

Salt Hill House is situated near 'Queen's Land' with plenty of open space surrounding it. There are free roaming donkeys and cows as reminders of the salt trade times. Chickens, geckos, herons and Osprey, may well come and go around and in the yard as Mother Nature dictates during your stay. This is a modern home in the middle of old Caribbean times and ways.

The screened 'Florida' type porch is a joy to spend your day or evening hours relaxing (and napping) on comfy rattan furniture. The dining room table is on the airy screen porch as well. The screen room is on the south side of the property and features a sunning porch with lounge chairs and total privacy.

The house is cooled by Caribbean style shutters with screened windows to catch the trade winds that bathe the island. There are ceiling fans in the living areas as well as oscillating fans for guest use.

A whale watching deck on the north side of the home affords an almost 360 degree view of the island, beaches and ocean. A quiet little deck at the back door allows you to catch the island breezes and afternoon shade.

The whale watching deck is a perfect place to watch the sun rise and set. Take your coffee up there in the morning and watch the island wake up. In the evening, hope you catch a 'Green Flash' on the horizon. Sip a cold drink and remember the day.

The home itself has a wide screen HD TV, DVD collection (described by a guest as 'fantastic'), CD collection, iPod docking station and surround sound Yamaha stereo system.

The kitchen features an electric range, full refrigerator and freezer, entertainment island, microwave, Krups coffee maker, and a cook's array of tools, kitchen wares, dishes, glasses and basics with which to cook. We can't promise what's in the fridge, but usually there are the basics with which to cook or make a sandwich. Stores are nearby to help with those incidentals not available during your stay.

There is a Weber gas grill for evenings you choose to cook at home, maybe getting fresh fish from local fishermen at the dock.

The bedroom features a comfortable deep mattress queen sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. There are two large hanging closets. The couch is a new rattan futon with a full size temperpedic-type mattress. We can verify it is a great napping place as well. There are also two inflatable twin beds.

The bath has a glass brick shower, tiled counter and large closet for extra guests and items. There is a private, outdoor shower for your use as well.

WiFi is subject to availability and the equipment guests bring with them. The Coral Reef has WiFi subject to availability as well. Cell phone service is quite good depending on your service, but get an international plan because your carrier's roaming charges will apply.

There are bicycles on site for guest use.

Check out The Compass Rose Cottage on Facebook and see even more images and great links. Be sure to look for the St. Patrick's Day Humpback Whale encounter on You Tube as well.

Air travel to Salt Cay on regularly scheduled Caicos Express Airlines flights is Monday, Wednesday afternoons, Friday, and Saturday. Charter travel can be arranged as well.

When booking, please keep regularly schedule airline service in mind for arrival and departure dates. We will be more than happy to help arrange your travel to and from Salt Cay and provide travel tips to Providenciales where you will take a plane to Salt Cay. Be sure to bring a light windbreaker or sweat shirt for potentially cool evenings, sunscreen and a bug repellant that works for you.

Salt Cay and The Compass Rose are not glitzy cruise ship, spa and luxury vacation spots but a way to be in the Old Caribbean, living with nature, enjoying pristine beaches and reefs,but with a modern and comfortable home around you.

We take Paypal as well as MasterCard and Visa to secure your reservation.

Come visit us on Salt Cay and experience what it was like in the Caribbean in simpler times.

Keywords: Honeymoon, beach house, whale watching, scuba diving, bird watching, relaxing, secluded home, island life, Old Caribbean, shelling, island living, Green Flash, osprey, herons, humpback whales, whales, scuba, flotsam and jetsam,

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Turks and Caicos Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room features a new futon couch with deep temurpedic type full size mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
WiFi access subject to availability and communications equipment of the guests; cell phone reception subject to roaming charges by your carrier. Located approximately 200 yards from the western shore and beach and 500 yards from the eastern shore, the whale watching deck affords a view of almost the entire island. The Rose offers significant privacy on the southern exposure. There are bicycles available at no charge.

Location

Car: not necessary

The last house in Salt Cay's south district, Salt Hill House offers private, secluded vacationing on an island where time has stood still. The island offers an Old Caribbean style of life with fantastic snorkeling, diving and whale watching in season. Be busy, or not at all.

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Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid and confirmed.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds within 60 days of arrival;
Two night minimum;
Christmas-New Year's Reservations must be paid in full upon booking due to demand. 50% refund only if a replacement reservation can be obtained and if cancellation is outside of 60 days of arrival;
Payment via Paypal available upon request

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.