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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Long Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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swalcott
Fairfax, Vermont
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9 reviews
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“Secluded Beach Getaway”
Reviewed 23 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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We spent a wonderful and relaxing week at Villa Escencia this past March. It was unlike anything we expected. Although the property has several different rental units, we felt totally secluded and it was completely private. We rarely ever saw the other guests on the property! Long Bay Beach is very quiet. You can look miles in either directly without seeing a soul at times. The water was clear and warm, although pretty shallow. Our villa was clean and had most everything we needed. We were able to stock up on some groceries and prepare a few meals to save on the restaurant costs. Since everything is imported, it is expensive. ( Curiously, some food items were priced similar to at home, like beef, while others are very high, like chicken?!?) Having the Jeep was so critical to the success of our trip. We went out everyday. We explored the entire island. Everything is conveniently close and driving on the left was not a big deal - there is little traffic. Ritama was very accommodating and friendly. If there weren't so many other caribbean islands to discover, we would definitely go back and stay at Villa Escencia again soon!

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Liked best: The beach and the outside living areas.
Liked least: some mosquitos that managed to find their way inside
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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JSHenry
New York City, New York
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 3 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Villa Esencia is the perfect location for anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of Turks & Caicos just off the beaten path and away from the resorts. We traveled with our 1 year old daughter, and our 2 room suite was terrific: spacious, clean, safe, and bright. We cooked every night using the gas grill, and sat under the stars in our private thatched hut on the beach, just a few steps from our flat. The suite also includes a ton of private, covered outdoor space for eating/playing. We essentially had the beach to ourselves every day - and the calm waters were great for our little girl. We felt sufficiently 'away from it all' - while being close enough not to inconvenience ourselves (e.g., it's only a 7 minute drive to the grocery store in Grace Bay). Ritama and Kabir live above the suite, but we never saw or heard them unless we needed something - great hosts. Their terrific dog, Seven, stayed close by and is amazing with toddlers. The suite also comes with a jeep - which is essential (cabs cost an arm and a leg in TCI) and a lot of fun for exploring the island. Couldn't be happier with our decision to stay here.

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Liked best: Tranquility
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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MeenooSki...
new york
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63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Relaxing Stay on Long Bay”
Reviewed 21 January 2012 for a stay in March 2011

We stayed at Villa Esencia from March 15-23, 2011. We had come to Turks and Caicos before, and had stayed in a hotel, but we chose a villa this time in order to get a more private experience.

The property was clean, tastefully decorated, and well-managed, and the location, on Long Bay, is a quieter beach than Grace Bay. Since we like to be independent during our vacations, it was ideal that we hardly knew there was any staff at this property, except when we occasionally saw the owner and had a nice, brief chat.

We stayed in a one-bedroom as it was just the two of us, but there was plenty of room (a bedroom, bathroom w/shower, living room, kitchen, and outdoor balcony w/grill). The unit even had a stacked laundry machine, which we made use of. The internet access is much stronger than most places we have experienced in the Caribbean.

The only negative I can think of is that you definitely need to rent a car while staying at this property, which was not a problem for us as we had rented a car in advance. There is also a (well-behaved and friendly) dog on the property. His name is Seven.

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Liked best: The decor, the grounds, the location
Liked least: The other guests, who had a tendency to be a little noisy.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Marybeth...
Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for families and for honeymooners”
Reviewed 14 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

My husband and I just spent our honeymoon at Villa Esencia for one week. We were there with 3 other families (two with small kids) and this place catered to both couples and families without being too much for either. I kept noticing how the set up was perfect for the other guests and their kids (toddlers and teenagers) and how my husband and I loved how secluded it felt (compared to a resort on Grace Bay). We tend to stray away from the crowds so Long Bay Beach was perfect for us where there was never more than 10 people on the beach. We rented a car and experienced the whole island with ease. I highly recommend this place. I also wanted to keep this place a secret but really appreciate the owners attention and service during the entire stay so I had to let others know how great a place this is. I hope to visit again soon.

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Liked best: location, price, cleanliness, newness of the villa
Liked least: mattress was too soft for me but not for my husband
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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alexandra...
New York City
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Private Paradise”
Reviewed 13 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

Our stay at Villa Wyakha, on the same property as Villa Esencia, has been wonderful. We rented both floors of the townhouse -- my husband and I stayed in the upper apartment, and our two young-adult daughters stayed downstairs. The apartments adjoin, so we had privacy, but were still in the same house. It is beautiful, tastefully furnished, and comfortable in every way. We cooked several nights -- the kitchen is better than most rentals, with good quality pans, etc, and a gas grill. We realized we preferred sitting on our deck and dining by candlelight to any of the restaurants on the island, and we went to many of the best ones! It is so lovely. The beach is deserted -- it is like being on your own private island. The water is heavenly, and the wind which varied daily, didn't really bother us. The sand is soft and continues out into the water, it is very easy to walk in and out. The pool is very nice too, and was rarely used by anyone here. We sat in the hot tub at night and looked at the stars. The path down to the beach is easy and feels like a mini jungle. The grounds are naturally beautiful. I would prefer not to share this information, it is that great! but Ritama is an exceptional host, and deserves all the positive responses. We will be back!

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Liked best: the beach, the view
Travelling group: Extended Family
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