Our group of 8 is staying at Villa Avalon, at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (Feb 2-9, 2013). The villa is spacious and comfortable, but a new villa is under construction next door, about 25 feet away from Villa Avalon. The construction noise is unbearable, deafening, and ever-present all day (even on Sunday). Power saws, jackhammers, hammers; you get the idea. It looks like it will be going on at least another year, maybe longer. You can forget about a quiet lunch or an afternoon nap; not going to happen.
You would think the owner and rental agents would disclose this "minor problem", but this was not the case.
CAVEAT EMPTOR!! Be advised that Villa Avalon has at least one thing in common with midtown Manhattan: ear-splitting, bone-jarring noise. I strongly recommend that you investigate this situation before committing to a rental agreement for this property anytime in 2013 and maybe 2014.