Just returned from a week in paradise. We were very fortunate to have had excellent weather.
I will start by saying we almost cancelled our reservation due to the hurricanes in September and I am SO HAPPY we didn’t. Most areas are business as usual with little to no evidence of the destruction that occurred.
The Gecko House is exactly as described! Very well furnished with everything you need. The cottage was very clean and spacious for the two of us. We spent most of our time in the screened porch area.
AC was only used at night when we needed to close the patio doors and it was adequate.
We rented a car for the week and would recommend people do the same. The beaches aren’t far, but carrying around chairs, umbrella, towels etc can be a bit much. Be such to check out all the beaches on the island as they are all different and gorgeous.
The location is safe. We walked around everywhere in the evening and never felt uneasy. We were typically home by 8 or 9 so I can’t speak about late night adventures.
Nathaly and Jacques were so easy to communicate with. We were very fortunate to have been able to spend time speaking with them and discussing both of their properties. They work extremely hard at keeping them in pristine condition.
Don’t hesitate to book your vacation here. It’s a beautiful island with equally wonderful people.
If you are looking for a "home away from home" the Gecko house is for you. It is centrally located near the worlds most beautiful beach, Grace Bay. It has all amenities needed for your vacation stay. The owners also provide bikes free of charge, which will save you $18.00 a day. You can walk almost anywhere from this location i.e. Grace Bay, resturaunts, mini mart, shops, bars, etc. We were lucky enough to meet the owners and they truly take pride in keeping the house updated and fresh. They are wonderful! We also had the pleasure of meeting Daphne, the manager, she is also wonderful and willing to help you out in anyway! Thank you Gecko house for all the memories and we will be back!
Perfect stay in paradise
we are a family from Germany and we simply loved this villa and the friendliest hosts you can imagine thanks again Jaques snd Nathaly
The location is the best, two bikes included, the beautiful Grace Bay in walking distance, supermarket Graceway in bike distance...the very lovely house is well equipped, very nice and clean. We definitely felt like home and didn't want to leave anymore.... would love to come back
This home was a great place for us. It was nicely located and easy to get to. We rented a car for the week (a must) to explore the island. We were able to visit one area/beach in the morning, come back and eat lunch, then go out and visit another area/beach. Saving money by making our own meals, we shopped at IGA. Be prepared for price shock - but overall we were able to stay at one of the most beautiful beaches for a reasonable price.
We enjoyed our first stay so much we decided to return for another girl's getaway! The location is perfect - just behind the Grace Bay Club so a quick walk to the beach, steps from Coco Bistro, and a close walk to the IGA supermarket, restaurants, resorts, bars, shops, etc. but in a nice quiet and residential street. Nathaly and Jacques are incredibly hospitable and its apparent how much they care about their property and their visitor's comfort and happiness. We loved the additions since the last time we can - an umbrella on the sundeck!
Nathaly provided us with excellent tips during our stay such as renting from Avis at the airport and dropping the car next to the IGA if we didn't need it for the entire week. Even when it rained we were thoroughly entertained reading in the screened in porch with the island breeze.
I'm sure we'll be seeing Nathaly and Jacques soon!
Liz & Julia
My boyfriend and I rented the gecko house in April. From booking to check-out, we had an all-around wonderful experience. The house was very clean and equipped with everything one would need for a beach vacation (coolers, chairs, towels, bikes, etc;). Nathaly even left a prepaid cell phone for our use, which was helpful for making dinner reservations. The house was a quick walk to the famous Grace Bay Beach (less than 10 minutes) and finding an access was never an issue given the number of resorts along the way. If you are someone who likes to explore, we rented a car at Nathaly’s recommendation and I would highly suggest doing the same. With a car, we were able to experience all parts of the Providenciales (i.e., Chalk Sound National Park, Sapodilla Bay Beach, etc;.). We also parked at the ferry to explore Middle Caicos (Mudjin Harbor is a must!). Thank you Nathaly for a wonderful stay - we have already recommended the gecko house to a number of people and will most definitely be back in the future.
The quiet neighborhood is in a perfect location to explore the Grace Bay area. We rode the bikes everywhere we went during the day, only taking a taxi to go to dinner twice. Once to Mango Reef(very good!) and to the Thursday Fish Fry(lot of fun, good food!) The bikes where in good condition and worked just fine for us during our stay. One thing to consider though, if you are on the short side the bikes were both "male". My wife did have some trouble because of this. Nathaly(the owner) did tell me in an email that they are looking to get a 'female" bike to help with this. There are plenty of bike rental places if they haven't had a chance to get one by the time you stay here and you should stay here!
The house itself is awesome! It looked just like the pictures on here and was exactly as described. The entire property is very well maintained.
Clean inside and out, open both sliding doors and get a great breeze through the house, the porch is great for hanging out, eating, having a cup of coffee or a cocktail, the A/C worked just fine for us at night, the shower was great, the outside lighting at night was very good.
To wrap it up, the Gecko House was exactly what we were looking for and would absolutely recommend it!