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Clean, comfy cottage near the beach

We loved our stay at Empyrean Aquamarine! Our daughter loved having her own private room with en-suite bathroom. Three minute walk to the beach, restaurants within easy driving distance, great bone fishing, beautiful beach spots like Three Mary and Dragon Cays, and a comfortable home from which to enjoy them all. And the property manager Chrischelle is so responsive and helpful! Great stay on North Caicos.

Clean, Convenient, and Comfortable...

... very quiet and was perfectly suited for exploring North Caicos. Easily and comfortably would sleep 4. Thank You for the hospitality, all people that we met were very nice on both North and Middle Caicos.

The perfect beach retreat!

We stayed at Empyrean for 6 nights and loved it! The house is clean and comfortable, and it was great having the option to take a dip at the pool at the house or take a short walk to the gorgeous beach. Chrischelle went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Dina and Nestor were kind enough to check in on us when they heard we had an accident on the island. We would recommend Empyrean for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in paradise!

Adorable with everything you need!

My husband, children, and I enjoyed staying in the Tangerine house. The house had everything we needed and even went one step farther with having WiFi. Many people we met on the island said they had slow internet. We did not experience slow internet in the Tangerine house. It was comparable to home. My children enjoyed the short walk to the beach where we spent a lot of our time. We loved our stay and cannot wait to return!

The owners of Empyrean Villas put a lot of thought into the design and provisioning of their two villas, and it shows. The kitchen supplies everything you need for cooking a home meal. The beds are very comfortable (box spring, not platform). The baths are small but functional. The ceilings are high, the AC units in the bedrooms keep the whole villa cool if necessary, and the ceiling fans keep it cool if you don’t want the AC. The surfaces they chose are easy to keep clean (we spent a month in Tangerine). Beach towels and snorkeling gear are supplied. The internet service at the villa works very well; we were able to work remotely, send and receive email and access Google, etc. The TV/video setup gets around the video streaming capabilities of Turks and Caicos internet by providing an extensive library of movies available on a USB drive hooked up to the TV. Live TV is also available. The plunge pool is a wonderful extra. My husband liked to have his morning coffee while sitting in the pool. The homeowners have done a wonderful job setting up their villas to be homes away from home. And the beach is just gorgeous and very quiet. It’s about a 3 minute walk from the villa. We spent many nights dining at the nearby restaurant “Silver Palm” which is only a 2 minute walk from the villas. Chrischelle, the property manager, is highly efficient, friendly and prompt on answering any questions or getting something that’s needed. The homeowners are terrific people and are committed to making sure their guests enjoy their stay. Be sure to bring insect repellent (although some was supplied in the villa) for use on the days when the wind doesn’t blow hard enough to keep the sand flies (no see ums/midgies/gnats) at bay. Most of the time it’s not a problem, though. Other than that (and sunscreen), all you need are a few light clothes (we never wore the light sweaters we packed), your swimsuits and some good reading material. Empyrean Villas have everything you need so that you can sit back and relax. It was the best beach vacation we’ve ever had. We will be back.

Great house in a great location!

We loved staying at Empyrean on North Caicos! The house was perfect for our family of 5, very clean, well taken care of. We loved the little pool and such a great location. Walking distance to a great beach and very short drive to others. The kitchen is fabulous and we were able to cook some dinners and full breakfasts. Chrischelle was very helpful and gave us lots of great tips. We will definitely be back!

Perfect Beach Oasis

The house is comfortable and well equipped for a getaway that is private and secluded compared to the big resorts and attractions on Providenciales. It a very short walk to Whitby Beach, which is sandy (not rocky like some of the other beaches on N Caicos) and has calm waters, which was perfect for our young children. The small pool next to the house also provided tons of entertainment for the kids. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the views, then this is the place!

The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was supplied with all the necessities for cooking meals (we even left behind some cooking oil for future guests). If staying on N. Caicos, you should plan to eat in for at least a few of your meals as there aren't many restaurants (and note that you need reservations at most for dinner). The grocery stores on the island also have very limited stock of fruits and vegetables.

One comment is that we had four people and exactly four beach towels were provided in the house. It would probably be useful to add some more in the event there are more guests.

Overall, a fantastic place to stay and visit!

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I loved this house and will be back!

Caicos Cactus is well situated in the middle of the island. There was a launching place for our kayak at the end of the road. Shop not far, restaurant not far. It's very spacious inside and out and with good kitchen facilities and comfy beds. If we came back again we'd use it again.

Great fun clean

Clean and comfortable. Very responsive host!

Was a Wonderful Stay

Our family had a wonderful stay in this fabulous home. Location was perfect. All recommendations were spot on and the beaches were stunning. Home was clean, comfortable, safe and had everything we needed. Highly recommend for anyone looking to enjoy complete relaxation and privacy.

A delightful home!

Marilyn was great about organizing a rental for me and also gave some local tips. I appreciated that but the house wasn’t next to any beach you’d want to go to (polluted, no sand, kinda slummy). I felt like it was advertised a little falsely on AirBnb, with the great pictures of beaches not really manifesting. That being said, she was great at helping out for the first two days. On the third and final day of my stay, she wasn’t responding at all and that irked me. She didn’t respond to any of my inquiries about how to extend the time for my car rental. I had to get the rental owner’s number from a neighbor and then do all that stuff on my own, despite Marilyn being able to clearly do it. Overall, the house was fine and while the host could’ve been more responsive, I’d recommend it to most people.

Tremendous!!

Tremendous home. 2 spacious air-conditioned rooms with very comfortable beds. The kitchen is well-stocked and the living room is relaxing. Marilyn is very helpful and quite quick to respond.

Nice private hotel close to beach

The diamond was a really nice place to stay and relax . It was very private and the grounds were beautiful. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpfull! The beach was a 5 minute walk from the hotel and was also very beautiful and private! Would be happy to stay again!

Great complex close to the beach!!

Great hidden gem in Leeward! The beaches in leeward are the best:) so quiet and not crowded! Loved the check in process for the unit-fast and easy!

Good trip

The hotel staff was accomodating and its close to the beach! It cost $43 (1 or 2 people) one way in a taxi to get from the airport to the hotel. There aren't many stores around the area. I would recommend renting a car or having lots of cab fare ready

Caribbean Diamond Residence

Perfectly fine room etc but was not charged the same amount that my confirmation quoted. Had to pay the extra because there was no time to argue but think that it is not right that they charged $32 per night more than was quoted by Hotels.com.

Beware of Secondary Office Mgr begins w/C or S

We liked the hotel much better a couple of years ago- with the Manager whose name begins with an M. This time we were overcharged and when I called hotels.com the follow up said tthe hotel told them we cxl and didn't stay at all- therefire the nights that were added to our card program were removed- with no response after I disputed it online

This place is awesome!

This place is awesome! It’s on a very nice street and very quiet. I would suggest getting a rental car and bringing cash for meals and food as credit cards are rarely accepted on the island or often times there is a 5% fee charged to use it. We stoped at a grocery store on Provo before getting on the ferry because there isn’t much fresh meat and produce on the island. Make sure to plan meals for Sunday during your stay because everything closes very early. Mudjin Harbour is worth the adventure and is breath taking! Highly recommend. We had some great food at My Dee’s, Barracuda beach bar and Aquatic. We explored a few different beach areas on North and Middle Caicos and we were the only people for miles. Truly a peaceful and relaxing place.

Awesome Location!!!

Marilyn's place at Caicos Cactus is awesome! Really comfortable and clean, and much more spacious than the photos suggest. Communication with her and John was really great and it was a simple, stress-free arrival and check in. The house is in a great location in the middle of North Caicos, close (by car) to beaches and restaurants. You must rent a car here and explore North and Middle Caicos. So many great spots to discover (and escape to). The room has a full kitchen and living room area, very spacious and cozy. Lots of great eating options closely (My Dees, Miss B's, Princess takeout). You gotta try the fresh fried fish at Princess takeout (just down the road). Really delicious! Tell Josefina and Nat that Damian from California sent you! ;) Overall, a wonderful stay and experience at Caicos Cactus. You won't be disappointed! Enjoy the quiet and absolutely beautiful beaches and surroundings of North and Middle Caicos!

Perfect!

Marilyn's place is perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway. My friend and I stayed here for 4 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Marilyn was a great host and very quick to respond to messages before and during the trip. She had a rental car waiting for us when we arrived on the ferry. John, who greeted us and showed us the house, was also very professional and helpful. Everyone on the island who we came in contact with was very nice and you leave feeling like you are part of the family. I would definitely stay here again

Awesome rental

Marilyn's home is really nice and super clean, you will find everything needed in the kitchen to cook your own meals, there is plenty of towels (even for the beach), the area is very quiet and you are almost between north and middle caicos so you can visit the eastern part within a day. Of course a rented car is needed, don't hesitate to rent it with Paul "Cheese" Beresford, he's a really nice and helpful guy. There are groceries and bars / restaurant all over you, don' miss The Aquatic with Sasha's yummy food ! Everyone on these islands is very nice and friendly, the beaches are stunning but not always very reachable on very rocky path but worth the effort. Thank you Marilyn, we had a really great stay !

Wonderful place to stay

Wonderful place to stay. Marilyn has thought of everything and was very quickly available to answer all of our questions. She made renting a car also very easy and John was wonderful and so nice. He was right there and waiting for us at the ferry when we landed. Very thoughtful to leave a local phone for us to use during the trip. Beautiful location to stay and not too far from the ferry. Also very useful to have the grocery store just down the street!

Great Location

Marylin's place was awesome. Great location close to all of the beaches. Being right across from the grocery store was clutch. She was quick to answer any questions we had. Would stay again no problem.

wonderful stay!!

Marilyn was super helpful in planning our trip before our arrival. She had a friend meet us at the ferry and let us follow him to our home. The place was clean and very nice. Modern decor and had a wonderful stay!!

Peaceful

Quiet and secluded but had everything we needed (beach, grocery store and the sweetest little beach bar) all within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Beautiful place

Beautiful place, very close to the beach and restaurants that were amazing. We loved Whitby and can’t wait to return. The local people are wonderful.

Great place

Exactly as advertised. Very quiet and spacious for 2.

The Whitby Villa is perfect

The Whitby Villa is perfect for a relaxing stay on North Caicos. The condo was very clean and in walking distance to your own private beach. Marilyn made sure I had everything I needed for a perfect stay. I can’t wait to return!

Excellent

The accommodation was perfectly suited to our needs during our visit to North Caicos - it was close to a shop and the beach, and Marilyn helped arrange a car hire for us, which worked out very well (John met us at the ferry dock and helped us check in). A minor issue with the TV and phone was promptly dealt with, thanks to Marilyn's quick response and Juno's (next door neighbour) assistance. The space is large and more than comfortable for two (note that the A/C is only in the bedroom). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and particularly playing with the local potcake puppies - they were gorgeous!

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