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“Best decision, loved our stay!”
Newly renovated LR with custom furniture
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Very good
14 reviews
Newly renovated LR with custom furniture
Newly renovated LR with custom furniture
Newly renovated Kitchen breakfast nook
Fully equipped kitchen
Newly renovated Master with bath ensuite
Newly renovated Master  2 with bath ensuite
Master bathroom ensuite
Covered alfresco dining with amazing view
Private beach with seating and 2 kayaks
Chalk Sound view
Private beach
Outdoor dining with outstanding views!
Flat screen TV in beautifully appointed LR
entrance to main house
Powder room main house main floor
Cottage 1, twins convertible to King with bath ensuite
Cottage 2, twins convertible to king with bath ensuite, open plan kitchen and living ro
Cottage 1 open plan with veranda and stunning view
2nd cottage bath ensuite
Cottage 1 bathroom ensuite 1
Cottage 1 open plan kitchenette and diving room and veradah with views
Cottage 2 with bed, bath, kitchen, living room and terrace
Cottage 1 open plan with veranda and incredible view on the Sound
Bright entrance
Outdoor dining, loungers, covered veranda, BBQ, pool and views
Relaxing poolside
2nd cottage, main house and pool view from vantage of 1st cottage
View of main house and 2nd cottage from beach
Your outdoor chef!
Kayaks come with your rental
Taylor Bay beach, a 3-4 minute walk from Bright Idea
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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issylh
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best decision, loved our stay!”
Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We chose The Bright Idea because it had the criteria our dive group requires. The price, layout, decor and amenities are very important to us when choosing a property. Bedrooms-we have a party of three couples plus one teen. Everyone got their own lovely bedroom with en-suite bath, tv (lots of stations, not that we watched it!). Two couples stayed in the main house with matching rooms that had king sized beds separate baths and shared balcony with amazing views of Chalk Sound. The 3rd couple and teen stayed in the pool side cottages, having thier own apartments. Very quaint and quite roomy. It's a pain when one couple has to settle for a "least desirable room", so we loved that with Bright Idea, we all felt equally pampered.

The shared kitchen and living areas were perfect, we loved all the attention to decor and artwork, including the lovely high end pillows used throughout the house that really added an element of luxury. The pictures on the various rental sites represented the home well. The built in living room seating was a fun place to gather and we thought very comfortable.

The pool and pool area is stunning. A perfect space to hang out and enjoy the spectactular view, have dinner. Again, very nice quality of cushions and lounge chairs.

Plenty of large luxurious beach towels made available for use and maid service mid week. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with the alarm (finally turned out to be a dying battery), but plenty of instruction is provided at check in, so it was a minor inconvenience to take care of it with a quick call directly to the alarm company.

You will need to be sure and rent a car to stay here, it is a 15-20 minute drive to the diving and areas. We felt we made a great decision for our group choosing not to stay on Grace Bay Beach in one of the nice resorts there, we loved our little bit of heaven here on Chalk Sound!

While safety of the guests is taken seriously, we felt very comfortable throughout our stay. There are stray dogs roaming in packs around the island, so we chose to drive rather than walk to dinner at local beach bar Las Brisas down the road. That being said, I did see a fair amount of guests in neighboring villas walking along the road during daylight hours without any issues.

The locals are very friendly and tolerate of us learning to drive on the left side of the road. Honking is used mainly to convey information not express frustration, i.e., it's ok to turn, or they are making room for you. For the divers, we made an excellent choice with Flamingo Divers. Very professional, our favorite operation so far in the caribbean (we have over 10 years of diving experience in the islands at many different locations).

The only suggestion for improvement would be to have lighting on the side of the house where the BBQ is located. While I understand it is better wind protection there, it's impossible to cook at night without a flashlight, which is a bit challenging!

Basia, the property manager, provided lots of recommendations from restaurants to rental car agencies, all very good.

Our group would definately stay here again and highly recommend the villa!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Apr 2015
Thanks so much for your kind review. You were a joy to work with from start to finish and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your vacation at wonderful Bright Idea. Know that we're waiting for you to come 'home' to us again one day soon!
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mrsshelts
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

A beautiful villa, safe for young children, Basia the manager ensured groceries were pre ordered and delivered, items I had sent over arrived on time, house had everything that was needed and more. Nothing was too much trouble. We asked if we could get some lights for the beach and the following day 6 lights were put up!

The location on the Island suited us as a family from grandparent to grandchild and all in between . Taylor bay was beautiful and across the road and the private beach with the villa was perfect and a luxury! Taxis were expensive so whilst we did eat out we preferred to eat in and make the most of the views!!

Highly recommended.

Only slight issue but nothing to do with the villa- the cleaners were really miserable!

I will return to this beautiful house

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thanks ever so much for your kind review. Your family was a joy and delight to work with. I am so sorry you were unhappy with the cleaners. Unfortunately, three of our crew were down with that horrible virus that was going around and we had to subcontract cleaning out. I do wish you had told me immediately so I could have nipped whatever the problem was right in the bud. As it is, I will speak to the owner of the company today and thanks for giving me a heads up.We do so look forward to your return as we would love to welcome you all back 'home'! Basia
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upstateNY...
Albany, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Staying at Bright Idea was a joy”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My friends and I had a wonderful stay at Bright Idea. When I first walked on to the property, I couldn't believe that it looked exactly like the pictures online (or better). Chalk Sound really is that color blue and that house really is that sunny and bright.

The kitchen had everything we needed - we cooked everyday. The grocery store is a quick drive, so it was very easy to stock up and run out for things we missed.

We rented a car for the week and spent a couple of days on the property relaxing, a couple of days doing some water sports and island tours and a couple of days snorkeling at Coral Gardens.

Lastly, Basia was just great to work with. She made sure all of our transactions went smoothly and the house was perfectly clean when we arrived.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
Hey Christine, thanks so much for your kind words! We miss ya'll and are waiting for you to come 'home' to us real soon :) Basia
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pm9601
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bright Idea was a Great Idea”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

We rented Bright Idea on Chalk Sound for a week, end of June and first week of July. We traveled with my husband and our daughter so we really only needed two bedrooms but did not want to stay in a condo: we wanted to have a terrace, a pool and our own space. We did a lot of research and were lucky to find Bright Idea which has the main house with two bedrooms plus two cottages, one on each side of the pool, for a total of four bedrooms. We were able to rent the property but only payed for the two bedrooms that we occupied in the main house. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures. It is very comfortable, nicely decorated, has a nice terrace around the pool and...we wanted our own pool, well, we got our own piece of private beach! The house backs to the Chalk Sound and the first thing you see when you walk out to the terrace is the beautiful view of the Sound and its turquoise blue waters. The private beach (with chaise lounges, a table with chairs and two kayaks!) is the bonus prize. There is A/C in each bedroom but none in the first floor and it got hot in july but when we commented this to the agency they passed the information along to the owners and we understand that they are considering installing A/C in the first floor. And this takes us to another point: the service we obtained from Travel Keys in the U.S. and their local agents in TCI, Tranquility, from the moment of our first contact with them, was extraordinary. They also arranged the car rental for us. When we arrived to the villa, Gail was waiting for us and went over the orientation with us. Included is a mid-week cleaning service. And Basia, to whom we talked a couple of times, was wonderful and very accommodating. For instance, we asked if the house had umbrellas that we could take to the beach, given that there is no such rental business in Providenciales, and they told us the house didn't come with umbrellas but she provided them to us anyway.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Lack of A/C in the main floor
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Thanks ever so much for your kind words. And you will be delighted to know that the new a/c install for the kitchen and living room is now on schedule. We'll have everything done by the 9th of August. It was truly a delight working with you and your family and we can't wait until you come 'home' to us again! And when you do, I think you'll enjoy the surprise we'll have waiting for you! :) Basia
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Providenciales
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The privacy, the private beach, the service
Liked least: We had to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thanks ever so much! Do come 'home' to us again soon!!! :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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