Villa Capri's First Review Post Hurrican Irma + Our GoFundMe Update

We were SO happy to get back to what we love to do; accept guests to one of our favorite places on Earth, Villa Capri! Our first guest arrived and check out what Kathy had to say in her 5 STAR REVIEW!

"Celebrated in Style!

Eight of us rented this property to celebrate a 50th birthday and it was perfect. The layout of the house is such so that each room has its own bathroom in the corners of the house and that afforded everyone their own area of the house for privacy. The common areas of the kitchen and living room were large and didn't feel crowded when we all gathered together to cook when it was too rainy outside to grill. 

But, even when it rained and we wanted to be outside, we all sat around the large table outside the kitchen which was perfect to still enjoy the beauty of Chalk Bay and not feel cooped up due to weather. I loved walking out by the pool and finding each one of my friends spread out around the property reading books or listening to music and getting their quiet time each morning. We never felt crowded. 

Another highlight for me was having a yoga instructor teach yoga to four of us by the pool with a view of the bay in front of us. Completely relaxing. 

The owners seem to have thought of everything. The house is on a quiet road further away from traffic and other businesses, which was a bonus for us, but we hardly wanted or needed to leave. The kayaks, paddle boards, masks and snorkels, and pool toys kept all of us entertained and we enjoyed being able to play in the Sound without having to go rent equipment. 

Our original villa was damaged due to Hurricane Irma and Janine was so communicative and helpful in the weeks leading up to our visit, we were able to relax and trust that everything would be exactly as pictured when we arrived and it was. 

We loved the property, Chalk Sound, and the owners and will visit again when possible. This trip will be one of the favorites that I look back on. Thank you!"  Kathy T.

Kathy we can't thank you and your friends enough for this review!

We just had our second guests arrive and leave, hopefully with the same sentiment. Our third guests arrive tomorrow then we get to go back and stay for a week...we cannot wait!

What's Left To Do?

Great question! As you may recall we installed temporary wooden (beautiful) railings. Our new cable railings have made it to the island but we've had awesome guests staying there so we have not been able to install them. We'll be doing that in a week or two. 

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We'll also be installing an outdoor shower and putting a frame around the outdoor TV to protect it but also it will just look cooler. 

And that's about it! So we'll keep blogging here but we probably won't be bugging you in email so much.

Our Turks and Caicos GoFundMe Update

It’s really amazing to see the island coming together, whether it’s repairs to schools & churches, small businesses or the resorts. Everyone is rushing to complete their repairs, and in many cases improvements, in time for peak tourist season. All of this is helping get the economy back in gear and families functioning again! 

As you know our second big materials delivery was for 125 more pieces of plywood and 100 rolls of ‘peel & stick’ an adhesive roofing material that applies over the plywood to create a watertight seal. 100 rolls of this compared to a grand total of 625 pieces of plywood may sound a little out of whack, but 100 rolls covers almost 20,000 square feet and 625 pieces of 4’ x 8’ plywood covers about 20,000 square feet too.

The distribution is underway, we actually drove past a truck hauling a bunch of materials on Tuesday, and it happened to be THE actual truck that was transporting some of the plywood and peel & stick you donated to several schools here. Sometimes it takes a week or so to get info back on exactly which schools and churches received the materials, but we know for sure that the Example of Christ Ministry, the Rock of Jesus Ministry and the Community Fellowship Ministry & School were among the grateful recipients.

When we get more pictures we'll share them with you. We thank you so much for your donations, it has really helped the great people of Turks and Caicos. 

Oh yeah, we're inching closer to our goal of $35,000! We’re at $32,150 now. Big thanks to all of you, to Island Bargains for getting the shipments in for us and thanks to Captain Miller and the TCI Salvation Army for making sure it went to the right places!