JODO
Private Luxury Estate 
 7 Gated Acres on over 400ft of Beachfront
The Exclusive Sandy Point, North Caicos
Come Experience JOY

Guest Comments

Here are comments & reviews taken from our VRBO, Flipkey, Tripadvisor pages :

 
http://www.vrbo.com/445791  or   http://www.vrbo.com/656522







SMize said...
Apr 26, 2015

Exactly What We Needed

5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
April 18, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1.
This was our second visit to JodoResort, and we are planning a third. John has done an amazing job making Jodo feel like home. Everything you need for your trip, he has for you. Fully stocked kitchen, and very modern house furnishings. The real prize is the beach. Beautiful clear water, great snorkeling, and two relaxing cabanas to enjoy. Completely private. Mark is always available and extremely helpful. Make sure you rent the PeaceFinder, and visit Mudjin Harbor on Middle Caicos. We can't say enough about this place. Thank you John for sharing this amazing place, and Team Jodo for making our trip even better this time. We count down the days until we can return. Shane and Emily Mize





Jodo sets the worry-free standard for how to do it best

5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
April 11, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1.
Jodo is an outstanding villa (super clean and maintained, and modern) and the location on a long secluded beach is perfect. It is a real privilege when folks like John place trust in others (strangers like us from far away;) to rent his special place and let us share in the experience. We have rented many villas over the years and we must say that John (owner), Mark (greeter and on-island contact and all-around McGyver!), Mac (North Caicos taxi pickup at ferry), Gray (taxi pickup at Provo airport), etc, have really nailed it for how to do it best - every detail for us was so well coordinated. Such personable, warm and friendly folks. From pre-booking questions, to pre-trip, to in-trip and post-trip, it has all been excellent, first class and prompt. In fact, to anyone who is 'nervous' about going the villa rental route for the first time (I can remember our first try at it years ago!), I would say that Jodo has created an experience and taken care of all the details to take any first-timer's worries away. You don't need to worry about anything at Jodo. Renting Mark's Peacefinder was a great experience and a must-do to visit Middle Caicos and explore North Caicos. On our first day, Sammy the Stingray came by for a friendly visit to say hello. One of the highlights of our trip was on the last full day when we found a completely harmless baby nurse shark pup basking in the shallows.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway

Gregg & Dana M. said...
Apr 19, 2015

Yes, 5+ stars!


1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
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Yes, 5+ stars! It was a super week. Your villa is outstanding and the location is perfect. It is a real privilege when folks like yourself place trust in others (strangers like us from far away;) to rent your special place and share in the experience. We have rented many villas over the years and we must say you have really nailed it for how to do it best. From pre-booking questions, to pre-trip, to in-trip and post-trip, it has all been excellent, first class and prompt. In fact, to anyone who is 'nervous' about going the villa rental route for the first time (I can remember our first try at it years ago!), I would say that you have created an experience and taken care of all the details to take any first-timer's worries away. Bravo to Mark, as well, and everyone from pickup services too (Mac and Gray)! One of the highlights of our trip was on the last full day when we found a baby nurse shark pup basking in the shallows. Got some terrific closeup underwater photos! I have some outstanding professional photos from the week and will share some as soon as I get a chance to edit the hundreds!

Jacquelyn E. said...
Apr 11, 2015

OUR VERY OWN PARADISE

5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
March 28, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1.
I thought it would be easy to write a review for Jodo, but how can you encapsulate such a wonderful place in words so that others can get a true sense of it? We spent countless hours searching for a VRBO on the different islands in the Caribbean before stumbling across Jodo in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. If you are looking for nightlife, bars and restaurants, shopping, lots of people, touristy activities etc., then Jodo is not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for solitude, peace and tranquility, PRIVACY, a pristine beach for swimming, a perfect stretch of beach for walking, luxurious accommodations with all the amenities you can think of, all with breathtaking sunsets, then we cannot recommend a better place than Jodo. Just as everyone before us has said, the organization of the vacation was a breeze from the first to the last contact with John, the owner, and the entire Team Jodo. The few things we originally had concern of were complete non-issues: transportation, food, and safety. Once Mark got us settled in, he left us and we were literally in our own personal and private paradise for a week, while he was just a phone call away for anything we would have needed. We are people who rarely sit still and honestly cannot remember the last time we felt so relaxed. Our bodies were completely rejuvenated when we returned home. We did plenty of resting, napping, and meditating in the sun or in the shade of the tiki huts, however, we didn't sleep our vacation away! There is plenty to do right on the property! Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, etc. are all provided for guests to use along with Nemo, the little electric car that can be used to go from beach chair to house and back when you just don't feel like walking those few yards. :) We saw a few people, but only when we went for walks way down the beach or when we rented a car one day from Mark and ventured over to Middle Caicos. We feel like we are cheating this review as we could not possibly say enough positive things about John and the amazing place he has created and is willing to share with others. We would give it 10 stars if we could! Truthfully, the ONLY negative, was that we had to leave it. It was THE perfect place to spend our 25th anniversary and feel that, because of our choice in VRBO, this was a vacation that will truly be unmatched in our lifetime.


Kelly A.W. said...
Mar 21, 2015

LIFE CHANGING!!!!


1 JODO DRIVE, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (656522)

Here it is, second to the last day at JODO, and I finally found the meaning....the peace!!!! I highly recommend this place to all of my friends. And please, don't take as long as I did to find your inner peace! When you do, it is LIFE CHANGING!!!!
Kelly W. said...
Apr 1, 2015

No Need To Look Anywhere Else! Just Go!!! Put YourComputer Away And Start Packing Now!!

1 JODO DRIVE, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And  Caicos Islands (656522)      5 STARS
Date of Stay
March 14, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2.
Where do I begin to explain how WONDERFUL this place is?? Let's start with the owner, John. What an amazing gentleman! From start to finish, he got you covered. Everything is planned for you. From the transportation to the ferry from a kind man named Grey, then transportation from the ferry to JODO from another kind soul, Mac. And of course once you get there you meet an extremely helpful and kind man named Mark!! Now, let's get to JODO. When you first walk in you are taken back by the beautiful designed kitchen and living area. The super high ceilings are truly amazing. Everything that you need for cooking is at JODO. Yes, it's true! John thought of everything. He even has a potato ricer and cake and Bundt pans!! Each room here is extremely beautiful and so well furnished. Clean crisp linens await your sun kissed body. They were top notch and so comfortable. The beds were like heaven! Now let's talk about the beach. I guarantee you have never seen water like this. The pictures give it no justice. The lovely wrap around porch is a nice touch. We walked along the beach each day and found tons of conch shells. At low tide is when we swam and did some surf fishing. We caught snapper and bone fish. At high tide we spent our time listening to the waves and playing in the sand. Nemo was a nice touch. Our girls liked to just take a ride around the house for no reason, just for fun, lol. We even had a chef ( Miss B) come in and cook an out-of-sight, amazing dinner. You MUST stop by her restaurant! The best Lobster Bisque I have ever had in my life!!! There are tons of things to do at JODO. Snorkeling, swimming, fishing, site seeing, cooking, grilling, kayaking, ect. The days were full of fun. Each day I opened my eyes, I was excited to think of what the day had in store for us!! You have to get to JODO!! It is a life changing experience!


Florence R. L. said...
Mar 18, 2015

It was more than paradise.


1 JODO DRIVE, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (656522)
Date of Stay
March 17, 2015
Jodo North Caicos was the best vacation I think I have ever had I've been to Jamaica Bahamas Mexico and Dominica. All of the places were beautiful but nothing can compare to Jodo North Caicos. It was more than paradise. It was a vacation that I would do over and over agaiin.     
Tracyanns said...
Mar 15, 2015

Our first trip to Jodo and North Caicos

1 JODO DRIVE, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (656522)
Date of Stay
March 7, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1.
We just returned from our trip to Jodo last night and I have to say we found a little piece of heaven. John has everything set up so all you need to do is book your flight and show up. Gray and Mac were our taxi drivers both ways and were very professional, punctual and helpful. Mark met us at Jodo and showed us how to use everything and where it was located. John and Mark were available during all hours and no question was too small. The list of awesomeness is too long to write down. Some of the highlights were the top of the line kitchen...that stove makes me come up with a reason to cook. The paddle boards and kayaks were great, very convenient to have on the property. Being able to walk for miles each way was very cool, we found some empty conchs and coral to add to the rocks on the property. We never had any issue at all and the only bad thing was that we had to leave. It was one of a kind experience and we can't wait to come back. I can honestly say that there wasn't anything that wasn't thought of, from the most comfortable beds ever to the utensils in the kitchen. I can't see how anyone could feel anything other than relaxed and content at Jodo, it's almost as if this place is peace and tranquility.


Matthew M. said...
Mar 8, 2015

Jodo Peace Finder

5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
February 21, 2015
Helpful votes:3/3.
If you can swim this house is for you! The sun sets right into the water! Val loved the covered porch and the awesome Tiki hut to relax under. She loved to run on the isolated beach! My son Alexander (14) was inspired to paint two works of art to donate to Jodo for future guests to see. He and I loved the antique pool table and furniture. The ocean view is spectacular from the main house! It is Big and Awesome! The Guest house is also awesome ! It is a must to swim in the warm water at least twice a day! Mark will help to make you feel at home! He is committed to making your stay pleasant and worry free! We used Gray to pick us up at the airport and return 14 days later. He likes Toasted IGA roast beef on heated whole wheat. This is a great way to start your vacation adventure! Mack of M&M taxi on north will take you to the resort. He likes Dole strawberry Kiwi. Leave a little love where ever you go on the island. Feel free to adventure about in the peace finder. You will meet friendly people who like friendly people too! Once again the owner, John has made our vacation wonderful by Generously sharing Jodo Resort. Thanks, Matthew,Valerie and Alexander P.S. Visit Mudjin harbour too!


Zack said...
Feb 21, 2015

Paradise.

5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
February 9, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2.
Truly amazing. The house has everything you need and the entire team was friendly and accommodating. Food was our biggest worry and it turned out to be a non issue. Just make sure you do your shopping in Provo for your big items. They will have plenty of staple items in North. And the best time to shop on north is either Tuesday or Wednesday as the new shipment comes in on Monday night. North Cacios is truly a special place with the old world Caribbean feel and we will return sooner than later. We loved the people and culture of these islands and Never felt unsafe or worried about anything or anyone. Our biggest highlight was the valentines day regatta where we came in second place in our class! Make sure you rent a car and see the islands! We toured around and found some amazing spots! If you are thinking of visiting these islands don't hesitate. It was our best vacation ever. Period. GO JODO‼️



Inga G.
5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago for a stay in January 2015

The owner, John, was a pleasure to deal with. He was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process from quick email responses to helpful suggestions and recommendations. He organized for us a pick up by a local taxi driver from the airport to ferry and on the return trip back to the airport. 

At the villa, we were greeted by Mark, who was very gracious and helpful. He provided a great deal of information about the activities around the villa and gave us some nice tips about exploring the island. Getting a car rental with Mark for a day trip to the caves and middle Caicos was a nice option.

The minute we saw the villa and the beach, we realized we are in paradise. It was beyond our expectations. The photos, although beautiful, don’t compare to the majestic beauty experienced in real life. 

The villa itself offers beauty and sophistication of a 5 star hotel and the warmth and convenience of a nice summer home. We immediately felt at ease there. The house is tastefully decorated with many vintage and custom made furniture pieces and the collectable surfboards displayed on the walls. The master bedroom on the first floor offers almost 180 degree view of the beach and a beautiful turquoise sea. There is a study room next to it and a walk in closet that is a size of my NYC master bedroom. There is a large bathroom with double sink, shower and Jacuzzi. The second bedroom upstairs with four-poster bed has a terrace and offers a breathtaking view of the sea. There are two more bedroom suites overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens. 
The entertainment room has dartboard and a nice pool table and was a favorite room for my kids and my husband after dark. Our kids also appreciated a 60” flat screen TV and a nice selections of DVDs for them to watch. 

Kitchen/living room is very spacious with a bar counter and a custom made dining table. Kitchen is well equipped with all possible high end appliances that one might think off. 

Another great thing about Jodo is that it comes equipped with kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling equipment for guests to use. All the water activities certainly made our days at Jodo even more exciting. The beach is gorgeous, turquoise sea is calm and shallow, and there was nobody but us.

We all had a fabulous stay and would love to come back.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: beautiful villa and the beach, nature
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • The property was "as advertised".
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  • I recommend the location.
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  • The property was a good value for the price paid.
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  • The property provided wifi/internet access.
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  • My security deposit was returned on time.





Vik & Kat 
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

I looked at a lot of countries, hotels, bungalows, underwater vessels and other pretty unique destinations before I decided to to take my soon to be fiancé to JODO (yes, we actually got engaged here).

It was a great decision. We stayed at the guest house, but the name really doesn't do it justice since it's bigger than the house I grew up in. It's located beautifully on a private beach with nothing to bother you but the very occasional fishing boat going by in the distance. We were there for 8 days and didn't see a single human near our beach. Being from New York City, that was exactly what we were looking for. And, believe me, there is no better place to sip piña coladas, read books and just relax than JODO's Tiki Hut. 

But if you're feeling adventurous the house has everything you need for a day trip, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, paddle boards and, of course, the "The Piece Finder" car for day trips around North Caicos or even Middle Caicos. there's even a set up for late night bonfires. Highly recommended.

On top of the very special place and island, John and Mark (the property manager) are nothing but the perfect hosts. They're easy going, yet accommodating and everything from when you land in Provo to when you leave again is thought of.

In other words: if you're looking for a special, private and relaxing getaway, you found it.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: Some bugs, just wear bug spray.
Traveling group: Other
My age: 25-34
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • The property was "as advertised".
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  • I recommend the location.
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  • The property was a good value for the price paid.
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  • The property provided wifi/internet access.
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  • My security deposit was returned on time.





pesaz said...
Jan 14, 2015

Honeymoon Paradise

 5 STAR
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

My wife and I were looking for a secluded getaway for our honeymoon. JODO was everything we were looking for and then some. Definitely 5 Stars!! The villa was wonderful, the amenities were excellent and we truly soaked up the atmosphere everyday. The water, beach and sunsets were amazing and we utilized the kayaks, paddleboards, nemo, the hammock, and even the floating rafts. We explored the island with the "peacefinder" and took in the fish fry from Miss B's and lunch at The Last Chance. Mark was very helpful and always accommodating. Grey was great as well....he was waiting for us at the airport, took us to the IGA in Provo and off the ferry and then was waiting for us on our return. Everything went so smooth without a hitch. We did not see a single soul during our stay at the villa, which was exactly what we were looking for...a private and secluded honeymoon getaway!! When we did go into town, the locals were so friendly and accommodating as well. We will definitely be back and perhaps bring friends or family with us next time. I highly recommend JODO to everyone and will definitely spread the word about your paradise. I thank you for all your communications and assistance in helping make our trip easy to plan for and for putting such a wonderful villa together to share with the world! It was a tremendous experience that we will remember forever!!
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Families with Teenagers,  Romantic Getaway


Paul & Maria M.said...
Jan 13, 2015

Definitely 5 stars!!


1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

John, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! It was everything we were looking for and then some. Definitely 5 stars!! The villa was wonderful, the amenities were excellent and we truly soaked up the atmosphere everyday. The water, beach and sunsets were amazing and we utilized the kayaks, paddleboards, nemo, the hammock, and even the floating rafts. We explored the island with the "peacefinder" and took in the fish fry from Miss B's and lunch at The Last Chance. Mark was very helpful and always accommodating. Grey was great as well....he was waiting for us at the airport, took us to the IGA in Provo and off the ferry and then was waiting for us on our return. Everything went so smooth without a hitch. We did not see a single soul during our stay at the villa, which was exactly what we were looking for...a private and secluded honeymoon getaway!! When we did go into town, the locals were so friendly and accommodating as well. We will definitely be back and perhaps bring friends or family with us next time. I highly recommend JODO to everyone and will definitely spread the word about your paradise. I thank you for all your communications and assistance in helping make our trip easy to plan for and for putting such a wonderful villa together to share with the world! It was a tremendous experience that we will remember forever!!


Cindy B. said...
Jan 6, 2015

Peace and Joy at JODO!

 5 STAR
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

We spent the week of New Years at JODO in the main villa and found just what we had hoped for - a peaceful retreat right on a remote beach with no other people in sight. The large house exceeded our expectations - it's beautiful, new, and tastefully furnished, with wrap around patio doors to catch the trade winds. The gorgeous fully outfitted kitchen in the great room made it fun to cook with such an incredible view. Lots of toys outside for our use kept us in the water most of the day. Incredibly clear water and terrific snorkeling - we saw a small shark, a ray, lobster, an eel, and lots of colorful fish in the coral very near "our" beach. SUP boarding was terrific in the tranquil water of the bay, and kayaking all over gave us some great exercise and incredible views. Gray and Mac provided reliable transport to and from the ferry and Mark was so helpful - be sure to rent his vehicle so you can tour around, see Mudjin Harbor on Middle Caicos, and have a few great meals as we did at Miss B's. Also sleep in the air conditioning as the no see-ums can get through the screens at night - and use baby oil for bite protection in the morning and evenings. We had such a memorable time - all the great things you are reading in the reviews are true - we loved it there! We will be back!
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway


Bill S. said...
Dec 24, 2014

I would rate the property at 10 Stars!!!

 5 STAR 
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

John, Sorry for the delayed response, things have been crazy since we returned and I have had email issues. I cannot say enough about what an amazing property you have. It was our best vacation to date! We cannot wait to return. I would rate the property at 10 Stars!!! Best wishes to you during the holidays. Thanks for everything! Bill
Pete-and-Jenn said...
Dec 28, 2014

Perfect Retreat to Unwind and Get Away from Everything!

5 STAR  - Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

I don't think we can say enough good things about our stay at Jodo! This will probably sound just like the previous reviews, but I know they are all accurate. First, I'll list some of our general impression, then some of our recommendations for future stays. As with any place, after visiting the first time, you get a good understanding of what you might do on the next visit. We do hope to visit Jodo again in the future. This was the perfect place for us to unwind and get away from everything. We absolutely loved the seclusion and the peacefulness of the island. Mark, Mac, Gray, and the people that John has working with him, make the experience fantastic and truly worry-free. We loved having the items such as the snorkel gear and the kayaks at our disposal. Mark was very flexible in renting us his vehicle for a couple of days to tour and we liked using the golf cart on the property. We really did not hear any vehicles, watercraft, or planes during our stay. It was just us and the ocean, and the evenings were black with stars. We loved being on the beach and exploring north and middle Caicos on a couple days. During the 9 days, I think we only came across a handful of people on the Sandy Point area. Take a day or two and explore the rest of North and Middle Caicos. The people are very friendly and the beaches are beautiful. Thank you John for developing the perfect place to unwind and enjoy 9 days. A few recommendations for future visitors and things we know that we would do a bit differently. Definitely bring bug spray and baby oil for the no-see-ums (sand fleas). As long as there is a breeze it is ok, but if the breeze dies, they can be troublesome in the evening. However, they were not too much of an issue. If you're going to be there for more than a few days, our recommendation is to stop with Gray (which we did) in Provo at the IGA to get groceries and plan meals. The groceries in North and Middle are more like convenience stores, but decent for a few small things. Beer is very expensive in North, so purchase it in Provo. Mark is very flexible with his rental cars, so definitely plan to rent it for a day or two to restock some supplies or tour the island. Jodo is pretty secluded so you'll need a vehicle to get to any of the stores or restaurants, unless you go to the cafe at the ferry dock. We found that all we needed was a car for 1-3 days during our 9 days since we loved spending nice quiet days at Jodo.
Recommended for: Romantic Getaway


Claire T. said...
Nov 22, 2014

JODO is AMAZING!!!

5 STAR
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

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Hi John, JODO is amazing!!! Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful property, it was everything we hoped for and more. I loved how remote North Caicos is, the perfect escape from hectic city life. Thanks again and I'm sure we'll be back to stay again as soon as possible :)!






5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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people found this review helpful

This incredible property was the antidote to our highly stressful lives. You are met at the airport by Mr. Gray and graciously taken to a supermarket to stock up on a few essentials before you are dropped off at the ferry for your ride to North Caicos. After a scenic 30 minute ride you arrive to be met by Mac who will take you to JODO. Before you leave the ferry stop, Mack calls Mark so you will be met at JODO. When you arrive at the beach house the first thing that takes your breath away is the scenic expanse of the blue-green Caribbean. Mark shows you how every thing works, makes a rental vehicle available if you want one and caters to your every request. Waking up in the morning and sipping tea on the upstairs balcony while gazing out over the ocean is mesmerizing. There were no other humans on the pristine beach for miles. The guest house itself is well appointed, you only need to bring/get food and spices. Don't miss going to Miss B's a few miles down the road for the fish fries for Wednesday lunch when Lovey is performing. Great food, great people and great music! A+++ rating with easy coordination with John and his magnificent counterparts on the island.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: The fact that you were alone in a romantic and beautiful setting.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • The property was "as advertised".
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  • I recommend the location.
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  • The property was a good value for the price paid.
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  • The property provided wifi/internet access.
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  • My security deposit was returned on time.




Liz L. said...
Nov 28, 2014

You are the best! Jodo far exceeded the others.

5STAR 
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Hi John, You are the best and you and Jodo deserve the best. I have rented through VRBO before and always had good experiences, however you and Jodo have far exceeded the others. Thank-you so very much. Be good and stay warm, Liz


Belinda Del M. said...
Oct 28, 2014

Everything was wonderful!5 STAR

1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

Hi John, Everything was wonderful! This was out third trip to Turks and it was our best. I'm sure we won't be able to top Jodo. We have rented many homes/condo's in Turks, the Cayman's, Belize, etc., but have never stayed anywhere as nice as Jodo. We sure appreciate the use of the kayak's, Nemo, etc. Mark does a great job in explaining everything about the property and the island.....unlike the other places we have stayed. We may return next April but it looks like Jodo is pretty booked up already.....not a surprise. For a future trip we may want to book your large house for our kids to stay with us. My son is a Blackhawk pilot in the Army so we usually have to wait to see where he will be before we make plans. I will also be putting an excellent review on Trip Advisor. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2014

It doesn't get better than this!

 5 STAR
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

This was our third trip to North Caicos and our best trip of all! You can read all the reviews but they're all the same. Jodo is awesome. Everything you could possibly need is provided. The pictures just don't do it justice. The caretaker Mark is great. Be sure to rent a vehicle from him and see some of the island too, even though you won't want to leave Jodo. Jodo isn't just a name, it's a frame of mind. We can't wait to return. Thanks again!
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Pet-friendly,  Tourists without a Car,  Families with Young Children,  People with Disabilities,  Romantic Getaway


Sally E. and new husband Honeymoonsaid...
Oct 20, 2014

Our trip was fabulous!!!5 STAR

1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
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Hi John! Our trip was fabulous!!! We could not have found a better place to be together, just he and I. We had so much fun snorkeling and sunbathing. Mark and Mac were great at helping us find some local fisherman to buy the fresh catch for our dinners. And Nemo was so much fun! The sand flies were a bit of a nuisance, but nothing we couldn't handle, as we are both outdoorsy type of people. Baby oil helped, as suggested by others in the guestbook. The water was just gorgeous. We didn't see anyone the whole time (except when we rented a car to go into Whitby for groceries) and that is exactly what we wanted. You provided everything we needed to have a relaxing and fun time. Thank you!! We are excited about the possibility of going back in the future. We were thinking about gathering a group of friends and staying in the main house in the next couple of years. It was mind-blowing to see such a beautiful piece of paradise that has not been consumed with condos. We told ourselves to remember this, for it may not take long to become that way. The accommodations, the scenery, the water, weather, and the few people of the island, made for the perfect honeymoon for Pete and I, and we could not be more appreciative! 


Melinda & Scott R.said...
Oct 5, 2014

PURE BLISS! PERFECT FOR UNWINDING & REBOOTING.

  5 STAR


Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

I cannot say enough nice things about our stay at JODO! Everything, from the first email to John & Mark, to our wonderful stay there, to our correspondence afterwards, went smooth! It is everything he says it is, and more. *5 Stars for :: being picked up at the airport in Provo by Gray's Taxi and taken to the Graceway Grocery, then dropped off at the TCI Ferry in Leeward. Then being picked up in North Caicos by Mac and taken to JODO, just a short drive away. AWESOME SERVICE!! *5 Stars for :: Mark meeting us there at JODO to show us around, get us settled in. And for the awesome kick-a-round truck we used for 2 days to explore the rest of North & Middle Caicos. *5 Stars for :: Everything we could ever need or want in the house. The downstairs bedroom was so nice and cool at night to sleep in, the bed is sooo comfy! I had planned a great week's menu, and the kitchen had all the appliances/cookware needed! Loved having the washer/dryer ... as we were headed back to Provo for a more days after leaving JODO, it was nice to wash up our stuff before we left. *5 Stars for :: the beach and kayaks! We took the double-seater out to Parrot Cay for a nice trek. Most of the time, we snorkeled and relaxed in the sun or under the great tiki hut John & his team made just before our arrival. It was so relaxing to just sit there and listen to the waves. As we went there on the off season, during September, most places were closed down for the month. We did eat at Miss B's & the Green Cafe...and then ate at Frank's Cafe over in Bottle Creek. All 3 restaurants were great ...they were very welcoming and friendly, and the food was fantastic! I could go on and on about how much we enjoyed our visit. I took over 1500+ photos! We hope to go back soon!
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Sightseeing,  Romantic Getaway





“PURE BLISS!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed there for 7 blissful nights. Perfect place to unwind & reboot. Never saw another soul on the private beach. Weather was beautiful, water was clear, sunshine was awesome! The guesthouse is superbly equipped with everything you'll ever need for a week in paradise. We purchased groceries in Provo, then took ferry over to North Caicos. John, the owner, has an awesome team to help you with everything: Gray will pick you up at airport & taken to the grocery, then to the ferry...pickup on North Caicos and taken to JODO by Mac. Mark will meet you at the house to get you acquainted with everything. Then they all leave, and you're left in blissful paradise! Loved every moment of it!

5 of 5 starsHow easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 starsHow helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 starsHow easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 starsOverall condition of the property
5 of 5 starsBedding & mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen & utensils
5 of 5 starsBathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 starsOther facilities & amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: Everything! Everything was perfect!
Liked least: the mosquitoes/no-see-ums ... but with bug repellants, it wasn't a problem! It's the Caribbean...there are going to be little pests!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway








Marc & Stacey K.said...
Sep 25, 2014

We had a fantastic time. Five stars.

1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

We had a fantastic time. Five stars. Snorkeling, kayaks, fishing were spectacular. My wife found tons of shells and loved it! We rented a car through Al Gardiner and went everywhere. The belongers are very friendly and we felt safe everywhere. Cardinal Arthur (of Middle Caicos) took us to Big Highest Key area to shell, see flamingos, snorkel, fish. Also fished with Howard at Last Chance. Alfred took my wife snorkeling and shelling when I was on the flats with Kevin. We watched all the Endless Summer movies at night and loved them too! We would like to bring my 10 year old son down there next time. He is dying to go there. His spring break is in March. I think you may already be booked up the entire month of March 2015. Is the big house available March 7-14? We may have to look to summer dates if March is already booked. Or let us know of cancellation. We loved Jodo and will be back! Marc & Stacey K.



D K. said...
Sep 30, 2014

Wonderful Experience!

 5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way,  Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
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Jodo Review North Caicos and Jodo is exactly what we wanted. John and his team are wonderful, provide all kinds of info about North Caicos and we are planning to come back with kids! PROS • Beautiful estate. • Secluded beach • Kayaks, snorkeling gear there • Washer/ Dryer • Potable water from tap • coolers provided • Portable Fans • Mark Mclean and Alfred tremendous resources. • More than enough beach Towels • Fully stocked kitchen/propane grill outside • House immaculate/modern • Iphone/Blackberry with minutes preloaded • Extra Bug dope/ Sunblock is there Be prepared for: (not really cons since outside of the owners control and these are not critical of Jodo, these are just part of North Caicos experience) • Late Summer = Rain = Mosquitos. Bring bug dope • Late Summer, Restaurants closed (However, you really have island to yourself) • Only one bedroom has A/C. potential issue w/ couples with kids. Know that electricity costs are prohibitive on the island.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Sightseeing,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway










SMize said...
Aug 25, 2014

Jodo

  5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)

JodoResort was everything John said it was. We spent 8 days at Jodo and walked the beach 2+ miles daily and we saw two people one day a mile away and that was it. The house and beach were amazing. Nice snorkeling right off the beach. John has an excellent team in place to make your visit hassle free. Mark is outstanding. Always willing to help you in anyway. Grey and Mac made travel easy. One time and very helpful. Overall, great experience and we will be back to Jodo soon. Thanks to John for sharing his amazing place with us. Shane and Emily The Woodland, TX
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Romantic Getaway




Fun Seeker said...
Jul 30, 2014

Great Place!

 5 STARS
1 Coco Palm Way, Sandy Point, Caicos Islands, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
The place was just like having your private island! We never left the place during our stay! We relaxed, snorkeled at our leisure and kayaked. We saw many types of fish, lobsters, a ray and a couple of barracudas right off the beach! It was nice just to go out when we wanted and not have to abide by someone else's schedule. Only 1 bedroom was air conditioned but we were offered the main house's master since it had a/c for the 2nd bdrm. My son didn't want to stay by himself so we used the fans to our advantage. Mark was great! We forgot a couple of things from the grocery store so he went and bought the things for us. All the transportation was set up for us coming and going. The food is expensive so be prepared. It is still cheaper to cook your own meals than to go to restaurants the whole time or stay at an all inclusive resort. We were so lucky during our stay! No rain, light winds and no bugs. It was great sitting outside at night on the porch in the rocking chairs looking at the stars! The place was spotless when we arrived and Mark walked us through everything. We are already talking about when we can return!
Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getawa
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Heather Bielawski said...
July, 2014

Someone Pinch Me - Can this be for REAL ?!?

 5 STARS
Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


Ok-this was the year I was going to fly over the ocean & experience white sand, blue water (turquoise in this case), but where would I go? I looked into "All Inclusive" and Big Resorts but nothing caught my eye beside the prices which were astronomical!! Then for some reason (fate I call it) I found this absolutely beautiful place named JODO. I was soooooo excited not only that I found it, but it was EVERYTHING and more that I was looking for - Price Included!! So I sent the email out and John quickly responded back with a very warm welcome and ready to answer any and all questions I might have had. I knew quickly this was the "one". I contacted John back a few weeks later and booked my week!! We arrived in Provo to be picked up by "Grey" with a smile that was soooo reassuring. He brought us to the local IGA and Wine Cellar then to the ferry we went. On North Caicos side we were then greeted by "Mac" who brought us to JODO, so of course he was a FAV as well - "). There at JODO was Mark who showed us around, answered all our questions we had, then off he went to leave us at JODO all by ourselves. It was soooo peaceful and secluded and all ours to have to share with NO-ONE!! Someone pinch me!! JODO is Amazing!! John has EVERYTHING there for EVERYONE's wants and needs. We went snorkeling almost everyday, kayaking to Three Mary's Cays, even tried some paddle boarding (now that was interesting). We were greeted by the locals - "Sammy" the Stingray, "Larry" the Lizard, and only two other actually people while on JODO walking the beach at night. At night we brought the IPhone down to the beach and listened to the plethora of music which John has for your use (mins included) and watched the beautiful sunsets. The water was warmer than my pool water; probably 86 degrees I swear. We went swimming all day long from early am to late at night and NEVER cold what-so-ever. We took it all in and just relaxed and lived the Island lifestyle. Our time at JODO went slow - ") We were living the Dream and soooo loving it! Our last morning there was soooo sad; what were we going to do without JODO? Return is the answer!! JODO is an absolutely AMAZING place and my plan is to return next year and the year after that etc. JODO leaves you with a "peacefulness" inside knowing that you were part of something soooo much bigger words cant explain. Thank you John and your TEAM for making my experience "The Best Vacation Ever"!!! You're AWESOME!! Heather ")





Cheryl K Coffin said...
July 2014

From Island to Island

 5 STARS
Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


We just came back from a great, albeit short, stay at Jodo. But it fit perfectly into his busy calendar. JODO is all that and more that the description and photos show....the location is spectacular, calm water all the time, huge sandy beach, beautiful sunset every night. The house furnishings are amazing, kitchen well equipped, comfy bed and air conditioned, movies abound, coolers of all kinds for cold beverages. Lots of sliders for cool breeze to come through. We enjoyed walking the beach, swimming, kayaking, sitting and rocking in the shade and the sun, saw fish, a big sting ray (jumped out of the water to get a fish, spectacular), local fishermen catching conch, sea urchins and even a land crab. The house is super clean, Mark your greeter is cooler than cool and very helpful with anything you may need. You shouldn't need anything though, it's all there and more. Don't wait to book your stay, it's phenomenal....


Simply
AWESOME

5 STARS  Sandy Point, North Caicos,Turks &  Caicos, Turks And Caicos  Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
June , 2014
Our stay at Jodo was simply awesome. The first great thing mention is the service from the property owner and the property manager. They go above and beyond to take care of you, while at the same time they are respectful of your privacy. Regarding the property… a simple WOW is the best way to describe the view, the Caribbean Water, the Villa. North Caicos is filled with wonderful and friendly people. We enjoyed a day of fishing and our captain picked us and dropped us off right in front of Jodo, how great is that! To top it off, we caught some huge fish… so of course dining was a pleasure. If you are looking for a private, tranquil, and laid back vacation… Jodo is the way to go. All we can say…. It’s Awesome. Thanks: Ken, Deb, Barb and Lou from PA
My Response
Thank you Ken, Deb, Barb, and Lou! We are so glad you liked JODO......come back soon the fish are scared already! :)
Best, John



“Absolutely gorgeous! Everything we wanted and more!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2014

First let me start off by saying that Jodo’s owner John is the BEST person I have ever rented from! He is so courteous and knowledgeable and he cheerfully and quickly answers each and every question I could come up with. You can tell he is passionate about the islands and his home and it shows. Renting from him made our big international trip virtually stress-free! Also, John has a great cast of support people in the islands who were all super fantastic as well. Gray provided our transport from the airport to the ferry and back and was so awesome and helpful. Mac picked us up on the North side and was also wonderful! And finally Mark was there to greet us at Jodo and we also rented a car (totally worth it to explore North and Middle!) from him and he was tremendously helpful and kind. 

Now for the meat of the review! The house is absolutely wonderful. The furnishings and finishings are all beautiful and high class. The house is immaculately maintained and has everything you could need. We made full use of all the kitchen stuff (the blender is legendary!) and didn’t find that we needed anything. The Wifi and satellite cable were nice and reliable, even during the two huge thunderstorms we had. Having a fancy washer and dryer was also superb! There were more than enough beach and bath towels for the four of us (we did wash them all halfway through the week). Also, the cushioned lounge chairs on the beach were so comfortable and the shade was much appreciated! We also enjoyed a bonfire one night in the fire pit which was quite a nice feature. Of course all of the other amenities were fantastic and we made full use of them (snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboards, and floats!). We also made full use of Nemo the electric car. At first you think you won’t use it because the beach is only a few steps away, but in that hot Caribbean sun it was so handy to have Nemo to zip back to the house for drink refills or to help haul gear. 

This brings the review to the showcase of the entire property, the beach! It is absolutely stunning! Right in front of the house there isn’t much seagrass and the water is the perfect depth and temperature for hours of floating. A few feet out to the left there is a little bit of coral reef that made for some fun little snorkeling. We also snorkeled further out over the seagrass and saw tons of fun stuff too! Additionally, we walked down the beach several hundred yards and saw really cool stuff including a giant star fish, a big sting ray, a humongous sea turtle, tons of conch and other shells, tons of sea urchins, and lots of fish. Now, the beach at Jodo isn’t what you typically picture as the quintessential “Caribbean” beach in that it isn’t flat, pure white sand gently leading down to the water. Instead, it is a rocky shore that you have to climb up and down rocks to get to the water. We actually preferred this as it lended to the “wild and untamed” feeling of being on a private, deserted beach (we only saw one person off in the distance on the beach our entire trip!). Also, when the tide was coming in, it lapped the rocks so you got to hear the sound of “waves” like you’d want to hear at the beach. The rocks aren’t out in the water, so once you’re in you’ll never want to get out! We went out to Wild Cow Run, Bambarra Beach, Mudjin Harbor, Three Mary’s Cay, and Whitby Beach and we kept saying that none of them were as good as our beach at Jodo. It really is the prefect beach! 

There were only two negatives that we ran into the whole trip: the heat upstairs and the bugs. My sister and her boyfriend slept upstairs and found that when there was a breeze, they were ok sleeping up there with the doors open and the fans on. When there wasn’t a breeze though they roasted and were unable to sleep. So on the nights it was too hot up there, we made them a little bed on the floor in the air conditioned master bedroom and we were all just fine. The problem with the bugs was surprisingly NOT mosquitos! We actually didn’t see a single mosquito the whole trip! The problem was with the No-See-Ums, which weren’t deterred by the spray at all. They were absolutely unbearable starting at sunset and lasting until morning. We ended up completely eaten alive until a local told us to use baby oil. The baby oil is too thick on your skin that they can’t bite through and instead just drown and get stuck to your leg. A little gross, but much better than the terribly itchy bites! That being said, neither of those issues in any way ruined our trip and we would gladly get on a plane right now and return this second if we could! It just pays to be a little prepared and you’ll be fine. We loved Jodo and are already thinking about when we can return!

5 of 5 starsHow easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 starsOverall condition of the property
5 of 5 starsBedding & mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen & utensils
5 of 5 starsBathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 starsOther facilities & amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: The beach!






Candice and Joe J.said...
Jun , 2014

Jodo is absolutely fantastic!
We love Jodo!


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)5 of 5 stars


Date of Stay
June  2014
Hey John, Sad to be back home after such a fantastic vacation, but we're home! I'm glad everything was in order, we always try to leave the places we stay in better condition than when we arrived. Which of course was very difficult at Jodo because everything was so perfect! I'll definitely be writing a review on Tripadvisor and/or VRBO about our stay, but I wanted to tell you that Jodo is absolutely fantastic. The beach is just stunning! We went out and visited many other beaches, but we kept comparing them to the beach at Jodo and none of them were as good. Three Mary's Cay was really cool to explore for snorkeling, and my sister and her boyfriend saw a baby nurse shark there, but it still wasn't as calm as Jodo. We saw so many cool things right at the house! We saw a giant starfish, a sting ray, a giant turtle (couldn't tell if it was a loggerhead or leatherback or hawkbill, but it was about 4 feet long and had an almost white shell and a reddish head),tons of pretty fish, tons of conch and sea urchins, and soooo many pretty shells! It was incredible! Not to mention that absolutely perfect water. It was just awesome! We got out and snorkeled and paddled around and just loved it. Of course the house is gorgeous as well. The furniture is all top notch. The people we interacted with were all fantastic too. Both Gray and Mac were at the airport and ferries right when we arrived and they were so very nice and helpful. We definitely felt taken care of with them. And Mark is so awesome!! He's such a friendly guy and he was very helpful too. The rental car from him was great and we had a lot of fun taking it out for a spin. We went out to Daniel's for lunch (Daniel's wife said Hi!) and Mudjin Harbor Bar and Grille for dinner. We tried to go to the Barracuda Bar, but when we got there at 6:30, nobody was there. We had been out running around to the beaches and stuff and I completely forgot to call ahead. So we didn't get to meet Clifford, but there's always next time. We absolutely loved Jodo. That main house is going to be stunning when you get the furniture! It would be cool to get a big group of our family or friends and bring them down there, but we kinda want to keep it just to ourselves. Thanks again for everything!! You have been the best person I've ever rented from and I have no hesitation to pass more business your way, except that I selfishly don't want the secret of Jodo and the undeveloped beauty of North to get out! Candice and Joe J.



Sydney Brown said...
Jun , 2014

Absolutely perfect!!!

 5 of 5 stars

Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
June 9, 2014
My husband and I visited JODO for our 10 day honeymoon. When searching for our honeymoon destination, we knew that we wanted something beautiful, remote, accommodating, and romantic. Upon arrival, it was clear we had made the right choice! JODO could not have been more perfect for what we wanted, and we both agreed it was the best vacation spot we have ever been to. John made everything so easy for us before up to arrival, and Mark met us at the house with a map and all of the information about the property and surrounding areas that we needed, along with a truck that we rented most of the trip. After landing at the airport in Provo, the taxi man was waiting for us and took us to a large grocery where we got most of our food for the week. We then took the ferry, which was about a 25 minute ride, and had another taxi man waiting to take us to the house. There are a couple local grocery stores near JODO that supply basics, but all are very small. We went back into Provo once during our stay to get a nice lunch and explore the lovely shops. We very much enjoyed snorkeling and the paddle boards, and also the fishing! We caught some fish right off the beach and we're able to grill them for a meal. We also went out boating and fishing with Dedrick, and caught a weeks supply of fish. The only negative, which turned out to not be a problem, is that there is only AC in the master bedroom, which keeps it very cool. However, with the doors and windows open, the house stays very breezy and comfortable. If you're looking for a place to go out on the town every night, JODO may not be for you. But, if you're looking for a private paradise, this is the place for you! We plan to come back as soon as possible!



5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in May 2014

If you like to get away from it all, spend quality time together, and have the most amazing private beach then JODO is the place to stay. We spent 8 memorable days at JODO in North Caicos for our honeymoon. The JODO estate is private but still close enough to locally owned grocery stores, restaurants, and sites to see. 

The view from JODO was breathtaking and the house is fully equipped with all the amenities of home. We also had all the outdoor beach gear we needed for days of fun in the sun. 

John and Mark were the greatest hosts and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. JODO was equipped with all the amenities from home so we had everything we needed to have breakfast with the sunrise and dinner watching it set. 

When we were not at JODO we enjoyed eating at Miss B's, MyDee's, and the Barracuda Grill. We snorkeled, went diving with Big "D" of One Stop Sporting Shop, and visited Mudjin Harbour in Middle Caicos for a great lunch and more snorkeling. On the way to Mudjin Harbour we also visited the Local Co-Op close to Daniel's Cafe to browse local artists handmade goods.

We loved our visit to North Caicos and JODO. While we were still there we started planning our next trip during lobster season.

Liked best: PrivacyLiked least: Going homeTraveling group: Spouse/PartnerMy age: 35-49

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   
Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Rich G said...
May 14, 2014

I think you might have got 6 stars!!


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


It was great, we saw 4 people on our beach in 8 days. Two of them had the gall to come and ask me questions while I was napping on the lounge chairs under the square palapa!!! Thanks again for a great week. We’ll be back!!!



Joshua & Katelyn Adams said...
May  2014

Best Honeymoon Ever

Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


JODO was the most perfect destination for our honeymoon, it was secluded, beautiful and very comfortable. John has really gone above and beyond to make sure that his guests receive 5-star treatment during their visit to North Caicos. We used the paddleboards, kayaks, beach chairs and coolers daily and saw some really beautiful fish on the reefs just off the beach. He provided us with every ammenity we could ever possibly have needed. The sunsets are the most gorgeous I've ever seen, the locals are super friendly, Mark the property manager is great and John is incredibly responsive and dedicated to his guests. My husband and I are already talking about when we can plan our next trip to JODO. Thank you, John!!




Josh & Katelyn said...
May  2014

Perfect honeymoon! Amazing paradise.


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


Hi John, To say it was awesome would be an enormous understatement!! You have created such an amazing paradise there and we could not have had a more perfect honeymoon! I am hoping to upload a few of our pictures this week and I'll send a couple of them to you. Thank you so much for allowing us to use your home, we absolutely LOVED it!!!! Thank you!




J & K said...
May  2014

Awesome would be an enormous understatement!!


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)


Thank you so much for allowing us to use your home, we absolutely LOVED it!!



Staci Clemmonssaid...
Apr 7, 2014

Need Mental Floss? You'll find it here!

Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)



JODO was the perfect getaway for my annual Caribbean girls’ trip! We all really needed some unwind time and “just be” time and JODO was the answer! We walked out of the Provo airport and got into the cab with JODO-organized driver, Gray. Gray carried our bags, loaded us up and took us to the grocery where we selected our supplies for our week in North. Gray then hefted the heavy boxes into the cab and drove us to the ferry. After climbing off the ferry we were met by wicked-cool, Mark, who also helped with our bags and drove us the short distance to JODO. I’d seen tons of pictures but driving through the gate for the first time was phenomenal as we saw the ocean a bit in the distance and the house tucked behind lush greenery. Mark gave us a good introduction to our home for the week and answered all of our questions with ease. Mark was a great resource to us and with all of his assistance we were able to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings! We found the accommodations in the house to be nothing shy of perfect. They thought of everything from the corkscrew, stereo, and WiFi to the coolers for our time out on the private beach. The beach is stunning. And private! We were able to let our hair down and sit back and drink in the sun on the beach chairs, on the paddle board, snorkeling, etc. If you’ve never had your “own” beach for a week you really MUST try it here! This is the epitome of relaxation and being able to let the stresses of life blow out to sea was the best mental floss! One of the highlights of the trip was our excursion to Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos. We had a great tour guide in Alfred who drove us there and gave us some “belonger” insights to everything we saw. And if you’re into beautiful blues and crashing waves, Mudjin is a must-see! The restaurant/bar has some great food and cocktails. We were fortunate to have Alfred with us as he showed us the staircase that led to a beach I never would have seen had I been exploring on my own. Alfred then drove us to Daniel’s Café where we had a drink and found what felt like a hidden beach where we got to see Mudjin from another angle. It is all so beautiful and you do not want to miss out on this excursion! The second highlight of the trip was a few hours on the boat with Deidrich “Big D”! We’ve done many boating excursions as a group in our Caribbean travels but this was the best boat trip by far! We got to get close to my obsession, “the Sea Wall” and see th

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

JODO was the perfect getaway for my annual Caribbean girls’ trip! We all really needed some unwind time and “just be” time and JODO was the answer! We walked out of the Provo airport and got into the cab with JODO-organized driver, Gray. Gray carried our bags, loaded us up and took us to the grocery where we selected our supplies for our week in North. Gray then hefted the heavy boxes into the cab and drove us to the ferry. 
After climbing off the ferry we were met by wicked-cool, Mark, who also helped with our bags and drove us the short distance to JODO. I’d seen tons of pictures but driving through the gate for the first time was phenomenal as we saw the ocean a bit in the distance and the house tucked behind lush greenery. Mark gave us a good introduction to our home for the week and answered all of our questions with ease. Mark was a great resource to us and with all of his assistance we were able to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings!

We found the accommodations in the house to be nothing shy of perfect. They thought of everything from the corkscrew, stereo, and WiFi to the coolers for our time out on the private beach. 

The beach is stunning. And private! We were able to let our hair down and sit back and drink in the sun on the beach chairs, on the paddle board, snorkeling, etc. If you’ve never had your “own” beach for a week you really MUST try it here! This is the epitome of relaxation and being able to let the stresses of life blow out to sea was the best mental floss!

One of the highlights of the trip was our excursion to Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos. We had a great tour guide in Alfred who drove us there and gave us some “belonger” insights to everything we saw. And if you’re into beautiful blues and crashing waves, Mudjin is a must-see! The restaurant/bar has some great food and cocktails. We were fortunate to have Alfred with us as he showed us the staircase that led to a beach I never would have seen had I been exploring on my own. Alfred then drove us to Daniel’s Café where we had a drink and found what felt like a hidden beach where we got to see Mudjin from another angle. It is all so beautiful and you do not want to miss out on this excursion!

The second highlight of the trip was a few hours on the boat with Deidrich “Big D”! We’ve done many boating excursions as a group in our Caribbean travels but this was the best boat trip by far! We got to get close to my obsession, “the Sea Wall” and see the big waves! Then we went to a great snorkel spot where we spotted a nurse shark and other colorful sea dwellers among the coral. It was great. Big D was a hoot, personable, and gave us belonger insights to the island as well. It was a fabulous time!

Finally, we were privileged to have a meal prepared for us by the fabulous Miss Agnes!! We had fresh lobster, potatoes, vegetables, conch salad, topped off with a delicious pineapple upside down cake! She was very accommodating to my food allergies and prepared THE best meal I believe I have ever had! It was, most definitely, an epic culinary experience!

The stressed and harried girls who arrived in JODO left there relaxed and happy. I love that you can stay at JODO and you never have to leave during your stay if you don’t choose to do so. Everything you could want is on premises including a variety of perfect sunsets. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and find that inner peace that the rat race has a tendency to hide from us! I can’t wait to return to JODO and take my sweetie! HUGE thanks to owner, John, who had the vision for what we needed!

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: Anything you'd want on a beach vacation is on site.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Friends
My age: 35-49
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • My security deposit was returned on time.





Rick & Naomi S.said...
Mar 21, 2014

"Outstanding Property - Wonderful Management"


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
March  2014
Guest Review from Flipkey 5 Stars - Mar 19, 2014 "Outstanding Property - Wonderful Management" I can't say enough about our Jodo experience. It started a year before we arrived, with my initial email inquiry to the property owner, John Farren. Having explained that we would require a mid-week check-in, John indicated he would do everything he could to make it work. Over the months, I peppered John with questions about Jodo and the island of North Caicos. John was always quick to reply to my emails and provide answers to my questions. As our arrival date approached, John made arrangements for our pick-up at the Provo airport and insured someone would pick us up at the Sandy Point Marina on North Caicos. As Jodo was unoccupied on our arrival date, John invited us to come over on the 12:30 ferry for an early check-in. When we arrived on North Caicos, we were met by Jodo property manager, Mark McClean. Mark spent the next hour familiarizing us with the property and answering a slew of questions we had about the island. He provided us with an I-phone (with minutes) and a Blackberry for our use. We also rented an "island car" from Mark at a very reasonable rate. Jodo is absolutely gorgeous - A beachfront property with a main house (unoccupied) and the guest house; a two-story, two bedroom, one bath unit with raised ceilings. The house is nicely furnished and has everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The ground floor is comprised of the master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining area and entryway. There is a small patio with gas BBQ just off the entryway. The second bedroom is located on the second floor and has a nice sized balcony with lovely ocean views. There is a large television (with cable) and DVD player in the living room, and a washer & dryer in the bathroom. There are ceiling fans throughout and there is an air conditioning unit in the bedroom. The wireless internet connection can be slow and sometimes non-existent, especially during daytime hours (an issue that was disclosed by Mr. Farren before the booking was finalized). Also available for guest's use are kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment. Beach towels are also provided. There is even an electric cart ("Nemo") which can be used to zip around the property. The beach is awesome and the color & clarity of the water made us feel like we were back in Fiji or Tahiti. The shoreline is rocky but there is a large sandy area replete with two small palapas, lounge



Matthew Mawhinneysaid...
Mar 11, 2014

Romantic, Relaxing, Warm Ocean, Hot Sun, Beautiful Sunsets

Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)



If you like to swim in the ocean this is the property for you! Very calm all 10 days of our stay. This property is accurately described. The sunsets are over the water and are as nice as the one's in negril,Jamaica! Very private location with mostly vacant shoreline both east and west of property. Great kayaking area! Stop at the IGA in Provo on way to ferry to pick up supplies. Rent a car and visit mudjin harbour. Hike the Crossing place trail on a cloudy day, if you can find one! Always bring a water thermos with you. This place will make you dream of living here someday! Great video collection if needed. We turned the TV on once during our stay and watched Captain Ron while we were packing. The owner of this property is extremely generous to share this special place!!! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!




Paul & Linda M. said...

Incredible second visit,Even Better than our first


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
February  2014
5 Stars as Rated on Flipkey Incredible second visit, Even Better than our first stay at Jodo... Reviewed by: paulMorrow2014 from Warrington, Pennsylvania Reviewed on: 03/23/2014 for their stay in 02/2014 - JODO - Sandy Pt - 7 Acres-New Luxury2BR/1BA Villa Our first stay at Jodo was absolutely perfect, in March 2013. It is very hard for me to believe that the wonderful time that my wife and I enjoyed last March could be improved upon. So this year I decided to to return to Jodo with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. I wanted to show my daughter (on her special birthday) that there are still some Very Exclusive memorable and very private settings, to be found. Without having to travel half way around the world. During our last stay at Jodo, I found North Caicos to be a very pleasant undiscovered piece of paradise. I contacted John (the owner) Again. He did nothing less than, Everything, that could have possibly have been done, to insure that we enjoyed another stay at Jodo. Once again I was able to share the sites of North Caicos with my family and Some of the remote treasures that are to be found, also over on Middle Caicos. If you come here. please take the time to get out and enjoy the people and the remote beaches that are to be found here, before this little piece of paradise is discovered. Back at Jodo, once again. Thanks Mark (for all that you do, to help keep Jodo as clean and orderly) and for all of the assistance with our arrival and departure. During out stay this time, we did take the time to enjoy the paddle boards, kayaks and the other water toys. The Tiki's on the beach were just Great. Particularly the sunsets lying in the hammock. I have seen the Green flash before, but. Lying in the water on the beach watching the sunset at Jodo, that was one of the Best true Green Flashes I believe I will ever see. Seven acres of seclusion and peace. Just a day or so before it was time to leave I was sitting on the beach with my wife Linda and daughter Chris and I looked out toward the off shore reef. Just outside of the reef, playing in the water was a pod of humpback whales. we watched them for over 30 minutes (I will try to add a photo). What a spectacular show (This was mid-February). This was just another of the wonderful experiences that once again we enjoyed at Jodo. Thanks again John. For all that you do to ensure that our time spent at Jodo is absolutely the Best, that we could ever hope to have. We Will Be back... Paul
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Our first stay at Jodo was absolutely perfect, in March 2013. It is very hard for me to believe that the wonderful time that my wife and I enjoyed last March could be improved upon. So this year I decided to to return to Jodo with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. I wanted to show my daughter (on her special birthday) that there are still some Very Exclusive memorable and very private settings, to be found. Without having to travel half way around the world. During our last stay at Jodo, I found North Caicos to be a very pleasant undiscovered piece of paradise. I contacted John (the owner) Again. He did nothing less than, Everything, that could have possibly have been done, to insure that we enjoyed another stay at Jodo. Once again I was able to share the sites of North Caicos with my family and Some of the remote treasures that are to be found, also over on Middle Caicos. If you come here. please take the time to get out and enjoy the people and the remote beaches that are to be found here, before this little piece of paradise is discovered. Back at Jodo, once again. Thanks Mark (for All that you do, to help keep Jodo as clean and orderly) and for all of the assistance with our arrival and departure. During out stay this time, we did take the time to enjoy the paddle boards, kayaks and the other water toys. The Tiki's on the beach were just Great. Particularly the sunsets lying in the hammock. I have seen the Green flash before, but. Lying in the water on the beach watching the sunset at Jodo, that was one of the Best true Green Flashes I believe I will ever see. Seven acres of seclusion and peace. Just a day or so before it was time to leave I was sitting on the beach with my wife Linda and daughter Chris and I looked out toward the off shore reef. Just outside of the reef, playing in the water was a pod of humpback whales. we watched them for over 30 minutes (I will try to add a photo). What a spectacular show (This was mid-February). This was just another of the wonderful experiences that once Again we enjoyed at Jodo. Thanks Again John. For All that you do to ensure that our time spent at Jodo is Absolutely the Best, that we could ever hope to have. We Will Be BACK.... Paul

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: Owner,management, cleanliness,ease to arrange,communications,Perfect.....
Liked least: Nothing, what I liked least, was that I had to leave...this is why I came back a 2nd time.
Traveling group: Extended Family
My age: 50-64
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • The property was "as advertised".
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  • I recommend the location.
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  • The property was a good value for the price paid.
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  • The property provided wifi/internet access.
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  • My security deposit was returned on time.






Joe, Angela, and Summer B. said...

A great time at JODO-the best vacation ever!


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
February  2014
John, We all had a great time at JODO---the best vacation ever ! The house was even better than expected, and we were surprised at how it had every luxury---yet was still "home-like". Angela felt so much at home, that I had to remind her that we were on vacation, and that she didn't have to clean up all the time, but she did sweep & clean-up every evening anyhow (it's hard to break her routines). Summer, our daughter, was amazed at all of the sea creatures, lizards, and exotic plant life all around JODO and North Caicos, she was constantly taking pictures, and she especially appreciated the internet service---we all know the importance of their "social networking" ! As far as activities, we did almost everything possible on North, Middle, and Provo, but the SNUBA was the best---very cool, but the small reef off of JODO was a pleasant surprise ! We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience a true home away from home, and couldn't have had a better atmosphere to enjoy it in ! Mark was great, a real personable guy, and we felt totally at ease knowing he was nearby, just in case we had questions, or an emergency. When we have more time, we'll post a review, and some pics. on trip advisor---or if you want we can e-mail some of our JODO pics. to you. Best Regards, Joe, Angela, and Summer




Victoria & Jim ...5 star rating as posted on Flipkey said...
Feb 4, 2014

The owner has thought of everything! 5 Stars


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
January 28, 2014
We saw two humpback whales over morning coffee! Reviewed by: head_dunce from Chicago, Illinois Reviewed on: 02/02/2014 for their stay in 01/2014 459913 - JODO - Sandy Pt - 7 Acres-New Luxury2BR/1BA Villa This is an amazing property. A perfect way to spend some alone time with my wife and not worry about a thing. The owner has thought of everything, and I can't remember the last time I slept so well because I was so relaxed. Every morning we were given a show by North Caicos as we sipped on our coffee watching the water in the rocking chairs on the porch. We saw multiple rainbows light up the sky as the sun rose and the birds sung their morning songs. And the real treat was the humpback whales that we saw on two different mornings. Right in front of the house, just on the other side of the reef, we saw a whale jump completely out of the water, twice! The next morning, we saw the misty cloud from a breath of another whale. Grabbing my binoculars, I was able to see the back and tail of the humpback as it dove back down. Every morning I couldn't wait to get out of bed to experience what Mother Nature was going to show us right from the beach on the property. The accommodations on the property were far beyond what I expected, you'd never know you were on a remote island. I hope to come back soon.




Victoria & Jim said...
Jan 28, 2014

On the porch drinking coffee and saw whales!!!!



Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
January  2014
Hey John, Just wanted to shoot you a quick note and say how much we enjoyed our stay! You thought of everything! And two mornings in a row we were sitting on the porch drinking coffee early in the morning and saw whales! The first time the whale actually jumped up out of water clear as day! It must have been close the reef edge. It was amazing! Great trip! Victoria & Jim  
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

This is an amazing property. A perfect way to spend some alone time with my wife and not worry about a thing. The owner has thought of everything, and I can't remember the last time I slept so well because I was so relaxed.

Every morning we were given a show by North Caicos as we sipped on our coffee watching the water in the rocking chairs on the porch. We saw multiple rainbows light up the sky as the sun rose and the birds sung their morning songs. And the real treat was the humpback whales that we saw on two different mornings. Right in front of the house, just on the other side of the reef, we saw a whale jump completely out of the water, twice! The next morning, we saw the misty cloud from a breath of another whale. Grabbing my binoculars, I was able to see the back and tail of the humpback as it dove back down. Every morning I couldn't wait to get out of bed to experience what Mother Nature was going to show us right from the beach on the property.

The accommodations on the property were far beyond what I expected, you'd never know you were on a remote island. I hope to come back soon.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
  • The property was "as advertised".
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  • I recommend the location.
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  • The property was a good value for the price paid.
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  • The property provided wifi/internet access.




C.M. said...
Jan 20, 2014

OMG LOVE JODO!


Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
January 19, 2014
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OMG LOVE JODO! Saw my running track on the beach, need to go back!




Kim & Alan F. said...
Jan 21, 2014

The most wonderful place in the world to vacation!




Sandy Point, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Turks And Caicos Islands (445791)
Date of Stay
January  2014
Hi John, We would love to come back and bring our whole family. But when that is going to be i am not sure, because of mom. But we will be back:) we promise we will sit down and tell everyone about the most wonderful place in the world to take a vacation! Thank You, Kim and Alan






"A quiet slice of heaven"5 Stars posted on FlipKey

Jodo was amazing! So peaceful, perfect amentities to keep you "entertained" and comfortable, and the island has the most amazing people. I've never seen so many stars in the sky at night! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us - we cannot wait to return! 5 Stars posted on FlipKey




Barb L. said...
Jan  2014

Your place is amazing!!!! And the ocean was beautiful!






Brenda R. & Familysaid...
Jan 7, 2014



Everyone was awesome. We had a great time!!
(445791)

Date of Stay

Thanks for having us John! Mark, Mac, Gray, everyone was welcoming and awesome. We had a great time!





It Was our most memorable vacation thus far!

Hi John - We wanted to drop you a line and thank you so much for allowing us to join up with our family and enjoy the wonder of North Caicos and Jodo. It was our most memorable vacation thus far and there is no question we will return - just when and with whom LOL. You have done a lovely job on the home you have built, we felt totally at home. I can see why you love the island and her people. As I am typing this email, we are looking at pictures and there is not one scene that doesn't make me appreciate the beauty of our world. Hope your New Years and the year 2014 bring you all you wish for. Sincere thanks, Ruth (and Terry) S.  Dec 30 2013

Words cannot describe how I feel about this place!

John I would just like to give you a big thank you for opening your home here in North Caicos to my family. I understand what you mean about wanting people to leave as friends. I feel as though we are good friends even though we have not met which I hope one day will happen. Mark your manager has been more than helpful with my phone calls and hooking us up with Suzie (which I did give her a hug for you by the way...lol). JODO has been an amazing experience that we will be doing again FOR SURE. We have seen the local life here, enjoyed driving into Middle Caicos to see the many amazing sites, and the water OH the water.....sheer beauty at its best. Turks and Caicos has made me feel welcome at every turn. Man this place is beautiful. If you ever need a place to stay when you come to Ontario don't even hesitate to contact me. All the videos I have sent you are just small clips of the full video itself. I will post some on youtube and send the link to you for your full enjoyment. If you buy one of these drones down the road give me a shout, and I can help. They are very easy to fly. Words cannot describe how I feel about this place. I have dreamed about coming here for a long time and there was no disappointment here at JODO. Having your own private beach with a little cart (Nemo) to get you around is great. Three Mary.......awesome snorkelling and fishing. Mudjin Harbour made the trip for my son with the big waves and surf, he loved it. My sister and her husband were very relaxed and needed this break at a nice quite place. My wife and daughter found it to be the best holiday yet. Overall........thank you so much The Crosby Family  Christmas 2013  
Dave C & Familysaid...
Dec 22, 2013

Best time we've ever had and we are well traveled.
Islands (445791)

Date of Stay
December 21, 2013
Helpful votes:0/0.
Thanks John we really love it here. I'm about to make homemade Piña Coladas mmmm Brother.....simply put... best time we have ever had and we are well traveled. We are making the best of every minute here. We are absolutely loving it.


Can't say enough good things about JODO. We LOVE IT!
Can't say enough good things about Jodo. We love it. Everyone took great care of us today! We are finally able to relax and enjoy!  Jeff & Jessica J.  Dec 12th 2013

Already missing the view & peaceful vibe at JODO
Hello John ! We are home and already missing the view and the peaceful vibe that you created at JODO. We enjoyed the precious (too little) time we spent there and hope to return again in the near future. As I said to Mark yesterday, at least Shannon & Derec got to sleep late, sunbathe, paddle board, watch sunrise and sunset, make 3 breakfasts, listen to your music and watch a couple of your movies. For us, it was a peaceful retreat at the end of the day, after the commotion of 12 relatives at C & J's house. Everything went so smoothly at JODO, and you have thought of everything one can need in that setting, and the house was simply spotless when we arrived ! That was important to us. We treasured your attention to details, the white linens, the music collection was so us- just wish we had spent more time there relaxing. We did try to leave a very small footprint and to respect your property as you would want. Mark is very good natured and a pleasure to deal with. Finally, NEMO ... what a bonus!!! we thoroughly enjoyed riding him and Alan and I felt like kids again . Thank you so very much John, and we look forward to returning and will highly recommend JODO to our friends and family. Sincerely, Genny & Dr Alan D     Dec 4th 2013

Loving it! You have created a special hideaway. WOW!
John, we've been here since 10:30 this morning and loving it ! Mark is so chill and helpful. You have created a special hideaway ! Wow!   GD  Nov 26th 2013

We are having so much fun it should be illegal!!! Thanks!!!   JW  Nov 15th 2013

Heaven on earth!

My husband and I stayed at Jodo from November 12-20,2013. From first contact with John,we knew it was going to be an unforgettable experience, a vacation we had always dreamed of! I am a planner, and John was always available to answer all of my questions, either by text,email,or Facebook! He also had to get me on island time, and reassure me all the chips would fall into place. John arranged a taxi service for us, airport pickup,grocery store stop, then off to the ferry! Our plan of packing a small suitcase in an empty large suitcase (to fill with beer and groceries) worked flawlessly! We rolled our grocery filled suitcases right on to the ferry, which is an experience all in itself! John also arranged transportation to the house on the north side. Marc, the property manager met us at the house and showed us everything we needed to know! There was anything and everything you could need for an amazing trip! He left us backpacks for the beach, island music,a bottle of wine, and even 2 cellphones with minutes, in case we needed to call home. The house was beautifully appointed. Beautiful furnishings, movies, games cd's...and the a/c worked great in the bedroom. It was pretty humid while we were there, but comfort was never an issue. Because it was dark when we arrived, we couldn't wait to get up and see the property!! Wow! For the next 8 days I was awestruck at the beauty of the island! The beach was so peaceful, we never saw another person the entire trip! There were giant conch shells in the water, and you could always see your toes in the crystal clear water! There were beautiful chairs and loungers, and a hut to sit beneath, also any beach toy you could ever imagine. Surfboards, kayaks, snorkel equipment, and floats. The trip back to the airport was just as organized, except this time there were 2 sad people in the cab, that had to go back home. This was the most unforgettable experience of our lives, we hope to make it back one day....until then I will dream about JODO! Thank you to John and Marc! Sincerely The Wilsons




10 Days in Paradise ......Overall I would give a 12 out of 10 Rating!

  We stayed at JODO for 10 memorable days.Everything was as presented and better. Mark the manager was helpful and friendly. The house is gorgeous. The beach is beautiful and secluded. I walked for an hour daily on the beach and 9/10 days so no other people. Amenities are exquisite and we loved the island. We are going back for sure! John We had a fantastic time! Overall I would give JODO a 12 out of 10 and my husband would agree --let me know when we can reserve something for next November.....we loved every minute of it. Your people are awesome, Mark is a hoot! We enjoyed the beach, solitude and the island people in general. We admired your new big house and the wooden bar, we were overwhelmed with your generosity of opening up everything for us. You really have beautiful place, everything works perfectly.....Thanks for opening your home and making sure we were very comfortable.  Dr Janice & Harold  H.  Nov 14 2013
Adriana & Ron said...
Nov 4, 2013

We had an amazing time at JODO!!!  

 Hi John! We had an amazing time at JODO!!! My sister in law and her husband did as well. It was a really nice relaxing time. The place is just lovely, and the main house is unbelievable. Can't wait until you have it furnished. The beach and all the furnishings were wonderful. You spared no expense. And we never saw one person on the beach the whole time we were there. Mark was super helpful and hooked us up. Miss B's hooked us up with grouper. Everyone on the island was really nice and friendly. We took out the kayaks and the SUP's, did a little snorkling, took Nemo out for a few morning runs in the subdivision next door (Ron runs/I ride). It was everything we've been looking for (seclusion/directly on beach), it was an awesome time. Thanks again, and we'll keep you on our favorites list for future trips.
 
The house is fabulous! We are loving it.
  Dear John The house is fabulous! We are loving it. We could stay for months ;) Olaf & Family  Aug 12th 2013 Totally Relaxed!     We had an amazing honeymoon at Jodo. The house was everything and more than what the pictures lead us to believe it was. The beach is absolutely beautiful and there is nobody around. John made sure that everything was set up for us by the time we got there. Gray, the taxi driver was waiting for us when we arrived. Our flight was two hours delayed, but he was still there and made sure that we made the ferry. Mac, the driver on the North Caicos side was also there to make sure we made it to Jodo. Mark, the property manager was very helpful and responsive. He answered all of our questions and knows just about everyone on the island. There was an issue with the electric car that is available and Mark fixed it immediately. We spent most of our time hanging out at the beach, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding (all available at Jodo). But we did hire Agnus to cook for us one night and it was one of the best meals we have ever had. We also rented a car from Mark and went into Middle Caicos to explore the beautiful beaches and buy some crafts. Be sure to go by Miss B’s on the weekend to get a real island breakfast of Conch Stew or Chicken Sous. Overall I would rate this as a fantastic 5/5 vacation. Not only was the place lovely, but everyone involved are great, trustworthy, people.  Byron & new bride...July 10th 2013 5 Stars but only because I couldn't give more!
I've traveled to many islands, and have enjoyed many stays, but Jodo (by far) has been the most relaxing... most secluded... and perfect for our honeymoon. John exceeded all expectations and focused on making sure or happiness was a priority. Mark (the property manager) and his wife were amazing and just a phone call away, if we needed anything. The property is gorgeous. The grounds and well cared for and secluded from the business of island activities. We arrived at the airport on Provo, and was met but the best taxi service (Gray). He happily drove us to a store for groceries, and to another for swim trunks (which had been inadvertently left behind), while giving us great ideas on places to eat for local food and sites to visit on our day trip back to Provo. The ferry ride from Provo to North was pleasant and the crew was very helpful. Mac and his friendly smile greeted us at the dock and took us to Jodo. We were then greeted by Mark (the property manager), who gave us a tour of the house and the beach/toys. Moments later, he was gone... leaving behind a cell phone with crucial phone numbers programmed.... just in case. The villa is beautiful, and is far beyond what would be offered at any high-end hotel. The crew has done a great job keeping the villa clean and up to date. It took no time to get acclimated and settle in. The beach is very clean. The water is so clear and calm; it was almost glass-like. There is a reef just a short walk into the water...and lots of beautiful ocean critters to be found. The kayaks and the paddle boards were a treat!! There was a lot of time fishing just off our shore... very relaxing. The property comes with a small electric car that makes getting around on the property so easy. After about 3 days, we opted to rent an island car from Mark and take in more of the island sights (travel to Middle Caicos, about a 30 minute drive, is a must). We met the most friendly locals and enjoyed many local dishes. Mid-way through the trip, we took the ferry back to Provo for a day, to restock our fridge and had no problems navigating the more popular island. When at Jodo, we did not see a single person... we had to go out of way to meet people; it is very quiet and felt like our own private island. I would highly recommend a stay at Jodo.... a piece of paradise. 5+ stars, really. It was SOO hard to leave! We had an absolutely fantastic time at Jodo... meeting the locals and convincing ourselves we would happily move there. We made it home late last night, and woke this morning... missing our coffee on the balcony.... and the sand between our toes! We have LOTS of great pictures that we wanted to share with you.... and of course, memories that we'd love to share in a glowing recommendation. Would you want us to send the pictures to your email and you can pick which ones you want posted to advertise your amazing property? Thanks again, John.... you have helped make our honeymoon the best time of our lives.... we are looking forward to future trips!! ~Lisa  & Mark G.  June 17th 2013

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My wife and I selected Jodo for our honeymoon over a number of other destinations and even sailing the Caribbean by the recommendation of a good friend. What a great choice it turned out to be.

The owner was wonderfully attentive to the few questions prior to the visit (he actually answered all our questions before we even asked - by way of preparatory emails ) and even answered the phone late one evening when we had a simple question. The same is true for the property manager who was waiting on the property to greet us upon our arrival.

Everyone involved in our stay; from the cab drivers, shop owners to the various restaurants' staff and the belongers (natives) treated us as though John had orchestrated the whole experience. Truly remarkable.

The property itself is immaculate, well designed, built and thoughtfully appointed, accommodating any visitor-whether your preference may be to engage in many activities or to accept the challenge to see how fast you can adjust to "island time" - I recommend the later as Jodo is the world's perfect place to simply "be"

5 Stars are not enough. We are anxious for our next visit - we will just have to keep honeymooning.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService
Liked best: Perfect attention to detail. Like have a concierge without one being in sight.
Liked least: No dislikes
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Absolutely 5 Stars! Met & Exceeded expectations!
Hey John! Please pardon the late reply. We so enjoyed our stay at JODO -- it met and exceeded expectations. We are now officially fans of North and Middle vs. Provo. Hard to beat. You clearly have made an impact on the island, as people all seem to know you and speak of you fondly (when we mentioned the area we were staying most quickly responded: "Oh, John's place!". If OK by you, we may contact you in the coming days to get you perspective on North Caicos -- we'd value your point of view, as it is indeed a treasure. Thanks again, and we hope to visit JODO again. Very best, Dustin & Kimberlee  June 10th 2013
“Absolutely Perfect Vacation”
5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My wife and I travel a lot both inside and outside the us. We kind of consider it our hobby to find unique places to stay that provide us with different experiences. Since our 20th anniversary was coming up, I scoured the internet for months looking for the perfect anniversary get-a-way experience. When I stumbled onto the listing for Jodo, it looked perfect for this particular vacation: seclusion, peace-and-quiet, amazing beaches, snorkeling, beautiful accommodations, etc. We sent out a number of different property inquiries, but John replied the fastest, gave us the most information, and was definitely the friendliest. That meant a lot to us. By the next day, we had it booked. John walked us through everything and made sure our trip went smoothly. He hooked us up with some great contacts who helped us get our luggage and groceries to the island. 

When we reached Jodo, we were greeted by Mark who showed us around and gave us some great tips on where to go and how to get there. Again, with Mark's help, getting around North and Middle Caicos was very easy, and he made sure to point out the best restaurants and beaches. 

We didn't need to do much outside of Jodo. John has the place well-stocked with toys (kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, snorkel equipment, etc.). We came in with very high expectations and Jodo managed to top them all. We spent many hours snorkeling right off Jodo's beach. We saw a large variety of sea life, including octopus, barracuda, rays, sea turtles, lobsters, beautiful tropical fish, starfish and even a nurse shark. 

We had a great time kayaking and canoeing to the Three Marys Cays, and to a sandbar near Parrot Cay where we found loads of sand dollars. We grilled nearly every night on the provided grill. Additionally, I own an internet company so good internet access is a must. I had a great connection the entire 10 days. Out of every place we've been in the world, Jodo has been our absolute favorite!

5 of 5 starsValue 5 of 5 starsComfort
5 of 5 starsLocation 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
5 of 5 starsCheck-in 5 of 5 starsService
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  Absolutely!
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Absolutely Perfect Vacation
  I almost don't even know where to start with this review. My wife and I travel a lot both inside and outside the US. We kind of consider it our hobby to find unique places to stay that provide us with different experiences. Since our 20th anniversary was coming up, I scoured the internet for months looking for the perfect anniversary get-a-way experience. When I stumbled onto the listing for JODO, it almost seemed too good to be true. It provided everything we were looking for for this particular vacation: seclusion, peace-and-quiet, amazing beaches, snorkeling, beautiful accommodations, etc. We sent out a number of different inquiries for many different properties in the Caribbean and the Bahamas, but we were really hoping for the best for this particular property. Out of all the inquiries we sent out, John replied the fastest, gave us the most information, and was definitely the friendliest. That meant a lot to us. By the next day, we knew this was the place we wanted and we had it booked. John walked us through everything and made sure our trip went smoothly. He hooked us up with some great contacts who helped us get our luggage and groceries to the island. He turned what could have been a complicated and bumpy trip to North Caicos into a very smooth and easy one. When we reached JODO, we were greeted by Mark who showed us around and gave us some great tips on where to go and how to get there. Again, with Mark's help, getting around North and Middle Caicos was very easy, and he made sure to point out the best restaurants and beaches. Ultimately, though, we didn't need to do much outside of JODO. John has the place well-stocked with toys (kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, snorkel equipment, etc.), and the entire place is breath-takingly beautiful. We came in with very high expectations and JODO managed to top them all. We spent many hours snorkeling right off JODO's beach. We saw a large variety of sea life, including octopus, barracuda, rays, sea turtles, lobsters, beautiful tropical fish, starfish and even a nurse shark. We also had a great time kayaking and canoeing to the Three Marys Cays, and to a sandbar near Parrot Cay where we found loads of sand dollars. We also took full advantage the gas grill, as we grilled nearly every night. Additionally, I own an internet company so good internet access is a must. I had a great connection the entire 10 days. Anthony R. May 18th 2013 5 star stay all the way!
John, Hi We cannot thank you enough for an amazing week at Jodo!! Our stay was perfect from the moment that Gray picked us up to the moment he dropped us back at the airport yesterday. 5 star stay all the way! Needless to say, John had to drag me kicking and screaming on to the ferry yesterday morning? We had long delays in the airport yesterday (yes again) and didn't get home till after midnight. Up for work at the crack of dawn this morning and I am beat. I promise to write with much more detail in the next day or two. Want to share our fun with you. More soon. Missing Jodo, Karen & John K.  May 3 2013
JODO-a relaxing, peaceful villa-Highly Recommended!
First we want to mention that John, the owner of JODO, is so helpful, enthusiastic, offers excellent communication and truly wants your stay to be perfect--Thank you, John, as you made sure our trip was in every way. When you arrive on N. Caicos, you are greeting warmly by it's friendly people. Mark met us at JODO on our arrival, arranged our rental car, Lucy (yeah, she's a bit weathered, yet Lucy is the perfect fun 4x4 for this island to explore all the gravel and dirt back roads--we loved her!). Mark gave us a feel for the island and offered any assistance to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. JODO is fully equipped with all the modern touches. It's clean, comfortable, breezy, peaceful and sits on an absolutely glorious isolated huge stretch of beach. We only saw 2 others walk by the beach during our entire stay. This beach was ours. Highlights of the trip were kayaking and snorkeling the reef, paddle boarding, Three Mary's Cays (beautiful, wild and isolated), Whitby Beach, Horstable Beach (including the must see eastern point/inlet for exploring, snorkeling and fishing), exploring Bottle Creek, the Causeway and Middle Caicos including Mudjin Harbor, scuba diving amongst massive vibrant coral heads full of fish life with Dedrick (Big D-highly recommended for snorkel, dive or fishing adventures), boating the north shore with Mark, do it yourself fly fishing on the reef just up from JODO, enjoying all the incredible wildlife both in and out of the water just plain relaxing away on the beautiful, peaceful beach and seeing the stars, sand and turquoise water under the moonlight at night. The stores on the island are well equipped though we suggest (as we did) picking up a few meats/poultry on Provo and having it boxed for the ferry for your trip (most everything else is available on North). We cooked great meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed the restaurants such as the Barracuda Bar. This incredible and truly relaxing place was hard to leave and we absolutely want to come back at some point. Thank you so much, John (and Mark), for welcoming us to JODO and doing everything to make sure we had a vacation to remember. I also want to thank all the wonderful, friendly and helpful people of N. Caicos. JODO allows you take a step back in time while letting you enjoy it with all the modern conveniences in total comfort. Highly recommended for sure--come see for yourself!! -Kevin & Kelly J. April 20th 2013
“Enjoy relaxation and peace at Jodo-highly Recommended!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

First I would like to say that the owner, John, offers such a great enthusiasm, excellent communication and he has a true desire to make sure your trip is perfect. Thank you, John, for helping to make that come true for us! Now onto Jodo. From the moment you arrive on North Caicos you're welcomed with open arms. Mark greeted us at Jodo, showed us everthing, helped us with the wonderful rental car, Lucy (yeah, Lucy is a bit weathered but that want you want on an island like this with many dirt backroads to explore-she was perfect and fun for the trip!), described the island and helped get us on our way to relaxation. Jodo is wonderful, fully equipped, comfortable and comes with all the amenities to make your stay warm and welcoming. It doesn't hurt to be on a huge, desolated, wind protected, absolutely gorgeous stretch of beach. Sandy Point was basically all ours for the week as we saw only 2 other people on the beach during our stay. Arrange a rental car for exploring for sure. Some of the high points of the trip: Kayaking and snorkeling the reef, paddleboarding, exploring other beaches including Three Mary's Cays (beautiful and totally isolated), Whitby, Horsestable, the point east of Horstable (great area to relax, snorkel and flyfish), do it yourself flyfishing the flats just up the beach from Jodo for jacks and reef fish,exploring the causeway, Bottle Creek and Middle Caicos including Mudjin Harbor and just plain relaxing on our own private glorious beach. Though North Caicos is rather isolated, the stores are fairly well stocked and we had no trouble cooking excellent meals with the fully equipped kitchen. It's wise (like we did) to pick up meat & poultry for your stay on provo and have it boxed for the ferry-you'll find most everything else). We highly recommend Big D for snorkeling, scuba or fishing adventures-what a friendly fun guy! Thanks again, John and Mark, for everything. Jodo lets you comfortably take a step back in time. Wonderful!!

5 of 5 starsValue 5 of 5 starsComfort
5 of 5 starsCleanliness 5 of 5 starsCheck-in
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  Absolutely!
Recommended for:
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“What an amazing and wonderful place and the best host ever, than”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

An amazing and wonderful place and the best host ever, thanks John! 
It was perfect. 
We were met at Provo airport by John and arthur and driven to the grocery store to pick up our supplies and helped us load everything on the ferry.
The adventure begins. The water is amazing; you cannot believe it is so beautiful. The ferry ride is exciting. We are met at North Caicos by Mac and driven to the house. The gated property and house is wonderful, everything you need to have a luxury vacation. The view of the ocean and sound of the waves is so peaceful. 
We had so much fun, walking and running barefoot on the beach, picking up beautiful pink conch shells along the way. There are paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling, and Bon fire at nights, and not to miss sunsets.
Favorite memories:
1. Walking on the beach and it started to rain, it was so nice and warm. We just jumped in the water and floated with the rain falling on us. The water was sooo calm and smooth. Just a great feeling and rejuvenation experience.
2.Driving the little Nemo car to the ferry for the Coconut shrimp at the little restaurant there. 
3.Bonfire at night and pulling the loungers up to the fire and
4. The dinner agnes cooked for us
Mark was there to help at a minutes' notice and drove us around the island to show us all the sights, including Flamingos. One evening I made lobster chowder, it was awesome and the lobsters are huge! We rented a car from Mark and had lunch at Mundgen Harbour and climbing down into a cave where there is a secret beach. Loved it! But most days just flew by, swimming; walking constantly finding another perfect Conch Shell. Paddle boarding, relaxing on the lounge chairs and your perfect ocean view. Watching the sunset or bonfire. Falling asleep tired, happy and rested. 
We loved it

5 of 5 starsValue 5 of 5 starsComfort
5 of 5 starsLocation 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
5 of 5 starsCheck-in 5 of 5 starsService
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  Absolutely!
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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“Our week in paradise at Jodo! Clean, luxurious, spacious, and pr”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

From our first contact with John and Jodo, until the second we left the property, we had the greatest experience we could have imagined! The booking process was smooth and easy. All our of questions were promptly answered and the information about the rental was very thorough. John helped us easily get from the airport (PLS), to the ferry, to the property! His help and preparation made this short journey really fun and easy. Once we arrived at Jodo, we were amazed. Mark, the property manager was great. He walked through the property and got us situated and comfortable with everything we would need. Not only is Mark the Jodo property manager but he also offers a car rental which we took advantage of one day. The unit had two bedrooms, a master downstairs (air conditioned) next to the bathroom and a second room upstairs with a balcony that overlooks the ocean and offers some of the best sunset views. The bathroom has a huge shower, a washer and dryer, and all the other amenities of home. The kitchen was perfect! We cooked all our meals here except for one dinner and one lunch. Jodo provides all the necessary kitchen utensils and appliances to cook probably every meal possible. There is also a BBQ on the patio that we used. We shipped some food down and got the rest at the North Caicos grocers which was more inexpensive than we planned! There was internet, tv, iPod docking station, and all the comforts of home. They had paddleboards, kayaks, plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, floaties, and a wonderful beach to use these on. The patio of the soon to be completed main villa was a great place to have a cup of coffee and evening cocktail and watch the sunset. We felt 100% safe the whole time on the property. They thought of every detail which made our trip so special. We went to Middle Caicos one day and also ate at The Silver Palm. Can't wait to go back! Check our our video: www.beautifullynutty.com/our-villa-in-turks-and-caicos-and-my-first-video/

5 of 5 starsValue 5 of 5 starsComfort
5 of 5 starsLocation 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
5 of 5 starsCheck-in 5 of 5 starsService
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  Absolutely!
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Amazing Hide-Away in North Caicos, JODO
JODO, is one of those places that, once you get there and experience This Setting, You Will Have To Come Back. Once you arrive, you will feel the peace and serenity that JODO Guest Villa has to offer. The owner and management had made arrangements for our transportation to the Villa. Upon arrival the property manager cheerfully greeted us and we were shown around. Many of the benefits of what the Villa had to offer were revealed to us. Every area was spotless, as you would hope you would find. The tropical feel was evident in every room. New appliances every where, laundry facilities and a culinary designer kitchen that would make any gourmet envious. The second level sleeping area leads out onto an open balcony, with views of the beach and the calm waters. While being surrounded by acres of privacy, during our stay we had something very magical happen. We saw No One, absolutely no one while we were on the grounds of Jodo. We were offered an accommodation of a vehicle rental through the management which we did use to tour around North and Middle Caicos. And there are Many off site adventures to had. But, while we were enjoying ourselves at Jodo we were treated to the privacy we only dreamed we would find. The remoteness was only interrupted by the use of the array of , CD's - DVD's, IPod, Wireless internet cell phone with all necessary contacts for our use. The calm waters were perfect for the use of the paddle boards and kayak. Everything that was represented was there and More. The arrangements were some of the best that I have ever experienced. All questions were answered immediately, either by telephone or e-mail, with knowledge and courtesy. The entire experience, staying at JODO was nothing short of Excellent. I would compare the accommodations here at Jodo, to many of the luxury Villa's we have found St Bart's. And if privacy is important to your relaxing getaway, Jodo will only leave you wanting to Never Leave, as it did for us. If you are fortunate enough to decide to spend some time at Jodo, Enjoy yourself as we did. You will likely find yourself as we are, Looking forward to returning again soon. Thanks Jodo... Paul & Linda M.   March 16th 2013
“Amazing hide-away in North Caicos, Jodo”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Jodo, is one of those places that, once you experience This Setting, You Will Have To Come Back. When you arrive, you will feel the peace and serenity. Upon arrival the property manager cheerfully greeted us and we were shown around. Every area was spotless, as you would hope to find. The tropical feel was evident in every room. New appliances were everywhere including the laundry facilities. The culinary designer kitchen would make any gourmet envious. The second level sleeping area leads out onto an open balcony, with views of the beach and the calm waters. While being surrounded by acres of privacy, during our stay we had something magical happen. We saw No One, absolutely no one was there on the grounds of Jodo. We were offered an accommodation of a vehicle rental through the management which we did use to tour around North and Middle Caicos. There are many offsite adventures to be had. But while we were enjoying ourselves at Jodo we were treated to the absolute privacy we had only dreamed we would find. The remoteness was only interrupted by the use of the array of, Cd's - Dvd's, Ipod, wireless internet and cell phone with all of the necessary local contacts for our use. The calm waters were perfect for the use of the paddle boards and kayak. Everything that was represented was there and More. The arrangements were some of the best that I have ever experienced. All questions were answered immediately, either by telephone or e-mail, with knowledge and courtesy. The entire experience, staying at Jodo was nothing short of Excellent. I would compare the accommodations here at Jodo, to many of the villas we have found during our stays in St Bart's. And if privacy is important to your relaxing getaway, Jodo will only leave you wanting to Never Leave, as it did for us. If you are fortunate enough to decide to spend some time at Jodo, Enjoy yourself as we did. You will likely find yourself as we are. Looking forward to returning again soon. Thanks Jodo...

5 of 5 starsValue 5 of 5 starsComfort
5 of 5 starsLocation 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
5 of 5 starsCheck-in 5 of 5 starsService
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  Absolutely!
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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Our week in paradise at Jodo! 5 Stars
Our week in paradise at Jodo! Clean, luxurious, spacious, and private. From our first contact with John and Jodo, until the second we left the property, we had the greatest experience we could have imagined! The booking process was smooth and easy. All our of questions were promptly answered and the information about the rental was very thorough. John helped us easily get from the airport (PLS), to the ferry, to the property! His help and preparation made this short journey really fun and easy. Once we arrived at Jodo, we were amazed. Mark, the property manager was great. He walked through the property and got us situated and comfortable with everything we would need. Not only is Mark the Jodo property manager but he also offers a car rental which we took advantage of one day. The unit had two bedrooms, a master downstairs (air conditioned) next to the bathroom and a second room upstairs with a balcony that overlooks the ocean and offers some of the best sunset views. The bathroom has a huge shower, a washer and dryer, and all the other amenities of home. The kitchen was perfect! We cooked all our meals here except for one dinner and one lunch. Jodo provides all the necessary kitchen utensils and appliances to cook probably every meal possible. There is also a BBQ on the patio that we used. We shipped some food down and got the rest at the North Caicos grocers which was more inexpensive than we planned! There was internet, tv, iPod docking station, and all the comforts of home. They had paddleboards, kayaks, plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, floaties, and a wonderful beach to use these on. The patio of the soon to be completed main villa was a great place to have a cup of coffee and evening cocktail and watch the sunset. We felt 100% safe the whole time on the property. They thought of every detail which made our trip so special. We went to Middle Caicos one day and also ate at The Silver Palm. Can't wait to go back! Check our our video: www.beautifullynutty.com/our-villa-in-turks-and-caicos-and-my-first-video/        Dana & Melanie March 7th 2013

What an amazing,wonderful place 5 Stars!
An amazing and wonderful place and the best host ever, thanks John! It was perfect. We were met at Provo airport by John and arthur and driven to the grocery store to pick up our supplies and helped us load everything on the ferry. The adventure begins. The water is amazing; you cannot believe it is so beautiful. The ferry ride is exciting. We are met at North Caicos by Mac and driven to the house. The gated property and house is wonderful, everything you need to have a luxury vacation. The view of the ocean and sound of the waves is so peaceful. We had so much fun, walking and running barefoot on the beach, picking up beautiful pink conch shells along the way. There are paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling, and Bon fire at nights, and not to miss sunsets. Favorite memories: 1. Walking on the beach and it started to rain, it was so nice and warm. We just jumped in the water and floated with the rain falling on us. The water was sooo calm and smooth. Just a great feeling and rejuvenation experience. 2.Driving the little Nemo car to the ferry for the Coconut shrimp at the little restaurant there. 3.Bonfire at night and pulling the loungers up to the fire and 4. The dinner agnes cooked for us Mark was there to help at a minutes' notice and drove us around the island to show us all the sights, including Flamingos. One evening I made lobster chowder, it was awesome and the lobsters are huge! We rented a car from Mark and had lunch at Mundgen Harbour and climbing down into a cave where there is a secret beach. Loved it! But most days just flew by, swimming; walking constantly finding another perfect Conch Shell. Paddle boarding, relaxing on the lounge chairs and your perfect ocean view. Watching the sunset or bonfire. Falling asleep tired, happy and rested. We loved it!    Roy & Colleen  The month of February 2013 

A perfect getaway
My wife, 18 month old son, and I had the good fortune to spend 10 days at Jodo on North Caicos this January. John, the owner was very friendly and accommodating right from our first email contact. He arranged for transport from the ferry at North Caicos and then Mark, who cares for the house, welcomed us on our arrival and oriented us to the island. The house itself was very clean, airy, spacious and relaxing. The beds were comfortable, the ceiling fans kept a nice breeze throughout the afternoon and the kitchen was well-equipped. The water was drinkable at the house and the local fruits and vegetables were a treat. The location, on the northeast corner of the island , means it is sheltered from the tradewinds. There is plenty of breeze to keep you cool, but gentle seas behind the reef made it a wonderful swimming beach for junior. Mark rented us a car, which we did need as amenities are spread out on the island. We spent many days on the wonderful beach at the house, but also travelled to other beaches on the island and spent some time on Middle Caicos, hiked part of the Crossing Trail and had a really great lunch at Daniel’s. Lunch/dinner at the Last Chance Bar and Grill was another highlight. You go to North Caicos for the quiet, the beaches, the water, the fishing and the relaxing laid back feel. You don’t go looking for nightlife or any sort of “scene”. We only saw two people on the long stretch of beach at the house all week. The island is sparsely populated. We are a couple who prefer a little bit of adventure on vacation, but, with a young child in tow also needed/wanted some comfort and ease of travel. For us, Jodo was perfect. We loved every minute of our stay and would go back tomorrow if we could. Thanks John for a wonderful vacation and thanks to Mark for showing us the ropes while we were there.   Michael W.   Jan 5th 2013



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