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Upstairs Living area & Kitchen

Upstairs Living area & Kitchen Upstairs Master bedroom  2 Queens Dining patio on the sea Upstairs bathroom with glass-doored shower Downstairs bedroom w/Queen House from below, sea to your back.

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Grand Turk condo description

~TO GET TO GRAND TURK~
Fly from the U.S. to Providenciales (We call it Provo). Then catch
Air Turks & Caicos to Grand Turk (1/2 hr. flt.). There are 4 flights daily
a day, but you want to catch the 2:00 O'Clock or 5:00 O'Clock. Their reservation # is: 1-649-946-4999.

Bryan's Beach House is a brand-new, gorgeous property in Grand Turk, just-up from the beach on a little, breezy hill. There is a private boardwalk down to our private beach. No beach by law, is totally private, but this one is as close to it as you're ever going to get!

It's 3 miles from town, there are no other guest facilities around here, and you could sunbathe here for hours, and never see another soul! The upstairs master suite, and downstairs apartment, are totally secure, with attractive bars on the windows, and iron gates on the doors, so you could sleep soundly and securely, and leave the doors and windows open, for the constant breeze.

To get to Grand Turk, fly from the U.S. to Providenciales (We call it Provo). Then catch an Air Turks and Caicos flight to Grand Turk. They have 4 flights a day, but you want to catch the 2:00 O'Clock or the 5:00 O'Clock to Grand Turk. Their reservation number is 1-649-946-999.
The downstairs apartment is for the exclusive use of extras in your party, although there is an additional charge. No one, not known by you, will be rented the downstairs apartment. My
Houseman live there ordinarily.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are the big things in Grand Turk, so don't come for the golf and tennis, or if you like crowds!

The 5,000 or so natives here are extraordinarily friendly, helpful and nice. Since moving there in 1980, we found it to be the safest and most hospitable island in the Caribbean. The island is 6 miles long, and only a mile wide, and was the original landing site of Christopher Columbus in the New World ... now scientifically proven beyond a doubt.

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Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Bring rabies certificate to pass Immigration in Provo....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Don't smoke in the house. The deck is OK....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Great for kids....moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (1) The upstairs suite has 2 queen beds, and is the main rental area. The Downstairs is only for the use of your party (children, parents, friends, etc) and will never be rented to outside "strangers". It has 1 Queeen bed & kitchen. My houseman/ property mgr. lives there when its not occupied....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            wine glasses, regular glasses, coffee maker & filters, juice squeezer, some condiments. microwave....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            On each floor. The upstairs suite has the only full oven,...moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Maid service on request. Kite surfing off our beach, with our constant breeze. Bring your own kite. Along a miles-long windward beach, with a nice breeze along a reef-protected sea....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Bring your own laptop. Excellent WiFi reception....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Usable telephone in owner's house, next door....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Bring your own laptop, or use owner's....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                You can use owner's cell phone....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Beautiful patio with sea view, for main suite. Great for dining overlooking the sea...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Guest house is just up on a small, breezy hill, serviced by pallettes, 200 yds. to our private beach. ...moreless

              • Oceanfront

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Swimming
                  • Hospital
                  • Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Shopping
                  • Library
                  • Arboretum
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • The HOME of whale-watching in season! (Jan.- April) Kite surfing in our 24/7 breeze, along a miles-long windward beach with a protective reef. Bring your own kite. We can only accept deposits and payments by bank wire transfer, pay pal or checks from a US bank account....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Our most memorable vacation

                        Our most memorable vacation

                        • Guest Happy Camper (NY)
                        • Date of stay 01/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/16/13
                        We stay at Bryans beach house for a week in January. The house was clean spacious and comfortable. The view was breath taking. We had breakfast on the patio outside every morning and i found myself getting up exra early to watch the sunrise over the ocean. There was plenty to do down town, which you do need a vechicle to get to, but is only a 5 minute ride. The beaches were one of a kind, clean, white, filled with seashells and beach glass. The ocean was breath takingly beautiful. If you are not into scuba diving which seemed to be the main attraction, I would highly recommend taking a few snorkels trips. we saw turtles, sting rays and an array of very colorful fish. Not to mention the humback whales in a distance from our boat! It was overall an amazing trip, and one we will never forget.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Four adults

                        Four adults

                        • Guest Island explorers (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/15/13
                        Myself and husband arranged to stay at the beach house with relatives staying in the basement apartment. We ended up all staying upstairs because the bottom apartment was unacceptable - not clean, smelt badly of dog, visible evidence of dogs being there, dank and gloomy. Nothing like the photos. Upstairs was better but stillI not adequately supplied, old stained towels, poor second set of bed linen and we ended up buying bowls and glasses because there was not four of each. Upstairs was also not cleaned well. Despite the shortcomings we had a great holiday and with some attention to detail the upstairs would be fine, fantastic views and basic but spacious. The beach house is a bit remote, you need transport but Bryan does provide 2 bikes. We loved being on that side of the island. Bryan was very helpful with car rental and other advice. Favourite place to eat was the sandbar, best beach is governors beach and exploring different spots is well worth the drive over rough roads. We would return to the island but would not recommend Bryan's place without some upgrades in maintenance and would not recommend anyone stay downstairs.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • honeymoon

                        honeymoon

                        • Guest Kathleen (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 08/06/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/23/12
                        I honeymooned at Mr. Brian’s beach house. Mr. Brian as he is known on the island is a very gracious host. We loved being able to bike everywhere on the island. The beach below the house is not great for swimming however it’s extremely private. With Brian’s permission we had a camp fire down by the ocean. This was one of many highlights of our trip. The other side of the island is graced with white sandy beaches and lots of fishes just of the beach. I would recommend this place to anyone willing to experience real island living.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Off the Beaten Path

                        Off the Beaten Path

                        • Guest Jean (Windsor, CT)
                        • Date of stay 05/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/12
                        My husband and I had a wonderful time in Grand Turk. It was quiet and relaxing. However, if you are looking for luxury like would would find at a fancy resort, this is not the place for you. It had everything you would need to function and the views from the balcony were incredible. But since this was the first time we stayed somewhere other than an all inclusive resort, it took some getting used to the limited selection at the grocery store, etc. The beach in front of the house was not great for swimming. Too much seaweed and garbage but there was a nice beach on the other side of town. Overall Bryan was a gracious host and his accomodations were sufficient.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • A Little Piece of Heaven

                        A Little Piece of Heaven

                        • Guest Heather (West Virginia)
                        • Date of stay 04/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/06/12
                        The host, the view, the entire experience was most awesome. I think this has to be one of the prettiest places I have ever been. The view from the deck is beautiful. We watched the sunrise each morning as the breeze blew so calmly. Bryan was very accommidating picking us up at the airport and showing us the must sees of the island. The beach house was very nice having all the convenience of home. Bryan, Mel and Brenda was terrific.....This is my second visit in less than 6 months. The first visit was with my husband for the best anniversary ever. I then brought my mom and children back so they too could enjoy the view and beauty of this island. The price is right and the memories are forever!!!! Thanks Bryan for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. IF you have any question that God is for real....just visit and you will know for sure.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Sorry it took so long, but my memories serve me well.

                        Sorry it took so long, but my memories serve me well.

                        • Guest Mendoza (Brooklyn, NYC)
                        • Date of stay 04/08/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/09/12
                        I remember my girlfriend, Valerie as she sat on the balcony, looking out to the ocean and seeing whales breach for the first time in her life. The smile and excitement was worth the delayed flights , and the hot airport. It was worth everything because I couldn't ask for a better experience or a better home for us to be in. Yes,Bryan's Beach House was home. I woke up every morning to walk down the path to the beach. Walking all by myself in search for the treasures that the ocean offered me washed up on the abandoned beaches on this side of the island. Coming back in time to explore the manicured more popular beaches on the other side of the island. Catching the sunset on the flats where we could find conch and the elusive bonefish that laughed at us as we attempted to get acquainted. The at night hand lining dinner from the abundant waters from our beach at night with Mal and little Simon, my downstairs neighbors. I drove all around the island in Bryan's truck and slept nightly with the gorgeous trade winds constantly reminding me why there were no mosquitoes on this part of the island, and why an air condition seem ridiculous. The braying of the donkeys and the call of the birds that nested nearby keep me in the pages of book of mariners living on islands long ago. I have to say for my many experiences traveling and island hopping, I will always remember Bryan, his wonderful guest home, and Grand Turk with fond, fond memories. If you need a quiet, out of the way place that is surrounded by organic and not the forced beauty of your typical resort, come stay here. Come live like a local and wave at passers by, or come give a new friend a lift in the back of the truck. Do yourself a favor and forget where you come from and just get into where you are. Grand Turk, Bryan's home, your home under different stars, with the sweet winds, and the deserted eastern beaches. Slow down your inner clock at Bryan's Beach House, it'll help you live longer. Say hi to Bryan for me. Thanks.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Best Vacation of Our Lives

                        Best Vacation of Our Lives

                        • Guest Ted and Debbie (Cincinnati, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 12/28/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/10/12
                        We love the Caribbean, but have never experienced it like this. Brian's place is 50 or 100 feet above the sea and has a constant breeze. Normally we left all the windows (screened) and doors open. There are iron bars all around to make some guests feel more secure, but as far as we could tell, there is zero need to worry about any kind of crime whatsoever and/or wherever. We were never hot, but occasionally we had to close a few things when we got chilly. Certainly much better than the other way around. The beach house is very clean and nicely but simply furnished. Coffee maker, microwave, fridge, electric stove. The shower is roomy, but plan to rinse, turn water off, soap up, then rinse off again. Takes a little getting used to, but not a biggie. Water and electric are high-priced commodities on the island, so conserving a bit while staying perfectly clean worked for us. The patio overlooking the ocean is simply incredible with the panoramic view of the ocean and the often-flowering and/or lush vegetation between you and the ocean. One thing that is NOT between you and the ocean are houses or other people. But you might see some wild donkeys that have been granted their retirement and set freee from the now-defunct salt industry. Bryan's place has the only path to the ocean that we could see anywhere. And you could walk as far as you wanted without seeing anyone else. The lighthouse is about a 5 minute walk up the road. If you want to see the most amazing sight I have ever seen in the Caribbean, take a right out of the back gate of the lighthouse and take the 5 minute walk to the end. You will see every color of ocean on earth at one time.......and more. Brian's most excellent caretaker is Mal who lives on the bottom floor (with no indoor stairs or anything to the upper level). He is available 24/7 to help with whatever you need. He got us a discount on renting a gas-powered golf cart for a week. It was a fantastic way to get around and explore every nook and cranny of the island. The open-air freedom of the cart is much better than a car. Our favorite places were the Osprey Hotel and the Bohio Hotel. Both are right on the ocean so you can have a beer, lunch, or dinner while watching the waves roll in. The Bohio has a fantastic beach bar right on the ocean. For local fare, look up Barbie's restaraunt in town for a lunch of conch fritters, burgers, beer, or Jamaican patties. No more room...Go there, relax, be happy.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • Most Relaxing Vacation EVER!

                        Most Relaxing Vacation EVER!

                        • Guest Pirates of the Conch (Chattanooga, TN USA)
                        • Date of stay 08/13/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/22/11
                        We have never experienced a more relaxing vacation in our lives. Non touristy place, fabulous beaches all over the island. We snorkeled every day, Mal, the house man, cleaned some Conch we got close to the house and told us how to cook them. WOW! Very congenial people assist you or give you space as you need it. We will most definately go back to this location. Accomodations are as described, we jokingly called it Camping on the Caribbean but it was again, so far the best vacation we have ever had. Better than Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, Grand Caymen,Hawaii and definately better than Florida. Very rural setting. Plan on doubling your usual grocery money here. The Sand Bar and Bohio are two great eating choices and local favorites. If you are looking for a resort, go somewhere else. If you want to put the daily grind behind you and quickly move to "Island time", come here. The beach right by the house is not too cool, but with so many other choices that he shows you on the free island tour it more than compensates.We tried a different beach everyday and almost never saw anyone else. You will fall in love with Simon the dog if you are an animal lover, the donkeys, horses and cows freely roaming the island are hilarious. They will help you keep to the 20 - 40 mph speed limit on the Island. We used the bicycles as well. Go here with the mind set of you will be alone, you are safe and the locals are cool. If you get lost driving around don't worry, the island is 6 miles long and 2 miles wide at the most, just ask somebody.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • real island living

                        real island living

                        • Guest Bella (Pittsburgh, PA)
                        • Date of stay 12/11/10
                        • Review Submitted 07/25/11
                        This review is long overdue. We stayed from mid Dec - Jan. By far, Bryan has the best property on the island. The view from the patio is stunning! Views such as this are usually costly, but Bryan's house is so reasonbly priced. Bryan's house is on "The Ridge" with beach access that gives you complete privacy. If you like shelling, the shells on Bryan's beach are georgeous and abundant because they are not picked over by tourist. The accomodations are simple, charming and you will have everything you need. The rooms are spacious, including the bathroom where you will have plenty of room to place your luggage, hang your clothes, etc.. There is no need for A/C because there is a constant cool breeze that blows through the house. You may hear an occasional braying donkey during the night, but in our oppinion, the wild horses, donkeys and cows only added to the charm of the island. There was nothing we wanted or needed that Bryan did not provide. He really does aim to please his guests. He is a great host who is well known and loved throughout the island. Some suggestions - make a poing of taking a trip to Salt Cay if you can where Bryan used to run a guest house and dive business. Gibbs Cay is also a nice visit. Eat at Bohio and Sandbar, but I would avoid Osprey. The food was decent there, but the service was terrible. Also bring anything you are brand loyal to, as this is a small island and selection is limited. This little island is a true paradise and provide the most unique vacation experience of our lives. We miss it and can't wait to visit Bryan again!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Great Escape

                        Great Escape

                        • Guest Peter (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 06/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/24/11
                        Don't go to Bryan's Beach House if you love crowds, noise, and spending lots of money. And don't go there if you must have golf, tennis, parasailing, and other Nassau-like attractions. Do go if you seek a clean, quiet, modern condo with full kitchen, separate bedroom, veranda, satellite TV/music, and a virtually deserted beach, where you and family/friends can swim and snorkel with no chance of bumping into anyone. There is no AC, but there is absolutely no need for it. At about 71 degrees West Longitude, the only land east of the large veranda is West Africa, which you can't quite see. Consequently, there is a cooling Atlantic breeze 24/7. I often kept the ceiling fans in shut-off mode. The condo is about 3 miles from Cockburntown, where you find food shopping, some beach-front restaurants/bars, and dive shops. One could rent a car, but I used Bryan's somewhat elderly pickup to go to town for diving and shopping. He charged $25 a day for gas---which went from $5.65 to $5.80 while I was there. I never drove above 30-35 m.p.h., and made it to the dive shop every morning in about 10 minutes. (Watch out for wandering donkeys, horses, and cattle!) Bryan, a Turks and Caicos "belonger" (look it up), is a transplant from Wyoming and New York's Greenwich Village who delights in his role as host. He (or his handyman) will pick you up at the airport and take you food shopping. On the second day, he takes new guests on an island tour. If you have any questions or problems while there, his house is about 50 feet away. I hope to return. p.s. i stayed in the second floor apt., didn't see the first, but it was all built just two years ago. Resubmit Your Review

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

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                      High Season (Nov 01-May 01) .. $3200/month .. $800/week Upstairs
                      Low Season  (May 02-Oct 31, 2012) .. $2600/month .. $600/week Upstairs
                      

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                      Last updated: 01/21/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      Why the Owner Chose Grand Turk:
                      The climate is great, the people are wonderful, and Grand Turk is very safe. There's nice shopping, with plenty of regular and gourmet food available. I always say, if you can't find it in Grand Turk, you probably don't need it! There also are several nice, reasonably-priced restaurants, and on the south end of the island (we're on the north end) is the Carnival Cruise port (the most popular in the Caribbean) with fun shopping, and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant, bars, and free-form pool ... home of the wet bikini contest!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      Sun, sand, swimming, diving, and fun! I can rent you a jeep or golf cart at a special Beach House rate of $50.00/day + gas.


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                      Photos

                      • Upstairs Living area & Kitchen

                        Upstairs Living area & Kitchen

                      • Dining patio on the sea

                        Dining patio on the sea

                      • Downstairs bedroom w/Queen

                        Downstairs bedroom w/Queen

                      • Upstairs Master bedroom  2 Queens

                        Upstairs Master bedroom 2 Queens

                      • Upstairs bathroom with glass-doored shower

                        Upstairs bathroom with glass-doored shower

                      • House from below, sea to your back.

                        House from below, sea to your back.

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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