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Aqua House, Unit 1, is an ideal get-away for families, dive groups, honeymooners, lovers, friends, and people who are just plain tired out. Grand Turk is uniquely special in that it can be quiet or raucous, settled or busy, and it will offer you a lot to do or nothing to do. It's completely your choice! Aqua House is located directly on the beach just steps from the ocean's edge where there is sandy-bottom swimming or, only a few feet away, spectacular shallow reef snorkeling and diving. There are so few people on the beach--frequently nobody!--that it seems to be yours alone. In addition to the magnificent beach, Aqua House also boasts all the amenities of home. It has two air-conditioned bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower level. Each bedroom has private access to its own bathroom. A private, covered deck on which you can read, or nap, or look at the sea is attached to the master bedroom through French doors. The upper level comprises a completely appointed kitchen including a washer and dryer, a large dining area, and a spacious living area connected to a private, covered balcony through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. From this high vantage point, you can enjoy overlooking the beach and the sea while dining, libating, or merely relaxing and enjoying your amazing lot in life. When the horizon is clear, you WILL see the Green Flash!!
A mere 20 minute flight from the relative hustle-bustle of Providenciales (Provo to us) lies the ultra laid-back island of Grand Turk--our home sweet paradise. This very small island--not quite 9 square miles--is surrounded by soft, white sand beaches set in an unbelievably breathtakingly beautiful turquoise-blue sea. In front of Aqua House--and clearly visible from all the east-side windows--is a salina (salt pond) that is populated by myriad varieties of seabirds. There are land birds as well--ospreys, warblers, hummingbirds, etc.--making Grand Turk a Mecca for birders and photographers. Approximately 200 yards off the Grand Turk shoreline, lies the third largest barrier reef in the world which guarantees spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling year round. The three local dive shops operate small boats and take groups of eight or fewer diving and/or snorkeling, and only one boat is permitted on each dive site buoy. So, like the uncrowded beach, the ocean is similarly uncrowded--by people, that is. It's FULL of marine life! The dive shops also offer excursions to nearby islands to play with the rays, picnic, snorkel, and swim. Furthermore, fishing on the island or from small fishing boats is available as is horseback riding. Aqua House provides six bicycles for island transportation and/or touring.
Our ultimate gift to you, our dear guests, is the absolute disappearance of all the tension and the stress you brought with you. You will NOT be taking any of that home along with your beach and sea treasures!
There is a permanent selection of reference books identifying local flora and fauna--especially marine life. There are several cookbooks for your use. Exchangeable paperbacks are also available....moreless
The soft, sandy beach stretches away from Aqua House on both sides. You might see some local fishermen on a break wall. Sometimes a friendly dog or two will amble by. You won't see crowds of tourists!...moreless
Aqua House is located directly on the beach. Open your bedroom door, and you are there! You can walk along the nearly-deserted beach picking up sea treasures and dipping into the ocean at will....moreless
The ocean is visible from the master bedroom, living room, lower deck and upper balcony. Dining or drinking sunset libations on the balcony overlooking the sea are yours to enjoy whenever you desire....moreless
Aqua House has a large dining table with six chairs. The marble kitchen counter extends into a service bar in the dining area with three bar stools. The kitchen and dining area are open plan. ...moreless
Each bedroom has a quiet wall-mounted air conditioner and fans. The rest of the rooms are cooled by ceiling and floor fans along with the natural sea and pond breezes flowing through the open windows....moreless
The living room is spacious, with two high-quality leather sofas, a coffee table, and an entertainment center with a flat screen TV, a DVD player with many DVDs, and an assortment of games and books. ...moreless
Each bathroom is supplied with many soft, fluffy bath and hand towels and wash cloths. There are dish towels and pot holders in the kitchen. A minimum of seven beach towels are in the unit....moreless
Kitchen amenities include dishes, glasses, mugs, cutlery, knives and cutting boards, all cooking utensils including pots and pans, bowls, blender, ice cream maker, slow cooker, mixer, food processor. ...moreless
The kitchen is full-sized with all necessary appliances, extensive marble countertops and floors, and more-than-ample storage. A full-size washer and dryer are located in a closet in the kitchen....moreless
Provided are 1 gallon of pure water, coffee and tea, condiments, sugar, flour, popcorn, paper towels, napkins, tin foil and plastic wrap, dishwashing supplies, laundry supplies and cleaning supplies....moreless
Outside the door of the master bedroom is a private deck with steps to the beach. There are two lounge chairs and a small table on the deck and two more beach chairs located in the master closet....moreless
Unit #1 rates: $1850/week for one or two guests: $250/night for additional days. Daily rate for stays of fewer than seven days: $300/night for one or two guests. Minimum stay is four days. Extra nightly rate for more than two guests: $25/night/per person 12 and older. No charge for children 11 and under who are staying with adult guests. One or two roll-away beds are available at no additional charge. 10% discount for return visits.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About: I became a SCUBA diver in 1993; thereafter, I began to travel to glorious diving sites worldwide. My first trip to Grand Turk was in 1997, and I have been returning every year since then and staying longer each time. In fact, I live in three countries--the Turks and Caicos, England, and the USA--the country of my birth. This is why I have a friend/manager for Aqua House--I can't do it myself at present. However, since I love the laid-back life and the people who live in Grand Turk so very much, I hope to become a legal resident of the Turks and Caicos and live in Grand Turk myself.
Why Grand Turk:
In 2001, I toured Aqua House as a prospective buyer. The three units were being refurbished with soaring white ceilings over magnificent hardwood floors imported from Guyana, and enormous windows overlooking the ocean in the back and a salt pond full of birds in the front. To put it mildly, I was besotted with a building! I managed to buy two of the three condominiums and love them even more now. When the airplane taking me to Grand Turk lands at the airport, all the built-up stress and tension dissolves away almost instantly. I drop my bags at Aqua House and walk to Duke Street where most of the bars and restaurants and dive shops are. I reconnect with my local buddies for a couple of months of heaven on earth. I walk on the beach, dive, snorkel, collect beachy treasures that I make into jewelry or mirror frames, and read voraciously. I dance to the Caribbean music of the local live bands and even sip a brew or two. I watch whales and play with dolphins. When it's time to go, I'm never ready to leave. Coming to Grand Turk is like stepping back a few decades in time, and it suits me. It's truly a place where, 'Don't worry, be happy' seems to be the law of the land. When YOU come to Grand Turk, be prepared to experience the most relaxing, stress-free vacation you have ever had!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Aqua House is larger than the other beach-front rentals on Grand Turk. When I bought Aqua House, I was thinking of how comfortable my family and I would be if several of them came to visit at the same time. The bedrooms are large enough to add a roll-away bed or two, and each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals of any size. There are a dishwasher and a clothes washer and dryer in the kitchen. Four or five people can live very comfortably together in this condo. The privacy of the upper-level covered balcony and the lower-level covered deck allows additional room for eating, reading, napping, dreaming.............
VIEW FROM THE BALCONY: SANDY BOTTOM SWIMMING; WORLD CLASS SNORKELING AND DIVING
Aqua House Unit 1(far left unit) From the Sea
Unit 1 Balcony Looking South
Unit 1 Living Room
Unit 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen
Unit 1 Second Bedroom Has Salina View
Flamingos in the Salina (Salt Pond)
Sunset From Your Balcony. Ready For the Green Flash? It really happens!
VIEW FROM DECK: SANDY BEACH, TURQUOISE SEA, CONCH SHELLS, PALM TREE. PARADISE!
Unit 1 Private Balcony Looking North
Unit 1 Living Room
Unit 1 Dining Area and Kitchen. Windows Overlook the Salina (Salt Pond)
Unit 1 Master Bedroom and Private Deck
Extraordinary Scuba Diving and Snorkeling on Grand Turk
Grand Turk Clock Tower. Welcome to Island Time!
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