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Aqua House 1: Large & Lovely: Ocean-Front Two-Story Condo Directly on the Beach

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VIEW FROM THE BALCONY: SANDY BOTTOM SWIMMING; WORLD CLASS SNORKELING AND DIVING

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Grand Turk condo description

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!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Aqua House is perfect for children. The beach and ocean are outside the back door. Games and children's DVDs are provided....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Guests may smoke on the deck or the balcony....moreless

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Roll-away bed and bedding are available...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Roll-away bed and bedding available...moreless

              • All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans and floor fans. The comfortable, queen-size beds are covered with high-quality cotton linens. Each bedroom has more than enough space for the addition of a roll-away bed which is available with bedding. All bedrooms are well-supplied with additional pillows and bed linens. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers, two nightstands with reading lamps, clock radios,and flashlights. The closets contain plenty of hangers, a laundry bin, plus a full-length mirror in the master closet. All bedrooms have private access to their own bathrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • All bathrooms have tiled floors, walls, and shower enclosures. The showers are extra-large. The vanities are marble-topped. Each bathroom is supplied with piles of soft, fluffy towels. A hair dryer is available. Toilet paper, tissues, bath soap, and liquid hand soap are provided in every bathroom....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                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

              • Pantry Items:

                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

              • Kitchen:

                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

              • Dining:

                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

              • Coffee Maker:

                The coffee maker is a basic 12 cup one. Filters, coffee, powdered 'cream,' sugar, and sweetener are provided. Tea bags and a tea kettle are also included....moreless

              • Microwave:

                The microwave oven is also a convection oven and grill. It is quite large and can be used in place of the range oven....moreless

              • Stove:

                The range is electric and self-cleaning. There are four flat cooktop burners, and a large oven with a grill....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                The dishwasher is basic with no special buttons or functions. It does a good job of cleaning the dishes....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                The refrigerator is standard size with a top freezer section....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                9...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Seating for 9 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 6:

                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

              • Air Conditioning:

                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

              • Towels Provided:

                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

              • Washing Machine:

                The washing machine and clothes dryer are a full-size, heavy-duty stackable duo....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens,pillows, place mats and cloth napkins are provided....moreless

              • Parking:

                Two off-road parking slots are available....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Seating in the spacious living room can be expanded by adding dining area chairs and/or balcony chairs. From the sea side of Aqua House, you can clearly see whales (in season--January until April) and dolphins (all year round) playing in the ocean. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    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

                  • Games:

                    Aqua House has a small assortment of games including Monopoly, chess and checkers, Uno, and several jigsaw puzzles....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    There are more than 100 DVDs available for children and adults shared between two units....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic cable showing approximately 45 channels...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    The telephone is a table-top cell phone. It is not portable. It has $10 of local minutes on it after which time, the guest can buy more minutes. ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi is provided at no additional cost....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        The Cruise Ship Centre has an enormous swimming pool that you may use when the Centre is open. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, where you can buy food and drink, is located poolside....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        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

                      • Balcony:

                        Aqua House has a tile-floored, private balcony connected to the living room through over-sized sliding glass doors. A table with four comfortable chairs and a gas grill are on the balcony....moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        A small amount of snorkel gear--shared between two units--is available at Aqua House. But more complete gear--such as fins that fit--can be rented at the dive shops....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        A propane gas grill is located on the balcony connected to the living room....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        There are six bicycles in a bike shed for the use of Aqua House guests....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Kayaks can be rented on Grand Turk....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Romantic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic

                      Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        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

                      • Ocean View:

                        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

                      • Beachfront:

                        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

                      • Oceanfront:

                        The incredibly beautiful turquoise sea is about 20 steps away, and it is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, or just standing there wondering how you got so lucky!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Arboretum
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Swimming
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shopping
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Photography
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                       

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                      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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                      Location

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      GRAND TURK AIRPORT
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      FERRY FROM GRAND TURK TO SALT CAY
                      Grand Turk
                      Nearest Beach
                      OUT THE BACK DOOR
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      OSPREY BEACH HOTEL BAR
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      GOVERNOR'S HOUSE
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      OSPREY BEACH HOTEL RESTAURANT

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Aqua House is located in a quiet residential area. It faces the ocean in the back, a salina in the front, and a small park on one side. A very short walk--less than 10 minutes via the beach or the road--takes you to Duke Street where most of the bars and restaurants and dive shops are located. You will enjoy the solitude of 'your' beach. You can walk a couple of miles and not see another person. But, on Cruise Ship days, if you crave more activity, you may go to the Cruise Ship Centre and join in with their festivities, eat in their restaurants, and shop in their shops including a duty-free store.

                      Your level of activity can range from doing absolutely nothing to filling your days with water sports, whale and dolphin watching, island excursions to feed sting rays and eat fresh conch, sightseeing on foot, bicycle, or rented scooter, shopping, fishing, bird watching, riding horses, beach combing, reading, eating and drinking, and/or making new friends.

                      Grand Turk is one island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago that has maintained its historical significance. The National Museum on Grand Turk is the place to go for in-depth information about the original Taino Indians, the development of the salt trade, the War of 1812, and John Glenn's nose cone landing. The evolution of the salt trade was aided by Bermudians who left behind buildings of significant Bermudian architecture, the salinas, and the free-roaming donkeys you will see while you are here. Flint rock and knapped flints from 1812 wash up on the beach every day--200 years after the war. John Glenn's space landing occurred here because there was a US Naval Base near the open sea on Grand Turk. The base is now the site of the Community College. A replica of John Glenn's nose cone is displayed on John Glenn Drive at the entrance to the airport. You will see signs all over Grand Turk identifying this island as Columbus's First Landing. Maybe--maybe not!

                       

                      Manager info

                      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.............


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                      Photos

                      • VIEW FROM THE BALCONY: SANDY BOTTOM SWIMMING; WORLD CLASS SNORKELING AND DIVING

                        VIEW FROM THE BALCONY: SANDY BOTTOM SWIMMING; WORLD CLASS SNORKELING AND DIVING

                      • Aqua House Unit 1(far left unit) From the Sea

                        Aqua House Unit 1(far left unit) From the Sea

                      • Unit 1 Balcony Looking South

                        Unit 1 Balcony Looking South

                      • Unit 1 Living Room

                        Unit 1 Living Room

                      • Unit 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

                        Unit 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

                      • Unit 1 Second Bedroom Has Salina View

                        Unit 1 Second Bedroom Has Salina View

                      • Flamingos in the Salina (Salt Pond)

                        Flamingos in the Salina (Salt Pond)

                      • Sunset From Your Balcony. Ready For the Green Flash? It really happens!

                        Sunset From Your Balcony. Ready For the Green Flash? It really happens!

                      • VIEW FROM DECK: SANDY BEACH, TURQUOISE SEA, CONCH SHELLS, PALM TREE. PARADISE!

                        VIEW FROM DECK: SANDY BEACH, TURQUOISE SEA, CONCH SHELLS, PALM TREE. PARADISE!

                      • Unit 1 Private Balcony Looking North

                        Unit 1 Private Balcony Looking North

                      • Unit 1 Living Room

                        Unit 1 Living Room

                      • Unit 1 Dining Area and Kitchen. Windows Overlook the Salina (Salt Pond)

                        Unit 1 Dining Area and Kitchen. Windows Overlook the Salina (Salt Pond)

                      • Unit 1 Master Bedroom and Private Deck

                        Unit 1 Master Bedroom and Private Deck

                      • Extraordinary Scuba Diving and Snorkeling on Grand Turk

                        Extraordinary Scuba Diving and Snorkeling on Grand Turk

                      • Grand Turk Clock Tower. Welcome to Island Time!

                        Grand Turk Clock Tower. Welcome to Island Time!

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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