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It's like you found your own private island, Picturesque Turks BeachsideBungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,111 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

BEACHSIDEBUNGALOW. Our home right on the beach, completely remodeled for 2018

After IRMA, we expect the island to be back up and running by December 1st 2017. UPDATE: everything is back up and open! TCI government was amazing in getting the islands back on. Many islands in the caribbean are still floundering and not open for business at all. St Thomas and Puerto Rico are still a disaster as are many others. Come see us!!

There is still one place in the world where you can stroll down a deserted beach hand-in-hand with your loved one, and be the only souls on the sand. -BeachsideBungalow- There is still one tiny, Caribbean destination where you can turn off the world, relax completely, and recharge totally. There is still one island paradise that has escaped the tourist crowds – a place reminiscent of Hemingway’s utterly romantic and delightfully charming Caribbean.This is an oceanfront paradise of long-standing traditions, where fishermen hawk the day’s catches on the beach and fresh lobster and conch always have a place on the table. This is a place of unspoiled, natural beauty – aquamarine surf and fine sands that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is a romantic throwback to old-fashioned island glamour, where open-air cafés line the streets and white gingerbread porches frame pastel-painted clapboard.Welcome to the Caribbean of 40 years ago – a secluded and sleepy island rimmed by golden sands and turquoise sea. Welcome to powdery dunes and narrow, cobblestone streets that once witnessed the footfalls of Taíno Indians and Spanish conquistadors. Welcome to cobalt skies that bleed nightly into hues of fiery orange, summer-ripe cherry, and dusky rose – and the occasional (but always magical) green flash of a Caribbean sunset.

The place is Grand Turk. The destination is Pillory Beach. And the oceanfront paradise is BeachsideBungalow. Grand Turk is the Caribbean that few tourists will ever see – a place of few distractions and even fewer crowds. It is spectacularly beautiful. It is wonderfully secluded. It is completely paradise.

And it is yours to explore.

Welcome to BeachsideBungalow, an oceanfront duplex and your Grand Turk rental home, set on a semi-private beach bordering the exotic Caribbean Sea. Take your choice of Sea Gull, our larger home which sleeps 6, or Sandpiper, the duplex’s smaller side which sleeps 4. Both offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and airy, sun-drenched beach-casual décor – which breezy getaway best suits your needs? Whichever you choose, one thing is for sure: you’ll soon be sipping your morning coffee with your toes bathed in gin clear waters…

No high rises or big developments, just you and your loved one on the beach.

Our home is directly on the prettiest developed beach on the whole island (Pillory Beach), and the beaches of the Turks & Caicos Islands are consistently ranked best in the WORLD year after year.

In addition to that, Grand Turk is also ranked in the top 10 SCUBA dive sites in the world year after year.

The Turks BeachsideBungalow was extensively remodeled and a huge rear porch added in 2013, now after Hurricane Irma in 2017 we have gone back through and added AIR CONDITIONING to the WHOLE house, (not just the bedrooms) new fridges, new shower tile and fixtures, new king beds and mattresses, a new sofa bed to sleep 6 on the larger side, new decor, and new paint everywhere . Free WiFi.

2 Bedrooms, each with their own private bath. (2 Bed, 2 Bath) Master has very luxurious KING bed and front bedroom has 2 Twins that can be converted into a King also. Brand new pull-out couch in the larger side makes for sleeping 6.

Our house also has the good fortune of being located less than 100 yards from the grocery store with the largest selection on the island and 300 yards in the opposite direction, the nicest restaurant on the whole island at Bohio resort. Bohio is also where you can rent a Hobie Cat, paddleboards, kayaks, and extra bicycles. They also have snorkel trips, scuba trips, and whale watching excursions. All of it just a short walk down the beach just north of our bungalow. At night we will get dressed, walk down the beach to Bohio, take sunset pictures, have a fantastic chef prepared meal, and then walk back to our quiet little BeachsideBungalow under the stars.

4 more island favorite restaurants are towards downtown, a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride away. Plenty of restaurant and bar options on the island.

Two bikes per Bungalow side are now available for free to cruise the island.

Grand Turk is a special quiet little island which has yet to be discovered by the developers and tourists. We can sit on the beach for hours and sometimes days (non cruise ship days) without seeing a single person. Very Special!

However, on cruise ship days there will be a bit more activity on the island and near our beach. The cruisers are usually on the island for about 5 to 6 hours during the day, so their impact is pretty limited. A late boat will pack up before 5, so our sunsets are always secluded and private!

Year round temperatures of 75 to 85 make for an Ideal winter or summer getaway. We snorkel in December!

Getting here is fairly easy, but does require an extra flight to get over to Grand Turk. We usually fly American Airlines to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, (airport code PLS) and then either Inter Caribbean Air or Caicos Express Airlines to Grand Turk. (about $70 round trip for the puddle jumper). Look these up to purchase separately from your main flight from the US. Getting here instructions and hot-links to airlines can be found on our main website Beachsidebungalow-dot-com - along with many more pictures and things to do info.

You can Goog... search my name Drew Renshaw, I have a Goog... plus page for myself and our beachsidebungalow. We also are shown on Goog... maps if you zoom in on Grand Turk.

I have also been on face.... since 2007 Drew Renshaw, Memphis, TN - our beachsidebungalow has a face.... page as well, beachsidebungalow to find it. Our main website can be found by searching the words beachsidebungalow and turks.

Due to all of the fraudulent listings on the booking sites we are now recommending that before you inquire or book here you should independently verify the rental by internet searching for the house name and area to find the owner's website and verify it's existence. (Beachside Bungalow in the Turks Islands for us) Scammers have been throwing up fake listings on VRBO a lot recently since VRBO has stopped requiring proof of property ownership like they used to - But no scammer is going to take the time to also set up a custom website and Facebook page for a fake rental. Please protect yourself and spread the word to protect others.

Property Protection Fee is mis-labeled as Property Association (it's a VRBO glitch)

Thanks for looking, Drew Renshaw from Memphis, TN.

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Drew Renshaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Drew Renshaw

My wife and I fell in love with quiet Grand Turk 8 years ago for a 40th birthday surprise trip and just had to find a way to have a place here. Our Turks BeachsideBungalow.


Drew and Joanie Renshaw

Drew Renshaw purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Drew Renshaw chose Cockburn Town

Our duplex house is situated on the west side of the island right on the beach for beautiful sunsets each night.

Rates listed are for the smaller unit, If your party is larger and you need both sides, you can add our larger unit for double the price shown here plus another $30 per night. (The larger unit alone rents for $30 more per night than the smaller side listed here on VRBO.) Both units have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, and kitchen. Both units have a large back porch on the rear facing the beach, a perfect spot to watch the sunset each night. Larger side sleeps 6 with a new pull-out couch.

What makes this bungalow unique

Grand Turk is the most wonderful quiet little island. It's the Caribbean of 40 years ago; authentic, unspoiled, naturally beautiful with no high rises or throngs of tourists everywhere all day and night.

Our Turks BeachsideBungalow is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with your spouse! Our days are usually spent waking up late, strolling the beach hand in hand, laying out soaking up the sun, cooking a dinner on the grille, and lots of conversation which gets lost in the bustle of life.

After spending a few days alone together we may be ready for a little action, which is when we may go down to the Cruise Center and people watch. The cruise ship center is a self contained tourist mecca where cruise ships check in for the day and their guests have a big time in the huge pool with swim-up bar, a Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, a surfing machine for learning to surf, and tons of shopping.There is a DJ every day having games and contests with the pool crowd - always a fun time is had here. We can go right in and join the fun free of charge and then when we tire of it, come back home to our little bungalow.


Cockburn Town Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1111 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths have new showers and new toilets and pedestal sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom is huge with plenty of windows looking out to the ocean. Private bath. Front bedroom has twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king. Hall bath. Pull out couch to sleep 2 more on larger side of our duplex. Smaller side can only sleep 4 in bedrooms and 1 on the couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Additional unit is available, email for details.


Having a grand time on Grand Turk!!!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 10, 2014

Beachside Bungalow on Grand Turk is the perfect place for an idyllic tropical getaway. The house sits directly on a secluded beach with the Caribbean as a backyard. As soon as we walked into the house, we knew this would be the perfect pre-Christmas vacation. We enjoyed watching the sunset each evening while lying in the hammock or sipping cocktails on the patio couch. The spacious master bedroom opens directly out onto the patio with perfect views of the beach. I can't think of a more relaxing way to fall asleep each night, listening to the waves, or to wake up each morning greeted by the sun and crystal blue water. The large, well-appointed kitchen and market within walking distance made preparing meals easy. There are also a number of local spots for daily meals and drinks. The two cruiser bikes that came with the house made getting around the island even more enjoyable. The house also has beach chairs, games and snorkel gear. The reef is just out the back door and is full of interesting sea life. The island is fairly quiet and the locals are very friendly and accommodating. The cruise ship port is at the other end of the island so you can choose to mingle with the passengers or enjoy the peace and quiet. Drew was easy to work with and booking the house was a breeze. Arelys, the local property manager was very helpful and answered any questions that arose. There is plenty of information about the island in an easily accessible binder and the local cell phone provided was pre-loaded with minutes. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach vacation, this is a great spot to get away and unwind.

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It's like you found your own private island, Picturesque Turks BeachsideBungalow
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews

perfect beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

had everything you could need. thanks so much

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location!🏝⛱

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Drew’s place - it was the perfect location for a relaxed week in paradise. We will definetely be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest and cleanest vacation rental on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Drew's Beachsidebungalow. At first wondered if it would be too quiet but by the end of the week we were completely chilled which is just what we were looking for. The bungalow is super very spacious and well nicely furnished. Loved reading in the hammock and tumbling out on to the beach, so close! We rode the bikes provided everywhere and enjoyed the exercise up to the lighthouse and down to the cruise centre. Bohio is a great resort to chill at and had some great meals the creamy lobster and key lime at Grand Turk Inn where fantastic. Loved the Sandbar as a great local beach bar. Drew has a fantastic website with tons more info also. If you want and anti-resort destination then this is the place!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your awesome review. It really means a lot to us to have so many happy customers.
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Pure Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Beachside Bungalow on our Honeymoon. This place was wonderful! The beach, the house, the town...WOW!! Everyone is so nice on Grand Turk. We were lucky enough to meet the owners, Drew and Joanie, during our stay. Great people! Went snorkeling at the Wall and it was amazing. The water is so clear you feel like your in a pool, not the ocean! The house was a perfect size for us two. Very clean and well-maintained. The breezes when you have the front and back door open are absolutely AC required!! Most of the time we had the whole beach to ourselves which is exactly what I was looking for...couldn't have picked a better place. We had a such a good time on our honeymoon!! I would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect secluded getaway. We totally enjoyed the quiet, relaxing and beautiful white sandy beach. If you are looking to kick back and enjoy the beach, this is the place to be. For some entertainment we went to Margarittaville when the cruise ships were in port. First time we rode bicycles, OMG it was a far, exhausting ride. However, GOOD exercise which was needed! The next trip to Margaritaville was by GOLF cart. Lots of fun and visited Governer's beach - what could we say, AWESOME. We purchased food to cook at the bungalow and enjoyed a dinner at Bohio. The water is gorgeous and since we are much the beachgoer, the bungalow was a perfect place to be. The town of Grand Turk is not a big resort style atmosphere but a small island with its own charm. I believe the only thing we could say to improve our stay would be that the beach, since close to a cruise ship destination stop, there was a lot of broken glass bottles and wandering cruise people roaming around. We love the donkeys, they did open the front gate (pretty funny); and the homeless dogs are well behaved (we are animal lovers)..... Thanks Drew for letting us spend our pre-Xmas vacation at your place. Miri, Jennifer and Brenda

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would come back again and again...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the large side of the bungalow for one week, just my Wife and I for a very low key anniversary vacation. The accommodations are as pictured. The home is well maintained and has all the things you need. As many mentioned, the beach is steps from your back door and is wonderfully quiet (even when cruise ships are in). The water is very clear and has every shade of blue you want to see in the Turks and Caicos water. The location is great for the best of both worlds for a meal; head north about 400 yards to the Bohio and have a very nice meal at their restaurant or head south maybe 200 yards to where the fisherman come in and buy freshly caught fish (we did both!) and cook in either the fully stocked kitchen or on the charcoal grill. We were lucky enough to not have anyone staying on the other side of the unit, so we really had a private stay – but I don’t think it would have bothered us one bit if another family was next door the way the back porch is separated. We always felt safe on the island and in the house. We would bring our young children here without question. We highly recommend Grand Turk and The Beachside Bungalow – we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Grand Turk
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sandbar or Bohio
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pillory Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates listed are for the smaller north unit, If your party is larger and needs more space you can add my larger south unit for $290 to $370 depending on season ($30 more per night). Both units have the same amenities, bedroom, and bath count, the only difference is the actual room sizes. Call or email for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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