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.