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Purple Conch Cottage -- See the Ocean, Feel the Breeze

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Last updated: 02/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Charming stone cottage, see the ocean from front gate ...1/2 block away

The cottage is located conveniently in the heart of the 'North Side' of Salt Cay. Built of stone in Bermudian fashion, the cottage features an exposed beam ceiling and an open plan living space. Two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room can accommodate up to 6 persons comfortably. A fully equipped kitchen with amenities is yours to use during your stay. Enjoy happy hour and meals on your own front patio. This home is located a block from the water, the local beach, and “Deane’s dock”, where at least 6 boats might be moored. Equally close are the 'Island Thyme' restaurant, the “Coral Cafe' waterside bar and restaurant and “Netty’s” Store.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/04/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 seems fair....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    You are welcome to smoke outside the cottage on front porch.......moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    While not really set up for wheechairs, cottage setting relatively flat, and we had had guest sin wheelchairs in the past. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Folding cot for a child also provided....moreless

  • Both light filled bedrooms feature east facing windows which provide a constant breeze. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    In addition to some books at the cottage, the island features a well stocked local library....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Self amplified Bose speakers are available for you to plug in your I-Pod/MP3 Player....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Dean's Dock and the ocean are visible from the front yard and are steps away from the property. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    There is also a lovely beach approximately 500 yards away adjacent to the Coral Reef Bar & Grill located next to Dean's Dock...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    Is available from the nearby restaurants: Porters Island Thyme Bistro or Coral Reef Cafe. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    The cottage does not have a land line. Please bring your cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, cook all your own meals should you desire....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Four beat up and one brand new island bicycles with 'run flat' solid rubber tires -- no flats ever......moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    You will likely spend most of your time on the front patio, watching the island population, visitors and friendly donkeys go about their days biz. Great for eating out and making friends ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    These are available for rent locally...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some masks and snorkels are available, best to bring your own. Also available for rent locally. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12%


Please note that the rates quoted apply to two persons only. The rates scale upwards based on occupancy:

3-4 persons: 150.00 per night 900.00 per week+ 12% (gov. tax)

5-6 persons: 175.00 per night 1.050.00 per week+ 12%(gov. tax)

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/04/2017
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Porter's Island Thyme
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dean's Dock
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Porter's Island Thyme
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dean's Dock

Car: Not Necessary

The beaches. Above all, the unspoiled beaches are a must!!!

Snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Pristine coral reefs and unspoiled waters surround the island. Diving is just a 5 minute boat ride offshore to the 7,000 foot vertical wall. Whale sharks are known to cruise the waters of the Turks Islands Passage along the wall, relentlessly enchanting divers. Local Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine has rated Salt Cay in the top 100 in the world as 'best wall diving. Salt Cay also ranked in the top 5 in the world under the categories: Top Dive Destination ,Top Macro Life, Top Fish Life, Top Advanced Diving , Healthiest Marine Life and Top Underwater Photography.

Whalewatching. Humpback whales migrate through Salt Cay every year from January through April. They can be clearly seen from shore or by booking a whale watching tour.

Cultural heritage. Salt Cay is a cultural treasure, featuring remnants of the 19th-century salt industry, with its windmills relics, salt sheds and salinas.

Birdwatching. The salt salinas on Salt Cay are host to many native species and, in season, many migratory species. Native and migrating wading and water birds gather in the mangrove and low tidal areas on the south side of the island, inner salinas and the beaches ringing the island.

Visiting Grand Turk. TCI’s charming capital, good for day tripping: culture, shopping, more beautiful beaches ! Island boat 3 times weekly.

Cotton Cay. This island is adjacent to Salt Cay and is a short trip, by boat. A must see. Excursions may be arranged locally.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Gene first sailed through the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1983, stopping briefly at Salt Cay and falling in love with the tranquility of this unique place.

Why the Owner Chose Turks Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands:
After looking far and wide for a vacation home when we first met, we chose Salt Cay for it's hospitable and tranquil nature.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Complete serenity and an escape to a place where "time stands still"

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/04/2017

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  • Beautiful North Beach, all yours!

    Beautiful North Beach, all yours!

  • More North beach

    More North beach

  • Closest beach, 1/2 block from the cottage....

    Closest beach, 1/2 block from the cottage....

  • The Purple Conch Cottage at lowlight

    The Purple Conch Cottage at lowlight

  • Indoor living area

    Indoor living area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Get married on North Beach, we did...

    Get married on North Beach, we did...

  • New baby

    New baby

  • Old windmills on the salt ponds

    Old windmills on the salt ponds

  • Valentine...


  • Hidden beach, south side

    Hidden beach, south side

  • Dean's Dock and the Captain Haddock (red boat), 1/2 block from cottage

    Dean's Dock and the Captain Haddock (red boat), 1/2 block from cottage

  • Visitors to the Purple Conch Cottage

    Visitors to the Purple Conch Cottage

  • Look who is coming to dinner...

    Look who is coming to dinner...

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • View from Taylor Hill, old whaling station

    View from Taylor Hill, old whaling station

  • Passing by

    Passing by

  • Dean's Dock at sunset

    Dean's Dock at sunset

VRBO #491360

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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