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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming stone cottage, see the ocean from front gate ...

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 “Coral Cafe' waterside bar and restaurant The "Chill Spot" and “Netty’s” Store.

More Details

Kristin and Gene
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2017

About Kristin and Gene

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.

Kristin and Gene purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kristin and Gene chose Caribbean

After looking far and wide for a vacation home when we first met, we chose Salt Cay for it's hospitable and tranquil nature.

What makes this cottage unique

Complete serenity and an escape to a place where "time stands still"


Turks and Caicos Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Linen shelves
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Folding cot for a child also provided.
  • Both light filled bedrooms feature east facing windows which provide a constant breeze.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Purple Conch Cottage -- See The Ocean, Feel The Breeze
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Couldn't be in a more perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a great location so even with a baby we had no need to hire a golf buggy. It is well equipped with everything you need and the owners are very kind and accommodating. Thank you Kristin & Gene.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Purple Conch Cottage was so lovely in every way! It was a perfect size for our group of 4 (2 couples). It was cozy but with great space for socializing in the kitchen, out in the front yard, and in the living area. The iPod/iPhone speakers were a nice touch and allowed us to enjoy music for our whole trip. Best of all though, was the proximity to the Salt Cay Divers dive shop and the Chill Spot, the local hangout. We walked to the Coral Reef cafe almost every day for sunset. It was also wonderful having 4 bikes available for us to use. We explored North Beach, the mangroves, old resort ruins...basically everywhere we could on the island!

Also, Miss Netty took wonderful care of us and her bread lives up to its reputation! It's a can't-miss!

Kristin and Gene also provided everything we needed, including several towels, and a great welcome guide.

If/when we return to Salt Cay, we would absolutely stay at Purple Conch again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed our island hideaway.
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  • 5 of 5

This description fits the cottage and the island. We spent 7 nights in the Purple Conch and wish we were still there. The minute we arrived on the Island we were hooked. Arriving at the gate we were met by Miss Netty who showed us where the keys were, and showed us into our home for the next week. We walked across the street with her to her little store for some drinking water and ordered some of her homemade bread (delicious).

This cottage is on one of the main roads of the island so it gets lots of traffic...donkeys walking by, people walking by, biking by, driving by on their golf carts and the odd car or truck...everyone waving, saying good morning, some even stopping to chat.

The Purple Conch is everything you need to relax after a day of exploring the island whether on foot, by golf cart or by bike.

Early morning coffee in hand it is just a short walk to the wall of the harbour to sit and relax and be thankful for another day. Every evening the same short walk with a cold beer to watch the sun sink quickly below the horizon...hoping to catch a glimpse of the "green flash".

There are many interesting books to read in the living room and there is a scrabble game...which we hadn't played in years..

All I can say is Kristen and Gene have a nice spot and we will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We laughed at the traffic comment, on special days you might even get to see all 8 (?) cars on the island, a number which is always exceeded by donkeys. Kristin and Gene
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Quaint, cute, exceptional value.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located less than a 2 minute walk from perfect sunsets.

Cottage has everything you need and more.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very friendly and relaxing piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Salt Key is called "the island time forgot" and except for the wifi and cell service, you could imagine being there when Hemmingway roamed the islands. The people are extraordinarily friendly, the mood is relaxing and the diving is great! Purple Conch Cottage fits right in! The cottage is cozy and spacious and we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the amenities. Everything we needed was in the house, from kitchen supplies to bath needs. Gene and Kristin also provide bikes to get around the island (which does not take long to cover)! Admittedly, it's been a while since we've been on bikes, but we really enjoyed traveling the island, stopping to visit with the residents, or watching the "not so wild" donkeys! Purple Conch is conveniently located in the center of the activities. Everything is within walking distance and the Coral Reef Restaurant and Salt Key Divers seems to be the place where everyone passes through during the day and evening. We will definitely visit Salt Key again and will stay at the Purple Conch Cottage!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to everything yet away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this sweet cottage. The Purple Conch has a well equipped kitchen, the appliances all worked, and we were especially glad to have the full sized refrigerator with freezer that were both cold and ready to receive my groceries when we arrived. There were ceiling fans and lots of additional fans to keep us cool when the trade winds waned a bit. The cottage is steps away from the two main eateries on the island and Miss Netty's little store.

A very nice place to stay on this unique island retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Porter's Island Thyme
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Dean's Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Porter's Island Thyme
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Turks and Caicos Islands Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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