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Island House: Modern suites w/ pool, tropical gardens & incredible water views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bdrm suite, w. private balcony overlooking Grand Turks tranquil creek and sea

Managed by Owner - Located on a private hill-top, overlooking the serene waters of North Creek and the west-side beach, Island House boasts Grand Turk’s most luxurious vacation rental suites. Situated up the road from ‘the strip’, Island House has its own pool and lush and tropical gardens, where you will feel like you’ve truly escaped from it all.

Our elegant 1-bedroom suite is tastefully decorated with an artistic Balinese flair, and features a deluxe king-size bed with full bath and fully-equipped kitchen. You’ll feel totally relaxed walking out to your own private balcony surrounded by a tropical oasis of flora and fauna, while sipping your morning coffee or evening beverage. This suite offers ample living space with its full kitchen, modern bathroom, master bedroom and private terrace. Amenities include: A/C, WIFI, Cable TV, DVD player, telephone, hair dryer, daily cleaning service, on-site laundry, telephone, and an onsite manager to ensure that all your vacation needs are met.

The Island House grounds offer an abundantly rich courtyard, bursting with tropical plants and trees with an archway leading out to the patio and fresh-water pool. From here, you get the magnificent ‘triple blue view’…which is the layers of the blue from the creek, the sea and the vast blue sky. In the evening, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset and look for the elusive ‘green flash’. With full creek access, you can take one of the kayaks out to explore the surrounding waters or enjoy fishing under the moonlight.

With Grand Turk's tiny size of only 1.5 x 7 miles, you are never far away from anything. Our guests have full-use of our bicycles or have the option to rent a car to explore the island, soak up some sun, eat at one of the many beach-side restaurants and take a refreshing dip in the turquoise sea. With 3 full service dive shops on the island, you will be able to dive Grand Turk’s famous “Wall” or take a day trip to one of the many surrounding cays or islands.

We look forward to your stay with us...

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Donna

My husband and I moved to Grand Turk from the UK, 17 years ago. My Father had just retired from a career where he travelled the world, and bought this property to renovate into short term rental units. He always loved Grand Turk and fell in love with one special person, his wife and my mother, who he met here in 1962. After all the globe-trotting, they eventually came back to Grand Turk. My father, being my father, could not sit still for 5 minutes so Island House was born…and didn’t take long for me to follow. It was either, the grey skies of London or the magnificent blues of Grand Turk (where I had been visiting since I was 8 years old)…a no brainer! I was involved with the set up and running of Island House for much of this time. Both parents have now passed away but what they started carries on today.

I live in onsite, so I will be on hand to help with anything or give recommendations on where to go and what to do. I can arrange car or golf car rental, pick up from airport and show you where everything is.

-Donna

Donna purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Donna chose Grand Turk

Firstly, Grand Turk is a magical, relaxing island, but it is not for everyone. The glitz and glamour is in Providenciales our bigger sister island. In Grand Turk, you will find a genuine laid-back Caribbean island. Donkeys, horses and goats roam the streets, freely. People are friendly and greet you. The beaches are beautiful….and you can still find a spot with no people even when the cruise ship is in.

Although we are not directly on the beach, nothing is far here… the whole island is 7 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. A car is included and is yours throughout your stay. We also have bicycles if you are feeling energetic. If you are like me, I never go anywhere unless I have a vehicle. You see so much more of the place and you can go exploring the less travelled parts of the island which are just as beautiful. If you want to eat out, the Bohio restaurant is a 5 minute drive away and the “strip” 10 minutes max.

The owner is nearby if you run into any difficulties like locking your key inside...it happens! And I am always happy share my local knowledge. We have daily housekeeping every day except for Sunday at no extra charge.

What makes this apartment unique

Island House rests atop a peaceful hillside that allows you to truly escape it all. We have a pool…not all properties on Grand Turk have one. On days were the sea might get rough, you can still enjoy the water. We also have other units so if you have a bigger party, your friend’s family can all stay. We have a beautiful, peaceful garden with humming birds and if you are lucky you might see a flock of flamingos flying down the creek in front of the property around sunset.

We have the perfect property for private functions. Our multi-level patio, with outdoor grill overlooks the pool and creek and is perfect for weddings and private parties.

Amenities

Cockburn Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , hair dryer, fresh towels
  • Full, modern bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Roll-away beds are available upon request
  • Spacious, lavishly decorated with luxurious king-size beds. A/C in bedroom. Beaming with soft natural light.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Island House is a perfect place to retreat from it all. The owner/operator is onsite and available to make sure all your vacation needs are met. A rental car is included. It will be your own personal car for use throughout your stay

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Island House: Modern suites w/ pool, tropical gardens & incredible water views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Rochester, NY USA
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Anything I write is really a repeat of the wonderful accolades already stated about this property, the island, and Donna the owner. Can't say enough about how great she is and how helpful with tips (the island tour that she took us on upon our arrival was very informative). Our vacation was soooo relaxing. The unit was perfect for us and Donna even put in a single bed into the living room for our 5th traveler. The pool, grill and outdoor patio area made it even more special. Having the rental car for the week was wonderful too. We went to Governor's Beach 3 different days (a short 10 min drive if that)...twice we were the only people on the entire beach, and the other time there was maybe 10 others. It also had a restroom and outdoor shower to get teh sand off of you. The color and temp of the ocean was wonderful, with gentle waves, though one day it did pick up a bit and made for some fun body surfing. There are some areas with large (short) rocks so that provided places to snorkel and still see some fish. We also did horse back riding through Chukka tours, which I highly recommend - we got to run the horses through the ocean as part of the ride - a once in life time experience for me. My husband and daughter went scuba diving three times and saw lots of underwater life.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary
5

Great accomodation and host!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Christmas Day and because of that, Donna our host made us dinner reservations at the Bohio Resort to ensure we had somewhere to go. This is a small laid back island but there are a few very good restaurants. Some great take out as well such as a very good pizza place 10 minutes away. Also try the fabulous take out ribs at Doo Doo's rib cage (only Friday and Saturday). You will need directions to both these places. Also try Jack's Shack near the Cruise Centre when the cruise ships are in. Your kitchen is fully equipped and there is a brand new BBQ on site. You will not find fresh meat or fish in the store but you can buy fish from the fishermen (ask about it) or you might get some if you go on a fishing charter. We were lucky enough to be given some Yellowfin Tuna to BBQ.

Having the rental car included was nice to explore the island and go for supplies. We did the 30 minute walk into town most of the time for dining. Favorite places were Sandbar (casual on the beach), The Turks Head Inn (good food, spotty service) and not to be confused with the Grand Turk Inn (our favorite). Food at the Bohio Dive resort is also very good. Live music on Saturday BBQ nights. By the way we felt extremely safe everywhere we walked day and night (take a flashlight at night).

The pool at Island House is very nice. Governors Beach is very nice if no cruise ships in. Same with Bohio. You can rent a beach chair from Bohio for $10 although we sort of became regulars at he outside bar so I doubt they would have charged us for a chair.

If you are looking for a really laid back vacation, then Island House could be the place for you. We enjoyed many afternoons and evenings in our condo with takeout and homemade rum punch. The suite we stayed in is called The Guinep, not the one shown in this listing. To see the 4 units in this complex go to www.islandhouse.tc. Thanks Donna for your hospitality. Mark and Brenda

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harstine Is. WA
5

Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Island House. Donna has all the information on sites and restaurants. Because of recent facial surgery, my husband email to ask if there were beach chairs and umbrellas. When we arrive there were two new chairs and umbrellas. The refrigerator was stocked for breakfast. We went to Bohio ( crazy good burgers), The Nest, Sandbar, and Barbie's. The grocery stores had enough variety to BBQ and make picnics. Highly recommend small museum on main street near the water, only open on cruise ship days and The Conch Farm. The daily housekeeper and gardeners were all friendly. We had the sparkling pool to ourselves and most the time the beaches. Even on cruise ship days you can find a quiet beach. Donna is continuing to maintain and upgrade this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Donna the hostess is great

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week in September. Donna the hostess was extremely gracious, answered all the questions we had about the island, gave us a tour of the island and recommended places to eat. Couldn't have asked for better customer care, thanks Donna!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Like staying with family - but with luxury amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a couple at Island House and Donna was an amazing host for our week long trip! She went above and beyond by giving us a tour of the island, introducing us to people, and even giving us a ride to the grocery store since we didn't rent a car. We biked every day to the beach and spent most of our time diving. By Day 2 we felt like locals since we got to know so many friendly faces. The apartment was wonderful- very roomy, nice toiletries, and very elegant decor (bali style). We always had breakfast on the patio and made several meals in the great kitchen. Even the dining ware was very upscale. The last day we finally even had a chance to jump in the pool which was very refreshing. Could not ask for any more from Island House or Donna!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, hospital property.

Donna will be there to help.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
JAGS McCartney International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Surrounded by beach!
Car: recommended

Grand Turk's Historical Lighthouse, Wildlife encounters, Island Hopping, Museum,

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Rates & Availability

Cockburn Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
High Season
Dec 14 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellations:
100% refund will be given on your deposit if a cancellation is confirmed outside of 30 days
50% refund will be given on your deposit 8 – 30 days prior to arrival
0% refund is given for cancellations made within 7 days of your arrival date.
(Note: All refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee)

Terms & Conditions:
We accept all VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and cash
Rates do not include an additional 12% government tax.
A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations.
Rates quoted per room based on double occupancy (Each extra person in a room is an additional $30/day +12% government tax.
Children under 14 years free
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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