2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4
About Jessalyn Zaykoski
We are a family owned vacation rental. We have been renting our property here on Grand Turk for 13 years. Our family has been traveling to Grand Turk since 1988. We love the people of Grand Turk, it's a place where you can truly relax.
Jessalyn Zaykoski purchased this Apartment in 1988
Why Jessalyn Zaykoski chose Cockburn Town
Our guests love us, as you can see by our reviews. We have many repeat guests you can see their reviews on listing number 53010. Our apartments are very clean. Irsa, our maid, takes great pride in her work. We work hard at maintaining our units, so you can have faith that what you see in the pictures is what you get. We go above and beyond for our guests and even supply a few breakfast items so you don't have to rush right out the door after arrival to shop but can dine out that night, have breakfast in the AM and then venture out. We are located in a pleasant residential neighborhood, walking distance to town and restaurants. We are located directly on the beach with the beach literally outside your door. Our beach is one of the nicest beaches for swimming on the island with a firm sandy bottom but we also have coral areas for wonderful snorkeling too. Many of our guests have commented saying they think we have the best beach for swimming and snorkeling on the island. I'm not sure I would go that far, as Governors Beach, a public beach, is truly beautiful. l would say we have the best private beach on the island (but remember in the Turks and Caicos no beach is considered private). That said, the number of people that pass by Crabtree Apartments, along the beach, in a day, you could probably count on one hand. If you are looking for privacy, a beautiful beach, clean, close to town and restaurants and with an excellent track record, we are it - hands down!
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with island and the people. It's the kind of place where you feel like you fell off the side of the earth. Grand Turk has a nice easy pace of it's own which lets you unwind and really relax. We find it so easy to travel to the Turks and Caicos because the currency is the US Dollar and it is only a 1 1/2 hour flight from Florida, 3 1/2 hours from Boston or New York. The beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly and the scuba diving is superb.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Peaceful, Private and Perfect for us
We had an absolutely fabulous week at Crabtree. We rented all 3 apartments for a family of 12 on a trip to celebrate the grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary. The apartments were perfect for us, giving some privacy to each family unit, but space to gather with the two adjoining apartments. The location was incredible, right on the beach, with a nice sandy area under trees to relax. I will never forget waking up and walking right out onto the sand in the morning. We essentially had a private beach to ourselves. Only a few people occasionally strolled by. The cruise ships never bothered us, most people stay down at the cruise port and it was fun to watch the ships come in and out each day. The island is very authentic and very different than Provo (we also stayed 5 days there). We loved the quietness and charm (do not expect a ton to do on the island). We love the Gibbs Cay excursion, one of the most unique experiences we've ever had (swimming with stingrays). The dogs were a huge hit with all of our kids (6 kids ages 8-20). They were sweet and followed us everywhere, even found us the one day we went to Margaritaville. Overall, one of the best vacations we've had and perfect for our family of 12. Jessalyn was wonderful with advice for excursions, catering for our anniversary party, and other advice. Thank you Jessalyn for a fabulous vacation we will remember for a lifetime!
Perfect . . . Again!
This was our second stay at Crabtree Apartments. This time we brought another family with us, and we rented the adjoining units. We all loved it. The location is perfect, the beach is amazing and is what keeps us coming back. You will literally be the only one on your own private stretch of beach. You can float, hunt for shells or seaglass, snorkel or simply plant yourself in a beach chair to take a nap as you listen to the water lap the shoreline. If sun is not really your thing, you can sit on the cushioned furniture on the deck and simply stare at the beauty before you. I have never seen such beautiful colors as the water that surrounds Grand Turk. The apartment has everything you could ever need and is spotless. The thoughtfulness of the owners is apparent in all of the attention to detail. The wifi and cable television are an added bonus, but the simplicity of the island and a chance to get away from it all is really why we go. Jessalyn is so easy to work with and the dogs, Chase and Paws, who have adopted those who stay at Crabtree are the icing on the cake. New rental options have popped up on Grand Turk in the 5 years that have passed since our first stay, but I wouldn't stay anywhere other than at Crabtree Apartments. Thanks for making it so easy!
Absolutely loved GTI and Crabtree apartment
Our first visit to the island. Was sad to see the devastation caused by the back to back hurricanes last year. Slowly trying to rebuild. Loved the quaintness of Crabtree and the dogs & donkeys ❤️ Restaurant food was a bit expensive but soooooo good. Beaches & water was so beautiful that we often just sat on the veranda and watched the ocean. Snorkeling was great right in front of apartment. Found bunch of conch shells. Arelys and Fernando,the managers, responded to every need in very timely manner. Would highly recommend Grand Turk island and Crabtree apts to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach. Will be going again soon❤️❤️
This had everything we needed for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all trip yet all the comforts of home. Jessalyn was great with the booking and communication and even arranging for Jack to pick us up from the airport. We are in love with this place and already discussing our return escape!
Fantastic family and diving vacation
This is the 2nd time my wife and I have stayed here at the Crabtree Apartments. The first time in 2012 and we couldn't believe it took us this long for us to return because we had such a great time then.
As usual it did not disappoint from the very beginning the taxi was waiting for us as set up by Jessalyn. When we got to the Crabtree as we walked in the everything was perfectly set up and clean just as we remembered with some food in the frig. And what a beautiful beach view out the back door Wow!!
Jessalyn will send an email with all the island info there is also an info book in the apartment everything you will need to enjoy your stay on Grand Turk.
Diving is always great here on Grand Turk we used Bluewater Divers and while diving with our divemaster Kingdry the 2nd day we had an amazing experience swimming with a beautiful Sunfish at the Coral Garden dive site which is straight out from the Crabtree.
We had my wife's 2 sisters and one brother in law on this trip hopefully more will come next year and it will be a yearly vacation for us. We all had a great relaxing vacation can't wait to return.
Jeff, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review. We love having you and hope that you will be able to come again soon and look forward to hearing from you in the future. Thank you!! -Jessalyn
Rustic, low key Caribbean paradise!
This was our first trip to Turks and Caicos as well the first time visiting the Caribbean without staying at an all inclusive resort. Having spent 10 days on Grand Turk, we felt as though we truly experienced the island. Crabtree Apartments were the perfect place to stay. I’ll echo previous reviews to say Jessalyn was wonderful to rent from beginning with the day I booked to when we arrived. She responded to emails very quickly and had a great binder of info waiting for us in the apartment. It was neat and tidy when we arrived and well stocked for one breakfast and, with some groceries, nicely supplied to cook 3 meals a day. Again, as mentioned by other reviewers, the views are as good as or better than the photos online. Just breath taking! We basically had our own private beach for the week with a large, sandy swimming area and shallow reefs for snorkeling. Often, we didn’t see even one person as we peered up and down the beach. We loved the privacy! I’m not a dog person by any means, but I have to admit Paws and Chase, the apartment dogs, won me over. Incredibly, they are the best behaved dogs I have ever encountered. They were respectful of our personal space, only barked when other dogs were around or the donkeys came to drink their water, tried just once to get into the apartment during a thunderstorm, and were our constant companions/“protectors” for our entire stay. My 16 and 17 year old sons absolutely loved their time with the dogs. The bikes provided were a great addition to the rental. We rented 2 more bikes from the Grand Turk Dive Shop to be sure there were always 4 available for us to use. We rode all around which really gave us a sense of the Island. Quick tip-check your bike tires before you go riding and fill them with the provided pump if needed. We used the washer and dryer as well which was so convenient. As I said, we ate in a lot. There are several groceries stores and we visited every one. Understandably, selection is quite limited and I would suggest bringing as much food/supplies as you can. We enjoyed eating at The Salt Raker Inn and Turks Head Inn where Lori was very knowledgeable and accommodating with a gluten free dinner for me. The lighthouse and museum were nice attractions to visit. The cruise terminal not so much as it was pretty much like being at a US water park with alcohol. All in all, we loved our trip to Grand Turk and highly recommend Crabtree Apartments. We would definitely stay here again!
Crabtree Apartments is located in a residential area on the west shore of Grand Turk, just south of Cockburn Town. There are wonderful sunset views and a constant tropical breeze that keeps the apartment comfortable. We are located walking distance to town and 7-8 restaurants.