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Picturesque And Private Turks BeachsideBungalow

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Cockburn Town - The Turks BeachsideBungalow

Home right on the beach, completely remodeled with all new furnishings

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. 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 Beachside Bungalow. 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 Beachside Bungalow, 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, or Sandpiper, the duplex’s smaller side. 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 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 and built-in barbecue grill was added in July of 2013. All new bathrooms, kitchens, appliances, furniture, beds, curtains, sheets, towels - everything is new and wonderful.

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.

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 bungalow 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.

On another note, if you are concerned about any listing being fraudulent, call the owner and have a talk. Whether it is our listing or any other one you may choose, a quick phone call can clear up any concerns you may have. At the very least do an internet search for the owners name and see if they have a profile that matches up with links to their vacation rental.

Thanks for looking, Drew Renshaw 901-864-1726

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Drew Renshaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Drew Renshaw

My wife and I fell in love with quiet Grand Turk 7 years ago for a 40th birthday surprise trip and just had to find a way to have a place here. Our Turks BeachsideBungalow.


Drew and Joanie Renshaw

Drew Renshaw purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Drew Renshaw chose Grand Turk

Our duplex house is situated on the west side of the island right on the beach for beautiful sunsets each night.

Rates listed are for the smaller unit, If your party is larger and needs more space you can add my larger unit for $340 per night depending on season. ($30 more per night than my smaller unit) Both units have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, and kitchen. Both units have a large back porch on the rear facing the beach, a perfect spot to watch the sunset each night.

What makes this bungalow unique

Grand Turk is the most wonderful quiet little island. It's the Caribbean of 40 years ago; authentic, unspoiled, naturally beautiful with no high rises or throngs of tourists everywhere all day and night.

Our Turks BeachsideBungalow is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with your spouse. Our days are usually spent waking up late, strolling the beach hand in hand, laying out soaking up the sun, cooking a dinner on the grille, and lots of conversation which gets lost in the bustle of life.

After spending a few days alone together we may be ready for a little action, which is when we may go down to the Cruise Center and people watch. The cruise ship center is a self contained tourist mecca where cruise ships check in for the day and their guests have a big time in the huge pool with swim-up bar, a Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, a surfing machine for learning to surf, and tons of shopping.There is a DJ every day having games and contests with the pool crowd - always a fun time is had here. We can go right in and join the fun free of charge and then when we tire of it, come back home to our little bungalow.


based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Picturesque And Private Turks BeachsideBungalow
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The perfect secluded getaway. We totally enjoyed the quiet, relaxing and beautiful white sandy beach. If you are looking to kick back and enjoy the beach, this is the place to be. For some entertainment we went to Margarittaville when the cruise ships were in port. First time we rode bicycles, OMG it was a far, exhausting ride. However, GOOD exercise which was needed! The next trip to Margaritaville was by GOLF cart. Lots of fun and visited Governer's beach - what could we say, AWESOME. We purchased food to cook at the bungalow and enjoyed a dinner at Bohio. The water is gorgeous and since we are much the beachgoer, the bungalow was a perfect place to be. The town of Grand Turk is not a big resort style atmosphere but a small island with its own charm. I believe the only thing we could say to improve our stay would be that the beach, since close to a cruise ship destination stop, there was a lot of broken glass bottles and wandering cruise people roaming around. We love the donkeys, they did open the front gate (pretty funny); and the homeless dogs are well behaved (we are animal lovers)..... Thanks Drew for letting us spend our pre-Xmas vacation at your place. Miri, Jennifer and Brenda

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would come back again and again...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the large side of the bungalow for one week, just my Wife and I for a very low key anniversary vacation. The accommodations are as pictured. The home is well maintained and has all the things you need. As many mentioned, the beach is steps from your back door and is wonderfully quiet (even when cruise ships are in). The water is very clear and has every shade of blue you want to see in the Turks and Caicos water. The location is great for the best of both worlds for a meal; head north about 400 yards to the Bohio and have a very nice meal at their restaurant or head south maybe 200 yards to where the fisherman come in and buy freshly caught fish (we did both!) and cook in either the fully stocked kitchen or on the charcoal grill. We were lucky enough to not have anyone staying on the other side of the unit, so we really had a private stay – but I don’t think it would have bothered us one bit if another family was next door the way the back porch is separated. We always felt safe on the island and in the house. We would bring our young children here without question. We highly recommend Grand Turk and The Beachside Bungalow – we can’t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I shared the smaller property during a week's dive trip. The villa was lovely, cooled by fresh sea breezes during the day and a/c during sleeping. The villa has a distinct charm and a stupendous view of sunset from the back deck. Each night was spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth The Money

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed a week in December 2015 and had a blast. The bungalow is steps from the Pillory Beach. The beach was beautiful and the texture of the sand was incredible. The color of the water was also unbelievable--many variations of blue and green. The bungalow was nicely appointed and if you choose to eat a few meals in, there are nice utensils and pots and pans to accommodate. Restaurants are walking distance or there are bikes to ease the travel. There is a washer and dryer on site so don't overpack. Steps off the beach there's an incredible coral reef teeming with plants, fish and other animal life that are astounding. Only beef was Wifi was spotty but I think it's an island thing and nothing unique to the bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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with no doubts, the best place in grand turks

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from an amazing week in Grand Turks. We are a family from Italy with two jung children age 3 and 5. We all love it. First of all the beach bungalow is very stylish, super equipped and on a great beach. The beach was always empty, basically all for us. Even when the cruises where in, no one was coming in front of our house and we almost didn't notice them on the beach. Grand Turk is a funny place... we didn't want to get in the crowd, and here you definitely stay out of it, but when the Cruises are in, the island from a remote place became a little amusement park. All local people are very nice and helpful. We took a boat trip (the one recommended by Drew and was awesome. The water is crystal clear, you swim with stings ray and had beautiful snorkelling! I have to say that it took a little way to get used to the island pace and to the "non touristic" attitude (except for cruises) but we had wonderful dinners at both hotels in the island. I recommend to rent a golf cart and explore. It is very tempting to stay just on your great beach, but, exploring the island is worth it. Governor beach for example has great water... we discovered it just the last day and regretted not to have been there before. Also the lighthouse is very nice and I recommend to go once with the cruise and after without, at sunset...

I have to say that at the beginning we had expectation of a more "resort" style island, and it took a little bit to understand the island, so I recommend to come with the right attitude, don't be scared by local houses that are not always "brand new" and don't expect to have a whole food as a supermarket, but just enjoy this little paradise where the see has colours that only a painter can immagine!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just came back from our 8 night stay at the bungalow...we could not come up with enough good things to say about it!! Wow...that view!! Perfect way to escape from real life stress and just relax. The bungalow has everything you could possibly need. Make sure you bring water shoes, sea urchins on beach right behind the house. Make sure you explore the island! All the locals we came in contact with were friendly and helpful if you needed anything. Make sure you check out the fish market! Great food at the Sandbar and The Salt Raker Inn. We will definitely be back!! Best vacation we have been on yet...and not just because we got engaged on our last night!! We loved the bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Grand Turk
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pillory Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Season
2 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Years 2016-2017
17 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season 2017
26 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September Special 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Protection Ins £56 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates listed are for the smaller north unit, If your party is larger and needs more space you can add my larger south unit for $260 to $340 depending on season ($30 more per night). Both units have the same amenities, bedroom, and bath count, the only difference is the actual room sizes. Call or email for more details.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both baths have showers and new toilets and pedestal sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom is huge with plenty of windows looking out to the ocean. Private bath. Front bedroom has twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king. Hall bath.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Additional unit is available, email for details.

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