AQUA HOUSE 1: LARGE & LOVELY: OCEAN-FRONT TWO-STORY CONDO DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH

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Bedrooms 2
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AQUA HOUSE 1: LARGE & LOVELY: OCEAN-FRONT TWO-STORY CONDO DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH

Grand Turk Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, comfortable 2 bed/2 bath condominium overlooking the turquoise sea

Aqua House, Unit 1, is an ideal get-away for families, dive groups, honeymooners, lovers, friends, and people who are just plain tired out. Grand Turk is uniquely special in that it can be quiet or raucous, settled or busy, and it will offer you a lot to do or nothing to do. It's completely your choice! Aqua House is located directly on the beach just steps from the ocean's edge where there is sandy-bottom swimming or, only a few feet away, spectacular shallow reef snorkeling and diving. There are so few people on the beach--frequently nobody!--that it seems to be yours alone. In addition to the magnificent beach, Aqua House also boasts all the amenities of home. It has two air-conditioned bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower level. Each bedroom has private access to its own bathroom. A private, covered deck on which you can read, or nap, or look at the sea is attached to the master bedroom through French doors. The upper level comprises a completely appointed kitchen including a washer and dryer, a large dining area, and a spacious living area connected to a private, covered balcony through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. From this high vantage point, you can enjoy overlooking the beach and the sea while dining, libating, or merely relaxing and enjoying your amazing lot in life. When the horizon is clear, you WILL see the Green Flash!!

A mere 20 minute flight from the relative hustle-bustle of Providenciales (Provo to us) lies the ultra laid-back island of Grand Turk--our home sweet paradise. This very small island--not quite 9 square miles--is surrounded by soft, white sand beaches set in an unbelievably breathtakingly beautiful turquoise-blue sea. In front of Aqua House--and clearly visible from all the east-side windows--is a salina (salt pond) that is populated by myriad varieties of seabirds. There are land birds as well--ospreys, warblers, hummingbirds, etc.--making Grand Turk a Mecca for birders and photographers. Approximately 200 yards off the Grand Turk shoreline, lies the third largest barrier reef in the world which guarantees spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling year round. The three local dive shops operate small boats and take groups of eight or fewer diving and/or snorkeling, and only one boat is permitted on each dive site buoy. So, like the uncrowded beach, the ocean is similarly uncrowded--by people, that is. It's FULL of marine life! The dive shops also offer excursions to nearby islands to play with the rays, picnic, snorkel, and swim. Furthermore, fishing on the island or from small fishing boats is available as is horseback riding. Aqua House provides six bicycles for island transportation and/or touring.

Our ultimate gift to you, our dear guests, is the absolute disappearance of all the tension and the stress you brought with you. You will NOT be taking any of that home along with your beach and sea treasures!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

DALE BARKER

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I became a SCUBA diver in 1993; thereafter, I began to travel to glorious diving sites worldwide. My first trip to Grand Turk was in 1997, and I have been returning every year since then and staying longer each time. In fact, I live in three countries--the Turks and Caicos, England, and the USA--the country of my birth. This is why I have a friend/manager for Aqua House--I can't do it myself at present. However, since I love the laid-back life and the people who live in Grand Turk so very much, I hope to become a legal resident of the Turks and Caicos and live in Grand Turk myself.

DALE BARKER purchased this condo in 2001

In 2001, I toured Aqua House as a prospective buyer. The three units were being refurbished with soaring white ceilings over magnificent hardwood floors imported from Guyana, and enormous windows overlooking the ocean in the back and a salt pond full of birds in the front. To put it mildly, I was besotted with a building! I managed to buy two of the three condominiums and love them even more now. When the airplane taking me to Grand Turk lands at the airport, all the built-up stress and tension dissolves away almost instantly. I drop my bags at Aqua House and walk to Duke Street where most of the bars and restaurants and dive shops are. I reconnect with my local buddies for a couple of months of heaven on earth. I walk on the beach, dive, snorkel, collect beachy treasures that I make into jewelry or mirror frames, and read voraciously. I dance to the Caribbean music of the local live bands and even sip a brew or two. I watch whales and play with dolphins. When it's time to go, I'm never ready to leave. Coming to Grand Turk is like stepping back a few decades in time, and it suits me. It's truly a place where, 'Don't worry, be happy' seems to be the law of the land. When YOU come to Grand Turk, be prepared to experience the most relaxing, stress-free vacation you have ever had!

Aqua House is larger than the other beach-front rentals on Grand Turk. When I bought Aqua House, I was thinking of how comfortable my family and I would be if several of them came to visit at the same time. The bedrooms are large enough to add a roll-away bed or two, and each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals of any size. There are a dishwasher and a clothes washer and dryer in the kitchen. Four or five people can live very comfortably together in this condo. The privacy of the upper-level covered balcony and the lower-level covered deck allows additional room for eating, reading, napping, dreaming.............

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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AQUA HOUSE 1: Large & Lovely: Ocean-Front Two-Story Condo Directly on the Beach
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AQUA HOUSE 1: Large & Lovely: Ocean-Front Two-Story Condo Directly on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446103vb
+1649 946-1128
Grand Turk Turks & Caicos
Thunder bay, Ontario, Canada
5

BEACH FRONT PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great property. Better than I expected, and my hopes were high. We had an amazing time. The condo was very well equipped and clean. Beautiful furnishings and comfy beds! We swam every day, and snorkelled just off our shore and saw many fish! There were tons of shells and glass to find every day. Loved the sound of the ocean. We had a great view of the ocean, cruise ships and yes we even saw whales from the deck! Highly recommend the rental of a golf cart if you have younger children, the bikes ( while useful were too big for kids). And by the time you get somewhere you were very hot. Everyone was great to talk to and deal with. Hope to be back soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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AQUA HOUSE 1: Large & Lovely: Ocean-Front Two-Story Condo Directly on the Beach
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+1649 946-1128
Grand Turk Turks & Caicos
5

BEST STOCKED HOUSE WE'VE BEEN TOO!

Best stocked house we've been too!
  • 5 of 5
We've done many houses and Aquahouse by far was the best stocked. In the kitchen there was:
Lipton's flavored teas, Maxwell house coffee, 1000 Box pack of Splenda, sugar
Microwave Popcorn
Any spices you could ever need (probably unopened)
Cooking Oils, flour, vanilla extract, salt, pepper
Fridge with mustard, jam, bbq sauce, salad dressings
I'm probably forgetting a few things.
Now on to other items:
First aid kit that contains all you could ever need such as bug itch creams, sunscreens, band-aids, disinfectant and organic bug spray +++!
All new pots and pans (I had to take the stickers off) + endless bowls, Tupperware, strainers etc etc.
Batteries, flashlights, candles, ziplock bags, saran wrap, foil, bulbs +++
Full laundry with detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets +++.

The charcoal grill is unused and brand spanking new. Also comes with a tube starter, tongs and gloves. BTW Cee's has charcoal. We visited ALL the other supermarkets before we gave up, I believe it was a Sunday and Cee's is closed, someone has to be first to buy charcoal. I would have but not for 1 meal.

To say Aquahouse is well equipped is an understatement.

The kitchen/ tv room is upstairs which took a little getting used too but it means no lugging luggage upstairs.

The location isn't too far from Duke street and can be walked/biked but we had a rental car which made things so much easier. Sometimes you need to visit all the supermarkets if you want fresh berries and anything green. They all seem to have fresh stuff come on different days.

As for the water we were told to use bottled water. I left some jugs to refill and the water station ($1/Gallon) isn't far from the house. Just make sure to buy the 1G containers not the 3.75L ones or you'll waste a little water each time you refill them (like I did!)

The bedrooms each have A/C which we put on at night around 79F, they are nice but we were never too hot. There are screens everywhere. However there are wood shutters on the staircases that are painted and can't be opened/closed. Our issue is 2 of them are opened just 3/8" but perfect for mosquitoes to enter and they will enter the house and torment you at night. There are bug nets over the beds, so you'll be safe sleeping. This had to be our only issue with the house.

Dale was great and the tour she took us on was a first and really helped figuring out where things are and what's open when. Thanks Dale!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Grand Turk Turks & Caicos
San Francisco
5

BEST ISLAND FAMILY VACATION IN THE TURKS & CAICOS!

Best Island Family Vacation in the Turks & Caicos!
  • 5 of 5
It was a pleasure staying at Aqua House. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms was hard to find - but, we did it and we were literally right on the beach!! The adults loved waking up to the ocean and relaxing on the balconies for breakfast and the kids loved running from their bedrooms to the sand as soon as they woke up. It was so easy to see them while we caught up with one another -- I wouldn't have changed a thing. The sunsets are so magnificent - breathtaking - we actually saw the green flash! WOW! I loved that there was a fully stocked kitchen with spices and condiments. It was so easy. The owner is so thoughtful with every detail from the kitchen to every item of decor. She really has a wonderful eye and has made these condos so comfortable and relaxing. There are plenty of DVDs for both adults and kids which was terrific for movie night. I also must mention the washer and dryer - especially with the little ones. We have stayed in other places without these amenities and it really does make all of the difference! The day we arrived the manager of the property took us to the grocery store to stock up. When I needed something extra - I just rode one of the many bikes to the store. So easy! Also, we walked (took us 10 minutes) for a lovely dinner down the beach at a yummy local restaurant. You will not be sorry if you have the pleasure of staying at Aqua House Condos. We will definitely be back! Thank you Aqua House for the unforgettable stay and memories.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Grand Turk Turks & Caicos
Toledo/Ottawa Hills, Ohio
5

RIGHT ON THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Grand Turk and because of our fantastic stay at one of the condos at AquaHouse recently, we hope to return for a longer stay next time. My husband and I had previously stayed at a large resort on one of other islands of the Turks and Caicos group of islands but this time we wanted a more authentic island experience of a less commercial site. Yet we selfishly weren’t quite ready to give up any desirable “creature comforts” like: Quality beds and linens, well equipped kitchen & bath, restaurants within walking distance, a gorgeous ocean view and… all this actually ON the beach (yeah, we're spoiled a little). Well, Aquahouse delivered on all points and then some ! We were delighted!.
We did our research on line thru VRBO for places to stay on Grand Turk. We lucked out with our choice for one of the condos at Aquahouse. The owner, Dana, and her contacts with island residents ( Dale for one) were all so helpful, friendly and pro-active to our planning and our stay that we felt pampered before we ever got there. Once on Grand Turk and then at our condo at Aquahouse, however, it just got better from there!
We didn’t have to rent a car because part of our condo rental agreement included not just being picked up at the airport, but a trip to the grocery, and liquor stores for our all important food and “spirits” supplies. The condo furnished the same starter supplies you would expect at any vacation resort so our purchases were selective not basic. After that, a car wasn’t necessary. It was just relax, and enjoy our private surroundings!
I can tell you the description of Aquahouse on line did not do it justice (the pictures of the ocean and the shoreline tho were accurate). Our condo, and it’s location on the beach was awesome. The hardwood floors through out (except tile in the bathrooms) had an aged smooth patina that was stunning and beautiful. The owner apparently is an artist and a traveler so the condo’s tasteful décor reflects a restful color pallet of the sea and an insight as to what a vacationer would appreciate in accommodations (I call it the meeting the three C’s: Clean, Comfortable and Classy).
There’s a serenity, privacy and even intimacy with the ocean here that when you first arrive, open the French doors to that turquoise sea just beyond your bedroom patio, you just have to smile from ear to ear as you take in the beautiful ocean view and welcome yourself to paradise! It’s an “Ah” moment!!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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+1649 946-1128
Grand Turk Turks & Caicos
Wellington, New Zealand
5

LOVELY HOLIDAY HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Having the gorgeous beach right on our doorstep was a lovely treat. The condo is well equipped, especially the kitchen and the games were much appreciated by the kids. The use of the bikes made shopping easy. Lucy was very helpful and saw to all our needs. We have however noted that the condo in the pictures was not the one we were given.

We totally recommend the Gibbs Cay boat trip - swimming with the stingrays was a fantastic experience!
Thanks very much for a memorable holiday.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacquie,

Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Aqua House and for sending your very complimentary review! I'm delighted that your stay went so well. You live on the other side of our world, but I sincerely hope you'll return and stay longer next time.

Cheers!
Dana (owner)

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
GRAND TURK AIRPORT
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
FERRY FROM GRAND TURK TO SALT CAY
Nearest Beach
OUT THE BACK DOOR
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
OSPREY BEACH HOTEL BAR
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
GOVERNOR'S HOUSE
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
OSPREY BEACH HOTEL RESTAURANT
Car: not necessary

Aqua House is located in a quiet residential area. It faces the ocean in the back, a salina in the front, and a small park on one side. A very short walk--less than 10 minutes via the beach or the road--takes you to Duke Street where most of the bars and restaurants and dive shops are located. You will enjoy the solitude of 'your' beach. You can walk a couple of miles and not see another person. But, on Cruise Ship days, if you crave more activity, you may go to the Cruise Ship Centre and join in with their festivities, eat in their restaurants, and shop in their shops including a duty-free store.

Your level of activity can range from doing absolutely nothing to filling your days with water sports, whale and dolphin watching, island excursions to feed sting rays and eat fresh conch, sightseeing on foot, bicycle, or rented scooter, shopping, fishing, bird watching, riding horses, beach combing, reading, eating and drinking, and/or making new friends.

Grand Turk is one island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago that has maintained its historical significance. The National Museum on Grand Turk is the place to go for in-depth information about the original Taino Indians, the development of the salt trade, the War of 1812, and John Glenn's nose cone landing. The evolution of the salt trade was aided by Bermudians who left behind buildings of significant Bermudian architecture, the salinas, and the free-roaming donkeys you will see while you are here. Flint rock and knapped flints from 1812 wash up on the beach every day--200 years after the war. John Glenn's space landing occurred here because there was a US Naval Base near the open sea on Grand Turk. The base is now the site of the Community College. A replica of John Glenn's nose cone is displayed on John Glenn Drive at the entrance to the airport. You will see signs all over Grand Turk identifying this island as Columbus's First Landing. Maybe--maybe not!

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Grand Turk Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • $300/nt--$1850/wk
  • USD
  • Unit #1 rates: $1850/week for one or two guests: $250/night for additional days.
  • Daily rate for stays of fewer than seven days: $300/night for one or two guests.
  • Minimum stay is four days.
  • Extra nightly rate for more than two guests: $25/night/per person 12 and older.
  • No charge for children 11 and under who are staying with adult guests.
  • One or two roll-away beds are available at no additional charge.
  • 10% discount for return visits.

Amenities

Grand Turk Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have tiled floors, walls, and shower enclosures. The showers are extra-large. The vanities are marble-topped. Each bathroom is supplied with piles of soft, fluffy towels. A hair dryer is available. Toilet paper, tissues, bath soap, and liquid hand soap are provided in every bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roll-away bed and bedding are available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roll-away bed and bedding available
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans and floor fans. The comfortable, queen-size beds are covered with high-quality cotton linens. Each bedroom has more than enough space for the addition of a roll-away bed which is available with bedding. All bedrooms are well-supplied with additional pillows and bed linens. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers, two nightstands with reading lamps, clock radios,and flashlights. The closets contain plenty of hangers, a laundry bin, plus a full-length mirror in the master closet. All bedrooms have private access to their own bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Seating in the spacious living room can be expanded by adding dining area chairs and/or balcony chairs. From the sea side of Aqua House, you can clearly see whales (in season--January until April) and dolphins (all year round) playing in the ocean.