About the property
- Apartment950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4
SUMMARY: Quaint 2 bedroom, 1 bath, beachfront apartment unit, in a single story building, nestled on a sandy beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Our unit has gorgeous views from almost every room and a wonderful covered beach side veranda where you can listen to the gentle lapping of the sea and view the beautiful sunsets. Come enjoy our wonderful swimming and snorkeling beach, the best of both worlds. Belongers (the native islanders) say it's the 2nd best beach on the island, Governors Beach, a public beach, being #1. We are an easy 10 minute walk to town and restaurants.
Grand Turk is a charming 'Old World' Caribbean island with quaint colonial buildings lining the narrow walled streets. The local people are very friendly on this laid-back Caribbean island. This is a British governed island, the currency is the US dollar.
INTRODUCTION: Crabtree Apartments is a small apartment complex consisting of only 3 units, side-by-side, in a single story building. They are nestled on the beach with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. You will enjoy wonderful views from nearly every room in the apartment. Both the living room and one of the bedrooms open onto a large private beach front veranda where you can relax to the sound of the gently lapping waves. The veranda is sure to be your favorite place to relax with cocktails while you watch the sunset and maybe even catch a glimpse of the infamous "Green Flash". It's so enjoyable to breakfast on the veranda watching the birds fly by and see the color of the sea change from vibrant royal blue to turquoise as the sun rises higher in the sky. We have three units available; you can find them all here; listing numbers:
Unit 1 (South End Unit) 4061413
Unit 2 (Center Unit) 4061415 - our largest unit connects with Unit 3 for large families
Unit 3 (North End Unit) 53010 - connects with Unit 2 for large families and groups
APARTMENT DESCRIPTION: This unit has a fully equipped kitchen, we even supply a few spices and a few grocery items to get your started. We know that after a day of travel the last thing you want to do is try to find the grocery store and shop. We supply a few breakfast items so that you can go out to dinner that night, have breakfast at the apartment in the morning, get your bearings and do your food shopping. We have 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, one with a King size bed and views of the sea, it has access to the veranda with the beach just beyond. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be put together as a king bed, if you prefer, with views of the Salina and all the wildlife it attracts. The unit has 1 bath with a large tile shower. The bedrooms are separated by the bath, giving the bedrooms a bit more privacy. The dining/living room boast wonderful views of the sea and opens to a large, private veranda. You step from your private veranda directly onto the beach. The sea is literally right outside your door! There is a constant tropical breeze that flows through the apartment creating a pleasant atmosphere to relax.
We are located on a beautiful quiet beach, in a nice quiet residential neighborhood. Restaurants and town are an easy 10 minute walk away.
ABOUT GRAND TURK: Grand Turk is a small “Old World” Caribbean island. The island has maintained the charm of the colonial days due to the many antique colonial Bermudian buildings and white washed walled lined streets. You’ll feel as though you stepped back in time as you venture out for an evening stroll. There are beautiful views from nearly every place you visit on the island. Many of the restaurants are seated on the edge of the beach, a romantic setting for a leisurely meal. The local people are friendly and welcoming. The Turks and Caicos are considered some of the safest in the Caribbean, they are British governed islands but the currency is the U.S. Dollar.
Come and visit us here in our little piece of paradise. We literally are perched on the edge of the beach with all the amenities of your own apartment right at your fingertips. We know you will love it and look forward to seeing you.
NOTE: What we have that most other apartment and house rentals on Grand Turk don't have; We have the beach right outside your door and we are a pleasant residential area within walking distance to town and restaurants. Your rental unit will be directly on the beach. Our beach and swimming has very little seaweed and has a firm sandy bottom swimming area. Our family have run this vacation rental, on Grand Turk, since 2004 and have earned an excellent 5 star reputation. See our reviews on listing number 53010.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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.
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Best vacation ever!
Before I review our stay I think it's always important to let people know the high level of great communication with Jessalyn and how amazingly easy she is to work with. We originally booked our honeymoon at the Crabtree in November. When hurricanes hit we sadly had to cancel. Jessalyn gave us a refund that day without any problems and we promised to return. That was the best decision ever! There is something very special about the Crabtree that is hard to explain, other than it has a great relaxing "vibe" or energy about it. You can tell hundreds of people have had amazing vacations there. We stayed in Unit 3. They thought of everything. Coffee, eggs, bread and juice were waiting for us after a very long travel day. There was also a bottle of wine with a note wishing us a happy belated honeymoon. The kitchen was well stocked, there were beach towels and chairs. We literally didn't need to bring anything with us except our suits and shorts. There was even sunscreen. The beach was spotless and we literally saw our very nice neighbors only a couple of times. We had the beach to ourselves most days. Our goal was to relax and enjoy the stunning water, the beach and Crabtree Apartments and that goal was met. There wasn't a single thing I would have changed about the unit, it was perfect! One thing to note is that there are three potcakes (island dogs) that have adopted the Crabtree. Chase, Paws and Smiley. There was a another dog Sushi and a momma dog also. We love animals so this was very nice for us. Tough to get dog food on the island but cheese was a big hit and we always made sure they had water. It added to our experience and we were so sad to leave. We travel a lot and like to go new places but I can honestly say we will come back as many times as possible. Our neighbors there have been coming every year since the 90's. That is a great testament to the level of care, cleanliness, thoughtfulness, relaxation and the amazingly stunning beach and views right in front of your door! Crabtree is a very special place and even though Grand Turk is still recovering from the hurricanes there isn't a thing I would change about our visit. The people of GT were super friendly, Jessalyn made sure we had all the information we needed and as soon as we walked in we knew it was going to be an amazing trip. It very much was! Thank you so much Crabtree Apartments and Jessalyn for our stunningly beautiful, relaxing and wonderful stay in Grand Turk! Amazing!
Great Place, Great People and Plenty of Fun Things to do
Grand Turk is a really relaxed and interesting place and Crabtree Apartments are perfectly located to enjoy what the island has to offer. We explored the island, enjoyed the amazing beaches and turquoise blue water and got to know some great people.
The apartment itself is stocked with a lot of nice extras including coffee, breakfast food, loads of extra towels, lounge chairs and two great bikes that have double baskets for hauling groceries or snorkeling gear. I have never been to a VRBO that had been as thoughtfully set up for our arrival. The apartment manager was professional and helpful and although we didn't really need much from her she was always available.
On the island, we snorkeled right out back of the apartment and saw some cool fish but up the beach at Governor's Beach the fish were everywhere and we could just float out over the rocks and see them. All kinds of colorful fish and crystal clear water to see them.
We went into town and found some great places to eat and drink, listen to music or just meet new people and talk about the day. We rode bikes down to the Cruise Center which wasn't all that special but got a chance to see the cruise ships amazingly close to shore. We went on a crazy whale watching excursion where everyone got soaked from the choppy surf but it was a blast anyway. That night we met people from the trip and drank and laughed at what a wild day we had out at sea.
The resident dogs at Crabtree were truly surprising and friendly. They are big dogs who hang out waiting for you to go into town or for a walk on the beach. As soon as you head out, one or more go with you - like it is their job - and they 'protect' you from things like donkeys and pickup trucks and other dogs. The island is so chill a person doesn't need protecting but these dogs go with you everywhere. If you walk up to the Salt Raker for live music, cracked conch or a beer, they camp out under your table until it is time to head back. The dogs were terrific. People in town actually know where you're staying because you have these well-known and well-loved dogs with you.
We loved it at Crabtree Apartments and Grand Turk. It was more than we had hoped for and certainly a good value. It also felt good to bring some money into the community while it is rebuilding from the hurricanes. You can tell it has been through a lot but it is still an amazingly beautiful place to visit and worth every dime.
Laid back Paradise!
Poor Grand Turk.....yes the devastation caused by the Hurricanes is still quite obvious all over the island. However, Crabtree Apartment Unit 3 was our beautiful little gem for the week! Arelys the manager was there when we needed her. Jess the owner answered emails promptly. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well stocked. The beautiful beach was our backyard. Don’t expect fancy when you’re looking for places to eat you won’t find many. There are a couple of small food stores with limited supplies. We wanted rest, Sun, beach and just being away from it all - we got all we wanted and then some. Thank you Jess!!
While The Crabtree Apartment was about what we expected, the island conditions were not. The pictures on VRBO and other websites are NOT accurate. There was MUCH more devastation than we were lead to believe. Huge pieces of concrete, lumber, and wires littered the beach of the apartment making it totally unsafe. The Salina across the street, just outside the front door, was over flowing with foul smelling water and debris. We were constantly swatting mosquitos inside the apartment. There was no television or internet service. The air conditioning units need servicing as the air they put out was moldy and mildewd, which my daughter is allergic to so we had to turn them off. There was a very short supply of hot water to take a shower.
It was nice that we had start up food in the refrigerator for us. The kitchen is adequately supplied and the bed linens were very nice quality. However, we do not feel we were given a truthful account of the island conditions. The photos on VRBO and various other web sites of the property surrounding the apartment is very misleading.
Kelly, I am very sorry your stay on Grand Turk was less than satisfactory. Our family strives to have a comfortable, clean and pleasant vacation rental and we have had nothing but happy guests and many return guests for over 14 years. I had hoped to speak personally; however, I was only able to leave a message. When I was there in December the beach was high with sand, exactly as the pictures depict, which is the norm for our beach. There was a storm a few days prior to your stay. Unfortunately, it did wash some of the sand away. This happens occasionally but is short lived. The debris that washed up onto our beach has been removed.
The Salinas are a relic of the salt mining era on Grand Turk. They often attract many varieties of birds such as flamingos, egrets, herons, stilts, ducks, and sanderlings and can be quite pleasant. The debris was from the hurricane last September. The island is still recovering, however when we were there in December we felt the island was well on its way back to normal. The restaurants were up and running and the trees and plants were beginning to leaf back out.
We installed a hotspot to replace the WiFI after your stay and it has been working great. I am so sorry that there was no Internet during your stay. We have ordered a new hot water tank and our manager is having our air conditioners serviced. Thank you for making us aware of these issues. We wish you had let the manager know while you were there; she would have taken care of these right away. We work hard to keep our units in good running condition and always appreciate our guests’ input.
Grand Turk is for those who want a very laid back experience. It is a definite departure from your typical island experience.
The unit was great and the private beach was amazing!!!!! Service and response by the owner was terrific.
The only challenge was without air con in the main living area it became uncomfortable at times. Bedrooms have air con and are comfortable. Kitchen is very well stocked.
What a gem!!!
Read all the previous glowing reviews with a bit of healthy skepticism but it was blown away by our vacation. The location was perfect, the dogs were wonderful Paws (sweet old man) and Chace completely stole our hearts,. The donkeys coming out back for some scratching and food were so fun. The donkeys will eat dog food in bowls supplied and food can be bought in the local grocery stores. The beach was perfect. Just out your back door are snorkeling areas AND soft sandy bottom areas for just playing in the crystal blue waters. The rental was clean and thoughtfully well stocked with coffee, eggs, butter and OJ for that first morning breakfast. Nothing lacking and guest comfort oblivious important in furniture, beds, kitchen suppplies and veranda is awesome. Magical is the best way to describe our week at Crabtree, Grand Turk. BTW this review was written by an avowed beach hater-Alaska loving lady. Never care to set foot on a US beach again but sooo looking forward to our return visit to Crabtree and all of Grand Turk. Have to rethink my position on beach vacations IF Crabtree and GT is on the table.😁�
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.
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Maid service available upon request. We have 2 other apartments in the same building. They are also 2 bedroom, 1 bath. One of the units is conjoining with this unit which provides the opportunity to have space for larger groups. The other unit is separate. All are side by side. The conjoining unit is Homeaway number 4061415 and the other unit is Homeaway number 4061413.