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Gail Schofield

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

New -Beautiful, modern beachfront home.

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Overview

Turks & Caicos Villa Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom, one bath. Accomodates four.

Call now. Best rates anywhere.

We now offer a golf cart, and two bicycles.

The following are available:

Sept, Oct., Nov. and Dec.

Check Calendar for more dates between now and September.

Privacy and quiet are yours to enjoy at Sandcastles . Stroll across the back yard to the beach where you will find miles of powdery sand. Walk out to the "wall" and snorkel at the best dive sites in the Caribbean.

Newly built Bermudian style home with all amenities, located 2 1/2 miles from town, a nice bike ride. Tiled flooring extends to front and back porches. Ceiling light fans in every room with 12' ceilings. There is an outside shower on the patio. Free wireless internet, TV, and a cell phone are provided for your convenience. Horses and donkeys do stroll thru the yard and are fun to watch.

There is a concrete pad at the beach to bring your chairs or chaise lounges down to sit on.

The beautiful, warm turquoise sea beckons you with all she has to offer. Boating, whale watching, world class diving and snorkeling at your back door. Evenings offer many choices for superb dining and entertainment. Only 1 hr. and 20 min. from Miami, then a short hop to Grand Turk, a lifetime away from reality.

Come and explore historic Grand Turk, beautiful by nature.

CALL NOW - RESERVE A MONTH .... 3000.00 per month

or a week at a time until November.

For Fun...: Sports abound on Grand Turk, especially on the water. Diving is the most popular as it is one of the best in the world. Snorkeling and diving at the 7000' wall is astounding. Best dive site is the ruins at Molasses Reef.

Rental boats are available for sightseeing, whale watching, or sailing.

There are also day trips to Gibbs Cay to play with the Manta rays, (you can really pat them) or hop a ferry to Salt Cay where there are no cars and miles of beach to yourself.

Other sports you can enjoy.. Golf, tennis, horseback riding, and of course eco-tours. Call or write for details on these.

Interactive map Link..

http://g.co/maps/v8rxw

GRAND TURK DIVERS SPECIAL FOR 300.- PER PERSON.

2 dives per day for 5 days. (low season only)

check website for updated rates

Car rentals start at $ 280.00 per week....

Omar Morris 649-346-2450

or

Neville Adams, 350.- per week

Nitetime on Grand Turk:

Evenings are sublime. Enjoy dining at one of the many restaurants on the water. Whether you choose buffet, formal dining or island cuisine you can find all your favorite foods.

Entertainment by Mitch at the Osprey. Barbecue nights on Wednesdays and Sundays, and the Salt Raker on Fridays will have you singing along to all your favorites.

You can dance to Latin, Caribbean, or American music... it's all there waiting for you at Grand Turk.

Carnival Cruise Port at South Base:

Carnival Cruise Port is alive with music, shops and beachside bars. There is an amazing FLOWRIDER pool you can SURF on, as well as a gigantic wading pool, which is the largest of any cruise center.

Be sure to check out Jimmy Buffet's Margueritaville Restaurant.

Miles of perfect sandy beach at the Cruise Center and the west shore. Get a massage on the beach at the Cruise Center, also.

Take a stroll up the beach and find JACK'S BEACH BAR, 500' north of the Cruise Center, and receive your FREE RUM DRINK ! Just mention that you are my guest at Sandcastles.

Key words, Grand Turk, beachfront, villa, Caribbean vacation

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Schofield (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gail Schofield

My life has been anything but ordinary.

Restaurants, offices, trucks, construction and massage are a few of the many vocations I have had.

My son is 32, studying for his PHD in New Zealand for 1 more year. I am now semi retired and travel in my 24' RV. I enjoy Florida winters more than New Hampshire. Short term rentals are the best way to share this beautiful island home, and have the flexibility to work at my own convenience.

Gail Schofield purchased this villa in 2005

Why Gail Schofield chose Turks & Caicos

After dreaming of a house on the beach for a long time,

I found this piece of land and started building my home in 2004.

It was an adventure to be sure, being alone and single, but it was worth it 10 months later when it was finished. Life changed my plans to stay, so I headed back to Cape Cod where I finished massage school.

It was even more quiet then, just a few grocery stores, one water fountain, and 2 good restaurants. The one priceless quality, is that you are the only one walking the perfectly beautiful beach.. along with the occasional cow, donkey or horse. It's still just as secluded, tho there are more homes on the north stretch of beach.

This home has been a rental since 2005, and I visit as often as I can. This is the first year as a monthly rental in the winter.

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What makes this villa unique

I find that I still love the same things about this island and my home as I did when I first came here.

Every evening at the same time, I would stop everything and sit on the back porch to watch the sun go down. It's different here. Mesmerizing. In the morning I can't wait to get up before the sun rises. Clean air, water, and quiet. When you walk the beach it's your own private island. Now that I have had the time to fix up every little thing, it's perfect.

Now I wish I could stay....

Reviews

4
based on 6 traveler reviews

New -Beautiful, modern beachfront home.
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
4

Low key relaxation

  • 4 of 5

Just back from a lovely stay at Sandcastles! First time in GT (have been to Provo). Loved my holiday. The owner, Gail, was great to communicate with and emailed a helpful info book. She'll also help set you up with transport from the airport. She's quick to answer any questions. And listen to her advise on the supermarkets and when the boat comes in with fresh veg/fruit. Def pick up bottled water & anything else needed before arriving at the house. The house is a bit north of the "main drag" & so that qualifies as remote for GT. The nearest action was Bohio - maybe 20 plus min relaxed beach walk away? The house has good bones - it's not fancy but there are also no fancy, upscale hotels that I found on the island. And those accommodations are probably 2x or more per night so I really enjoyed being independent; what made it- the location & the great price. Opening up the house front to back was wonderful during the day with a brilliant breeze. The water out front was so lovely and diverse; little pools, grassy areas, rocks, gorgeous colors to the water - it's not a swimming beach but beautiful to walk & explore. So many great shells and got to see a few sea turtles popping up. Rarely was there anyone else. You can swim closer to Bohio. Their food/drink prices are a bit higher than other restaurants on the main strip but their snapper & salads are delish. I would recommend a car rental for at least part of the time if you aren't into biking. Did take taxis - about $20 to get anywhere. As a New England girl who grew up with the true cottages on the coast, this place reminds me of my childhood. The towels are a bit worn, the metal door has suffered with the salt, there's a little mish mash of stuff. Things like that were fine for me because otherwise it's well equipped and again, the price is great. We could cook. There were coffee makers. I can drink my wine out of a regular glass instead of a wine glass - more fun for me. And I know you should never turn on a tv on vacation but there's a small flat screen with DVD player so I brought down Game of Thrones 5 to prep for season 6.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caribbean Paradise

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of February at Sandcastle and thoroughly enjoyed our winter holiday on Grand Turk. The property was exactly as listed : very quiet, private and relaxing. Gail is very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant choices are limited on Grand Turk, however and this is not an island for those seeking nightlife. It appears that scuba diving and snorkeling are the main draws. We were very happy with Sandcastles and Grand Turk for the lack of typical tourist attractions. I recommend the Bohio Dive Resort for snorkeling and dinner. We used the bikes every day for the shorter trips. Grand Turk offers subtle attractions, beyond the beaches, found by walking or biking around the island. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richard

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing property. Very comfortable for two. My wife and I have just come back from a month there. We were met at the airport by Austin and taken to a good grocery store for essentials and on the way to Sandcastle, met David who is the manager. David dealt with a water shortage and rustled up tools to repair a flat tire. He's always available for advice.

We cycled everywhere never ordering a taxi, only ten minutes to the Bohio for an English breakfast... $18 with coffee. A meal that could keep us going for a while. Sometimes we ate fish and conch at Edith's with the locals and watched the domino game across the street. Twice we left our valuables at the tourism information center and swam out to the wall, three or four hundred yards. Boats take cruise passengers there and the coral is quite good and only 20 feet or so below. The transition from the coral to the 7000 ft wall is dramatic! A lot of Marine life , turtles, Moray eels, nurse sharks and abundant fish. We are avid snorkelers and went out right in front of Sandcastle about one hour either side of high tide swimming out in very shallow water for the first 20 yards or so. A quarter of a mile North at a rock, one can swim at any state of tide.

We saw a turtle and an eagle ray the day we arrived and subsequently Lobster, sting rays, and massive schools of sprats, as well as the usual parrot fish etc.

The beach is beautiful and unspoilt and the bird life is fantastic. Wild donkeys and horses occasionally walk the property. We sat on the veranda a lot and watched the cruise ships come and go. Twice wew saw migrating humpback's going north.

It's about seven miles to the Cruise center but we'll worth a cycle for the unused unspoilt white sand beach beyond. Not a bad coral reef offshore there and Jack's Shack serves good fish and complimentary rum, close to the Cruise center. Most of the passengers don't leave the vicinity thus leaving the island unspoilt for the likes of us! We enjoyed cycling to town for water and supplies or in the evening for supper and live music at the Salt Raker Inn. Horse riding at the Lighthouse is a must. A great thrill particularly if you swim with them.

This property is a great find. All amenities, quiet, TV and WiFi, comfortable, great shower , amazing view and good snorkeling. The coral is not that good but the sea life more than makes 2up for this.

Watching the 'green flash' after a good day of exercise in the comfort of your own place is hard to beat!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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sandcastles

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly as listed : very quiet, private and relaxing. We walked the beaches every day , very enjoyable. We were met at the airport, arrangements were made for a car, and Gail's recommendations were really good, we ate at a different restaurant every night.The restaurant choices are limited, however and this is not an island for those seeking nightlife. It appears that scuba and snorkeling diving are the main draws. We were very happy with Sandcastles and Grand Turk for the lack of typical tourist attractions. I recommend the Bohio dive resort for snorkeling and dinner.

We used the bikes every day for the shorter trips, we were surprised at how many of the residents greeted us, either by a wave or hello. Grand Turk offers subtle attractions, beyond the beaches, found by walking or biking around the island. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Sandcastles - quiet

  • 4 of 5

We spent most of our time on Grand Turk under the water. The scuba diving is amazing. Grand Turk Diving has great dive masters and guides and can accommodate divers and snorkelers.

Sandcastles is about a 15 minute bike ride to the center of town (and the dive outfitters). Two bikes were provided at the house. These are 'island bikes' - the are functional for a 7 mile island, but not as comfortable as your own bike. Grand Turk is a quiet island altogether, and the north end of the island, where Sandcastles is located, is even more quiet.

Sandcastles was clean and had all the basic amenities for you to make your stay on Grand Turk your own personalized adventure or quiet retreat. The beach is quiet with little activity which means the sand is also not groomed. (If you are looking for resort accommodations and vacation packages, I recommend Bohio Resort.) The beach by the house is also very hot as there is no shade. There is a nice porch on the back of the house facing the water where you can enjoy shade and a cool breeze. It it is difficult to swim at low tide near the house due to the shallow water and coral, rocks, seagrass, urchins, and other threats to soft feet. The snorkeling was not great directly in front of the house, but I was able to see a stingray, a few reef fish, and plenty of conch at about a 20 foot depth. A dive outfitter can take you to more impressive snorkeling/diving locations on the same stretch of shoreline. Overall, I recommend staying at this house because it allows you to have the freedom to explore the island at your own pace or to just hide in quiet place.

Gail was extremely helpful and attentive to the needs of her house and house guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Sandcastles Awesome

  • 4 of 5

If you are not familiar with Grand Turk it is a very relaxed pace and "sandcastles" is the same. It is located on the far north end of the island and is somewhat isolated although you do have a few neighbours. You are directly on the beach with a 25 minute walk both north and south. The southern walk will take you to the "Bohio" resort where the food is excellent with a very nice tiki bar for drinks.

The property is a one bedroom with a pull out couch. Wifi, satellite tv, 4 pc bath. The owner, Gail Schofield, is very helpful, before we booked as well as during our stay. She has someone pick you up at the airport, Valentine, who also waited while we shopped for groceries. He also checked on us a few times during the month.

Wild donkeys, horses and cows showed up in the yard on more than one occasion.

Completely harmless!

I was able to snorkel on a daily basis, depending on wind. Eagle ray, barracuda, and all the other tropical fish. Fantastic scuba as well.

I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Jags International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bohio Resort
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
South Base
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grand Turk Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Guanahani Restaurant at Bohio Resort
Car: recommended

Turks and Caicos Islands are 1 and 1/2 hours from Miami.

The cleanest water and most amazing weather is consistant here in these beautifull islands.

Refer to this link for an interactive map. . http://g.co/maps/v8rxw

Sandcastles is located 2 1/2 miles from town, where you will find grocery, bakery, departments stores, restaurants, and dive shops. The golf course is on the south end of the island near the airport.

The Carnival Cruise Line has brought unique shopping, restaurants and services to Grand Turk. You will still find it's a quaint, historic, and laid back island. Not even one traffic light in the seven mile stretch from north to south. A variety of sports and activities are here if you choose, or enjoy the peace and quiet. Come to Grand Turk and relax, it's all beautiful by nature.

Other Activities: 2 bicycles, and a golf cart at house. 2 Chaise Lounges, and an umbrella. GRAND TURK DIVERS welcomes you to crystal cear aquamarine waters and colorful corals. Join with friendly sea creatures in a rhythmic dance under streaming beams of light. Delight in the drama of a deep blue abyss, where dive sites are only minutes from white sandy beaches. Join Smitty, a Grand Turk native with over 25 years experience, to make this dive vacation the most memorable experience of a lifetime.

SPEACIAL PACKAGE AVAILABLE

105.- per day, per person, 2 tank dive.

115.- for one day, 2 dives, per person.

Grand Turk Divers offer day trips to Salt Cay (less than 100 inhabitants)and Gibbs Cay to play with Manta Rays. Dive the 7000' wall or rent snorkel gear to see the beauty down under.Golf, tennis, sailboats, and more are available for your pleasure and excitement.

Golf: At the south end of the island near the airport is a Golf Course.

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Grand Turk Villa Rental Rates

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Apr 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 

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Amenities

Turks & Caicos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Plenty of storage, linens and 4 pillows available. Plenty of towels, including beach towels. A hair dryer, (Pantene) shampoo and conditioner, tanning lotion and oil. nail polish and remover, dove soap, bug spray, after bite cream, and much more.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) The living room sofa opens up into a queen sized bed; Very comfortable. Bedroom A/c shouldn't be used, as it is not working. The new split unit in the living room is very cool and takes care of the whole house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A GOLF CART will be available 5/15/16 No nearby neighbors. 10 lot subdivision 2 lots to the north. Dive boats moor in front of the house. You can walk out and snorkel at the wall. Interactive map link for Grand Turk: http://g.co/maps/v8rxw Massage at the Cruise Center, Elizabeth Hanchell.

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