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Secluded Beachfront Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

One bedroom, one bath. Accomodates four.

Best rates in all Turks and Caicos

No need for a car...... Saves you $400.- per week

Now taking reservations by the dates available in April.

Book your vacation this week, (by Feb.8) and get 10% off !

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 .... 3240.00 per month

or a week at a time at 900.00

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..


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


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

Gail Schofield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

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, and have a new home in Florida. Short term rentals are the best way to share this beautiful island home.

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.

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 second year as a monthly rental in the winter.


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....


Grand Turk Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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: Massage at the Cruise Center, Elizabeth Hanchell.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Secluded Beachfront Paradise
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 9 reviews

heaven!!!!on earth

  • 5 of 5

I visited Sandcastles for a week with my daughter Rosemary, and we had a great time. There is no traffic,

and hardly any one even walks by on the beach. Walked every morning to the northern most point…

Maybe there are 6 houses in a mile, and very quiet.

The house is roomy, and very clean. We did find that we needed to set up the fan in the living room to

blow the cool air into the bedroom when it was too warm at night… other than that the temperature is

wonderful day and night. Internet is fast, and TV has lots of channels. i didn't want to watch tv!!!

The water is very, very clean and! Not so windy that it blows you away… We walked out to the

“wall” and went snorkeling, right in front of the house. The dive companies moor their boats right there

because this is one of the best sites on the whole west coast…

We saw so many coral, and fish.. amazing!!!

The grocery stores don’t have as much fresh food as in the states, but you can get fresh local vegetables

and fruits (the basics) 2 days per week. Other than that you have frozen fish, beef, or chicken. It is

possible to bring in your own fresh meats when you fly in. There is a good assortment of spices and

condiments at the house.

The best restaurant was Osprey for the buffet, and the Sandbar for great lunches got to check them out!!fresh fish!!yum!Fresh fish always

cooked perfect. Prices are reasonable.

Other than that, we read a lot of books talked ..and just soaked up this piece of heaven!but sometimes my daughter had to watch movies...but There are DVD movies to watch and i was happy to have a good selection of music cds!!but here was my favorite the golf cart! slow like me..but so great to have!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Sandcastles! Were there for a month and would of loved to of stayed longer. The house is very comfortable and the walk out back to the beach is perfect. It is a nice quiet beach with beautiful sand and water. The bed was comfortable and there are 3 new deck chairs as mentioned. So nice to use in the mornings and evenings to sit out on the deck and enjoy. Also 2 new folding chairs for the dining table to make a total of 4 chairs. The BBQ grill was nice to have as we like to cook at home and this is the perfect place to BBQ. Gail is awesome to work with and very responsive to your needs. She also has two employees on the island that are only a phone call away and very willing to help. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked it again for Feb 2018!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to your sharp sense of observation and willingness to make it better, Sandcastles is now a vacation rental deserving of a high rating in every way. I appreciate that you believe in "leaving a place better than you found it". I have to say that you have been the BEST guests I have had in 11 years.
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Buyer Beware!

  • 1 of 5

We arrived to find that the place had not been cleaned. It smelled terrible, everything was filthy, and there was no water. We phoned the number Gail had given us for the caretaker, which turned out to be the number for the local ambulance base. Whoever answered apparently did not know who we were looking for. I then called Gail's number and, lo and behold, while I was on the phone with her, the caretaker arrived. By this time it was dark outside. There was supposed to be a golf cart, which was not there. There was no laundry soap, no dish soap and no cleaning supplies other than some bleach. There were dirty dishes in the cupboards, cockroach feces in every cupboard and drawer, mold in the refrigerator and some cupboards, a dirty bathroom with old tubes of toothpaste, dirty hairbrush, used soap etc. The ceiling fans were dirty, the oven disgusting, and we could not even sit on the couches until we had washed and bleached the slipcovers, and disposed of dead cockroaches etc. When the golf cart did arrive, it was nothing but trouble. We ended up having to spend about $100.00 on it and finally gave up completely. We rented one from Grand Turk Adventures, and were very happy we did. The new cart was well-maintained and very reliable. When we contacted Gail about the problems, she was less than receptive. She seemed to think we should train her staff and fix things. The double bed has seen better days. We spent our nights clinging to the edges to keep from rolling to the middle. Two of the four chairs in the dining area were so disgustingly dirty that no one would sit on them. The outside chairs were worse. The two bicycles are also in rough shape. One had a flat tire, and there were no tools available to change the tire and no oil to combat the rust. The television is a joke. The dvds are unplayable because they are a wreck. The guardrails around the upper deck are falling down and a section on the front porch is also unsafe. All of the window screens and doors are in need of repair and we had to use silicone to repair a piece of heavy plastic in the one door to keep the bugs out. In speaking with others on the Island, apparently we are not the first to arrive to find the place unclean and in disrepair. The Island itself is beautiful, peaceful and friendly and the locals are wonderful. We will return to Grand Turk, but never to Sandcastles.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For the first time in 12 years I had the date of arrival as the next day. Andre arrived with the golf car and took you shopping right away. The cleaning lady came 9 am as she had been instructed and you sent her home! You wanted to do it yourself and complain that you did it. The following items are fine and were not as you describe: The TV, DVD;s, the queen bed, the front railings..(are safe). If I had been told that there was a problem with the golf car, Andre would have been there to fix it. It runs fine now.You told me you spent $75.00 and didn't say for what. We now have the following: 3 new porch chairs, 2 more dining room chairs, posts on sundeck (blew off in the wind.. wasn't told) tools for the bikes, tire fixed and chain stays on. New blender, charcoal barbecue, all screens fixed and a new screen door. Very clean behind the oven, and inside. (self clean) I want to know when things need attention. I'm very happy to get all these items I thank you for the list, and have tended to everything thanks to the cooperation of the guests who are staying there this month.
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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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  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grand Turk Villa Rental Rates

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Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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10% due to reserve your dates. Non refundable.
The balance is due 30 days before vacation time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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: not necessary

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. .

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.


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

115.- for one day, 2 dives, per person. Please confirm prices.

Grand Turk Divers and Oasis 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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