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Charming Beachfront Cottage With Historic Details And All Modern Amenities.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,454 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom Cottage On The Beach. New Tastefully Decorated Home.

A Beachfront house: three full bedrooms, master suite with private bath and full ocean view, second bedroom with two twin beds, third bedroom- game room/ family room with sleeper couch, sleeps two. It is really comfortable, we have tried it out to make sure!

The house is brand new and everything in it is new. It includes all the modern amenities; dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer etc. There is a wrap around porch, outdoor beach side deck and outdoor shower.

Martin and Donna Seim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Martin and Donna Seim

Martin and I have been long time friends with Grand Turk! Martin started coming to Grand Turk with his folks in 1964. They fell in love with the island and made a home there. It had just been electrified! Martin brought me once we were engaged in 1974 and we have been coming ever since. When we arrive each time our friends say, "Welcome home!"

Martin and Donna Seim purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Martin and Donna Seim chose Turks & Caicos

Lucayan Shores is a very special property, once belonging to the Lucayan Indians, the original settlers on the island. Archaeological finds have confirmed that Lucayan Indians returned seasonally to this exact shore, 600 to 800 years ago, which we have

lovingly named after them.

What makes this cottage unique

We built these four cottages in the style of an old Bermudian cottage on the outside and full of modern comforts on the inside! The beach is a lovely walking beach, encouraging beach combing and bird watching. The sunsets are spectacular! We do love these Lucayan Shores!


Grand Turk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1454 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Charming Beachfront Cottage With Historic Details And All Modern Amenities.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Very relaxing and some of the most beautiful views ever

  • 5 of 5

Once we were set in we went and did all things from deep sea fishing to snorkeling to petting stingrays.

Our family had a great adventure in a very clean and comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a special treat to meet you and your family. We like to meet when we are on island. Our guests always are very special. So glad you enjoyed your Gibb Cay trip to swim with sting rays. And we loved to hear that the wild horses and donkeys were key in bringing you to Grand Turk! It does make it a special place. The views are beautiful! We do hope you will come and visit again!
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Lovely Lemon Meringue

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a beautifully appointed vacation home - ready for any visitors to relax. We are a family of 6 - 2 adults, 4 children (14, 12, 10, 6). We were all looking for a relaxing get-a-way, with some options of activities (but not too much). We were not looking for a resort-style vacation with all the hustle and bustle. The location offers a really nice way to enjoy "family time". We walked the beach, swam, threw frisbees, played paddle, flew kites, rented bikes to ride to the light house and visited the local grocery to enjoy meals and snacks in the house. We also walked around Cockburn Town to take everything in.

The layout of the house is open with bedrooms off to the side. All of the rooms have ceiling fans and AC units. We went during a hot week and used the ceiling fans 90%+ of the time with the windows open. If we turned on any of the units, it was for a short spurt to get some cool air moving. While it was hot, the way the windows are situated - you get a nice cross-breeze with the fans going.

The beach is private, but it was nice to chat with some locals who were taking some walks...we met some interesting people! Our 6 year-old had a fairly consistent "playdate" with one of the neighbor's dogs, playing fetch. You will need water shoes for swimming, but that did not stop us or the kids at all. We did plenty of snorkeling right here as well. A really fun aspect of this beach is the waves. It is much wavier here than at Governor's Beach - the kids loved playing in the waves and trying to body surf.

As far as activities and restaurants, we spent the majority of the time at the house and only four 1/2 days (so 2 days total) doing an excursion of sorts: My husband dove one morning with Oasis - loved it; We snubba'd with Oasis - kids loved it; We did Gibbs Cay with Bohio - really fun day learning about the island and not with a "large cruise tour". We ate dinner one night at Atrium and an early dinner at Margaritaville after spending the early afternoon at Governor's beach (M'ville gave the kids a more resort-type experience with a pool). Governor's Beach was really nice. All in all - we probably spent four 1/2 days away from the house/beach; the kids really enjoyed stepping out and playing on the beach in front of Lemon Meringue.

We strongly recommend this house as a vacation spot. The Donna & Martin and Deb were extremely responsive and helpful - from the very beginning of planning the trip to our departure.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for such an excellent review! It was so much fun to read what you liked and what excursions you enjoyed during your stay in Grand Turk. We are also happy you had full use of the house and beach and how comfortable you were with the amenities. We do love to hear that our guests came away with the island in their hearts! Please do come again, we would love to have you return! Donna and Martin
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a perfect vacation

  • 4 of 5

just home from a wonderful vacation on Grand Turks at this great get away home. The house was clean and comfortable and it had most everything that we needed.

Walks on the beach and dining out were a perfect way to relax. Deborah was helpful and we felt welcomed.

Grand Turks is a quiet island when the cruise ships are not in and we really enjoyed the low key life. Grocery shopping was a little less then we were hoping for, but eating out was great. We rented and car and explored the island from one end to the other....had a fun adventure every day. Don't plan to swim on the beach right in front of the cottage but there are plenty of places to swim where the beach is sandy.

We came to relax and we were not disappointed

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We love to hear from our guests, especially when they entitle their review with 'a perfect vacation'! We were happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring the whole island. That is super! And that you also found it wonderful and relaxing. We agree the restaurants are fabulous for such a small island of only three thousand people. Oh yes, the groceries can be a challenge, BUT the brand-new E&R market is a big boon for the island! They have promised to work really hard on fresh produce and meat. We all wish them great success!
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Fabulous Lemon Meringue

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect in every way for your relaxing vacation. Beautiful home with all the amenities you could ever want. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful views. Perfectly located to enjoy all that Grand Turk has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased to hear that our guests have relaxed and enjoyed all the amenities of Lemon Meringue Cottage on our beautiful island of Grand Turk! It was so nice to meet you and thanks so much for supporting the Museum. Martin
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The Lemon villa is a beautiful ocean front property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I traveled to Grand Turk and stayed in Donna & Martin's ocean side villa from February 3rd to 10th 2017. This was our first vacation to Turks & Caicos. Everything about the villa was fantastic, from initial booking and communication with Donna & Martin to our arrival and meeting with Deborah the property manager to the fantastic week we enjoyed!

The villa itself is beautifully laid out with all the necessities you need. The ocean side location was great. We enjoyed the beach right outside the door and in particular the sunsets every night. Our entire experience on the island was relaxing and enjoyable. We hope to return to this island paradise sooner rather than later and would highly recommend this property to anyone!

We enjoyed both cooking our own meals at the villa and visiting some of the local restaurants. Our favourite afternoon stop was at the Sandbar, a small restaurant / bar right on the beach on Duke Street. Great food and drinks. For dinner, although we visited a few very good restaurants, we by far enjoyed the Grand Turk Inn. The food was 5 star. Our only regret is we didn't visit more often!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent all around. Strong recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 7 night stay at this wonderful property. The location is very private. Excellent sunsets and beach to walk. Not very good for swimming. A short drive to Governors beach is great for swimming. The public pool at the cruise dock is a great way to spend a day. The home is spotless, very new, accommodations were perfect. Great customer care, several follow up calls to see if everything was OK. Excellent all around. Strong recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the privacy and the charm of Lemon Meringue Cottage. And that you found Governor's Beach, which is our favorite too! We do hope you come back and visit us again on the island of Grand Turk!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Grand Turk Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bohio Dive Resort
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Bohio Dive Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Steps in front of home
Car: recommended

Lucayan Shores is located on the north west beach just minutes from the Bohio Dive Resort (Bar, Restaurant, snorkeling, diving trips, Etc.). Historic Cockburn Town and the Grand Turk National Museum are a few short minutes away by car, bike or golf cart.This is a brand new home on a very private stretch of beach.

Grand Turk is only @ 7 miles long so everything is really close. If you are looking for "action", at the southern tip of the island you will find the Cruise terminal for bars, music, shopping and one of the largest fresh water pools in the Caribbean. (When the ships are in!) The northern tip features one of the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean as well as cliffs for seabirds and dramatic views of the 2 1/2 mile North Reef, site of shipwrecks, rescues and drama.

In between you may explore superb birding sites, wild donkeys and horses grazing along the road, beaches such as Governors Beach and Pillory Beach, as well as the unique architecture and history of Grand Turk and Cockburn Town.

Stroll down the unique and beautiful Duke Street continuing on to Front Street and a visit to the National Museum. You won't be disappointed! Pull up a chair and have a break at Barbie's or the Sandbar. Peek in to the Anglican Church or the library. This is an area that rewards strolling around and exploring.

Most of the visitors who stay on Grand Turk are well aware of the world famous waters surrounding the island and the fantastic diving and snorkeling adventures awaiting just offshore. You do not need to take long boat trips to arrive at dive sites, they are right offshore. All of the dive shops on the island will be happy to guide your water adventures, including trips to Salt Cay, Gibb Cay, whale watch trips and more.


Rates & Availability

Grand Turk Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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