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Charming Beachfront - Walk To Town And Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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. Walking distance 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 a few units in a single story building. They are nestled on the beach with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. There are 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 is 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: The 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 and then explore the island and do your food shopping. We have 2 air-conditioned bedrooms one with a queen size bed and views of the sea, it has access to the the veranda 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 dining/living room boast wonderful views of the sea and opens to a large, private veranda. You can 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 making a pleasant place to relax.

We are located on a beautiful quiet beach, in a nice quiet residential neighborhood, however restaurants and town are only 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. (Others can be across the street from the beach or on the other side of the island away from town.) Our beach and swimming has very little seaweed and a firm sandy bottom swimming area ( Seaweed can be a problem with the beach areas for many other rentals and some of the beaches are shallow and or rocky. ) We also have been a vacation rental on Grand Turk since 2004 with an excellent 5 star reputation. See our reviews on listing number 53010.

More Details

Property Manager
Jessalyn Zaykoski
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jessalyn Zaykoski

We are a family owned vacation rental. We have been renting here on Grand Turk for 11 years. Our family has been traveling to the Turks and Caicos since 1988 and love it for the friendly people and that is a wonderful place to 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 on the beach, 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 the 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.


Cockburn Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Garden View Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be pushed into a king
  • Ocean view bedroom - This bright and airy bedroom has wonderful views of the turquoise sea and opens onto the private veranda. Either a queen or king bed. Garden view bedroom - This comfortable bedroom has views of the salinas and all the wildlife they attract. The twin beds in this room can be converted into a king size bed to accommodate a couple. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and are also equipped with ceiling fans but there are wonderful tropical breezes that flow through the apartment nearly all the time for those who love the fresh air.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
We have 2 other apartments in the same building. One unit connects with this unit to create a space for larger parties. The connecting unit is Homeaway number 176501 and the other apartment is 4061413. All 3 units are 2 bedroom, 1 bath, side by side.


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Relaxing stay on Grand Turk

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I are leaving Grand Turk today after a very relaxing stay at Crabtree Apartments, unit 2 (middle unit). Leslie and Jess the owners were very helpful prior to our arrival and throughout our stay answering any questions. Arelys was quick to assist as well. The apartment was clean. King bed was comfortable. AC in the bedrooms worked great. TV with DVD player was nice in the evenings (no cable available still). WiFi was hit and miss. We loved having the beach right outside our door. We walked or rode the bikes wherever we went, including down to the cruise center one day. We ate dinner twice at Osprey, twice at Turks Head Inne, and once took Jack’s taxi up to Bohio for dinner. Everyone we encountered here was pleasant and helpful, from the diving companies to the restaurants and stores.

Grand Turk is a very relaxing environment. WiFi is limited. As is TV availability. Bring a book or two and enjoy escaping from the craziness of everyday life back home.

We highly recommend Grand Turk and Crabtree Apartments, if you enjoy doing your own thing in a relaxing environment. If you prefer no crowds and a low-key spot to vacation, this is it. Looking forward to when we can come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real getaway in paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and a really beautiful place right on the beach then look no further. I stayed here a week and could not be more satisfied with the whole experience. Everything that is up on the site for this property is exactly what is promised. It is perfect for 2-4 people and is totally worth the price for it all. The funny thing is that the owners were staying right beside us the whole time so we got the inside scoop on everything to do while there. They were so nice and accommodating the whole time that it just added to the whole experience. They have bikes to use which definitely helped out to get around the whole island and easily. There are enough food markets on the island to get what you need for the week and I would highly suggest going to the jerk chicken food truck guy at least once because it was delicious (great tip from Leslie)! We had flown pretty easily from the island to Provo for a night to have the resort experience but we definitely preferred the stay at Crabtree. There is an awesome beach, governor's beach, that is about a 30-40 minute walk down from the house that is breathtaking. We literally saw only 2 people walk by the whole time we were there. The overall damage from the hurricanes appears to be resolved and we did not notice much of the damage.

We also booked a great snorkel experience through the exclusive escape tours that are located close to the cruise ship dock site. I was able to dive for my own conch, snorkel around the reef and then we all ate fresh conch salad!

I would highly recommend this property to rent for a great getaway experience and would definitely come back for another stay in the future. One suggestion that some people may like is a hammock. It is great without one but that could add to the whole beach sunset experience.

Thank you for such a great stay!

Tom and Kevin

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get Away from It All

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to get away from it all to relax. Grank Turk and the Crabtree Apartments are made for sitting back, dipping your toes in the water while enjoying the sun and the surf.

The entire family loved the location, the serenity and the interaction with our local daily visitors which were the potcakes and donkeys.

Truly sad to leave our place.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view was fantastic, the apartment was clean and we had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed the property. Waking up to the dogs, horses and donkeys every morning was a joy. The view was fantastic, we even saw a humpback whale the first morning sitting on the veranda!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, bright, peaceful. Would easily recommend

  • 4 of 5

Everything required to have a home away of home, very bright, very clean, the best porch ever. Thank you - the accessible bikes were fantastic

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful family Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location steps across the beach to the ocean. The three cottages are on a relatively sparsely populated part of the beach within easy walking to shops and hotels. Each has two bedrooms and the three easily sleep eight to twelve. They are tastefully decorated, comfortable, clean and excellently equipped for families who like to cook. The sea was turquoise on calm days, absolutely perfect with great visibility. Even on windy days swimming was always fun. There is new coral growth on part of the reef and some good snorkeling. This visit had a little more rain than previously, usually at night or early morning which meant our breakfasts were accompanied by rainbows.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maid service available upon request.
We have 2 other apartments in the same building. One unit connects with this unit to create a space for larger parties. The connecting unit is Homeway number 176501 and the other apartment is 4061413. All 3 units are 2 bedroom, 1 bath, side by side.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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