About Drew & Joanie

Our Turks and Caicos Vacation Rental story.

Joanie and I fell in love with quiet Grand Turk seven years ago and just had to figure out a way to have a place here. We love it because it is off the beaten path, away from all the typical touristy places – it’s like we discovered our own private island.

It’s one of those too good to be true stories, except it wasn’t. We were here for our second time and, being a builder, I decided I would like to see some houses on the island – just to get an idea of what prices were. We had hopes that one day when the building market got better, we could possibly afford a place. I hopped in the realtor’s car and away we went, explaining very thoroughly that I had no intentions of buying anything. She was fine with that, but did mention that there was a “screaming deal” on the island that I needed to see. Oh brother, here we go. As it turns out, there was a place that would end up selling for 75% off its original list price. After checking it out, I went back to tell the wife and we both agreed that we really have no business even considering this, but………

We went back home to Memphis and decided we should pray about it. We would pray for 2 months, that if it was the Lord’s will for us to own that duplex, then He would see fit that it was still available. If we were not supposed to buy this duplex, He could certainly take care of that by having it sold or otherwise unavailable. Two months passed and we called the realtor. With excitement in our voices we asked if the little duplex was still available ——- it was! In fact, no one had even expressed any interest in it since we had been there 2 months ago. The rest of the story — we bought it and I remodeled the entire bungalow, new kitchens, new bathrooms (4), new roof design and material, new back porch facing the ocean, and on and on. It may have been our best decision ever! It “requires” us to go on vacation much more often than before and is a huge plus for our marriage. We get to unplug from the daily grind and focus on each other which strengthens and grows our relationship more than you can imagine. Please come to our bungalow and see if you don’t feel the same way.

 

Blessings,

Drew & Joanie

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Drew@beachsidebungalow.com

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Reviews

Paradise

This house is exactly as advertised; a haven from whatever's going on in your life. If you want to enjoy the luxury of a well-appointed, well-stocked beach house, with a spectacular view to greet you every morning and a perch to look for the green flash every night as the big ball of golden sun dips into the ocean, this is it. I stayed in this house for a month; a month of much needed healing and rest after a long, stressful career, and I can say it did the trick. Biking into town and all over the island, walking a couple blocks down the road to see what the fishermen brought in that night that I could cook up for supper, walking up the beach in the other direction to a lovely resort with a beachside bar and live music on the weekends, and just the sound of the surf right outside, what more could I have asked for? When I needed a teakettle, I made one phone call and it was delivered that afternoon. Drew and his caretaker were enthusiastic about making sure I had everything I needed and all the information I could use to make my trip everything I wanted. The location was perfect for peace and quiet, yet a 10 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk took me to all of the shops, restaurants and dive shops on the island. If this sounds like what you're looking for, look no further!
Turks and Caicos Islands | Beach Vacation Rentals
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2014-05-26T16:00:46-05:00
This house is exactly as advertised; a haven from whatever's going on in your life. If you want to enjoy the luxury of a well-appointed, well-stocked beach house, with a spectacular view to greet you every morning and a perch to look for the green flash every night as the big ball of golden sun dips into the ocean, this is it. I stayed in this house for a month; a month of much needed healing and rest after a long, stressful career, and I can say it did the trick. Biking into town and all over the island, walking a couple blocks down the road to see what the fishermen brought in that night that I could cook up for supper, walking up the beach in the other direction to a lovely resort with a beachside bar and live music on the weekends, and just the sound of the surf right outside, what more could I have asked for? When I needed a teakettle, I made one phone call and it was delivered that afternoon. Drew and his caretaker were enthusiastic about making sure I had everything I needed and all the information I could use to make my trip everything I wanted. The location was perfect for peace and quiet, yet a 10 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk took me to all of the shops, restaurants and dive shops on the island. If this sounds like what you're looking for, look no further!

Turn the World Off

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary for 2 weeks on grand turk. we were able to completely relax and turn off the world. completely recharged and relaxed. even after 2 weeks we didn't want to go home. small quiet island, no nite life to speak of. if your looking to be wild and crazy this is not the island. walk, ride bikes, no need to rent a car. drew's house is brand new inside. everything is perfect. you cant beat waking up to the view out back every day.
Turks and Caicos Islands | Beach Vacation Rentals
5
2014-05-26T15:59:34-05:00
My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary for 2 weeks on grand turk. we were able to completely relax and turn off the world. completely recharged and relaxed. even after 2 weeks we didn't want to go home. small quiet island, no nite life to speak of. if your looking to be wild and crazy this is not the island. walk, ride bikes, no need to rent a car. drew's house is brand new inside. everything is perfect. you cant beat waking up to the view out back every day.

Get Away From it All

A group of four of us stayed on the larger side from April 5-12. We had a fantastic, relaxing time. The location is perfect for walking to get groceries as well as into town on cruise ship days to check out the vendors and people watch.

We had a great time lounging on the beach, walking, swimming and snorkeling. We even watched humpback whales go by one afternoon! There are a few good restaurants in the area. We ate at the Bohio (BBQ night on Saturdays is very good) and the Osprey (great views!). The bikes are great for exploring the island and we used them to check out the cruise ship terminal and the light house.

This is a very quiet island where the most activity we might see on the beach is a donkey strolling by. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is definitely the place for you!.
Turks and Caicos Islands | Beach Vacation Rentals
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2014-05-26T15:58:33-05:00
A group of four of us stayed on the larger side from April 5-12. We had a fantastic, relaxing time. The location is perfect for walking to get groceries as well as into town on cruise ship days to check out the vendors and people watch. We had a great time lounging on the beach, walking, swimming and snorkeling. We even watched humpback whales go by one afternoon! There are a few good restaurants in the area. We ate at the Bohio (BBQ night on Saturdays is very good) and the Osprey (great views!). The bikes are great for exploring the island and we used them to check out the cruise ship terminal and the light house. This is a very quiet island where the most activity we might see on the beach is a donkey strolling by. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is definitely the place for you!.
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