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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

BEACH FRONT - 1 Bedroom Apt. - NEW & MODERN

Reef House is open for business as of November 1/2017

Your own little piece of paradise.

Reef House is one of the best places to stay on the island.

Reef House is located RIGHT on the beach. So close you can almost touch the water. Hang out on your spacious, screened in porch, our large deck or lounge on white, soft sugary sand. Then when you can't stand the heat anymore you can roll off your lounge chair and slip into T&C's famous turquoise crystal clear waters.

No having to lug your stuff down an elevator or flights of stairs because you're right on the beach. You can walk mere steps to grab a cold one right out of your very own fridge with limitless ice.

Reef House is on Pillory Beach. The shallow and deep clear waters (average temp. 84F), make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is located in a protected marine park so you can take in the vibrant views and abundant sea life along the reef just offshore. If you love to dive you will love diving in the deep blue waters along the 7,000 foot wall.

A cooling breeze from the east coast keeps the Beachfront Suites very comfortable most of the time, but there are ceiling fans and air conditioning, so there is always relief from the afternoon and night time heat.

Reef House boasts an open concept living space with a direct unobstructed view of the ocean from the living and dining areas. Our well equipped kitchens are designed to make them a great space for cooking and entertaining.

You will find a vibrant outdoor living area within the screened-in veranda /porch surrounded by nature. The veranda faces the ocean so you’ll have a beautiful breeze as you sip your morning coffee or evening cocktail to watching breathtaking sunsets.

You will love it.

Sister Suite # is VRBO Listing #767205

Special Offer: If you wish to book both Suites for the same time period of time, we offer special rates. .

More Details

Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu

I'm an Ex Internet Advertising Executive and Pierre is a Marine and Residential Master Electrical Contractor (and the Martha Stewart of home repair) Pierre is originally from Montreal and speaks fluent French and attended McGill University. I founded and owned a Digital Ad Agency (henderson bas) for 13 years and Pierre still owns his company. We both love Grand Turk. We have been coming to the island for over 12 years and have decided to semi-retire here. In fact we eloped here three years ago. Pierre and I are both detailed oriented people and love to take care of our property. We don't like to boast but I have great taste so the interior of the Suites are nicely decorated and Pierre can build and fix everything and anything. We're both service oriented people and take great pride in making Reef House a place you'll want to tell your friends and family about and return to again and again.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Turk:

Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu chose Cockburn Town

It's unlike any other island in the Caribbean. Not too many people know of Grand Turk and that's what makes it so special. It's one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean. You don't have to dress up for dinner unless you want to, or sit on a beach with hundreds of other tourists. Yes there are things to do in the evening and more than enough activities during the day, but if you want to shop or go to nightclubs you won't find them here in Grand Turk. The people are great and the marine life is fantastic. You can visit other Cays each having their own charm - Salt Cay or Gibbs Cay.

What makes this apartment unique

If you love animals like we do, you're in for a big treat. It boasts the 3rd largest barrier reef system in the world (7,000 barrier reef wall). So the diving is spectacular as well as the snorkeling.

From December to mid March, you spot Humpback Whales from your very own veranda. You may even catch a pod of Dolphins swimming right past your Beachfront Suite. There are also wild donkeys and horses all over the island.

We offer each Suite a Weber propane BBQ should you wish to dine on freshly caught fish caught that afternoon that can be purchased down the street at the local fish market. We provide two complimentary bicycles so you can take in the sites of this unique island. Our suites face the national marine park and the 7,000 foot barrier reef- so take our paddle boards (no charge) and paddle out to the reef.

We want to offer our guests everything we look for when we travel. Accommodations that are super clean, well maintained, nicely decorated, TV with cable, Internet and a great bathroom with great water pressure. It also has to be right on the water. Reef House has all of this and more.

- Very Safe Island

- Queen Size Bed

- Close to all bars, grocery stores, restaurants

- Screened in Veranda - facing the Caribbean Ocean - west - spectacular sunsets

- Big Wooden Deck facing the ocean

- Newly Built - Completed January 2016

- Directly on the Beach - roll out of bed and you're in turquoise water

- White sand & crystal clear water

- Free airport transfers

- Complimentary bikes - 2 per suite

- Complimentary paddle boards

- Great water pressure

- Weber™ Propane BBQ

- Complimentary filtered water & ice

- Water noodles

- Umbrellas & Beach Chairs/Lounges


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Outside fresh foot shower provided.
  • 1 Bathroom Great water pressure White pedestal porcelain sink Tall & roomy shower - all white subway tile w/lighting and cedar seat Rain shower head Mounted magnifying mirror Q-tips™ & cotton balls Hair dryer Toilet paper Beach towels Lots of good bath towels Face cloths Hand soap Starter shampoo & conditioner
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Twin roll-out cot with comfy matteress
  • Each Suite is a one bedroom. We also offer a twin size mattress fold-out cot - suitable for a small child.1 Bedroom - Modern and beautifully decorated, quality bed linen. Enjoy the cool easterly breezes in your room or have it air conditioned - Your choice. If you require 2 bedrooms......... Special Offer: If both Apt. Suites are rented together at the same time by the same party we provide special rates. Just ask us and we will be happy to provide you with a rate. This provides you with two bedrooms, two baths and two kitchens. And two times the fun.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
If you want a private beach you have it here at Reef House. Cleaning is not provided, but can be accommodated for $60.00 per cleaning. We will pick up provisions for you prior to your arrival for a fee of $75.00USD. Things like liquor, pop, eggs, juice, bread etc.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Reef House for one relaxing and amazing week. Everything was as described, beautiful, fully stocked kitchen, stunning views comfortable bed, clean everything! We spent hours on the screened in porch watching the ocean, boats, sunsets and stars. It was the perfect way to start and end every day. The owners were amazing as well. They know the islands and where happy to assist. Their recommendations were spot on.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Stop. :) Thanks for the super review. We're glad we could contribute to your happy holiday. Makes it all worth it. Perhaps one day we will see you again. And, thanks again for choosing to stay with us at Reef House. dawna & pierre
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Slice of Remote Beach Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I do not hesitate to recommend this property. We booked for our anniversary and had a terrific time. As Florida natives, we both grew up on beaches, and I can tell you the water and beach in front of this house is just amazing. But it was the amazing deck that kept us there for days. There’s not much going on at Grand Turk which makes it perfect for relaxing, connecting, reading and sliding into “Island time”. If you want clubs and lots of bars and restaurants, you should probably book in Provo instead. But if you want a more personal experience-to walk on the beach at night and see no one, to lay in sun and be the only people in turquoise waters for 1/2 mile or more, then leave your car, your schedules and your cares behind- this is the place for you.

Donna and Pierre are delightful hosts. They live upstairs and strike the right mix of being available and giving you space. They provided purified water, picked us up at the airport, booked snorkel trips, set up additional shade cloth, bought fresh fish at the market, provided directions and recommendations.

We did not book a golf cart, we just used the bikes they provided which was one more way to slow ourselves down to island time. There are also paddle boards at the house, which was a fun activity. There’s a local fish market and Pierre bought us just-caught fish there one night to grill. Don’t miss that. The Sandbar restaurant was delicious and well priced, perfect for a late afternoon lunch. The people on Grand Turk are friendly and polite. The reef is great for diving and snorkeling and provides just enough of something to do. Sunsets and cocktails on that spectacular deck-don’t miss it!

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical! Beachfront, beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, quiet, perfect for 2 people, divine!

  • 5 of 5

The Reef House is magical! Beachfront, beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, home away from home, choice of A/C or cool island breeze, quiet, perfect for 2 people, divine!

Dawna and Pierre are the best! After staying at the Reef House, we wouldn’t consider any other place on Grand Turk. With only two suites, it was very quiet and private. It is beachfront, with a great deck, plenty of umbrellas and seating. We walked along the beach and swam in the water. One of the best assets we enjoyed, was the screened-in porch. It was a fabulous place to gaze out over the turquoise waters, while having a cup of coffee or reading a book. We’d watch the sunset right in front of us and not worry about mosquitoes. The kitchen is completely furnished with anything you desire. As we slept in a very comfortable bed, we loved the cool island breeze that flowed over us. However, A/C is available with a touch of the remote.

We enjoyed seeing the wild horses, donkeys, and their friendly dogs stop by for a drink of water out of the wash tub that Dawna and Pierre provided.

As we were leaving the Reef House, Peggy softly cried. We were leaving paradise, but most importantly we were leaving a new found home. Thank you Dawna and Pierre for your special hospitality! We’ll be back!

Bob and Peggy Trotter

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the water!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and warm hosts. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful beachfront apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend renting this property!!! My husband and I visited Grand Turk for 5 days and booked this apartment based on the great pictures and reviews on the VRBO website. I can honestly say that the actual apartment and the view was even better than in the pictures! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to cook meals in when we wanted and the BBQ was awesome! It was comfortable and cozy inside and out! We especially enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch, facing the ocean and taking long walks on the beach, right outside out door, in the mornings. Dawna and Pierre were friendly and very helpful with information about, restaurants, cart rentals, snorkelling and a boat tour of the islands. We will definitely rent at the Reef House again!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the Reef House and Dawna was the perfect host. We went in mid-November, the island is still rebuilding from the hurricanes so it's a little rough - but the Reef house and the beach is stunning, no damage at all. The pictures don't do it justice, you are literally 15 feet from the water, with colors that we've never seen before. There is something to be said for waking up and having coffee on a deck with the Caribbean just feet away.

Dawna supplied paddleboards and bikes - we road around the entire island - biking was our primary mode of transportation and an easy way to get around. It's such a small island, we felt like locals after just a couple of days, were constantly running into people we had already met.

If you are looking for a place to go and relax, and end your week wishing you could stay longer, the Reef House is the place to go.

Thanks Dawna - we will be back!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
JAG Grand Turk, International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bohio, Sand Bar, Turks Head Inn & Grand Turk Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bohio, Sandbar, Turks Head Inn, Grand Turk Inn
Nearest Beach
Pillroy Beach
Car: necessary


It's a separate island from Provo.

Coming from the Continental U.S or Canada fly to Provenciales, Turks & Caicos and then take a 20 minute local flight from Provenciales to Grand Turk. You will be picked up by Reef House - No airport transfer fees for pick-up and return to airport.

Airlines: WestJet, Air Canada, JetBlue, United, Delta, American Airlines

Grand Turk :

If you want great shopping and night clubs, Grand Turk is not for you. It however is one of the best islands in the T&C. It's more bohemian in it's vibe. It's laid back and chilled. Unlike Provo you can whip around the island in a golf cart. If you love the water there is lots to do. The diving and snorekling here is some of the best in the world. From Dec to the beginning of March you will witness the Humpback Whales - amazing sight.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 8 2019
5 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2019 - Feb 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
March Break
Mar 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$113.19

You must take a separate island hopper (Small Jet Aircraft) to Grand Turk - Reef House is not the main island of Provo!!! Prices start at $35 per person.

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