About Us

Hi there! We’re the Jansen, Kortekaas, and Wadden-Tanner families. The Grace Shore story starts with us!

In 2008, we took a trip from our homes in Ontario to visit some friends who moved to Turks & Caicos. Together we’ve travelled to islands all across the Caribbean, including Barbados, the Bahamas, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Maarten, and the list goes on! But nothing prepared us for how beautiful Turks & Caicos would be. The vibe of the island was comfortable, the pace was relaxed, the food was excellent, and the neighbours were so friendly we didn’t want to leave. But in the end it was the water that got us, that paradise-blue! After just one week, we knew we had to have our own little corner of the islands. We didn’t wait. On that very first trip we found a property on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos’ western island, and claimed our little piece of paradise.

Right from the start, we knew we wanted to provide a unique villa experience, and we already had the perfect partnership to make it a reality. All of us come from the contracting and interior decoration business. We also share the value of working hard, then kicking back in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by good friends and family. We wanted Grace Shore to reflect that. Our vision was to provide the comfort and privacy of a villa with the added value and convenience that comes from a fully serviced communal estate.

So in 2009, we broke ground on Phase One with three villas, a pool, and a spacious courtyard. We started planning our next move as soon as it was done. In December of 2015 we finished Phase Two, with four more villas and an additional pool space. We’ve put all of our passion and professional expertise into making Grace Shore the island’s best, most welcoming boutique estate. Now that it’s all finished, we can’t wait for you to experience the villas, so book now and we’ll see you soon!