Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

ETOILE DE MER - STAR OF THE SEA

Margaret Rhyne, Owner

Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Margaret Rhyne, Owner

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

ETOILE DE MER - STAR OF THE SEA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Providenciales - Provo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

THE HOUSE and GROUNDS

'Beautiful and gracious' are the most common words used to describe Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea.

Nestled in palm trees and lush vegetation on a .75 acre lot on old beachfront, Etoile de Mer offers the best of two worlds - authentic caribbean architecture and beautiful Taylor Bay.

Etoile is a perfect place to gather family members or friends to create island memories.

Light and spacious, this custom-designed villa is an oasis of privacy and beauty at Taylor Bay with tennis courts and lush gardens. People love Etoile so much, they come back year after year.

Lovingly cared for, the house has been completely upgraded since the owners purchased it in 2004 - interior and exterior painting, new roof, new hurricane shutters, reuphostering, new conch-shell countertops, Italian porcelain floors in kitchen and screened porch, new hardware, refinished wood floors, and a brand new kitchen with a pass through to the dining room.

A coral fern garden, irrigation of the many coconut trees and bougainvillea, and the addition of fruit trees - lime, guava, Barbados Cherry, and fig, all behind a seawall make Etoile de Mer feel like a Caribbean estate -and it is!

Justifiably, Etoile de Mer is known as one of the most beautiful and unique homes on the island.   

The attention to detail and the ambiance of this island home make it feel like your home away from home rather than 'a rental'.  Large enough for a group of eight with several gathering spots - the screened porch, the gazebo, the pool deck, the outside bar and barbecue, the verandas and the living room and dining room - the layout of the house also offers privacy to couples and individuals.

THE BEACH

Just 100 steps away, the gentle tides and fine white sands of Taylor Bay offer you an opportunity to wade or swim, snorkel, kayak, walk barefoot on the beach or sit in a beach chair for hours. Many well-traveled guests believe that Taylor Bay is the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean.

They float on rafts from one side of the bay to the other on the gentle tide with book, coffee, or wine in hand.  The more adventuresome use the 4 kayaks provided at the house and explore the Caribbean at will. The energetic, swim the width of the bay daily.

Shallow waters for 100 feet offer a perfect environment for children to play in the water safely. Children happily fill buckets and make sand castles while their parents enjoy a well-earned vacation.

ACTIVITIES

Want to play tennis? Next to Etoile de Mer are private, complimentary tennis courts completely renovated in June 2012.

In the evening, visit one of the excellent international restaurants just minutes away (Providenciales was recently selected as one of the top-ten island dining destinations in the world), grill your favorite foods on the five-burner grill on the pool deck, or cook in the airy and light fully-equipped kitchen. After dinner, stroll the beach, watch cable television on a flat-screen TV, sit on the deck and look at the stars, listen to music, play a game, or simply enjoy the sound of privacy, knowing that you have another beautiful day to awake to.

No Smoking, please.  Children are welcome.  Rental price includes airport greeting and a mid-week cleaning. FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET.  Note that dates marked on the Availability Calendar represent NIGHTS that are not available.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Margaret Rhyne, Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english

About Margaret Rhyne, Owner

Dave and I first visited Provo from Colorado with friends in 2004. Completely enamored with Taylor Bay, we joined with a real estate agent and found Etoile de Mer, returning home a little in shock that we had bought a house and had never even considered owning a home in the Caribbean! That's what Taylor Bay can do to you!!

Since then our entire family has had a love affair with the house, Taylor Bay, and Provo.

Our daughter, Megan, got married at Grace Bay in October 2005. She and our other two children, Aaron and Brianna, return annually with friends.

Our first grandchild, Cooper, was christened on Taylor Bay in November 2008 and our second grandson, Jack, was christened on the beach in November 2012.

Dave and I go to the house every fall and spring to make sure everything is in good shape and we spend at least two weeks at the house every January. We have developed friendships with islanders and feel like we have a second life in the Caribbean.

We try to keep the rental rate reasonable because we feel blessed to own such a beautiful home and want to share it with others, which is why Etoile de Mer never feels like a rental.

Dave is an architect and we are always doing things to upgrade the house and keep it in prime condition. A recent renter wrote, 'Our son is an interior architect and her loved the design of the house and the quality of the building materials.'

Margaret Rhyne, Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why Margaret Rhyne, Owner chose Providenciales - Provo

Etoile de Mer has the best of all choices - it rests on old beach front so it's just 100 yards from Taylor Bay beach but it has lush vegetation and privacy that wouldn't be possible if it were just 40 yards closer. Staying at Etoile feels like you're staying at a private luxury resort with the beach, tennis courts, kayaks, and the fresh water pool.

What makes this house unique

Our family loves to gather at the house and create memories. The architecture of the house gives us a true Caribbean experience. We sit under the gazebo and laugh. We walk on the beach every morning to greet the day. We float across the bay in rafts. Our grandson plays at will and safely in the clear crystalline waters of Taylor Bay. In the evenings, we gaze at stars from the pool deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely fabulous vacation and Etoile de Mer is a beautiful property. What a wonderful home you have and so close to Taylor Bay that you can walk the beach or kayak at any time. We had several sunset paddles and the conditions were perfect. You can see the care and attention to detail all around Etoile. The entire experience was outstanding. We remember fondly the birds, frogs, geckos and butterflies all around.



Thanks for all of the information to help make our vacation a success and for loaning us a piece of your paradise.
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 45

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
average rating of 4.88 based on 70 reviews
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

This is it: perfect vacation for 3 generations

  • 5 of 5
We had the chance to stay at Etoile de mer for a week in early May 2014.Travelling with 2 kids (5 and 7) and the grandparents, we were hoping to find a great place to create special memories for my son's birthday. Thank you Margaret, everything was beyond expectations. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures (no, it's even better!); very large, immaculately clean, sunny, breezy ( we never put on the A/C), lovely furniture, nice TV area, very comfortable beds, a real big kitchen with all the appliances needed, private space for every members of the family and...of course, the great outdoor and the proximity of the sea!

Taylor Bay is one of the most beautiful beach I ever seen in the Caribbean and it's only a few steps away from the house. You walk 2 minutes in palm trees and lush vegetation, and just across the beautiful tennis courts, this is it ! Fine white sands, shallow waters perfect for my 2 kids safety (and my not so brave mother!) and the perfect turquoise sea with barely no one around. Unlike other beaches we visited, Taylor Bay is not crowded at all. We loved the complimentary kayak and paddle and all the pool toys.

The perfect ambiance on the gazebo provides lots of shades, we read and relax while the kids had fun in the hammock and then jumped in the wonderful pool (200 times a day!). This set up made this vacation a true success.

We went several times in Grace Bay - ate at wonderful restaurants, some fancy and pricey-some more casual and kids friendly (Margaret left us a very detailled list) and we simply loved to drive around the island and discover beaches. But, at the end of the day, the kids were begging to come back home...that is exactly how we felt at Étoile de mer. Home away from home, WITHOUT the cold, the rain and completely stressfree! My stepdad said he felt 10 years younger after a few days here!

We are used to travel in 5 stars hotels (we did Club med, Beaches, Dreams, Ritz, etc) and this was our first experience in a private Villa. Ok, you have to cook a little...but we loved it...everyone can do what he wants at is own pace, it's private, safe, beautiful gardens all around and so quiet. Now, we are thinking about our next vacation and want to find a Villa as perfect as this one!!!

Thank you so much Margaret, Dave and Dinesh for your help and all the informations provided. We are so grateful for this truly special experience.

See you soon!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
5

Wonderful Stay at Etoile de Mer

  • 5 of 5
Our family had an absolutely wonderful vacation week at Etoile de Mer. The home is so lovely, and we could not have asked for a more perfect spot for our family to relax and reconnect. The architecture of the home is just perfect for appreciating the island breezes, the furniture is lovely, and it was immaculately clean. The pool area was beautiful and we spent many hours relaxing in the water, hammock and gazebo. My in-laws loved the apartment and enjoyed all of the amenities we did, but had some space to get away as well.

Also, Dinesh, the property manager, and her staff were so nice and helpful when a few minor issues did arise. We could not have asked for friendlier or more responsive professionals.

Thank you so much for opening your home to our family and allowing us to have such a special experience. We are already trying to figure out when we will be able to return!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
5

Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The house was even lovelier than expected. Not a pool person, but we did enjoy the pool in its garden setting with the gazebo. The bay beach is gorgeous, though a little shallow for swimming (and not completely private, like the villa we rented last year). We stayed two weeks, cooked home almost every night. A really nice dining area off the kitchen that's comfortable for 8, beautiful communal areas indoors and out and private bedrooms. A great location and a wonderful house.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Just to explain:

All beaches in the Caribbean are public. Number of people on the beach depends on the visitors on island. Taylor Bay is always much less crowded than Grace Bay.

Depth of water depends on the tide. We walk out 100 yards, at any tide, and swim the width of the bay back and forth for exercise.

Shallow water in the first 100 yards is perfect for lying on a raft and floating.
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
5

Family Anniversary Travelers Celebrating 21 Years Together

  • 5 of 5
As a richly blessed blended family of two parents and six young adults, we search each year for an unexperienced destination for us to cloister away with one another, enjoy the ocean, ponder life's challenges, create some music, and explore some unknown terrain together. Etoile de Mer provided the perfect location for a relaxed celebration of the blessings of life. The people of the islands were very friendly and welcoming, seeming to love sharing their home with visitors. But most welcoming was this home itself! The architecture invites the full island experience with jalousie doors and windows throughout, allowing the Caribbean breeze to invigorate the whole house. During the days, it is possible to throw open the kitchen bar windows and literally bring the outside inside and the inside outside. Bar stools placed outside the window allows food preparation to be taking place in the kitchen while being included in the outside activities.

The house was well stocked with kitchen wares while providing amply room to store purchased food for your cooking preparations. The home was impecably clean with nice linens and towels for home and beach use. The nearby beach is one of the finest we have ever experienced and offers beautiful sunset views. It was not unusual for our family to be the only people on the beach, feeding our fantasy of owning our own island! The pool and cabana was fabulous and utilized throughout the day and into the wee hours of the morning. The local managment personnel were very helpful with suggestions and were always ready to respond to any need or inquiry we might have, making our stay simplified.

We highly recommend this West Indies home to others and we feel so blessed to have created such lasting memories on these beautiful islands. Thanks for opening your sacred space to those of us who find our way there!

Grateful Family from Texas, Oklahoma, and California celebrating 21 years together
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
United States
5

Special Treasure on T&C

Special Treasure on T&C
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Etoile de Mer for a week in April with our 3 young kids, ages 8, 6, 3. We had such a lovely vacation. Etoile de Mer is a wonderful home approx. 100 yards from the beach, a 2 min walk to the most beautiful beach on Turks and Caicos. From the upstairs bedroom and top balcony, you are able to see the bright blue water. The owner Margaret was great to work with, she was very helpful, easy to communicate with and provided a lot of great information prior to arrival. Once we arrived Dinesh the property manager met us at our rental car company. She escorted us to our house and gave as a full tour and information briefing, which was SO helpful. She provided us with all of her contacts to call if needed ANYTIME. We only called one time with a minor pool issue that she took care of within 1 hour. Dinesh also arrange to have a cleaning person come mid week to change sheets, and clean the house, which was nice. Dinesh even made sure we had a few cold beers in the fridge (since we came on a Sunday=no alcohol sold at the stores on sundays).

THe home is fully stocked with everything you would ever need-towels, kitchen supplies, beach toys, kayaks, pool toys, beach chairs, nice grill, etc.... We hung out at the pool a lot after we all got burnt the first day.... The girls had a blast in the pool, kayaks, hammock, and loved sharing the top floor master bedroom..... The house does not have air conditioning in the main house (only in Master bedroom and basement apartment) but it is completely open for cross ventilation ocean breezes. We never once felt like we needed or wanted the air conditioning on. The neighborhood is quiet and off the main drags (which we like). Takes about 10-15 mins to the main shopping, busier areas of grace bay.
If your looking for a lovely home, on a quiet beautiful beach with a pool then this house is perfect. It is a great house for families with young kids. I would highly recommend Etoile de Mer. Hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p39717vb
-(303) 663-5966 (Colorado, USA)
Providenciales - Provo Turks & Caicos
Colorado
5

Great Time at Etoile!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Etoile last January for a week and had a FANTASTIC time. Our daily, or twice daily, visits to Taylor Bay were a real highlight. The walk takes about a minute and the bay is great for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. They even have a nice assortment of kayaks you can easily bring along.

The house is amazing. It doesn't feel at all like a rental property. We could easily imagine staying there with three other couples without getting in each others way. It is really spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The newly renovated kitchen is excellent if you want to cook your own meals or just make a quick breakfast before heading out for fun. The kitchen counters are an amazing composite made out of seashells. We've never seen anything like it and it is so Caribbean.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped and lush, providing much privacy. The gazebo and pool are very conveniently located near the veranda and a wonderful place to spend a quiet afternoon relaxing.

We like to play tennis and run, and you can easily do both of those at Etoile. The courts are very nearby and in excellent condition. The local roads are good for a morning run.

When you want to get out and explore, there are surprisingly excellent restaurants. We've never eaten so well on a vacation. And there are great beaches on every side of the island.

Overall, you can't go wrong with a vacation at Etoile. We look forward to staying there again!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Providenciales Airport (PLS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Provo Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Car: necessary

Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Bone Fishing, International Restaurants, Access to Club Med

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $4,200 Per week

Providenciales - Provo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - May 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Low Season
May 3 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
2015 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Weekly rates listed are for up to 6 people. 2015 High Season rate for 8 people is $5500. 2014 Low Season rate for 8 people is $4600. 2

2014 Christmas Week and New Years week are $7,500/week for up 8 people.
Extra nights can be added before Christmas at a lower rate rate and after New Years at high season rate.
50% of rental rate is due at booking to hold the dates. The second 50% and the tax are due 90 days before arrival.
Enter dates to see total
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Amenities

Providenciales - Provo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor ensuite. Conch shell counter tops.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main floor ensuite. Conch shell counter tops.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Apartment. Conch shell counter tops.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master. Sunken tub. LARGE shower. Conch shell countertops
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , To rinse off when returning from beach
  • TVs in three bedrooms. Flat screen TV in apartment living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On top floor. Balcony with view of tennis courts and bay.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ensuite main floor. Private sitting area on veranda.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite main floor with view of coconut palms
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , In apartment with view to coral garden. Small patio.
  • King size beds (3) Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) one 3-in-1 graco porta-crib, Queen sleep sofa in apartment. Futon available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote