AUTHENTIC WEST INDIES STYLE VILLA AT TAYLOR BAY

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AUTHENTIC WEST INDIES STYLE VILLA AT TAYLOR BAY

Providenciales - Provo House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 full baths

Etoile de Mer is surrounded by palm trees on .75 acre of land that adjoins Taylor Bay. Custom designed to catch the breezes which gently waif through the house, Etoile de Mer feels like a lovely home, not a rental.  Divide your time between the beach and the large, salt water pool, gazebo and pool deck. The gentle tides of Taylor Bay offer an opportunity to wade, swim, snorkel, or kayak.  The fine white sands bid you to take a long walk or sit and watch the sunset.  Etoile de Mer has three floors:  the ground floor is an apartment with its own exterior entrance as well as an interior staircase.  The main floor, on the level of the pool and deck, has a spacious living room and dining room, a large, open kitchen, screened porch, two bedrooms and two full baths and a wrap-around veranda.  The upper level is the master suite with a balcony, sunken bathtub, bathroom and large shower.

People enjoy Etoile so much, renters return year after year.

Adults love to walk through the water or float on a raft from one side of the bay to the other, carried by the gentle tides of the bay. Others like to take any number of the four kayaks provided at the house and explore beyond Taylor Bay into the Caribbean. Complimentary private tennis courts, resurfaced in 2012, are just steps away.

Providenciales boasts world-class scuba diving, including spectacular wall dives. In the evening, dine on the veranda and watch the sun set over the Caribbean or enjoy international gourmet dining just minutes away. After dinner, stroll the beach, watch cable television (all major U.S. networks), listen to music, watch a DVD, look at the stars, or simply enjoy the sound of peace.

The main house (one and a half stories)sleeps 6; the apartment sleeps 2-4 as there is a fold-out queen couch. The Master Suite and the apartment have air conditioning. The rest of the house is fully ventilated through jalousy doors and windows and ceiling fans.

Gas grill, 4 rafts, beach chairs, 2 kitchens, cribs.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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
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Margaret

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We bought Etoile de Mer on our first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands. We had never even considered buying a house in the Caribbean and before the trip had not even heard of Turks and Caicos! That's what the island can do to you!

Dave is a commercial architect and has used his expertise to upgrade every part of the house - from oiled bronze hardware to Italian porcelain to new stucco.

Margaret is a retired business woman and manages the entire operation of the house, in partnership with an on-island property manager.

Margaret purchased this house in 2004

There are a lot of white marble palaces on Providenciales, many of which were built exclusively for the rental market.

Etoile de Mer is a home, not a business. It is lovingly cared for and appreciated by our entire family and recognized across the island as the most authentic Caribbean-style home on Providenciales. Etoile combines old-world Caribbean charm with completely modern upgrades.

And the location couldn't be more perfect - 50 ft. from private tennis courts, 100 ft. from the most gorgeous beach on island, 20 ft. tall coconut palms, over 100 flowering plants, and green space on 3 sides. Paradise.

We feel very blessed to have found Etoile de Mer and to be able to share it with renters.

Sunset Bay, the residential community at Taylor Bay, is composed of 27 large (3/4 acre) lots; only 12 are built on which gives the area a lot of green space and the villas privacy.

Though all beaches in the Caribbean are public, there is not direct public access to Taylor Bay. If you stay in a Sunset Bay villa, the beach is right there for you.

Imagine an early-morning walk on Taylor Bay and being the only one on the beach.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
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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
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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
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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
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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
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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.
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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
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(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
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Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
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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
Authentic West Indies Style Villa at Taylor Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217947
(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
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Providenciales Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Provo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Car: necessary

Taylor Bay is on the quiet side of Provo, on the opposite end from Grace Bay where most of commercial enterprises are - hotels, restaurants, casinos. Sunset Bay, the developed area right at Taylor Bay, is an upscale, private, covenant-controlled community. Houses are on at least a half acre of land. All have access to the beach and the private tennis courts. All beaches on Provo are public but there is no public land access to Taylor Bay so you will often find yourself alone on the beach or in its gorgeous, clear turquoise water. Restaurants and grocery stores are 10 minutes by car. Grace Bay is 15 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

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Providenciales - Provo House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Christmas and New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 1 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
$4,998
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,396
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% of the rental rate is due at the time of booking. The second 50% and the tax are due 90 days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Low season $4,000 rate is for up to 6 people. Seven or eight person rate is $4,400

High season $5,000 rate is for up to 6 people. Seven or eight person rate is $5,500.

Christmas and New Year's rates are for the entire house.
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Amenities

Providenciales - Provo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Telescope
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Other - outdoor shower , When returning from the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Apartment
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king , 2 queen , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Etoile also has a Graco porta-crib, a full size crib and a fold-out couch. All windows and doors at Etoile are screened, allowing the gentle breezes to waif through the house and eliminating the need for a/c.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Toys ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
All windows and doors have screens.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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