Etoile de Mer is surrounded by palm trees on .75 acre of land that adjoins Taylor Bay. Custom designed to catch the leeward breezes which gently waif through the house, Etoile de Mer feels like a lovely home, not a rental. Divide your time between the beach, just steps away, and the large, fresh water pool, gazebo and deck at Etoile. 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 is 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 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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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.
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.