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Tree House Atmosphere on Chalk Sound

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • House1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

Villa Poinciana is a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1300 square foot house with covered decks wrapping around both buildings. The surrounding foliage engulfs the wooden structures. See Aerial video at:


Located in the quiet southwest corner of Providenciales near Sapodilla Bay, this charming villa is situated on the water's edge of scenic Chalk Sound National Park, a Turks and Caicos Island wildlife sanctuary.

Villa Poinciana is two separate but connected West Indies style wooden structures nestled comfortably into the natural flora and rock formations of the Chalk Sound shoreline. Poinciana comes with thre kayaks for your enjoyment exploring the islands in Chalk Sound.

One building contains the living room, kitchen, dining area and a full bath; and the other, two large bedrooms both with en-suite baths creating a tree-house atmosphere that is enhanced by the connecting wooden walkways and surrounding tropical plants. The many decks and connecting walkways offer sweeping views of a brilliant turquoise blue water you will remember forever.

Poinciana can comfortably accommodate a party of 4. Additionally, there is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room appropriate for an extra child or adults and a sleeping loft in the guest suite. Despite Poinciana's Swiss Family Robinson appearance, it has the modern conveniences of flat screen TVs, wireless internet, and bluetooth audio speakers for your enjoyment.



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Colin

From Vineyard Style Magazine: Colin Whyte, President of Martha's Vineyard Construction, left his happy childhood home near Biscayne Bay, FL to start a wonderful and varied journey that would one day lead him to sailboat summers, Martha’s Vineyard mansions and a company built from fortitude and perseverance. “I had enough support and stability at home that I could just go. I never knew that when I left home at age 16, I’d never be back again.” Choosing to go to an all boys boarding school in Tennessee, McCallie School taught hard lessons of discipline and survival. It was there that Colin made life-long friends and began to desire the mysteries that life and experience had to offer. In hope of avoiding a sojourn in Vietnam Colin took off on his motorcycle, partnered with friends, and threw himself into education and small-time enterprises. Self-taught, he learned how to run a successful business from varied jaunts including: house moving, dictionary selling, surfboard renting, interning in the Senate, and—finally, construction clean up. Graduating from Brown University with a liberal arts degree led him to a winter at Law School, and a stint back at Brown Graduate School in art. “Applying to schools, I was really just a kid trying to stay out of Vietnam; little did I know, it was the motorcycle that would save me. A serious accident taught me the power of the motorcycle. My back was handed a lesson and Martha’s Vineyard became my home.”

Colin purchased this House in 1986


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Guest Room
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Twin Bed is located in the "Crow's Nest" Sleeping Loft.
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleep sofa with Air Dream queen mattress
      • Each bedroom has its own private entrance and en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom also has a sleeping loft with a twin bed.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Guestroom Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Living Area Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Waterfront
            Poinciana is located at the water's edge of beautiful Chalk Sound.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels and beach towels are provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                                Seats 8 at the table Also 2 bar stools at counter
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    Master bedroom and living room.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Speakers in the living room, guest room, and master bedroom to connect your iPhone or computer.
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen TVs in master bedroom and living room.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Approximately 60 titles in the library.


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        4 Chaise Lounges. Deck overlooks Chalk Sound. Dock also available for sun bathing.
                                      • Golf
                                        Available at Provo Golf Course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        3 kayaks (2 singles and 1 tandem) for use on Chalk Sound.
                                      • Boat
                                        3 kayaks (2 singles and 1 tandem) for use on Chalk Sound.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Tennis
                                        Available at various locations in Providenciales
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Snorkel gear assortment in the snorkel room
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • bay/sound
                                              • caves
                                              • duty free shops
                                              • marina
                                              • reefs
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            30 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Little Piece of Paradise

                                                            Kim & Mike B.New York, USA

                                                            My family of 4 stayed here in August, and right before the hurricanes hit. When we had the eclipse. One would never know what was to come ... being surrounded by such beauty and calm.

                                                            How do I describe this little gem in so few words? I cannot. You really have to go there to “experience” it in all it’s natural grandeur. I’ll start off by first saying that we went during the summer, when it’s at it’s hottest. However, had there not been the crosswinds, it wouldn’t have been endurable! There is A/C in all 3 units, but we took great care in being conservative with this, as the energy costs are quite high and really, it was unnecessary. The main house came equipped with pretty much everything you could need! Of course, you’ll have to make trips to the supermarket, which is only a few minutes away. We bought more than we needed, and so left a donation in the cabinets for the next crew! Driving on the opposite side of the ride was a learning experience, as well as having a car with the wheel being opposite to what we’re used to! Beware of the crazy drivers there! I think foreigners stick out like a sore thumb!

                                                            We took advantage of the kayaks, daily. How can you not being right on the channel?! We we were told about Iguana Island, a little ways away, BUT also discovered on our own that right across from the house, over to the right a bit, was a little island also inhabited by Iguanas! We were sure to chop up lots of fruits & veggies, along with breads & crackers...they LOVED it! They came right to the shore once they hear your paddles..be sure to bring a camera.

                                                            We went to the closest beaches and eateries. Didn’t see a need to venture out too far, as what we liked was right next door practically. Plus we weren’t too familiar with the neighboring towns. Next time we’ll explore some more.

                                                            I wouldn’t recommend it so much for teenagers though as they would prefer more action and interaction with others (perhaps an all-inclusive). Definitely a spot for adults that can truly appreciate the wonderment that this piece of property can offer. Just breathtaking in every sense of the word. Colin REALLY knew what he saw when he first encountered this spot years ago! Locals are fabulous as well.

                                                            I can’t end this review without also mentioning Rebecca...she was amazing and so helpful. Didn’t want to bother her with questions, but when I did, she was always quick to respond.

                                                            We will go back for sure on our own for sure and know a little more for next time :-)

                                                            Vacation Perfection

                                                            nan m.

                                                            This was our first visit to Turks & Caicos. I will say the initial drive from the airport created some skepticism regarding the beauty of the island. However, when we pulled in the driveway of Villa Poinciana and immediately saw an unbelievable crystal clear tourquise blue Chalk Sound everything changed. Jam led us to the house to cover all the details of our stay. She was awesome at answering any questions we had. The location is great! Not in the hustle bustle of Grace Bay but has its own beauty (Chalk Sound) in your front yard and is a short drive to restaurants, Grace Bay or other beaches. The kayaks were an added feature to the property. Chalk Sound is shallow and calm conducive to kayaking or simply hanging out floats. In addition, Sapodilla Bay is just a short distance from Villa Poinciana and a magnificent beach. The house is well furnished both inside and out. But I can't say enough about the view of the sound. We visited several beaches while there and all within a 15-20 minute drive. All the beaches have their own points of beauty like no beaches I've ever seen. We will definitely stay at Villa Poinciana again. So thankful for finding this property on Home Away!

                                                            We could stay here forever

                                                            Franziska S.Switzerland

                                                            For the third time already we (Swiss family of four) spent a month in Poinciana and still can’t get enough of it. For us, this house is the main reason we keep returning to Providenciales.

                                                            The house has everything you need for a longer vacation, like fully equipped kitchen with blender, grill on the porch, spacious living room with fans, sofa and TV and in a seperate building two bedrooms with bathrooms, extremely comfortable beds and all the linens and towels you could possibly need. The air conditioning works wonderfully, although you usually don’t need it with the lovely breeze around this house.

                                                            Many days we enjoyed the beaches on Provo, especially Grace Bay. But every time we also enjoyed coming back to the house, loved feeling the breeze (wonderful in the July heat and a safe help against any mosquitoes) and spent at least an hour on the pier, relaxing, kayaking, swimming. The house just got a brand new tandem kayak, so together with the two single kayaks a whole family can enjoy Chalk Sound and the many little islands in it. We even kayaked to Las Brisas, a very nice restaurant on Chalk Sound.

                                                            As a conclusion I can say that Poinciana became a second home for us and we are very grateful we can enjoy it from time to time. Thank you Colin, for allowing us to come to Poinciana, for the great email contact you provide and more. Thanks also to Rebecca for assisting us. We are looking forward to enjoying Poinciana in 2018!

                                                            Stunning Location!!

                                                            Dorothy R.NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.

                                                            Beautiful Location on Chalk Sound. Comfortable and clean home. The breeze is unbelievable and keeps the living area very cool and comfortable. 5 minute walk to Sapodilla Bay. Kayaking for two from the house onto Chalk Sound for snorkeling and swimming. I would definitely rent home again. Thank you Colin and Rebecca for a great vacation. Dorothy

                                                            Beautiful view but needs TLC

                                                            Rachael C.New Braunfels, TX

                                                            My family and I enjoyed our stay but found the home needs a little TLC. Some of the screens could not be utilized because they were loose. Winds were great in living room as long as you weren't trying to cook with the gas stove. The air conditioner couldn't cool it down to make it bearable with the 90+ temperatures of late June. I can see it would be more enjoyable to stay at the Villa Poinciana when the temperatures are cooler.

                                                            The wooden slats in Master bedroom didn't close all the way to keep the cool air in after all day fishing or scuba diving when a cold room would have been appreciated.

                                                            The view, amazing sunrise and color of the Chalk Sound were all very appreciated but we found we enjoy air conditioning when the outside play is at its end. We realize next time we come to Turks and Caicos we will stay at a resort.

                                                            The remoteness, kayaks and wrap around porches were bar none some of the best. So if you are unlike us, needing air conditioning, it is a an island paradise.


                                                            jennifer r.

                                                            The views were gorgeous, sunny skies and a great breeze all week long. Great home base to relax and enjoy nature. Plenty of room for our family to hang out together in the main house as well as enjoy privacy in our own space. We thought about staying in Grace Bay, but were glad we choose this side of the island.


                                                            Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

                                                            The Turks and Caicos islands are only 75 minutes from Miami, less than 3 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, 3 hours from New York and 3 and a half hours from Boston. The Turks and Caicos consists of 40 different islands, most uninhabited. The islands are almost as diverse as its people. The main tourist center of Providenciales is the most well know of the Turks and Caicos. Commonly known as 'Provo', the island covers an area of 38 miles and is the most developed in the colony. Other Activities: Bone fishing, Deep sea fishing, Sunfish and kayaks are included.

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                                                            Additional charge for air conditioning $20/day

                                                            30 Reviews
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