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Tree House Atmosphere on Chalk Sound

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QncBX1kZWmU

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 two kayaks for your enjoyment exploring the islands in Chalk Sound.

One building contains the living room, kitchen, dining room 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 adult 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.

More Details

Owner
Colin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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

Map

Graceway IGA Supermarket
Las Brisas Restaurant
Conch Shack
Bugaloo's
Baci Ristorante
Sapodilla Bay
Taylor Bay Beach
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Providenciales (PLS)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Provo Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sapodilla Beach
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Providenciales House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guestroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Living Area Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

Vacation Perfection

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Switzerland
5

We could stay here forever

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
5

Stunning Location!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Braunfels, TX
4

Beautiful view but needs TLC

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A delightful and well-appointed holiday home

  • 5 of 5

A week in the tree house was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Chalk sound really is that shade of blue! Very good facilities, clean, up to date and well organized. The garden is thoughtfully blended into the surrounding shrubbery to make a pretty good screen from the road and neighbours, so it is private. The availability of kayaks and snorkel gear was a big plus (although one or two more kayaks would be useful for a houseful - there are only 2). We were able to make several local kayak trips and snorkel at several points around the island - Smith's reef was really good (>38 species of reef fish logged without much effort!). The location and independence is great for those of us who are not interested in the resort-style existence offered elsewhere on the island. Limited but good bird watching roundabout. The weather was perfect (mid-June 2017) and the trade winds blew consistently. Security appeared adequate and it is possible to leave the bedroom doors open and secure the shutters to allow good air flow.

Having visited several other places in the Caribbean and elsewhere around the world, Providenciales, and the Tree House were a great experience and we'd certainly consider going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional charge for air conditioning $20/day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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