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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms + 3 Baths ...Sleeps 6 + 2 if sharing two of the BR..AC in each BR ($)

What's perfect holiday meaning to you?? a CARIBBEAN island... a BEACHFRONT VILLA... in the TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS... and maybe, why not on NORTH CAICOS???

DATAI is the place you were dreaming of... located on a beach you ever fantasied to live on...

IN ANCIAN MALAIS, DATAI meant 'the path toward enlightenment'... This will be your own feeling as soon as arriving to the villa. Our beachfront property is located on North Caicos endless stretch of beach of Whitby Haven. Our beach is just of white sand... no rocks at all to hurt your feet! Be careful ... it's not the same all along the shore ! Datai is offering all you can expect to spend the most peaceful and enjoyable vacation you ever dreamed.

One important point that make all the difference is that my wife and I are living full time on the island... just few villas away... so we are there to help you. Any thing you need... just ask! You will get 3 kayaks, and bicycles free of charge. Although being secluded and located on the most private beaches of TCI, DATAI is wired to the ' real world'.TV, WI FI Internet, and telephone will keep you connected to 'real life'. A well loaded videotech will entertain you after a long day on the beach.

Kayaks, bicycles, ping pong table for the sportiest... Hammock and long-chairs for those needing to relax and recover from exhaustive city-life.

You don't wish to go for grocery shopping... you want someone cooking for you... cleaning for you... we are there to arrange everything for you! Just ask for!

Hopefully after this first stay at Datai, you will join our 'fan club' and we will have the great pleasure year after year to welcome you at 'HOME'.

Life on North Caicos is just 'homey' ... nothing fancy... but you will go back home with ' souvenirs ' of this genuine lifestyle and all the new friends you discovered. No Casino... golf course (on island)... shopping centre.... even Provo looks now like a Lill Miami.... On North you will reconnect with family, friends, and even yourself. you will rediscover ( if forgotten) the real life in perfect harmony with mother nature...

COMMON... we are longing to have you 'HOME'.

NEW AT DATAI... AC IN EACH BEDROOM ( $ with a meter)


More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About The Owner

We purchased our first piece of land on North Caicos in 1997. Our dream came true. Datai was completed in 1999, just on time to celebrate the wedding of our second child, our son Maxence with Chloé.

That was on January the 2nd 2000. They became the first new married of this new millenium in whole Turks & Caicos. Each of our nine grand children experience his first vacation 'far away' from Dad and Mom at Datai. This explain why we cherish so much this 'home' . It's not just a rental place... it's our baby our home and we are happy to welcome you there , at DATAI .Martine and I have decided all the sudden to move down for good from Montreal to North Caicos in 2004... We have spent these 11 years building other houses and improving the existing ones.

Our Datai became year after year a gathering place for friends and families, a place where to ressource and rejuvenate, a place were you have enough time to do... NOTHING!!!

Be part of the gang... come enjoy our piece of paradise.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1998

Why The Owner chose Whitby

If you book our DATAI for your next vacation you can count on us. Martine and I are living a few villas away, on the same street. Anything you need... any help to find your way around... you just give us a call ... If you want to check in without planning your grocery or liquor store shopping...we can do that for you and save you more relaxation ... No mood for cooking ... I will be looking for a cook for you ... So don't waste your chance to discover what ''Island Life Style'' means.

We are looking forward to welcome you at DATAI on North Caicos.


NEW AT DATAI.... AC in each bedroom ($ meter)

What makes this villa unique

Healthy, Peaceful , Relaxing, Energetic, Beautiful Genuine island environment...

A stay at Datai is a real brain booster...

Then you will be ready to go back to ''so called '' civilization ... but as soon as being waiting for your flight in the boarding room you will be already missing our peaceful island ... and will be thinking of your next visit! Don't worry...We will be there for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My first trip to North Caicos could not have been better. As I walked up to the turquois entrance door of the house we rented it made me feel like I had officially begun my vacation. It was when I opened that turquois entrance to the deck between the main house and guest house that I felt as though I was living in the postcard of Turks and Caicos. Breathtaking! The painted entrance door was a perfect match for the turquois water that you see just as you open the door. A boardwalk led us down to the ocean which was just a short distance to the water, as the house was beachfront. The owner of the property had our meal waiting for us and had given us options to select prior to our trip. Honestly, it was the best pizza I have ever eaten. Not only is the house spotless, beautiful and functional, the owner can really cook and was most helpful with guidance of places to go and people to call for day trip or to buy fresh seafood. We bought lobster one night and conch another. The weather was beautiful and it only rained a couple of times but it did not keep us from going and doing as we wanted. Our dining out consisted of trips to Mudjin, which is on Middle Caicos, and the food was amazing, and Miss B's which is on North Caicos and again amazing. The people who ran the establishments could not have been nicer. The house we rented had 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Very accommodating. There was a hammock in the yard as well as an outdoor shower to keep the sand out of the house. You will need bug spray because there are little bitty bugs that will get you and you will not even realize it because you are so preoccupied with the natural beauty of the island. The beach was all ours for the 7 days and we saw only 2 or 3 people on it other than ourselves the entire time we were there. Most days we saw no one:) It really was like living inside a postcard,... beautiful, peaceful, safe and wonderful. I would go again in a heart beat and I would definitely have Jean-Louis Renaud's pizza!!!
Nov 2013
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Whitby Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Secure Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , JUST REMODELED
  • The Master Bathroom was just renovated Larger bath tub... extra large shower Our three bedrooms are equipped with AC ($) For "allergy " concern, we don't provide neither bath soap nor Shampoo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , ensuite bath
  • Our rates are for 6 guests staying at Datai We accept up to 8 people with extra charge per pers. These two guests will be sleeping on a twin bed (excellent quality mattress) in the BR 2 and 3, sharing the room with a couple . AC in each bedroom ... ($)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can handle your grocery, liquor shopping Catering service can be arranged. My wife Martine and I are living on the same street so we are there for you any time... say ... before midnight !!! Anything we can help you with... just ask us! We can be like your 'concierge'' to help you to arrange for Tourism information... fishing or diving tours... catering... baby sitting ... etc etc


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  • 5 of 5

Perfect area!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise... short but "PUNCHY"! After so many visits at Datai, thanks for sharing once more your enthusiasm ! All the best to you and family till we meet again in January !
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Datai for a week in July and loved it. The property was gorgeous - amazing views and such easy access to the water. The house had all we needed, although we honestly didn't spend that much time in it. We spent most of our time in the water (at the house and at various spots around North and Middle Caicos). While at the house, we really enjoyed the cabana. It was a great spot for afternoon reading, eating snacks, watching lizards, and enjoying the breeze. We also loved to sit on the deck in the evening between the houses and listen to the water and wind while our kids were falling asleep. Our favorite amenities at the house were the kayaks. We used them a number of times to go fishing and head to the reef for snorkeling. We definitely had a relaxing vacation and loved the privacy - we saw only a handful of people all week on the beach at the house. The same was true for other spots on the islands (we felt like we were on a private island at times). The owners were extremely polite and attentive. We would highly recommend the property!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review Carrie. Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Datai with other potential guests. I would like to return the compliment because having at Datai people like you guys is more than a pleasure. We hope to be lucky to have you "home" again as so many of our guests. All the best. J-L and Martine
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Breathtaking ... a little piece of paradise :-)

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by our charming and attentive host - Jean-Louis. Datai-Villa is beautiful and we took advantage of every corner of this amazing villa including the hammock, gazebo, kayak, and naturally the beach. We woke up early each morning to a soft sunrise and a beautiful ocean view.

We highly recommend Datai-Villa to anyone who wants to feel like the only people on a beautiful stretch of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for these reviews, What a pleasure to having you at Datai. We try our best to keep our Datai tidy and "welcoming" . Our reward is having great guests like you who appreciate what we offer. We hope to have you at Datai again someday .
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Fantastic villa on a beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Datai is always memorable. Datai is a beautiful, well-equipped home with beautiful gardens. The lovely beach is just outside the door. We especially appreciate the gazebo which offers shade if you want it. We keep coming back - we love it so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kathleen for this great reviews... on our side it's always a great pleasure to have you at Datai. Thanks again for your visit.
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  • 5 of 5

North Caicos and Datai Villa are magical places. We went there on a girls trip, my sisters and step mother and I. The house is inviting, comfortable, perfect in every way....a dream house. The garden with its palms and hammock edged right to a stunning beach provide a speactacular view. The location is ideal for long walks, reading books, doing yoga, having fun with family and friends. Jean Louis is THE BEST HOST EVER. EVER. He will cook, if asked, PERFCT and delicious meals. He provides all kinds of information on the area incl restaurants and will help arrange transportation.We adventured a lot so I would reccommend having a car. All I really want to that if you are looking for a place to rejuvenate and relax..Datai is the place for you. This vacation exceeded all my expectations, hope and wishes. My only regret is that I did not book for two weeks which I initially had planned on doing.....NEXT YEAR! Thank you to Jean Louis and Datai for making our DREAMS cme true!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing review... Thanks so much for all of these great comment. One important point... you were all so charming and friendly.... how could I be otherwise ! You served this VIP service that we provide to each and every guests choosing our Datai as their Caribbean "Home". We will me more than happy to welcome you again next year. All the very best to each of you... J-L and Martine
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Peaceful Datai Villa Turks & Caicos

  • 5 of 5

Exactly 6 months after visiting Datai Villa in Turks & Caicos, I am writing this review from The Datai in Malaysia which inspired Jean-Louis to name his idyllic villa. I can attest that he was absolutely right to do so. The inspiration that he has found here, on the exotic island of Langkawi was wonderfully recreated in Turks & Caicos with a touch of mysticism of the Far-East but more importantly for us at the time of our stay, he created a place of total relaxation and peace. As soon as we arrived, we felt that the world outside had stopped and we could truly relax and recharge.

The villa itself is absolutely well appointed and we were very happy to have taken advantage of the time gap between our plane landing on the main isaland and the ferry to transport us to the North Island to fully charge on food at the IGA on the main island. The grocery store not only has an incredible selection of foods from all over the world but they also have a pretty decent wine selection at very reasonable prices. They are very helpful to pack all the food in boxes for easy transportation onto the ferry and all the way to the villa. It was well worth the effort so that, we could simply enter the villa, lock the door and enjoy total immersion during our entire stay to benefit to the maximum the comfort, peace, and beauty of the little paradise Jean-Louis & Martine created with so much love and efforts.

The beach itself was stunning. White powdery sand and quiet, wild, and not unlike the feeling i find here on Langkawi. It was so so fabulous to sit and read under the small gazebo by the beach and simply listen to the waves crashing on the reef, feel the see breeze gently caressing our skin, and feeling the warmth enveloping our bodies. Time stood still exactly the way we hoped for when we looked for a place to relax and enjoy the sea.

After a stay like this, the question I always ask myself is: will I come back here? The answer is a categoric YES. In fact, we are thinking of ways to return each year and make DATAI VILLA a place that we can call home.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Baracuda, Whitby
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Sandypoint Marina
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Silver Palm and Pelican Beach hotel
Car: recommended

If your vacation interest is NATURE, NATURE, NATURE... DATAI on North Caicos is THE place you want to discover. North Caicos is the most friendly island ever. You will arrive with hopes.. you will return home with 'NEW FRIENDS'... already longing for your next visit. Please pay a visit to our brand new website to get more information on '' where to go'' , ''what to visit'' , ''what to expect''...

My wife , Martine and I are living on North Caicos so we are 100% available to help you to make of these holidays a great ''souvenir".

If and When you will needing help we will be there.

We can be like your virtual guides on the islands. We know them well after living there for more than 10 years. And if ''doing nothing''..."farniente''.... ''tirer sa flemme' ... ''nichts zu ten'' is your favourite activity :-)) ... be happy, Datai on the beach is THE best place for you if you are looking to become the GUINESS RECORD LAZZY BOY... or GAL!

So... see you there... alone or with your companion... with friends or family. Kids are welcome (if they don't brake everything).

One important point... at DATAI , no bad surprise... the beach is just of white, smooth sand! No risk of spraining an ankle when going swimming because of nasty underwater rocks .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning up to 6 guests $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our rates are for maximum 6 guests.
HIGH SEASON: $3500.00 +$100 House Cleaning+ 12% Gov.Tax

LOW SEASON : USD 2700.00 +$ 100 house cleaning + 12% tax
HOUSE CLEANING : $100 FOR A COUPLE - $150 FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE - $200 for 7 or 8 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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