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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 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.

My wife and I are living on island... just few villas away... If we are not there during your visit, Regina our villa manager is charge. You will always have someone to help you from your very first minute on North Caicos. Any thing you need... just ask! You will get 2 kayaks free of charge. Although being secluded and located on the most private beaches of TCI, DATAI is wired to the ' real world'. Netflix, WI FI Internet, and telephone will keep you connected to 'real life'.

Kayaks 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 it!

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, french, german, spanish, italian, Friendship language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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 the 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. If we are off island, Regina our villa manager will be there for you.

Anything you need... any help to find your way around... you just give us or Regina 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
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 newly revamped. 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
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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 and Regina, our villa manager is on island as well, 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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average rating of 4.95 based on 57 reviews

Goan ta Nort

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well laid out home. Beautiful and well maintained landscape. The location is amazing, beach and bay uncrowded and serene. A perfect retreat from today’s busy world.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springdale, AR

Beautiful and private!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Datai! We spent two weeks here in February and were not ready to leave. The view is absolutely stunning. The sandy "yard" between the house and beach is amazing if you are traveling with small children! (and for many games of petanque) We saw fewer than 8 people on the beach all day every day we were there.

The house is gorgeous and well kept. Even the landscaping is notable. There are a lot of doors and windows so it feels very open and breezy. We did have a lot of wind almost the entire time; as a result we were only able to take the kayaks out a few times, and that was a work out! It even became difficult to take beach walks some days. But it did keep the bugs at bay so we had very little trouble with them.

We did bring groceries from home and from Provo; the fresh produce selection is still fairly limited. We also ate out some and had Jean-Louis cook us his pizza and quiche a couple of times - delicious! Important to note that cash is VERY useful on NC & MC - the nearby market and a few restaurants accept credit card, but some do not at all, and others add a 4% surcharge for the convenience. There is no ATM on the island, so we were carefully watching our dollars as our trip wound down and were not able to visit the Last Chance, as it was cash only.

We found it hard to drag ourselves away from the house and beach, but loved Mudjin and Bambarra beaches as day trips. Miss B's Fish Fry on Wednesday was also an awesome experience!

My only requests would be cookie sheets in the kitchen, sharper knives, and more chairs to put on the bedroom balconies and to carry down to the beach. We did carry the big loungers down a couple of times, but they were pretty unwieldy, especially in the high winds.

In summary, this is a very unique, gorgeous property, and for the slight increase in effort in getting beyond Provo you will be handsomely rewarded with stunning beaches all to yourself. We would absolutely stay here again and are already looking at our calendar for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for these great reviews and thanks for sharing with us what's missing at the villa to maximize guests enjoyment . We always try to improve our hosting but this year has been devoted to put everything together after the two hurricanes we "enjoyed" one after the other... For you next visit, the cookie sheet will be there... new knives ... and more chairs... We learn from our guests experience ! We are glad to hear that you will be back next year as so many of our guests since 2000. Our best wishes to you all. Jean-Louis et Martine
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Beautiful, well maintained oceanfront home in Whitby area of North Caicos.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th time to the island and our 2nd stay at Datai and the experience was wonderful again! Everything is so well kept. Kitchen is well equipped with all you need to prepare meals if you don't want to go out. We found that after a day on the beach, the sunset hours were so gorgeous, we did not want to leave. The beach is only steps away from the home and comfortable beach furniture is provided. Mother nature brought some seaweed in every day and even though the owner had it immaculate when we arrived, I asked him to leave a garden rake so I could keep it looking pristine throughout our stay. A little work but great exercise. The home is in an absolutely perfect location with close proximity to the ferry, restaurants and the grocery/liquor store. Food availabilty continues to get better so there is little need to stop in Providencial and carry items to the island.

One of the nicest properties on the island and Jean-Louis and his wife are wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rick for posting such great review on our little piece of paradise đź‘Ť. Just reading that you enjoyed your stay at Datai and that you are already thinking of coming back is the best reward we could expect . So... see you soon at Datai! Cordially... J-L & Martine
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it as usual

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise to be so loyal to Datai when you visit North Caicos
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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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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 spending lots of time on North Caicos but if we are not on island, Regina, our villa manager will be 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 . Several beach zones don't offer this advantage so better inquire when searching for a place where to stay.




Additional information about rental rates

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

RENT FOR 2 WEEKS for Xmas at $9500.00 instead of $10400

Our rates are for maximum 6 guests.
HIGH SEASON: $3700.00 +$100 House Cleaning+ 12% Gov.Tax

LOW SEASON : USD 2900.00 +$ 100 house cleaning + 12% Gov.Tax
HOUSE CLEANING : $120 FOR A COUPLE - $180 FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE - $220 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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