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Etoile De Mer - Star of the Sea

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Taylor Bay house description

THE HOUSE and GROUNDS

'Beautiful and gracious' are the most common words used to describe Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea.

Nestled in palm trees and lush vegetation on a .75 acre lot on old beachfront, Etoile de Mer offers the best of two worlds - authentic caribbean architecture and beautiful Taylor Bay.

Etoile is a perfect place to gather family members or friends to create island memories.

Light and spacious, this custom-designed villa is an oasis of privacy and beauty at Taylor Bay with tennis courts and lush gardens. People love Etoile so much, they come back year after year.

Lovingly cared for, the house has been completely upgraded since the owners purchased it in 2004 - interior and exterior painting, new roof, new hurricane shutters, reuphostering, new conch-shell countertops, Italian porcelain floors in kitchen and screened porch, new hardware, refinished wood floors, and a brand new kitchen with a pass through to the dining room.

A coral fern garden, irrigation of the many coconut trees and bougainvillea, and the addition of fruit trees - lime, guava, Barbados Cherry, and fig, all behind a seawall make Etoile de Mer feel like a Caribbean estate -and it is!

Justifiably, Etoile de Mer is known as one of the most beautiful and unique homes on the island.   

The attention to detail and the ambiance of this island home make it feel like your home away from home rather than 'a rental'.  Large enough for a group of eight with several gathering spots - the screened porch, the gazebo, the pool deck, the outside bar and barbecue, the verandas and the living room and dining room - the layout of the house also offers privacy to couples and individuals.

THE BEACH
Just 100 steps away, the gentle tides and fine white sands of Taylor Bay offer you an opportunity to wade or swim, snorkel, kayak, walk barefoot on the beach or sit in a beach chair for hours. Many well-traveled guests believe that Taylor Bay is the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean.

They float on rafts from one side of the bay to the other on the gentle tide with book, coffee, or wine in hand.  The more adventuresome use the 4 kayaks provided at the house and explore the Caribbean at will. The energetic, swim the width of the bay daily.

Shallow waters for 100 feet offer a perfect environment for children to play in the water safely. Children happily fill buckets and make sand castles while their parents enjoy a well-earned vacation.

ACTIVITIES
Want to play tennis? Next to Etoile de Mer are private, complimentary tennis courts completely renovated in June 2012.

In the evening, visit one of the excellent international restaurants just minutes away (Providenciales was recently selected as one of the top-ten island dining destinations in the world), grill your favorite foods on the five-burner grill on the pool deck, or cook in the airy and light fully-equipped kitchen. After dinner, stroll the beach, watch cable television on a flat-screen TV, sit on the deck and look at the stars, listen to music, play a game, or simply enjoy the sound of privacy, knowing that you have another beautiful day to awake to.

No Smoking, please.  Children are welcome.  Rental price includes airport greeting and a mid-week cleaning. FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET.  Note that dates marked on the Availability Calendar represent NIGHTS that are not available.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Pool is especially nice for young children because of five shallow steps. Taylor Bay is great for young children because it is shallow for 100 feet. Sand is perfect for castle building....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Apartment is on ground level but access to pool involves steps....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                On top floor. Balcony with view of tennis courts and bay....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                Ensuite main floor. Private sitting area on veranda....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Ensuite main floor with view of coconut palms...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                In apartment with view to coral garden. Small patio....moreless

              • King size beds (3) Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) one 3-in-1 graco porta-crib, Queen sleep sofa in apartment. Futon available....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Main floor ensuite. Conch shell counter tops....moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Main floor ensuite. Conch shell counter tops....moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                Apartment. Conch shell counter tops....moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Master. Sunken tub. LARGE shower. Conch shell countertops...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower

                To rinse off when returning from beach...moreless

              • TVs in three bedrooms. Flat screen TV in apartment living room.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Main-floor kitchen was completely renovated in June 2009. Kitchen opens to dining room with pass through. Conch shell countertops. Outside bar. View to pool and pool deck....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Main kitchen refrigerator new in 2012. Refrigerator in apartment kitchen....moreless

              • Dining:

                Six-foot square wood dining table with eight uphostered chairs....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Arrangements for a private chef can be made....moreless

              • Freezer:

                Two. Part of refrigerator units....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) GE Profile....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                The house is positioned to catch the breezes. All rooms have fans, screened windows, and screened, louvered doors. Master Suite and Apartment have AC (though seldom used)....moreless

              • Living Room seats 8:

                Flat screen TV. Tommy Bahama furniture. Book shelves with books available to renters....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large private parking area, surrounded by flowers and fruit trees....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens and towels. Beach towels....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Top of the Line GE...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Yoga mat....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (5) Three flat screens - living room, master, apartment. Smaller TVs in two main floor bedrooms...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                All U.S. networks....moreless

              • Toys:

                Swim toys....moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed....moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Salt water, no chlorine. Completely re-done in November 2012....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful, mature grounds. Twenty-foot high coconut palms. Ask for someone to retrieve a fresh coconut for you! Beautiful bouganvillea. Fruit trees - Barbados Cherry, Guava, Lime, Fig....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Large area next to pool with solid roof, fan and light. Allows guests to stay out of the sun. Includes Pawley Island hammock, new in December 2012. A great place to read or snooze....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Two private tennis courts, resurfaced in 2012. Belong to Association. Almost never a wait....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Gazebo next to pool is a gathering place for everyone and includes a rope hammock....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Tiled 1,000 square foot pool patio. Small patio off of apartment in garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Stainless steel. Five burner. Insides completely replaced in 2012....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Four kayaks - 1 seater (1), 2 seaters (3) Life vests. Paddles. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    One golf course on island - 20 minutes from house....moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Veranda wraps around entire house....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Off of Master Suite...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Etoile de Mer is just 100 yards across old beach front to Taylor Bay, which many call the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean....moreless

                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Parasailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Paragliding
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Groceries
                  • Reefs
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas & New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,500
                  High Season
                  Jan 3 - May 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Low Season
                  May 3 - Dec 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Weekly rates listed are for up to 6 people. High season rate for 8 people is $5500. Low season rate for 8 people is $4600.

                  Christmas Week and New Years week are $7,500/week for up 8 people.

                  Extra nights can be added before Christmas at a lower rate rate and after New Years at high season rate.

                  50% of rental rate is due at booking to hold the dates. The second 50% and the tax are due 90 days before arrival.


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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Providenciales Airport (PLS)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Las Brisas
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Provo Golf Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Las Brisas

                  Car: Necessary

                  Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Bone Fishing, International Restaurants, Access to Club Med

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Dave and I first visited Provo from Colorado with friends in 2004. Completely enamored with Taylor Bay, we joined with a real estate agent and found Etoile de Mer, returning home a little in shock that we had bought a house and had never even considered owning a home in the Caribbean! That's what Taylor Bay can do to you!! Since then our entire family has had a love affair with the house, Taylor Bay, and Provo. Our daughter, Megan, got married at Grace Bay in October 2005. She and our other two children, Aaron and Brianna, return annually with friends. Our first grandchild, Cooper, was christened on Taylor Bay in November 2008 and our second grandson, Jack, was christened on the beach in November 2012. Dave and I go to the house every fall and spring to make sure everything is in good shape and we spend at least two weeks at the house every January. We have developed friendships with islanders and feel like we have a second life in the Caribbean. We try to keep the rental rate reasonable because we feel blessed to own such a beautiful home and want to share it with others, which is why Etoile de Mer never feels like a rental. Dave is an architect and we are always doing things to upgrade the house and keep it in prime condition. A recent renter wrote, 'Our son is an interior architect and her loved the design of the house and the quality of the building materials.'

                  Why the Owner Chose Taylor Bay:
                  Etoile de Mer has the best of all choices - it rests on old beach front so it's just 100 yards from Taylor Bay beach but it has lush vegetation and privacy that wouldn't be possible if it were just 40 yards closer. Staying at Etoile feels like you're staying at a private luxury resort with the beach, tennis courts, kayaks, and the fresh water pool.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our family loves to gather at the house and create memories. The architecture of the house gives us a true Caribbean experience. We sit under the gazebo and laugh. We walk on the beach every morning to greet the day. We float across the bay in rafts. Our grandson plays at will and safely in the clear crystalline waters of Taylor Bay. In the evenings, we gaze at stars from the pool deck.


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                  Photos

                  • The lush grounds of Etoile de Mer

                    The lush grounds of Etoile de Mer

                  • Pool, pool deck, gazebo, and outdoor bar and BBQ surrounded by palm trees

                    Pool, pool deck, gazebo, and outdoor bar and BBQ surrounded by palm trees

                  • Everyone's favorite gathering place next to the pool

                    Everyone's favorite gathering place next to the pool

                  • Toast the view

                    Toast the view

                  • Living room with Tommy Bahama furniture

                    Living room with Tommy Bahama furniture

                  • View to fully renovated kitchen from dining room

                    View to fully renovated kitchen from dining room

                  • Master bedroom with balcony and view to Taylor Bay

                    Master bedroom with balcony and view to Taylor Bay

                  • Master bathroom

                    Master bathroom

                  • 1 of 2 main-floor bedrooms.  Overlooks front gardens and coconut palms.

                    1 of 2 main-floor bedrooms. Overlooks front gardens and coconut palms.

                  • Apartment entrance and sitting area

                    Apartment entrance and sitting area

                  • Apartment bedroom with view to coral garden

                    Apartment bedroom with view to coral garden

                  • Taylor Bay, the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean

                    Taylor Bay, the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean

                  • Etoile de Mer
Star of the Sea at Taylor Bay

                    Etoile de Mer Star of the Sea at Taylor Bay

                  • Sun or shade, you'll spend your days here and at Taylor Bay

                    Sun or shade, you'll spend your days here and at Taylor Bay

                  • Private tennis courts and Taylor Bay

                    Private tennis courts and Taylor Bay

                  • Screened porch in bright, Caribbean colors (pool deck to left)

                    Screened porch in bright, Caribbean colors (pool deck to left)

                  • Dining room with view to coral gardens, surrounded by coconut palms

                    Dining room with view to coral gardens, surrounded by coconut palms

                  • Kitchen with outside bar and barbecue area

                    Kitchen with outside bar and barbecue area

                  • Master bedroom with sunken tub

                    Master bedroom with sunken tub

                  • Master shower

                    Master shower

                  • Main floor bedroom with private veranda surrounded by coconut palms

                    Main floor bedroom with private veranda surrounded by coconut palms

                  • Apartment living room

                    Apartment living room

                  • Private tennis courts resurfaced in July 2012.

                    Private tennis courts resurfaced in July 2012.

                  • Walk the fine, white sands of Taylor Bay

                    Walk the fine, white sands of Taylor Bay

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                  $4,200 - $7,500 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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