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Etoile De Mer - Star of the Sea - at Taylor Bay

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ETOILE DE MER Star of the Sea Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa with 4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths (Sleeps 8)

THE HOUSE and GROUNDS

Etoile de Mer sits on old beachfront with exclusive, legal access to now-private Taylor Bay Beach just 100 steps away. Etoile's location offers the best of all worlds - Taylor Bay, authentic Caribbean architecture, and privacy afforded by lush vegetation on almost an acre of land.

"Beautiful and gracious" are the most common words used to describe Etoile de Mer - Star of the Sea. Justifiably, Etoile de Mer is known as one of the most beautiful and unique homes on the island and a  perfect place to gather family members or friends to create island memories. A coral fern garden, irrigation of the many coconut trees and bougainvillea, and a seawall make Etoile de Mer feel like a Caribbean estate - and it is!

Lovingly cared for, the house has been completely upgraded since the owners purchased it in 2004. 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
A short walk across old beach front, the uncrowded beach, 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 kayaks provided at the house and explore the Caribbean at will. The energetic, swim the width of the bay.

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.

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 awaiting you.

No Smoking, please.  Children are welcome (but included in total occupancy).  Rental price includes a mid-week cleaning. FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET.  Note that dates marked on the Availability Calendar represent NIGHTS that are not available.
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

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

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. ...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

Entertainment

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All U.S. networks....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (5) flat screens - 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Fine white sands, no rocks. Snorkeling on west side along coral reef. Boat access....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Etoile de Mer is just a short walk across old beach front to Taylor Bay. Taylor Bay is no longer accessible to the public. You must stay at a home that has purchased an easement....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The beautiful waters of Taylor Bay can be seen from Etoile....moreless

  • Water View:

    The beautiful waters of Taylor Bay can be seen from Etoile....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Six-foot square wood dining table with eight uphostered chairs. Lots of dish sets, place mats, glasses....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top of the Line GE...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga mat. Hand weights....moreless

  • Garage:

    But not accessible to renters....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private driveway and parking area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large private parking area, surrounded by flowers....moreless

  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    Landline and cell....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathing towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) GE Profile....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Two. Part of refrigerator units....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Main-floor kitchen was completely renovated in June 2013. Kitchen opens to dining room with pass through. Conch shell countertops. Outside bar. View to pool and pool deck....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) GE Profile....moreless

  • Oven:

    2...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Water cooler; spices, RO water filter, paper goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    2...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off of Master Suite. View of Taylor Bay. Great place for evening cocktails....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Tiled 1,000 square-foot pool patio. Chaise lounges for sun bathing. Dining table and chairs. Small patio off of apartment with garden view....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Large area next to pool with solid roof, fan and light. Allows guests to stay out of the sun. Seating for 6, hammock. A great place to read or snooze....moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful, mature grounds. Twenty-foot high coconut palms. Ask for landscape workers to retrieve a fresh coconut for you! Beautiful bouganvillea. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Main-floor veranda wraps around entire house ...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Two private tennis courts. Almost never a wait. 4 adult rackets. 2 children's rackets....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water rafts....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.9
from 54 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 30 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Special July Rate
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
flat fee
Special 6 night rate
Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2017
6 night min stay

$3,857
flat fee
August Special
Aug 12 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sept - Thanksgiving
Sep 3 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,800
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000
Late Fall
Nov 26 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,800
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$8,500
2018 High Season
Jan 3 - Apr 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

2018 Low Season
Apr 29 - Nov 18, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,600

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My husband 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 Etoile, Taylor Bay, and Provo. Our daughter, Megan, got married on Provo in October 2005. She and our other two children, Aaron and Brianna, return annually with friends. Our first grandson, 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 in the fall, winter and spring to make sure everything is in good shape and to absorb the beauty. 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 upgrading in one way or another to keep Etoile in prime condition. A recent renter wrote, "Our son is an interior architect and he loved the design of the house and the quality of the building materials."

Why the Owner Chose Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands:
Staying at Etoile de Mer feels like staying an a private, upscale resort - Caribbean ambiance, exclusive access to Taylor Bay, incredible vegetation, tennis courts, kayaks, and a large salt water pool. You won't want to leave!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our family loves to gather at the house and create memories. 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 grandsons play at will and safely in the clear crystalline waters of Taylor Bay. They love coming to "the islands." In the evenings, we gather at the dining table and appreciate our blessings.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • ETOILE DE MER 
Star of the Sea
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    ETOILE DE MER Star of the Sea Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •   Aerial view of Taylor Bay, steps from Etoile de Mer
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    Aerial view of Taylor Bay, steps from Etoile de Mer Vacation Rental, Taylor

  • Enjoy the protection of your own angel fish
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    Enjoy the protection of your own angel fish Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Living Room with view to coconut palms
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    Living Room with view to coconut palms Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Fully equipped kitchen, including island breezes
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    Fully equipped kitchen, including island breezes Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Master Bedroom -                Captain's Quarters
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    Master Bedroom - Captain's Quarters Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •                 Master Bath

    Master Bath

  •    King Bedroom, main floor
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    King Bedroom, main floor Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •           Apartment Entry
There is also interior access

    Apartment Entry There is also interior access

  • King bedroom in apartment

    King bedroom in apartment

  • The clear waters of Taylor Bay

    The clear waters of Taylor Bay

  • Flowers, tennis, sky - Etoile de Mer
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    Flowers, tennis, sky - Etoile de Mer Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Your own fresh salt-water pool
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    Your own fresh salt-water pool Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Everything you need for a day at the pool
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    Everything you need for a day at the pool Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •     A truly Caribbean room
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    A truly Caribbean room Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Dining Room with veranda overlooking coral garden
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    Dining Room with veranda overlooking coral garden Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Open -air - open space dining room to kitchen
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    Open -air - open space dining room to kitchen Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  • Master Suite with sunken bathtub
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    Master Suite with sunken bathtub Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •              Master Shower

    Master Shower

  • Queen Bedroom, main floor
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    Queen Bedroom, main floor Vacation Rental, Taylor Bay

  •          Apartment Kitchen

    Apartment Kitchen

  •                   Taylor Bay

    Taylor Bay

  •         Private tennis courts

    Private tennis courts

  • End another beautiful day walking on Taylor Bay beach

    End another beautiful day walking on Taylor Bay beach

VRBO #39717

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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