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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

Property Manager
Jean-Louis RENAUD
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, frienship of heart language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Jean-Louis RENAUD

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.

Jean-Louis RENAUD purchased this villa in 1998

Why Jean-Louis RENAUD chose Turks & Caicos

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 manager

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in North Caicos in Caicos Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 Flask
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , JUST REMODELED
  • The Master Bathroom was just renovated Larger bath tub... extra large shower Our three bedrooms are equipped with AC ($) For "allergy " concern, we don't provide neither bath soap nor Shampoo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite bath
  • Our rates are for 6 guests staying at Datai We accept up to 8 people with extra charge per pers. These two guests will be sleeping on a twin bed (excellent quality mattress) in the BR 2 and 3, sharing the room with a couple . AC in each bedroom ... ($)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can handle your grocery, liquor shopping Catering service can be arranged. Our video-tech counts more than 300 movies 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.939394 based on 50 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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 say...is 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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

So much has been said about how beautiful Datai Villa is and how wonderful Jean-Louis is and all if it’s all True! I have never met anybody so passivate about making your vacation the experience you are looking for, as Jean-louis. Jean-Louis has done such a marvelous job putting informational binders together for his guest to use! Jean-Louis has everything covered for the Island, and another one for the Villa. The man did not miss anything that was worth explaining or outlining of the “what and how to do” whatever the Island has to offer

Just a little advise on Jean-Louis… you will want to ask him to stop by and say “Hi” .He will not be one of those owners who feels the need to check on his place while you try too enjoy your vacation. If time permits and you get to know Jean-Louis a little more, he will undoubtable be one of the most interesting and charismatic people you will have the fortune to meet. (sorry to put the pressure on you Jean-Louis R)

We rolled in from Michigan with 6 of us. 2 adults and 4 kids between 14-10 yrs old. The place could not of been better suited for the family. This is our 3rd Caribbean trip and none were a better experience than our last Spring Break to Datai Villa on North Caicos.

Our plan was to visit new islands every year but after this last experience, we don’t plan on going anywhere else but to see our new friend Jean-Louis and his beautiful villa..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sheila, Thanks so much for your wonderful reviews. If you have not seen me much during your stay it's simply because we believe that our guests need privacy and peace during their stay. You know I'm quite talkative ... so I really try to control this need of communication to avoid bothering my guests. So don't worry... next time , when you will be again staying at Datai, you will maybe have to kick me out ! :-)) By the way , I'm so sorry to have the villa already booked and be unable to welcome you and family for your next Spring Break... Maybe next year???
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Tranquil Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 kids (8, 11, 20) just arrived home from North Caicos today. If you are looking for quite, peaceful bliss...this is the place! Jean-Louis is a gracious host and his pictures show exactly what this house and property look like. The beach out back has very nice sand and the water is as blue as you see in the pictures. The house is beautiful.

We stayed during off season, when most restaurants are either closed or close early (5pm), so important to know this if you come during the summer months. We were still able to enjoy local food by eating early. A couple of our favorite spots were the Barracuda Bar & Grille, My Dee's, Miss B's and the Mudjin Bar & Grille. My Dee's makes a great grilled red snapper!!!

We also spent a day on a private boat charter with Captain D. We highly recommend this! Affordable and the Captain will customize your day for your liking. We're mostly beach bums, so we went beach hopping! Thanks Captain!

Jean-Louis thank you for your gracious hospitality and helping us create great memories!

- The Westmarks (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were wowed!

  • 5 of 5

For anyone who has ever seen The Wizard of Oz you will understand that opening the blue door into this house is like entering Oz with Dorothy. ( The world goes from black and white to technicolor). The color of the sea is breathtaking and the house, deck, and cabana are better than photos can show. Jean Louis was alone during the week we were here and was the perfect host. The pizza that is so often discussed in the reviews was, yes, crazy-good. Everything about this property is. The house is charming and wonderfully equipped. The furnishings are everything and more than one could possibly need-there is every attention to detail.Even the art work on the walks is wonderful and done by Jean Louis himself! We never found one single thing wanting during our stay.

We brought a cooler of meats on the trip and stopped at the grocery store on Provinciales before boarding the ferry to North Caicos. This meant an overnight since the we couldn't arrive in Turks and Caicos and grocery shop before the last ferry. The people at the ferry loaded our groceries and unloaded upon arrival in North Caicos so the extra baggage was no trouble at all. Our car was waiting for us and we were off to see our house.

Jean Louis recommended a local grocery store (where they turn on the overhead lights when you arrive and turn them off when you leave). This was very adequate especially just after the deliveries from Provencials. We were glad we had brought our own meat from home and our fresh produce from Provo.

Would we return here? Absolutely! Having a car is a must if only to be able to determine that this is the best place to be. The next trip here we wouldn't go beyond the blue front door.

Important note: On the weekend allow 3 hours to go through customs. No kidding!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much to both of you for all of these compliments . I would say that we are usually quite pampered by our guests... their reviews give us the taste to keep welcoming all these "new friends" at Datai, year after year since sixteen years... but ...The Wizard of Oz... OMG... this is the cherry on the Sunday! After painting, I have to practice my voice to sing like Judy Garland for your next visit at Datai! All the very best ... Jean-Louis & 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 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 .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in North Caicos, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
LOW SEASON * See Notes Below
6 May 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £57.98
Cleaning up to 6 guests £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

LAST MINUTE DEAL, From April 8th to April 18th TEN NIGHTS for $3950.00 instead of $5645.00 .... ask me if you are looking for a week only.
+ $150 house cleaning + 12% GOV.Tax
Our rates are for maximum 6 guests.
HIGH SEASON: $3500.00 +$90 House Cleaning+ 12% Gov.Tax
LOW SEASON : $2700.00+$90 House Cleaning+12% tax
HOUSE CLEANING : $90 FOR A COUPLE - $150 FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE - $180 for 8 guests

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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