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Windward Cove - Private Beach - Pool & Kayaks - Free Car Rental April/May 2018

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Windward Cove is where you want to be in Grand Cayman. Hidden away in Gun Bay on the tranquil East End of Grand Cayman with more than 200 feet of private sandy beachfront, Windward Cove's beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom villa is in the ideal location. Everyone's flat out favorite spot is our full length elevated screened porch overlooking the crystal blue ocean, and glorious sunrises.

Where else can you have privacy, breathtaking views, and still be centrally located, with so many conveniences close to your villa (grocery, restaurants/bar, liquor store, water sports operations, etc). Rum Point, The Botanical Gardens, and Blow Holes are right nearby as well.

Windward Cove is very close to Fosters grocery store, Jacques Scott Liquor store, local gift shops, and many fine restaurants and watering holes including Eagle Rays @ Ocean Frontiers, Tukka (w/ Chef Ron) is a short stroll from the villa, Bombay Chopsticks (by Chef Remy), The Italian Kitchen, The Lighthouse, Over The Edge, and more. Two eateries serving local cuisine (Big Tree BarBQ & Vivine's Kitchen) are also within short walking distance from Windward Cove.

Top water sports operations are less than 2 miles from the villa. The famed Ocean Frontiers Dive operation is only 1/2 mile away. The opposite way down the road is Red Sails Water Sports & White Sands Water Sports which offer jetski/waverunner rentals and tours, wind surfing, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and more.

Kite Beach is the place for kite surfers and is even closer. They offer lessons and equipment from a top notch instructor, and provide a location to launch, and you can also launch right off Windward Cove's sandy beach as well.

There's a reason we have so many beach pictures on our site. We have a really great Beach! The beach and water at Windward Cove is ideal for all ages (a giant sandbox for young children) with many shallow pool areas, and even more fun further out. Snorkeling the many coral heads in the waters right out back is a favorite activity for many of our guests, as is swimming in the calm reef protected waters.

Keywords: Luxury Villa, East End, Great Rates, Sandy Beach and Ocean Entry, Swimming, Adventure, Large Pool, Multi-Tiered Deck, Privacy, Central Location, Diving, Snorkeling, Paradise

More Details

Owner
Jack and Maria
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Jack and Maria chose Gun Bay

After renting villas on the island for 25 years, we decided this was the absolute best location on the island, and we built Windward Cove. We made sure to add all the best and necessary aspects of all the villas we rented, especially the screened porch with 180 degree views, and protection for those rare occasions when the gentle breezes are still. Living out side, while inside. We love the complete privacy, beach, ocean environment, snorkeling, and overall superior quality of life here.

What makes this villa unique

Fully owner-operated & managed, we do our best to pass these savings onto our guests. We always strive to under-promise and over-deliver. Unmatched Privacy. Beauty. All sand Beach with lots of shade. Sandy entry into the ocean. A large pool. Great snorkeling. Very convenient location to stores and water sports operations. It's where you want to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria & Jack - We had a lovely stay-cation at Windward Cove. A great get away from the hustle and bustle of SMB! Thanks for sharing your home with us. The home, beach and location are all great. We enjoyed 2 days of diving with Ocean Frontiers, bike riding, swimming, walking the beach and just relaxing.

Thanks again. J & B.
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Gun Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 10 person maximum adult occupancy per Cayman Islands Tourism Law. Children are counted as adult occupants
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Large powder room with sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean Front King Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean Front King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Garden View Queen Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Garden View Twin Bedroom
  • King size beds (2) Both King Master Bedrooms were recently remodeled and are a resplendent mix of rich dark wood and rattan, Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bedroom is very quiet making it the ideal space to sneak away for afternoon naps after fun and recreation, Twin or Single Beds (2) The two twins in the garden view bedroom overlook both the tropical garden in front, and the azure sea on the side, Pack & Play (1) Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 single person kayaks, Over 100 Books, 11 Ceiling Fans, Clock Radios, Beach Towels, Brick Paved Courtyard, Garden Picnic Table, 8 Chaise Lounges, Beach Chairs

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Family Memories Forever

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This year I turned 70 and my husband is 71. Our lives and our children's lives have always been busy with work. We take as much time as we can to spend time with our children, but the years are marching on. This year we picked Windward Cove so we could have a beautiful visit to the Cayman Islands, snorkel like we were in an aquarium, cook great meals together, and above all spend quality time with each other. We did not have to share the pool or the beach with other travelers, as we would have if we rented a condo or hotel. This home was spacious enough for the five of us to have all the room we needed and the privacy as well. We had such a fabulous time enjoying the surroundings as well as the local restaurants. Maria and Jack were perfect hosts attending to any requests we had, which were few. At the end of our 10 days I can say we relaxed, renewed, and made some priceless memories that we and our children will cherish forever. I know you will not be disappointed. The Kramer's USA

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Windward Cove

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and beach!!!! Have been there twice and plan to return!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous island getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. This house had everything we needed and the views are spectacular! We stayed with two families and the house is set up in two wings so it was perfect. Jack and Maria provided such helpful instructions prior to our arrival and during our stay including recommendations for where to go and what to do. It was an amazing time. I also reluctantly went to the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Gardens and am so glad I did. It was amazing. Don't miss it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Windward Cove was awesome. Maria, your written directions and things to do were so valuable in making us feel right at home. We were a group of eight, ages ranging from 66 to 23 and we were all amazed at what the island had to offer. Stingrays, sea turtles, friggets, starfish, tarpon, you name it....we saw it!!!! After a full day of sightseeing, it was great to go back to the house and prepare a delicious dinner. We too did not want to leave and will definitely be back !!!!! Jack and Maria, thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Maria and Jack are so informative and helpful! Windward is a beautiful, private paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Grand Cayman and we wanted to stay away from the crowds at seven mile beach. Windward Cove at the East End was a perfect, quiet location! We had our own private beach, great pool, wonderful screened in porch, kayaks and a welcoming house! This was the ideal place to relax and enjoy the island! We loved going to Rum Point, which is a short drive from Windward! There are beautiful beaches there for snorkeling, hammocks to hang out and a great outdoor restaurant! It's a great place to spend the day! Kaibo Beach beach has a great bbq on the beach too! If you like snorkeling, the most beautiful place is Smith's cove-it's worth the drive (about a half hour from the house) but so worth the trip!! We also enjoyed stingray city-our kids thought hanging with the stingrays was amazing!

There are some great restaurants near Windward-our favorites were a little Italian place down the road and Over the Edge!

We loved our time at Windward and created wonderful memories there! We were sad to leave!

Many thanks to Maria and Jack!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation for an entire family

  • 5 of 5

2/27 - 3/5, 2016 This place was an amazing place to stay! My family and I stayed here at Windward Cove for a week. The view from the extensive closed in by a screen patio was exceptional. Having our private beach was incredible. There was good swimming and snorkeling to be had, even just outside our house! The layout of the interior of the house worked well too. Four bedrooms each separated nicely and a spacious common area. This place even had a grill for outdoor BBQ-ing which we took advantage of. Lastly, this place was only a 20 minute drive to our favorite place on the island Rum Point Beach Area. In summary, my family and I give Windward Cove 4 out of 4 stars!

Recommend to families with small children - everything for them including a playground within 5 min drive. The owner is very helpful and cares for your best time.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Owen Roberts
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Tukka & Eagle Rays
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Tukka, Eagle Rays, Vivine's, & Bombay Chopsticks
Nearest Beach
You are on a great beach right here!

Great beach for swimming, snorkeling, and all other water activities. No need to drive around looking for a nice beach nearby. Windward Cove is located in the friendly village of Gun Bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

13% hotel occupancy tax not included

Windward Cove's Cancellation Policy (this policy supersedes the VRBO owners policy below): Once your reservation has been confirmed, any cancellation will invoke the following cancellation policy: because island vacations are usually booked well in advance, there is often difficulty re-booking cancelled reservations. Because of this reality any cancellation notice received more than 60 days in advance will incur a 1-day rental fee penalty plus $100 booking and filing fees. Less than 60 days will incur a 2-day rental fee penalty plus $100 booking and filing fees. If we are able to re-book the cancelled dates, a full refund minus $100 booking and filing fees will be refunded. See rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund