About the property
- Villa4200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 10
Reef Romance is directly oceanfront in Rum Point on the north coast. A perfect getaway spot for up to five couples, Reef Romance features five king suites, a sizable sandy beach, and excellent snorkeling just steps from the back door!
The oceanfront pool, hammocks, and outdoor thatched cabana bar--complete with TV and bathroom--offer the chance to lounge, swim and even watch television in the warm Caribbean sun. Comfortable and spacious enough for you and your guests to spread out and relax, Reef Romance offers laid-back luxury, indoors and out.
***Reef Romance’s Unique Features***
— Oceanfront great room with stunning views comes furnished with a large flat-screen TV, stereo, and multiple couches for everyone to lounge together.
— French glass doors, leading out to the pool deck, and plenty of windows flood the great room, kitchen, and indoor dining area with sunshine all year round.
— The dining table seats eight, in addition to the bar seating in the kitchen area.
— Modern kitchen with standard appliances, along with a full complement of dishware, cookware, cutlery, and a coffee maker.
— Five king suites, all with ocean views!
— Main floor master king suite opens onto the pool deck; ensuite bath has an oversized tub.
— Flat screen TVs in master bedroom and living area.
— Saltwater pool and oceanfront pool deck with plenty of loungers
— Outdoor bar beneath a thatched cabana just off the pool deck for happy hour with a view, built-in kegerator, and flat screen TV!
— Palm-shaded hammocks for oceanfront reading, napping or simply taking in the views
— Lovely sandy beach for swimming or snorkeling. There is a healthy marine environment, so we ask that you wear pool shoes or fins while you go explore!
— Large charcoal grill for cookouts on the pool deck.
— Tandem kayaks on premises for discounted rental—waiver required^
Accommodates up to 10 people (10 adults max.). Excellent family vacation home or 3-5 couples group getaway villa.
^2 Silver Thatch tandem kayaks located on property for guest rental; 5 day minimum with 6th and 7th day free—US$39 per day per kayak, $195 per week.
— 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
— 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
— Owner requires a refundable cleaning and damages deposit of $1,500
— 5 nights minimum stay required
— 7 nights minimum and full occupancy rate required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week
— Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
Silver Thatch Member Benefits
— Centralized on-island Guest Services & Welcome Center
— Unlimited use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
— Business Center Access: computers, printer, scanner, & Fedex/DHL supplies
— Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
— $100 discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel charter
— Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
— Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
— Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
— Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
— Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
— Gilchrist & Soames bath products
— Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
— Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
— $1,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
— Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
— 2 tandem kayaks at discounted rates; minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free!
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Managing over 70 oceanfront villas and booking over 250 condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos offers the largest inventory of bookable vacation properties on Grand Cayman. With it's on-island hospitality company, Silver Thatch, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos has raised the bar on guest services. A newly built welcome center was designed with the guest’s vacation needs in mind and includes a private fitness studio, and business center. Our dedicated staff is prepared to assist with charter and reservation recommendations for family dinners, snorkel safaris, or at-villa services like grocery delivery, massage treatments, private chefs, and more. In addition, guests can conveniently check-out complimentary snorkel gear, baby equipment, coolers, bluetooth speakers, Apple TVs, and other items to enhance their vacation experience. Call or email us any time with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Lovely home with a beautiful view, but renters should know a few things before renting!
Our review of this property was going to be "glowing" until we discovered that part of our security deposit was withheld without explanation. After reaching out to the property manager, we were told that a decorative wooden fish was broken, but after days of going back & forth with the property manager without a clear answer, we've given up. Bottom line is that we did NOT break anything and it's frustrating that after spending a great deal of money to rent the house and leaving in in excellent condition, the benefit of the doubt goes to the cleaning crew.
That said, here's our review of Reef Romance which was home base for our fabulous week on Grand Cayman Island.
The house was clean, beds were comfortable, kitchen was well-equipped.
We were grateful that a small bag of charcoal was supplied for our first night as we forgot to purchase charcoal on our first trip to the grocery store.
The house has plenty of towels, beach and bath.
The views from the house are spectacular.
Great to have pool and tiki bar.
Beside the petty quibble over the broken fish or turtle, the most disappointing part of the trip was the unbelievable amount of garbage that had washed up on the beach in front of the house. Manager said it had been cleared recently, but it piled up daily and made it difficult to get out to enjoy the water. We understand it is not the fault of the owners that this tragic result of human wastefulness washes up on their beach at this time of year, but renters should be aware that it is NOT a nice sandy beach where kids could play at the shoreline. You also can't walk the beach very far in either direction - too much garbage and seaweed piled up made it impossible. We found everything from flip flops to hypodermic needles - very sad.
WI-FI was spotty at best - it was impossible for anyone to connect and get any work done.
Games were locked in a closet.
Unsure of the value the "Silver Thatch" membership provided for the mandatory $800 charge. Gym was not quite ready to use, but we used the WI-Fi access a few times. As far as discounts go, only one restaurant that we went to accepted the card - many of the places at Rum Point, most convenient to our location, did not recognize the membership. A few maintenance issues: broken toilet , air conditioner malfunctioned and backed up sink. The manager sent someone to take care of these issues. Cleaning crew showed up over an hour early and stood in driveway.
Great rental property layout was perfect
Wonderful House, Perfect for 5 Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Reef Romance. The house is laid out perfectly with 5 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom.
The weather during our stay included 4 days of 20 MPH winds or greater. Some of my comments may be the result of that weather, others are not.
The outside bar was used only briefly. We utilized the refrigerator for overflow beverages. We didn't use the Kegorater which was taped shut, probably due to easily being blown open by the strong winds that this side of the island incur this time of year (February). We used the outside TV once after figuring out how to turn it on (instructions are provided, but difficult to follow). It appeared to us that you can either have the TV on out by the bar or in the living room, not both at the same time. When the wind was really blowing, the outside bar was not conducive to using.
Again, probably due to the wind, there was a lot of seaweed that washed up on our beach during our visit. You had to step over it to get into the water. In addition to the seaweed, a lot of trash was washing up as well. We did spend some time in the water just outside the house, but several in our party balked at having to step over the several feet of seaweed that had washed up over the windy days.
We didn't utilize the volleyball court, again due to the wind. The sand outside the house contains some corral and rocks, so it really wouldn't be great for playing volleyball barefoot. Probably would need to wear shoes to be safe.
We purchased a Bocci ball set from a local sports company and played that often. That was not a problem in the wind.
The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, plates, bowls, glasses, etc. The only issue we had with the kitchen is that there are a large number of knives available, but none of them are very sharp. We did a lot of cooking while on the island and we had some difficulty cutting even an onion with the knives available. Not a big deal, just worth mentioning.
We didn't discover this until the day before we were leaving. There are some puzzles in the master bedroom chest of drawers, bottom drawer. There are also books under the sink in the 1/2 bath. It would be nice if there was an information book about things in the house, restaurant recommendations, places to visit, etc., rather than just instructions on how to use the TV.
The location is very private. We would definitely stay at this location again.
Thank you for your response. I will check with the manager about the TV usage, but do not believe you can only use one at a time. Knives will be sharpened or replaced.
The wind was from the northeast during much of your stay and that does change the dynamics of the beach and seaweed. A short drive away is Rum Point that is a bit sheltered and is much less affected by the winds. Hope you were able to go there some. Our Silver Thatch Card is good for discounts there too!!!
I wish we could control Mother Nature!!
Please come back again soon. It was nice meeting your group!
Great for large family or many couples
Fun location, beautiful, but windy and trash prone North side beach, but plenty of sand to enjoy. House is very nice, not luxurious, but very clean and comfortable. Tv reception in bedroooms poor, but main room excellent. Kitchen could use some additional and upgraded cookware, no casseroles or glass bakeware to speak of. Grill is charcoal. Hot water and water pressure is great. Pool is clean and nice. Individual bedrooms are private and excellent.
Great stay for couples
We had 5 adults who were fortunate enough to book this place last minute after Irma changed our original plans for Tortola. We did take a few days out of the week to see some of the sights that Grand Cayman offers like star fish point and sting ray city and bioluminescent tours but the days we stayed at the house were just as great. We had basically our own private beach and saw star fish and sting rays out in the water. We brought bocce ball with us and enjoyed playing that out on the beach. We had a chef cook and private yoga and private massages without leaving the house. Roy was a pleasure to work with. The house is quite a haul from main grocery stores but it's nice being away from it all. The best bargain meal was Kurt's Corner. We also ate at Kaibo and Over the Edge for closer meals. The house is well stocked with spices and kitchen utensils and towels.
Thank you for your kind words and great advice for other guests.
Please come again soon!
Grand Cayman Villas and Condos
Perfect villa for 5 couples!
The property was ideal for our group of five couples and we highly recommend it. It offered a roomy gathering area on the ground floor, and five spacious private king bedrooms/bathrooms with ocean views, all set on a beautiful stretch of ocean. The villa is set back a bit from the road and has an empty lot on one side, making it very quiet and private. In addition to the master king suite on the ground floor, there is a half bath and a laundry room stocked with many beach towels. There is also an outdoor shower and a half bath at the pool cabana, making it very convenient to avoid tracking sand into the house. We also found useful the charcoal grill, a small outdoor refrigerator, and a pony kegerator. There were plenty of lounges/chairs for all ten of us to relax around the pool and on the beach. The villa is only a short distance to activities and Red Sail Sports at Rum Point, as well as several restaurants serving scrumptious lunches, dinners, and Sunday brunches [Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, Rum Point Club Restaurant, Over the Edge, Kurt's Corner (hidden behind Water Boyz liquor store), Tukka, The Lighthouse]. After picking up our rental vehicles at the airport (Marshall's was great), we picked up groceries at Foster's IGA and a pony keg at the Cayman Brewery (nice assortment of beer options) on our way from the airport. (To save some money, pick up your duty free liquor at the airport before leaving on your flight to Grand Cayman.) Chisholm's groceries (quickmart style) is just down the road from the villa, which came in handy a few times, and it now has Sunday hours. Just pack your clothes and sunscreen, and come relax and enjoy this fabulous, comfortable home with spectacular views!
The entire island is only 22 miles wide from west to east, so you are never too far from anywhere on Grand Cayman.
The homes on the oceanfront in Rum Point offer great reef protected snorkeling. The beaches usually have plenty of white sand, but also can have spots of rocky “ironshore” with natural rock formations. The closer you get to Rum Point, usually the sandier the beach as well as swimming. Either way, with the abundant marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear pool shoes or fins for foot protection. The prevailing trade winds from the east also make flying insects less of a nuisance—many of the homes in Rum Point don’t even need a screened porch.
The big draw to this area is the proximity to the Rum Point Club, a public beach club that offers a fantastic barefoot beach, tons of water sports, a restaurant bar and grill, a gift shop and pick-up beach volleyball games. Also near Rum Point is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina.
Lastly, we have 2 large resorts in the east end (Morritt's and The Reef) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a modern grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, a Subway sandwich shop, and a cafe/pastry shop. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfing, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service.