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Sealodge 25. Cayman Kai, waterfront, secluded, private beach, super snorkeling

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rollaway/airbed/cots avail, sleeps 4-6

If you enjoy the simple life, come to us on Cayman's beautiful North shore. This is a place where you can go barefoot all day long and never have to dress for dinner, where you can swim and splash, build sand castles or snorkel out to the reef from a beach that is practically your own. We are part of the original Cayman Kai resort, generously laid out over 3 acres. Our lodges have screened front and back porches and the characteristic pointy roofs, which collect rainwater, provide us with cathedral ceilings and have withstood many a hurricane. All lodges are fitted with louvre doors which allow the breezes to circulate freely and obviate the need for air conditioning. Whether you are a botanist or a biologist, a birdwatcher, a dreamer, a reader, or a family with children, you are likely to enjoy your stay.

Rum Point: Need action? Rum Point, a local favorite, is just a short walk or drive away. Red Sail Sports provides any kind of watersports, including Scuba and excursions to Stingray City. There are picnic tables and food, the Shipwreck bar, a gift shop, showers, complimentary beach beds, sun and shade. We recommend it during rough weather and especially for small children. It is protected from the wind, and the water is really shallow.

Botanic Park. Mastic Trail.: The Botanic Park, gold medalist at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, lets you view a dazzling array of native and tropical plants. Visit the Heritage House, identify water birds at the pond, walk the nature trail, meet the Blue Iguana.

To see Cayman's interior, explore the Mastic Trail. Takes a few hours. All the snakes are non-poisonous.

Other activities: Check local events: Pirates Week, marathons, farmers markets, duplicate bridge, church services, Governor's Open House. Make sure to visit Pedro's Castle, a reconstructed plantation house. Have a look at 7 Mile Beach. Go dive, see the dolphins, do pottery with the children, eat out, dance, be happy

More Details

Kirby von Kessler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for everything. We had a wonderful time! You have a beautiful house in an amazing location. Everything was perfect!

All the best,

Apr 2011
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North Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels, mats, hair dryer, bug spray, TP, sunscreen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed , 1 king or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has two singles as a king but can be split if desired. There are two rollaway/airbeds/cots available to sleep additional folks. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms and separate entrances and are equipped with ample closet and chest of drawer space. We have just added a safe in bedroom 2 for your convenience.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sealodge 25. Cayman Kai, waterfront, secluded, private beach, super snorkeling
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews
Oakland, CA

Simple and peaceful. Away from the crowds and steps from the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

LOVED our stay at Kirby's place on the north side of Grand Cayman. What we loved-

. the constant ocean breeze

. really comfortable beds

. bright and airy, very outdoor living accommodation, high ceilings, simple decor

. you can count the steps to the beach

. SO quiet. We rarely saw more than two other people on our felt-like-private beach

. crabs running around on the sand in the mornings

. spending a couple afternoons at nearby Rum Point, in case you want the briefest touch of touristy stuff (pina colada on the beach, other people)

. sooooo much sea-life in the ocean. Saw a lobster, a baby octopus, many conch (live and not), fish, more fish, more more fish

Some tips for travelers-

. if snorkeling, bring your own snorkel gear or rent from red sail just down the road

. the kitchen is as spartan as it looks, so if you plan on doing a lot of cooking, you'll need to be flexible and a little creative

. discovered the blender was broken, which I only mention because it's a bummer to only find this out at sunset with a fist full of ice and pina colada mix

Would return in a heartbeat. One of our favorite family vacations!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason. Much appreciated and cannot believe the timing on the blender. Tragedy! The tropical salt air giveth and the salt air taketh away...(sigh)... Should you all come back (please do), I'll make sure that not only is there one in perfect blending health for you but that there are some tasty fresh tropical ingredients there, among other delicious things, to mix together within it. Great having you all down and thanks so much again. Kirby
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Amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

Amazing view and listening to the water all night was great with the wind coming through. Very windy side of Grand Cayman at night but still enjoyable! Quiet complex, felt like we had the whole complex to ourself. Beac is pretty, they come and clean it frequently. Close to Rum Point and other things

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Karin. Was great having you all down. Please don't hesitate to re-engage should the thought cross your mind. Best - Kirby
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 young adult children stayed here over Christmas break. The accommodations were perfect and Kirby gave great information before arriving so that we knew where to rent a car, where to shop and which restaurants to visit. We were able to cook most meals at the condo, which had all that we needed to do so. We were right on the beach and even though the wind was blowing every day we were able to get out to snorkel and saw some life. The condo is tastefully furnished and even had games, books and a DVD player for our entertainment. It was clean upon our arrival; beach towels were provided as well as sand toys. The area is the quieter side of the island which we really preferred, especially after a day of venturing out to the busy parts. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to receive a nice review...very kind of you all...many thanks as well for allowing us the opportunity to provide a nice xmas getaway...please come back again for a all are most welcome anytime...!
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New York City

Truly a gem!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to questions. The condo is tastefully decorated and it has a lovely beach front atmosphere. A large, screened in front porch overlooks the sea and palm trees hang over it- lending shade and the relaxing rustle of their fronds.

The snorkeling right off the beach is great. We went to several other places recommended for snorkeling on the island and we were always happy to come back to this home and snorkel from here.

The beach was never crowded. Unlike some of the other Caribbean islands, we always felt totally safe and we were never hassled. The Caymanians are friendly, relaxed and helpful. We bought fresh, local fish from the nearby Over the Edge restaurant and grilled it outside at night.

All in all- restful, beautiful, relaxed, healthy- idyllic!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay at this condo. It was perfect for exactly what we were looking for... relaxation in a beautiful surrounding. You can't beat the location on the quieter side of the island, but still close distance to restaurants. We only spent one day in the busy, touristy area and wished we would have just stayed on "our" side of the island. The beach was beautiful and very private. Most of our time there was spent alone... And, the few times we say other people there was plenty of space so it still seemed like it was all to ourselves. Our only disappointment was trash that washed ashore, but there is little that can be done about that. The house itself was exactly what we needed... lots of Caribbean character with amazing views. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of dishes. And you can't beat breakfast on the back patio as you look at the ocean and palm trees. Our first day was very hot and we used every available fan, which worked out just fine. Overall we loved it here and hope to visit again. This time with our children. If we do get to return we would happily stay in this vacation rental again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN

Quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our stay. What a wonderful and peaceful place! The location was ideal for my husband and I to relax and spend some time with nature. The beach was great for relaxing and the water out front was fantastic for snorkeling. We saw a ton of beautiful coral and fans, as well as colorful fish. The reef was a very short swim and easily navigated. The lodge itself was very comfortable, clean and well stocked for what we needed for the week. Rum point was a short 10 minute walk up the beach or along the road. There we found a nice beach and good food. Because it is pretty far from town, I would recommend renting a car. If we are ever blessed enough to make it back to Cayman, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Owen Roberts Airport
Car: recommended

Cayman Kai is an old-established community of private homes on Grand Cayman's North shore, far from the crowds of Seven Mile Beach, with a view of soul-lifting beauty. For supplies visit Chisholm's at Northside (8 minutes), or Foster's at Savannah (30 minutes). Rum Point offers casual food, the Shipwreck Bar, complimentary beach beds and Red Sail Sports. Restaurants near-by include Kaibo Yacht Club, Rum Point Restaurant (formal) and the Edge Cafe in Old Man's Bay (local color). There is no shortage of literature advertising local events.

Other Activities: hiking the Mastic Trail, Island touring, local events


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

High Season US$ 1,600 per week. Low Season 1,200 per week. Tax not included. No cleaning fees or extra person fees.
Low summer rates. Rates negotiable.

Travelers pay 50% down to hold the reservation, the rest is due three weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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