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Southern Reach: A Little Piece of Tropical Paradise! ( New Inground Pool )

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Southern Reach was custom built in 2008 on the South shore of Cayman Brac. This stunning shore front home is located just 100 feet from the ocean's edge with amazing views and a comfortable breeze all year long. Our New In ground pool just off our porch and fronts the ocean and is very private.

Please note our house is licensed by the Cayman Island Department of Tourism and has been inspected annually by The Cayman Islands Department of Health, The Cayman Fire Service and the Tourism Inspector. You can be assured that our house meets the strictest standards set for Rental Properties in the Cayman Islands and will result in you being totally satisfied with our property.

The house offers privacy with all the modern conveniences of home. There are two private bedrooms which face the ocean and have sliding door access to the porch. The master bedroom has a king sized bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be put together if a second king bed is desired. The master bathroom is accessible from the bedroom or the main room. The second bedroom's bath is accessible only through the bedroom. Both bedrooms and the livingroom have sliding glass doors that access the breeze-cooled open air porch. There are two cozy hammocks and an assortment of lounge chairs on the porch.

The area on our porch and yard to the waters edge is totally private. We also have a cleared area waterfront for private sunbathing.

The house has central air conditioning, washer and dryer, dishwasher, wireless broadband internet, 32 inch smart flat screen tv in living room, one 20 inch flat screen smart tv in master bedroom, dish network, satellite tv, DVD, CD stereos with I Phone connect, and all the other amenities you would expect in a modern home.

An open air private shower is located off the porch. The porch has both hammocks and lounge chairs for a nap, reading, or just taking in the refreshing ocean views and breeze. There is a coral stone shore line with a slight sandy beach. Diving or snorkeling can be done right from the shore with reef shoes if you are an experienced swimmer. Beachcombing begins right out your back door and is amazing. Beautiful sea birds will happily soar above you as you search for washed up treasure. Natural flora surrounds you, as you are located in the Cayman Country.

Explore the island with its many sites, spend a day diving or snorkeling, take a walk on the beach and find some treasures, wander the nature trails in search of native birds, unwind with a wonderful meal in one of the colorful local restaurants, explore the many caves, take in all the beauty around you, then come home to relax in your own private beach house. The Cayman Islands are rated in the top five world wide destinations for diving.

Enjoy your stay at Southern Reach!!!

Paul & Maggie Swanson

Keywords: Ocean Front Beach House

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Paul Swanson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Paul Swanson

We have always had a love of water, islands and diving. We also appreciate quiet nature, wild life and spectacular views. Cayman Brac is off the beaten path, peaceful, and safe, yet has all the services that are nice to have close by such as medical care, grocery stores, library. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are listed in the top five of all world wide diving locations. We live full time on Washington Island in Wisconsin, with an assortment of children, dogs, and rabbits.

Paul Swanson purchased this villa in 2008

Why Paul Swanson chose Cayman Brac

We chose Cayman Brac to build our house because of the great beauty of the Brac and the warm, wonderful people (Brackers) that live here. Our House is located in the Cayman Country as the Southside is known. There is no crime on Cayman Brac which was a major reason for picking this wonderful location to build our home.

What makes this villa unique

We are located right on the ocean in a very private and rural setting with a new in ground pool just off our front porch that fronts the ocean. Beach combing and diving is wonderful right off our shore. There is usually a constant trade wind breeze at all times.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul,

Great house in a nice private location. We are from Grand Cayman so spending New Years at your house was a real treat. Grand is wonderful but we really enjoy getting away from all the hussle and bussle. Your house was just perfect.

Thanks, Wendy
Dec 2009
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Cayman Brac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two Full Bathrooms off each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note our house is licensed by the Cayman Island Department of Tourism and has been inspected annually by The Cayman Islands Department of Health, The Cayman Fire Service and the Tourism Inspector. You can be assured that our house meets the strictest standards set for Rental Properties in the Cayman Islands and will result in you being totally satisfied with our property. Take a Book, leave a book library, Library, CD Stereo Systems with I Phone access. Wireless Broadband Internet and Smart TV's with DVD Palyers Hammocks and lounge chairs, Beach Towels, Great Beachcombing, Water entry available at house, Beach is mixture of sand and coral stone.


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Southern Reach: A Little Piece of Tropical Paradise! ( New Inground Pool )
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful location on the South shore

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. It is a nice property with everything you would want for an island vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paul’s house on The Brac is beautiful. The view is amazing, and the new pool is awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Secluded Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Paul & Maggie have a gem of an oceanfront getaway here! We spent three lovely weeks, and had complete privacy - not a single person came by in our time here. The house is complete with everything you need, from cooking to cleaning to hanging out on the beach.

The ocean was too rough during most of our stay to swim in front of the house, but it wasn't an issue as you only have to run over to the other side of the island for snorkeling and diving heaven. The main house a/c was down for parts during our stay, but the bedroom a/c was able to keep the house comfortable and the humidity down during our stay.

The back porch is incredible, and we spent most of our time hanging there in one of the two hammocks that were large enough to accommodate my 6/4 270# frame! We brought frozen meat and wine in with us for the trip, and the grocery stores kept us fully stocked on everything else we needed.

We loved the island enough that we are considering it for our retirement location. Don't come here if you're looking for fast night life with huge parties - the sidewalks are rolled up by 7 pm! But that's just the right time for stargazing - the night skies are amazing.

And the diving lives up to the Cayman's expectation - it is simply the best place in the world!

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and again . . .and again . . . and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, Ohio

Sea and bluff at their finest!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Brac since 2003 and have stayed at Southern Reach twice and are going again this Jan. The photos do not prepare you for the wonder of the sea views from this home. You drive up to "the back of the house" and open that door and there it is. Both bedrooms and living/kitchen area are completely open to the sea. And don't forget the bluff--it's right there, too, in all its majesty. I think folks who stay on the west-mid sections of the island miss the high bluff views and the comparative wildness of the east end. You can always see the sunrise from the wonderful deep shady porch and the sunset from the same spot some of the year, as well. On clear nights, you can see forever--my favorite is the full moon rising over the sea and silvering the waves.

The house itself is vacation living at its best--tile floors throughout are easy to sweep, the kitchen is fully functional and, like every other room in the house except the bathrooms, you can see the sea at all times. We have never used the A/C because of all the windows/fans so we can feel those tradewinds. You feel like you're outside, but sheltered and very comfortable. One warning for those of you who want soft sandy beaches: you don't get that on the east end. We enjoy the ironshore with all its tidal pools and the vista from the porch (did I mention deep and shady?) is wonderful--you can see the curvature of the earth. We always hope for a storm so we can watch it sweep in. If you're worried about being "far out" from everything, that's part of the beauty of it all, but we've stayed as long as 9 weeks at Southern Reach and never tired of the drive to anywhere on the island. You're missing out if you don't drive all over. You can't get lost! When you go to the grocery stores or restaurants, look at the posters/bulletin boards for island activities or ask anyone you meet what's happening.

If you're looking for a Sandals Resort experience, don't come to the Brac. If you're wanting to relax, swim, snorkel, dive, hike, cave, and climb, come on down! If you want the experience of saying, "Gosh, a car just went by" because it's so rare, of looking out the north side of the house and seeing the tall craggy bluff and looking out the south side of the house and seeing the sea forever, stay at Southern Reach. Like Andy Martin, the Cayman Cowboy, sings: "Sometimes that old bluff looks like a long-lost friend". It's a strange, wonderful little piece of earth.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Cayman Brac Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lots of beach bars scattered around the island
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Restaurants located throughout island.
Nearest Beach
Right out your back door!
Car: necessary

World Famous Diving and Rock Climbing, Excellent Birding and Hiking. Charter fishing is available from many local fishermen. Relax, enjoy the peace and quiet, curl up in a hammock overlooking the ocean and enjoy a good book.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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