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Tropical Beach Paradise W/pool, beach cabana, hammocks, free wi-fi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This stunning property is located on the West End of Cayman Brac. Island population 1,900. Weekly island tourist average about 200. Only seven guest houses on the island have a SANDY BEACH and this property does. The north side is better 300 days of the year, it's on the LEEWARD SIDE (less wind and waves).

The West end gets the SUNSETS. This property is on the north side, west end. Leeward side and Sunsets.

The west end is where everything is located - your central but at the end of the island so your way out of the way.

Snorkeling - one of best sites in the world!!!

Snorkel gear available for $15 per WEEK

Scuba Diving - one of the best sites in the world.

Rinse tank and equipment rack.

Extremely low crime island!!!

Great Wi-fi

Family Friendly

Laid back - not a tourist trap.

Bikes (free use)

Kayaks (free use) w/life jackets

Propane & charcoal grill and smoker

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Swimming pool (heated and with shade)

Beach cabana

Hammocks

Clothes Washer & Dryer

Smart TV

DVD player

Video library

Slow Cooker, Blender, Microwave, Blender, Toaster

All the Cookware and dinnerware you'll need.

We provide coffee, filters, sugar, sweeteners paper-towels, bath tissue, all soaps (including laundry), alum foil, plastic wrap, cooking spices, food containers and more.

First aid kit.

a local cell phone.

Bath towels, Beach & pool towels, Linens,

hair dryer

My girl friday 'Sasha' is a very good cook and can watch the kids at very reasonable rates.

Fire Pit

Corn Hole Toss

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Crib if needed (free)

Refrigerator has ice-maker & water dispenser, gas stove,

Drinkable water - no cistern is used.

Books

Cards & games

We're going to email you 'helpful hints' What to bring and not to bring, what to do, where to eat, snorkel or dive, where the best caves are, who to do and island tour with. This document covers everything.

and your caretaker is only 3 minutes away. WE ARE THE VERY BEST - DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT - READ THE REVIEWS! WE WILL TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!

Two bedroom and two full bathroom with private entrances.

We'll insure you get the best rate on a rental car and help with the reservation.

We'll meet you at the airport (free)

If your arriving when the stores are closed we'll do shopping for you (free)

Your tropical tranquil oceanfront vacation home is just feet from the Caribbean waters, and far away from the maddening crowds and the bustle of tourist-saturated areas of the world. While you sunbathe you can enjoy the ocean breeze and be mesmerized by the turquoise Caribbean waters and sapphire surf only feet from your door.

Cayman Brac is a sister island to the highly developed island of Grand Cayman and has managed to remain unspoiled, making it the perfect antidote to the over-programmed resort vacation. Explore the island’s many hidden treasures while relaxing in your own private retreat. Whether rock-climbing, caving, shelling, diving, fishing, snorkeling, bird watching, hiking, walking the shore line or simply relaxing is what you desire, you will have a vacation to remember. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the laid-back island pace in a thoroughly modern and comfortable house that will immediately become your home.

Listen to the never-ending rhythm of the gentle rolling waves and feel the cooling breezes as you enjoy the warm sunshine and stunning sunsets any time of the year. There is plenty of privacy and you'll enjoy the small yellow songbirds and the island's native brown booby and frigate birds that seem to enjoy the lush, tropical surroundings. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. The low temperature of the water in mid winter is 78F so you can swim all year long. We call Cayman Brac 'detox from life'. The most difficult part of your vacation will be packing your sandals and leaving this absolute tropical paradise and the fine comfortable accommodations of the house.

This oceanfront beach property overlooks the Caribbean and Little Cayman and has access to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Rebuilt and remodeled in the fall and winter of 2009, its 1,700 square feet offers hardwood floors, all new fixtures, furnishings, and appliances as well as a full kitchen and living room with a large flatscreen television with RGB and HDMI connections, iPod docks, and high speed wireless internet. This unit is equipped with all the amenities one would expect from a finer home.

Stretch out twenty feet from the water on a lounger or hammock in the 360 square foot beach cabana with thatched roof. BYOB.

Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can take advantage of the outside shower, freshwater rise tank, and dive equipment drying rack.

If there are any issues I will be there to help you. I only live five minutes away. If you have any special requests -- be it for snorkeling gear, horse shoes, bicycles, movies -- I can usually help you out.

If you’re vacationing with friends but still want your privacy these units are perfect because you'll be close when you want and still have the privacy when you desire it.

Stores are closed on Sunday. If your arrival is after 6:30 pm on Saturday or on Sunday we'll do your grocery shopping for you - just send us a list, there is no charge for our time.

For your convenience I have also arranged a special deal with a local car rental agency for those who might desire it. For those who will be renting for seven days you will get your seventh day free. Additionally, if you pay with traveler’s checks or cash you will receive a 5% discount.

Bicycles for pleasure use (not as primary transportation) and fishing poles come with the property rental. You can also use the kayaks, snorkeling gear ($15/week) and more

There are public tennis and basketball courts, a full spa, and a full fitness room just minutes away. Inexpensive maid service is also available.

Our pleasant Property Caretaker is now available during your stay to prepare daily meals, clean, pick up groceries and necessities, provide day care, tend your bar and serve your guests, and many other service driven requests. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us!

So if mom wants a vacation and does't want to deal with cooking and cleaning or doing a load of laundry then we have a very affordable solution. Secluded Sunsets is the only guest house on the island providing services in this manner. We pride ourselves in being a cut above any other guest house and we strive daily to insure your vacation is the best one you'll ever have. Also, we understand that in todays world everyone is looking for 'value' and we are doing our very best to provide it to all of our guests.

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Apartment, Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Beach, Pool, Boat, Caribbean, Sea, Ocean, Beach

More Details

Owner
Henry Barbera
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, spanish only by email
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Henry Barbera

I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved the water. I've always traveled and I vacationed in 'the brac'. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have one property one on the south side and I am renting the two on the north side. The water is just incredible and now I'm a certified Scuba Diver and just can't get enough of it. The Coral Reefs are amazing and can be experienced by just snorkeling. I can't ever imagine returning to the States on a permanent basic.

Henry Barbera purchased this house in 2009

Why Henry Barbera chose Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is a magical place where you can walk about in the middle of a star lit night and have not a single worry of crime or annoyances. Your family is safe here and you can feel it as the locals will wave to everyone including you. Very few people lock their houses and almost everyone will leave their car keys in the ignition 24/7. This Island is so special it has become a vacation destination for folks who live on other Caribbean Islands. The stars will make you stop in your tracks as there is very little background lights to dim the skis. This is a Scuba diver's paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of two thousand people but we do have a hospital, a GP, a dentist and eye doc. If you want to vacation with thousands of other vacationers and to eat at the chain restaurants this is not for you. If you want tranquility and peacefulness with eighty degree weather and sunshine almost everyday this is your island. If you come once you'll be back. We call Cayman Brac detox from life.

What makes this house unique

Sometimes it's not what you have to deal with that matters. You're not going to deal with vendor selling wares or people selling joints or having to worry about locking up or being robbed, none of that here on this quaint little tropical island with laid back people.

Sometimes it's what you get that counts - I've already listed all of the great things about the property and what makes us unique and different. Simply - your going to have everything you need and we're going to make sure to keep you happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

from Monica A I can't say enough good stuff about Secluded Sunsets AND the owner. Hy husband, I and our 3 year old wanted to stay in a beach home this time going to the Brac so we booked Secluded Sunsets from the VRBO website. We had many questions and requests before we got there. I got a good feeling about the place because everytime I would email, the owner would email back within a day with a response to our questions. Most of the time he went way overboard for us to find information that we needed regarding things like daycare, diving, boat rides, etc.... I can say that if the owner tells you that he will take care of something you can trust that he will. He was awesome! He lives on the island so if you need anything he is right there. Otherwise he stays out of your hair. He met us at the airport, had our rental car with car seat ready for us and quickly got us settled in. One of the most awesome things about this place is that there is almost EVERYTHING that you could ever want. he has bikes, DVD's, hair dryer, some food, lots of spices, first-aid kit, suntan lotion, etc... i could go on and on. One of the coolest things is that he has a cell phone for each unit that he gives you. It comes in handy. Cayman brac is almost all iron shore and rocky beaches but this place is on the sandiest beach that I saw on the island. There are still rocks so be sure to bring your rock shoes. If you are divers then this is PLACE FOR YOU! The owner has scooters for you to use. At the house are rinse buckets and a outdoor shower. Its the best location on the island for divers. I can say that because we know the island very well. Snorkeling is easy from the house. Our friends, that we met while staying there, saw a 6 foot eagle ray while snorkling just off-shore of the house. The units are new and beautiful. We stayed in the one bedroom unit on the ground level. The owner let us look at the two bedroom unit before we left and all I can say is... WOW! We have already booked the 2-bdr again for later this year. We also booked the cooking musicians while we were there and they were great. Made some great memories. This rental is located close to restaurants, airport, many shore dive sites, and supermarkets. Things to not forget are polarized sunglasses, rock water shoes, any specialized foods or snacks that you must have and your C-card. Unless you plan to chill the whole trip you really do need a rental car. We cant wait to get back to our little paradise!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

West End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size, Murphy Beds (1) over sized couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
beach towels chairs loungers umbrellas, water floats, kayak, snorkel gear available $15/week, fishing hand lines, bicycles, water shoes,, cards, some books, huge video library, and more.

Reviews

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Tropical Beach Paradise W/pool, beach cabana, hammocks, free wi-fi
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 69 reviews
5

Total Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Secluded Sunsets for two weeks for a mid-winter get away from the cold and snow of New England. It was everything we were looking for. Even before coming to The Brac, Henry prepared us with lots of information to prepare us for the best vacation. Sasha, Henry's assistant, greeted us at the airport, drove us to the house, and gave a brief overview to help settle us in since we arrived after 8:00 pm. She returned the next day and was a wealth of information of dive sites, restaurants, shopping, caves and just about everything else that is on the island. It was nice that she checked in most days to be sure we had everything we needed. The house had everything we needed. We had brought quite a bit of food with us, but took advantage of dinners at the Captain's Table and the Buccaneer. Thank's to Sasha, we also found the Pioneer Bakery, which we went to just about every day! The house was set up with everything we needed for our meals, and enjoyment. The pool, shaded deck, hammocks, and bicycles were what we were looking for to enjoy the warm sun. Snorkling out front was great, although we were hit with high winds and could not snorkle there as much as we wanted. We were able to find wonderful sites throughout the island that exceeded our expectations. The special treats of Sasha's wine and cheese sunset cruise and the dinner she prepared for us were wonderful!! The Brac is friendly, clean and very welcoming. We will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, thanks for the 5-star review !!! We do try very hard to make sure Secluded Sunsets has everything a guest could want and I'm also very glad you enjoyed Sasha's cooking and the sunset cruise. I know the pool with shaded areas is always a great retreat. We certainly will look forward to your return next year. Henry
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5

Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Henry's place. We do not get to take vacations often but would always choose Secluded Sunsets as our time to get away for complete relaxation. Henry and Sasha are there to make you feel like a star with the exceptional service. They provide so many little extras that make the trip so special. Thanks for a great time once again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kenoya! we know it's how guests are treated that makes all the difference. see you in a few years. henry
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are two couples that rented the two bedroom unit for two weeks for a midwinter getaway. The owner, Henry, was very easy to work with and prepared us ahead of arrival for a great first stay on Cayman Brac. He arranged for our rental car so that it was waiting for us on arrival and his assistant, Sasha, was also at the airport to greet us and escort us to the property.

Sasha is a gem and a wealth of information about the island. She checked in on us almost everyday to see if we needed anything, arranged a wonderful complimentary sunset boat ride and also cooked a delicious meal for us. She recommended restaurants and activities and gave excellent directions to all. She is a lovely person and we really enjoyed her company.

The house had everything that we needed for a relaxing vacation. The pool is solar heated and Sasha does a great job taking care of it. The two bedroom unit is spacious and well maintained.

The island itself has many beautiful dive and snorkel sites and many of them have clean showers and rest rooms, which was a nice surprise.

Our favorite restaurant was Captain's Table and our waiter Casey was great. Be sure to go to Pioneer Bakery for fabulous fresh bread, rolls and meat pies.

All and all, we had a wonderful vacation, and we hope to be back at Secluded Sunsets again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This getaway has all of the amenities you could possibly want!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet retreat and that's exactly what I got. The house was supplied perfectly and the Catetaker made sure we had everything we needed for our stay in Cayman Brac. If there's anything you need, just ask- they're more than willing to help your stay be the best ever. I loved every element of the house - and now I'd like to bring my sisters with me for another visit very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Awesome we did return.

  • 5 of 5

Well we did return as we said we would. A year to the day. It was like experiencing 'Groundhog Day' almost like we never left, and found things just as we had left them a year ago :-). Brought new guests this year with us. I had hyped it up so much that I was concerned that could it really live up to all I said it was. Well, they were not disappointed, or think I had over-sold the place. They loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five....dad, mom, sons 25, 22, and 19 had a great time at Henry's place on Cayman Brac. We had everything we needed and more than enough room for everyone. We loved the pool, being able to snorkel out in front of the house, beautiful sunsets (no green flashes), and many games of "corn hole". It was a very relaxing week!!! Thank you for your awesome hospitality...very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
outside your door

Snorkeling - one of best sites in the world!!!

Scuba Diving - one of the best sites in the world.

Great Wi-fi

Family Friendly

Laid back - not a tourist trap.

Bikes (free use)

Kayaks (free use)

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Swimming pool (heated and with shade)

Beach cabana

Hammocks

Fire Pit

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Extremely low crime island!!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A $250 DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE COLLECTED IN CASH AT CHECK IN. IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES IT WILL BE REFUNDED JUST BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
A RENTAL PERIOD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 18, 2017 AND APRIL 30,2018: THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AND MUST END ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.
FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 30, 2018 WE WILL CONSIDER ANYTHING.
Easter week 10% Premium above Standard Rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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