About the property
- Guest House1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Guest House, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7); One of only three units
"SECLUDED SUNSETS" 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).Secluded Sunsets has three guest house units. The outside areas are shared.
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!!!
Laid back - not a tourist trap.
Bikes (free use)
Kayaks (free use) w/life jackets
Propane & charcoal grill and smoker
Charter fishing available
Rock Climbing available.
Swimming pool (heated and with shade)
Clothes Washer & Dryer
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,
My girl friday 'Sasha' is a very good cook and can watch the kids at very reasonable rates.
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.
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
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 Guest House in 2009
Why Henry Barbera chose West End
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 Guest 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
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!
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.
Best Vacation EVER!
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!
we know it's how guests are treated that makes all the difference.
see you in a few years.
This getaway has all of the amenities you could possibly want!
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.
So Awesome we did return.
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!
Great family vacation!!!!
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.
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!!!
Rates & Availability
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.