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This is the property you're looking for !!!!!!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

ON THE WATER, 1 Bedrm + Conv sofa, (Sleeps 2-4) YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU GET

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!!!!

one bedroom and 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 850 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 12 hours
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

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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking outside only. Excessive noise shall not be generated. Doors and windows must not be left open because of salt air effects.
  • The Rental Agreement is being accepted by the Guest
  • Check-in prior to 6 PM we may hold bags until that time. Check-out after 10 AM we may hold bags until your departure. both typically unnecessary.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Sleep Sofa (1) queen size - convertible from sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • 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.

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This is the property you're looking for !!!!!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 90 reviews
5

relaxing on the brac

  • 5 of 5

Henry's place is great. It is close to the few restaurants on the island and near the dive shop, cayman brac scuba shack. The beach in front of the place is super quiet and the reef is great. Many of our dives were right in front of the house. Cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation spot to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet place to get away from it all...and Secluded Sunsets met all of our expectations and more. We booked the upstairs and loved the deck and the apartment had all the amenities we needed. We used the pool a lot - on days when the water was rough, or just to relax. This was a really nice bonus of this rental. We loved that there were kayaks to use, however we did find access to the water from the apartment tricky as it was rocky. Good water shoes are a must, for here and the rest of the island, especially if you plan to snorkel. The snorkeling was great, but finding the entry points are not well documented. Hit the tourism office as son as you come or read the green binder in the cottage for some of the more popular shore/snorkel sites - there is a 2 page sheet with directions to find the sites. The snorkeling was amazing. We saw turtles, sting rays, squid, a reef shark, tarpons and tons of juvenile fish. The food on the island is amazing (Pat's restaurant was our favorite for local fare), and everyone was friendly. I also recommend emailing the following to get a free tour of the island, the caves, etc. for free. Keeno and Philip did our cave trip and added on many bonuses like seeing the Brac parrots, seeing the bluff and picking fresh papaya from the trees.

Sasha was the best. She took care of every request and question we had. She took care of my request for a special surprise romantic valentine's dinner. Her cooking is superb and meets or is better than the restaurants here on the island. She made us conch fritters (the best on the island), conch ceviche, grilled whole lobster with baked potato with cheese and veggies. For dessert she made strawberry cheesecake for which I hope to get the recipe for :) . She picked us up at the airport with our rental car, later than intended after missing our connecting flight and on her birthday. I cant say enough great things about Sasha and her tireless energy helping guests like us and keeping the property maintained and everything running smoothly. We also loved the offering that Sasha arranges of a free sunset cruise on Tuesday evenings. It was a beautiful trip.

2 weeks was not nearly enough. I cant wait to come back to the Brac!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always advise guests to take advantage of sasha's cooking because when they do and fresh fish is involved - well it just gets no better. I know you had concerns about the special valentine's dinner and i'm glad to hear it surpassed your expectations. I know sasha would love to see you again and you have the snorkel entry points sorted out so please consider coming back soon to enjoy more of the same. henry
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5

Beautiful Spot, Henry is a Great Host and Sasha prepares the best food on the island.

  • 5 of 5

This location is amazing. Star gazing at night is wonderful. Henry took care of all of our needs.

We had Sasha prepare 3 meals for us, first time we had jerk chicken with beans and rice it was very good, the second time she prepared conch fritters and shrimp skewers on the grill and they were truly awesome, the third night she made grouper and lobster tails on the grill....mmmmm scrumptious!!!! These meals were the best meals we had on the island.

Thanks to Henry and Sasha for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC
5

Andersons Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something off the mainstream but with all the right accommodations – and we found the perfect place - Secluded Sunsets at Cayman Brac. The perfect paradise and the most excellent host & care taker – Henry and Sasha. They turned a great stay into perfection with warm Island hospitality, great attention to detail, all the necessary provisions and a personal touch. My wife and I enjoyed everything about the Brac – the sites, the food, the snorkeling, the sea life, fishing and most of all the friendly people. When we come back to the Brac, we will be prepared to enjoy the diving too!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we're already looking forward to your return trip!!!
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA
5

No need to go elsewhere

  • 5 of 5

After years staying on the north shore of Grand Cayman, we thought we'd give Brac a try. We'll never go back to Grand Cayman and we'll always try to stay at Henry's place! Tips: we only used the Scuba Shack - wonderful people and very helpful. Spent 4 of our 5 dives from the shore. Amazing! As for snorkeling, we'd enter the water at the Tibbits wreck site and snorkel back to the house (about an hour). It was like swimming in an aquarium...beautiful. Star Island and Captains Table were great restaurants. The local grocery store is well stocked. Get a massage on the beach right under the cabana and sit and talk to Cliff if he drops by with his caymanite jewelry. Regarding the rental house - very clean, everything you need is there...don't waste your vacation on anywhere else! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Apartment on Cayman Brac

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was clean and had all the kitchen amenities needed for us to cook for ourselves. The view from the apartment was lovely. Having the deck to sit on was really nice. So we recommend this second floor apartment.

The bedroom was large, the sitting area was roomy and comfortable. The TV was not connected to cable so was not usable for watching TV except for DVDs. However, we did not miss the TV at all, enjoying snorkeling, reading and relaxing. It is a good place for snorkelers and divers. There are several snorkeling sites on the island. Snorkeling in front of the apartment was difficult due to the rocky entrance.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russian Destroyer Ship Wreck in 65 ft of water
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Houndrian Restraurant
Car: recommended

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

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

Extremely low crime island!!!

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.

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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 BEFORE APRIL 15, 2017 or after NOVEMBER 24, 2017 THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY. DURING THIS PERIOD ONLY WHOLE WEEKS ARE RENTED.
FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 15 WE WILL CONSIDER ANYTHING.
Christmas & New Years week 15% Premium above Standard Rate.
Easter week 10% Premium above Standard Rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.