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Carib Sands Calm Beach Pool Dock Snorkel Dive

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Breakfast on the balcony is a lovely way to start the day at Bracaway! Watch the sunrise, enjoy your coffee. Perhaps a few frigate birds and boobies will be soaring by. Located on the south side lagoon, this condo has exceptional swimming and snorkeling..... or you can just lie in the sun on the beach or by the pool. The lagoon is sheltered from the waves and surf which may limit water activities in other areas during periods of rough seas. A large double deck dock (the only one on the island) is located on the property. We recommend a night snorkel trip under the dock for an exciting adventure! Across the road in front is an old mangrove pond where some interesting waterfowl can be seen. The owners live on the island and will be happy to furnish information about snorkeling and diving sites, caves, back wood trails and hikes, etc. Breakaway from the ordinary..... Bracaway offers true peace and tranquility not found in those over-crowded vacation spots. NEW! For those of you who can’t break away totally, there is now individual dedicated WIFI for this unit!!

Keywords: apartment, flat, waterfront, oceanview,

More Details

Owner
Bonnie Scott Edwards
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Bonnie Scott Edwards

Bonnie and Gene will share their knowledge of Cayman Brac nature with you. Bonnie has been named Conservationist of the Year for the Cayman Islands and is a member of the Sister Islands Rock Iguana Species Management Team. Gene is knowledgeable about caves, trails and the geology of the island. They both are active in Turtle Patrol and wildlife rescue. They can also arrange a free nature tour for you.

They live here on the island year-round and will meet you at the airport, help you rent a car, take you grocery shopping and help you make arrangements for the things you want to do.

Bonnie Scott Edwards purchased this condo in 1999

Why Bonnie Scott Edwards chose Cayman Brac

Love it here on the lagoon where the water is calm enough to swim or snorkel 350 days out of the year. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, entertainment, scuba, bird sanctuary. Cayman Brac is the friendliest island in the Caribbean and almost crime-free.

What makes this condo unique

Private WIFI. Private double-decker dock, beautiful pool, calm water, close enough to walk to the two American-European cuisine restaurants on the island and one native bar/restaurant, choice of two first class diving facilities almost next door, pick-up available from dock, shore diving also.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Charles Kirkconnell Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Captain's Table
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Captain's Table
Nearest Beach
On the beach!
Car: recommended

Amenities

West End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Owners live on island and will arrange tours and activities. Owner holds the Cayman Islands Conservationist of the Year 2012-2013 Award. We can arrange a complimentary nature tour guide

Reviews

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Carib Sands Calm Beach Pool Dock Snorkel Dive
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is a cool retreat after a day in the water and the sun. The price is right, the owners friendly and we look forward to coming back next year - even sooner if we can,

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful/Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Carib Sands 221 for 5 nights March 23-28, 2017. To start with we flew into Grand Cayman then a got on a puddle jumper for a 20-minute flight to Cayman Brac. Bonnie (the owner) met us at the airport where we picked up our rental car from B&S Car Rental. The car rental experience was the easiest I ever experienced, the agent met us at the airport, completed the paper work in the parking lot; she told us when we leave to fill it up with gas, park it at back at the airport and leave the keys on the floor. A bit different, we did that and it all worked out great; we will rent from them again. Anyway, Bonnie and her husband escorted us to the condo which took about 5 minutes; along the way they pointed out grocery and liquor stores.

The online photos of the condo are very accurate and all we needed was food and liquid refreshments. The condo was reasonably priced, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The view is beautiful, the pool was pretty much ours the entire time. You can go to the dock and watch the sunrise and travel 5 minutes west down the road and watch the sunset. There were many Tarpons that lived under the dock that were fun to watch and it was relaxing to lay in the hammock at the dock with a nice breeze.

We picked this unit because there is a barrier reef 100 yards from shore so that we could snorkel without being beat up by the waves. We are not divers and only wanted to relax, snorkel and explore the island. Bonnie arranged a free tour for us the next morning from the tourism department that lasted a couple of hours and it was very informative, we tipped them…it was there day off.

There is NOT a bad place to eat on the island, the restaurants always seem to be empty but they are busy because most people there call in takeout orders.

We did not go there for the night life and do not really know if there is any on the island. It is just a beautiful place to relax and there are chickens everywhere on the road, lol. We spent our mornings and evenings on the patio, explored, pool time, snorkel and just relaxed. It is NOT a commercial place with shops everywhere we struggled to find a souvenir shop, funny, finally found a tiny shop next to the grocery that is close to the airport.

Sorry for the late review, I thought that I had already posted it. We loved our stay there and would return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting the two of you so much. Please come back! Bonnie and Gene
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5

Great stay on Cayman Brac

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start Bonnie and Gene made our stay wonderful. They picked us up at the airport, took us to the grocery and liquor stores and helped us get settled in. Bonnie responded quickly to all our emailed questions and arranged a delightful island tour for us. The condo is clean and comfortable with everything one needs. The pool is very nice and the dock is a great place to watch the eagle rays, stingrays, shark and tarpon. Cayman Brac is laid back with good restaurants and plenty of places to go snorkeling and exploring. Thanks again to Bonnie and Gene for helping us have a memorable week

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you, and I'm glad you loved the Brac. Hoping you'll be back soon!
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5

Wonderful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation on Cayman Brac and enjoyed staying in this awesome condominium. It was comfortable and surpassed all our expectations with extras like dedicated wifi. The kitchen was well stocked with all needed utensils and cookware and the staples and condiments were a pleasant surprise. The balcony was a great spot for meals with a beautiful view. Carib Sands is a nice complex with a great pool that we frequently had all to ourselves. Bonnie was a gracious hostess who met us at the airport to familiarize us with the location of the condo, grocery stores, restaurants and island attractions. She even emailed us during our stay to invite us to a turtle hatching release. It was the experience of a lifetime to see over 80 hatchlings rescued from Hurricane Earl instinctively rush to the ocean - Yaay Turtle Patrol. We enjoyed diving 3 days with Brac Scuba Shack and the dive boat conviently leaves from the condo complex's private pier. We hope that we can return and would love to stay in this condo again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you two and hope you'll hurry back to the Brac! Sunny days, Bonnie and Gene
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5

Relaxing with a view.

  • 5 of 5

We were met at Kirkconnell airport by the car rental people as well as Bonnie and her husband Gene. We followed them to Carib Sands and they showed us to their unit. We were pleasantly surprised because of the size, amenities and view we had from the balcony. Bonnie explained many different things about the Island and had a shore diving guide for our use. She was very helpful in telling us about the many things that we could do on the Island. She had us meet her friend and fellow conservationist to help dig up a turtle nest to count the eggs of those that hatched and to count those that didn't hatch. It was very interesting. She also told us about the free Island tour we could take. It was very informative and we did tip the young men that took us around. They were very proud of the Island. The condo is on the west end so it was near the airport, dive shops (Brac Scuba Shack and Reef Divers), food markets and several restaurants. I would highly recommend this condo not only because of the price, location and amenities, but because of Bonnie Scott and helpfulness with anything we asked. A very pleasant stay. Thank you Bonnie.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting the two of you and are so glad that you participated in some of the laid-back activitis here on the Brac. Very glad the your tour guides did a good job. They are very nice young men and are proud of the island. Thank you for the review. I hope it helps bring us visitors as nice as you.
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5

Perfect for snorkelling or relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I'm so happy I stayed here. I'm a hardcore snorkeler and the best snorkelling was just steps from the condo, which had everything you could possibly need, and the Captain's Table Restaurant right next door was fantastic. Bonnie and Gene are wonderful hosts, and when I needed to go to the emergency room for a surprise problem but didn't have a rental car,they most graciously took me. The unit was so comfortable and even in July it was pleasant to sit out on the balcony patio. The airport, shops, other restaurants and other snorkel spots are only minutes away. Next time, I will rent a car and check out other snorkel spots. (There are also bikes for rent but I didn't get a chance to try them since I was unexpectedly sick.) Brac Scuba Shack has a boat that is docked right by the condo, and it is super easy to book a snorkel seat with them when available and explore offshore sites.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sure enjoyed meeting this guest after becoming friends on Facebook. She is very interested in our Nature Island and the wildlife and marine life. Hope she'll return again soon!
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning (< 7 days) $45
Tax Rate 13.0%

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