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Spectacular Views, Excellent Snorkeling, Amazing Sunsets, Ocean Front

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The location of Barcadere provides a perfect example of the Brac's beautiful and diverse shoreline. Located on prime West End diving/snorkeling location, a short path from the house leads to a small cove called the Barcadere, (how the house got its name) carved out of the molten lava rock by the Caribbean Sea. The cove is about 12x30 feet and 10 feet deep and is protected from the ocean’s waves. A swimming pool ladder provides an easy entrance and exit for exquisite snorkeling, diving or just swimming for all ages. Two sea-pools surge in rhythm, each supporting a unique set of aquatic inhabitants, connected by underwater channels to the Barcadere. You’ll notice the sound of the shore itself, gurgling, softly resonating under you, literally breathing with the sea. The magic of this porous shoreline begins.

To the west the expansive, easy to stroll solid rock shore leads you to a larger, wilder cove powering the blow holes where the seas are funneled under the rock to erupt in wave geysers, sometime 20’ high! Further on, the shore adds sand and shells for beach-combing, and then finally to a rare, natural pure sand beach where sea turtles lay their eggs each year.

To the east the shore offers tidal pools and an easy walk to the cut, a man made inlet cut into the ironshore. Originally created to shelter boats, this natural saltwater 'swimming pool' is now used by swimmers, snorkelers and divers to access deepwater diving and snorkeling.

Directly in front of the house, approximately 100 yards off shore, is the coveted dive site of the Captain Keith Tibbitts...a Russian frigate sunken to provide an exceptional artificial reef. It is only diveable Russian military sunken vessel in the Western Hemisphere. In addition, about 50 yards to the left of the Barcadere is another sunken vessel used as a diving/snorkeling destination, with an abundance of sea life, including sting rays, sea turtles and multitudes of coral reef fish.

In the evening just sit back on the patio and catch the most wonderful sunsets you will ever see. Each one unique with the various tropical cloud formations that illuminate the sky in reds, pinks and purples until it eventually succumbs to total darkness, illuminating the solar system in a spectacular way.

This special property is very handy to the airport, grocery store, gift shops, restaurant, bank, liquor store and doctors' offices. Like to explore? Go to the bat caves, take the parrot walk, find ‘Blackfoot’, our neighborhood iguana, check out the light house on the bluff where you might have a sighting of the brown booby bird, hike up and into Peter's Cave where islanders went to survive the great hurricane of 1932, or go to the recreation park just a few minutes’ walk from the house. The area offers an abundance of natural wonders sure to delight guests of all ages.

The house has been privately enjoyed by our family since 1978. It has recently been completely refurnished and refitted to make your visit easy! The set-up is simple, you begin to unwind as soon as you cross the threshold. There are two small adjoining bedrooms on the ground level, and a separate large master suite with full bath and deck on the second level. The master suite has an outside entrance and is not connected to the downstairs bedrooms. Our island born partner Derwin Scott meets your flight. The house is spotless, the linens fresh, the kitchen is equipped with all the utensils needed, connected to a great room with spectacular panoramic views.

Keywords: Beachfront, easy shopping, private, swimming, park, sunset, view

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Amenities

Cayman Brac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bath off master suite upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Jack and Jill full bath between downstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Half bath off downstairs great room
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Refreshing and private outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Separate bedroom suite with balcony and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Connects with bedroom 3 through full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Connects with bedroom 2 through full bath
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). The two downstairs bedrooms each have two twin beds and are connected by a full bath. The large upstairs bedroom suite is equipped with a queen size bed, sitting room and full bath, accessed by an outside stairway and large balcony overlooking the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Sunset vista, expansive beach, easy to explore, jump right in to swim/snorkel, 5 minute walk to community park with trails. 10 minute walk to airport, groceries, gift shop, liquor store, doctor's office.

Reviews

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Spectacular Views, Excellent Snorkeling, Amazing Sunsets, Ocean Front
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews
Sherborne st john
5

Did not want to leave ever!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful house was home from the moment we walked in. After a very long day of travelling from the Uk we were delighted with this special place. We are a family of five with 3 adult kids 21 and 18. A perfect place not only to relax and escape from the madness of life but to explore the ocean with perfect diving and snorkelling in the garden as we all referred to the safe cove on the iron shore outside. The house was very relaxed in every way and so many items are left for convenience especially towels ( silly maybe but so handy not to need to pack). Just a short walk up the iron shore and you can more easily access the water by the "Buccaneer " a cut out pool with a ladder. We visited the Bluff and some of the caves on the island and also "Nims" souvenir shop at spot bay ( thank you previous family tip) and met Tennyson Scott a bit of a legend who told us so many cool stories. This island is special as time has stayed still in many ways loved not having a TV but great WiFi so could connect to the outside world as and when. Star restaurant great to eat at and easy to pre order for collection as liked staying in and playing games. Also Pizza by airport very nice and do deliver. So peaceful so quiet and we are all now very sad we are back in the U.K. Saving for next visit though. Thank you Joanne and family for sharing your family home a place of cherished memories for us Bullens too now.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ulster, Pennsylvania
5

Perfect spot for your snorkeling or diving vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Barcadere with our family of 7, from ages ranging from 65 to 13. Every member of our family had a wonderful time. The house is large enough for a larger family to have space and not feel crowded. The master suite is very nice, comfortable bed, away from rest of house to give privacy. We snorkeled all over the island but the snorkeling right in front of the house is the best. Even my elderly parents were able to snorkel for the first time in the protected cove. If you have time, checking out the caves in a nice way to spend sometime. I would say a must is visiting NIMS things down in spot bay and talking to Mr. Scott and his wife. She taught my kids how to thatch and we loved hearing his stories about growing up on the island. Good restaraunts at the captains table and star restaraunt. There are not really sandy beaches on this island, but you can get a local fisherman to take you over to little cayman and visit point of sand beach, pink sand and beautiful. The wifi at the house worked well, good location very close to the airport and stores.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a fabulous place...perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We love it here and definitely will be returning as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I liked the Barcadere very much and found it to be much as described.

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen was very well appointed and I appreciate all of the spices and cleaning items. The location is absolutely beautiful, right on the water with great sunset views.

I have to say I was missing sandy beaches by the end of the week and the public beaches on the island do have sand, but you will need a car to get to them. Also, the island is pretty specifically for those who want to scuba dive and there aren't a huge amount of options for sightseeing our other things to do. If you want island chill the entire time, this is the place, but if not, it may not be. Beautiful landscape and very nice people.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

The Most Relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

We were supposed to come back to the Brac last year. Five days before departure......I had a heart attack.

The owners were kind enough to give us full credit and book at a later date. We really love other places in the

Bahamas and caribbean......but there is something special about the Brac....just the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. We always snorkel at least twice a day and Barcadere is one of the most convenient places for this activity. We used the government funded service that provides a personal guide (free of charge) who will take you to all of the regular sites....and many you would never find on your own. The young guy who was our guide was really great. Our favorite restaurants were Star Island (for grouper most nights) and Pat's Kitchen (they had parrot fish which was excellent). Check out the little farmer's market every Saturday from 8am to noon. You can now rent SUP paddle boards at the scuba shop on the far west end of the South side. There is a lady we visit in the middle of the south side (ask around) where we feed wild land iguanas grapes. The curly-tail lizards in front of Barcadere......we feed pieces of cheese, eggs or bugs. One day a large (300' +) four-masted steel clipper ship dropped anchor right in front of Barcadere......ferrying passengers back and forth all day long. All in all the brac is the most relaxing place we have ever been. All of the locals are wonderful.......as are the owners of Barcadere. Again.....I wound like to thank Joanne......for her

kindness. We hope to be back in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkton, Md. United States
5

West End Gem

  • 5 of 5

If snorkeling is your thing - this is the best spot on the Island ! Our family of 5, three teenagers & two adults spent a fabulous week at Barcadere.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Map

Car: not necessary

Fantastic Birding, 'Blue Flash' Sunsets, Easy shore strolling, Protected swimming cove - dive right in, you're 'at the reef'!

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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