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Beacon Harbor, Cayman Brac northside, $2450/month/3 guests

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Beacon Harbor is 1/2 mile east of Stake Bay at the water's edge.

Welcome to Beacon Harbor.

Launch your daily adventures from one of our two secluded beachfront vacation homes. Strategically located on 3.5 acres of undeveloped island land with 200 front ft. of beachfront, you are assured privacy with unbelievable sunsets and starry skies. Yet, all of this is within easy reach of the comforts and conveniences you expect at home.

Each home features a spacious fully equipped kitchen, a living room featuring vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms with queen-size beds, and a full bath.

Each home will sleep up to six people.

A laundry with washer and dryer is just outside your front door.

The homes are individually designated as vrbo447213 and vrbo943495. Please review the calendars for each home to determine which available dates you wish to choose for your visit to the Brac.

Additional amenities include central air conditioning, and ceiling fans in each room. All towels and linens are provided. The couch opens to a queen sofa sleeper. A roll-a-way single bed is also available.

The living room opens onto a spacious 500 sq. ft. deck, which offers a panoramic view of the ocean; also, don't forget to look up and watch the stars at night. Most of us are used to seeing 100's of stars at home. At Beacon Harbor, you will see thousands and thousands.

Downstairs, you will enjoy an area below the deck, which offers shade and many more services.

Beacon Harbor was designed with divers in mind, the scuba gear wash down area makes clean up quick and easy. Included is a large gear wash down tank, pegs for hanging heavy gear, and a clothes line to dry the lighter weight gear completes the job.

Your downstairs area also provides a private store room, a 1/2 bath, and an outside shower. Ample lighting, a picnic table, and BBQ makes outdoor cooking enjoyable day or night.

Please review the calendars for our homes at Beacon Harbor. Each calendar will display available dates for vacancies. Search for this site at vrbo 447213. Search for the other Beacon Harbor home at vrbo 943495.

For your enjoyment and eating pleasures, Beacon Harbor offers the use of an offshore fishing and diving/scuba adventures Boat. Our Boat comes with all electronics, safety vests, a licensed Captain/dive master, dive ladder and fishing gear. We are prepared to deliver you to any area around Cayman Brac for fishing and diving.

Fishing-- We specialize in trolling for Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish) and Waho. We also will be bottom fishing in 1000-2000 ft of water for Red Snapper and occasional Grouper. All fish caught will be cleaned for you to take back to Beacon Harbor for further processing, grilling, and eating pleasure. Please contact your Property Manager for more information concerning cost and scheduling.

More Details

Morris W Boughton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Morris W Boughton

My name is Morris Boughton. Spending time in the ocean became my favorite pass time, beginning in the mid 1960's, and has continued to this day. Good fortune in my professional life allows me to pursue my hobbies, which include underwater photography and fishing in the pacific and the Caribbean sea.

Morris W Boughton purchased this house in 1997

Why Morris W Boughton chose Stake Bay

In 1994, I began toying with the idea of having my own piece of paradise. After spending 3 years of active looking in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and the Cayman Islands, I selected Cayman Brac. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman make up the 'Sister Islands'. Only 5 miles separates them. More than 100 pristine reefs surround Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Little Cayman's 'Bloody Bay Wall' ranks in the top ten as most desired dive destination.

Beacon Harbor consists of two homes. We are located just east of Stake Bay on the North Side of Cayman Brac. We are situated next to the water on a secluded 3.5 acre tract of land.

What makes this house unique

I bought the land. I built the homes. I built the homes to my specifications.

Beacon Harbor is located on the sheltered side of the island, which offers shore divers and snorkelers calm seas most of the year. Beautiful reefs are found directly in front of the homes.

I built the homes for comfort and privacy. In addition, I built them with divers, snorkelers, and fishermen in mind.

It is only fitting that the Cayman Islands rank among the Top Ten Dive Destinations in the Caribbean.

The consensus top 10 Caribbean dive sites are itemized below.

These top Caribbean dives are listed in no particular order at all. Where you choose to do your diving will depend on what type of venue or characteristics you desire. Each dive site has been briefly defined with regard to its unique attributes. Here are the top 10 dive spots in Caribbean:

Where to dive for the best chance of seeing smaller tropical fish?

1) Bonaire

2) Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

For 'most colorful and abundant' corals and sponges the top spots are:

1) Santa Rosa Wall, Cozumel

2) Bloody Bay Wall, Little Caymen

3) Salt Pier or Carl's Hill Annex, Bonaire

4) Green Outhouse Wall, Roatan, Honduras

5) Lighthouse Reef, Belize

The most famous wall drop-offs, or best wall dives are:

1) West Caicos Island- Turks and Caicos accessed from Providenciales

2) Columbus Passage, Grand Turk & Salt Cay- Turks and Caicos

3) Caymen Brac, Cayman Islands

4) South Wall- Turks and Caicos accessed from Providenciales

5) Little Cayman Island, Cayman Islands

6) Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (East End & North End)

7) Sandbore Channel- Turks and Caicos accessed from Providenciales

8) French Cay- Turks and Caicos accessed from Providenciales

9) Cozumel, Mexico (Santa Rosa Wall)

10) Blue Hole & Lighthouse Atoll, Belize


Stake Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Reverse osmosis water; Outside cool water shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Notes: Reverse osmosis water and demand water heater
  • Bathroom 1 includes a vanity, linen closet, medicine cabinet, and mirror. Bathroom 2 include a large laundry sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms are in the home. Each bed is queen size. Ample closet space and drawers are provided in each bedroom. Two bed stands w/lamps are provided in each bedroom. Your luggage may be kept downstairs in your private store room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Transportation: We recommend Four D's car rentals. Owned and operated by Danny and Doyle Dixon, KIDCO Building, South Side, Telephone and Fax 1-345-948-1599. Services: Mr. Van Dilbert is our Property Manager on the brac. His local telephone number is (345)926-7976. Adventures awaiting you in the Cayman Islands-- 1. Go to for valuable information. This is the government website for all three of the Cayman Islands. Anything you wish to know about the islands is answered for you at this website. 2. Go to Reef Divers provide world class scuba adventures on both Cayman Brac Reefs and Little Cayman's famous Bloody Bay Wall. 3. Enjoy the local cuisine in the many excellent restaurants on the island;--or prepare it at home. Local grocery stores offer plantain, breadfruit, local potatoes, mango, conch, red snapper, dolphin(fish), grouper, and lobster.


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Beacon Harbor, Cayman Brac northside, $2450/month/3 guests
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Salmon Arm, B C, Canada

Beacon Harbour, Cayman Brac

  • 4 of 5

Beacon Harbour in Cayman Brac was a great place at a very reasonable price. We are not divers, but the snorkelling right offshore is great. Our main concern with a rental, aside from price, is comfort since most are near the beach and very nice inside. This place had very comfortable beds and pillows with fans in every room to augment the air conditioning and we slept well even with the thermostat set at 24C. Also, as many have noted, it was nice to be able to shower and get the sand off our feet outside. We also ate well since the fishing for jacks and barracuda was excellent right off the Stake Bay boat launch breakwater which is an easy walk from the house. So bring your spinning rod and jigs. It would have been nice to have a pool but that would have cost us roughly four times what we paid for Beacon Harbour.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee and Jay for your kind remarks. Beverly and I are always pleased that our Guests enjoy their visit with us. Our Property Manager, Van, also thanks you.
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Great divers' accomodations!

  • 4 of 5

Beacon Harbor is a great place to stay, especially for divers! Loved the outdoor shower and rinse tank for dive gear, and the hooks to hang the gear to dry. Loved that we could keep the gear outside and not worry about it being stolen. The house is literally right across the street from the beach. The beach was not quite the lovely sandy beach I had envisioned, but there was sand, and lots of coral pieces! The view from the deck was blue sky, turquoise blue water, and palm trees! I loved the layout of the house, and found it very roomy for two or four, although I think six might have been a crowd. Very quiet location - 1 minute drive to the nearest market, and 10 minutes drive to Brac Scuba Shack. Found the house well stocked with kitchen stuff, and plenty of towels, sheets. Bed was comfy! I missed having television to watch, but hubby was happy not to have it. We did have some difficulties with plumbing - not affecting the most important thing - the toilet! Trouble getting warm water in the shower. Had a bit of a leak from the ceiling. The property manager, Van, was awesome, easily available by phone, and dealt with issues promptly. The tenants in the other side of the duplex were very quiet. The rate for this rental as amazing, totally reasonable, especially considering some the the outrageously priced alternatives on the island. Beacon Harbor is no luxury villa, but it is cosy, comfy, well equipped, convenient, and well priced. We would certainly stay there again! Cayman Brac is not a HOLIDAY kind of atmosphere like you might expect in Cabo or Grand Cayman. Cayman Brac is a very small community, no tourist shopping really - not like Mexico. There are a few markets - groceries are brought in by barge once a week, so shop for produce on barge day! There is a doctor/chiropractor who did 2 good adjustments on me. It is a lovely quiet community of locals living their daily lives, and tourists who are mostly there to dive. Diving is wonderful. We did over 25 dives each during our month stay. Saw reef sharks, nurse shark, eagle rays, sting rays, turtles, morays (one came up and rubbed my thigh!), friendly groupers and a goliath grouper, and many varieties of colourful reef fish. Water is so warm - around 80 degrees - we are used to cold water diving at around 45 degrees! I didn't even wear a wet suit for most of my dives, just my gear and bathing suit. Overall, a great place for a quiet diving/snorkeling holiday, at Beacon Harbor!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX, USA

Fun in the Brac!

  • 5 of 5

This duo of super clean homes made our stay on the Brac a fabulous experience. Both divers and non-divers were in our party and all enjoyed the island atmosphere and 'right out your front door' swimming, snorkeling and diving. The kitchen is huge and well-equipped. Below each house is a half bath and shower perfect for rinsing off the sand before entering the home. Excellent rinse and hang area for the divers in the group. Brac also has some quaint food establishments with excellent food. Diving and snorkeling is world class. This was my third time to stay at Beacon Harbor and I hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Diver

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there because of the easy access to beach diving the North side. Beacon Harbor is set up for diving and it worked out just great. It is a short walk to the water!

I will go back....

Beach Diver

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I are always grateful for positive reviews. Positive reviews give our local staff a strong sense of achievement.
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Lufkin, Texas

Brac Dive Trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been vacationing in Cayman Brac for years now and our choice for destination accomodations is Beacon Harbor. We are divers and Beacon Harbor suits our needs to a tee. The location is secluded but convenient to grocery and other island infrastructure. Although we usually use Reef Divers for diving, several shore dive sites are right out the front door including the main night dive location, Radar Reef. Beacon Harbor allows us to even bring food from the States and do our own cooking. We just enjoy the feeling of being in our own home and not being forced into a daily schedule that comes with the resorts. The two bedroom condo is ideal for 2 couples and even a 5th guest. Although we rarely have a question or problem the caretaker is not far away and a quick phone call will usually solve the situation. Although the Brac is primarily a scuba divers delight, Beacon Harbor is also an excellent destination to just relax and unwind. If you want a clean comfortable accomodation in the islands, you will not be disappointed with Beacon Harbor.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Cancellation Policy:
Days Prior to Departure: Deposit Refund:
91-120 Full
61-90 50%
1-60 None
Balance Refund:
31-60 50%
1-30 None

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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