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Sunsets, amazing sonkeling, seaside veranda, kayaks, bikes, fresh seafood 4U

West End, Cayman Islands
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

2 Bd 2 Bt, w/verenda, Sunsets, Bikes, Kayaks, Snorkeling, WiFi

"SUNSET COTTAGE" This stunning property is located on the West End of Cayman Brac. Island population 1,900. Weekly island tourist average about 200. 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.

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.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Hammocks

Clothes Washer & Dryer

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.

Corn Hole Toss

Crib if needed (free)

Refrigerator.

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!!!!

two bedroom and two full bathrooms.

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.

Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can take advantage of the outside shower and freshwater rise tank.

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.

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 (FRESH SEAFOOD), 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.

Owner

Henry Barbera

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish, spanish only by email
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Henry Barbera

I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved being in the sun by water and palm trees. I've always traveled and I vacationed here several years ago. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have three properties 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. This place in nothing like Florida with its millions of people and chain retail.

Henry Barbera purchased this House in 2013

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 and that’s a fact. 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. You will see shooting stars and satellites orbiting the earth, you can clearly see the band of the Milky Way. This is a Scuba divers paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of a thousand people but we do have a hospital and a few police officers. An officer's job here on the Island is the only job better than that of the old time Maytag repair man. They have to be bored out of their minds. 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. I am well traveled and retired from the US at age forty eight and I now live here full time on the Island. I could have moved anywhere but I wanted to live in true paradise and remove myself from the busy world out there. We call Cayman Brac detox from life. Many people come once and end up buying property before they leave. Come here and you'll see why. This property is in a great central location nearby to all the activities, stores, restaurants, and the best public swim area on the island which is just 400 yards away.

What makes this House unique

If you see more then two other couples walking on the beach in front of the house in the course of a day that would be way more then normal. The Beach is private to the water line and all yours. Talk about you having the only footprints. The peace of the island will ground you and make you feel whole with the earth. It’s a simple and magical place in this crazy world. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob. For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank. Charter fishing available Caving available Rock Climbing available. Book Library - 400 books

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, East-Side Master with En Suite Bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, West Side Master Bedroom w/en suite bathroom
      • Both bedrooms have there own access to verenda

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Beachfront
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Near The Ocean
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Ocean View
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Oceanfront
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Water View
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront
          • Waterfront
            property is on its own beach/ocean/waterfront

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            everything you'll need.
                          • Kitchen
                            coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, slow cooker,
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            spices, first aid kit
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Bicycles
                                        cruisers
                                      • Boat
                                        charters for fishing available on the island.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        screened in
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        kayaks are available
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        veranda - very very large on ocean side with incredible views - sunsets.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        snorkel gear available for $15/week

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Car Available
                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef

                                                Attractions

                                                  • churches
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • shuffleboard
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • for the divers - outside shower / rinse tank

                                                                    17 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Wonderful vacation !

                                                                    Allen A.

                                                                    We had the most wonderful time at the Sunset Cottage. If you want a very relaxing and laid back vacation, this place is highly recommended. The house is a little older than some of the other properties, but I believe Henry is making improvements all of the time. We did miss the swings shown in the photos as they were no longer there, but the view can't be beat. We are planning to return in the future.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks Allen.

                                                                    Yes we're always making improvements inside and out. Funny you should mention the chairs - I received one in the other day from the states and it's at the property now. I'm waiting on two more to arrive.

                                                                    Let me know when you're ready to rebook and we'll be sure to have the swing chairs mounted for you.

                                                                    Henry

                                                                    Amazing sunsets

                                                                    Carol H.Naalehu, Hawaii

                                                                    It was a very comfortable beachfront cottage with a secluded beach and great hammocks to watch the sun set into the ocean.

                                                                    Henry and Sasha were very friendly and helpful.

                                                                    I was able to get everything I needed and everyone was so friendly. When I wanted solitude I got that too. I spent most of my time in the enclosed back porch relaxing on a lounge chair and listening to the sound of the surf, away from the mosquitoes. On a clear night the stars were amazing.

                                                                    It was especially nice to have the cell phone to use while on the Brac. I added some minutes at the market and was able to make several calls to the US for much less than if I had used my own smartphone.

                                                                    I would definitely stay again on my next visit to the Brac.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for the kind words Dexter. Yes, everyone loves that sea facing screened in porch. If you ever come this way again we would absolutely love to have you back.

                                                                    Not in Ohio anymore!

                                                                    Cindy and TomOhio

                                                                    Iguanas on the road, parrots in the trees, booby chicks on the bluffs, bats in the caves, octopus, lobsters, squid, tarpon, turtles and more under the sea! An island that still feels remote, but filled with friendly locals, happy tourists, and all the comforts of home. Thanks to Sasha for her attention throughout our stay including the personal greeting at the airport with rental car, wine and cheese sunset cruise and home cooked meal (she prepared the wahoo we purchased from local fisherman at the dock!) We loved the screened in back porch view of ocean, sunsets and early morning rainbow. Fully stocked kitchen, books, board games, and access to kayak, water shoes and snorkel equipment. We were able to travel light and leave with full hearts.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    I'm so glad you picked up some kingfish (wahoo) down at the dock and had sasha prepare it for you. there's nothing quite like fresh fish cooked properly. next time you visit i hope to be on island so i can enjoy some special times with you!!!

                                                                    henry

                                                                    Beautiful peace and quiet on Cayman Brac

                                                                    Hilary P.

                                                                    Staying at Sunset cottage was a wonderful experience. The cottage had everything we needed and the owner and his staff couldn't have been more helpful. The screened in porch was brilliant. Bonus free sunset cruise which was a nice surprise. The sunsets were glorious but the snorkeling was a little difficult - entering the sea over a rocky beach and coral. Loved the island and the slow pace of life. Just what we needed. We had no neighbors on either side, might not have been so private if we had, but not sure, We just loved how it was for us.

                                                                    Little piece of paradise

                                                                    Debbie S.Claremont NC

                                                                    This was our second visit and it was as great as the first one. Henry was great to work with reservation was simple and easy. House was clean and had everything we needed. Sasha did an awesome job, she checked on us regularly to make sure we were OK. The meal she prepared was excellent and the sunset cruise she arranged was awesome. We are already planning our next visit. Love the island, can't wait to visit again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Debbie, I thought you might enjoy the free wine and cheese sunset cruise we've been providing for all of our guests and yep guests of my three places on the island are the only ones getting this kind of extra becaue it's a private weekly unadvertised charter. In addition, the free home cooked meal must also have been a great surprise. I don't know what's in store for next year but i have do enjoy finding new treats for all of my guests.

                                                                    all the best!!!

                                                                    So much better than the pictures

                                                                    Scott G.Palmyra, Virginia

                                                                    My wife and I stayed there for 7 nights on our honeymoon. I don't think we could've ever asked for a more picturesque place to be. Henry and Sasha was very helpful with all the information about the Brac and the use of the bicycles and snorkeling gear. The people of Cayman Brac are also very friendly. Great people, great place! We definitely cannot wait to come back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    we're so glad you had a great honeymoon and found the place beautiful. come back soon - we enjoyed having you and when that happens i'll join you for a pint!

                                                                    Location

                                                                    West End, Cayman Islands

                                                                    Wonderful sunsets Snorkeling - one of best sites in the world!!! Scuba Diving - one of the best sites in the world. Beach Walk 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. Hammocks

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate
                                                                    13%

                                                                    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. FOR A RENTAL PERIOD AFTER NOVEMBER 15, 2017 AND PRIOR TO APRIL 29, 2018: THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AND MUST END ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 29 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.

                                                                    $193avg/night
                                                                    17 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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