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: A Piece of Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

One Bedroom/one bathroom Open Plan House On An Canal Lot.

This architect designed, (nominated for the Governor's award 2011) newly-built house on the canals of North Sound, is a perfect private hideaway for a couple wanting to get away from it all.

Situated on a corner canal lot facing into the cooling east winds with water on 2 sides, there's a beautiful dock to watch sunrises, sunsets, jumping fish and green parrots or egrets flying by. Or hop into our kayak and explore the canals or the beautiful marine reserve of North Sound (to the left)- just a quick paddle away.

One bedroom with a king size bed and walk in closet on the main floor, (a loft is for owner's storage but can be negotiated for use), a luxurious bathroom with rainshower, open style kitchen and living area with cathedral ceilings. Kitchen fully stocked, cable TV, WiFi, AC, washer/dryer.

The house has and indoor outdoor feel with a raised deck off the living area and surrounding the house on 3 sides giving a view of the water and lovely, lush garden for your evening barbeque. (You might even get a visit from our friendly neighbourhood dog, Koda!)

If you are looking to party-hearty on 7-Mile Beach then this is not the place for you.

But if you are looking for a great little getaway that offers peace and tranquility, unique flora and fauna, and all the sunshine you could want, then this is the place for you. Your own perfect home in paradise!

As we live on our boat when we are renting (except Christmas, summer and major holidays when we are off island), the west end (40ft) of our 100 foot dock is primarily for our use. Palm trees and a wooden screen ensure complete privacy. It's paradise here and we want to share it.

More Details

Mary Anne Kosa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Mary Anne Kosa

My husband and I will be happy to welcome you to the Cayman Islands. We are Canadians who live and work here in Cayman. Five years ago we did a 2 year clockwise circumnavigation of the Caribbean in our 42ft classic wooden sailboat. Out first port of call was Guatemala and our last was Panama. On returning we bought our canal lot and built our house while living aboard our boat. Our house is a reflection of our love of sailing, cruising, and traveling. The house and all of the grounds are at your disposal. As we live on our boat when we are renting, the west end (40ft) of our 100 foot dock is primarily for our use. Palm trees and a wooden screen ensure complete privacy. It's paradise here and we want to share it.


North Sound Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stone and tile bathroom with outdoor feel complemented by the open style rain shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , nice size bedroom that has lots of natural light
  • This is a lovely space with natural light and great airflow and ventilation if you'd rather not use the A/C. There is a small walk in closet, a small desk and 2 dressers.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

Outstanding property and location; fish from the dock

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely home for a week and it was a very comfortable, fully furnished stay. It's on the North Sound (great for kayaking), very quiet, and it's easy to get anywhere by car. Plenty of stores within a 10 minute drive, plus the visiting dogs Koda and Bella. Lots of wildlife: iguanas, frogs, plus I caught a nearly 3 foot long barracuda right from the dock at high tide! The bed is comfortable, the bathroom has a great shower, and the place is a real home. It's one large open room with sofa, cable TV, and the fully-equipped kitchen, plus a bedroom and bathroom. Very comfortable for one or two people. And the air conditioning is excellent. All in all, a perfect stay in a secluded area at a fair price. If that's what you're looking for, as opposed to staying on 7 mile Beach, this place is perfect- a real home. I can't think of a single negative thing to mention...

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Maryann and Peter have done a wonderl job of creating a wonderful home that had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at their home! Their home was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed! Mary Anne and Peter were vey accomodating and helpful! Our adventure in the kayak was fun! We also met some neighbors, both two and four legged, which was great! We would recommend this home. We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hendersonville, TN

Beautiful Home In Central Grand Cayman

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this unique home. It sits on quite canal in central Grand Cayman making it very convenient for us to drive and be anywhere on the island from 7 Mile Beach to Rum Point within 30-40 min. The home is cozy, it has all the amenities you need. We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

Lovely house in a great quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

I came down mostly for scuba and after two dives a day it was great coming back to a relaxing home.

The hosts were very welcoming, left me to myself but we did enjoy some beverages and snacks one evening on the deck.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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San Antonio, Texas

Christmas on Grand Cayman

  • 5 of 5

Our trip didn't quite get the start we wanted and our flight was canceled out of San Antonio due to mechanical issues. We didn't want to risk missing our flight out of Houston, so we rented a car and rent a room at the airport. I immediately emailed Mary Anne to let her know of our delay and she had one of her friends shop for us so we would have the essentials since the groceries are all closed on Sunday and on Christmas day. She went above and beyond and we are most grateful. As for the home, it is absolutely perfect for two people who are looking for a quiet and relaxing place away from the busy tourist spots. This home is centrally located on the Island so it's quite easy to go to Rum Point or Seven Mile Beach. It was beautiful to watch the sunrise from the back deck and watch the boats head out of the canal for the day. A/C is available, but not needed as the house has been designed to get maximum cooling effect from the breeze coming off the ocean, and if you want to see a stunning sunset, it's just a 3-5 min walk to the sound. We did use the a/c in the bedroom at night only because we like to sleep in a cool/cold room. They have everything you could need as far as utensils and appliances. Towels, coolers, life vests, water toys, and a Kayak are all available as well. We especially liked that the house was located at the end of the street so we didn't have any traffic what so ever. There is a full grocery store about a 5-10 min drive from the house and it has just about everything one could want or need. We would definitely stay here again. Mary Anne and Peter, thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful piece in Bodden Town

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it worked perfectly for us. You can't beat the location on the island. We did activities on Seven Mile Beach (a quick 20-25 minute drive from the house) and on Rum Point (about 35 minutes). The property itself was wonderful and we spent a fair amount of time on the deck by the canal. We even had a friendly dog visitor named Koda a few evenings. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: necessary

Here are some visitor reviews from another rental site we use.

We visited Grand Cayman for 7 days in February. Our trip was great. The beaches were safe and clean, the waters were crystal clean and the snorkeling was world class. Mary Anne and Peter were wonderful hosts. They met us at the house and gave us information about the island, suggestions about the beaches to visit, restaurants to try and sites to visit during our stay. They provided us with those little personal touches that made our first bnb experience remarkable. We appreciated thier kindness and attention. The house is magnificent. Mary Anne and Peter have designed an island house that is one of a kind. We especially enjoyed the porch where we took our morning coffee and enjoyed star gazing and a glass of wine in the evening. The house is in a central location that is close to everything but away from the crowds. There is a small shopping center with a grocery store and a liquor store close-by. I highly recommend staying ith Mary Anne and Peter.

March 2013


We spent 8 days in Cayman and I just can say.. what a paradise !!

The island in incredible, we felt in love.

And what can I tell about Peter and Mary Anne? they are wonderful !! What a big couple. Really nice, cute.. I have no words. They will help you in every thing and detail you could need.

The house: I have to say that is even prettier than in the pics. I should insist them to sell for us. ;) Really, spacious, cool, nice.. a place to stay !!

We will miss, also, Koda, the dog.

Without any doubt, we will come back..soon.


We cannot imagine a more perfect spot away from hectic 7 mile beach but still acccessible to all parts of the island via rental car. Feel like you are living on GC rather than just visiting in this precious achitectural gem of a one bedroom, one bath home. The wonderful hosts have created a one- of-a- kind water and boat lovers home with wrap around deck and a cooks kitchen. They were true friends by the end of the week but never intrusive and rescued us during a health emergency for which we will be eternally grateful. But I digress.

Let me tell you more about the space and neighborhood. When you first arrive the directiions seem daunting from the airport to the home as you will be driving on the opposite side of the road to the opposite side of the island if from the USA.. Worry not! After one day we felt like we knew our way around completely as the hosts provide a detailed street map of the entire island worth its weight in gold. MaryAnne gave us a house orientation, introduced us to Mr Koda the neighborhood dog who is a sweet fellow, and showed us where all her spices and cookware were to be found. The space is immaculate and compact- but large at the same time- as the wrap porch and then lower level deck leading to their large wooden sailboat blend into your world. Fresh grown herbs and limes abound and we were welcomed to fresh lettuce, herbs, and tomatoes in season. We chose to have lunches out while exploring the island and then eagerly looked forward to a home cooked dinner at home waching the yachts go by from time to time on the canal. You are very close to the ocean and the air and breeze are delightful. Bugs were minimal. The neighborhood is a series of streets on canals and it is a mixture of pretty homes, some simpler homes, and lots and homes yet unbuilt. The nearby shopping center has a nice large groecery, pharmacy, pizza hut, chinese restaurant, etc, etc. It is large and ample and looks very new. If you like to be right at the beach when you awaken, I would not stay here as it is a drive to the beach from 10-30 minutes depending on your choice for the day. But if you are a more adventurous exploring type of traveler who enjoys creative architecture, cooking at home, getting to know people who REALLY care about quality of life and people, then you are meant for this slice of paradise. We will be back as soon as possible and cannot thank our hosts Peter and MaryAnne enough for a wonderful experience and all their kindness. Judi and Frank.


Our stay at casa Kosa couldn't have been any better.

The house was amazing, the location out of the bussle of 7 mile but still just a short drive away, ... friendly neighbours + dog.

We immediately felt at home.

Would have loved to stay longer.

I don't think you can find a better place on the cayman islands.


My husband and I had the most amazing, relaxing holiday in a long time. The house is in a fantastic location, by the water, where the only thing you can hear is the birds and the occasional boat going by. Georgetown is about 15min away and there is a little shopping centre with a supermarket and a bank about 5 min from the house. The house has everything you need, fully equipped kitchen and a great veranda to sit outside and have meals. We did get a lot of our meals from the hot food counter at the local supermarket.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Recently the Cayman Islands Government has required that all tourist properties be licensed and certified by the tourist board. We have paid a yearly license fee and had inspections qualifying us as a registered guest house. We are now licensed but unfortunately have to apply a 13% tax on the rental fee. For your own protection we strongly suggest that you insure that whatever property you decide to rent, it is properly certified/licensed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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