a Piece of Paradise

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Tropical retreat with boat dock and patio deck.


Last updated: 10/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Non Smoking Only:

    however we don't mind smoking outside on the deck or on the property. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This is a small house. The only extra bed is in our loft which we primarily use for our storage. The steps to the loft are quite steep....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    nice size bedroom that has lots of natural light ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Stone and tile bathroom with outdoor feel complemented by the open style rain shower...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    This is a Harmon Karden ipod docking station....moreless

  • Television


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Our home is on a corner canal lot in a quiet part of the island situated perfectly to travel to all parts of the island....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining or eat in at the kitchen bar with stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WIFI high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    We loan our guests a small local cell phone for their convenience...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press Krup Filter coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new stainless steel, regular electric and convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New, stainless steel, cafe style...moreless

  • Stove:

    New 3 burner gas....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tarpon Tandem (2 seater) Wilderness 130 kayak. Can also be used for one....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13%


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.

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Last updated: 10/07/2016
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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.


Owner info

About the owner: 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 and get to know guests from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose North Sound Estates, Cayman Islands:
I think our guests (from another rental site) can explain more succinctly than we can about "why this property?" Mary Anne and Peter were fantastic hosts! They were incredibly responsive to correspondence sent before our stay and the home was as beautiful as described. My boyfriend & I ended up getting in at night and they were kind enough to leave the outdoor lights on to make our arrival easier. Goodies were thoughtfully left in the refrigerator for us and a short guide was available to help us navigate the home. The property is about 30 mins from SMB and 45 mins from the east end, so a rental car is necessary. The location worked out great for us as we dove on the west, east and north sides of the island. We found the local phone left for our use to be indispensable - it was nice to have as our phones only had data while on wifi. Our stay was for 9 days and we wished we could have stayed longer! Casa Kosa would certainly be recommended if you're looking for somewhere to stay that is away from the Georgetown/SMB area, but not too far out of the way. What Melissa loved about your listing: The home was a wonderful place to stay! It was a nice space for the two of us for the week. The thoughtfulness of the hosts and the amenities they left for us were fantastic!. August 2015 Debra Simply divine 2 years in a row! I absolutely adore Mary Anne and Peter's getaway in Grand Cayman. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, you feel totally immersed in the local environment. This feels like my home away from home...a perfect fit. All you need to bring is a selection of swimsuits, sundresses and a tooth brush! What Debra loved about your listing: Love staying at this fabulous home as it feels like my own! A perfect fit in every way. I feel like I never left the island. Mary Anne and Peter were fantastic hosts! They were incredibly responsive to correspondence sent before our stay and the home was as beautiful as described.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mary Anne and Peter were fantastic hosts. They communicated with us quickly over email, made us feel at home immediately when we arrived, the house was spotlessly clean, and they even left a bottle of white wine in the fridge for us (we used it to cook some fresh fish we bought at the market!). The house is adorable, with tons of windows for light and to let the breeze in, with fans and a powerful A/C to keep cool at night, and a big kitchen that we used almost every day. It was perfect for what we were looking for: a romantic getaway for two. The house is on the canals in a quiet neighborhood, so we rented a car. It was about a ~30 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach and Ambassador Divers which we drove daily, and Mary Anne helped us avoid traffic by taking the scenic route at strategic times. Even though it's not "on the beach", we just had to walk a few feet north to the North Sound to watch stunning and romantic sunsets over the water. Overall I loved staying at this wonderful house and will definitely go back. Benjamin June 2015 Mary Anne and Peter were wonderful hosts! They were very attentive and eager to help if we needed anything. The house was centrally located and convenient (about 30 mins from everything), out of the way of the really touristy vibe, which we were looking for. Their home was comfortable and had everything you needed. I would say they really have it down :) The accessibility to their kayak added a magical aspect that you just wouldn't find elsewhere on the island. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend it to others looking for a home out of the way on their trip. Cassandra May 2015 Peter was waiting for us when we arrived. Maryanne had sent us instructions and communicated on how to reach their lovely home. " A piece of paradise" fits it for us. We wish we were still there. Quiet, breezy home. Great deck for eating. It was close enough to town to drive and get groceries, snorkle grab a bite out. Hated to leave. Dawn

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/07/2016

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  • Tropical retreat with boat dock and patio deck.

    Tropical retreat with boat dock and patio deck.

  • Sunny decks surround the house.

    Sunny decks surround the house.

  • Great king size bed.

    Great king size bed.

  • Kitchen living area.

    Kitchen living area.

  • Deck off living room perfect for morning coffee.

    Deck off living room perfect for morning coffee.

  •  Kayak the canals or nearby North Sound just minutes away.

    Kayak the canals or nearby North Sound just minutes away.

  • Canal view

    Canal view

  • Take an outdoor shower and enjoy the view.

    Take an outdoor shower and enjoy the view.

  • Walk on Spotts beach.

    Walk on Spotts beach.

  • View of our house from across the canal.

    View of our house from across the canal.

  • Architect designed house.

    Architect designed house.

  • Luxuriate under our rain shower.

    Luxuriate under our rain shower.

  • Bright kitchen with new appliances and all amenities.

    Bright kitchen with new appliances and all amenities.

  • Enjoy the garden.

    Enjoy the garden.

  • Relaxing on the dock watching the birds and the boats go by.

    Relaxing on the dock watching the birds and the boats go by.

  • Overlooking garden and canal.

    Overlooking garden and canal.

  • Winter garden.

    Winter garden.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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