Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,860 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Beach Out Both the Front and Back Doors

Away from busy Seven Mile Beach, with a peaceful palm-lined cove directly out the back door and Rum Point Beach steps away from the front door, Starboard Kai has the perfect location for your vacation. Whether you prefer to relax by the pool or on the beach, stroll in the sand or join the activities of Rum Point, we have it all.

Starboard Kai, completely renovated & refurnished, features a lovely open concept living and dining area, an office / reading nook, fully-equipped kitchen, powder room, and a large, beautiful, 2 story screened-in lanai on the main floor. The lanai is furnished with wicker dining furniture as well as a relaxing conversation set. This will be one of your favourite places to spend time.

Two spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and private balcony, are located on the second floor. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable pillow-top king bed, while the guest room has two pillow-top queen beds. High quality linens, bath and beach towels are provided for your stay.

Starboard Kai has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. A lovely pool for the exclusive use of the guests of the Island Houses is located on the manicured tropical grounds, a short stroll across the beach from the lanai. Starboard Kai's two bikes, five kayaks (four singles and one double) provide unique ways to explore the area and its many beaches. Tranquil Sand Pointe Cove, as well as the clear turquoise waters of Rum Point provide amazing snorkeling venues. During the day take a wonderful trip to Stingray City, which departs steps from your door, or at night discover the rare bio-luminescence of the cove in your own kayak, provided for the exclusive use of Starboard Kai guests.

A great selection of casual and fine dining restaurants are nearby for those times you would rather not make use of the wonderful, fully-equipped kitchen and dining facilities at Starboard Kai.

More Details

Property Manager
Janice & Mike Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Janice & Mike Benson

We are Canadians who enjoy the occasional escape from our long winters. Born and raised in Southern Ontario, we have now lived in Ottawa for over 20 years working and raising our two children (and Golden Retrievers).

Janice & Mike Benson purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Janice & Mike Benson chose North Shore

We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, fell in love with Cayman, and decided to make this island our home away from home. Having settled on the island, the next step was to explore all areas of Grand Cayman and see which suited us best. Hands down, it was Cayman Kai with its beautiful beach and laid-back atmosphere. The location of the Island House is perfect, with the tranquil cove for kayaking out back, a lovely pool surrounded by palms, and spectacular Rum Point with all of its amenities steps away.

What makes this townhome unique

Completely renovated, and refreshed yearly, Starboard Kai has every amenity to make your vacation enjoyable. We take pride in our home and hope you enjoy your stay. Enjoy the unobstructed view of Rum Point Beach from the large front windows and the beach and cove out the back. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!!

Starboard Kai, and our Caymanian property manager, are receiving rave reviews from our guests! Our property manager is very responsive to our guests' needs and will do everything possible to ensure a stress free vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I stayed in Starboard Kai last week. From our arrival where everything is provided - you just need to buy groceries - it was pure heaven. The photos and description of the home are 100% accurate - true luxury. Having been to Georgetown twice we were looking for something quieter and we were not disappointed. The quiet, laid back, awesome beaches close by were just what we were looking for. Kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, bicycles were all included. Every modern appliance was at our disposal. The home is updated and very modern. The drop box where we could leave the keys was an added bonus. Huge beach towels are available for guests which is a very nice touch. All in all, our stay was perfect. We could not have chosen a nicer home. Janice, the owner, was extremely helpful. From the start of the booking, very prompt responses to emails, very informative information about the home, places to visit, restaurants to eat at, who to contact in case of an emergency she was amazing.



What Simone loved:

Everything was on point. The home that was fully updated, very modern, every appliance you need, great comfortable beds with fans, airconditioners, spacious bathrooms - it was like home away from home.



What Simone thought could be improved:

There is nothing I can say that needs improving. We were 110% satisfied.
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 10

Amenities

North Side Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely renovated master ensuite has walk-in tile shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated ensuite guest bath has granite counter & tubshower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Completely renovated main floor washroom has pedestal sink
  • Renovated 2.5 baths. The master bath features a ceramic tiled walk-in shower and granite counter top. The guest has a new bath/tub enclosure with large glass door and granite counter top. The convenient powder room on the main floor has a pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ensuite with tub/shower, walk-in closet, balcony, HDTV, A/C
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite with walk-in shower, private balcony, HDTV, A/C
  • Two bedrooms on second floor each have an ensuite bathroom and are completely renovated. Quality furnishings with new mattresses & high-end linens & towels. Each has a private balcony with view of beach and cove. Separate A/C units allow for comfortable sleeps.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our local property manager is available to help out with any of your needs and would be happy to arrange for a masseuse, catering or maid services during your stay if requested.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

"Paradise" with beautiful ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with extraordinary panoramic views of crystal, blue ocean. Private, safe and convenient. Open-condo design and large, screened-in lanai are added pleasure while steps away to silky, sandy beach, swimming, snorkeling and diving and delicious restaurants. Surrounded by courteous staff and guests. Janice and Mike's helpful packet information and suggestions can be followed to the letter. Our families had a wonderful 11-day family vacation May 20, 2017 and look forward to returning again. Thank you again for your generous hospitality in paradise.

The Dew and Eby Families

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have to go along with everybody else and say that everything about our stay at Starboard Kai was perfect. The condo is spacious and well-stocked with everything you need. The only thing I will add is that the lanai is way bigger than it appears in the pictures!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home, Starboard Kai, and that everything met your expectations. We agree, the lanai is wonderful, and is our favourite place to eat meals or relax with a morning coffee or evening cocktail. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with the ocean out front bay in back. We used the kayaks and bikes available. Great home and location. We did stay Easter weekend and the area was very busy for a couple of days. The owners were easy to reach and extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location! Great owner! Perfect family living arrangments, very comfortable for all.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Grand Cayman and first time renting on VRBO. We couldn't have been more pleased with the entire experience and had an amazing time! Rum Point is the perfect location and the previous reviews were spot on. In addition, Janice was great to work with and her recommendations for dining, recreation, and getting around the island were exactly what we needed. It was nice to have a grill and full kitchen to have a few home cooked meals. Sitting in the back porch each morning having a cup of coffee was worth the trip! Having the Rum Point beach right out the front door and the amazing snorkeling on the island makes Starboard Kai and Grand Cayman an ideal vacation spot. The whole family from young to old would enjoy this property and we have many amazing memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to know that your experience renting through VRBO and staying at Starboard Kai was so positive. Attention to detail and minimization of guest anxiety over minor issues, which can blemish an otherwise great experience, is so important. And we, too, love sitting in the lanai with morning coffee planning the day ahead! Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect property! Terrific location, very comfortable and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in a perfect location. Perfect for relaxing and refreshing. Away from the tourists and cruise ships!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in our home and had a relaxing vacation. We love the location as well. It is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in other vacation rentals on the slopes and the beach, I have often noticed that the property was nice but the furnishings and TVs were on the cheap. This property is new and in a perfect spot if you want a quiet area that is an easy drive to Georgetown, charter fishing, starfish point and a variety of restaurants. The owners have a well appointed home with wifi, hi-def TV, and the little things like a tote bag with beach towels ready by the front door.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our home. We too enjoy staying in a home with quality furnishings and provision of the little touches to ensure a comfortable stay. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive experience.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Owen Roberts International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Wreck Beach Bar and Grill at Rum Point Beach
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
North Sound Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
110 Metres
Rum Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Beachfront Property
Car: necessary

Located on the north side of Grand Cayman in the upscale Cayman Kai community. Starboard Kai is steps away from Rum Point Beach out the front door and directly on the beach of Sand Pointe Cove out the back door. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!

You could easily spend your entire vacation enjoying the Rum Point area but we recommend renting a car, exploring and experiencing everything Grand Cayman has to offer. For your convenience, Starboard Kai has a private driveway with parking for 2 cars steps away from the front door.

Nearest Restaurants:

Directly across the road at Rum Point. The Wreck (Beach) Bar & Grill (home of the Mudslide) & Monday night beach BBQ and the Rum Point Restaurant for fine dining.

Other Local Restaurants:

Kaibo Yacht Club a very short distance down the road (with the Luna del Mar - full moon dinner and the Tuesday night Beach BBQ) & Over the Edge (minutes away by car) and slightly further Tukka, Morritt's, the Italian Kitchen, the Lighthouse & many more.

Distances to major attractions.

Rum Point Beach:

Directly across the road with trips available to Stingray City and Stingray Sandbar, snorkel trips and evening cruises, wave runner & paddle board rentals, beach volley ball, hammocks, lounge chairs, and more! A short walk down the beach and you can find a secluded area to enjoy the white sand and calm turquoise waters that make Cayman famous.

Snorkeling & Diving:

Great snorkeling can be experienced directly across the road at Rum Point plus multiple other locations a walk, bike ride or kayak paddle away. Dive trips leave right from the Rum Point Pier.

Bioluminescent Cove:

Right out your back door is an amazing phenomenon you can experience on a dark night using the kayaks provided by Starboard Kai. (Those staying at Seven Mile Beach pay $50 each for this trip - it is yours for free!)

Mastic Trail:

5 miles away, hike into the two million year old mastic reserve (on your own or sign-up with a guide). A nice alternative tourist experience.

Botanic Park (Queen Elizabeth II):

9 miles away, the park is home to Grand Cayman's Blue Iguana - found nowhere else in the world, and many beautiful trees, plants and flowers, ponds, birds, etc.

East End:

12-15 miles away, where you can discover more great restaurants, beaches, kite boarding, snorkeling & diving.

Pedro St. James Castle:

19 miles away is a wonderful historic site featuring traditional West Indian architecture.

Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, & Cruise Ships:

28 miles away you will find restaurants, duty free shopping, lovely beach, snorkeling & diving.

The Turtle Farm:

33 miles away you can spend the day - lots to see and do with the feature attraction being the Green Sea, Kemps Ridley & Loggerhead turtles. Also see sharks, crocs, fish, birds, indigenous plants & trees, traditional Caymanian buildings, and enjoy the snorkeling lagoon & water slide. While in the area check out the 'Cracked Conch' Bar & Restaurant complete with amazing snorkeling from their wharf.

Photos

Rates & Availability

North Side Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$333
$2,333
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$301
$2,110
 
 
Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$357
$2,499
 
 
Holiday Peak
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
$516
$3,610
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$436
$3,055
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$357
$2,499
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

50% transferable (within 1 year from date of cancellation), non-refundable deposit is required to book. Remaining balance payable no later than 60 days prior to arrival. All reservations booked within sixty (60) days of arrival must be fully paid upon booking, and are non-transferable, non-refundable, fixed, and final. We advise guests to purchase insurance to cover cancellation & other expenses.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Manager
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties