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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 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
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

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
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St Petersburg

Immaculate and a top pick!

  • 5 of 5

We recently celebrated a birthday celebration in the Cayman's and could not have chosen a more perfect home. The location in Rum Point is ideal. You are steps away from the beautiful white sand beach of Rum Point and steps away from the mystical bio luminescence bay. The floor plan of this condo is well designed and sleeps 4- 6 comfortably in privacy with each bedroom having a private balcony. This accommodation was immaculate and well equipped with all your essentials and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are even planning a return trip soon. Ideal for those seeking a respite from the craziness of Seven Mile Beach and the cruise ship regatta.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Grand Cayman a few times before on cruises. We have always wanted to return for a longer visit. Our criteria was to be away from the busy Georgetown area but close enough to enjoy what is offered. This property fit our criteria perfectly. Our experience began with prompt replies from Janice, who seemed to have infinite patience with our many questions. The property description is by no means exaggerated. It is meticulously clean, and nicely decorated. We enjoyed that the home completely opens up to the tropic breezes, no need for air conditioning on the main living area. The screened in lanai was used constantly. You have access to ocean, pool, restaurants, bar - all within walking distance. The detailed information package that Janice sends was of great assistance. We are hooked on Cayman life and definitely plan on returning, hopefully this property will be available!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your very positive review Rob. We are always pleased to hear that our guests were not disappointed and had a wonderful time while staying at our home. Thanks again for choosing Starboard Kai for you vacation accommodation. We would be happy to welcome you back in the future!
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Tranquility and Beauty at Rum Point!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous gem steps from the exquisite waters of Rum Point exceeded our expectations!! We highly recommend this immaculate beach townhouse! Every detail from the well stocked kitchen to the gorgeous lanai makes your stay feel like home! And literally every window provides a breathtaking view! Rum Point is the perfect location for a quiet getaway from the hussle and bustle of the more busy resort area of 7 mile beach! We loved all of the water sports offered by the Red Sail directly across the street! We were truly blessed to have stayed in this lovely home and are grateful to the Bensons for providing an unforgettable escape!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Mike and I are thrilled that our home exceeded your expectations! As for the location - we agree 100% - which is why we quickly decided it was the place for us after looking at many other homes all over the island. Nothing beats it for a great combination of relaxation and interesting activities. Thank-you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope that we can welcome you and your family back to Starboard Kai one day. All the best, Janice
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Canton, CT

L & J, Canton,CT

  • 5 of 5

Location! Location! Location! Starboard Kai in Rum Point is by far the best place to be on the island. It is a combination of "away from it all" with "everything you want and need" for a relaxing tropical island getaway. Starboard Kai is everything it is described to be...and more! The kitchen is beautifully updated and fully equipped to prepare meals with ease, and serve with style. Steps away is the two story lanai that provides the best indoor/outdoor area of Starboard Kai. The second floor bedrooms overlook the lanai providing open air and sea breezes for great sleeping environment, not to mention the extremely comfortable beds and lovely linens. The inclusion of the kayaks is key to enjoying the area by boat and experiencing the Biolumencent Pond by day and night. It is a most fascinating ecosystem to observe just out the back door. My husband truly appreciated the quality bikes provided as he was able to "tour and exercise" safely each day, while I comfortably lounged at the beach across the road. We visited the newly opened Crystal Caves tour a short drive along Northside and highly recommend experiencing this spectacular ancient natural formation. Starboard Kai owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, interesting and easy.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your lovely review. It is so rewarding for us to hear that our guests have not only enjoyed our home but the wonderful surrounding area as well. You took advantage of two of our favourite activities while on island, kayaking and biking. You are right, these are great ways to see the sights, especially our beautiful bioluminescent cove at night not to mention paddling to Starfish Point during the day. We hope to welcome you back to Starboard Kai one day. Thanks again for your review. Janice & Mike
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Even better than described and pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Starboard Kai will capture your heart and you won't want to leave. My husband and I stayed at Rum Point for a destination wedding, and after looking at every single villa/condo option, selected Starboard Kai and we are SO HAPPY we did! We would return again and again! It is truly perfect. The bio-luminescent bay is calm, tranquil and soothing. Rum Point beach is right across the street with great snorkeling. The interior of the villa is exactly as pictured and flows beautifully from inside out. The kitchen is not lacking for anything. The bedroom is quiet and the bed is so comfortable. The interior is impeccable! We were greeted within a very short time of having arrived to make sure we didn't need anything and to answer questions. There was not one thing I would have changed (except to stay longer!) We went diving each morning and returned for a lunch on the lanai. There are several restaurants near by - Kaibo, Rum Point, as well as simply walking across the street to enjoy a tropical drink at sunset. You do need to rent a car for this location, but that gives you a chance to enjoy the beautiful and quiet area around Cayman Kai. We had a wonderful dinner at The Lighthouse - maybe a 20 minute drive away, but fantastic. Groceries are easy to buy as well. The location is quiet during the week and picks up a little more tempo on the weekend - just perfect! Janice B answered all my questions before the trip and even checked in with us after we had arrived. True island luxury here!

Anyone would love this villa.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing this review Susan. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay (except of course having to leave). We do our best to pay attention to every detail and it is so rewarding to have this enjoyed and acknowledged by our guests. We too, are very sad when we have to leave Starboard Kai and count the days until our return. I hope you have the opportunity to return one day, and we have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rum Point Townhome Rental Rates

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Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

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.

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Rum Point Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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