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Grand Cayman Slice-of-heaven/Azure Breeze #3 ***

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Awe-inspiring views,authentic island experience from 3Bd/3Ba gem in North Side

Gorgeous crystal clear waters right out the back door! Eighty feet from the sliding doors is the best snorkeling on the island, between the shore and a beautiful coral reef, in shallow water that is easy to navigate. There are endless colorful fish and beautiful coral heads for exploring. Azure Breeze is a very quiet, cozy and private place, where you may not see more than a handful of people pass by in a day! With only six two-story units, our villa offers privacy and serenity. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths It is well appointed and comes with all the amenities you need, including a kayak and adult snorkel gear!

The beautiful master includes an en suite bathroom and a deck with stunning views of the Caribbean. A second upstairs bedroom features two twin beds and its own private bath. Downstairs, a third bedroom with a queen bed, has access to a bathroom in the hall. Nearby restaurants include Over-The-Edge, Kaibo Yacht Club’s Beach Bar, Rum Point, Kurts Korner, Italian Oven, The Lighthouse, Tukka, and Bombay Chopsticks. Activities include nearby Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, snorkeling, world-class scuba diving, hiking the Mastic Trail, Stingray City, Rum Point (with its jaw- dropping views), jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and a visit to the East End. Only 6 miles up the road Rum Point offers the famous Wreck Bar, casual beach dining, fine dining, beach rentals, and Stingray City departures, and is a must-do! A Georgetown visit offers The Turtle Farm, the Blowholes, Dolphin Cay, Hell, Underwater Submarine Tours, Duty Free shopping in both Georgetown and Caymana Bay, and the amazing Seven Mile Beach. The visit would not be complete without experiencing cuisine from the plentiful world-renowned chefs and restaurants the island offers.

$300 OFF SEPT and OCTOBER RATES! NOW $1500.00/WEEK!

More Details

Owner
Chris Hartzell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Chris Hartzell

We honeymooned in Grand Cayman 33 years ago and that is when we fell in love with the island, and specifically the north side of the island. It was different than any beach that we had experienced. Azure Breeze is serene and peaceful, with breathtaking views of the Carribean Sea! And, oh , the snorkeling! No matter how many times you dip your head into the water, you will be amazed and awed at the display of nature that you will experience in our backyard. Top your day of snorkeling off with a bottle of wine in the kayak out back watching the sunset. Then relax as you are amazed at the shooting stars in the star-studded sky!

Chris Hartzell purchased this villa in 2003

Why Chris Hartzell chose North Shore

Unspoiled, natural beach

No Crowds, no people

A true beach experience

Quiet and serene

Peaceful beyond belief

What makes this villa unique

Best snorkeling site on the island....and we and we have tried them all! The shallow waters between the shore and the coral reef allow even the most skiddish to enjoy this wondrous adventure. You will have an authentic Cayman Island experience on our quiet and peaceful side of the island, alongside the locals. No dealing with the Cayman islands tourists and the resulting traffic in Georgetown, or the masses of people that the cruise ships bring to Seven Mile Beach. This is real Cayman!

Amenities

North Side Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2-upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3- first floor - 1 queen
  • First Floor: One Queen Second Floor: Master: King Second Bedroom: Two twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests will be required to sign a Rental Agreement and a Hold Harmless Agreement to finalize the reservation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Grand Cayman Slice-of-heaven/Azure Breeze #3 ***
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
5

We loved Grand Cayman!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property!!! We had a blast ! Azure Breeze #3 is an awesome property - we took our married son and 2 grandchildren, 10 and 12! Beautiful master bedroom with gorgeous views throughout house ! Enjoyed Rum Point with grandchildren where you can walk out a long way and then snorkel close to shore! Also, Starfish Point is great for walking out a long way and seeing Starfish! The condo has a great view, updated kitchen and appliances and well-stocked kitchen! Lots of family movies for nightly viewing ! Lots of friends seeing our pics want to know more about Azure Breeze! We would love to come back here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

If you are interested in great snorkeling right off the beach, the location is really unbeatable. Some of the best snorkeling on the island is right there. The coral starts really close to shore, and extends off to the left and right farther than you can swim. We saw lots of fish and coral, of course, but also some rays and a (harmless) nurse shark! The waves are very gentle between the reef and the shore, which is great for kids. We brought an inflatable stand-up paddle board, which worked well in that calm area. The house also comes with a kayak, which we never actually used since we had the paddle board, but which I'm sure would work well there also. The beach is also very much NOT crowded.

The house itself is very nice -- we had everything we wanted. We could tell this was someone's home, not just a rental. The view from inside the house, looking out over the ocean, is pretty awesome.

Chris, the owner, is very easy to deal with and friendly. She provides lots of helpful information.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and Amber, So very glad that you enjoyed the uniqueness of staying at Azure Breeze #3. We pinch ourselves every day, and love sharing it with people who appreciate it's cozy ambience, quiet location,and jaw-dropping snorkeling! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with others. We would love to hear from you again if your travel plans bring you back to Grand Cayman! Chris
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5

Excellent location with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the use of the Villa while in Grand Cayman to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The descriptions were very spot on and the communication with the owner were excellent. We had so much information and suggestions from Chris that we were able to pre-plan some of our days before even arriving. Everything from car rental, dinner, don't miss places.......... it was all provided - Chris seemed to know what we would ask before we even did. The villa was out of this world! It had everything and more than we would have ever expected and the location was to-die-for. Grand Cayman is on our MUST RETURN to list and we hope that Chris will still be sharing the villa with vacationers as we will definitely return to Azure Breeze #3!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marla, Thanks for your kind words. We would love to host you again if you decide to return to Grand Cayman. It is fun sharing our home with people who truly appreciate it! Chris
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4

Cayman island beautiful/great snorkeling! We married at Smith's Cove!

  • 4 of 5

Beach house was well stocked and clean. Owner thought of everything. Great snorkeling right out back door. Restful and relaxing!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, Congratulations on your wedding! We are happy that all went well and you enjoyed your time on our beautiful island. Thank you for staying with us! We would welcome you back any time, maybe on your anniversary! Chris
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5

Fabulous House and Best Snorkeling!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Grand Cayman since 2008. We love the North Side because it has THE BEST SNORKELING right from the beach. And this house is THE BEST! Unlike most rentals that have the barest of necessities, this house has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. The kitchen is so well-stocked, and not with mis-matched odds and ends! There is a new cutlery block with sharp knives, a full set of pots and pans (with lids!), baking dishes, Corningware, scissors, an unbelievably complete service for 12 of dinnerware, zillions of glasses, toaster, coffee maker, blender, coffee grinder, and MORE! Thee are tons of spices, mixing bowls, a George Foreman grill and a charcoal outside grill, and lots of things I can't remember. The rest of the house is fabulous as well. The furniture is comfortable and very nice! We appreciate the upholstered sofas and chair! (We personally dislike sitting on furniture with exposed wicker or rattan arms). The owner's even have a remote control box with a guide (with pictures) that clearly explains how to use all of the services (cable TV, NetFlix, DVD Player, etc.)

This is by far, the best equipped rental we have stayed in anywhere! And we have probably been is 40 to 50 rentals over the years from the New Jersey shore, to various Caribbean Islands, to France, Germany and England.

The owners are very nice to deal with and offer a wealth of information. They have a huge binder full of suggestions for everything you could possibly want to do - from dining, to sight-seeing, to entertainment options. They give you valuable insights as to what to do and how - like making sure to check the cruise ship itinerary before going to Georgetown! Or taking the Sting Ray City trip from Rum Point.

The beach and view are fabulous. I most enjoy being able to just walk into the water and see fish and coral, without being in deep water. The snorkeling out front is the best I've found on Grand Cayman. The reef is not too far off shore and there are tons of coral heads between shore and reef with lots of fish. There are places where you feel you are snorkeling amidst sparkling jewels when the sunlight hits the beautiful coral and sparkles off of it.

There are several restaurants nearby, Tukka's on the East End where you can feed the Frigatebirds, Kaibo Upstairs for a delicious and romantic dinner, Over the Edge, Rum Point and Kaibo Beach Grill.

As you can tell, I highly recommend this rental. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meg, Thank you so very much for your kind words about our beloved Azure Breeze. We have tried to think of everything that would make our guests' vacations comfortable, stress- free and memorable! Your description of the snorkeling in the backyard is beautifully vivd and spot-on. WE also think right out back offers the best snorkeling on the island. It sounds like you had wonderful weather on your trip and glass-like seas that are optimum for experiencing an underwater spectacle! We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation so much that we will again see you next year! We look forward to hosting you again! Chris
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5

Definitely a slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place to stay. The condo is spacious, well-stocked with supplies, very quiet, and has fantastic snorkeling right out the back door. The owners are very helpful and provide a lot of useful information. We enjoyed staying on this side of the island away from 7 Mile Beach and Georgetown where all the cruise ships come in. This side of the island is very quiet and easy to get around. With the condo complex only having 6 units, it was like we had our own private beach. If you like a quiet getaway with a lot of amenities, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
GCM- Owen Roberts International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Over The Edge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Over The Edge
Nearest Beach
Out the Back Door!
Car: necessary

Gorgeous crystal clear waters right out the back door! Eighty feet from the sliding doors is the best snorkeling on the island, between the shore and a beautiful coral reef, in shallow water that is easy to navigate. There are endless colorful fish and beautiful coral heads for exploring. Azure Breeze is a very quiet, cozy and private place, where you may not see more than a handful of people pass by in a day! With only six two-story units, our villa offers privacy and serenity. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths It is well appointed and comes with all the amenities you need, including a kayak and adult snorkel gear!

The beautiful master includes an en suite bathroom and a deck with stunning views of the Caribbean. A second upstairs bedroom features two twin beds and its own private bath. Downstairs, a third bedroom with a queen bed, has access to a bathroom in the hall. Nearby restaurants include Over-The-Edge, Kaibo Yacht Club’s Beach Bar, Rum Point, Kurts Korner, Italian Oven, The Lighthouse, Tukka, and Bombay Chopsticks. Activities include nearby Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, snorkeling, world-class scuba diving, hiking the Mastic Trail, Stingray City, Rum Point (with its jaw- dropping views), jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and a visit to the East End. Only 6 miles up the road Rum Point offers the famous Wreck Bar, casual beach dining, fine dining, beach rentals, and Stingray City departures, and is a must-do! A Georgetown visit offers The Turtle Farm, the Blowholes, Dolphin Cay, Hell, Underwater Submarine Tours, Duty Free shopping in both Georgetown and Caymana Bay, and the amazing Seven Mile Beach. The visit would not be complete without experiencing cuisine from the plentiful world-renowned chefs and restaurants the island offers.

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Rates & Availability

North Side Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
FALL SAVINGS!!!
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 9 2017 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
Winter Rate
Jan 13 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,950
 
 
Fall Savings!!!
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$385
$2,600
 
 
Holiday
Dec 8 2018 - Jan 11 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.0%

Renter must sign a Rental/Hold Harmless Agreement before reservation is confirmed. This agreement will be e-mailed to renter, signed, scanned, and emailed back to christine.hartzell@gmail.com, or faxed back to 937-294-9120. Please review Cancellation Policy in the Rental Agreement and consider purchasing travel insurance to indemnify your risk of cancellation.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund 60 days or more before your reservation date
25% refund 30-59 days before your reservation date
0% Refund within 30 days of reservation date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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