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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.

More Details

Owner
Chris Hartzell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 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 Side

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
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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.

Amenities

North Side Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • 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

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Grand Cayman Slice-of-heaven/Azure Breeze #3 ***
average rating of 4.928571 based on 43 reviews
5

Azure Breeze 3 - A perfect on-the-beach villa

  • 5 of 5

Azure Breeze 3 was everything we had hoped for and more. A spacious, clean and well equipped villa makes a vacation pleasurable. Being right on the beach was fabulous. The unique feature of the villa is the organization and availability of information about the villa and everything Cayman. Plus, the owner Chris is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and had wonderful amenities. Owners were always accessible when we needed them.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Second Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat customers of this beautiful slice of heaven. We came here on our honeymoon 2 years ago and loved the villa location and privacy so much, we decided to come back for our second anniversary. You feel at home with the electronics available (like flat screen TV, charging stations for all our electronic gadgets). The kitchen is stocked with items you would use at home (likes spices, quality pots and pans) , which made us want to prepare more meals at home, and not venture out as much as our last stay. We will definitely return. Thank you, Chris and Tom for sharing your home with us honeymooners!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This certainly lived up to its name, because it's definitely a piece of paradise. We enjoyed the view, the quiet location, the comfortable bed (we only used one) and all the conveniences. Chris , the owner, is an excellent communicator and gave us many great suggestions for places to go and things to do. Our last night here, we even found some large beautiful shells on the beach. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly love hosting people who treasure our home as much as we do, and Lynn and her husband were those people . They really took care of our home while appreciating its spectacular location. We would love to host them again soon. Thanks, Lynn, for your thoughtfulness while staying at Azure Breeze #3! Chris
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5

Beautiful and ready to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is comfortable and completely stocked. We were able to cook at home easily with all of the essentials right at our fingertips, including spices, dishware, pots and pans, and storage vessels. There were plenty of towels, beach towels, rugs, and blankets. The homeowners thought of everything. There is a bin for foot towels to catch the sand before coming inside and a bin for shoes right at the door.

You can't beat the view! Having stayed just south of 7 Mile last year, this spot seemed windy, but on hot days, I wasn't complaining at all! It is peaceful and quiet in comparison too.

You are so close to wonderful restaurants, amazing snorkeling and scuba diving, and even the Crystal Caves. We explored the Caves this year and were really impressed. We had no idea that was on the island!

I highly recommend this home. The owners were very helpful and pleasant to work with. They truly wanted us to enjoy their "peace of paradise" as they do.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Dawn, Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation, and for spending your precious time to write a thoughtful review! It was nice to hear that you like some of the little touches that we offer, like the foot towels and tubs to clean the sand off of your feet, and plenty of towels, rugs, blankets and kitchenware!also glad to read your take on the Crystal Caves! Thanks for your positive feedback. We would love to have you stay again if you should ever come back to the beautiful Cayman Islands. Chris
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5

Beautiful view, Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Azure breeze #C was the perfect spot for our Cayman vacation. The views from the home are breathtaking. The home is very well kept and very well appointed with all the gear you could need. The location was perfect for exploring the island. And the location was perfect for snorkeling right in front of it when we didn't feel like driving anywhere. Our family of four had plenty of space to spread out and Relax!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kari, Thank you for your positive review, and for taking such good care of our home during your stay. We really appreciate your input, and are happy that you made some lasting memories with your family! We would love to host you again if your travel plans ever bring you back to the island! Chris
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.