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Stunning Beach Front Gem*9 nights, pay for 7 in Aug,Sept,Oct*Memory Maker*Grill

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,700 sq ft
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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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

Great Snorkeling

Cozy and comfortable home

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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Amenities

North Side Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest is required to sign a Rental/Hold Harmless Agreement, scan and email back to or fax to: 937-294-9120 to confirm.
  • The Cancellation Policy for that we adhere to is listed under #7 in the Rental Agreement that is attached. Please review-different than VRBO options
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. Cancellation Policy we adhere to is in the Rental Agreement, item #7.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Beach Front Gem*9 nights, pay for 7 in Aug,Sept,Oct*Memory Maker*Grill
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 47 reviews
5

Family Spring Break 2018

  • 5 of 5

Your home was perfect! We loved the white binder, it had great suggestions for activities, restaurants, car rental, everything. Everything was labeled and directions for electronics were helpful. We used the kayak! The snorkeling was amazing in front of the unit, even when it was a little windy. The view in front of the house was spectacular. We loved getting up to watch the sunrise. And, we all appreciated being away from the busyness and chaos of 7 mile beach. Thank you Chris and family for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susie, Thank YOU so much for your sharing your thoughts on what you loved about our home, Azure Breeze #3! We try to include, in the binde,r all the little places that we love and have enjoyed over the years! No one wants to be frustrated by how to work the electronics on vacation, either! So glad that it helped! We would love to have you back again should you wish to come diving again, and stay at our quiet, romantic home. Chris
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5

What A Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. House was clean and stocked with all the basics. Location is about 10 minute drive from Rum Point. I would call it the quiet side of the island. Great snorkling 25 yards off shore. Look forward to going again one day.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron, Thank you so much for taking time to do a review. I am glad that you would consider coming back to Azure Breeze #3 again in the future and I would love to host you! It is a really special, quiet and romantic place away from the crowds. Also happy to hear that you snorkeled out back...some of the best snorkeling on the island! Hopefully, you also got to go horseback riding on the beach? Thanks for taking such good care of our home, Chris
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was clean and had everything you could imagine needing while on vacation. I liked that it was on the north side and away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown and cruise ship passengers. You do need a car if you stay here. It's a short drive to great beaches and snorkeling spots. We went to Rum Point, Starfish Bay, Spots Beach, 7 Mile Beach and went swimming with the stingrays. I would return to Grand Cayman and stay at Chris's house again. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, I am so glad that you had a great time and made some wonderful memories with your family at our beloved Azure Breeze! Thank you for your thoughtful review. It sounds like you hit all the great snorkeling spots. We would love to have you back again anytime! Chris
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5

Best rental experience evere! Loved every minute of our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Never before have been in such a homy place. All rooms are nicely decorated in different colors and themes. Beautiful house. Perfect location: very quiet with just a few people around, but not far from all fun places. It was windy almost all days and we did not snorkle infront of the house, but when we finaly did- were really plesently surprised. Such beautiful corals and just few feet from the shore. A lot of them in many spots, with beautiful fish. I wish we snorkeled here earlier.

Thank you Chris for all the helpful information provided before we came. Everything: from directions from the airport, to groceries and restaurants with best choices of food. Very thoughtful. Very nice, responsive and accomodating owners.

We highly enjoyed our visit to the stingray city (a must), spotts beach, starfish point and Rum Point.

If we decide to visit the island again- will definitely contact the same house’s owner.

Best rental experience evere!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marina, Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at our home. Our location is truly something special, as it is such a natural beach experience. You will have to come back and snorkel again. I see new things every time I come, even after fourteen years! We would love to host you again if your travels bring you back to Grand Cayman! Chris
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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
Owner's Response: Joyce, Thanks so very much for your compliments! Also, for taking such great care of our homw! We would love to host you again anytime...maybe on your anniversary! Chris
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ruth, for choosing to stay at our home. We are glad that i met your needs and would like to invite you back anytime. Chris
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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

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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: We adhere to this Cancellation Policy below which is set forth in our Rental Contract, not the standard policy preset on the VRBO platform.

a. Once booked and 50% of rent is paid, should guest cancel 61 days or more before
reservation, (by e-mail notification), and prior to paying the full rental amount, 25% of the rental cost, less credit card fees, service fee, and insurance, will be refunded by a US check .
b. Once full payment has been made (or if the 60 day mark has passed and guest has not paid the balance due) the entire first payment shall be forfeited ( one half of the rental amount). If the guest has paid the second payment in full, 50% of the total rental amount will be able to be banked or credited to a FUTURE stay at seasonal rates within the next 12 months of the date of the original reservation. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
c. We strongly advise the purchase of Cancellation Protection (Travel) Insurance
( www.vacationprotection.com ) from CSA or another reputable provider, to indemnify the risk of cancellation due to a variety of reasons. Please check with vacationprotection.com to verify.
d. Damage Protection for coverage of accidental damage during your stay is also
available and optional from CSA through the VRBO booking platform at a nominal rate of $59 for $1500 of coverage.

Please note:
The policy below IS NOT OUR POLICY, and is a standard Drop in Policy from VRBO that can't be customized:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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