This brand new listing on VRBO is one of the most beautiful rentals on Cayman Brac. Professionally built and decorated it sits on a 2 acre sandy beach - one of the few on the island. Every amenity is provided to assure the best island vacation you can imagine. Centrally located on the South Side of the island it is convenient to all the island has to offer. This rare gem of a rental has views of the sea from every room. Your hammock is waiting!
- House1525 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Gorgeous, professionally decorated house. Sleeps 4 people comfortably.
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- within a few hours
- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 8, 2018
Why Minnie Branch chose West End
This is one of the very rare totally sandy beaches on the island. It is situated on 2 acres of land and far enough off the main road so that the only sounds you hear are those of the birds and the sea.
What makes this House unique
The house and beach embrace fully the atmosphere of a perfect Caribbean residence. Views from every room of the sea make you feel as if this is your own private island.
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Quiet, relaxing, with plenty of outdoor activities.
This house is a well equipped and clean home. Here are some of the highlights.
The home is on the west side of the island and close to stores, resorts, restaurants, and snorkeling locations. We did go snorkeling a few times right from the house. There is small sandy beach where you can walk in to the water that is only about 100 feet away from the property. There is also a gas BBQ grill. Very few rental homes have gas grills. Most rentals have charcoal grills. I like barbecuing out side and the gas grill is so much better than the aggravation of getting charcoal and waiting for the grill to heat up. There is also a large covered porch on the rear of the house so we could sit outside all day and still be in the shade. There are also beach chairs so you can sit on the beach and be out in the sun if you want. It was like our own private beach for the week. We only saw 4 other people on the beach the week we were there.
The bicycles were not available but the house manager did arrange for us to borrow some from someone else. She also arranged a rental car for us below the rates of other rental companies. (Bring audio CD's as there are only 3 radio stations on the island)
Cayman Brac is also a great place. There are no "tourist traps", the people are friendly, and the island is virtually crime free. There are also plenty of activities for you to do if you like outdoor sports. We snorkeled, walked to top of the bluff and also along the bottom of the bluff. Both have amazing views and sites. We also checked out several caves. I was surprised how large and deep the caves were. I wish I had more than one flashlight so that we could have explored deeper in to the caves. There is also a rock climbing company where you can repel down the bluff and also explore deep in to caves using ropes.
Thank you for taking the time to write this very informative and complimentary review! It always delights me when a guest loves our little piece of Paradise and it was a delight to have you stay at Grace House. Cayman Brac is a very special place and I have found over the 30 years that I have lived there, that it brings to its shores the most special people; people who love the natural beauty of the planet and who embrace it with their whole hearts. I have found it to be a place, not only of peaceful beauty but one of healing for the soul. I hope you will come visit us again and soon.
Awesome Property!!! You are stepping into a Corona Commercial
The property is better than pictured. The ocean view, the white sand, the blue blue skies and bright sun, the consistent 80 degrees the sound of the surf, smell of the sea and the landscaping has you stepping out of the city into the Corona commercial. Incredible! How peaceful it was to sit either in the sun (great sunbathing area right off of the shore) or shaded back porch or the shaded hammock, read a few pages, nap and watch the hermit crab races across the yard (they don't move that fast).
The shoreline is quite rocky (bring good water shoes as there is much to explore in the tidal pools). Just to the east (next house) is a sandy area to get in the ocean. We snorkeled right from there. I brought a pole, bought some squid from the grocer and caught a variety of colorful fish right from the shore, about as fast as I could cast. Just a FYI the shore line all around the island has debris (non-disintegrating pieces of plastic) It is significantly better in front of this property where it is maintained.
The kitchen was well stocked and well organized with tools and appliances (sturdy blender) for all occasions. The place is comfortably furnished and as advertised and very clean. There is a new gas grill on the front porch. Its still new! There was too much to do to bbq. This house is perfect for 1 or 2 couples or small family with the beds, bath and sun room on each side. It is 1st class.
The island is not a tourist trap. It is quiet. Real quiet. No traffic and very few people. If you are looking for a row of T shirt shops this isn't it. If your looking for retail or ocean rental toy rentals this isn't the place. If you are looking for a miles of smooth sand beach this isn't it. If you are looking to just chill, get rid of the city noise and slow down this is the place. There are plenty of nice restaurants, keep in mind the clientele is mostly the locals. There are plenty of grocery/markets and liquor stores around the island and near the house. We saw fishermen cleaning their catch at the boat ramps; we bought some trigger fish there.
There are plenty of places to enter the water snorkel/dive and boats to take one diving. We watched the full moon rise at the light house point with champagne. A local chap took our picture, very nice. He asked me not to tell anyone of this paradise. (Please disregard what you have read!) Actually everyone on the island was helpful, happy, and patient with the visitors. Very welcoming. This was a great trip!
We stayed for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time. Kitchen is very well appointed. Very clean and very safe. Beautiful beach and swimming right next door! Lovely furniture, very comfortable, especially the porch! Can’t say enough!
I loved meeting you and your charming wife. It was a delight to have you and I hope to see you next year. In the meantime, stay warm.
Nice house, very nice furnishings and quiet location.
We had a nice stay recently at the Grace house. This is a very nice home with good quality furnishings in a quiet area. The split plan worked well for our family. The house is well equipped with the exception that there was not a BBQ. We love to grill and the lack of any type of outdoor grill was surprising. There were other things mentioned in the description that were not at the house. No hammock, no kayaks and no functioning bikes.
The house is in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views. Very peaceful place. Sadly, as in many other areas of the Caribbean there is a ton of plastic trash washing up on shore. On the south side of Cayman Brac, and on Little Cayman as well, we found it so depressing that we did not want to walk along the beach/ocean.
Thank you for this review. This house has new owners who are investing heavily in furnishings that make it even more wonderful. A brand new grill has arrived and there is a hammock for your pleasure. The beach clean up has taken awhile but it has been done and, as best as humanly possible, we are doing our best to keep it that way. Unfortunately, cruise ships are the worst perpetrators of trash in the sea so it is an ongoing problem in all of the Caribbean.
If you come again, you will see a marked difference in the quality of this beautiful house.
Unbelievable views and such a relaxing place to unwind. We are beach bums with an occasional snorkel here and there. If you wanna be lazy, this is he place to be. Very clean and great set up. Bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house. Kitchen and living area in between. Great for 2 couples. Each side has its own bathroom and reading nook with views of the beach. Also each side has its own temperature control. You cannot get into the water directly in front of the house due to the rocks, but you can just a few steps to the left. There is a sandy beach with clear water and that is where you can snorkel till your heart's content. When we were there, there were no neighbors on either side. So we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. Ms Minnie was accomodating. We did not get to meet her in person as she was traveling but she had the car rental person meet us who was super nice but I forget his name. All in all we felt safe and came back with great tans!
Thank you for your wonderful review. This home and beach truly is one of the gems of Cayman Brac. I appreciate the good care you gave it and wish I could have met you in person. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please do come again!
Stayed on the Brac many times and this rental was the best.
It was a pleasure to have you James! You are a wonderful, easy person to know and I appreciate your kind words and am so happy that you had such a good experience. Please come again!
Grace House is centrally located on the South Side of the island convenient to everything needed to make for a perfect vacation. The house sits far back from the road and has no direct neighbors on either side of its 2 acre sandy beach. The only sounds are those of the sea gently touching the shore.