Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Calypso Cove #1 "Diver's Cave"

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio apt. sleeps 3. Queen size bed and a Futon sleeper sofa

Perfect vacation accommodation for 2 people. Living room/bedroom combined. Queen size bed and futon/sleeper.

Flat screen tv. Full sized kitchen and bathroom. Wifi included. Large private outdoor patio with bbq and

patio furniture. Steps from a quiet beach with excellent swimming and snorkeling. Dive operators located within

walking distance. Restaurants and grocery shopping also within walking distance. This is not only a perfect avid diver

unit its absolutely affordable.

leif barkinge
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About leif barkinge

Leif and Sonya visited Grand Cayman in 1978 for the first time. Leif had spent many years flying in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam war years and had visit many Islands in the Pacific. Being an avid diver we were lured to Cayman by "Skin Diver" magazine. We had found Paradise and never wanted to leave.

We named Calypso after Jacques Cousteau's research ship . We put the apartments into tourist rentals for Airline employees until the island was devastated in 2004 by hurricane "Ivan". After a decade of long term rentals we decided to return to Tourism. We kept the rates low to make a Cayman visit affordable. As a result we are running a very popular "Hide-away" ! Leif still works for an airline here and many return almost every year.

leif barkinge purchased this apartment in 1991

Why leif barkinge chose West Bay

Calypso Cove is an ideally situated location for relaxing stay away from all crowded beaches,condos and hotels. A nearly private part of fantastic 7-mile beach's north end. Next to West Bay dock with all its dive operators and also the public beach. Great snorkelling right out front, 15 steps away.

What makes this apartment unique

We have some excellent restaurants within walking distance serving all types of cuisine and some specialising in local fare. We also have a grocery store, liquor store, Subway Sandwich, Pharmacy and

Bank all close by. If you choose our property you would be experiencing the Island as it was in times



West Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - Full Bed
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Calypso Cove #1 "Diver's Cave"
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

We Absolutely Loved Staying Here and Hope to Return Soon

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to the Cayman's before and were looking for somewhere out of the way of the tourist hustle and bustle, yet close to the beaches, shopping, and activities. Calypso Cove more than delivered. Upon arriving, we immediately walked across the street and found ourselves on a beautiful, somewhat remote part of seven mile beach. Stunning scenery, great snorkeling, and relaxation away from crowds.... literally, right across the street. We loved that! The area is very safe and we (2 girls) spent a lot of time walking the neighborhood and the beach day and night without a single incident. It was so convenient to be able to wash the sand off of us at the outside shower provided in the back of Calypso Cove before dragging a bunch of sand into the condo and store our snorkeling gear on the private, fenced in, patio. A few lovely restaurants and a gas station are within 5 mins walk. The grocery store is very close too. Sonya and Leif were so friendly, accommodating ..... truly a pleasure! I highly recommend Calypso Cove as an alternative to the resort craziness if you seek a simple, affordable, accessible, and relaxing stay on Grand Cayman. We have been back in the states only a few days and already miss Calypso Cove terribly!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were a pleasure to host. They were always upbeat and ready to share their days adventures. They enjoyed all the activities that Cayman has to offer, especially the snorkeling which they found amazing and were especially fond of the area just across from our complex, not to mention the great restaurants we have very close by. We really hope Kate and Kristin will return. We miss them at Calypso.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Ravenna (Italy)

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, ergonomic, nice, with seaview.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were unable to touch base with Roberto although we went to the apartment every day. We were so sorry for this. But they were out and about their entire stay so we hoped they were enjoying themselves. They left the apartment in immaculate condition which was very much appreciated. We hope they return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Rochester, MN USA

Awesome lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Leif and Sonya for being so hospitable and for welcoming me like family. I'm so glad I chose this place and meeting you but unfortunatley I didn't get to meet your husband. The place is very neat and pretty much you need is there already. I will not complain about the mosquitos because that's common in Cayman. I will just suggest to put a screen door before the main door so no mosquitos can get in. Overall is a perfect stay for me. The public beach is right accros the place then the gasoline station and the grocery is only 5-10 mins. away. You can just walk. The place is right by the main road so it's easy to take their public shuttle. Thank you Sonya for being so accomodating and very friendly. Not only the price is very affordable, the place is awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a perfect guest. I really enjoyed meeting you and couldn't have asked for a more friendly, respectful person to add to our Calypso family. I appreciate how immaculate you left the apartment. We sincerely hope you are able to return at a future date if your travels include another visit to Grand Cayman. We would love to have you return and would not hesitate to recommend you to any other host.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties