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Turtle Crossing, a place to spread out and relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Turtle Crossing is a large 2,700 sq. ft. three bedroom, three bath villa seventy five feet from the beautiful Caribbean. The villa is made for relaxation with large bedrooms, each with a seating area allowing one to withdraw comfortably for rest or reading. There is a large fully equipped kitchen. The bathrooms are large with two having two lavatories. One bathroom has an oversize jacuzzi-equipped tub with shower. Another is tub and shower, and the third being shower only.

There is a dining area with a large table and chairs. There is an entertainment area with TV, comfortable sofas, a large reading library, games, DVD's and even some classic VCR's. Another seating area overlooks through sliding glass doors the veranda and the sea. The veranda is fifty feet long equipped with table and chairs, ideal for a morning breakfast as you watch the sun come up, for evening cocktails with snacks or for any meal, bridge or whatever. Farther along the veranda there are lounges and chairs with ottomans. Just off of the veranda is a gas grill built into a concrete and stone counter surrounded by bar seating. About 50 feet from the water, it is a wonderful place for cocktails at sunset or just for the family to gather around. The kids can watch Pops burn the hamburgers. Thirty feet from there is the owners' tiled fresh water swimming pool which is available to our renters.

It is difficult to mention all of the amenities. Of course there are washer and dryer as well as WIFI throughout the house. The lower floor bedrooms have walk in closets and king size beds. The upstairs bedroom has two single beds that can be made up together as a king if desired. Outside, around the corner from the veranda, there are facilities for rinsing and drying dive equipment. There are two bicycles for the athletic and adventurous. A card table is available. The owners have tried to do everything possible to provide the means for guests to have a memorable and relaxing vacation experience.

More Details

William Nelms
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About William Nelms

I am Dr. William Nelms, a retired physician. My wife and I live on Cayman Brac. In1997 my wife and I and my daughter, Kathy, and son-in-law, Dennis Rose, purchased land on the island and built a vacation home. Turtles occasionally came up on the beach and Cayman was very interested in protecting and cultivating turtles so we decided on the name Turtle Crossing for the house. We had been coming to Grand Cayman and, later, Cayman Brac for many years for diving and relaxation and we fell in love with the Brac, as I think you will if you decide to visit..

When I retired several years later my wife and I decided to build a permanent home adjacent to TC. We moved in and have been very happy for a little over fifteen years.

During that time we did vacation rentals for about three years but then decided to use the house just for guests and family; however as you can see we are returning it to the rental market. We have a fondness for TC and hope our visitors will enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

William Nelms purchased this villa in 1997

What makes this villa unique

Travelers will enjoy the spaciousness, the comfort of whole house central air conditioning, wifi, the large veranda, the outside propane grill with surrounding bar seating and the ambiance created by the structure and furnishings.


Cayman Brac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Hairdryer in each bathroom.Two of the bathrooms have two lavatories. One bathroom has a jacuzzi.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Turtle Crossing, a place to spread out and relax
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Enjoyed every minute of it.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Nice house, with a beautiful view, located on a gorgeous island, what else one can ask for?

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't find anything better than this

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Crossing couldn't be set closer to the sea; every view is breath taking (even from bed), as the sound of the waves soothes away all stress. Our hosts the Nelms are likewise as pleasant and intriguing, who were helpful, generous, and always considerate of our privacy. While on the island we enjoyed snorkeling, climbing/hiking, caves, sunsets worthy of top 10 list, biking, and local fare consisting of the freshest of fresh seafood daily and jerk chicken! If you are looking for peace and tranquility look NO further, you won't find anything better than this!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped property, whether you are there to just escape, rock climb, scuba dive or bird watch.

  • 5 of 5

As a born & bred local (resident of Grand Cayman), I love Cayman Brac for the simple getaway from work, traffic and hustle of Grand Cayman. Turtle Crossing is the elixir that cures you of all 3. The grill is located perfectly to catch the sunset off to the west whilst firing up dinner (it is also a great seat to enjoy an adult beverage or 3), the rooms are very spacious with views of the ocean, which are literally a stones throw away. A great dining room table that offers another spectacular view, that also doubles as a very useful battle ground for ultra competitive Jenga matches with the kids, WiFi is available if you must check in with the office (although it can be unplugged for a convenient excuse without actually lying about it). Great kitchen with an assortment of pots/pans/spices to work with, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, loads of beach towels and books. Best part? The owners are sweethearts and very welcoming and think of everything for you. Don’t miss the early morning turtles in the water, as well as juvenile nurse & lemon sharks that cruise by (nothing to fear). Being on the south side of the island, you also get numerous Frigate Birds crossing in the early morning, as well as brown footed Boobies flying past all day diving for fish. Turtle crossing is the prescription for a very happy family vacation, no matter where you are from.

Rob Harris, Grand Cayman.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Turtle Crossing. The house had so many great qualities. While being beautifully decorated and stocked with every item that’s needed for everyday life. It’s like home away from home. The owners were so gracious, throwing a couple happy hours and a homemade key lime pie mmmm.We had inquired about fresh fish and lobster but the wind kept the locals from fishing. However we did get local lobster it was awesome. Bill & Alsa were nice enough to give us a ride to the airport since we had a later flight then the other couples. Also bless there souls they made a stop at the local gift shop so I could pick up souvenirs I hadn’t had a chance to go back for. We look forward to going back to Turtle Crossing and the Brac!! I would also like to mention the Brac Dive Shop great crew and Barracudas restaurant awesome food drinks and pizza.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a private wonderful Oceanside location with lapping waves a few steps away. The views were outstanding with glorious sunrises and sunsets. The décor was beautiful and tasteful. The hosts were delightful and charming in every way, always available but never intrusive...truly wonderful gracious people.

Would return in an instant and stay for as long as possible !!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great long weekend.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend and it was perfect. The owners are attentive and house is fully equipped and has a lovely bar/grill area at the waters edge which is great. The location on the south side of the island is nice with the airport and grocery store just ten minutes away. We really enjoyed the patio in the evening and were lucky to see two turtles feeding in the shallows. It has two master suites and a third bedroom upstairs which is loft style. I would definitely stay there again. Excellent value.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Owen Roberts
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
North Sound Golf Club, Grand Cayman
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
CaymanBrac Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
at the house
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

With thee cost of vacation travel being what it is, we do not feel we should require a deposit for damages; but we trust you to take reasonable care of the facilities and will trust you to pay for damages should they occur.

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.

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