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Island Gem. A very special place fto relax and recharge.

lee macneil

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Island Gem. A very special place fto relax and recharge.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

North Side Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Looking for a condo that is close to good restaurants and tourist attractions, but away from the 7 Mile beach 'scene''?

Within 20 minutes from the airport (direct flights from New York, Toronto, Chicago, Miami), 5-10 minutes to Seven Mile Beach, and a few minutes to the closest dive shop, our condo is a convenient, yet private location.

Enjoy walking, snorkeling, or relaxing in a chaise on Pappagallo Beach, the last unspoiled, and undeveloped beach on Grand Cayman. We are the only condo development on this gorgeous 2 mile stretch of pristine white beach against a multitude of turquoise variations. Adjacent to the National Park, Pappagallo Beach is abundant with marine and wildlife…a snorkeler’s and naturalist’s dream come true! Hiking trails, bird watching, kite sailing, and picnic activities are all available in the park. For those who like to fish, there are plenty of meals waiting to be caught right off the beach, and great bone fishing nearby.

For the gourmands and anyone who likes a good meal, the best and most interesting restaurants are within minutes of the condo.

This is a place where R&R is the number one priority. You can be as active, or inactive as you want. If you want to be part of the tourist scene of jet skiers, para-sailing, bars, cruise ship scene etc., Seven Mile Beach is just minutes away. If you want to sit on the beach with a good book, listen to the waves, watch the birds, dig your toes in the sand, count the shades of blue (so far, the list is at 80), and give yourself some space to re-charge, your chaise awaits you.

Our guests regularly tell us that it is the best vacation that they have had, and consequently, we have many repeat visitors. We take great pride in providing a very high standard of comfort, hospitality and an environment that is more than the average rental property. The décor, furnishings, appliances etc. are continually updated in an upbeat, island style. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need, for those who prefer dining out, there is one of the best restaurants across the street, and another five minutes away. There is also take-out food and a grocery store nearby.

The unit has been set up with focus on comfort, efficiency and a great vacation experience. The unit is exceptionally light, clean, large, spacious, and uncluttered. Our guests repeatedly tell us that the unit is everything if not more than they expected and and how much they appreciate the welcoming ambiance and upbeat beach decor in white with splashes of tropical color. The unit is equipped with WIFI, cable TV, central air-conditioning,blow-dryers, games, and puzzles. There is a king size bed in the master and twins in the second bedroom (can be made into a king) and nearly everyone comments on how comfortable the beds are. There are four balconies with views off the unit and comfortable Muskoka chairs off the living room. The sunken living room has extra high ceiling which makes the unit feel larger and spacious. The unit is larger than many of the two bedrooms in the complex and the combination of good design and good furnishings make for a very comfortable living experience and consequently more enjoyable vacation.

If you are price comparing with other units in the complex you'll notice a price difference, but if you look a little closer, you will also notice a great price-value difference. This unit has no added extra guest costs, hidden taxes or fees etc. The price is upfront and all included. Our condo also has superior views, is excellently equipped, is regularly updated and is one of the best units in the complex. This unit has been approved by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, complies with all government regulations and is part of the Condos at Pappagallo Beach rental license. This means that you will receive a pre-vacation information package, be properly received by an appointed on island representative who will 'meet and greet' you and make sure you are comfortable with the apartment, and you will have a back-up support system if needed. In short, there are no 'surprises'. You have the peace of mind of knowing you have an invaluable organized support system before your trip and emergency back-up during your stay. Many of our guests tell us that the effort that goes into making their stay as informative and safe as possible is an added bonus that means a huge difference to their overall vacation experience. The attention to detail and extra TLC are some of the reasons many of them come back again.

Having owned our condo for over thirty years, we have enjoyed sharing our knowledge and experience with our guests in the hope that they leave with wonderful memories of their own. We spend a lot of time and energy to make this property a 'special place' and so far we are continually told that we surpass expectations. If you would like to know more about this condo, please feel free to contact us.

Advantages of Starfish Villa

1. Superior ocean view from living room, and master bedroom

2. Prime location in Pappagallo complex

3. Well-appointed…washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, sat

tv, vcr, central air, colorful tropical furnishings

4. Approved by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

and complies with government rental regulations

5. Close to the best restaurants on the island.

6. Strong support system

Please contact owner for availability

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
lee macneil (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2015

About lee macneil

We are a Canadian family who have owned at VP for over 30 years and love it as much as the day we bought. We enjoy walking the beach, watching the seabirds, snorkeling off the jetty, and experiencing the Cayman 'laid back' lifestyle. Sometimes our main activity/accomplishment is if we can figure out what to have for dinner and it usually means walking across the street to one of the best restaurants on the island Restorante Pappagallo!

lee macneil purchased this condo in 1984

Why lee macneil chose North Side

We have always loved that this unit is NOT on Seven Mile Beach. We have all the amenities close by within 5-10 minutes, yet we still have a very natural setting with the 'old Cayman' ambiance and are not inundated with cruise ship visitors, tourists, jet skis, para-sailing and water skiing.

What makes this condo unique

We have one of the best views in the complex. The condo is spacious, comfortable, clean, well appointed and regularly updated in an upbeat island style. Our guests tell us that they appreciate the small touches and comfortable beds. We are fully licensed and meet all the Department of Tourism requirements and we ensure that our guests have all the information they need before they leave as well as good back-up once they are on island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lee Back home now and missing the warm Cayman sun. We really had a wonderful week! Everything went great after the first day. Leah went horseback riding with Nikki and got her dive certification at Don Fosters ( it was too windy at Cobalt coast). We loved the peacefulness of your place and the view from the deck where we spent a lot of time We had some great diving and sightseeing. Dinner at Villagallos was great - Thanks.
Mar 2009
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Island Gem. A very special place fto relax and recharge.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Even better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, teenage daughters, and I planned a last minute trip to Grand Cayman, and after extensive research, decided on Pappagallo Beach Condos.

The location was ideal for our purposes – we were looking for a two bedroom condo w/full kitchen, nice pool, good beach access and convenient to West Bay for SCUBA w/ CTD)

The owner was extremely prompt answering our questions, and arranged for an island “greeter” to meet us shortly after arrival. “George” was very pleasant, and walked us through the unit, and the Condo grounds.

The pictures posted of the unit we stayed in don’t really do it justice – the condo was in immaculate condition, and the owner thought of just about everything you need/want as a short term vacationer. The “basic” cooking essentials were already in the kitchen, including spices, cooking oil, etc., along with coffee filters, and a starter bag of coffee (especially important since we landed on Easter Sunday when all of the stores were closed). There were plenty of towels, spare linens, beach toys, board games (Othello was a hit), cards, etc. The condo is the top two floors of a three story building; you walk up a short flight of stairs to the main level, which had a kitchen, large living room, dining room, and two decks (off the living room, and the dining room). The upstairs had bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bathroom, and a huge master bedroom with a king size bed and private bath. The master bedroom had a large deck facing the ocean. Both decks had absolutely incredible views of the ocean, and the pool area.

The condo grounds were immaculate; we saw George, and the other condo staff working every day to ensure that even the stray fallen leaves were picked up – and they pressure washed the deck leading out into the ocean. The beach is right outside the pool area, and leads to an area of ocean protected by a reef about ¼ mile out. The water is quite shallow – even at the end of the dock, it’s only about 4 feet deep. My wife and I swam out to the reef several times (w/snorkel gear); although it’s a long swim over a mostly barren plain, it’s worth it – the reef is stunning, with lots of fish, hard/soft corals, sponges, lobsters, etc.

Pappagallo is in a fairly secluded area – there is really only one restaurant within walking distance and everything else was within a 5-10 minute drive. You'll want a car.

Negatives? We'd be hard pressed to come up with any.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corvallis,OR
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Villa was our home away from home for 8 days. We were extremely comfortable. The owner was responsive to all our questions prior to showing up and provided for a local couple to meet us at the condo to show us around. If anything would have gone wrong, which it didn't, we would have had someone nearby to help us.

Villas Pappagallo is secluded and away from all the bustle of Seven Mile Beach so we had perfect quiet at night and calm days. The patio is perfect for having coffee, breakfast or cocktails though it's only a few steps to the beach if you want to enjoy your beverages with your feet in the sand.

Snorkeling off the dock led to the best protected inner reef on the island. We chartered with one of the dive companies to take us on a multi-stop snorkel trip and we kept feeling like the best spot was right out our door.

We are grateful to Lee for sharing her vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia and Ronald! We try very hard to make sure that our guests have a great vacation. So glad that the experience met your expectations and then some. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our condo and We hope to have you return again one day.
Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villas Pappagallo over the Christmas period and it was perfect! The island is beautiful, Villas Pappagallo was fantastic and the condo was exceptional. The view from the balcony was stunning. The location is great - very serene, but a short drive to shopping, restaurants and 7 mile beach. The description in the listing is accurate. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our weeks vacation was excellent.The condo was very comfortable, clean and very true to the listing The property in general was very well maintained and we enjoyed the pool and walking on the beach. We enjoyed the proximity to governors beach and cemetery beach for snorkeling. Fabulous restaurants like calypso grill, cracked conch are with in a 2 mile radius and of course the 2 minute walk to papa gallos across the street. The owner lee was very responsive and went above a beyond to make sure we were comfortable, we would thoroughly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deirdre! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Toronto, Ontario
5

The Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for over a week and didn't want to leave! The condo is so relaxing and comfortable, we had a great time making our breakfasts in the kitchen and eating them out on the balcony with that breathtaking view. The restaurants around the island are so delicious we had a hard time choosing where to go for our dinners. Luckily our favourite was just across the street - Ristorante Pappagallo.

The location is great for anyone who wants to take in all the sights. The Turtle Farm, Stingray City and Seven Mile beach are all so close you can do them anytime! I recommend bringing a camera on your trip to Stingray city as our photos from that excursion are my favourite. If you truly want to relax and not leave the property, there is plenty of fun at the Starfish Villa with the beach, pool and sun to keep you relaxed and entertained. We spent so much time off the dock right in front of the property snorkeling. We only came in to have lunch and would go right back out.

This is the perfect location whether you want a relaxing vacation or want a more active trip that includes lots of scuba, site seeing and restaurant hopping. It can be whatever you want it to be.

Thank you for all of the help setting up our trip Lee. It would not have been the same with out your all of your insider’s knowledge! Looking forward to our next trip out.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ottawa, Canada
5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a fantastic stay at Starfish Villa. Everything that we needed or wanted was there... spacious living areas, a well-appointed kitchen, great view over the pool and ocean, the best dining that we found on the island across the road (Ristorante Pappagallo), and just the right combination of seclusion yet close proximity to amenities.

The property is very clean and well maintained, and Lee took great care via phone and email to make sure that our questions were answered during the booking process and that we were well settled in after arrival.

Our four-year old enjoyed the pools, the beach, the pelican and other birds on the pier, the nearby turtle farm, the parrots at Ristorante Pappagallo, the botanical gardens on the other side of the island, and the great seafood to be had everywhere we went.

We would recommend the property to a friend or relative and would like to return one day!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $2,100 Per week

North Side Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
May 3 2015 - Dec 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
President's week
Feb 13 2016 - Feb 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 

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Tax Rate 13.0%
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Amenities

North Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Beds can be made in to a king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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