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Secluded Beachfront Grand Cayman Vacation Rental Condo The Laurelei

Laurie Norris

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Laurie Norris

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Secluded Beachfront Grand Cayman Vacation Rental Condo The Laurelei

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Rum Point Condo Rental Photos and Description

2BR 2BA Ground-floor Beachfront Condo THE LAURELEI with spectacular views.

Relax at our beachfront Cayman Island home, The Laurelei.

Located in Grand Cayman's beautiful upscale North Side/Rum Point district, with its miles of quiet white sand beaches, cooling breezes, and friendly hospitality. Groceries, seaside restaurants & activities close by. This safe island begs exploring!

The1270 sq ft Laurelei has a beach cottage feel, with its own front and beach entrances.

A large screened tropical Lanai opens to it's own private deck set directly on the white sand beach. Beachfront freshwater wading and deep pools. 18 feet of sliding glass doors display gorgeous views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Newly custom furnished in tropical blues, greens, mangos and yellows. Luxury beds & linens. A fully equipped kitchen, granite counters, white tile floors. Central A/C, ceiling fans, movie channels, DVD.

Explore, swim & play in clear, shallow, warm water sheltered by a colorful reef. Snorkeling and Diving are terrific right from shore.

Pool lounges, Beach towels, Poolside palapa.

AMENITIES: The Laurelei's location is in a quiet, upscale neighborhood of oceanfront homes & natural habitats, away from crowds & cruise ships. The intimate complex of 10 units is directly oceanfront, not on a lagoon or marina. The Laurelei is one of only 4 condos with it's own private deck set directly on the white sand beach.

Amenities: Central Air-Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Ocean breezes, Private Deck with 2 lounges, Spectacular Ocean views, Screened Lanai with Dining area (seats 6).

The fully equipped kitchen has Italian granite countertops, Glass Top Stove, Oven, Microwave, Blender, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffee Maker & Grinder, Smoothie Maker.

Full cookware & bakeware, utensils, tools & a multitude of spices. Formal and informal Dining Services, Cookware, Linens.

Washer/Dryer

The living area has beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. A queen Sofa/sleeper, Swivel chair and love seat, LCD TV, DVD/VCR Cable/Movie Channels, Games, Book Library, iPod dock & CD boombox, guestbook, island literature. High chair & portacrib. Linens & Beach towels, Clock radios.

Free local phone calls & Wi Fi Internet. Manager close by. Maid service provided before & after stay--no extra charge.

Car rental arrangements can be suggested or made for you. Information/tips packet provided to booking guests.

Activities: Enjoy the unspoiled uncrowded North Side, where relaxation is easy.

Things to Do....

Read a great book under a palm tree. Take a morning walk with green Cayman parrots. Snorkel or Dive from our white sand shore in colorful reef-sheltered, shallow waters with 200 foot visibility! Dance to island music under clear star-filled skies. Kayak in bioluminescent waters at night. Enjoy a Cayman Colada at beautiful Rum Point's Wreck Bar. Rent a bike for a ride down quiet safe seaside roads.

3 min. to beautiful Rum Point Beach Club & Red Sail Sports. Try the Stingray City sandbar experience, Dives, Jetski rentals, Sailboats, Kayaks, Volleyball, Hammocks, shady beach, Wreck Bar & Grill, lounge. Bioluminescent kayak & boat tours at Kaibo.

THINGS TO DO:: Nearby restaurants & bars offer famous Mudslides, Dancing to Reggae, Soca & Rock, Sports TV.

Area: Located just 35 scenic minutes from the Airport and Georgetown, the North Side offers great seaside restaurants with casual to exquisite dining.

Get your groceries on the way out at Hurley's or Fosters Food Fair, where you can find everything you need for terrific gourmet and casual dining at home. Small grocery just 5 minutes from condo. Visit the busy capitol of Georgetown for duty-free shopping, sightseeing, and watching the hustle bustle.

Travel up 7 Mile Beach with a stop to swim & lunch. Visit Boatswain's Beach Turtle Farm. Mail a card from the post office in 'Hell', Horseback Ride on the beach at West Bay. Then-- Return to the relaxing, secluded North Side's open spaces, where you'll have the beach to yourself. Watch a spectacular sunset!

As private owners of The Laurelei for 12 years, and visits to Cayman for 23 years, we offer travel advice to our happy guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Laurie Norris (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Laurie Norris

We are private owners of The Laurelei, purchased in 2001 from the original owners. The Laurelei is one of only 4 groundfloor condos with a private deck & back door opening directly onto the beach. 18 feet of sliding glass doors open to gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. The complex of 10 units was completely rebuilt with state-of-the-art concrete construction (one of the strongest systems possible) after Hurricane Ivan caused damage in late 2004. We chose luxury upgrades, added custom furnishings, fine bedding & upholstery & linens, along with artistic touches such as original artworks and island sculpture. We take pride in constantly updating our island home, providing all the amenities and in making it as comfortable and affordable as possible for our happy guests.

Laurie Norris purchased this condo in 2001

Why Laurie Norris chose Rum Point

Things we love about our island home:

We love the intimacy of a small island and the friendly and safe atmosphere that Grand Cayman offers. The North Side beaches are empty, secluded, with many open seaside areas & exclusive homes on large lots. Being alone with nature and the Sea and most of the time having the beach to ourselves is priceless. Knowing the weather and the Sea are always warm. The sea & sky are ever-changing to different hues of turquoise and cobalt, and one is enveloped in a feeling of peace and relaxation.

The North Pointe complex has a wonderful management, friendly helpful owners, and is the only apartment complex within 2 miles. The Laurelei is fully licensed with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time and your place is wonderful! Laurie: love your decor and obviously you have a lot of artistic talent. We found your place to be very comfortable and just perfect.



Among our highlights were three trips: a jet-ski Safari which included snorkeling; sail to sting ray city with snorkeling and a sunset sail. The kids loved to snorkel. We met many of your neighbors (Bob, Cindy, Julie, Nicole and I am blanking on other names). They were all lovely! We followed many of your recommendations and they were perfect. Some of our best meals were from the restaurant down the road (Over the Edge?) and we also had a fabulous (a bit pricy) meal from a restaurant next to Calypso Grill (on the bay side but at the end of seven mile beach and close to cemetery reef) the restaurant we wanted was closed and this was next door (I think it was called Harbour _______?). It was amazing and we recommend it. Hurley's was better than Foster's but Fosters was just fine for most items. We usually ate one meal out and one in and it varied from lunch to dinner. We found the condo and rum point area to be our favorite area on the island as we prefer a less crowded and touristy area. We also recommend the Botanical Gardens as we were pleasantly surprised by the floral garden and other aspects of the gardens. We really fell in love with Grand Cayman and can't wait to return. I would love to rent from you again--and for a future family trip/reunion. We found your place just incredible- very clean, comfortable and beautiful. The location is fabulous!
Nov 2010
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5
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Secluded Beachfront Grand Cayman Vacation Rental Condo The Laurelei
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
Salem, Oregon
5

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a real find! The condo was immaculate and we were welcomed by Hibiscus blossoms everywhere around the condo. The rental was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed, coffeepot and blender too. There is satellite TV and internet at the condo. The lanai is wonderful. This particular condo has the best of both, you can sit on your deck and see the ocean and the pool, no need to choose. The nearby pub, literally a short walk next door, was wonderful, local friendly people with good foot at a reasonable price. We snorkled right off the beach in front of the condo, it is very shallow so you have to go a long a way out but WOW, we saw a huge turtle!. Rum Point beach is great, gotta go there. There is a washer and dryer at the condo too. Literally all you'll need for this trip is two swimsuits, one pair of shorts, two shirts and a sundress. Also bring lots of sunscreen and apply often as the salt water washes it off faster than just the pool. The condo also has floaties and noodles for the pool and lots of beach towels, yeah. They have a wonderful place here and you'll be glad you chose their condo. I would definitely stay here again I only hope it doesn't take another 18 years to come back. Remember when you go that everything is done on "island time" so relax, breathe, slow down, enjoy and do at least one over-the-top thing a day.

As a side note here are some things travelers should know that might be helpful before you go; sometimes its cheaper to eat out than go to the grocery store, it just depends. If you can, take one suitcase full of food, snacks mostly it will save a bunch. Talk to the locals they know where great snorkle spots are. Stingray City is a must. The Atlantis Submarine was cool. Swimming with the horses was the highlight for my daughter. Scuba diving was great too.

Car is a definite must.

Stay as long as you can and do all that you can, you'll love it here.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful feedback and review! We hope to have you back again at our island home!
5

Great Week in Grand Cayman

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo on the quiet side of the island. Everything was just as it was described, very clean and well maintained. My husband and I brought our daughter, son-in law and 21 month old granddaughter for the week. The condo had everything we needed including a high chair and Pak-n-play. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and appliances which made it easy for in house meals with the baby. The pool area is perfect. It was nice having a ground floor location with the lanai opening up to the beach and pool. Rum Point is just down the road and a great place to spend time. If you love high rises and daily shopping, this is not the place for you, but if you want quiet relaxation, you will love Laurelei. Laurie was very quick to respond to any questions we had before traveling.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review regarding our secluded island getaway. We hop you can return again to lovely Grand Cayman's quiet North Side and to The Laurelei.
San Luis Obispo County, CA
5

Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful place to stay. The condo is just beautiful (exactly as it is in the pictures on this site) and the view is to die for....full ocean view. It's so relaxing and sleeping at night is just awesome with the sound of the waves and breezes lulling you to sleep. We've stayed in several condos on our different trips and this was absolutely the most well appointed condo we have ever stayed in. There was absolutely nothing we lacked! Also the owner provided us with an an abundance of truly useful information before we arrived and there was a booklet with island information when we arrived. Driving on the left was easier than we thought. The condo is in a quiet part of the island so if you're a night life person, this may not be the place for you but we loved it. Rum Point - two miles further north was such a fun place with amazing sunsets. There is always a lounge chair or hammock available. If you like Kahlua and rum - you must try the "Mudslide!" It's delicious! Sting Ray City is a must. The huge stingrays are the most amazing creatures. The snorkeling and diving are incredible beyond words. The local people are incredibly nice and always helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of our island home. We strive to make our guests feel pampered and provide them with the comforts of home. We hope you will return again to The Laurelei.
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost 2 weeks at The Laurelei this fall and it was the most perfect vacation we have ever had! The booking was seamless, the information on the condo and surrounding area was perfect. It was a very slow time of year and we were the only renters in the entire complex of 10 condos. We had the beach, pool, water, charcoal grill, everything all to ourselves. The condo is a perfect size for 2 couples and it is gorgeous! Laurie was very accommodating and willing to answer all our questions before we arrived. Her recommendation for renting a car from McCurleys was very helpful and such a great service to first time visitors. Especially nice was the large lanai, tons of beach towels, the laundry facilities, and the well equipped kitchen. The pool was wonderful and kept very clean even though we were the only ones there. The people we met were all very friendly. We could not have asked for anything more. It was very quiet and the snorkeling right off the beach kept us busy every single day with lots of fish and ocean creatures to watch. The only drawback to going in late Sept/early October is your choice of restaurants that are open that time of year on the North side. We did take a trip to all the other parts of the island a few times and George Town has plenty of choices. We had a great vacation and hope to return one day to North Pointe. It definitely gets 5 stars from us.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Wonderful week in Grand Cayman.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Laurelei. Without a doubt our favorite activity was opening up the windows, turning on the ceiling fans and enjoying the wonderful sea breezes and ocean views while eating on the lanai. Our favorite eating out meals were enjoying the fresh catch of the day at Over the Edge at Old Man Bay, and the Lion Fish Tacos at Eagle Rays in the East End. Favorite drinks were the Mudslides at Rum Point. The condominium grill was very convenient to the unit and made grilling easy. The pool was great. The local soaps in the bathrooms from Bubbles were a luxurious treat and the furniture in the unit was lovely. The only time we went into the seven mile beach area was on our return trip to the airport and we were so happy that we stayed away from all the traffic and crowds there during our visit. Our only disappointment and not related to the condo itself was the flotsam that washes up on the beach. The beach right in front of the condo was kept clean and raked for the most part but the flip flops, plastic bottles and such we saw while walking in either direction from the unit were sad to see. All in all though we had a fantastic trip. P.S. Make sure you do the glass-bottom boat tour from the guys at Rum Point to swim with the sting-rays and snorkel. It's the best group to go with!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
White Bear Lake, MN
5

True Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our family vacation at the Laurelei! The condo was accurately represented on the vrbo description. The accommodations were very comfortable, clean and offered all the comforts of home including plenty of nice beach towels.

A special thank you to Laurie! She was not only easy to work with on securing our preferred dates, but provided an entire 'packet' of information to help make our stay the best possible. This included places to eat, tips for maximizing our budget on an expensive island, 'must see' sights and activities! We used this information every day and were thankful to have it!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Set directly on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, The Laurelei is one of 10 condos in the intimate complex of North Pointe, in the upscale community of Cayman Kai & Rum Point. The Laurelei is located on the Caribbean's white sand coast, NOT on an inlet, lagoon, or canal, as are most other Cayman Kai/Rum Point condos.

A peaceful, secluded, safe locale, & long empty stretches of white sand beach are yours to explore. The Laurelei is waiting! New in 2007 with up-to-date custom accessories.

With 18 ft of sliding glass doors, The Laurelei offers incredible views of the azure Caribbean, and is a mere 20 steps to the shore. 1270 sq ft of living space with custom tropical decor, luxurious amenities & all the comforts of home.

The Laurelei's back door opens directly onto a private deck on the sandy beach, with adjacent freshwater wading waterfall & large pools. Great seaside restaurants are just 3-5 minutes away.

Nearby is stunning Rum Point Beach Park (2mi), operated by Red Sail Sports, offering Stingray City snorkel trips, hammocks, lounges, hammocks, gift shop, beach restaurant/bar, etc. If you want a real 'island feel', away from cruise ships, & crowds, then the quiet North Side is for you. Grand Cayman's safe easy well-lit road system begs touring.

45 min. from bustling Georgetown, airport & 7 Mile Beach.

Other Activities: Stingray City, Sunset cruise

Kayak rentals & tours

Snorkel gear rental

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Jet ski Rental

Jet ski Safari

Bioluminescent Boat tour

Golf: Golf available at the prestigious Links at SafeHaven.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Rum Point Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 15 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$5,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,200
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,170
 
 
PEAK 2016
Jan 6 2016 - Apr 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
$270
$1,890
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes April 20 - August 31 1400.+ wkly
Sept 1 - Dec 19 1540.+ wkly
Jan 6 - April 19 1890.+ wkly
December 22 - Jan 5 2170. wkly 1 week min

Starting rate based on 2 persons. Additional persons $15 per day. Maximum 4-5 persons. Occassional Specials.
Additional government island tax: 13%
Guests receive a rental agreement.
A deposit of 1/2 of the total rental amount is required to secure reservation.
The balance is due 60 days prior to stay.
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Amenities

Rum Point Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both baths have Italian granite countertops, 18' travertine-look tile, ample plush towels, starter tissue & soaps, shampoo, wall-mounted hair dryers. The Master Bath boasts and oversized tub, travertine-style tile surround, Kohler and Delta fixtures, and ledge with glass block screen. The Guest bath has adjoining large glass door walk-in shower with ledge, travertine-style tile surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The beachfront Laurelei - new in '07. The spacious Master Suite has a wonderful King Canopy bed and large closet & dresser for storage. The Guest Suite has two twin beds that can be converted to a King, large closet and dresser. Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea open from each suite. Both suites have new luxurious pillowtop Sealy beds, extra pillows and fine linens. Both suites have adjoining full baths with granite countertops, Delta fixtures, and plush towels. Both suites have large sliding glass doors that open to the screened Lanai, which opens directly to the beach, the pool and the Sea. Living area has a custom entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD/VCR, satellite Movie Channels, local Cayman Islands tourism channel, book library, games, movies. A queen sofa sleeper is located in the living area for extra guests. A high chair is also provided for younger guests. Free local calls & Wifi Internet. A fully equipped kitchen meets all culinary needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Laurelei offers a direct oceanfront locale (NOT on an inlet or lagoon!), where you can take advantage of the colorful reef, the refreshing sea breezes, a secluded long stretch of beach. Enjoy nature's best, with local indigenous green parrots feeding in the nearby trees. Snorkel in the shallow reef-protected waters, where colorful sealife abounds. Dance at local bars to soca and reggae, and star-gaze on the sand with your sweetie. A favorite activity is exploring the long beachfront, where you can stop and swim at any point as it is the 'Queen's beach' - Find a sandy tidal pool and float or swim! Put on your beach shoes and hike through open seaside lots, discovering island flora and fauna. The Laurelei is designed and decorated to provide luxury, comfort, and affordability. High Speed/ DSL Internet is free. Local phone calls are free. Smoking permitted outside only. As owners for 12 years and island regulars for 22, we offer guests a great info & tips package.

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