TRULY AMAZING TROPICAL BEACH PARADISE ON THE WATER WITH POOL

Henry Barbera

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TRULY AMAZING TROPICAL BEACH PARADISE ON THE WATER WITH POOL

Cayman Brac House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This stunning property on the West End of Cayman Brac, BWI is a private unit consisting of a separate kitchen, dining, and living area as well as a full bathroom and private entrances.

Your tropical tranquil oceanfront vacation home is just feet from the Caribbean waters, and far away from the maddening crowds and the bustle of tourist-saturated areas. While you sunbathe you can enjoy the ocean breeze and be mesmerized by the turquoise Caribbean waters and sapphire surf only feet from your door.

Cayman Brac is a sister island to the highly developed island of Grand Cayman and has managed to remain unspoiled, making it the perfect antidote to the over-programmed resort vacation. Explore the island’s many hidden treasures while relaxing in your own private retreat. Whether rock-climbing, caving, shelling, diving, fishing, snorkeling, bird watching, hiking, walking the shore line or simply relaxing is what you desire, you will have a vacation to remember. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the laid-back island pace in a thoroughly modern and comfortable house that will immediately become your home.

Listen to the never-ending rhythm of the gentle rolling waves and feel the cooling breezes as you enjoy the warm sunshine and stunning sunsets any time of the year. There is plenty of privacy and you'll enjoy the small yellow songbirds and the island's native brown booby and frigate birds that seem to enjoy the lush, tropical surroundings. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. The low temperature of the water in mid winter is 78F so you can swim all year long. We call Cayman Brac 'detox from life'. The most difficult part of your vacation will be packing your sandals and leaving this absolute tropical paradise and the fine comfortable accommodations of the house.

This oceanfront beach property overlooks the Caribbean and Little Cayman and has access to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Rebuilt and remodeled in the fall and winter of 2009, its 850 square feet offers hardwood floors, all new fixtures, furnishings, and appliances as well as a full kitchen and living room with a large flatscreen television with RGB and HDMI connections, iPod docks, surround sound systems, and high speed wireless internet. This unit is equipped with all the amenities one would expect from a finer home.

Stretch out twenty feet from the water on a lounger or hammock in the 360 square foot beach cabana with silver palm thatched roof. BYOB.

Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can take advantage of the outside shower, freshwater rise tank, and dive equipment drying rack.

If there are any issues I will be there to help you. I only live five minutes away. If you have any special requests -- be it for snorkeling gear, horse shoes, bicycles, movies -- I can usually help you out.

If you’re vacationing with friends but still want your privacy these units are perfect because you'll be close when you want and still have the privacy when you desire it.

Stores are closed on Sunday. If your arrival is after 6:30 pm on Saturday or on Sunday we'll do your grocery shopping for you - just send us a list, there is no charge for our time.

For your convenience I have also arranged a special deal with a local car rental agency for those who might desire it. For those who will be renting for seven days you will get your seventh day free. Additionally, if you pay with traveler’s checks or cash you will receive a 5% discount.

Bicycles for pleasure use (not as primary transportation) and fishing poles come with the property rental. You can also use the kayaks, snorkeling gear ($15/week) and more

There are public tennis and basketball courts, a full spa, and a full fitness room just minutes away. Inexpensive maid service is also available.

Our pleasant Property Caretaker is now available during your stay to prepare daily meals, clean, pick up groceries and necessities, provide day care, tend your bar and serve your guests, and many other service driven requests. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us!

So if mom wants a vacation and does't want to deal with cooking and cleaning or doing a load of laundry then we have a very affordable solution. Secluded Sunsets is the only guest house on the island providing services in this manner. We pride ourselves in being a cut above any other guest house and we strive daily to insure your vacation is the best one you'll ever have. Also, we understand that in todays world everyone is looking for 'value' and we are doing our very best to provide it to all of our guests.

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Apartment, Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Beach, Pool, Boat, Caribbean, Sea, Ocean, Beach

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
I can't say enough good stuff about Secluded Sunsets AND the owner. Hy husband, I and our 3 year old wanted to stay in a beach home this time going to the Brac so we booked Secluded Sunsets from the VRBO website. We had many questions and requests before we got there. I got a good feeling about the place because everytime I would email, the owner would email back within a day with a response to our questions. Most of the time he went way overboard for us to find information that we needed regarding things like daycare, diving, boat rides, etc.... I can say that if the owner tells you that he will take care of something you can trust that he will. He was awesome! He lives on the island so if you need anything he is right there. Otherwise he stays out of your hair. He met us at the airport, had our rental car with car seat ready for us and quickly got us settled in. One of the most awesome things about this place is that there is almost EVERYTHING that you could ever want. he has bikes, DVD's, hair dryer, some food, lots of spices, first-aid kit, suntan lotion, etc... i could go on and on. One of the coolest things is that he has a cell phone for each unit that he gives you. It comes in handy. Cayman brac is almost all iron shore and rocky beaches but this place is on the sandiest beach that I saw on the island. There are still rocks so be sure to bring your rock shoes. If you are divers then this is PLACE FOR YOU! The owner has scooters for you to use. At the house are rinse buckets and a outdoor shower. Its the best location on the island for divers. I can say that because we know the island very well. Snorkeling is easy from the house. Our friends, that we met while staying there, saw a 6 foot eagle ray while snorkling just off-shore of the house. The units are new and beautiful. We stayed in the one bedroom unit on the ground level. The owner let us look at the two bedroom unit before we left and all I can say is... WOW! We have already booked the 2-bdr again for later this year. We also booked the cooking musicians while we were there and they were great. Made some great memories. This rental is located close to restaurants, airport, many shore dive sites, and supermarkets. Things to not forget are polarized sunglasses, rock water shoes, any specialized foods or snacks that you must have and your C-card. Unless you plan to chill the whole trip you really do need a rental car. We cant wait to get back to our little paradise!
Mar 2011
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Henry Barbera

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I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved being in the sun by water and palm trees. I've always traveled and I vacationed here several years ago. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have two properties one on the south side and I am renting the one on the north side. The water is just incredible and now I'm a certified Scuba Diver and just can't get enough of it. The Coral Reefs are amazing and can be experienced by just snorkeling. I can't ever imagine returning to the States. This place in nothing like Florida with its millions of people and chain retail.

Henry Barbera purchased this house in 2009

Cayman Brac is a magical place where you can walk about in the middle of a star lit night and have not a single worry of crime or annoyances. Your family is safe here and you can feel it as the locals will wave to everyone including you. Very few people lock their houses and almost everyone will leave their car keys in the ignition 24/7 and that’s a fact. This Island is so special it has become a vacation destination for folks who live on other Caribbean Islands. The stars will make you stop in your tracks as there is very little background lights to dim the skis. You will see shooting stars and satellites orbiting the earth, you can clearly see the band of the Milky Way. This is a Scuba divers paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of a thousand people but we do have a hospital and a few police officers. An officer's job here on the Island is the only job better than that of the old time Maytag repair man. They have to be bored out of their minds. If you want to vacation with thousands of other vacationers and to eat at the chain restaurants this is not for you. If you want tranquility and peacefulness with eighty degree weather and sunshine almost everyday this is your island. If you come once you'll be back. I am well traveled and retired from the US at age forty eight and I now live here full time on the Island. I could have moved anywhere but I wanted to live in true paradise and remove myself from the busy world out there. We call Cayman Brac detox from life. Many people come once and end up buying property before they leave. Come here and you'll see why.

If you see more then two other couples walking on the beach in front of the house in the course of a week that would be way more then normal. The Beach is private to the water line and all yours. Talk about you having the only footprints. The peace of the island will ground you and make you feel whole with the earth. It’s a simple and magical place in this crazy world.

Ipod docs, Flat screens with RGB and HDMI inputs, High Speed Wireless Internet, Hammocks.

Lounging - 360 square foot, silver plam thatched roof, beach cabana - twenty feet from the water. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob.

For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank, a dive equipment drying rack.

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Book Library - 400 books

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330038vb
(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
5

AWSOME!

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to say "THANK YOU", Henry and Sasha for a great place to stay our first time on Cayman Brac.
It was the perfect "home away from home". We had all the same comforts as if we were in our own home in FL, except the diving was AMAZING! The island is not as rustic as some lead you to believe. They have a few grocery stores (cost is almost double, but that is to be expected, since everything is brought over by boat). We vac-packed some staples (steaks, chicken, lunch meat, cheese, etc.) planned it almost perfectly, didn't want to go any where after a day of diving, so we didn't... Grilled steaks and the fully equipped kitchen was great. There is internet, but no cable TV... not that that was a big deal, dinner & a movie... we were in bed by 10PM... ready for another great day of diving.
One request to Henry, can you please order another bed from IKEA? :-) the one in the downstairs 1/bedroom is shot. Wasn't horrible, but we flipped it and turned it around, with no better results. That's about it, everything else was great. Note to future guests, all the information Henry gives on his extensive list was spot on....Rent from 4Ds, Dive at Scuba Shack and bring cash (you get some better deals with cash).
Brac is for the "I want to be alone" kinda couple. If you want to PARTY find another place on Grand Cayman.
We will certainly be back to the BRAC and Secluded Sunsets.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: the new mattress arrived on island this past thursday along with a new duvet, duvet cover, mattress pad and sheets - as soon as i get back on saturday it will be taken care of. some items are a little difficult to buy on island and replacements take four to six weeks to get from the states. so lets consider this done! thank you for the kind words about secluded sunsets.
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330038vb
(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
5

BEST VACATION RENTAL ON THE BRAC

  • 5 of 5
This was a great deal from the moment we booked our reservation on VRBO. Owner Henry got back to us quickly with lots of good information including:
What to bring, not bring
Travel tips
Rental car - he arranged it and had it waiting upon our arrival
Best dive outfit - Brac Scuba Shack (true!)
How the property is equipped
How stuff works
Anything else you need to know

After reading Henry's messages, we had very few questions. Henry responded promptly and fully to all of our messages.

The house is very nicely equipped. Appliances, electronics etc. are quite new and work very well. The kitchen is well-furnished with all the necessities - good, clean cooking utinsels, pots & pans, spices - everything you'll need. Bicycles are nice new island cruisers in great condition, tires inflated and ready to ride. There are plenty of books and games for indoor fun and great collection of movies on DVD.

Henry was happy to provide snorkeling gear - masks, snorkels, boots and fins as well as good advice on getting in & out of the surf there. If there's anything else you need, ask him and he'll happily look into it.

There was nothing run-down or cheesy about this place. Henry was a great landlord and goes out of his way - above & beyond the call - to make sure his renters have a nice vacation.

We prefer to rent a house rather than stay at busy resorts for our vacations. We haven't found a nicer, better-maintained property than Secluded Sunsets. I hesitate to post this review because I don't really want the word to get out about this place. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330038vb
(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
5

5+ STARS FOR SECLUDED SUNSETS!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a marvelous week at Secluded Sunsets on Cayman Brac (one br downstairs unit). I cannot say enough about this rental, ditto to prior reviews. Henry, by far, goes above and beyond what one would expect in a vacation rental. He is constantly improving upon his property (which is pretty tough to do since he seems to have thought of everything). While we were there, he installed lights on the outside trees (which looked really great at night) and was working on a wireless device that is waterproof and lets you play music from your phone. Henry was very helpful in my planning phase: He was prompt in email communications and offered TONS of information to guide every aspect of the trip from packing, provisions, duty free, procedures in GC, on island recommendations (that were spot-on), and travel back to the US. Upon arrival in the Brac, we were met by his caretaker Sasha .She escorted us to the house, showed us everything on the property and then showed us to the grocery store to make sure we found our way in the dark. She is available for extra services which our neighbors used during their stay (she cooked for them) and were very satisfied with. She is a very nice young lady and a hard worker. I am a little OCD about cleanliness and was happy with how clean the place was upon our arrival as well as having a broom and dustpan available to sweep up sand during the week. Henry has everything you could want there. I was thankful to find a nice golf umbrella that I used on my afternoon hikes to keep from turning into bacon! I actually used the crockpot and was glad it was there, dinner waiting for us at the end of a long hot day. We brought our own dive/snorkel gear, but Henry provisioned our neighbors and gave us all a briefing on water safety, how to enter/exit the water and negotiate Brac shorelines. How nice of him to put in that extra touch. We made good use of the pool this week too. Very nice and the sun shades were so welcome. Hammocks were another relaxing spot on the property to enjoy as well as just sitting right next to the shore watching and listening to the water. Sunsets were amazing every night. We ran into Henry about the island during our week there and just sat and talked with him. He is truly a genuine nice guy who puts his passion into providing you with a wonderful, memorable vacation. I highly recommend Secluded Sunsets for a stay on the Brac and can't wait to return!!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330038vb
(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
5

TWO VERY SATISFIED, RELAXED AND SUN TANNED CUSTOMERS.

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful location for a property that literally has everything, plus great people to make sure that it all works for a truly memorable vacation. Henry & Sasha could not have been more helpful and no effort was spared to cater for our every need. We were blessed with wonderful weather as well as a carefully cultivated climate that made for instant friendships amongst all of the guests. We will be back, and for more than just a week next time.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330038vb
(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
Blue Mounds WI
5

SECLUDED SUNSETS - ALWAYS IMPROVING

  • 5 of 5
Just when you think Henry has thought of everything... he adds things like really fun bikes to ride and sun sails over the upper deck plus a caretaker who makes breakfast! While we were there they added solar panels to heat the pool making it a very comfortable 86 degrees. The last night we were there Henry had his caretaker make us pina coladas out by the pool. What a lovely ending to our vacation. We met the nicest couples on this trip and truly enjoyed our 4th time at Secluded Sunsets. Make sure to get a massage by Elaine under the beach cabana. I almost fell asleep it was so relaxing. Tuesday night music and BBQ at the Alexander and Friday night BBQ at the Brac Reef were great are favorites.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
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(345) 938-8255 (Cayman Islands)
Cayman Brac Cayman Islands
Gastonia, NC
5

"BRAC"K FOR MORE

"Brac"k for more
  • 5 of 5
For the first time in our lives, we returned to the same place we had vacationed previously. In 2011, we took a chance on Cayman Brac, Secluded Sunsets and Henry even though we had never heard of any of them before. And for the second time, it did not disappoint.

Our experience has shown us that many vacation home owners do not regularly update their vacation homes and probably choose to work on their personal homes first. That is not the case with Henry. Case in point, since our last visit there is now a pool at Secluded Sunsets and Henry hadn't even finished putting in the pool at his house. That speaks volumes about his efforts to please his guest.

Secluded Sunsets was just as relaxing and rejuvenating as before. We again stayed for two weeks just as we did in 2011 and we would not ever consider anything else....unless we stayed for three weeks. At the beginning of the second week, after we had done nothing but lounge by the pool and go scuba diving, my wife looked at me and was trying to say, "Do you feel bad we haven't done anything all week?" Before she could finish the question, I said "NO!" Two years ago we went hiking, cave dwelling, driving around etc. You should do that if it's your first trip but this time, we had all we needed at Secluded Sunsets. I even kept busy cleaning the pool just because I wanted to. Truthfully, I don't think Henry minded that a bit!! And once you arrive, you'll know why it wasn't hard work...just reposition the automatic vacuum from time to time :)

The whole point is that you can go to Cayman Brac and explore or just relax. We've done both and we lean toward enjoying the relaxing portion more and absolutely loved it. Take the opportunity to meet people who live and work on Cayman Brac. We made friends with many of them when we were there in 2011 and when we came back two years later, they treated us like we'd never left. There are so many great people there it's impossible to name them all, but believe me, you'll know when you meet them.

We are now counting down the days until our next visit. We would go back tomorrow but pretty sure if we did, it would be for good. So when you book your trip, if you have room for two extra people, let us know. We'll see you on the BRAC!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ipod docs, Flat screens with RGB and HDMI inputs, High Speed Wireless Internet, Hammocks.

Lounging - 360 square foot, silver plam thatched roof, beach cabana - twenty feet from the water. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob.

For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank, a dive equipment drying rack.

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

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Additional information about rental rates

weeks for xmas & new years at $1,550 per week.
Notes Easter Week 10% Premium above Standard Rate
Xmas and New Years Weeks 25% Premium above Standard Rate
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Cayman Brac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) and a high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size - convertible from sofa
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
Notes:
beach towels chairs loungers umbrellas coller, water floats, kayak, snorkel gear available $15/week, fishing poles and reels, bicycles, water shoes, horse shoes, badminton, cards, some books, huge video library, and more.
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