|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
2 steps to the sand....our Beachfront in Coral Bay Village is just 10 minutes away from Georgetown (Capitol) and the airport. - but a million miles from stress and other worldly cares. The intimate setting, right on the beach, allows guests to feel that they are relaxing in their private villa. The spectacular view of the shimmering water invites you to take a leisurely dip or read a good book under the shade of a Palm tree. The perfect place to gather with loved ones, reconnect and regenerate. Situated on white, powdery sand, the small, 'non-touristy' beach is also just minutes from Seven Mile Beach, World class restaurants, bars, clubs,commercial water sports, shopping and sightseeing.
The large (1625 sq. ft.) 2 bedroom/ 2 full bath condo is decorated simply in 'beach chic' fashion. The living room is comfortable & equipped with cable TV, DVD, VCR, radio, central A/C, local cell phone and Internet. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, ice maker, blender, coffee grinder and 2 food processors.
The Master bedroom is furnished with a King size Tommy Bahama bed. It is connected to the master bath which has a large, rain shower, hair dryer and lighted make up mirror. The guest bed is furnished with a queen size bed and pack n play. Bedrooms are comfortable and have lots of storage.
The generous screened patio with gas grill is best for listening to the eternity of the waves gently breaking on the beach, comfortable naps, sleeping under the stars and intimate dining.
Fresh water pool and tennis court available as well.
The secluded, mostly residential condo complex offers excellent swimming and snorkeling, a pristine beach, right outside your door. Step into the sea with protective reef & find sea life abundant. So... please don’t leave home without a snorkel and mask. Even if you have never tried, never even thought of it - be adventurous. You will not be sorry. But do be conscious of the sun on the water. Wear water proof sunblock especially on back of neck and shoulders. If you forget or run out, there should be a supply in the guest bath medicine cabinet
While it is possible to swim beyond the reef, we do not recommend it due to the currents. Do not fear sharks or anything dangerous in the water. There is a nurse shark at the end of the jetty but she is not dangerous in the least. You also may encounter our local turtles. While they are also very timid, there are several that let you swim with him.
Divers: You are definitely in the right place! My local manager will happily help with dive questions. There are 2 well known dive sites just outside the door and many others nearby. If you decide to visit without car rental, some dive operations will pick you up at the Jetty 2 properties over – or call Cayman Dive Shuttle or Happy Fish for transportation to other dive sites.
Coral Bay Village is located on the main road which surrounds the island so it is easy to get around the island with just a few turns. There is a Fosters grocery near the airport as well as one 1 mile east up the road. Coral Bay Village is a 30 unit complex located on Spotts Bay. Established about 30 years ago, the founders were keen on finding the best beach on the 'quiet' side of the island. ..and they succeeded. The beach rivals Seven Mile Beach for sand, swimming and snorkeling - but we also enjoy unbelievable privacy, security, peace & tranquility. Most often, there will be no one on the beach - but you!
A Few Things To Do: The guest room has a drawer full of tourist info. Pam Parsons, local manager, is also a wealth of info. Stingray City is legend in Cayman. The locals will tell you that many years ago the fisherman used to stop at a sand bar to clean their fish. They dropped the cleanings in the sea & attracted Stingray which made their home there & actually became domesticated… like pets! The area is suitable for any one – swimmers, snorkelers, - even non swimmers can enjoy the shallow part. It is best to do this tour on days that the cruise ships are less or go after 2:30 when the cruise ship folks are leaving. Fat fish Adventures is a family run venture that gives a great personal tour. Book in advance.
Our local manager is very knowledgeable and the best resource for cruises or fishing excursions.
George Town Harbour
Go mid day for the freshest catch. Try haggling but you will probably get a nice size snapper (clean) for $5.00 a pound. Take him home, stuff with onions, peppers, fresh thyme etc. Wrap him up and bake in the grill or oven. It is gastronomic! You might want to take a thermos bag from the guest room closet and an ice pack from the freezer to keep him at his best.
While you are there – if the cruise ships are in, the locals sell local crafts in the kiosks with the white umbrellas across from the harbour. Find East End Bonnie. She makes great jewelry from local nuts, seeds, etc. It is unbelievable and I have had some of the pieces for years. Tell her you are my cousin & she will take off 10%. Lots of black coral venders there as well.
If you are serious about jewelry – we believe in Kirks Freeport. Their prices are fair and they stand behind their products. In 1997, Jerry bought me a Rado watch from Bailey, Banks and Biddle Atlanta huge Christmas sale. In 2007, I bought the matching (larger) one for him at Kirks for less money – You do the math! We are both still wearing the watches.
But if you have made your way to Kirks, please go across the street to Passmans…a true Caymanian artist (black coral).
The last great place for souvenirs is the Cayman National Trust. (it is not a bank). The Cayman National Trust preserves our culture /history and environment and is on the way to George Town on the road that goes around the island. Dart Park. Find it in the book of maps in the kitchen cabinet.
Market at the Grounds
Every Saturday morning visit our Farmers/Craft market on Agricola Blvd. east of Bodden Town.
Keywords: Beachfront, secluded, private, away from it all, non-touristy, quiet, romantic.
My husband and I are in our late 60's and currently live outside Atlanta. We lived in Grand Cayman for 5+ years and, and after deciding to purchase property there, we did an exhaustive search to find the best beach and condo possible. We lived on Seven Mile Beach for our first 2 years and decided to get away from the noise, density and tourists. We love the privacy and tranquility at Coral Bay Village with the proximity to the airport and Georgetown and the unit itself. Our complex is generally not available for vacation rentals - so this is new to us. We want to have internet and phone connection with our guests and have a local manager as well.
lyn priegel purchased this condo in 2006
The place is truly amazing. I really don't know what we did to deserve this! I remember, as a child, my biggest dream was to have a swimming pool in my back yard. To wake to the sound of waves is so beautiful first thing in the morning - you just have to be here to understand. I have been traveling to Grand Cayman on vacation since 1968. When we were offered a chance to live here, we could not pass up the opportunity. I have also traveled the Caribbean extensively and find Cayman to be the safest, with the most stable government.
The best thing about our unit is the tranquility and proximity to the sea. It is clean and newly furnished. We have lived here much of the time since then so the furnishings are well kept.
Unlike other Caribbean islands, Cayman is relatively crime free. Guns are illegal.
I love pulling a chair right down to the waters edge in the morning with my coffee.
This was our second visit to 'two steps' and as it was last year it was fantastic. Lyn's condo is awesome, has everything you need, is very relaxing and on a beautiful beach. We couldn't ask for anything more and were glad to have peace and quiet over the crowds at 7 mile. Lyn, Paula and Pam do everything to make you feel comfortable. Thanks Lyn for sharing your special home!
WOW. WHAT MORE CAN BE SAID. THIS PLACE IS AMAZING. FROM THE PEACEFUL DAYS ON THE BEACH TO ALL THE SIGHTS ON THE ISLAND. EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT IT WAS YOU CAN BE AT THE BUSY TOURIST AREAS AND IN 10 MINUTES YOU CAN BE ON THAT LOVELY, QUIET, ALMOST SECLUDED BEACH. I AM ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT THE CLEANLINESS OF RENTALS BUT LYN HAS A BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN PLACE AND IT IS SO GREAT THAT SHE IS WILLING TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. FROM BREAKFAST IN THE LANAI, TO SNORKELING IN THAT WARM WATER, TO RELAXING DAYS ON THE BEACH OR MAKING FRESH FISH ON THE GRILL THAT WE BOUGHT FROM THE FISHERMEN IN GEORGETOWN, WE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME AND BROUGHT HOME SO MANY MEMORIES. WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL OUR NEXT GRAND CAYMAN VACATION. THE NEXT TIME WE ARE HOPING TO SHARE IT WITH OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN. PAULA WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH, SHE WAS A HUGE HELP AND LYN WAS SUPER TO DEAL WITH ALSO. FROM OUR FIRST CONVERSATION, LYN MADE ME FEEL LIKE A FRIEND. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELPFUL TIPS. IT WAS A PLEASURE DEALING WITH YOU AND I CANT WAIT UNTIL OUR NEXT STAY IN YOUR CONDO. MANY, MANY THANKS
We looked all over to try to find the perfect vacation spot on Grand Cayman and we were ecstatic about our choice to stay at Lynn's condo! We met another couple there and all four of us could not believe our good fortune in finding this paradise. From morning coffee under a palm tree on the beach, to snorkeling with the turtles, to wonderful dinners on the grill, to the comfortable beds when we couldn't hold our eyes open any longer....it could not have been more relaxing or more perfect. The lanai was our favorite evening place to hang out and many lasting memories were made just sitting and visiting, as we listened to the waves and felt the evening air without any concerns about bugs. We enjoyed a trip to see the sting rays (highly recommend!) and we took our first scuba lessons under the patient guidance of Happy Fish Divers (also highly recommend!).
But the best place of all was the condo and the beach that is, as stated, literally just steps away. Clear, warm water - we snorkeled every day, and with the convenience of being so private and close we even snorkeled our last morning there before we caught the plane back home. Lynn and Pam are so helpful and full of information; the condo is not only furnished but has so many extra touches, we actually felt like we were staying at a friend's house rather than a rental - they really go out of their way to make sure your trip is special and carefree.
We are already planning another trip to Grand Cayman and we wouldn't stay anywhere other than here!
This is the place where all your Caribbean vacation dreams will come true. The water is just footsteps across the soft sand from your screened lanai. You'll hear the waves while sleeping in a very comfortable bed. You can snorkel any time, just walk-in and you'll be swimming with the turtles and the rays (and keep your eyes out for the squid, we counted 15 one day)!
The condo has everything you could need. It is set-up with all the creature comforts of home, has every kitchen tool you'd want for cooking," beach furniture for lazing under the palms, and an outdoor shower for rinsing-off the salt water and sand from your feet.
The location is ideal for exploring the many walk-in snorkel locations throughout the island, however wherever we drove during the day, we always found ourselves getting into the water at Spott's Bay when we arrived back at the condo at day's end. There was never a crowd in the water and many days we had the beach to ourselves.
Our favorite lunch was on Wednesday at Amelia's Kitchen for Conch Stew. It's a local (mom-Amelia, pop-Richard, and daughter-Nancy) restaurant, located near the airport at 343 Crewe Rd. Look for the daily specials on the handwritten signboard or call, 949-5522.
The owner has accurately represented this home in the description, everything was better than we expected!
I highly recommend anyone wanting a quiet location with complete access to an excellent beach to stay at this condo. We completely enjoyed hearing the waves through the open master bedroom windows at night, eating our breakfast and lunches out on the beach under a palm tree and grilling each night on the patio. We dove with Living The Dream divers and Turtle Reef (sun divers) every single day and the drive down to west end (where the boat left from) was 25-30 minutes tops. Easy access from the condo to the grocery store, liquor store and anything else you might need at Countryside shopping center. The condo is well taken care of with all the amenities included. Lynn, Pam and Paula where easy to reach at any time if we had any questions and they promptly addressed any needs we had. We recommend the Jerk stand over near Hurley's (just look for the smoke) open Tue-Sat. The photos of the condo are all accurate but don't do enough justice. You will miss this place when you leave. I recommend you look in the guest book for a map showing where the best snorkeling is out front. We figured it all out after a couple of times, but it would have been easier just to look at the map someone drew! We hope to be back one day!
We loved everything about this condo. The location provided solitude and relaxation away from busier Seven Mile beach, but we felt that the drive to restaurants and activities was reasonable. Our family of five enjoyed excellent snorkeling and we were often alone on the beach. The property is well maintained and is up to date. Highly recommended for a great getaway.
The best is snorkeling, diving and swimming right in the back yard! Please - Don't leave home without a snorkel and mask - even if you have never tried. You will not be sorry!
Cayman is well known for Sting Ray City (on a sand bar in the open sea where domesticated sting rays play with humans) and The Iguana preserve and nursery where the nearly extinct and endangered Blue Iguana is located east of here with the Botanic Garden. The National Trust gives tours for a fascinating look at the Iguana preservation project. See FredBurton.com
Kayaks and other water equipment and Bicycles are available from 'rentit @emptysuitcases.com'. 866-978-5908 or 1-345-949-2109.
The local Farmers/craft market is available on Saturday mornings. Everything from fresh veggies in seson (best in winter months) fresh tropical juices, local seafood, homemade jams, hot sauce, local fish, home made bread and a whole lot of local color! About 3 miles east of the condo.
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Apr 15 2015 - Jul 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
JUL 15 - DEC 14
Jul 15 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 15 2016
5 night minimum stay