THE ABSOLUTE CENTER OF SEVEN MILE BEACH! +++PLUS MORE FEATURES, SERVICES & VALUE; FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE & PROXIMITY TO ALL YOU NEED FOR A PERFECT HOLIDAY
Note: SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO COME in November and US THANKSGIVING to 30 November - our loss is your gain: OCEAN FRONT spectacular location & views!
+ OUR 30 YEARS OF OWNER KNOWLEDGE = Best Info possible. No middle man! - We deal direct! & we even provide you access to discounted car rentals!
Why pay for a hotel suite when you can have your very own private condominium with all amenities for less? Bring your family or share TurtleFish Haven with another couple.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Our unique TurtleFish Haven offers AFFORDABLE LUXURY at Galleon Beach - at the very center of the MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION on Cayman...with service that only our 30 years of experience here can provide.
What more can you ask?
ADD TO THAT ALL THE SINGULAR FEATURES OF VILLAS: Immediately adjacent to the two most prestigious properties on Seven Mile Beach - Ritz-Carlton & Westin Resort. Villas' unique 45-degree layout affords EVERY condo maximum privacy, beach & sea views.
GALLEON BEACH is highlighted as one of the few 7MB properties protected by tall mature Australian Casuarina pines. Over a dozen original 1950 plantings grace our property to provide welcome shade from year-round tropical sun. For your exclusive enjoyment are tables under a sculptured sea grape and beach umbrellas firmly cemented in the soft, silky, sugary white sand shade our chairs as you lounge in tropical splendor.
ALL this on the broadest and deepest part of Seven Mile Beach plus our signature sunsets make Galleon Beach's centrally located beachfront a most memorable location for your best holiday ever.
AND with ONLY our guests using Villas' beach facilities under the trees and umbrellas on our expansive 480' of pristine pearly & powdery sand, you will luxuriate in the most sublimely calm & beautifully clear water found anywhere in the world...specially tailored for teaching children & grandchildren how to swim in a natural setting, IN THE SAFE CARIBBEAN SEA! -we've but a 6 inch tide.
SNORKELING right off our own beach, with stunning coral reefs within a few hundred yards north and south in water so clear you can see forever! We have fins for your use; just bring your own face gear!
RINSING off the sea salt under our easily accessible (but hidden) beachfront shower only increases your comfort & enjoyment of sitting under the pines waving softly in the breeze. And lush, mature tropical gardens only enhance Villas' VERY private and desirable atmosphere.
RENOVATED & refurbished completely after Hurricane Ivan, today we are the most attractive modern condo destination on Seven Mile. ALL VILLAS LISTINGS quite accurately & eloquently note unique characteristics that make us the favorite RETURN VISIT location on 7MB.
AND...TurtleFish Haven IS REALLY SPECIAL!
THE LARGEST TWO-BEDROOM condo in our complex, TurtleFish Haven provides you a spacious environment appealing to the most discriminating taste. Eliminating interior walls & kitchen closet created our exclusive open floor plan living area. The double patio on the lawn leading to the beach only enhances your indoor/outdoor access.
ADDED CONVENIENCE: We are the only ocean view unit with WIFI coverage on the beach as well as thruout our condo. Central air quickly cools the entire unit....And you can use either your Apple FaceTime or our MagicJack to call home even from the beach...at no cost!
OUR CONVENIENT GROUND FLOOR UNIT has direct beach access - no stairs! TurtleFish Haven's master bedroom also faces the sea...you actually can lie in the king bed to view the sea across our lawn.
At the North end of our complex, far from the gargantuan Ritz, our view to the sea directly across our lawn is not obscured by any neighboring property. The spacious North Courtyard location provides us maximum privacy with equal access to the beach without the added cost of 'Ocean Front' designation.
UNIQUE in so many other ways: TurtleFish Haven's second bedroom is larger because of a side entry from our private walkway, easily accommodating two twins (or as a king).
NATIVE CORAL thrown up at East End from a 1932 hurricane - collected by us & built by hand into a beautiful wall facing the dining area - attests to our loving care at TurtleFish Haven. Add to that our delicate display of fan coral, conch & other shells displayed beneath our glass-top dining table to enhance every dining experience. Added personal enjoyment & ambiance is provided our guests by our original Cayman artwork.
LIGHT, COLOURFUL, COMFY rattan furniture with plush cushions & a spacious eating area & fully provisioned kitchen enhance TurtleFish Haven's comfort. Fully furnished, we have a 42' flat screen TV in the living room & new flat screen TVs in each bedroom. An open, extended counter contains a complete kitchen: blender, toaster, dishwasher, icemaker, microwave, cookware - even BBQ grills. A convenient stack washer-dryer is at the rear of the hallway, with ironing board (just in case), hairdryer & plenty of linens & towels.
A PRIVATE WALKWAY off the newly resurfaced parking lot provides the easiest of access to TurtleFish Haven. We ARE wheelchair, walker & disability accessible.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES we offer our guests:
MOBILE PHONES to carry with you: to easily make necessary local calls anywhere on Island…and from which you can receive calls from anywhere in the world at no cost to you here even whilst sitting on the beach. We only ask that you 'top up' at Foster's as needed to enable the next guest to enjoy the same convenience.
A REALLY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE? - even to engaging a luxurious Rolls-Royce from another friend, a retired owner of one of the Island's most notable restaurants. As one of the Island's truly unique personalities he is a joy to know - can you imagine a more valuable honeymoon gift when letting TurtleFish Haven as a special anniversary or birthday pleasure? His brother-in-law owns one of the outstanding restaurants at Morgan's Harbour - and no one on Cayman knows Caymanian restaurant quality better than them.
THE FALLS SHOPPING CENTER is located directly across West Bay Road from TurtleFish Haven, featuring the venerable Eats, Legends Sports Lounge, beverage shoppe and watersports HQs.
THE ORIGINAL GALLEON BEACH HOTEL site next door is now the lovely Westin Grand Cayman Resort, featuring three romantic beach-front restaurants, casual dining, hallway shopping mall & a delightful pool bar. Nightly music is performed to enhance the romantic Caribbean atmosphere - all within the easiest of walking distance only a hundred steps away.
THE ROYAL GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE beyond the Westin is right across from Governor's Square...an upscale shopping/office park, featuring coffee shoppe, two restaurants & a big-box discount store.
NEXT TO VILLAS to the South is the elegant five-star Ritz-Carlton with its multi-million dollar beachfront condos and their casual Bar Jack beside the expansive pool & world-acclaimed cuisine at three elegant restaurants.
ONE BLOCK further to the South beyond the Ritz is The Strand & Foster's Food Fair full-service supermarket - including freshly prepared foods daily - along with diverse shopping, restaurants and more. Tortuga Liquors offer the best beverage selection, prices and discounts as well as Cayman's famously delicious flavored rum cakes.
CONVENIENCE? For virtually every need, just a short walk away!...We only ask that if you return home with a full Foster's shopping basket that you return the trolley when you go back that way...
ADD TO THAT the frequent, convenient and inexpensive minibus service to George Town & from West Bay all the way to East End as well as easily accessible taxis next door or on call...many of our guests never consider a car rental. But if you do, we can help you arrange a maximum discount, for a day or a week or more.
INTRODUCTIONS to just about any local product or service offered on Island are available to our guests as well...we've been here since 1980. This includes (but certainly not limited to) real property or business info.
SIMPLY PUT, TurtleFish Haven is the very best value ground floor Ocean View condo on all of 7 Mile Beach! And we delight in making your visit even more friendly & comfortable!
CUBA? EASY!!! Caymanians do business quite legally with Cuba & we can direct you to a gold mine of current information about that beautiful, exotic & easily-accessible country. Considering an exciting, all-inclusive experience in exotic Cuba? We'll direct you to one of Cayman's most interesting business leaders, importer of the finest Cuban cigars & rum - served nightly at his Havana Club just down West Bay Road!
BUT IF YOUR GOAL is to just spend a whole week relaxing in the shade of our Casuarina pines whilst generating a marvelous tan, well, we offer that in abundance, on the most stunningly beautiful and protected section of Seven Mile Beach. Protect your delicate skin more easily on Galleon Beach under our beautiful pine trees.
SPECTACULAR, MEMORABLE sunsets come at no additional cost!
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We invite you to compare VILLAS OF THE GALLEON (VoG) with any of the 50 other lovely condo properties along SMB. Not the newest, largest, most opulent nor most expensive complex, Villas remain the best value for money on Seven Mile Beach. Completely renovated after Hurricane Ivan, we offer our guests our personal attention to your every holiday wish.
We diligently keep our costs under control and pass the savings on to our guests. And we respect our guests' privacy whilst being available to provide information and services as needed. And having been a part of Caymanian community for so long, we have a wealth of knowledge as to where to go, what to do, and just how to maximize your Cayman experience.
We love and appreciate this Island culture; most of our friends are Caymanian.
Husband Bob is a former international officer of Rotary International, and we offer a special discount to ALL service club members (Uncle Warren was a Lions' Governor, so we know the relationship well!). Still very active in local Rotary and Rotary service projects on Island, Bob's brother also is a Rotary PDG.
Wife Ann Marie is a former Head Start programme supervisor and Early Childhood college instructor. An experienced property manager, she can be counted on for extensive knowledge of all products, crafts, services and the best buys here in Cayman.
If you want to economize by not renting a car, we can give you helpful hints as to how to best explore the island and take full advantage of the public transit system. The public mini-buses (CI$2.00 per person) buses run every few minutes up and down West Bay Road from Turtle Farm & Hell to George Town, and is convenient and fun.
* Viewing the sea from our master suite superking bed! * Breakfast on the patio, then walking right onto the beach across the lawn * The shade of our lovely casuarina pines * Enjoying the antics of the ching-chings * Our very own banana orchid. --This is our true retreat from the cares of the world, providing us a stress-free environment and our daughters a safe, world-class holiday location. --Amenities & facilities are endless and oh-so-conveniently located near us! --Villas of the Galleon is on the finest part of the Beach, centrally located to just about any service or attraction you might desire whilst on holiday within easy walking distance. --We are super fortunate in our choice of location. --The center of the beach never diminishes - as sand is torn from the north end of the beach by storms, it is deposited on the south end, and vice versa...but in either case, we seldom have any erosion or else receive sand in stormy season weather from both directions. --Snorkeling begins right off shore. Only 750 feet up the beach in front of Governor’s House is Governor’s Reef - accessible to entire families, regardless of age. --Other terrific snorkeling location are just two miles up AND down the beach at Cemetery & Pageant Reefs. --Up at Northwest Point we have the fascinating Turtle Farm complex which features gigantic tortoises, breeding facilities, and turtles of all ages. You can lunch on turtle soup, turtle stew or turtle steaks…and visit the collection of Caymanian birds in the aviary. --Easy access by car or minibus. --Right next door to TurtleFarm is one of Cayman’s best-kept secrets - the Ugland Motor Museum…a surprisingly comprehensive attraction of more than 50 of the world’s great automobiles including the first car ever brought to Cayman - a 1914 Cadillac. As you enter the lobby is an 1886 Benz...the world's first manufactured motor car! --Nearby is Hell post office…yes, you can even send a postcard home from Hell - in the middle of Paradise!
Want to know about our unique Cayman history? --Our diverse communities? --Where to snorkel our incomparable reefs, dive, fish? -Where to find native artwork & crafts --Where to go caving, turtling, to the Agricultural Center & it's Saturday AM fresh fruit & vegetable market or view local community projects in South Sound, Prospect, Savannah, Newlands, Lower Valley, Bodden Town, Frank Sound, East End, Old Man Bay, North Side or Rum Point? We know them all! --Up at Northwest Point is the fascinating Turtle Farm complex which features gigantic tortoises, breeding facilities, & turtles of all ages and sizes. Lunch on turtle soup, turtle stew or turtle steaks & visit the collection of Caymanian birds in the aviary. --Right next door to TurtleFarm is one of Cayman’s best-kept secrets - the Ugland Motor Museum - a surprisingly comprehensive attraction of more than 50 of the world’s great automobiles, including the first car ever brought to Cayman - a 1914 Cadillac. As you enter the lobby is an 1886 Benz... the world's first manufactured motor car! --Nearby is Hell post office…yes, you can even send a postcard home from Hell - in the middle of Paradise! --Easy access by car or minibus. --Ride horses at our remote nature preserve out at Barker’s Point at the entrance to North Sound - a wild & untamed reminder of what Cayman was like before development. --Enjoy a wide variety of native parrots in the wild on the eastern end of the Island or at the Botanical Garden off Frank Sound Road either before or after a scrumptious lunch at Kurt's Korner at Old Man Bay in North Side. --Three miles South of us is George Town, Cayman's capital and quite the urban center with its many offices housing the financial and business affairs of the world. --Shopping here is almost entirely in US Dollars to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of cruise ship passengers who disembark at George Town each year. Not to be missed is the daily Craft Market downtown. ---And more...much, much more!
Loafing, Sunning, Tanning, Lazing, Shell Hunting, Boating, Turtle Farm, Sting Ray City, Swimming with the Dolphins, Havana Cigars, Sunday Brunching, Hiking, Gourmet Eating, Local Delicacies, Fresh Fish daily, ...... much,much more
Escape the Frigid Winter! Take in Cayman Cookout and MORE! Full weeks only, please. We've had a medical emergency cancellation which provides an unexpected opening for a tropical escape like no other! Next door neighbor to the culinary action at the Ritz, sooooo very convenient and centrally located on our tranquil, incomparable Galleon Beach!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Winter HI Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30
|Deposit of US$500 - $1500 upon booking, to be applied Entirely to booking. Half of remaining booking cost paid as per agreement 90-120 days before a arrival with final payment to include remaining half PLUS the DOT Hospitality Fee.|
|Fees And Taxes||
All rentals are subject to CI Hospitality Fee of 13% - Note: we have only "fees" as there are no taxes on Cayman.
We have no service fee (generally 5% at Villas, up to 22% at nearby resorts)
we do ask our guests to leave CI$75 for our housekeeper.
|We mail keys to guests well in advance of arrival unless we are on Island. Our Welcoming Introduction letter is sent by email upon request after full payment is received. Questions regarding any aspect of guest interest shall be answered at any time.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.