CASTAWAY COTTAGE BY THE SEA - GENUINE CARIBBEAN BEACH GETAWAY

Turtle Nest Inn

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CASTAWAY COTTAGE BY THE SEA - GENUINE CARIBBEAN BEACH GETAWAY

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If you are loooking to de-stress, relax and spend some quality time with your loved one, Castaway Cottage is just what you need. Wake to breathtaking sunrises while enjoying breakfast on the spacious deck overlooking the sea. Stroll the beach searching for the quintessential seashell before snorkling within the protective reef, then lull away the rest of the morning in a hammock under a swaying coconut palm on your private beach.

When it's time for lunch, visit the nearby local fish fry before you decide whether to spend the afternoon kayaking or exploring the beauty of the island from this central location tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded hotels. This lovingly restored authentic beach bungalow, with all new modern amenities, has everything you need for the perfect beach experience. Castaway Cottage is your own little slice of paradise offering a genuine Caribbean beach vacation.

Keywords: charming, secluded, peaceful, private beach, off the beaten path, honeymoon cottage, couples retreat, seaside, romantic, nature lovers, idyllic, quaint, historic, immaculate

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage. Thom and Susan were excellent hosts and made us feel at home in this borrowed paradise. The accomodations were pristine and tastefully decorated. For eating out, we recommend Over the Edge on North Side and Rackham in George Town. A sincere thanks to our hosts for making our get-a-way a success. If we ever find our way back to the island, this will be our first choice of where to stay.
Jun 2012
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Turtle Nest Inn

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Susan and Thom are originally from Baltimore, Maryland but they met in Cayman. Thom was working as a dive instructor at Don Foster's Dive and Susan was visiting Cayman on a dive vacation. 'We met on a dive trip to Stingray City and the rest is well...history.'

They decided to call Cayman home and bought a dilapidated beach house in the heart of Bodden Town that they renovated and have lived in for over 15 years.

'After Hurricane Ivan destroyed most of Bodden Town and the Island we had to sart all over. We were lucky to find Castaway and decided to renovate the existing structures and make them available to visitors.' The lodge was first to be finished and became available to guest in 2011 and now the cottage is ready too. 'We have tried to make them unique and special and if you come to Castaway we hope you will find our little piece of paradise as magical as we do.'

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
5

THE PERFECT SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I plan a yearly trip to a Caribbean island just before Thanksgiving. We look for small beach-front accommodations that include full kitchens. Castaway Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more! It was by far, the most well equipped and cleanest cottage at which we've stayed. The owners were fantastic. Very helpful and informative. The highlight of our evenings was sitting outside with a glass of wine watching the hermit crabs at the "changing station". If you're looking for a nice, relaxing, quiet vacation spot, you won't be disappointed with Castaway Cottage by the Sea!!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
5

A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I just returned from our first trip to Grand Cayman and we were delighted with our choice of the Castaway Cottage. The owners, Thom and Susan, went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed to make our stay the very best. The cottage is fabulous and was perfect for the two of us. I always say that it's the details that make all the difference - and they certainly have paid great attention to the details. The cottage is wonderfully and tastefully outfitted, right down to extra beach towels, a local cell phone and a delicious rum cake! They also make themselves readily available, stopping by on a regular basis to make sure everything is good. The cottage itself is just 50 ft. away from the shore of the private beach that is clean and well maintained. (If you snorkel - it's also some of the best snorkeling on the entire island, just steps from your backdoor.) We spent many hours on the back deck of the cottage just mesmerized by the sight & sound of the surf and the wind in the palms. For us, the cottage location in Bodden Town is far enough away from the 'tourist traps' of Seven Mile Beach and Georgetown, but still just a 20 minute drive away to great restaurants. We also tried some of the local cuisine at both Chester's and Rankin's Jerk Shacks and were not disappointed. It's also just a 25-30 minute drive away from the East End or Rum Point, for those that really like to 'get away from it all'. This was our first visit to Grand Cayman, but it won't be the last - and we will definitely be booking the Castaway Cottage again on our next visit.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Connecticut
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
I booked this accommodation as a surprise to my girlfriend for her 30th birthday. We share the same birthday but I'm 2 years older. From the moment of our arrival, things were perfect. The AVIS/CICO car rental office is within walking distance from the airport and obtaining the vehicle was quick and easy. Having the rental car included in the room rates was IDEAL! The only thing we were required to do was fill up the gas tank by the time we left. We were there for only 5 days but we drove about 500 km throughout our stay in order to do the activities we wanted to do.

The property was immaculate. Thom and Susan take great care in maintaining the look and feel of the cottage. Our arrival was greeted with a fresh rum cake which was enjoyed during breakfast on the crescent patio. The pictures online do not do this place justice. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could have needed (even a blender for pina coladas). Thom and Susan also provided a pre-paid cell phone with $10 on it in case we needed to use a local phone while driving around. On our second day Thom was cutting down some branches and offered fresh coconut water to my girlfriend and I.

The cottage is located on the southern tip of the island and the area was very quiet compared to 7 mile island (west) side. Being where we were, it took about 20-30 minutes to drive to 7 mile island side where Hell, Turtle Farm, Dolphin Discovery, Yacht club, and lots of restaurants are located. Grape Vine café is a little shack/shed very close that cooks up local dishes and is priced very well. The botanical gardens are a bit further to the east but are only about 15 minutes away.

The Turtle's Nest Inn is well named since there is an abundance of turtle grass on the southern side. Turtle grass is a soft grass growing in the water. It kind of freaked out my girlfriend walking/swimming through it but after about 20-30 feet from the shoreline it was gone. The initial depth is only about 1-2 feet going out about 20 feet from shore. The reef outside the resort offered snorkeling and we did see some squid there amongst other fish. Check-in was great and Dwayne was very helpful. He suggested Fantasea Tours to go to Stingray City/Sandbar and Captain Dexter was perfect. He is not part of a big corporation which is what I wanted. It was the quiet season so we shared his catamaran with only one other family of 4. We were not rushed and stayed longer than other charters.

STAY HERE!!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Philadelphia, PA USA
5

PICTURE PERFECT HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I honeymooned for 10 days in Castaway Cottage and loved every minute. The owners, Thom and Sue, took incredibly good care of us, from the warm welcome and homemade Rum Cake (Sue's specialty) to the daily yard/beach maintenance and general knowledge and suggestions what to see/do on the island. We enjoyed ourselves very much, in the well appointed, and newly remodeled cottage on the beach. From the modern kitchen to new bathroom, flooring and furniture - the house was spotless and well appointed. Outside, the "back yard" overlooks the ocean from a raised deck with ample shade in the afternoon. My wife enjoyed snoozing in the hammock under the palm fronds, while listening to the ocean. The location was great as well, right in the middle of the Island, everything is within about a 15 min drive, in both directions. Pro Tip: Rankin's Jerk Chicken stand is just up the road from the Cottage and has great meals at great prices! My wife and I found ourselves at their takeout counter more than a few times, during our trip!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
5

A GREAT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed from 5/11/13-5/18/13 for our 20th Anniversary. Thom and Susan couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. The cottage exceeded our expectations! There was nothing un-thought of during our stay. From beach supplies, towels, first aid supplies, shampoo and Thom's terrific rum cake! This cottage Is out of the way.......and therefore very relaxing.....but because the island is small you can quickly be in Georgetown or anywhere else for site seeing.....or stay right at the cottage for the most serenity. The beach/snorkeling at the cottage were great. We saw all sorts of fish, lobsters, rays, corals, squid etc....right in front of the cottage. Turtles can be found just down the road at Spott's beach. Thom and Susan gave us great info places to dine and things to see. The guest book in the cottage also has good tips...The amenities and fit/finish inside the cottage were high quality, well maintained and very clean! We can't say enough about our stay. We will definitely be back! This was our first time in the Caymans and it was a great experience. We did many of the first timers activities. Snorkeling, Botanical Park, Georgetown/7MB, Stingray City (capt. Dexter), Dolphin Discovery/Turtle Farm, Pedro's Castle and our course chilling at the cottage..........The hermit crab shell changing ritual was fascinating to watch.......Thanks Thom and Susan!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Castaway Cottage by the Sea - Genuine Caribbean Beach Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p412659vb
1-345-947-8665
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Southern Maryland, USA
5

THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED RETREAT OF ALL OUR TRAVELS

  • 5 of 5
Having island-hopped the Caribbean for decades and as veteran Cayman visitors, we found Castaway Cottage the most beautifully appointed retreat of all our travels.

The exquisite attention to detail left us feeling that we had stumbled on a treasure trove of elegance usually enjoyed by only the rich and famous. For who else could possibly imagine a stunning private beach, multiple tropical relaxation venues and the best bed ever, outside our own?

Along with the indelible memory of the sand tracks of hermit crabs and iguanas, the foot prints of the owners; Thom and Susan ,and their dog Koda, will remain in our hearts until next year when we return for a month.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Grand Cayman Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2014 - Aug 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$309
$2,163
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$279
$1,953
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
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Amenities

Grand Cayman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly renovated cottage is owner maintained with private sandy beach and protective reef. The property has indigenous landscaping which is home to native wildlife. There is a herb garden to add Caribbean flavor to your cooking and mint for your mojitos. The cottage has a fully equiped kitchen, on demand hot water heater and central AC. Rental car arrangements are available. Our location in historic Bodden Town provides easy access to the whole island.
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