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Castaway Lodge by the Sea, Genuine Beach Getaway

Turtle Nest Inn

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Castaway Lodge by the Sea, Genuine Beach Getaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

West Bay Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

If you enjoy being on the beach, Castaway Lodge by the Sea is a cleverly designed and thoughtfully appointed cottage set back 125 feet from the water’s edge. It is a charming, immaculate and well equipped, air conditioned studio style bungalow situated on a half acre, with your own private beach. Although small and compact, what it lacks in size it makes up for in character. Castaway is the ideal spot for couples who are outdoor oriented and prefer the seclusion that the grounds provide.

While you are more than able to cook and enjoy your meals inside the cottage there is an outdoor grill and large patio table with chairs under a tree shaded grotto. And after your meal you can take a relaxing stroll along the beach or just nap in one of the two hammocks under the cover of coconut palms.

The lodge is situated in historic Bodden Town, away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach but centrally located for exploring the island. Trips to the Mastic Trail, Botanic Park, East End, Rum Point and Turtle Farm are easily accessible, but you will find abundant indigenous wildlife right outside your front door! There is a ‘changing station’ for hermit crabs, wild Cayman parrots scouring the sea grape tree for fruit and you may even spy an iguana in the almond tree!

This is the ideal escape to the place you’ve dreamed about for too long. Worry-free, romantic, idyllic, relaxing----a chance to recharge and spend some quality time with your love on this authentic Caribbean Getaway!

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Turtle Nest Inn (Owner)
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About Turtle Nest Inn

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.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was by far the best place to stay. Our Honeymoon was lifted to such heights staying here. The privacy needed for two newly weds and the beauty of the island all met together beautifully at our cozy spot. The hammocks, sun, sand and of course the sea made our trip unforgettable in every way. Sandy regards and wishes, Niki & Rob
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Castaway Lodge by the Sea, Genuine Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Orchard Park New York
5

Romance and Relax for a week in the middle of Grand Cayman

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week on the beautiful island of Grand Cayman at Tom and Susans beautiful little lodge. It is perfect for 2 people. At first i worried about being so close to the road but it didn't matter at all. We had the fan and air on and never heard the traffic when we slept. Comfy bed, Internet, TV, DVR. Very quickly i realized i packed too much. They supplied us with bathroom supplies like shampoo, cond. body wash, plenty of towels and toilet paper. A basket of sunscreen, bug spray, bandaids, face wipes…. In the well equipped kitchen was also, plastic wrap, foil, baggies, spices, tea, sugar, oils, spray for pans…… Plenty of ice in the freezer a cooler, a cell phone, pizza delivery info….. Need i go on? OKAY to drink the water! Seriously the best equipped VRBO that we have ever stayed at. Tom was quick to be there if you needed him or information - yet let us be the rest of the time. We ate breakfast in 6 morning because there really isn't anyplace close for breakfast. You will have the beach to yourself most of the time. Easy 2 minute beach walk to the pool at Turtlenest Inn which we almost always had to ourselves as well! They will bring you Pina Coladas to the pool if you ask ($15. US for 2) Excellent beach combing for shells and sea glass. My main requirement this vacation was to snorkel as much as possible, find turtles, stingrays etc. Grand Cayman has excellent snorkeling! You can snorkel right in at your cottage. Wear snorkel boots due to the rocks. Snorkel down the road at Spotts for almost guaranteed turtles. We went twice and stayed 2 hours each time because of the turtles. Spend an afternoon on the east end at Morritts (Mimis Dock good lunch!). snorkel under the dock! Supercool tarpons, hundreds and hundreds of fish. You may even see a reef shark or two like we did. Eek!

We did a 7am stingray tour with White Sands Watersports (about $59. each)and were the only boat out there! It was fantastic and so worth getting up early for. (they leave from Kaibo Yacht club - easy 30 min drive.) We enjoyed the brunch at Tukkas on SUnday (fed the frigate birds) . We liked Southcoast Bar and Grill - about 10 minutes away towards to East End. Lighthouse was good but pricey and not as relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sudbury Ontario Canada
5

Hated to Leave

  • 5 of 5

This was a very relaxing yet memorable experience. Castaway Lodge is a unique way to spend some time on a quiet beach in the Caribbean and enjoy some great snorkeling. Thom and Sue's attention to detail and needs of the renters is first rate and they are always available and willing to make your stay the best possible which I believe they succeeded in doing. We hated to leave and could have easily spent much more time there but the reality of life calls us back once again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

After visiting Grand Cayman on a cruise in 2012, my fiance and I decided that we wanted to return to spend a full week there. We stayed at Castaway Lodge for a week at the end of 2013 and vowed to return.

We are in our 50's and things that are important to us on a vacation are dealing with friendly people, clean and private lodging, beachfront property, ability to eat "in", and close proximity to excellent snorkeling. Upon our arrival at the Inn to pick up our Lodge key and snorkeling gear, we immediately shifted into true vacation mode. It was a gorgeous day, we only saw about 5 people on the property and Marlene was very friendly and welcoming. We were pleasantly surprised by a cute and spotlessly clean studio-type room with a kitchen that had every appliance you could imagine. From the hammocks outside the door, to the shade of the trees, the green vegetation and the gorgeous aqua waters with the warm sandy beach, the Castaway Lodge was true to all the photos we had seen. We fell in love with the property.

Shortly after arrival Susan, Thom and Koda came by to welcome us. What a delightful family! The rum cake that Thom made was delicious and Susan' artwork is still displayed in our home. The sight of Thom and Koda walking the beach is forever ingrained in my memory.

The snorkeling was some of the best we have every done. The water was filled with colorful fish and the beach was empty. There really was no need to drive anywhere else to snorkel when you could literally walk out your back door down a path to your own private beach/snorkeling, but we did take a short drive to Spotts Beach where we swam with the sea turtles.

Each evening we visited the hermit crabs at the changing station. We ventured out a few times to dinner at some excellent local restaurants. One evening we went to Rum Point for dinner and the Bioluminescence Bay Tour (highly recommended but be ready for a good workout). We had a really windy day where we spent some time inside our room and we were able to watch the Broncos game on cable tv in the privacy of our room.

Before we left we were already making plans for our next trip to the Castaway Lodge. We no longer need to search for our "perfect vacation spot". We have found our home away from home.

Byron and Susan

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minnesota USA
5

Fabulous place to stay and enjoy Grand Cayman!

  • 5 of 5

Castaway Lodge is an exceptional value in one of the most beautiful settings possible. You enjoy your own private stretch of beach. Try to do that on Seven Mile Beach! The lodge is new and beautifully appointed. The owners have left no detail unattended to, from kitchen gear to beach towels to a phone where you can make local calls. The grounds of Turtle Nest are immaculate and peaceful. My wife and I have been to Grand Cayman many times. The Lodge is the best place we have stayed hands down. We give it a solid six stars for value, and we can't wait to return again. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

It's what you need....

  • 5 of 5

Castaway Lodge may be small but it's very efficient and exactly what you need to really enjoy a Caribbean beach vacation. The property is where it really shines. A large and private piece of property with a natural feel. Pathways through Sea Grape, Tropical Almond and Coconut trees that lead to your own beach with fantastic snorkeling right off shore. Thom & Susan were very hospitable and keep the house and grounds very neat and clean. Multiple coconut trees shade the property right outside the cottage with hammocks stretched between them and table and chairs to enjoy meals/drinks. The hermit crab shell changing station provides much entertainment at night, kept my daughter and I busy for hours. You get the feeling of a second home rather than a hotel guest. Thom's rum cake and Susan's art are an added bonus, much better than a mint on the pillow or generic prints on the walls of a hotel. Make sure to ask Susan to see her other art and maybe purchase something to bring home.

The cental location is great for branching out to explore the other areas of the island. Grocery stores and places to eat are nearby. Beach Bubbles gift shop right across the street also a must to visit.

The Turtle Nest Inn was nice to have nearby to make use of their amenities...the staff was very nice and helpful.

We hope to return soon. Thank you both for a great place and a very relaxing trip. If I were a hermit crab and Cataway Lodge was a shell, I'd trade my shell out in a second :)

p.s. Susan, your art looks great in our home!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

paradise

  • 5 of 5

the perfect place, i drove all over that island and found nothing better!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

West Bay Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$149
$1,043
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,743
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$219
$1,533
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,253
 

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Amenities

West Bay Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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