Janice & Mike Benson

Speaks english, french
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Beach Out Both the Front and Back Doors

Away from busy Seven Mile Beach, with a peaceful palm-lined cove directly out the back door and Rum Point Beach steps away from the front door, Starboard Kai has the perfect location for your vacation. Whether you prefer to relax by the pool or on the beach, stroll in the sand or join the activities of Rum Point, we have it all.

Starboard Kai, completely renovated & refurnished in late 2013, features a lovely open concept living and dining area, an office / reading nook, fully-equipped kitchen, powder room, and a large, beautiful, 2 story screened-in lanai on the main floor. The lanai is furnished with wicker dining furniture as well as a relaxing conversation set. This will be one of your favourite places to spend time.

Two spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and private balcony, are located on the second floor. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable pillow-top king bed, while the guest room has two pillow-top queen beds. High quality linens, bath and beach towels are provided for your stay.

Starboard Kai has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. A lovely pool for the exclusive use of the guests of the Island Houses is located on the manicured tropical grounds, a short stroll across the beach from the lanai. Starboard Kai's two bikes, three kayaks (two singles and one double) provide unique ways to explore the area and its many beaches. Tranquil Sand Pointe Cove, as well as the clear turquoise waters of Rum Point provide amazing snorkeling venues. During the day take a wonderful trip to Stingray City, which departs steps from your door, or at night discover the rare bio-luminescence of the cove in your own kayak, provided for the exclusive use of Starboard Kai guests.

A great selection of casual and fine dining restaurants are nearby for those times you would rather not make use of the wonderful, fully-equipped kitchen and dining facilities at Starboard Kai.

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  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Janice & Mike Benson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english, french

About Janice & Mike Benson

We are Canadians who enjoy the occasional escape from our long winters. Born and raised in Southern Ontario, we have now lived in Ottawa for over 20 years working and raising our two children (and Golden Retrievers).

Janice & Mike Benson purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Janice & Mike Benson chose Grand Cayman

We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, fell in love with Cayman, and decided to make this island our home away from home. Having settled on the island, the next step was to explore all areas of Grand Cayman and see which suited us best. Hands down, it was Cayman Kai with its beautiful beach and layback atmosphere. The location of the Island House is perfect, with the tranquil cove for kayaking out back, a lovely pool surrounded by palms and spectacular Rum Point with all of its amenities steps away.

What makes this townhome unique

Recently renovated, Starboard Kai has every amenity to make your vacation enjoyable. We take pride in our home and hope you enjoy your stay. Enjoy the unobstructed view of Rum Point Beach from the large front windows and the beach and cove out the back. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!!

Starboard Kai, and our Caymanian property manager, are receiving rave reviews from our guests! Our property manager is very responsive to our guests' needs and will do everything possible to ensure a stress free vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Home from our fabulous vacation at Cayman Kai and I just wanted you to know how much we loved our stay.

The island house was perfect and really nicely done. The location right on the beach was wonderful, and Rum Point was such a nice beach.

Everything in the house was so well done and ready for us, including the water foot bath out the back. The kitchen was really well stocked with cooking gear.

We loved the big porch and large windows.

The location is a bit far from most restaurants, but we did love Kaibo - wish we had known about the full moon time !

Mitzi was great - she stopped in our second day and was kind enough to make Christmas reservations for us at The Grand Old House , where we had an exceptional dinner. She was a gem. She even drove us to town one day when the buses weren't running and my husband and son had taken the car to go diving in town. I offered to pay for gas, but she declined.

I have just forwarded the website to a friend of mine here in Portland who is looking for a warm weather vacation this winter, so you may hear from him.

Thanks so much and Happy New Year.

5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality

5 of 5 stars Rooms

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

Dec 2013
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Half Baths1
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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Boston, Ma.

Excellant adventure

  • 5 of 5
I'll start this review saying that the owners of the property were so nice, helpful and give us so much good info. about the island, the property and things to do they could have written a guide book. They were super. The property was exactly like the pictures and the location was better than expected. Everything in the house was super clean and comfortable. Great beds and a really nice kitchen. It was so easy to walk across the street to the white sandy beach and enjoy the little snack shack. We used the Red Sail activity hut to book jet ski tours, the glass bottom boat to Sting Ray city and for a couple scuba dives. It was so convenient and the staff were so friendly and helpful it really made for a good time. We enjoyed many of the fine restaurants the owners suggested. We also made use of the barbeque and had dinners in the wonderful screened veranda looking at the lagoon out the back. We loved our stay
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and your stay at Starboard Kai. It is also great to hear that you found the info package and additional responses to your questions helpful. Hopefully you will return to Grand Cayman and Starboard Kai sometime in the future.
Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands

Totally enjoyable

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely house. The owners have recently refurbished it with comfort and taste in mind. The master bed is probably the most comfortable in GC! There are lots of details on other websites regarding the activities on GC and we have enjoyed them on previous visits. They have not disappointed,(Stingray City wow!). This vacation was about a more laid back approach and we found it in bucket-loads. Totally chilled out - our most exciting things (and magical!) were cycling to Starfish Point early morning for a swim, and enjoying a quiet sunset cocktail at the Wreck Bar at about 6.30. The remainder of the day passed in the enjoyment of the beautiful surroundings of Starboard Kai. Always something to see.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Owen Roberts International Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Beachfront Property
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Wreck Beach Bar and Grill at Rum Point Beach
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
Britannia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
110 Metres
Rum Point Restaurant
Car: necessary

Located on the north side of Grand Cayman in the upscale Cayman Kai community. Starboard Kai is steps away from Rum Point Beach out the front door and directly on the beach of Sand Pointe Cove out the back door. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!

You could easily spend your entire vacation enjoying the Rum Point area but we recommend renting a car, exploring and experiencing everything Grand Cayman has to offer. For your convenience, Starboard Kai has a private driveway with parking for 2 cars steps away from the front door.

Nearest Restaurants:

Directly across the road at Rum Point. The Wreck (Beach) Bar & Grill (home of the Mudslide) & Monday night beach BBQ and the Rum Point Restaurant for fine dining.

Other Local Restaurants:

Kaibo Yacht Club a very short distance down the road (with the Luna del Mar - full moon dinner and the Tuesday night Beach BBQ) & Over the Edge (minutes away by car) and slightly further Tukka, Morritt's, the Italian Kitchen, the Lighthouse & many more.

Distances to major attractions.

Rum Point Beach:

Directly across the road with trips available to Stingray City and Stingray Sandbar, snorkel trips and evening cruises, wave runner & paddle board rentals, beach volley ball, hammocks, lounge chairs, and more! A short walk down the beach and you can find a secluded area to enjoy the white sand and calm turquoise waters that make Cayman famous.

Snorkeling & Diving:

Great snorkeling can be experienced directly across the road at Rum Point plus multiple other locations a walk, bike ride or kayak paddle away. Dive trips leave right from the Rum Point Pier.

Bioluminescent Cove:

Right out your back door is an amazing phenomenon you can experience on a dark night using the kayaks provided by Starboard Kai. (Those staying at Seven Mile Beach pay $50 each for this trip - it is yours for free!)

Mastic Trail:

5 miles away, hike into the two million year old mastic reserve (on your own or sign-up with a guide). A nice alternative tourist experience.

Botanic Park (Queen Elizabeth II):

9 miles away, the park is home to Grand Cayman's Blue Iguana - found nowhere else in the world, and many beautiful trees, plants and flowers, ponds, birds, etc.

East End:

12-15 miles away, where you can discover more great restaurants, beaches, kite boarding, snorkeling & diving.

Pedro St. James Castle:

19 miles away is a wonderful historic site featuring traditional West Indian architecture.

Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, & Cruise Ships:

28 miles away you will find restaurants, duty free shopping, lovely beach, snorkeling & diving.

The Turtle Farm:

33 miles away you can spend the day - lots to see and do with the feature attraction being the Green Sea, Kemps Ridley & Loggerhead turtles. Also see sharks, crocs, fish, birds, indigenous plants & trees, traditional Caymanian buildings, and enjoy the snorkeling lagoon & water slide. While in the area check out the 'Cracked Conch' Bar & Restaurant complete with amazing snorkeling from their wharf.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Grand Cayman Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Special
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Peak
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Apr 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates subject to change until booking confirmed and deposit paid.
50% transferable (within a one year from date of cancellation), non-refundable deposit is required to book. Remaining balance payable no later than 60 days prior to arrival.
All reservations booked within sixty (60) days of arrival must be fully paid upon booking, and are non-transferable, non-refundable, fixed, and final.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grand Cayman Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely renovated master ensuite has walk-in tile shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated ensuite guest bath has granite counter & tubshower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Completely renovated main floor washroom has pedestal sink
  • Newly renovated 2.5 baths. The master bath features a ceramic tiled walk-in shower and granite counter top. The guest has a new bath/tub enclosure with large glass door and granite counter top. The convenient powder room on the main floor has a pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ensuite with tub/shower, walk-in closet, balcony, HDTV, A/C
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite with walk-in shower, private balcony, HDTV, A/C
  • 2 Bedrooms on second floor have ensuite baths and are completely renovated. Quality furnishings with new mattresses & high-end linens & towels. Each has a private balcony with view of beach and cove. Separate A/C units allow for comfortable sleeps.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Our local property manager is available to help out with any of your needs and would be happy to arrange for catering or maid services during your stay if requested.
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