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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove

Janice & Mike Benson

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Janice & Mike Benson

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015
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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Rum Point Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janice & Mike Benson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015

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 Rum Point

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

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My friend & I planned a week vacation and chose to stay in Rum Point. After much research of other condo's as well as hotels on 7 mile beach, we chose Starboard Kai Beach front home. It was very private and it was the corner house so we pulled right into our private driveway right on the side of the house. If you are staying outside of Seven mile beach near the hotel strip you definitely will need to rent a car. It is about a 45 minute drive from Georgetown to Rum point. The house has huge windows in the front so you can look across and see the ocean and Rum Point. The back of the house has 2 sets of sliding glass doors that look out to the enclosed/screened in lanai and to the lagoon (bioluminescent). The owners (Janice & Mike) provide 3 kayaks & 2 bicycles to use during your stay. We did go kayaking one evening in the lagoon. The whole house is updated and it was nice to have a kitchen where we stopped at the supermarket and picked up snacks, food, drinks. There was a living room, office area, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, 1/2 bathroom on the 1st floor. The 2 bedrooms were upstairs, each with their own bathroom & balcony. The house was spotless and there were air conditioning units in each bedroom and on the 1st floor. Being across from Rum point was great too. We ate lunch there and had a tropical drink almost everyday!! Starfish point was also pretty close by and we went there a couple of times. We also were picked up at rum point to go to stingray city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home. We highly recommend this to our friends and family and would definitely stay here again. Thank you again!!! Wonderful vacation.

5 of 5 stars Ease of booking of 5 stars Directions to the property

5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property

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5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses

5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom

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5 of 5 stars Service

Liked best: The home was beautiful and a relaxing atmosphere. The location could not be beat!

Liked least: There was nothing negative to report on
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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you are considering staying at Starboard Kai, do it! This was a our second trip to Grand Cayman. Two years ago we stayed in another Island House just a few doors down. We love the Rum Point area away from all the tourist crowd. Starboard Kai is exceptional. Clean, very up to date, nice appliances, comfortable beds, beautifully decorated, not a single problem. We loved having use of the kayaks and bikes. Location is perfect, with the beach out the front door and the bioluminescent bay out the back door. Owners are very quick to respond to any questions. Very nice having a phone for free calls to the US. My husband and I traveled with our two teenagers. This unit be perfect for anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My apologies for the tardy response to your wonderful review. Thank-you so much for taking the time to write and of course for your very kind words about our home. We take great pride in Starboard Kai and it is so rewarding to hear when our guests have enjoyed the accommodation and have had a terrific vacation. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope that you will return to stay with us again in the future.
Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Cayman, and we relied heavily on the VRBO reviews to locate a place to stay. Starboard Kai was everything that has been described, and more. The place really is as lovely, and as clean, as the photos show. It really is stocked with everything you might need (including a beach bag for carrying towels and such across the street!) The owners really are terrific to work with, always responding quickly and providing a wealth of suggestions for travel, dining, and recreation. (We felt like we were dealing with family members who genuinely wanted us to have a fabulous vacation.) And the location really is amazing. The views are beautiful, and Rum Point has people and activities without the crush of crowds we saw in Georgetown. In short, we had high hopes for our much-needed vacation, and Starboard Kai exceeded every one of them. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your wonderful review of our home, Starboard Kai, and the surrounding area. I love working with our guests to ensure their vacation is everything they dreamed of. I am so pleased to hear that this attention to detail has paid off and that your family had a fantastic time. We cannot agree more that Rum Point is an amazing location. We look forward to welcoming you back "home" to Starboard Kai soon!
New York, USA

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Grand Cayman Island. We were very excited to go as a family for the first time to the Caribbean. We usually like to vacation at destinations that are not too “touristy” so we decided to stay away from the seven mile beach strip, since we heard that was very busy. We are so grateful that we found this wonderful townhome at Rum Point. Starboard Kai was very tastefully decorated, really clean and very well stocked. They even had a complimentary water cooler for us which were so helpful. They had three kayaks with life jackets, bikes (which we never got a chance to use), laundry in the unit (just make sure you bring your own HE laundry detergent), dvd player (I am not sure if we saw any dvds, but we hardly watched any TV since were had full days), coffee maker, spices, pool towels, beach toys. The only thing we needed was food, that’s how well stocked this place was.

It was so nice to be right across from a Rum Point where our boys could play in the water, without worrying about waves. The location is superb, since you have the beach right in front of the condo and the beautiful bioluminescent bay in the back. It was so nice to lounge in the lanai and see the bay. From the living room and office you had nice views of the ocean of Rum Point. Many beautiful parrots, roosters and iguanas to see here, which was really neat!

We did venture towards Seven mile beach and other areas of interest but wished we had just spent more time at our home base Starboard Kai. We checked out all the top beaches on the island and found our location to be #1. Janice the owner was a delight to work with; she really goes above and beyond to accommodate her guests. We also found Bob Wagner, the property manager very helpful as well. They truly excel in customer service and were very responsive to any issue we had. We loved going to the recommended restaurants. Loved our day at Sting Ray city, with Red Sail Sports which to sign up is right across the street and leaves from Rum Point’s pier. We really liked the blue iguana sanctuary nearby. We also have great memories of feeding the ‘Pirate’ Frigate birds at Tukka, a restaurant on the east end. Going to get sticky toffee pudding and seeing the Tarpons at Calypso Grill was fantastic as well. Would highly recommend this to others and have. When we got back we showed my friends and family and were amazed how beautiful everything was. Hoping to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your very positive and informative review. We are so pleased to know that your family had a wonderful vacation in Grand Cayman and enjoyed staying in our home, Starboard Kai. We initially looked at homes in the Seven Mile Beach area but, like you, were drawn back to Rum Point and everything it has to offer, including peace and quiet when you need it. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope that one day you plan a return visit to our little piece of paradise. Janice & Mike (owners - Starboard Kai)
Akron, OH, USA

Our time in the Cayman's

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about the place we stayed at! The place was exactly as described on the site. There was a small problem with the air conditioner but once I called the manager, she had someone out there immediately and the problem was fixed. The weather was perfect, facilities was excellent! I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review and recommendation of Starboard Kai. It is so nice to hear that our guests enjoy being there as much as we do. We are sorry that you experienced a small problem with the A/C but are pleased that our property manager was able to resolve it quickly. We look forward to welcoming you back to Grand Cayman and Starboard Kai in the future. Janice & Mike (owners)


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. This was our first time to Grand Cayman. We chose the Rum Point area after friends told us how much they loved it--and they were right. Luckily we chose Starboard Kai as our "home away from home". It is ideally situated at the end of a cove, famous for the night bio-luminescence display (people pay $50 CI to see) that you get to witness every night while kayaking through the waters with one of the 3 kayaks (one double) made available by the owners. On the other side (out the front door), you cross a quiet, small street and you are on the beach at Rum Point. Check out the site for all the fun things to do.

Starboard Kai has just been totally renovated with great taste and all the amenities. The owners are so thoughtful. Everything you need to make you comfortable is there-from guide maps and info books, a well appointed kitchen, to a comfortable lanai to relax in. It is obvious that the owners have paid attention to details and it shows, not only in the beautiful decor, but the relaxing, ahaaa, feeling you get as soon as you walk in the door.

There are even flat screen Tv's in every bedroom and the family room to keep children and Olympic events addicted husbands happy!

A wonderful place to start exploring all Grand Cayman and Rum Point has to offer.

There is lots to do. From snorkelling off Rum Point Beach (I swam with a a Hawksbill tortoise, saw a stingray, a lion fish and lots of other reef fish), to kayaking to Starfish Point (amazing big beautiful orange starfish), diving, visiting local sites (Turtle Farm, Car Museum) and walking 7 Mile Beach. Check out Stingray City.

We can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your wonderful review Katherine. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed all of our favourite activities while in Grand Cayman. The snorkeling and diving are second to none, and Rum Point is a very special place. It is also so rewarding for us to hear that guests find our "home away from home" meets their every need and provides them with a "5-Star" vacation retreat. We do hope that you will return for another visit soon. Thanks again, Janice (owner Starboard Kai)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Gorgeous interior matched by even more beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo in November 2013. The renovations had just been completed and the place is outstanding!

The main floor kitchen is completely upgraded and the lanai provides a wonderful setting for early morning coffee overlooking the cove. The two bedrooms upstairs are large and each have great washrooms attached.

The condo comes with multiple kayaks and bikes which we made use of everyday. Cycling to Starfish Point and kayaking around the cove were great ways to see all the beautfiul island has to offer. The condo pool is also a great place for an afternoon or evening dip.

We really enjoyed the location of the condo - being steps from the action of Rum point was fantastic - the beach is pristine and a great place for some snorkeling. We walked down the beach to the end point and spent a lot of time there completely alone taking in the sun and scenary.

Nearby there are maybe great restaurants - you must check out "Over the Edge" - we went 3 times in one week!

The only downside is it is a little far from the night life in Seven Mile beach and Georgetown but there are many things to do at night at Kaibo bar or Rum Point.

I would not hesitate to recommend this condo for a wonderful relaxing vacation with your family or friends - we are already booked in for another week next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, I couldn't ask for a better review. Thank-you so much for taking the time to share your vacation experience. We agree whole-heartedly that Rum Point is a very special place and fantastic for a vacation with family or friends. It sounds like you found my "secret" spot on Rum Point beach. I am always amazed that you can find a secluded stretch - even during the busy season in February. I see that you have booked again with us this year. We look forward to welcoming you back and offering you our "return guest" incentive. Thanks again for writing a review. Warm Regards, Janice (owner Starboard Kai)


Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Owen Roberts International Airport
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
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Beachfront Property
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.


Rates & Availability

From C$350 Per night

Rum Point Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
Apr 12 2015 - Sep 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Fall special
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
US Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Peak
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes 50% transferable (within 1 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. We advise guests to purchase insurance to cover cancellation & other expenses.

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Rum Point 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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