Oceanfront Private Home! Dive, snorkel, kayak, bike, hike, hammocks, relax!
About Rosanna Sickels
It all started way back when...My husband had an extended USMC leave off the coast of Spain. I joined him and we rented a very small car, called a “Seat”, appropriately named. We purchased a rubber raft, paddles, snorkels, and fins. We tossed the inflated raft over the roof of the “Seat” and could barely see out the front window & drove down the steep mountainside to the beaches of the beautiful Costa Brava. We shoved off with our paddles & snorkel gear in hand, slipped over the side of rubber raft and couldn’t believe what we saw!! We were hooked! We've been scuba diving with family & friends for several years now. We've always enjoyed diving and exploring new places! We're sure you will thoroughly enjoy exploring Cayman Brac as well!
Rosanna Sickels purchased this House in 2017
Why Rosanna Sickels chose Cayman Brac
Cayman "Brac Beach House" is truly one of a kind! The "Brac Beach House" combines the ability to stay active, if you so choose. It also allows you to unplug & just listen to the lapping waves from your porch or from any of the four 8' sliding glass doors which open to the Caribbean Sea. All rooms are spacious and very attractive. The master bedroom suite has a king size bed and includes an ensuite bath with large, glass block shower for two! And the second bath has a king size bed and a twin bed too. This bedroom has tub/shower combination. Both spacious bedrooms open onto the porch with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea! Soak up the sun or relax in the shade on your 12' x 54' veranda. Or walk out on the jetty and immerse yourself into the sea! Enjoy beautiful sunrises to the east over the bluff and breathtaking sunsets to the west right from your bedroom or from the living area of the house! Excellent swimming, snorkeling, shore diving, and kayaking right from your Caribbean beachfront yard. Also check out the numerous marked shore diving sites available around the island. See the Shore Diving Guide to Cayman Brac developed by: SITA/Sister Island Tourism Association booklet available for your use. The booklet has shore diving details on several shore dive sites. Great details about each shore dive on the island. Please also see our website for more great shore diving and world class boat diving options on the island! key words brac beach house or cayman brac beach house Hike the bluff that runs down the center area of the island. Explore numerous caves in and around the bluff. Bird watchers will enjoy the Parrot Reserve and the Booby Birds on the bluff! Looking for more adventure? World Class rock climbing is also available! See Skip Harper's book, "Adventuring on Cayman Brac", also available in the house for your use.
What makes this House unique
Fantastic Views! Shore diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, biking, rock climbing, bird watching or simply relax on the 12 ' x 54' tiled veranda! Or relax in bed and listen to the waves which are steps away on the shoreline.
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Best week ever !
The property was just as described. The home was beautifully decorated and was fully stocked with all the necessities. All you needed were swim suit and toothbrush. The owner and property mgr respond almost immediately to emails. There was snorkelling gear, 2 bicycles, kayack and literally steps from the water. Beautiful porch for dining or just relaxing and looking at the water. Highly recommend for a quiet place to slow down, relax and forget about everything !!
So happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time at the Brac Beach House on Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands! It truly is a special place to stay active with snorkeling, diving, cycling, kayaking,, rock climbing, hiking, birding, caving, etc. Or just simply relax and unwind on the covered veranda with the Caribbean at your doorstep. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Brac Beach House!
Perfect Vacation Spot!
BBH is a stunning property with every amenity you could want or need. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the caretaker and escorted to the home for our introduction. We arrived just in time to enjoy the stunning Cayman Brac sunset from the spacious veranda overlooking the ocean. Our next six days were spent in complete and utter relaxation as we unwound from life to soak in nature and tune in to island time.
Just minutes away from any point on Brac, BBH was the perfect rental. This beautiful home is equipped with every kitchen/ bath/laundry/leisure need. We stocked the fridge on the first day with a shopping trip to Kirkconnell’s and opted to stay in for our meals to enjoy the full experience BBH living had to offer. Three trips to Pioneer Bakery the first day to grab a smorgasbord of items did not disappoint either! Do not miss this place!!!
While our trip was truly about recharging and relaxation, there are many activities to be had on Brac. Snorkeling, diving, kayaking and cycling are within seconds reach right there from the doors at BBH. Ashton Reid Drive, one of the few causeways to the Southside, is minutes from Frigate Drive and leads to the lighthouse, Parrot Reserve, Bluff, and South Drive. We enjoyed exploring the island via our rental car and took advantage of having this means of traveling about.
Pre-arrival communication with Rosanna was excellent. She ensured that we had lots of information in advance to make our stay magnificent! We greatly appreciated her willingness to answer our questions and how in tune she was to our needs. Even from a distance, it was like having her host us in person. She went above and beyond our expectations as a home owner.
This vacation is at the top of our list of recent travels! Cayman Brac is a beautiful island with friendly residents, a laid back vibe, the cleanliness is unmatched, and this cottage was pure perfection! We’ll definitely be back and simply cannot wait to return!
So pleased to hear that you two had a wonderful stay at our special place in paradise, the Brac Beach House on Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands! Welcome to return for another stay anytime! Take care!
Beautiful House with amazing Sunsets
We had a wonderful time at Brac Beach House, the house is located in a very quite neighborhood and the ocean views and sunsets from the veranda are spectacular.
The house has everthing a guest can ask for and we were very happy there.
So happy you two had a great stay at the Brac Beach House in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. Yes, the mesmerizing views from the veranda are spectacular! We enjoyed having you as our guests.
This home is lovely and comfortable, away from the world. Everything you need and a beautiful view from the porch over the sea.
So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with your family at the Brac Beach House on Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.
Brac Beach House is fantastic
Rosanna and Larry have a beautiful house. My wife and I spent a week at BBH. We were met at the airport by the property manager and taken to the house. By the time we arrived I had received a text message from Rosanna. Over the course of the week she kept in touch just in case there was anything we needed.
The property has everything needed for a fantastic week's vacatoin.
So happy that you two had a wonderful stay at the Brac Beach House! Savor the memories until your next trip;)
Rosanna & Larry
Brac Beach House
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
We stayed at the Brac beach house for 14 days, this home is everything you would want and more to rent. Rosanna answered every question that we had before we went, while we were there, and after we got home, her responses were the quickest I have ever seen. They are an amazing couple. The home was beautiful, the furnishings are gorgeous, the views are spectacular. The water is so warm, the sunsets and the sunrises are gorgeous each day. We cannot say enough good things about the Brac beach house. I would highly recommend if you’re going to stay in a VRBO this would be the one that you would choose. We spent every morning, afternoon and evening sitting on their patio, and it was so comfortable. They are not that far from town or the grocery stores which made it nice . They were set up with everything that you could possibly need . Thank you Larry and Rosanna for making our vacation so amazing with your beautiful home. Paul and Mary
Thank you so much for your sweet compliments! So happy you two thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our special Brac Beach House in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands! Totally agree...the views of the Caribbean, sunrises on the bluff, and sunsets on the porch are pretty spectacular! Best to you both!
Here's Wikipedia's link that describes Cayman Brac in detail.
Cayman Brac From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cayman Brac is an island that is part of the Cayman Islands. It lies in the Caribbean Sea about 145 km (90 mi) north-east of Grand Cayman and 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Little Cayman. It is about 19 km (12 mi) long, with an average width of 2 km (1.2 mi). Its terrain is the most prominent of the three Cayman Islands due to "The Bluff", a limestone outcrop that rises steadily along the length of the island up to 43 m (141 ft) above sea level at the eastern end. The island is named after this prominent feature, as "brac" is a Gaelic name for a bluff.
The Teignmouth Electron, the boat in which Donald Crowhurst attempted to sail round the world single-handed in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, has been left to decay on the south coast of Cayman Brac.
Christopher Columbus sighted Cayman Brac and its sister island, Little Cayman, on 10 May 1503 when his ship was blown off course during a trip between Hispaniola and Panama. He named them "Las Tortugas" because of the many turtles he spotted on the islands. The Cayman Islands were renamed by Sir Francis Drake, who came upon the islands during a voyage in 1586. He used the word "Caymanas", taken from the Carib name for crocodiles after seeing many of the large crocodilians. Many people believe he had only seen the Rock Iguanas that inhabit the island today.
During the heyday of piracy, pirates would use Cayman Brac as a haven and a place to replenish their supplies as there are a number of fresh water wells on the island and had many sources of food included in the local flora and fauna.
Diving: Of special interest to scuba divers is a 100 m (330 ft) Russian Koni class frigate built in the Soviet Union in 1984 for the Cuban Navy. It is one of only a few sunken Soviet naval vessels in the Western Hemisphere, and the only one that is easily dived. The Koni II class frigate was purchased and sunk by the Cayman Islands government in September 1996. Originally designated 356, the frigate was rechristened the M/V Captain Keith Tibbetts, after a well-known Cayman Brac politician. The wreck is the only Russian warship that divers can explore in the Western hemisphere. It originally sat upright at a depth of 27 m (89 ft)  with the deck at 18 m (59 ft), until wave action generated by a winter Norwester storm (December 1998-January 1999) which nearly tore the ship in two. The result was that the fore section tipped to about a 45 degree angle in relation to the remainder of the still-upright aft portion. and the midships became a debris field. The wreck's stern area was essentially unaffected. The frigate is located in a sandy area with generally good visibility, 200 m (660 ft) offshore (a fairly long swim) from 'Buccaneer', on the island's north side, near the western tip of the island. There are numerous openings in the upper portion of the ship for non-wreck certified divers. Many more openings are available since the ship broke in half. The site also serves as an artificial reef. Other interesting dive sites are Radar Reef, Cemetery Wall, and the Wilderness Wall, all well covered in corals and with a wide diversity of marine life.
Cayman Brac also appeals to visitors of many persuasions besides divers.
Caves are found around the island, offering spelunkers a glimpse of delicate underground formations. Steps and, in some cases, ladders have been constructed to allow visitor access to more remote caves. One cave, Rebecca's Cave, contains the grave of a young girl lost in a struggle against the ravages of the great 1932 Cuba hurricane."
Rock climbing was developed beginning in 1992 and the island now contains about 100 sport climbs. Trad and multipitch climbs are rare.
Walking and Hiking trails
Walking and hiking trails have been opened by the Nature Tourism Program which allow exploration of the island's dense Karst forestation. Unique flora and fauna thrive here and can be observed in the wild.
Cayman Brac's waters are especially utilized for both fishing and the pursuit of big game fish."