About the property
- Townhome1750 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
If you’re looking for a peaceful, relaxing Caribbean vacation experience in a beautiful beach-front spot that’s easy to reach, come and find it at Kai Kotch in Grand Cayman. It’s a light and breezy feeling, spacious 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom townhouse-style vacation home in a perfect location for a romantic couple or a whole family, loaded with amenities, air-conditioned, spacious and furnished in a comfortable and relaxed tropical island style. It is located at Island House #17, in the heart of Rum Point and the popular Cayman Kai community, tucked away on a secluded sandy beach in the Sand Pointe Cove which opens to the North Sound. Great amenities for exclusive use of Kai Kotch guests for no additional charge include a paddle ('pedal') boat, kayaks, two bicycles, also FREE PHONE CALLS to the USA & Canada, FREE WiFi Broadband Internet high-speed connection, full kitchen and laundry facilities, and all the furnishings you need for a memorable Caribbean vacation experience. There is a pool (shared with other guests of the Island Houses complex) with beautiful views of the beach and cove. It’s easy to get to … and you won’t want to leave! You will have your choice of beaches to enjoy: The tranquil secluded Sand Pointe Cove is your backyard, or just a few steps away is the world-famous Rum Point Club with its beautiful white sand beaches, festive atmosphere, great snorkeling, water sports rentals, beachside bar & grill, and shady hammocks!
We can offer you Travel Insurance to protect your trip through "Travel Guard"
AS LOW AS 7% OF TOTAL COST OF TRIP!
Two Plans Offered
1. ALL SEASONS TRAVEL PLAN
2. ALL SEASONS TRAVEL PLAN WITH CANCEL FOR ANY REASON
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Keywords: Townhouse, Rum Point, North Side, beach house, vacation rental
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Tim Adam
Click Satellite to see the map below Tim grew up in Grand Cayman. His Mom was a Caymanian whose ancestral family have been in the island since its earliest settlement. Tonya was born in Texas and also lived in Illinois, North Carolina, and back in Texas before marrying the island boy and moving to the islands. They and their two youngest sons now live in Governor's Harbour, in the West Bay district of Grand Cayman. In September 2008 Tim took early retirement after 35 years with Cable & Wireless (a full-service telecommunication company). For his last 10 years with the company Tim was its Chief Executive for the Cayman Islands. Tim & Tonya presently both work in the tourism industry. Tim works at Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter, which is Cayman's most popular land-based visitor attraction, and Tonya works at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, recognized as the premier hotel in the Cayman Islands. Tim & Tonya are certified SCUBA divers and enjoy occasional dives around the island. They recently learned paddle boarding, another relaxing way to enjoy Cayman's beautiful waterscapes. On Sunday mornings Tim & Tonya attend First Baptist Church, where they are active members. Tim & Tonya enjoy the occasional "long-weekend" opportunities to 'kotch' for a few more wonderful days at their favourite island retreat, and when they are not using it they make it available for vacation rentals.
Tim Adam purchased this Townhome in 2006
Why Tim Adam chose Rum Point
Over the Easter holidays of several years, Tim & Tonya and their youngsters went camping at the public beach near the Kaibo, in the Rum Point area, in keeping with a popular local 'tradition.' They brought their powerboat so that they could go into the North Sound to do some fishing, snorkeling or other water sports. During some other holiday periods they would get together with relatives and rent a condo in the Rum Point / Cayman Kai area. On those occasions they found it felt like they were on a different island - enjoying a charming, relaxing Caribbean vacation experience far away from the cares of everyday life on the busy west side of Grand Cayman. Tonya spotted a real estate ad for a vacation home in the Island Houses right across the street from Rum Point Club, they went and took a look ... and discovered their new island retreat they named Kai Kotch!
What makes this Townhome unique
Most of all Tim & Tonya enjoy the tranquility of the Sand Pointe Cove area and the secluded beach and pool in front of the Island Houses complex, with the opportunity to just relax and enjoy the 'inside-outside' open feeling of Kai Kotch. In the mornings when they are there, they often go for a paddle in the 2-person kayak, or for a bike ride to the other 'cays' of the Cayman Kai community. Sometimes they go for a ride on the paddle boat (when the kids let them have a turn!) and sometimes on dark nights they take a kayak ride to see once again the amazing bioluminescence in the cove. The Island Houses complex has a dock that makes boat use convenient. Kai Kotch guests also enjoy the convenience of Rum Point Club being just a few steps away right across the street, with a very lively beach bar and grill, and a delightful fine dining restaurant for special evenings. For young kids and “first-time” swimmers, the Rum Point beach is superior to any other on the island because its slope is so gradual it makes it perfect for wading, and usually there's not much wave action there. Some of the best snorkeling from shore is available in this area. The snorkeling route from the Rum Point public beach to the Rum Point Club is one of the most talked-about snorkeling routes on the island, and there is great snorkeling just off the Rum Point Club beach. There is also a tennis court a short distance away, with weekly memberships available through the property management company that takes care of Kai Kotch.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relax at Rum Point
Wonderful place for a family to vacation. Easy walk to Rum Point Beach. House was very clean with ample beach supplies for everyone. Thank you!
This property was PERFECT!
We had an AMAZING time on this trip! Staying out in Rum Point was perfect to experience everything Cayman has to offer without all of the crowds. We were able to easily get across the island for excursions and shopping as we chose. Our accommodations were amazing, coming with kayaks, paddle boards, bikes etc... it was by far one of the best vacations ever!! Thanks!
Thank you SO much for taking the time to share with others your experiences and memories of your vacation while staying at Kai Kotch. Your description of "by far one of the best vacations ever" is what we aim for, by letting other families enjoy our vacation home and its amenities in a very special corner of Grand Cayman. It is so encouraging to us when a guest posts a review affirming we achieved that ultimate standard!
Lovely condo at the top of Bioluminescent Cove
We had a wonderful vacation on Rum Point, and loved our stay in this beautiful setting. The home was exactly as pictured and described. The second bedroom now has queen beds instead of double beds, which was great. Kitchen is outfitted quite well. Having stand up paddleboards AND kayaks available for our use was a huge plus. The owner, Tim, was super to work with and answered questions promptly. We loved being across the street from Rum Point Club and having several snorkel locations close by. Our only complaint is something no one can really help: our neighbors, who arrived the day after we did, had two very small children who were quite loud. The island houses are duplex units, that is, our unit shared a wall with another unit. This is a great location for children, and the two little boys next door were simply VERY excited at being there. The only way to avoid something like this would be to rent a single family home with neighboring homes not close by. Something to know, but overall not a dealbreaker for us at all. We would definitely stay here again and appreciate how nice Tim and his wife made our homebase for the week!
Kai Kotch Stay: April 2-9, 2016
Our vacation was a delight. The property was well maintained and, as advertised, well stocked. We used the bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. There are also two paddleboards, but we were unable to find the paddle. The kitchen also was well provisioned, and we were able to prepare a couple of meals a day without missing any of the kitchen amenities of home. We had a slight misunderstanding with the management company on our arrival time, but the owner stopped by to apologize and presented us with a chilled bottle of wine. Very considerate.
This was our first stay at Rum Point and we were not disappointed. We were looking for a quiet and relaxing break and Rum Point fit the bill. Every morning we kayaked about 45 minutes to Kai Kaibo for espresso and pastries and then paddled back. We were blessed with good weather and nice sunsets. We would recommend the property without reservation and hope to return in the future.
It was a pleasure to meet you in person, and we are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed Kai Kotch and its amenities! Thanks too for mentioning about the paddleboard paddles; they have been located and are now stored in the downstairs guest locker along with the kayak paddles. We are also glad to hear you discovered the Kaibo Express cafe, a charming new addition to our community at Rum Point. A great way to start the day with a choice of coffees, teas and pastries. With it being just one mile to the south of Kai Kotch it is especially conveniently located for morning walks, bike rides, or kayak paddles as you discovered! We are looking forward to having you back again as guests on your next Caribbean vacation!
Great Family Christmas vacation in Cayman Kai
This was one of the best Christmas trips we have taken. When we arrived at Kai Kotch, we found a Christmas card and a welcome gift waiting for us. The house and location were great. We really enjoyed our neighbors in our little community. We met several at our pool... from Michigan....New York... Texas Turns out our neighbors from Texas... one was a Track Coach for the University of Texas... given my sister is a huge Longhorn fan, we had a great time with them.
The house....... beautiful and well equipped... it had most everything you could need . Most of our awake time was spent in the screened in porch just relaxing and listening to the wind blow through the trees. I was amazed on the only afternoon where the sky seemed to open up with a downpour and high winds, we stayed nice and dry in our favorite area.
We initially rented Kai Kotch for its proximity to Rum Point. It was nice to walk across the street for our two excursions and the night time walk out to the pier to see the young tarpon (some 4ft long) hanging around the lights, but it was a little too commercialized for us ( drinks were pricey too). The best use for this location was to load up the rolling cooler (provided at Kai Kotch :) ) and drive down the street to Star Fish point. there is a vacant lot you can park and walk the 100-200 meters to the point. it was great to mix with the various tours that ran in and out of there and enjoy the music, people watching, and enjoy your own self-brought bargain drinks! We ended up visiting several times during our trip... one of our favorite places . On the last visit, my son brought his hammock and tied it to two coconut tree on the beach..... talk about your Caribbean dream.
Though Cayman Kai is a ways out, we came to enjoy the piece and quiet and the slower way of life. I can see how people are attracted to move to this beautiful island.
As our children have gotten older (18 and 15), we have made the effort to switch from simply material gifts to more creating experiences that would last. This was one I feel we could continue to treasure and recall as years go by........
Great Place Great Location
My wife and I spent 16 days at this great place. Left kicking and screaming. Could kayak, snorkel, and bike without getting in the car to drive any where. The place was more than expected. The screened in patio was a life saver in the evening when the bugs came out. The owner and management company were great to work this. Had a issue with the blender and coffee maker. The management company immediately took care of the problem. Got to meet and talk to the owners, great people to deal with. Perfect location. Great near by restaurants. Would eat out one night, cook the next. The unit had everything we needed. the unit was clean and everything in it was up scale. With a washer/ dryer don't need to bring a lot of clothes. First place we have stayed in that had so many beach towels. There was just the two of us, but the layout was great for two couples. Went to Seven Mile Beach to say we been there. Spent 15 minutes on it and left. Headed back to the peace and quit of the unit. Used the kayaks and bikes every day. Great add on. Rent a car. We rented from Andy's, would rent from them again. Got a flat tire one evening coming back from dinner. Was dark and about 6 miles from unit. Had to drive back on the flat tire. Ruined the tire and rim. Called Andy's next morning, they had a new car out to use in an hour. Trying to figure out how to fit a trip back here next year. Can't say enough good about the owners and unit.
Sand Pointe Cove is one of only a few bodies of water in the world that have such intense bioluminescence which is especially spectacular on moonless nights. You can check this out for yourself on a night-time cruise on our paddle boat or kayak fleet! A wide range of watersports and beach activities are available at the Rum Point Club a few steps away from Kai Kotch (just across the street). There is also great snorkeling with lots of marine life around the coral shoals in crystal-clear waters of the North Sound just off the Rum Point Beach. The Crystal Caves, Botanic Park and the Mastic Trail are just a few minutes’ drive away. Each of these sites offer “up close & personal” enjoyment of Cayman’s native flora and fauna for visitors interested in the natural environment on land. Approximately 47 minutes driving time (in normal traffic) from Owen Roberts International Airport, airline city code GCM, which is Grand Cayman's international airport. If you are using Google Maps (which we recommend) to obtain driving directions,here is the direct link to driving directions: http://bit.ly/1nNJAum OR the more complicated way to get the directions is: in the Search field type Water Cay Road, Rum Point Either way, it displays the route to the middle of Water Cay Road which basically runs north to south. Kai Kotch is near the northern end of that road. (The southern end of that road is near Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill.) If you zoom in on Google Maps, you will see that our backyard is the amazing "Bio-luminescent Bay"!
Additional information about rental rates
Other than the rental rate and Tourist Accommodation Tax, we do not charge additional "resort fee", "hotel fee", "cleaning fee", etc. (If you require housekeeping during your stay, it is available at an additional charge.) Of course you are at liberty - entirely at your option - to leave a tip in appreciation for the housekeeper who prepares the rental home for your stay and cleans it after you leave.