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Island Gem. A special place to relax and recharge.

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


North Side Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4). NEWLY RENOVATED!!!!

Looking for a condo that is close to good restaurants and tourist attractions, but away from the 7 Mile beach 'scene''?

Within 20 minutes from the airport (direct flights from New York, Toronto, Chicago, Miami), 5-10 minutes to Seven Mile Beach, and a few minutes to the closest dive shop, our condo is a convenient, yet private location.

Enjoy walking, snorkeling, or relaxing in a chaise on Pappagallo Beach, the last unspoiled, and undeveloped beach on Grand Cayman. We are the only condo development on this gorgeous 2 mile stretch of pristine white beach against a multitude of turquoise variations. Adjacent to the National Park, Pappagallo Beach is abundant with marine and wildlife…a snorkeler’s and naturalist’s dream come true! Hiking trails, bird watching, kite sailing, and picnic activities are all available in the park. For those who like to fish, there are plenty of meals waiting to be caught right off the beach, and great bone fishing nearby.

For the 'foodies' or anyone who enjoys a good meal, the best and most interesting restaurants are within minutes of the condo. Your major decision will trying to chose which restaurant to go to. There are a lot of rally great restaurants on the island and most of them are very close to Pappagallo.

This is a place where R&R is the number one priority. You can be as active, or inactive as you want. If you want to be part of the tourist scene of jet skiers, para-sailing, bars, cruise ship scene etc., Seven Mile Beach is just minutes away. If you want to sit on the beach with a good book, listen to the waves, watch the birds, dig your toes in the sand, count the shades of blue (so far, the list is at 80), and give yourself some space to re-charge, your chaise awaits you.

Our guests regularly tell us that it is the best vacation that they have had, and consequently, we have many repeat visitors. We take great pride in providing a very high standard of comfort, hospitality and an environment that is more than the average rental property. The décor, furnishings, appliances etc. are continually updated in an upbeat, island style. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need, for those who prefer dining out, there is one of the best restaurants across the street, and another five minutes away. There is also take-out food and a grocery store nearby.

The condo has been set up with focus on comfort, efficiency and a great vacation experience. The condo is exceptionally light, clean, large, spacious, and uncluttered. Our guests repeatedly tell us that the unit is everything if not more than they expected and and how much they appreciate the welcoming ambiance and upbeat beach decor in white with splashes of tropical color. The unit is equipped with WIFI, cable TV, central air-conditioning,blow-dryers, games, and puzzles. There is a king size bed in the master and twins in the second bedroom (can be made into a king) and nearly everyone comments on how comfortable the beds are. There are four balconies with views off the unit and comfortable Muskoka chairs off the living room. The sunken living room has extra high ceiling which makes the unit feel larger and spacious. The unit is larger than many of the two bedrooms in the complex and the combination of good design and good furnishings make for a very comfortable living experience and consequently more enjoyable vacation.

Our condo has superior views, is excellently equipped, is regularly updated and is one of the best condos in the complex. The second floor bedrooms and bathrooms have been renovated in September of 2015.

At this condo you will receive a pre-vacation information package, be properly received by an appointed on island representative who will 'meet and greet' you and make sure you are comfortable with the apartment, and you will have 24/7 back-up emergency support system if needed. You have the peace of mind of knowing you have an invaluable organized support system before your trip and emergency back-up during your stay. Many of our guests tell us that the effort that goes into making their stay as informative and safe as possible is an added bonus that means a huge difference to their overall vacation experience. The attention to detail and extra TLC are some of the reasons many of them come back again.

Having owned our condo for over thirty years, we have enjoyed sharing knowledge and experience with our guests in the hope that they leave with wonderful memories of their own. We spend a lot of time and energy to make this property a 'special place' and so far we are continually told that we surpass expectations. If you would like to know more about this condo, please feel free to contact us.

Advantages of Starfish Villa

1. Superior ocean view from living room, and master bedroom

2. Prime location in Pappagallo complex

3. Well-appointed…washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, sat

tv, vcr, central air, colorful tropical furnishings

4. Newly renovated bedrooms and bathrooms

5. Close to the best restaurants on the island.

6. Strong support system

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Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

lee macneil
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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October 23, 2016
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About lee macneil

We are a Canadian family who have owned at VP for over 30 years and love it as much as the day we bought. We enjoy walking the beach, watching the seabirds, snorkeling off the jetty, and experiencing the Cayman 'laid back' lifestyle. Sometimes our main activity/accomplishment is if we can figure out what to have for dinner and it usually means walking across the street to one of the best restaurants on the island Restorante Pappagallo!

lee macneil purchased this condo in 1984

Why lee macneil chose Cayman Islands

We have always loved that this unit is NOT on Seven Mile Beach. We have all the amenities close by within 5-10 minutes, yet we still have a very natural setting with the 'old Cayman' ambiance and are not inundated with cruise ship visitors, tourists, jet skis, para-sailing and water skiing.

We also know that this condo complex is the best price value on the island. The condos are big, spacious, with wonderful views. The lovely high ceilings make them feel even bigger.

What makes this condo unique

We have one of the best views in the complex and a wonderful cross breeze. The condo is spacious, comfortable, clean, well appointed and regularly updated in an upbeat island style. Our guests tell us that they appreciate the small touches and comfortable beds. We are fully licensed and meet all the Department of Tourism requirements and we ensure that our guests have all the information they need before they leave as well as good back-up once they are on island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lee Back home now and missing the warm Cayman sun. We really had a wonderful week! Everything went great after the first day. Leah went horseback riding with Nikki and got her dive certification at Don Fosters ( it was too windy at Cobalt coast). We loved the peacefulness of your place and the view from the deck where we spent a lot of time We had some great diving and sightseeing. Dinner at Villagallos was great - Thanks.
Mar 2009
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Island Gem. A special place to relax and recharge.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Villas Pappagallo - a real treasure!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villas Pappagallo in April 2015 for 9 days. What a delight! After booking the apartment, we were supplied with more information by the owner that helped us prepare and plan for our vacation. Sandy greeted us upon arrival. She was happy to answer any questions we had and left us to settle in and explore.

At first glance, we were pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of the photos. I have ended up in rental units that often times look spacious and clean from the photos and unfortunately were not. This was NOT the case with this unit. It was large, clean, and well-decorated. The beds were big, comfortable and fresh. The towels were clean and plentiful. The kitchen was better equipped than our own. We immediately felt at home in our “temporary home”!

The unit was a treat, but the property at Villas Pappagallo was the real treasure. We were looking to relax and decompress – VP was just the place! We found ourselves fall into a routine early on. Waking up early to the sun peaking through the bedroom windows, breakfast on the balcony, trips down to the pool, and long walks down the beach. Some of the best snorkelling on the island is directly off the VP jetty – we saw plenty of fun sea creatures. In the evenings, we found ourselves back on the balcony with a drink in hand. It was a level of relaxation we had never experienced!

When we did decide to travel outside of the property, we were pleased to see that this wasn’t a cliché Caribbean Island. The locals are genuine and you won’t be harrassed while walking down the beach. We took trips to the Turtle Farm and Cracked Conch, Seven Mile Beach, Cemetery Beach and the East End. We felt comfortable everywhere we went and the island was easy to navigate by car. A must do is Stingray City. What majestic creatures!

While we ate many meals at home, we did venture out to a couple meals during our stay. We ate Chicken Chicken for take-out, and dined out at Ristorante Pappagallo, Calypso Grill and Cimboco. All fantastic meals! The restaurants on the island provide something for everyone.

Overall our experience was unforgettable! Lee has put a lot of thought, effort and care into making this place a home. She was responsive and her advice was extremely valuable. We hope that we have a chance to return to Villas Pappagallo in the near future and we will definitely recommend to all friends and family!

Thank you Lee!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON

Perfect Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here for our honeymoon in April. We could not have asked for a more perfect getaway. Lee was responsive and resourceful right from the start. She answered all of our questions and made sure we had a thorough list of what to expect upon arrival and throughout our stay. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and were welcomed at the Villa. We were given a tour of the Villa and had an opportunity to ask questions and get settled. The condo was better than we had expected - the photos of this property do not do it justice. The kitchen is fully equipped, living room is comfortable, bedrooms are large and the bathrooms both include a shower with great water pressure. There is a dishwasher and washer/dryer right in the unit. The entire condo is very tastefully decorated. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay is here, it's just like being in your own home. The beds were comfortable with soft, clean sheets and plush pillows. There were more than enough beach and shower towels. There is a TV with cable and plenty of board games. Each room also has a large closet and has an outside balcony with seating. The balcony off the living room overlooks the pool and beach area, providing an excellent view of the property.

Villas Pappagallo is secluded from the rest of the island, providing a relaxing, secluded area to refresh and rewind. There is a national park directly beside the Villas with a beautiful, natural landscape and a perfectly quiet place to walk along the beach. Seven Mile Beach is a short car ride away and Georgetown just a bit further. The entire island is accessible from Villas Pappagallo. We were so pleased to be staying in West Bay. Our two favourite restaurants were Ristorante Pappagallo and Cracked Conch, right in West Bay. Ristorante Pappagallo is just steps away from the Villa. The snorkelling and sunsets on West Bay were also highlights. We took a trip to rum point for an afternoon for snorkelling and lunch. This is an easy day trip in the car. There are so many things to see and do on the island, but we spent most of our days on the beach right out front Starfish Villa. The property was quiet and all neighbours were friendly and respectful.

We cannot wait to come back to Grand Cayman. We will absolutely stay at Lee's condo at Villas Pappagallo again. I cannot think of one single disappointment or criticism. Great Vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the amazing review Erin! So glad that the condo exceeded your expectations and that you found the location to be easily accessible to everything else on the island (and close to the good restaurants). Rewarding for me that you noticed the extra effort we put into making the condo comfortable and a home away from home. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Even better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, teenage daughters, and I planned a last minute trip to Grand Cayman, and after extensive research, decided on Pappagallo Beach Condos.

The location was ideal for our purposes – we were looking for a two bedroom condo w/full kitchen, nice pool, good beach access and convenient to West Bay for SCUBA w/ CTD)

The owner was extremely prompt answering our questions, and arranged for an island “greeter” to meet us shortly after arrival. “George” was very pleasant, and walked us through the unit, and the Condo grounds.

The pictures posted of the unit we stayed in don’t really do it justice – the condo was in immaculate condition, and the owner thought of just about everything you need/want as a short term vacationer. The “basic” cooking essentials were already in the kitchen, including spices, cooking oil, etc., along with coffee filters, and a starter bag of coffee (especially important since we landed on Easter Sunday when all of the stores were closed). There were plenty of towels, spare linens, beach toys, board games (Othello was a hit), cards, etc. The condo is the top two floors of a three story building; you walk up a short flight of stairs to the main level, which had a kitchen, large living room, dining room, and two decks (off the living room, and the dining room). The upstairs had bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bathroom, and a huge master bedroom with a king size bed and private bath. The master bedroom had a large deck facing the ocean. Both decks had absolutely incredible views of the ocean, and the pool area.

The condo grounds were immaculate; we saw George, and the other condo staff working every day to ensure that even the stray fallen leaves were picked up – and they pressure washed the deck leading out into the ocean. The beach is right outside the pool area, and leads to an area of ocean protected by a reef about ¼ mile out. The water is quite shallow – even at the end of the dock, it’s only about 4 feet deep. My wife and I swam out to the reef several times (w/snorkel gear); although it’s a long swim over a mostly barren plain, it’s worth it – the reef is stunning, with lots of fish, hard/soft corals, sponges, lobsters, etc.

Pappagallo is in a fairly secluded area – there is really only one restaurant within walking distance and everything else was within a 5-10 minute drive. You'll want a car.

Negatives? We'd be hard pressed to come up with any.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Starfish Villa was our home away from home for 8 days. We were extremely comfortable. The owner was responsive to all our questions prior to showing up and provided for a local couple to meet us at the condo to show us around. If anything would have gone wrong, which it didn't, we would have had someone nearby to help us.

Villas Pappagallo is secluded and away from all the bustle of Seven Mile Beach so we had perfect quiet at night and calm days. The patio is perfect for having coffee, breakfast or cocktails though it's only a few steps to the beach if you want to enjoy your beverages with your feet in the sand.

Snorkeling off the dock led to the best protected inner reef on the island. We chartered with one of the dive companies to take us on a multi-stop snorkel trip and we kept feeling like the best spot was right out our door.

We are grateful to Lee for sharing her vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia and Ronald! We try very hard to make sure that our guests have a great vacation. So glad that the experience met your expectations and then some. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our condo and We hope to have you return again one day.
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Ontario, Canada

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villas Pappagallo over the Christmas period and it was perfect! The island is beautiful, Villas Pappagallo was fantastic and the condo was exceptional. The view from the balcony was stunning. The location is great - very serene, but a short drive to shopping, restaurants and 7 mile beach. The description in the listing is accurate. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our weeks vacation was excellent.The condo was very comfortable, clean and very true to the listing The property in general was very well maintained and we enjoyed the pool and walking on the beach. We enjoyed the proximity to governors beach and cemetery beach for snorkeling. Fabulous restaurants like calypso grill, cracked conch are with in a 2 mile radius and of course the 2 minute walk to papa gallos across the street. The owner lee was very responsive and went above a beyond to make sure we were comfortable, we would thoroughly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deirdre! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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Rates & Availability

North Side Condo Rental Rates

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low season
May 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 14 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

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7% service charge $0
Tax Rate 13.0%

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North Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Beds can be made in to a king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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