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Charming Oceanfront Sea Lodge in Delightful Cayman Kai

Bedrooms 1
Space 910 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 2, great for couples

Please read our reviews! Fully licensed by the Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism meeting strict standards of safety and cleanliness. No security deposit required. Gorgeous turquoise sea and sand beach right outside the doors of Sea Lodge #14, continuously updated and redecorated by meticulous owners. This is what the Caribbean was like 50 years ago. Relax and remember how to breath again in our unique and comfortably furnished oceanfront beach cottage at Rum Point on Grand Cayman Island. Listen to the surf and watch the sunrise from the king size bed. Lie on the quiet beach or enjoy swimming and snorkeling. This part of the north shore is designated as a protected marine park, so the fish and the reef are amazing. Many books and DVD's in our library. Relax on the two screened porches. Porch rockers on back sunset lanai. Washer/ dryer and free wi-fi. Cooled by the trade winds through plantation shutters and three ceiling fans; no air conditioning.

All rooms view the Caribbean. Waves breaking on the reef and trade wind breezes lull you to sleep, overhead fans in each room keep you comfortable, nice fully equipped kitchen with new granite counter tops, microwave, stove, refrigerator, blender, totally renovated bathroom in 2015, fast wireless internet, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, good linens and towels, 2 screened lanais, beach chairs and patio furniture, beach towels, stereo with i-pod connection, flat screen with large DVD collection, optional maid service and grocery service.

STUFF TO DO!!!!: Lots to do besides bronze on the beach with your book!

Plenty of local events: Pirate's Week in February, marathons, Pedro's Castle, horseback riding, pirate's caves.

George Town: Lots of duty free sales, the harbor, restaurants and night spots.

Explore the community: Visit the Saturday morning Farmer's Market.

Walk to Rum Point: A short quarter mile walk down the road (10 minutes) or drive (two minutes)! Enjoy watersports, and take the boat out to Stingray City. Eat your lunch at the colorful picnic tables - reasonable food prices - Visit the Shipwreck Beach Bar, get an ice cream, have your hair braided, enjoy the shade in your beach lounge or hammock. Kids love the shallow waters there.

Schedule a dive with Ocean Frontiers - reliable, professional, reasonable, and the best dive operation on Cayman: Located on the East End, a 15 minute drive.

Queen's Botanic Park: See beautiful tropical gardens and hopefully, a Blue Iguana!. On Frank Sound Road.

MORE TO DO!!!: Visit Black Pearl Skate and Surf Park next to Hurley's Grand Harbour. At 62,000 sq. ft. it is the largest concrete skate park in the world. Lessons and rentals available. The Waveloch Surf Machine produces an 11 foot wave! It is also one of it's kind in the world. Take the little ones to the Turtle Farm in West End. Everyone likes to visit 'Hell' - if only to get the T-shirt. Buy the Tortuga Rum Cake and eat it with whipped cream. Take an Atlantis Submarine excursion. Take a bioluminescence kayak tour at night. Go kite boarding or wind surfing on the East End at Morritt's Resort; the calm water inside the reef and strong trade winds make it a truly perfect and unique venue. Considered one of the top 10 wind surfing sites in the world. Go on a Cayman Island Helicopter tour. Walk the amazing and famous 7-mile Beach. Dine, dine, dine. Grand Cayman is home to some of the finest restaurants in the Caribbean. Walk the Mastic Trail into Cayman's wild and undisturbed interior.

More Details

Brian or Dawn Steeland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Brian or Dawn Steeland

My wife Dawn and I started coming to Grand Cayman in 2000 to SCUBA dive with our 2 children. We fell in love with the gentle people, perfect climate, and beautiful unspoiled sea. We finally purchased a piece of this paradise in 2010. It is a dream come true. Our cottage is one of 16 that were built as a dive resort in the 1960s on what was the very remote north shore. It has miraculously survived all the developers and is continuously preserved and improved by the very passionate individual owners. There is nothing like it left on Grand Cayman. We love to share it with our guests and receive lots of very positive reviews. We are blessed to have a local Caymanian couple, Miss Barbara and her husband Linsford care for our cottage and guests. They are like family to us! Contact us anytime. We love to discuss this very special place with anyone interested!

Brian or Dawn Steeland purchased this condo in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. Brian,

I wanted to find just the right words to describe the essence of your charming cottage.

You were an absolute joy to work with in coordinating the dates for my trip. You made everything easy and seemless.

It is evident that you and your wife place a lot of pride and love in the Sea Lodge with all the upgrades and decorative touches throughout the cottage. It is truly a labor of love and appreciation for the Cayman's culture. Mr. Linsford speaks very highly of you as well. He asked if I knew you and I told him that I felt like I did (although) we have never met in person -- only by email.

My absolute favorite part of the house is the seaside lanai- I spent every waking moment on the lanai enjoying the landscape. I love how all the doors open up to the lanai and expands the cottage space two fold, and I loved the welcoming white rocking chairs on the courtyard side-- very nice touch.

During this trip, I visited the Botanical Gardens ( quite a treat) and the Crystal Caves (newest attraction on the northside), in addition to Stingray City. The caves are something everyone must see and explore. The guided tour is very well done. There are currently three caves open and one more to come online this summer. You may want to add the Crystal Caves to your "Things To Do List".

Between Kirk's Corner and Over the Edge I was well nourished with great local foods. I was able to meet one of the cooks at Kirk's Corner- Ms. Bloosom.

The entire week was nourishment for the soul, spirit, mind and body.

Thanks again for your kindness!

Jun 2016
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North Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Completely renovated bathroom in 2015.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 beautiful King bed. You lie in bed and can see the Caribbean outside the plantation doors to the seaside porch. At night you hear the waves crashing on the reef and the trade winds blowing. Wake to the sunrise over the ocean!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Oceanfront Sea Lodge in Delightful Cayman Kai
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 67 reviews

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was clean, quiet and perfect for our vacation. We would go back! Great snorkeling in front. We loved Grand Cayman!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place in the Middle of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much... Beautifully decorated and perfectly located. Everything was just as you said. Thank you for all of the helpful information. Over the Edge was our favorite place to eat. It is a bit of a drive to get groceries but worth the drive. The only complaint is no air conditioning and I am guessing there are very few times of the year that you can stand no a/c on the Island. If not for the humidity no a/c would be perfect, there is a breeze blowing at all times. Your place is very nice we would stay there again if we ever return to the Island we will make sure you have a/c when we return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lisa for choosing our cottage and submitting the review! The Sea Lodges were built in the 1960s and oriented facing the trade winds by design. The cottage is completely open front to back via plantation shuttered doors and has 3 ceiling fans. There are no windows, so with AC everything has to be closed and it is completely dark inside. Not very pleasant! The cottage provides an old time, authentic island experience with fresh breezes and the sounds of the sea and palms. It is not a good fit for any guest that requires ac. I make this very clear on the website and in the rental agreement. Potential guests can contact me anytime for more information. Warm regards, Brian.
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Gorgeous, with (mostly) seasonal shortcomings

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this property. It was as shown in the pictures - beautiful - and as described. The place was well appointed. We woke to the sunrise from the bedroom and the beach was just steps away.

A couple of considerations:

- As advertised, there's no AC. This is a challenge, at least during the season we visited (mid-Sept) with consistent temps of 30C/95F (before humidex which took it to 42C/115F) day and night. The breeze and fans brought very little relief.

- The mattress on the bed is not an independent coil mattress so every move by your partner results in a lot of motion. If you're a light sleeper...

- The location is somewhat remote, (which would likely be a blessing during peak times). Our timing was during the off-peak so this presented a mix. We had the beach and property to ourselves, but many of the closest businesses (tour operators, restaurants) were closed or providing reduced services for the season.

- The snorkeling right off the beach is good, but you're missing out if you don't explore other areas of the island for snorkeling and/or diving.

Overall a lovely stay, though between the heat and the bouncy bed we were sleep challenged.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Angela for choosing our property! I'm glad you enjoyed your time on beautiful Grand Cayman. The mattress is an expensive Ethan Allen we shipped here from the US. Never had anything but positive comments about it in hundreds of rentals. I'm here now sleeping very well on it. A mattress preference is personal and it's hard to satisfy all guests. I'm very sorry it caused you sleep issues. We try very hard to make the Sea Lodge experience special!
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Ideal secluded location for snorkeling on Grand Cayman

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Sea Lodge #14 very much! Everything was exactly as advertised. Driving on the island was different but not difficult! All of Brian's suggestions of places to eat, grocery store, liquor store etc. were spot on. The snorkeling right out from the property was excellent. We saw beautiful soft and hard corals, varieties of fish, and a huge lobster! Swimming out to the reef wasn't difficult and there was no boat traffic to worry about. We loved the secluded location! There was remodeling work going on in the unit next to us, but we hardly knew it. The guys were quiet and very friendly especially Mr. Lindsay who was so nice to talk to. We had one small issue during our stay that I needed to contact Miss Barbara about (the safe or the user malfunctioned). She answered her phone right away and fixed the issue super fast!! Thanks, Miss Barbara! We felt relaxed and safe during our stay. The only reason we gave this stay 4 stars instead of 5 was the heat in August. We knew there was no air conditioning before we booked. But, we needed at least one other fan so we didn't have to move the stand fan from living room to bedroom. All reviews said the winds kept it cooler. However, during our stay August 17-24, we had 3 nights with no breeze and the temp didn't go below 85* . Even knowing ahead of time and taking our own cooling towels and ice packs, we had a difficult time sleeping. Again, we were fully informed of this before hand but if staying in August, one might do well to bring extra personal cooling devices. In closing, we also highly recommend the Bioluminescent Bay kayak trip with Cayman Kayak! Super cool and worth the price!! For great food we recommend Kaibo on the beach, Over the Edge, Eagle Rays, and Tukka's happy hour!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here in unit 14. The place was pretty quiet the week we were there and we had the beach to our selves most days. The location is excellent. Far away from the masses on the west end. Very quiet.

The beach was nice. It's not a very good walking beach as you can't go very far to the east, but you can walk down to Rum Point to the west. It's just not very easy as it's pretty rocky. Water entry is just OK with lots of sea grass and hidden rocks to walk over. Once you get over that, the snorkeling is pretty darn good out by the reef. It's a decent swim to get out there, but once you do you will be rewarded with plenty of marine life. We saw a few sting rays in our travels to and from the reef.

There are a handful of restaurants in Rum Point. Kaibo beach and Kaibo Upstairs are excellent. You can pretty much skip the rest of Rum Point. Too many people for us. Mudslide? Pass. The Italian Kitchen on the east end is really good as well. "Worth the drive" as everyone likes to say in their advertising.

There were three or four nights where we wished there was AC in the bedroom as the trade winds were pretty dead those nights. Sure we knew the unit was without AC going in, but we could have used it a few nights. You just can't predict the weather and the winds. Yes, there are plenty of fans in the unit, but I would suggest upgrading to higher RPM fans that move substantially more air around. The one in the bedroom is probably in its last season of service.

Aside from the occasional crab or scorpion (yep, found one in the shower when we first got there) finding a way inside, the condo was really nice. The wifi works well (tip: if it stops working for you, just unplug the unit, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in.) and was plenty fast to stream Netflix in the evening after dinner. The kitchen had everything we needed. The bathroom was fine as well. The screened in back porch area was a fantastic place to have a morning or evening cocktail. No judging. You're on vacation.

Then next time we return to Grand Cayman it will be with a larger group of people, so we would be looking for a larger place to stay, but it would certainly be in this area. Without question. And I'm pretty certain it would be a place with AC for the occasional still summer nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jamie. Thanks so much for choosing our beach cottage and we're happy you had a great time! There are scorpions on Cayman. They are small and not lethal like those found in Arizona. We have the interior and exterior of the Sea Lodges treated every 3 months. I have only seen 1 in the last 8 years. The salt air destroys the ceiling fans quickly. I replace them often and will this fall. I'm sorry you didn't like the Rum Point Club. Almost everyone finds it to be a fantastic destination for eating, drinking, water sports, and the amazing beach. Potential guests should check it out on Trip Advisor. It's only a 5 minute walk from the cottage. I make it very clear on the website and in the rental agreement that we don't have AC. If it's something a guest wants, our cottage would not be a good choice. We love the trade wind breezes and fresh sea air! Anyone considering this cottage can contact me anytime with any questions they may have. Warm regards, Brian.
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Beautiful scenic Kayman Kai

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Sea Lodges. It was very relaxing and just a great place to unwind. The unit was well stocked with kitchen essentials so feeling at home was easy. There was comfortable furniture and several fans to keep the unit cool.... Screened in porches front and back made enjoying the outdoor areas mosquito free... When we were here, the beach was never very crowded with there being no more than 5 or 6 other people out there with us . The beach was clean and had very soft sand to walk on... I would recommend wearing water shoes as there is some coral and sea grass near the shore to walk through. The neighborhood is quiet with a laid back attitude so if you are looking for a relaxing get away, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Owen Roberts in George Town

Located on the beach on the north side of Grand Cayman Island, far from the crowds -- in the peaceful residential area of Cayman Kai. Just one quarter mile before the public Rum Point Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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