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The Most Beautiful Seaside Rental on Cayman Brac

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Featherstone is the ultimate getaway. Its 1 1/2 acres of sandy beach located on a cove-like property is considered to be the most beautiful private beach on the island. Far off the roads and with no direct neighbors on either side, you are surrounded by palm and sea grape trees with nothing in view but sea and sky and with glimpses of the bluff to the East and Little Cayman to the West. Even all the telephone and electrical wires are buried so you feel like you are on your own private little island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

This beautiful property was built and decorated with loving care and is perfectly maintained by its interior designer owner. Your day begins as you look out your double french doors at the sun rising on the water. In the evening enjoy dinner on your private deck overlooking the sea and your private garden while sunsets light up the sky. At night, lay in a hammock under the palm trees and watch the stars fall from the sky as night turns to day.

This is what island living was 50 years ago. Bring your books, your camera, your sweetheart, your stress, and let it all go in this beautiful place. Or, come alone and find how life is meant to be lived. Away from the fast paced atmosphere of an overdeveloped world, Featherstone offers a peace and beauty seldom found in the civilized world. If you love the sounds and smells of the sea, the serenity of sunsets and endless stars at night, Featherstone is your place.

This property is so gorgeous that words cannot do it justice so please just come stay with us.

Keywords: Seafront Guest Apartment

More Details

Owner
Minnie Branch
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Minnie Branch

Own an executive search firm for the telecom industry as well as an Interior Design company in the islands. Adore my guests - every single one of them but honor their privacy while they are at Featherstone.

Minnie Branch purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Minnie Branch chose Cayman Brac

Because the island is still in the top 3% of clean air and water left on the planet. There is no poverty and, thus, no crime. The people are friendly and accommodating and the British ownership assures a stable government. It is gorgeous beyond words with many unusual and outstanding features in addition to the Caribbean Sea and sky.

What makes this apartment unique

Safety. Security. Every day a beautiful day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about this place was perfect, The property was beautifully maintained and the apartment was beautiful and well equipped. Minnie takes careful attention to things that simply make your vacation more comfortable and enjoyable. We wanted a place on the ocean with privacy to relax and enjoy my wife's birthday and our anniversary and we were not disappointed.The rental car was waiting for us at the airport which Minnie so graciously reserved for us. After resting the day of arrival, Minnie & Hank provided us with recommendations from where to buy groceries, restaurants to eat at and sights to see and explore on this beautiful island. For fresh baked bread and rolls you cannot beat the Pioneer Bakery. Snorkeling off the beach in front of the house, we saw numerous tropical fish, several barracuda, a reef shark, and several turtles. Another good shore place we snorkeled was at Tibbett's Reef. The museum had fascinating information about the history of this amazing island and the numerous hurricanes it has survived. We visited the numerous caves and was especially touched with Rebecca's Cave. The trip to the lighthouse and view from the bluff is spectacular wonder in itself. This is truly an amazing place to get away and relax and Minnie is a very gracious host. She truly puts her guest and their comfort first. I cannot recommend this place or it's lovely host enough. My wife and I are looking forward to a return visit to this beautiful place in the future.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Cayman Brac Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cooking Utensils and Linens provided, Restaurants and Grocery Stores easily assessible, Airport pickup, Car and Diving Discounts, Bikes provided, Sea Kayak

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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The Most Beautiful Seaside Rental on Cayman Brac
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews
5

Love, love, love Featherstone!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at Featherstone. The house had everything that we needed and Minnie double checked to make sure that all was well. We loved having our own “private” beach (that’s how it seemed) to enjoy the sun and waves during the day and the unbelievably clear sky with so many stars at night. The wi-fi and washing machine worked perfectly, the kitchen is stocked with any appliance that you need on vacation, the linens are top notch, and the bed and pillows are super comfy. We are so happy that we discovered Featherstone and would definitely return. Thanks so much for everything, Minnie!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is not easy to have a rental on such a small island but when our guests respond as you did all the effort is repaid in spades! Thank you for being such wonderful, appreciative guests. I am looking forward to your return and to meeting you, hopefully, next time. Have a grand summer and keep us in mind when the winds start to blow!
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West Bath, Maine
5

Beautiful spot, secluded, quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to escape and get away from everything. The owner Minie was great to deal with, she wasn’t here during our stay but arranged a car for us and someone to meet us at the airport and show us to the house. The spot is under the main house with a beautiful shaded deck, there are 3 areas on the beach that have hammocks and an outdoor daybed to relax on. Brac is a great little island, lots to do and see but you will just want to hang out here.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so wonderful to get right in touch with me to let me know that you were happy with the apartment. Since I was off the island it really gave me a sigh of relief! Thank you for your sweet review. I am so glad that you enjoyed my little piece of Paradise as I was freezing up here in North Carolina. It made not being at home more bearable to know that you were having fun. I hope you will come visit again because you were the perfect guest!
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4

Quiet place away from it all with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

A very nice property away from it all. It was the perfect setup to unwind and enjoy the sea breeze. Great for 2 people, with a perfect walk out to the ocean. The property is mostly sand very clean and well kept up. The ocean front is rocky, with a short dock. This is not an island with surgar sand beaches, but this is better than most properties on Brac. It has great views, with nice places to sit and relax. Minnie is very pleasant and a friendly owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Craig, Missouri
5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The view from the apartment in breath taking. Minnie takes such great care of her beach area. We loved watching the waves roll in from our front porch while eating our breakfast, laying in one of the hamocks or beach chairs or in the cabana. The apartment had everything we needed for a fantastic vacation. Minnie was kind and very respectful of our privacy. Thank you for such a marvelous vacation at your paradise get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review of my apartment. I had just submitted a review of you as guests and, obviously, gave you 5 stars on every point. You were the ideal guests. I enjoyed seeing that you were having a great time and privacy is what this big beach and this property is all about. You left the apartment in such great shape that my housekeeper had trouble finding a way to do anything else to it to make it ready for future guests. Thank you for your kindness and for staying with me. I do hope you will come again and soon.
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Space-

First, Minnie's property is amazing. We had the privilege of staying at both the cottage and the apartment. Minnie was gracious enough to help with our Thursday-Thursday stay which required staying on one space for a few nights then moving to the other. If you are honeymooning I suggest the cottage otherwise personally I prefer the apartment where we stayed for the majority of our vacation. The apartment has an amazing view of the ocean and beach. Minnie's description is on point and the space IS comfortable - pillow-top mattresses, great pillows, etc. Plenty of spaces on the beach for chilling including hammocks and shelters. The property is beautiful and well maintained. It has the perfect blend of vegetation and open space. We spent a lot of time everyday in the water in front of the property. The beach at Minnie's is interesting in that it does not enter into the water this is normal on this side of the island. The only place you will find a "traditional" sandy beaches will be by the resorts. DO NOT let this deter you! Minnie has a small dock that takes you out past the iron-shore so you can either swim or snorkel. Snorkeling in front of her house is great. This place is truly wonderful and our family had an amazing time hiking the shoreline, swimming, kayaking, fishing, and just relaxing.

Snorkeling-

The island is literally a reef that came out of the ocean. Almost all of the island has what is called iron shore. Very few property owners have cleaned up the shore like Minnie has - she has the true diamond on this small island that she painstakingly carved out. We are snorkelers and used 2mm booties (I would actually get thicker booties to get through the iron shore around the island) and open heel fins to take full advantage of the snorkeling around the island - the only place you don't need this setup is by the public beach. If you have a young snorkeler I recommend the following shore dives/snorkeling locations - Handcuff Reef, Sylvia's Reef, Radar Reef, Scott's Dock, Buccaneer. They each have ladders into the water and are very easy to navigate. Be sure to bring your inflatable snorkel vest for visibility and safety.

Other-

There's not a lot of great eating locations on this island. There are a few gems- Barry's Jerk, Pat's Kitchen, and Captains Table (for lunch). I highly recommend buying fresh fish from a guy on the West Cross Road he has a large pink sign - "fresh fish for sale." $4CI/pound.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review! It was a joy to have you and your family here. Your son is amazing and it delighted me to watch you all enjoy my homes and the beach. I hope you will come again and soon!
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Plymouth, MA
5

A lil bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Minnie is fabulous..everyone knows her on the island...the 'apartment is below her resident location ... Everything in her "ad" was there in a very fashionable manner... A little tough going swimming in front of the place due to very windy weather, but we are snorkelers and we ventured out to find great snorkeling sites .. A few you can drive your rental car up to the stairs into the water ..Thank you Minnie for a great time ...

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you loved Featherstone's apartment. Even though I live on the second story of the house, I am always mindful about my guest's privacy and glad that you felt peaceful and private. Please come again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Charles Kirkconnell
Car: recommended

Nature Tours in the Parrott Preserve, Caving, Birding, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving, Swimming, Deep Sea Fishing, Rock Climbing

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Availability

Available
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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