Spacious and beautifully decorated... Comfort is the priority at Seafan Meadows.
Large open rooms; showers so roomy a curtain isn't needed; the gourmet-level kitchen stocked with organic whole-bean coffee, delicious olive oil and other staples; the audiophile sound-system serving 10,000 CDs stored on the in-house, wireless PC. Wii console, extra controllers and Wii Sports, upscaling DVD player with ~300 movies from the 'best of' lists for kids, adults, the whole family. These are the highlights of the amenities awaiting you!
Relax by the pool; virtually chlorine-free with the ionization purifier. Cruise the coast or up on the Bluff by bicycle or the included minivan. Plan a meal around just-caught fish and locally grown produce; you'll know who to check with. Derwin Scott, our local partner, born and raised on Cayman Brac, London educated... he can 'clue you in' on all the details of the island, and more!
You set the pace at Seafan Meadows.
We've been visiting Cayman Brac for over 40 years and have made so many dear friends on this 'rock' of an island. Having visited a fair number of other Caribbean islands we've come to realize that the Brac is truly unique as a destination. The isolation of the Caymans has encouraged a self - sufficient population of 'can do' people. There's never been a neighboring island to turn to during hard times. The combination of remaining a British Dependency and the more recent successes in off-shore banking and tourism has resulted in a standard of living that rivals any developed society. Education and civility are taken very seriously.
What really separates Cayman Brac, though, is that it has not been ruined by 'tourism development'... There have never been more than two modest resorts or the large condominium projects that can so spoil a culture. The people of the Brac are pleased to meet you and are glad to make your visit as special as their island home truly is.
This home and property are legend on the island! From the winding driveway (Why wouldn't you just cut it straight?!) to the massive roof beams... and 'so many windows!' When we realized it was time for 'a place of our own' we looked at every option, every property. Finding Seafan Meadows brought home the realization that we'd be hard pressed to better design our second home... and there's nothing even close on the island! Originally designed and built in the late 80's by architect Robert Poyas as his 'dream home,' every attention was made to the details that make it perfect. We took the attitude that since this is first and foremost our home, that we'd go ahead and furnish / equip it with that in mind. The result is that Seafan Meadows offers pleasant surprises everywhere you turn. You'll find everything you need... and more!
Karl, Larry and I just returned to a cold, rainy Washington state after two lovely weeks at Seafan Meadows. We had a great time. Your house and property are perfect. Everything - the gravel in the yard, the pool and shades, the BBQ, the beach, all the wonderful stuff in the kitchen, the fans in the bedrooms - it was just very easy to stay and hard to leave.
The diving was great - many of the sites are as good or better as those in Little Cayman. Unfortunately, we didn't snorkel much because it was very windy for most of our stay.
So we just had to hang around by the pool and beach and read - hmmmm.
You will not be disappointed! We have rented homes all over the world and this one was a stand out! Everything was clean and new, the kitchen had EVERYTHING you will need and much more. I felt at home and loved using the nice ceramic serving dishes. The pool was the perfect place to chill out and there were floats and plenty of different chairs to choose from. Derwin, there on island point person was a doll! Having a car to drive around was a total bonus too!
Oh my gosh...I can't say enough about this home! It's in the perfect location. It is situated on the north side of the island and the ocean was amazing...we drove over to the south side (a whole 2 miles away) and the ocean was rough white caps everywhere all down the south side! We attempted to snorkel at the public beach but it was too much so we headed back to the other side and it was perfect! Met a lot of amazing locals, make sure you visit Nims and talk with Mr. Scott he has quite a few stories to share. The family is planning on getting dive certified so we can return in the very near future. Can't wait!! The house was perfect, the ocean was spectacular, and the island is amazing!!
My family and I have visited many of the Carribean islands over the years and have found Cayman Brac to be one of the best vacation destinations of them all. The residents of the island go out of there way to make you feel wlecome. It is one of the cleanest and safest destinations we have traveled to. The same can be said about Sea Fan Meadows. This property is owned and managed by people who truly care that you have a great vacation experience. The home is well cared for and contains everything you need whether you want to prepare a great meal or have fun at the pool. We enjoyed the birdwatching at the east end and diving at the west end of the island. I would highly recommend Brac Scuba Shack for those who are interested in divng while on the island. We will definitely plan another trip to Sea Fan Meadows in the future.
We were fortunate to stay at Sea Fan Meadows for 8 nights in February, 2016. Derwin promptly met us at the Brac Reef Resort and pointed out the various grocery stores on our way to the villa. After a tour of this beautiful home, he turned over the keys to the property and new vehicle to us and said to call if there were any problems. There was also a second, older vehicle if we needed it.
This villa was the nicest one we have ever stayed in! It was very spacious - we loved the open concept living area and kitchen and the very comfortable bedrooms and spacious bathrooms. Everything was extremely clean, nicely decorated with a wide spectrum of art, well supplied with extra towels, blankets, bedding, soap, etc. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen which had a great supply of spices and condiments we were free to use. We found The Market to be the best grocery store - we were able to find everything we were looking for there (fresh produce, dairy, frozen foods, snacks, etc.) . If you are buying white wine, be sure and check the bottles - we mistakenly bought a bottle from 2007 (before the hurricane!) which ended up being amber in colour and definitely past it's prime. Even the 2012's weren't great, so we tried to stick with the newer vintages. We aren't sure how the red wine was.
Despite having very strong winds the first 6 nights were were here, on our last 2 days the surf was calm and we were able to explore the reef, which is just a few feet off shore. We were amazed at the variety of fish on the reef. Do not expect a sandy beach in Cayman Brac and be sure and bring reef walkers! Much of the shoreline is very rocky! We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing by the pool every day, exploring the caves, hiking the trails, bike riding and running the road along the bluff. This island is very safe. (Note that some of the hiking trails, although not difficult, are extremely hazardous due to the sharp rocks and hiking boots are recommended. We would recommend the lighthouse trail and the nature trail by the parrot reserve - the other trails, although doable, would be too hazardous for children.) We would recommend doing the activities either before noon, or after 4pm, as we did find the sun and heat very intense during the day. Unfortunately, we weren't certified divers and were unable to experience diving, but hope to return with our certifications sometime in the future.
For anyone considering a villa in Cayman Brac, this is the villa to rent!
We arrived on the Brac and Derwin was there waiting to drive us to the house. He provided us with some very important information for shopping and supplies on our trip to the house. We had a fishing / Little Cayman trip planned with Derwin for fishing, but it was too windy on the days he was available; maybe next time.
The owner is wonderful to work with and answered every question I had and very quickly.
The house and property are exactly as described - beautiful open floor plan with an amazing kitchen, surrounding area is quiet, the house was very clean and comfortable, and the patio / pool area was just amazing.
Having the vehicle was great for island viewing.
The music library was perfect - never had to use my own device.
Snorkeling right outside the back door is awesome - seen several different colors of fish, we had a stingray come visit, a barracuda and three eels; also no shortage of hermit crabs to watch - so fun.
We had a couple of days of very high winds and we could not snorkel so ok, we swam in the pool and explored the island; again, perfect.
Sea Fan Meadows is absolutely perfect. The home is located on the North side of Cayman Brac, so the water is calm, smooth & beautiful. The home sits back off of the road just enough so there is no road noise. The owner was easy to work with and Derwin the care-taker was very attentive. I have stayed on Cayman Brac several times and this is the best home by far.
The amenities that come with the home were great and included a very nice car for getting around the island. The home is tastefully decorated and has a fabulous kitchen, large eating and living area, outstanding bedrooms, kayaks, snorkel gear, fantastic pool and patio area, with outdoor grilling for all the fish we caught on our trip out in Derwins’ boat.
Bamboo Bay; handy to everything on Cayman Brac... mid - island on the North shore, within walking distance of the main crossroad. The 150' bluff and settlement of Spot Bay to the East, sunsets to the West.
On 2 acres of preservation property, attracting a flock of Cayman Brac parrots from the bluff to feed nearly every afternoon, Seafan Meadows offers you a wonderfully private seclusion (no neighbors in sight,) while being handy to wherever you might (ad)venture. You're not alone if you wish for fishing, diving or offshore snorkling. Fantastic excursions await with the 20' 115 HP boat, captained by our partner, a certified dive-master and lifelong local fisherman; diving trips where you call the shots... ready to move on? Let's go!