About the property
- Condo1150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rollaway/airbed/cots avail, sleeps 4-6
If you enjoy the simple life, come to us on Cayman's beautiful North shore. This is a place where you can go barefoot all day long and never have to dress for dinner, where you can swim and splash, build sand castles or snorkel out to the reef from a beach that is practically your own. We are part of the original Cayman Kai resort, generously laid out over 3 acres. Our lodges have screened front and back porches and the characteristic pointy roofs, which collect rainwater, provide us with cathedral ceilings and have withstood many a hurricane. All lodges are fitted with louvre doors which allow the breezes to circulate freely and obviate the need for air conditioning. Whether you are a botanist or a biologist, a birdwatcher, a dreamer, a reader, or a family with children, you are likely to enjoy your stay.
Rum Point: Need action? Rum Point, a local favorite, is just a short walk or drive away. Red Sail Sports provides any kind of watersports, including Scuba and excursions to Stingray City. There are picnic tables and food, the Shipwreck bar, a gift shop, showers, complimentary beach beds, sun and shade. We recommend it during rough weather and especially for small children. It is protected from the wind, and the water is really shallow.
Botanic Park. Mastic Trail.: The Botanic Park, gold medalist at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, lets you view a dazzling array of native and tropical plants. Visit the Heritage House, identify water birds at the pond, walk the nature trail, meet the Blue Iguana.
To see Cayman's interior, explore the Mastic Trail. Takes a few hours. All the snakes are non-poisonous.
Other activities: Check local events: Pirates Week, marathons, farmers markets, duplicate bridge, church services, Governor's Open House. Make sure to visit Pedro's Castle, a reconstructed plantation house. Have a look at 7 Mile Beach. Go dive, see the dolphins, do pottery with the children, eat out, dance, be happy
Kirby von Kessler
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Relaxing, serene and private
My wife, 3 teenage daughters and I had a great stay at Kirby's place. Wish we were there right now! Just steps from the beach and the snorkeling is awesome right out front near the reef. Good restaurants near by and away from the hussle and bustle. The ocean breeze and fans made it surprising comfortable sleeping at night without AC. You will find both Kirby and Barbara (the cleaning lady) to be very helpful answering any questions you might have. We strongly recommend.
Fabulous beachside cottage
Just returned from a fantastic week at Sealodge 25. The location of this home was simply beautiful - the ocean views from the back porch cannot be beat. You are steps from the water and falling asleep to the sound of the waves was fabulous. The home is very simple but has everything one could need and fit our family of 4 without a problem.
While we loved the location, one should know that it is an area full of private homes and condos, with only 2 restaurants close by. It is more off the beaten path and quiet versus Seven Mile where you are steps away from restaurants and activities.
Kirby was a joy to deal with - very receptive and quick to answer my questions. I am hopeful we will return one day soon!
Simple and peaceful. Away from the crowds and steps from the ocean.
LOVED our stay at Kirby's place on the north side of Grand Cayman. What we loved-
. the constant ocean breeze
. really comfortable beds
. bright and airy, very outdoor living accommodation, high ceilings, simple decor
. you can count the steps to the beach
. SO quiet. We rarely saw more than two other people on our felt-like-private beach
. crabs running around on the sand in the mornings
. spending a couple afternoons at nearby Rum Point, in case you want the briefest touch of touristy stuff (pina colada on the beach, other people)
. sooooo much sea-life in the ocean. Saw a lobster, a baby octopus, many conch (live and not), fish, more fish, more more fish
Some tips for travelers-
. if snorkeling, bring your own snorkel gear or rent from red sail just down the road
. the kitchen is as spartan as it looks, so if you plan on doing a lot of cooking, you'll need to be flexible and a little creative
. discovered the blender was broken, which I only mention because it's a bummer to only find this out at sunset with a fist full of ice and pina colada mix
Would return in a heartbeat. One of our favorite family vacations!
Thanks Jason. Much appreciated and cannot believe the timing on the blender. Tragedy!
The tropical salt air giveth and the salt air taketh away...(sigh)...
Should you all come back (please do), I'll make sure that not only is there one in perfect blending health for you but that there are some tasty fresh tropical ingredients there, among other delicious things, to mix together within it.
Great having you all down and thanks so much again.
Amazing view and listening to the water all night was great with the wind coming through. Very windy side of Grand Cayman at night but still enjoyable! Quiet complex, felt like we had the whole complex to ourself. Beac is pretty, they come and clean it frequently. Close to Rum Point and other things
Thanks so much Karin. Was great having you all down. Please don't hesitate to re-engage should the thought cross your mind.
Great place to stay
My husband and I and our 2 young adult children stayed here over Christmas break. The accommodations were perfect and Kirby gave great information before arriving so that we knew where to rent a car, where to shop and which restaurants to visit. We were able to cook most meals at the condo, which had all that we needed to do so. We were right on the beach and even though the wind was blowing every day we were able to get out to snorkel and saw some life. The condo is tastefully furnished and even had games, books and a DVD player for our entertainment. It was clean upon our arrival; beach towels were provided as well as sand toys. The area is the quieter side of the island which we really preferred, especially after a day of venturing out to the busy parts. We would stay here again.
Always great to receive a nice review...very kind of you all...many thanks as well for allowing us the opportunity to provide a nice xmas getaway...please come back again for a visit...you all are most welcome anytime...!
Truly a gem!
The owners are incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to questions. The condo is tastefully decorated and it has a lovely beach front atmosphere. A large, screened in front porch overlooks the sea and palm trees hang over it- lending shade and the relaxing rustle of their fronds.
The snorkeling right off the beach is great. We went to several other places recommended for snorkeling on the island and we were always happy to come back to this home and snorkel from here.
The beach was never crowded. Unlike some of the other Caribbean islands, we always felt totally safe and we were never hassled. The Caymanians are friendly, relaxed and helpful. We bought fresh, local fish from the nearby Over the Edge restaurant and grilled it outside at night.
All in all- restful, beautiful, relaxed, healthy- idyllic!
Cayman Kai is an old-established community of private homes on Grand Cayman's North shore, far from the crowds of Seven Mile Beach, with a view of soul-lifting beauty. For supplies visit Chisholm's at Northside (8 minutes), or Foster's at Savannah (30 minutes). Rum Point offers casual food, the Shipwreck Bar, complimentary beach beds and Red Sail Sports. Restaurants near-by include Kaibo Yacht Club, Rum Point Restaurant (formal) and the Edge Cafe in Old Man's Bay (local color). There is no shortage of literature advertising local events. Other Activities: hiking the Mastic Trail, Island touring, local events
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
High Season US$ 1,600 per week. Low Season 1,200 per week. Tax not included. No cleaning fees or extra person fees. Low summer rates. Rates negotiable.