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'Rum & Kai' Beach Front 1 Bedroom - Rum Point, Grand Cayman

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,039 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Get away from it all at 'Rum and Kai', located at the Retreat in Rum Point. This beach front 1 bedroom condo is located in the stunning upscale vacation home enclave of Cayman Kai on beautiful Grand Cayman.

Completely renovated in 2003 with further updates in 2009, this 3rd floor unit is fully equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing beach front vacation. The unit is tastefully decorated with high-end furnishings and the finest linens; all in an understated, yet elegant tropical West Indies motif.

Featuring breathtaking beach and ocean views from the fully screened lanai and just steps from both the quiet pool and sandy white beach (fantastic for both swimming and snorkeling). The beach features both Palm and Casuarina trees for ample shade. Rum and Kai is the perfect size (1,039 sq. ft) for couples or a small family looking for a truly stress-free beach holiday.

Within walking distance to a pier, you are just minutes from the famous Sting Ray City and Cayman's renowned North Wall, also making Rum & Kai an ideal base for a Dive vacation.

With a king size bed, queen size sofa bed and twin pull out bed, Rum and Kai provides ample sleeping options. The fully equipped kitchen and available BBQ grills makes dining-in as easy as if you are home. But, since you are on vacation there are numerous restaurants located nearby.

In the unlikely event the weather forces you inside, you will appreciate the entertainment center featuring a large screen HDTV, Premium Cable, and a hard drive media center with over 250 movies and 700 TV episodes (many in HD). Classic board games and playing cards are also provided.

Conveniently next door is the popular Rum Point Club, featuring: restaurants, the Wreck bar, gift shop, water sports and snorkel rentals, dive shop and Sting Ray City trips.

The low density complex's amenities include: 1,200 feet of white sandy beach on the ocean (not some lagoon), pool, tennis court, fitness center, on-site management and the most amazing shades of blue the ocean can offer.

If your ideal beach vacation is to completely decompress by lounging or reading the day away on an empty beach (in the sun or shade); going for a dip or snorkel in the amazing water of the Caribbean; getting up for a bite to eat or to grab a drink; taking short day trips to see the sights; cooling off by the pool; ending the day by watching the sun set from the comfort of your lounge chairs; cooking in or dining out; then Rum & Kai at the Retreat may just be the place for you.

Far enough from everything you want to leave behind, yet close to everything you could need for a truly relaxing beach holiday.

(Many more pictures can be viewed on our slide show, please click the link below)

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Matt & Tracey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Matt & Tracey

While we love spending time at our Cayman home, we have some family members who cannot make the trip. So when we are back with them, it allows us to share our little abode with you.

Matt & Tracey purchased this condo in 2008

Why Matt & Tracey chose Grand Cayman

We finally found our little piece of paradise and would love to share it with you. Having rented countless (OK, a lot) vacation properties, we are quite in tune with what makes an enjoyable vacation rental and what doesn't. The natural beauty of the Rum Point area coupled with the amazing snorkeling right off shore sealed the deal for us. Being located on the quiet side of the island was just an added bonus.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is on the 3rd floor which provides for exceptional views of the blue Caribbean sea and all the peace and quite inherent in a top floor unit. We strive to deliver an outstanding product with hassle-free service for each of our guests. In the unlikely event our on-site management company is unable to accommodate any needs you have that may arise, we are only a phone call or e-mail away from providing assistance. So please, no worries and we hope you enjoy Rum and Kai as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

MOST RELAXING PLACE ON THE ISLAND



My Husband and I rented the condo for 4 nights for our anniversary. The condo was very clean and well stocked. We loved the screened in porch and the convenience of having a kitchen and washer/dryer. One of the best snorkelling spots on the island is just a few yards from the condo. We stayed in Seven Mile the last 2 nights and while there are more things to do, we deifinitely enjoyed the condo more!

Dinner at Kaibo was well-prepared but the portions were small. I guess when you're paying 35 bucks for a piece of fish, you are expecting a normal portion size not appetizer (or sushi) size. Rum point was great for a casual lunch. Nice to sit right on the beach. We did rent a car which I highly recommend. Just to have more dining options and tour the island a bit. We had dinner at the Lighthouse. The atmosphere on the patio was very romantic. The drinks and appetizers were good. Our fish was overcooked, though. I can't remeber the name of the restaurant but our favorite was the one owned by the Indian gentleman. The lobster was fantastic!
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Rum Point Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1039 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Sleep Sofa and Twin Roll-Away beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Coffee Bean Grinder, Blender, Toaster, Board Games & Playing Cards, iPod Docking Station, Beach Towels and Portable Beach Chairs - Beach Umbrella - Cooler for when you explore the island, Queen Size Sofa Bed and Twin Roll-Away Bed, Screened Windows and Ceiling Fans for when you do not want Air Conditioning.

Reviews

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'Rum & Kai' Beach Front 1 Bedroom - Rum Point, Grand Cayman
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

The property is in a beautiful location within steps from the beach, snorkeling and food and drinks.

  • 5 of 5

The view from Rum and Kai is relaxing and beautiful. The beach was clean, uncrowded and with lounge chairs available. The condo was comfortable and well stocked with cooking supplies dishes etc. Lots of towels a set of beach chairs and fins if desired.

It is located within walking distance from a restaurant , bar and rentals but away from the seven mile beach crowds.

Beautiful sunsets , sunrises and snorkeling right out front.

We had a wonderful vacation here at Rum and Kai at the Retreat!

We would stay here again perfect for a couple!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well-Stocked Condo and Great Snorkeling Location

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to the Cayman Islands for a diving trip - we chose this location as our last stop for snorkeling and it didn't disappoint. We swam out to the coral garden 2x - from the beach by the condo and Cayman Kai Public Beach and back to the beach in front of the condo. We checked out other snorkeling locations but came back to Rum Point as it has the best coral and colorful plants. Retreat #13 is great for 2 adults, it has the most well-stocked (from cooking spices, condiments, towels to laundry soaps) condo/apartment we have ever stayed in from Hawaii to Europe. We also took an early boat trip to Stingray City from the Kaibo Yacht Club and were the first one on the Sandbar to feed and play with the rays. It is about an hour drive to Seven Mile Beach and West Bay. We had a car so were able to drive into town to meet our dive boat. Overall, it was a good stay before flying home.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, refreshing, and totally enjoyable = paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the condo extraordinary - we had all the comforts of home and didn't lack for anything - but the retreat was like a little bit of heaven on earth. We were there for 10 days and it wasn't long enough. We were able to wind down and relax rather quickly - I think being away from the hubbub of the Seven Mile Beach area helped with that tremendously. The ease of obtaining a car with the direction of Matt was a huge benefit.

I would recommend this condo and area of the island to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The condo was beautiful and came with just about anything you can think of. The lanai looks out over the ocean. The beach is private and very quiet. There is good snorkeling just off the beach. Right next door is a more active beach which has a couple of nice restaurants. There is a dive/snorkeling shop there as well. Everything on the island is casual. We wore shorts and polo shirts to all restaurants. There are many good restaurants all over the island. I would recommend getting a car even though its a little difficult to get used to driving on the left side of the road.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, well equipped condo with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Rum & Kai is a very spacious and well-equipped condo in The Retreat at Rum Point. We've been coming to Cayman since 1988 and own property here, so we are very familiar with the island. Over the years we've rented a wide range of accommodations in Rum Point and we have to say, Rum & Kai is one of the nicest we've stayed in. It is decorated in a chic, modern-caribbean style with a beautiful direct view of the ocean. And extremely well-equipped, with multiples of almost every appliance in the kitchen, snorkel gear, tennis rackets -- even a functional printer for our boarding passes! The only thing missing was a martini shaker but a empty mayo jar made due! Also, unlike some other places we've rented, everything worked: TV, AC, stove/oven, etc.

Be aware that Rum & Kai is a third floor walk-up (no elevator), which was fine for us because the view was better and the breezes unencumbered, but if climbing stairs is a problem, you may want to look for a ground floor unit.

Net, a lovely condo in a lovely spot and one we'll hope to stay in again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One Bedroom Paradise, BEST SNORKELING ever, and Amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

We have already started saving for our return trip. It was an amazing experience to work with the owners of this VRBO, and they have the condo so well stocked it is unbelievable how they think of everything. Very impressed. Also impeccably clean. The snorkeling from the beach is unbelievable. I am a very beginning snorkeler, that honestly can't really swim-- and we were out in the water every day. This 9 day adventure was priceless. The other owners at The Retreat were amazing also, and the staff that works there. Our favorite place to eat was Tukka, we ended up eating there 3 different times it was so great. I honestly can't put into words how amazing this place is. We found the perfect condo in the most amazing part of the world to spend our anniversary. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous home. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Owen Roberts
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Wreck Bar
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Rum Point Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Kaibo Yacht Club Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Starfish Beach - Ivory Kai Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Rum Point Club & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Chisholm's Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Over the Edge Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Rum Point Coral Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Sting Ray City Sand Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Boyz Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Mastic Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen Elizabeth the II Botanic Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen's Monument/Connolly's Cove Snorkel Site
Nearest Point of Interest
CayBrew Brewery
Nearest Point of Interest
Foster's Express Mini-Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Tukka Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lighthouse Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
South Coast Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Driftwood Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

Departure point for trips to the world famous Sting Ray City and water sports activity center at the Rum Point Club is located next door.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

7th NIGHT FREE
Discount reflected in stated weekly rate
Rates based on a minimum 4 night stay & single or double occupancy
Additional $25 per night per adult (up to 3 adults total)
Optional Maid Service available at $35 per occurrence
13% Tourist Lodging Tax additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund