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Henry Barbera

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool

42 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

West End House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This stunning property on the West End of Cayman Brac, BWI is a private unit consisting of a separate kitchen, dining, and living area as well as a full bathroom and private entrances.

Your tropical tranquil oceanfront vacation home is just feet from the Caribbean waters, and far away from the maddening crowds and the bustle of tourist-saturated areas. While you sunbathe you can enjoy the ocean breeze and be mesmerized by the turquoise Caribbean waters and sapphire surf only feet from your door.

Cayman Brac is a sister island to the highly developed island of Grand Cayman and has managed to remain unspoiled, making it the perfect antidote to the over-programmed resort vacation. Explore the island’s many hidden treasures while relaxing in your own private retreat. Whether rock-climbing, caving, shelling, diving, fishing, snorkeling, bird watching, hiking, walking the shore line or simply relaxing is what you desire, you will have a vacation to remember. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the laid-back island pace in a thoroughly modern and comfortable house that will immediately become your home.

Listen to the never-ending rhythm of the gentle rolling waves and feel the cooling breezes as you enjoy the warm sunshine and stunning sunsets any time of the year. There is plenty of privacy and you'll enjoy the small yellow songbirds and the island's native brown booby and frigate birds that seem to enjoy the lush, tropical surroundings. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. The low temperature of the water in mid winter is 78F so you can swim all year long. We call Cayman Brac 'detox from life'. The most difficult part of your vacation will be packing your sandals and leaving this absolute tropical paradise and the fine comfortable accommodations of the house.

This oceanfront beach property overlooks the Caribbean and Little Cayman and has access to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Rebuilt and remodeled in the fall and winter of 2009, its 850 square feet offers hardwood floors, all new fixtures, furnishings, and appliances as well as a full kitchen and living room with a large flatscreen television with RGB and HDMI connections, iPod docks, surround sound systems, and high speed wireless internet. This unit is equipped with all the amenities one would expect from a finer home.

Stretch out twenty feet from the water on a lounger or hammock in the 360 square foot beach cabana with silver palm thatched roof. BYOB.

Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can take advantage of the outside shower, freshwater rise tank, and dive equipment drying rack.

If there are any issues I will be there to help you. I only live five minutes away. If you have any special requests -- be it for snorkeling gear, horse shoes, bicycles, movies -- I can usually help you out.

If you’re vacationing with friends but still want your privacy these units are perfect because you'll be close when you want and still have the privacy when you desire it.

Stores are closed on Sunday. If your arrival is after 6:30 pm on Saturday or on Sunday we'll do your grocery shopping for you - just send us a list, there is no charge for our time.

For your convenience I have also arranged a special deal with a local car rental agency for those who might desire it. For those who will be renting for seven days you will get your seventh day free. Additionally, if you pay with traveler’s checks or cash you will receive a 5% discount.

Bicycles for pleasure use (not as primary transportation) and fishing poles come with the property rental. You can also use the kayaks, snorkeling gear ($15/week) and more

There are public tennis and basketball courts, a full spa, and a full fitness room just minutes away. Inexpensive maid service is also available.

Our pleasant Property Caretaker is now available during your stay to prepare daily meals, clean, pick up groceries and necessities, provide day care, tend your bar and serve your guests, and many other service driven requests. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us!

So if mom wants a vacation and does't want to deal with cooking and cleaning or doing a load of laundry then we have a very affordable solution. Secluded Sunsets is the only guest house on the island providing services in this manner. We pride ourselves in being a cut above any other guest house and we strive daily to insure your vacation is the best one you'll ever have. Also, we understand that in todays world everyone is looking for 'value' and we are doing our very best to provide it to all of our guests.

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Apartment, Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Beach, Pool, Boat, Caribbean, Sea, Ocean, Beach

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Henry Barbera (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Henry Barbera

I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved being in the sun by water and palm trees. I've always traveled and I vacationed here several years ago. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have two properties one on the south side and I am renting the one on the north side. The water is just incredible and now I'm a certified Scuba Diver and just can't get enough of it. The Coral Reefs are amazing and can be experienced by just snorkeling. I can't ever imagine returning to the States. This place in nothing like Florida with its millions of people and chain retail.

Henry Barbera purchased this house in 2009

Why Henry Barbera chose Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac is a magical place where you can walk about in the middle of a star lit night and have not a single worry of crime or annoyances. Your family is safe here and you can feel it as the locals will wave to everyone including you. Very few people lock their houses and almost everyone will leave their car keys in the ignition 24/7 and that’s a fact. This Island is so special it has become a vacation destination for folks who live on other Caribbean Islands. The stars will make you stop in your tracks as there is very little background lights to dim the skis. You will see shooting stars and satellites orbiting the earth, you can clearly see the band of the Milky Way. This is a Scuba divers paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of a thousand people but we do have a hospital and a few police officers. An officer's job here on the Island is the only job better than that of the old time Maytag repair man. They have to be bored out of their minds. If you want to vacation with thousands of other vacationers and to eat at the chain restaurants this is not for you. If you want tranquility and peacefulness with eighty degree weather and sunshine almost everyday this is your island. If you come once you'll be back. I am well traveled and retired from the US at age forty eight and I now live here full time on the Island. I could have moved anywhere but I wanted to live in true paradise and remove myself from the busy world out there. We call Cayman Brac detox from life. Many people come once and end up buying property before they leave. Come here and you'll see why.

What makes this house unique

If you see more then two other couples walking on the beach in front of the house in the course of a week that would be way more then normal. The Beach is private to the water line and all yours. Talk about you having the only footprints. The peace of the island will ground you and make you feel whole with the earth. It’s a simple and magical place in this crazy world.

Ipod docs, Flat screens with RGB and HDMI inputs, High Speed Wireless Internet, Hammocks.

Lounging - 360 square foot, silver plam thatched roof, beach cabana - twenty feet from the water. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob.

For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank, a dive equipment drying rack.

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Book Library - 400 books

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough good stuff about Secluded Sunsets AND the owner. Hy husband, I and our 3 year old wanted to stay in a beach home this time going to the Brac so we booked Secluded Sunsets from the VRBO website. We had many questions and requests before we got there. I got a good feeling about the place because everytime I would email, the owner would email back within a day with a response to our questions. Most of the time he went way overboard for us to find information that we needed regarding things like daycare, diving, boat rides, etc.... I can say that if the owner tells you that he will take care of something you can trust that he will. He was awesome! He lives on the island so if you need anything he is right there. Otherwise he stays out of your hair. He met us at the airport, had our rental car with car seat ready for us and quickly got us settled in. One of the most awesome things about this place is that there is almost EVERYTHING that you could ever want. he has bikes, DVD's, hair dryer, some food, lots of spices, first-aid kit, suntan lotion, etc... i could go on and on. One of the coolest things is that he has a cell phone for each unit that he gives you. It comes in handy. Cayman brac is almost all iron shore and rocky beaches but this place is on the sandiest beach that I saw on the island. There are still rocks so be sure to bring your rock shoes. If you are divers then this is PLACE FOR YOU! The owner has scooters for you to use. At the house are rinse buckets and a outdoor shower. Its the best location on the island for divers. I can say that because we know the island very well. Snorkeling is easy from the house. Our friends, that we met while staying there, saw a 6 foot eagle ray while snorkling just off-shore of the house. The units are new and beautiful. We stayed in the one bedroom unit on the ground level. The owner let us look at the two bedroom unit before we left and all I can say is... WOW! We have already booked the 2-bdr again for later this year. We also booked the cooking musicians while we were there and they were great. Made some great memories. This rental is located close to restaurants, airport, many shore dive sites, and supermarkets. Things to not forget are polarized sunglasses, rock water shoes, any specialized foods or snacks that you must have and your C-card. Unless you plan to chill the whole trip you really do need a rental car. We cant wait to get back to our little paradise!
Mar 2011
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Reviews

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based on 42 traveler reviews

Truly Amazing Tropical Beach Paradise on the Water with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews
5

Beautiful Spot, Henry is a Great Host and Sasha prepares the best food on the island.

  • 5 of 5

This location is amazing. Star gazing at night is wonderful. Henry took care of all of our needs.

We had Sasha prepare 3 meals for us, first time we had jerk chicken with beans and rice it was very good, the second time she prepared conch fritters and shrimp skewers on the grill and they were truly awesome, the third night she made grouper and lobster tails on the grill....mmmmm scrumptious!!!! These meals were the best meals we had on the island.

Thanks to Henry and Sasha for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC
5

Andersons Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something off the mainstream but with all the right accommodations – and we found the perfect place - Secluded Sunsets at Cayman Brac. The perfect paradise and the most excellent host & care taker – Henry and Sasha. They turned a great stay into perfection with warm Island hospitality, great attention to detail, all the necessary provisions and a personal touch. My wife and I enjoyed everything about the Brac – the sites, the food, the snorkeling, the sea life, fishing and most of all the friendly people. When we come back to the Brac, we will be prepared to enjoy the diving too!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we're already looking forward to your return trip!!!
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Oklahoma City, OK, USA
5

No need to go elsewhere

  • 5 of 5

After years staying on the north shore of Grand Cayman, we thought we'd give Brac a try. We'll never go back to Grand Cayman and we'll always try to stay at Henry's place! Tips: we only used the Scuba Shack - wonderful people and very helpful. Spent 4 of our 5 dives from the shore. Amazing! As for snorkeling, we'd enter the water at the Tibbits wreck site and snorkel back to the house (about an hour). It was like swimming in an aquarium...beautiful. Star Island and Captains Table were great restaurants. The local grocery store is well stocked. Get a massage on the beach right under the cabana and sit and talk to Cliff if he drops by with his caymanite jewelry. Regarding the rental house - very clean, everything you need is there...don't waste your vacation on anywhere else! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Apartment on Cayman Brac

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was clean and had all the kitchen amenities needed for us to cook for ourselves. The view from the apartment was lovely. Having the deck to sit on was really nice. So we recommend this second floor apartment.

The bedroom was large, the sitting area was roomy and comfortable. The TV was not connected to cable so was not usable for watching TV except for DVDs. However, we did not miss the TV at all, enjoying snorkeling, reading and relaxing. It is a good place for snorkelers and divers. There are several snorkeling sites on the island. Snorkeling in front of the apartment was difficult due to the rocky entrance.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't Ask For Anything Better

  • 5 of 5

From being greeted at the airport by Sasha to our New Years Eve Dinner with owner Henry and his lovely Claire this was the perfect X-mas vacation.

The house was as described, an oasis, our neighbors became friends and we hated to leave.

Everything was perfect, from the price to the accommodations.

Jerry and Mariana

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Truly unbelievable experience.

  • 5 of 5

Countless thanks to Henry, Sasha, and Perry for providing (as many other guests have called) a home away from home on our first visit to Cayman Brac.

Not only is Henry the most thoroughly informative host (his detailed emails will teach you everything you need to know before you even get on the plane), he and his team really have thought of everything. From the bedroom and kitchen to the gear shed, every amenity we could have possibly needed was there and ready for us, and any issues were promptly addressed.

Why stay at a hotel when you can have a home? For your paradise vacation in Cayman Brac, look no further than Henry's rentals. After driving around the whole island, I have little doubt that they really are the best place to stay in Cayman Brac!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russian Destroyer Ship Wreck in 65 ft of water
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Billys Super Market
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Houndrian Restraurant
Car: recommended

Ipod docs, Flat screens with RGB and HDMI inputs, High Speed Wireless Internet, Hammocks.

Lounging - 360 square foot, silver plam thatched roof, beach cabana - twenty feet from the water. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob.

For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank, a dive equipment drying rack.

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

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Rates & Availability

West End House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug 28 to Nov 13
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 12 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Nov 13 to Nov 20
Nov 13 2016 - Nov 19 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Nov 20 to Nov 27
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Nov 27 to Dec 25
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 24 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Dec 25 to Jan 1
Dec 25 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Jan 1, 2017 to Apr 30
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

A $250 DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE COLLECTED IN CASH AT CHECK IN. IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES IT WILL BE REFUNDED JUST BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
A RENTAL PERIOD BEFORE APRIL 15, 2016: THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AND MUST END ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.
FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 15 WE WILL CONSIDER ANYTHING.
Christmas & New Years week 15% Premium above Standard Rate.
Easter week 10% Premium above Standard Rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) and a high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size - convertible from sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
beach towels chairs loungers umbrellas coller, water floats, kayak, snorkel gear available $15/week, fishing poles and reels, bicycles, water shoes, horse shoes, badminton, cards, some books, huge video library, and more.

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