About the property
- Villa8000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, Sleeps 18
Welcome to Villa Mora. This luxurious 7 bedroom 7.5 bath beachfront gated estate sits on over 200 feet of pristine Grand Cayman beach with fabulous snorkeling and breathtaking sunset views of tranquil South Sound. Spanning over 8,000 sq. ft., this magnificent oceanfront home features ample outdoor space including a 75-foot-long pool, whirlpool spa, expansive covered veranda, outdoor kitchen and propane BBQ grill, plus an oceanfront cabana.
The main house at Villa Mora sleeps 14 guests (10 adults max) in 5 spacious bedroom suites and two comfortable pull-out couches. All bedrooms except the twin suite enjoy spectacular ocean views and offer private balconies, or covered porticos. The gourmet kitchen comes equipped with modern stainless appliances, granite counters, and a breakfast bar with seating. The great room dining area provides seating for 14 and features a retractable glass wall providing direct access to the beach, pool deck, and open air views of the Caribbean.
Villa Mora’s guest cottage sits at the far end of the pool spa and features 2 queen suites, with attached bath, accommodating up to 4 additional guests. Each bedroom suite opens out onto an oceanfront deck nestled against manicured lawns down to the beach. The cottage also features a covered veranda, and outdoor kitchen and bar area.
The main house can be rented alone for up to 14 guests (10 adults max), with an option to include the guest cottage to sleep a total of 18 guests (14 adults max). Even if you rent just the main house, the outdoor kitchen and bar area is yours to use. The cottage is never rented to unrelated guests during your stay.
***Villa Mora's Notable Features***
— First floor main house offers one of each: oceanfront king, oceanfront queen and twin bedroom suite.
— First floor east queen suite den and west king suite both have pull-out queen sleeper sofas.
— 2 oceanfront king suites on second floor of main house.
— Optional Guest Cottage has 2 additional oceanfront queen suites.
— Large pool and heated spa with oceanfront views and plenty of chaises for poolside lounging
— Air-conditioned media room for adults with a large satellite HDTV and DVD player
— Separate Kid's TV room adjacent to the great room on first floor
— Home office on second floor with desk and ocean view. There is no sleeping option in the home office.
— Propane outdoor grill in cooking center
— Bluetooth portable speakers
— Silver Thatch tandem kayaks on premises for discounted rental—waiver required*
— Daily maid service is optional and can be arranged for guests in addition to a private chef, massage therapist, personal trainer or yoga instructor.
Villa Mora is conveniently located 10-12 minutes from the airport, and a short drive to 7 Mile Beach, Georgetown, as well as plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, and local attractions. A hospital is nearby as well in case of emergencies. Sandy beach in both directions for walking...reef-protected snorkeling environment with corals and vibrant marine-life. Please wear swim fins or pool shoes in the sea.
Weddings, or events (50 maximum), will require a $2,500 fee, plus a supplemental refundable damage deposit of $2,500. Owner requires Desiree Boeyen from CaymanIslandsWedding.com to assist with planning. Villa Mora is 5 minutes from the Grand Old House, the most popular wedding venue on the island.
*2 Silver Thatch tandem kayaks located on property for discounted guest rental. 5 day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day per kayak, $195 per week.
— 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
— 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
— 5 night minimum stay required
— 7 night minimum and full occupancy rate required over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's week
— Owner requires supplemental refundable deposit of $1,500 for excess cleaning and damage protection for artwork and furniture
— Weddings, or events (60 maximum), will require a $2,500 fee, plus a supplemental refundable damage deposit of $2,500
— Owner requires Desiree Boeyen of CaymanIslandsWedding.com be engaged to assist with planning
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
Silver Thatch Membership Benefits
— Centralized on-island Guest Services & Welcome Center
— Unlimited use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
— Business Center Access: computers, printer, scanner, & Fedex/DHL supplies
— Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
— $150 discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel charter
— Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
— Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in
— Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
— Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
— Airport arrival Fast-Track VIP Process (fee charged by CAA)
— Special event/dinner reservations
— Welcome amenity basket
— Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
— Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
— Gilchrist & Soames bath products
— Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
— Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
— $2,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
— Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
— 2 tandem kayaks at discounted rental rates; minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free!
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Managing over 70 oceanfront villas and booking over 250 condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos offers the largest inventory of bookable vacation properties on Grand Cayman. With it's on-island hospitality company, Silver Thatch, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos has raised the bar on guest services. A newly built welcome center was designed with the guest’s vacation needs in mind and includes a private fitness studio, and business center. Our dedicated staff is prepared to assist with charter and reservation recommendations for family dinners, snorkel safaris, or at-villa services like grocery delivery, massage treatments, private chefs, and more. In addition, guests can conveniently check-out complimentary snorkel gear, baby equipment, coolers, bluetooth speakers, Apple TVs, and other items to enhance their vacation experience. Call or email us any time with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Villa Mora was excellent!!!!!!!
We stayed a week with our families and we got married on the property, it was beautiful, the house has everything you need. Lots of room for everyone. Pool and the Jacuzzi were great, we didn't use the beach area much but it was beautiful.
Christmas at Villa Mora!!!
We arrived in Grand Cayman Saturday, December 17th and 18th after a not so wonderful travel experience. What a pleasure to arrive to the warmth and sunshine after leaving sub zero temps and icy conditions in Kansas City. When we finally got to Villa Mora, it was everything we had hoped it would be! The South Sound location was perfect, not too close to the 7 Mile Beach crowds, but close to the things we needed such as the grocery store and the dive shops. The house is amazing! Yes, there are some minor issues that need to be dealt with as with any home, but they certainly did not hinder our fun! We spent more time at the Villa then we expected as it was hard to leave perfection! The villa was nicely stocked with what we needed for kitchen wares, towels, cleaning supplies etc. The website says no crib, but in fact there was one. We had one baby, one toddler and a total of 4 kids under 6, so we needed lots of stuff! Chet with Empty Suitcases took care of all our extra needs and was awesome. Everything from cribs to car seats to kayaks! Kirks delivered our groceries on schedule with help from Pam, the house manager, so when the first group of kiddos arrived late Saturday, food was on hand! The bedrooms are spacious, two of the baths were heavenly! We spent many an evening sitting outside on the outer patio area looking at the brightest stars! The pool was great, the hot tub a bit unpredictable, but still good for a hang out spot. There is plenty of room for frisbee, kites and other games on the lawn. The beach is a bit rough, lots of dried sea grass and such, but you can make a path and wander up the beach. It is not a snorkeling location! But Smith\'s Cove isn\'t far. The Hobie sailboat we rented from Chet was a highlight, such a beautiful area of the island and views of the real estate from the sea! Already planning our return next year! We had 3 generations and each of us was so sad to leave!
Villa Mora has lovely amenities but there is no swimming or snorkelling from the beach. As of Oct 2016, the sea grass starts at the shore and grows out through the top of the water. You cannot swim over it, because it scrapes your face, is covered if fuzzy algae and it smells of sulphur (rotten eggs). Putting on wetsuit boots, you can walk over the top of it for 15 minutes and still not reach the end. We later kayaked out, but the snorkelling is poor and there is not much to see. For the effort, you’d be much better going elsewhere, e.g. Smiths Cove, Sports Beach. Further, the beach in front of the house is covered in mounds of dead sea grass that washes up each morning, which is not pictured on the site. They clean the beach before you arrive, but by Day 3 it was covered again. We asked to move, as we have a baby and toddler, and needed stay close to the house with a beach we could play on/swim from (the outings to nearby beaches were a big hassle). Jim Leavitt was not only unhelpful but hostile, said that he was a lawyer, that what we said about the sea grass was simply untrue and that if we moved we would not be refunded. Family flew in from the US and UK, and we had been looking forward to this for 6 months, so we were very disappointed with our experience. The house is also for sale, so you will find many things not working properly, the hot tub either runs too hot (107 degrees) or too cold. Pam and Paula the property managers were helpful and responsive. Eddie runs a great grocery delivery service. If you have a big party, the locals recommended other houses with other agencies, including Coral Reef house at Cayman Villas. Do not go to Rum Point/Cayman Kai, as it is 1-hr drive from everything else, and the water is rough with strong currents for much of the year. We dove out of the West Bay with Living the Dream, and the sites were sensational.
Karen, sorry for your disappointment. Villa Mora does have lovely amenities, but management and the owners cannot control mother nature. Sea grass comes and goes with storms and seasons. This October water levels have been unusually low and more sea grass exposed. If you walked 15 minutes you would have been in 6000' of water. Snorkeling is very good at Villa Mora as other reviews on vrbo, homeaway, trip advisor and www.grandcaymanvillas.net can attest. Snorkeling is nice at Smith Cove where the reef is further out and it is a protected "cove". The beach was cleaned prior to your arrival - again, we cannot control mother nature. You could/should have asked Pam to have sea grass removed or pushed to the sides even. She responded to your other requests.
We could not move you to another home without there being serious villa problems - 6BR stand alone private villas are not hotels where you can change rooms. Each home has a separate owner who had been fully paid along with the Cayman Island tax authority. We are agents for the owners, your contract was with the owner of this one home. You failed to mention that you threatened to write negative reviews unless "we worked with you", which we did when we had the owner provide you with kayaks at the owner's expense. You were obviously looking for a perfect sandy beach, like 7 mile beach. Next time you should stay there in one of the high rise multi-family condo clubs.
Many homes are for sale and still rented. Anything not working properly should have been reported to Pam and it would have been repaired. Hot tubs are just that - HOT! The temp is set at 102 like hot tubs everywhere. You failed to mention that you thought the tub too hot for your infant and toddler. WHO PUTS INFANTS AND TODDLERS IN HOT TUBS? Even still Pam had the temp turned down for you.
Coral Reef would have been a fine option for you. You paid $1360 per night for Villa More and Coral Reef rents for $3400 per night. You had that option available to you. Rum Point/Cayman Kai is the second most popular part of the island to 7 mile beach - as testified by thousands of reviews on all booking sites. The island is only 22 miles wide - you are never an hour away from anything at Villa Mora. West Bay is a cliff side of the island - guarantee you would have complaints there. It is also the hotspot for petty crime on the island. Google it!
You were simply looking for a 7 mile beach vacation at an off-7 mile beach price. Sorry you were disappointed.
beautiful home--the view can't be beat
This house is great for large family vacations, with several separate sleeping areas so everyone has personal space, and large comfortable living areas with beautiful views. It's in a very quiet area, feels like you are in a little paradise garden all your own, and there are no hordes of tourists around, which we loved.
However, you can't swim in the sea in front of the house, so you'll have to load everyone and coolers, beach umbrellas etc into the car and go somewhere else if you want to swim or snorkel in the sea. Not a huge problem, just something to plan for. We enjoyed the large swimming pool at the house, as well as going to Smith's Barcadere and Governor's Beach during our stay.
While Grand Cayman is only 22 miles wide; some guests prefer to be closer to Georgetown and 7 Mile Beach for day trips. 6-BR Villa Mora is only 5 minutes from Georgetown and the beaches on the west coast of the island. The villa enjoys a sandy beach area; however guests need to be mindful that this is a marine area and the water and water's edge will require hard-soled pool shoes for sure. The south of the island usually enjoys a pleasant gentle breeze that keeps any insects at bay and obviates the need for a screened porch.