|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
OWNER SPECIAL: Free 7th Night Until December 26
This luxurious 8,000 sq. ft. 6BR and Den/6.5BA beachfront gated estate with 75ft long pool sits on over 200' of Grand Cayman's famous beach with excellent snorkeling and sunset views of the tranquil South Sound and its distant reef. The main 4BR suite, 2 private oceanfront offices and den/4.5BA villa can be rented alone for up to 10 guests (8 adults max.); or with the 2BR/2BA optional guest cottage, up to 14 total (12 adults max.) Large pool, heated spa (in winter) and oceanfront cabana for conversation or private massage.
6BR Villa Mora is only 10-12 minutes from the Airport, Georgetown, Supermarkets, Hospitals and 7 Mile Beach. We have dozens of restaurants within 15 minutes as well; including the Grand Old House (5 minutes).
Almost all rooms in the house boast views of the ocean and offer oceanfront private balconies or covered porticoes. The great room, with dining area, seats 14; a wall of retractable glass doors permits direct access to the beach, pool and stunning views of the Caribbean. There is also an air-conditioned media room for adults with a larger Plasma TV (satellite) and DVD player. Owners also have a kid's TV room w/ plasma as well adjacent to the great room on first floor.
Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar with stools. Washer/dryer, and plenty of off-street parking. For those who need to stay in touch with work while on vacation; there is a second floor office with desk (and of course, ocean view to distract you!). Owner also has a small oceanfront office on the first floor as well.
The oceanfront 2BR/2BA Guest Cottage with 2 Queen Suites also offers a covered veranda, outdoor kitchen/bar and direct beach/pool access. Even if you rent just the main villa; the outdoor kitchen/bar is yours. Cottage never rented to unrelated guests. Your option to rent.
Villa Mora main house offers (2) Oceanfront King Suites on 2nd floor; (1) Oceanfront Queen Suite and (1) Twin Bedroom Suite on 1st Floor; Den on first floor with Queen Sleeper Sofa. Guest Cottage has (2) Queen Suites. There are no sleeping options in the two studies/offices.
Daily maid service is optional; as are cooks, chefs and masseuse/yoga/exercise services. We are 5 minutes from the Grand Old House, the most popular wedding venue on the island.
Owner requires supplemental refundable $1,500 excess cleaning and damage deposit for artwork and furniture.
(12 Adults, 14 Max)
Main House and 2BR Cottage:
$11,550/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$14,000/wk ( 5 Jan- 15 Apr)
(10 Adults, 12 Max)
Main House and 1BR Cottage:
$10,955/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$12,950/wk (5 Jan- 15 Apr)
(8 Adults, 10 Max)
Main House Only:
$9,450/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$11,900/wk ( 5 Jan - 15 Apr)
Main House and 2BR Cottage:
$19,250/wk (20 Dec - 5 Jan)
13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates
20% Discount from September 1 - November 1
$2,000 refundable damage deposit waived with purchase of $49 ADP - Accidental Damage Protection.
Owner requires supplemental refundable $1,500 damage and excess cleaning deposit as well as signed waiver.
No Weddings or special events above 14 attendees total.
5 Night Minimum Stay during low season
7 night minimum stay during high season
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Weeks: 6BR Configuration REQUIRED
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.
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.
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