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Secluded Oceanfront Home Sand Beach, Swimming Pool, Perfect for Divers

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6 adults and 1- 4 children sharing w/parents

The homes are situated on 2 1/2 acres with over 500' of white sandy beach and sheltered, private, in ground, swimming pool, shared between the two houses. There is a four bedroom house and a one bedroom house. There is nice privacy between the two houses. The property is ideal for those who wish to relax in a hammock in the shade of a cabana, or those who wish to dive the wall a short distance from shore. Locals claim this is the best beach for shelling, strolling and watching the sunset over Little Cayman. We are the last property on the end of the island. Convenience and tranquility make this truly a destination for the romantic and adventurous. We are equipped for scuba divers, with rinse and drying stations. Our water is town water and perfectly safe for drinking and cooking. A 50' x10' covered porch beckons for a cold beer or a Pina Colada while overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sunset over Little Cayman. If you are so inclined you can split a coconut, have a hermit crab race or stroll through our paths carved among the Sea Grapes. This peace of heaven is ready for rent. We are close to the major resorts and restaurants if you need a 'neon' fix and far enough away that you can play Castaway. Bring your ipod as we can doc your favourite reggae tunes. Hands up, baby hands up......You will enjoy your stay and you will not want to leave.

Our beach is the turtle nesting beach on Cayman Brac. June through November turtles can be observed in the evening scooping out the sand preparing for their egg laying. Check out the tropicalrunaway website to see a photo of a giant green sea turtle on our beach. We also have nesting Loggerhead and Hawksbill sea turtles. Other resident wildlife on the island that are fun to observe are the nesting Brown Boobies on the bluff in March and April and the large Iguanas that live down the road year round.

The master bedroom has an extremely comfortable king bed and a single bed. There is an ensuite and a walk in closet. The other upstairs bedroom has an extremely comfortable queen bed and a single bed/daybed. There is an ensuite and a walk in closet. Comfortable beds are a top priority for us. The two bedrooms downstairs share a bathroom. One has a queen bed, same outstanding quality and the other a queen that is slightly firmer for those that prefer that type of bed. No tossing and turning all night because of a hard or lumpy bed! The house is ideal for 3 couples to share, or 3 couples with young children. Children sharing with their parents are free. It also suits 2 couples with 2 to 4 older children (the kids can share the lower level bedrooms and bathroom). I recommend larger groups consider reserving the entire property for their group. Groups of 8 adults will really enjoy being able to spread out between the 2 houses and having access to 2 kitchens/fridges.

The kitchen is well equipped.

Keywords: Beach House, Private, Convenient, Sand Beach, Easy Water Access, Well Equipped

More Details

Karen Zaremba
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Karen Zaremba chose West End

We enjoy the safety, friendliness and diving on the best diving destination in the Caribbean

What makes this villa unique

We are so close to amenities and still very private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful private property on a small, quiet island. Secluded sandy beachfront. Good amenities including kayaks, snorkeling gear, extra towels, furniture on all decks and beach front with 2 cabanas. Near beach dive sites, dive shop and grocery store. Owners very helpful in arranging trip and facilitating vacation rental. Well stocked kitchen. Entire house, indoors, out and beachfront was made to allow easy family/friends interactions, yet afforded privacy if desired. Main house and smaller 1 BR home on property.
Dec 2013
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West End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Pillow top bed., Queen size Beds (3) Pillow top beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) one single in each of the upstairs bedrooms., Baby Cribs (1) A playpen that can be used as a bed for a baby at the parents discretion.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rinse tank for maintaining dive/snorkel gear, kayaks, outdoor fresh water shower.


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Secluded Oceanfront Home Sand Beach, Swimming Pool, Perfect for Divers
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful holiday at Tropical Runaway on Cayman Brac

  • 5 of 5

Two couples had a wonderful holiday March 4 - 11 at Ray and Karen Zaremba's Tropical Runaway on Cayman Brac. We rented a car with B and S and toured the island; stopping to explore caves, hike, visit the museum, snorkel and try various restaurants. Due to some injuries incurred before our trip, we snorkeled instead of diving and saw a wonderful array of vibrant fish at Scott's Pier. The house has incredible landscaping and we spent every afternoon lounging by the new pool. There was so much room to prepare meals in the renovated, large kitchen and then we ate outside relaxing on the beautiful covered porch. Mornings were spent walking on the beach collecting shells and getting fresh eggs from the friendly chickens in the chicken coop to prepare for breakfast. There are a number of large bedrooms - ours had a comfy king bed and each bedroom came with its own ensuite. We met wonderful neighbours and ate many meals at Star Island and Tipsy Turtle. We would recommend shopping at Kirkconnels. Altogether a great, relaxing week in a fabulous guest home with incredible views!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is so helpful to me, as it gives perspective guests ideas of what they can do around the property and even further afield around the island. It is so informative and very well composed.
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Brac Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great property!! There's lots to explore, the beach is amazing as well as all of the additional gear you find around the property. Didn't venture out to the chicken coop, but we won't miss it next time. Overall experience was fantastic. Re-booked again for weekend in May. :) Recommended 110%

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This August was our 3rd visit to Tropical Runaway, and our 11th visit to Cayman Brac. As long as we continue visiting this island we hope to be able to stay at Karen and Ray's beautiful home. This property is truly paradise, and each time we return , the grounds are even more beautiful, as the trees grow larger, the gardens more lush... it is truly amazing the amount of attention and care that is obviously put into the beautiful plant life alone! The smaller home is perfect for the grandparents, as the rest of the family stays in the larger home. The larger home easily accommodates all of us for meals, and provides many different places to retreat, whether it's one of the generous bedrooms or relaxing in one of the many comfortable chairs on the porch that wraps around the entire home. The recent move of the porch on the front, closer to the beach, seems to have made the star gazing even better. We love to sit out at night and look up at the Milky Way, something we can never see at home. The sandy beach along the property is a gift, and something not too common on Cayman Brac. Watching the nightly sunsets from the western cabana is different each night and never gets old. This year we had quite a surprise when we walked out to the cabana and saw three surfers catching wave after wave. Cayman Brac is an incredible island. The natural beauty, the friendly people, the incredible waters, the peace and quiet all keep us coming back year after year. And having found this wonderful property to call home for a few weeks makes it the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. You really have a way with words and I appreciate the time you took to express your thoughts and feelings about the property. You really captured the essence of it and told potential guests how nice it can be for a family to spend quality time together. Your parents will be impressed if your schedule allows you to return next year, since as I write this, the little house is undergoing a renovation, with a new kitchen and plans to make the entire space of the little house more open and a better flow. I am so happy you had more special times and memories with your family at TROPICAL RUNaWAY.
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Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's 5 trip to Cayman Brac and second time staying at Tropical Runaway!!! What a fantastic property with all the amenities of home only in paradise. We rented both Hawksbill and Loggerhouse for our 9 day stay and found the property immaculate and well furnished. The new kitchen update in the main home is beautiful. The pool and grounds are beautiful and we found ourselves walking the beach every morning and evening looking for new turtle crawls, shells, and enjoying the pristine waters of the Cayman Islands. One can only imagine how relaxing it feels to sit on your own private beach in the morning -- sipping fresh coffee--and watching the sunrise over the Island and Ocean. This trip we had our extended family from Canada join my wife, 2-daughters, and grand daughter with all commenting that the property exceeded all their expectations and the absolute best location and home they have ever shared for vacation. All of us will be back again in 2018/2019 and look forward to again renting from Karen & Ray.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your excellent review and kind words are greatly appreciated. Your favourite activities on the property are the same as ours, it is what drew us to that particular lot compared to others around the island. There is much to be said to having a rare sand beach on Brac to relax on after your days activities. Glad to hear your diving was excellent too.
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Port Perry

Each time we return it becomes an even better experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is one of a kind in the island. The privacy makes it a true vacation getaway!

The environment is plush and everything you'd want is mere steps away.

There is a 360 degree wrap around porch on the main house that gives you every view you could ever want.

The home is superbly appointed and decorated which expresses a true Island feel.

The local store which is within walking distance has everything to complete your needs in all areas of your stay!

You won't want to leave this property and if you do tour around the island you'll always return to your place of comfort at " Tropical Runaway"

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. Your time and comments are appreciated. You are correct that a lot of thought goes into keeping Loggerhead House a comfortable place to sleep, sit, cook and enjoy. The beds are excellent quality, the seating outside and in is comfortable and encourages relaxation. The hammocks are hung in shady areas and a lot of effort and thought went into providing spots where guests can be cool in the warm temperatures, or bask in that gorgeous Caribbean sunshine if they are looking for a dose of vitamin D.
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Decatur, IL USA


  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 weeks again this spring at this awesome get-a-way. If you like, peacefulness, quiet & private, this is the place. And as a bonus, fresh eggs for breakfast every day from the on site chickens! We love it here! Snorkeling right out back if you be careful getting past the breakers, but we went several times with the dive boats at Reef Divers. Came back very rested and "sun burned" - don't forget to wear your sun screen😎�

Nancy & Bill, Decatur IL

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you returned to stay again this year and hope we can host another stay next year. I really appreciate you taking the time to review the property so future guests understand that the house is well maintained and guests enjoy themselves so much on our little piece of paradise that they are willing to use their valuable vacation time and hard earned dollars to return for another stay at TROPICAL RUNaWAY. Thanks for review, sorry to hear about the over exposure to the sun. Next year hide out in the cabanas more and use all that sunscreen I have at the house.
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Brac Reef Beach Resort
"Great for Dinner and Drinks. Don't miss the Friday night BBQ."
Reef Divers
"Valet diving."
"Georgiana Dr. Cayman Brac"
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Take Out -'Snack Shack'
Nearest Beach
In front of the house
Car: recommended

Diving and snorkeling right from the beach in front of the house. Water shoes recommended, some sizes available on site. Occasional currents, checking conditions is recommended.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Payment of confirmation deposit demonstrates your agreement to the rental terms. Children sharing their parents' room are free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.