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lyn priegel

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

10 Minutes from Airport/ George Town

36 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Cayman Islands Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

2 steps to the sand....our Beachfront in Coral Bay Village is just 10 minutes away from Georgetown (Capitol) and the airport. - but a million miles from stress and other worldly cares. The intimate setting, right on the beach, allows guests to feel that they are relaxing in their private villa. The spectacular view of the shimmering water invites you to take a leisurely dip or read a good book under the shade of a Palm tree. The perfect place to gather with loved ones, reconnect and regenerate. Situated on white, powdery sand, the small, 'non-touristy' beach is also just minutes from Seven Mile Beach, World class restaurants, bars, clubs,commercial water sports, shopping and sightseeing.

The large (1625 sq. ft.) 2 bedroom/ 2 full bath condo is decorated simply in 'beach chic' fashion. The living room is comfortable & equipped with cable TV, DVD, VCR, radio, central A/C, local cell phone and Internet. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, ice maker, blender, coffee grinder and 2 food processors.

The Master bedroom is furnished with a King size Tommy Bahama bed. It is connected to the master bath which has a large, rain shower, hair dryer and lighted make up mirror. The guest bed is furnished with a queen size bed and pack n play. Bedrooms are comfortable and have lots of storage.

The generous screened patio with gas grill is best for listening to the eternity of the waves gently breaking on the beach, comfortable naps, sleeping under the stars and intimate dining.

Fresh water pool and tennis court available as well.

The secluded, mostly residential condo complex offers excellent swimming and snorkeling, a pristine beach, right outside your door. Step into the sea with protective reef & find sea life abundant. So... please don’t leave home without a snorkel and mask. Even if you have never tried, never even thought of it - be adventurous. You will not be sorry. But do be conscious of the sun on the water. Wear water proof sunblock especially on back of neck and shoulders. If you forget or run out, there should be a supply in the guest bath medicine cabinet

While it is possible to swim beyond the reef, we do not recommend it due to the currents. Do not fear sharks or anything dangerous in the water. There is a nurse shark at the end of the jetty but she is not dangerous in the least. You also may encounter our local turtles. While they are also very timid, there are several that let you swim with him.

Divers: You are definitely in the right place! My local manager will happily help with dive questions. There are 2 well known dive sites just outside the door and many others nearby. If you decide to visit without car rental, some dive operations will pick you up at the Jetty 2 properties over – or call Cayman Dive Shuttle or Happy Fish for transportation to other dive sites.

Coral Bay Village is located on the main road which surrounds the island so it is easy to get around the island with just a few turns. There is a Fosters grocery near the airport as well as one 1 mile east up the road. Coral Bay Village is a 30 unit complex located on Spotts Bay. Established about 30 years ago, the founders were keen on finding the best beach on the 'quiet' side of the island. ..and they succeeded. The beach rivals Seven Mile Beach for sand, swimming and snorkeling - but we also enjoy unbelievable privacy, security, peace & tranquility. Most often, there will be no one on the beach - but you!

A Few Things To Do: The guest room has a drawer full of tourist info. Pam Parsons, local manager, is also a wealth of info. Stingray City is legend in Cayman. The locals will tell you that many years ago the fisherman used to stop at a sand bar to clean their fish. They dropped the cleanings in the sea & attracted Stingray which made their home there & actually became domesticated… like pets! The area is suitable for any one – swimmers, snorkelers, - even non swimmers can enjoy the shallow part. It is best to do this tour on days that the cruise ships are less or go after 2:30 when the cruise ship folks are leaving. Fat fish Adventures is a family run venture that gives a great personal tour. Book in advance.

Our local manager is very knowledgeable and the best resource for cruises or fishing excursions.

George Town Harbour

Go mid day for the freshest catch. Try haggling but you will probably get a nice size snapper (clean) for $5.00 a pound. Take him home, stuff with onions, peppers, fresh thyme etc. Wrap him up and bake in the grill or oven. It is gastronomic! You might want to take a thermos bag from the guest room closet and an ice pack from the freezer to keep him at his best.

While you are there – if the cruise ships are in, the locals sell local crafts in the kiosks with the white umbrellas across from the harbour. Find East End Bonnie. She makes great jewelry from local nuts, seeds, etc. It is unbelievable and I have had some of the pieces for years. Tell her you are my cousin & she will take off 10%. Lots of black coral venders there as well.

If you are serious about jewelry – we believe in Kirks Freeport. Their prices are fair and they stand behind their products. In 1997, Jerry bought me a Rado watch from Bailey, Banks and Biddle Atlanta huge Christmas sale. In 2007, I bought the matching (larger) one for him at Kirks for less money – You do the math! We are both still wearing the watches.

But if you have made your way to Kirks, please go across the street to Passmans…a true Caymanian artist (black coral).

The last great place for souvenirs is the Cayman National Trust. (it is not a bank). The Cayman National Trust preserves our culture /history and environment and is on the way to George Town on the road that goes around the island. Dart Park. Find it in the book of maps in the kitchen cabinet.

Market at the Grounds

Every Saturday morning visit our Farmers/Craft market on Agricola Blvd. east of Bodden Town.

Keywords: Beachfront, secluded, private, away from it all, non-touristy, quiet, romantic.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
lyn priegel (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About lyn priegel

My husband and I are in our late 60's and currently live outside Atlanta. We lived in Grand Cayman for 5+ years and, and after deciding to purchase property there, we did an exhaustive search to find the best beach and condo possible. We lived on Seven Mile Beach for our first 2 years and decided to get away from the noise, density and tourists. We love the privacy and tranquility at Coral Bay Village with the proximity to the airport and Georgetown and the unit itself. Our complex is generally not available for vacation rentals - so this is new to us. We want to have internet and phone connection with our guests and have a local manager as well.

lyn priegel purchased this condo in 2006

Why lyn priegel chose Cayman Islands

The place is truly amazing. I really don't know what we did to deserve this! I remember, as a child, my biggest dream was to have a swimming pool in my back yard. To wake to the sound of waves is so beautiful first thing in the morning - you just have to be here to understand. I have been traveling to Grand Cayman on vacation since 1968. When we were offered a chance to live here, we could not pass up the opportunity. I have also traveled the Caribbean extensively and find Cayman to be the safest, with the most stable government.

What makes this condo unique

The best thing about our unit is the tranquility and proximity to the sea. It is clean and newly furnished. We have lived here much of the time since then so the furnishings are well kept.

Unlike other Caribbean islands, Cayman is relatively crime free. Guns are illegal.

I love pulling a chair right down to the waters edge in the morning with my coffee.

Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

10 Minutes from Airport/ George Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Leduc, Alberta, Canada
5

Ahhhh at last

  • 5 of 5

After a two day flight delay and numerous other frustrations to get there, walking into Lyn's condo was like a breath of fresh air. It was cool and the view was breathtaking. Literally steps from the water it was so refreshing to dip our feet into the water and feel refreshed. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we could want to cook our own meals as well as staples such as spices, oil and coffee, and with a gas BBQ on the launi we were able to BBQ every day and eat while enjoying the ocean breezes. Morning coffee under the palm trees was the perfect start to every day. We would not consider staying anywhere else on a return trip to the Grand Cayman.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia
5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I first stayed in this condo Dec 2013. We were very, very pleased with the condo. As this was our 4th or 5th trip the Caymans in Dec of 2014 we decided to go to St. Marteen for a change of scenery. We stayed in a lovely condo there but...... for twice the price of Lyn's condo.

So here were are back at Lyn's in Dec 2015 for two weeks. Even two weeks was not enough of the beautiful palms and blue, green, ocean. So soothing for the soul.

My husband and friends snorkeled every day. I guess we drove around the island and stopped at every snorkel sight we could find. ( Cemetery Beach, Rum Point, Moritts, etc). They decided that the BEST snorkeling sight was in our back yard.

We ate delicious lunches at Sunset House, Coconut Joe's, Tukka and even had a very expensive dinner at The Wharf. Great food but pricey.

With all the rain that we're having in GA I long for the sunny Cayman Islands.

Lyn & Jerry, thank you for sharing your bit of paradise with us.

As Arnold says "I'll be back".

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Cayman island and we are so glad we stayed here! We did visit the Seven mile beach and it was so crowded and not at all our style. We had a wonderful time staying here. Thanks Lynn for being so wonderful and taking care of everything for us. The house was comfortable and roomy for our family. The sunroom is wonderful, I would wake up early and go sit there and we had breakfast there everyday! We went snorkeling every day and saw turtles every time! If you're a good swimmer and love to see more go passed the waves and there is another world waiting for you!

Eden Rock was amazing too, a ten min drive but great snorkeling. Cemetery beach was great and worth the drive. Rum point is a must see, I would not waste time driving around the island just take the short cut to Rum point and have some food by the water and visit the star fish (five min from rum point). Since it was too windy we did not snorkel at Rum point nor were we able to go to sting ray city BUT we did see sting rays right in front of the condo on three separate days! Cabana bay has some great restaurants and nice to go at night time specially with the christmas decorations.

If you just like to swim take your water shoes it's a bit rocky. We snorkel so we didn't mind the rocks.

Plenty of towels and sheets for your needs! kitchen was nice and made cooking easy!

This place is calm and beautiful and we really hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashburn, VA, USA
5

Heaven On Earth...

  • 5 of 5

Great condo in the perfect location. Gorgeous view, nice beach, and perfect swimming/snorkeling just steps out the screened in lanai. The owners description is spot on, and we found the condo clean, updated, and perfect for our family of four with two teenaged boys. The only thing we needed to shop for was food & drink, and that is right down the street. If you like to cook, the kitchen is very well appointed, and everything we needed was there.

Coral Bay Village also has a pool and tennis court, and it's location in Spotts Beach is just about perfect. Far enough away from the crowds when the cruise ships arrive, but not so far as to be inconvenient. We drove all over the island, and found it to be ideally situated. We found it to be about a 15 minute drive to George Town, and about a 30 minute drive to the East End.

We didn't have a bad meal while we were there, and really enjoyed the Sunshine Grill and Eats Cafe in the Seven Mile Beach area. The Lighthouse restaurant in Bodden Town, and Wyndham Reef resort on the East End. Right down the street from the condo is the Dragon Inn. They have a small area in which you can eat there, or you can have it delivered. The food is excellent.

Concerned about driving on the left side of the road from the right side of the car? I was, but don't be. By the second day, I was very comfortable driving, and the speeds are low on most of the island. Piece of cake, really.

All in all, a fabulous experience, and the owners (Lyn & Jerry) will answer any of your questions or resolve any issues that come up either before your trip or while you are there. They want you to have the best experience possible, and we couldn't have been happier.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic. We have been to several other islands, and this is our favorite, mostly due to this property. Whether you like to sit on the beach and read, or wade in and snorkel with the turtles and fish, this place is perfect. This place is directly on the beach, you literally step out the back screen door and onto the sand! It is a great location from which to see the rest of the island, or just relax in the tranquil warmth. We absolutely recommend and desire to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

I can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Caribbean vacation and it could not have been more lovely. We went with our son and his girlfriend and the condo was large enough for all of us to be comfortable. The beach is amazing - not all of us are strong swimers but all of us snorkeled for at least an hour a day. By the end of the week we felt that we knew the local sea turtles by sight and every time we went out we saw something new. The kitchen is very well provided and we ate at home at least twice a day. I would strongly recommend renting a car. Although it is possible to get around using a car service, it is much easier - and ultimately no more expensive - to have your own car. Just remember to 'keep left and look right.'

I cannot say too much about how easy it was to work with the owners. VRBO was having some issues when we were making our reservations and Lyn was very responsive and accommodating. We had many questons and everything was answered before we arrived. It was a fantastic trip and I cannot wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 steps

The best is snorkeling, diving and swimming right in the back yard! Please - Don't leave home without a snorkel and mask - even if you have never tried. You will not be sorry!

Cayman is well known for Sting Ray City (on a sand bar in the open sea where domesticated sting rays play with humans) and The Iguana preserve and nursery where the nearly extinct and endangered Blue Iguana is located east of here with the Botanic Garden. The National Trust gives tours for a fascinating look at the Iguana preservation project.

Kayaks and other water equipment and Bicycles are available. 866-978-5908 or 1-345-949-2109.

The local Farmers/craft market is available on Saturday mornings. Everything from fresh veggies in seson (best in winter months) fresh tropical juices, local seafood, homemade jams, hot sauce, local fish, home made bread and a whole lot of local color! About 3 miles east of the condo.

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Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jul 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
DEC 15 - JAN 14
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
winter
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jul 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
summer
Jul 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$221
 
 
Winter
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Cayman Islands Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Master Bath with large glass shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from BR 2 and Living area
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tommy Bahama Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Also equipped with Queen Air-bed
    Sleeping Porch - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One large, one small sofa
  • King size beds (1) Master bath is equipped with large rain shower, hair dryer and lighted make-up mirror, Queen size Beds (1) Comfy bed, Baby Cribs (1) pack n play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our beach front unit includes beach towels, beach chairs and tables, loads of books and board games - how about 'Caymanopoly'! It is a swimmers and snorkelers paradise with protective reef and great dive sites hear by. Though you may find snorkel and masks, you may prefer to bring your own. Though our house phone is available for incoming calls and calls to other land lines, and we provide a Digicel 'topable' cell phone, the best communication is with Skype, which is easily downladed. All other Skype contacts are free and you can call the US, UK, and man other countries for about 2.3 cents per minute. It is much cheaper than using the house phone or cell phone. My Skype name is 'Priegel-associates02'. I love to be available to our renters. We also have an onsite representative that will meet any needs you have.

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