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Amazing Ocean Views, Elegant Furnishings, New Patio. Free stateside calls!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,567 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bathroom, sleepes 6. Large open floor plan!!

Hear and see the ocean in this beautiful, 1500 Sq. Ft, two bedroom ocean front home features an open floor plan enabling you to interact with others easily. It has central air, three sitting areas, all new kitchen appliances, bottled water quality water through an iSpring 5 Stage water purifier, new furniture, new premium pillow top mattresses, an updated en-suite master bathroom as well as a completely remodeled common bathroom & shower. Both have walk in tile showers with seats. The master bedroom is ocean front enabling guests to have incredible sunsets and sunrises with its own French door entrance to the large ocean side deck. The master also has a 42" flat screen HDTV, and a walk-in closet . WiFi, Roku, Netflix and IHeart Radio access included. The open floor plan of the living/sun/dining room and kitchen allows guests to interact as well as see the ocean in all areas. Three seating areas in addition to the dining area provide ample room for games, TV or chatting. the living room has a 49" HDTV with entertainment system. The house sleeps up to 6 when using the queen size hide-a-bed located in the sunroom.

Included in each house are several games, paperbacks, stateside phone for free calls, and a local cell phone. You can also experience a local game using the local soldier crabs or "hermit crabs" in a circle and seeing whose wins the race to the food in the center. Whenever we are there my daughter takes a little leftover food out each evening and they have come to expect it and show up for "dinner". They range in size from baseball size hermits to tip of your pinky sized ones. Unfortunately, the home is not suitable for small children.

An adjacent cottage (Ocean Retreat) is also available for rent. (Property 4016748)

Inquire for rates that include both houses. It sleeps up to four when using the living room hide-a-bed. The cottage has been completely remodeled with gorgeous vanilla cabinetry and quartz countertop. All new appliances, as well as furniture. This gem features its own front porch as well as an oceanfront, side patio with a double lounger perfect for romantic evenings.

There is a shared full sized laundry on the property.

The house and cottage are located just 90 feet from the ocean with 85' of shoreline. The beach is rocky, so water shoes are a must! There are several good snorkeling areas just off the shoreline boasting an abundance of vegetation, reefs and marine life.

A short five minute drive to the dive shops and shopping. Initial food supplies can be purchased and placed in house for your convenience if you desire. Just submit a list and reimbursement can be made when you arrive.

More Details

Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Shawn and Jeff Marsteller

Jeff & I hail from Pennsylvania and Iowa. We currently live in Mississippi and are a military family used to adventures and a lot of change. Due to moving often, we had not purchased a house before now. As ocean lovers, we never thought an ocean front retreat would be do-able financially for middle class folks. We found lovely bones and potential in what will be our retirement home. Until then, we will visit and let others love it as well. We fell in love with the laid back quiet island and hope you will too.

Shawn and Jeff Marsteller purchased this house in 2014

Why Shawn and Jeff Marsteller chose Cayman Brac

Our first dive after certification was in Cayman Brac. I still get nervous each first dive, but I feel most at home in Brac. After several trips, we tossed the idea of seeing what was available on this out of the way, peaceful place. Loved the proximity to the stores, restaurants and airport. Thrilled with the seclusion and privacy and I fell in love with our view. It has always been about seeing, hearing and smelling the water any vacation we have ever taken.

What makes this house unique

The island is small, yes, but our location is close to markets, restaurants, dive centers, the public sand beach and a short drive to medical facilities which I have had the opportunity to "test drive". It was uncomplicated and cheaper than the US. I prefer a smaller, personable community to live in and do not like crowds, chaos and busyness brought by large cities. It has a "Gilligan's Island" quality.


Cayman Brac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1567 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Common Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Please ask for any special arrangements including wine, flowers and chef to prepare a meal in or for any need you may have. A blender is also included


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Amazing Ocean Views, Elegant Furnishings, New Patio. Free stateside calls!
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Lexington, KY/ USA

Loved our Escape from Reality

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and well located for all the fun adventures on the Brac. Great to have bikes available and washer dryer. Deck perfect for sunrise and sea grape tree shade perfect for lazy times in hammock. On site staff available with impressively quick response to any problems. Loved it and hope to return next year for longer stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Snorklers for life

  • 5 of 5

We love Cayman Brac and this was he 5th time back in the last few years and the 2nd time in this property. It is everything and more then you expect. The home is build, stocked, and supplied by someone who values their property and wants you to live as thought it was your home - not simply a rental property. We have stayed in 10's of properties in places like Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Turks and Caicos, Bays of Honduras and others. Including places that were featured in Architectural Digest and I'd put this property at the top of the list in its layout, furnishings and incidentals. In addition the property owners are extremely responsive as is the local property manager.

The location on the south side of the island makes it wonderful for the sound of waves most nights. The property is very clean and that includes the beach area. People who don't take care of their beach area on Cayman Brac end up with sea debris - mostly from humans.

But this property and the two surrounding are good about their beach property.

The owners are known in Cayman Brac so make sure to ask for their discount from 4D's car rental. This is the first time we rented from an agency off the airport property and everything went smoothly. We had a flat tire and it was fixed within an hour of notifying the rental car company. Luckily we were at the property when it happened.

We expect to go back and will return to this property. We are sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, Jeff & I were so glad you came back to stay again! We are thrilled to have return guests as it means we are taking good care of them. We did try to make the house just as we would want it when we are travelers visiting somewhere. We want you both to keep coming back to snorkel for years and years! We hope to see you next year!
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Beautiful, big house on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 2 couples: lots of space, comfortable beds, clean, right on the ocean.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a good place to spend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a week with another couple. There was plenty of room and easily we could have accomodated another couple. A room divider would have turned the living room into a pretty private bedoom, but as is would have accomodated 2 more

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, thanks so much for your visit and your review! It IS nice and roomy in the main house. We dislike being cramped when we travel so we agree with the space! Come back anytime!
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Everything as advertised or better

  • 5 of 5

Nice location. Quiet. Comfortable. Enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to the Brac and was the nicest house we stayed at yet. Especially enjoyed beginning and ending the day on the back deck with coffee (am) and cocktails (pm)!

Everything we needed was provided and available to make a comfortable stay. Hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, Thanks so much for your nice review! cocktails in the evening and coffee in the morning is the best! We look forward to your next vivit!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public beach
Car: necessary

85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $300

Also available on the property is Ocean Retreat, a 675sq foot one bedroom cottage. Special rates for groups who wish to rent both Escape from Reality and Ocean Escape. Special rates also available for verified Active and Retired Military, Disabled Veterans, Law Enforcement and Firefighters. Rate does not include $65 cleaning fee. Rates are subject to change without notice prior to reservation confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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