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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.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 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: 22 ...
  • 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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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
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Kelowna, BC, Canada

Great place to relax on the Brac!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Escape From Reality. The house and property are exactly as shown in VRBO. The house is well kept, extremely clean, lovely furnishings and comfortable. The bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable and has lovely bedding to go with. The property is close to dive shops, markets and restaurants, as well it's close to the public beach which is sandy and has easy entry. There are 3 phones in the house, which were very handy to have. A very thoughtful additiion by Jeff and Shawn. As mentioned in another review, we also found the deck on the beach side extremely hot...couldn’t sit or eat out there during the day. Other than that, everything was wonderful. Shawn and Jeff are very easy to communicate with and were very happy to help make our stay a good one.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this home. The bedrooms and bathrooms look recently updated. Everything is clean and homey, with everything you'd need. The hammock in the shade on the beach is fabulous. The stars at night look like fireworks. The peaceful waves in the background are so soothing. The master bed is very comfortable. The owners are very responsive to inquiries and the whole process was super easy. From this location, you are a very short drive to the dive shops and any of the restaurants you would want to go to. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a piece of luxury on the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sweet guest, Jeff and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope it was just what the "Doctor" ordered before all the busy-ness of the holidays leave you breathless. Thank you for choosing our home as we know there are many other places to stay. We appreciate you taking the time to review us! We hope to have you stay again in the future!
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This property is named appropriately to what it offers. Escape Reality by the Sea is most peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

This home is designed for tranquil, restful and relaxing stay. The views of ocean are stunning turquoise blue clarity. The home is equipped with everything. The owner is very kind and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, We very much appreciate your lovely review and for choosing to spend your precious vacation time and dollars at our house. We would love to have you stay again any time! Shawn & Jeff
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hummelstwn, pa

week of diving with Brac Scuba Shack

  • 4 of 5

Lets start out with our plane was late. Patty was there to help us find the rental, about 1.5 hours late. Showed us around, has contact number and cell phone if a problem arose. We had none. Great location, on south side west road about 1 mile to west end town. Dive shops are there also. You will need car rental to get around.

Very nice sea side location, on the ocean with large patio to enjoy sunset. All as pictured. Thanks, Brian

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thanks for your nice words! I'm happy that no more tropical storms/hurricanes kept you from finally being able to make it! I am glad Patty met you despite your late plane arrival. She's really good about getting guests even when flights do not cooperate! We would love to have you visit anytime! Take care! Shawn & Jeff
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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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