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Escape from Reality with Amazing Ocean Views and Elegant Furnishings

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

OCT 1 - NOV 19 Low Season Special for this well equipped spacious house

Hear and see the ocean in this beautiful, recently remodeled 1500 Sq. Ft, two bedroom beach 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.

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Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Shawn and Jeff Marsteller

Jeff & I hail from Pennsylvania and Iowa. We currently live in Texas 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 Islands

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Escape from Reality with Amazing Ocean Views and Elegant Furnishings
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

We've been visiting Brac for 7 yrs now by far the best place we've stayed.

  • 5 of 5

We have stsyed at the resort,rented condos and other houses on the island. .Escape from Reality was by far the best. We were met at the airport by the caretaker. She even followed us to the resort 1st to drop off someone we met at the airport who needed a ridea then brought us to the house and showed us every thing we needed to know. The house was clean, updated and stocked with everything you would need. Fresh towels and sheets and plenty of them. Every amenity listed was available and that is not always the case when you rent. There was even a cell phone to use for local calls. We will definitely rent from Shawn and Jeff again

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape from Reality in November

  • 4 of 5

The house was great, very spacious and comfortable. The only drawback for us was no shade on the deck facing the ocean, and it was too hot to sit out there during the day. It was too windy to do as much snorkeling as we wanted (we are not divers), but we hiked all over the island and enjoyed the privacy (saw very few other people) and the stunning views. If you hike, take old sturdy shoes. The sharp iron shore and hiking paths really chewed up our shoes. The hike from the the lighthouse was my favorite. The public beach just a few minutes east was deserted and nice, but we found a completely sandy beach area between it and the house that was our favorite spot for swimming (really just bouncing on the big waves and staying cool). Restaurants weren't great, but the kitchen is well equipped. Since we were there in the off season, there may be other choices we didn't find.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

It's a great place to stay. The house is charming and the views are amazing. Wonderful sunrise and sunset from their beach area. Close proximity to everything you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for SCUBA

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week diving on Cayman Brac and we stayed at Escape from Reality. The house met our needs perfectly. The house is close to the airport (but not so close that we heard aircraft arriving and departing) and Brac Scuba Shack (where we did our boat diving). The house is truly right on the water, with a wonderful deck and magnificent views. The house is very modern and well maintained, and everything worked perfectly. The beach is rocky at this location but we spent all our time diving, so we did not miss a sandy beach. The owners were easy to contact and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in the Brac

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful. Location was easy to find and the contact in Cayman Brac was very helpful with getting us settled in. The location was perfect; near the airport , practically next to the public beach, and the restaurants Coral Isle and Star Island were close by too.

The property was clean and welcoming. It was very spacious and we felt right at home. Only recommendations we have are: 1) resetting the A/C controls to keep the house cool when guests are arriving. The A/c was on but keep switching off due to the timer. Eventually we got it working and the house cooled pretty quickly. 2) Keeping towels well stacked and new towels for future guests. Being on the ocean side it was tempting to be in the ocean every day.

3) We didn't realize there was a guest house as well, this would have been great to rent as well for the weekend. So we recommend you promoting the house and guesthouse especially for May when many visitors are going to Cayman Brac for the carnival festivities.

Other than that it was awesome. Really loved our stay. The 2 seater bicycle came in very handy, didn't get to go kayaking but next time we sure will.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples, who stayed for 2 weeks at "Escape from Reality". We found the house to be very comfortable and house was even better than advertised! We weren't needing for anything! Jeff and Shawn were very attentive and quick to respond to any questions, that we had. We loved going to the public beach, which was less than a mile away. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always thinking of things I need to or should add to the house to make it better for the guest so I am happy to hear you say that it had all you needed! Thank you so much for choosing our property! Since this is our first year as owners we were unsure how renting it out would go but people have been kind and we are pleasantly surprised with our bookings. We would be pleased to have you back! Shawn & Jeff
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public beach
Car: necessary

85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"


Rates & Availability

Sister Islands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season
Aug 5 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Sister Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1567 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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