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Villa Zara: Palatial Beach Villa in Rum Point with Private Pool & Jacuzzi.

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Welcome to Villa Zara. This gated estate sits directly oceanfront in Rum Point, along Grand Cayman's north coast. This palatial villa offers a gorgeous pool deck complete with an oceanfront hot tub to soak in and enjoy the sparkling Caribbean views. A large sandy beach with phenomenal snorkeling is mere footsteps away. For snorkel enthusiasts with a taste for vacationing in luxury, Villa Zara is difficult to beat!

From the moment you step into the tiled foyer, it becomes apparent that Villa Zara is an exceptional experience. The interior is tasteful yet decadent. Large windows and French glass doors flood the interior with Caribbean sunshine no matter the time of year. The main foyer, dining area, and kitchen open onto the tiled pool deck, which offers two shaded pavilions. Guests can unwind and soak in the views from the lounge chairs, or enjoy evening drinks at the outdoor bar before throwing dinner on the poolside propane grill.

***Villa Zara’s Notable Features***

— Walled and gated privacy

— Excellent snorkeling! A healthy marine environment awaits your discovery! We ask that you wear pool shoes or fins when you go exploring

— 60” Smart TV in living area with additional flat screen TV in Den/Library

— A sound system pipes music throughout the house and pool area

— Expansive kitchen with modern appliances, dishware, utensils, cookware, cutlery, and coffee maker

— Formal dining table for ten; smaller table in the breakfast nook for four.

— Ground floor den with comfortable couches and large flat screen TV. Sleeper sofa pulls out into a bed for two children.

— 1 king master suite with TV plus 2 queen suites located on second floor. All suites open onto full-width oceanfront balcony

— 1 twin suite located on the ground floor and opens onto the pool deck

— Each suite comes furnished with a beautiful private bath, three of which feature sizable soaking tubs

— Daily maid service and on-premises manager (who live in guesthouse by the road to preserve your privacy, but also to be ready to help when you need).

— Plenty of off-street parking

— 2 tandem kayaks on premises for discounted rental—waiver required*

Accommodates up to 10 people (8 adults max). Excellent for large families, or as a 2-3 couples group getaway. Twin beds can be converted to a king bed upon request.

Weddings and events (of up to 75 guests max) are permitted with prior written approval from the owner. Owner will require a supplemental refundable event deposit of $2,500.

*2 Silver Thatch tandem kayaks located on property for discounted guest rental. 5 day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day per kayak, $195 per week.

***Rate Details***

— 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates

— 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership

***Booking Rules***

— Owner requires a refundable damages deposit of $500

— 5 nights minimum stay required

— 7 nights minimum (weekend to weekend) required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks

— Weddings and events (75 guests max) are permitted with prior written approval from the owner. Owner requires a $2,500 supplemental refundable event deposit.

— $2,500 Event Fee for all weddings/events over 15 guests.

***Silver Thatch Guest Services***

For arrivals that have paid the guest service fee, your Silver Thatch membership includes:

— Centralized on-island guest services & welcome center

— Unlimited Use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)

— Business Center Access: computers, printer & Fedex/DHL supplies

— Silver Thatch guest discount card to use at local businesses

— $150 Discount for Silver Thatch Charter stingray snorkel

— Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in

— Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in

— Referral to preferred vendors, reservation assistance

— Airport arrival Fast-Track VIP ($ fee charged by CAA)

— Special event and dinner reservations

— Complimentary snorkel gear, pack-n-plays, booster seats, and baby gates for check out

At-Villa Benefits

— Welcome amenity basket

— Complimentary early check-in (if no check-out on same day)

— Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up

— Gilchrist & Soames bath products

— Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)

— Coordinate private chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photographer

— $2,500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection

— 2 tandem kayaks available at discounted rates; minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free!

More Details

Property Manager
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Grand Cayman Villas & Condos

Managing over 70 oceanfront villas and booking over 250 condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos offers the largest inventory of bookable vacation properties on Grand Cayman. With it's on-island hospitality company, Silver Thatch, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos has raised the bar on guest services.

A newly built welcome center was designed with the guest’s vacation needs in mind and includes a private fitness studio, and business center. Our dedicated staff is prepared to assist with charter and reservation recommendations for family dinners, snorkel safaris, or at-villa services like grocery delivery, massage treatments, private chefs, and more. In addition, guests can conveniently check-out complimentary snorkel gear, baby equipment, coolers, bluetooth speakers, Apple TVs, and other items to enhance their vacation experience.

Call or email us any time with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist.

Guestbook comments from the manager

21/8/2010 – 28/8/2010 New Jersey, USA We have travelled to many islands and have stayed at some of the finest resorts. Our Stay here at Villa Zara has been exceptional. We fell in love with the island itself because of the wonderful people, the incredible beauty of the island, and the amazing food. The Villa itself exceeded all of our expectations, and Yvonne and Phil made our stay seamless. We vow to return and make this our annual family vacation destination.

Thanks for everything!!

The Schiff Family

5 Adults / 1 Child


Adventure Seekers

Age 55+

Families with Teenagers

Aug 2010
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North Side Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Twin Suite - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa in den sleeps two children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Zara: Palatial Beach Villa in Rum Point with Private Pool & Jacuzzi.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 72 reviews

Wonderful, private, ocean-front Villa with all amenities = A piece of Heaven on hearth.

  • 5 of 5

Incredible ocean front Villa with four suites. Spacious and well equipped for large groups. Pristine outdoors with heated pool & jacuzzi, bar, gazebo and beach front - not to leave the premises for an entire week. Our hosts, Yvonne, was super nice, kind, and accommodating. She kept the house and premises impeccable and went above and beyond. She greeted us with a fabulous home-made chocolate cake, set up the Christmas decor and was very attentive to any need or questions we had. THANK YOU YVONNE. !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

16-21 March, 2017 2 Adults 3 Children Pensylvania, USA

Wonderful family vacation at Villa Zara. The house was beautiful with awesome pool and beach. Plenty of activities including beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming.

Yvonne and Phil were very helpful. They took great care of us and had great recommendations.

We would definitely make a return trip back to Villa Zara!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

17th February – 2nd March, 2017 6 Adults 3 Children Idaho, USA

We got treated to a wonderful vacation, thank you Tessie and Charlie (Grandma & Pa).

This is a great place. Our two kids had a blast in the pool and “Cajuzzi”!

Thank you.

Bob, Kylie, Roman and Claire Idaho, USA

Dear Yvonne and Phil,

We are honoured to witness the sincere spirit of generosity with which you care for this property and those of us who happen to visit.

Of course, your attention made our stay comfortable and extra pleasant. It is beautiful being here.

We delighted in meeting you and looked forward to your insights and conversations.

In gratitude for your care and best wishes.

Wahid, Christi and Joseph Sham Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thank you Yvonne and Phil. You have been so gracious and helpful.

Villa Zara truly is paradise. Our entire family was treated like royalty. We would like to return again someday. Yvonne even baked us all cupcakes.

Charlie & Tessie Hope, Idaho, USA

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

19th – 26th November, 2016 4 Adults Austin, TX

We had hyped ourselves up on Villa Zara for months, and somehow it still exceeded our expectations! The house is stunning, the pool area and ocean view/access is sublime and Yvonne and Phil took extremely good care of us and the place. They had recommendations for anything and everything and were even sweet enough to bake me a cake for my birthday. The location of the house was ideal for us – away from the crowds but still close enough to Rum Point, Kaibo Beach, the East End and other places of interest. Probably the most memorable vacation anybody in our group has ever had, and Villa Zara really helped put it over the top.

***** (Five Star)

Tanner, Meredith, Darlyne and Austin

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

23 – 30th October, 2016 6 Adults Winnipeg, Canada

Villa Zara was a beautiful venue for my son’s wedding.

This was a spectacular place with a great pool, hot tub, patio deck, etc. couldn’t ask for more or better.

Phil and Yvonne were excellent hosts!

Paulette and Guests, Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

30th July - 6th August, 2016. 7 Adults. Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA, USA

We have travelled to many places around the world - but Villa Zara ranks at the top. The house is beautiful, the pool is perfect and the on-premise staff made it our best vacation ever.

We visited 7-Mile beach one day - it's one of the top rated beaches in the world. We rented seadoos there - great water.

We frequented Rum Point for snorkelling, used Red Sail Tours with a boat that took us to StingrayCity and Starfish point. Very fun. Also did the Bio-luminescent tour of the bay in kayaks. Went to Turtle Farm and the obligatory Tortuga Rum Cake Factory. Tukka is a nice place for dinner. Rode the bikes to Rum Point several times. Perfectly Pampered Cayman came to the villa so we could all have Swedish or deep tissue massages.

We did a lot but always could not wait to get back "Home" to this House!

Loved it here and hated to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rum Point Wreck Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rum Point Restaurant
Car: necessary

The entire island is only 22 miles wide from west to east; so you are never too far from anywhere on Grand Cayman. The homes on the oceanfront in Rum Point offer great reef protected snorkeling. The beaches usually have plenty of white sand, but also can have spots of rocky “ironshore” with natural rock formations. The closer you get to Rum Point, usually the sandier the beach as well as swimming. Either way, with the abundant marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The prevailing breeze (trade winds) from the east also make flying insects less of a nuisance—many of the homes in Rum Point don’t even need a screened porch. The big draw to this area is the proximity to the “Rum Point Club”; a public beach club that offers a fantastic barefoot beach…many watersports, a restaurant, bar, grill, gift shop and pick-up beach volleyball games. ( ) It is from the Rum Point pier that the 65’ catamaran departs to stingray sandbar for snorkeling trips. Also near Rum Point is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina ( Click map on our home page. Lastly…we have (2) large resorts in the east end ( and ) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a modern grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, SUBWAY sandwich shop (and even a coffee/pastry shop). These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfers, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service. and offer snorkeling tours, paddle boards, jet skis, etc.


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