|Space||7,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
7BR Luxury Cayman Castle and Guesthouse is directly oceanfront on a private 2-acre gated and walled estate on an elevated point of land and enjoys a private wide white-sand beach with excellent snorkeling and sunbathing. Infinity pool, multi-tiered oceanfront terraces, panoramic roofed balconies and a covered first floor veranda provide guests plenty of room for spreading out, dining or enjoying the views; shaded or in the sun.
This grand estate is not only one of the largest rental villas on the entire island; it also is a notable landmark. Virtually anyone on the island will know of the Castle in the East End. While we are neighbors to the Wreck of The 10 Sails Park and police constable's residence; this property enjoys no residential neighbors to the north for 500 feet or to the south for another 500 feet. With the gate shut in the evenings; guests enjoy their privacy.
The owner maintains the property quite well; making upgrades every fall to keep the experience not only refreshing and pleasant for the repeat guests, but for newcomers to Cayman Castle as well.
18 guest maximum, of whom 14 may be Adults 18 yrs or older. Infants in cribs do not count against occupancy.
Cayman Castle’s Unique Features:
-TWO oceanfront pools! The main house features a gorgeous, oceanfront infinity pool (pool heated to 84 winter) while the guesthouse has a smaller, but very private, pool for lounging and soaking in the views.
-(3) thatched beach palapas, (4) kayaks, and walking distance to Ocean Frontiers dive shop (as well as 3 lunch/dinner spots) make this home a convenient villa choice for a larger family.
-Custom 17-foot mosaic dining table on the main porch seats 18 easily and offers panoramic views while you dine.
-A flight of stone steps from the pool deck take you past the adirondacks and loungers on the sunny patio and down to the water, where guests can enjoy excellent snorkeling or kayaking. A healthy marine ecosystem awaits your discovery—so we ask that you wear pool shoes or fins when you to exploring!
-Stainless steel propane BBQ cooking center with granite top
-The main house and the guesthouse each have their own driveway, so there’s plenty of off-street parking for guests.
-Lounge chaises and outdoor sectionals on the pool decks, porches and balconies so guests can relax in style
Cayman Castle features
-Gorgeous, third-floor oceanfront master King suite with private balcony, panoramic views, and enormous walk-in shower
-King and Queen suite on second floor. Sleeper sofa in the second floor Queen Suite for small children only.
-Queen suite and separate bunk room (four bunks) on first floor. The first floor Queen suite offers a private exterior entrance with seating and TV.
-Kitchen, dining and living area are all oceanfront on the second floor, offering lovely views through the multiple sliding glass doors that lead to the main level porch and outdoor dining
-The fully modern kitchen features double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, kitchenmaid mixer, Bunn drip coffeemaker tons of counter space, and bar seating for six
-Indoor dining for six
-Comfortable living area with very large flatscreen TV for unwinding after a day of sun and surf
-Bar area adjacent to the lower level pool deck
Castle Guesthouse features
-Master King suite with beautiful views, flat-screen television, and large walk-in shower
-Queen suite with two bunk beds and walk-in shower
-Full modern kitchen refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and coffeemaker
-Comfortable sectional sofa with large flatscreen TV
-Dining table for four
Both homes feature
-Bluetooth Indoor/Outdoor speaker
-DIshware, cookware, and cutlery
-Linens, towels and beach towels provided
Cayman Castle also makes an intimate wedding venue (no invited guests permitted; limit 18 total).
13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates
$3,000 damage deposit waived with purchase of $49 Accidental Damage Protection.
Owner requires refundable $500 Refundable Excess Cleaning/Damage Deposit.
20% Discount Available Sep - Oct.
Discounts Offered For Multi-Week Rentals.
Owner purchased the condemned hulk of a 2 story castle and 750' of shore in 2002 out of a foreclosure sale. Sold the last 200' of sandy beach to a friend and later sold another 100'; keeping 450' for the estate. Neither owner has built as yet, but he would like the neighbors!
The Castle is 24' above sea level and has a commanding 180 degree view of the east end reef, is within walking distance of the best dive shop in the Caribbean (2013) Ocean Frontiers; and had room to install a large infinity pool and 2BR guesthouse. Owner added a story to the Castle as well.
Unique privacy, space and views. The stone patio out on the point offers guests the opportunity to watch for shooting stars at night and observe the kite-boarders and dive boats during the day. Eagle Rays and even the Christmas Manta have been seen in front of the Castle in the shallows.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
Positives: 1. spectacular views, 2. private beach, 3. great owner, 4. lots of private areas, 5. access to reef very close, 6. great fishing off the dock, iguanas large and exotic, 7. sunrise and sunset both awesome to watch from the same decks, 8. next door to largest dive operation on the east end, 9. very private.
Negatives: 1. very aggressive winds, not near tennis courts (although we were able to play on a less than spectacular tennis court at a nearby hotel), 3. 40 minutes from only 18 hole golf course on the island (very expensive green fees)
Overall Rating: wonderful
We had an awesome time at the Cayman Castle! Our experience was fantastic and will be remembered forever. We hope to do it again someday!
This property was fabulous! The location is private and very quiet which made for a very relaxing vacation. The sunrises and panoramic view was stunning with a constant breeze. Our adult girls loved using the kayaks on the very calm water. The house is well appointed and had more than ample outdoor seating on 5 different levels. The pictures of this property do not do it justice! If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, gorgeous place to stay, this is it! There are excellent restaurants within a 15 minute drive and a convenience store to pick up groceries. The owner gave us so much information about the property and area we immediately felt at home. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our time here! Thank you for making it a wonderful stress free vacation!
Our trip to the Cayman Castle was incredible. If you value your privacy and space, I don't think you will find a better place on the island. My wife and I, plus our 5 kids aged 9-16, plus my parents in their early 70's stayed at the Castle for one week. There was plenty of space for all of us, and none of us wanted to leave at the end!
There are so many areas to enjoy on the property it was almost hard to find time to enjoy them all within a week. The kitchen is large and very nice to cook in. We found it much more convenient to prepare our own meals than to eat out. We didn't want to leave the house! The house sits on a point and has more than 180 degree views that never get old. The rooms were very comfortable and the house was well decorated.
The property's kayaks were also a huge hit - we used them every day to explore the ocean in front of the house. If you are ambitious, there are some amazing snorkel spots that are a ways out.
We also enjoyed the incredible close proximity of the Ocean Frontiers Dive Shop. We booked snorkeling and diving trips with them, as well as a trip to Sting Ray City. The dive shop is top notch!
We started our trip at the Ritz Carlton on 7 mile beach for one night, then spent a week at the Castle, then spent one more night on 7 mile beach at the Marriott. We found it interesting to compare the hotel style vacation on 7 mile beach with the private home style vacation on the east end. And while the hotels were very nice, they did not compare in any way to our stay at the castle. We want to go back and do it all over again! It was a perfect vacation.
Our stay at Cayman Castle started out a bit bumpy! (But please read ENTIRE review).
The day before our arrival we were advised of an electrical short at the Cayman Castle, causing all electricity to be out for the weekend. Our entire trip had been planned solely to stay at “The Castle”, so this news was devastating to us! We were advised that we would be put up temporarily at another location for two nights, and promises were made that the problem would be fixed over the weekend. (But we were skeptical that ANY repairs could be done on Saturday & Sunday, and feared our Family Reunion Vacation was ruined! …….we were proven wrong!!!!!).
Our temporary weekend accommodations were somewhat cramped, but VERY NICE (“Two Rainbows” Villa, over at Rum Point). During that time I was stunned to see 5-6 workmen pulling double-overtime on Sat & Sun to repair the problem at The Castle. (It was no minor problem!!!!). And as promised, it was ready for us on Monday! And it was worth the wait! (And for our trouble, we were not only compensated for the difference in price for our temporary 2-day relocation, but also afforded a “dinner on Jim” at the FABULOUS Tukka Restaurant nearby!).
And now, with that out of the way, my REVIEW OF CAYMAN CASTLE: Our family chose The Castle based on the pictures we saw on the website, and the luxury, exclusivity, spaciousness and amenities of the entire property! We were not disappointed. The rooms are fresh, updated and luxurious! The bathrooms are all roomy, modern and beautifully designed. Kitchen is first class and affords all modern conveniences. Linens are fresh, and towels plentiful. But all that is a distant second to the beautiful location of The Castle. The porches, decks and patios overlook some of the prettiest water in the Caymans. There is a fantastic snorkel reef about 200 yards straight away from the Castle’s stairs into the Caribbean. (Use the kayaks provided to row out to underwater heaven. Tie up to the buoy and swim around to see stingray, squid, lobster, starfish and a whole aquarium of colorful fish, just a short paddle away). We also enjoyed sharing the grounds with some fascinating (and large) Iguanas who seemed to join us for coffee each morning on the lower patio. (But don’t worry! They are harmless, and more afraid of you, than you are of them!). The pool and surrounding patio, is not only cool and refreshing, but offers a fantastic setting to wind down at the end of the day! The view over the zero
The castle was great UNTIL it rained. Our family rented the castle & guesthouse. We were in the guesthouse & on our last day water poured in thru the windows & water leaked from the ceiling fan in the center of the room. We spent our last day in Cayman cleaning up large amounts of water dripping from the ceiling fan, kitchen & windows. I would NOT recommend anyone staying there unless this is rectified. We were not told that the place leaked before booking the house. If we knew about the leaks, we may have chosen to stay somewhere else
Cayman Castle sits on a 2 acre gated estate in "Gun Bay" in East End; adjacent to 6 acres of government land that includes the "Wreck of the 10 Sails" park and the East End Constable's residence & office. 2-3 lunch places are within walking distance and Tukka Restaurant is only a mile north. Two miles north are the 2 large resorts www.thereef.com and www.morritts.com where they maintain manicured beaches, pools, restaurants, bars and watersports. Those resorts are great places to entertain older kids and for anyone to spend the day.
The beach at the Castle is white sand and is quite private. We have three thatched palapas, 4 kayaks and 6 lounge chaises on the beach. Most folks will spend the day sunning around the pool; but we offer the beach option too. The water is more snorkeling than swimming here...it is a marine environment and we recommend pool shoes or fins. You can walk down our stairs on the point to sit down and put on your fins as well. We have a great snorkeling site straight out 200 yds from the castle...marked with a white PVC pole. You may also tie up the kayaks to that pole as well