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Cayman Sands - Secluded Oceanfront Villa in Old Man Bay - Excellent Renovation

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


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Cayman Sands is an oceanfront villa in Old Man Bay along the north coast. This highly popular villa is one of only a few that offers shore-diving (SCUBA) to the famous Cayman Wall. Recently renovated 5 bedrooms with en-suite baths completely re-tiled with luxurious finishes. Kitchen remodel features an open concept with a breakfast bar and new appliances.

Cayman Sands oceanfront freshwater pool is protected by a screened atrium, so large crabs, lizards and flying bugs can’t make themselves a nuisance during a seaside dinner or cocktail hour. With optional pool heat available in the winter months, the water is sure to be inviting to guests of all ages any time of year. The view of the large sandy backyard, beach, gazebo and ocean is framed by the two wings of the house.

Includes Silver Thatch Membership

Cayman Sands Unique Features:

-With an open, one-story design, Cayman Sands offers large families an intimate experience within a very open floorplan of 4,000 sq ft.

-The oceanfront vaulted greatroom with cupola offers 30 feet of sliding glass doors to the sea flooding the villa with Caribbean sunshine and breeze year round.

-This home was thoughtfully designed to be opened up on winter nights when the A/C isn't necessary.

-TV Area offers a wall-mounted flatscreen that can swing out from wall for larger audiences

-Separate laundry room with ice maker, ironing board and folding counter

-French doors from both oceanfront master suites (one King and one Queen) also open to the screened atrium.

-Solid masonry construction as well as solid wood doors offer quiet in the bedrooms

-Twin bedroom and twin bunk room ( 2 sets of bunks) both sit towards the front of the house, off of the living area.

-Pull out couch in living room for children only.

-The full, modern kitchen offers all the standard appliances, as well as dishware, cookware, and cutlery.

-Full-width sundeck outside the screened atrium for sunbathers!

-The sandy beach offers an oceanfront gazebo and two hammocks for long afternoons relaxing with a book or simply enjoying the views.

-Two kayaks are also available, so you can explore the sparkling Caribbean waters just outside your back door!

-A poolside sectional sofa and dining set are perfect for evening cocktails or outdoor dining.<

-Separate guest cottage offers a Queen suite, screened porch and second-story balcony with stunning ocean views! The guest cottage is NEVER rented separately to unrelated parties during your stay; it is there if you need it.

-Charcoal grill

-Central A/C

-Free WiFi


-Linens, towels and beach towels provided

-Wheelchair accessible! (ramps provided)

(1) King Suite, (1) Queen Suite, (1) Twin Bedroom, (1) Twin Bunkroom (4 twins) and a pull out couch in living area for children only. Cottage adds another queen suite. 5BR Configuration accommodates up to 14 people (10 adults max.); Excellent 2-family villa and twins can be made up as a king bed for a 3rd couple.

Small tourist weddings allowed.

13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates

10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership

Owner requires refundable $500 Excess Cleaning Fee/Damage Deposit.

Minimum Stay: 5 Nights.

Minimum Stay Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Weeks: 7 Nights.

Minimum age of 25 yrs old to lease any of the villas and lessee must occupy the villa during the entirety of the rental period.

Security System Available for Guest Use

For arrivals beginning January 8, 2018 that have paid the Silver Thatch Guest Membership benefits include:

-Centralized on-island guest services & welcome center

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

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

-Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest discount card

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

-Referral to preferred vendors, reservation assistance

At-Villa Benefits:

-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)

-Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography

-$1,500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection

-Complimentary Pack-n-Plays, booster seats, baby gates

More Details

Property Manager
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owen Roberts
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Driftwood Beach Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kurt's Corner
Car: recommended

With a central location on the island…the homes in Old Man Bay offer perhaps the best shore diving and snorkeling on the entire island. The beaches are mostly sand, but also can be have some natural rock formations too. Either way, with the varied marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The beaches here offer great seashell collecting and turtle sightings in summer! Old Man Bay is only 5 minutes from (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!). Heading west, "Kurt's Korner" is a local restaurant within walking distance; and then "Over the Edge" restaurant is about one mile away. They serve breakfast, lunch AND dinner and offer a varied menu that offers a value choice. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfers, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service. You are also only 5-10 minutes to the best SCUBA diving operations/dive sites on the entire island. and are two of the best. About 15 minutes to the west of Old Man Bay is the famous Rum Point Club…with watersports, restaurant, bar, gift shop, grill and a barefoot beach with table service. Here is where the catamaran departs for stingray sandbar/snorkeling tours.


North Side Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King Suite - 1 king
    Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Twin Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
    Queen Suite Guest Cottage - 1 queen
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cayman Sands - Secluded Oceanfront Villa in Old Man Bay - Excellent Renovation
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Loved Cayman Sands!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented a fair number of houses in the Caribbean, and by far, Cayman Sands was the best. Great pool, awesome beach and the best equipped kitchen we've ever seen in a rental property. Maintenance on beach/ocean-front properties is always a challenge, but the house/property were impeccable. Layout of the house was perfect for our 2 families. Everyone had a great time. We did 3 shore dives from the beach - great reefs (Julie's wall and Babylon). The only thing I would change about the house is that the sheer curtains in the bedrooms let in a LOT of light (if one group stays up and hangs by the pool or in the living area or when the sun rises at 6 am). We hung some of our dark dive towels which helped, but black-out curtains would be a great addition.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Took a family vacation with 11 adults and 3 children ranging in age from 2 to 82 years-old. Wonderful house with pool and private beach. It is located well off the beaten path. If you are looking for activities and night life in the city or on Seven Mile Beach then plan on taking a long drive. The house is located at least 45 minutes from the airport and busy shopping and dining areas. However, this house was perfect for our family. We saw a total of 8 people the entire week. Not 8 people on the beach but from the beach looking in all directions. The enclosed pool and sitting area, the tiled porch deck and the gazebo were wonderful for relaxing and gathering. There were pool toys and ample lounge chairs. There were two booster chairs for the children and a separate ice maker in the laundry room. There were two newer ocean kayaks with seat backs, paddles and life jackets. There was a new charcoal grill available. The pool depth goes from 3 to 6 feet with corner steps and a ledge which runs the length of the shallow end for children. The yard is all sand but the beach is not. Aqua shoes are a MUST. There were 10 pair of aqua shoes at the house ranging from child to adult sizes. The beach is rock, shells and coral. It can be difficult walking out into the surf navigating the rock ledges and coral. But this also provided amazing snorkeling less than 100 yards from the shore. We have chartered snorkeling excursions on other islands that could not match the experiences right off this house's shoreline. The separate cottage was a nice get away for my daughter and son-in-law who have not yet experienced the chaos of raising young children. There was a crib in one of the rooms in lieu of the listed single bed. The sleeper sofa was comfortable but located in the living room. It works much better in the spacious King or Queen rooms. There is one TV in the main house and one TV in the cottage. No TVs are in the bedrooms which was fine with us. There are grocery, water-sport, and liquor stores only 5 miles to the East -- an easy drive (stay on the LEFT side). We rented 2 vans which we used for various day trips to other parts of the island. Check your cell phone service plan. We planned to use the GPS on our phones but only two of us had service. Consider renting a GPS when you rent your vehicle. This is an amazing house in a scenic remote paradise location. It worked perfectly for our family vacation and all were delighted with the experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Best family vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large group. We are a three generation family of 14 people ranging in age from 10 months old to 63 years old. The cottage was very convenient for the baby and parents and the layout of the main house gave everyone privacy plus room for all family time. The living areas allowed plenty of room for all of us to gather, play games, hang out, eat, and have fun together. The covered pool gave us a respite from the sun in the afternoons and away from bugs in the evening. The kitchen is well appointed--we all love to cook--the kitchen had everything and more!

Cayman Sands is convenient to everything on the Island. You cannot beat the privacy of this beautiful home, the exquisite view of the ocean, and the beach all to yourself everyday! When we went to 7 mile beach for a day, our 8 year old grandson exclaimed, "When can we go back to our own beach. This place is crowded with too many people!"

This side of the island is quiet, calm, easy going, and very limited commercial vendors--which we loved.

We stayed for two weeks and can't wait to return to Cayman Sands.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Cayman Sands! The house worked perfectly for our two families. The kitchen was nicely stocked for the few nights we ate in, but we also enjoyed the restaurants over on this quiet side of the island - Tukka, Rum Point, Eagle Ray's, the Lighthouse, and Kurt's. We did venture over to Seven Mile Beach for activities on a couple of days but loved that we could retreat to the serenity of Cayman Sands. We enjoyed the beach, snorkeling off the beach, the pool, the gazebo and hammocks! No shortage of things to do right at the house. We also made use of the kayaks and floats. We also enjoyed "local" excursions to the Botanical Gardens, the Mastic Trail, Starfish Point, and Stingray City. Bring sturdy water shoes - Cayman beaches are very rocky and Cayman Sands is no exception. We only experienced very minor issues with a bathroom sink and shower both of which were addressed completely and promptly. We would go back to Cayman Sands without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bolton, CT


  • 5 of 5

This place was just amazing, everything you could ask for. The only thing I would want added would be a patio umbrella or something to add shade to the pool area or beach area.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cayman Sands was everything I could dream of in a vacation and more!

They have thought of (almost, see below) everything right down to the tiniest detail! The house is gorgeous! I had my doubts about the screened-in atrium but when the sun starts to set, the bugs come out (bring bug spray) we were so happy to be able to still enjoy the sunset and sound of the waves while not getting eaten alive! We kept looking for the hammock(s) outside the house, we finally found them in the storage closet but they were super-easy to set-up in the gazebo and let me tell you, several naps were taken there!

Throughout planning this trip all the way through to our stay, the management company (Grand Cayman Rentals), the owner, and the local property representative have been so incredibly helpful! On our first day there was a lot of seaweed and trash on the direct beach front (not the private part of the beach directly behind the house which we loved and played a lot of bocce ball on!) I sent an email to Jim at Grand Cayman Villas and copied the local rep and owner just to be on the safe side and they sent someone out to rake it, now THAT is service!

I loved that someone went to the effort of using a label-maker to mark what each light switch does, there are a lot of them and, while it's a small detail, it just shows the thought they've put in to aleaving every ounce of stress.

My only recommendations (not to be confused with complaints) would be:

- put some caution tape on the front-entry stairs because the first step leading to the drive is very hard to see (the ceramic tile is white, the gravel is white, and it's right as you walk out) sadly I fell and sprained my ankle on our 2nd day, it slowed me down quite a bit but I didn't let it stop me entirely! See comments about insurance.

- the curtain rods and sconces should be anchored to the wall. As you gradually move the drapes open and close over time, the rods slide back and forth and unfortunately you don't realize it until one slips and hits you smack-dab on the bridge of the nose.

Local recommendation:

- The White House was one of the best meals of my life! This is where we are on my 40th birthday (the reason for our trip) and the service, the food, the staff, the atmosphere; everything about it was like something out of a dream!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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