4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, separate living/dining areas, oceanfront
About Melissa Wood
Michael & I first came to the Caymans in November 2014 to experience what we knew was some of the best diving in the world. As an ex-travel agent, I have been 'selling' the Cayman Islands for years, and was keen to see them for myself. We fell in love with Cayman Brac because it's so relaxed, with fabulous sunrises & sunsets, friendly people, and we feel all our worries slip away from us as we arrive.... We currently live in New York City, and also own and take vacation rentals for our home in Colorado (HA Listing 258968), & our home in Australia (HA Listing 4059857). With our personal travel experience (we've lived and worked on 3 continents in 8 countries), we feel we know what other discerning travelers are looking for in a vacation rental and we have custom designed this house with those points in mind.
Melissa Wood purchased this House in 2015
Why Melissa Wood chose Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac is a relatively small island, where everything is within easy reach, and we liked it's simplicity.
What makes this House unique
The sunrises & sunsets are both lovely times of the day, and it's fun to decide which space on the deck or the beachfront we'll enjoy them from. Cocktail hour is always a pleasure, watching the ocean with the cooling breezes, and drifting off to sleep to the sound of the waves is immensely soothing.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic House on the Brac
My family and I enjoyed our stay the "The Bach". A great place to relax and unwind, which is exactly what we needed. The outdoor space with private pool is wonderful. We would highly recommend this place and cannot wait to return ourselves!
Thanks Gregg! Just back from the Bach and have done a few minor upgrades - new stove is in!! Look forward to welcoming you again sometime. Cheers, Melissa
Piece of paradise
The Bach is a wonderful home. I would recommend this property to other family groups (like us!) who want to enjoy a carefree stay. The owners literally tried to think of EVERYTHING! The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, utensils, appliances and linens. We really appreciated this because we are vegetarians (with one vegan) and tend to prepare most of our meals on vacation. The house is spacious, clean, attractive and comfortable. We used the deck and the pool everyday. The onsite manager is very responsive if you need him BUT your first move if you have a question is the BOOK. Melissa has prepared the ultimate binder of information for guests. Every question, process, procedure, household item, etc. has an entry in the BOOK. My family took to calling it the "magic book" and we consulted it for everything from snorkel sites to the wifi password. The Brac is a relaxed and laidback environment. A stay at the Bach truly extends and enhances the "no worries" experience. Great stay - totally worth the trip!
Well furnished and nicely supplied this was a delightful home and would definitely stay here again. So many of of friends staying at other places had WiFi or appliance issues. None here!
Do not be fooled by the rubber duckie! It made the pool look small in the photos. The rubber duckies is 10 times larger than a regular Little rubber Ducky. Lounging in the pool with a view of the ocean was incredible.
Gets LOTS of water to have in the fridge.
Hope to be back here soon!
Melissa is the best and easy to work with!
The perfect island home and the the views!!!!
Simply put - this home is wonderful and has everything. To begin with, there were four of us and the home was very spacious and had every possible need met from books to games to cooking and dishware.... you name it, this home has it.
And the view is simply stunning! When you arrive, the view is to die for and it hits you in the face straight away. Caribbean sea view from every window.
After the view comes the amenities. The owner has everything guests could possibly ask for and her customer service is superb not to mention the individual you greets you at the airport, takes you to the home and shows you everything this home has to offer....and we mean everything.
And did I mention the plunge pool and the deck and covered deck area? What better option is there than a plunge pool on a hot day that is just steps from the Caribbean?
Want coffee? There are multiple choices. Want multiple rooms? Check that box too. And the Master Bedroom has those views that we mentioned earlier. Want AC and cooling fans as well as dehumidifiers? Well this home has that as well.
Could not expect a better stay than we had.
And lets mention the owner again, she was wonderful and very responsive and thoughtful. A delightful person.
So glad you all enjoyed your time with us Matt, and thanks for taking such good care of the house during your stay - I arrived to find it looking lovely just after you left, and my housekeeper was thrilled that there was so little work for her to do :-). Hope to have you back again soon! Cheers, Melissa
Charming and comfortable beach house with pool
My adult son and I stayed for a week at Melissa's beautiful beach home. I've stayed in many lovely rental houses in different countries but I can honestly say that this is one of the very best! No detail is overlooked, from color-coordinated accessories in the kitchen and the bathrooms, to comfortable sitting-out spots on the spacious deck. We loved to take our coffee out on to the deck in the mornings and just listen to the waves crashing against the shore. In the evenings, it was a rum cocktail to enjoy while looking at the vast panorama of stars! The planet Mars happened to be right at 12 o'clock to the house, and unusually close to earth (comparatively speaking!) during our visit. Everything you could possibly want to cook and serve with is available in the kitchen, and plenty of plates, cups and glasses are provided. A dishwasher makes clean-up easy. There are A/C units in the bedrooms, as well as ceiling fans, making for a comfortable night's sleep in the August heat. Lots of storage space in the bedrooms (not that you need many clothes for Cayman Brac!) and each bedroom has an ensuite-bathroom with spacious walk-in shower. As the beach is stones and iron-shore, having a pool was a delight and we used it several times a day. Melissa has a comprehensive House Manual on the coffee table with details about the house, where to shop for groceries, interesting hikes to take, etc. We grew very lazy with each passing day and were more than content just to lounge by the pool, but we did hike the bluffs one day and saw nesting brown boobies, which was interesting. We loved the desolation of the place, hardly a car passes by on the road, and we didn't even spot a boat out on the ocean. We can't wait to return to the Bach on the Brac - and sooner rather than later!
Thanks for the lovely review Ann, we appreciate the time you took to post it. The stars ARE amazing, aren't they? And Mars seems to be closer than ever right now, and outshines all of the others! Do hope we can welcome you and Adrian back to the Bach @ Brac sometime soon. Cheers, Melissa & Michael
excellent property, fun times in Cayman Brac!
We loved our stay at the Bach. Don't let the front view of the house fool you - the inside and back are awesome! The layout was awesome, and amenities were perfect - games, wonderful towels, good water pressure (for an island house), a place to wash the scuba gear, blow up pool toys and even a cutting device to take down a few coconuts to enjoy! The pool is small, but perfect to cool off any time - our family (children 17 and 19) had fun playing marco polo amid all the pool toys after our morning scuba dive or snorkel!. The outdoor furniture was wonderful and the instructions on keeping the place cool were spot on. We loved our two week stay on cayman brac - the island is very friendly and the diving was amazing. This house is a little remote from the action (and grocery stores), but the island is so small, it wasn't a problem! There was no one in the adjacent houses,so we had lots of privacy. Saw some amazing lightening light shows through all the windows late at night. As you can tell,- there is no water entry from the beach - but this is the case nearly everywhere on the island. We'd definitely rent this house again.
Really pleased to hear your family had a good time Mary & Jim, the Brac certainly is a unique place to enjoy some down time. Hope to welcome you back for another visit sometime soon. Cheers, Melissa
Cayman Brac is renowned for it's diving and snorkelling, but it's also one of the most relaxing, and laid-back places on the planet. Rock-climbers also most welcome!