About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, separate living/dining areas, oceanfront
Welcome to our lovingly restored, rustic and relaxing Caribbean beach house. At home in New Zealand, we call this a 'bach' (pronounced 'batch'). Located on the South East Side of Cayman Brac, this unique home will provide the sanctuary you need after a day of diving, snorkelling, walking or exploring ... or will simply be a relaxing place to unwind with a good book and a cocktail.
This property is a TRUE beach house - open living, a large outdoor deck with swimming pool; your choice of sun or shade, a landscaped beachfront, & separate areas that deliver privacy, as well as lots of good collective space. And whilst we don't have immediate water access - our part of this special island is on a reef and therefore has an iron shore - the public beach is a 10 min. drive away (and usually empty), and the local "Buccaneers" rock pool for safe & easy swimming & snorkelling is only 15 mins. away ... well worth the effort.
Cayman Brac is stunning, in a laid-back way, and our home, with it's open plan living, simple yet modern furniture and clean lines, will welcome travellers from far and wide to it's unique beauty.
Please note - the home sleeps a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children. Exceptions will be made, but need to be discussed with owner prior to booking.
For more details on this home, please visit our website - www.abfabescapes.com
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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). 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 Sister Islands
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect, ideal, heaven, wonderful!
Okay folks, if you are looking for the perfect place to stay on Cayman Brac, this is it! Awesome stay from start to finish. Very clean, meticulously maintained! The beds and pillows are so fantastic you won't want to get out of bed---perfect place to enjoy the sunrise! We got to enjoy a couple of thunderstorms from the comfort of the porch---great way to watch a storm approach. I have to say that this was the best-equipped home I have ever stayed in. Many times over the course of the week, the statement was made I wonder if and sure enough what we needed was there! Van, our on island contact person, was never more than a quick call away if we needed anything or an answer to a question. The home is beautifully decorated with a costal atmosphere - the pictures portray the home exactly! The pool is definitely a plus --- enjoy the beauty of the sea while floating in the deck side pool! There is a great fire pit area---was pretty windy the night we wanted to use it so we didn't risk possibly burning the house down! I strongly recommend choosing this property if you plan to be visit Cayman Brac! You won't be disappointed! If you do decide to stay here don't miss out on having a moonlight massage. Kelly will come to the house and set up on the deck....perfect! We had a full moon for ours....it was wonderful....in fact we booked two separate nights! Definitely will stay here again! And certainly last but not least, corresponding with Melissa, the owner of the property, could not be better. Melissa is wonderful, so pleasant and responsive---certainly makes you feel like a friend. Always quick to respond with answers to my many questions! Informative about the island and of course how to get my hands on those wonderful mattresses and pillows! LOL! Thanks Melissa! I can't say enough about what a joy you were, and are, to work with! Looking forward to being back on Brac next year!
Kristie, it was a pleasure working with you too, and thanks for all the fab comments! So glad you enjoyed the house as much as we do, and for being patient with some of the issues we had during your stay ... your sense of humour in dealing with those was greatly appreciated! We'll welcome you back with open arms for your next visit! Cheers, Melissa & Michael
Great place to stay on Cayman Brac!
We had a wonderful stay at this property! The house was very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed all the amenities including the pool. We had a small issue with the water and then the hot water on the 5th day which was quickly taken care of by Andy. Van was very helpful and were always quick to respond. The notebook that Melissa left was very comprehensive. We went with her suggestion on the dive company “Brac Scuba Shack” and the bar “Barracudas”. Excellent scuba diving. Overall, an excellent stay.
My husband booked this trip based on the reviews of others. It surely did not disappoint. The house was quaint and appropriate for where it is. It is very well appointed - there are many amenities that you would not expect. We stayed for 10 days and never saw anyone near the home. Luckily, the home next door was vacant, otherwise we would not have enjoyed it like we did. The home next door is very close and would have impeded the ultimate privacy we enjoyed. If you want a vacation where no one is around, check to see if the neighbors will be home. As Melissa says, the food situation on the island is very simple. The grocery store has very basic food. We brought a lot of snacks we like and were thankful we did. We went to the resort restaurant for most of our dinner meals but used the well equipped kitchen in the house to do all breakfast cooking and some dinner cooking. The house was clean and tidy and decorated tastefully. The pool is amazing! It is just big enough (we brought 2 floats to use), warm, and the view of the ocean is incredible. We highly recommend this home (as long as the neighbors aren't home - unless you like close neighbors).
Beautiful and Peaceful!!
This house was perfect for our stay. "The Bach" was built to frame the gorgeous views with bedrooms looking out over the ocean. The main living space opens up to the ample deck and pool for cooling off. Outdoor space is situated just right to give you shade or sunshine. Kitchen is stocked with gadgets and the decor is updated and comfortable. If you are looking for a true tranquil get-a-away, Cayman Brac is the island and "The Bach" is the house.
Peace and tranquility
I'm having a hard time finding the exact words to describe and relay the feeling of contentment both my husband and I felt from the moment we walked through the front door. Such a beautiful and clean beach house with tasteful and gorgeous decor . We arrived on a Sunday and if you've been to the Brac you know the markets are closed on Sunday. My husband and I always bring our own meats and non produce food items. We were both pleasantly surprised on how well the kitchen was stocked with necessities . Simply replace what you use. The bed was comfortable. We used the grill outback on several occasions and even had a fire going in the fire pit on a few nights. Being on the south side we enjoyed the sea breeze and how quiet that end of the island is. We rode the bikes down to the end and checked out the cave and blow holes on the shore. Loved the bike!!!! It had a basket and a cup holder...what fun! The Brac is a very special place whose people are no nice and respectful. On calmer days we went to Buccaneers slip and Scott's dock to do some snorkeling and would return to the house to enjoy the beautiful pool. We found ourselves in it everyday, water temp never went below 82 degrees. This is truly a beautiful property and both my husband and I would not hesitate to return here. Our property manager Van was very attentive when we called with a few questions. I have to mention the big french doors that open out to the deck ...an absolute stunning view! we also enjoyed the apple tv we watched a few movies and binged watched a Netflix show, it's just something we don't get to do in our busy lives here at home. Thank you Melissa for sharing your home with us...we absolutely loved it! I miss it already.
Charming house on Cayman Brac
We spent a delightful week at "Bach on Brac". This delightful, well kept house is right on the ocean and we were lulled to sleep each evening by the sound of the waves. The house has lots of spaces, both in sun and shade to comfortably read and enjoy this beautiful island. The kitchen is well equipped and there were plenty of towels and toiletries in each bathroom as well books and boardgames if not using the fast speed wifi. There are not a lot of sandy beaches on Cayman Brac, but having the private pool just outside the door solves that dilemma. We explored the nature trails on Cayman Brac and often saw the rare Cayman Brac parrots while visiting the parrot reserve. Cayman Brac specializes in diving and snorkeling, but if you are looking for a quiet, friendly island, "Bach on Brac" will meet every expectation!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Max. of 6 adults, 2 children or 4 adults, 4 children. Rates above for 2017 are introductory, & from Winter 2017, reflect the upgrade of a pool to the house.