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Cayman Brac Getaway - the Perfect Island Beach House!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Warm tropical breezes and spectacular azure ocean views await you on Cayman Brac at the Getaway house. I invite you to come and experience one of the Caribbean's best kept secrets.

The Getaway house has been described as 'the perfect island beach house'. The home is just a few steps (only 120 feet) from the clear, turquoise, Caribbean Sea. This oceanfront home is situated on the south (windward) side of Cayman Brac and enjoys constant trade winds. Double French doors, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, tile floors, and a screen porch all add to the island experience.

The house is fully furnished and has a washing machine, wi-fi, cd player, and tv with Netflix and other streaming channels. All towels (including beach towels) and linens are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped including stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, blender and coffee maker. 2 bicycles are provided for you, also! Everything you need for the perfect 'getaway'!

The home has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full size bed. The screen porch has a hammock and lounge chairs perfect for a nap, reading, or just taking in the refreshing ocean views and breeze. A private sandy beach area great for sunbathing is right outside the back door. Also, a large barbecue grill provides a perfect place to grill your catch of the day!

There are 3 tidal pools at the oceans' edge: 1 foot, 2 feet and 4 feet deep, perfect for a quick dip or a long relaxing soak with an adult beverage. A coral reef a short distance out from shore provides excellent snorkeling. Shore fishing and beach bonfires are also great fun ... and free ... and without the hassle of having to leave your 'getaway'!

Whether you're coming to Cayman Brac just to have some time to yourself or maybe a family adventure or perhaps a romantic getaway, the Getaway house has everything you need. The house is conveniently located near the dive shops, restaurants, and a grocery store, yet far enough away from everything to make you feel as though you have the island to yourself.

'A truly great place to relax and unwind.' 'The best vacation I have ever had.' 'The pictures just don't do it justice.' 'One week wasn't enough, we want 2 weeks next year' - quotes from previous guests. I hope to hear from you, too!

- LICENSED BY THE CAYMAN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM -

More Details

Owner
Marcia Tucker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Marcia Tucker

I have welcomed guests to my Cayman Brac Getaway house for 15+ years now, and it is my favorite place in the world. I know that for many, this may be their first trip to Cayman Brac or the Caribbean, and I want more than anything for their visit to be perfect in every way.

I work with a local property manager to ensure guests are warmly welcomed to the island, escorted to the house upon arrival, and available to answer any questions or concerns during their stay.

I am also almost always available by email or phone before or during guests' stay to

answer any questions or ensure concerns are dealt with immediately.

Please read my reviews! I would love to welcome you, too!

Marcia Tucker purchased this house in 2001

Amenities

Cayman Brac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Cayman Brac Getaway - the Perfect Island Beach House!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

The Getaway house was the perfect "get away from it all" for my friend Cathy and I. Clean and so comfortable - the website shows exactly what the house is like. My favorite place in the morning was the screen porch -- with coffee of course. And watching the sun rise over the sea every morning was spectacular. Thank you! I hope I can soon come back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

I actuallly stayed in March of 2015, but got side tracked upon return due to my husband needing an urgent hip replacement. Was looking around VRBO and realized I never left a review, or at least I don't think I did The pictures you see in the listing look EXACTLY like that in person! The house met all our needs. It is just a very short distance to the public beach. Definitely bring your water shoes. We felt like we we were on our own private island! If you are going to Cayman Brac...definitley stay here. My husband froze us out with the a/c so we could have used a blanket but at least the a/c worked! We still talk about the house and the trip! Would definitley return!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nova Scotia, Canada
5

Just as advertised and then some!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back home from a week and a half stay on Cayman Brac at the Getwaway house. Had found Marcia's beautiful home on VRBO by total luck and right from the get-go she was responsive to all our questions and needs.

We never once turned on the air conditioning as the ocean breeze throughout the open concept home was more than sufficient to keep us comfortable, along with the numerous ceiling fans. We arrived at the island and were picked up by the caretaker, Van, who was extremely pleasant nd helpful with tips for what to do on the island. The house is fully equipped with everything you need while visiting, just like home! A little piece of advice that we were not made aware of is that you are responsible for your own paper materials (toilet paper, paper towel, etc...). The island is very expensive when it comes to these items as well as food purchases, so I would recommend packing a few rolls of t-p and if possible a small cooler with some frozen meats. There is a gorgeous brick bbq outside the sunroom which we utilized and wished we had brought meats to use it more often......do not be surprised to see the hermit crabs in the bbq the following morning, we found out that they clean the coals and grill after you've cooked, really neat! Just be sure that they are all out before firing up the grill again. :)

The tidal pools were a wonderful treat as we sat in them daily with a cold beverage in the afternoons.....ensure you have your water shoes for the ironshore.

We cannot say enough about the location of this beautiful house as well as the house itself. We had a wonderful time and would HIGHLY recommend The Getaway House to anyone planning a trip the Brac.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest Indiana
5

Fabulous house and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly- sorry for the late review Marcia! My husband and I stayed in the Getaway house October 29 to November 6, 2016. The house is just absolutely lovely! It was perfect for our stay. Thank you so much for the bottle of wine to celebrate our late anniversary with! Marcia left us some starter water in the fridge too! There was everything we needed and more at the house. The bed was comfy, the bathroom was roomy and the view from everywhere was divine!

Van- the caretaker- met us at the airport and walked us over to get our rental car then we followed him back to the house. He was so nice- he made sure everything was good and gave us some tips on the island before he left!

The island is amazing! Its perfectly quiet and so very beautiful. We explored the caves and wandered the shorelines and trails. It can be challenging as the terrain is rocky in some areas so bring good footwear for exploring. You will also need water shoes as the ironshore in back of Getaway and elsewhere is rough on the feet. There are plenty of sandy spots as well. The public beach is right down the road but there are still rocks and potential creatures in the water so water shoes are a must!

The people on the island are some of the nicest I have met! Things not to miss: Barry's Jerk Chicken, talking to Tennison Scott- a local legend- at his shop Nim's Things, listen for parrots- they are everywhere, visit Brac Beach Resort down the street- they have a little market on Thursday evening, visit Mr Foote- the hippie artist down a bit from the house too- he is a great guy with the most interesting home and stories ever (just pull in and get out and he will greet you like an old friend) and don't forget to go out in the pitch black night and just look up- nothing like it! Its super easy to navigate the island- grab a map and see the sights- snorkeling the fishing pier on the other side of the island was amazing too! Groceries are a short drive away- say Hi to the chickens in the parking lot- too cute. The liquor store next door is a great stop too- she makes meat pies that are fabulous- but get there early!

I could go on and on but honestly we loved every minute we were there! From the hermit crabs that helped us cook out to painting our rock! Marcia- thank you again for allowing us to stay in your home away from home- we will be back- I could barely drag myself away the first time!

Blessings..

Ash and Cam

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Cayman Brac Getaway House is in a great location within easy driving distance of several good restaurants (Asian House, Star Island, Reef Resort, etc.), the airport, and most of the sandy beaches on the island. The house is right on the water, and you see beautiful sunrises and sunsets, looking down the beach east and west. The house is ver comfortable with a tile shower. My wife loved the screened-in sunroom and hammock. The bed in the main bedroom was a little small for us, but we slept well. It's an affordable, comfortable place to stay on this special little island.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the Cayman's several times and always stay at the 'Brac Getaway' on Cayman Brac. Whether I have family or friends along for the trip, the quiet and solitude of the house is unique; no close neighbors or continuous traffic. Having a nice cup of coffee or tea, sitting out by the ocean first thing in the morning and watching the sun rise with a slight calming breeze, could be best described by a poet but I can only say it is a great way to start the day! The house has everything you need in regards to amenities; cooking, beach towels and plenty of coconuts. The surf is close enough that it puts you to sleep at night. The house is spacious and open. Although there are wonderful sandy beach areas near the house, there is no real sandy beach access off the back of the house to enter the ocean so care must be taken if you plan on going for a swim or shore dive. As a side note, Cayman Brac has multiple access areas off other beach areas and docks for shore diving or swimming/snorkeling. I give the place a 5 Star because the house has what I enjoy; many hours just sitting by the ocean, hearing the surf and watching the hermit crabs along with a comfortable house. RELAXING AND PEACEFUL would be the adjectives describing the 'Brac Getaway' house. I will be returning next year also and have recommended the place for other friends and family. Marcia, the proprietor, is very helpful and on top of it!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cayman Brac (CYB)
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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