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Charming, Romantic, Seaside Cottage with Stunning Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 670 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Hear and see the ocean in this beautiful, remodeled 670 Sq. Ft, one bedroom ocean view cottage features an open floor plan enabling you to interact with others easily. It has central air, living room areas, all new kitchen with gorgeous vanilla cabinetry and quartz countertop, new appliances, bottled water quality water through an iSpring 5 Stage water purifier, new furniture, new premium pillow top mattress and updated bathroom. The living room has a 42" flat screen "smart" HDTV. WiFi, Roku, Netflix and IHeart Radio access included. The house sleeps up to 4 when using the queen size hide-a-bed located in the living room. Included in each house are free WiFi, Netflix, several games, paperbacks, stateside phone for free calls, and a local cell phone. You can also experience a local game using the local soldier crabs or "hermit crabs" in a circle and seeing whose wins the race to the food in the center. Whenever we are there my daughter takes a little leftover food out each evening and they have come to expect it and show up for "dinner". They range in size from baseball size hermits to tip of your pinky sized ones.

There is a shared full sized laundry on the property.

The house is located just 90 feet from the ocean with 85' of shoreline. The beach is rocky, so water shoes are a must! There are several good snorkeling areas just off the shoreline boasting an abundance of vegetation, reefs and marine life.

A short five minute drive to the dive shops and shopping. Initial food supplies can be purchased and placed in house for your convenience if you desire. Just submit a list and reimbursement can be made when you arrive.

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Amenities

Cayman Brac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly designed, white tiled walk in shower. Bright and modern.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Gorgeous bedroom with a fantastic Serta Mattress and a sweet robins egg blue gentleman's chest. Pretty scarf curtains with blinds and top hotel quality towels, linens and Duvet. No passé bedspreads. I named it tastefully beachy with a boat theme. Pictures will be posted soon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please ask for any special arrangements including wine, flowers and chef to prepare a meal in or for any need you may have. Massage and car rental can be arranged. Blender also provided

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming, Romantic, Seaside Cottage with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
5

a nice retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the big house and in the small house. It was clean and quiet, not too far away from anything. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice little cottage house!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well kept, had everything we would need. Owners were great at communicating. Lovely to wake up and look out at the ocean each day! Had a great stay on The Brac!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central OH
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our visit to Cayman Brac, and Ocean Retreat is everything that's advertised - except better. It's hard to describe the views, which were lovely. We found the cottage perfect for us in every way and the owners were wonderful hosts, promptly answering every little question prior to our visit and checking in with us after we arrived. The house was clean and had everything we might need - even beach chairs and a cooler. I'm pretty picky when it comes to bedding and linens, but the bed was very comfy and there were plenty of nice towels. The washer and dryer was convenient too. Everything was great - simply the best! We loved it there and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and we are glad you had a lovely time at the cottage! It pleases us to know that others enjoy Brac and our house as much as we do! Come back anytime!
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5

perfect place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this darling little house - listening to the ocean, sitting on the front porch swing, and being close to things but not too close. The amenities are great, the owners and property manager took very good care of us. If you want to spend some time completely away from our day-to-day life, getting to Cayman Brac is worth it, and this is a bungalow we'll come back to next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim!!! You guys were amazing guests! Fun and wonderful! I am selfishly hoping I get to see you guys in person someday. Thanks for the funny texts and the lovely review! Please come back!! Shawn & Jeff
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5

Amazing... tiny cute cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Clean fully functional cottage...very responsive owners and manager. Perfect stay and relax on Brac!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Iva, thanks so much for your review and for choosing our house! We appreciate your visit!!
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
5

Great location. Reasonable price

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our honeymoon cottage on Cayman Brac. Peaceful. Marstellars are wonderful hosts. This is my second stay with them. Brac is a fabulous dive location. Everything cost less on Brac. Brac Dive Shack is a great dive operator. We found everything we needed at the local grocery. Dining out at Star Island was super. We will be back to Brac.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, We loved having you back for another stay! We hope we continue to earn your desire to return as our guest! You two were fantastic guests! Thanks again! Shawn & Jeff
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Owner

Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Shawn and Jeff Marsteller

Jeff & I hail from Pennsylvania and Iowa. We currently live in Texas and are a military family used to adventures and a lot of change. Due to moving often, we had not purchased a house before now. As ocean lovers, we never thought an ocean front retreat would be do-able financially for middle class folks. We found lovely bones and potential in what will be our retirement home. Until then, we will visit and let others love it as well. We fell in love with the laid back quiet island and hope you will too.

Shawn and Jeff Marsteller purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Shawn and Jeff Marsteller chose Cayman Brac

We are relatively new divers. Our first dive after certification was in Cayman Brac. I still get nervous each first dive, but I feel most at home in Brac. After several trips, we tossed the idea of seeing what was available on this out of the way, peaceful place. Loved the proximity to the stores, restaurants and airport. Thrilled with the seclusion and privacy and I fell in love with our view. It has always been about seeing, hearing and smelling the water any vacation we have ever taken.

What makes this cottage unique

The island is small, yes, but our location is close to markets, restaurants, dive centers, the public sand beach and a short drive to medical facilities which I have had the opportunity to "test drive". It was uncomplicated and cheaper than the US. I prefer a smaller, personable community to live in and do not like crowds, chaos and busyness brought by large cities. It has a "Gilligan's Island" quality.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach

85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Also available on the property is a second residence, Escape from Reality, a 1570 sq. foot two bedroom house for $999 wk or $175 nightly (3 night min), Special rates for groups who wish to rent both Escape from Reality and Ocean Escape. Discounted rates available for Active and Retired Military, Disabled Veterans, Law Enforcement and Firefighters. Rate does not include $50 cleaning fee. Rates are subject to change

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.