About the property
- Cottage670 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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. The house is not suitable for small children due to the decorative items. 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.
Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 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 Sister Islands
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
a delightful and well situated and furnished cottage
the cottage sits behind a larger house, the patio outside of kitchen has a lovely double chase facing the ocean! there is a hammock within yards of the ocean. there is a hanging cushioned double swing on the deeply covered front porch. several resting and sit-spots make this cottage a special deal. thank you for your hospitality and the help you extended us!
Home away from home
It was our home away from home for 10 days. It has everything we needed, beach towels, chairs and a cooler. It was too windy to snorkel in front of the house so we spent a majority or our time swimming and snorkeling at Scott’s dock. That’s where the best fish are. Don’t forget to feed the crabs. We set out a saucer with water and a separate plate with peanut butter and or small pieces of apple. They ad a crab party every night. It’s fun to watch them. Enjoy! We will be back. We love this quiet peaceful safe island. The house is very comfortable.
a nice retreat
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.
Very nice little cottage house!
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!
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.
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!
perfect place to get away!
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!
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
85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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