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Charming, Romantic, Newly Renovated Seaside Cottage with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Hear and see the ocean in this beautiful, recently 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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Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Charming, Romantic, Newly Renovated Seaside Cottage with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Amazing Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is an escape from reality! The home is perfectly decorated and is cozy, comfortable, clean and perfect location! Every morning we had breakfast facing the sea. Cayman Brac is a beautiful island that has beautiful beaches hidden, ask Terri the taxi to take you to some of his favorites. Terri helped us learn about the island and provided recommendations. His number is in the welcome book.

Shawn was an amazing host! She was in communication with me before we came to the island and even asked us if Lorna the caretaker could get us anything before we arrived. I can not say enough about this amazing home and island! I hope to visit again very soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage by the sea was the perfect size for the two of us and met all our needs (kitchen supplies, comfortable bed, lounge chairs on the porch). It was the first time in 15 years that we ventured away from a resort/condo rental and the choice was the right one. We appreciated the ability to use the washer and dryer, thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for two!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was perfect for two people, and the bicycles made the trip. Cayman Brac is so small, only 14 miles long, that everything is reachable by bicycle. The bikes made the trip! Also, being able to see sunrise and sunset over the ocean from the beach was amazing. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Great little cottage in the Brac 10/18 to 11/1/2016

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Brac five times and simply loved this cottage on the south shore near to most of what the Brac has to offer. It had all the items necessary to make our two week stay another great experience in Cayman Brac. We cook a lot when staying two weeks and the house was well stocked with all the cooking items we required.

We enjoyed sitting in the beach area and watching the waves on the days it was rough. We didn't make it out to the little snorkeling areas by the house but found a new place on the north shore and returned to a few of our favorites on the north shore.

All in all it was a great two weeks and we will return again and hope this little cottage is available.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, Thank you so much for your kind review! Jeff and I are happy the kitchen had all the things you needed to prepare meals. It is a wonderful view out front isn't it? Maybe sometime you will be able to snorkel out there. We are thrilled you chose our home since there are many options. We would be happy to have you as a guest again! Shawn & Jeff
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A charming romantic cozy cottage with pride!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was neat and clean!!! My heritage is from Cayman Brac, and to see the renovation does my heart good. Shawn handled all my needs for direct communication, and her hands on rental management took care of the rest for her. I could not find anything more delightful and cozy! Wonderful location, privacy, and accommodations. I will highly recommend and cannot wait to return again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Someday I hope to be on Brac at the same time!! I felt like I met a new friend with all our conversations! Thank you for all the pics you sent. I would never have known the neighbors were remodeling if it hadn't been for you! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and time with your family. Hope to see you again! Shawn
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Perfect for 2! LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks of serious diving and had a great time staying in this cottage. Just right for my husband and me! We were met at the airport by owner's rep on the island, Patty (very nice person) and shown around the property. Cottage is exactly like the pictures. Very nicely remodeled and comfortable. Stocked with everything we needed when we cooked and close to restaurants when we wanted to eat out. (Go to $2.00 TACO TUESDAYS at the Captain's Table! Delicious!) Location was also close to our shore diving shop (Brac Scuba Shack - whom we LOVE and highly recommend) and a couple miles from the grocery. All very convenient. The cottage has a comfy bed and a convertible sofa bed if you need it. Nobody was staying in the front house, so we enjoyed being able to wander around to the front house's porch, sit near the sea and watch the sunrise, check out the birds, fabulous clouds and waves in the evenings and also see the Milky Way at night! NICE! Was so private - we were the only ones anywhere around for our 3 weeks. Lucky US! :-) The owners were awesome and called to see if we needed anything. Super nice people! We really liked this little cottage and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Captain Charles Kirkconnel International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach

85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"


Rates & Availability

Sister Islands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season Special
Aug 5 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Sister Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly designed, white tiled walk in shower. Bright and modern.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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

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