About the property
- Condo1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Best, largest Condo Choice, 2Bd 2Bth, EZ Beach Access & All! Sleep 5 COMFORTABLY
TurtleFish Haven: Spacious Ground Floor Privacy @ The Very Heart of 7MB
FOR YOUR PERFECT CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY - at the most central location - on the widest and most expansive portion of the beach - with all the simple luxury and tranquility, quiet, privacy, maximum convenience, incomparable style and stunning beauty -
TurtleFish Haven is
@ THE ABSOLUTE HEART OF SEVEN MILE BEACH!
+MORE FEATURES, SERVICES & VALUE;
++A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
+++OUR 3 DECADES OF OWNER KNOWLEDGE
++++CONVENIENT PROXIMITY TO EVERY FEATURE YOU DESIRE
+++++GUARANTEED ETHICAL ACCURACY OF EVERY STATEMENT WE MAKE
......no rude surprises on your arrival as to the quality of our accommodations,
- the beauty and expansive luxury of our beach,
- the proximity of our convenient services,
- the quality of our accommodations, or
- our commitment to your enjoyment!
ALL THIS - AND MORE = YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY
This is our second home, with each condo being an integral part of our past, present - and future.
We take great pride in introducing & guiding our guests with a personalised Welcome Letter + Cayman Attractions Binder to enhance your Cayman experience with the best info possible.
With quality service that only our commitment to Cayman can offer
.....including insider information regarding Cayman features, attractions and amenities;
discounted car rentals and much, much more!
Why pay more for a small, cramped hotel room???
...when you can have your very own private, spacious condominium with all amenities for far less?
Bring your family or easily share TurtleFish Haven with another couple.
We guarantee enough space and activity to entertain and tire out even the most energetic of youngsters! And our second bedroom easily accommodates a foldaway bed to provide comfortable sleeping for a family of five.
LOCATION! CONVENIENCE! COMFORT!
We are the single MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION on Grand Cayman: At the very center of pristine GALLEON BEACH between the Ritz-Carlton & Westin Resort. No cluttered beach, just a wide expanse of sand for you to enjoy. Our neighboring luxury hotels argue over who has the most central location and most sand on Seven Mile Beach… our answer: YES!
TurtleFish Haven is set back conveniently on the ground floor with a large double patio - even as a less expensive OceanView condo you have direct access across our lawn to our incomparable beach. TurtleFish Havens feature an exceptional level of privacy along with OceanFront/View. And both have the largest interior space in our complex due to our extensive remodeling.
THE SINGULAR FEATURES OF OUR GROUNDFLOOR VILLA: with its unique 45-degree layout to afford maximum privacy along with stunning beach & sea views...plus our direct access to our naturally shaded beach!
CONVENIENCE? For virtually every need, just a short walk away from our complex to SIX shopping centers and over TWENTY restaurants! Plus: 2 full service Supermarkets, 2 Sports Bars, 5 Beverage Stores, 3 Health Spas, 4 Jewelers, 5 Realtors - even a frozen yogurt shoppe right across the road from us! Renting a car is definitely optional! But even that is easy with our discounted services from the largest agency on Island.
COMFORT? Our unique TurtleFish Haven offer AFFORDABLE LUXURY with the LARGEST TWO-BEDROOM configuration, providing a spacious environment appealing to the most discriminating taste. Eliminating interior walls & kitchen closet created our exclusive open floor plan living area. Double patios from both livingroom and bedroom to the lawn leading to the beach only enhances your indoor/outdoor access pleasure. You relax on light, comfortable rattan furniture and plush living room cushions next to a spacious eating area. We have three flat-screen TVs, WIFI, snorkeling gear and a full kitchen complement, from blender, toaster, microwave, ice maker to wine glasses and more.
Whether you are viewing the sea from the master suite super king bed, breakfasting on the patio or just lounging around in our unique Cayman rattan rockers - yes, the sea is visible right across our lawn and beach - you are assured a stress-free and tranquil environment that will refresh your soul and renew your spirit. You can even blow-dry your hair whilst enjoying our tranquil ocean view.
We specialise in assisting our guests by answering every question before you arrive - so you can enjoy every precious minute of your time with us at our Haven.
Our TurtleFish location is on the largest courtyard lawn in our complex so you pay less even though you have direct beach views and access from our ground floor exits from both master suite and living room.
Of course all condos in our complex have central air, are fully furnished and equipped for your stay, and are inspected and approved annually by The Cayman Islands Hotel Licensing Board. TurtleFish Haven also is completely DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE!!!
What more can you ask?
SIMPLY PUT, TurtleFish Haven Is the very best value condos on all of Seven Mile Beach!
And we delight in making your visit even more friendly, comfortable & rewarding with our Welcoming Letter and Attractions Binder in the condo! INTRODUCTIONS to just about any local product or service offered on Island are available to our guests as well...we've been here for decades! This includes (but certainly not limited to) real property or business services info, how to do CUBA (Easy!) or exotic watersports!
BUT IF YOUR GOAL is to just spend a whole week relaxing in the shade of our Casuarinas whilst generating a marvelous tan on the broadest and deepest part of Seven Mile Beach… well, we offer that in abundance, on the most stunningly beautiful and protected section of pristine Seven Mile Beach.
ALL this make our Havens at Galleon Beach's centrally located beachfront a most memorable location for your best holiday ever!
.......And our SPECTACULAR and MEMORABLE signature sunsets come at no additional cost!
RobBob & AnnMarie Ketron
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- May 14, 2018
About RobBob & AnnMarie Ketron
* Not the newest, largest, most opulent nor most expensive complex, we chose this property for its unexcelled location, innate charm and understated beauty, remarkable convenience, accessibility, superb design, beautiful gardens and easiest access to the beach. *VILLAS OF THE GALLEON (VoG) to this day remain the best value for money on Seven Mile Beach compared with any of the 51 other condo properties along stunning SMB. *Having been completely renovated after Hurricane Ivan, we have the highest approval and return visit ratings of any Seven Mile Beach property! *We offer our guests the comfort of our friendly setting, convenience of our superior location, and our personal attention to your every holiday wish. *Working diligently to keep our costs under control, we pass savings on to our guests. *We respect our guests' privacy whilst being available to provide information and services as needed. *Having been a part of Caymanian community for so long, we have a wealth of knowledge as to where to go, what to do, and just how to maximize your Cayman experience. *We love and appreciate this Island culture; most of our friends are Caymanian. *Husband Bob-a former officer of Rotary International-is proudly active in local Rotary service projects on Island. We offer a special discount to ALL service club members (Uncle Warren was a Lions' Governor: same relationship!). Bob's brother also is a Rotary PDG. *Wife Ann Marie is a former Head Start programme supervisor and Early Childhood college instructor. An experienced property manager, she can be counted on for extensive knowledge of all products, crafts, services and the best buys here in Cayman. *If you want to economize and not rent a car, we provide helpful hints as to how to best explore the island and take full advantage of the public transit system. Public mini-buses (US$2.50 p/person) run every few minutes up and down West Bay Road from Turtle Farm & Hell to George Town, and are convenient and fun. *
RobBob & AnnMarie Ketron purchased this Condo in 1982
Why RobBob & AnnMarie Ketron chose West Bay
*Viewing the sea from our master suite superking bed - and the living room! *Breakfast on the patio, then walking right onto the beach across the lawn *The shade of our lovely casuarina pines *Enjoying the antics of the ching-chings *Our very own rare banana orchid gracing our patio *Vibrant Tropical Gardens complete with exotic fruit trees *Our true retreat from the cares of the world in a stress-free environment *For our daughters - a safe, world-class holiday location *Amenities & facilities are endless and Ooh-so-conveniently located near us! *Villas of the Galleon is on the finest part of the Beach, centrally located to just about any service or attraction you might desire whilst on holiday within easy walking distance *We are super fortunate in our choice of location *The center of the beach never diminishes: sand torn from the north end of the beach by Nor'wester storms is deposited on the south end, and vice versa... in either case, we generally gain sand from both storm directions *Snorkeling begins right off our shore *100 yards out from shore next door from the Ritz is the nearest reef *Only 350 yards up the beach in front of Governor’s House is Governor’s Reef - easily accessible to entire families, regardless of age *And Beachcomber Reef is 400 yards to the South *Other terrific snorkeling locations are just two miles up AND down the beach at Cemetery & Pageant Reefs *Up at Northwest Point we have the fascinating Turtle Farm complex which features gigantic tortoises, breeding facilities, and turtles of all ages+Visit the collection of Caymanian birds in the aviary. Convenient to all shopping Is that enough? FOR A REALLY UNFORGETTABL EXPERIENCE? - even to engaging a luxurious Rolls-Royce from one friend, retired owner of one of the Island's most notable restaurants - Can you imagine a more delightful HoneyMoon gift than TurtleFish Haven - or as a special anniversary or birthday gift?
What makes this Condo unique
Want to know about our unique Cayman history? * Our diverse communities? * Where to snorkel incomparable reefs - dive - fish? * Where to find native artwork & crafts? * Where to go caving, turtling, to the Agricultural Center & Saturday AM fresh fruit & vegetable market? * Or view local community projects in SouthSound, Prospect, Savannah, Newlands, LowerValley, BoddenTown, FrankSound, EastEnd, OldManBay, NorthSide, RumPoint - or WestBay? We know them ALL! * Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove on North Sound? * Or visit one of Cayman’s best-kept secrets - the Ugland Motor Museum? A surprisingly comprehensive attraction of over 50 of the world’s great automobiles, including the first car ever brought to Cayman - a 1914 Cadillac...As you enter the lobby is the world's first manufactured motor car...an 1886 Benz! * Nearby is Hell post office - yes, you can even send a postcard home from Hell - in the middle of Paradise! * Easy access to just about anywhere by car or minibus * Ride horses at our remote nature preserve out at Barker’s Point at the entrance to North Sound - a wild & untamed reminder of what Cayman was like before development * Enjoy a wide variety of native parrots in the wild on the eastern end of the Island or at the Botanical Garden off Frank Sound Road either before or after a scrumptious lunch at Kurt's Korner at Old Man Bay in North Side *Three miles South of us: George Town, Cayman's capital - quite the urban center with its many offices housing the financial and business affairs of the world * Less than a mile to the new planned community of Camana Bay, with modern facilities, restaurants on North Sound, movie theatre and shopping * Not to be missed is the daily Craft Market downtown, or the Wednesday Farmer's Market @ Camana Bay * Shopping is almost entirely in US$ to accommodate the 1.3 million cruise ship passengers who disembark annually for only a few hours' taste of what we have in Cayman for you to enjoy for a week -And much, much more!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic Stay and Ownership
Literally first rate. The condo is well accommodated (nice beach furniture, well stocked kitchen, TV, internet, good AC) and well sized. The location is spectacular (almost dead center of Seven mile beach - easy access to restaurants, excursion pickup, grocery, night time entertainment). Very close to the beach with nice private seating and shade.
Bob and Mary steal the show though. Very charming and thorough in their welcome packet (lots of useful information). They were actually in the other unit during our stay. I can tell they love the island and want everyone else to fall in love too. Bob and Mary helped my father out when he left his phone inside the unit, after we arrived at the airport to depart. They were on our same flight and were able to bring the phone with them! Would absolutely stay here again.
Thanx for the kind thoughts. Truying to meetneach guests’s individual needs can be difficult, but we really try to help you have your best holiday posible. And just seeing youtr dad and daughter enjoying themselves so much....well, that alone makes it all worthwhile!
Wonderful Stay at the Villas of the Galleon!!!
Beautiful spot on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach with the most gracious hosts! Thanks so much for everything Bob and AnnMarie - you helped us have the most wonderful and stress-free stay by sharing a little piece of your heavenly place with us! Must try Casa 43 per Bob's recommendation when you go - best Mexican Street Corn and Margaritas ever! Can't wait to come back to the Villas of the Galleon.
The condo is outdated and minimal service but the location and beach are great!
The location is awesome (beach is one of the best on SMB) but the condo is a bit outdated compared to some others that we visited while we were there. Some major updates are overdue (faucet in kitchen would not move; exhaust fans were noisy and old; bed not comfortable...).
Also, if you rent from directly from the condo association, they include linen service. Although there is a washer and dryer in the unit, this daily or every other day service is a nice addition. (Note that we had no services during the week and we were required to leave a $100 tip for the manager who only cleans the villa after you depart-not sure why we would have to leave this other than subsidizing their pay.
If you are renting a condo, you might want a safe to be available-there was not one here.
Honeymoon Haven was fantastic! A total 5 star location and excellent experience with the owner.
We just returned from our 5 night vacation to the Cayman Islands. We found this rental to be exactly as it was presented online. The customer service from Mr. Bob, the owner, was top notch. He provided a ton of information about the island, places to dine, car rental information, directions, and things to do long before we departed on vacation. This knowledge came in very handy in planning our daily adventures and navigating the island once we arrived. Honeymoon Haven was right on Seven Mile Beach in the heart of everything. The rental was very clean and we had everything that we needed for our family of three plus our daughter's college friend. The condos had a private beach area with all the amenities of lounging in the breath taking views. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay on Cayman Island!
Well, thank you Steve; we gather the ladies had a good time! We know you had far more info than you could utilize, but hope you will be inspired to want to return soon and enjoy even more of Cayman's attractions. We keep trying to make it better and hope we succeed; we truly appreciate your kind comments and you just inspire us to do even better in future.
Great vacation home!
The condo was very nice and clean. Excellent beach and location on Seven Mile Beach. Our hosts were very helpful with providing us information about the island, transportation, and tips about the local restaurants and things to do in the area. We would definitely recommend this rental.
We are so very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Whilst we are in no way able to take credit for our unexcelled location and convenience to all local amenities, we do pride ourselves on trying to provide the very best in comfortable accommodations and in helping you have a real "feel" for what our guests can experience in Cayman. We look forward to your return to do even more your next time to our little bit if Paradise.
Wonderful family holiday vacation
We stayed at Turtle Fish Haven (ground floor): 2 parents and two 20ish kids. The unit is quite spacious, well cared for and very well equipped for cooking and lounging. Beds were comfortable, and it was a huge plus to have a washer/dryer so that we could pack very light. The unit is very convenient to a beautiful beach with a private, uncrowded lounging area and snorkeling in calm waters at a little distance from the shore. All of this would make the unit an excellent choice, but the recommendations of the owners and previous guests made this absolutely priceless. Their guidance helped us focus on the myriad choices for activities, shopping, and dining, as we had no previous experience with Grand Cayman. Based on our experience, definitely contact Captain Clinton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a trip to Stingray City and nearby snorkeling--truly unforgettable. The bioluminescence kayak tour was enjoyable, and the bus trip allowed us to see a different part of the island (www.caymankayaks.com). As an aside, the fitness enthusiasts in the group were very happy with the nearby gym, Life Extension (email@example.com). We are planning to return for vacations in the future, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
We do appreciate your input, and we just wouldn't have it any other way....your enjoyment is paramount, and we know the local vendors like Captain Clinton make us even more special. From our Welcome Letter you know even more about what you did not have time to do on this first trip, so we hope you come back soon to enjoy even more of Cayman's attractions.
--AnnMarie & Bob
Sunning, Tanning, Lazing, Loafing, Shell Hunting, Boating, Turtle Centre, Sting Ray City, Wind Sailing, Swimming with the Dolphins, Starfish Point Bioluminescence, Kayaking, Havana Cigars, Sunday Brunching, Hiking, Gourmet Eating, Local Delicacies, Fresh Fish daily, ...... much, much more
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
As soon as booking is confirmed, we send contact info for our exciting and exclusive discounted auto rentals immediately upon request. Our Welcoming Introduction Letter is sent by email after deposit payment is received. Optional usage of Jacuzzi in HoneyMoon Haven requires a fee for usage as well as damage deposit to emphasize the need for extreme care in its use. If guests choose not to use the Jacuzzi, then no fee or damage deposit is required. HoneyMoon Haven Ocean-Front location rate please add US$72.00 (plus 13% Hospitality Fee) to basic discount rate. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Spring Break, and Easter Holiday periods please add US$50 (+ 13% Hospitality Fee) to basic discount rate. We ask that our guests leave CI$80 (US$100) for our Housekeeper on departure, all of which goes to her without deduction or taxation. Questions regarding any aspect of guest interest or rates shall be answered promptly at any time.