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Castaway by the Sea - Cottage - "Private" Beach Getaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Living Room, Full Kitchen (Sleeps 2)

If you are loooking to de-stress, relax and spend some quality time with your loved one, Castaway Cottage is just what you need. Wake to breathtaking sunrises while enjoying breakfast on the spacious deck overlooking the sea. Stroll the beach searching for the quintessential seashell before snorkling within the protective reef, then lull away the rest of the morning in a hammock under a swaying coconut palm on your own private beach.

The Cottage is situated in historic Bodden Town, away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach but centrally located for exploring the island. Trips to the Mastic Trail, Botanic Park, Crystal Caves, East End, Rum Point and Turtle Farm are easily accessible, but you will find abundant indigenous wildlife right outside your back doors! There is a ‘changing station’ for hermit crabs, wild Cayman parrots scouring the sea grape trees for fruit and you may even spy an iguana wandering around!

This lovingly restored authentic beach bungalow, with all new modern amenities, has everything you need for the perfect beach experience. Castaway Cottage is your own little slice of paradise offering a genuine Private Caribbean Beach Vacation.

Keywords: charming, secluded, peaceful, private beach, off the beaten path, honeymoon cottage, couples retreat, seaside, romantic, nature lovers, idyllic, quaint, historic, immaculate

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Amenities

Bodden Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly renovated cottage is owner maintained with private sandy beach and protective reef. The property has indigenous landscaping which is home to native wildlife. There is a herb garden to add Caribbean flavor to your cooking and mint for your mojitos. The cottage has a fully equiped kitchen, on demand hot water heater and central AC. Rental car arrangements are available. Our location in historic Bodden Town provides easy access to the whole island.

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Castaway by the Sea - Cottage - "Private" Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
Ripon, WI
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful, relaxing week at Castaway Cottage. It was even better than described. Great view, private beach and away from the crowds with yummy restaurants near by. Backing out of the drive is a bit treacherous as others have noted, but everything else makes up for it! Thom's rum cake is a tasty treat too. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Castaway Cottage in spite of the clouds. Thom & Susan we’re awesome hosts. We explored more of the island and had a great break from bone chill temps back home. The house has everything you need. Snorkeling out the back yard. Having breakfast on the porch every morning. Truly paradise . Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A jem!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect for us. Very comfortable and well appointed. Really felt like home. Hoping to make it back soon.

Thom, and Susan, are great hosts!

Friendly, and knowledgeable, without being intrusive,

Made us feel right at home, and that we were among kindred spirits.

The deck, and little private beach area, were awesome, and we felt very blessed, to have this beauty mainly to ourselves.

The landscaping, and deck, really added an element of quit seclusion.

We found it hard, to leave, and go exploring, because it was just so dang nice, just hanging out!

And the snorkeling, off the shore, was stellar- cler, vibrant, and easy.

We will definitely be back!

Kim & George

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, cozy & comfortable rental

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this rental have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and hassle - free. Example: My bathing suit shoulder strap ripped and there was even a sewing kit in the bedroom to sew it back together! Central air felt great, shower head had perfect pressure, private oceanfront beach area/ water access. Location of house is 15 min away from very busy/crowded Seven Mile Beach. It was a relief to have a place to stay away from that chaos! Awesome waterfront restaurants just a few miles down the road from the rental. The ONLY drawback to this place is the driveway having blind spots in both directions in our low vehicle. Perhaps it wouldn’t be an issue in an SUV but this is the only reason we wouldn’t rent this house again. Otherwise, you really shouldn’t pass up on this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect paradise getaway. Private and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Sunrise coffee on the awesome deck. Our own private beach. Five minute swim to a great snorkeling reef. Thom and Susan are the most kind and gracious hosts. Low key Bolden Town Vibe. What are you waiting for?

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculate little piece of heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left the property, we fully enjoyed ourselves. Right down to the board games after the sun went down. The beach was like no other that we had been to. Soft and full of wildlife. All the amenities offered at this quaint little cottage were just what we were looking for. Can't boast enough about it!!! And Thom's rum cake is as fantastic as everyone claims!!!! Thanks again and hope to see you soon!!!!

Rhett and Daisy

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Thom Zerhusen
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Thom Zerhusen

Susan and Thom are originally from Baltimore, Maryland but they met in Cayman. Thom was working as a dive instructor at Don Foster's Dive and Susan was visiting Cayman on a dive vacation. 'We met on a dive trip to Stingray City and the rest is well...history.'

They decided to call Cayman home and bought a dilapidated beach house in the heart of Bodden Town that they renovated and have lived in for over 20 years.

'After Hurricane Ivan destroyed most of Bodden Town and the Island we had to sart all over. We were lucky to find Castaway and decided to renovate the existing structures and make them available to visitors.' The lodge was first to be finished and became available to guest in 2011 and now the cottage is ready too. 'We have tried to make them unique and special and if you come to Castaway we hope you will find our little piece of paradise as magical as we do.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have picked a better place to stay for a week than here at Castaway Cottage. It is a perfect balance of island life! We felt welcomed from the very beginning as we were met by Thom and Susan (and the delicious rum cake!). The cottage had everything we could have ever needed, plus more. Although we did quite a bit of sightseeing around the island and visiting numerous beaches, it always felt like coming to "home" (away from home).



Thanks for all your lovely recommendations and advice during our stay. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves anymore! Can't wait to return to your little piece of paradise!
Jun 2013
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund