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

Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay5 nights

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

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.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 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.'

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
                Private beach with excellent snorkeling right offshore.

                Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                    Meals

                      • Guests provide their own meals

                        General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                            local cell phone w/ $10 credit
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet

                            Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Toaster
                                Toaster oven

                                Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                    Entertainment

                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television

                                        Outside

                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            22" Weber Grill w/ Charcoal provided

                                            Suitability

                                              • not suitable for children
                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    51 Reviews

                                                                    Exceptional5/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Castaway by the Sea - Doesn't Get Any Better!

                                                                    Beth E.

                                                                    Castaway by the Sea is a dream cottage, perfect for two, clean as a whistle and stocked so all you need is your bathing suit, shorts, tees, flip flops, toothbrush and a good book! Thom and Susan are perfect hosts and are a wonderful couple who aim to please. The location of the cottage is perfect, the beach is right there and there is also a place it sit in the shade. It's no wonder guests want to return, it's like a home away from home and Bodden Town is close enough yet far enough away from the crowds! Castaway is a gem indeed! Loved it.

                                                                    Postcard View of Gorgeous Caribbean Sea under Patio Umbrella/Comfortable Decor Inside Cute Cottage

                                                                    Randall and Melanie E.McComb, Ohio 45858

                                                                    We stayed in a seaside condo in St. Croix 3/2017. It didn't compare to the view, beach access, privacy, etc. of this gem on Grand Cayman! The deck and patio furniture here were new and so comfortable that we spent much of our week (3/3-3/11/18) there. We've been on Caribbean cruises & stayed in B&B's in Aruba & St. Thomas. This has been our favorite by far! We loved the view from the deck so much that we hated to leave to go to restaurants, the grocery (We liked Hurley's better), etc. Tropical breezes were wonderful as well as the lack of humidity and bugs! Sitting by the water was wonderful to hear the roar of the surf hitting the reef, to watch the breakers, and to see the variations of blue in the water. Thom kept the beach nicely raked and the landscaping just frames that $1,000,000 view!

                                                                    Thom & Susan are very friendly, helpful hosts without being intrusive. The rum cake Thom gave us qualified him for being a great baker too! They have their homey cottage well stocked with beautiful coral patterned china and all the utensils you might need to cook in. Susan's artwork was displayed throughout...from her amazing cutwork on the wall to her paintings on the barstools to samples of the tropical note cards renters can obtain. Their cute pet rooster can be heard sometimes, but he certainly didn't keep us from sleeping on the comfy mattress. We loved resting in the hammock by the patio. When we did decide that we wanted to sit inside, they have a very comfortable leather sofa that is also great for naps. The cottage was immaculately clean and was in Bodden Town, which made it less stressful for us to navigate since it doesn't have George Town's busy roundabouts & traffic. Driving on the right side of the road with the driver's seat on the right side of the car was enough of an adventure for us most of the time.

                                                                    When we did decide to venture away from the gorgeous sunrises, etc., we loved eating at Czech Inn, just down the road. George, who's been a chef with the 4 Seasons restaurants all over the world, opened his fun restaurant made with the freshest ingredients. It's lower in price because you bring your own wine or beer. His grandmother's recipe for potato salad was great as was everything like the jagerschnitzel. My husband said his NY strip steak was 1 of the best ever! We also loved the freshly caught fish fry that you can walk to on weekends at Grape Tree Café. Red snapper...yum!

                                                                    We've rebooked for 3/19. Can't wait, Thom & Susan! Thanks!!

                                                                    Castaway did not disappoint.

                                                                    BECKY P.

                                                                    Much of what I will write would be repetitive of others, but there is a lot to be said for a private cottage that overlooks beach and ocean with well-kept grounds, great hosts, and central location away from congested Seven Mile area. The availability to just walk down and snorkel out front was a wonderful option. The cottage leaves you wanting for nothing and Thom and Susan are wonderful hosts. Cons: Noise. We were aware of being on the main road (and the somewhat treacherous driveway passage), so we understood that in making our reservation. Everything else about this place is too awesome to give it less than 5 stars, despite the loud road noise (and frequent rooster crowing :-/). Give it a try!

                                                                    Perfect

                                                                    Heidi S.Ripon, WI

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Relaxing

                                                                    Jerry p.

                                                                    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

                                                                    A jem!

                                                                    George D.

                                                                    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

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Bodden Town, Cayman Islands

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                                                                    13%
                                                                    $229avg/night
                                                                    51 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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