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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

More Details

Owner
Thom Zerhusen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017

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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Amenities

Bodden Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Castaway by the Sea - Cottage - "Private" Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

An amazing week t The Castaway by the Sea Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the Cottage was fantastic. Thom and Susan have thought of all the details to make your stay truly memorable. My wife and I will never forget our stay there and hope to be return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT
5

A clean, quaint, and private oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 days at Castaway by the Sea. Thom and Susan were terrific: friendly, helpful, and always willing to share suggestions on things to do and places to eat in Grand Cayman. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI
5

We can't wait to go back! Awesome

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot...really, it's paradise. Terrific accommodations and Thom and Susan, the BEST hosts. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

How do you top perfect? The only way would have been to stay longer! Thom and Susan were perfect hosts and the cottage was just what we wanted. The view was wonderful, the cottage was wonderfully equipped and totally comfortable! WE cooked, we grilled, we ate out and never had a dull moment. The location was perfect - close enough to the action if we wanted, near to restaurants and sights, and wonderfully quiet which we craved. I would go back in a flash! And let's not forget the run cake - I could go back for that alone!

Please go and stay here - you will not regret it. You will be rejuvenated, refreshed, and warmed!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Practically perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well maintained and the layout is perfect. The kitchen is extremely well outfitted. The back yard and beach area are clean. The view from the patio is unbeatable. Private access to the beach. We'll loved having our own little slice of paradise. One of the best places we've stayed.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Private Beach

  • 5 of 5

We came to Castaway Cottage to 'get away from it all'. And we were not disappointed.. We absolutely loved having our private beach and had no desire to travel to 'touristy' areas. Stocked up on groceries and with the fully furnished kitchen we had no reason to leave. The cottage is as described, actually even better in person. Very clean with comfortable bed and pillows. Susan and Thom are wonderful hosts, respectful of privacy but nearby if you need anything. We're leaving tomorrow, rested and renewed. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bodden Town Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Low Season
Aug 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$329
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Grounds/Maint. Fee $95
Tax Rate 13.0%

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