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

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

1Bed Room, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Eating area

If you enjoy being on the beach, Castaway Lodge is a cleverly designed and thoughtfully appointed cottage set back 125 feet from the water’s edge. It is a charming, immaculate and well equipped, air conditioned studio style bungalow situated on a half acre, with your own private beach. Although small and compact, what it lacks in size it makes up for in character. Castaway is the ideal spot for couples who are outdoor oriented and prefer the seclusion that the grounds provide.

While you are more than able to cook and enjoy your meals inside the cottage there is an outdoor grill and large patio table with chairs under a tree shaded grotto. And after your meal you can take a relaxing stroll along the beach or just nap in the hammock under the cover of coconut palms and almond trees.

The lodge 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 front door! There is a ‘changing station’ for hermit crabs, wild Cayman parrots scouring the sea grape tree for fruit and you may even spy an iguana in the almond tree!

This is the ideal escape to the place you’ve dreamed about for too long. Worry-free, romantic, idyllic, relaxing----a chance to recharge and spend some quality time with your love at this authentic Private Caribbean Getaway!

More Details

Thom Zerhusen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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

This was by far the best place to stay. Our Honeymoon was lifted to such heights staying here. The privacy needed for two newly weds and the beauty of the island all met together beautifully at our cozy spot. The hammocks, sun, sand and of course the sea made our trip unforgettable in every way. Sandy regards and wishes, Niki & Rob
Jul 2011
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Bodden Town Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Castaway by the Sea - Lodge - "Private" Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Amazing, quaint, private Caribbean experience

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay on the island. Conveniently located in the middle of Grand Cayman, we had the opportunity to explore the west side, East end, and Rum point! Thom and Susan were excellent hosts. Thom even made the 20 minute drive to the airport for us when my girlfriend left her phone at the cabin the day of our departure. They are such wonderfully nice people. The cabin has everything needed for a wonderful stay, including towels, and the all important blender. The local roosters will ensure that you don't miss a moment of time enjoying the Caribbean sun. The private beach is perfect for enjoying the indigo blue ocean, and Thom can give you great suggestions for local snorkeling spots. Make sure you step out of the cabin just after sunset to observe the hermit crab changing station!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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bluff city tennessee

get away

  • 5 of 5

perfect place, Thom and Susan where great, and we had a wonderful vacation and really enjoyed the island and its people. It was GREAT!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the experience

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Grand Cayman and we chose the perfect place to stay. With 3 kids, 3 dogs, 2 leopard tortoises and crazy schedules, we wanted peace and quiet. Our time at the lodge was the most relaxing time my husband and I have ever had. It was an amazing paradise for us and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. We used all of the very thoughtful sitting areas Thom and Susan created to enjoy the sun, the shade and outdoor dining. We woke up to a gorgeous view of the beach and water and watched the beautiful sunsets each night. The sound of the waves crashing on the barrier reef was so relaxing.

The lodge was perfect in every way –to say this property is well stocked is a complete understatement. I have stayed in other “fully” stocked Home Away properties only to find there are no spices, no plates, an incomplete set of silverware, not enough pots/pans, or you have to provide your own paper products. Thom and Susan truly thought of everything that you could ever need inside and outside the lodge. I cannot think of one thing that was omitted or overlooked.

Thom and Susan were so hospitable and very kind. They answered all of our questions from which company to scuba dive with, where to eat, where to find cigars and directions to the grocery store. We truly enjoyed visiting with them. We brought several pieces of Susan’s art home too, her art is stunning.

Each day, all we had to do was open the door to paradise. Everything you needed was right outside the lodge, from the multiple seating areas, walking the beach, the gorgeous water to swim and snorkel in and complete peace and quiet. It was hard to leave a place that felt like home to go back to our home in Austin.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax & Unwind

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week in October. The lodge was perfect for a relaxing stay away from crowds of SMB, yet centrally located so that we were able to explore the entire island with ease. It was well equipped with clean linens, towels, a cooler, cookware and dishes, etc. The bed was comfortable and waking up to the view of the beach was sublime. The snorkeling directly in front of the lodge was fantastic. We saw lots of fish, lobster, and a few stingrays. I would definitely recommend this property. Thom and Susan were very friendly as well and made our stay exactly what we wanted. Castaway Lodge is a terrific place to relax and unwind. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pooler GA

Beautiful slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed unplugging in this comfortable oceanside escape. The lodge was well equipped and the hosts were warm and welcoming. The private beach was quiet and the view was wonderful. We definitely recommend this seaside jewel.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bodden Town Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Sason
Aug 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 16 2018 - Aug 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Grounds/Maint. Fee $95
Tax Rate 13.0%

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