Guests say "best beach on Island"
Owner is Licensed Quafilying Broker with GRI, CRS, CRB designations in the USA with extensive experience in Real Estate. Originally from Texas and graduated from College with BS degree. My husband and I relocated to the Brac in 1993. The Cottage is licensed by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. Pride is taken to make guests 'get-away' as perfect as possible, and the Cottage is fully furnished for a 'home away from home'. I have Caymanian Status and I am very familiar with Cayman Brac, the amenities that it offers, as well as the local residents, due to my long time residency on the Brac.
Why sue chose Cayman Brac
Location, Location, Location: It is in the best location because it is within the ONLY barrier reef with a beautiful calm lagoon also allowing swimming and snorkeling in calm waters. This area provides walking distance to most of the amenities. Cayman Brac is a VERY safe Island with extremely friendly and helpful Caymanians. I purchased this property because of the outstanding location. It is reef protected, you can have a boat moored in front of your property, and it allows for calm water so it allows for water sports. The other areas of Cayman Brac do not always allow for entry into the water because of the high surges. My beach is great and I have hand sifted it for numerous years. I love the water, sand, coconut trees and beautiful vistas allowing me my own "little piece of paradise" Come and join me!!!
What makes this Cottage unique
The home offers 600 square feet of living space that includes 1 private bedroom, a spacious living/dining area, 1 bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and its own washer dryer. You do not need to bring anything except your shorts, t-shirts, sandals, and walking shoes. The property has shaded areas for relaxation and of course the beautiful beach with cooling breezes. My husband and I built the Cottage and made sure that it is comfortable and user friendly".
Contact owner regarding pets
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Booking amount is based on 2 adults and 1 child under 10 years. Additional charge for 3 adults or children over 10 years of age. Contact owner .
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Feels like home
We visited the Cayman Brac to reconnect with our family there. We were pleased to stay so close to them and the ease of the transactions with Sue was very pleasant. Everything is well kept and she makes you feel at home. The private beach is beautiful and so quiet. I enjoyed having a washer and dryer to use. When we return we will stay at Cayman Cottage again.
Perfect location for get away break
Beach was beautiful.
Friendly and safe place.
Sue was helpful in letting us stay extra night and letting us know what's about.
This place is a tropical get away. It really felt like our home away from home. Sue is a wonderful person and host, she went over and beyond, I sincerely appreciate her. The private beach was by far my favorite part. You could sit out there for hours and not see one single person, you can walk right into the water from the beach with your snorkeling gear and see the most beautiful fish and shells imaginable. We really enjoyed all the amazing caves on the island, they are breathtaking and each one is different then the other. This place is pure magic and made our honeymoon dreams come true. Thank you so much Sue!!💕
The Best Place to Stay on Cayman Brac. Bar None.
Ideal experience in every way. Location, vibe, cleanliness, comfort, remarkable and trustworthy owner. Sue Smartt sets the standard for cottage hospitality. Her Cayman Cottage literally has the best beach on the island. (We tried to visit every inch of the Brac during our stay and saw the other candidates!) And it's all yours when you stay. It's private, but, even if it were not, there's no one else around, so the immediate coastline is all yours. We're coming back as soon as possible!
fantastic guests... took excellent care of my cottage... & a true pleasure to have them.
Cayman Cottage is the perfect size for a couple, or couple with one child. Located on the windward, southeast side of the island, the location could not be better for access to the dive shops, nearby grocery and liquor store. Within walking distance is a very fun restaurant and local "watering hole" the Captains Table. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Sue the owner of the cottage. She gave us a tour of the cottage as well as a wealth of information about Cayman Brac. The bedroom had tons of storage space with 2 closets, plastic hangers and a large bureau. Both the bedroom and living room had separate AC in order to cool down the space. The kitchen was very well set up with spices, paper towels, plenty of pots and pans, and a large fridge. We had access to two hard coolers which came in handy for road trips exploring the island or for picnic after a shore dive. Just outside the cottage is a pleasant sitting area in the shade with a hammock. It was fun watching the Hermit Crabs start their nightly routine. One of the best features however is the sandy beach. Sue has done a terrific job with the landscaping. There were two large lounge chairs with cushions, a two person kayak and plenty of shade. The south side trade winds were very refreshing. Just off shore, is a reef with a lagoon behind, so the snorkeling was protected from the surf and surge. If you are looking for authentic island living and want to avoid sterile condos, consider Cayman Cottage. We could not have asked for a more lovely, gracious hostess and relaxing atmosphere.
Thanks Ellen and Shiela for your visit. it was a pleasure meeting you both and best wishes for 2019. I'm glad you enjoyed my Cottage and hope to see you again in the future. talk care
Best vacation ever!
We loved our stay at Sue's cottage on Cayman Brac. For us, it was all about snorkeling & relaxing. A few steps from the cottage & you're on the beach & just a few steps into the water & you're snorkeling in the lagoon. The water was perfect--warm, clear, & calm, just like swimming in a pool. (The waves were about 100 yards out & you could get there, but it was so rocky, we preferred staying in the lagoon.) We went out on a boat to a reef to go snorkeling when we were in Grand Cayman, but we saw much more right offshore at Sue's beach, including starfish, turtles, stingrays, sea cucumbers, barracudas, eels, sea biscuits, lionfish (only 1, but ☹), frogfish, lobsters, a wide variety of coral & sponges, & so many beautiful tropical fish (small & large). Unlike the beaches at nearby properties, Sue's beach had been cleared of rocks & coral. Some seaweed floated in the night that we arrived, but the gardener removed it all the next day. We walked the beach for miles in both directions & concluded that Sue's beach was by far the best. Beachcombing was great here, too. I could never imagine the diversity of shells that we would find here & large pink conchs were everywhere. We had the beach all to ourselves. In fact, we walked for miles & rarely saw anyone. It was incredibly relaxing stretching out in the lounge chairs on the beach under the palms listening to the waves. We read, napped, & played dominoes until it was time to watch the spectacular sunsets (oh, & the sunrises were beautiful, too)! There's also a kayak for use on the property & we enjoyed exploring in it. The cottage was simple, but comfortable w/ everything we needed. We made 1 trip to the grocery store & mostly cooked all our meals, sharing our leftovers w/ the hermit crabs in the the garden. What fun they were! We didn't rent a car, so just walked to nearby restaurants twice. They were both pretty good. Mossy of Mossy's Taxi Service lives nearby, & he was always available if we needed a ride somewhere. He gave us an excellent tour of the island one afternoon--very informative & entertaining. But, other than that, we mostly stayed on our beach--it was just so hard to pull ourselves away! Finally, we loved the island of Cayman Brac & all the Brackers we met. It was such a laid back, safe, & friendly place. It was so hard to leave. We've been home for about 2 weeks now, & we're so ready to go back! It was an extraordinary vacation! Thank you to Sue & all of our friends in the Brac!
The Cottage is in the 'Golden Mile' - south side/west end of Cayman Brac and the only single family rental home in this area. This is the best location offering easy walking to the Resort ,2 fine restaurants, 3 bars, gift shop, car rentals, dive operations and a wine and spirits store. The South side - West end offers beaches that do not require crossing 'ironshore' for access to the water. The Cottage has a folder wth information on all amenities that the Brac has to offer.
The major Resort on the island is within ½ mile and provides additional restaurant/bar access with local entertainment, a diving operation and gift shop.
Within a mile is Tibbett's Square, a center equipped with grocery shopping, gifts & souvenirs and a doctor's office. Cayman National Bank is across the street.
Finally, a post office and the airport are within 1 1/4 mi.