About Maria Alberga
My husband and 1 with 3 small children moved to this island in March1978. We instantly recognized it was a heavenly place to live and raise our kids, and it has been a very gratifying experience over the years. Being both working professionals establishing ourselves in a new environment, it was an easy transition as we were welcomed with open arms and assisted in every way by the local community. Being both from other West Indian Islands Cayman was completely different, we have had a wonderful life with the kids growing up in a safe and friendly environment, and meeting all the wonderful people who reside here. I now own a Real Estate Company and continue to serve the island community in any way I can. Blessed now with 10 beautiful grandchildren we happily enjoy each other's company so we enjoy celebrating our lives with them and special friends. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the island with my guests in any way I can to make their stay a fulfilling experience.
Maria Alberga purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Maria Alberga chose North Side
My whole life I had dreams of owning a special property on the water. One day during my many travels to Cayman Kai I spotted this property behind a hedgerow which I immediately fell in love with, however it was not for sale at that time. One day a couple of weeks after Hurricane Ivan I received a cold call at the office from a gentleman in the States who mentioned that he would like to sell his property, lo and behold it turned out to be the exact property I looked at over the years driving to Cayman Kai. WELL I wasted no time, I moved forward in acquiring the property in 2004 from a delightful elderly couple who shared their special love and life here in Cayman, she was an artist loved by all in North Side and Cayman Kai, and he an Engineer who actually built the home back in 1984, we became instant friends. It was a dream come true and a gift from Heaven, after many months of renovations and changes to the property, clearing the land (the hedgerow went with Ivan) and planting the garden, I was totally pleased with the beauty that was created. It a true testimony that dreams do come true and I wanted nothing but to share this lovely property with friends and family which we have enjoyed fully over the years.... and now all the wonderful guests that I look forward to meeting and having them share a home filled with love....
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the many benefits of this property is having the serenity and privacy, having only one neighbor who visits very seldom, gives one the freedom and comfort to enjoy the outdoor spaces without the concern of disturbing others. So much to enjoy outdoors, walks on the beach, snorkeling and diving in a virgin environment filled with beautiful coral and wild life, kayaking when the weather permits, or a game of badminton or other outdoor beach games. The location of this property is also unique in that it is minutes away from Cayman Kai and Queens Highway so it gives one a great choice of restaurants, beaches and other activities for a change of scenery if one desires without driving any great distance. These and other factors made me fall in love with this property, and I have discovered living here for 17 years that the main attraction is the love that permeates in the energy that surrounds this wonderful place I call home, which I am sure will embrace all who chooses come and share a part of their life here in these islands.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything You Need
Nice house with all the necessities, private beach and kayaks.
Thanks Mark for your review...
Maria was excellent communicating, home is warm and well cared for! Great location to escape, relax, reconnect and enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets! Loved snorkeling off our private and kayaking out to catch the sunset. Wonderful dinners/cards on the screened in porch. Maria brought us fresh seafood Hurley’s one night too just because she was heading that way for tennis! Will book this exact location on our next trip!
Hi Suzzane, I know this is a bit overdue, things have been crazy and I was away for amoth came back to an office filled with work., it was so wonderful meeting everyone and so happy that you had such a wonderful time, you are welcome back anytime and I give a 10% discount for return stayers, would be wonderful to see you all again.
All best wishes
Our family of 4 had the most wonderful time and experience at Rum Point Drive Villa! We were close in proximity to everything on the North Side and thoroughly enjoyed coming back to the villa to rest and relax. The hardest decision was choosing which location in the villa to relax, as there are several wonderful options! Thank you Maria for your wonderful hospitality, we knew you were only a phone call away!
Hi Jennifer thank you so much for your wonderful review....I am so happy that you had such an enjoyable time at the Villa, I agree it is a special place :) Was wonderful meeting all of your family and thank you for leaving the villa as you found it, really appreciate, you guys were the greatest,,,,
All best wishes
Spring Break with the family
Lovely home and wonderful memories! We covered the island and saw everything suggested. Ate fantastic food and great snorkeling! Swimming with the dolphins was fun too. Special time with m family .Thank you Maria.
Thank you for the lovely review, Was such a pleasure meeting everyone, and so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time here in Cayman, the weather was perfect for you. Thank you for taking such good care of the property, and should you be thinking of returning to Cayman again in the future, kindly keep in mind that give a special discount for returning guests.
All best wishes and take care.
Rum Point Villa
Maria’s home was perfect for our family of five. The house was very spacious and had all the essentials that we needed including washer dryer, beach towels, snorkeling equipment, and kitchen utensils. The private beach was very large and we enjoyed snorkeling out on the reef and kayaking. Although it was a 30-40 minute drive from 7 mile beach, we did not mind because the area was very quiet and we enjoyed driving around the island and exploring. Our three daughters said it was the best vacation ever!
It was such a pleasure meeting everyone, and thank you so much for your wonderful review, you like others find the property perfect for a family vacation and I do my best to provide what is necessary for you to enjoy your time there to the fullest....to be a home away from home with all requirements that you might require....should you be revisiting us again in the future, to show my appreciation, kindly bear in mind that I give special discounts for returning guests... hope to see you one day again. All the best to the family..
Away from hustle and bustle. Beautiful reef just off shore. Lovely accommodations. Clean, well appointed. Snorkel gear and kayaks available. My girlfriends and I had a blissful stay!
Just had a chance to catch up, was wonderful having you stay at the property, was great meeting you and the girls, thank you for being leaving the property so clean on your departure, really appreciate the care you showed...was a great pleasure having you...
One of the most interesting tour in the area is the kayak tour at night to see the florescent sparkling waters, you can row yourself in tandem with the other kayaks or you can go on the electric boat who has someone narrating about the tour and the eco system of the waterways. Great for the whole family. Reservations are required.
The underground Crystal Caves 3 mins away is also a great family outing, the caves are all lit and the mobile train is open air allowing for great picture taking...a must see for the family. Reservations necessary.
The Mastic Trail which is an interior trail is also great for hikers who enjoy walking through an eco system forest.Must have a guide as one can get lost in this interior environment.