Hilltime is a large single-story beachfront villa located in Rum Point along the north coast of Grand Cayman. The most notable feature of this home—besides the views!—is the vaulted great room's cypress tongue-and-groove ceiling. It's sure to capture your eye as you stare off across the impressive ocean views. The beach here is wide and very sandy with superb snorkeling inside the reef protected shallows. The property sits on a deep estate of over an acre with heavily-landscaped grounds. Plenty of off-street parking is available with room to turn around.
A small freshwater pool and elevated sun deck sits on the land-side of the villa, protecting guests from the breezes in the winter and absorbing the sun's rays all day long. Triangular "sail shades" and lounge chairs surround the pool plus a covered cabana and propane grill for island cookouts.
Hilltime is unique in that it has 8-foot-tall doors throughout and tall ceilings to keep the rooms and tile floors cool with central A/C. The entry foyer is a very wide gallery that spans the width of the home accentuating the size of the house and open architecture of the great room.
Inside, the open great room is a welcoming retreat after a day on the beach with enough space for the whole family to gather and help prepare dinner, play a game of cards, or just kick back and watch the waves break on the reef. A full gourmet kitchen comes equipped with modern appliances including dishware, utensils, glassware, cookware, and cutlery. The decor and colors are very soothing and well-coordinated. The villa shows that the owners care deeply and keep it in pristine condition.
Hilltime also offers a private media room with sectional sofa, large LED TV, Apple TV, and Xbox. Having the main TV in a separate room allows those who want to watch TV or play a video game to close the door and not disturb those in the great room putting together a puzzle, enjoying the views, or preping meals in the large kitchen.
***Hilltime's Unique Features***
— West King Master Suite: Oceanfront suite with king sized bed, wall mounted LED TV, oceanfront balcony with glass-panel railing, large ensuite bath with dual vanity, walk-in shower, and makeup table. Separate room with toilet, pedestal sink and mirror. The master ensuite bath has an exterior door to the pool area out front.
— West Queen Master Suite: Oceanfront suite with queen sized bed, large closet, balcony overlooking the beach, and ensuite bath with stand-alone shower.
— East Queen Master Suite: Oceanfront suite with queen sized bed, private balcony, large closet, and ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower.
— East Twin Bedroom: Twin bedroom with large closet, private balcony with lounge chaises, and adjacent large bathroom with combination tub/shower.
— Tandem kayaks on premises for discounted rental—waiver required*
*2 Silver Thatch tandem kayaks located on property for discounted guest rental. 5 day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day per kayak, $195 per week.
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***Deposit & Payment Schedule***
— For bookings made outside of 60 days prior to arrival, a 50% deposit (of rent only) is due in order to confirm your booking. The remaining 50% balance plus taxes and fees is due 60 days prior to arrival.
— For arrivals within 60 days, the entire balance is due in order to confirm your booking.
— For cancellations outside of 60 days, half of the 50% deposit is returned minus a 2.50% credit card processing fee. We then re-open your dates on the calendar. Any dates we can replace are fully refunded minus the credit card processing fee. Should we fail to re-book any dates, the remaining deposit is forfeited.
— For cancellations within 60 days of arrival, all taxes and damage deposits are immediately refunded. We then re-open your dates on the calendar. Any dates we can replace with a new booking are refunded to you minus the credit card processing fee. Should no dates rent, the remaining balance is forfeited, however, guest will receive a credit for 50% of rent lost for a subsequent similar stay at the same villa taken within 13 months.
We strongly recommend purchasing CSA Travel Insurance to offset unforeseen cancelations, medical emergencies, or travel delays.
— 13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates
— 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
— Owner requires a refundable cleaning and damages deposit of $1,500
— 5 nights minimum stay required; contact us using the 'Ask Manager a Question' link for stays of 4 nights
— 7 nights minimum stay required over Christmas and New Year's week
— Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
For arrivals that have paid the guest service fee, your guest membership includes:
— Centralized on-island guest services & welcome center
— Unlimited Use of Silver Thatch fitness center (18+ yrs.)
— Business Center access: computers, printer & Fedex/DHL supplies
— Proprietary Silver Thatch guest discount card
— Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
— Referral to preferred vendors and reservations assistance
— Complimentary snorkel gear, pack-n-plays, booster seats, and baby gates for check out
— Complimentary early check-in (if no check-out on same day)
— Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
— Gilchrist & Soames bath products
— Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
— Coordinate private chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photographer
— $1,500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection
— 2 tandem kayaks available at discounted rental rates; minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free!