|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Located on the quiet east end of the island, you will have many restaurants and beaches to choose from at this very private home. Cool down and relax on the great pool decking or gazebo. With one of the best views of the ocean facing due-south. You can see terrific sunrises and sunsets and catch an occasional cruise ship come in early in the morning and when it returns back out to sea in the late afternoon. Snorkel right out in our reef protected shore. We also have the adjacent sandy lot which adds further enjoyment and privacy to your stay. The home is an icon in the area as it stands out proudly against the beautiful sea. Fiber Optics to the home brings High speed internet and a full spectrum of cable TV channels, including HBO, Cinemax and more. Enjoy high resolution Sharp 60' LED TV in the Family Room and a 32' in the roomy 20' Kitchen, move from room to room without missing a scene which is great when you are entertaining. Enjoy 50" TV in Master Bedroom #1, and 32" TV in Master Bedroom #2. High Speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the home and patio area. Great place to be and enjoy after coming back from a nearby outing or 30 minute drive to George Town.
We live in Pennsylvania and enjoy the comforts of our country home which rests on 10 acres. We live close to our children and grandchildren and travel often. We spend 3 months a year on the island so we get it enjoy it to its fullest.
Our most recent trip was to China, My wife, two adult children and myself visited late fall of 2014, it was a great trip. We spent two weeks seeing key sites between Shanghai to Beijing and several cities in between via air and high speed train. The Great Wall, Tenement Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing, Terracotta Army in Xi'an, The Bund in Shanghai with over 400 high rises, and then West Lake in the City of Hangzhou. Great Trip!
In September of 2016 my Cora & I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. We will come to the Caymans for a week, then Jamaica & then a weeks cruise to 4 ports in Cuba.
I am a phoneman, installing and maintaining Business Phone Systems nationally. We at Telcom Systems & Services have just entered our 18th years of this family run business. My wife, Son Raymond and Kim have the fortune of working together. This I am so thankful for as our kids got to see who I am and possibly why. At the same time I get to watch them grow as a person. Ray has been here for 12 years now and Kim over 15. Cora has been here for the long haul, as she has supported my career from the start as I have been in the industry since 1974, 42 years now!
Jim Rankin purchased this villa in 2010
We had visited the island and happened to drive by this magnificent home. We had no intension at the time to buy a second home - the idea of having one out of the country and at a price over a million dollars was definitely not on the agenda. We did an abrupt u-turn when we saw the sign, Model Home for Sale, Come In, and that we did ! We purchased the home in 2010 and have been delighted with this Retreat every since, you will do the same.
The views are so remarkable, you can spread your arms out wide and that is about the view you will see, 150 degrees. Listen to the waves come in while relaxing in one of two master suites, each with its own over-sized walkout patio. You will have plenty of room in these 17x17 masters with king sized beds. You can see the ocean while laying in bed. The third bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed and a walkout to the pool deck. All Rooms are 10' tall, have Hunter Fans with beautiful high vaulted ceilings, further adding to its already spaciousness of 3000 square feet. There are 7 Sliding Glass Doors, one in each bedroom, two in the dining room and two in the family room. Each is over-sized at 12 feet wide and 8 feet high, providing a wonderful view of the ocean from every room in the house. Enjoy swimming in the pool - a nice bbq or just spending time of the spacious pool deck or gazebo as the views are magnificent as you can see the ocean from there while enjoying the wide open skies and ocean at just 13 feet above sea level and just 50 feet from the water. You will find yourself just sitting in amazement in this truly one of a kind home.
This is a very beautiful well situated house on the East End of the island. The house is fully equipped with most needs. Beds are comfortable and the bathrooms deluxe. Fall asleep to crashing waves in this grand 3 bedroom house. You definitely needed water shoes for the water and the crashing waves makes snorkeling OK, but you are rocked about - the northern part of the island is calmer. The best grocery stores were nearer the airport. But basics grocery stores are near house. Good restaurant choices in area and less crowded then the more popular ends of the island. THank you!
The home was clean and up-to-date. My favorite part was how the bedrooms were separate from the main living area...very quite.
Those photos on VRBO don't do this house justice. The home is GORGEOUS. It has a nice entry that splits off to the two large bedrooms, all nicely appointed. The third bedroom is on the smaller side, but was perfect for our teenaged boy. The family room look out to the pool and sea and the kitchen has everything you need to cook. We cooked breakfast and ate by the sea every day. We also enjoyed using the grill for a few BBQ dinners.
Jim (the owner) is very responsive and very pleasant to work with. And his local caretaker is delightful. This room was absolutely perfect for me, my wife, our two daughters, and a teenaged boy. We had plenty of space and the location is great. You feel like you get away from it all, yet are no more than 30 minutes from anywhere that you'd like to be on this island.
The beach is small and the water is very rocky. We choose not to swim there when my wife saw the next door neighbor slip and cut his leg on the rock. But we understand that there is great snorkeling just beyond the rocks had we chosen tho brave them!
All in all, this was among the most high-quality homes we have rented for a family vacation. If you are looking for a beautiful house, in a beautiful setting, in a good location, pick this one. We would have no hesitations to rent this home again!!
Breathtaking views...Stunning home...Exceptional snorkeling...We can't say enough about our stay. The Rankin's home has a resort feel but NO OTHER PEOPLE! The best of all worlds! Having coffee - alone - poolside or under the cabana watching the ocean waves was a dream come true every morning. The pool fit our family of 4 (including teenage kids) perfectly. And the cove is THE BEST snorkeling on the island (in our opinion). DO NOT forget water shoes as it is rocky getting in but you get vertical quickly and what a sight! The kitchen is as well equipped as home -- and sliding doors on all walls ensure you will not miss the view! Bed linen's are luxurious, towels soft and plentiful. And a huge selection of Beach towels right by the door. Snorkeling equipment (altho we brought our own) seemed VERY nice and we saw playpens in the closet. There is a section of books (if you forget one), puzzles, and a couple of games. We bring our own family games for evenings and the dining room table was well used. Ceiling fans in every room and extra fans in the bedroom ensure you are comfortable even in the hottest island months. Restaurants, sightseeing, and shopping are near enough to drive without much traffic and not the packed crowds (or prices) of 7 mile beach. Jim responded to all our questions quickly and full of information about fishing charters, places to eat, etc. The only problem was leaving. We didn't want to...A beautiful introduction to Grand Cayman. Thank you so much for the stay of a lifetime!
Everyrhing was perfect. The house was beautiful, the pool perfect, the view perfect. We saw all kinds of God's creations outside. Hous was easy to find, yet plenty of privacy. Highly recommend staying here.
The house is amazing, well kept, and well appointed. The location is a bit distant for activities to the west end. Rum Point isn't too far and the grocery on the east end isn't a bad trip. We are from Kansas, not too well used to the ocean so thought the water a little too rough in the bay in front of the house. Everything worked well, lots of TV channels, nice private pool, very pleased overall with our vacation and stay at this property.
This beautiful single family home is situated just 15 minutes from Rum Point and is set on a point providing a full view of the ocean. The house itself is just 50 feet from the waters edge, and just 5 minutes past Frank Sound Road. There are many restaurants to choose from and excellent Sunday Brunches and local dining just minutes away.
Our beach at Half Moon Bay is typical of much of Grand Cayman's coast outside of 7 Mile Beach, with iron shore and rocks prevalent. Our beach itself is sandy, and there are several good snorkeling reef heads and lots of fish in our bay, but you'll have to navigate some rocks in your entry to the water. Water shoes and/or flippers are a must. Once you traverse a few yards of rocks, the water depth is sufficient to begin swimming throughout the bay.
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
Rates stated are for Saturday - Saturday stays, which we prefer. Requests outside of that are considered non-standard, and we may not be able to accommodate your request, or additional charges could apply. The reasoning is it could create a condition where we are only able to rent it for one week during a two week period.