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A Paradise Destination- Featherstone's House of the Rising Sun

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Featherstone's House of the Rising Sun is a completely new two story guest cottage. Professionally decorated and with every possible amenity, it is located on a totally private 1 1/2 acre beach. Away from all noise and traffic and with no electrical or phone lines in sight, you are at one with the sea and the sky.

The downstairs living area includes a full kitchen, dining area and living room with satellite TV, DVD and VCR as well as a sound system. All this decorated in a blend of tropical and Asian motifs. In front is a lanai with seating for afternoon relaxation. Out back, under the almond trees and in your private garden, is your very own hot tub.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with king bed beautifully decorated in the soft, relaxing colors of the sea. There is a large and comfortable window seat for relaxing and reading. Art work by renowned artist, Dawn Rentz, adorns the walls. The bathroom is adjoining.

There is a small refrigerator inside the large closet for the convenience of your cool drinks or snacks while upstairs. Outside this bedroom is a balcony for long range views of the Caribbean Sea that take your vision all the way to Little Cayman to the West and to the bluff at the East end of the island. It is large enough for resting, reading or eating.

Situated on the most beautiful private beach on the island, this cottage is luxury at its best!

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Minnie Branch
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Minnie Branch

By profession I have had, for over 30 years, an executive search firm that is specialized in Advanced Telecommunications. In addition, I have an Interior Design firm that serves the needs of the island community. All my children are grown. My other residence is in Asheville, NC.

Minnie Branch purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Minnie Branch chose Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac is a British owned island and so a friendly and stable government. You can own property here without fear of having it taken away under an unstable government. It is an English speaking culture. There is absolutely no crime on Cayman Brac. The island is still in the top 3% of clean air and water left on the planet. The people are friendly and welcome guests to their island with a generous spirit. In addition to all this, it is a uniquely beautiful island with a bluff that rises to a height of 143' above the sea at the East End. Watching the moon rise from this pinnacle is worth the entire trip to the island. This, of course, does not preclude the fact that you can see the bottom of the sea at 30' or the sunsets that leave a green flash over the water due to their intensity or that the warm, balmy breezes will not let you have a moment of stress left in your body.

What makes this cottage unique

A vast white sandy beach that invites you to come in and play. A gazebo next to the sea where you can dine under the stars or just swing in a hammock to your heart's content. Your own private cottage where you can sit in your Zen garden in the hot tub under the almond trees or on your balcony overlooking the landscape of the island. Everywhere you look on the property it is gorgeous - the beach, the cottage, the owner's home and all the palm trees, foliage and flowers that abound plentifully throughout the property. There is easy access into the sea for swimming, snorkeling, diving or taking out the 2 person kayak. Planned as a place to rival Paradise on earth, this is the ultimate vacation getaway.


Sister Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Professionally Decorated, Totally Private 1 1/2 Acre Beach, Exquisite Views of the Sea from the Cottage, Perfect Wedding Destination, Extremely Private and Noise Free, New Construction, Convenient Location to All Places of Interest


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

A Paradise Destination- Featherstone's House of the Rising Sun
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

A fantastic, quiet getaway for relaxing and recharging. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days in the Featherstone cottage, and loved every minute of it. The sun and the ocean breezes made the property perfect for relaxing, and the cottage itself had every amenity we needed to truly let go.

The property is about halfway along the north side of the island right on the water. We were close to hikes, sights, and everything we needed. Everything on the island is a 15 drive away, and even closer to the house (on bikes) we were also able to find groceries, restaurants, and a great time at L'esperanza.

The water at Featherstone is rocky (like the whole island) but fine with water shoes, and the beach is beautiful and well-appointed with hammocks, loungers, and some gorgeous shaded areas. Very thoughtfully crafted, and incredibly well taken care of by the charming Hank.

We loved this place. Truly a wonderful place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It thrills my heart to hear that my guests loved my home! Thank you, David, for this beautiful review. I hope you will come again and that I can be there to meet you this time around. I am happy that the "charming Hank" took care of you. He sure charmed me 20 years ago and I just can't seem to let it go! Thank you again for your review. I hope to meet you in the future.
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Minnie is hands down one of the most gracious, welcoming, and hospitable hosts I have ever had the pleasure of staying with. Her house is more like a home with all the necessities you could ask for, and I am sure if it is missing something then she would be happy to find it for you. The property is located at the end of a dead end street, and has access to her private beach. There are hammocks and chairs to lounge in while relaxing and it makes you feel as if you are the only people on the island. My fiancé and I went down to the island with the intent to elope; without Minnie I don't think we could have pulled it off. She went above and beyond to open her home to us, offered to have the ceremony on her beach, and by some miracle I think only she could pull off surprised us with a white wedding cake (which we managed to bring a slice home for good luck ). We fell in love with the island, the people, and the spectacular sunsets. The brac is not your typical tourist stop of an island and has an incredible culture. It is low key, mostly iron shore, and is known for it's amazing diving. I am getting certified to dive so that when we come back in November with our families I can experience even more of what the brac has to offer. This island will always hold a special place in my heart. I cannot begin to thank Minnie enough for everything she did for us, it truly was a wonderful experience that I will forever hold close to my heart.

Many thanks and we hope to see you soon,

Michael & Carrie Phillips

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet little place for two

  • 5 of 5

Minnie was amazing, and so is her little cottage. We stayed for 6 days on our honeymoon and could not have dreamed of more privacy. The nature! The size of the beach! The lounging options! Minnie has her beach set up for the relaxation of your choice. Hammocks! Lounge chairs, And a giant round rattan thing that became my personal favorite.

The island is full of great adventure and great people. So welcoming, friendly! We found everything we needed. Most days we were hiking and caving and discovering new water holes and beaches. But nothing beat the mid afternoon nap in the cabana on the beach in the shade and the breeze.....

The water was a bit rough when we were there, so getting into the water at the property wasn't easy. We had a couple of run ins with the sea urchins even with our water shoes. They are plentiful but easy to spot and easy to avoid in calmer waters. But we found other places on the island for water time, too. And no where on the island is far from you. The private hot tub on the deck was perfect at night, watching the stars.

The small cottage has sooo much space and is fully stocked! I loved the two floor layout with the bedroom taking up the second floor. It is large, open, with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, and lots of windows! The bedroom cooled down quickly at night. We felt instantly at home and enjoyed our time.

The property is gorgeous. We commented after touring the island how Feathertone was not only the prettiest we've seen, but one of the largest most private ocean fronts, and so well maintained.

Cayman Brac is very much an adventurer's island. We are not much into diving or snorkeling. But we had a great time! Plenty to do, see, enjoy.

Thank you, Minnie, for opening your property up to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you loved Featherstone and Cayman Brac. The moment I set foot on this island in 1987 I knew it was a pure slice of Paradise so I bought property before I left. To share it with people like you who see the way it is special means that you have that gift of sight that is so rare and so needed on this planet. You are a darling couple and I hope you come back to see me many more times. You are always welcome. Thank you for this beautiful review!
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The island without beach.......

  • 3 of 5

The house is very nice , very warm, clean and quiet . Minnie was very good hostess . The house is recommended to stay for tranquility and nature

But we were looking for beaches where we can swim , and be resting on the sand . Cayman Brac is an Island of rocks, very windy, where only you can do is diving and snorkeling . If you want to swim you can only enter to the sea with shoes.

It was our honeymoon, and we have only 1 week , and our dream was to be on a beach.

Finally We left the house few days before , without recovering the rent already paid, and went to Grand Cayman, where we found beautiful and amazing beaches .

Cayman Brac is a very quiet small island to rest, but If you are looking for beaches, Cayman Brac it IS NOT THE PLACE.

There are few beaches on the island but all have rocks.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is sad that you did not find the beaches of Cayman Brac what you had invisioned. Our beaches are mostly rocky but when you get into the water it is a dream come true. I have built a ramp and a small dock from which you can just jump into the water without a problem. Recent guests with a 10 year old had him in the water every day with no problem. I am glad you liked the cottage and the beach and cabanas. Most people who come (according to my record 5 star rating) love my beach and realize that it is one, if not the, most beautiful sandy beach on the island.
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Relaxing and quiet getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Our week at Featherstone was GREAT! While the weather didn't cooperate with snorkeling(it was very windy), it was sunny and warm all week. That was great considering we left ice and snow. Minnie was a delight to work with. I had concerns about flights and connections which she answered quickly. I was hesitant to book the house because of the stairs. We have bad knees and stairs don't always work well. The picture shows the stairs outside, but they are no longer there, however, the stairs inside were fairly east to navigate. Handrails would have made them easier. The house was cozy and private even though it was steps away from the main house. Minnie's style showed throughout the house. The downstairs was a little dark during the day, but the upstairs was light and airy. Since we didn't spend much time inside it didn't really matter. We loved the gazebos and spent most of our days camped out "holding down the beach" in comfortable chairs or hammocks.

The island is small and there isn't a lot of choice in either restaurants or groceries. We enjoyed the Star Island Restaurant. It is a local restaurant, the people are friendly and informative. Thank you, Minnie, for getting us fresh fish to cook! It was delicious.

For a quiet getaway, this is the place to go!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of Featherstone. It was delightful to have you here and I hope you will come again.
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Paradise found....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Featherstone's cottage for 9 glorious, wonderful awe-inspiring days. From the moment we arrived at the cottage we felt as though we were being welcomed home. Minnie met us at the cottage after our flight; she had the car rental agency lead us to her place. Meeting Minnie was like greeting a long-lost family member. She was so friendly and it was a genuine feeling of "oh my goodness, we've arrived"....feeling of relief. We have never felt so welcome, so happy and so safe. The next week or so, even though we rarely saw Minnie, we felt her presence through everything that surrounded us; her decor in the cottage, the cabanas on her beach, the placement of her landscaping items and her personal touches everywhere on her property. She truly does have a slice of heaven in her cottage and on her property. We met her on the beach one night for a cocktail and were inspired by her confidence and story of her life on Cayman Brac. She left us with one wonderful quote...."If I can't motivate you - you aren't motivatable!" We think of this every day, Minnie! If anyone has any hesitation of booking this cottage - do not! The cottage has every convenience and one wants for nothing. Minnie provides a starter jug of water, soaps, spices, and the softest sheets and towels. It truly is paradise found and we will return one day...and may never leave!!! Love you, Minnie!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It is so like both of you - generous, glowing, totally wonderful! I had the best time with you and only regret that my time available to just have fun is limited until I can finish this important design project for our new hotel/resort/beach club on Cayman Brac. When you return I will be finished and we can play, play, play! I saw Bill and Ellen this week and they just loved both of you. If your friends can make up their minds for that March week, it is still available and it must be a sign that you are supposed to get on back down here. Much love!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Shore Diving, Bone Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Star Gazing, Moonlight Dining on the Sea


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Cleaning Fee (Weekly) $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

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