|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||1165 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Romantic, Other, Away from it all, Beach, Ocean|
Description from the owner
Your dreams of a Caribbean vacation come true as you sit on the screened-in porch facing the sea and feeling the palm breezes.
The Haven at Cayman Kai is a two bedroom, two bath sea lodge that sleeps 6.
The kitchen is completely equipped for guests who want to cook in. The linens and other sea lodge accessories make you know that this rental property has been created with love and attention to your needs.
The 325 foot private beach makes you feel like you're in your own private paradise. The sea is clear and beautiful with a wonderful shallow reef for great snorkeling.
The Haven at Cayman Kai
North Side, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Additional Location Information
The Haven at Cayman Kai is about 1/3 from Rum Point, on the sea.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$165 - $260||$165 - $260||$1,155 - $1,820||$2,900||4 nights|
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 4 2013
|Apr. 4 2013 - Apr. 15 2013
|Apr. 16 2013 - Jun. 15 2013
|Jun. 16 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$165||$165||$1,155||-||4 nights|
|View all 7 Rate Periods|
- Cayman Tourism Tax - 13% of rental - Tax - 13%
- Additional guests - $15 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
The rates presented are for 2 people. There is a $15/pp per night charge for additional guests, except in the summer when the rate is $10/pp per night.
There is an additional 13% Cayman tourism tax on all rentals.
There is a 10% discount for people over 55 and for honeymooners, except during the holiday and winter seasons.
Payment can be made by check or credit card or echeck.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 10, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Overall an Uncrowded Paradise but could use some updates
1st the Good Stuff: Visited w/ my family in "peak" holiday season, yet the beach was deserted. It was like we rented our own private slice of the Caribbean! Tried a different snorkeling spot each day & it was so much fun for all! The reef in front of the house was a bit too far (over 200 yards?) but no need to go all the way to the reef to find tons of fascinating sealife. Wi-fi worked fine. Owner provided extremely detailed informational help about the house & area, etc.
House has wonderful screened porches. Very beautiful beach, & the East side is a peaceful & quiet area. Tons of beachy activities to do during the day or do nothing at all. Great place if you're content on the most relaxing vacation ever.
Room for improvement: Not much to do at night for kids/teens & too far from Georgetown to routinely travel. The humidity must have been 99.9% b/c everything food related turned to damp mush in a day or two. We kept cereal, even candy, ... everything in the frig b/c of the moisture problem. Even the sheets felt slightly damp.
No decent t.v. (which we knew in advance.) However, alittle boring for teens at night, & some decent t.v. channels would have helped a lot on those nights we preferred not to go out or travel far. Needs updated dvd selection (20 years old).
It wasn't as warm as I thought 80+ degrees should feel.. the Caribbean breeze was annoyingly strong (for those who,like me, prefer gentle breezes & bathwater like oceans.) And Wow is the cost of living in Cayman $$$ !
A Tropical Island Paradise
I first stayed at the Sea Lodges in 1981 and now 31 years later I am still coming back, mostly because the things I was looking for all those years ago I still find at the Sea Lodges. Top on this list is the peace and quiet I find there and the ability to totally disconnect from today's hectic existence.
My two week stay this winter found The Haven newly re-decorated in bright tropical colors and extremely charming. We found everything we needed with the furnishings and the fully-equipped kitchen. Our favorite appliance was the Weber grill which was used nightly to prepare wonderful fresh caught fish. The front and back screen porches were the most used spots at The Haven. Every morning coffee was enjoyed as we watched the sun rise up out of the beautiful Caribbean waters and the moon rises were a special treat.
We have made many wonderful friends with other guests staying at the other Sea Lodges. We all appreciate the peace and quiet found here and the real sense of "getting away from it all" that is so hard to find these days. Where else could you find an almost deserted beautiful white sand beach and the indescribably blue and clear waters right outside your front porch.
A snorkeler's Paradise!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Haven. It's located in a quiet, out-of-the-way part of the island with hundreds of yards off shore to snorkel-- close in for beginners or off the barrier reef for more advanced. The house is beautifully decorated, well equipped, spacious and built to take full advantage of the ocean breezes. Two lanais mean renters can enjoy outdoor eating any time of day. Highly recommended!
Best Snorkeling Spot !
Cheerful & spotless, this condo is one of 8 on the beach front. It’s well equipped with entire kitchen utilities as well as bedding, beach & bath towels that you may need during the stay. Jerilyn was very prompt with the short-notice reservation assistance; as was the local caretaker when came down to have a look at the fan in one of the bedrooms. We chose this as we wanted to stay in a self-catering beach place on the North side of the island rather than the touristy Georgetown or Seven-Mile Beach. Loved it, as it was very quiet & private; esp with only 3 of the 8 condos occupied.
Unexpected icing on the cake was the proximity to the best snorkeling spot on this side of the island. Walking down from the condo just a few meters into the sea, the area was teeming with amazing colorful life close to shore. Snorkel up towards the North hugging the coast & you arrive at the lively & happening Rum Point , another major attraction. A short drive further [ watch those speeding crabs on the main road, whose sole aim/ deathwish is to cross as soon as they feel a car closer than 5 mts!!] you arrive at Starfish beach, a tucked-away secret where the starfish are just lazing out few strides from the shore! You will need a car to get around the island & make sure to stock up basic groceries from the store not too far off. Quite a few great eateries around this part of the island, a few minutes’ drive away.
If you want an almost-private beach with the best snorkeling at your doorstep, lots of yummy food choices not-too-far-away & the most tranquil settings to relax in on the posh island ~ all for a very decent price, this is your place !
North Side Paradise
If you're the kind of person who isn't happy unless you stay in a 5 star hotel...Or if you need an active environment to keep from getting bored you should probably stay in a hotel or condo on 7-Mile Beach. On the other hand if you love peace and quiet, if you don't mind staying in a cozy older home that's not too fancy but is located right next to the best place on Grand Cayman Island then The Haven is the place for you.
The best thing about The Haven is it's located about a 10 minute walk from Rum Point. I'm sure some will disagree with me, but I think Rum Point is the best place on Grand Cayman Island. It has a number of large trees which provide outstanding shade. It also has hammocks and a small but nice beach. It has a restaurant where you can get just about anything you want to eat, and has a bar that serves great drinks. You can also rent Wave runners, snorkeling equipment, and take tours to Stingray City. You can easily spend hours sleeping on the awesome lounge chairs,(that are provided free of charge) take a leisurely swim in the 85 degree water or just go for a walk down the beach. It's rarely crowded except when 30 or 40 cruise ship passengers drop by for a couple of hours in the middle of the day...but after they leave you have the place all to yourself again. Compared to the crowds on 7-Mile Beach Rum Point is a remote paradise.
The owner of The Haven is great to work with...she gets right back to you when you have questions and she goes out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful stay.
My friends and I had a very relaxing vacation. We could have easily stayed another week...and now we can't wait to go back.
Found just what we needed at The Haven
My husband and I stayed at The Haven from March 24-28th. We were very much looking forward to this trip as we had to cancel our earlier vacation to Grand Cayman in January due to an emergency (originally supposed to stay at The Retreat). Before we arrived, Jerri was very helpful in answering my questions about the property and the area.
Our first thought when we arrived: wow. This is perfect.
I use Tripadvisor reviews for nearly every hotel we stay in, so I will attempt to answer some of the same questions I had before we arrived (and if you have more, by all means, message me). The Haven is not new or modern; however, it is comfortable, clean, and well-appointed. Yes, the doors are all shuttered. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. We were never once bothered by road noise or our neighbors, and the unit next door was occupied the entire time we were there. Was it too hot, since there isn’t air conditioning? Nope, but it is obviously humid. At night the light breeze off the ocean made the bedrooms extremely comfortable. And yes, you can see the ocean from the master bedroom. We also took the occasional afternoon nap after a long morning snorkel and it was always nice and cool. Was internet a problem? No, but we found it worked best on the front deck. We were only checking email so it worked fine. Are there enough dining options close by in case we don’t want to cook every night? Oh heavens yes! We are admitted foodies and found the food on Grand Cayman to be absolutely delicious. Do I need a car? Without a doubt, but it is so worth it to be on the quiet side of the island. We did drive to SMB and found it just a bit too busy for us. We were so happy to return to The Haven.
Other pluses: The kitchen is fully stocked. We made a gourmet breakfast every morning and had everything we needed. Yes, the kitchen space is small, but we never wanted for any cooking utensil. We ate on the patio facing the ocean. In fact, this is where we spent most of our time when we were at the Haven. It’s a great place for eating, reading, listening to music, and enjoying a Caybrew. We never once turned on the tv, instead using the iPod dock every day. The snorkeling right out the front is perfect and the owners have printed out Testudo’s snorkel guides for guests to enjoy.
I am sure this place is not for everyone. If you want to be able to walk out your door and order a drink, it’s not for you. If you need a huge, updated bathroom or kitchen, it’s not for you. If you need absolute privacy when you have your breakfast on the patio, maybe not for you. If you need miles of white sand beach and no rocks or coral, maybe not for you.
However, if you like making your own pina coladas in the blender or grabbing a beer from the refrigerator to enjoy with some salty snacks out on the patio as you look out at the ocean, this is your place. If you like making your own breakfast for two because you never have time to do that kind of thing together back home, come here. If you enjoy waving to your neighbors every morning as you drink your coffee, The Haven is it. If you enjoy world class snorkeling 100 yards from your door without seeing another person for hours, come here.
All in all, this was a great little getaway and we hope to be back soon.
London, Ontario, Canada
A little piece of paradise
Following a year of extreme stress, I was searching for a destination that could give my family and myself an opportunity to love,laugh and relax. We found The Haven at Cayman Kai. The beauty, privacy and utter tranquility transformed us over our 10 day stay. To go to sleep at night to the sound of waves breaking over the reef is how I imagine heaven to be. The Haven is simple, well equipped and charming - no need to dress for dinner here!
Wonderful place on a beautiful stretch of beach
This property is on the "quiet" side of the island. It has it's own gorgeous private stretch of beach shared with the other condos, with very comfortable island style decor. I chose it because of it's location (away from 7 mile beach) and because compared to other condo rentals, this was very charming and seemed less "apartment" like. There is such a feel of a beach, bungalow island get-away here. A couple of things to consider: when traveling with couples, be aware that the one bedroom is two twin beds pushed together while the other is a king bed. In addition, while it is absolutely wonderful that all doors are shuttered - no sold doors throughout - but "noise" privacy could be an issue. The internet was spotty and our verizon phones did not work so be aware of that. The Haven is clean and freshly decorated, the beach is wonderful for snorkeling or just reading a book and listening to the waves. We loved Rum Point, a well run, quaint area to hang out. Wonderful gift shop and both shop and food prices are reasonable. There is no loud music, beach chairs are free, they just ask that you don't bring your own food and drink. We rented snorkel equipment there for the week. Easy 5 minute walk from the Haven. For a car, you really must choose Mc Curley's as suggested by the Haven. They leave the car right at your rental and bring you in a van from the airport, also allowing you to stop for quick groceries. The Mccurley's are fun and very knowledgable of the island. If you must "do" seven mile beach, pick a day where the cruise ships don't come in (check the port website for schedules), and stay patient - it's a rather long drive - took us over an hour and a half. I suggest making a day of it then head back to your Haven paradise! Would we stay here agan? Without question! We recommend Ocean Frontiers for diving. It was close by, and they are an excellent operation!
A quiet place on the beach.
We stayed in early January and split our time between activities around the quiet part of the island and going into Georgetown, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay. It was our first trip to Grand Cayman, and by the end we thought we spent much to much time away from The Haven. There were many times where we would sit on the patio and not see another soul four hours. We snorkeled and swam in beautiful water without anyone else around. It was probably the most relaxing place I've ever been. Location was excellent The unit itself was amazing. The breeze moved through the unit. High ceilings created lovely spaces. Everything was clean and organized. But the best part of the whole unit is the back patio. There was a table, umbrella and comfortable chairs. Every morning we had a leisurely 2-3 hour breakfast while reading and enjoying the warm morning sun. Internet worked well. It wasn't fast enough to stream video well, but was great for email, downloading books and newspapers to ebooks and anything else you would really need. You will need a car, but so much of the island requires a car to explore anyway. You'll want one. Everything was grand!
Its the Cayman, Mon.
A Havenly Stay
Thoroughly enjoyed The Haven. Clean, bright, lovely location, quiet. The three
of us had a great time. And, of course, not many places better than the
We enjoy Cayman Kai and Rum Point for its quiet, out of the way, beautiful
private beach but with a few great restaurants near by and the Rum Point Club
a walk away. Beautiful sunsets great water.
We recommend The Haven at Cayman Kai if you like the beach, the sunrise,
the sunset, fresh air, clear blue water, an occasional libation, great food
nearby, and while there is a phone, a tv, a dvd, etc, absolutely no reason to
turn any of them on if you don't want (and we didn't)!
Beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful
My wife and I spent 18 delightful days at The Haven in February. We sought a location somewhat remote from Georgetown where the growth of the past few decades hasn't yet resulted in traffic congestion and cruise ship passenger innundations. The sea lodge is beautiful, well maintained, and decorated by someone who has a sense of color and room organization. The cooking facilities are compact but complete. We prepared almost all of our meals in the sea lodge: eating out for 18 days would produce more weight gain than pleasure. There are restaurants close-by for those who need real dining. There is a TV available for DVD watching if you are so inclined, and ample, comfortable seating on the outdoor screened porches. The biggest draw for us is the excellent snorkeling available immediately in front of the sea lodges. One night the full moon cast lacey shadows of the palm fronds in the white sand in front of The Haven. That alone was worth the trip!
This is a wonderful place to stay. We've gone to
the Cayman Islands for the past 7 years, each time
staying in the Cayman Kai area. We usually make
the trek to Georgetown once each trip to do some
snorkeling at Smith's Cove and then have dinner on
seven mile beach. But, that's about it for us,
then it's back to the quiet side of the island. As
for the Haven, my wife absolutely loved it for a
number of reasons and we'll definitely stay again
next year. For starters, it has two screened-in
porches both with terrific views and nice breezes.
Didn't think we would use the roadside porch, but
we would switch back and forth depending on where
the sun was shining and the wind was blowing. It
was a nice option to have. It was just the two of
us staying for the week, but we could have easily
shared the place with another couple. Each bedroom
and bath is separated by the living room and
kitchen so there would have been plenty of privacy.
As I said, I've stayed at a number of places in the
area and this was by far the best deal. Very
reasonably priced for what you get. There are 16
sea lodges in 2 diagonal rows of 8. They obviously
built them that way for privacy. We were a little
concerned going-in with the potential lack of
privacy, but this wasn't the case at all. We went
during the busy season and most of the sea lodges
were not occupied. Even so, the Haven is located
first in it's line of sea lodges and is very
private. We had neighbors for part of the week,
but they were hardly noticeable. As for the beach,
it was great. Very nice sand, good entry points
into the water. We were very lucky to have
Southerly winds for a few days so the ocean was
like a big lake. Had no issues with the way the
Haven was maintained. Everything was very clean
including the dishes and the pots and pans. The
king size bed was very comfortable. The only
complaints I might have would be the lack of TV
reception, but not a big deal.
This was a wonderful private place to hide away for a peaceful v
My elderly father, my husband, and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Haven. The owner had given us wonderful tips and info. and we had everything we needed to feel more like staying in a home than a hotel. Even though there are several units in a complex, we rarely saw anyone and this is an end unit - even better! We spent most of the time on the screen porch with the view of the ocean and the palms. The place was clean and comfy - even had fresh flowers on the table when we arrived. The north shore can be windy but it's a short drive to Rum Point for great calm seas and swimming. We rented a car so basically explored the whole island and had been before. We will definitely return to this location again - you have the option of eating out or cooking your own meals, which helps economically. The place was well maintained and even had a small library of books and some movies and games. I look forward to going back!
A great bang for the buck
The haven is a two bedroom condo on the North Shore of Grand Cayman. The views from the linai of the ocean are spectacular. The condo is right on the beach. The beach is uncrowded and you have it to yourself most of the time. The condo is not air conditioned, but the almost constant ocean breeze and ceiling fan are adequate. It is a classic beach vacation place. Very quiet. A great reef to snorkle 100 yards off shore. Water quality is fantastic. No TV reception, which was a plus for us - my two kids watch enough TV at home. A TV is there with a DVD player. Plenty of good restaurants nearby. You do need to rent a car with this condo. VEry reasonably priced for what you get.
the quiet side
We had a lovely time at Cayman Kai! Even though it was in the summer, the cross breezes kept us comfortable. It was a beautiful spot with a the home colorfully furnished with all that we needed. The two sleeping areas were divided by the living/kitchen space and gave us lots of privacy. It was also great to have 2 screened patios on the east side and the west side....the best of sunrise and sunset. Night life is walking distance away, but the beach,unlike the other side of Grand Cayman, was not at all crowded.
Severna Park, Maryland
Absolute Relaxation in Peace & Quiet
If you want the waiter to serve your cocktails at your cabana on the beach, or if you want to make your dinner reservation early in the afternoon so as to get the best table in the crowded restaurant, then this is not your place. But if you are looking for the near perfect, beach front, location with simple yet comfortable accommodations, perfectly suited for snorkeling, and quiet evenings with your partner or another couple, then this is the place.
With the fully equipped kitchen and living room you and choose to eat some meals in and then go out to the various near by places ranging from basic local for seafood or chicken with a beer, up to fancy white table cloth gourmet dinners with a full wine selection. We had a good mix of eating some meals out and also just relaxing while we cooked something on the grill and watched the sun go down over the water.
This is our fifth trip to Grand Cayman and we are always glad to stay at this place where we are allowed to be on our own and relax without all the hustle and people that are on 7 mile beach. Again, it was not crowded; this time we had to share the beach with two other couples. The snorkeling was good with a few new fish to add to our list of almost a hundred different ones, sited here over the years. The accommodations were clean and well furnished and there was nothing we desired that we didn't find there for us.