4-5BR/4-5BA Cayman Sands Villa is directly oceanfront in Old Man Bay on the north coast. This very popular villa is one of only 2-3 villas that offers shore-diving (SCUBA) to the famous Cayman Wall. With no coral reef to negotiate, and a sandier beach, SCUBA divers can kick 250 yds. straight out to a mini-wall at 25 ft. and then descend to the Cayman Wall that begins at only 45 feet deep. Optional Pool Heat in winter. Wheelchair accessible.
Can be rented as a 4BR/4BA main house for up to 10 people (8 adults max) or include the optional 1BR/1BA Queen Cottage to sleep up to 10 adults. Cottage is NEVER rented separately to unrelated parties during your stay. It is there if you need it.
The oceanfront vaulted greatroom with cupola offers 30 feet of sliding glass doors to the sea flood the villa with Caribbean sunshine and breeze year round. This home was thoughtfully designed to be opened up in winter for a cooler night when the A/C wasn't necessary. French doors from both master suites also open to the screened atrium.
The freshwater pool is protected by a screened atrium to thwart large crabs, lizards and bugs at dusk from becoming a nuisance during dinner or cocktail hour. With ONE-STORY design, Cayman Sands offers large families an intimate experience while still living within a roomy 4,000 sq ft. villa. Oceanfront gazebo with hammocks, (2) kayaks and an optional 1BR Guest cottage also provide flexibility should your party grow after booking. 1BR Cottage is never rented separately to unrelated guests.
Oceanfront freshwater pool with outdoor sectional sofa, chairs and dining table. Charcoal BBQ.
Optional Pool heat in winter months ($250/wk).
Accommodates up to 12 people (8 adults max.); Excellent 2-family villa and twins can be made up as a king bed for a 3rd couple.
All rates INCLUDE Government Occupancy tax.
(1) King Suite, (1) Queen Suite, (1) Twin Bedroom, (1) Twin Bunkroom (4 twins) and a pull out couch in living area for children only. Cottage adds another queen suite. Vaulted ceilings, Ceiling fans, central A/C, WiFi Internet access included. Plasma TV and stereo in living area. Plenty of off-street parking. Small tourist weddings allowed.
20% Discount Available Sep - Oct.
$2,500 damage deposit waived with purchase of $39 CSA Damage Deposit Insurance.
(10 Adults, 14 Max) 4BR Plus 1BR Cottage:
$5,950/wk (15 Apr - 15 Dec)
$6,930/wk (15 Dec - 15 Apr)
(8 Adults, 12 Max) 4BR Main House:
$5,250/wk (15 Apr - 15 Dec)
$6,230/wk (15 Dec - 15 Apr)
$10,955/wk (21 Dec - 5 Jan)
5 Nights Minimum
Minimum Stay, Dec 21-Jan 6:
7 Nights Minimum,
Weekend to Weekend
Guest Cottage REQUIRED
Minimum age of 25 yrs old to lease any of the villas and lessee must occupy the villa during the entirety of the rental period.
Left on 04/14/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | BLawReviewed Apr 14, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
My wife and I were searching for a house with 5 bedrooms to accommodate our family of 10. Jim and Didi were great to work with. They made excellent suggestions, and answered all of our questions. Cayman Sands suited us perfectly. The house and property was well maintained, spacious, and very clean. Midweek, someone came and cleaned the house, pool service came and cleaned the pool, and the beach service cleaned the beach. In each case, those who performed the services were professional and courteous. In short, the property met our expectations. The only issue that was a little disappointing was, we didn't feel comfortable snorkeling at the house due to the sea urchins and their spines, but on the website it plainly warns about the issues with the sea creatures.
The only issue we had with the house while there was with the alarm, which started beeping in the middle of the night. This happened intermittently during the night. We contacted the property manager the next day, and the problem was corrected promptly when reported.
Our experience on the island was nothing short of wonderful, each of us hated to leave. We snorkeled at Rum Point, Smith Cove, Eden Rock, Cemetery Reef on 7 Mile Beach, we went to Stingray City, Dolphin Discovery, the Turtle Farm, and the Botanical Garden, and we enjoyed each of these. We felt very safe in traveling over the island which is not the case in many of the islands, and all we met were very friendly and made every effort to make us comfortable.
My wife, daughter, and I had been to Grand Cayman once before. My son and his wife have visited two times before, and I'm sure we would all love to visit again.
We rented our 2 vans from Mrs. McCurley, and she was helpful with a number of suggestions. I would like to give a special thanks to Melissa Wolf of Better angle photography for coming to the house and taking our wonderful beach photos for us to relive our trip in the years to come.
Left on 03/27/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | ColleenReviewed Mar 27, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
I recently stayed at Cayman Sands with my husband, my in-laws, and our 2 young girls, ages 4 and 6. This home is everything we could have asked for - as gorgeous as the pictures, but even fresher (the larger bedrooms have been painted since the online photos). It was very spacious and clean, and the location was great for us - quite private (even with folks staying in the neighbouring home) but a quick drive to Rum Point, which is a great beach for families with young kids with its calm water, extended shallows and sandy bottom. We had the pool heated - well worth it - as our daughters spent long hours in the pool. The beach area is nice - although it is true the water in this area is more suited to snorkelling than swimming or wading, it was fine for us with the pool right there for the girls, and snorkelling convenient for us. There is washed up plastic garbage if you walk off the property down the beach - which is not the fault of the property managers or the island, but an unfortunate consequence of garbage mismanagement elsewhere and tides/storms washing debris onto the shore. The villa is well stocked with kitchen items, pool toys, beach towels, etc...
We took a great glass-bottom boat tour from Rum Point with Red Sail Sports - to Stingray City and for a bit of snorkeling. This was a nice way to go as the boat is smaller, so fewer people and plenty of time for everyone to handle the stingrays and get photos and video without feeling rushed at all. Did some nice diving off Macabuca near the Turtle Farm - can rent gear right there.
I would recommend this villa without hesitation, and hope to stay here again in the future. Cayman is a beautiful, safe island, and easy to explore since it's not too big.
Jim Leavitt and his staff were wonderful to deal with throughout our searching for and booking of this villa, and provided great information to us before we arrived. The cleaning lady who came mid-week (Sharon) was friendly and efficient.
Left on 01/14/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 14, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
A very fine, high end home with a well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bedrooms. The layout with 5 bedrooms all with ensuite baths (including the cottage) was ideal for my wife and I, our three adult children, their spouses, plus 3 grandchildren. Everybody had their own space plus we shared the large, screened deck with heated swimming pool, comfortable living area, and large dining area for eating and playing games. Being on the north side it is remote and the beach is not for swimming but we knew that going in and it was fine for us. When we did want to swim in the ocean we took a short drive to Rum Point or a longer drive to Seven Mile beach.
Left on 12/27/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | PhilipReviewed Dec 27, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Over all the house was great. There were two things that we were disappointed in. The pool was never warm enough to use and even whenwe called was not fixed. The beach was so full of trash and the water was so rough we had to go to Rum Point or the other side of the island to enjoy it. Read more
Thank you for the review; but the pool is not heated in low season at all. It is shut down for the warmer months. December 15 begins high season, and then the pool heater is an optional expense. Sorry that the weather was cooler; a front must have brought in the cool air and flotsam on the beach; which we have raked 2-3 times a month.
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | John DavisReviewed Aug 2, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
The villa was beautiful as was the setting. Very pleasant place to stay and everything worked as it should. The resident property manager was exceptionally responsive the one time we needed her assistance.
The only downside was the drive to Sunset House and 7 mile beach was longer than I had recalled with more traffic--if I stayed here again, I'd do all the dives on the East End with Ocean Frontiers or Morritts, and I'd plan to dine on the East side of the island as well... Read more
Thanks for the comments John...Since your last trip the east end is the place to go now for best diving, restaurants and watersports. Part of renting a villa up here is to not have to drive to 7 Mile Beach for anything but seeing cruiseshippers, construction and traffic. We can help that now!
In the past few years we are getting more repeat guests due to the expansion of infrastructure in nortside and east end. Rumor has it we will get a golf course in a few years as well!
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Left on 07/16/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 16, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We just finished staying at Cayman Sands for 12 days. It is the second year in a row and I'm sure we will return. This house has everything our family of 7 needed. It truly feels like home...we lacked for nothing. The location is wonderful...easy to get to but nice and quiet away from the craziness of 7 mile beach. The house has recently been repainted on the inside and has a very calm feel to it. You can not beat the privacy with our own enclosed pool and the beach to yourself. It really is Paradise!
Left on 04/02/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Andrew and LauraReviewed Apr 2, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
This villa is ideal for those looking to get away from the commercialism of Seven Mile Beach. However, this same distance is a trade off if shopping is your thing, though there are numerous nearby conveniences that cover all necessities when needed.
The thorough information we received from Jim was invaluable and took out a lot of the guesswork of staying in someplace unfamiliar. We were able to plan shopping, activities, and all things just from the information provided!
I wish I had a camera out to capture the excitement on the kids' faces (and ours) when we arrived at the villa! It exceeded expectations and we were amazed at how well equipped it was. Everything from decor, to dishes, pots and pans - it all was more than we were expecting! I was prepared to slip out to pick up anything further we might need, but all bases were covered and if anything, we had more than what was required.
The view and location were stunning and while the kids explored the home and made use of the pool (such a foreign thought to me when the ocean was right outside the door), Laura and I slipped down to the beach just to hear/feel/smell the ocean. I was surprised at how quickly we were able to relax there, and after getting groceries and kids' rooms squared off, we were thoroughly able to enjoy ourselves.
The snorkelling right outside the villa was fantastic, and early morning coffees enjoyed on the loungers by the ocean became our ritual.
Our wedding here could not have been more perfect. We booked Joy Basdeo of Simply Weddings to perform the ceremony and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering the Villa for this reason. She has a wonderful charm that truly captures the island spirit and offered some wonderful suggestions to make it such a special day. We didn't do an elaborate wedding and it was a much more intimate thing for us and our kids only, but even so it felt like it was a lavish affair.
Thanks to all involved for making our stay truly memorable!
Left on 03/15/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | George and Linda DauseyReviewed Mar 15, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
Our stay at Cayman Sands was most enjoyable. The accomodations were perfect for our large family...well appointed and extremely attractive. The only drawback on the property was the fact the ocean was too rough for young and old as well as laden with coral. However the beach itself was wonderful to sit, read, and absorbe vitamin C...the a quick jump in the pool.
Left on 03/14/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | FritzReviewed Mar 14, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
It was an ideal choice for our family which varied in age from 65 to less than 1. The winds were very strong which may have made the ocean experience at the villa very difficult which may be unusual but prevented young children from using the ocean except at 7 mile beach and more protected areas at the East End. The pool made up for the lack of ocean especially with the small children. The negatives were a toilet that didn't work, no cleaning on Wednesday, no fresh water shower outside,and the chimes which rang whenever a door opened.
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