Description from owner
Description from owner
This Caribbean guest home has the best location on the Brac and is the ONLY private rental home in this area. The "Golden Mile" is the ONLY area on Cayman Brac with Reef protection providing a calm lagoon. The beaches in this south side area are the only ones that do not have Iron shore on the Island. The Cottage is located on the grounds of the resident owner and is within walking distance to Resorts, restaurants, bars, gift shops and car rental agencies. The area is on the windward side of the Island and the Cottage's peaceful surroundings offer secluded rest and relaxation with cooling breezes. Guests say we have "the best beach on the Island!" There is a 13% tourist tax that must be paid to the owner upon arrival in US cash for submission to the Government.
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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Cayman Brac today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 24 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1050, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 20, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: Licensed with the DOT
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Nov 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Cayman-brac Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Sea view
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Shower
– based on 24 reviews
- Very Good
We stayed at The Cayman Cottage for 6 nights. Everything was great-cottage very clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Most important-the beach is gorgeous!!!!! One of the few beaches on the island-and property has protected reef-so water is smooth, calm and beautiful!! We had a great time snorkeling, swimming, exploring island, finding iguanas, blowholes, caves, fishing ( my husband), sunning, and just relaxing. We loved the small island life-and esp. how there is no crime on island-so everyone leaves doors and windows opened/unlocked ( including car keys in ignition!!). Sue ( owner-who lives on property)-is very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. She brought us a grill and small ice chest, when we mentioned we needed one. Definitely recommend the cottage. We miss the island!!!
“A private beach to watch sunrise and sunset.”
We were at Cayman cottage this past February and our only mistake was staying such a short time (5 nights). It was so beautiful and restful. The property is very private and well stocked. It was clean and organized, with a large and airy living room, eating area, kitchen and very comfortable bed. Just outside there is a pleasant eating area and hammock. We loved sitting on the beach to watch sunrise or sunset. We also enjoyed snorkeling right in front of the property, which felt very safe and private. Sue was very pleasant and so helpful. We found that we could manage without having rented a car; we were able to walk to stores and restaurants and walk to rent bikes at the Scuba Shack. When we return we may rent a car for a few days to explore the Island more; some of the bike rides felt very long given the single speed bikes and the head winds. We are also tempted to return and learn to scuba dive. Sue's property is ideal for a couple, and also for two or three friends, or a family of three. Wherever we ventured each day, we were always so glad to come home to Cayman cottage and settle in for the evening. We did not grill but everything was there if we had wanted to do so. It felt like we had our own private place on Cayman Brac although we were visitors. We hope to return in the future.
“Cozy, afforable, very clean, well-maintained, feels like home”
Cayman Cottage is a wonderful, clean and fully equipped vacation home on the south side of Cayman Brac. The owner/caretaker is very kind. The outside of the home has lots of palm trees, potted plants, a hammock, table and chairs and a ton of friendly hermit crabs. You can see the ocean from the kitchen window when washing dishes. Sue told us she always lets the people that are renting have the beach. The beach is beautiful. The inside of the cottage is very cozy. When you walk in the front door, you're in the dining room area. There are three couches, one of which is a futon. There's a tv with about 31 channels. The kitchen is fully equipped. Utensils, pots, pans, etc. There's an oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, two sinks with one faucet, a toaster, and other things. There are lots of ice trays in the freezer that you can use to fill the ice chest that's in the laundry room. There's also a washer and dryer. In the kitchen pantry, people leave behind some items, such as no stick cooking spray and spices. In the bathroom, there's lots of stuff left behind too, like razor blades in their packages, shaving cream, unopened deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. The bed is queen size. Lots of drawers and two closets. Plus a huge mirror, outlets right there, etc. Us-style outlets. The island is very, very safe. Guns are illegal, and even the police don't carry firearms. All shops and restaurants accept us or Cayman Island currency, and there's a bank with an aTM if needed. Restaurants are 5 minutes walking distance in both directions, and there's a liquor store too. The main market is about a 30 minute walk. We drove around the entire island several times, went in tons of shops and small markets, tasted great food and had a really fantastic time snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, dining, drinking, swimming and relaxing. Stay at Cayman Cottage. It's low cost, very quality and makes a perfect home for a getaway on the tiny island of Cayman Brac.
“Cayman Cottage: Home on the Blue Lagoon”
If this is your first trip to the Brac, then Cayman Cottage is for you. We've been coming to the Brac for 10 years and love the serenity of the protected reef lagoon at the cottage. Many times the sea is too rough elsewhere to swim or snorkle, but you can always swim in the lagoon. We like having our morning coffee out on the beach beneath the palms and watching the sun come up. Many mornings we'll see baby turtles sticking up their heads and you'll always see more sea birds here. After a day in the sea, sun, and wind, you can relax in the "courtyard patio" in front of the cottage--there's a hammock beneath lush foliage and a table with chairs. You can go to a couple of restaurants on foot--as well as the liquor store. A grocery store is a short drive from here. Or you can explore the whole island from this cottage. Sue Smartt will be able to answer any questions you have or she will welcome you here and leave you alone to enjoy yourselves. The kitchen is very well-equipped if you have a mind to cook, as well. Many times of the year, you can turn your beach chair to the east and watch the sun rise over the sea and then at the end of the day, turn it to the west and watch the sun set, all from one spot. We recommend Cayman Cottage for your Brac vacation. Robin and Doug
“Back to the Brac”
We loved our time at Cayman Cottage on the Brac! This was our second trip to the Cottage and it was as wonderful as we remembered! The cottage has its own private, gorgeous beach that we drank coffee on early in the morning, snorkeled and sunned on in the afternoons and watched the beautiful sunsets each evening! It is clean, well maintained and comfortable. The owner is friendly and pleasant, accommodating any requests or questions we had. We walked to one of three nice restaurants most evenings, for delicious seafood or local island specialties. The island is very safe and the local people are friendly. We walked the island exploring each day and never had a minute of apprehension. We highly recommend Cayman Cottage for your taste of Paradise!
Everyone visits a new place for different reasons. For me, it's normally a chance to slow down, relax, decompress, and reflect on where I've been and where I'm going. For that, Cayman Cottage is perfect. Cayman Brac is just far enough off the beaten path you're unlikely to be bumping in to co-workers at the bar; and the island is populated with people friendly enough that you can start a conversation after a wave and a smile. The cottage is clean, well apportioned and complete. No bells and whistles, just everything you need to enjoy life. Sue, the proprietress is warm, friendly and a wealth of knowledge of the people and area. Everything in life is about your expectations and what you appreciate. If you're a high roller who's used to room service and chocolates on the pillow, you'll probably want to stay on Grand Cayman at the Ritz-Carlton. If you're self contained and looking for somewhere quiet and private to spend time with your thoughts or a loved one, this is an excellent choice. Just make sure to bring flip-flops, a floppy hat, shades and sunscreen. Enjoy!
“Leave your phone and computer at home and enjoy a quite island e”
Cayman Cottage is the perfect getaway. The cottage is perfect for a couple, although there is a futon in the living room for another two people. There is a kitchen to cook your own creative cuisine or there are a couple relaxing restaurants available within walking distance when you want a break from cooking. Sue has a great private beach with gorgeous sunsets. Whether you just want to swim, snorkel, or dive, the Brac has what you are looking for. Look forward to seeing spotted rays, turtles, reef sharks, and a variety of colorful and interesting fish. As you beach comb along Sue's private beach, you may see a stingray glide along just a couple feet from you or spot an octopus or squid "wave" at you from beneath a rock. The octopus brings his dinner of conch to the rock, and you are more than welcome to take the empty conch shell when he finishes. There are plenty of shells and coral fossils to collect, too! Bring an empty suitcase for all your souvenirs! While the Brac may be a little off the beaten path, the reefs are world class. If you are looking to get away from the hustle of the tourist traps this is the place to be. Everyone on the island is very friendly, and no one is in a hurry. We have visited Sue twice now and consider this one of our trips that we will plan each year.
“Lovely, quiet vacation get-away”
We have stayed at Cayman Cottage several times and have enjoyed each visit. We love the garden space in front with the resident hermit crabs and song birds. It is fun to lay in the lounge chairs and just look at the water or go out at night with flashlights and look for starfish, shrimp, etc. The house is cozy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The owner, Sue is wonderful and considerate.
We never intended to make any place a permanent destination for our Caribbean fix every year but for the last four years, after our first trip, we just keep going back the the little cottage in Cayman Brac. The owner has become like a extended family member and constantly fusses over our comfort, which is nice but not necessary. We feel like the cottage is our little island home for the two weeks we spend there. Right on the best beach in Cayman Brac, there's easy access to snorkel from the shore right in front of the cottage. You can walk right across the street to the hotel that has a fine dining restaurant and a bar that has great food. The cottage is always clean, there's a washer and dryer so no need to overpack. If you're looking for high end hotel type amenities, you might want to look elsewhere, if you want a homey feel and a more casual atmosphere, the Cayman Cottage is perfect.