|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
7BR Luxury Cayman Castle & Guesthouse is directly oceanfront on a private 2-acre gated beach estate on an elevated point of land and enjoys a large private white-sand beach with excellent snorkeling & sunbathing. Infinity pool, multi-tiered oceanfront terraces, 40' roofed balcony and a covered 1st floor veranda provide guests plenty of room to spread out, dine together or just enjoy the views. (3) thatched palapas, (4) kayaks, pool heater in winter and walking distance to Ocean Frontiers dive shop (as well as 3 lunch/watering holes) make this home a wonderful choice for a larger family. Great snorkel spot 250 yds in front of Castle. This is not barefoot swimming, as there is a marine environment. Cayman Castle also makes a great intimate wedding venue FOR RESIDENT GUESTS ONLY (no invited guests permitted). Custom 17' mahogany mosaic dining table for large family meals and entertaining. Seats 16 easily (20 in a pinch).
This grand estate is not only one of the largest rental villas on the entire island; it also is a notable landmark. It has been featured on many YouTube videos, as well as on Google Earth. Virtually anyone on the island will know of the Castle in East End. Adjacent to the Wreck of The 10 Sails Park and police constable's residence; this property enjoys no residential neighbors to the north for 500 feet, or to the south for 300 feet. With the gate shut in the evenings; guests enjoy their privacy.
The owner maintains the property quite well; making upgrades every fall to keep the experience not only refreshing and pleasant for the repeat guests as well as for newcomers to Cayman Castle.
Stainless propane BBQ cooking center with granite top, central A/C, (10) lounge chaises, WiFi Internet access, (5) AppleTVs, multiple Plasma TVs, Sonos wireless speakers.Plenty of off-street parking.
5BR Castle and 2BR Guesthouse accommodate 16 people (12 adults max.). Guesthouse offers a second private pool, covered oceanfront verandah and additional parking. Large groups of adults will use the guesthouse verandah for hired masseuses...the views are serene.
All rates INCLUDE Government Occupancy tax.
Mid-week maid service provided.
(3) King Suites, (3) Queen Suites. The first floor Queen suite offers a private entrance and TV area. New (larger) bunkroom has 2 sets of bunks ( full over full and twin over twin) and has a 50' plasmaTV as well (Apple TV and DVD/Games only). Sleeper sofa in the second floor Queen Suite for children. 2 full-sized folding cribs provided.
$3,000 damage deposit waived with purchase of $39 CSA Damage Deposit Insurance.
20% Discount Available Sep - Oct.
Discounts Offered For Multi-Week Rentals.
Weddings limited to guests staying at the house (no invited guests-18 maximum).
5 Nights if between Saturdays
Can accommodate longer rentals
Holiday weeks are strictly weekend to weekend
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.
Owner purchased the condemned hulk of a 2 story castle and 750' of shore in 2002 out of a foreclosure sale. Sold the last 200' of sandy beach to a friend and later sold another 100'; keeping 450' for the estate. Neither owner has built as yet, but he would like the neighbors!
Jim Leavitt purchased this villa in 2002
The Castle is 24' above sea level and has a commanding 180 degree view of the east end reef, is within walking distance of the best dive shop in the Caribbean (2013) Ocean Frontiers; and had room to install a large infinity pool and 2BR guesthouse. Owner added a story to the Castle as well.
Unique privacy, space and views. The stone patio out on the point offers guests the opportunity to watch for shooting stars at night and observe the kite-boarders and dive boats during the day. Eagle Rays and even the Christmas Manta have been seen in front of the Castle in the shallows.
Our stay at Cayman Castle started out a bit bumpy! (But please read ENTIRE review).
The day before our arrival we were advised of an electrical short at the Cayman Castle, causing all electricity to be out for the weekend. Our entire trip had been planned solely to stay at “The Castle”, so this news was devastating to us! We were advised that we would be put up temporarily at another location for two nights, and promises were made that the problem would be fixed over the weekend. (But we were skeptical that ANY repairs could be done on Saturday & Sunday, and feared our Family Reunion Vacation was ruined! …….we were proven wrong!!!!!).
Our temporary weekend accommodations were somewhat cramped, but VERY NICE (“Two Rainbows” Villa, over at Rum Point). During that time I was stunned to see 5-6 workmen pulling double-overtime on Sat & Sun to repair the problem at The Castle. (It was no minor problem!!!!). And as promised, it was ready for us on Monday! And it was worth the wait! (And for our trouble, we were not only compensated for the difference in price for our temporary 2-day relocation, but also afforded a “dinner on Jim” at the FABULOUS Tukka Restaurant nearby!).
And now, with that out of the way, my REVIEW OF CAYMAN CASTLE: Our family chose The Castle based on the pictures we saw on the website, and the luxury, exclusivity, spaciousness and amenities of the entire property! We were not disappointed. The rooms are fresh, updated and luxurious! The bathrooms are all roomy, modern and beautifully designed. Kitchen is first class and affords all modern conveniences. Linens are fresh, and towels plentiful. But all that is a distant second to the beautiful location of The Castle. The porches, decks and patios overlook some of the prettiest water in the Caymans. There is a fantastic snorkel reef about 200 yards straight away from the Castle’s stairs into the Caribbean. (Use the kayaks provided to row out to underwater heaven. Tie up to the buoy and swim around to see stingray, squid, lobster, starfish and a whole aquarium of colorful fish, just a short paddle away). We also enjoyed sharing the grounds with some fascinating (and large) Iguanas who seemed to join us for coffee each morning on the lower patio. (But don’t worry! They are harmless, and more afraid of you, than you are of them!). The pool and surrounding patio, is not only cool and refreshing, but offers a fantastic setting to wind down at the end of the day! The view over the zero
The castle was great UNTIL it rained. Our family rented the castle & guesthouse. We were in the guesthouse & on our last day water poured in thru the windows & water leaked from the ceiling fan in the center of the room. We spent our last day in Cayman cleaning up large amounts of water dripping from the ceiling fan, kitchen & windows. I would NOT recommend anyone staying there unless this is rectified. We were not told that the place leaked before booking the house. If we knew about the leaks, we may have chosen to stay somewhere else
The stay at the "Castle" was outstanding. (We rented the castle and guesthouse) It was March of 2009 and it was our chance to bring family and friends together in one great location. Our kids; grandchildren and friends enjoyed the spacious accommodations that allowed all of us the opportunity for both privacy and socialization. The rooms were comfortable and the location great for water sports (swimming (ocean and heated pool), kayaking, snorkeling and kite surfing!) We have been renting in the Caribbean since 2002 and without question Jim offers the most personalized of services. PS: My grandson, now nine, has a goal to one day buy the castle, top that for a recommendation! Bill from Massachusetts
I spent my honeymoon at the Castle and Guest House in 2008 (Hurricane Paloma) ...we had all ages and mobilities of folks staying - the week was ideal - so easy for an 89 year old to enjoy ... and safe for the little ones .... Hurricane (Cat 3+) did not even touch us - round castle and watertight ... amazing ... The ad understates the experience you will have - The exclusive location of this heaven keeps us coming back (5 trips so far) ... the staff at the dive place next door are incredibly helpful - nice to be able to walk there! and to Vivine's Kitchen!! And some of the best snorkeling is a swim from the personal dock - Also, close to Rum Point, and Kaibo - wonderful wonderful vacation spot - all the amenities with the requisite 'turn off button' from crazy East Coast lives .... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
We stayed at the Castle in June 2011 and would definitely recommend it! There were 7 of us: my husband & I and our grown children and their significant others. The main castle was better than we expected. The view from the decks was incredible and you can comfortably spend all day out there. Our group enjoyed using the kayaks, fishing and snorkeling. The interior of the house was very nice and comfortable for a group of our size. It is a bit of a drive from town but there are several good restaurants and grocery store nearby. Jim, the property owner/manager, was very responsive to any questions that we had before and during our stay. We definitely plan to stay at the Castle again!
We stayed at the Castle in April 2011. Our daughter was married on the beach and her reception was held at the Castle. We hired Mise en Place to do the wedding catering - they did everything for us - I did not have to worry about a thing. Reno was the person I dealt with. The Castle accommodated every single one of our wishes - beautiful home to celebrate all the events of a wedding - plenty of space for40 people to be entertained - it is a first rate place - we could not have asked for one thing to be different. The pictures on the website are exactly as they appear - I only wish I had another daughter to get married there....the entire week was magical!!!
We had Tucca Restaurant cater for the rehearsal dinner and also went to their restaurant for dinner on our arrival. Ron (owner) could not have done more for us - food and presentation was wonderful.
Angela (caterer on the island) came to the Castle for a small dinner and again was more than pleasant. She and her staff cooked the food at the Castle and it was beautifully served. We also went to the Lighthouse Restaurant and had a very nice dinner even though we never wanted to leave the Castle.
I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay at the Castle was - I would love to have a family reunion there some day - there is not one negative thing about the Castle - I felt like a Queen!
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