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If you are looking for relaxing, quiet seclusion with complete privacy, you have found the right place. Nestled in the heart of the world famous Bloody Bay Marine Park, this is the ONLY house on over 2 miles of tranquil beach. Perched 10 feet above the sand and less than 350 yards from some of the most famous dive sites in the world, enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea looking north towards Cuba. Yet despite all the privacy- the grocery store, several resorts, bars, and restaurants are only a short 10 minute bicycle ride away.
The charmingly simple bungalow offers the absolute best of Caribbean seafront living. The open air living area boasts 22 screened windows and 3 sets of double glass doors along with 2 large ceiling fans to allow the soft tropical breezes to carry your stresses away. Along with the comfortable seating area, bar seating for 8 surrounds the simple yet very functional kitchen that includes 2 small refrigerators, a microwave, a convection oven/toaster, coffee maker, and a 2 burner glass top electric range. You won’t be distracted with cable or satellite TV here, but if you absolutely can’t take being “unplugged” on your vacation, there is unlimited wireless internet throughout the entire house.
The living area opens to a 300 square foot sun deck complete with gas grill and breakfast table, and walkways that lead to two independent very private bedrooms that we have named “Sunrise” and “Sunset”, because one sits to the east of the living area, and one sits to the west. Each bedroom has a small half bath, ceiling fan and a queen size 4 poster bed. Nine screened windows allow you to fully enjoy the sea breeze and the soothing sound of the surf. There is also a window AC unit in each bedroom, along with a main AC unit in the living room, although we have honestly never had to turn them on.
Follow the stairs down to the ground level and the wooden walkways will lead to a 600 square foot shaded (4) hammock deck, a full bathroom with indoor shower, as well as a private outdoor shower around back.
To the west of the deck is the largest bathouse in the Cayman Islands and quite possibly the entire Caribbean. It is home to a growing colony of 500-1000 Velvety Free Tail bats, the only mammal native to the Cayman Islands. Each dusk they pour out in waves to patrol the evening skies and hunt for insects, of which they can eat up to 2000 apiece! That’s 1 to 2 million per night! Unfortunately they can’t catch every single one on the island so bring your bug spray just in case, because on very still evenings the no-see-ums have been known to come out in force!
Two stand up paddle boards, a 2 person kayak, bicycles and airport pick-up/drop-off are complimentary.
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I'm not trying to copy Aaron Rodgers (yes we are Packer fans) but if you want one word for this place it's RELAX. Everything you need and no tv to distract you from the wonderful surf noise in the background. Good snorkeling right off the front of the house - it's very shallow until you pass the break in the surf. Reef shoes are a must at all times even when walking on the beach as the coral here is very sharp. The bikes were great to get around and have little baskets in the front to store your gear as you travel. We brought headlamps that made biking at night to and from dinner very easy. We mistakenly sat outside a couple nights at dusk and became very friendly with the no see ums. I had brought Afterbite with me and we would have been suffering without it. Let's just say they loved me! We left 4 brand new beach towels for the next group. There is a washer and a clothes line as well. Groceries are very expensive so if that's an issue pack all the basics and a frozen cooler of meat (make sure it's in the original package). For example we bought 2 ready made frozen hamburger patties at the store and they were $9.99 CI which is $12.50 US. An average lunch for 2 was around $50 US. Again - not the least expensive place in the world but if you want not one single person bothering you or trying to sell you anything then this is your island. Everyone was so friendly. We cannot wait for next year. Thank you Jeb for sharing your wonderful vacation home with us.
Fantastic beach home, perfect for family to have both privacy and togetherness with the awesome set up. Amazing private beach with snorkeling and exploring right in the 'front yard'. We loved the use of the bikes, the kayak, and the paddle boards, and the place was just as pictured...only even more fantastic in person. We did rent a car for tooling around the island. Would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to make it back to Little Cayman. Jeb, the owner, was super accomodating and flexible, and the property manager/maintenance personnel were super friendly and helpful. If you venture away from the home, we suggest Point of Sand beach for playing in the pink sand and snorkeling, lunch at the Beach Bum Cafe at Sunset Cove or the Southern Cross Club (you will need to make reservations), dinner at the Hungry Iguana, and swimming out to Owen Island.
My wife and I just returned from a fabulous stay at the Bloody Bay Bungalow. We were there for 8 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. The view from the house is spectacular, both day and night. For the entire week, we saw virtually no one from the house except for the silent off-shore dive boats. It was peaceful and purely relaxing. One of the nicest features of the house is how well stocked it was. Everything we needed, we found for cooking dinner to traveling around the island. While some will be more comfortable renting a car or scooter for their stay at the house, we made it all week without one (just using the bikes provided at the house). There are only a couple small hills on the whole island. We even biked all the way to the East End and back one day. We do recommend visiting the Point of Sand (be it by bike, scooter or car). It is the nicest beach on the island we think. The Hungry Iguana was great for watching football on Sunday and Glady's house at Pirate's Point serves up an amazing dinner and conversation. We went one night for sushi which was great and immediately booked a second night because we had such a good time. Thanks for sharing your cottage and we hope to be back for another upcoming Thanksgiving!
we came to Little Cayman - even though we do NOT dive - for all the reasons anyone goes to a secluded, un-glitzy, extraordinary island: for the beauty, peace, communal exchange, and craving to escape all that elevates our blood pressure! From the second we disembarked the puddle jumper (after flying over water so turquoise it could make you cry), we knew this was exactly what we signed up for! Bloody Bay Bungalow is accurately depicted and we felt instantly at home. We spent almost all our time outside...the deck is wonderful for just chillin! The breezes from the water kept us comfortable - and although there are window a/c units in bedrooms, I never used mine. I beach combed daily. The bicycles were enough for us to get wherever we wanted; but the day on scooters was a highlight! One evening Pirate Point Resort was kind enough to pick us up in their van so we could go out to dinner after dark; otherwise, we never left home at night. Little Cayman Resort has a Sunday brunch to be enjoyed and their beach bar is too cool! EVERY one, from Jeb to his managers, to island employees, inhabitants and visitors were beyond welcoming and kind. It is important to know about the island, and make a few preparations.... water shoes are a must no matter what - few spots are unrocky and wading or snorkeling is difficult in bare feet. Know what you want: internet was sporadic and the house cell Jeb kindly furnished, never worked so be prepared with your own phone if you want assured service. The bat house is close and there are bugs; Jeb had a basket with repellant, as well as sun lotion etc. which was helpful. We loved the home and the island; hated to leave and would return in an instant!
We were almost talked out of staying on Little Cayman. "There is only one store…. in rough weather the small landing area for the supply barge could be inaccessible. No real hospital, no infrastructure. So faaarrr away from civilization" Thank God.
What crap. I think the chance of running out of food or basic necessities or even luxury items on Little Cayman are slim to non existent. The one little store had a better choice than all 3 or maybe 4 or 5 (hard to tell) grocery stores on Cayman Brac put together. The liquor store had everything. Everything and not that expensive.
The island is so sparsely inhabited that you feel like you own it. But if you want to go out and eat or to a friendly bar for a drink there are still several good choices.
Jeb's house is without doubt the best situated and for the money nicest spot to stay on this tiny island. Everyone who asked where were staying was totally jealous when they found out we were staying at Jeb's house. Everyone on the island knew Jeb and he has a good reputation which helps.
If your a diver (and if your not - why are you even thinking about going to Little Cayman anyway?) the proximity is awesome. We did several beach dives right in front of the house that were really nice. the house really is right in the middle of Bloody Bay Wall which is without doubt the nicest diving in the Caymans.
Definitely rent a car. I could not imagine being there without one. It is quite far to run out to grab an onion or whatever.
Used the bikes a few times but if the sun comes out it can be grueling.
We rented tanks from Southern Cross for beach diving. yes there are a few good spots accessible. Not many, but a few like Jacksons point.
For boat diving we booked with Conch Divers. Which you need to do in advance. They have a nice boat and able crew though a somewhat erratic schedule which is why you want to book in advance. The other dive operations might be alright. Though Little Cay beach resort with it's 4 packed (cattle car style) boats was not appealing. Pirates Point with it's boutique and always full roster seemed over priced and unobtainable and Southern Cross's boat has the unfortunate problem that the diesel exhaust get's trapped in the cabin even though it is wide open to the four winds.
Try taking the kayak or paddle boards out and tie off to the dive buoys for sunset and a twilight snorkel. You might get into a bunch of feeding Tuna and jumping baitfish around you.
Our family of 4, all adults, stayed for a week plus one day due to flight times. I highly recommend an extra day if you are booked for daily diving, to enjoy the splendors of this relaxing and tranquil bay. Sleeping with the constant lapping of waves, soft to brisk wind, and totally an island experience, we loved every minute, and were so sorry to leave. The walk in snorkeling just off the beach is amazing! Lobsters on the march, octopus, schools of every juvenile fish, and warm waters to keep you cool. A beautiful beach for walking, and just a totally positive experience. Renting a car is a must if you are booked for early morning diving. Lots of wildlife anyone would find interesting. We would definitely stay in this home again!
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