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Windward Cove - Sandy Beach & Kayaks - Very Private Villa - Central Location

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Cayman Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths - 200' Sand Beach, 25' Pool & Kayaks

Welcome to Windward Cove. This is where you want to be in Grand Cayman. Hidden away in Gun Bay on the tranquil East End of Grand Cayman with more than 200 feet of private sandy beachfront, Windward Cove's beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom villa is in the ideal location. Everyone's flat out favorite spot is our 50 foot wide elevated screened porch overlooking the crystal blue ocean, and glorious sunrises.

Where else can you have privacy, breathtaking views, and still be centrally located, with so many conveniences close to your villa (grocery, restaurants/bar, liquor store, water sports operations, etc). Rum Point, The Botanical Gardens, and Blow Holes are right nearby as well.

Windward Cove is very close to Fosters grocery store, Jacques Scott Liquor store, local gift shops, and many fine restaurants and watering holes including Tukka (just a 1/4 mile stroll from the villa), Eagle Rays @ Ocean Frontiers, Taco Cantina, The Italian Kitchen, The Lighthouse, Over The Edge, and more. Two eateries serving local cuisine (Big Tree BBQ & Vivine's Kitchen) are also within short walking distance from Windward Cove.

Top water sports operations are less than 2 miles from the villa. The famed Ocean Frontiers Dive operation is only 1/2 mile away. The opposite way down the road is Red Sails Water Sports & White Sands Water Sports which offer jetski/waverunner rentals and tours, wind surfing, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and more.

Kite Beach is the place for kite surfers and is even closer. They offer lessons and equipment from a top notch instructor, and provide a location to launch, and you can also launch right off Windward Cove's sandy beach as well.

There's a reason we have so many beach pictures on our site. We have a really great Beach! The beach and water at Windward Cove is ideal for all ages (a giant sandbox for young children) with many shallow pool areas, and even more fun further out. Snorkeling the many coral heads in the waters right out back is a favorite activity for many of our guests, as is swimming in the calm reef protected waters.

Keywords: Luxury Villa, East End, Great Rates, Sandy Beach and Ocean Entry, Swimming, Adventure, Large Pool, Multi-Tiered Deck, Privacy, Central Location, Diving, Snorkeling, Paradise

More Details

Owner
Jack and Maria
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

Why Jack and Maria chose Gun Bay

After renting villas on the island for 25 years, we decided this was the absolute best location on the island, and we built Windward Cove. We made sure to add all the best and necessary aspects of all the villas we rented, especially the screened porch with 180 degree views, and protection for those rare occasions when the gentle breezes are still. Living outside, while inside. We love the complete privacy, beach, ocean environment, snorkeling, and overall superior quality of life here.

What makes this villa unique

Fully owner-operated & managed, we do our best to pass these savings onto our guests. No Guest Service Fee. Frequent discounts. We always strive to under-promise and over-deliver. Unmatched Privacy. Beauty. All sand Beach with lots of shade. A large pool. Great snorkeling. Very convenient location to stores and water sports operations. It's where you want to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria & Jack - We had a lovely stay-cation at Windward Cove. A great get away from the hustle and bustle of SMB! Thanks for sharing your home with us. The home, beach and location are all great. We enjoyed 2 days of diving with Ocean Frontiers, bike riding, swimming, walking the beach and just relaxing.

Thanks again. J & B.
Aug 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Gun Bay on East End

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 10 person maximum adult occupancy per Cayman Islands Tourism Law. Children are counted as adult occupants
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Large powder room with sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean Front King Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean Front King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden View Queen Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Garden View Twin Bedroom
  • King size beds (2) Both King Master Bedrooms were recently remodeled and are a resplendent mix of rich dark wood and rattan, Queen size Beds (1) The Queen bedroom is very quiet making it the ideal space to sneak away for afternoon naps after fun and recreation, Twin or Single Beds (2) The two twins in the garden view bedroom overlook both the tropical garden in front, and the azure sea on the side, Pack & Play (1) Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 single person kayaks, Over 100 Books, 11 Ceiling Fans, Clock Radios, Beach Towels, Brick Paved Courtyard, Garden Picnic Table, 8 Chaise Lounges, Beach Chairs

Reviews

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Windward Cove - Sandy Beach & Kayaks - Very Private Villa - Central Location
average rating of 4.928571 based on 34 reviews
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Nice Secluded Spot with everything you’d need for a large group or family.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on this vacation. The private beach and pool were great features and the views from windward cove can’t be beat. The floor plan is great for people with kids. 2 bedrooms on either end of the house each connected by a jack and Jill bathroom. Kitchen is fully equipped for anything you’d want do (sans knife sharpener).

Being away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown was nice, but be prepared for a long drive if you do want to go into town-1+ hours depending on traffic. That wasn’t too much of an issue though as there are some good restaurants and activities in east end and we only went to Georgetown for one day.

As I said, the beech/pool and views are great , but we had a few issues. A lot of this was out of the owner’s control, but I feel like I should mention it for future guests. The beech was covered with seaweed for most of the time we were there. Someone came and cleaned the second day we were there, and after that it was ok for 24 hours. Then the beach was covered and you had to wade through 20-30 feet of seaweed to get to open water. This is probably seasonal, but was going on while I was there in late may.

The mosquitos were awful. We arrived at the tail end of a long rain storm, and after a couple of days the mosquitos were unbearable especially in the evening (there was a large cache of beach toys stored under the deck that collected a bunch of water and seemed to be part of the problem. I dumped them out, but it was too late).

The mosquitos were a particular problem because a screen had blown out of the porch during the rainstorms and the owners were unable to get it fixed during the week we were there. I had to shut the storm shutter on that section of The porch. This made the porch bug free again, but had the unfortunate side effect of killing the view from the room my wife and I stayed in.

Like I said, overall a good stay and location, but I feel like I would have liked to have known about the mosquitos and seaweed before renting.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay - beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle of seven mile beach, then this is for you.

The host could not have been more accommodating and helpful. All our needs were taken care of and she really made us feel at home.

We have been to a number of Caribbean islands and we always book from VRBO. This is the first review I'm leaving because we were so impressed.

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a family friendly stay. We arrived here with two very young children and there were toys, a high chair, and a pack n play to make our stay easy.

This is a no brainer, you will love it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely private beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Grand Cayman but our first to the East End. It was a totally different experience. Quiet and relaxing. Fine snorkeling off the beach and nearby. Wonderful restaurants within a mile or so. Maria was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Grand Cayman family home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family home. Very well maintained. Picture perfect setting. Would love to stay again sometime

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect private family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I (early 60s), our children & their spouses (late 20s - early30s), and our grandchild (12 mos.) had a spectacular week at Windward Cove. The house is perfectly designed for a group with its four bedrooms off the central living/eating areas, infant/toddler friendly, and immaculately clean! Sliding glass doors extend from one side of the house to the other at the back and open to the full-width-of-the-house screened porch. There is excellent snorkeling in easy swimming/kayaking distance from the utterly private beach. When we ventured off-site, we sampled the owners' suggested restaurant options (and found them all delicious and delightful), and we loved our outings to Crystal Caves, Stingray City, bioluminescent bay kayaking, and scuba diving. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house and the privacy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Owen Roberts
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Tukka & Eagle Rays
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Tukka, Eagle Rays, Vivine's, & Bombay Chopsticks
Nearest Beach
You are on a great beach right here!

Great beach for swimming, snorkeling, and all other water activities. No need to drive around looking for a nice beach nearby. Windward Cove is located in the friendly village of Gun Bay.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

13% hotel occupancy tax not included
No Guest Service Fee or Any Other Hidden Fees

WINDWARD COVE CANCELLATION POLICY: (THIS POLICY REPLACES THE VRBO OWNERS POLICY BELOW). Once your reservation has been confirmed, any cancellation will invoke the following cancellation policy: because island vacations are usually booked well in advance, there is often difficulty re-booking cancelled reservations, so any cancellation notice received more than 60 days in advance will incur a 1-day rental fee penalty. Less than 60 days will incur a 2-day rental fee penalty. If we are able to re-book the cancelled dates, guests will receive a full refund. See rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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