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Secluded Beachfront Grand Cayman Vacation Rental Condo The Laurelei

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,270 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR 2BA Ground-floor Beachfront Condo THE LAURELEI with spectacular views.

Relax at our beachfront Cayman Island home, The Laurelei.

Located in Grand Cayman's beautiful upscale North Side/Rum Point district, with its miles of quiet white sand beaches, cooling breezes, and friendly hospitality. Groceries, seaside restaurants & activities close by. This safe island begs exploring!

The1270 sq ft Laurelei has a beach cottage feel, with its own front and beach entrances. Bedrooms sleep 4.

A large screened tropical Lanai opens to it's own private deck set directly on the white sand beach. Beachfront freshwater wading and deep pools. 18 feet of sliding glass doors display gorgeous views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Newly custom furnished in tropical blues, greens, mangos and yellows. Luxury beds & linens. A fully equipped kitchen, granite counters, white tile floors. Central A/C, ceiling fans, movie channels, DVD.

Explore, swim & play in clear, shallow, warm water sheltered by a colorful reef. Snorkeling and Diving are terrific right from shore.

Pool lounges, Beach towels, Poolside palapa.

AMENITIES: The Laurelei's location is in a quiet, upscale neighborhood of oceanfront homes & natural habitats, away from crowds & cruise ships. The intimate complex of 10 units is directly oceanfront, not on a lagoon or marina. The Laurelei is one of only 4 condos with it's own private deck set directly on the white sand beach.

Amenities: Central Air-Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Ocean breezes, Private Deck with 2 lounges, Spectacular Ocean views, Screened Lanai with Dining area (seats 6).

The fully equipped kitchen has Italian granite countertops, Glass Top Stove, Oven, Microwave, Blender, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffee Maker & Grinder, Smoothie Maker.

Full cookware & bakeware, utensils, tools & a multitude of spices. Formal and informal Dining Services, Cookware, Linens.

Washer/Dryer

The living area has beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. A queen Sofa/sleeper, Swivel chair and love seat, LCD TV, DVD, Cable/Movie Channels, Games, Book Library, iPod dock & CD boombox, guestbook, island literature. High chair & portacrib. Linens & Beach towels, Clock radios.

Free local phone calls & Wi Fi Internet. Manager close by. Maid service provided before & after stay--no extra charge.

Car rental arrangements can be suggested or made for you. Information/tips packet provided to booking guests.

Activities: Enjoy the unspoiled uncrowded North Side, where relaxation is easy.

Things to Do....

Read a great book under a palm tree. Take a morning walk with green Cayman parrots. Snorkel or Dive from our white sand shore in colorful reef-sheltered, shallow waters with 200 foot visibility! Dance to island music under clear star-filled skies. Kayak in bioluminescent waters at night. Enjoy a Cayman Colada at beautiful Rum Point's Wreck Bar. Rent a bike for a ride down quiet safe seaside roads.

3 min. to beautiful Rum Point Beach Club & Red Sail Sports. Try the Stingray City sandbar experience, Dives, Jetski rentals, Sailboats, Kayaks, Volleyball, Hammocks, shady beach, Wreck Bar & Grill, lounge. Bioluminescent kayak & boat tours at Kaibo.

THINGS TO DO:: Nearby restaurants & bars offer famous Mudslides, Dancing to Reggae, Soca & Rock, Sports TV.

Area: Located just 35 scenic minutes from the Airport and Georgetown, the North Side offers great seaside restaurants with casual to exquisite dining.

Get your groceries on the way out at Hurley's or Fosters Food Fair, where you can find everything you need for terrific gourmet and casual dining at home. Small grocery just 5 minutes from condo. Visit the busy capitol of Georgetown for duty-free shopping, sightseeing, and watching the hustle bustle.

Travel up 7 Mile Beach with a stop to swim & lunch. Visit Boatswain's Beach Turtle Farm. Mail a card from the post office in 'Hell', Horseback Ride on the beach at West Bay. Then-- Return to the relaxing, secluded North Side's open spaces, where you'll have the beach to yourself. Watch a spectacular sunset!

As private owners of The Laurelei for 12 years, and visits to Cayman for 23 years, we offer travel advice to our happy guests.

More Details

Owner
Laurie Norris
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Laurie Norris

We are private owners of The Laurelei, purchased in 2001 from the original owners. We had stayed at North Pointe as guests for a few years and always anticipated each return to the island.

The Laurelei is one of only 4 groundfloor condos with a private deck & back door opening directly onto the beach.

18 feet of sliding glass doors open to gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. The complex of 10 units was completely rebuilt in 2005-2006, with state-of-the-art poured reinforced concrete construction (one of the strongest systems possible), after Hurricane Ivan caused damage in late 2004.

We chose luxury upgrades, added custom furnishings, fine bedding & upholstery & linens, along with artistic touches such as original artworks and island sculpture. We take pride in constantly updating our island home, providing all the amenities and in making it as comfortable and affordable as possible for our happy guests.

Laurie Norris purchased this condo in 2001

Why Laurie Norris chose Rum Point

Things we love about our island home:

We love the intimacy of a small island and the friendly and safe atmosphere that Grand Cayman offers. The North Side beaches are empty, secluded, with many open seaside areas & exclusive homes on large lots. Being alone with nature and the Sea and having the beach to ourselves much of the time, is priceless. We also love knowing the weather and the Sea are always warm. The sea & sky are ever-changing with different hues of turquoise and cobalt violets and pink, and one is enveloped in a feeling of peace and relaxation.

The North Pointe complex of 10 condos has wonderful management, friendly helpful owners, and is set in a safe, uncrowded, upscale area; the only apartment complex in a 2 mile radius.

Our guests can have the choices between peaceful seclusion and easy access to attractions, water sports and dining/nightlife.

The Laurelei is fully licensed with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and meets its strict standards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time and your place is wonderful! Laurie: love your decor and obviously you have a lot of artistic talent. We found your place to be very comfortable and just perfect.



Among our highlights were three trips: a jet-ski Safari which included snorkeling; sail to sting ray city with snorkeling and a sunset sail. The kids loved to snorkel. We met many of your neighbors (Bob, Cindy, Julie, Nicole and I am blanking on other names). They were all lovely! We followed many of your recommendations and they were perfect. Some of our best meals were from the restaurant down the road (Over the Edge?) and we also had a fabulous (a bit pricy) meal from a restaurant next to Calypso Grill (on the bay side but at the end of seven mile beach and close to cemetery reef) the restaurant we wanted was closed and this was next door (I think it was called Harbour _______?). It was amazing and we recommend it. Hurley's was better than Foster's but Fosters was just fine for most items. We usually ate one meal out and one in and it varied from lunch to dinner. We found the condo and rum point area to be our favorite area on the island as we prefer a less crowded and touristy area. We also recommend the Botanical Gardens as we were pleasantly surprised by the floral garden and other aspects of the gardens. We really fell in love with Grand Cayman and can't wait to return. I would love to rent from you again--and for a future family trip/reunion. We found your place just incredible- very clean, comfortable and beautiful. The location is fabulous!
Nov 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Rum Point, Cayman Islands

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must be respectful of fellow guests. Guests must not remove sea creatures. Guests must follow pool rules, and keep area litter free.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both baths have Italian granite countertops, 18' travertine-look tile, ample plush towels, starter tissue & soaps, shampoo, wall-mounted hair dryers. The Master Bath boasts and oversized tub, travertine-style tile surround, Kohler and Delta fixtures, and ledge with glass block screen. The Guest bath has adjoining large glass door walk-in shower with ledge, travertine-style tile surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The beachfront Laurelei - new in '07. The spacious Master Suite has a wonderful King Canopy bed and large closet & dresser for storage. The Guest Suite has two Twin beds that can be converted to a King, large closet and dresser. Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea open from each suite. Both suites have new luxurious pillowtop Sealy beds, extra pillows and fine linens. Both suites have adjoining full baths with granite countertops, Delta fixtures, and plush towels. Both suites have large sliding glass doors that open to the screened Lanai, which opens directly to the beach, the pool and the Sea. Living area has a custom entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD/VCR, satellite Movie Channels, local Cayman Islands tourism channel, book library, games, movies. A queen sofa sleeper is located in the living area for extra guests. A high chair is also provided for younger guests. Free local calls & Wifi Internet. A fully equipped kitchen meets all culinary needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Laurelei offers a direct oceanfront locale (NOT on an inlet or lagoon!), where you can take advantage of the colorful reef, the refreshing sea breezes, a secluded long stretch of beach. Enjoy nature's best, with local indigenous green parrots feeding in the nearby trees. Snorkel in the shallow reef-protected waters, where colorful sealife abounds. Dance at local bars to soca and reggae, and star-gaze on the sand with your sweetie. A favorite activity is exploring the long beachfront, where you can stop and swim at any point as it is the 'Queen's beach' - Find a sandy tidal pool and float or swim! Put on your beach shoes and hike through open seaside lots, discovering island flora and fauna. The Laurelei is designed and decorated to provide luxury, comfort, and affordability. High Speed/ DSL Internet is free. Local phone calls are free. Smoking permitted outside only. As owners for 12 years and island regulars for 22, we offer guests a great info & tips package.

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Secluded Beachfront Grand Cayman Vacation Rental Condo The Laurelei
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5

Great Quiet Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Laurelei. The information that Laurie provided about the area was very helpful. The condo was a perfect location for us. There are many pool toys and towels on the lanai. We loved sitting on the lanai or outside by pool and listening to waves.

We found the local grocery store Chisholm's convenient and they had most of what we needed.

We loved the Rum Point District. We did all our activities from there. Stingray City tour, Bioluminous Tour, Jet Ski Snorkeling Safari. Starfish point is a very short drive as is the Crystal Caves. We had plenty of options for eating out. Kaibo Beach BBQ was nice. The Wreck Bar and Grill was our favorite lunch spot. Over the Edge is close by. Tukka and the Italian Kitchen on the East End were both excellent and less than 30 minute drive. Don't miss the Blow Holes as they were awesome the day we were there.

We just hope we can visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the seclusion and also all the nearby extra activities offered at beautiful Rum Point Beach Park. We strive to make our island home a welcome and comfortable tropical retreat for our happy guests and are thrilled that you would like to return again to The Laurelei.
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Beautiful condo

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and the condo was perfect. The kelp that was all over the beach in the area made water activities difficult but the condo couldn’t have been better for our family of four.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ocean front condo feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean. It had everything that we could ever want. Laurie and Chuck are very responsive and informative. This is a must stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot on a wonderful island paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo right on the beach. The location was quiet and serene. Condo was nicely furnished and had everything we needed. We’d definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas
5

Wonderful Spring Break !

  • 5 of 5

March at the Laurelei offered a wonderful getaway. The booking process was a breeze and Laurie was very easy to work with and responsive to our questions. She also provided a wealth of information about how to make the most of the trip.

If you want to explore all the wonderful things the island has to offer, a car is required. It was easy to jump in the car and we made multiple trips to Starfish Point and Rum Point beach to swim and watch the sunset. We also made a trip to the east side of the island to see the blow holes and made a stop at Collier's Beach. We made 2 trips to the west side of the island once for horseback riding with Pampered Ponies in Barker's National Park (Beautiful beach and not a sole in sight!) and another trip to the Turtle Center. We were able to grab lunch at Sunshine Grill and Duke's along Seven Mile Beach and take a stroll in the sand! It was always nice to have the quiet comfort of the Laurelei to return to.

We made a couple trips to the Grocery Store since we cooked most of our meals at the Condo. We made use of the Charcoal Grill on several occasions which was even equipped with a light to help after the sun went down. We went to Hurley's grocery but found the selection better at Foster's near the airport since Hurley's was doing some renovations. The liquor Store next to Hurley's was convenient and well priced.

We grabbed some drinks and appetizers at Over the Edge and watched a sunset on our last evening on the island which was a great way to end the trip.

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family spent spring break at the Laurelei, and couldn't have been happier. The layout worked perfectly for our family of 4 (two boys, ages 9 and 11), and the condo was appointed with everything we could possibly need. My husband even commented at one point 'we could have shown up with only swimsuits and been fine for the week'!

Laurie was incredibly helpful, even providing an extremely detailed welcome packet in advance with info about the condo and the entire island, which was so useful for planning our trip. The condo was just as it appeared in the pictures, although perhaps the view was even better in person!

It was our first visit to the North Side of Grand Cayman, and we really enjoyed how quiet it was. There is plenty to do and great restaurants around, but none of the crowds that fill Georgetown and 7 mile beach. We hardly even saw a boat go by! It is a much more relaxed lifestyle on the North Side. The condo's pool and beach were also nearly empty. The snorkeling was great just outside, we were even greeted by a stingray at the beach on our first day. There are more rocks and plants in the water than you would find on 7 Mile Beach, but that also means more sea life to see!

We enjoyed exploring the whole island and the North Side/Rum Point. Some favorites include: Rum Point Beach Club, Kaibo, Tukka Restaurant, Macabuca/ Cracked Conch, the Cayman Turtle Center, and snorkeling/scuba diving at Stingray City and the sandbar with Indepth Watersports. Grand Cayman is great for Divers, particularly new ones, as the water is calm and shallow.

All in all, it was a great vacation and we can't wait to return to the Laurelei!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Point Wreck Bar, Rum Point Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Point Wreck Bar & Grill, Rum Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
The Laurelei is on the beach!
Car: necessary

Set directly on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, The Laurelei is one of 10 condos in the intimate complex of North Pointe, in the upscale community of Cayman Kai & Rum Point. The Laurelei is located on the Caribbean's white sand coast, NOT on an inlet, lagoon, or canal, as are most other Cayman Kai/Rum Point condos.

A peaceful, secluded, safe locale, & long empty stretches of white sand beach are yours to explore. The Laurelei is waiting! New in 2007 with up-to-date custom accessories.

With 18 ft of sliding glass doors, The Laurelei offers incredible views of the azure Caribbean, and is a mere 20 steps to the water's edge. 1270 sq ft of living space with custom tropical decor, luxurious amenities, free WiFi & local calls and all the comforts of home.

The Laurelei's back door opens directly onto a private deck on the sandy beach, with adjacent freshwater wading waterfall & large pools. Great seaside restaurants are just 3-5 minutes away.

Nearby is stunning Rum Point Beach Park (2mi), operated by Red Sail Sports, offering Stingray City snorkel trips, hammocks, lounges, hammocks, gift shop, beach restaurant/bar, etc. If you want a real 'island feel', away from cruise ships, & crowds, then the quiet North Side is for you. Grand Cayman's safe easy well-lit road system begs touring.

45 min. from bustling Georgetown, airport & 7 Mile Beach.

Other Activities: Stingray City, Sunset cruise

Kayak rentals & tours

Snorkel gear rental

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Jet ski Rental

Jet ski Safari

Bioluminescent Boat tour

Golf: Golf available at the prestigious Links at SafeHaven.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Rum Point, Cayman Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Off Peak 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 6 nights
From
£196
£1,405
£4,976
 
 
Off Peak Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 6 nights
From
£196
£1,309
£4,888
 
 
Holiday 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,894
for 7 nights
£1,894
 
 
Peak 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 6 nights
From
£258
£1,680
£6,023
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,152
for 6 nights
From
£192
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

Starting rate based on 2 - 4 persons. Additional persons $15 per day.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 persons.
Discount for 2 person occupancy. Occassional Specials.
Additional government island tax: 13%
1/2 Rental Total is required upon booking. Balance 60 days prior to trip.
PayPal or check accepted via owner who will supply a Rental Agreement.
26 years' travel experience on Grand Cayman.
The Laurelei is fully licenced with the Department of Tourism and meets its strict standards.
Owner will supply a comprehensive Q&A packet with tips/favorites/info on the island and condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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