|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
6BR and Den Villa Mora: This luxurious 8,000 sq. ft. 6BR and Den/6.5BA beachfront gated estate with 75ft long pool sits on over 200' of Grand Cayman's famous beach with excellent snorkeling and sunset views of the tranquil South Sound and its distant reef. Almost all rooms in the house boast views of the ocean and offer oceanfront private balconies or covered porticoes. The great room, with dining area, seats 14; a wall of retractable glass doors permits direct access to the beach, pool and stunning views of the Caribbean.
6BR Villa Mora is only 10-12 minutes from the Airport, Georgetown, Supermarkets, Hospitals and 7 Mile Beach. We have dozens of restaurants within 15 minutes as well; including the Grand Old House (5 minutes).
The main house offers 4 bedrooms suites, a private oceanfront office, a first floor den that will have a trundle bed for overflow sleeping (March 2017) and den/4.5BA villa can be rented alone for up to 10 guests (8 adults max.); OPTION TO INCLUDE the 2BR/2BA guest cottage (2 queen suites), to sleep up to 14 total (12 adults max.) Large pool, heated spa (in winter) and oceanfront cabana for conversation or private massage.
Villa Mora Notable Features:
-(2) Oceanfront King Suites on 2nd floor of main house
-(1) Oceanfront Queen Suite and (1) Twin Bedroom Suite on 1st Floor of main house
- (1) Oceanfront (current office, to-be-den) trundle bedroom & bath. March, 2017
-Den on first floor of main house with Queen Sleeper Sofa behind east King Suite.
-Separate 2BR Guest Cottage features (2) Queen Suites that open onto an oceanfront deck and lawn to the beach.
-Large pool with heated spa (in winter), oceanfront views and plenty of chaises for poolside lounging
-Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, and breakfast bar with stools
-Air-conditioned media room for adults with a larger Plasma TV (satellite) and DVD player
-Separate Kid's TV room w/ plasma adjacent to the great room on first floor
-For those who need to stay in touch with work while on vacation; there is a second floor office with desk (and of course, ocean view to distract you!). Owner currently also has a small oceanfront office on the first floor as well that will change in March to an overflow sleeping area for naps or reading!
-Plenty of off-street parking.
The oceanfront 2BR/2BA Guest Cottage with 2 Queen Suites also offers a covered veranda, outdoor kitchen/bar and direct beach/pool access. Even if you rent just the main villa; the outdoor kitchen/bar is yours. Cottage never rented to unrelated guests. Your option to add the cottage at any time.
There are currently no sleeping options in either of the two studies/offices.
Daily maid service is optional; as are cooks, chefs and masseuse/yoga/exercise services. We are 5 minutes from the Grand Old House, the most popular wedding venue on the island.
Owner requires supplemental refundable $1,500 excess cleaning and damage deposit for artwork and furniture.
(12 Adults, 14 Max)
Main House and 2BR Cottage:
$11,550/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$14,000/wk ( 5 Jan- 15 Apr)
(10 Adults, 12 Max)
Main House and 1BR Cottage:
$10,955/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$12,950/wk (5 Jan- 15 Apr)
(8 Adults, 10 Max)
Main House Only:
$9,450/wk (15 Apr - 20 Dec)
$11,900/wk ( 5 Jan - 15 Apr)
Main House and 2BR Cottage:
$19,250/wk (20 Dec - 5 Jan)
13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates
20% Discount from September 1 - November 1
$2,000 refundable damage deposit waived with purchase of $49 ADP - Accidental Damage Protection.
Owner requires supplemental refundable $1,500 damage and excess cleaning deposit as well as signed waiver.
No Weddings or special events above 14 attendees total.
5 Night Minimum Stay during low season
7 night minimum stay during high season
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Weeks: 6BR Configuration REQUIRED
We arrived in Grand Cayman Saturday, December 17th and 18th after a not so wonderful travel experience. What a pleasure to arrive to the warmth and sunshine after leaving sub zero temps and icy conditions in Kansas City. When we finally got to Villa Mora, it was everything we had hoped it would be! The South Sound location was perfect, not too close to the 7 Mile Beach crowds, but close to the things we needed such as the grocery store and the dive shops. The house is amazing! Yes, there are some minor issues that need to be dealt with as with any home, but they certainly did not hinder our fun! We spent more time at the Villa then we expected as it was hard to leave perfection! The villa was nicely stocked with what we needed for kitchen wares, towels, cleaning supplies etc. The website says no crib, but in fact there was one. We had one baby, one toddler and a total of 4 kids under 6, so we needed lots of stuff! Chet with Empty Suitcases took care of all our extra needs and was awesome. Everything from cribs to car seats to kayaks! Kirks delivered our groceries on schedule with help from Pam, the house manager, so when the first group of kiddos arrived late Saturday, food was on hand! The bedrooms are spacious, two of the baths were heavenly! We spent many an evening sitting outside on the outer patio area looking at the brightest stars! The pool was great, the hot tub a bit unpredictable, but still good for a hang out spot. There is plenty of room for frisbee, kites and other games on the lawn. The beach is a bit rough, lots of dried sea grass and such, but you can make a path and wander up the beach. It is not a snorkeling location! But Smith\'s Cove isn\'t far. The Hobie sailboat we rented from Chet was a highlight, such a beautiful area of the island and views of the real estate from the sea! Already planning our return next year! We had 3 generations and each of us was so sad to leave!
Villa Mora has lovely amenities but there is no swimming or snorkelling from the beach. As of Oct 2016, the sea grass starts at the shore and grows out through the top of the water. You cannot swim over it, because it scrapes your face, is covered if fuzzy algae and it smells of sulphur (rotten eggs). Putting on wetsuit boots, you can walk over the top of it for 15 minutes and still not reach the end. We later kayaked out, but the snorkelling is poor and there is not much to see. For the effort, you’d be much better going elsewhere, e.g. Smiths Cove, Sports Beach. Further, the beach in front of the house is covered in mounds of dead sea grass that washes up each morning, which is not pictured on the site. They clean the beach before you arrive, but by Day 3 it was covered again. We asked to move, as we have a baby and toddler, and needed stay close to the house with a beach we could play on/swim from (the outings to nearby beaches were a big hassle). Jim Leavitt was not only unhelpful but hostile, said that he was a lawyer, that what we said about the sea grass was simply untrue and that if we moved we would not be refunded. Family flew in from the US and UK, and we had been looking forward to this for 6 months, so we were very disappointed with our experience. The house is also for sale, so you will find many things not working properly, the hot tub either runs too hot (107 degrees) or too cold. Pam and Paula the property managers were helpful and responsive. Eddie runs a great grocery delivery service. If you have a big party, the locals recommended other houses with other agencies, including Coral Reef house at Cayman Villas. Do not go to Rum Point/Cayman Kai, as it is 1-hr drive from everything else, and the water is rough with strong currents for much of the year. We dove out of the West Bay with Living the Dream, and the sites were sensational.
This house is great for large family vacations, with several separate sleeping areas so everyone has personal space, and large comfortable living areas with beautiful views. It's in a very quiet area, feels like you are in a little paradise garden all your own, and there are no hordes of tourists around, which we loved.
However, you can't swim in the sea in front of the house, so you'll have to load everyone and coolers, beach umbrellas etc into the car and go somewhere else if you want to swim or snorkel in the sea. Not a huge problem, just something to plan for. We enjoyed the large swimming pool at the house, as well as going to Smith's Barcadere and Governor's Beach during our stay.
While Grand Cayman is only 22 miles wide; some guests prefer to be closer to Georgetown and 7 Mile Beach for day trips. 6-BR Villa Mora is only 5 minutes from Georgetown and the beaches on the west coast of the island. The villa enjoys a sandy beach area; however guests need to be mindful that this is a marine area and the water and water's edge will require hard-soled pool shoes for sure. The south of the island usually enjoys a pleasant gentle breeze that keeps any insects at bay and obviates the need for a screened porch.
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