About the property
- Villa7000 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Sleeps 18
Cayman Castle and Guesthouse sits directly oceanfront on a private 2-acre walled estate. Perched on an elevated point of land, the Cayman Castle grounds include an attached private white sandy beach with excellent snorkeling and sunbathing. Infinity pool (heated in the winter), multi-tiered oceanfront terraces, panoramic roofed balconies and a covered first floor veranda provide guests plenty of room to spread out, share meals, or enjoy the stunning vistas.
This grand estate is not only one of the largest rental villas on the entire island, it also is a notable landmark. Virtually anyone on island is familiar with the Castle in the East End. While we are neighbors to the Wreck of The 10 Sails Park and the police constable's residence, this property enjoys no residential neighbors to the north or south for a good 500 feet in either direction. With the Castel's gate shut in the evenings, guest can enjoy their privacy.
The owner takes immaculate care of the home making upgrades every fall to keep the experience not only refreshing and pleasant for the repeat guests, but for newcomers to Cayman Island as well.
18 guest maximum, of whom 14 may be Adults 18 years or older. Infants in cribs do not count against guest occupancy.
***Cayman Castle’s Unique Features***
— Two oceanfront pools! The main house features a gorgeous oceanfront infinity pool (heated to 84 degrees in the winter), while the guesthouse enjoys a smaller but very private pool.
— 300 feet of Private White Sand Beach. Step off our driveway onto white sand!
— 3 thatched beach palapas, 4 kayaks, and walking distance to Ocean Frontiers dive shop, 3 restaurants make this home a convenient choice for larger families.
— Custom 17-foot mosaic dining table on the main porch seats 18 easily and offers panoramic views while you dine.
— A flight of stone steps from the pool deck take you past the Adirondacks and loungers on the sunny patio and down to the water, where guests can enjoy excellent snorkeling or kayaking. A healthy marine ecosystem awaits your discovery—so we ask that you wear pool shoes or fins when you to exploring!
— Stainless steel propane grill and prep area with granite countertops.
— Wide driveway with plenty off-street parking for guests.
— Lounge chaises and outdoor sectionals on pool decks, porches, and balconies for guests to relax in style.
— Multiple roofed verandas at both Castle & Guesthouse provide guests protection from the sun and rainstorms.
— Gorgeous, third-floor oceanfront master King suite with private roofed balcony, panoramic views, and spacious walk-in shower
— King and queen suite on second floor. Sleeper sofa in the second floor queen suite for small children only.
— Queen suite and separate bunk room (4 bunks) on first floor. The first floor queen suite offers a private exterior entrance with seating and TV.
— Kitchen, dining and living area are all oceanfront on the second floor, offering lovely views through the multiple sliding glass doors that lead to the main level porch and outdoor dining area.
— The full modern kitchen features double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, Kitchenmaid mixer, Bunn drip coffeemaker, tons of counter space, and bar seating for six.
— Indoor dining seating for six.
— Comfortable living area with large flatscreen TVs for unwinding after a day of sun and surf.
— Serving bar with wine fridge adjacent to the lower level pool deck.
***Castle Guesthouse Unique Features***
— Oceanfront master king suite with beautiful views, desk, large chairs and large walk-in shower.
— Oceanfront queen suite with two bunk beds, large chairs, dual vanities and walk-in shower.
— Full modern kitchen refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, blender and coffeemaker.
— Comfortable sectional sofa with large flatscreen TV & Bose speaker bar.
— Similar outdoor sectional sofa as well as Adirondack chairs.
— Dining table seating for 4.
Both homes come equipped with central A/C, complimentary WiFi, Apple TV, plus indoor and outdoor bluetooth speakers. The kitchens are stocked with dishes, glasses, cookware, and utensils. Linens, towels, and beach towels are also provided for guests.
Cayman Castle also makes an intimate wedding venue for small ceremonies with no more than 18 guests.
— 7 nights minimum stay preferred
— 5 nights are possible if booked between Saturdays, or arrive/depart on a Saturday
— Owner requires a refundable $500 Excess Cleaning and Damage Deposit
— Must be 25 years or older to book, and must occupy the home during the entire stay
— Weddings are limited to guests staying at the house (no uninvited guests, 18 max)
— 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
— 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
— Owner requires refundable $500 Excess Cleaning and Damage Deposit.
— Discounts offered for multi-week rentals
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
Silver Thatch Guest Membership
— Centralized on-island Guest Services & Welcome Center
— Unlimited use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
— Business Center Access: computers, printer, scanner, & Fedex/DHL supplies
— Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
— $150 discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel charter
— Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
— Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in
— Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
— Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
— Airport arrival Fast-Track VIP Process (fee charged by CAA)
— Special event/dinner reservations
— Welcome amenity basket
— Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
— Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
— Gilchrist & Soames bath products
— Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
— Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
— $2,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
— Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Managing over 70 oceanfront villas and booking over 250 condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos offers the largest inventory of bookable vacation properties on Grand Cayman. With it's on-island hospitality company, Silver Thatch, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos has raised the bar on guest services. A newly built welcome center was designed with the guest’s vacation needs in mind and includes a private fitness studio, and business center. Our dedicated staff is prepared to assist with charter and reservation recommendations for family dinners, snorkel safaris, or at-villa services like grocery delivery, massage treatments, private chefs, and more. In addition, guests can conveniently check-out complimentary snorkel gear, baby equipment, coolers, bluetooth speakers, Apple TVs, and other items to enhance their vacation experience. Call or email us any time with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist.
Why Grand Cayman Villas & Condos chose Gun Bay
Owner purchased the condemned hulk of a 2 story castle in 2002 along with 750' of shore from a foreclosure sale. Sold the last 200' of sandy beach to a friend and later sold another 100' keeping 450' for the Castle. Neither owner has built on the sold lots as of yet, but Castle's owner would like neighbors! The Castle sits 24' above sea level with a commanding 180 degree view of the east end reef. Easily within walking distance of the best dive shop in the Caribbean, Ocean Frontiers. Owner added a large infinity pool, 2 bedroom guesthouse with pool, and a third floor to the Castle as well.
What makes this Villa unique
Privacy and seclusion amid a unique space with sweeping panoramic views. The stone patios offer guests the opportunity for stargazing at night and to observe the kite-boarders and dive boats during the day. Eagle Rays have been spotted in the shallows in front of the Castle.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Wonderful property on the quiet side of the island
This was my second stay in the Cayman Castle. It's a beautiful home with all the amenities. The kayaks were a great addition since our last stay there many years ago. It's now possible to kayak out to the shipwreck site and snorkel around the coral reefs. We drove over to the Silver Thatch Guest Services building, which had just opened, and were able to work out in the gym and check out brand new snorkel equipment. The east end of the island seems to be more developed in recent years. We enjoyed eating at Italian Kitchen (3 times!), Tukka, and Eagle Rays. They were all very good and the service was great.
Luxurious, but a few unexpected twists
The property is breathtaking, outside and inside. But, no where in the brochure did it indicate that the third floor master suite could only be accessed by a winding metal stairway. Given our ages, it quickly changed our sleeping plan. Only one person was able to navigate the staircase and getting luggage up there was a real issue. We also did not realize the beds would be higher than anticipated and we had to share a small stool some nights just to get under the covers! Ice makers in both residences were broken (we were alerted with notes) and the televisions
in the bedrooms in the villa did not work. We did call. No response. The pools were beautiful and well maintained. We did feel the towels, especially the face cloths were rather shabby and need to be replaced. And, for some reason we assumed that the iron gate at the road could be closed at night. Nothing electronic and impossible to move. Lighting between the two residences could be better. Or, provide flashlights at the entrances and exits. Everyone seems to know the Cayman Castle and it was easy to call for restaurant reservations. We utilized one restaurant service offering transportation for large groups - we numbered 10. It allowed us to dine out and enjoy without worrying about darkness and a winding road. Although there was little sun, the majority of the group were business owners or elected officials and having very relaxing days reading, eating and talking made for a wonderful time.
beautiful property, spectacular views
Positives: 1. spectacular views, 2. private beach, 3. great owner, 4. lots of private areas, 5. access to reef very close, 6. great fishing off the dock, iguanas large and exotic, 7. sunrise and sunset both awesome to watch from the same decks, 8. next door to largest dive operation on the east end, 9. very private.
Negatives: 1. very aggressive winds, not near tennis courts (although we were able to play on a less than spectacular tennis court at a nearby hotel), 3. 40 minutes from only 18 hole golf course on the island (very expensive green fees)
Overall Rating: wonderful
We had an awesome time at the Cayman Castle! Our experience was fantastic and will be remembered forever. We hope to do it again someday!
This property was fabulous! The location is private and very quiet which made for a very relaxing vacation. The sunrises and panoramic view was stunning with a constant breeze. Our adult girls loved using the kayaks on the very calm water. The house is well appointed and had more than ample outdoor seating on 5 different levels. The pictures of this property do not do it justice! If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, gorgeous place to stay, this is it! There are excellent restaurants within a 15 minute drive and a convenience store to pick up groceries. The owner gave us so much information about the property and area we immediately felt at home. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our time here! Thank you for making it a wonderful stress free vacation!
Our trip to the Cayman Castle was incredible. If you value your privacy and space, I don't think you will find a better place on the island. My wife and I, plus our 5 kids aged 9-16, plus my parents in their early 70's stayed at the Castle for one week. There was plenty of space for all of us, and none of us wanted to leave at the end!
There are so many areas to enjoy on the property it was almost hard to find time to enjoy them all within a week. The kitchen is large and very nice to cook in. We found it much more convenient to prepare our own meals than to eat out. We didn't want to leave the house! The house sits on a point and has more than 180 degree views that never get old. The rooms were very comfortable and the house was well decorated.
The property's kayaks were also a huge hit - we used them every day to explore the ocean in front of the house. If you are ambitious, there are some amazing snorkel spots that are a ways out.
We also enjoyed the incredible close proximity of the Ocean Frontiers Dive Shop. We booked snorkeling and diving trips with them, as well as a trip to Sting Ray City. The dive shop is top notch!
We started our trip at the Ritz Carlton on 7 mile beach for one night, then spent a week at the Castle, then spent one more night on 7 mile beach at the Marriott. We found it interesting to compare the hotel style vacation on 7 mile beach with the private home style vacation on the east end. And while the hotels were very nice, they did not compare in any way to our stay at the castle. We want to go back and do it all over again! It was a perfect vacation.
Cayman Castle sits on a 2 acre gated estate in Gun Bay in East End; adjacent to 6 acres of government land that includes the Wreck of the 10 Sails park and the East End Constable's residence & office.
2-3 lunch places are within walking distance and Tukka Restaurant is only a mile north. Two miles north are the 2 large resorts (Morritts and The Reef) where they maintain manicured beaches, pools, restaurants, bars and watersports. Those resorts are great places to entertain older kids and for anyone to spend the day.
The beach at the Castle is white sand and is quite private. We have three thatched palapas, 4 kayaks and 6 lounge chaises on the beach. Most folks will spend the day sunning around the pool but we offer the beach option too. The water is more snorkeling than swimming here...it is a marine environment and we recommend pool shoes or fins.
You can walk down our stairs on the point to sit down and put on your fins as well. We have a great snorkeling site straight out 200 yds from the castle marked with a white PVC pole. You may also tie up the kayaks to that pole as well.