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Shellen-Your Private, East End Mini-Resort on Grand Cayman

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 999 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Tuck into your own private mini-resort at Shellen, a 3-bedroom (plus sleeper sofa), 2-bath villa poised at the edge of the rocky, dramatic Caribbean coastline. Amenities include an ocean-view outdoor deck with pool, a sunken hot tub, and plenty of lounge chairs under tall palm trees. Not to mention the private snorkelling and wading beach, easily accessed from your own stairway.

Shellen is totally secluded, with few neighbours and, on clear nights, an unpolluted sky full of stars. In the evening, this northwest-facing villa is afforded spectacular sunset views. Stir a tropical cocktail, settle into the hot tub, and watch the sun sink into the sapphire waters of the Caribbean. Then watch the sun be replaced by the twinkle of a million stars.

Cathedral windows in the living area and dining sunroom reveal big views of the sea and sky. A more formal dining room seats 6 in comforts that will carry your meal long into the evening. When bedtime arrives, sleeping arrangements include a king-sized bedroom, two queen-sized bedrooms, and a sofa bed in the private den, which sleeps two more for a total of 8 people. A fully-equipped kitchen waits for you to cook breakfast for your group… there’s a full-service grocery store just 3 minutes away by car, or head to one of the restaurants in the same area. Shellen has brand new tile floors throughout the home and and new pool deck to enjoy!

The natural beachfront just beyond Shellen Villa may not be ideal for sunbathing because of its rocks and pebbles, but it more than makes up for it by offering some truly exceptional, warm-water snorkelling and wading. Catch some sun on one of the deck’s lounge chairs then head down to the beach for a dip.

Best of all, Shellen Villa fits a family-sized budget—so you can enjoy all the top-notch amenities of a (private!) Caribbean resort, without stressing over the price tag.

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Cayman Villas Reservations
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Cayman Villas Reservations

Welcome to Cayman Villas in the beautiful Cayman Islands! Cayman Villas is the premier on-island exclusive booking agency for this villa. We represent this privately owned beachfront home located in the quiet East End area just 50 minutes from the airport. This fully equipped home is regularly visited to ensure it is in tip top condition for your stay. Call or email us today with any questions you have, we will be happy to help

Why Cayman Villas Reservations chose East End

When booking this property you can feel secure in the knowledge that you are booking through an

on-island company called Cayman Villas that has been in business in Grand Cayman for 40 years. All of our properties are licensed and inspected by The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism which is a legal requirement.

Upon booking we will provide you with a confirmation of your booking with all the details of your booking and the property. Your confirmation will also have details as to where you are to collect your key package which will be dependent on your flight arrival time. In your key package you will have a map, turn by turn instructions and two sets of keys for your convenience.

What makes this villa unique

This villa offers you your own personal property manager that is on-call to you 24/7 and an emergency contact at Cayman Villas. Cayman Villas can also assist with any concierge information or questions about the island. Our office is conveniently located just 200 yards from the airport so feel free to pop in for a friendly chat or browse our concierge stand for more information on what to do during your vacation.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (Queen), Bedroom # 3 (Queen), Extra Bedding (Queen Sleeper Sofa)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This condo is licensed by the Dept of Tourism. It has passed inspections from the Tourism, Fire, Health & Environment Departments so you can feel assured that this property meets the high standards of all three departments and is a legally licensed property.


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Shellen-Your Private, East End Mini-Resort on Grand Cayman
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Exactly as advertised, a lovely place for our stay

  • 5 of 5

The folks at Cayman Villas - both those in the office and Judy, our property manager - could not have been more helpful. They were terrific from the first moment on-island, when I was given bad directions to get to their office and they stayed on the phone with me as I drove on the "wrong" side of the road through roundabouts to get back to their office.

Instructions were detailed and accurate, the house was even lovelier than the photos. It was the perfect spot and made all our friends back home jealous. :)

The only negative was that between work and weather, we never got to swim in the pool, but that was not the fault of Shellen nor Cayman Villas. The location was a bit remote for our purposes, but we knew that going in, so it wasn't a surprise.

If you're looking for a remote, quiet, lovely spot with all the amenities of home, Shellen's got you covered.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, Thank you for your wonderful review of Shellen. It truly is a great location, peaceful and relaxing, so we are delighted, that despite our cooler Cayman caribbean "winter" weather, that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us. :-) We look forward to welcoming you back for another vacation in the near future. Kind regards, Juliet Cumber-Forget Business Manager Cayman Villas
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Halikax, Nova Scotia

April 2018 Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful trip . The East End of Cayman is so quiet and tranquil and Shellen Villa showcases this perfectly. The villa is comfortable and easy to use with a great master, wide open living area, and the kitchen is always close. We spent hours on the deck, enjoying the Caribbean sunshine and taking dips in the pool to cool off. The hot tub works well and gets some needed shade in the late afternoon, making it easy to stay in and enjoy. We loved the view of the sea and the sound of the waves, the breeze comes and goes but it is welcome twofold in that it keeps you cool and it keeps the mosquitos away. Sunrise is from the sea and it is worth being up for, sunset, back into the sea is worth a glass of champagne. One warning, the deck can become hot underfoot at mid-day and you want to wear flip flops. We had a great time and plan to return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, We are So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Shellen! A perfect home for a perfect get away, East End is a very special spot! Thank you for sharing such a great review. We hope to have you back soon. Don't forget to ask about our repeater discount! Cayman Villas
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Old Furniture

  • 3 of 5

Place was not set up for us to check in. No hot water, no AC turned on, dirty pool, etc. Management came next day to fix. Bed was OLD and worn out. Not a comfortable sleep. the TV's are old and small. Also recommend ceiing Fans on Patio.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Butler, Florida, USA

Had a Blast!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the privilege of spending at week at Shellen. What a beautiful home! The beds were comfortable, the kitchen amazingly well equipped, and the outdoor spaces were perfect. The snorkeling right off of the house was amazing! I would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joyce, Thank you so much for your review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Shellen in East End. It is a great location and the snorkelling is fabulous, so very pleased you were able to enjoy a great holiday at this property. We look forward to having you back with us very soon! All the best, Juliet Cumber-Forget Business Manager Cayman Villas
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A nice retreat

  • 4 of 5

There are many things we liked about Shellen, spacious, quiet, good layout of the rooms, good Kitchen facilities plenty of Hot water, Nice comfortable beds. Not quite a beach below but a great place to snorkel & you can stand up even when far out from the shore line. It is also close to a sandy beach resort with Shops & restaurants not far away. The downside for us was even though we were here for 16 days no pool Cleaner (The pool was quite dirty) the jacuzzi was a nice touch but also not very clean. There was also no maid service throughout our stay so no clean towels unless we did them ourselves (Which we did soap powder etc is provided) The wi fi reception is poor with less than 2 mb so impossible to do much on this & the cable Tv has very limited channels for evening entertainment so best read a book. During our stay we never meet of saw any representative for the rental agents although they did ring us to check everything okay & when we left we then handed the keys back to the Avis car rental for where we picked them up. No Welcome greeting from the agent so overall poor service there. we were a party of 5 I you would be pushed to have 8 stay. Overall a nice retreat but limited on basic things. PS app only works if you have an american phone.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not quite a retreat

  • 3 of 5

We arrived on the 20th and we were quite disappointed in this property. Yes the beach is rocky to say the least. It is not possible to stroll down the "beach". Upon arrival the "infinity pool" (not) was slime green. We we told it would be fixed shortly but not quite what you expect. Unfortunately the breeze seems to be blocked by the trees when the wind came form the East. The property managers were very good about finding another place to stay which we did the next day. A hint for the owner, clear out some rocks and make a nice little area with sand and an umbrella or two. That would make up for the rocky beach. The house itself is nice and no complaints on it. It is very private and thats what we were looking for. However it just didn't work due to the issues.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on this villa! We were truly sorry for the pool issue and were glad we could provide another unit for you to stay in [not ideal to have to move but workable]. The beach quality varies widely depending upon seasons, tides, currents and storms and so to create a man-made beach would be an exercise in futility. The description of the beach plainly states that its not ideal for sunbathing but provides access to go wading or snorkeling along the reef. Shellen is affordably priced, does provide privacy and when the pool is working correctly [machinery exposed to the elements can fail suddenly and sourcing parts/labour on a Caribbean island can take time]...a great place to lounge, swim and watch the sea! Glad you could enjoy the rest of your trip and we look forward to having you back to Cayman Villas next time!
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Car: necessary

There are a few restaurants in the East End area and a water-sports operator located on Rum Point Beach, but it is generally a much quieter experience. This area is about 50 minutes drive from the airport, car hire is recommended if you choose to stay in this area.


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