About Lianne Girard
I live on the coast of Massachusetts, USA.
Lianne Girard purchased this House in 2005
Why Lianne Girard chose Cayman Brac
When chance brought me here in 1996, I had never heard of Cayman Brac. With it's slow island pace, friendly locals, and lack of chain stores, I fell for it and kept coming back. It feels like you are back in time. The Brac is a very special place. See for yourself.
What makes this House unique
The Cayman island are the safest islands in the Caribbean.
Minimum age of primary renter:22
$75.00 administration fee for reservation cancelations. $50.00 administration fee for partial cancelations, reduced length reservation.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
We had a such a great stay. Perfect place lots of room, very attentive Owner and Property Manager. We loved this place and would come back for sure!!!
Our stay on Cayman Brac was perfect. The house was very charming and the pictures are a good representation. Having a kitchen was a necessity due to the lack of restaurants on the island. Lianne gave great recommendations on where to go/what companies to use/etc. We used Cayman Brac Reef Divers for boat and shore dives. They were awesome to work with and really made our diving experience amazing. We used Rock Iguana for rock climbing and rappelling. It was such a fun experience and I would recommend it highly. We definitely plan on coming back to this wonderful island.
Wash - a - Shore was terrific!
Our families stay at Wash-a-Shore was great! This was our third trip to the Brac and the house was great for all of us. It was well appointed for our needs and Lianne was terrific to work with. She went above and beyond to assist us with our stay. I would definitely recommend Lianne and Wash-a-Shore for your next visit to the Brac!
Wash-A-Shore cottage on Cayman Brac
We were met by Patty at the airport which was really great. We followed her to the house in the rental car and she made sure we could get in. She also wrote her personal telephone number on the chalkboard in the kitchen in case we needed to call her. The Wash-A-Shore cottage was absolutely lovely and with two bedrooms and two bathrooms it certainly not only met our needs but gave us ample space to spread out. The cottage was extremely clean, well designed, and well furnished; the owner had done a fabulous job of making her place homey and comfortable. The cottage served our needs of what we wanted to do on Cayman Brac which was to explore the island and my husband is a scuba diver and he took two dives with Reef Divers on the southwest of the island and really enjoyed his dives
Location, Location, Location
A Climber’s Easy Crux at Wash A Shore
This place is a great place for climbers due its close proximity to Dixon’s on the north side of The Brac. The north side offers shaded and numerous climbs on this world class climbing island. The low-key vibe of the north side helps to fully embrace the local aspects of the The Brac culture. Not only easy drives to climb, but to several groceries (we found Billy’s to be our fav), to local eats (Barry’s jerk bbq), accessible snorkeling (Sylvia’s) and the beautiful outdoor bar view and restaurant at La Esperanza (try the goat!). It’s an easy cut across the island to the south side that boasts an ex-pat feel with beautiful beaches and waves. There is a public bus too. Check out the Christopher Columbus Gardens on your way south for a iguana siting, the museum for hurricane history, the parrot preserve if you catch a glimpse of these rocket-fast birds, and the Heritage Center for some local activity. Stop in to the local shops and bakery with meticulously clean and organized shelves, and to catch up on the local news from the lovely shop owners. Christmas on this island is highlighted by residential and park displays of lights, figures, and music. We were lucky enough to catch Santa and Mrs. Claus, drive up in the back of their pickup Christmas Day, with a police escort, and stop in front of the house!
Lianne, the owner, is VERY responsive and helpful throughout your stay, and we were able to access the house at dark with the help of her assistant Jesse, who also charters a boat for fishing and snorkeling or trips to Little Cayman. Jesse was so kind to take us to the grocery and also pick up a few items for us in case our arrival was after the grocery closed at 9 PM.
The house is fully equipped to cook your own meals in the kitchen and on the grill, wash your clothes, and to just hang in the evening after a fun filled day. There are two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, in addition to an outdoor shower.
We had a memorable holiday at Wash A Shore, we will return to this special place. It is very easy to find others to climb with if you just venture out to Dixon’s on the north side or the bluff on the south side.
Bats in the Belfry (in this case the loft)
Whoever took the pictures did a great job, the house looked very nice. However, it was in fair condition and did not have good amenities. We were scheduled to spend 10 days. The house had been cleaned some time ago before we arrived. It should have been spruced up (cleaned again) before we got there. There were cobwebs, bug trailing, the router was not plugged in and the A/C breaker in the panel was turned off so the house was not cool, and what looked like mouse droppings in the master bathtub. The chairs on the front porch were filthy and the backs of all 3 were cracked. We put a beach towel over them and were very careful sitting in them. We could have worked with this until, the BATS. On the 3rd day, a BAT was flying around in the house. We got it out, but then another bat showed up. We weren't going to stay around any longer to see how many there were. I informed the owner and told her we were moving out right now. By then, we were packing our bags to move to another location. We moved out that evening! She said she would refund our money minus the 2 nights we stayed. But she did not, claiming we left our things and did not move out right away. You should be very leery if you plan to stay there.
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I was horrified when Geneta told me that there were bats in the house. I imagined an infestation. I sent in the property manager, Jessie to check it out. He said there were no bats, the 2 that the guest saw must have just happened to get in. Jessie said if there was an infestation there would be evidence such as bat droppings and they make a squeaking noise. I called an exterminator any way.
The Department of the Environment said bats getting in a house is common and that they don’t carry disease.
Just few weeks earlier in October, the house was inspected by the Department of Tourism if it was not clean it would not have passed the inspection.
Jessie also told me that the guest still had their belongings in the house 2 days after they told me that they had left.
I did refund some of the money. I deducted for the days used, and the cost to repair the holes that the guest made in the wall. I did not deduct for the broken TV because it might have just happened to break during their stay and do to something they did.
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