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Sunsets, amazing sonkeling, seaside veranda, kayaks, bikes, fresh seafood 4U

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bd 2 Bt, w/verenda, Sunsets, Bikes, Kayaks, Snorkeling, WiFi

"SUNSET COTTAGE" This stunning property is located on the West End of Cayman Brac. Island population 1,900. Weekly island tourist average about 200. The north side is better 300 days of the year, it's on the LEEWARD SIDE (less wind and waves). The West end gets the SUNSETS. This property is on the north side, west end. Leeward side and Sunsets.

The west end is where everything is located - your central but at the end of the island so your way out of the way.

Snorkeling - one of best sites in the world!!!

Snorkel gear available for $15 per WEEK

Scuba Diving - one of the best sites in the world.

Rinse tank.

Extremely low crime island!!!

Great Wi-fi

Family Friendly

Laid back - not a tourist trap.

Bikes (free use)

Kayaks (free use) w/life jackets

Propane & charcoal grill.

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Hammocks

Clothes Washer & Dryer

TV

DVD player

Video library

Slow Cooker, Blender, Microwave, Blender, Toaster

All the Cookware and dinnerware you'll need.

We provide coffee, filters, sugar, sweeteners paper-towels, bath tissue, all soaps (including laundry), alum foil, plastic wrap, cooking spices, food containers and more.

First aid kit.

a local cell phone.

Bath towels, Beach & pool towels, Linens,

hair dryer

My girl friday 'Sasha' is a very good cook and can watch the kids at very reasonable rates.

Corn Hole Toss

Crib if needed (free)

Refrigerator.

Drinkable water - no cistern is used.

Books

Cards & games

We're going to email you 'helpful hints' What to bring and not to bring, what to do, where to eat, snorkel or dive, where the best caves are, who to do and island tour with. This document covers everything.

and your caretaker is only 3 minutes away. WE ARE THE VERY BEST - DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT - READ THE REVIEWS! WE WILL TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!

two bedroom and two full bathrooms.

We'll insure you get the best rate on a rental car and help with the reservation.

We'll meet you at the airport (free)

If your arriving when the stores are closed we'll do shopping for you (free)

Your tropical tranquil oceanfront vacation home is just feet from the Caribbean waters, and far away from the maddening crowds and the bustle of tourist-saturated areas of the world. While you sunbathe you can enjoy the ocean breeze and be mesmerized by the turquoise Caribbean waters and sapphire surf only feet from your door.

Cayman Brac is a sister island to the highly developed island of Grand Cayman and has managed to remain unspoiled, making it the perfect antidote to the over-programmed resort vacation. Explore the island’s many hidden treasures while relaxing in your own private retreat. Whether rock-climbing, caving, shelling, diving, fishing, snorkeling, bird watching, hiking, walking the shore line or simply relaxing is what you desire, you will have a vacation to remember. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the laid-back island pace in a thoroughly modern and comfortable house that will immediately become your home.

Listen to the never-ending rhythm of the gentle rolling waves and feel the cooling breezes as you enjoy the warm sunshine and stunning sunsets any time of the year. There is plenty of privacy and you'll enjoy the small yellow songbirds and the island's native brown booby and frigate birds that seem to enjoy the lush, tropical surroundings. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. The low temperature of the water in mid winter is 78F so you can swim all year long. We call Cayman Brac 'detox from life'. The most difficult part of your vacation will be packing your sandals and leaving this absolute tropical paradise and the fine comfortable accommodations of the house.

This oceanfront beach property overlooks the Caribbean and Little Cayman and has access to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world.

Swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can take advantage of the outside shower and freshwater rise tank.

If there are any issues I will be there to help you. I only live five minutes away. If you have any special requests -- be it for snorkeling gear, horse shoes, bicycles, movies -- I can usually help you out.

Stores are closed on Sunday. If your arrival is after 6:30 pm on Saturday or on Sunday we'll do your grocery shopping for you - just send us a list, there is no charge for our time.

For your convenience I have also arranged a special deal with a local car rental agency for those who might desire it. For those who will be renting for seven days you will get your seventh day free. Additionally, if you pay with traveler’s checks or cash you will receive a 5% discount.

Bicycles for pleasure use (not as primary transportation) and fishing poles come with the property rental. You can also use the kayaks, snorkeling gear ($15/week) and more

There are public tennis and basketball courts, a full spa, and a full fitness room just minutes away. Inexpensive maid service is also available.

Our pleasant Property Caretaker is now available during your stay to prepare daily meals (FRESH SEAFOOD), clean, pick up groceries and necessities, provide day care, tend your bar and serve your guests, and many other service driven requests. Leave the cooking and cleaning to us!

So if mom wants a vacation and does't want to deal with cooking and cleaning or doing a load of laundry then we have a very affordable solution. Secluded Sunsets is the only guest house on the island providing services in this manner. We pride ourselves in being a cut above any other guest house and we strive daily to insure your vacation is the best one you'll ever have. Also, we understand that in todays world everyone is looking for 'value' and we are doing our very best to provide it to all of our guests.

More Details

Owner
Henry Barbera
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, spanish only by email
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Henry Barbera

I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved being in the sun by water and palm trees. I've always traveled and I vacationed here several years ago. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have three properties one on the south side and I am renting the two on the north side. The water is just incredible and now I'm a certified Scuba Diver and just can't get enough of it. The Coral Reefs are amazing and can be experienced by just snorkeling. I can't ever imagine returning to the States. This place in nothing like Florida with its millions of people and chain retail.

Henry Barbera purchased this house in 2013

Why Henry Barbera chose West End

Cayman Brac is a magical place where you can walk about in the middle of a star lit night and have not a single worry of crime or annoyances. Your family is safe here and you can feel it as the locals will wave to everyone including you. Very few people lock their houses and almost everyone will leave their car keys in the ignition 24/7 and that’s a fact. This Island is so special it has become a vacation destination for folks who live on other Caribbean Islands. The stars will make you stop in your tracks as there is very little background lights to dim the skis. You will see shooting stars and satellites orbiting the earth, you can clearly see the band of the Milky Way. This is a Scuba divers paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of a thousand people but we do have a hospital and a few police officers. An officer's job here on the Island is the only job better than that of the old time Maytag repair man. They have to be bored out of their minds. If you want to vacation with thousands of other vacationers and to eat at the chain restaurants this is not for you. If you want tranquility and peacefulness with eighty degree weather and sunshine almost everyday this is your island. If you come once you'll be back. I am well traveled and retired from the US at age forty eight and I now live here full time on the Island. I could have moved anywhere but I wanted to live in true paradise and remove myself from the busy world out there. We call Cayman Brac detox from life. Many people come once and end up buying property before they leave. Come here and you'll see why. This property is in a great central location nearby to all the activities, stores, restaurants, and the best public swim area on the island which is just 400 yards away.

What makes this house unique

If you see more then two other couples walking on the beach in front of the house in the course of a day that would be way more then normal. The Beach is private to the water line and all yours. Talk about you having the only footprints. The peace of the island will ground you and make you feel whole with the earth. It’s a simple and magical place in this crazy world. Hammocks and loungers provided - byob. For the swimmers / snorkelers / scuba divers I have an outside shower, a fresh water rinse tank. Charter fishing available Caving available Rock Climbing available. Book Library - 400 books

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was wonderful. We want to go again. Do you have a lot of people that want

to rent the cottage in June or late May?

Had a very romantic dinner at Captain's Table. They decorated our table and

Lennie drove us home so we could really celebrate.

Met an expat in the Miami terminal (Darlene). Very nice lady and we

saw her a couple times during the week.

The logs were very helpful. We did find one exceptional information sheet at

the Chamber of Commerce. Some local had just run it off. It's called

shore diving /snorkeling spots and has all the info you could want -Where it

is, Entry, What's to See and Depths. It is 6 pages long and I brought it

home and made a copy to mail to you. So please send me a mailing address.

Went snorkeling and diving and I rented an underwater camera from Ed Beaty.

Nice man. Got some nice photos.

Divi was inundated with a charter dive group-100+ the week we were there. So

we just rented gear a Reef divers. Mark gave me another refresher course and

we did progressively deeper dives which helped my ears tremendously. I just

need to dive more.

Got lots of beautiful sunset photos.

We did quite a bit of take out as we liked eating on the screened porch.

Aunt Sha's may not continue to be in that location, We heard the man who

owns the property may put a different restaurant in that spot. They have

very good food there and we ate there twice. I hope that is just an

unfounded rumor.

Hope to email you some photos later.

Mary & Mark
May 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on West End on Sister Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , East-Side Master with En Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , West Side Master Bedroom w/en suite bathroom
  • Both bedrooms have there own access to verenda
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
for the divers - outside shower / rinse tank

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sunsets, amazing sonkeling, seaside veranda, kayaks, bikes, fresh seafood 4U
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
Ohio
5

Not in Ohio anymore!

  • 5 of 5

Iguanas on the road, parrots in the trees, booby chicks on the bluffs, bats in the caves, octopus, lobsters, squid, tarpon, turtles and more under the sea! An island that still feels remote, but filled with friendly locals, happy tourists, and all the comforts of home. Thanks to Sasha for her attention throughout our stay including the personal greeting at the airport with rental car, wine and cheese sunset cruise and home cooked meal (she prepared the wahoo we purchased from local fisherman at the dock!) We loved the screened in back porch view of ocean, sunsets and early morning rainbow. Fully stocked kitchen, books, board games, and access to kayak, water shoes and snorkel equipment. We were able to travel light and leave with full hearts.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you picked up some kingfish (wahoo) down at the dock and had sasha prepare it for you. there's nothing quite like fresh fish cooked properly. next time you visit i hope to be on island so i can enjoy some special times with you!!! henry
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5

Wonderful vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at the Sunset Cottage. If you want a very relaxing and laid back vacation, this place is highly recommended. The house is a little older than some of the other properties, but I believe Henry is making improvements all of the time. We did miss the swings shown in the photos as they were no longer there, but the view can't be beat. We are planning to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allen. Yes we're always making improvements inside and out. Funny you should mention the chairs - I received one in the other day from the states and it's at the property now. I'm waiting on two more to arrive. Let me know when you're ready to rebook and we'll be sure to have the swing chairs mounted for you. Henry
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Naalehu, Hawaii
5

Amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

It was a very comfortable beachfront cottage with a secluded beach and great hammocks to watch the sun set into the ocean.

Henry and Sasha were very friendly and helpful.

I was able to get everything I needed and everyone was so friendly. When I wanted solitude I got that too. I spent most of my time in the enclosed back porch relaxing on a lounge chair and listening to the sound of the surf, away from the mosquitoes. On a clear night the stars were amazing.

It was especially nice to have the cell phone to use while on the Brac. I added some minutes at the market and was able to make several calls to the US for much less than if I had used my own smartphone.

I would definitely stay again on my next visit to the Brac.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Dexter. Yes, everyone loves that sea facing screened in porch. If you ever come this way again we would absolutely love to have you back.
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4

Beautiful peace and quiet on Cayman Brac

  • 4 of 5

Staying at Sunset cottage was a wonderful experience. The cottage had everything we needed and the owner and his staff couldn't have been more helpful. The screened in porch was brilliant. Bonus free sunset cruise which was a nice surprise. The sunsets were glorious but the snorkeling was a little difficult - entering the sea over a rocky beach and coral. Loved the island and the slow pace of life. Just what we needed. We had no neighbors on either side, might not have been so private if we had, but not sure, We just loved how it was for us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Claremont NC
5

Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and it was as great as the first one. Henry was great to work with reservation was simple and easy. House was clean and had everything we needed. Sasha did an awesome job, she checked on us regularly to make sure we were OK. The meal she prepared was excellent and the sunset cruise she arranged was awesome. We are already planning our next visit. Love the island, can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, I thought you might enjoy the free wine and cheese sunset cruise we've been providing for all of our guests and yep guests of my three places on the island are the only ones getting this kind of extra becaue it's a private weekly unadvertised charter. In addition, the free home cooked meal must also have been a great surprise. I don't know what's in store for next year but i have do enjoy finding new treats for all of my guests. all the best!!!
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Palmyra, Virginia
5

So much better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed there for 7 nights on our honeymoon. I don't think we could've ever asked for a more picturesque place to be. Henry and Sasha was very helpful with all the information about the Brac and the use of the bicycles and snorkeling gear. The people of Cayman Brac are also very friendly. Great people, great place! We definitely cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we're so glad you had a great honeymoon and found the place beautiful. come back soon - we enjoyed having you and when that happens i'll join you for a pint!
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Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Baracudas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Baracudas
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Private to guest house
Car: recommended

Wonderful sunsets

Snorkeling - one of best sites in the world!!!

Scuba Diving - one of the best sites in the world.

Beach Walk

Extremely low crime island!!!

Great Wi-fi

Family Friendly

Laid back - not a tourist trap.

Bikes (free use)

Kayaks (free use)

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Hammocks

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on West End, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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HS Mar 31 to Apr 27, 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
£1
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£1
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£866
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LS Apr 28 to May 10
28 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
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5 night minimum stay
£565
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£110
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£126
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Fish May 11 to May 14
11 May 2018 - 14 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£585
for 4 nights
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£146
 
 
LS May 15 to Jun 1
15 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£565
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£110
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£126
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MS Jun 2 to Jul 27
2 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
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£1
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£885
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LS Jul 28 to Nov 16
28 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
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£534
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£126
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HOL Nov 17 to Nov 23
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
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7 night minimum stay
£1,014
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£142
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£149
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HS Nov 24 to Dec 22
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
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6 night minimum stay
£770
for 6 nights
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£126
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£134
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HOL Dec 22 to Dec 28, 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 7 nights
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£146
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£147
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Hol Dec 29 to Jan 4, 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 7 nights
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£146
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HS Jan 5 to Apr 12, 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£770
for 6 nights
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£126
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£134
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HOL Apr 20 to Apr 26
20 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
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6 night minimum stay
£770
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£126
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£869
for 7 nights
£869
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.0%

A $250 DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE COLLECTED IN CASH AT CHECK IN. IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES IT WILL BE REFUNDED JUST BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
FOR A RENTAL PERIOD AFTER NOVEMBER 15, 2017 AND PRIOR TO APRIL 29, 2018: THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AND MUST END ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.
FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 29 WE WILL CONSIDER ANYTHING.
Christmas & New Years week 15% Premium above Standard Rate.
Easter week 10% Premium above Standard Rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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