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Grand Cayman Slice-of-heaven/Azure Breeze #3 ***

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Awe-inspiring views,authentic island experience from 3Bd/3Ba gem in North Side

Gorgeous crystal clear waters right out the back door! Eighty feet from the sliding doors is the best snorkeling on the island, between the shore and a beautiful coral reef, in shallow water that is easy to navigate. There are endless colorful fish and beautiful coral heads for exploring. Azure Breeze is a very quiet, cozy and private place, where you may not see more than a handful of people pass by in a day! With only six two-story units, our villa offers privacy and serenity. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths It is well appointed and comes with all the amenities you need, including a kayak and adult snorkel gear!

The beautiful master includes an en suite bathroom and a deck with stunning views of the Caribbean. A second upstairs bedroom features two twin beds and its own private bath. Downstairs, a third bedroom with a queen bed, has access to a bathroom in the hall. Nearby restaurants include Over-The-Edge, Kaibo Yacht Club’s Beach Bar, Rum Point, Kurts Korner, Italian Oven, The Lighthouse, Tukka, and Bombay Chopsticks. Activities include nearby Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, snorkeling, world-class scuba diving, hiking the Mastic Trail, Stingray City, Rum Point (with its jaw- dropping views), jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and a visit to the East End. Only 6 miles up the road Rum Point offers the famous Wreck Bar, casual beach dining, fine dining, beach rentals, and Stingray City departures, and is a must-do! A Georgetown visit offers The Turtle Farm, the Blowholes, Dolphin Cay, Hell, Underwater Submarine Tours, Duty Free shopping in both Georgetown and Caymana Bay, and the amazing Seven Mile Beach. The visit would not be complete without experiencing cuisine from the plentiful world-renowned chefs and restaurants the island offers.

More Details

Owner
Chris Hartzell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Chris Hartzell

We honeymooned in Grand Cayman 33 years ago and that is when we fell in love with the island, and specifically the north side of the island. It was different than any beach that we had experienced. Azure Breeze is serene and peaceful, with breathtaking views of the Carribean Sea! And, oh , the snorkeling! No matter how many times you dip your head into the water, you will be amazed and awed at the display of nature that you will experience in our backyard. Top your day of snorkeling off with a bottle of wine in the kayak out back watching the sunset. Then relax as you are amazed at the shooting stars in the star-studded sky!

Chris Hartzell purchased this villa in 2003

Why Chris Hartzell chose North Side

Unspoiled, natural beach

No Crowds, no people

A true beach experience

Quiet and serene

Peaceful beyond belief

What makes this villa unique

Best snorkeling site on the island....and we and we have tried them all! The shallow waters between the shore and the coral reef allow even the most skiddish to enjoy this wondrous adventure. You will have an authentic Cayman Island experience on our quiet and peaceful side of the island, alongside the locals. No dealing with the Cayman islands tourists and the resulting traffic in Georgetown, or the masses of people that the cruise ships bring to Seven Mile Beach. This is real Cayman!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been going to Grand Cayman since 2008. We love the North Side because it has THE BEST SNORKELING right from the beach. And this house is THE BEST! Unlike most rentals that have the barest of necessities, this house has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. The kitchen is so well-stocked, and not with mis-matched odds and ends! There is a new cutlery block with sharp knives, a full set of pots and pans (with lids!), baking dishes, Corningware, scissors, an unbelievably complete service for 12 of dinnerware, zillions of glasses, toaster, coffee maker, blender, coffee grinder, and MORE! Thee are tons of spices, mixing bowls, a George Foreman grill and a charcoal outside grill, and lots of things I can't remember. The rest of the house is fabulous as well. The furniture is comfortable and very nice! We appreciate the upholstered sofas and chair! (We personally dislike sitting on furniture with exposed wicker or rattan arms). The owner's even have a remote control box with a guide (with pictures) that clearly explains how to use all of the services (cable TV, NetFlix, DVD Player, etc.) This is by far, the best equipped rental we have stayed in anywhere! And we have probably been is 40 to 50 rentals over the years from the New Jersey shore, to various Caribbean Islands, to France, Germany and England. The owners are very nice to deal with and offer a wealth of information. They have a huge binder full of suggestions for everything you could possibly want to do - from dining, to sight-seeing, to entertainment options. They give you valuable insights as to what to do and how - like making sure to check the cruise ship itinerary before going to Georgetown! Or taking the Sting Ray City trip from Rum Point. The beach and view are fabulous. I most enjoy being able to just walk into the water and see fish and coral, without being in deep water. The snorkeling out front is the best I've found on Grand Cayman. The reef is not too far off shore and there are tons of coral heads between shore and reef with lots of fish. There are places where you feel you are snorkeling amidst sparkling jewels when the sunlight hits the beautiful coral and sparkles off of it. There are several restaurants nearby, Tukka's on the East End where you can feed the Frigatebirds, Kaibo Upstairs for a delicious and romantic dinner, Over the Edge, Rum Point and Kaibo Beach Grill. As you can tell, I highly recommend this rental. We can't wait to return.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on North Side on Cayman Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2-upstairs - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3- first floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • First Floor: One Queen Second Floor: Master: King Second Bedroom: Two twin Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests will be required to sign a Rental Agreement and a Hold Harmless Agreement to finalize the reservation.

Reviews

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Grand Cayman Slice-of-heaven/Azure Breeze #3 ***
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews
Dayton,Ohio
5

Second Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat customers of this beautiful slice of heaven. We came here on our honeymoon 2 years ago and loved the villa location and privacy so much, we decided to come back for our second anniversary. You feel at home with the electronics available (like flat screen TV, charging stations for all our electronic gadgets). The kitchen is stocked with items you would use at home (likes spices, quality pots and pans) , which made us want to prepare more meals at home, and not venture out as much as our last stay. We will definitely return. Thank you, Chris and Tom for sharing your home with us honeymooners!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This certainly lived up to its name, because it's definitely a piece of paradise. We enjoyed the view, the quiet location, the comfortable bed (we only used one) and all the conveniences. Chris , the owner, is an excellent communicator and gave us many great suggestions for places to go and things to do. Our last night here, we even found some large beautiful shells on the beach. I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly love hosting people who treasure our home as much as we do, and Lynn and her husband were those people . They really took care of our home while appreciating its spectacular location. We would love to host them again soon. Thanks, Lynn, for your thoughtfulness while staying at Azure Breeze #3! Chris
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Beautiful and ready to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is comfortable and completely stocked. We were able to cook at home easily with all of the essentials right at our fingertips, including spices, dishware, pots and pans, and storage vessels. There were plenty of towels, beach towels, rugs, and blankets. The homeowners thought of everything. There is a bin for foot towels to catch the sand before coming inside and a bin for shoes right at the door.

You can't beat the view! Having stayed just south of 7 Mile last year, this spot seemed windy, but on hot days, I wasn't complaining at all! It is peaceful and quiet in comparison too.

You are so close to wonderful restaurants, amazing snorkeling and scuba diving, and even the Crystal Caves. We explored the Caves this year and were really impressed. We had no idea that was on the island!

I highly recommend this home. The owners were very helpful and pleasant to work with. They truly wanted us to enjoy their "peace of paradise" as they do.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Dawn, Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation, and for spending your precious time to write a thoughtful review! It was nice to hear that you like some of the little touches that we offer, like the foot towels and tubs to clean the sand off of your feet, and plenty of towels, rugs, blankets and kitchenware!also glad to read your take on the Crystal Caves! Thanks for your positive feedback. We would love to have you stay again if you should ever come back to the beautiful Cayman Islands. Chris
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5

Beautiful view, Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Azure breeze #C was the perfect spot for our Cayman vacation. The views from the home are breathtaking. The home is very well kept and very well appointed with all the gear you could need. The location was perfect for exploring the island. And the location was perfect for snorkeling right in front of it when we didn't feel like driving anywhere. Our family of four had plenty of space to spread out and Relax!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kari, Thank you for your positive review, and for taking such good care of our home during your stay. We really appreciate your input, and are happy that you made some lasting memories with your family! We would love to host you again if your travel plans ever bring you back to the island! Chris
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Lovely house and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property that sits 20 yards from the water's edge. It is on the north shore, 50 minutes away from the the seven mile beach area. It is completely and thoughtfully equipped with everything from beach towels and snorkeling equipment to a "take to a beach" cooler. It is quiet and easily accessible by car. if you are going for the sun, the sea and the sand - this place is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Thanks so much for your review. We try to accommodate all of our guests needs to assure a memorable vacation for you and your family. But it is the view and the awe inspiring creation out the back door, along with the serene location that is unbeatable! So glad that you enjoyed your trip. I hope that our paths will cross again should you choose to revisit Grand Cayman. Chris
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We loved Grand Cayman!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property!!! We had a blast ! Azure Breeze #3 is an awesome property - we took our married son and 2 grandchildren, 10 and 12! Beautiful master bedroom with gorgeous views throughout house ! Enjoyed Rum Point with grandchildren where you can walk out a long way and then snorkel close to shore! Also, Starfish Point is great for walking out a long way and seeing Starfish! The condo has a great view, updated kitchen and appliances and well-stocked kitchen! Lots of family movies for nightly viewing ! Lots of friends seeing our pics want to know more about Azure Breeze! We would love to come back here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Weldon and Linda, I am so glad that your trip was a success for all three generations! I loved the pictures that you sent of your family, especially the kids enjoying all the starfish at Starfish Point. We would love to host you and any of your friends if you return to Grand Cayman. Chris
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
GCM- Owen Roberts International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Over The Edge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Over The Edge
Nearest Beach
Out the Back Door!
Car: necessary

Gorgeous crystal clear waters right out the back door! Eighty feet from the sliding doors is the best snorkeling on the island, between the shore and a beautiful coral reef, in shallow water that is easy to navigate. There are endless colorful fish and beautiful coral heads for exploring. Azure Breeze is a very quiet, cozy and private place, where you may not see more than a handful of people pass by in a day! With only six two-story units, our villa offers privacy and serenity. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths It is well appointed and comes with all the amenities you need, including a kayak and adult snorkel gear!

The beautiful master includes an en suite bathroom and a deck with stunning views of the Caribbean. A second upstairs bedroom features two twin beds and its own private bath. Downstairs, a third bedroom with a queen bed, has access to a bathroom in the hall. Nearby restaurants include Over-The-Edge, Kaibo Yacht Club’s Beach Bar, Rum Point, Kurts Korner, Italian Oven, The Lighthouse, Tukka, and Bombay Chopsticks. Activities include nearby Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, snorkeling, world-class scuba diving, hiking the Mastic Trail, Stingray City, Rum Point (with its jaw- dropping views), jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and a visit to the East End. Only 6 miles up the road Rum Point offers the famous Wreck Bar, casual beach dining, fine dining, beach rentals, and Stingray City departures, and is a must-do! A Georgetown visit offers The Turtle Farm, the Blowholes, Dolphin Cay, Hell, Underwater Submarine Tours, Duty Free shopping in both Georgetown and Caymana Bay, and the amazing Seven Mile Beach. The visit would not be complete without experiencing cuisine from the plentiful world-renowned chefs and restaurants the island offers.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on North Side, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Pre-Holiday
28 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,732
for 5 nights
From
£320
£2,179
 
 
Holiday
9 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,371
for 7 nights
£2,371
 
 
Winter Rate
13 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 5 nights
From
£299
£2,179
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,412
for 5 nights
From
£256
£1,796
 
 
Fall Savings!!!
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,198
for 5 nights
From
£213
£1,497
 
 
Pre-Holiday
27 Oct 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,774
for 5 nights
From
£328
£2,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 7 nights
From
£170
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45
Cleaning Fee £132.11
Tax Rate 13.0%

Renter must sign a Rental/Hold Harmless Agreement before reservation is confirmed. This agreement will be e-mailed to renter, signed, scanned, and emailed back to christine.hartzell@gmail.com, or faxed back to 937-294-9120. Please review Cancellation Policy in the Rental Agreement and consider purchasing travel insurance to indemnify your risk of cancellation.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund 60 days or more before your reservation date
25% refund 30-59 days before your reservation date
0% Refund within 30 days of reservation date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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