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40 STEPS to the SAND

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Well Appointed Condo

The only rules here are : RELAX, RELAX, RELAX

The comforts of home are yours to enjoy in this well appointed 2 bdr / 2 ba beachfront condo . In 40 steps you will be on the sand and 400 feet Of 7 Mile Beach beachfront . With only 45 owners of this pristine beachfront you have a rare luxury of low density beach relaxation with no hassles over lounge chairs or personal beach space! The condo has 2 very spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, full kitchen, living room, dining area , cable TV and Wi-Fi. Enjoy our condo as your island home away from home. For more information, please feel free to contact us.


Property Manager
Jon and Carol McCabe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Jon and Carol McCabe

Jon is recently retired from the hospitality industry. Carol is a retired dental hygienist and former realtor in Arizona and Illinois. We have enjoyed owning our home in Cayman for over 14 years and hope to share our home often to guests of VRBO . Let us help make your Cayman vacation a wonderful memory.

Jon and Carol McCabe purchased this condo in 2003

Why Jon and Carol McCabe chose Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman and our condo complex has so much to offer! Enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea or a dip in our large, ocean front pool. Play a game of ping pong in our beach cabana or borrow a book to read from our lending library. The building construction is all poured in place concrete. No thin communal "dry wall" walls ...where you often experience your neighbors TV or conversations. Our units are very quiet. Our building is beachfront set on an angle to the beach .This allows for a wonderful ocean view without the direct full on glare of the sun from 2 PM to sunset. Perfect!

What makes this condo unique

What drew us to our complex was the 400 feet of beach front for just 45 owners . Additionally, the beach area is very wide . Tides change and often to the north and south of us, properties will for a period of time lose their sandy beach. We have always had our sandy beach...with no rocks or iron shore at the waters edge to maneuver around . Our home rental will include my complimentary Harbour Heights tote bag along with our recommendations for favorite places to dine , best snorkeling spots and diving info, rental car information , maps and other things to do or see on the island . This will be sent to you to peruse prior to your arrival.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on West Bay on Cayman Islands

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
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
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 baths Master bath has dual head shower Guest bath has extra deep tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Can sleep up to 6. However, the bunk bed is for children only. The condo will not sleep 6 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Light Housekeeping services available twice a week. Guest to do their own kitchen dishes, etc.

Reviews

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(5 traveller reviews)

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40 STEPS to the SAND
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

We had a wonderful vacation in Grand Cayman!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Carol and Jonathan,

What a breathtaking view of the Caribbean from your lovely condo! For one glorious week, it was our condo and our view! Location was excellent. Everything was so close. . . a two minute walk to the beach or to the pool or even to the office, where Paula was there to give us guidance about things to see and do. We could keep a watchful eye on the grandchildren ( 12,12 and 14) when they were in the sea and could hear them behind the pool house as they enjoyed their time swimming in the pool (especially with the multi-colored lights at night) or playing ping-pong. It probably took all of five minutes to walk along the beach to Calico's Jack's bar, which had good food and great smoothies!

The condo itself was very comfortable with the two nice-sized, bright bedrooms and two full baths. All five of us were most pleased to have the easy wifi and great air-conditioning. We made some wonderful memories in Grand Cayman. Thank you for helping to make them happen!

Best regards,

Marcy and Jim

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI
5

The best location on Seven Mile Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

Soooo, where do I begin??? My girlfriend is a travel junkie aka wanderlust woman. She has traveled to over 48 countries and has lived in Australia, Hawaii and Grand Cayman. Needless to say when we travel I pretty much leave the planning to her. This is our 2nd trip back to Jon and Carol's condo and for a number of reasons. The location is prime and the beach is awesome. This place is right where you want to be - right in the middle of Seven Mile Beach. We are not resort folks (my Disney days ended many years ago). We expect clean and maintained accommodations and this place delivers. Amenities are important however we spend most of our time exploring. The unit itself has recently been remodeled and is very well appointed (so nice that I probably won't rent it if it were mine). The views from the balcony are great and the grounds are immaculate. The location is very safe and pool was very well maintained. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to Calypso Jacks, one of Cayman's few remaining beach bars. The Kimpton is located a few hundred feet to the north and is worth a tour - but I certainly would never stay there because it just isn't Cayman and I'm not a resort prisoner. Anyway, it's rare when I can get my GF to go to the same place twice (she says there's too many other places to explore) but we hopefully will return here for a 3rd time (as she holds Cayman dear to her heart). In being candid and objective there is nothing negative I can say about this location or the unit itself. There is plenty of space, a great TV, fantastic air conditioning and awesome ocean views from the balcony. We never cooked in the kitchen but realized that is has everything you would need and more. Thank you Jon and Carol - hope we are able to return soon!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind word regarding your stay at our condo! We are delighted you had such a wonderful time and hope you come back and visit Cayman often! Jon and carol
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5

A Perfect Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Let me first start off by saying that I am pretty well traveling throughout the Caribbean. I generally do not stay at all inclusive resorts and stay clear of overly crowed hotels. Therefore, I did have high expectations with my first trip to Grand Cayman. After many hours spent researching the internet, I made the correct decision of booking Jon and Carol's condo, room #25. The condo was just perfect. Clean, organized, properly working AC, all home amenities that you could ask for. To me, there is something special about being on vacation, and NOT waiting for a hotel elevator to take you up to your floor.

The grounds were very well kept. Very tropical with all the palm trees, lawn and flowers in perfect order. The place really was maintained nicely.

The beach.....well lets just say nothing short of awesome. The blue water with the white sand, did not disappoint. Being a beach snob, I don't like swimming in seaweed, or having to maneuver around coral or rocks.

The conditions were perfect. Not to mentioned, what a nice relief knowing that whenever you choose to hit the beach, a lounger awaits. NO need to get up at 6am, just to secure your chair with a towel or magazine. - Oh, did I mention the beach is private for the condo users only, patrolled by condo security. Again, very nice knowing you never had to fight for space, or the perfect spot.

Spent a little time in the heated pool. Again, very clean, deep and well maintained. The pool house has a ping pong table for the guests to use. It was actually a big hit and provided a lot of fun when you just wanted a break from the sun.

In summary, I have nothing negative to report back with. The restaurants were great too. Carol or a member of her team will provide recommendations on dining, etc. All were spot on.

I look forward to returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy your first trip to Cayman was such a wonderful experience and that our home provided you the perfect setting. You are welcome back anytime !! Thank you for your kind words :). Carol & Jon
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Fredericksburg TX
5

Fabulous Time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at your condo. It was very quiet on the beach and the heated pool was phenomenal. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and the unit was sparkling clean. The beach was fabulous and lots of shade to read a book under. Don't do anything to those trees!!!

Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. Although we had rain only on one day, there must have been storms in further out in the ocean because the water on seven mile beach was ROUGH. Very few people were able to brave the waves. I know usually it is one of the calmest beaches in the Caribbean. The restaurants you recommended were great. We liked Calypso the best with the sticky toffee bread pudding. I think we got our fill of lobster during the week.

We met many people while there who were owners for many years. They were all very friendly. Paula was fantastic and made sure we had everything. Thank you for the bottle of wine on arrival, that was a nice touch.

We will be coming again in the future and hope to stay with you again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stress-free, comfortable setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect setting for a relaxed vacation. It is very well appointed, ideally located with a lovely pool and the sound of waves all night long. The owners are incredibly considerate and provide the setting and lots of information to make your visit to the island stress free and loaded with as much - or little - activity as you wish. Other people on the property were very nice and make strangers feel welcome. The view from the balcony is spectacular. One morning, we saw a ray in the water steps from the condo! Fantastic diving and snorkeling, great restaurants, easily accessed from this great condo.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed Grand Cayman and our condo. We hope you come back for another visit and our condo is your home away from home. :)
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
GCM - Grand Cayman Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Ritz Hotel
Nearest Beach
Seven mile beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo on West Bay, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer rate
24 Apr 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,609
for 5 nights
From
£306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,294
for 7 nights
From
£459
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
winter rate 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,222
for 7 nights
From
£306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday rate
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,943
for 7 nights
From
£552
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter rate 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,294
for 7 nights
From
£459
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2018
24 Apr 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,609
for 5 nights
From
£306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,222
for 7 nights
From
£306
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £19.5 per person per night

The 19% tax includes a 13% government tax (all Cayman rentals are required to charge )and a 6 % gratuity (for housekeeping , laundress and maintenance personnel) Unlike some hotels, we do not charge a " resort fee" ( up to 10 % per day ) and we do not charge a 7 mile beach fee ( $70.00 /day at a nearby hotel)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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