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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 QN BDS & QN FLD OUT - ON THE CARIB SEA, POOL, PALMS, CABANA; 1 of 3 UNITS

"SECLUDED SUNSETS" This stunning property is located on the West End of Cayman Brac. Island population 1,900. Weekly island tourist average about 200. Only seven guest houses on the island have a SANDY BEACH and this property does. 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. Secluded Sunsets has three guest house units. The outside areas are shared.

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 and equipment rack.

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 and smoker

Charter fishing available

Caving available

Rock Climbing available.

Swimming pool (heated and with shade)

Beach cabana

Hammocks

Clothes Washer & Dryer

Smart 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.

Fire Pit

Corn Hole Toss

Binoculars and a Telescope.

Crib if needed (free)

Refrigerator has ice-maker & water dispenser, gas stove,

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!!!!

one bedroom and full bathroom with private entrances.

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. Rebuilt and remodeled in the fall and winter of 2009, its 850 square feet offers hardwood floors, all new fixtures, furnishings, and appliances as well as a full kitchen and living room with a large flatscreen television with RGB and HDMI connections, iPod docks, and high speed wireless internet. This unit is equipped with all the amenities one would expect from a finer home.

Stretch out twenty feet from the water on a lounger or hammock in the 360 square foot beach cabana with thatched roof. BYOB.

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

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.

If you’re vacationing with friends but still want your privacy these units are perfect because you'll be close when you want and still have the privacy when you desire it.

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, 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.

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Apartment, Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Beach, Pool, Boat, Caribbean, Sea, Ocean, Beach

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:
June 12, 2018

About Henry Barbera

I grew up in south New Jersey in the States and always loved the water. I've always traveled and I vacationed in 'the brac'. When I retired at age 48 I returned to purchase a property. Now I have one property 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 on a permanent basic.

Henry Barbera purchased this guest house in 2009

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. 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. This is a Scuba diver's paradise with several dive boats operating daily. The visibility in the water is incredible and the coral reefs endless. This is an island of two thousand people but we do have a hospital, a GP, a dentist and eye doc. 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. We call Cayman Brac detox from life.

What makes this guest house unique

Sometimes it's not what you have to deal with that matters. You're not going to deal with vendor selling wares or people selling joints or having to worry about locking up or being robbed, none of that here on this quaint little tropical island with laid back people.

Sometimes it's what you get that counts - I've already listed all of the great things about the property and what makes us unique and different. Simply - your going to have everything you need and we're going to make sure to keep you happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough good stuff about Secluded Sunsets AND the owner. Hy husband, I and our 3 year old wanted to stay in a beach home this time going to the Brac so we booked Secluded Sunsets from the VRBO website. We had many questions and requests before we got there. I got a good feeling about the place because everytime I would email, the owner would email back within a day with a response to our questions. Most of the time he went way overboard for us to find information that we needed regarding things like daycare, diving, boat rides, etc.... I can say that if the owner tells you that he will take care of something you can trust that he will. He was awesome! He lives on the island so if you need anything he is right there. Otherwise he stays out of your hair. He met us at the airport, had our rental car with car seat ready for us and quickly got us settled in. One of the most awesome things about this place is that there is almost EVERYTHING that you could ever want. he has bikes, DVD's, hair dryer, some food, lots of spices, first-aid kit, suntan lotion, etc... i could go on and on. One of the coolest things is that he has a cell phone for each unit that he gives you. It comes in handy. Cayman brac is almost all iron shore and rocky beaches but this place is on the sandiest beach that I saw on the island. There are still rocks so be sure to bring your rock shoes. If you are divers then this is PLACE FOR YOU! The owner has scooters for you to use. At the house are rinse buckets and a outdoor shower. Its the best location on the island for divers. I can say that because we know the island very well. Snorkeling is easy from the house. Our friends, that we met while staying there, saw a 6 foot eagle ray while snorkling just off-shore of the house. The units are new and beautiful. We stayed in the one bedroom unit on the ground level. The owner let us look at the two bedroom unit before we left and all I can say is... WOW! We have already booked the 2-bdr again for later this year. We also booked the cooking musicians while we were there and they were great. Made some great memories. This rental is located close to restaurants, airport, many shore dive sites, and supermarkets. Things to not forget are polarized sunglasses, rock water shoes, any specialized foods or snacks that you must have and your C-card. Unless you plan to chill the whole trip you really do need a rental car. We cant wait to get back to our little paradise!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in West End

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking outside only. Excessive noise shall not be generated. Doors and windows must not be left open because of salt air effects.
  • The Rental Agreement is being accepted by the Guest
  • Check-in prior to 6 PM we may hold bags until that time. Check-out after 10 AM we may hold bags until your departure. both typically unnecessary.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , flr 2 ceiling retractable curtan 4 visual privacy betw areas
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Crib available on request. There is a floor to ceiling retractable curtain between sleeping area to provide complete visual privacy between bedroom areas. Two each of - dressers, lamp sets, night stand, etc. In the living room there is also a Sleep Sofa (1) queen size - convertible from sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
beach towels chairs loungers umbrellas, water floats, kayak, snorkel gear available $15/week, fishing hand lines, bicycles, water shoes,, cards, some books, huge video library, and more.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.979592 based on 95 reviews
5

Very nice place! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The sunsets are gorgeous! Loved sitting on the upper deck! Nice spacious rooms. Everything you need for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and hospitality.

  • 4 of 5

I would highly recommend this property for divers or non-divers alike. It has spacious open concept kitchen/family room with awesome deck overlooking Caribbean Sea. Close to diving, restaurants and airport. Great setup on beach with multiple hammocks under tiki hut. Also has heated pool. The owner (Henry) was very hospitable and allows guests to use certain facilities at his house, eg, paddle boards. Only disappointment (not related to property) is that there seems to be a lack of fresh fish on the island (apparently fishermen don’t go out when surf is rough). Otherwise, this is perfect vacation spot.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Check this place out

  • 5 of 5

Great pre trip info from Henry......Check! Easy airport and rental car pick-up.......Check! Clean and well stocked house.......Check! Quiet and beautiful beach view from second story deck.......Check! West end is near most everything you need......Check! Brackers became friends and made our trip special.......Check! All the above and more makes a return trip a must.......Check!

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It felt like our home

  • 5 of 5

If we lived here it would be in a home like this one. We loved the deck, location and how the property is set up. There is a good set of pots and non-stick pans, even a wok! Tons of towels and a washer/drier. For only the second time ever, I packed too much! The a/c is great. The bed is comfy. Everything is close by. It was fun to plane spot... you can see the tails over the trees. The only down was the wind. But that is not the fault of the owner! He's really nice and easy to work with as is the staff he has working with him. 2 weeks went by really fast.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, great spot.

  • 5 of 5

Great!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

relaxing on the brac

  • 5 of 5

Henry's place is great. It is close to the few restaurants on the island and near the dive shop, cayman brac scuba shack. The beach in front of the place is super quiet and the reef is great. Many of our dives were right in front of the house. Cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
CYB
Nearest Beach
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Market and Bank
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Dive Shop / Restaurant
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Spa / Tennis / Basketball
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Rental Car
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Russian Destroyer Ship Wreck in 65 ft of water
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Stand here and watch Boeing 737 come in at 100 ft
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Restaurant
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Restaurant and Pool Bar
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Restaurant
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Ice Cream Shop
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Kirkconnells Super Market
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Billys Super Market
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Aunt Shaus Restraurant
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Houndrian Restraurant
Car: recommended

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

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

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.

Swimming pool (heated and with shade)

Beach cabana

Hammocks

Fire Pit

Binoculars and a Telescope.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in West End

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JUN 7 TO JUN 25 BOOKED
Jun 7 2018 - Jun 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
C$173
From
C$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
JUN 26 TO AUG 3
Jun 26 2018 - Aug 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$186
From
C$226
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
AUG 4 TO NOV 16
Aug 4 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$166
From
C$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
NOV 17 TO NOV 23 TG
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$1
From
C$1,724
Sat
 
 
NOV 24 TO DEC 21, 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$200
From
C$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
DEC 22 TO DC 28 XMAS
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$1
From
C$1,854
Sat
 
 
DEC 29 TO JAN 4 New Years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$1
From
C$1,854
Sat
 
 
JAN 5 TO FEB 15
Jan 5 2019 - Feb 15 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$799
Sat
 
 
FEB 16 TO MAR 1 BOOKED
Feb 16 2019 - Mar 1 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$799
Sat
 
 
MAR 2 TO MAR 8
Mar 2 2019 - Mar 8 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$799
Sat
 
 
MAR 9 TO APR 12 BOOKED
Mar 9 2019 - Apr 12 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$799
Sat
 
 
APR 13 TO APR 19 GF
Apr 13 2019 - Apr 19 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$998
Sat
 
 
APR 20 TO MAY 3 EASTER
Apr 20 2019 - May 3 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
C$133
From
C$998
Sat
 
 
MAY 4 TO MAY 10
May 4 2019 - May 10 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$173
From
C$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
MAY 11 TO MAY 31
May 11 2019 - May 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$180
From
C$240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
AUG 3 TO NOV 16
Aug 3 2019 - Nov 16 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$193
From
C$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,397
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
A RENTAL PERIOD BEFORE APRIL 15, 2017 or after NOVEMBER 24, 2017 THE RENTAL PERIOD MUST BEGIN ON A SATURDAY. DURING THIS PERIOD ONLY WHOLE WEEKS ARE RENTED.
FOR RENTAL PERIODS AFTER APRIL 15 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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