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Secluded Beach Front House, Sand Beach, Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, King bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults, sleeper couch for kids)

The beach houses are situated on 2 1/2 acres with over 500' of white sandy beach and a private swimming pool, for the guests of TROPICAL RUNaWAY. The pool is shared between the two houses on the property, but there is great privacy between the houses. The property is ideal for those who wish to relax in a hammock in the shade of a cabana, or those who wish to dive the wall a short distance from shore. Locals claim this is the best beach for shelling, strolling and watching the sunset over Little Cayman. We are the last property on the end of the island. Convenience and tranquility make this truly a destination for the romantic and adventurous. We are equipped for scuba divers, with rinse and drying stations. Our water is town water and perfectly safe for drinking and cooking. The covered porch beckons for a cold beer or a Pina Colada while overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sunset over Little Cayman. You have no visible neighbours. If you are so inclined you can split a coconut, have a hermit crab race or stroll through our paths carved amongst the Sea Grapes. This peace of heaven is ready to rent. We are close to the major resorts and restaurants if you need a 'neon' fix and far enough away that you can play Castaway. You will enjoy your stay and you will not want to leave.

Our beach is the turtle nesting beach on Cayman Brac. June through November turtles can be observed in the evening scooping out the sand preparing for their egg laying. Check out the tropicalrunaway website to see a photo of a giant green sea turtle on our beach. We also have nesting Loggerhead and Hawksbill sea turtles. Other resident wildlife on the island that are fun to observe are the nesting Brown Boobies on the bluff in March and April and the large Iguanas that live down the road year round.

The bedroom has a pillow top king bed, that can be split into twins. No tossing and turning all night because of a hard lumpy bed. There is a large closet, a generous supply of towels and other linens. The bathroom has an extra large shower. The great room has a well equipped kitchen, a flat screen TV, dining table, and a convertible couch that pulls out to a queen size bed.

The kitchen is well equipped..

Keywords: Secluded, Scenic, Sand Beach, Comfortable, Convenient, Easy Water Access

More Details

Karen Zaremba
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Karen Zaremba

The beach house is a shared ownership. Henry and Heather are from Picton, Ontario. Karen and Ray are from North Vancouver, BC. Henry and Ray have been good friends since childhood. We have travelled together extensively, since we all share a love of the water, diving, snorkeling and boating.

Karen Zaremba purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Karen Zaremba chose West End

Cayman Brac is a unique island. We enjoy the safety, diving and welcoming friendliness of the 'Brackers'.

What makes this bungalow unique

The secluded location, with no visible neighbours, but the convenience of all the West End has to offer, shopping district, restaurants, banks, dive operations and the lagoon.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in West End

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Pillow top, can be separated into twins., Baby Cribs (1) Play pen that can be used for a baby to sleep in., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size pull out sleeper
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Municipal water, Outdoor fresh water shower, Beach Cabana with hammocks, lounge chairs and bench, Shaded Veranda. Thatched awning at the side of the house, Benches located around the property, Walking paths through the sea grapes and around the 2.5 acres


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Beach Front House, Sand Beach, Pool
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Secluded Peaceful & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Hawksbill house is very nice and accommodating for 2 people. We had an enjoyable stay, though the neighboring house was fairly close and we had to share the pool it was very nice. Having the beach 40’ from the front porch was awesome! This is a very relaxing place to getaway and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed having you as guests, and even though you were probably the youngest guests we have ever had, you win the award for leaving the house the cleanest and tidiest of any guest I have done the after departure inspection for.
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Relax in Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely stay at TROPICAL RUNaWAY. The property is well-maintained and offers numerous spots for privacy surrounded by swaying palm trees. The in-ground pool was a popular spot to gather to enjoy both sun and shade. Covered cabanas on the beach were perfect spots for afternoon naps and to catch glorious evening sunsets. The accommodations are wonderful, well-appointed with all the comforts of home. Wifi was available but it was also the kind of place that encouraged you to stay offline. There is a great spot for snorkelling within a couple minutes walk of the property--fish of all colours and sizes. Just writing this makes me want to go back tomorrow!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical RunaWay,, What a perfect name for a perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

As I began my search for somewhere that my husband & I could spend time reconnecting & celebrating our 30th, I wanted a special, quiet somewhere insulated from the relentless pace we live in now. Think soothing waves, tangerine sunsets, swaying palm trees & sandy champagne beaches. Crystal clear waters, tropical breezes & starry nights. Being of the modern world, I still wanted the comforts of home. Comfortable bedroom, modern & chef friendly kitchen with all the tools any cook could need, plus a chicken coop with some very sweet and reliable lay an egg a day hens (complete with harmless hermit crabs for a unique but wildly entertaining egg gathering experience). Ceiling fans whirling above, air-conditioning for the warmest of times. Indoor/outdoor showers for after a swim or a day spent exploring the island. Washer/dryer so no need to pack extra clothes, & a pool for dipping in to cool off when we didn’t feel like walking the 60 or so feet from our porch to the ocean. And yes getting away from it all was the intent of our trip, but being able to connect to the world via wi-fi was necessary and allowed for an evening movie or two. Yet be low maintenance since the last thing I wanted was any demands on my time other than combing the shell covered beach for treasures, watching the infrequent airplanes flying in and out of the adjacent airstrip down the beach (one of the many things that made this home unique and in no way detracted from it), stopping at the food stands for authentic Cayman fare. Swimming among the reefs filled with a dazzling kaleidoscope of tropical fish darting among the coral heads, gently swaying purple sea fans, columns of green and purple tube sponges, giant barrel sponges that brought to mind kegs of rum, majestic sea turtles slowly gliding by, elegantly orchestrated schools of royal blue reef fish seeming to follow the notes of a silent symphony, or mesmerizingly ominous iridescent green moray eels, barracuda & sunken ships now home to the creatures of the coral reefs they once sailed above. Or walking along the rugged cliff sides jutting above turquoise waters as seabirds soar along side. Trust me, this place is perfect. If you choose to stay here, have faith, it's the answer to your dreams. Thank you Karen and Ray, your home is an exquisite place reckoning to a time when life was simpler, people laughed more, strangers waved as you passed them on your way and to remind you what love, laughter and life is all about.

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tropical RunAway on the Brac was the perfect place for us. We did not go to dive but rather unplug and we did! From beginning to end it was a delightful 4 days. We were met at the airport, treated to fresh eggs each morning and the accommodations were clean, equipped and comfortable. On the waters edge along with a beautiful pool. Had the added pleasure of meeting Ray. A gracious host and fun to converse. Overall exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you for everything. Continued best to you. B & T

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is so important to let potential guests know that they will find TROPICAL RUNaWAY meets or exceeds their expectations. We put great effort into maintaining the property and keeping everything in order for guest arrivals.
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Quiet and Secluded

  • 4 of 5

Nice beachfront location with pool. We were in the smaller home on the property. Only thing that was unexpected is that the stove/oven were out of order.

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the part for the oven is taking so long to arrive. It was ordered and promised to be installed before your arrival, but island time is hard to work with sometimes. At least you had the cook top, the microwave and a beautiful stone BBQ to help with your meals, along with brand new kitchen cabinets and a new quartz counter top.
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Perfect getaway for divers and privacy!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Tropical Runaway Cottage for the third time last month. It shares a lovely property with a 4 bedroom house, complete with diving cleaning station, BBQ pits, swimming pool, and lush vegetation to assure privacy between the homes. Snorkeling in front of the property is great, as well as beachcombing. There is a couple that are local managers, eager to provide assistance in any way needed.

This is our "go to" property and destination as we are shore divers, and the island is full of these opportunities. Non divers who are looking for privacy and relaxation will also enjoy this property. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathryn I so appreciate you taking the time to write a review and I am very happy to hear of your plans to return. Hopefully by then the chickens will be in production again. Your loyalty to our property will be recognized again when you book your return.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Snack Shack
Nearest Beach
Steps from the door.
Car: recommended

This is a small island with a surprising number of things to do, especially if you enjoy the water. Cayman Brac is an amazing dive destination. There is snorkeling/diving right from the beach, a rinse tank and convenient area to dry your gear, fresh water outdoor showers, flat screen TV, hundreds of movies and TV shows saved on an external hardrive, free wireless internet, Quiet Split AC in every room


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in West End

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$398.52

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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