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Castaway by the Sea - Lodge - "Private" Beach Getaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1Bed Room, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Eating area

If you enjoy being on the beach, Castaway Lodge is a cleverly designed and thoughtfully appointed cottage set back 125 feet from the water’s edge. It is a charming, immaculate and well equipped, air conditioned studio style bungalow situated on a half acre, with your own private beach. Although small and compact, what it lacks in size it makes up for in character. Castaway is the ideal spot for couples who are outdoor oriented and prefer the seclusion that the grounds provide.

While you are more than able to cook and enjoy your meals inside the cottage there is an outdoor grill and large patio table with chairs under a tree shaded grotto. And after your meal you can take a relaxing stroll along the beach or just nap in the hammock under the cover of coconut palms and almond trees.

The lodge is situated in historic Bodden Town, away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach but centrally located for exploring the island. Trips to the Mastic Trail, Botanic Park, Crystal Caves, East End, Rum Point and Turtle Farm are easily accessible, but you will find abundant indigenous wildlife right outside your front door! There is a ‘changing station’ for hermit crabs, wild Cayman parrots scouring the sea grape tree for fruit and you may even spy an iguana in the almond tree!

This is the ideal escape to the place you’ve dreamed about for too long. Worry-free, romantic, idyllic, relaxing----a chance to recharge and spend some quality time with your love at this authentic Private Caribbean Getaway!

More Details

Owner
Thom Zerhusen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Thom Zerhusen

Susan and Thom are originally from Baltimore, Maryland but they met in Cayman. Thom was working as a dive instructor at Don Foster's Dive and Susan was visiting Cayman on a dive vacation. 'We met on a dive trip to Stingray City and the rest is well...history.'

They decided to call Cayman home and bought a dilapidated beach house in the heart of Bodden Town that they renovated and have lived in for over 20 years.

'After Hurricane Ivan destroyed most of Bodden Town and the Island we had to sart all over. We were lucky to find Castaway and decided to renovate the existing structures and make them available to visitors.' The lodge was first to be finished and became available to guest in 2011 and now the cottage is ready too. 'We have tried to make them unique and special and if you come to Castaway we hope you will find our little piece of paradise as magical as we do.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was by far the best place to stay. Our Honeymoon was lifted to such heights staying here. The privacy needed for two newly weds and the beauty of the island all met together beautifully at our cozy spot. The hammocks, sun, sand and of course the sea made our trip unforgettable in every way. Sandy regards and wishes, Niki & Rob
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Bodden Town, Cayman Islands

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Castaway by the Sea - Lodge - "Private" Beach Getaway
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 49 reviews
5

Amazing private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Castaway Lodge was everything that it claims and more! We just returned from eight days at the lodge, and were very impressed. Although small, the lodge has everything you need to enjoy a quiet beach getaway. Thom and Susan have thought of everything, from kitchen accessories to beach accessories, to make your stay comfortable and memorable. They have great tips on dining, sightseeing and snorkeling. There are several excellent restaurants and a convenience store nearby. Several days during our visit, we seemed to be the only people on the beach. The beach area is private and the snorkeling spectacular. We hope to return and would highly recommend Castaway Lodge to anyone who wants a quite, secluded and wonderful beach getaway. P.S. - The rum cake is outstanding!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Thom and Susan were super accommodating, friendly, and gave great suggestions for local food, awesome snorkeling and places to see. It was the perfect place for a quiet getaway, outside of the super touristy places and within a quick drive of everything. We highly recommend booking your stay here!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC
5

Beautiful views, Castaway by the Sea Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We visited Castaway by the Sea Lodge in April 2018. This is our first visit to GC islands and we prefer to stay where it is less crowded. The lodge is well appointed, clean and in the perfect location. We cooked breakfast in the cute little kitchen, shopped at Hurleys for provisions and tried some of the Bodden Town and EAST end restaurants. We snorkeled right off the beach from the lodge and several other locations. Our favorite part of vacation was relaxing on the beautiful grounds of the lodge and reading books. Thom and Susan were great hosts, friendly, helpful when needed and had great stories of their life on the island. We loved the crab changing station and the pet rooster! We are already planning our next trip. Thanks for the awesome RUM cake Thom, we ate it at the airport.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ultimate Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Castaway by the Sea! It was everything and more. Private and secluded, almost like we were on our own island. We loved all of the seating areas, one for morning coffee, one for eating, one for sunning, one for napping, and one for just taking in the views. The lodge was cozy and clean, it had just enough room for the two of us. The beach was beautiful. Thom and Susan, thank you for making us feel at home and for all of your recommendations on what to do and where to eat. We were really able to unwind and escape the daily grind.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huffman, Texas
4

Wonderful Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Thom and Susan for a wonderful stay at Castaway. The hermit crab changing station was very interesting to watch. Thom your rum cake was the best. Susan thank you for the pretty cards. I loved being able to walk down to the beach every morning for a beach walk. We snorkeled right outside our room. Bodden Town is centrally located which made it easy to get to everything on the island. To me the only thing that was hard to adjust to was the driving on the opposite side of the road.( A little scary) We ate at the Czech Inn on Thom's recommendation the food was wonderful. Looking forward to being able to return for another visit soon.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castaway by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location for those that desire the relaxing atmosphere. Centered in the middle of each end of the island which allows for easy access to all locations. Hospitality was amazing by the owners. Thanks so much Thom & Susan we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Bodden Town, Cayman Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 16 2018 - Aug 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$236
 
 
Low Season
Aug 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$210
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$236
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$329
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 22 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$302
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 23 2019 - Aug 15 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$250
 
 
Low Season
Aug 16 2019 - Oct 31 2020
5 night minimum stay
C$223
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$125.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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