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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,860 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Lovely 2-story home with a beach out front door and bioluminescent cove out back

Away from busy Seven Mile Beach, with a peaceful palm-lined cove directly out the back door and Rum Point Beach steps away from the front door, Starboard Kai has the perfect location for your vacation. Whether you prefer to relax by the pool or on the beach, stroll in the sand or join the activities of Rum Point, we have it all.

Starboard Kai, completely renovated & refurnished, features a lovely open concept living and dining area, an office / reading nook, fully-equipped kitchen, powder room, and a large, beautiful, 2 story screened-in lanai on the main floor. The lanai is furnished with wicker dining furniture as well as a relaxing conversation set. This will be one of your favourite places to spend time.

Two spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and private balcony, are located on the second floor. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable pillow-top king bed, while the guest room has two pillow-top queen beds. High quality linens, bath and beach towels are provided for your stay.

Starboard Kai has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. A lovely pool for the exclusive use of the guests of the Island Houses is located on the manicured tropical grounds, a short stroll across the beach from the lanai. Starboard Kai's two bikes, five kayaks (five singles and one double) provide unique ways to explore the area and its many beaches. Tranquil Sand Pointe Cove, as well as the clear turquoise waters of Rum Point provide amazing snorkeling venues. During the day take a wonderful trip to Stingray City, which departs steps from your door, or at night discover the rare bio-luminescence of the cove in your own kayak, provided for the exclusive use of Starboard Kai guests.

A great selection of casual and fine dining restaurants are nearby for those times you would rather not make use of the wonderful, fully-equipped kitchen and dining facilities at Starboard Kai.

More Details

Property Manager
Janice & Mike Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Janice & Mike Benson

We are Canadians who enjoy the occasional escape from our long winters. Born and raised in Southern Ontario, we have now lived in our nation's capital, Ottawa, for over 25 years; working and raising our two children (and Golden Retrievers).

Janice & Mike Benson purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Janice & Mike Benson chose North Side

We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, fell in love with Cayman, and decided to make this island our home away from home. Having settled on the island, the next step was to explore all areas of Grand Cayman and see which suited us best. Hands down, it was Cayman Kai with its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. The location of our Island House is perfect, with the tranquil bioluminescent cove for kayaking out back, a lovely pool surrounded by palms and tropical gardens, and spectacular Rum Point Beach with all of its amenities steps away.

What makes this townhome unique

Completely renovated, and refreshed yearly, Starboard Kai has every amenity to make your vacation enjoyable. We take pride in our home and hope you enjoy your stay. Enjoy the unobstructed view of Rum Point Beach from the large front windows and the beach and cove out the back. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!!

Starboard Kai, and our Caymanian property manager, are receiving rave reviews from our guests! Our property manager is very responsive to our guests' needs and will do everything possible to ensure a stress free vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I stayed in Starboard Kai last week. From our arrival where everything is provided - you just need to buy groceries - it was pure heaven. The photos and description of the home are 100% accurate - true luxury. Having been to Georgetown twice we were looking for something quieter and we were not disappointed. The quiet, laid back, awesome beaches close by were just what we were looking for. Kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, bicycles were all included. Every modern appliance was at our disposal. The home is updated and very modern. The drop box where we could leave the keys was an added bonus. Huge beach towels are available for guests which is a very nice touch. All in all, our stay was perfect. We could not have chosen a nicer home. Janice, the owner, was extremely helpful. From the start of the booking, very prompt responses to emails, very informative information about the home, places to visit, restaurants to eat at, who to contact in case of an emergency she was amazing.

What Simone loved:

Everything was on point. The home that was fully updated, very modern, every appliance you need, great comfortable beds with fans, airconditioners, spacious bathrooms - it was like home away from home.

What Simone thought could be improved:

There is nothing I can say that needs improving. We were 110% satisfied.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in North Side

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Starboard Kai is decorated with adults and older children in mind. Please note the open stairway which could be dangerous for very small children.
  • If you have children (or are concerned about your own potential spills) please use the sofa covers provided.
  • We are not set up for infants to stay at Starboard Kai. Please let the owner know and discuss options if you have small children.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Completely renovated master ensuite has walk-in tile shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated ensuite guest bath has granite counter & tubshower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Completely renovated main floor washroom has pedestal sink
  • Renovated 2.5 baths. The master bath features a ceramic tiled walk-in shower and granite counter top. The guest has a new bath/tub enclosure with large glass door and granite counter top. The convenient powder room on the main floor has a pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ensuite with tub/shower, walk-in closet, balcony, HDTV, A/C
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite with walk-in shower, private balcony, HDTV, A/C
  • Two bedrooms on second floor each have an ensuite bathroom and are completely renovated. Quality furnishings with pillow-top mattresses & high-end linens & towels. Each has a private balcony with view of beach and cove. Separate A/C units allow for comfortable sleeps.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our local property manager is available to help out with any of your needs and would be happy to arrange for a masseuse, catering or maid services during your stay if requested.


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Beachfront Luxury Living Directly On Palm-Lined Cove
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 36 reviews

This is a perfect property in the perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Starboard Kai was a perfect setting for our family vacation. The house is clean and nicely laid out for a family of four. You can't beat the location, with a bay in the back and the ocean in the front, you are surrounded by water and tranquility. We enjoyed rum point, with a restaurant, Bar & Beach in walking distance without all of the Seven Mile crowds. You could see Fish, Stingray, crabs right out your doorstep. The house has a lovely set up, perfect size for what we needed and the Lanai served as a great place for morning coffee or afternoon lunches. We found that our kids enjoyed relaxing in the pool, just steps away, at the end of swimming in the ocean all day. It was a great way to unwind and get needed shade after a long day in the Sun. Janice was a lovely host, so responsive and caring about our stay. We really appreciate her and Mike's hospitality and care for their rental property. You cannot go wrong choosing Starboard Kai!

  • Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our home, as well as its location. We couldn't agree more, that Rum Point is a very special place. Thanks again for choosing Starboard Kai for your family's vacation and for taking the time to write your lovely review. We hope you decide to return one day. Janice & Mike
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Labadie, Missouri USA

Terrible weather but awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank goodness Starboard Kai is so comfortable, clean and well appointed because we spent much more time there than anticipated due to terrible weather.

The house was immaculate, beautifully and thoughtfully appointed. There were nice sized closets and plenty of drawer space for all. The bathrooms are set up with separate shower/toilet and sink areas. The lanai was spacious with plenty of furniture for our family of 5 to share meals and hang out with a cup of coffee or watch the rain.

One of the highlights of our trip was taking the kayaks out after dark to experience the bioluminescence. Truly magical.

We also took the kayaks to the point to watch the sunset the one evening we saw some sun!

The house was very well located to take part in Rum Point activities, but still plenty quiet at night.

All of the appliances were nice and in good working order.

Being so close to both the bay and the ocean made it easy to dash out and take advantage of any breaks in the rain.

We would definitely stay here on a future trip to Grand Cayman!

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location! Wonderful accommodations! Everything we could have wanted and more. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Starboard kai 4 is the perfect perfect location for a family that wants to experience the quiet side of the island and relaxation. Great snorkeling- good beaches for kids (literally across the street) and the bioluminescence cove was right in our backyard. Highly recommend staying here! Thank you!

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside washington, dc

This is a VERY nice rental property with a nice location

  • 4 of 5

This is a very clean unit with upper end furniture. The location is good in that literally across the street, is a beautiful beach with all the water sports you can think of( Red Sail Sports). There is also a great casual place for lunch and a bar (closes at 6pm). In addition, there is a nicer restaurant that is very good and in fact, was the best meal we had in Cayman. The pier there is convenient for boating and good place to snorkel. We were surprised to see as much marine life as we did-right there! The only drawback is that if you stay at Rum Point, it's a 45 minute drive to the airport and Georgetown and then on to 7 Mile Beach. On a couple of occasions, we left the condo in the morning and hit the more active areas throughout the day, making a full day of it. There are only a handful of restaurants within a 15 minute drive of the condo...something to consider if you have a sunset cocktail or two. I wish we had planned to cook dinner at home on several occasions so that we weren't worrying about a designated driver. The bay behind the condo is bioluminescent but you can only see it on dark nights and when in the middle of the bay. It's nice the unit has several kayaks for use. The owner was VERY responsive to the few minor issues we encountered. I recommend Starboard Kai.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Paradise" with beautiful ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with extraordinary panoramic views of crystal, blue ocean. Private, safe and convenient. Open-condo design and large, screened-in lanai are added pleasure while steps away to silky, sandy beach, swimming, snorkeling and diving and delicious restaurants. Surrounded by courteous staff and guests. Janice and Mike's helpful packet information and suggestions can be followed to the letter. Our families had a wonderful 11-day family vacation May 20, 2017 and look forward to returning again. Thank you again for your generous hospitality in paradise.

The Dew and Eby Families

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have to go along with everybody else and say that everything about our stay at Starboard Kai was perfect. The condo is spacious and well-stocked with everything you need. The only thing I will add is that the lanai is way bigger than it appears in the pictures!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home, Starboard Kai, and that everything met your expectations. We agree, the lanai is wonderful, and is our favourite place to eat meals or relax with a morning coffee or evening cocktail. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Owen Roberts International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Wreck Beach Bar and Grill at Rum Point Beach
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
North Sound Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
110 Metres
Rum Point Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Beachfront Property
Car: necessary

Located on the north side of Grand Cayman in the upscale Cayman Kai community. Starboard Kai is steps away from Rum Point Beach out the front door and directly on the beach of Sand Pointe Cove out the back door. You are literally sandwiched in-between beaches!

You could easily spend your entire vacation enjoying the Rum Point area but we recommend renting a car, exploring and experiencing everything Grand Cayman has to offer. For your convenience, Starboard Kai has a private driveway with parking for 2 cars steps away from the front door.

Nearest Restaurants:

Directly across the road at Rum Point. The Wreck (Beach) Bar & Grill (home of the Mudslide) & Monday night beach BBQ and the Rum Point Restaurant for fine dining.

Other Local Restaurants:

Kaibo Yacht Club a very short distance down the road has casual beach front dining downstairs and fine dining overlooking the beach upstairs. Kaibo features the Luna del Mar - full moon fine dining on the beach and the Tuesday night Beach BBQ. Over the Edge with its deck over the ocean is minutes away by car. Slightly further but worth the drive are Tukka (our favourite), Morritt's, the Italian Kitchen, the Lighthouse & many more.

Distances to major attractions.

Rum Point Beach:

Directly across the road with trips available to Stingray City and Stingray Sandbar, snorkel trips and evening cruises, wave runner & paddle board rentals, beach volley ball, hammocks, lounge chairs, and more! A short walk down the beach and you can find a secluded area to enjoy the white sand and calm turquoise waters that make Cayman famous.

Snorkeling & Diving:

Great snorkeling can be experienced directly across the road at Rum Point plus multiple other locations a walk, bike ride or kayak paddle away. Dive trips leave right from the Rum Point Pier.

Bioluminescent Cove:

Right out your back door is an amazing phenomenon you can experience on a dark night using the kayaks provided by Starboard Kai. (Those staying at Seven Mile Beach pay $50 each for this trip - it is yours for free!)

Mastic Trail:

5 miles away, hike into the two million year old mastic reserve (on your own or sign-up with a guide). A nice alternative tourist experience.

The Crystal Caves:

Approx. 5.5 miles and situated in a lush tropical forest in Northside. These beautiful caves are the island’s newest nature tourist attraction.

Botanic Park (Queen Elizabeth II):

9 miles away, the park is home to Grand Cayman's Blue Iguana - found nowhere else in the world, and many beautiful trees, plants and flowers, ponds, birds, etc.

East End:

12-15 miles away, where you can discover more great restaurants, beaches, kite boarding, snorkeling & diving.

Pedro St. James Castle:

19 miles away is a wonderful historic site featuring traditional West Indian architecture.

Seven Mile Beach, Georgetown, & Cruise Ships:

28 miles away you will find restaurants, duty free shopping, long resort & condo lined beach, snorkeling & diving.

The Turtle Farm:

33 miles away you can spend the day - lots to see and do with the feature attraction being the Green Sea, Kemps Ridley & Loggerhead turtles. Also see sharks, crocs, fish, birds, indigenous plants & trees, traditional Caymanian buildings, and enjoy the snorkeling lagoon & water slide. While in the area check out the 'Cracked Conch' Bar & Restaurant complete with amazing snorkeling from their wharf.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in North Side

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Sep 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% transferable (within 1 year from date of cancellation), non-refundable deposit is required to book. Remaining balance payable no later than 60 days prior to arrival. All reservations booked within sixty (60) days of arrival must be fully paid upon booking, and are non-transferable, non-refundable, fixed, and final. We advise guests to purchase insurance to cover cancellation & other expenses.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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