***RELAXED CANCELLATION POLICY ON ALL BOOKINGS MADE AFTER MARCH 14, 2020.***
Cayman Sands is an oceanfront villa in Old Man Bay along the north coast. This popular villa is one of only 2-3 homes that offer shore scuba-diving off the famous Cayman Wall. With an open, one-story design, Cayman Sands offers guests an intimate experience across 4,000 sq ft. of living space, plus a one bedroom guest cottage.
The main house features 4 bedroom suites (king, queen, 2 twin beds, and 4 bunk beds) with ensuite baths that have been completely re-tiled and renovated. For parties with more than 4 adult guests, the 2 twin beds can be converted to a king upon request. Both oceanfront suites have french doors that open up onto the screened pool atrium and sun deck. Cayman Sands was thoughtfully designed to be opened up on cool winter nights when A/C isn't necessary.
The oceanfront freshwater pool is protected by a screened atrium keeping local wildlife and insects at bay from ruining your stay. Optional pool heat is available in the winter months for an additional surcharge. The pool atrium comes furnished with a sectional sofa and dining table perfect for evening cocktails or outdoor dining.
The view of the large sandy beach is framed by the two wings of the house, an oceanfront gazebo, and two hammocks ideal for long afternoons relaxing with a book or simply enjoying the views.
An oceanfront vaulted great room floods the villa with natural light and stunning views through 30 feet of sliding glass doors. A recently upgraded kitchen offers all the modern appliances you would expect, as well as dishware, cookware, and cutlery. The living area is furnished with a wall-mounted flat screen TV, plush couches, and a sleeper sofa for small children only.
Bedroom & Bathroom Layout
(Sleeps 10 adults max., 14 guests total)
-- Master Suite: oceanfront, king bed, desk, ensuite bath with a walk-in shower, two sets of french doors that open up onto the screened pool atrium and sun deck.
-- Queen Suite: oceanfront, queen bed, desk, ensuite bath with a walk-in shower, two sets of french doors that open up onto the screened pool atrium and sun deck.
-- Twin Suite: garden views, 2 twin beds (can be converted into a king bed upon request), ensuite bath with a combination tub/shower.
-- Bunk Bed Suite: garden views, 2 sets of bunk beds, ensuite bath with a combination tub/shower.
-- Queen Guest Cottage: detatched cottage, queen bed, kitchenette, TV, screened porch, second-story balcony, ensuite bath with a walk-in shower. The guest cottage is NEVER rented separately to unrelated guests during your stay--it is there if you need it.
1) A Cleaning Fee may be required due to enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and inspection protocols.
2) Silver Thatch tandem kayaks available for discounted rental. Signed waiver and 5-day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day per kayak ($195 per week/each). Paddles included.
***Deposit & Payment Schedule***
-- For bookings made outside of 60 days prior to arrival, a 50% deposit (of rent only) is due in order to confirm your booking. The remaining 50% balance plus taxes and fees is due 60 days prior to arrival.
-- For arrivals within 60 days, the entire balance is due in order to confirm your booking.
***Villa Cleaning & Sanitation***
-- We're committed to the health and safety of all our guests and have adopted enhanced cleaning safeguards to suppress the spread of COVID-19. All villas are cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest's arrival using health agency-approved cleaners and disinfectants. We also ask our owners to provide a starter supply of extra cleaning products.
-- Additional housekeeping services can be purchased after booking in 3-hour time blocks. Scheduling may be coordinated with your property manager upon arrival on-island.
RELAXED CANCELLATION POLICY ON ALL BOOKINGS MADE AFTER MARCH 14, 2020.
1). Once guests signed rental contract is confirmed with 50% (of rent) deposit, should guest cancel in writing prior to 60 days of arrival, half of the initial deposit (25% of rent) will be refunded to the card on file, less a 3.50% processing/admin fee. Should villa owner be able to replace the reservation in whole or in part, the (prorated) un-refunded balance of the initial deposit will be returned less any re-booking costs incurred. Should the owner not be able to replace the reservation, the balance of the initial deposit is forfeited.
PANDEMIC/EPIDEMIC EXCEPTION: Should a declared Pandemic or Epidemic prevent reasonable travel options to the destination, the guest may cancel and the entire initial deposit will be refunded, less a processing/admin fee of 3.50%.
2). Once full payment has been made (or the 60-day mark has passed and the guest has not paid the balance), should guest cancel in writing, GCVC will refund any occupancy taxes, cleaning fees and refundable damage deposits to the card on file. The dates will be opened on the calendar for rebooking. Should the reservation be replaced in whole or part, the guest will receive up to 100% of monies paid less rebooking charges incurred. Should GCVC not be able to replace the reservation, rent and service fee will be forfeited; however, guest will receive a credit for 50% of rent paid to be used for a similar stay at the same property, taken within 13 months of the original date of arrival.
PANDEMIC/EPIDEMIC EXCEPTION: Should a declared Pandemic or Epidemic prevent reasonable travel options after full payment, the guest may cancel up until day of arrival and all payments will be refunded, less a 3.50% processing/admin fee.
HURRICANE WARNING EXCEPTION: Should a hurricane warning (not a hurricane watch) affect Grand Cayman's ability to welcome guests; the guest will have the option of rescheduling the trip with generous owner flexibility or a full 100% refund of all monies paid with no deduction.
3). We strongly advise the purchase of CSA trip interruption insurance to indemnify the risk of cancellation, weather delay, airline interruption, medical reason for non-travel, etc. Please know that very few insurers will cover a declared pandemic.
-- 13% Occupancy Tax added to all rates.
-- 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
-- Guest Service Fee is capped at 10 days for extended stays.
-- Owner requires a $1,000 refundable cleaning and damages deposit
-- 5 night minimum stay required.
-- 6 nights minimum and full occupancy required over Thanksgiving week.
-- 7 night minimum stay and full occupancy rate required over Christmas and New Year's week
-- Christmas & New Year's dates are split into two rental periods. Please inquire with your travel dates prior to booking.
-- Shorter stays may be available but subject to a higher cleaning fee. Please inquire before booking.
-- Must be 25 or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay.
All beaches in Grand Cayman are technically public since the Queen owns up to the high water mark. Be advised, the beach or water entry behind your property may vary slightly from the images displayed due to weather. The next-door beach is also always available for your use.
***Ocean Debris & Sargassum Seaweed***
Beaches in Grand Cayman may also experience floating ocean debris and sargassum weed seasonally. Sargassum is a generally harmless floating seaweed that has increased in frequency in recent years. Although sargassum is an unsightly nuisance, it is largely seasonal in summer. Our owners do make efforts to remove heavy sargassum and will have the beach raked prior to your arrival.
Should sargassum be extremely heavy behind your property, we will reach out to the owner for alternative solutions which may include a partial refund or relocation. We try our best to work around mother nature.
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
The 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
The Guest Service Fee is capped at 10 days for extended stays.
-- Centralized on-island Guest Services & Welcome Center
-- Unlimited use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
-- Business Center Access: computers, printer, scanner, & Fedex/DHL supplies
-- Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
-- 10% advance booking discount for private charter
-- Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
-- Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
-- Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
-- Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
-- Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on the same day
-- Gilchrist & Soames bath products
-- Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
-- Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
-- $1,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
-- Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
-- Additional kayaks available for discounted rental*
*Signed waiver and 5-day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free, paddles included: US$39 per day per kayak ($195 per week/each).Get the full listing »