7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, Sleeps 18
Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
About Grand Cayman Villas & Condos
Managing over 70 oceanfront villas and booking over 250 condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos offers the largest inventory of bookable vacation properties on Grand Cayman. With it's on-island hospitality company, Silver Thatch, Grand Cayman Villas & Condos has raised the bar on guest services. A newly built welcome center was designed with the guest��s vacation needs in mind and includes a private fitness studio, and business center. Our dedicated staff is prepared to assist with charter and reservation recommendations for family dinners, snorkel safaris, or at-villa services like grocery delivery, massage treatments, private chefs, and more. In addition, guests can conveniently check-out complimentary snorkel gear, baby equipment, coolers, bluetooth speakers, Apple TVs, and other items to enhance their vacation experience. Call or email us any time with any questions you may have and we will be happy to assist.
Why Grand Cayman Villas & Condos chose East End
Owner purchased the condemned hulk of a 2 story castle in 2002 along with 750' of shore from a foreclosure sale. Sold the last 200' of sandy beach to a friend and later sold another 100' keeping 450' for the Castle. Neither owner has built on the sold lots as of yet, but Castle's owner would like neighbors! The Castle sits 24' above sea level with a commanding 180 degree view of the east end reef. Easily within walking distance of the best dive shop in the Caribbean, Ocean Frontiers. Owner added a large infinity pool, 2 bedroom guesthouse with pool, and a third floor to the Castle as well.
What makes this House unique
Privacy and seclusion amid a unique space with sweeping panoramic views. The stone patios offer guests the opportunity for stargazing at night and to observe the kite-boarders and dive boats during the day. Eagle Rays have been spotted in the shallows in front of the Castle.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
Gorgeous views. Complete privacy. Beautiful location
If you are looking for something different than the resort scene at 7 mile beach, then Cayman Castle may be what you are looking for. Great views from every angle. The area had everything we needed from groceries to restaurants. Big Tree BBQ, Tukka, Eastern Star Fish Fry, Taco Cantina...all were wonderful. The house itself was ideal...very comfortable for all 8 of us. Infinity pool and surrounding patio were ideal. Bonus tip...make your way out to the white buoys for awesome snorkeling. Absolutely loved our visit to the East End.
Just a magnificent spot. Owners and rental corporation were prompt and friendly. Cleaning staff the same. We had a wonderful stay.
After a long day of traveling we arrived to a house that was not ready for us due to the late checkout and messy conditions left by the previous occupants. The cleaning service were very nice and apologetic and promised to hurry but it was well after check-in before we were able to settle in. Driving up to the house, it really does look like a small castle with beautiful views of the water. The main house is on one side of the parking area and the guest house is on the other. There is enough parking for three cars. The location of two of the bedrooms in the main house were a little odd, one looked more like a storage room and the other you had to go outside to get to. It took a long time to get hot water to the third floor bathroom. The second floor to the main house was nice and comfortable with plenty of seating for our family of 12. The patio had a great view of the blue water. There was a black bird that tried to get in the windows of the stair well every morning at 6:30 and he was loud and very insistent The kids thought that was very funny. The guest house was nice but the living room furniture was not very comfortable. We did enjoy the private pool. There were large iguanas sitting on the garden walls every day. The private beach was dirty and the water was brown and covered in seaweed and sea grass so we were not able to use it. We were told that this was unusual and due to seaweed coming from a different country. It was all along the east coast beaches. The location of the house was in a very quiet area with a few restaurants, marinas and a small grocery store nearby. It is also right next door to a police station. The Wreck of the Ten Sails Park is within walking distance but it is not much to see. It was about an hour drive to the airport and to seven mile beach, which is beautiful. The Turtle Farm is also about an hour drive but worth the visit. It is about a twenty minute drive to The Queens Botanical Gardens, some of the family went to this and enjoyed it. It was about thirty minutes to Kaibo Marina where we went for a snorkeling/stingray adventure. Highly recommend this. It is a short drive to the blowholes, which are worth the stop. Some of the family played golf at Arnold Palmer’s golf course and said it was beautiful. Eagle Rays Restaurant is within walking distance and the food is pretty good. Despite the few negatives, we enjoyed our stay.
Wonderful property on the quiet side of the island
This was my second stay in the Cayman Castle. It's a beautiful home with all the amenities. The kayaks were a great addition since our last stay there many years ago. It's now possible to kayak out to the shipwreck site and snorkel around the coral reefs. We drove over to the Silver Thatch Guest Services building, which had just opened, and were able to work out in the gym and check out brand new snorkel equipment. The east end of the island seems to be more developed in recent years. We enjoyed eating at Italian Kitchen (3 times!), Tukka, and Eagle Rays. They were all very good and the service was great.
Luxurious, but a few unexpected twists
The property is breathtaking, outside and inside. But, no where in the brochure did it indicate that the third floor master suite could only be accessed by a winding metal stairway. Given our ages, it quickly changed our sleeping plan. Only one person was able to navigate the staircase and getting luggage up there was a real issue. We also did not realize the beds would be higher than anticipated and we had to share a small stool some nights just to get under the covers! Ice makers in both residences were broken (we were alerted with notes) and the televisions
in the bedrooms in the villa did not work. We did call. No response. The pools were beautiful and well maintained. We did feel the towels, especially the face cloths were rather shabby and need to be replaced. And, for some reason we assumed that the iron gate at the road could be closed at night. Nothing electronic and impossible to move. Lighting between the two residences could be better. Or, provide flashlights at the entrances and exits. Everyone seems to know the Cayman Castle and it was easy to call for restaurant reservations. We utilized one restaurant service offering transportation for large groups - we numbered 10. It allowed us to dine out and enjoy without worrying about darkness and a winding road. Although there was little sun, the majority of the group were business owners or elected officials and having very relaxing days reading, eating and talking made for a wonderful time.
beautiful property, spectacular views
Positives: 1. spectacular views, 2. private beach, 3. great owner, 4. lots of private areas, 5. access to reef very close, 6. great fishing off the dock, iguanas large and exotic, 7. sunrise and sunset both awesome to watch from the same decks, 8. next door to largest dive operation on the east end, 9. very private.
Negatives: 1. very aggressive winds, not near tennis courts (although we were able to play on a less than spectacular tennis court at a nearby hotel), 3. 40 minutes from only 18 hole golf course on the island (very expensive green fees)
Overall Rating: wonderful
Cayman Castle sits on a 2 acre gated estate in Gun Bay in East End; adjacent to 6 acres of government land that includes the Wreck of the 10 Sails park and the East End Constable's residence & office.
2-3 lunch places are within walking distance and Tukka Restaurant is only a mile north. Two miles north are the 2 large resorts (Morritts and The Reef) where they maintain manicured beaches, pools, restaurants, bars and watersports. Those resorts are great places to entertain older kids and for anyone to spend the day.
The beach at the Castle is white sand and is quite private. We have three thatched palapas, 4 kayaks and 6 lounge chaises on the beach. Most folks will spend the day sunning around the pool but we offer the beach option too. The water is more snorkeling than swimming here...it is a marine environment and we recommend pool shoes or fins.
You can walk down our stairs on the point to sit down and put on your fins as well. We have a great snorkeling site straight out 200 yds from the castle marked with a white PVC pole. You may also tie up the kayaks to that pole as well.