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Babylon Reef - North Side

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  •  2.5 Bathrooms

Welcome to Babylon Reef, a freshly renovated oceanfront villa, with sundeck and private pool, situated directly on one of the best shallow snorkeling sites on the entire island.  Protected by a coral reef, there are rarely any currents or waves to contend with so children can play in the shallows all day.

The villa offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths accommodating a large family or two smaller families.  The ocean views are stunning as soon as you walk through the front door.  Natural light and scenic ocean views flood the entire living area through the sunroom's tall sliding glass doors which can be opened to allow a breeze to flow through on days when A/C is not necessary.  Cute Caribbean architecture and a modern open concept design lend a great "island feel" throughout.  A full modern kitchen complete with standard equipment and appliances overlooks the dining area with seating for 6.  An outdoor dining table off the pool deck and under tall palm trees is also available.    

The ground floor master suite includes an ensuite bathroom, king size bed, and direct access to the pool and sunroom.  Guest bedrooms on the upper floor share a large bathroom and come furnished with a king size bed and two twin beds.  Both twins can be converted to a king bed upon request.  

Babylon Reef's private, well landscaped lot includes a white picket fence, soft zoysia grass lawns and a large sandy backyard around the pool.  The owner provides a cornhole set on the beach complete with boards and bean bags, plus kayaks for exploring, beach hammocks for relaxing, and an outdoor shower with hot and cold runing water.

With an empty lot on each side, Babylon Reef is a quiet and private retreat.  The beach here can be both sandy and pebbly depending on the time of year, however, we advise guests to bring pool shoes to avoid foot injuries.  Two large resorts with water sports, manicured sandy beaches and oceanfront bars and restaurants are just a short 10 minute drive east. 

Amenities


  • Oceanfront
  • Excellent Snorkeling
  • Private Pool
  • Large Deck
  • Sunporch
  • 4 Chaise Loungers
  • Outdoor Dining Table
  • Full Kitchen
  • Modern Appliances
  • Breville Coffemaker
  • Central A/C
  • WiFi/Internet
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Apple TV
  • Kayaks
  • 4 Beach Folding Chairs
  • Beach Hammock
  • Cornhole Set
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Gas Grill
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Towels and Beach Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Off-Street Parking
  • No Smoking Allowed

Beach Notes

Babylon Reef has the best "backyard snorkeling" on the entire island.  Just east of famous Connally's Cove, Babylon Reef has shallow snorkeling where no fins are really needed, but you should still wear pool shoes. The beach here can be sandy and pebbly, depending on the time of year and mother nature. The owner maintains a sandy beach inside the white picket fence above the shoreline for sun bathing, beach games and lounging in the hammock under the palm trees.

There are two large resorts 10 minutes east fo Babylon Reef, as well as restaurants, water sports, shopping, and a grocery store. Tukka Restaurant will even send their van for door-to-door service if you don't feeling like driving to dinner!

Silver Thatch Member Benefits

  • 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% discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel charter
  • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
  • Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
  • Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
  • Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
  • $500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection

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Rates

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Begins Ends Daily Weekly Monthly
Apr 16, 2018Dec 15, 2018 $550
Dec 16, 2018Jan 06, 2019 $900
Jan 07, 2019Apr 14, 2019 $750
Apr 15, 2019Dec 15, 2019 $550
Dec 16, 2019Jan 05, 2020 $900
Jan 06, 2020Apr 14, 2020 $750
  • 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
  • 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership.  Guest Service Fee is capped at 7 days maximum for extended stays.

Booking Rules

  • Owner requires a refundable $500 excess cleaning and damage deposit
  • 5 nights minimum stay required
  • 7 nights minimum required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week
  • Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay

Location

Reviews of Babylon Reef

5 out of 5 stars based on
12 user reviews.


Babylon Reef was Fabulous!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by Royce on 08/29/2018
We stayed labor day weekend at the Babylon Reef home, which far exceeded our expectations. The home was in great condition, recently updated (kitchen, bathrooms, floors, etc), was perfectly clean, and had all accommodating towels and toiletries. The pool and views were amazing. The pool had very nice teak furniture and a teak deck, which was all north facing making for nice sun/shade mix throughout the day. The snorkeling off the rocky beach was good and enjoyable, but it was a little more challenging to walk on the beach and shallow water since it was so rocky. Not a negative, just not as much sandy beach as expected. This time of year some local restaurants in the east end and Rum Point area were closed, but we enjoyed the eagle ray bar, tukka, over the edge, and Kurt's korner. We dove with ocean frontiers in east end and they were fun, fairly priced, and went to great sites.




A special place

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by J&A on 05/19/2018
Babylon Reef is a special place. The house is modern, comfortable, clean, spacious, very well equipped and maintained, along with great snorkeling nearby offshore. The beach beyond the white fence down a few steps is mostly rocky, but there is a nice stretch of sand along the entire width of the property providing plenty of space if you want to spend time close to the water. If you want to go in the water, you will need foot protection as the rocks are pretty rough for the first 10-15 feet out. We were drawn to this house by the good snorkeling and privacy. The large coral head straight out from the house offers really good shallow water snorkeling--coral and fish. You may find others snorkeling nearby as this house is a landmark on snorkeling sites as where you should enter the water for great snorkeling. As for privacy, the back area with the pool and beach inside the fence is quite private, but not as private as it may appear. That area cannot be seen from the beach as it is elevated above the beach. To the right are just heavily wooded vacant lots. However, the neighbor on the left side allows the public to use a path to the beach from the road--this path is just beyond the fence and has a full view of the Babylon property. One day we found a truck parked at the end of the path in clear view of the pool area with two fishermen in the front of the villa on the beach. This was a bit of a surprise! Overall, we loved the Babylon Reef house and highly recommend it. We will be back. Ola, thanks for renting your beautiful house to us.




Perfect Peaceful Island Paradise

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by SO on 05/26/2018
Everything was perfect for our family of 4! Kids are 10&12 and we had plenty of room for our 9 day stay. The house is lovely with beautiful with a beach decor and nice furniture. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and had everything we needed to cook in several meals. It is a very peaceful & quite location. Thank you for the kayaks, as we enjoyed kayaking in the calm waters. The snorkeling right off the beach was great & we saw a young stingray, cuttlefish, long spiny sea urchins & more. At night we played games, watched movies on Apple TV & Netflix. The foosball table was also lots of fun. If we make it back to Grand Cayman this would be our first choice. Thank you for providing such a wonderful vacation home!




Honeymoon Vacation

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by SM on 08/18/2017

My husband and I spent our honeymoon here. Babylon Reef became home in a short period of time. We enjoyed the local restaurants, pool, kayaking, and the beach. Although we traveled to 7 Mile Beach often for the activities, we would recommend this house to anyone looking to get away.




Manager Response:


Congrats!!!!

 

Please come back soon!

 

Scott

Reservations

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Beautiful Home!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by DLO on 10/09/2017
Beautiful home and sitting here on the North Side! We love the pool, ocean view, and access the plenty of the beach spots out on this side! We saw lots of beautiful birds and visited Stingray City and snorkeled out to the reef. Very relaxing house to spend our vacation with our close friends.




Hurricane Irma Sent Us to Grand Cayman

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by AD on 11/12/2017
We travel annually to St. Martin's, but due to Hurricane Irma, we chose the Caymans instead. It was our 30th anniversary trip and we have stayed in MANY, many villas and Babylon Reef ranks #1!!! Unmatched location and views, everything immaculate and in working condition which is very rare! Our favorite restaurant: Tukka. The owners of this villa are truly blessed. Thank you for opening your home to us.




Home Away From Home

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by ES on 10/20/2017
We love your home! A great home away from home. Its high 80's here and low 40's back at home. This is truly amazing. The caves were really interesting and we loved Stingray City and Starfish Bay. Snorkling was even better and we saw a turtle. Thank you for letting us stay with you.




Very Helpful Manager!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by TW on 11/22/2017
We had a wonderful week at Babylon Reef- lots of snorkeling and hanging by the pool. Loved eating at the Kaibo Yacht Club upstairs and the coffee shop downstairs. The house was really well equipped and Ola was very helpful. Also, we took the ferry from Kaibo to 7 Mile Beach - much nicer than driving.




Awesome Get-Away Retreat

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by Eric on 10/19/2017

If you are looking to peace and quiet this is the place. Beautiful view, wonderful pool, amenities and yet close to many fun bars and great restaurants. Only minor issue was hot water was at times hard to get in showers however, the out door shower had plenty. My wife and I would love to return to this home.




Manager Response:


Thank you for your kind words. The hot water issue has been resolved. Please come back soon!  -Scott




Repeat Visit!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by Beth on 08/26/2017
We have stayed at Babylon Reef twice before and were so excited the new owners decided to rent their home! The renovations were spectacular, transforming the home from a nice casual rental to a stunningly beautiful home. Feels larger too. The kitchen, living areas, porch, bedrooms, bathrooms were all redone. The new pool deck and enlarged pool were fantastic as well. The snorkeling off the beach was our reason for returning. Now the home itself is another reason to return. Great area restaurants too, Tukka, Lighthouse, Bombay Chopsticks! We will be back!!!




Wonderful Home!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by Ann and Jim on 09/02/2017
We stayed at Babylon Reef for 5 nights in September. Two couples that travel together every fall to get away from reality! We were so happy we chose Babylon Reef! The home was nicer than the pictures - which rarely happens. The home is well appointed and the kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook-in. We also dined out at a few local spots - Tukka was our favorite! The beach was nice and clean and the swimming and snorkeling were fantastic. We did spend a good amount of time at Rum Point with their barefoot beaches, fun drinks and lunches (recommend!). Highlights were the snorkeling and the Silver Thatch charter to the stingray city sandbar. Captain George was the best!!! You should take a trip to the sandbar and we recommend George - he was stellar!!! We are already planning next September and hope to return to Babylon Reef!




Perfect getaway!

          5 out of 5
Reviewed by Tana on 10/01/2017
This house was in an ideal location. You could reach Rum Point, Kaibo or the East End in a matter of minutes. It was a 40-45 minute trip to Georgetown or Seven Mile Beach, but totally manageable when we wanted to venture out to visit the touristy spots. We found ourselves not wanting to venture far because the house was CLEAN, had a pool, hammock, and outdoor shower not to mention a well-stocked kitchen. The house was spacious with plenty of seating to stretch out. Nights were quiet with comfortable bedding and temperatures. On the rainy evenings, we used our Netflix account on the AppleTV. We even had a cornhole competition & championship throughout our stay. Ola was very responsive & answered all questions in a timely manner. We've traveled quite a bit, renting homes over the last 8 years and I don't write reviews often, but this is one home which I will definitely re-book upon a return trip to the island. It was truly easy to enjoy being a family. You can't go wrong with Babylon Reef!

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