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Silver Thatch

Babylon Reef

North Side
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms

***FALL SALE - STAY 5 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 4***
Book a 5 night stay between Nov. 26 - Dec. 14th, 2018, and enjoy one night free!

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. 

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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
Bath & 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!

 

The 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership. 

The service fee is capped at seven days for extended stays.

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
  • Silver Thatch Discount Card for savings at area businesses
  • 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

Guest Reviews of babylon reef

657 Old Robin Road Grand Cayman , KY

Vacation Rental Reviews by

Paradise


         
Review by Wendy on 11/15/2018
5 out of 5
My family and I absolutely loved everything about the villa. It was pristine lovely location the people were great grand cayman as always still one of the safest and cleanest places to visit in the Caribbean. I would recommend this to everyone who wants to get away and catch some sun if your looking for parties and and bar hopping then find something closer to seven mile beach. Thanks to silver thatch for running Sicily a great property

OMG, what a great vacation home!


         
Review by Ken on 11/17/2018
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Babylon Reef house (even though I had to leave early) and Ola was fabulous attending to us. First the house. This home is ideal for a family of 4-5 people or 2 couples (though 3 could work). The house was very clean, and a great layout. The kitchen is great, with all the pots/pans and utensils needed. If stop at the grocery story on your way (Hurleys!) be sure to buy small bottles of condiments and oils, and maybe bring a few of your favorite spices. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The best part of the home is the pool, deck and inside patio area, just open the doors, link the Bose speaker to your favorite music and sit back and relax! Everyday we put the pool to good use, BBQ\'d a couple of times, and even enjoyed the hammock. The beach area was pretty full of seaweed (which is commented on in other reviews) but at low tide we still enjoyed walks along the shore and found many beautiful shells. During our trip is was too windy to use the kayaks or snorkel, but the home guest book does have comments about how great the snorkeling was. As for the island, what a cool place. we drove over to the west side and experienced \"city life\" but the east side, even rum point, is very low key and awesome! Also, we saw many beach side homes, and what we really loved about this place was that is was very quiet. we rarely heard cars on the road, nor planes or boats, and the lots on both sides are vacant, so plenty of room between homes, if you want peace and quiet this place is it!

outstanding


         
Review by george on 11/11/2018
5 out of 5
the place more the exceeded my expectations. It was perfection the villa the view the ambiance, it was a living postcard I can\'t wait to go back again next year. The island and the people there are the nicest and cleanest in the Caribbean thank God it still owned by the British the influence is evident.

Keep It Secret!


         
Review by Brett on 10/17/2018
5 out of 5
Babylon Reef is one of those homes you don\'t want to write a review of because you don\'t want anyone to know about it! It was everything we hoped it would be - quiet, no neighbors, beautiful pool, great snorkeling right out front, kayaks on the premises, a well appointed house - what more can I say. Will definitely return unless too many others find out about this gem and I can\'t get a booking!

Babylon Reef was Fabulous!


         
Review by Royce on 08/29/2018
5 out of 5
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


         
Review by J&A on 05/19/2018
5 out of 5
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.
Manager Response:

Thatnk you for your 5 star review. Glad you had a nice stay.

 

Babylon reef has an empty lot on either side. No homes. 

 

All beaches on Grand Cayman are public up to the high water mark - same on Bermuda, BVI, Turks and any other British Territory. In reality the only people you will see on the beach are other local renters. That will happen on any beach on the island.

 

If you look at the pictures of Babylon Reef, you will notice nice privacy landscaping and fence, so even if there are people walking the beach, there is privacy at Babylon Reef. Of the 75 homes we manage, I can only think of two with an equal amount of privacy - and they are both 7 bedroom homes on cliffs where there is no beach for others to walk. I really do not think you will have a privacy issue.

 

But have a look at all of the photos of Babylon Reef.

 

Scott

Perfect Peaceful Island Paradise


         
Review by SO on 05/26/2018
5 out of 5
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


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

Beautiful Home!


         
Review by DLO on 10/09/2017
5 out of 5
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


         
Review by AD on 11/12/2017
5 out of 5
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


         
Review by ES on 10/20/2017
5 out of 5
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!


         
Review by TW on 11/22/2017
5 out of 5
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


         
Review by Eric on 10/19/2017
5 out of 5
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!


         
Review by Beth on 08/26/2017
5 out of 5
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!


         
Review by Ann and Jim on 09/02/2017
5 out of 5
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!


         
Review by Tana on 10/01/2017
5 out of 5
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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Begins Ends Daily Weekly Monthly
Nov 26, 2018Dec 19, 2018 $550
Dec 20, 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

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