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Silver Thatch

Cayman Castle & Guesthouse

East End
18 Guests
7 Bedrooms
7.5 Bathrooms

Newly Furnished & Decorated for 2020!

Cayman Castle and Guesthouse sits directly oceanfront on a private 2-acre gated estate and enjoys a wide white-sandy beach with fabulous snorkeling, kayaking, and sunbathing. Two private infinity pools, multi-tiered oceanfront terraces, a panoramic veranda balcony, and a well-shaded pool deck provide guests plenty of room to spread out and enjoy island living.

This grand estate is not only one of the largest rental villas on the entire island, but it also is a notable landmark.  Virtually anyone on the island will be familiar with the Castle in the East End.  While we are neighbors to the Wreck of The 10 Sails Park and the police constable's residence to the north, this property enjoys no residential neighbors to the north or south for 500 feet in either direction.  This is a gated and walled estate with a private beach within. 

The owner takes immaculate care of the homemaking upgrades every fall to keep the experience not only refreshing and pleasant for repeat guests, but for newcomers to Cayman Island as well.

18 guest maximum, of whom 14 may be adults 18 years or older.  Infants in cribs do not count against guest occupancy.  

Cayman Castle & Guesthouse's Sleeping Arrangements
(Sleeps 18 guests total, 14 adults max)

  • Oceanfront Master Suite – Gorgeous, third-floor oceanfront master king suite on its own floor with private roofed balcony, TV, panoramic views, table desk and private ensuite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower
  • Second Floor Guest Suite #1 – King suite with ocean views, bench, desk, chair, and private ensuite bath with walk-in shower
  • Second Floor Guest Suite #2 – King suite with ocean views, sturdy bunk-beds (for child/teen suite or young family) and private ensuite bath with walk-in shower
  • First Floor Suite – Queen suite with ocean views, private entry from the pool deck, sitting area, TV, and private ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
  • First Floor Bunk Suite – Bunkbed suite with two full-over-full bunks (easily sleeps 4 small children), a large smart/Apple TV for movies, private ensuite bath with walk-in shower. 2 folding cribs stored in this bedroom. 
  • Guesthouse Suite #1 – Oceanfront king suite with stunning views, desk, large chairs, and private ensuite bath with a large walk-in shower
  • Guesthouse Suite #2 – Oceanfront queen suite with stunning views, one set of bunk beds, large chairs, dual vanities, and private ensuite bath with walk-in shower

Cayman Castle’s Unique Features

OUTDOORS

  • Two oceanfront pools! The main house features a gorgeous oceanfront infinity pool (heated to 84 degrees in the winter gratis), while the guesthouse enjoys a smaller but very private pool.
  • 300 feet of private white sand beach. Step off our driveway onto white sand!
  • 3 thatched beach palapas, 4 kayaks (2 tandem and 2 single), and walking distance to Ocean Frontiers dive shop, 3 restaurants make this home a convenient choice for larger families. Call Tukka Restaurant to send their van for you free!
  • Custom 17-foot mosaic dining table on the main porch seats 18 easily and offers panoramic views while you dine.
  • A flight of stone steps from the pool deck takes you past the Adirondacks and loungers on the sunny patio and down to the water, where guests can enjoy excellent snorkeling or kayaking. A healthy marine ecosystem awaits your discovery—so we ask that you wear pool shoes or fins when you enter the water!
  • Stainless steel propane BBQ cooking center with granite top between Castle & Castle Guesthouse 
  • Private driveway, with plenty of off-street parking for guests. 
  • Lounge chaises and outdoor sectionals on the pool decks, porches, and balconies. Our guests can relax in the sun or shade. Outdoor dining table for 8 under the pool-side verandah.
  • Separate L-shaped bar with a beverage fridge just off the pool area.
  • Multiple roofed verandas at both Castle & Guesthouse provide guests protection from the sun.   


INDOORS

  • Kitchen, dining, and living area are all oceanfront on the second floor, offering lovely panoramic views through the multiple sliding glass doors that lead to the main level roofed balcony and outdoor seating area. Dining table seating 20 max
  • Modern kitchen features GE oven, Bosch dishwasher, 48" SubZero refrigerator, ceramic glass stovetop, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, Kitchenaid mixer, drip coffeemakers, blenders, mixer and tons of counter space. Barstool seating for 8
  • Indoor breakfast table for 6-8
  • Comfortable living area with 60" flatscreen TV and full channel programming for unwinding after a day of sun and surf. WiFi internet with extenders for the pool and balcony areas.
  • Bar area with wine/beverage fridge adjacent to the lower level pool deck
  • Back-up, full-sized fridge, and icemaker in laundry
  • Plenty of dishes, utensils, glassware, barware and cookware provided

Castle Guesthouse Unique Features

  • Full modern kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, blender, and coffeemaker.
  • Comfortable sectional sofa with large flatscreen TV.
  • Similar outdoor sectional sofa as well as Adirondack chairs.
  • Dining table seating for 4.

Both homes come equipped with central A/C, complimentary WiFi, Apple TV.  The kitchens are stocked with dishes, glasses, cookware, and utensils.  Linens, towels, and beach towels are also provided for guests.


*Note: Additional 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. 

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Amenities

Oceanfront
Infinity Pool (Heated in winter)
Gated Privacy
Snorkeling Reef
Private Barefoot Beach
Beach Chaises & Thatched Palapas
2 Sundecks
4 Owner Provided Kayaks
Short Walk to Dive Shop
Propane Grill
Bluetooth Speaker
WiFi/Internet
iMac Computer
5 Flatscreen TVs
Satellite TV
Stereo
4 Apple TVs
Central A/C
Washer/Dryer
Dishwasher
Keurig Coffee Maker
Ice Coolers
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryers
Additional Kayaks for Rent
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Beach Notes

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 (Morritt's 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.

General Grand Cayman Beach Notes

All beaches in Grand Cayman are technically “public” since the Queen owns up to the high water mark and the shoreline quality behind your property may vary seasonally. Be advised that the beach or water entry behind your property may vary slightly from the images on our website because of the 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 weed 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.

 

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

The Guest Service Fee is capped at 10 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
  • Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
  • 10% advance booking discount for private charter
  • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
  • Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in
  • Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
  • Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
  • Airport arrival Fast-Track VIP Process (fee charged by CAA)
  • Special event/dinner reservations

At-Villa Benefits

  • Welcome amenity basket
  • Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
  • Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
  • Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
  • $2,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
  • Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
  • Additional tandem 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).

Guest Reviews of cayman castle & guesthouse

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Fantastic Home and Location


         
Review by Julie on 11/02/2019
5 out of 5
We enjoyed a 50th Birthday Girl\'s Trip at the Cayman Castle and Guesthouse. The homes were both well-appointed and meticulously maintained. Everyone enjoyed the pools, snorkeling, the beach, kayaks and more! The Cayman Villas staff were all welcoming upon arrival, and helpful with any and all questions during our stay. I highly recommend this location for anyone who visits the beautiful Cayman Islands.

Fabulous Cayman Castle and guesthouse


         
Review by Chris Richards on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5
I cannot express how much we enjoyed this home. We originally were supposed to say somewhere else but Jim called and stated he had many options for different accommodations but wanted us to look at the cayman castle and guest house for our group to stay in. It was absolutely incredible the home was immaculate and the pictures does not do it justice. We had an absolute great time there and we’re looking in the future and staying there again. Thank you so much for making our stay at Cayman Islands wonderful! It was absolutely incredible the home was immaculate and the pictures does not do it justice. We had an absolute great time there and we’re looking in the future and staying there again. Thank you so much for making our stay at Cayman Islands wonderful!

Something Different than 7 Mile Beach


         
Review by Ron on 04/20/2019
5 out of 5
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.

Exceptional Vacation Villa


         
Review by RT on 03/25/2019
5 out of 5
The Cayman Castle is the ideal spot for a family vacation - great house, great water, and great location. The house is spacious and full of amenities; each bedroom is basically a master suite. The pool area is delightful, with plenty of room in the sun and in the shade. Though it\\\'s on the East End, the snorkeling is surprisingly good, and the cove is great for kayaking. The location is wonderful - isolated enough to be private and relaxing, but within walking distance of good food and drinks. Great night sky viewing as well.

A Wonderful Place for a Big Family to Have a Memorable Time


         
Review by Kathleen M. on 06/09/2018
5 out of 5
Our family of 18 - 10 adults and 8 teens and pre-teens - rented the Cayman Castle and Guesthouse for a week in June 2018. The booking process was great. All our questions were answered promptly, the charges were all explained up front and the price was very reasonable for what we got. The bedding arrangements were perfect for our group. The Cayman Castle and the Guesthouse are both very attractively furnished, clean and well kept-up. Everything we needed was there, including 3 sea kayaks which saw lots of use by our teens, and lots of places to relax. There\'s a grocery store and a liquor store a short drive away, and several restaurants within walking distance. Although we did encounter a couple of maintenance issues these were promptly handled by the property manager and the owner even stopped by the make sure we were taken care of. All of the Grand Cayman Villas & Condos properties that we saw when driving around the island looked very well-maintained. We\'d definitely use this company again and have recommended them to friends and relatives.
Manager Response:

Thank you for the kind review. We try to be responsive when things come up!

Scott

Grand Cayman Villas

Cayman Castle - Beautiful Spot!!!


         
Review by Anonymous on 04/11/2018
5 out of 5
This was definitely one of our best choices in the Caribbean particularly the east end of the island. Cayman Castle was a beautiful place to stay, the restaurants were casual with very good food , the activities were plentiful and the weather was phenomenal. On our list again for the future.

Wonderful Property on Quiet Side of the Island


         
Review by HA on 01/20/2018
5 out of 5
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.

Cayman Castle Wedding


         
Review by Abby on 09/17/2017
5 out of 5
Amazing week spent at the Castle and Guesthouse!  The house was well kept and stocked with everything we needed!  Private beach was perfect with some shade and chairs available.  Main Pool was amazing.  The kids enjoyed the kayaks and some snorkeling at the house.  Often walked to Eagle Rays and Bamboo chopsticks!  Recommend private charters that can be catered to your wishlist/points of interest (stingray, snorkeling, etc). Highly recommend!!
Manager Response:

So glad you had a nice time!!!  Please come again soon!!!

Scott
Grand Cayman Villas

Fantastic vacation from start to finish


         
Review by Stan on 11/30/-0001
5 out of 5
The Cayman Castle and Guesthouse lives up to it's name. The villa and guest house were in immaculate condition and the location can't be beat. Anytime we visited somewhere else on the island; we couldn't wait to get back to the Castle. If you're looking for a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Cayman's west side and don't mind driving, this is it. From the gorgeous interior, to the pools and view, the snorkeling right down the steps, to the local restaurants, catering and great dive shop (within walking distance) . . .this is paradise! In addition, Jim and staff were always very responsive, helpful and all of their recommendations were top notch! We received incredible catering service and the best meal we had on the island from Sean and team at Mis en Place. Tukka's also took great care of us the night we arrived and we ate there a few more times during our stay. I also recommend Upstairs at Kaibo and The Italian Kitchen. The staff at Ocean Frontier's took great care of all the Divers in our group. Lastly, if you need non-emergency medical care like we did, I highly recommend the Chrissie Tomlinson clinic in Savannah, Countryside Shopping Center. Book the Castle, you won't regret it.
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Begins Ends Daily Weekly
Apr 15, 2020May 29, 2020 $1,595
May 30, 2020Aug 21, 2020 $1,795
Aug 22, 2020Nov 06, 2020 $1,295
Nov 07, 2020Nov 20, 2020 $1,595
Nov 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020 $1,895
Nov 29, 2020Dec 18, 2020 $1,695
Dec 19, 2020Dec 25, 2020 $2,895
Dec 26, 2020Jan 05, 2021 $3,295
Jan 06, 2021Mar 05, 2021 $1,995
Mar 06, 2021Apr 16, 2021 $2,195
Apr 17, 2021May 28, 2021 $1,595
May 29, 2021Aug 20, 2021 $1,795
Aug 21, 2021Nov 05, 2021 $1,295
Nov 06, 2021Nov 19, 2021 $1,595
Nov 20, 2021Nov 27, 2021 $1,895
  • 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 excess cleaning and damage deposit

Booking Rules

  • 5 nights minimum required.
  • 6 nights minimum and full occupancy required over Thanksgiving week.
  • 7 nights minimum and full occupancy required over Christmas and New Year's week.
  • Christmas & New Year's are split into two rental periods. Please inquire directly with your travel dates prior to booking.
  • Inquire for shorter stays if calendar suits.
  • Discounts offered for multi-week stays.
  • Must be 25 years or older to book, and must occupy the home during the entire stay.

Cancellation Policy

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.  

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.

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