Conch'ed Out - Old Man Bay
Conch'ed Out is a sparkling oceanfront cottage in Old Man Bay along the north coast. This Caribbean-style 2 bedroom private villa offers excellent snorkeling steps off the oceanfront pool. A sandy private backyard trails down to a pebbly beach.
Five pairs of french doors and screened porches, on both the front and rear of the home, provide great cross-ventilation in the winter when air conditioning is seldon necessary. Air conditioning units cool the bedrooms and baths only. You can leave the house open to both the front and rear screen porches, with ceiling fans running as well, to comfortably cool the home.
Conch'ed Out sits on an oversized one-acre lot measuring over 400 feet deep with a gated driveway and heavy landscaping out front.
Conch’ed Out’s Notable Features
- Both master queen and twin suite open onto the screened porch.
- Sizable oceanfront pool and pool deck for swimming, tanning, and relaxing.
- Lounge chairs and charcoal grill on pool deck.
- Excellent snorkeling just steps from the back door! We advise you wear pool shoes or fins when you go exploring.
- Full-width screened-in porch, adjacent to both the beach and the pool.
- Living area has comfortable sofas and a large flat screen TV.
- Modern kitchen with bar seating for morning coffee or evening drinks.
- Dining table for four immediately adjacent to the screened porch.
- 2 kayaks in garage
Accommodates up to 4 people (4 adults max.). Excellent small family or 2-couple villa.
Infants under 2 years old sleeping in cribs do not count towards occupancy.
- A/C in Bedrooms Only
- Private Pool
- Thatched Cabana
- Charcoal Grill
- Lounge Chaises
- Screened Porch
- Flat Screen TV
- 2 Kayaks
- Washer & Dryer
- Beach & Bath Towels Provided
- No Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Permitted
- Off-street Parking
- Gated Property
With a central location on the island, the homes in Old Man Bay offer perhaps the best shore diving and snorkeling on the entire island. The beaches are mostly sand, but can also be pebbly with natural rock formations too. Either way, with the varied marine life in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The beaches here offer great seashell collecting and turtle sightings in summer!
Old Man Bay is only 5 minutes from 2 large resorts in the east end (Morritts and The Reef) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, a Subway sandwich shop, and a coffee/pastry cafe. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet ski rentals, windsurfering, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service. You are also only 5-10 minutes from the best SCUBA diving operations and dive sites on the entire island--Ocean Frontiers and Tortuga Divers.
About 15 minutes to the west of Old Man Bay is the famous Rum Point Club with water sports, a restaurant and bar, gift shop, and a barefoot beach with table service.
Silver Thatch Guest Services
For arrivals beginning January 8, 2018 that have paid the guest service fee:
Silver Thatch Guest Membership
- Centralized on-island guest services & welcome center
- Unlimited Use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
- Business Center Access: computers, printer & Fedex/DHL supplies
- Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest discount card
- $100 Discount for Silver Thatch Charter stingray snorkel
- Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in
- Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
- Referral to preferred vendors and reservation assistance
- Complimentary snorkel gear, pack-n-plays, booster seats, and baby gates for check out
- 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)
- Coordinate private chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photographer
- $500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection
|Apr 16, 2018||Dec 15, 2018||$345|
|Dec 16, 2018||Jan 06, 2019||$500|
|Jan 07, 2019||Apr 14, 2019||$400|
|Apr 15, 2019||Dec 15, 2019||$345|
Small Group Weekly Rates
(2 Guests Max)
|Apr 15 - Dec 15||$1,890|
|Dec 16 - Jan 6||N/A|
|Jan 7 - Apr 14||$2,275|
- 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
- 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
- 5 nights minimum stay required
- 7 nights minimum and full occupancy 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
Reviews of Conch'ed Out
13 user reviews.
Fabulous week at Conched Outout of 5
Reviewed by Sam on 03/10/2018
We have just returned from a seven day vacation at Conched Out on the north side of Grand Cayman. We have stayed in several villas on various Carribean islands and feel Conched Out was truly at the head of the pack. The house was very spacious and well laid-out and we lived on the sprawling front porch where we would listen to the waves and watch the palm trees blow in the breezes. The pool offered us a way to cool down and was another great vantage point as we could bask in the sun and watch the sea in its graduated blues and greens. The house itself was so clean and well appointed. Other rentals have been sparse in their basics, whereas Conched out had everything we needed....tons of glassware, pots and pans, towels, linens, floaties for the pool, flashlights, candles, you name it, Conched out had it. The location was peaceful and safe and we walked or ran each morning out our door as the sun was rising and always felt so safe. Restaurants are nearby as is good snorkeling and fun beaches. This place has it all and I can't wait to return to this oasis by the sea.
PRIVATE OASIS!!!!out of 5
Reviewed by G.W. on 11/12/2017
This house was everything it was described to be...and more! My husband and I don't really love the hotel experience, we like something a little slower, simpler and more private. This was EXACTLY that. The location was beautiful and the owners took care of so many things for us, that we even felt like we had the hotel conveniences. We spent a lot of time sitting outside, making our own dinners and eating them out in the screened porch, and scouring the beach for unique seashells to bring back for the kids. We also spent a nice amount of time at Rum Point and Kaibo, which were the perfect "island-style" hangouts. We went into town a few times, and we were so bored by the touristy bars and shops... you can get that anywhere! The North Side gives you the real Cayman experience. I would DEFINITELY recommend this!!
Perfect for couple wanting beauty and privacyout of 5
Reviewed by Steve on 06/01/2017
My wife and I recently spent a totally relaxing, private, week-long vacation at the Conch'ed Out villa on Grand Cayman's north shore -- and it is just perfect for spending a quiet time basking in the sun and palms overlooking the Caribbean sea or spending time in your own private pool. The villa accommodates 4 but is perfect for a couple wanting to spend time alone in a picturesque setting (the owners also own the adjacent villa but are gone when Conch'ed Out is rented.) The interior is well-furnished with all the amenities you'll need (i.e. coffee pot, mixer, laundry, etc.) but we would have liked the living room furniture to have been a little more comfortable as it is made of wicker much like of the rest of the furniture in the villa. The grounds are well kept and beautiful and include an outdoor shower. We have stayed at other villas on Grand Cayman over the past couple years and this one is now our favorite. We are looking forward to staying here again in the future.
It was amazing!!!out of 5
Reviewed by Lance on 05/19/2017
From the moment we drove up, the stress of our jobs and craziness of life began to melt away. The sound of the ocean rolling in and the access to our pool were just added bonus. It was a great experience for all four of us. Thank you conch'ed out for a great family retreat!
Definitely one of our best vacationsout of 5
Reviewed by Rick on 04/16/2018
House and property are terrific and as advertised..Very clean, and nicely decorated. Porches were awesome as were the views of the ocean. The property is definitely very private and the pool is nice but a bit small. Loved the fact that you could enter/exit the property from so many locations including the bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The beach is very rocky and no place to lay out that was on the property. You have to walk down a few beaches to get some sand which is still very rocky so the beach photo is not how the beach was as of our visit. If you're looking for sandy location this is not the place to rent however if you are looking for incredible snorkeling this place has that for sure. Wasn't a major issue as we drove to Rum Point and Star Fish Beach a few days for the tranquil water and white sand...Will definitely come back. Overall one of the best vacations we've had.
North side Oasisout of 5
Reviewed by Alexandria on 01/16/2017
We stayed at Conch'd Out for 2 weeks and absolutely loved this property. We were a couple and a friend and the layout was perfect. There are two bedrooms with ensuite baths located at opposite ends of the house, allowing for privacy. It was a very comfortable house with all the amenities one could want. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch at the back of the house overlooking the ocean. We spent many evenings there enjoying a cocktail or glass of wine while listening to the wind and the waves and contemplating life. The property is located on the north side away from the very touristy areas, which we loved. The island is small so nothing is really too far to travel to as far as sightseeing goes. That said, you do need a car if you're going to stay here. There are plenty of restaurants close enough to drive to and we sampled most of them. We even went a bit further afield to try Blue by Eric Ripert. We loved it (we're big seafood eaters) and thought the service was outstanding. It's not at all a snooty atmosphere. Well worth the drive! Kaibo at Rum Point was also a very nice night out and closer. There is a small pool which was plenty big enough for the three of us. Most mornings started with an hour long walk and ended with a nice swim to cool off before breakfast. Not a bad way to start the day. If you want the long sandy beaches Seven Mile Beach is not too far away. Rum Point is closer and the lunches and drinks here were great. We had a water heater issue after the first few days but the house manager was very responsive and had someone out there within the hour. The repairman wasn't sure he had the parts to fix the water heater that night but he promised he'd be back first thing in the morning. Sure enough it was ready to go by the time we got up and we all had hot showers that morning. We would not hesitate at all to recommend this house and are looking forward very much to returning one day.
Conch\'ed Outout of 5
Reviewed by Will on 12/19/2015
5 stars for a great retreat, perfect for a family of four away from the cars and bustle of life! The house was well equipped, no issues at all while we were there and would very much recommend it to others. The pool was great - it is small but we had a blast and enjoyed the canoes in the sea as well. Some lovely restaurants in easy driving distance, a car is a must however if you want to explore. 1 week was not long enough and we would be happy to come again for longer. Thanks for a great location,
What We Hoped For and Much More!out of 5
Reviewed by Ed on 10/19/2015
We found this property exceeded our expectations. It was very clean, well stocked with everything you might need, comfortable, and to have the pool and ocean right outside the door is my idea of paradise. We also found several nice restaurants in the area and spent a day at Rum Point where we took a boat ride out to swim with the stingrays! For anyone looking for a relaxing beach vacation.......look no further. A very good value for the money!
Pure Heaven!!!!!!out of 5
Reviewed by Sherry on 10/18/2015
The description of this villa was perfect ! Immaculate and well stocked with every conceivable " need" thought of in advance . I almost don't want to say how truly perfect it was, because I plan on coming every year , and I don't want it booked solid !!! Perfect for a fun girls trip , I can also see a family , or honeymooners loving it ! Private, quiet , peaceful , we listened to the ocean , had lunch poolside , and coffee on the porch every morning . The weather was warm , but gorgeous ,and honestly kept our bathing suits on all day until we went to dinner at night . A huge plus, we were able to do laundry , so we could pack light !! Right on the counter when we arrived was a huge stack of pamphlets with things to do , restaurants , codes for wifi .. Everything ! The front door had a numbered keyless entry , so when we went galavanting across the island , no worries of remembering the key ! We go on a girls trip every year , only one of us had been to the Caymans before, so what a wonderful surprise for the rest of us !!! It was home away from home , easy to stay at and for the four of us , we will now make this our annual girls trip ! The photos are accurate , add the sound of the ocean , gorgeous sunshine , and happy people .. You've got the whole picture ! I miss it , as I write this .. Can't wait to get back !!!!!
A Lovely Cottageout of 5
Reviewed by Jo on 06/05/2016
We loved the privacy and the quiet. Most of our time was spent on the porch or in the pool! A lovely cottage - recommend it highly!
Fantastic, private paradise getaway!out of 5
Reviewed by Barefoot Contessa on 07/18/2013
The house was quaint and well stocked. Even a blender for pina coladas in the afternoon! The privacy was perfect for a long weekend and the pool, while small, is just right for a couple people. The snorkeling out front was amazing...look for the underwater statues of shark, mermaid and eel! We loved our stay and will be back!
Great getaway despite a few annoyancesout of 5
Reviewed by Bukitx on 07/17/2013
The villa was very nice for the money. The bed was confortable but the wicker furniture, which was fine for the rest of the house, was not so comfortable in the living/TV room. I was disappointed that the back yard and pool area which appears very private on the villa pictures and Google earth really isn't since another house (appears new) is right next to the pool without sufficient vegetation or fence to provide privacy. Lukily for us noone appeared to be staying at that house during our stay. Tghe managementg company was a mixed bag: the pre-trip service and instructions was great. Once we got on the island service was not very good. The house itself had no instructions upon arrival so we had to dig for the wireless password. The big frustration came when I had a question on Friday at 2:30p and the "villa manager" who was my only direct contact could not be reached at the only phone number they gave me (disconnected or something). After finding the main office number online and leaving several messages I finally reached someone who couldn't answer my question, gave me another number and even suggested I drive to my villa manager's office to track her down. I called the other number, left her a message and never heard from anyone the rest of my stay. We had a great, relaxing time despite some of these issues.
I need to respond to this review-- While it compliments the house and our service as bookings manager; the reviewer comment son not being private-- but 2BR Conch'ed Out is the guesthouse for a larger home next door (THE OWNERS DON'T RENT CONCH'ED OUT IF THEY ARE ON ISLAND)--so we knew these folks would have privacy. It wasn't "luck" that they had privacy; it was scheduled that way. As far as no instructions; that just isn't true; we have a smartphone app and emailed instructions to the guests--INCLUDING a requirement that if they do not get through to the on-island manager to email and call me directly. They did not do that; and just waited until they returned to post a negative review. We cannot fix what we don't know about. There was actually nothing to fix; they just wanted to ask questions about the house that were printed in the instructions we sent them and were available on the app.
Petite and Immaculateout of 5
Reviewed by Condo 1 on 04/10/2013
This nice little 2BR home was right on the beach and was absolutely immaculate inside (unlike some other Cayman places we've stayed in). Would definitely go back and recommend this cute villa to others.