Cool Change - Cayman Kai
Cool Change is the quintessential Caribbean island getaway cottage. Surrounded by mature palms and casuarina trees on an acre-sized lot, Cool Change offers peace, quiet and privacy, a wide sandy beach, and comfortable accommodations for up to four adults. The beach is very sandy and reef-protected. The snorkeling is excellent and one can walk for quite a while in either direction. There are areas where one can enter the water barefoot here, but we always advise water shoes or swim fins in the marine environment.
The oceanfront living room has windows on three sides—you’ll practically feel like you’re on the beach! Enjoy comfortable sofas and a large 52" flat screen TV for winding down at the end of the day. Small indoor dining table seats four. Another larger table sits on the patio for al fresco dining!
Large private lot, plenty of palm trees for shade and close proximity tot he Rum Point Club make Cool Change a favorite for a great value.
Cool Change’s Notable Features
- Oceanfront king suite with ocean views, sliding doors onto the patio, and flat screen TV
- Twin bedroom suite adjacent to the kitchen
- Air conditioning in each room
- Full modern kitchen with appliances, dishware, cookware and cutlery provided
- Charcoal grill for cooking out
- Plenty of chaises, outdoor dining table/chairs and casual chairs...as well as beach chaises for guests
- Close proximity to the Rum Point Club, so guests can pop out anytime for drinks, water sports, equipment rentals, lunch or dinner
- Plenty of privacy and a huge sandy beach
- Silver Thatch tandem kayak on premises for discounted rental—waiver required*
- Empty lot next door provides a nice buffer
- Circular driveway for easy parking
- Security System
Sleeps 4 adults max: 1 king bed, 2 twin beds (can be made up as a king upon request) plus two en-suite baths.
Cool Change is popular with small families and as an intimate honeymoon destination. This cottage is also sometimes rented as an overflow cottage for the nearby larger homes.
*1 Silver Thatch tandem kayak located on property for discounted rental. 5 day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day, $195 per week.
- Sandy Beach
- Air Conditioning
- Living Room TV
- Master Bedroom TV
- Cable TV
- Microwave & Oven
- Coffee Maker & Toaster
- Dishes & Utensils Provided
- Glassware & Stemware Provided
- Charcoal Grill
- Keyless Entry
- Home Security System
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Bath & Beach Towels Provided
- Housekeeper Optional
- No Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Permitted
- Off-street Parking
- 1 Tandem Kayak for Hire
The entire island is only 22 miles wide from west to east, so you are never too far from anywhere on Grand Cayman. The oceanfront homes in Rum Point offer great reef protected snorkeling. The beaches usually have plenty of white sand, but can also have spots of rocky “ironshore” with natural rock formations. The closer you get to Rum Point, usually the sandier the beach as well as swimming. Either way, with the abundant marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear pool shoes or fins for foot protection. The prevailing trade winds from the east make flying insects less of a nuisance—many of the homes in Rum Point don’t even need a screened porch.
The big draw to this area is the proximity to the Rum Point Club, a public beach club that offers a fantastic barefoot beach, many water sports, a restaurant bar and grill, a gift shop and pick-up beach volleyball games. Also nearby is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina
Lastly, we have 2 large resorts in the east end (Morritt's and The Reef) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a modern grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, a Subway sandwich shop, and a cafe/pastry shop. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfing, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar 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
- 1 tandem kayak available at discounted rental rate: minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free, US$39 per day, $195 per week.
|Apr 16, 2018||Dec 15, 2018||$350|
|Dec 16, 2018||Jan 06, 2019||$560|
|Jan 07, 2019||Apr 14, 2019||$420|
|Apr 15, 2019||Dec 15, 2019||$350|
- 13% 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.
- Owner requires a refundable cleaning and damages deposit of $250
- 4 nights minimum stay required
- 7 nights minimum stay 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 Cool Change
14 user reviews.
Lovely, Relaxing Homeout of 5
Reviewed by ST on 04/14/2018
A lovely, relaxing home. We could not have asked for more. After excursions all over the island, we still liked hanging out a Rum Point best!
Time for a Cool Changeout of 5
Reviewed by GH on 05/12/2018
With everything in our lives pre-arranged - it was time for a Cool Change. Kaibo Upstairs is one of our favorite places to dine... ever. At Tukka's ask for Omar, he is the BEST! Thank you so much. We hope to visit again.
Our Own Paradiseout of 5
Reviewed by OG on 04/29/2018
We had a wonderful, relaxing week! LOVED having our own ocean view and a beach. Being able to snorkel from our own backyard was a 1st, Rum Point is a great way to spend the day. Also had a fantastic dinner at Over the Edge! Hope to be back soon! Thank you Cool Change!!
Couldn\'t Have Asked for Moreout of 5
Reviewed by GK on 05/19/2018
Gary and I truly needed a relaxing vacation. Cool Change was perfect. Our mind, body, soul, and spirit has been inspired and refreshed here on the island, staying at Cool Change. This adorable cottage is so pretty and comfortable. The attention to detail is truly appreciated!! We love it here and don't want to leave. We had a lot of rain to lull us to sleep at night with the sounds from the metal roof. AWESOME! Best sleep we've had in a long time. The sunny days were beautiful and spent enjoying the luxuries of the island. One night at the Kaibo Upstairs is a must. We both celebrated our 65th birthday this year... and being young never felt so good! Thank you for everything!
Perfect Caribbean Cottageout of 5
Reviewed by HL on 05/12/2018
We stayed at Cool Change in preference to a hotel on Seven Mile Beach or a house or condo on the East End or in and around George Town or Bodden Town. It was not a problem to get to great dining opportunities, because the Rum Point Restaurant and Kaibo are 5 minutes away, Tukka and The Lighthouse only 20 minutes. The house is very classic West Indian construction and just the right size for a couple or small family. It has a private beach and even more isolation provided by a vacant lot covered in sea grape on one side and a high hedge of a flowering native shrub on the other. Mornings and afternoons on the back patio are fantastic; we drank our coffee and watched the sun rise each morning. The house stays very comfortable with AC in both bedrooms and the living room, and fans throughout. All of the amenities are relatively new, clean and well maintained. We never watched TV, but can vouch for the Wi-Fi. The North Side is the best part of Grand Cayman; uncrowded, serene and yet convenient to anything you would want to do. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for your kind words.
Please come back soon!!!
Grand Cayman Villas
Excellent Snorkelingout of 5
Reviewed by RM on 01/19/2018
Seeking peace and quiet? This is the place! If true relaxation is on your agenda, consider this terrifically charming cottage on the water near Rum Point. Well appointed condo with all the requisite beachfront touches. Loved the privacy, the virtually secluded beach, and a location offering elbow room but also near the action of Rum Point. Would happily book this villa again!
Exceeded Our Expectationsout of 5
Reviewed by KB on 02/12/2017
Cool Change more than met our expectations. It is perfect for two couples as advertised. We found the home immaculate after Angela had cleaned it. The winds were strong when we arrived with much seagrass on beach but was cleaned up that evening. North winds do deposit alot of it on beach but that's life. The home is very private with open lots on either side. Home is stocked with everything needed and is convenient to a number of restaurants and a small grocery store. We enjoyed the snorkeling out by the reef from the house but had much better snorkeling from Scott's recommendation of Queen Elizabeth Monument, just 10 minutes east. Recommendations include adding a fourth beach lounger and installing a shade in twin beds bedroom. Looks like there was one there at some point. Needed to provide privacy and keeping light out in the early morning. Staff was very informative and attentive from original booking of home. Should we return to Grand Cayman we would very likely utilize Grand Cayman Villas again and if just 4 people, Cool Change.
Cool Change - Amazing!out of 5
Reviewed by Shoshana on 01/01/1970
Love "Cool Change" - very private and cozy!! It's the perfect beach house!!!! Small and unpretentious. It has its own beach (walk right out) and the views from the house are magnificent!!! Also, it is not far to Rum point and other great spots to hang out and dine. Love it!! I will be back!!!
Can Not Wait to Return!!!!out of 5
Reviewed by Doug on 08/10/2016
My husband and I stayed at Cool Change from 8/10/16 to 8/20/16. We live at the beach and usually travel to see snow and mountains when we vacation. We have seen many beautiful places, but this one stole my heart! The private beach and landscaping are amazing! We loved the comfy house, outdoor shower, patio and amazing views! I can't say enough about Cool Change! We will absolutely return and bring the rest of our family to share this piece of heaven with! Loved the Rum Point location...so quiet and laid back. There's a great new water taxi (Cayman Ferries: 345-325-7777) that will take you back and forth from Kaibo to Camana Bay for $25 US round trip. Nice boat ride to all the activities and Seven Mile Beach. Stingray City is a must...we swam with Sally the dolphin at Dolphin Cove, snorkeled, went to the botanical gardens...so many firsts! We absolutely can not wait to return!
Tropical Perfectionout of 5
Reviewed by Verified Reviewer on 07/16/2016
Our group of three (two Biology Professors and a fiancee) stayed here for just four nights and we reveled in every minute of it. The directions to Cool Change were meticulous and we also asked for and were given directions to a grocery store. From the pictures on the website, we could not have imagined the sheer beauty of the villa and its setting right on the sea. The house was spotlessly clean and well furnished, nothing was lacking throughout our stay. The house sits on what seems to be a large plot of land, the neighboring houses are distant, and the beach (out the back door and down the stairs) is as close to private as you could desire. Large windows and sliding glass doors on the sea side opened out onto a lovely tiled terrace. A hammock hangs between two coconut palms and there is an outside shower to rinse off the sea water before entering the house. We had a wonderful time snorkeling and viewing the local fauna, including the small crabs and lizards that appeared on the terrace. We visited several nearby restaurants for dinner and enjoyed good meals at each one. I will look forward to returning to Grand Cayman and Cool Change again someday. Traveling group: Other Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Peace and Quiet in This Heavenly Atmosphere!out of 5
Reviewed by Beack on 04/02/2016
Staying at Cool Change for the third time was just as amazing as the previous two times. We spent two weeks this time and were so sad to leave. We are looking forward to this year and our trip there again. Private, cozy, well decorated and excellently maintained, Cool Change is what Grand Cayman is all about, not commercial or over sized, Cool Change stays in tune with the ocean and its wondrous beauties to behold.
Liked best: The privacy and location on the island
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes. Recommended for: Friends getaway People with disabilities Older travelers Families with young children Large groups The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access. My security deposit was returned on time.
Beautiful Villa, Island and Fun!out of 5
Reviewed by Swin on 03/12/2016
Such a lovely Villa! Very private, comfortable and all the amenities of home plus so much more...loved the cute glasses and wine glasses, how much fun!! The owners have done an amazing job decorating their home with an Islandy fell, loved it!! Had luck and shopped at Rum Point and Kaibo. Snorkels right out front of the Villa, lots of things to see, Stingrays, Fish a large variety, Turtles, and so much more We loved it and will return!!
5 of 5 stars Ease of booking
Traveling group: Friends Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes. Recommended for: Friends getaway Older travelers, Families with young children The property was \"as advertised\". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access. My security deposit was returned on time.
Cozy Beach Cottageout of 5
Reviewed by Stacy G on 03/14/2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy beach cottage! It was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we could possibly need. It has a private beach and great snorkeling along with cozy outdoor furniture to relax on. Rum Point and others restaurants are close by to enjoy too! We'll definitely stay the next time we are in Grand Cayman!
Beautiful, Private, Cozyout of 5
Reviewed by Pam on 04/11/2015
This is the third time we have stayed at Cool Change and we would never consider staying any place else. It is private, beautiful, peaceful and relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of life. Clean and well maintained the owners are always adding new things to keep this property in tip top condition.