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Silver Thatch

Garden Cottages

North Side
12 Guests
6 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms

Garden Cottages consists of two pristine villas, Hibiscus Cottage and Jasmine Cottage, full of Cayman character, nestled together right on the oceanfront in Old Man Bay. 

Each villa has a private oceanfront infinity pool and tranquil garden patio. The vistas across the oceanfront and into the gardens are spectacularly framed, with the large windows and sliding doors highlighting the surrounding landscape.

Strong swimmers fin out to the reef (also easily reached in a boat or kayak) where buoys mark two breathtaking walls, to Scuba dive. Just a couple of flipper strokes away is a splendid snorkeling rock, for the less adventurous. On land, tours of the spectacular Crystal Caves and fascinating Davidoff's Concrete Sculpture Garden are just a leisurely stroll away.

The cottages provide a wonderful haven within a quiet rural neighborhood with its pool size and convenient location being key attractions. The exclusive appeal of these homes, though, is the opportunity for larger groups of families, or friends, to vacation side-by-side yet maintain some secluded privacy under separate roofs. We often welcome groups of friends and multi-generational families who appreciate this unique arrangement.

Alternatively, either cottage can be rented out separately as 3-bedroom, 3-bath villas.

Garden Cottages Bedroom Configuration

(Sleeps 12 guests total)

  • Hibiscus Cottage's Master Suite – Oceanfront suite on the upper level with a king bed, stunning views, and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower
  • Jasmine Cottage's Master Suite – Oceanfront suite on the upper level with a king bed, stunning views, and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower
  • Hibiscus Cottage's Queen Suite – Upper-level suite with a queen bed, garden views, and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower
  • Jasmine Cottage's Queen Suite – Upper-level suite with a queen bed, garden views, and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower
  • Hibiscus Cottage's Queen Bedroom – Main level suite with a queen bed, sliding doors to the pool deck, and a bath across the hall with a walk-in shower
  • Jasmine Cottage's Queen Bedroom – Main level suite with a queen bed, sliding doors to the pool deck, and a bath across the hall with a walk-in shower

Garden Cottages Notable Features

  • Each cottage has delightfully decorated interiors welcoming you in true island style. 
  • Living and kitchen areas are flooded with sunlight and open to the pools and charming garden patios.
  • Both living areas furnished with comfortable lounge seating, flat-screen TVs, and dining for 6.
  • Modern bathroom fixtures, quartz counters, tiled and glass walk-in showers.
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops.
  • Modern kitchen appliances: large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric stove/hob and kettle.
  • Cookware, dishes, cutlery, and Keurig coffeemakers all provided.
  • Each kitchen table expands to seat 6 for family dinners.
  • 2 oceanfront infinity pools! Swim or lounge on the pool deck while soaking in the views.
  • 2 garden patios for al fresco dining - each includes dining for 6 and two rocking chairs.
  • Excellent snorkeling just steps from the back door. 
  • Only 10 minutes from two large resorts with water sports, restaurants, bars, grocery, and shopping in the East End. 
  • Private entrances and separate driveways from sister cottage next door.
  • Ideal for large families or groups of friends wanting to vacation together!
  • Two small charcoal grills for island cookouts.

Owner recommends Perfectly Pampered, a mobile spa service providing a range of treatments in the comfort of your own villa! For more details visit PerfectlyPamperedCayman.com

Take advantage of this unique layout and rent both cottages together!  Vacation next door to your family or friends while retaining the privacy of your own home. 


*Note: A Cleaning Fee is included due to enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and inspection protocols.

**Silver Thatch tandem kayaks available for discounted rental.  Signed waiver required. 

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Amenities

2 Private Infinity Pools
2 Garden Patios
2 Oceanfront King Suites
2 Oceanfront Queen Suites
2 Guest Queen Bedrooms
Central A/C
WiFi/Internet
Keyless Entry
Flat Screen TVs
TV Channels from US & Europe
Sports & Films Including SKY
Netflix & Amazon Streaming
2 Full Kitchens
Keurig Coffee Makers
Small Charcoal Grills
2 Shore Dive Sites
2 Washer & Dryers
All Linens Provided
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
No Smoking Permitted
No Pets Allowed
Off-street Parking for 4 Cars
Convenient Central Location
Solid Masonry Construction
Kayaks for Rent
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Beach Notes

Garden Cottages are semi-detatched oceanfront villas that each have their own oceanfront infinity pool and sunny deck in a sandy, palm fringed setting. There is a privacy screen hedge between the villas' pools and decks'.

The short step down to the ocean through a bank of loose centuries-old exquisite coral fossils is via a rustic hewn pathway. The beach here is rugged with delicately sculpted stones, beautiful conch shells, and gifts from mother nature as the waves lap the shore. At the water's edge is a narrow strip of protected ironshore limestone, colonised by sea urchins. Guests will want to wear pool shoes to walk, or swim fins in the water for foot protection. The water is teeming with life which is simply not present near a sterile sandy beach. You will find all types of sea creatures sheltering in and around the shallow reef close to shore.

These conditions make for excellent snorkeling, which is highly recommended—equipment can be obtained at the Silver Thatch welcome centre, if you do not have your own. Please look closely at the photos to see the multi-colored shallows: white/light blue is sandy bottom, browns indicate corals, and darker colors indicate sea grasses or soft corals. Old Man Bay is home to some of the best snorkeling on the entire island. Just about 300 yards east of Coral Cottages is Connally's Cove where local divemasters often come to snorkel. 

As there are few homes in the area, the marine life here is less skittish and many coral heads provide sanctuary for juvenile fish. Our guests often just put a pool noodle under their arms and float for hours in this area observing the fish in only 3-6 feet of water with little, if any, current. Further out from shore are two famous dive sites on the reef wall, marked by buoys for the more adventurous.

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 Discount Card for savings at local businesses
  • 10% advance booking discount for private charter
  • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
  • Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
  • Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance

At-Villa Benefits

  • Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
  • Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
  • Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
  • $1,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
  • Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
  • Tandem kayaks available for discounted rental*

*Signed waiver required.

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Begins Ends Daily
Jan 06, 2021Mar 05, 2021 $995
Mar 06, 2021Apr 16, 2021 $1,045
Apr 17, 2021May 28, 2021 $755
May 29, 2021Aug 20, 2021 $795
Aug 21, 2021Nov 05, 2021 $595
Nov 06, 2021Nov 19, 2021 $695
Nov 20, 2021Nov 27, 2021 $895
Nov 28, 2021Dec 17, 2021 $725
Dec 18, 2021Dec 25, 2021 $1,500
Dec 26, 2021Jan 04, 2022 $1,600
Jan 05, 2022Mar 05, 2022 $995
Mar 06, 2022Apr 15, 2022 $1,045
Apr 16, 2022May 27, 2022 $755
May 28, 2022Aug 19, 2022 $795
  • 13% Occupancy Tax added to all rental 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

  • 4 nights minimum stay 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 dates are split into two rental periods. Please inquire with your travel dates prior to booking.
  • Shorter stays may be available but subject to a higher cleaning fee. Please inquire before booking.
  • Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay.

Villa Cleaning & Sanitation

We're committed to the health and safety of all our guests and have adopted enhanced cleaning safeguards to suppress the spread of COVID-19. 

All villas are cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest's arrival using health agency-approved cleaners and disinfectants. We also ask our owners to provide a starter supply of extra cleaning products.

Additional housekeeping services can be purchased after booking in 3-hour time blocks. Scheduling may be coordinated with your property manager upon arrival on-island.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

I. CANCELLATION TERMS

1). Once the guest's signed rental contract is confirmed with a deposit, should the guest cancel in writing prior to 60 days of arrival, half of the initial deposit (usually 25% of rent) will be refunded to the card on file, less a 3.50% processing/admin fee of the deposit. Should the 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 air transport options to the Cayman Islands, 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 the guest cancel in writing, GCVC will refund any occupancy taxes, cleaning fees, cancelable services, 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 a 3.50% admin/processing fee or rebooking charges incurred. Should GCVC not be able to replace the reservation, the rent and service fee will be forfeited; however, the guest will receive a credit for 50% of rent 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 air transport options after full payment, the guest may cancel up until the day of arrival and all payments will be refunded, less a 3.50% processing/admin fee on all monies processed.

***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.

II. ENTRY & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

The Cayman Islands is a foreign country and has both entry and immigration requirements in order to enter. Entry into the Cayman Islands requires each person to present a valid passport. Citizens from some countries may require a visa. The Cayman Islands also may require tourists to submit to viral testing (either pre or post-arrival) or require proof of vaccination.

Please check all official government sources for current entry (https://www.gov.ky/) and visa requirements (http://www.immigration.gov.ky).

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