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Silver Thatch

Great Bluff Estates

East End
12 Guests
5 Bedrooms
7 Bathrooms

Welcome to Great Bluff Estates, a gated oceanfront villa with pool set into the bluffs of Grand Cayman’s Northside.  This recently renovated 5-6 bedroom home offers a large family all they could want from excellent snorkeling steps off the backyard to a stunning elevated sundeck and freshwater pool. 

The curb appeal of Great Bluff Estates includes a cobalt-blue tiled roof, bright white stucco exterior and a terra cotta circular driveway that can easily accommodate multiple rental vehicles.  The home offers multiple oceanfront decks and balconies, 2 tiers of terraced artificial grass near the shoreline, two cabanas, and a new concrete ocean path entrance.  The beach here is naturally pebbly, so the owner maintains a raked sandy area for water access.

Snorkeling here is amazingly diverse due to very few homes in the area and very few people in the water on a given day.  We tend to see spotted eagle rays, octopus, lobster, eels and, of course, many juvenile fish inhabiting the coral heads.  There is also rarely any current in the waters here. 

Great Bluff Estate's Unique Features

  • Dramatic two-story vaulted great room with exceptional elevated ocean views
  • Multiple decks and verandas overlooking the water
  • Glass-railed decks preserve the exquisite panoramic views of the Caribbean
  • Terraced landscaping to the sea with sun chaises
  • Gourmet kitchen with modern appliances
  • Three indoor dining areas: formal dining room seats 10, casual dining area seats 6, and a breakfast nook seats 4
  • Multiple beverage refrigerators, wine chillers, and wet bars
  • Thatched cabana with propane fire pit for sunset viewings
  • Pool heated in Winter

FIRST FLOOR

  • Sun-filled 2-story foyer opens to a multi-windowed great room with vaulted ceilings and panoramic ocean views
  • Open-concept great room features an oceanfront sunroom with sliding doors to the tiled deck overlooking the pool
  • Tiled deck furnished with large sectional sofa with shade
  • Large flat screen TV with cable programming, Apple TV, and DVD Player
  • Large kitchen with expansive views and outdoor grilling gazebo with a propane grill and outdoor dining table
  • East wing offers a queen suite with a small pull out sofa bed towards the front of the villa and an oceanfront den with a queen pull out bed and a shared bath
  • West wing offers a full queen suite, laundry room, and powder room  

SECOND FLOOR

  • East wing has 2 queen suites: one with garden views, and one ocean views
  • Master king suite spans over 1,500 sq. ft. across the entire west wing and includes: a parlor area with large flat screen TV, cable programming and Apple TV; small study with desk; and ensuite bath with tub and separate shower
  • Second-floor oceanfront balcony connects the master king and oceanfront queen suite with sliding doors

POOL LEVEL

  • Freshwater oceanfront pool; pool heat included Dec 15 - Apr 15
  • Covered veranda with sink, fridge and counter space
  • Large full bathroom with shower
  • Patio seating, lounge chaises, hammock, and family-style dining table
  • Stairs to sea terraces and beach  

LOWER LEVEL

  • Multiple landscaped terraces for sunbathing
  • Thatched gazebo with small propane fire pit table
  • New concrete path to the water's edge
  • Manicured sandy beach area

Guests at Great Bluff Estates can relax in ultimate privacy owner owns the undeveloped lot next door to the east) while being conveniently located within 10-15 minutes of 5 restaurants and another 5 casual island lunch spots.  Some restaurants even offer door-to-door complimentary shuttle service! Two large resorts with manicured beaches, scuba diving, water sports, gift shops, grocery store, plus a wine and spirits store are a short 5-minute drive away.

We offer a slightly lower rate for small groups (max 10 guests) not requiring the first-floor den sleeper sofa.


^Reduced rates offered to small groups not requiring all bedrooms. See Rates tab for pricing.

*Note: 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

Gated Estate
Excellent Snorkeling
Oceanfront Pool
Pool Heated in Winter
Elevated Sundeck
Outdoor Grilling Cabana
Thatched Cabana
Balcony
Tiered Oceanfront Decks
Grassy Sunbathing Terraces
Covered Veranda
Poolside Wet Bar
Outdoor Full Bath
Vaulted Great Room
Central A/C
WiFi/Internet
Multiple Flat Screen TVs
Cable TV
Apple TV
Bluetooth Speakers
Washer/Dryer
Linens Provided
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
Home Security System Optional
No Pets Permitted
No Smoking Allowed
Off-Street Parking
Kayaks for Rent
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Beach Notes

The beach behind Great Bluff Estates is both pebbly and sandy. It is by no means a barefoot beach as the beach here is reef protected which creates a marine environment of corals and grasses for all of our marine life to live in! Please wear pool shoes or swim fins when in the water and be mindful not to damage the corals.

The snorkeling here is superb, as there are never many snorkelers in the water to spook the rays, tarpon, grouper, juvenile schools, etc.  We often see eagle rays swimming by from the pool deck...as well as lines of squid out near the reef.  

If you want a barefoot beach for swimming, we have two large resorts in the east end only 10 minutes from us that are both open to the public, have restaurants, bars, watersports, etc.

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 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
  • Proprietary Silver Thatch Discount Card for savings at local businesses
  • $150 discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel 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
  • 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 great bluff estates

1511 Queens Highway Grand Cayman , 

Vacation Rental Reviews by

Paradise


         
Review by Wayne Muscarello on 06/24/2019
5 out of 5
Great Bluff Estates was a paradise, just as it shows in the listing. The pictures don\'t do it justice. The location and home were like a scene in a movie. We enjoyed the amenities of the home and the local attractions. The property management team provided excellent service and the use of technology to book and manage the reservation makes it a complete package. The welcome package you receive provides important information on how to be safe while you are in the Cayman Islands. Even though it\'s a paradise to us, it\'s home to many islanders and safety is something that should always be on your mind as you enjoy your time there. Always lock your doors and use common sense while on the property and off-site enjoying the island.
Manager Response:

Thank you for your kind review and safety tips.

Please come back again soon.

 

Scott Naurath

Grand Cayman Villas and Condos

Perfect Home and View


         
Review by Betty on 04/06/2019
5 out of 5
We loved our stay at Great Bluff. 4 couples. Plenty of space. Great memories!!! Highly recommended for large family or groups of couples!

Stunning Elegance


         
Review by Brett on 04/22/2019
5 out of 5
Nothing but LOVE for Great Bluff. Everything was new and well thought of by the owners. Great layout, huge open space. Grand Cayman Villas was wonderful in helping us pick a home. Silver Thatch was a huge bonus - we used the snorkel gear every day, the discount card at Tukka and Italian Kitchen and charter with Joe!! Make sure you ask for Joe! The views are stunning. Pictures short sell this home! it is all that we dreamed of!

Perfection - Home and Location


         
Review by William on 03/29/2019
5 out of 5
We loved the photos online of Great Bluff, and we were stunned when we walked through the front door! This home far exceeds photos and online description. We travel frequently around the Caribbean, and we have never stayed in a home this lovely. Everything thoughtfully laid out. No corners cut. Bedrooms were large, living area is huge, the balconies and decks were enormous. Having the two covered gazebos was a treat - use the lower one during the day and upper one at night! Short drive to east end beaches, grocery, great restaurants - Tukka and Italian Kitchen and Taco Cantina! Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We hope to return soon!

Wonderful Spring Break!


         
Review by M.A. on 03/09/2019
5 out of 5
Fantastic home in a fantastic private setting but still close enough to restaurants, activities, beaches, etc... We will certainly return and highly recommend Great Bluff.

Wow Factor!


         
Review by Nikki on 02/16/2019
5 out of 5
Great Bluff had everything we were looking for in a home. Very large open spaces to congregate inside and out, large pool, private beach, snorkeling, kayaking, near restaurants/grocery/activities, etc. The bedrooms worked out perfectly as we had 8 adults and 2 children. Each bedroom was nicely decorated and it is obvious the owner takes great pride in the home! Thank you Grand Cayman Villas for helping us plan a memorable vacation for our family The Silver Thatch charter boat is a \"must do\" to see the stingrays and snorkel. Visit Rum Point, Kaibo, Starfish Point, Barefoot Beach, Morritts! Restaurants we lover - Tukka, Taco Cantina, Italian Kitchen and Rum Point. Lunch spots - Czech Inn, Island Bites.

New Years at Great Bluff


         
Review by Thompsons and Bradleys on 12/28/2018
5 out of 5
We had two families who travel frequently share Great Bluff. We could not have been happier with our selection and would choose the same home again! The pictures are true and accurate. The view is stunning. Nice snorkeling, Great location. Not enough good things to say. We recommend booking this home to everyone and hope to be back soon. Feels like yesterday we were there. We still talk about the trip!

Great Home


         
Review by Dave on 10/14/2018
5 out of 5
Loved Great Bluff! Beautiful views and big enough for 2 fams. Couldn\'t believe how beautiful it was at night. Lit all the torches and took some great family pics. The kids never wanted to leave the Rum Point Club, but were happy to come back to Great Bluff everyday. All in all a perfect trip. We will be back for sure.

HGTV Worthy


         
Review by The Miller\'s on 09/01/2018
5 out of 5
LOVED THIS HOME! We\'ve been to Cayman Islands multiple times for vacations, but this house is BY FAR our favorite. The gorgeous views mixed with the high ceilings and contemporary design make for a HGTV worthy home! We couldn\'t get enough of the pool and patios. Also LOVED The Czech Inn Grill. Get the ribs!! You\'ll thank me for it! And for the adults, there is a outdoor bar area perfect for nightcaps! This house is everything we wanted and more! See you next year Great Bluff 🙂

Our Most Amazing Visit to Grand Cayman Yet


         
Review by Jeff on 07/28/2018
5 out of 5
On the North Side, we have stayed at several properties – Great Bluff Estates is the absolute best place we have stayed, hands down. Booking through Grand Cayman Villas was very easy and they provided an abundance of information leading up to our stay. The property manger (Ms. Spence) was accommodating for delivery of food and spirits to the house on the day of our arrival. She was present when the first of our 9-group party arrived at the house and provided them with a tour of the property and overview of the amenities. She was also available by text and phone if any problems arose during the week; however, we never needed to contact her. Great Bluff Estates is an amazing house and we were all sad to leave after our week-long stay. The home is relatively new and expansive, with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The kitchen is a chef’s dream given the quality and availability of cookware and cutlery. Family meals at the massive dining table were a real treat that inspired many memorable conversations. The couches in the Family Room were extremely comfortable and It felt as if there was enough seating to accommodate twice the number of people we had. The outdoor spaces this house has to offer are truly amazing. The pool tended to be the major point of congregation during the week. The rubble beach and waves breaking on the reef in the distance suggested excellent snorkeling and Great Bluff Estates did not disappoint. Don’t pass up the rocking chairs in the cabana just off the beach. It is the perfect place for a heartfelt conversation or consumption of a good book. During our stay we enjoyed diving with White Sand Water Sports. If you stay here you must eat at Kaibo (both downstairs and upstairs) as well as Tukka. Call ahead for Kaibo (upstairs) and Tukka. Red Sail Sports never fails for Stingray City, but you may get a more intimate outing with White Sand Water Sports. Also, don’t miss the blow holes and the botanical gardens while you are on the East Side.

Great Snorkeling


         
Review by Susan on 06/30/2018
5 out of 5
This house is just....WOW. We loved our stay so much at Great Bluff Estates. We didn\'t want to leave! The kids are already talking about wanting to come back next year. The area is great for snorkeling and kayaking but you need water shoes cause of the pebbly beach. We did that almost everyday! When we weren\'t in the ocean we were lounging by the huge pool. The patio is perfect for a sunset cocktail and to hear the ocean at night. Also loved the high vaulted ceilings inside. We spent most of our time outside but the interior is really just as nice as the outside! You\'ll love it here.

Hidden Gem


         
Review by Sue on 05/17/2018
5 out of 5
I feel in love with this place as soon as we pulled into the driveway! Great Bluff was beautiful and was a perfect fit for our group of 9. We enjoyed sitting by the pool and the relaxing in the gazebo below. My husband even slept on the hammock one night. The art in the house was stunning and we even asked the owner where we could get copies of them. Our teenagers rented tandem kayaks with Silver Thatch and they went out almost every day. I enjoyed sunbathing on the terraces while the family went snorkeling with George. This is a trip that we will never forget! We ate out almost every night, Tukka was our most favorite. Ron is a HOOT! Thanks for everything

Absolutely perfect!


         
Review by Jana on 06/03/2018
5 out of 5
Every detail of this home is perfect. The views, the layout, the kitchen, the location.. Twelve of us enjoyed every second of our week in Great Bluff Estates. The views are spectacular. The outdoor areaS are phenomenal. The pool is perfect. And the house is definitely made to feel like HOME! Every detail is taken care of. And Angella was great! She checked on us several times to make sure we had everything/anything we needed! It’s a great location, away from the hustle of Seven Mile, but minutes away from Rum Point and Kaibo (which we thoroughly enjoyed!) and several excellent restaurants a short drive away! We wanted to stay longer! (And plan on doing so next time!)

Gorgeous Home


         
Review by Helena on 05/26/2018
5 out of 5
This house is gorgeous! The second you walk in you\'ll be blown away. The interior is beautiful and so is the exterior AND so is the pool AND patios, it is all just stunning. We kayaked behind the house and had an awesome time. We enjoyed the privacy in the East End, but we found it was necessary to rent a car. Don\'t miss out on The Lighthouse!! Some of the best desserts you\'ll ever eat. Can\'t go wrong with this house!

Amazing Views!


         
Review by Rachel on 04/23/2018
5 out of 5
Every room seems to have an amazing view of the ocean. We loved the contemporary design of the interior. Felt like we were in a house from a magazine! The beach is pebbly but there is great snorkeling! If you have water shoes then you\'ll be fine swimming there too! We had a chef come in and cook one night and I recommend it 1000 times over!! Snorkel charter with George was also a big hit with the group. Overall, loved this house and the memories made in it.

Thanks for the Memories


         
Review by MB on 04/02/2018
5 out of 5
I really wish I was not writing a review right now because I do not want to leave Great Bluff. This house was not like anything I had stayed in before. I felt like I was on an episode of Cribs in some celebrities luxurious home. The home is contemporary with beautiful vaulted ceilings! We loved being able to have big family dinners at the kitchen table with all of us sitting together. There are three different levels to the outside area and it just felt so fancy. There was even a bar!! The pool was big and we could all hang out around/in it whenever we wanted. There was always a nice breeze, but not very windy. The beach was so nice and it was awesome to be able to snorkel right behind the house. Thank you for opening your home to our family! I will make sure that we come back next year.

Absolutely Perfect


         
Review by M.K. on 03/24/2018
5 out of 5
We stayed at Great Bluff Estate for Spring Break with our family of 10 beginning March 24. Words can not begin to describe this property. Understanding it was a new renovation home, our expectations included having minor issues - and we had none. Smooth week as can be. The checkin process was seamless and the home was immaculate. You can tell the owners take great pride in the home. The moment you walk into the home you are awed by the size of the living area and the ocean views! The kitchen was stocked with all cooking needs, the furniture throughout the home was comfortable and tasteful. The bedrooms were larger than we expected, plush, quiet and private. The exterior patios overlooking the ocean are massive. Views from several locations - balconies, decks, gazebos, pool! Just eye popping pretty. The flow down to the beach is easy and the sitting area by the beach is wonderful. With pool shoes and snorkel fins, we enjoyed the beach and the water every day. The snorkeling was fantastic! Thousands of fish, some spiny lobsters, couple small sea turtles, and we think, some squid... The water was never rough dur]e to the coral reef. We also enjoyed the peaceful, private location. We did not see anyone on the beach the entire stay. The home is close to sandy beaches in the east end and 15 minutes to Rum Point as well, so we never felt like we were too remote. Dinners - Tukka, Lighthouse, Italian Kitchen and Rum Point were fantastic. We are in a few nights as well. Our week just went by too fast! We can not wait to plan another trip back - and we will be staying at Great Bluff again!!!
Manager Response:

Thank you for your kind words. We love this home as well. Please come again soon!

 

Scott

Reservations - Grand Cayman Villas

Springtime in Grand Cayman!


         
Review by Barber on 03/17/2018
5 out of 5
Thank you for sharing your home with our two families for our spring trip. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed every part of our stay. The kids played in the pool, on the beach and in the water every day. We rented two kayaks which the kids and adults used every day as well. The thatched verandas were perfect for afternoon shade and evening cocktails. We loved the spacious living/dining and kitchen area! The open format and vaulted ceiling made the home comfy and we never felt cramped. Pictures do not do full justice to Great Bluff Estates. Neither will this review. All I can say is this is by far the nicest home we have rented in 15+ years coming to the Caribbean.. We will be back again to Grand Cayman and highly recommend Great Bluff for 1-2 families, adults, children, everyone!!!
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Begins Ends Daily Weekly Monthly
Aug 18, 2019Nov 02, 2019 $995
Nov 03, 2019Nov 22, 2019 $1,150
Nov 23, 2019Nov 30, 2019 $1,575
Dec 01, 2019Dec 18, 2019 $1,250
Dec 19, 2019Dec 26, 2019 $2,950
Dec 27, 2019Jan 03, 2020 $3,250
Jan 04, 2020Mar 06, 2020 $1,750
Mar 07, 2020Apr 14, 2020 $1,850
Apr 15, 2020May 29, 2020 $1,250
May 30, 2020Aug 21, 2020 $1,350
Aug 22, 2020Nov 06, 2020 $995
Nov 07, 2020Nov 20, 2020 $1,150
Nov 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020 $1,575
Nov 29, 2020Dec 18, 2020 $1,250
Dec 19, 2020Dec 26, 2020 $2,950
Dec 27, 2020Jan 05, 2021 $3,250
Jan 06, 2021Mar 05, 2021 $1,750
Mar 06, 2021Apr 16, 2021 $1,850
  • 13% Occupancy Tax added to all rates.
  • 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
  • Guest Service Fee is capped at 7 days maximum for extended stays.
  • Owner requires a $1,500 refundable excess cleaning and damage deposit.

Fewer Guest Rate Discounts

Owner offers lower rates for fewer guests:

  • For parties of 10 or fewer, non-holiday nightly rates are $100 per night lower.

Fewer Guest Discounts are automatically deducted from the full base rent at website check out.

Booking Rules

  • 5 night 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.
  • Inquire for shorter stays if calendar suits.
  • Minimum 25 years or older to lease and must occupy the home during entire stay.
  • No weddings or events please.

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