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Silver Thatch

Northern Lights #5

North Side
8 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms

Escape the crowds of Seven Mile Beach for this peaceful North Side oasis in Grand Cayman.  Welcome to Northern Lights, a 9-unit complex of privately owned two-story townhomes nestled in Old Man Bay, along the quiet north shore. 

Northern Lights #5 is one of the few 3 bedroom units within the complex, measuring in at 2,400 sq. feet, and can sleep up to 8 guests.

Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this small sliver of paradise with 240 feet of sandy beach, sweeping panoramic views, and a protected coral reef teeming with marine life.  Some of Grand Cayman’s best snorkeling and dive sites can be found right outside your door.  Alternatively, guests can relax above the waves on the complex’s private dock, or lounge around the oceanfront pool soaking in the sun and beautiful views.

Inside, the downstairs layout is entirely open-concept and includes a full kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area and breakfast bar with seating for 8, plus a living area with a screened oceanfront terrace.  The living area has all the comforts of home with plush couches around a flat-screen TV and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.  Relax with a movie after a day of fun and sun, or kick back on the screened terrace and bask in the beautiful Caribbean views.

Northern Lights #5 Bedroom Configuration

(Sleeps 8 guests total, 6 adults max)

  • Oceanfront Master Suite – Upper-level suite with a king bed, ocean views, private terrace, and an ensuite bath
  • Guest Bedroom – Upper-level bedroom with a queen bed, garden views, and an ensuite bath
  • Bunk Room – Main level bedroom with two sets of bunk beds that can sleep 4 children or 2 adults and a bathroom across the hall

The home is equipped with central air conditioning but trade winds tend to keep the home cool throughout assisted by multiple ceiling fans.  A washer and dryer unit comes included and located on the main level. 

Owner provides a complimentary tandem kayak for guest use with a signed waiver required.  A charcoal grill is also provided for island cookouts!

Nearby, Northern Lights is within minutes of a small grocery store, some of the best restaurants on-island, and the iconic Rum Point Beach.  The airport and Seven Mile Beach are roughly a 40-minute drive away.

Northern Lights #5 is the perfect destination for sun-seeking guests looking for peace and quiet away from the crowds of Seven Mile Beach.


*Note: A Cleaning Fee may be required due to enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and inspection protocols.

**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

Shared Freshwater Pool
Shared 100' Dock
Excellent Snorkeling
Oceanfront Views
King Bed
Queen Bed
4 Bunk Beds
2 Screened Terraces
Cool Tiled Floors
Central A/C
WiFi/Internet
Keyless Entry
Flat Screen TV
Cable TV
Telephone
Modern Kitchen & Appliances
Blender
Cuisinart Drip Coffee Maker
Charcoal Grill
Washer & Dryer
Owner Provided Tandem Kayak
Linens Provided
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
No Smoking Allowed
No Pets Permitted
Off-Street Parking
Additional Kayaks for Rent

Beach Notes

With a central location on the island, the homes in Old Man Bay offer perhaps the best shore diving and snorkeling on all of Grand Cayman. The beaches are mostly sand, but can also be pebbly with natural rock formations. Either way, with the varied marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear pool shoes or fins for foot protection.

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 (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. Cayman Crystal Caves is also located in Old Man Bay.

Kurt's Korner and Over the Edge are two local restaurants about one mile away. Both serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at reasonable prices.

About 15 minutes to the west of Old Man Bay is the famous Rum Point Club with water sports, restaurant and bar, a gift shop, and a barefoot beach with table service.

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
  • Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
  • Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
  • Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
  • $500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
  • 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 Northern Lights #5

533 Old Robin Road #5 Grand Cayman , ----

4.92 out of 5 stars based on 12 user reviews

A True Gem


         
Review by Gwen on 10/25/2018
5 out of 5
We stayed at Northern Lights for a week in January. The condo was bright and airy — and very clean. There were amazing ocean views from the living area and master bedroom. The owners thoughtfully provided everything that we needed, including a kayak. We could not snorkel or use the kayak due to strong winter winds (which I’m told are common this time of year), but I’m sure it would be spectacular if the ocean was calm. We have rented many places around the world and this place is truly exceptional. It is situated on the quiet side of Grand Cayman, which is a plus! All you can hear at night is the ocean, and in the daytime we saw parrots. We could drive to a few beach bars in 10 minutes (Eagle Ray’s is fantastic for lion fish tacos and Over the Edge restaurant is the BEST) and were able to get to our very favorite beach, Starfish Point, in 20 minutes. Despite being a condo, it felt very private and quiet. This place is a gem!

Fantastic Time!


         
Review by Brian on 10/25/2018
5 out of 5
We stayed at Northern Lights #5 and had a great time. For the first part of our visit to Grand Cayman we stayed at a dive hotel in Georgetown and wrapped up our last few days on the island at Northern Lights. After many dives on the West side of the island we took a few days to relax on the North Side and Northern Lights was the perfect place to do it. The wind picked up the last two days on the island but before it did we had a couple of days to snorkel the reef in front of the property. It’s shallow and care needs to be taken to avoid damage to the coral but there is plenty of sea life to see right out front; perhaps not as good as the diving on Grand Cayman but a good time nonetheless. While on the North Side we also visited Tortuga Dive and did a two tank dive on the East End to see the Reef Sharks. Overall we had a great time on Grand Cayman and especially enjoyed our time at Northern Lights; the unit had everything we could have possibly wanted, was well maintained (as was the surrounding property) and managed. We will be back!

Amazing!


         
Review by Patty on 03/29/2019
5 out of 5
Northern Lights # 5 was just perfect for our family of five (2 adults, 3 kids- jr. high and high school aged). The property itself is well kept and stocked with everything you need for cooking, relaxation and enjoyment. Views from the master bedroom and porch are fantastic. Outside pool is perfect and the beach is great. It\'s a little rocky but there were extra swim shoes to borrow or just use the ladder of the dock to get in as well. We snorkeled out there and kayaked. This side of the island is much more quite and not as busy as 7 Mile so you are able to drive around, explore plus there are lots of restaurants all within a few miles each way. Rum point is a great atmosphere with restaurants, beaches to swim/snorkle, hang out and relax ( plus you can book all activities here - StingRay City, rented wave runners, etc). The Lighthouse is a nice upscale restaurant which we enjoyed plus lots of others like Tukka ( hit the happy hour), Eagle Rays, etc. I do recommend renting a car for at least a few days(we did the whole week) to get around but I loved being on our own schedule and feeling like we had the place and beach to ourselves. The Caves, Mastic Trail, Rum Point, Morritts and Kaibo Beach Club are all on this side so a lot to do. We did go over to 7 mile a few times but always glad to not have the busy streets and people all day long. Would definitely stay here again and recommend this to others as well.

Nice Property


         
Review by David on 06/12/2019
5 out of 5
Really nice property. Everything was as stated in the description. Could snorkel right out front and see beautiful fish. Lots of good local restaurants nearby. Easy check in and check out. Quaint as well. Very quiet and non-commercial location.

Positive Review


         
Review by Doug on 06/19/2019
5 out of 5
Great property and location for my family of 7. Booking was easy and responsive. Nice and remote. Took a half-day snorkeling and stingray city trip using Silver Thatch charters. Snorkeling was great right out front of unit! Neat restaurants nearby...Liked Eagle Ray the best. Caught some nice fish (e.g., tarpon) right from the dock. Great place if you don\'t like crowds and high level of commercialization. Highly recommend.

Peaceful and Quiet


         
Review by on 07/29/2019
4 out of 5
This property (Northern Lights #5) is very peaceful and quiet: A perfect place to relaxed and to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. We had 6 people in our party and had plenty room. The kayak was a great addition, our teenage boys loved it. We had issues with the master shower and cooking stove but the property manager was working on getting both issues resolved. This place is truly beautiful an a perfect place for a family vacation, the sunsets are truly amazing, Would definitely recommend this place and I look forward to visiting the island again and staying here.

Northern lights 5


         
Review by Roxann on 09/02/2019
5 out of 5
Great condo in great location!! Clean neat and had everything we needed . The snorkeling is great off the reef ..

Best Vacation of Our Lives!


         
Review by Laura on 09/16/2019
5 out of 5
This rental property is everything you can imagine! The view was spectacular, the place was very clean and the location was perfect! This was one of the best vacations of our lives so far and having a great place to stay at helps contribute to that!

Perfect Spot for Easy Water Entry


         
Review by Bruce on 10/18/2019
5 out of 5
This townhouse has everything you need, and is very well maintained. The best thing about it for us was just steps to a wooden pier in back, where you drop into the water (or down a ladder) and swim only about two minutes straight out to a beautiful reef. Saw Longfin Squid and a stingray in addition to a wide variety of fish. Five stars!

Repeat Visit!!!!


         
Review by G.L. on 11/25/2019
5 out of 5
We stayed at Northern Lights #5 last year. Enjoyed our stay so much that we had to come back. This property is exactly as described. Fully stocked kitchen and nicely furnished living room and bedrooms. With the unit being located on the North End of Grand Cayman, the location is very quiet and relaxing. Plus it is only a short drive from Rum Point. We plan on coming back again to Northern Lights #5 next year. 🙂
Manager Response:

Love to have you come back!

Scott

Could Not Have Been Better


         
Review by Bill on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5
We were so very pleased with our week stay at Northern Lights #5. The property is gorgeous and met every need that we had to have a wonderful time on Grand Cayman. We took full advantage of the pool, beach, dock, and reef areas with swimming and snorkeling each day of our stay. The condo was so well equipped, comfortable, and family friendly...this was a very memorable experience for all of us. This was our second trip to Grand Cayman. If we visit again we will definitely book our accommodations with Grand Cayman Villas and Condos.
Manager Response:

Loved having you. Please come back soon!

 

Scott

Unable to Travel due to Pandemic


         
Review by Bill on 07/15/2020
5 out of 5
We unfortunately did not get to spend what would have been an incredible week at this villa in Grand Cayman due to the pandemic. But the communication we received from Grand Cayman Villas was above and beyond anything we could have anticipated. Consistent, clear, frequent emails letting us know where things stood regarding the island, the airport and what they were doing in their end to help us. Because of this we will be ecstatic to rebook this villa when all of this is over and we are able to finally visit Grand Cayman for the first time!
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Begins Ends Daily Weekly Monthly
May 30, 2020Aug 21, 2020 $315
Aug 22, 2020Nov 06, 2020 $225
Nov 07, 2020Nov 20, 2020 $275
Nov 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020 $350
Nov 29, 2020Dec 18, 2020 $295
Dec 19, 2020Dec 25, 2020 $525
Dec 26, 2020Jan 05, 2021 $595
Jan 06, 2021Mar 05, 2021 $365
Mar 06, 2021Apr 16, 2021 $395
Apr 17, 2021May 28, 2021 $295
May 29, 2021Aug 20, 2021 $315
Aug 21, 2021Nov 05, 2021 $225
Nov 06, 2021Nov 19, 2021 $275
Nov 20, 2021Nov 27, 2021 $350
Nov 28, 2021Dec 17, 2021 $295
Dec 18, 2021Dec 26, 2021 $525
Dec 27, 2021Jan 04, 2022 $595
Jan 05, 2022Mar 05, 2022 $315
  • 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 $500 refundable excess cleaning and damage deposit.

Fewer Guest Rate Discounts

Owner offers lower rates for fewer guests:

  • For parties of 4 or fewer, non-holiday nightly rates are $50 per night lower.

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

Booking Rules

  • 5 nights minimum stay required.
  • 5 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.

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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