Tarasand - Cayman Kai
Tarasand sits on the waterfront in Cayman Kai within Rum Point along the north coast. This two story luxury villa is a great family or couples choice and offers barefoot swimming from it’s palm-shaded beach. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Tarasand is extremely private and the chances are high that you will not see a soul on your beach the entire stay. Lounge in the oceanfront hammock on the white-sand beach, or enjoy the sunsets from the multiple decks; luxurious interiors and great design compliment the excellent Caribbean views.
Tarasand’s Notable Features
- 2 oceanfront king master suites with private decks, one on each floor
- 1 queen bedroom and 1 twin bedroom share a large bathroom on the first floor; twins can be converted to a king
- Barefoot swimming beach just steps from the back door with lounge chairs, palm-shaded hammock and propane grill
- Walk to two fine-dining restaurants, coffee shop and beach bars
- Open, airy architecture with great flow allowing for a cross-breeze during the winter months, when the A/C isn’t necessary
- Panoramic Caribbean views from the living, kitchen and dining areas
- Fully equipped, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, island stove, double-oven, large stainless steel sink, dishwasher and wine cooler
Plenty of oceanfront windows and sliding doors fill the living area, kitchen and bar with sunlight and panoramic views of the azure waters off of Cayman Kai. The fully equipped, modern kitchen offers all the standard appliances, dishware, cookware and cutlery.
Sunsets are especially enjoyable from the decks at Tarasand. Facing southwest, the setting sun provides a wonderful warm end to an active day of snorkeling, SCUBA diving or just relaxing in Grand Cayman. The white sand beach not only offers barefoot swimming but has lounge chairs, a palm-shaded hammock and a Propane grill for cooking by the sea.
Accommodates up to 8 guests. Excellent high-end family villa or 2-3 couples villa.
Housekeeping available as an option. Arrange directly with on-island manager upon arrival.
- Barefoot Beach
- Private Deck
- Gas Grill
- Central A/C
- Flat Screen TVs
- Cable TV
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Modern Appliances
- Home Security System
- Guest Deposit Safe
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Beach & Bath Towels Provided
- No Pets Permitted
- No Smoking Allowed
- Off-Street Parking
The entire island is only 22 miles wide from west to east, so you are never too far from anywhere on Grand Cayman. The homes on the sound front in Cayman Kai offer the best beaches as they don't have as much marine and plant life inhabiting the shallows. The beaches are typically soft white sand. The homes facing west offer barefoot swimming in shallow calm waters. The homes facing south (Kaibo Condos & Pools of the Kai) have great white sand beaches, but softer sea bottom. You will probably want to walk across the street to swim in sandier water.
The sunsets here are also wonderful, but 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 near Rum Point is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina.
Lastly, we have 2 large resorts in the east end (Morritts 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
- Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order | hold for check-in
- Referral to preferred vendors, 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)
- Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
- $1,500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection
|Apr 16, 2018||Dec 15, 2018||$995|
|Dec 16, 2018||Jan 06, 2019||$1,650|
|Jan 07, 2019||Apr 14, 2019||$1,200|
|Apr 15, 2019||Dec 15, 2019||$995|
- 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
- 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
- Owners requires a refundable $500 excess cleaning and damage deposit.
- Minimum stay of 5 nights required
- Minimum stay of 7 nights weekend-to-weekend required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week
- Must be 25 years or older to lease and must occupy the property during the entire rental period.
Reviews of Tarasand
14 user reviews.
Paradiseout of 5
Reviewed by on 03/10/2018
Our group of 8 adults absolutely loved our home for 1 week at the north end of Grand Cayman. We were able to see most of the island but were very content hanging around our home, as we had it all. The home had plenty of room and we never felt crowded. We loved that we could always find shade on our beach. We were within walking distance of both Rum Point and Kaibo. What a great place to have a relaxing vacation. The lushness of the landscaping exceeded our expectations. To wake up to the view everyday was more than amazing.
Thank you for your kind words! Great location and great, well-maintained home!
Please come back soon!
Grand Cayman Villas
The perfect spot for a relaxing vacation!out of 5
Reviewed by Cici & Jeff on 06/09/2017
This was our second time at Tarasand...that's gotta tell you something right there! The house is fantastic & exactly as described, & the fact that there are 2 master bedrooms is a huge plus! I don't think you could find a better private beach...we even had our Silver Thatch boat captain (George) pick us up for our snorkel tour right on the beach! We would highly recommend Tarasand! There were 7 of us this year & last year & there's plenty of room to spread out & do your own thing. A nice walk to Kaibo, Starfish Point or to Rum Point, and the "Bio Bay" is right across the street. We love this place & can't wait to go back!
Great Home for Families with Kidsout of 5
Reviewed by William on 01/14/2017
We loved Tarasand. This is a great property for folks with kids. It is right on the beach and the floor to ceiling windows make it easy to watch them as they play. The water is warm and calm. There are good number of activities but Caman Kai is not too busy and has a nice, relaxed community feel. The restaurants are convenient and good. We highly recommend it.
Tropical Paradiseout of 5
Reviewed by Leslie on 06/20/2016
We fell in love with the description and pictures so we were worried that Tarasand could not possibly be so good. It was better. A beautiful setting, private beach, and gorgeous villa made the perfect place to relax after our days swimming and exploring Grand Cayman. The open floor plan of the villa was perfect for our family of five and the enclosing trees and shrubbery gave us the illusion of our own private tropical island beach. We saw only a handful of people walking the beach the whole time we were there. We spent eight nights at Tarasand and enjoyed swimming just a few steps out our back door, outings to swim with the dolphins, kayak Bioluminescent Bay at night...just the other side of the finger of land where Tarasand sits, a boat ride from nearby Rum Point to visit Stingray City, and snorkeling at Rum Point, Barefoot Beach and Queen's Monument. We relaxed in the mornings by walking the beaches from the villa to Starfish Point, Bioluminescent Bay and around Rum Point. The Kaibo Yacht Club and Rum Point beach restaurants were handy. We loved the Lionfish tacos at Eagle Ray's on the east end, the fabulous Lobster Pot restaurant in Georgetown, and we had a good meal and great setting at Over the Edge on the north coast. It was the most restful and rewarding vacation for our family in the most wonderful setting. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Beautiful modern homeout of 5
Reviewed by Amy on 03/27/2016
Tarasand was a beautiful property and was just as described in the pictures! Great location with private sandy beach. We would definitely rent this property again!
Stay Tarasands Villa!!!!! It Is Amazing!!!!!out of 5
Reviewed by Mike on 05/25/2016
My girlfriend and I stayed at this Villa for 7 days/6 nights during the Memorial Day weekend 2016 timeframe, it is AWESOME!!!!! The Villa is very spacious (4-bedrooms) and definitely has enough room to hold probably as many 8 people comfortably but we decided to stay there anyway even though it was just the two of us because we wanted to have our own large private villa in a good location with our own private beach. The Tarasands Villa definitely exceeded our expectations in every way, the location is perfect, it is very central to all the fun bars and restaurants in the North End/Rum Point area, and you even have your own private beach. We used the grocery delivery service recommended by GCVC and our fridge was fully stocked before we arrived. We even rented a boat (SeaRay 210) for half of our stay and the property manager let us use one of the nearby docks on Finger Cay Road for 3 days during our stay, it was very convenient. The Villa is very well equipped, the owners obviously put a lot of time and effort into making sure this Villa has all of the most upgraded/newest appliances, furniture, etc, everything in the Villa looked like it was brand new, the place is very well taken care of. It is right on the water and has an excellent view of the bay, Honestly, the Villa exceeded our expectations in every way possible, we had an absolutely awesome time, epic vacation, my girlfriend still won't stop talking about it 3 months later, it was the best trip we have ever taken, I highly highly recommend staying here to anybody, Tarasands is not cheap but trust me it is definitely well worth the money. Also of note, bioluminescence bay is right across the street on the other side of Finger Cay Rd from the Villa so that is a pretty cool activity to do since it is so close, you can rent a kayak from Rum Point and go with a small group right after sunset, very cool. Also, MAKE SURE you go snorkeling at Stingray City, its a once in a lifetime experience!!!!! - Mike H
Tarasandout of 5
Reviewed by Ash on 01/30/2016
Great place the wife and I really enjoyed our stay. Beach is great, nice swimming for kids, snorkeling for beginners is ok around the point with lots of little fish for the kids to see in really shallow water, location is great nice and quiet and the bio luminescent bay was really cool to do as well. Only complaint was the weather wasn't the greatest for the final week but no one can control that. Highly recommend the coffee down at Cayman Kai
A REAL family vacationout of 5
Reviewed by Darlene on 02/08/2016
I cannot explain to you how difficult it is to travel with four children, let alone to find a place where I know I can be comfortable enough to have my kids roam free and not feel they are disturbing others. Being one who is extremely picky with hotels (four children will cause you to pick at every single detail!) after a while I learned hotels and resorts are out of the question, time to stay in rental properties. When deciding to go to Grand Cayman, I was told by many people to stay around 7 mile Beach, but to be honest , as any mom will relate, comfort is hard to find in a busy resort and hidden costs are outrageous. From the second I found the Tarasand property I called right away. Everyone was extremely helpful and there were no hidden costs! Of course I had to get there to believe it, I was extremely nervous, first family vacation with all 4 of my kids all 10 and under...All I have to say is WOW. Tarasand was a dream come true for me. From the moment we walked in, the view of the beach took my breathe away. But just wait until you actually see your backyard. My children were free to roam, snorkel, scream, and all while My husband and I got to relax without worrying about complete strangers sharing our family vacation with us! The water was so clear and beautiful, and no rocks! You will not find a property on the island with a walkable beach like this, trust me, I searched every single home. We literally woke up in our beautiful clean home every morning made our own breakfast and were beach bums till the sun went down. Be ready for a very chill, laid back time. So many people in the area who will catch your fish for you and have dinner to grill! It's small town living on the most beautiful island! I can go on and on but honestly, if anyone knows me, they know how picky I am when it comes to the comfort of my family, and I'm sure any mom can relate. Take it from me, don't look any further, book it, you won't regret it. It is money well spent!
Peaceful Getawayout of 5
Reviewed by Denny on 12/06/2015
We had a great time on the Islands for a wedding week. Everything about the property was great. The only thing I wish is that they had a few Kayaks that could be used by guests. This would save the time and money of having to rent them.
This owner doesn't provide kayaks for liability reasons but then many owners do not provide them. They also do not have a swimming pool for the same reason. I hate to think that Tarasand got only 4 stars due to not including kayaks the owner doesn't advertise! Beautiful home and private...at the end of a cul-de-sac and within walking distance to two restaurants and watersports venues.
Piece of Paradiseout of 5
Reviewed by Steven on 04/09/2016
Perfect!! House was ideal. There were 8 guests, plenty of room. Private beach was amazing. We are now planning our return trip for next year.
Loved it!out of 5
Reviewed by Valerie on 05/10/2016
We had a wonderful time at this property. Well equipped for cooking and tons of indoor and outdoor space for everyone to find their own personal vacation spot. Would love it even more if it had its own boat dock, that we had absolutely no problem tying our boat off to the palm tree right in front of our beach. We all would go back and stay at this property again without giving it a second thought.
Beautiful villa and locationout of 5
Reviewed by L.Masters on 04/15/2016
We have family on the island but like to have our own space when we visit so have rented many villas in Cayman Kai over the last 20 years. We are picky-picky and Tarasand is one of our favorites. We have zero complaints. More than fair lodging price. Excellent location, incredible views, clean & beautiful kitchen, new/comfortable beds with high quality sheets and tastfully appointed. Plenty of room for the family. Everything in the house was in excellent working order. And well maintained. Lots of little extras included like 5gal bottled water dispenser with water/ plenty of beach towels/etc. Beach is pristine and close to Rum Point--but far enough away for peace and quiet. We will always return to Tarasand. Be sure to book early because it rents fast.
Extraordinary Family Vacationout of 5
Reviewed by Bonnie on 08/01/2013
we had an extraordinary family vacation and deeply enjoyed the comfort, serenity and beauty of this home and surroundings.
No unfortunate surprises!out of 5
Reviewed by Anne Vaughan on 04/11/2013
For once, the internet didn't disappoint. The house was fully as attractive as shown on the web site. The decor was very attractive, and the floor plan worked very well for our family of eight. I especially liked the high quality of everything from the furniture to the kitchen equipment to bed and bath linens. After several trips to town we were thankful to be on the other side, away from the crowds and traffic. We had very good restaurants near us, and only ventured elsewhere to shop and do the stingray/snorkeling trip. One of the best outings was the bioluminescence kayak excursion, and that was from Rum Point, a short walk away. We also enjoyed the Botanical Garden, which is about half way to town. We would highly recommend the restaurants we tried: Rum Point [twice!], both the bistro and Upstairs in Kaibo, Over the Edge, and the Lighthouse Restaurant. That we expected to be "touristy", but the food and service were excellent. I think we would all highly recommend Tarasand to anyone.