4BR-Villa Zara - Rum Point
Welcome to Villa Zara. This gated estate sits directly oceanfront in Rum Point, along Grand Cayman's north coast. This palatial villa offers a gorgeous pool deck complete with an oceanfront hot tub to soak in and enjoy the sparkling Caribbean views. A large sandy beach with phenomenal snorkeling is mere footsteps away. For snorkel enthusiasts with a taste for vacationing in luxury, Villa Zara is difficult to beat!
From the moment you step into the tiled foyer, it becomes apparent that Villa Zara is an exceptional experience. The interior is tasteful yet decadent. Large windows and French glass doors flood the interior with Caribbean sunshine no matter the time of year. The main foyer, dining area, and kitchen open onto the tiled pool deck, which offers two shaded pavilions. Guests can unwind and soak in the views from the lounge chairs, or enjoy evening drinks at the outdoor bar before throwing dinner on the poolside propane grill.
Villa Zara’s Notable Features
- Walled and gated privacy
- Excellent snorkeling! A healthy marine environment awaits your discovery! We ask that you wear pool shoes or fins when you go exploring
- 60” Smart TV in living area with additional flat screen TV in Den/Library
- A sound system pipes music throughout the house and pool area
- Expansive kitchen with modern appliances, dishware, utensils, cookware, cutlery, and coffee maker
- Formal dining table for ten; smaller table in the breakfast nook for four.
- Ground floor den with comfortable couches and large flat screen TV. Sleeper sofa pulls out into a bed for two children.
- 1 king master suite with TV plus 2 queen suites located on second floor. All suites open onto full-width oceanfront balcony
- 1 twin suite located on the ground floor and opens onto the pool deck
- Each suite comes furnished with a beautiful private bath, three of which feature sizable soaking tubs
- Daily maid service and on-premises manager (who live in guesthouse by the road to preserve your privacy, but also to be ready to help when you need).
- Plenty of off-street parking
Accommodates up to 10 people (8 adults max). Excellent for large families, or 2-3 couples. Twin beds can be converted to a king bed upon request.
Weddings and events (of up to 75 guests max) are permitted with prior written approval from the owner. Owner will require a supplemental refundable event deposit of $2,500.
- Gated Estate
- Barefoot Beach
- Snorkeling Reef
- Private Pool & Jacuzzi
- Covered Bar & Dining Area
- Stationary Bike
- Central A/C
- Flat Screen TVs
- Cable TV
- Full Gourmet Kitchen
- Modern Appliances
- Keurig Coffeemaker
- Gas Grill
- Linens Provided
- Beach & Bath Towels Provided
- Off-Street Parking
- No Pets Permitted
- No Smoking Allowed
- Weddings & Events Welcomed
- On-Site Housekeeper
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 also can 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 also makes 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 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
- $150 Discount for Silver Thatch Charter stingray snorkel
- Guest parcel receipt & hold for check-in
- Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
- Referral to preferred vendors, reservation assistance
- Airport arrival Fast-Track VIP ($ fee charged by CAA)
- Special event and dinner reservations
- 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)
- Coordinate private chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photographer
- $2,500 of Villa Accidental Damage Protection
- Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, and baby gates
|Jan 07, 2018||Apr 15, 2018||$1,650|
|Apr 16, 2018||Dec 15, 2018||$1,100|
|Dec 16, 2018||Jan 06, 2019||$2,250|
|Jan 07, 2019||Apr 14, 2019||$1,650|
|Apr 15, 2019||Dec 15, 2019||$1,100|
- 13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
- 10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership
- Owner requires a refundable damages deposit of $500
- 5 nights minimum stay required
- 7 nights minimum (weekend to weekend) required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks
- Weddings and events (75 guests max) are permitted with prior written approval from the owner. Owner requires a $2,500 supplemental refundable event deposit.
- $2,500 Event Fee for all weddings/events over 15 guests.
Reviews of 4BR-Villa Zara
26 user reviews.
PRIVATE AND RELAXINGout of 5
Reviewed by Melinda on 02/03/2018
3rd – 8th February, 2018 5 Adults CT, USA We were a pack of 5 women looking for a place to celebrate 50th Birthdays and cannot imagine a better place to end up. The house was prefect in every way (location, location, location) and Yvonne and Phil did everything to address any requests. It’s a beautiful villa catering to a private and relaxing island experience. Definitely on my “favorites” list! We will be back. Melinda and crew (drunk&shameless) p.s. make sure you try Yvonne’s yummy chocolate cake!
Private AND Relaxingout of 5
Reviewed by MC on 02/03/2018
We were a pack of 5 women looking for a place to celebrate 50th Birthdays and cannot imagine a better place to end up. The house was prefect in every way (location, location, location) and Yvonne and Phil did everything to address any requests. It’s a beautiful villa catering to a private and relaxing island experience. Definitely on my “favorites” list! We will be back. P.S. make sure you try Yvonne’s yummy chocolate cake!
PERFECT IN EVERY WAYout of 5
Reviewed by Melinda on 01/01/1970
3rd – 8th February, 2018 5 Adults CT, USA We were a pack of 5 women looking for a place to celebrate 50th Birthdays and cannot imagine a better place to end up. The house was prefect in every way (location, location, location) and Yvonne and Phil did everything to address any requests. It’s a beautiful villa catering to a private and relaxing island experience. Definitely on my “favorites” list! We will be back. Melinda and crew (drunk&shameless) CT, USA p.s. make sure you try Yvonne’s yummy chocolate cake!
SPECIAL PLACE TO STAYout of 5
Reviewed by Andrew M. on 01/01/1970
21st – 31st January, 2018 5 Adults Dayton, Ohio What a lovely home away from home. We had a spectacular holiday. Villa Zara is a very special place to stay. Cayman Island was a new island for us to visit and the villa was perfect. A special thank you to Yvonne and Phil for helping our boating adventure. Yvonne was truly helpful with suggestions for activities, restaurants etc on the island. Kaibo barbecue with Yvonne and Phil our last evening made for a wonderful farewell to a beautiful island vacation. Jane and Chuck, Susan and Ira “Most relaxing place I’ve been” - Andrew
TRULY SPECIAL PLACEout of 5
Reviewed by J on 01/06/2018
Jan 6th – 13th, 2018 7 Adults NY, USA Villa Zara is truly a special place to enjoy all the Cayman Islands has to offer. The home itself is gorgeous, in a spectacular setting with the best personal beach on the Island! Yvonne and Phil made us feel right at home the minute we arrived. Yvonne knows the islands amenities and restaurants well and provided us with all the information we needed to make the right choices – particularly since we had windy and rainy weather for the first 3 days. The family enjoyed snorkeling (right off our own beach), kayaking, fishing, swimming with the stingrays and relaxing in the pool and hot tub. We had a family photo shoot on our beach and the patio which was lots of fun. Jenna our photographer was great. The restaurants on the Island were awesome and a highlight of our trip as well. We also enjoyed a few home cooked meals. We look forward to coming back again.
CARIBBEAN PERFECTIONout of 5
Reviewed by Maria on 12/27/2017
Dec 27th, 2017 – Jan 3rd, 2018 6 Adults 2 Children Pittsford, NY, USA Villa Zara is Caribbean perfection. I spent a week here with my family to celebrate my 50th birthday. The Villa has all amenities located on site with the beach and snorkeling available rigth outside the lovely property. A special thank you to Yvonne and Phil for making our stay a special one. Upon our arrival they greeted us and made us feel at home. They were available to answer questions about the villa and the island. We loved the chocolate cake, cookies and the coconut water! Thank you for a memorable family vacation.
INCREDIBLE OCEAN FRONT VILLAout of 5
Reviewed by Alejandro on 12/16/2017
Dec 16th – 21st, 2017 7 Adults L.A.,California, USA Incredible ocean front Villa with four suites. Spacious and well equipped for large groups. Pristine outdoors with heated pool and Jacuzzi, bar, gazebo and beach front – not to leave the premises for an entire week! Our host Yvonne was super nice, kind and accommodating. She kept the house and premises impeccable and went above and beyond. She greeted us with a fabulous homemade chocolate cake, set up Christmas décor and was very attentive to any need or questions we had. We simply had a wonderful family vacation and did not want to go back home 🙂 Thank you Yvonne!!
Wonderful, private, ocean-front Villa with all amenities = A piece of Heaven on Earthout of 5
Reviewed by A.R. on 12/16/2017
Incredible ocean front Villa with four suites. Spacious and well equipped for large groups. Pristine outdoors with heated pool & jacuzzi, bar, gazebo and beach front - not to leave the premises for an entire week. Our hosts, Yvonne, was super nice, kind, and accommodating. She kept the house and premises impeccable and went above and beyond. She greeted us with a fabulous home-made chocolate cake, set up the Christmas decor and was very attentive to any need or questions we had. THANK YOU YVONNE. !!!
VILLA ZARA IS THE WAY TO GO!out of 5
Reviewed by J Havsgard on 11/27/2017
8 Adults N.Y./Vegas, US and Norway We came here for celebrating our wedding at this incredible beachfront property. And what an amazing wedding it was! Nothing could have been more perfect and all the guests were amazed by the beauty of this place. One thing is how great the house and property, including the facilities are. But nothing is greater than the house manager Yvonne. From the very start after our booking she was super helpful suggesting vendors and giving tips. Always very responsive and positive! But when we met this lovely lady at the villa, we were amazed of how wonderful and helpful she was. Always doing her very best to make sure our stay was far and beyond. At the wedding day she was helping tremendously with making sure everything went smooth, and I credit her some of the reason it was such a success. When it was time to leave she even drove our parents to the airport! If you are considering doing your wedding at the beach on Grand Cayman, Villa Zara is the way to go! The same if you just want the most amazing Cayman villa experience. We could really not have been happier, and a thousand thanks again! Janne and Adel and our families What an amazing treasure to spend a glorious week here at Villa Zara. We loved the beautiful location and this was the PERFECT venue for Adel and Jannes wedding. Thank you Yvonne and Phil for everything!! Everett LOVED and learned to practice walking and climbing stairs. Wish we could stay another week! It was great to have great location for both our families to be together. H & H Families
Thank you for your kind words! Yvonne is the best! Plase come back again soon!
Scott in Reservations
Amazing home - loved the space and fabulous viewout of 5
Reviewed by Victoria on 07/17/2017
18-28th JULY, 2017 4 Adults 4 Children Denver, Colorado, US We had an amazing time at Villa Zara! The home is amazing, we loved the space, the pool, the fabulous view and most of all the snorkeling right outside the back door. We saw so much sea life without leaving our house! We had friends stay a few houses down and they spent lots of time with us. So the large tables, big pool and grill were great for “entertaining”. Yvonne and Phil helped make our trip amazing! From the picking up of the house daily, to the wonderful recommendations and the genuine love and care they show to their guest! We hope to return soon!
EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONSout of 5
Reviewed by Becks on 07/10/2017
My husband and I came here for a “second honeymoon” and just a complete recharging. It exceeded all of our expectations! We completely felt at home and had a great time reading by the pool and looking at the beautiful ocean. Yvonne and Phil are by far the nicest hosts! They made us feel so comfortable and are genuinely nice people! This is q place we will definitely come back to! Thanks for everything Yvonne and Phil!
IT FEELS LIKE HOMEout of 5
Reviewed by Kevin on 07/01/2017
1st-9th July, 2017 6 Adults 3 children Houston & OK, Texas, US Our stay at Villa Zara has been wonderful! The onsite management is superb. Each day the villa is cleaned to perfection and trash is removed. Bottled water is also replenished daily. The home is cared for and the view is spectacular. Try not to book too many excursions, you will want to spend some quality time at the pool enjoying the ocean. The caretakers were great with kids and always willing to chat or offer directions. Great time, hope to visit again! Thank you Yvonne and Phil!! Aaron, Heather & Baby “Kate” July 9th, 2017 Visiting Grand Cayman has always been a bucket list item. I’m so grateful to have shared it with my family in such a lovely home. Yvonne and Phil have been truly magnificent. Answering every question and taking care of all our needs. It truly felt like home. We enjoyed the home, view and fun excursions. But the best part was seeing all the cousins play and have fun! Susan
PERFECT BEACH VILLAout of 5
Reviewed by Sarah on 06/26/2017
26th June-1st July, 2017 6 Adults 2 Children Texas, US What a fabulous week we have had staying in the most perfect beach villa! The pictures do not do it justice; you have to see it in person to truly appreciate the beauty of the home and surroundings. Yvonne was a delight!! She helped us with anything and everything and was a joy to get to know. Thank you Yvonne and Phil for your hospitality!! The cake was fantastic! Our favourite dinner was Tukka. The scuba diving with Ocean Frontiers was incredible. Thank you for a spectacular week in paradise!
BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFULout of 5
Reviewed by Davis on 06/08/2017
June 8-15, 2017 2Adults 3Children Texas,USA What an amazing week! Villa Zara is breathtakingly beautiful. We so enjoyed our time on the beach and lounging by the beautiful pool area. We enjoyed snorkeling, fishing, the turtle farm, Stingray City and much more! Our favorite restaurant was Tukka. Everyone on the island has been so friendly and hospitable. Especially Yvonne and Phil! They greeted us our first day and Yvonne even made us a chocolate cake, much to the delight of the children! They helped make our visit in this beautiful place extra special! Davis and Shelly , Gregory (17) Clara Grace (11) and Ella Kate (8) Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Thank you for the kind words. Yvonne and phil are wonderful hosts!!! Please come again!
Exceeded our expectationsout of 5
Reviewed by Bruce Bigler on 05/21/2017
21-28th May, 2017 8 adults 1 child AL, USA Our time spent at Villa Zara was exceptional in every way. My husband and I had our older children and friends join us for our family vacation. Four from Alabama and two from New York. We also have a four year old son. All of the children had a fabulous time. My husband and I enjoyed private time with our family in this fabulous home, including cooking together and enjoying time at the pool and on the beach! There was truly something for everyone! It was so much better than staying at a resort. Phil and Yvonne were wonderful and inviting. They made sure that everything was perfect. Our little guy especially enjoyed the chocolate cupcakes that Yvonne so kindly baked for us. Villa Zara exceeded our expectations and we will definately visit again in the future. Michelle and Bruce FairHope, Alabama. Had an incredible time with fantastic help! Beaches were great and the weather could not have been better. We hope to visit again sometime and wish Yvonne and Phil a great time in their retirement! Donnie and Maggie
SECOND TIME - WONDERFUL TIMEout of 5
Reviewed by Jenny Niederhoffer on 03/22/2017
22-27 March, 2017 4 Adults 3 Children NY, USA This is the second time our family has stayed at the Villa. Thank you for a wonderful time. Highlights include: The Crystal Caves Crystal Sea Charters Adventures Starfish Point Tour of Mangroves Chef Lloyd! Enjoy your time here!!!
This is the second time our family has stayed at the Villa. Thank you for a wonderful time.out of 5
Reviewed by Jenny on 03/22/2017
Highlights include: The Crystal Caves Crystal Sea Charters Adventures Starfish Point Tour of Mangroves Chef Lloyd! Enjoy your time here!!!
Awesome Pool and Beachout of 5
Reviewed by JN on 03/16/2017
Wonderful family vacation at Villa Zara. The house was beautiful with awesome pool and beach. Plenty of activities including beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Yvonne and Phil were very helpful. They took great care of us and had great recommendations. We would definitely make a return trip back to Villa Zara!!!
VILLA ZARA TRULY IS PARADISEout of 5
Reviewed by T.H. on 02/17/2017
We got treated to a wonderful vacation, thank you Tessie and Charlie (Grandma & Pa). This is a great place. Our two kids had a blast in the pool and “Cajuzzi”! Thank you. Bob, Kylie, Roman and Claire Idaho, USA Dear Yvonne and Phil, We are honoured to witness the sincere spirit of generosity with which you care for this property and those of us who happen to visit. Of course, your attention made our stay comfortable and extra pleasant. It is beautiful being here. We delighted in meeting you and looked forward to your insights and conversations. In gratitude for your care and best wishes. Wahid, Christi and Joseph Sham Vancouver, BC, Canada Thank you Yvonne and Phil. You have been so gracious and helpful. Villa Zara truly is paradise. Our entire family was treated like royalty. We would like to return again someday. Yvonne even baked us all cupcakes. Charlie & Tessie Hope, Idaho, USA
Exceeded Our Expectations!out of 5
Reviewed by Meredith on 11/19/2016
We had hyped ourselves up on Villa Zara for months, and somehow it still exceeded our expectations! The house is stunning, the pool area and ocean view/access is sublime and Yvonne and Phil took extremely good care of us and the place. They had recommendations for anything and everything and were even sweet enough to bake me a cake for my birthday. The location of the house was ideal for us – away from the crowds but still close enough to Rum Point, Kaibo Beach, the East End and other places of interest. Probably the most memorable vacation anybody in our group has ever had, and Villa Zara really helped put it over the top.
Thank you for the kind words. Yvonne and Phil are a wonderful asset!
Beautiful Wedding Venueout of 5
Reviewed by Paulette on 10/23/2016
Villa Zara was a beautiful venue for my son’s wedding. This was a spectacular place with a great pool, hot tub, patio deck, etc. couldn’t ask for more or better. Phil and Yvonne were excellent hosts!
VILLA ZARA RANKS AT THE TOPout of 5
Reviewed by Pam on 07/30/2016
We have travelled to many places around the world - but Villa Zara ranks at the top. The house is beautiful, the pool is perfect and the on-premise staff made it our best vacation ever. We visited 7-Mile beach one day - it's one of the top rated beaches in the world. We rented seadoos there - great water. We frequented Rum Point for snorkelling, used Red Sail Tours with a boat that took us to StingrayCity and Starfish point. Very fun. Also did the Bio-luminescent tour of the bay in kayaks. Went to Turtle Farm and the obligatory Tortuga Rum Cake Factory. Tukka is a nice place for dinner. Rode the bikes to Rum Point several times. Perfectly Pampered Cayman came to the villa so we could all have Swedish or deep tissue massages. We did a lot but always could not wait to get back "Home" to this House! Loved it here and hated to leave!!
Beautiful and Truly Sereneout of 5
Reviewed by Melissa on 07/21/2016
My wife and I booked Villa Zara for our destination wedding. Needless to say, the pictures did this place no justice! Beautiful accommodation and truly serene landscape. Our entire wedding party and guests enjoyed our ceremony and holiday.
Scenic Private Beachout of 5
Reviewed by Kim on 02/11/2016
I booked Villa Zara to surprise my boyfriend on his 40th Birthday. As we drove into the driveway we were greeted with a beautiful and luxurious entrance. Yvonne and Phil were waiting our arrival and showed us around the Villa. The Villa had everything you could ever need. We spend most days outside but the real treat for us NYers was the incredible kitchen. We enjoyed making a few breakfasts and dinners while we were here. Villa Zara is the most beautiful Villa along a scenic private beach. I would love to come back when the Island is less windy. Yvonne and Phil were always close by if we needed them. Yvonne even made cupcakes for Scott’s 40th birthday! Thanks Grand Cayman and Villa Zara for an incredible birthday getaway from NYC blizzard conditions.
TRULY MAGNIFICENTout of 5
Reviewed by MIKE on 11/14/2015
We had a tough stretch of work and were looking for a complete getaway. Villa Zara on Grand Cayman was just the place. The house was truly magnificent and it’s situated in a part of the island that’s far away from the crowded touristy areas. We had complete seclusion, our own beach, our own large pool and an oversized Jacuzzi. The house is amazing: marble everywhere, a gourmet kitchen, a veranda from each bedroom that overlooks the sea, over the top furniture and bathroom fixtures, and all the toys you might want to use in the pool or the beach! We suggest the two seat kayak, we took it out several times and had the ocean completely to ourselves. We never saw another person. There are top-end restaurants within a short drive as well as some great places to relax for an afternoon drink and enjoy excellent local lunch food. On top of all this, our villa came with two caretakers, a really nice couple who live on the property, one of the very few villas on Cayman with this luxury. Phil maintains the grounds impeccably, while Yvonne takes care of the inside of the house and also provides first hand knowledge of things to do and places to go on the island. They even turn the lights on for us when we were out late so we wouldn’t come home to a dark house. If you want to go to the other side of the island to look around, it takes about 45 minutes. We used wazes and it navigated us perfectly. Given all this we definitely would love to come back and take others. It was tough leaving.
Absolutely Perfect for Our Wedding Location1out of 5
Reviewed by Lauren on 02/17/2016
The moment we saw Villa Zara on the Cayman Villas website we knew the house would be absolutely perfect as our wedding location. When we scheduled an appointment to see it with Yvonne our thoughts were confirmed. Yvonne gave us a tour of the beautiful mansion and was incredibly helpful with ideas on how to work the logistics of having the perfect wedding here!! When we arrived for our five days at the Villa we were so excited to vacation there as well as hold our wedding there. Yvonne and Phil kept everything in ship-shape and proved to be most valuable assets on our wedding day making the Villa even more beautiful and helping accommodate all our needs. Everyone at our wedding was absolutely stunned at the beauty of the Villa and how put together everything was. Our guests danced the night away and enjoyed the beach and the amazing pool and Jacuzzi. The area is very private and was perfect for relaxing before and after the stress and fun of our wedding! The pool had so many pool floaties and all kinds of amenities that we used. I cooked in the kitchen everyday. And it is so close to one of our favourite restaurants “Over the Edge” for when we didn’t want to cook. We are leaving the Villa to go back to our apartment on the other side of the Island and guests back to their homes around the world with lovely memories! We cant thank Yvonne and Phil enough and the owners of Villa Zara for letting us have a super special wedding and vacation! Best, Lauren and Jyoti A massive thank you for helping our wedding day go off perfectly. The stunning house and gorgeous location set the scene for an event we will never forget. As a holiday rental the house was equipped with every little thing one could want. Snorkeling gear, great internet, kayak, beach toys, wine fridge – really the works! Staff were super accommodating and helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable. Big thanks, Jyoti (Groom)