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Beachfront - Retreat at Rum Point - 7th Night Free until August 31st

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 102 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom + 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2-4)

Kick back “island-style” in a luxurious setting!!! Leave the crowds behind on Seven Mile Beach. The Retreat is located at Rum Point, in the heart of the Cayman Kai area, on the north side of the island. There are only 23 units on our seven acres of beachfront property with 1,300 feet of white sandy beach. An easy 35 minutes by car from the airport, George Town, great shopping, and many delectable restaurants. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the Caribbean in all its natural beauty.

This is truly the most beautiful beach on Grand Cayman! The sand is a gorgeous white with a hint of pink. The water is turquoise blue and absolutely crystal clear. The water is very shallow hundreds of feet offshore, perfect for the kids. The beach has lots of vegetation, shade trees, and wildlife, making it a nature lover’s paradise. The waters are part of a nationally protected marine park. So, you will find lots of fish and coral right out your back door.

In addition to our stunning beach, the Retreat offers many great amenities including a newly resurfaced tennis court, a new game room, new work out facility and attractively landscaped pool. All of these amenities are available for your enjoyment at no cost during your stay.

Right next door to the Retreat is the Rum Point Club, which has a nice gift shop, is the very popular Wreck Bar and Grill, a great fine dining restaurant, and a Red Sail Sports rental and activity center. The food at Rum Point is outstanding, the drinks may be even better, and the friendly service can’t be beat. At Red Sail Sports, you can plan snorkeling, diving and Stingray City excursions. If you want to play on the beach, you can rent all kinds of beach toys including snorkeling gear, wave runners, sailboats, kayaks, and more!

Our condominium is a large one bedroom, one bathroom unit, with more than 1,000 square feet of living space. We have a great view of the beach from the living room and the screened lanai. The unit is on the third floor, which almost always provides for a nice breeze if you want to open up the screened windows and let the ocean air flow through. Our unit is ideally situated for a couple or young family. The large bedroom features a king sized bed.

The living room has a queen-size pullout couch. An additional pullout bed is available upon request. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher and disposal. Our unit also has a washer and dryer, so feel free to pack light.

To keep you entertained in the evenings, we have cable television, a DVD player with a selection of movies, a stereo with a variety of CD’s, video games, board games, puzzles, and cards. A small library of novels is available for your enjoyment. Email your family and friends from your laptop. We have high-speed wireless internet and a color printer for your use free of charge. Local telephone calls are also free of charge. International calls can be made using your calling card or any major credit card.

From our condominium, you will walk out your door onto one of the Caribbean's most amazing beaches. If you stay on the Lagoon, you will find yourself driving to our beach. You may be able to find a place at the Kaibo that is a little bit cheaper. But, you will find our condominium to be the best value on the treasured ocean side at Rum Point.

The Retreat and our unit have been inspected and approved by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. So, rest assured that our amenities are up to the finest of standards. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our condominium or the island. So, please don't hesitate to ask. We hope to have the opportunity to share our pristine home away from home with you…

More Details

Owner
Adela Parlette
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Adela Parlette

My husband and I have been married for 19 years. We have 2 boys, ages 11 and 15. We live in Houston, Texas. We enjoy getting away to our condo at Rum Point as frequently as we can. Our kids enjoy telling their friends that in Grand Cayman their back yard is a beach and their front yard is a pool and tennis court! We enjoy having friends and family visit so that we can show off our home away from home. We would love to share our island home with you while we are back in Houston, putting in time in the 'real world.'

Adela Parlette purchased this condo in 2007

Why Adela Parlette chose Cayman Islands

My husband and I have talked about buying a property in the Caribbean since our honeymoon. Everytime we would go on vacation to an island, that conversation would come back up. But, we never pulled the trigger. Back in July of 2007, my in-laws watched the kids for a week while my husband and I went on our first vacation by ourselves since the kids were born. We went to Grand Cayman and stayed on 7 Mile Beach. The beaches were stunning and the island was absolutely paradise. Beatiful views...warm water...laid-back island atmosphere. Around the middle of the week, we decided to rent a car and drive over to Rum Point, which we had read about online. Now, I grew up in the Caribbean and we have traveled pretty extensively to various island destinations. I have seen my share of stunningly beautiful beaches. But, let me tell you...when we got out of the car and walked around the corner of the gift shop and saw the beach at Rum Point, we were absolutely awestruck by the beauty. We had a drink at the Wreck Bar and decided to walk out to the water. The water was perfectly calm and clear as a looking glass. We were able to walk out a couple hundred feet from the shore and the water was only waist high! We began to talk about how this would be such a perfect place to come with the kids. Shallow, calm water. Nice quiet, family atmosphere. Just about then we noticed a couple of really nice looking buildings right next door on the same beach. We wandered next door, found out there was a one bedroom condo for sale, and the rest is history.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in North Side

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen
  • Additional Pullout Bed Available On Request. Crib/Highchair Available On Request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Tennis Court
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Color Printer, Board Games/Puzzles/Cards, Shared Tennis Court, Shared Gym, Helpful Staff Available During Business Hours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront - Retreat at Rum Point - 7th Night Free until August 31st
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Wonderful week!

  • 4 of 5

Adela prepared us very well with advice and was responsive and fair. She set us up for a wonderful week and we definitely would do this again.

From Rum Point we spent half our time exploring the rest of the island and the other half enjoying this great location. The snorkeling here at Rum Point was unique, I saw a 6-foot nurse shark who avoided me completely, baracuda, turtles, rays, and some strange large fish that appeared to have wings... still trying to identify that one. Sunsets are the best here at Rum Point or Starfish Point. Thanks to Adela, our only negative was the Wreck Bar... the staff and quality just seemed underwhelming. The location was great though! The rentals from the office are by far the best deal for bikes and kayaks. We picked up some great advice from others besides Adela... for instance, the bioluminescence peaks with the new moon, but is barely visible during the full moon. We also discovered our own treasure, the gates at Starfish Point have an open attic in the ceiling with hundreds of bats that fly out just after sunset! This week was a unique surprise. Thanks so much to Adela! I could go on and on.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome location and unit

  • 5 of 5

We had been to Rum Pt a few years ago, and it is def the place to stay. This condo was in a fantastic location, very close to the water, and very easy access to all the rest Rum Pt has to offer. The unit is BIG for just 2 people, and could easily handle 4. Everything worked as it should, including the A/C which was very powerful and did a great job. Only complaint would be that it would be good if the patio had a couple of lounge chairs in addition to the table/chairs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I hope you enjoyed your stay in our unit and Rum Point. We hope to have you back in your next visit to Grand Cayman.
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5

Adela was so helpful!

  • 5 of 5

My son called me to say he, his wife, and mother-in-law were coming from Spain to Cayman in two weeks for a visit. We have a very small cottage on the north shore. With such short notice in high season, I was doubtful I would be able to find a decent place for them to stay.

I found Adela's condo at Rum Point on HomeAway. She was able to accommodate my family. The condo was everything as advertised. It is spacious, clean, well equipped, and has amazing views of the turquoise sea. Their first morning after the long trip, they enjoyed a leisurely breakfast on the seaside lanai and immediately felt relaxed and at peace. Having the Rum Point Resort a few steps away makes this property really special.

I recommend this beautiful ocean front condo completely!

Thanks again Adela,

Brian

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Vacation spot. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Sweet 16" for one week during our very first vacation to the Cayman Island. Location, Location, Location...fantastic spot!!! While some might say Rum Point is a bit away from Georgetown and all the attractions, the beauty of the Retreat at Rum Point is the peace and quiet we got to enjoy. Lots of great snorkelling at the Rum Point beach, and off the Iron Shores reef. We were also 5 mins drive from Star Fish Point (another quiet spot).

The unit was very well stocked and very well maintained. We cooked 80% of the time in the condo and the kitchen had all the utensils needed to make family meal.

Large master bedroom....We used the Twin sized air mattress and put that in the bedroom for our kid, laid out the luggages, and still have lots of room to move around.

Adela (owner) was also extremely helpful and responsive to all our questions and needs. We really enjoyed talking to her.

Definitely will return to the Retreat again. It was one of the best family vacation we had!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlene, Thank you for your kind review. I had great fun helping you with your travel plans. I am glad that your family had such a terrific time. We are in Rum Point right now and we are enjoying our Retreat Beach. It has been warm and sunny the whole time. I hope your family has a great new year and hope to host you soon at "Sweet Sixteen". Thanks, Adela
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5

EXACTLY what we'd hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The "Sweet 16" unit and the entire "Retreat at Rum Point"complex are immaculately maintained. The oceanfront view from the unit's third floor lanai is breathtaking and we spent the better part of each morning enjoying the breeze and watching the waves break over the offshore reef. The unit is very comfortable - we slept great - and has everything we needed for preparing meals. The owner does an excellent job of providing driving directions, grocery resources and recommended island activities - wish we'd had another week to explore more highlights. Walter at Red Sail Sports on the neighboring property is a great resource for water activities and guided us to several great snorkeling spots. We also booked our catamaran trip to Stingray City through him and had an amazing experience.

Everything about our stay was uncomplicated and relaxing - just what the doctor ordered!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, Thank you very much for your outstanding review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sweet Sixteen. I agree with you that the view from our lanai is breathtaking. It is so calm and peaceful to look at the sea and the fishing boats around the reef. I am so glad you went over to the Red Sail Sports office to meet Walter. He is a treasure on our side of the island. He is so knowledgeable about the weather condition, fishing spots, best snorkeling sites and best excursions. Yes, you probably need to spend another week in our beautiful paradise to get to some of the sites you did not have time to see. When you come back, we will welcome you back with open arms! Wishing you the best always! Adela and the Sweet Sixteen Crew
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Best family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is wow! We had such a wonderful vacation and in fact my son and husband stated that by far this was their favorite vacation so far. The condo was beautiful, well supplied, clean, and in a good location. The king sized bed was firm and comfortable that we slept the sleep of babes for the five nights we were there. Rum Point is literally a hop, skip, and a jump from the condo and we would go over there once a day for a tropical drink. We snorkeled daily, most of the time, right in front of the condo and pier at Rum Point. Our beach was private so most days we had it all to ourselves or shared it with one or two other couples. I was hesitant about the condo when I read a review about construction next door but I have to say that there wasn't any construction taking place while we were at the Retreat. It was beautiful and peaceful...so much so that we are thinking of coming back in October for our 10 year anniversary. It truly is paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that your husband, son and you had a great time at The Retreat 16, Retreat Beach and Rum Point Beach Club. We are staying at The Retreat 16 right now having our family vacation. We have had a wonderful time as well and do not want to leave tomorrow. The weather has been wonderful. We replaced the old mattress with a new firm mattress. We have been sleeping like babes too. There is a construction site next door but the construction has been halted. It has been riddled with permit issues and opposition from the Cayman Kai community. No one knows if the construction will start again. It has been quiet for us as well. I hope you come back to visit us again this year. October is a very quiet and laid back time on the island. It was a great pleasure working with you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Owen Roberts International (airport code GCM)
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
3 courses (Britannia, North Sound and Blue Tips)
Car: recommended

Stingray City trips! Red Sail Sports activity center, dive shop, water sports and gift shop, bar and restaurant right next door!!! The most extensive botanic garden in the Caribbean (Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park) is about a 10 minute drive. Guided tours of the fabulous Mastic Trail (about 5 minutes drive) provide a historical perspective as well as nature and bird sighting.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo on North Side

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$224
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$320
 
 
Early Winter 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$256
 
 
Nightly Rate
10 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$256
 
 
Early Winter 2017
11 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$256
 
 
Holiday Peak 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$448
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$384
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$224
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

From $200/nt - $1,200/wk
50% deposit required, balance due 30 days prior to arrival;
Credit cards accepted: Master Card and Visa;
All rate include a minimum 5 night stay (7 night minimum during Holiday Peak season);
13% government lodging tax not included;
Maid service available for CI$50 (approx US$60) per cleaning.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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