The Bach@Brac: Stylish & Relaxed Beach House


Entire residential home hosted by Melissa

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 3.5 bathrooms
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Welcome to our lovingly restored, rustic & relaxing Cayman Brac home. In New Zealand, we call this a 'bach' (pronounced 'batch'). The house offers open living; a large outdoor deck & pool; your choice of sun or shade; amazing views; fire-pit, & separate areas that deliver privacy, as well as lots of good collective space. Many amenities are included - bikes, beach chairs, water toys, a dive wash tank & line, beach towels, games & more.

Note: CI Govt. Tourist tax (13%) is included in pricing.

The space
As you leave your car and your shoes at the front of the house, you'll also leave all your worries behind. On entering, you'll find a large, workable kitchen, laundry room to the right, and living/dining room with wall-mounted TV to the left. This room allows for being comfortably inside on the odd occasion that the weather requires it, with Netflix & magazines alongside the sofa to keep you entertained.

A window seat in the kitchen area makes for cozy kitchen conversations, and the window seat at the entrance to the Family Bedroom allows for reflection.

In the main Living Room, the views become obvious, as does the light and spaciousness of this room, with it's lofted ceiling. Moving out onto the deck, you'll see why this will become the focal part of your stay. The view, gentle breezes and smell of the sea tell it all.

Four lovely bedrooms complete this home, including the Beachside room, which is double sized. All bedrooms have their own bathroom, except for the Family Room Annex/kids room, which has 2 trundle beds and shares a bathroom with the Family Room.

Additional amenities include a bookcase which houses books, games, DVDs, throw rugs, pillows, beach towels and additional household towels. Beach & water toys, beach chairs and two small kiddies pools (one inflatable, one snap-set) are also provided for guests' use, as are two bikes - one men's & one ladies cruiser. We also have coolers & ice-bricks for those days when you want to sit and stay at other places on the island, such as Public Beach or Buccaneers.

Outdoor settings - Adirondack chairs for the fire-pit, chaise lounges, dining table and chairs, and extra chairs & small tables are ready to be moved into whatever position best suits you. Our landscaped garden includes a short sand walkway to the fire-pit, and a large flat, raised area where you can move any of the chairs so that there is nothing in front of you except the sea.

Our photos tell you the full story. Enjoy!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Sister Islands, Cayman Islands

Cayman Brac is a small, quirky little island, where everything is within easy reach, and we hope you will like it's simplicity. Michael & I first came here in November 2014 to experience what we knew was some of the best diving in the world. We fell in love with Cayman Brac because it's so relaxed, & with it's fabulous sunrises & sunsets, & friendly people, we know you will absolutely love your time here.

This is an unfussy home, originally built in the 1980's by a local who loved it so much he remains to this day on Cayman Brac. Originally with only 2 bedrooms, the house has been added onto but in keeping with the original design, and has lofted ceilings and spectacular views from just about everywhere in the house. For most of the year, cooling breezes blow through the house with no need for air-conditioning.

Because the island and the house are well away from the hustle and bustle, we've tried to think of & provide everything that you'll need for a calm and relaxing stay, including books, games, water toys, & bikes, making it all very easy.

We don't have immediate water access - our part of this special island is on a reef and therefore has an iron shore - however, the nearest public beach is a quick 10 minute drive, and the local "Buccaneers" rock pool for safe, easy swimming & snorkelling is only 15 minutes away ... well worth the effort.

Hosted by Melissa

  1. Joined in November 2013
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I am originally from Australia, but have lived and worked in 8 countries on 3 continents. My hubby (Michael) & I now live in New York City, which we adore, but we enjoy escaping the city & staying in unique places. We ended up falling in love with 3 stunning but very different destinations, and have since made them our homes away from home! Cayman Brac (Caribbean/Cayman Islands); Telluride, Colorado (USA), and the Sunshine Coast in Australia. We now offer our vacation homes to guests, through my company AbFab Escapes, & additionally I take care of reservations for one other fabulous property in the UK. We absolutely know what discerning guests are looking for, as we've had years of experience, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our homes soon!
I am originally from Australia, but have lived and worked in 8 countries on 3 continents. My hubby (Michael) & I now live in New York City, which we adore, but we enjoy escaping th…

During your stay

We have an on-island manager, who will respond quickly and efficiently to any issues you have during your stay, as well as meet you at the house to get you settled in. Housekeeping is taken care of prior to your visit & at the end of your stay, but a full washer/dryer & cleaning equipment is available for longer stays.
We have an on-island manager, who will respond quickly and efficiently to any issues you have during your stay, as well as meet you at the house to get you settled in. Housekeeping…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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