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Island Houses of Cayman Kai
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Starboard Kai no. 4 has recently been completely renovated and is truly exquisite. You will find it fully equipped for all your requirements the only things to pick up coming from the airport are groceries and drinks. Being a senior the proximity of the pool,ocean,as well as the local restaurants was most attractive. There are also available bikes and ocean kayaks and all that Rum Point offers. The pool area is lovely and the grounds surrounding are beautifully kept,right down to the removal of over-hanging coconuts. Everything inside is brand new and the kitchen is a joy to work in,granite counters,stainless steel appliances all that one requires. We ate most meals on the screened in lanai with a wonderful view of the lagoon. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

Room Tip: There is no fitness centre,restaurant and/or room choice,this being a condo complex.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Barbara B
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Cayman K, Manager at Island Houses of Cayman Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Thank you for writing your review on your recent trip and stay at Starboard Kai Island House #4.
We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations.


Robert Wagner
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were in Starboard Kai #4. It had just been remodeled and everything was beautiful and of the highest quality. The condo was stocked with soap, dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent, which is not always the case when one rents a vacation condo. There are also bikes and kayaks to use. The beach is just steps away from the front door, and the screened porch in back, facing the cove, is a great place to relax. The pool is private and never crowded. Bob and Mitzie, the managers of the rentals, were so helpful and easy to work with. We thought we might have to stay an extra night because of a snow storm back home, and they worked to find a spot for us in another condo. Walter and the other guys at Red Sail sports were also super nice, helping us with the Stingray city tour, waverunner rental, and snorkel gear. This is a great place for a family vacation. You can alternate between eating out and cooking at home. There's wifi and cable for the kids. Plenty to do or just hang out and relax!

Room Tip: There's no grocery store nearby, so stock up on your way in from the airport.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank swhwriter
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Cayman K, Manager at Island Houses of Cayman Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

SWhwriter

Thank you for writing your review on your recent trip and stay at Starboard Kai Island House #4.
We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations.

I glad you got a chance to meet Walter at Red Sail Sports. He is a great guy

I am glad you got home alright and hope to send you return to Cayman next year.

Robert Wagner
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Pictures do help but even those can't capture the beauty and comfort of the island homes. Everything is just outside your door in terms of getting closer to nature, from kayaks to snorkel gear to bicycles. The options to grill or use the kitchen make it budget friendly as do the various public beaches throughout Cayman. Planning our next trip already. This time at least two weeks!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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3  Thank Reggaemomanddad
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Cayman K, Manager at Island Houses of Cayman Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2015

Thank you for your comments and hoping you will return soon

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Fabulous long weekend, relaxed as a family, kayaked in Bioluminescence Bay, Drinks at rum point. Well equipped condo with all we needed. Comfortable but not fussy so we felt relaxed. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Cayman_Crew
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Cayman K, Manager at Island Houses of Cayman Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013

Thank you for your comments and your Five Star Rating about your recent stay at Barefoot Lagoon Island House #11.

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at the Island Houses in November 2012 and equally enjoyed our week in February 2013. We plan on returning next year and many years thereafter! The easiest way to book is through Cayman Kai Vacations online as they are veryhelpful and provide assistance when needed.

Location: The Island Houses are located in Cayman Kai, across from Rum Point Beach on the north shore of Grand Cayman. The 45 minute drive from the airport takes you away from the busy Seven Mile Beach area and provides an excellent location for a relaxing vacation. Especially suitable for two couples or a family of four, the Island Houses are situated, in a semi circle, directly on a sand-rimmed, palm-lined cove, perfect for kayaking with easy access to the ocean (a 5 minute paddle). Steps away, out the front door, is Rum Point Beach (directly across the street). This beautiful beach, featuring the famous dock, provides a wonderful spot to swim, snorkel and go for long walks. You can also head off from here for a visit to Stingray City and Sandbar - a must do activity for any trip to Grand Cayman. A number of other excursions, such as the sunset cruise, are also available.

Accommodation: Each of the 18 "Island Houses of Cayman Kai" is a privately owned villa. They are decorated according to the individual owners' tastes, so the best advice is to review them online and find the one best suited to your liking. Each "Island House" is a two story, two bedroom, three bathroom (two are ensuite) home complete with fully appointed kitchen, living and dining room and a large two-story lanai (screened-in porch). This is where you will want to spend your time when indoors - it is a wonderful space.
A number of the "Island Houses" have kayaks for their guests to enjoy (some also have bicycles). Snorkel equipment is available to purchase or rent across the street at Rum Point (we chose to bring our own). There is a lovely pool, with a great view of the cove, for the exclusive use of "Island House" guests. We often found we had the pool all to ourselves.

Amenities: In addition to those already mentioned, the "Island Houses" come fully equipped, including bedding, beach towels, etc. Most evenings we opted to enjoy our surroundings and the BBQ at our villa but there are a couple of lovely restaurants in the neighbourhood (Kaibo is a good walk /short drive, another is directly across the street at Rum Point). Kaibo has both a fine dining retaurant (upstairs) and more casual fair on the beach (downstairs). Each Friday closest to the full moon Kaibo hosts a wonderful dinner on the beach (reservations a must). They also hold other Caribbean style evenings - be sure to check their calendar online.

Other tips: Be sure to rent a car by reserving ahead of time. Once accustomed to driving on the left, which takes no time at all, Grand Cayman is quite easy and safe to navigate and a wonderful island to explore. Although you may not want to leave Cayman Kai and Rum Point, there are many other fabulous beaches and sites to see. If you are into scuba or snorkeling Grand Cayman is spectacular! George Town is a great place to wander about and of course enjoy a drink on the wharf after some duty free shopping.

Getting there: As we are flying from Canada, our most direct and cost effective choices are Air Canada and West Jet. Both offer more than one flight a week in "high season".

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cayman K, Manager at Island Houses of Cayman Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2013

Thankk you for you kind comments about the Island Houses of Cayman Kai

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