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Spectacular Views, Excellent Snorkeling, Amazing Sunsets, Ocean Front

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
13 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    MV Captain Keith Tibbetts Shipwreck
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cemetery Wall
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Strawberry Sponge Wall
    12 min walk
  • Airport
    West End (CYB-Gerrard Smith Intl.)
    2 min drive

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    About this area

    West End

    This vacation home is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. West End Point Outlook and Cayman Brac Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bamboo Bay and Rebecca's Cave.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      MV Captain Keith Tibbetts Shipwreck - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Cemetery Wall - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Strawberry Sponge Wall - 12 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Charlie's Reef - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Westerly Ponds - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • West End (CYB-Gerrard Smith Intl.) - 2 min drive

    About this property

    Spectacular Views, Excellent Snorkeling, Amazing Sunsets, Ocean Front

    The location of Barcadere provides a perfect example of the Brac's beautiful and diverse shoreline. Located on prime West End diving/snorkeling location, a short path from the house leads to a small cove called the Barcadere, (how the house got its name) carved out of the molten lava rock by the Caribbean Sea. The cove is about 12x30 feet and 10 feet deep and is protected from the ocean’s waves. A sturdy aluminum ladder provides an easy entrance and exit for exquisite snorkeling, diving or just swimming for all ages. Two sea-pools surge in rhythm, each supporting a unique set of aquatic inhabitants, connected by underwater channels to the Barcadere. You’ll notice the sound of the shore itself, gurgling, softly resonating under you, literally breathing with the sea. The magic of this porous shoreline begins. To the west the expansive, easy to stroll solid rock shore leads you to a larger, wilder cove powering the blow holes where the seas are funneled under the rock to erupt in wave geysers, sometime 20’ high! Further on, the shore adds sand and shells for beach-combing, and then finally to a rare, natural pure sand beach where sea turtles lay their eggs each year. To the east the shore offers tidal pools and an easy walk to the cut, a man made inlet cut into the ironshore. Originally created to shelter boats, this natural saltwater 'swimming pool' is now used by swimmers, snorkelers and divers to access deepwater diving and snorkeling. Directly in front of the house, approximately 100 yards off shore, is the coveted dive site of the Captain Keith Tibbitts...a Russian frigate sunken to provide an exceptional artificial reef. It is only diveable Russian military sunken vessel in the Western Hemisphere. In addition, about 50 yards to the left of the Barcadere is another sunken vessel used as a diving/snorkeling destination, with an abundance of sea life, including sting rays, sea turtles and multitudes of coral reef fish. In the evening just sit back on the patio and catch the most wonderful sunsets you will ever see. Each one unique with the various tropical cloud formations that illuminate the sky in reds, pinks and purples until it eventually succumbs to total darkness, illuminating the solar system in a spectacular way. This special property is very handy to the airport, grocery store, gift shops, restaurant, bank, liquor store and doctors' offices. Like to explore? Go to the bat caves, take the parrot walk, find ‘Blackfoot’, our neighborhood iguana, check out the light house on the bluff where you might have a sighting of the brown booby bird, hike up and into Peter's Cave where islanders went to survive the great hurricane of 1932, or go to the recreation park just a few minutes’ walk from the house. The area offers an abundance of natural wonders sure to delight guests of all ages. The house has been privately enjoyed by our family since 1978. It has recently been completely refurnished and refitted to make your visit easy! The set-up is simple, you begin to unwind as soon as you cross the threshold. There are two small adjoining bedrooms on the ground level, and a separate large master suite with full bath and deck on the second level. The master suite has an outside entrance and is not connected to the downstairs bedrooms. A recently completed renovation of the master suite's ceiling has created a very wonderfully cool and pleasant living/sleeping experience during all the seasons. Our island born partner Derwin Scott meets your flight. The house is spotless, the linens fresh, the kitchen is equipped with all the utensils needed, connected to a great room with spectacular panoramic views. Keywords: Beachfront, easy shopping, private, swimming, park, sunset, view

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 2

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 3

    2 twin/single beds

    Property amenities

    Beach

    • On the beach

    Pool/Spa

    • Pool

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster

    Bedrooms

    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 4 bathrooms
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • Games
    • Books
    • Music library

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    • Air conditioning

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Cave exploring, rock climbing, and scuba diving nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 8

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
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    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful Week in a Slice of Paradise

    This was our second trip to the Brac and we've found the property we'll be coming back to time and again. Barcadere is very conveniently located and close to all of the best shore diving locations. Not to mention the easy access to the reef and wreck right out the back door. The ladder into/out of the ocean made for worry free access when you're all geared up with dive equipment. Even if you are not a diver, snorkeling is also excellent. Be certain to look for the Flamingo Tongue snails on the sea fans as you head out of the cove. The outside shower and hose is also a real convenience--rinsing your gear is simple and easy. Watching the sunset over Little Cayman from the upstairs balcony is not to be missed. We were treated to several spectacular shows! Whenever we visit the Brac, we'll be coming back tot he Barcadere.

    5/5 Excellent

    2nd time staying at Barcadere. Amazing property and best location!

    Such a comfortable house with everything you need. Amazing diving right out front with easy entry into the sea. Joanne is amazing to work with and is so good at quick responses. Derwin Scott met us at the airport and handed us the keys. Caymanians are the friendliest people in the world! We stayed 16 days this time and hate to leave. We will be back!

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect for Divers and families!

    It made me think...THIS is what I missed out on not being a surfer in the seventies. It felt like a well loved older beach bungalow WITHOUT any annoying, precious Home and Garden pretensions. It was so well organized, e.g. large, thick beach towels stacked on a table by the side door that leads out to cement patio and gravel area, to seating areas with amazing views, to the laundry line that was always in use by my husband, sister and me (with dive gear drying), and every bit of that side shaded by a large, over-arching Seagrape tree--you could sit there any time of day, in the breeze coming off the ocean steps away, and stay cool. While we were there the winds were unusually up the whole time. There were white caps on the ocean out side the reef, and inside too, some days. But my husband and I are strong enough swimmers. We dove every day, either from the Barcadere ladder or from the Buccaneer pool a half block east. We then snorkeled out to the nearest mooring ball, dropped down and dove rest of way along finger reefs back to inlet and ladder at Barcadere. We dove once with Brac Shack (great people!), but really, when you wake up every morning and find all the dive boats moored out in front of your house, well, why would I pay them when I can just swim out? Oh, you DO have to tow a diver's flag at all times, and considering all the dive boats that utilize this area, seems a no-brainer. You can rent that too, at Brac Shack. To rent tanks, you get one at a time and have to return it to get another, but they are literally a five minute drive away, so no big whoop there. You do have to carry the ladder to the Barcadere inlet each time you dive and pull it out after. It's a regular, one sided aluminum ladder like you might use to paint your house, not hard to carry or put in/out, just make sure you feel physically capable, which if you're a diver, you will. As other's have mentioned the upstairs master bedroom gets very hot in the afternoon and does not cool down easily even with the a.c. set to seventy five two hours before bed. I wish their Ductless mini-split ac unit--there was one on the wall--had actually worked. Instead there was a window unit. We managed . . . My sister used the downstairs bedroom, one without ac blowing directly on bed, and was comfy. All beds very comfy! Kitchen, living-room really roomy; lots of screened windows. Bathrooms perfectly serviceable. We all can't wait to come back!

    5/5 Excellent

    Charming, Unique Cottage

    Excellent location, quiet, safe,private with amazing views. Steps from best snorkeling on island, block from lovely nature trail and dead end street perfect for morning and night walks with good birding including night herons. Owner a pleasure to communicate with immediate response. Extremely well stocked and clean. Plan to return for fourth stay!

    5/5 Excellent

    Quiet with Excellent access to ocean

    This was our second trip to Brac & we decided to try the North shore. We stayed at Barcadere for 2 relaxing weeks. Snorkeling was fun with easy access to the water. The variety of fish & corral ensured we would go out again and again. The house is within walking distance of the Market and Star Island Restaurant. We even walked up to Billy’s for the Backyard Farmers Market on Saturday. Of course we had to stop to pick up food at Barry’s Golden Jerk! Excellent pork & chicken!! We are not resort people so this place was a wonderful escape. Bracers are friendly and always helpful. We rented a car for a day to play tourist. We went up to the Southeast beach hunting rocks. Walked through the parrot preserve and only came away with mosquito bites. A stop to see Tenson & Starrie at NIM Things was a treat. Thanks for the introduction to swanky. Having an outside entrance to the bedroom created some problems during a couple of rainstorms. But again the view from our bed every morning was paradise. I have dietary restrictions so food is a concern. We had hoped to get fresh fish but were disappointed again. All meat in the stores is frozen. I will have to pack more snacks next time. The one fly in the ointment are the roosters going off at ungodly hours. This made sleep difficult the first few days.We live on a farm but our roosters wait for sunrise! We are hoping to return and if the Barcadere is available.....

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