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“Yet Another Great Cayman Vacation at Nautilus” 5 of 5 stars
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The Nautilus Apartments
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#88 Boggy Sand Road, West Bay, Grand Cayman   |  
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Springfield, VA
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“Yet Another Great Cayman Vacation at Nautilus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This was our ninth year visiting Grand Cayman at the Nautilus Apartments. A lot has changed since year 1--the cottage, which used to be the rustic, roughing it location now is the most popular property of the three units. And why not? It boasts a full kitchen (including dishwasher), two comfortable bedrooms, a washer and dryer, and views to die for from your front porch. Beth Roulstone and her family continue to run a fine operation where you feel like family, and the upper end of Seven Mile Beach never disappoints. Our family has already made reservations for next year!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Just got back from a week on the island -- so beautiful. Staying at the Nautilus was great - right on the beach, great snorkeling and kayaking, close to restaurants and groceries and beautiful! Beth is a great host and checked daily if we needed anything. The apartment was clean, well-stocked and maintained. It was great to eat in during the day and grill or go out at night. We loved spending time on the deck and beach sunning and watching the sunset. It is located in a quiet location but just a beach walk away from other resorts and restaurants. If you are looking for a laid back vacation on the beach - this is perfect!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2006

My family has stayed at the Nautilus Apartments manyl times over the past several years and we keep coming back. We book both apartments for a week and all cook together when we are not going out.. The accomodations are very comfortable with two large rooms upstairs each with their own very large bathroom and dressing area. Both rooms have balconeys. Downstairs has a large kitchen and breakfast room, a half bath with a W/Dryer and a living area. It is right on the beach and there is also a patio with grill and decks for sunning or sitting under the trees. The beach is nice but Hurrican Ivan did knocked down the sea wall and took part of the beach and it will take some time for that to build back up but that is the same all over the island. Some of the best smorkeling is directly out from the apartments. You can also walk down the beach to the cemetary where there is great snorkeling. We love it because it is away from the crowded beaches, comfortable and our entire family can all be together. It is not fancy but very nice, well kept, spacious and clean. The beach side of the street has million dollar homes and the other side of the street has traditional Caymanian homes. There is also a one story historical 2 bedrom 2 bath with kitchen and screened porch. It is not aiir conditioned but quite comfortable most of the year. There is even an efficency apartment that will sleep two. The owners are very, very nice.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2004

We stayed in the Nautilus Cottage. It is rustic (no A/C, historic building) but comfortable, and definitely one of the best values on the Island. The best part is how Frank & Beth make you feel right at home, answering all of your questions and making excellent recommendations.
You can't beat walking out the front door onto a patio overlooking the surf and the best view of Georgetown on the Island. We'll be back!

  • Stayed January 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2003

If you are looking for a place to stay away from the commercial part of Seven Mile Beach, the Nautilus Apts. is perfect for you. The apartments are located in North Seven Mile Beach, which is a secluded area of the beach in West Bay. There are four units on the property-- two apartments, one cottage (listed in the historic registry) and a studio cottage. Although we stayed in the historic cottage, the owners let us peek into the other units. The aparments are newly renovated, air-conditioned and would be great for families or couples traveling together. The studio is a bit small, but still has the same view and amenities as the cottage, which has two bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen. The view can't be beat! There are two decks that are right on the beach and look out onto the ocean. Several beautiful snorkeling sites can be reached easily from their property-- by swimming out several yards into the water!The owners, Frank and Beth Roulstone, have lived on the island since before there was water and electricity and can tell you stories about how the Caymans have changed over the years. They were also incredibly helpful with any and all of our requests (dining out, diving/snorkeling companies, transportation and shopping).The Nautilus was exactly what we were looking for-- a smaller, less commercial and more personal accomodation. We will be back!

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Address: #88 Boggy Sand Road, West Bay, Grand Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > West Bay
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in West Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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The Nautilus Apartments Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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