“Paradise Found: Stunning Interior, Breathtaking Oceanfront, Almost all the Comforts, Villa# 28, 5th floor”
The Beachcomber is one of the best 3 BR/3 BA condos we've ever seen or rented. Its location is the best --- on the widest, gently-sloped, cleanest part of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman within a short walking distance to the Ritz-Carlton, the Westin, Caribbean Club, numerous restaurants. The layout, decor, conveniences are top-notch. But you PAY for it!! US$1,305. per night including tax to be exact. We hosted my sister & her husband so we had 4 adults & 3 kids very comfortably sharing this condo. The housekeeper Jennifer did a great job cleaning our room. It was spotless when we arrived. The only unfortunate event was the 1 1/2" live cockroach that greeted us on the night of our arrival upon our return from our first dinner. We think it may have come in on the rollaway cot that had been brought in for us. At any rate, we killed it before it got away. Management had the room re-sprayed shortly after & we never saw another one in the room again. Phew! Use the garburetor for all food waste to deter any more critters from coming in. They should also have lids for the kitchen garbage cans to avoid attracting these pesky bugs. My brother-in-law swears by carbolic soap to keep bugs away. The kitchen has a full-size fridge with water & ice dispenser, full dishwasher, full size stove/oven, coffeemaker, tea kettle, utensils, plates, pots & pans, tea towels, paper towels, dish soap. And if you don't like cooking while on vacation, they provide a list of high-end dining places who will deliver! We love La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant from previous visits to the island so we dined there 3 times! There is seating for 5 @ the dining table, 3 @ the bar/ counter, 6 @ balcony patio set, 2 chaise lounges. The living room has an L-shaped sectional that seats 8! There's a flat panel TV in every bedroom & in the living room. The condo has a wireless router for internet access that slows down when all 3 kids are on their iPods & there's a laptop on. The Master bedroom overlooks the ocean & is adjacent to the living room. Breathtaking view to wake up to. I only wish the Master bedroom bed didn't squeak so much! Luckily the kids' rooms are at the back half of the condo. The balcony spans the full width of the living room & master bedroom. The ensuite bath is massive (10' x 12') with a rainshower, separate toilet room, his/hers sinks. There is a full-size washer/ dryer/ laundry sink/ upright vacuum/ mop & bucket in case you need it. You will need to buy your own detergent, spices, dressing, etc. If you're a light sleeper, we recommend a room on the 5th floor or higher since the children's squeals & the West Bay Rd. traffic is noisy from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. We're used to children's noise (having 3 ourselves) so we were fine. There was daily housekeeping, fresh towels (both in-room & beach towels) daily. The beach chairs & umbrellas are plentiful altho' some people still go very early & save the thatched-hut cabanas (only 2) for their party even when they are not using them. The 2 hot-tubs & the infinity pool are excellent. 4 very clean Weber bbq's are handy if you are fortunate enough to have caught a large red snapper for dinner!! The free underground parking was also much appreciated. For the very tired or the disabled, the building has 2 fast, clean elevators. Danielle, the building manager, is on-site & on-call. When we needed new sheets on Sunday morning, she came in a few minutes!! They will help you book things but Grand Cayman is such that you can easily book things online or by yourself. And we got the feeling they preferred us to do our own booking but were more than happy to provide recommendations. I asked Dale if the building had any beach toys available for our children to borrow. I didn't want to waste money to buy beach toys at Cayman prices for kids who I thought had outgrown sandcastles!! Dale was a gem --- he had the staff dig some brand-new looking toys up for us to use during our stay. In general, it's a very upscale condo with some thoughtful, personable, permanent residents in the building. Despite the number of kids staying over March break, it was a bit 'stuffy' (probably because the cost limits clientele to older, presumably more established guests) but we prefer the atmosphere at the Beachcomber rather than being surrounded by loud, inconsiderate people at some of the large hotels.
the layout, the breathtaking view & sunsets, the comfort, the decor, the location, the cleanliness, the amenities
The live cockroach on the first night.
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