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4BR-Christmas Palms: Private Oceanfront Villa with Pool and Excellent Snorkeling


Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2016
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Tremendous Snorkeling! 4BR/3.5BA Christmas Palms Villa sits directly oceanfront in Old Man Bay on the north coast. The villa offers luxurious interiors that are complemented by beautiful waterviews, an oceanfront freshwater pool, and--of course--excellent snorkeling in the sparkling Caribbean waters. Many coral heads hosting schools of juvenile fish await you! The property includes the sandier beach lot next door to the east that has a small area for private sunbathing. Either way, every marine environment in the Caribbean requires foot protection (swim fins or pool shoes). As all beaches in Cayman are public, we also have 3 nearby resorts/clubs with barefoot swimming that are open to our guests. They also have watersports and serve meals and drinks.

Christmas Palms has light, airy interiors that are designed to maximize the gorgeous ocean views; the large windows and glass doors flood the home with sunshine all year. From the dining room, living room, and kitchen, you can step directly onto seaside decks or screened porches to enjoy the ocean air while you dine, lounge, or just have a cocktail after a day of sun and surf. The large, modern kitchen offers all the standard amenities, dishware, cookware, and cutlery.

THREE (3) King Master Suites on the second floor each enjoy a wide ocean view and breeze. Each bedroom has its own screened porch or balcony overlooking the ocean. Twin bedroom on the first floor with adjacent half bathroom opens directly to the oceanfront screened porch. Pull-out couch in living area.

Central A/C, WiFi, Charcoal Grill, Washer/Dryer, Plasma TV, Stereo, Linens, Towels and Beach Towels provided. Accommodates up to 10 people (8 adults max.); Excellent 3-couple villa and twins can be made up as a king bed for a 4th couple. (3) King Suites, (1) Twin Bedroom. Plenty of off-street parking. Outdoor shower by the pool area as well as masonry BBQ grill.

There is no home to the east of Christmas Palms, so our guests do enjoy their privacy. A new home is being built to the west of the house and should be 80% completed by Chsristmas. There is excellent snorkeling directly behind the villa as well as for another 500 yards to the east behind "Connolly's Cove".

Christmas Palms now has (2) kayaks and is only half a mile from Grand Cayman's newest attraction;Cayman Crystal Caves. 10 minutes to the east are the resorts, grocery store, package store as well as some shopping and restaurants.

20% Adjacent Construction Discount until December 15; 2016

13% CI Government Occupancy tax added to all rates

(8 Adults-10 Max) :

$4,949/wk (15 Apr - 15 Dec)

$5,649/wk (15 Dec - 15 Apr)

(8 Adults-8 Max):

$4,599/wk (15 Apr - 15 Dec)

$5,299/wk (15 Dec - 15 Apr)

(6 Adults-6 Max):

$4,249/wk (15 Apr - 15 Dec)

$4,949/wk (15 Dec - 15 Apr)

(Holiday Rates):

$7,945/wk (22 Dec - 6 Jan)

$2,000 refundable damage deposit waived with purchase of $49 ADP - Accidental Damage Protection.

20% Discount Available Sep-Oct.

20% Adjacent Construction Discount until December 15; 2016

Owner requires Refundable $250 Excess Cleaning Fee/Damage Deposit.

Minimum Stay:

5 Nights Minimum

Minimum Stay, Dec 21-Jan 6:

7 Nights Minimum,

Weekend to Weekend

Thanks/X-Mas/NY Weeks 4BR rate reqd

Minimum age of 25 yrs old to lease any of the villas and lessee must occupy the villa during the entirety of the rental period.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Manager

I bought the land in 2003 in a hormonal post divorce moment, and despite Hurricane Ivan, which devastated the island of Grand Cayman one year later in 2004, I never once regretted the decision. I have always dreamed of building a beautiful triple aspect house on the ocean. So I designed Christmas Palms (it started life on the back of an envelope) and finally - after much planning, begging and borrowing - managed to break ground in May 2009. This picture was taken at Over the Edge restaurant in Northside, Grand Cayman, just after (with equanimity and no regrets all round) I had ceremoniously thrown my wedding ring into the sea!

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24 Reviews

based on 24 traveler reviews


Overall as expected in the rental, however...

  • 4 of 5

There were only 3-1/2 bathrooms, not 4. We could not get into room with water toys due to humidity from rains in previous weeks. Lights in pool did not come on. Kitchen not as equipped as previous rentals. Also, there was no sandy beach as the photos showed.

The bedrooms were very spacious and the beds comfortable. The outdoor area around pool was wonderful. The pool was small, but very good.

There was nothing major that would have kept us from renting again, however it wasn't our favorite overall.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review! Our apologies for the bad weather. We had record rains in May and that always crushes a beach vacation. Glad you had a good time regardless at Christmas Palms. Totally our fault for listing 4 bathrooms instead of 3.5. At the time we listed this home HomeAway only had whole numbers...that changed long ago and we have made it 3.5. With 3 adults and 4 children, I hope it wasn't too inconvenient not having the 4th shower. As far as a pool toy closet; that is the owner's closet and remains locked. The owner doesn't have pool toys to include. On the beach; we do have a beach description on our booking site (see below). But these guests may have booked through HomeAway, Flipkey or VRBO and not seen it. Our large photos on our booking site show the beach has sand and pebbles...the seasons do change this however and we often have sand. Beach Description With a central location on the island…the homes in Old Man Bay offer perhaps the best shore diving and snorkeling on the entire island. The beaches are mostly sand, but also can be have some pebbly beaches as well as natural rock formations . Either way, with the varied marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The beaches here offer great seashell collecting and turtle sightings in summer!
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Christmas Palms Review

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at Christmas Palms. It is a lovely vacation home, wonderful view of the water. The house is well maintained and very comfortable for not only 2 but for large families. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The air conditioning system is wonderful. The entire house is cool. A great surprise. The patio and pool area were wonderful. The pool was bigger than expected. The only people we saw were a few divers, a few dive boats and occasional person fishing off the shore. It is close to Rum Point, which has the best beach for sitting. We found snorkeling to be a disappointment. The other beaches nearby while easy to get too are NOT great for long easy walking. If you want to go to Georgetown will take you about 30 minutes one way. Restaurants near by are Over the Edge, The Lighthouse and the Restaurant at Rum Point.

There was a constant breeze (sometimes real wind) so bugs were not an issue, which we loved.

I would recommend this home but as with all vacation rentals there are the cons. There is no beach giving easy access to the water. The only sand is on the property. The area below the house is very rocky and not easy to walk. While there is a small water access area to the right of the property but with the surf, gaining access is difficult to go snorkeling. My husband did and found it hard to get around in the water due to waves and rocky areas.

I would recommend you get the beach shoes from the local dive shop. While expensive made beach walking and dealing with some of rocks easier. The house is very close to the road but the traffic noise was not an issue.

There is no housekeeping provided with this rental. We wanted the sheets and towels cleaned and the floors swept. We treat the house like it was our own. Cost is $90 US for 3 hrs minimum. A bit pricey but she did a good job. We have rented many homes on different islands and only one other time did we have to pay for housekeeping at this price range. I guess this is the Cayman way.

Overall it was a great get away and would recommend Christmas Palms.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review of Christmas Palms

  • 4 of 5

Review of the Christmas Palms in Grand Cayman:

We stayed for 5 days at the Christmas Palms in the Grand Cayman. The home was in excellent condition with 180 degree view of the ocean. The four bedrooms, four bathrooms home was what were needed for a family of five. The home had all the amenities of your personal residence while being on a beautiful tropical beach. The pool and patio area were great for sitting and watching ongoing fishing boats while relaxing with a drink and dinner. The privacy was great while being nearby to two of the major resorts within a five mile radius.

We took tours of the bay, and snorkeled at the edge of the reef just to find that the best snorkeling was in the back yard of Christmas Palms. We saw Sting Rays, Barracudas, Lion Fish, eels, and all the variety of Caribbean species.

The location was close to many gourmet restaurants, or if you wanted to buy groceries and create your own meals the store was five minutes up the road.

The home is centrally located with famous rum point beach five miles west of the location. We made a day of it, the resort at Rum Point has restaurants; water sports equipment rentals, and a full functional beach.

The home is about eight miles from George Town and Seven Mile beach great areas for tourist type activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is simply beautiful, and exceeded our expectations. The picture don`t do it justice. We were {3} couples and we all had a king size beds with balconies over looking the ocean. We spent most of the time, outside taking in the views and sunsets, by the pool. Very relaxing. House was immaculate and kitchen and entire house was well equipted. Beach was a litte rocky and rough, for swimming and snokeling. Rum Point is only about 20mins away and has every kind of Water activities, Diving, snorkeling and Stingray city trips, a must do with you with any visit to Grand Cayman. Overall one of the best places, we have ever stayed at, and one of the best R&R`s we have ever had.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 day stay at C. Palms

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house. There is a small pool out back with fun pool toys. The kitchen is well-equipped and there's a large tv in the living area. You'll definitely need beach shoes for anyone going into the ocean as there are many sea urchins in the ocean behind the house. All the rooms have great views which is very unusual. The home is in a well-secure location and we felt safe taking walks, biking, and riding around. There are many good restaurants on the North Side and you are very close to the stingray sandbar which is a MUST visit for all in your party. The home is about a 30-40 mile drive to 7 Mile Beach and in a laid back area. You will really love this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

If you don't want to stay in a busy condo on a noisy road on seven mile beach (not to mention share the pool with hundreds of other people... eww), stay on the northside! Christmas palms is so beautiful and quiet. Three couples can share this house easily. the property is easy to find and close enough to rum point and east end on the other side (both about 20 min drives) and seven mile beach is not as far as it looks... we never minded the drive. you can't see your neighbors (unless you start walking down the beach far enough, obviously) the beach is full of coral but if you get out on the sea kayak you can get to mediocre snorkeling. take a trip out snorkeling on the east end with a boat, it's worth it!! the pool is great- doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it. warning- no modern grill! the grill is actually a small fire-pit with grate. we made it work just make sure you buy some charcoal. the pictures of this house are very accurate- we'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It is quiet, private and beautiful up here on the North Coast of Grand Cayman. It is well away from the noise of Seven Mile Beach, yet within easy distance of the supermarket, diving facilities, trips to stingray city, botanic park and at least half a dozen excellent restaurants, including The Lighthouse and the fine dining at Rum Point. The best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Owen Roberts at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Driftwood Beach Bar at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Kurt's Corner at 1 Miles Car: recommended

With a central location on the island…the homes in Old Man Bay offer perhaps the best shore diving and snorkeling on the entire island. The beaches are mostly sand, but also can be have some pebbly beaches as well as natural rock formations . Either way, with the varied marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The beaches here offer great seashell collecting and turtle sightings in summer! Old Man Bay is only 5 minutes from (2) large resorts in the east end ( and ) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a modern grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, SUBWAY sandwich shop (and even a Coffee/pastry shop!).

Heading west, "Kurt's Korner" is a local restaurant within walking distance; and then "Over the Edge" restaurant is about one mile away. They serve breakfast, lunch AND dinner and offer a varied menu that offers a value choice. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfers, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service. You are also only 5-10 minutes to the best SCUBA diving operations/dive sites on the entire island. and are two of the best. About 15 minutes to the west of Old Man Bay is the famous Rum Point Club…with watersports, restaurant, bar, gift shop, grill and a barefoot beach with table service. Here is where the catamaran departs for stingray sandbar/snorkeling tours.



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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King Suite - 1 king
  • King Suite - 1 king
  • King Suite - 1 king
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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