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The loungers on the Lanai have great views of the beach, cove, and sunsets.
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The loungers on the Lanai have great views of the beach, cove, and sunsets.
View of Kai Kotch (Island House #17) from the Cove.  Island House #16 to the left in same building. View of Kai Kotch (Island House #17) from the beach of Sand Pointe Cove - the bioluminescent cove.
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The loungers on the Lanai have great views of the beach, cove, and sunsets.
View of Kai Kotch (Island House #17) from the Cove.  Island House #16 to the left in same building.
View of Kai Kotch (Island House #17) from the beach of Sand Pointe Cove - the bioluminescent cove.
Kai Kotch is beachfront on the bioluminescent cove, short walk to Rum Point Club & property manager.
Kai Kotch east side, viewed from Water Cay Road.
The front door of Kai Kotch, Island House 17.  the key locker is on the left side of the doorway.
View of the Living Room looking to Sunroom. The armoire houses TV, DVD, VCR, and Stereo / CD player.
The Dining area opens to the Living area,
The inside Dining Table seats 6. Opens to the Living Room, Kitchen and Lanai.
The Sunroom adjoins the Living Room - a cozy nook for reading or just chilling out together.
The bright and cheerful Kitchen has a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove top/oven, and microwave.
The bright, cheerful Kitchen has full-size appliances.  The Utility Room is off the Kitchen.
The pool is large and surrounded by a deck perfect for relaxing.
Beautiful views of the beach, dock and cove are on display from the pool deck.
The stairs to the Bedrooms have safe, sturdy railings, leading up from the living area downstairs.
The King Bedroom has ensuite bath/shower and walk-in closet; opens to a balcony overlooking the cove
Queen Bedroom has ensuite bath/shower, walk-in closet, and its own screened Balcony.
Ensuite Bathrooms for each Bedroom have full tub and shower.
The Powder Room is conveniently located next to Dining/Living Room and Kitchen.
Both Bedroom Balconies have great views of the beach, cove, and sunsets.
The Lanai Dining Table is great for breakfasts, lunches, card games, or just visiting.
Our outside seating in a shady spot 'Under the Coconut Tree.'
Entrance Foyer with a convenient Desk and storage spot for our two Bicycles.
Full-size Automatic Washer and Dryer in Laundry Room next to Kitchen
A folding crib is stored in the closet upstairs, and fits in the King bedroom upstairs.
An infant high chair is stored in the closet upstairs, suitable for use in Dining Room downstairs.
Our pedal boat seats two adulst in front, with seating space for two kids in the back.
Kai Kotch has two single Kayaks and two double Kayaks.
Rum Point Beach, across the street from our Island Houses complex.
Watersports of all kinds are available at Rum Point Beach.
The world-famous Stingray Sandbar - a few minutes away by glass-bottom boat departing Rum Point Dock
Stingray Sandbar is a short boat ride away from Rum Point dock, on the Red Sails glass-bottom boat.
Starfish Point is about 1.2 miles south, at the end of Water Cay Road just past Kaibo Yacht Club.
Our Island Houses complex road sign facing Water Cay Road as you approach from Rum Point Drive.
Turn off Water Key Road here to enter our parking area.
Kai Kotch east and south sides, viewed from entrance to parking area off Water Cay Road,.
The car parking area - on the sand in front of Kai Kotch.
Front door of Kai Kotch, viewed from the parking area.  The key locker is to the left of the doorway
Colorful tropical flowers and trees adorn the grounds around Kai Kotch and the other Island Houses.
Colorful tropical flowers and trees adorn the grounds around Kai Kotch and the other Island Houses.
Colorful tropical flowers and trees adorn the grounds around Kai Kotch and the other Island Houses.
Detail of a tropical hibiscus flower in the grounds around Kai Kotch and the other Island Houses.
Kai Kotch, a townhouse in the Island Houses complex at the northern  end of the cove at Rum Point.
Approaching the Island Houses complex as viewed from a boat on the famous bioluminescent cove.
Kai Kotch is searchable on Google Maps! 50 Water Cay Road, unit 17 in the Island Houses.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
North Side, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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bmoz
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“Activities we love doing; snorkeling, kayaking, biking, fishing, eating at fine restaurants were steps away.”
Reviewed 1 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

In addition to all the activities available, the covered, screened-in lanai was great to to relax on without being "bugged." Also, awesome local owners.

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Nicole H
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great location and amenities”
Reviewed 2 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Island House 17 was a perfect rental property for our vacation. My boyfriend and I traveled with another couple. The house is located in a peaceful community on a beautiful cove, right across from the Rum Point beach area. The house had everything we could have needed: coffee maker, blender, silverware, plates, glasses, towels, kayaks, and even a paddleboat! The property was clean and spacious. The enclosed porch with full sliding doors allows the breeze to flow through the entire house - while keeping out any pesky bugs. (which there weren't a ton of anyway!)

Being able to use the bikes, kayaks, and paddleboat really set this apart from other rentals. We used the kayaks to go through the cove and onto some beautiful and secluded beaches - perfect for sunbathing or snorkeling.

Booking was easy and the owners were super helpful with any questions I had. They also sent the most informative and detail oriented welcome package which answered any question I could have had. I would recommend this property to any of my friends and if my travels take me back to Cayman - I'd love to stay here.

Staying in the more secluded part of the island was also a real treat. Georgetown and the 7 mile beach area certainly have their charm, but this quiet side of the island was a perfect choice for us - away from the strip malls and large hotels. Kaibo restaurant is great and it was super convenient to this location (there is a coffee shop there too!).

Long story short- you can't go wrong with booking this property.

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Liked best: Kayaks, location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Phsykes
Canandaigua
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“Responsive managment”
Reviewed 26 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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We had a great 8 nights at Kai Kotch (Island House #17). We really liked the location across the street from the Rum Point Club. A short walk to the activities at Rum Point with out any of the noise. The unit was very well equipped, kitchen utensils, lots of kayaks, toys, snorkel gear, and games. We had to contact the management team a few times, reset wifi, reset cable box, I locked us out one night & they were there in a few minutes (coming from their home nearby). The only thing they didn't get fixed were the flat bike tires.
Location is great, right on a quite beautiful lagoon connected to the ocean. White sand beach all the way to your door. It is a bit of a drive to Seven Mile Beach area (about an hour) but we knew that before we rented it.
For Rum Point area this is a great rental.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Keri F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Best Holiday Ever!”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Wow! We loved our time at Kai Kotch. The location in unbeatable and the amenities are over and above expectations. It was the most peaceful, relaxing holiday we've had, and it was full of fun. Kai Kotch was the perfect place to stay. Located on the bay, we had a beautiful view of water surrounded by coconut palms. My husband and I could have relaxed on the Lanai with good books the entire two weeks we were there. But we have active kids!
We frequented the pool in the backyard, and the beach with numerous activities was right across the street. We also took several boat trips. Swimming with the stingrays was surreal and snorkeling at the reef a delight. Starfish point, a bike-ride away, is also a must.
Kai Kotch has a well-appointed kitchen and Foster's Food Fair is only a half hour away so we ate most meals on the pleasant lanai. But the restaurant at Rum Point has delicious fish and hamburgers. We found the food on Grand Cayman to be the best we've tasted, even beating France. Sunshine Grill across from 7 mile beach has great fish tacos and side-dishes. Dick's is a fun atmosphere and has great food.
If you go to church, or even if you don't normally go, we highly recommend First Baptist Grand Cayman. They have a lovely community and the preaching is excellent. You will leave there encouraged.
Go to Grand Cayman and stay at Kai Kotch!!

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Liked best: The beauty of the villa, especially the lanai. It wasn't like being in a rental. If I created my own vacation home, it would be Kai Kotch.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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RIKFrey
Beaverton, Oregon
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“Our Last Family Vacation - before the kids leave the house.”
Reviewed 26 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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I was you once, staring over the internet looking at pictures and wondering – does this place live up to all the hype? So here I sit in the Lanai of Kai Kotch, day #8 of a 12 day vacation, writing the review, and paying it forward to the next guy. We are a family of 5 with 3 adult kids -- in or heading off to college. We like a base of operations from which we can head out to see the sights.

Kai Kotch is a well supplied vacation home. Clean and well suited for family living. We particularly like that you can open up the entire lower level to the outside air and we often spent breakfast on the lanai talking about the plans for the day. My observation was the ‘little details’ the owners paid attention to. Things like a BBQ, DVD movies, beach towels, flashlights, and a storage cabinet filled floor to ceiling with beach toys – Stuff I had to leave at home was here.

Our second day included a friendly phone call from Tim, who just wanted to make sure everything was A-ok and met to our liking. We found the beds clean & comfortable, each room can be setup as open air or closed up for AC. The kitchen has most everything we needed to cook breakfast & dinner. We used the clothes washer to clean the ‘sea’ out of our clothes and just air dried everything. The dishwasher is a little loud, but we started that on our way out the door.

The view out the back is just as the photos advertise. We all commented on how we saw very few people – it was like we had to cove to ourselves. We did encounter other families vacationing, all with kids younger than us, all staying in Kai’s, all with the same comments: it's a quiet location; we thought we had the place to ourselves; family friendly; etc…

Here are some financials to consider:
- We considered two hotel rooms at Seven Mile Beach, which was more expensive, and packed [literally] with tourists.
- Your going to drop $75 on a modest lunch for 5 [w/o drinks] and $175 for a modest dinner, including a round of drinks.
- Cooking meals at the Kai saved us literally $2000-$2500us dollars – we planned to eat-out every other day.
- All of the Kai’s are the same floor plan, so if this one is booked – try another.

About Rum point. It’s just across the street – Literally… Going to the beach is as simple as grabbing the snorkel gear, tossing on flop flops, and grabbing a free lounge chair when you get there. It’s the place locals go on Sundays to ‘get away from it all’. The reviews of the place are pretty much spot on, white sand beach, kid friendly swimming area, snorkeling out further from shore, after going there you will have no interest in playing in the cove as the ocean has much more to offer.

Icing on the cake: The cove is a bio-luminescent bay. Every time the kayak paddle hit the water, it was like someone poured ‘glow stick’ juice in the water. People pay for tours of the cove and it was right outside our back door. The Sting Ray city excursion from Rum point ended with the kids asking – can we do that again? Certainly the highlight of the trip.

Now for the bad stuff: The Kai, like any home, is in need of a few minor repairs, but nothing that deterred from our vacation. Rum Point is inconveniently located from the rest of Grand Cayman – which explains the lack of a crowd. All major stores grocery, liquor, shopping are at least a 30 minute drive away. There are 7-11 versions of these stores. But all in all, for the tourist who wants to be close to restaurants, shopping, and tourist activities – Rum point isn't for you. We had a rental car, used up 2 tanks of gas [$5.89 gal], and went ‘into town’ 2 of every 3 days for activities – Snorkel, Dinner, shopping, etc.

This was our experience at Kai Kotch and to steal the words from a New-Yorker vacationer who comes here every year.
“We come here to get away from all the people, its nice to feel like you’re the only ones on the island”.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Rugged travelers
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