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Guest Testimonials 2018-05-09T13:54:25+00:00

Property is very comfortable & well maintained, convenient to beach, groceries and other amenities.

We could not have been happier with the house, the location (very quiet and private), the pool and the grounds. All very well maintained. Kathy is very attentive and makes sure her guests are well taken care of. She also is open to suggestions and takes action quickly if something needs attention. This was out 10th trip to Cayman and was probably our best trip much due to the facility. Plenty of water toys available for kids and adults. Masks, fins, snorkels, skim and boogie boards, paddle boards etc. The pool was in constant use by the grandchildren ages 5 to 16. We could not have asked for more. If we decide to visit Cayman again we will stay at Clearwater House.

Jere D.

Stay here!

Best experience we’ve ever had! To the welcome lunch, rides throughout our stay, amenities abound, farewell warm croissants, and more toys than we could have used, Clearwater House is the best! Close to beach and your own private oasis back at the house! Kathy is the best and will make you feel like you are home! Don’t hesitate to stay here!

Linda T.

The Perfect Vacation Home

We’ve traveled to many locations and rented many homes. This was easily our favorite. The house is well appointed with everything you need from towels & beach chairs to pots, pans, and pool toys. The beds are comfortable, the appliances are new, and our party of 7 was very comfortable in the house.

The location is what really sets this property apart. You’re a 2 minute walk to a beautiful, almost private, beach with fabulous snorkeling. We went on a snorkeling charter and it wasn’t as good as the snorkeling off the beach. (The snorkeling gear at the house is top notch as well!) The pool is protected from the wind and in the shade in the afternoon and a perfect afternoon after a morning at the beach.

Within a short walk is a great diner for breakfast and The Heritage Kitchen (a must try for lunch!) Kathy was a gracious & wonderful host. We had a hell travel day getting to Cayman with a 4 hour flight delay and Kathy had the fridge full, the beer on ice, and even ran out to pick us up dinner so we could unwind and start our vacation. She had great suggestions about places to go and things to see and generally just made our vacation that much better.

I think the best endorsement I can give is that we’ll definitely be back next year. Thanks for an awesome vacation and see you next year!

Ryan D.

Great Spot!

Clearwater House is hidden treasure. Six of us stayed there over the Christmas holidays 2015. The house was beautiful, clean, well-stocked and conveniently located to many attractions. We would certainly recommend it!

Liz B.

Awesome Family Vacation!

We have been anxiously anticipating our first trip to Grand Cayman for many months as our family’s trip was meant to allow for “blending” opportunities. So it was important to find the right house at the right location. Clearwater could not have been more perfect for us. Every detail of the house was so well thought out: from the abundance of towels to the Sonos audio system and Netflix on every TV to a fully stocked gourmet kitchen to bathrooms complete with body lotion and shampoo. It was clear that Kathy, the owner, was intent on giving her guests a 5 star experience with every need anticipated and met. When we arrived, we were greeted by Kathy and her daughter Emily with a full pitcher of homemade mojitos. She encouraged us to get comfortable and gave us a quick explanation of the house and surroundings. A quick trip to the market and we were off to explore the grounds and the beach. As beautiful as the beaches were in the West Bay, with stunning snorkeling and gorgeous sand, it became harder and harder to convince the family to leave the pool and head elsewhere. The pool and surrounding grounds were so well kept and secluded, that it felt as if we were totally private. With the outdoor music system, we had our very own atmosphere set to match our many moods. Dinner became the activity we all looked forward to the most, with everyone playing a role in either the prep, cooking or clean up. Our dinners ranged from grilled steak and fish tacos to rice and beans and lasagna. The house performed so well that it felt like home in no time.

But above all of the benefits that came from staying in such a beautiful home was the ability to get to know Kathy and her daughter Emily. They were never intrusive in any way. Instead, they were both incredibly gracious and generous in helping us plan our activities. Kathy provided guided snorkeling and paddle boarding adventures and helped to organize our excursions. Emily offered to take pictures on our excursions and their dog Franklin quickly became part of the family.

We made so many incredible memories on this trip which could not have been possible without the care of our amazing hosts. Our favorite keepsake is the video that Emily compiled for us. We will treasure these memories and will be forever grateful for our time at Clearwater.

Fred C.

Perfect Getaway

We rented this house with our two teenagers and two other couples. Everyone had plenty of individual space as well as a space for us to all gather together. The kitchen was stocked with all the appliances and dishes we needed. We just added groceries. Kathy was the hostess with the mostest and could not have been more helpful with giving us ideas on things to do, directions, and a welcome snack. Definitely a rental I would do again. The house is perfectly situated close to Seven Mile Beach and West Bay. Restaurants and a grocery store close by, but the street is quiet and without a lot of traffic.

Lisa

Epic

Even a month after our visit, my children are still talking about “our beach house” and bringing back all of the wonderful memories that were created there. Grand Cayman is amazing; however staying in a home where you feel like you are at home takes your experience to another level. Kathy was more than accommodating and extremely helpful from the day we booked until the day we left. Our first impression of the house made us wonder if we were the first guests staying because honestly it is kept in fantastic shape. Kathy gave us recommendations when we asked and was always available for questions. There was not one detail overlooked from the bed linens to the beach equipment that the owner generously lets you borrow. This vacation and experience has set the bar high and we are absolutely looking forward to booking in the near future. Thank you for opening up your home to us! Looking forward to our next adventure!

Amanda A.

The Perfect Vacation Home

We stayed at Clearwater House in May. My husband and I went with our 2 month old baby, 3 year old daughter, my husband’s parents, and a babysitter. We had a vacation to remember! The pictures taken of the property might be even more beautiful in person. We did not spend much time inside, but everything we needed was available for us in the house. The master bath was recently redone and the shower was amazing! The layout was perfect for our kids and for all to have privacy. We spent all day outside, even though the inside is beautiful. There are floats and pool toys as well as plenty of seating. We didn’t have a problem with bugs at night. We did spend most of our nights playing games in the gazebo which is all screened in and has a fan. We used the grill in the gazebo several nights as well. Walking to a few places was important to us, and we definitely found a few restaurants just a few minutes away. Other restaurants that are on the ocean are just a short car ride. We made many trips to the grocery store (2 minute drive or walkable), did several beach excursions, drove the whole island. We never had been to Grand Cayman but now we see why people visit so frequently. The water is unreal!

We would definitely recommend this property to anyone, whether a bunch of couples wanting to get away or for a family with kids. We thought we were crazy to travel with 2 very little children, but once we arrived at Clearwater House there were no worries to be had! It was a week of laughter and relaxation, and we hope to go back again!

Stephanie V.

Heaven on Earth!!!

Have been here for almost 2 weeks and do not want to leave!! It is beautiful! So quiet and relaxing; love the private pool and gazebo by night! The rooms are beautiful and the furnishings are so pretty. Kathy has not overlooked your every need. The beach is just a short walk away and absolutely breathtaking. Kathy is definitely one of the most gracious hostesses I have ever met!

Okobo

Amazing Vacation

What a trip! The house is beautiful, well equipped and perfectly located. Kathy’s keen attention to detail and appreciation of the finer things in life translate into a 5-star hotel experience for guests. You really only need to bring your bathing suit! We loved using the paddle boards to go out to the best snorkeling around where we saw many sea turtles. The kids ages 4-7 enjoyed exploring all the tide pools (crabs, fish, sea urchins) and we couldn’t keep them out of the large pool in the backyard. A perfect Island lunch of grouper is a 5 minute walk from the house and the fun turtle farm is minutes away. The house is a quick car ride to the popular tourist destinations but in a quieter area that ensures a more peaceful and authentic experience, especially at the beach. Kathy is a wonderful and gracious host and we are happy to now call her a friend. Our group of 2 families (4 adults, 4 kids) had more than enough space. We not only will be back but are counting the days. I highly, highly recommend staying at Clearwater House!

Courtney M.

Wow! An Amazing Place for Families or Groups

This is hands down such an amazing place to stay, our family (9 adults) came to Cayman for 4 days and Kathy and Tim’s home exceeded all of our expectations. The home had every single comfort, appliance, gadget, you would ever need. On top of all that, they also had everything you would need to spend a day at the beach, from chairs and coolers, to snorkel gear and paddle boards. Lastly, the service that Kathy provides is much better than you would get at any of the hotels on the island, she helped us with groceries, drinks, just about anything and everything we asked for. When we return to the island there is no question where we will stay. Thanks Kathy and Tim!

Krupa P.

Beautiful 4 Bedroom, Private Pool and Easy Beach Access

If you are looking for the personal touch, this is the place for you. Mojitos and chicken salad were fresh and ready on our arrival. The beautiful 4-bedroom home, private pool and easy beach access made our stay a pleasurable experience.

Robin A.

Awesome Stay in a Fabulous House

Clearwater House was everything we expected it to be and more. Kathy and Tim make sure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. We had plenty of room for 2 families of 4. We were met with homemade chicken salad and lemonade when we arrived. House is gorgeous and Kathy stocks it with everything you need and will even grocery shop for you ahead of time if needed. She is the “hostess with the mostest”! Pool area was great and we thoroughly enjoyed having meals in the gazebo. Short 3 minute walk to an awesome beach! Kathy provided us with a beach cart and chairs!!! Location was close to everything we needed but we still felt like we were in our own little world on Boggy Sand Rd. Loved everything about our vacation and would recommend Clearwater House to anyone looking for a place to stay on Grand Cayman!!!

Jeannie B.

Perfect First Time Cayman Experience

The house is beautiful and has everything you could ask for, but Kathy is what makes the experience go above and beyond. To say she bends over backwards to accommodate her guests is an understatement. She’s the type of person who you ask where to find a tropical drink served in a coconut and after she calls around to all the local bars and restaurants to find out no one does, you come home to find her cutting the coconuts out of her own trees and cleaning them to bring you fresh coconut water and Mai Tais served in coconuts! It’d be easy to describe all the other ways Kathy made our stay wonderful as if it were a uniform approach to each family that rented the home; but it was clear from the beginning she spent the time to learn about our specific interests and reached beyond the minimum to make our stay special. The pictures on the website do not oversell. This is one of the few times a house exceeds the pictures on their website. Clearwater House is clean, the décor is modernly beachy, and provides all the amenities you can hope for traveling to any vacation destination. While Clearwater House is not beach front, by walking only two minutes across the street, you can reach a beautiful private-feeling beach with excellent snorkeling only a few minutes from shore. We also found that by crossing a few rocks, you could reach Cemetery Beach – one of the more popular beaches on the island. It was our first stay on the island, and having driven through and spent some time in Georgetown and Seven Mile Island – they’re fun to drive through and see, but Boggy Sand Road is the best place on the island to be. The water and sand are beautiful and you get to enjoy the true island feel by just walking across the street and the rest of the island is only a quick drive away.

Ryan P.

Most Amazing Vacation Ever!!

This property, along with the owner, Kathy, is the BEST place you will ever vacation! The house is perfect for a family or group of friends. VERY clean and VERY well maintained. I cannot express how amazing our stay was. Not only was the property exactly what we were looking for but Kathy was onsite to help us with ANYTHING we could want or need. She will make your vacation one for the record books!! Don’t hesitate or look anywhere else in the Cayman’s, JUST BOOK IT!!

Julio

Hidden Gem

One of the previous reviews noted how they were hesitant to write a review about such a hidden gem, as those gems generally become quite popular. I have to agree in every sense. While not directly on Seven Mile Beach, this location, in my opinion, is even better. The beach access and location is a mere 45 second walk down the street, and there was rarely another sole outside of our own party in the area. This is as close to a private beach, that extends just off of one of the best beaches is the world, as you can get. Also within walking distance of two local treasures: Heritage Kitchen and Alfesco’s.

The house itself is beautiful. Nestled off the street with one of the few completely surrounded privacy walls in the area, the house location feels as private as the beach. With a white and blue theme, the house follows the theme of the island.

And finally, one of the best touches of this stay was the host. Kathy was the most amenable host you could have. She provided great tips about the island, boat captains, other restaurants, and any/other ask we had. I definitely plan to return in the future, and hope this hidden gem hasn’t become too public as to the availability options.

Lauren L.

Can’t Think of a Thing I Would Change

Clearwater House is a beautiful property with all the amenities you could ask for. Private and peaceful but still close enough to so many activities. Kathy is the hostess with the mostest!. We had homemade chicken salad and lemonade in the refrigerator when we arrived. Can’t think of one thing I would change!!!

Jeannie B.

Two Toronto Families Looking for Sunshine and Nemo

I’m always reluctant to write a positive review about a hidden treasure in fear it will tarnish the jewels, however I feel compelled to share our experience in hopes that others will discover this special spot called Clearwater House. (CH)

Here are a few of the reasons why we loved CH:

Reason #1 – location, location, location. CH house rocks in terms of location. Walking distance to Cemetery Beach (snorkeling haven) and a secluded part of magnificent Seven Mile Beach. Walking distance to Heritage Kitchen, Alfresco’s Restaurant and local grocery store. 10 minute drive to Hemingway’s and The Ritz, ideal for cocktail hour, and 20 minutes to the airport.

Reason #2 – the house itself is just beautiful. Well-appointed, fantastic toys (think basketball goal and bikes) terrific gazebo (for late night card games), spacious, open-concept, wonderful beds and a Sonos system to entertain us.

Reason #3 – a terrific host. Kathy was nothing but the perfect host in making sure we had all the makings for a fantastic holiday. She went above and beyond in terms of offering to drive us, help us and guide us to experience Grand Cayman at its best. Highly recommended!

Gibbs

Beautiful Stay at the Clearwater House

The house was incredible. The location was perfect. Our hostess: phenomenal.

My wife and I joined two other couples to stay at this delightful villa in Grand Cayman. I’m always wary of the photos online when picking locations, but if anything, the photos for the Clearwater house do not do it justice. The house was spotless and had every amenity we could need. The pool was a great respite when we were too lazy to cavort all over the island or take the stroll about 100 yards away from the property to the beach. The sound system was excellent and easy to connect to. The hostess Kathy was just a treat.

From start to finish Kathy made us feel right at home. We’d never been to the island before so Kathy took it upon herself to bring us up to speed with everything we needed to know before we got there. She even went shopping for us so we had food to veg on once we arrived after a long day of flights, and then cut up our fruit so we didn’t have to. She really did go above and beyond to make our stay as good as possible. If that wasn’t enough, she offered to cart us around the island should we need it. Kudos to her! It was by far the best VRBO experience I’ve ever had.

If you are traveling with a group of friends or family, rest easy, noise is not a problem at Clearwater house. I’ve always been a particularly light sleeper, but the beds are comfy, and I couldn’t hear my friends or neighbors as there is ample isolation to make you feel like you really are in your own oasis.

As far as the location went, we were a little worried about trips to restaurants, bars, excursions, etc. but travel could not have been easier. It’s incredibly easy to get around on the island and we were located by two of the highest recommended restaurants by locals in West Bay.

While the weather proved a little windy on some days, that didn’t stop us from having every day filled with activities. We dove multiple days, swam with dolphins, did a bio luminescence night snorkel, catamaran trip to Rum Point for dinner, took a day to hang out with the cruise ship crowd in Georgetown, kayaked, spa day, brunch at the Ritz which was incredible, and ate and drank more than our fill. Whether we started our day busy or chilled for a few hours before going out, the house was always comfortable and easy to relax in, I would highly recommend.

Louis M.

5 Star Experience

We just returned from Clearwater House and I would recommend to anyone! Kathy is a wonderful concierge and makes you feel like you are truly in your home. She welcomed us with a homemade lunch, drove us to restaurants, airport trips, and even made us homemade croissants our last morning. The home is full of amenities like plush towels, Aveda products, anything you forgot she has there for you. The toys, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, bikes, etc., the list goes on. It’s a quick walk to the beach and there is a private pool oasis in your own back yard. There is nothing to want for here…Go!

LR Turner

Perfect Beach Getaway

A beautiful beach villa nestled among the private residences off Boggy Sand Rd in Grand Cayman. 30 second access to a private beach, walking distance to Alfesco’s (delicious) and Heritage Kitchen (island genuine local spot). While not facing the ocean directly, you will not be disappointed by this location. And unlike many of the other private homes in this area, this home has a privacy wall surrounding the property.

The house itself is styled beautifully. White and blue, a hammock garden, pool, gazebo overlooking the pool (fun for grilling and nights with card games), and plenty of room to sleep our big group of 10. Kathy, the owner, was an added plus with all of her cared for extras (such as stocking preliminary food, recommending tours/local boat captains, being an all-around concierge).

I will definitely be returning back to this location, if available, on my next visit.

Lisa L.

Gorgeous Home, Wonderful Location, Perfect Getaway

The photos do not do this gorgeous home justice! Every detail was perfect and everything you saw and touched exquisite. It feels secluded as it is tucked away on a fabulous block across the street from the beach with a beautiful pool and private grounds. All I kept thinking was how wonderful it would be to have a wedding or special occasion right here at Clearwater House. It is perfect for multigenerational families, a girl’s getaway or couples traveling together. No rustic diving motel for spoiled me, this is much more my style. Kathy was a fast friend and went out of her way to make our vacation a truly wonderful experience. This is a true gem, and the owner’s pride in their property was appreciated.

Stacey F.

Wonderful Experience

Clearwater House was even better than expected and Kathy is the perfect hostess. We travel a lot and do not generally go back to the same place twice. I would make re-visiting Clearwater House an exception. We recently went down to Grand Cayman with our two teenagers and 2 other couples. We all had plenty of room in the house to spread out as well as a central location to all hang out. We were close to the local attractions, restaurants, and grocery stores in the West Bay and Seven Mile Beach area. The house was nicely decorated, had plenty of beach/pool towels, washer/dryer, nice kitchen, and was a couple of minute walk to the beach. Kathy shared restaurant tips and activity tips with us and made us feel right at home for the week we were there. It was a perfect island getaway and I would happily go back.

Lisa R.

Flawless

I can’t say enough good things about Clearwater House and our host Kathy. We were there for a week and the house is flawless. It is clean and well stocked with a truly amazing location. The space is well laid out and allowed us to relax so much more than a hotel. The house and its location are beautiful. You really feel like a king. We had a large group and four children six and under. Everyone had such an amazing time and having Kathy around to help was such a blessing. Kathy knows the island well and offered great suggestions and was always willing to lend a hand. She was also a great paddle board instructor. The only problem with the house is that I can’t stay forever! We will be suggesting it to friends and family and returning soon. Thanks so much!

Mark B.

We Will Definitely Be Back!

You won’t be disappointed you chose to stay here. Close to the things you need and far enough away from the hustle and bustle to feel secluded when you want to. We will definitely be back…hopefully sooner rather than later!

Dottie L.