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The Cayman Islands remain COVID-free and will slowly reopen for tourism this fall.
Here are some important dates on reopening:
1). Sept 9: Borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists with a 5-day quarantine.
2). Oct 14: The 5-day quarantine is lifted for all vaccinated arrivals.
3). Nov 18: Unvaccinated children (11 or younger) can accompany vaccinated adults with no quarantine.
4). Jan/Feb 2022: Govt will reassess a full reopening regardless of vaccination status.
Unvaccinated tourists should consider alternate destinations until Q1 2022.
===> SCROLL BELOW FOR OUR CANCELLATION POLICY <===
===> CANCELLATIONS SUBJECT TO REFUND LESS A 3.5% ADMIN FEE <===
Escape the crowds of Seven Mile Beach for this peaceful North Side oasis in Grand Cayman. Welcome to Northern Lights, a 9-unit complex of privately owned two-story townhomes nestled in Old Man Bay, along the quiet north shore.
Northern Lights #5 is one of the few 3 bedroom units within the complex, measuring in at 2,400 sq. feet, and can sleep up to 8 guests.
Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this small sliver of paradise with 240 feet of sandy beach, sweeping panoramic views, and a protected coral reef teeming with marine life. Some of Grand Cayman's best snorkeling and dive sites can be found right outside your door. Alternatively, guests can relax above the waves on the complex's private dock, or lounge around the oceanfront pool soaking in the sun and beautiful views.
Inside, the downstairs layout is entirely open-concept and includes a full kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area, and a breakfast bar with seating for 8.
The living area has all the comforts of home with plush couches around a flat-screen TV and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Relax with a movie after a day of fun and sun, or kick back on the screened terrace and bask in the beautiful Caribbean views.
Northern Lights #5 Bedroom Configuration
(Sleeps 8 guests total, 6 adults max)
-- Oceanfront Master Suite: Upper-level suite with a king bed, ocean views, private terrace, and an ensuite bath
-- Guest Bedroom: Upper-level bedroom with a queen bed, garden views, and an ensuite bath
-- Bunk Room: Main level bedroom with two sets of bunk beds that can sleep 4 children or 2 adults and a bathroom across the hall
The home is equipped with central air conditioning but trade winds tend to keep the home cool throughout assisted by multiple ceiling fans. A washer and dryer unit comes included and is located on the main level.
The owner provides a complimentary tandem kayak for guest use with a signed waiver required. A charcoal grill is also provided for island cookouts!
Nearby, Northern Lights is within minutes of a small grocery store, some of the best restaurants on-island, and the iconic Rum Point Beach. The airport and Seven Mile Beach are roughly a 40-minute drive away.
Northern Lights #5 is the perfect destination for sun-seeking guests looking for peace and quiet away from the crowds of Seven Mile Beach.
1) A Cleaning Fee may be required due to enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and inspection protocols.
2) Silver Thatch tandem kayaks available for discounted rental. Signed waiver required.
Should you cancel outside of 60 days from arrival, half of the initial deposit less a 3.50% processing fee will be refunded to the card on file. Should we be able to rebook your canceled dates, in whole or in part, a prorated refund will also be applied to the card on file.
Should we be unable to replace your canceled dates, the balance of the remaining deposit is forfeited.
PANDEMIC EXCEPTION: At 60 days from arrival, if the Cayman Islands are closed to tourism, require quarantine, or reasonable travel options do not exist, you may either reschedule your stay for future dates or request to cancel with all payments refunded, less a 3.5% processing fee.
Our full cancellation policy can be viewed by clicking on the Rental Agreement link under the House Rules section on the 2nd checkout screen.
***Villa Cleaning & Sanitation***
-- We're committed to the health and safety of all our guests and have adopted enhanced cleaning safeguards to suppress the spread of COVID-19. All villas are cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest's arrival using health agency-approved cleaners and disinfectants. We also ask our owners to provide a starter supply of extra cleaning products.
-- Additional housekeeping services can be purchased after booking in 3-hour time blocks. Scheduling may be coordinated with your property manager upon arrival on-island.
-- 13% Occupancy Tax added to all rates.
-- 10% Guest Service includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
-- Owner requires a refundable excess cleaning and damages deposit of $500
-- 5 nights minimum stay required.
-- 5 nights minimum and full occupancy required over Thanksgiving week.
-- 7 nights minimum and full occupancy rate required over Christmas and New Year's week.
-- Christmas & New Year's dates are split into two rental periods. Please inquire with your travel dates prior to booking.
-- Shorter stays may be available but subject to a higher cleaning fee. Please inquire before booking.
-- Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay.
All beaches in Grand Cayman are technically public since the Queen owns up to the high watermark. Be advised, the beach or water entry behind your property may vary slightly from the images displayed due to weather. The next-door beach is also always available for your use.
***Ocean Debris & Sargassum Seaweed***
Beaches in Grand Cayman may also experience floating ocean debris and sargassum weed seasonally. Sargassum is a generally harmless floating seaweed that has increased in frequency in recent years. Although sargassum is an unsightly nuisance, it is largely seasonal in summer. Our owners do make efforts to remove heavy sargassum and will have the beach raked prior to your arrival.
Should sargassum be extremely heavy behind your property, we will reach out to the owner for alternative solutions which may include a partial refund or relocation. We try our best to work around mother nature.
***Silver Thatch Guest Services***
The 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
-- Centralized on-island Guest Services & Welcome Center
-- Unlimited use of Silver Thatch Fitness Center (18+ yrs.)
-- Business Center Access: computers, printer, scanner, & FedEx/DHL supplies
-- Proprietary Silver Thatch Guest Discount Card
-- 10% advance booking discount for private charter
-- Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
-- Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
-- Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
-- Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on the same day
-- $500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
-- Additional kayaks available for discounted rental*
*Signed waiver required.