Welcome to panoramic Far Tortuga. Rentable as a 4, 5, or 6 bedroom villa, this top-10 most-popular villa is located on the northside of the island on the way to Rum Point. Many oceanfront windows flood this villa with plenty of Caribbean sunshine and offer panoramic wrap-around views. Vaulted ceilings, sliding glass doors to pool, screened porch and open architecture all lend a great open island feel to the villa. The villa offers an oceanfront freshwater pool and tiled two-level sun deck, 120′ pier with thatched cabana with ladder, an excellent snorkeling reef…all within walking distance of a small grocery. The owner even provides a crib, pack-n-play and high chair.
Many repeat guests rebook here each year. Very flexible floorplan and pricing for different sized families (for up to 14 guests total) depending on the number of bedrooms needed. The two detached guest suites (2 twin beds in the east suite, one queen in the west suite) are popular with families needing privacy from their nannies, au-pairs, teenagers, grandparents or the proverbial snoring uncle. These suites are never rented out separely to unrelated parties. The main 4 bedroom villa sleeps 8 guests maximum if rented alone. With the 6 bedroom configuration, a futon in the main house may be used for 2 small children.
Far Tortuga’s Notable Amenities
Some of the best snorkeling on Northside is right behind your villa at Far Tortuga
Elevated pool deck views with freshwater pool and loungers
Offering 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main Villa and two optional 1BR/1BA studios
Far Tortuga can sleep up to 12 people very comfortably (14 using the futon in the living room for small chidlren only)
2 oceanfront king suites, 1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
Cozy queen “Cayman Cottage” and east studio 2 twins suites
Large custom-made “Cayman Rock” charcoal grill
Sandy area above the waterline for sun bathing
Multiple ceiling fans and vaulted ceilings keep the interiors breezy and comfortable all year round
Bicycles available for private rental
Security System available for guest use
2 tandem kayaks on premises for discounted rental—waiver required*
For guests wanting to hire a private chef, the owner highly recommends Linda Jackson (Ph: 345-927-5745 | firstname.lastname@example.org). Linda specializes in Caymanian cuisine including lobster, shrimp, fish and conch fritters. Additional housekeeping also available.
Owner offers a repeat discount rate to loyal returning guests.
*2 Silver Thatch tandem kayaks located on property for discounted guest rental. 5 day minimum required with 6th and 7th day free: US$39 per day per kayak, $195 per week.
The entire island is only 22 miles wide from west to east, so you are never too far from anywhere on Grand Cayman. The homes on the oceanfront in North Side offer great reef protected snorkeling. The beaches usually have plenty of white sand, but can also have spots of rocky “ironshore” with natural rock formations. The closer you get to Rum Point, usually the sandier the beach as well as swimming. Either way, with the abundant marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear pool shoes or fins for foot protection. The snorkeling from the dock behind Far Tortuga is exquisite.
Just 3 minutes walk west is Chisholm’s grocery store, an old-fashioned country store with basics. A mile or so to the east is Over The Edge Restaurant in Old Man Bay serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner right over the water.
The prevailing trade winds from the east make flying insects less of a nuisance—many of the homes on the north coast don’t even need a screened porch. The big draw to this area is the proximity to the Rum Point Club, a public beach club that offers a fantastic barefoot beach, many water sports, a restaurant bar and grill, a gift shop and pick-up beach volleyball games. Also nearby is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina.
Lastly, there are 2 large resorts in the east end (Morritt’s and The Reef) that offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a modern grocery store, liquor store, gift shops, a Subway sandwich shop, and a cafe/pastry shop. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfing, kiteboarding, ocean front pools and bar service.
Silver Thatch Guest Services
Silver Thatch Member Benefits
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
$100 discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel charter
Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance
Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on same day
Gilchrist & Soames bath products
Pre-stocking of groceries & beverages (delivery fee applies)
Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
$1,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
2 tandem kayaks at discounted rates; minimum 5 day rental with 6th & 7th day free!
Taxes and Fees
13% CI Government Occupancy Tax added to all rates
10% Guest Service Fee includes Silver Thatch Membership. Guest Service Fee is capped at 7 days maximum for extended stays.
Owner requires a refundable deposit of $1,000 for excess cleaning and damages
5 nights minimum stay required
7 nights minimum stay and full occupancy rate required over Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s week
Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay
Events with invited guests are not permitted