Kai Kotch - Island House #17

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2 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
6 Sleeps

Kai Kotch (Island House #17) is a newly-redecorated villa with comfortable, island-style furnishings. 

The villa overlooks a sandy beach and the clear, quiet waters of the cove in the Cayman Kai resort area. This location is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach and offers waterfront views, walking access to secluded beaches, and multiple beach bars, restaurants, and watersports. 

The ground floor features an open-concept design that allows the living and dining areas to flow out onto the screened 2-story atrium. The screened atrium is the focal point of the home with water views, lounge seating, and alfresco, bug-free dining. 

The fully-equipped kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and small appliances. The owner also provides plenty of outdoor chairs and a charcoal grill for cookouts by the cove.  

High-speed wifi and air-conditioning throughout the villa will keep you cool and connected during your stay. 

A large shared swimming pool with a sundeck is located just 100 feet away! For adventure seekers, Kai Kotch includes a fleet of complimentary water toys: 2 tandem kayaks, 2 single kayaks, 2 paddleboards, plus a 2-person pedal boat as well!

With the bioluminescence of the cove, you can take your own "bio-tour" on moonless nights and watch the waters glow at night!

Sleeping Arrangements
(Sleeps 6 guests total)

  • Primary Suite: upper-level, king bed, wall-mounted TV, waterfront, private screened balcony, ensuite bath with tub/shower combination.
  • Guest Suite: upper-level, two queen beds, wall-mounted TV, waterfront, private screened balcony, ensuite bath with tub/shower combination.
  • Additional bedding: lower-level den comes furnished with a double futon bed.
  • Pack-n-play cribs are available complimentary via Silver Thatch Guest Services.

Kai Kotch is an excellent choice for small families, or couples, looking for a relaxing vacation while being within walking distance to local attractions.

Rum Point Beach, with its restaurants and watersport rentals, is just a short walk across the street from the villa. The Kaibo Restaurant and Marina, which provides ferry service to Seven Mile Beach/Camana Bay, are a further walk south on Water Cay Road. 


^ Notes: The Island Houses belong to the Cayman Kai Homeowners Association and observe an outdoor noise curfew at 10:00 PM. Neighbors are very respectful of each other's privacy and quiet enjoyment. 

* A Cleaning Fee is included due to enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and inspection protocols.

** Additional Silver Thatch tandem kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) available for discounted rental. Signed waiver required. 

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Sandy Beach
Shared Pool & Dock
Short Walk to Rum Point Beach
Screened 2-Story Atrium
Bedroom Balconies
Air Conditioning
High-Speed Fiber Internet
Flat-Screen TVs
Full Kitchen
Modern Appliances
Drip Coffee Maker
Charcoal Grill
2 Single Kayaks Included
2 Tandem Kayaks Included
2 Paddleboards Included
1 Pedal Boat Included
Beach Furniture
Linens Provided
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
No Pets Permitted
No Smoking Allowed
Off-street Parking
Kayaks & Paddleboards for Rent

Beach Notes

The Island Houses enjoy a smooth sandy beach with no rocks. These 9 clusters of 2 villas are staggered along the water's edge at the top of the Cayman Kai Cove...with quiet shallow water, a shared freshwater pool and dock for our guests to use for kayaking or for private charter collection. The water here is shallow with a soft bottom and not really suitable for snorkeling or swimming when the best water is directly across the street at the famous Rum Point Club (open to the public).

The surrounding area offers a wide variety of activities with the Rum Point Beach Club located within 200 yards. Rum Point offers a spectacular white sandy beach with vibrant snorkeling, plus shady hammock spots, watersports, two restaurants and a beach bar. Chaises are plentiful and first-come, first-served.

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. 

It's from the Rum Point pier that the Red Sail Cayman's 65’ catamaran departs to stingray sandbar for snorkeling trips. Also near Rum Point is the Kaibo Yacht Club restaurant, bar and marina. Just a great neighborhood dotted with million-dollar oceanfront villas.

Hop on the Cayman ferry at the Kaibo Marina, and sail across the North Sound to Camana Bay for a day trip of shopping, dining, and much, much more. There's also easy access from Camana Bay to Seven Mile Beach and all the restaurants, bars and activities in the area.

General Grand Cayman Beach Notes

All beaches in Grand Cayman are technically “public” since the Queen owns up to the high water mark and the shoreline quality behind your property may vary seasonally. Be advised that the beach or water entry behind your property may vary slightly from the images on our website because of the 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. This is VERY RARE at the Island Houses.

The 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.

The Guest Service Fee is capped at 10 days for extended stays.

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
  • 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
  • $1,500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
  • Additional tandem kayaks & paddleboards available for discounted rental*

*Signed waiver required.

Guest Reviews of Kai Kotch - Island House #17

, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5 stars based on 20 user reviews

Highly Recommend!

Review by Keely on 03/15/2023
5 out of 5
Very well appointed condo - it was nice to have toiletries, laundry detergent, soaps, etc. provided. Very comfortable and stylish. Very fun location on bioluminescence bay and the on-site kayaks and paddle boards allowed us to explore each night! Very much enjoyed the lanai with the loungers to give us a break from the sun but still enjoy the breezes. Highly recommend!

On Bio Bay!

Review by Aparna on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5
We were a group of 4 friends including one twelve year old child. We enjoyed our stay at Kai Kotch very much. The house is very well equipped and it is in a great location—to get to the Rum Point and Starfish Point beaches as well as being on the Bioluminescent Bay for kayaking/paddleboarding both day and night. It is in a quieter part of the island which is perfect for relaxing. We highly recommend this space.


Review by Connie on 12/23/2022
5 out of 5
We returned to Rum point after several years and were very pleased with our condo rental. Walking distance to Rum point and close to Kaibo grill/starfish point. Amazingly fun with paddle boards and kayaks. Our family will definitely be back and highly recommend this rental. Property management answered quickly with any questions upon arrival.

Rum point/ Cayman Kai

Review by Connie on 12/22/2022
5 out of 5
Amazing location and easy walk to Rum point. Close to Kaibo grill/starfish point. Family fun with kayaks and paddleboards. We were very pleased with management to answer questions. Lovely location and will be back!

Amazing location

Review by Karen on 11/08/2022
5 out of 5
We just love this property and have stayed there many times over the years. The owners have recently upgraded the property too. It\'s setting is fabulous and the property is very well equipped inside and out, including many chairs and loungers, kayaks, paddle boards and pedalo.

Wonderful property - fantastic vacation!

Review by Cheryl on 09/04/2022
5 out of 5
We are so happy we chose to stay at Kai Kotch. We love the quiet side of Cayman Kai and this property had everything we needed. It was SO CLEAN and WELL EQUIPPED inside and out. The kayaks and SUP\'s were perfect for magical evenings exploring Bio Bay! No need to rent or shuffle around equipment, just launch from your own backyard!! Sunsets were amazing at Starfish and Rum Point and super private - had all of Starfish Point to ourselves most evenings. Close proximity to some great restaurants (loved Tukka\'s Sunday brunch) and less than an hour to Seven Mile Beach for a day trip or two. We added on a boat tour with Silver Thatch to see the stingrays and snorkel. Reasonably priced and the boat was new and immaculate. Ask for Warren to take you out, he was the best guide ever! My kids are still talking about him and our amazing day on the water! We hope to return to Kai Kotch again!!

Paradise at Kai Kotch 17

Review by Mil on 08/14/2022
5 out of 5
The villa is exceptionally clean and ver very well stocked including the most comfortable mattresses we ever slept on! Air conditioning is fantastic and quiet. The property both inside and outside are well kept. We adored the rental and would recommend highly! We are 2 adults and 4 kids and everyone loved it. The location near rum point is a bit removed from the action of Georgetown so not the place to stay if your looking to party. Its very quiet and great for families ? Thank you for the great rental!

Wonderful, relaxing getaway!

Review by Kristi on 07/28/2022
5 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kai Kotch! Beautiful location on the Bio Bay and had everything in the beach house we needed, including beach towels, kayaks, paddle boards, and more. Comfortable beds and well-equipped kitchen. Fans and A/C kept the house cool during our July visit. We enjoyed great snorkeling with Ocean Frontiers on the East End and delicious beachside meals at Kaibo. Looking forward to the reopening of Rum Point restaurant this fall! Great communication and resources provided by Silver Thatch team, including the complimentary snorkeling gear. Enjoyed the great service from McCurley's car rental. Can't wait to return!
Manager Response:

We look forward to your return!

Fabulous place to stay

Review by Karen on 04/21/2022
5 out of 5
We love Kai Kotch, having stayed there many times. Perfect location on the lagoon yet within walking distance to Rum Point beach and sea. Property has kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boat included.   Many upgrades, property is well proportioned and spacious for a family and fitted out with all you would need for a stay.  Booking was extremely easy.

Beautiful Setting

Review by Steve on 03/23/2022
5 out of 5
Kai Kotch is in a gorgeous setting at the end of an inlet. You step onto the sand as you leave the backdoor of the villa. The villa itself is beautifully decorated, well stocked, and was plenty spacious for our family of five. All of the water toys you need are provided (kayaks, paddleboards, paddle boat). The area where the villa is located is quiet and laid back. Highly recommend.
Manager Response:

Thank you for your review. Please come back soon!

The Perfect Family Vacation

Review by Claudia on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
Kai Kotch is a great place away from the hustle and bustle of George Town. The pool, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards were great amenities and frequently used on our weeklong stay. The home itself fit our family of four well. All rooms had AC, which we used in the evening. During the day you can open the windows and front sliders to get a nice breeze going through the place. Access to the cove was nice since the main beaches at Rum Point were covered in Sargassum seaweed. At night, we took the kayaks out into the middle of the cove to experience the bioluminesence in the water. Well worth doing! The beaches at Rum Point are just a three minute walk away and have lots to do if you want to get out of the house. If you like to eat out, there are many good restaurants nearby. You must try Tukka on the far east end of the island if you are looking for some authentic Cayman food. The food and service are outstanding. George Town was about a 30-40 minute drive away. Try to go when there aren\'t any cruise ships around. There is a website for the port where you can see when ships are in port. After 3 in the afternoon works well too as passengers are on their way back to the ships. Timothy was a great host. He responded to our needs and gave us some great tips on places to eat and things to do. I would definitely consider staying here again if returning to Grand Cayman.


Review by Ben on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
First I just want to say I normally do not great reviews on things but I\'m making an exception. Kai Kotch was absolutely wonderful! Great location and amenities provided. We will be back.

Perfect location. House had everything you could want.

Review by Keith on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
Our family of four enjoyed all of the amenities (kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel). The proximity to Rum Point and Kaibo was great. A very chill location, compared to Seven Mile Beach.

Quiet and convenient!

Review by Lori on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed having the lagoon right out the back door with plenty of sand for our toddler to play in! Rum point beach is just across the street, where you can eat, drink and snorkel. The beach there is also perfect for children. We would stay here again!!!

Relaxing Rum Point

Review by Kevin on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kai Kotch! The communication, property guide and suggestions from Tim on snorkeling and restaurants were spot on. Made it so easy for us to get into the house, navigate around Rum Point and the island and relax! The home had everything we needed and lots of space! We really liked the bikes and especially the kayaks and paddle boards ... used daily! Advice and tips were spot on and gave us great ideas on where to snorkel and great restaurants like Tukka, Kaibo, and The Lighthouse. Very quiet on the bay, but just a short walk to Rum Point and lots of amenities, beach, and water sports. Really enjoyed Starfish Point which is only a short bike ride away. Highly recommend Kai Kotch for a relaxing family vacation!

Serenity Now

Review by Colleen on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
We have stayed at this unit at least four times and look forward to returning in the very near future. Kai Kotch is super clean and comfortable. It has all the amenities you could need: pool, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle board, grill. Our kids love the freedom they have to go off and explore on their own.

Wonderful stay it is our second time staying and we were happy!!

Review by Marita on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
Thank you for the lovely stay at island house #17!!

Excellent Property

Review by Milissa on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
We’ll definitely be returning for future staycations! This was such a wonderful property to stay at. Thank you for everything!

Wonderful Stay

Review by Marita on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
Kai Kotch is an awesome place for families to rent. There were kayaks, paddle boats and lots of board games for kids. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

Get Away from Crowded Areas

Review by Lance on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5
The entire process and experience exceeded our expectations. The accommodations inside and out are perfect for both being away from the major crowded areas while actually being closer to some of the best places of all to visit while on Grand Cayman. The bioluminescence lagoon alone is one of the best experiences on the island, and it’s in your backyard. We suggest you kayak out each night because some nights happen to be better than others due to the level of bioluminescence in the water on any given night. On one night they were swimming everywhere on top of the water creating fireworks shows of neon blue. Incredible!

Booking Rules

  • 5 nights minimum stay required.
  • 6 nights minimum required over Thanksgiving week.
  • 7 nights minimum and full occupancy 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 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.

Villa Cleaning & Sanitation

All villas are cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest's arrival. 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.

Taxes & Fees

  • 13% Occupancy Tax added to all rates.
  • 10% Guest Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.
  • Guest Service Fee is capped at 10 days for extended stays.
  • Cleaning Fee added to all reservations. 
  • Owner requires a $500 refundable excess cleaning and damage deposit.
  • We accept Visa, MC, Discover, and Bank Wire for payments. 

Map Notes

Nearby Points of Interest

Getting Around

A rental car is highly recommended. Taxi cabs are unreliable and expensive outside of town and Seven Mile Beach. Plus, there is no Uber or Lyft on the island

For rental cars, we recommend AvisMarshalls, or Hertz

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