Present Moment

56 people have viewed this property this week.
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
12 Sleeps

Welcome to Present Moment, a villa on the outskirts of the Bodden Town beach that is the ideal retreat to create picture-perfect vacation memories with family and friends. 

This beautiful, spacious villa is directly on the beach with sweeping ocean views. The beach is both sandy and pebbly, so water entry requires water socks or pool shoes. Swimmers and snorkelers will find a sandy bottom less than 100 yards from shore. The snorkeling in this area is spectacular! 

After exploring the tropical sea life, rinse off using the outdoor shower before a refreshing dip into the fabulous infinity pool. A Baja shelf with submerged pool loungers will quickly become your favorite spot.

The villa’s pool deck also includes a heated spa to melt your worries away and raised oceanfront sun deck for that perfect tan. A tandem kayak is provided complimentary during your stay. 

Open and spacious living areas are furnished with contemporary furniture and modern decor. A wall of oceanfront windows provides gorgeous tropical views allowing natural light to flood the home. 

After a long day enjoying the island, sink into the comfy sectional sofa to watch a movie, read a novel, or play some family-fun board games. 

This single-story private residence can sleep up to 12 guests comfortably across four bedroom suites each with a private bath.

Sleeping Arrangements
(Sleeps 12 guests, 10 Adults max.)

  • Primary Suite - king bed, oceanfront views, television with cable programming and AppleTV, walk-in closet, ensuite with double vanity, bathtub, and separate walk-in shower.
  • Island Suite - queen bed, garden views, SmartTV, ensuite bath with shower. 
  • Garden Suite - queen bed, garden views, SmartTV, ensuite bath with shower.
  • Bunk Suite - 2 sets of twin over queen bunk beds, garden views, television with cable programming and AppleTV, Xbox One gaming console, ensuite bath with tub/shower combo. 

The formal indoor dining area allows seating for 10 at the table and 2 at the kitchen counter. For alfresco meals, the outdoor dining table seats 12.

The kitchen comes fully equipped with modern appliances and everything you need to whip up a quick lunch or home-cooked meal. The villa’s outdoor kitchen is a grill master’s paradise with a propane grill, warming drawers, prep area, sink, and ice maker. Hire a gourmet chef or family-style cook for a night of worry-free dining.

Present Moment is the perfect base for privacy and island exploring. Savor every moment at this modern villa designed with sumptuous relaxation in mind.

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Private Infinity Pool
Heated Spa
Submerged Pool Loungers
Elevated Sun Deck
Outdoor Shower
Veranda Patio
Alfresco Dining Table
1 Tandem Kayak Provided
Central Air Conditioning
Cable + SmartTVs
Xbox One Console
Gourmet Kitchen
Modern Appliances
Drip & Keurig Coffee Makers
Ice Maker
Outdoor Kitchen w/ Sink
Propane Grill
Washer & Dryer
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens & Robes Provided
Beach & Bath Towels Provided
No Smoking Allowed
No Pets Permitted
Off-Street Parking

Beach Notes

Centrally located, the homes in Bodden Town offer shore diving and snorkeling as well as protected beaches for kayaking. The beaches are mostly sand, but can also have some natural rock formations too.

Either way, with the varied marine life we have in the water, you will want to wear foot protection (pool shoes or fins). The beaches here offer great seashell collecting and turtle sightings in summer!

Bodden Town is only 20 minutes from town and 15 minutes from 2 large resorts in the east end, Morritt's and The Reef. Both offer manicured beaches as well as restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store, souvenir shops, and a cafe/pastry shop. These two resorts also offer scuba, snorkel trips, jet skis, windsurfing, kiteboarding, ocean-front pools, and bar service.  

Heading east, the South Coast restaurant is only 5 minutes away. Other casual restaurants are nearby. You are 25 minutes from the famous Rum Point Club & Kaibo with water sports, restaurants, beach bars, a gift shop, and a barefoot beach with table service.

General Grand Cayman Beach Notes

All beaches in Grand Cayman are technically public since the Crown owns up to the high water mark.

The shoreline quality behind your property may vary slightly from the images on our website due to shifting tides and weather patterns. 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 over the years during the summer. Our owners do make efforts to remove heavy sargassum and will have the beach raked prior to your arrival. 

Should sargassum weed 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.

The Service Fee includes your Silver Thatch Membership.

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 Discount Card for savings at local businesses
  • 10% advance booking discount for private charter
  • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment
  • Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits pre-order & hold for check-in
  • Referral to preferred vendors, guest services desk assistance

At-Villa Benefits

  • Day-after-arrival guest services follow-up
  • Complimentary early check-in, if no check out on the same day
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • Arrange chefs, cooks, babysitting & family photography
  • $3,000 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection
  • Complimentary pack-n-plays, booster seats, & baby gates
  • Additional tandem kayaks available for discounted rental*

*Signed waiver required

Guest Reviews of Present Moment

Bodden Town , Grand Cayman

5 out of 5 stars based on 15 user reviews


Review by Amanda on 03/25/2023
5 out of 5
Bodden Town doesn’t have much to but it’s not hard to get to the action of 7 mile and Rum Point. Villa was peaceful, beautiful site, pool and jacuzzi amazing. Great for a big family coming … we all were perfectly separated and didn’t feel on-top of each other. We had 4 small children and the bed situation was perfect. This villa has all the amenities you need with small children and for a peaceful vacation!

Present Moment! Spread the Word!

Review by Kimbra on 03/15/2023
5 out of 5
We loved the location of the property as it was away from the busy areas and yet it didn\'t take long to get to grocery stores, restaurants etc. Sonya, our property manager, was really fantastic to work with. She responded promptly to requests and was very kind. The house is clean, has all the amenities we were looking for - pool and hot tub and right on the beach. Great eating areas and each bedroom had its own bathroom. Also appreciate the washer and dryer. Would definitely stay here again!

Couldn\'t ask for a beeter vacation

Review by Mindy on 02/28/2023
5 out of 5
From the moment we walked in to the home we felt welcomed and at ease. Everything was exactly as you see on the website. The property manager was waiting for us with a lovely food tray that was exactly what we needed after a long day of travel. Rooms were comfy, pool and hot tub were fantastic and everything was thought of. Couldn\'t ask for a better vacation. Location was also good. Far enough from the crowds in Georgetown but not too far from any area on the island.

Location, location, location

Review by Renee on 02/27/2023
5 out of 5
We booked this house for our family of 6 adults and 1 grandchild. The gorgeous one-level residence had a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and a spacious open floor plan common area that looked out over the fabulous pool area and ocean. We enjoyed being away from 7 mile beach and living among the locals. Grocery shopping and local restaurants were not far away at all, and we found ourselves spending most of our time in the phenomenal outdoor space that rivaled the indoors for size and comfort. Property management company went above and beyond: unloading and putting away our grocery delivery when our flights were delayed. Would highly recommend and would love to return.


Review by Janet on 02/18/2023
5 out of 5
This was a lovely home! Just what the family needed. The location is in a small neighborhood and a bit far from most things. This was our first time in Cayman so picking a location was in us. The view, however, was beautiful. The home was well equipped, clean and spacious. We truly enjoyed our stay.

love every minute

Review by Karen on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5
Our winter getaway was perfect staying at Present Moment. Great layout, extremely well equipped kitchen, best outdoor patio area with pool and hot tub and grill overlooking the beach. The charcuterie board was such a wonderful surprise and the property manager was quick to meet our questions. We loved every minute there- hope to be able to return one day!

divine, simply divine

Review by Karen on 02/05/2023
5 out of 5
we have no complaints about this property - it was clean, so well equipped, the outdoor kitchen, seating, pool, hot tub and surf were everything a winter vacation needed. our property manager answered and solved one small issue immediately. we want to book again already for next year!


Review by Michael on 12/05/2022
5 out of 5
Great house overall - The pool was beautiful and right on the beach w/ great shelling. Easy driving distance to East End, Northside, and the West part of the island. Found lots of great food locally in Bodden Town and Savannah too !

Present Moment

Review by Regina on 08/05/2022
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Present Moment. Plenty of space for everyone (we were a family of 5- 2 adults and 3 kids ages 12-17)- kids enjoyed having their own bedroom and bathroom. Was nice to have starter set of shampoo/conditioner/soap provided in each bathroom. Kitchen had everything we needed when we did cook. Property manager was great and very helpful. We especially appreciated the charcuterie board upon our arrival on Sunday since the grocery stores are closed on Sundays. House came with 6 beach chairs and an umbrella - great for daily beach trips

Best Vacay Ever!

Review by Hunter B. on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5
We absolutely loved this property! It was very clean, Sonya our host was AMAZING and very responsive to the 2-3 questions that came up. We love staying in Bodden Town, nice and quiet but still a quick drive to any portion of the island. I would highly recommend staying here!!!
Manager Response:

Dear Hunter,

Thank you for your lovely review of Present Moment. We are so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at this villa.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another vacation in the near future.

Kind regards,

The Cayman Villas Team!

Great House!

Review by Jennifer H. on 06/28/2022
5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time and loved the house. Sonya, the property manager; was attentive to our needs.

Ideal beautiful location

Review by Donitia S. on 05/30/2022
5 out of 5
  Dear Donitia, Thank you for your review of Present Moment. We are so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you here with us again in the near future. Kind regards, The Cayman Villas TeamThis was our second time to stay at Present Moments. We love this house and location. Bodden Town is conveniently located to both the East and West Ends of the island. The pool and hot tub offer unparalleled views of the ocean. It’s wonderful to walk the beach and see active sea life and shells/coral. The host provided a delicious charcuterie board upon arrival and the property manager was quick to respond to any questions or problems.
Manager Response:

Dear Donitia,

Thank you for your review of Present Moment. We are so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to having you here with us again in the near future.

Kind regards,

The Cayman Villas Team

Amazing Rental

Review by nonnamarias on 08/08/2020
5 out of 5
This rental, although pricey, was spectacular! It was centrally located on the island ... could reach either end within ~ 25-30 min. The villa itself was clean, up-to-date, and spacious! It had all the amenities of home, as well as a variety of pool/beach gear, including beach towels & chairs, small cooler, umbrella, beach toys, life jackets, floaties, sunscreen and bug spray. They even had a safe and computer for our use, as well as a security system, which helped us feel secure. In addition to the villa, the property manager, Jennifer, was fantastic! We had a couple of questions and she responded with lightening speed! The only caveat I have is, I would not rent this villa if you have young children, as there is no fence/protection around the pool. All in all, if you are looking for a beautiful, spacious, safe, quiet, fully furnished place to stay, I would enthusiastically recommend Present Moment!

Loved It!

Review by Julie H. on 03/21/2020
5 out of 5
  Great property. Exactly like shown. Full amenities including beach towels,chairs,coolers, and float toys to make going to beach more fun. Soft sand beach at property but water is rocky and I swim able. But we loved watching the surf and sound of ocean and view of sunrise. Very prompt repair service on small problem with air conditioner -and it was Sunday morning! We would definitely recommend this to friends.
Manager Response:

Dear Julie,

Thank you for your review of Present Moment in Historic Bodden Town. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at this villa in last month and do hope that you will visit us again soon, when travel restrictions have been lifted and the world is back to normal!

We wish you and your family all the very best.

Take care and stay safe,

Cayman Villas

Great Vacation

Review by CinMinnesota on 01/16/2020
5 out of 5
This home was depicted accurately in description with amenities and photos. We rented through Cayman Villas in January 2020. It was perfect size for 8 adults. The beds were all comfortable. The kitchen was stocked well. We cooked in 2 of the nights. It is approximately a 25 min drive to seven mile beach but it is an easy drive. I would not consider the beach in front of the home a good area to swim. We did not attempt. There were 7 beach chairs and a cooler that we could take to the beach with us. They also provide beach towels. We contemplated staying near 7 mile - but this made us able to stay together in one unit and stay in our budget. We reached out to property manager once during our week (with a question- not a problem) and she responded immediately. In January we did not experience any mosquitos. It only rained on our arrival. It was very windy for 3 of our days. A tip: if it is windy - venture to another side of the island. When it was windy at the house, seven mile beach had no waves at all.

Booking Rules

  • 5 nights minimum stay required.
  • 6 nights minimum are required over Thanksgiving week.
  • 7 nights minimum are required over Christmas and New Year's week.
  • Christmas & New Year's are split into two rental periods. Please inquire directly about 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.

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.
  • Owner requires a $1,500 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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