Northern Lights #5: 2 Story Beachfront Oasis in North Side w/Pool, Dock, & Snorkeling

Old Man Bay, Grand Cayman

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 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, dining area and breakfast bar with seating for 8, plus a living area with a screened oceanfront terrace.  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.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, an oceanfront master suite and a queen guest bedroom.  The master suite comes furnished with a king bed, ensuite bath with stand-alone shower, and a private screened terrace with ocean views.  The upper guest bedroom sits towards the front of the home and comes furnished with a queen bed and ensuite bath with combination tub/shower. 

Downstairs lies the third guest bedroom perfect for familes vacationing with kids.  This bedroom is furnished with two sets of bunk beds and shares the adjacent bathroom with stand-alone shower.  The bunks can sleep four children, or two single adults.

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 located on the main level. 

Owner provides a complimentary tandem kayak for guest use with a signed wavier 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 quite away from the crowds of Seven Mile Beach.

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***Deposit & Payment Schedule***
— For bookings made outside of 60 days prior to arrival, a 50% deposit (of rent only) is due in order to confirm your booking. The remaining 50% balance plus taxes and fees is due 60 days prior to arrival.

— For arrivals within 60 days, the entire balance is due in order to confirm your booking.

***Cancellation Policy***
— For cancellations outside of 60 days, half of the 50% deposit is returned minus a 2.50% credit card processing fee. We then re-open your dates on the calendar. Any dates we can replace are fully refunded minus the credit card processing fee. Should we fail to re-book any dates, the remaining deposit is forfeited.

— For cancellations within 60 days of arrival, all taxes and damage deposits are immediately refunded. We then re-open your dates on the calendar. Any dates we can replace with a new booking are refunded to you minus the credit card processing fee. Should no dates rent, the remaining balance is forfeited, however, guest will receive a credit for 50% of rent lost for a subsequent similar stay at the same villa taken within 13 months.

— We strongly recommend purchasing CSA Travel Insurance to offset unforeseen cancelations, medical emergencies, or travel delays.

***Rate Details***
— Rates displayed based on 4 person occupancy
— $25/night surcharge added for each additional guest
— 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 for extended stays.

***Booking Rules***
— Owner requires a refundable cleaning and damages deposit of $250
— 5 nights minimum stay required
— 7 nights minimum and full occupancy rate required over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's week
— Must be 25 years or older to book and must occupy the property during the entire stay

***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
— 10% discount towards a Silver Thatch stingray/snorkel 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 same day
— $500 of Accidental Villa Damage Protection


Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Wind-surfing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Snorkeling


  • Necessary

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist


  • Bay/sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

9 Reviews

    Amazing communication during a difficult time

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2020
    Submitted Jul 7, 2020

    We unfortunately did not get to spend what would have been an incredible week at this villa in Grand Cayman due to the pandemic. But the communication we received from Grand Cayman Villas was above and beyond anything we could have anticipated. Consistent, clear, frequent emails letting us know where things stood regarding the island, the airport and what they were doing in their end to help us. Because of this we will be ecstatic to rebook this villa when all of this is over and we are able to finally visit Grand Cayman for the first time!

    Peaceful atmosphere!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2019
    Submitted Nov 25, 2019

    We stayed at Northern Lights #5 last year. Enjoyed our stay so much that we had to come back. This property is exactly as described. Fully stocked kitchen and nicely furnished living room and bedrooms. With the unit being located on the North End of Grand Cayman, the location is very quiet and relaxing. Plus it is only a short drive from Rum Point. We plan on coming back again to Northern Lights #5 next year. :-)

    Perfect House With Perfect Snorkeling

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2019
    Submitted Oct 11, 2019

    This townhouse has everything you need, and is very well maintained. The best thing about it for us was just steps to a wooden pier in back, where you drop into the water (or down a ladder) and swim only about two minutes straight out to a beautiful reef. Saw Longfin Squid and a stingray in addition to a wide variety of fish. Five stars!

    Great vaca !!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2019
    Submitted Aug 23, 2019

    We would stay at this condo again , great location!! Condo was beautiful and well kept !! Plenty of room for our family !!

    What a gem!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2019
    Submitted Sep 16, 2019

    This rental property is everything you can imagine! The view was spectacular, the place was very clean and the location was perfect! This was one of the best vacations of our lives so far and having a great place to stay at helps contribute to that!

    Family Vacay

    4/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2019
    Submitted Jul 28, 2019

    This property (Northern Lights #5) is very peaceful and quiet: A perfect place to relaxed and to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. We had 6 people in our party and had plenty room. The kayak was a great addition, our teenage boys loved it. The only complaints I have was the master shower was not working (temperature could not be adjusted) and cooking stove was not working properly. The property manager was working on getting both issues resolved. This was reason for the overall rating of a 4. I want to end my review on a good note, this place is truly beautiful an a perfect place for a family vacation, the sunsets are truly amazing, Would definitely recommend this place and I look forward to visiting the island again and staying here.

    Great Stay

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2019
    Submitted Jun 12, 2019

    Really nice property. Everything was as stated in the description. Could snorkel right out front and see beautiful fish. Lots of good local restaurants nearby. Easy check in and check out. Quaint as well. Very quiet and non-commercial location.


    5/5 Stayed Mar 21, 2019
    Submitted Mar 29, 2019

    Really enjoyed our stay at Northern Lights! We stayed here with our three kids, jr high + high school ages and this place had enough space, was stocked with utensil, grill and everything else you need. We rented a car ( which is a must on this side of island) and explored throughout the day and came back to sit outside and hang by pool or dock and relax. Thank you!

    The property was exactly as advertised. The view and water were wonderful.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 12, 2019
    Submitted Feb 17, 2019

    We had a great week relaxing and snorkling our front of the condo. The pool was well maintained and had a great view of the ocean.


      Old Man Bay, Grand Cayman

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