Two bedroom, two bathroom, sleepes 6. Large open floor plan!!
Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
About Shawn and Jeff Marsteller
Jeff & I hail from Pennsylvania and Iowa. We currently live in Mississippi and are a military family used to adventures and a lot of change. Due to moving often, we had not purchased a house before now. As ocean lovers, we never thought an ocean front retreat would be do-able financially for middle class folks. We found lovely bones and potential in what will be our retirement home. Until then, we will visit and let others love it as well. We fell in love with the laid back quiet island and hope you will too.
Shawn and Jeff Marsteller purchased this House in 2014
Why Shawn and Jeff Marsteller chose Cayman Brac
Our first dive after certification was in Cayman Brac. I still get nervous each first dive, but I feel most at home in Brac. After several trips, we tossed the idea of seeing what was available on this out of the way, peaceful place. Loved the proximity to the stores, restaurants and airport. Thrilled with the seclusion and privacy and I fell in love with our view. It has always been about seeing, hearing and smelling the water any vacation we have ever taken.
What makes this House unique
The island is small, yes, but our location is close to markets, restaurants, dive centers, the public sand beach and a short drive to medical facilities which I have had the opportunity to "test drive". It was uncomplicated and cheaper than the US. I prefer a smaller, personable community to live in and do not like crowds, chaos and busyness brought by large cities. It has a "Gilligan's Island" quality.
Dinner party, drinks with friends, maximum of 8
Not suitable for children under 10
Minimum age of primary renter:23
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We absolutely love Escape from Reality. This was our 3rd visit in as many years and we are already planning our return trip. The pictures honestly don’t do this place justice. I remember the first time walking into the house 3 years ago and being blown away by how spacious it is. There is nothing more amazing than waking up in the morning and having that ocean view right there to greet you. We love that this house is a home away from home and has everything you need. The kitchen was full of any utensils we needed and the bathrooms were stocked full of towels and fresh linens. The TV’s have Amazon Prime and Netflix so there was always something to watch on TV. This trip we made use of the washer and dryer which was a nice addition to have. We also loved having the bikes. The house is in a great location with the grocery store (and liquor store) only a 5 minute car ride away. The only thing we wished this house had was shade on the patio so we could sit out during that day. That being said, the public beach is within walking distance (10 minutes) and there is shade there.
During this trip, there just so happened to be an earthquake and the property manager stopped by within 15 minutes to make sure we were okay and the owners called to check in with us as well. Throughout the years, Shawn and Jeff have been absolutely great and have responded to any questions we had right way.
Christmas in Cayman Brac!
We had a perfect vacation in Cayman Brac. This house had all the creature comforts to make us feel at home. We appreciated having some food delivered to the house ahead of time to get the vacation started. The coral reefs are in fantastic shape, and if the surf is calm, the reef off the beach from the house is beautiful! Scuba diving with Brac Scuba Shack was a great experience even for beginners. The island is quiet and very safe. We will be back soon! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
My wife and I first visited just a couple months ago, and knew immediately we would be coming back. We were only a day into our second trip when we began planning our third! The property is perfect for couples and families, and the views of the ocean make for incredible relaxing evenings watching the sunset. Convenient to everything on the island, absolutely spotless, and all the amenities you could hope for. We'll be back!
I really appreciate your review! I'm so glad you love our modern "Gilligan's Island"! Brac is a wonderfully laid-back place to relax and explore! We would welcome you back anytime!!
Charming with excellent location
Island elegance, truly an amazing home and location. Special artistic island decor, very quiet neighborhood, great for early morning and evening walks.
Five minutes from excellent birding,snorkeling and shore dives.
Owners and caretaker easy to communicate with.
This was my second time visiting and I look forward to returning soon.
More Than We Even Hoped For
This home truly lives up to its name: Escape from Reality. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The house was beautifully appointed, completely equipped, conveniently located and the views of the seas and skies spectacular. We were met at the airport by a very helpful young man who lead us to the house and helped us get settled in. He made sure that we were able to reach him if we ran into any issues but we had no need of any further assistance throughout our stay. We fully enjoyed three days of peace and quiet and the opportunity to explore this lovely island.
I'm honored that you chose our escape as yours! Your glowing review was wonderful and inspires me to make sure each guest has a place to unwind, relax and recharge. We would welcome a return visit anytime!
We had a great time, the house was everything we expected; comfortable, spacious, and clean, with amazing views and close proximity to the ocean.
85 Rock climbing trails on the Bluff or "Brac"