I used to think that owning a private island was a luxury exclusively reserved for the Richard Bransons of the world. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is making the serenity and privacy of one’s own personal paradise a little more accessible.
The DeckHouses, 19 five-bedroom, five-bath gated single family homes, each on a private island and with full access to the services and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, are currently in the second phase of construction and reservations for ownership are being accepted.
The idea behind the Deckhouses is to enable an owner to move from the deck of their island digs home to their luxury boat in one fluid motion, integrating outdoor and indoor living. The DeckHouses, the second phase of The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, are built on an island along the waterways and employ nature’s building blocks, natural wood and native stone, even shells, in a series of 19 elegant private-waterfront properties.
Due to the grand presence of H2O, transportation to and from the DeckHouses mean forgetting the car and opting for a boat. “This is one of the first steps in becoming Grand Cayman’s only ocean-to-ocean resort. It gives us the opportunity to fully integrate the Residences with the many wonders of the Caribbean Sea. Every home owner will feel connected to the water,” says Michael Ryan, owner and developer of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. “Your daily life will revolve around the water thanks to the network of waterways that tie the community together. You can step out into your boat house, fire up your boat and cruise to dinner at one of the many restaurants on property. Or, you can hop on one of the water taxis and be delivered to the shops or to an appointment at the spa.”
The three-story DeckHouses will be situated on a small peninsula surrounded by water. Each home is separated from the others by water and lush, natural vegetation, creating a uniquely secluded private island environment. In addition to a private swimming pool, wrap-around decking and an attached boathouse for housing and displaying personal watercraft, each island features its own private beach and cove. A one-bedroom, one-bath guest cottage is included on each property as well.
As an added bonus, all owners and their guests will have full access to the facilities and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, which, since opening in 2005, has earned worldwide accolades for its fine restaurants, spa, luxury shopping and unparalleled setting on Seven Mile Beach. DeckHouse owners also have access to the resort’s Greg Norman-designed golf course, dining at Blue by Eric Ripert and other facilities and activities. Additionally, other unparalleled lifestyle options will be available to DeckHouse owners, including personal ownership of an Italian antique-style hand-crafted wood watercraft, a luxury vehicle, personal golf cart and full personal butler service by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
To learn more, visit www.thedeckhouses.com.