Bluff View, the Climbers’ House
There are only three main roads on the Brac and the Bluff View House is on the South Side road, towards the east end of the island. This is the quiet end of the island, far from the noise of the airport and what little traffic there is. It’s also very dark for good stargazing.
Bluff View backs up against the bluff and is nestled between coconut palms, agave and cacti. It’s 60 yards to the water, and the sound of the waves and palm fronds in the wind lull you to sleep.
The house has two independent apartments: one up, one down. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s comfortable and has everything you need including a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, stove, blender, coffee maker, pots, dishes, etc.), sheets, towels, etc. After a day of climbing, the outdoor shower is mandatory! I haven’t showered indoors in years.
For a long-term stay commercial Daycare is available and requires the usual proof of vaccinations and paperwork. An alternative is for you to hire a “Gramma” to come to Bluff View and watch over your children while you climb. The usual cost is US$30 – 37/day. Let me know if you’d like a Gramma.
So bring your clothes, toothbrush, CDs or Ipod (and cable with a standard 1/8″ male connector on both ends), snorkel, scuba and climbing gear. There’s no TV, no wifi and no internet, and it’s far better that way.
The rate for the Bluff View house, per floor, is US$115 per night with a 3-day minimum. If you stay longer than six nights, every seventh night is free ($690/week).
For more information and reservations contact:
John Byrnes, 46246 Weld CR #13, Ft. Collins, CO USA 80524
firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 897-2787
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Both floors are identical. The outdoor shower and the shed with the washer are shared. One bathroom per floor. Room for 4 people on each floor: 2 in the bedroom and 2 on the double futon. We also have an air-bed for the occasional extra person.
Other climber-friendly places to stay
The Cayman Breakers and Kings Point condominiums are just down the road from Bluff View.
The Brac Beach Resort is a comprehensive resort at the west end of the island. While it caters mostly to divers, everyone is welcome by the excellent friendly staff.