Bluff View, the Climbers’ House

Bluff View in the morning light

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 is up against the bluff and 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.

Morning coffee and stretching on the porch

There are two independent and identical apartments. 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.

Living area with Futon (sleeps two)

Queen bed in the bedroom

Tired happy climbers, drinks in hand, on the porch at the end of the day.

It’s nothing fancy, but it’s comfortable and has everything you need including a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, stove, blender, coffee maker, microwave, pots, dishes, etc.), sheets, towels and a clothes washer out back.  After a day of climbing, the outdoor shower is highly recommended!  I haven’t showered indoors in years.

Fully equipped kitchen

For a long-term stay with small children, government-run Daycare is available and requires the usual proof of vaccinations, paperwork and about US$20/day.  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.   Contact me for more information on either Daycare or a Gramma.

So bring your clothes, toothbrush, CDs or Ipod (and cable w/ standard 1/8″ male connector on both ends), snorkel, scuba and climbing gear.  No TV and no internet means… a real vacation!

Dining area


Summer Season:  May 1st through November 30

US$100/day plus $60 cleaning fee (no minimum stay)

US$640/week  cleaning fee included

Winter Season: December 1st through April 30

US$120/day plus $60 cleaning fee (no minimum stay)

US$800/week  cleaning fee included

For more information and reservations contact John:

(970) 897-2787

Never snap a wet kitchen towel at someone you know has a black-belt!

Other climber-friendly places to stay

The Cayman Breakers and Kings Point condominiums are just down the road from Bluff View.

Phone: 1-345-948-1463

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.