- SQM 1
Rate: $750 per night, one week minimum.
Three bedroom waterfront house located in the Shelly Bay area, about 3.5 miles east of the City of Hamilton and an 8 minute drive from the airport. Upstairs, there is an entrance foyer with a powder room, the master bedroom (Queen bed) with en-suite, kitchen with breakfast bar and den, dining room and living room with beautiful views over Harrington Sound. Downstairs, there are two bedrooms (Double and 2 Twins) which share a bathroom. Both downstairs bedrooms have porches with lounge chairs for enjoying the views and relaxing. On the upper level, there are porches on both sides of the house, for alfresco dining or enjoying the beautiful views of the Sound.
The kitchen includes a fridge, freezer, gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, blender, 12 cup and 5 cup standard drip coffee makers, a French press and there are two BBQs, one gas and one charcoal. There is Wi-Fi, cable TV, a telephone and A/C throughout the house as well as ceiling fans in the master bedroom. An iron/ironing board is provided as well as a hair dryer in each of the bedrooms. For guests travelling with children a pack n play, stroller, potty and infant bathtub are provided. For your trips to the beach, snorkels, masks, beach towels (upstairs linen closet) and beach toys are all provided and can be found in the pump room (key hanging in laundry room). The house also offers a dock on Harrington Sound and a dinghy you can use.
The house enjoys a central location, the perfect base for exploring Bermuda. Shelly Bay beach is only a 5 minute walk away, where there is a childrens' playground and a lovely white sand beach for swimming.The Railway Trail can also be reached across from the Crawl Gas Station, about 10 minutes walk away. To explore further afield, there is a bus stop about 100 metres east or 200 metres west of the house. Both St. George's and Hamilton are about a 25 minute bus ride away. Twizy elecric vehicles can be rented at the Hamilton Princess Hotel.
For those who just want to relax, you can enjoy the beautiful views over Harrington Sound and swimming, snorkeling or fishing from the dock.
The bus stop at the top of Radnor Road allows guests to roam the island at will, and the walk to Shelly Bay (about 5 minutes from the house on foot) provides for some of the best snorkeling on the island. The Supermarket is a 8-minute walk from the property. Flatts Aquarium is a bus ride of about 5 minutes heading west, and the Crystal Caves are the same distance heading east. Our bus stop is a leisurely 5-minute walk from the house. There is no maid service, although this can be arranged for extended visits at an additional rate. The house is self-catering, and we are pleased to provide ample fresh towels and sheets for your visit. The home owner or their housekeeper will meet you at the house and make you welcome!
Bus transportation into Hamilton or St. George’s takes 15 minutes on Route 11, one of the island’s most frequent services. Shopping in the neighbourhood includes a supermarket at the Shelly Bay Plaza. Grocery stores also sell liquor, wines and beer. Drycleaners, a pizza parlour and a Post Office are nearby. Flatts Village is five minutes away by bus (and is delightful village) with nice places to eat (Rustico’s is particularly enjoyed by locals and visitors alike), gift and other shops, and the Aquarium and Zoo with Geological Museum which are well worth a visit. Sports activities include tennis courts (which can be booked at reasonable rates) at Grotto Bay, which is five minutes away by bus.
Nearest convenience store is Twins Variety on Flatts Hill – open early and till late evenings, and Harrington Hundreds Grocery – 5 minutes from Flatts on bike, and a veritable emporium of delectable imported goodies. The Specialty Inn on South Road at Collectors Hill is a 5-minute moped ride from Flatts for family style eating in unpretentious but comfortable surroundings.
Harrington Sound is ringed with gorgeous homes overlooking the placid waters of the sound. One can snorkel comfortably there or play with the parasail company that operates in the sound. There are fine dining establishments nearby such as the renowned Tom Moore’s Tavern and the Swizzle Inn for drinks and snacks. For leisurely tours on your mopeds exploring the glorious countryside of Tucker’s Town with its spectacular homes is always fun as is the remarkable Verdmont Museum high on a hill overlooking the south shore.
Hiking is enjoyable at Ferry Reach and St. David’s Head, two of the larger and more interesting parks. There is also Spittal Pond Bird Sanctuary and endless coastline areas to walk, the Railway Trail and the sumptuous Parks of the south shore. Consult the map for clearly marked areas and consider purchasing the Davidson book of Bermuda Hikes as listed on the website. There are many wonderful books on Bermuda at the Bermuda Book Shop in Hamilton near the policeman’s Bird-cage and the Irish Linen Shop on Front Street.
Swimming and snorkeling are good on most beaches. However, Shelly Bay Beach 5 minutes from the property is very safe, never has an undertow (as do many of the more turbulent South Shore beaches) and the caves around the headland offer excellent snorkeling. John Smith’s Bay is lovely as well, and Clearwater Beach out in St. George’s near the old NASA station is legendary. You may chose to wend your way along the South Shore all the way out to the fabled surf of Elbow Beach, Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay- its a spectacular drive with astounding views around every corner.
Tobacco Bay in St. George’s is a great beach year round – sheltered and with marvelous numbers of fish. Diving, sailing and windsurfing are all available at Grotto Bay Resort which is nearby and at other facilities around the island. See our website for these and many other useful services.
a) Closest swimming beach: Shelly Bay - 5 minute walk
b) Closest bus stop: 100 metres east
c) Closest ferry stop: in Hamilton City or St. George's
d) Closest moped rental: Smatt's at Tucker's Point
e) Closest convenience store: Howzat Liquor and Convenience Store - 100 metres west
f) Closest grocery store: Marketplace Shelly Bay - 8 minute walk
g) Closest pharmacy: Collector's Hill Apothecary
h) Closest restaurant: Rustico and Village Pantry - Flatts, 25 minute walk
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 3 Toilet
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
CookingBlender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Diswasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Ceiling fans
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Cable)
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower
LaundryClothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
OutsideGas BBQ, Deck chairs
Bermuda Accommodations Inc. is a small company started in 1991 that specializes in private home rentals in Bermuda. Our goal is to pair you up with the perfect property for your next trip to Bermuda!