W20. Apartment near Scaur Hill Park, Somerset Long Bay Beach
Summer Price: Studio is $135 per night, for 2 guests. 1-bedroom apartment is $155 per night, for 2 guests. $25 per additional guest, per night, up to 3 in 1-bedroom only.
Winter Price: Same as summer.
Monthly Rates for Studio Apt: (September 1 - April 30) $1350.00 for 2 guests including utilities; (May 1 - August 31) $1600.00 for 2 guests including utilities.
Monthly Rates for 1 Bedroom Apt: (September 1 - April 30) $1500.00 for 2 guests including utilities; (May 1 - August 31) $1750.00 for 2 guests including utilities
This Somerset property has two lovely apartments; a studio apartment and a 1 bedroom apartment, both with private entrances. Both units are air-conditioned, have wireless internet, and cable TV with multiple channels including movie channels.
The suites will suit guests who desire peace and a fantastic view above all else. The modern home with lovely garden has 2 spacious and very comfortable apartments: a very prettily decorated little studio, and a larger one bedroom apartment, both with upgraded amenities and immaculate in every regard, with a gas BBQ for your use. To the right of the end of the driveway is a path that leads down to the waterside so you can enjoy a nice swim without going far!
Studio Apartment: The pretty studio is on the upper level of the home, providing you with water views that can be glimpsed through the trees. Facilities in the studio include a kitchen with a full-sized fridge and stove (with oven), coffee maker, and microwave. The bathroom is a tub with shower, sink, and toilet. An iron and a hair dryer are provided. With two new twin beds that can be assembled into a King sized unit, your comfort is assured. A pretty balcony where you can enjoy your meals will be the favorite spot in the evening when the stars come out.
One-Bedroom Apartment: The lower one-bedroom apartment is ideal for two people looking for spacious accommodations in quiet and relaxing surroundings. The newly decorated one-bedroom apartment has a double bed, a double roll-out sofa in the living room, and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, and oven, just off of the spacious family room. Outside is a patio with table and chairs, where you can retire at the end of an exciting day of sightseeing and enjoy a home cooked meal. There is a window in the bedroom.
The nearest laundromat to the house is about 5 minutes by moped or bus (a mile away). Close to the bus line, the house is located in a lovely neighborhood with no through traffic; it’s a peninsula only about 3 lots wide which juts into Ely’s Harbour, with all the exquisite little islands in a chain off-shore, and a marina nearby where you can rent a boat so you can go and explore them and their tiny secret beaches.
About a 30 second walk from the apartments brings you to a fabulous view of Ely’s Harbour, which can also be partially seen from the patio of the Studio Apartment.
Somerset Long Bay Beach is a 20 minute leisurely walk up the road (1.6 miles away) where you can learn to kite surf with Mr. Mello – tell him Fiona Campbell sent you!
For those who enjoy a walk, the Old Bermuda Railway scenic trails run practically next-door. Somerset Village is a charming hamlet with pretty shops and nice restaurants to enjoy. There are grocery stores nearby, as well as all the usual facilities for sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, fishing, and parasailing near Somerset Bridge and Ireland Island. Tennis and golf courses are conveniently located as well.
There are a number of large and small hotels in the vicinity with fine dining rooms you will enjoy for that special evening out. All over the island are pretty little cafes where a nice lunch can be had in comfort, indoors or out.
Small grocery stores are located in every parish, and many of them will deliver groceries as well as beer, wine, and spirits; just ask your hostess for the telephone number of the obliging outlet nearby. Close by is Somerset Bridge Post Office, where people who do not have a laptop can use the free internet.
The house is 5 minutes by bus to the village of Somerset, and another 5 or 6 minutes by bus on to Dockyard. Dockyard is a wonderful English re-provisioning naval installation from the 1820’s covering many acres of exceptional stone structures, now handsomely restored. Bermuda’s maritime history is preserved for your edification and located on a headland with the most extraordinary views of the length of the island – you can see all down the North coastline to St. George’s. Dockyard also features pretty craft shops and artisans at work, excellent books on the island, pottery, and a wide array of pubs, cafes, and luxurious carriage trade stores to browse through. The ferry stops here too so you can hop aboard and take a leisurely cruise back into Hamilton with your mopeds in the hold. A newly created beachside cafe and bar has been opened at the Snorkel Park at Dockyard as well. Dolphin Quest is there too – you can see their charming performances or even swim with these gentle creatures.
Sandy beaches nearby would include Somerset Long Bay, Mangrove Bay, West Whale Bay (a very small cove strewn with seashells and with a gentle surf), and then Church Bay (the first of the big South Shore Beaches as one travels east along the South Shore Road through Southampton, Warwick, and Paget).
Your moped or the bus service will take you to Warwick Long Bay and Horseshoe Bay on the South Shore as well, where umbrellas, beach chairs etc. can be rented and a concession stand operates. In the winter months, take your own little picnic to be sure of the necessary sustenance when required and an old sheet from home so you can snuggle down for a nap.
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