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Summer Price: (July 1 – Aug 15) $5000 per week for up to 6 guests
*This property requires a lease and a fully refundable damage-security deposit of $1000*
The property is a 5 minute walk to the bus stop and a 15 minute walk to King Edward Memorial Hospital, the Botanical Gardens and the Masterworks Gallery. Beaches and Hamilton are no more than 15 minutes away by bus. Nearby attractions would include the family dining facilities at Collectors Hill and South Shore Road heading east. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, pub facilities and two churches.
The property offers three Queen beds, one single air mattress and a cot if required for a baby. There are 2 bathrooms; one with a shower and the second with a Jacuzzi tub. The full kitchen includes a stove, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and a charcoal/gas BBQ is available by the pool. There is Wi-Fi, cable TV, Blu-ray and an iPod dock available. Washer & dryer are for stays of a week or more. Hand washables can go outdoors on the clothesline. Linens, bath and beach towels are provided. Maid service is for one week bookings only. Pets are welcome with a damage deposit of $250US. There is no smoking at this property.
The nearby Verdmont Museum is a must see if you want insight into how people lived in the 1700’s. For those intrigued by nature reserves, Spittal pond is a hike you won’t forget as you walk a path through dense tropical undergrowth, past a salt marsh (with any luck – filled with migrating water birds…), and up the ridge to see the Atlantic rollers pounding in on the black rocks and refilling the rock pools with small fish and crabs.
On the bus heading east, you are at John Smiths Bay, a dazzling south shore beach. With deep water, gentle surf and flawless pink and white sands, John Smiths is the local’s favourite beach.
Over in Flatts Village you can enjoy pizza or ice-cream before or after you watch the interesting tidal torrent pour through the narrows under the bridge, along with its full complement of leaping small boys. The 1926 Aquarium is right there at the bridge with its delightful collection of fish, birds and turtles and an absorbing series of displays demonstrating the geological origins of the island, the whaling industry, deep sea diving, underwater treasure discoveries and so. A small facility, it suits baby legs very nicely: toddlers aren’t overwhelmed with vast distances to cover and older folks appreciate the café, the gift shop and the friendly staff. You can dine at Rusticos right afterwards.
St. Georges: 20 minutes away by bus, and Naval Dockyard a mere 20 minutes by ferry from Hamilton. Don’t forget Harbour Nights either: come to town and meet the locals at the Front Street marketplace for the best of local food and talent on Wednesday nights.
Take the glass bottom boat and have a peek at the reefs or go scuba diving or snorkeling- there are links on our For Your Information page to take you there. The north shore is glorious and most people never go and take a look at it because all they ever hear about is the SOUTH shore. Go to Dockyard too and go to the top of the commissioners house and you be able to see from one end of the island to the other. Gibbs Hill lighthouse has a cafe that’s supposed to be great and the view from there is wonderful. Take your mopeds or push bikes along the railway trail and you will see parts of old Bermuda most visitors will never happen across. Be aware however that Bermuda’s roadways don’t always have a legal allowance for sidewalks: property lines go to the street and are often demarcated with sturdy stone walls. This means you MUST walk single file and facing traffic, taking particular care when you go round corners flanked with towering hedges. If your children are too young to walk independently and in reliably in single file, strap them into a collapsible stroller for peace of mind. Better yet, use buses to get where you need to go and save your walking exercise for more relaxing areas such as the many parks that flank the beaches. Bermuda has rush hours like everywhere else- avoid traveling at that time and let the workers zip off to their offices while you enjoy yourself elsewhere.
Good restaurants carpet the island: the fabled Tom Moore’s Tavern in Hamilton Parish, located at the waters edge and one of the oldest buildings on the island, The Waterlot Inn (built in the 1600’s) out in Southampton, Four-Ways Inn in the Paget Warwick area, The Reefs overlooking its own flawless beach on the South Shore Coast, Mickey’s on the Beach at Elbow Beach Hotel….
Take a jacket and a tie in your pocket for higher end night-time dining. They dress up there. Its refreshing…people tend to rise to the occasion when they are smartly turned out. Service is fantastic. I have never had a bad meal in Bermuda. Some were slow to arrive, but they were invariably delicious….Tips of 15% are added to the bill before you even get it- be aware of that ~ but reward exceptional service. There are some very handsome high end clothing shops along front Street, and places for china, perfumes and so on. Good liquor shops there too- Gosling’s has been in business since 1806. Not cheap, but liquor stores and grocery shops carry every libation you can imagine- from all around the world. In Smiths Parish, Harrington Hundreds is renowned. In the Central Parishes, Miles Supermarket carries every delicacy. Grocery stores in Bermuda sell wine, beer and liquor as well.
It rains suddenly, torrentially and briefly in Bermuda- you might want to carry a compact raincoat that rolls -up into a tennis ball sized package. My final suggestion is to be sure to take some nice soft earplugs because the “night life” there includes a million tiny singing frogs and crickets that come out after sundown to regale you with an account of their day. Some people find it so unusual it takes a while to get used to it.
The evening in Bermuda is spectacular. The sunset is almost immediate: the sky turns to a dark velvet and the stars are almost within reach. If you have moonlight- so much the better especially if you have thoughtfully brought a special someone with you to enjoy that hammered silver surf extending from the shore to the horizon. The air is warm and heavy with the fragrance of flowers and softest of breezes…
If you can drag yourself out of bed at dawn, you’ll hear unusual birdsong and see the sun rise over the ocean- always a breathtaking sight. I like it best when the sky and the sea are the same colour- rosy gold….If you can get to the beach you love the most, there will be no footsteps on it but your own- that’s always a thrill for some silly reason. Speaking of birds, the most famous of these ( the Cahows) live in their last bastion on earth, on a protected island out by Castle Harbour- see if you can arrange to go and view them – but from an non-intrusive distance please. Their re-discovery after centuries if being apparently “extinct” is a wonderful story. Go to Dockyard too and see the treasure from the Spanish galleons that Terry Tucker found off Bermuda.
If you are interested in art, flowers, local cookery or historical photographs and books on the island (and it has a history that goes back 400 plus years) go to the bottom of my web home page where there are many useful links. The best bookstore is at the corner of Front Street near the Perot’s Post Office. And that’s where you can buy bus-ferry passes too- at local post – offices.
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen
SleepingBed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 3 Queen bed
CookingCooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
EntertainmentWireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
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