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'Haslemere' is a 110 year old home with character and history. It has a lovely garden which is currently featuring an hibiscus hedge in full bloom,a vegetable plot, papaya trees in fruit, flowering trees, and lots of palm trees! There is a hammock and a hanging chair under a shady tree, for you to relax in. The house was built with high ceilings and tall windows facing south across the harbor to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Your bedroom has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and an AC. Your sitting room has a lovely view across St.Georges harbor, and is furnished with a microwave, small fridge, TV and comfortable chairs. Your bathroom has a full bath and shower. You are welcome to use the house kitchen, laundry, patio, and verandah.
Your bedroom has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and an AC. Your sitting room has a lovely view across St.Georges harbor, and is furnished with a microwave, small fridge, TV and comfortable chairs. Your bathroom has a full bath and shower. You are welcome to use the house kitchen, laundry, patio, and verandah. We love to give our guests a tour of the neighbourhood. We'll take you to the store for any food shopping you may want to do, show you the way to the beach,get bus tickets or passes and teach you how to use the bus service. If we can improve your vacation in any way we will try our best to do so!
This is a 2 storey house with steep stairs up to the front door from the driveway, and again up to the upper level....moreless
There is a single sleeper sofa in the sunroom/lounge. A cot can be supplied with prior noticed.
Our house has stairs, which can be dangerous for a toddler. We will need advanced notice to put in security measures....moreless
*We are licenced tour guides. We can provide tours, price $25 an hour, which can be themed if you have a particular interest, e.g. plants, birds, historical, military history, etc.
*From May - October we plan to be running a day on a tropical island twice a week. It will begin with a boat tour of St. George's beautiful harbour. Then we will explore a unique old fort, have an alfresco lunch on the beach, and explore the island. Or, you can swim, snorkel and snooze the afternoon away.
*In 2016 the America's Cup yacht races come to Bermuda. We are well placed for the ferry to the races, and even better situated for the special events taking place in St. George. We can host 2 couples who are friends, and one extra person provided you are willing to share the bathrooms- this is a Victorian house! ...moreless
Lots of paperbacks for the beach and garden. Also a good selection of books about the island - history, plants, places to enjoy etc....moreless
Satellite / Cable
A small TV and DVD player are in the sunroom. A selection of DVDs are provided....moreless
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Breakfast is served everyday.
We will meet you at the airport with prior notice of arrival time (no charge).
English afternoon tea is offered at a small fee and 3 hours notice.
No deposit is required. Payment in full upon arrival. Please give 2 weeks notice at least of a cancellation.
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A quaint town with historical sights as well as charming walks and views of the island's eastern coastline. A visit to The World Heritage Center is well worth the small fee which includes a historical informative film and display of our town. St.George's has forts, beaches small shops, pharmacy, churches, museums and The Bermuda Perfumery with a free tour! There are re-enactments and free walking tours in the town square twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday and most days during the summer months. St.George's is full of charm and history as this was our original capital city and the walking tours are wonderful and full of
interesting facts about our town.
The waters of the harbor and the ocean are crystal clear, blue and aqua. Jet skis , canoes, sail boats are all for hire to help you explore the area.
You might want to take a glass bottom boat tour, or sail on a catamaran.
There is excellent snorkelling at nearby Tobacco Bay, and for divers Bermuda boasts some of the world's best wreck diving if you want more than fish.
Crystal Caves , which are close by, are open to the public, but there are other caves to explore which are not commercial.
If you enjoy walking, the old railway trail, a grassy path, takes you along low cliffs at the ocean's edge, and there are beach walks aplenty.
Explore some of the many forts around St. George, in a variety of designs they date from the 1600's to World War !!. Fort St. Catherine has excellent displays which are well worth the visit.
St. Peter's church, (now 'Their Majesties Chappelle' by Royal decree of H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11) is the oldest Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere, and has occupied the same spot since 1609.It is a lovely old church with Bermuda cedar beams and furnishings, and plain glass windows which give it a very different 'feel' to most churches.
From the waterfront a ferry takes a scenic route Hamilton, the capital, and to the Royal Naval Dockyard in the west of the island. Hamilton has shopping, a fine Art Gallery, the Cathedral, and Fort Hamilton overlooking the town.
The Dockyard holds the National Museum, shops restaurants and a glass blowers, among many other attractions.
St. George and Bermuda have much to offer a vacationer, whether you want to be active or stay quietly on a beach under an umbrella.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Ray and Kay, your hosts, are both retired teachers with a passion for the island. For some years we operated a tour business, introducing visitors to Bermuda's history, places of interest, and natural history.
We love to have visitors, and will help as much as you want. We can show you the best places to swim, golf, eat, walk , everything to make your holiday special.
We will take you to the grocery store, and get you acquainted with the bus routes and ferry schedules. so you can start your vacation without hassle or stress.
We start your day off well with breakfast served under a shady mahogany tree. We provide beach towels, and cool bags for your day at the beach, and you can use the kitchen to pack your picnic lunch if you wish.
With a little notice we will provide an English afternoon tea for a small charge.
Why the Owner Chose St. George: With prior arrangement we will meet you at the airport and return you there at the end of your stay, at no extra charge.
We are ideally placed for exploring the island A short walk takes you into the charming old capital of St. George's, 1612. The frequent bus service passes the house, to all points of the island. The ferry service goes from St. George's to Hamilton and the West end of the island.
There are beaches within walking distance, and also a short bus ride away, or we will take you there. Restaurants and pubs are close by in St. George's.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast: A bus leaves every 10-15 minutes from outside the house to other parts of the island. Your hosts will supply you with maps and directions.
A five minute walk takes you into World Heritage site town of St. Georges established 1612; here you will find restaurants, museums, shops and churches. The ferry service from the town will take you to the capital of Hamilton and The Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Area.
Our home has a history of it's own, and will give you a comfortable introduction to staying in St. George. We are happy to share it with our guests, who seem to love it as much as we do.