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Recent Southampton Parish reviews

  • A Glorious Home Away From Home

    "We just returned from having an extraordinary stay at Gemstons. There is not enough I can say about this rental. The home itself is wonderful. Very roomy, well appointed, clean and well maintained. There are lots of great sitting spaces (great nook in the kitchen, beautiful living and dinning rooms), wonderful views abound, and great outdoor spaces with a balcony off the living room (where we has our morning coffee and breakfast), off the master bedroom (a beautiful space for early morning viewing of the sun rise or a late night cap and relaxing prior to turning in to the sounds of the waves). There is also a fantastic large deck with a BBQ where we cooked up a storm and ate under the stars. Simply glorious. The location is fantastic. Southhampton was our favourite parish and you are close to many things and public transportation is very convenient from the house. The view and the access to a private beach are two of the most fantastic things about this location. You look out on two beautiful beaches and bays, it is very private and essentially we had one beach to ourselves. Great place to catch some sun, swim and snorkel, right in your front yard. Could not be better. If all this was not good enough there are the people. At Gemstones you become part of an extended family. Lorna (who owns the property with Gregg who was off the island at the time of our visit) could not have been lovelier. Very friendly, informative and super helpful. She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to assist us in so many ways. There could be no better hospitality. Her mother -in -law Shirley is a cab driver and before we got to the island had contacted us to make sure our transpiration needs form the airport to the home were taken care of. She also made herself available as needed to accommodate any taxi needs we had. And then there was Norris. Norris is a character who lives at the bottom of the hill. He is available in his little car to take you around as you may need on a pay as you feel appropriate basis. He was a great resource for trips to the grocery store or on those days when you wanted to skip the bus and get somewhere a little quicker. He is quite a character and will fill you with stories. Staying at this residence is indeed like a glorious home away from home. We felt so comfortable and welcome and could not believe the good fortune of the beauty of the home and surroundings. We would come back in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: LE Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Enter as strangers, leave as friends

    "Everything that people have written about Oyster Point is true: Breathtaking and idyllic location, close to restaurants, beaches, and a marketplace, a private and fully stocked cottage filled with essentials. Although necessary and important, these components are not what make Oyster Point remarkable. The element that makes Oyster Point so special is our Hosts: Dorothy, Brian, their family and of course, Abbie and Zooey. My husband and I had an unplanned extension to our vacation, as tropical storm Fay hit the island. Brian and Dorothy couldn't have been more accommodating to us. We were treated like family friends. I'm still a bit stunned how warm, kind and welcoming they were to us. You may notice when staying at Oyster Point the framed print on the wall stating: 'Enter as strangers, leave as friends'. Perhaps that saying may be trite elsewhere, but at Oyster Point, the statement is fact. Thank you, we will be back!"
    Guest: Suzanne C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • Worth it if you are on a budget.

    "Great location for easy access to the beach. Most people head for Horseshoe Bay, but if you keep going left once you hit the beach, you will be treated to beautiful and secluded coves. If you go right, you will hit the Fairmont which is a decent place to get a beach side drink. The neighborhood felt very safe and it was fairly easy to get a cab (however, the numbers left on the dry erase board never answered or were unavailable after calling two days in a row so we ended up just walking to the street and hailing one as they passed). The bus is close by and easy to figure out and a great way to get around the island. People are extremely friendly and helpful, so don't be afraid to ask for directions to people you pass in the street or see around in the neighborhood. The WiFi fee is a bit more than 'nominal' at $100 which I think is steep, so make sure you have any information you need before arriving so you aren't relying on the internet to look information up. However, there are pamphlets and magazines about the island laying around that can be helpful. The kitchen had a horrible smell in it (a door separates the kitchen from the rest of the apartment, so as long as you aren't spending time in the kitchen, you will be fine) and the bed was extremely uncomfortable, but for the price, it was worth it. The water pressure was great and it was always hot and the AC worked well, and the everything was clean. They do provide airport pick up, but the fee they quoted us was a little bit higher than what we paid finding our own cab. When I first emailed inquiring about airport pick up I was told 'We offer round-trip airport transportation for $100' and then when I responded saying I would like it, I was informed "Given your return date, it may be slightly higher than $100 - possibly up to $150." I found this a bit ridiculous since my return date was known before the first quote, and they should have never told me that they offer it for $100 in the first place. Other than that, the Property Manager is great at responding to emails in a prompt manner and sends a lot of information. Overall, nice enough place for a couple or two close friends on a budget who are looking for some laid back beach time and don't mind traveling a bit to get to busier areas of the island."
    Guest: an Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Great view, location and Host!

    "What a great find! Sabrina was so welcoming and accommodating for two good friends to get away for the holidays and enjoy all that Bermuda had to offer. Our room had gorgeous views and the location worked great for us. Wi-Fi and kitchenette met our needs saving time and money on being able to prepare some meals in our room. The room was cozy and easily converted to two twin beds from king size and the yard was big enough to practice yoga! Sabrina and her son even accompanied us horseback riding! She gave us great recommendations for New Year's Eve, brunch and other sites. We got to know the other guests and it felt more like visiting with family than another country! Definitely recommend."
    Guest: Deanie M. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: April 19, 2014
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