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"This was my family's first trip to Anguilla. I was excited but a bit nervous about selecting a property so far away and the process of wiring payment to this little island of Anguilla. Chelle and I talked several times by phone and she helped us with details around the rental car and ferry arrangements. Upon arrival at the property, 2 housekeepers greeted us and gave us a tour of the home. It is stunningly clean with high ceilings and is well appointed! We used the 3 bedrooms in the main house only. The home is spacious with large shutter doors to the patio and pool area. These doors are in each room which faces the water. We kept the doors open from sunrise until it was time to lock up for the night. The covered outdoor area, the pool, and the beach are where we spent almost our entire time while on the property. My 3 daughters and wife took turns on the bamboo swinging bed. So quiet and peaceful... just what they needed and it was always in use with them. There was a slight breeze on this side of the island the entire week which kept any bugs at a minimum. The hot tub took awhile to warm up when we used it each night. It was a great place to relax and talk after the sun had set. And, the views of St Maartin are spectacular at night. There are small shells and fish in the water right off the beach. The small beach in front of the property can only be accessed by 2 or 3 houses. We were there in "high" season and never saw another person ... it was our private paradise. Wade out to the rocky island to look for larger shells that have washed up but wear water shoes as there are some sea urchins. The housekeepers were there each day except Sunday. They were non intrusive and very helpful. They did dishes, made beds, kept everything clean and even washed and hung up some clothes. There were so many nice touches which I've never had at another property. In addition to the services of the housekeepers for the week, there was a cell phone for our use on the island and a Vonage phone for calls back to the US. The local island population is very friendly. We were greeted with hugs at the church we attended. People were genuinely friendly throughout the island. We've stayed in properties in Sanibel, Naples, Captiva, St John VI, and Playa del Carmen. This was my family's favorite home and vacation. Thank you Chelle for renting such a lovely home!"Guest: Tim M. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 4, 2014View listing
"We spent a fantastic week at Three Little Birds' . It is hard to explain the beauty and tranquility of the villa but we’ll do our best. The location is incredible. The villa faces the northwest, so you are perfectly situated to catch the incredible sunsets. The beach is approximately 20 meters from the front door. The villa is a very well appointed, recently renovated, spotlessly clean, and has two spacious bedrooms. It has a large screened in lanai which is great for outdoor dining. (You will not want to spend any time indoors because the surroundings are too beautiful. The sound of the surf and wind blowing through the trees is very relaxing.) The water is the most incredible colour of turquoise and the sand is the colour of flour. The beach is suitable for children because the surf is very calm and the water is shallow. Another nice feature is that you can walk the beach for miles. If you walk west along the beach you come to “Starfish” point which is worth the effort! Dining / Food: The villa is a 2 minute walk from Kaibo. Kaibo offers casual beachside dining and a more formal evening option at Kaibo Upstairs. The villa is a 20 minute walk from Rum Point which offers another causal, beach dining spot. In our experience the food at the Kaibo beach bar was better than Rum Point. A lot of tours come and go from Rum Point, so it is a good place to visit for a cocktail but we preferred Kaibo for food. We would highly recommend Kaibo Upstairs. The food and service were incredible, the “Seafood” a dish of scallops, shrimp and various types of fish in a red curry broth was delicious. Groceries: There are two large groceries stores about 40 minutes from the villa. Both stores carry everything you will need for at home dining, toiletries, etc. Foster’s has a great selection of prepared foods (i.e. chicken cordon bleu, salads, fish) which we found useful for easy at home meal preparation on vacation. Next door to Foster’s is a wine and beer store which has a great selection. We will definitely be back to Three Little Birds'. The owners have provided a kayak, tennis racquets and everything you can think of in the kitchen. We spent a fantastic week in the sun with friends and would highly recommend the villa."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 15, 2014View listing
"A return to Caye Caulker by two of us was nothing but wonderful. Had raved about the island so other three family members were anxious to experience it too. Not disappointed. Manager, Michael, was very helpful. Vacation house and pool just right. Only drawback were mosquitoes- in abundance. Last trip there no bug problems. Go prepared. Only one rainy day. Bike riding around island and the nightly crab dodge is a must as distance to food & drink takes some time. Worth all the time and effort."Guest: Judy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014View listing
"We had a great stay. Apartment was clean and it had all we needed. I especially enjoyed having the enclosed terrace in the morning while he had our coffee and planned our day. It is so convenient having a restaurant right in the corner to have breakfast. A few minute Walk to the beach. The ritz Carlton across the street and a few blocks to the San Juan hotel and intercontinental. Also cable tv and wifi"Guest: Phil Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 14, 2014View listing
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Seasons to Visit Bermuda Vacation Rentals
Bermuda enjoys a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and warm humid summers. The gulfstream winds bring warm weather in the summertime and keep the winters mild. Arctic storms that bring the rain in the winter months can make the temperatures get close to freezing. For the most part, Bermuda enjoys moderate weather most of the year.
Attractions near Bermuda Villas
Bermuda has a number of historical and natural attractions. The Royal Naval Dockyard located on the tip of Ireland Island is a tribute to British history and architecture. The structure dates back to 1809 and today, is Bermuda’s primary cruise port. The dockyard is easily accessible by ferries and one of the most visited tourist sites on the islands. Sections of the dockyard have been converted into shops which house an array of boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. A number of museums showcase age-old crafts and traditions such as glassblowing. From the dockyard, you can sign up for one of the famous dolphin swimming tours. Interacting with the dolphins is an unforgettable experience.
The nearby Snorkel Park Beach offers a wide range of water sport activities. Here, you can rent Jet Skis, or sign up for guided kayak and snorkeling trips. There are also a number of great restaurant that provide excellent dining opportunities. At the craft market in the Dockyard, you can find a wide variety of items. Spend an afternoon browsing the many colorful stores and see the artisans at work. You can find beautifully crafted Christmas decorations, glass ornaments and jewelry, candles, ceramics and paintings. For those with a historical interest, stop in at the Bermuda Maritime Museum and Commissioner’s House. You browse exhibits on ancient maritime navigation, the whaling industry, treasures from the sea and other interesting artifacts.
The Commissioners House is unique in design as well. The house is believed to be the first large cast iron building in the world, and the first building on the dockyard. It was mostly prefabricated and then joined together on site. The building has magnificent views over the bay and is luxuriously furnished. The banquet rooms are often hired out for events. More island treasures include the Crystal and Fantasy caves. These caves house magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, and large turquoise lagoons. Daily tours are conducted through the caves.
Getting to Bermuda Resort Rentals
Bermuda is easily accessible from the major eastern cities in the United States. The flights from New York City or Boston take approximately two hours. There are regularly scheduled flights from these two cities as well as from Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore and Toronto. If traveling from Europe, there are daily direct flights from London Gatwick Airport. Alternative ways of getting to Bermuda include by cruise ship or private yacht. There are many cruises from New York and Boston that stop in Bermuda en route to Europe. Private yachts stopping in Bermuda need to follow the proper immigration procedures and check in with port control upon arrival.
Visitors to Caribbean Vacation Rentals in Bermuda
Many visitors to Bermuda are attracted by the beautiful beaches, water sport activities and many hours of sunshine. In general, the islands have a relaxed vibe and are very welcoming of visitors. Those who have an interest in maritime history will find Bermuda’s museums and historical sites of great interest. Visitors who love the sea and spending time underwater can enjoy the many wrecks and reefs available for diving. If you enjoy sailing, Bermuda has many cruise and yachting options available to you.