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Welcome To Paradise 'AAA' - Private Romantic Getaway!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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AAA - Awesome LOCATION, Amazing VIEW, Astonishing COMFORTABLE with FULL KITCHEN- Located in well known Mangrove Bay, Somerset Village, Bermuda.

OUR FALL AND WINTER ARE BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT WEATHER AND LESS CROWDED, YOU CAN REALLY EXPLORE THE ISLAND FOR ITS NATURAL BEAUTY BICYCLING THROUGH THE RAILWAY TRAIL AND COOPER'S ISLAND NATURAL RESERVED :)

TO ENCOURAGE TRAVELERS TO VISIT OUR ISLAND DURING THESE PERIODS, THE PROMOTION RATE IS $100 PER NIGHT FROM NOVEMBER 17 THROUGH MARCH 15, 2018 WITH THE MINIMUM STAY OF 4 NIGHTS, YOU SHALL SAVE $200 WHICH CAN BE USED TOWARD SCOOTER RENTAL OR BOAT RENTAL OR ENTERTAINMENT. THE LONGER YOU STAY, THE MORE YOU WILL SAVE :)

Somerset Village, a small sleepy and picturesque community, was once a busy maritime port that hugs the Mangrove Bay. The water is crystal clear and perfect for a quick dip or you can just enjoy a stroll on the beach. Stroll along the narrow lanes on both sides of Mangrove Bay road and you will see many pastel color houses with wooden balconies, the small stores and the sleepy lifestyle of the islanders.

Exim Guest Apartment, new fully renovated with all amenities, overlooking the turquoise waters and sail boats of Mangrove Bay. Bus stops are in front of the Building on either directions make it very convenience to tour the Island either by Land or Sea. A ferry station at Watford Bridge is just a walk away.

Either strolling, running or biking through beautiful "Railway Trail"

Few steps across the way is 'Somerset Long Bay Beach' which provides a private local experience. The white, sandy beach, swimming near the coast with panoramic view of the northern coast of the island that doesn't usually get packed with beach goers, watch the Beautiful Magical Sunset every evening.

More Details

Owner
Jody Place
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Jody Place

We love Somerset Village! Both apartments with balconies are upstairs with its own entrances. We reside in downstairs apartment along with our Home Goods store. The community is very friendly. Lots to see and do if you enjoy the nature!

Jody Place purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Jody Place chose Somerset Village

In a quaint and romantic small Downtown.

We believe you will enjoy our place if you travel for the purpose of promoting health and wellness through physical activities and relaxation including cultural experience. Sandys is the western most Parish. It's named after Sir Edwin Sandys who made large investments to colonize the parish in early 1600s. The parish name is pronounced as 'Sands'. Sandys has five islands that are joined by bridges. The islands are Ireland Island North, Ireland Island South, Boaz Island, Watford Island and the biggest of all, Somerset Island. The Royal Naval Dockyard where most of the cruise ships anchor, is located at Ireland Island North. Being farthest from the congested Hamilton City, the parish provides refreshing piece and serenity that are quickly disappearing in tourist populated Bermuda.

What makes this apartment unique

To wake up every morning to the Beautiful picturesque blue water, sail boats, coconut trees, etc!

Easy Access with Bermuda Public Transportation System! Least expensive, reliable, safe and convenient way to explore the Island.

Buses and Ferries for Sandys, Bermuda

Bus routes #7 and #8 connect Hamilton City and Sandys. Bus #8 is more frequent than #7 and takes the Middle Road in Sandys through the urban areas, while bus#7 takes mainly the scenic South Road.

There are several ferry stops in Sandys that serve Hamilton City.

1) At the Dockyard - Few Bus Stops from EXIM Guest Apartment

2) At Watford Bridge - Walking distance from EXIM Guest Apartment

3) At Cavello Bay - Walking distance from EXIm Guest Apartment. This is located in Somerset island and is a lovely place. Buses won't go all the way. To reach the ferry stop, take Somerset Road, then Sound View Road and then Scott's Hill Road and go right up to the end.

4) At Somerset Bridge Wharf.

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
L.F.Wade International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Country Squire
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Kilometres
Whatford Bridge Ferry
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Cambridge resort
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Somerset Long Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Naval Royal/Dock Yard, Maritime Museum, Fort Scaur, Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Smallest Draw Bridge in the World, Hog Bay

We LOVE "Hog Bay": This is one of the best kept secrets of the island and very few know about the beach. It is located in Sandy's parish.

So why is Hog Bay Beach so unknown in Bermuda? Because you need to walk quite a bit through a rocky and wooded trail to get to it, and it is only a beach at low tide. During high tide, the beach disappears completely. So the beach is usually available for you to enjoy only for about four hours a day. But for us that's a privileged exclusivity for four long hours, and we thoroughly enjoy the walk through the trail as well. It's a tiny beach at low tide and a beautiful area for swimming and snorkeling. At low tide, the shallows extend some 300 meters into the sea, and is excellent for snorkeling. But you should get hold of a tide chart to time your visit correctly. You can get a tide chart in the website weather.bm for any day.

Amenities

Somerset Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern design frameless glass shower enclosure with rain shower and body spray, vessel sink vanity, 45 sq ft approximately.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Open Floor Plan Studio - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size Sofa Bed
  • The Apartment can accommodate 2 Adult with King Size Bed and 2 small Children with Sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Come and Experience!

Reviews

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5

Nice property - spacious and well located. Adequately equipped to support light meals

  • 5 of 5

Being close to the Dockyards was convenient in that there are ferries there that go to Hamilton and St Georges. The weekday morning and evening ferries stop at nearby Watford Bridge, a short walk from the unit. Bus stops are literally right out front.

We used buses to get to the south shore beaches. Warwick Long Bay was very quiet and we were able to walk from there to Horseshoe Bay.

We used the ferry to get to St George and Hamilton - much wuicker than the bus in both cases.

Jody the owner was very nice and arranged our transport to and from the airport with Mr Robinson who was very willing to share his knowledge of the areas we drove through.

Overall, a great stay in a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Location Overlooking the Water.

  • 5 of 5

We purchased a weekly bus pass. We found the bus very easy to hop on/off and could even use the pass for the ferry. The bus stop is located a few steps from the apartments – an easy on/off to all the Best Beaches and the Dockyard. The Royal Navy Dockyard is a ten minute bus ride where you can catch the Ferry to Hamilton or Saint George. The Dockyard also has restaurants, stores, craft stores, a small shopping mall and more.

The apartment was very clean with a full kitchen, high ceilings and a beautiful balcony overlooking Mangrove bay. Its located steps away to a pizza shop, a restaurants and convenience stores. There is also a supermarket (the Market Place) about a ten minute walk or short bus ride.

We found Long Bay Beach one of the Best with tons of sea turtles and good snorkeling around the rocks. It is only a 10-15 walk from the apartment. To get there go left from the apartment down Somerset Road, to Mangrove Bay Road, make a left on Tween Walls – it is to the left of The Nature Reserve through Long Bay Park to the Beach. The water is very calm and shallow.

Don’t forget to Stargaze – was very beautiful!

Owners Jody and Cathy were very respectful of our space and very helpful in making any arrangement and with any questions. If we lived there I think they would be our best friends – very caring and generally nice people.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular apartment in Somerset Village

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular experience we had at Jody and Kathy's apartment in Somerset Village. This place is PERFECTLY located. Far enough away from the Dockyard (about 2 miles) to be away from the hub-bub, but close enough that you can easily get to the restaurants, activities, historical tours, and the kick off point for all of the many excursions that get you out on boats, scuba diving, bike riding, cave swimming, etc. Jody and Kathy were superb hosts. We enjoyed this SO much more than a cruise, because we had an entire week to really get to know the island. We felt sorry for the hoards of people that came in on boats because two days on island is not nearly enough time to get to know this magical place. Thanks again Jody and Kathy - you will certainly hear from us again when we plan our next trip to Bermuda.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Awesome and amazing! Great view, clean and such nice people!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Bermuda and we can't say enough good things about Jody & Cathy's place! The unit is a very spacious studio with full shower and kitchen. Open layout with a nice king bed and beautiful balcony overlooking Mangrove Bay. It's completely modern and very clean. Jody and Cathy are extremely friendly and helpful but at the same time, not at all overbearing. We felt like we had full privacy but when we needed something Jody was always there to help quickly. He can help with the bus and ferry system and any other questions about the island you have. The little town of somerset where this is located is quiet and quaint. The pharmacy next door and the beverage shop across the street were very nice to have. Made it easy to pick up little things we needed along the way. The unit is located very close to Dockyard which is a fun, more touristy place and is only about a 20 minute bus ride to the the south shore beaches. You can ferry to St. George or Hamilton from Dockyard or take the bus. We used the ferry a couple times but mostly rode the bus around. Once you figure out the routes, it's pretty easy to get around. Overall we just loved it here and had the best time. It was always nice to come 'home' to the unit after a long day out and feel like it was very restful and relaxing. Thank you Jody and Cathy for being so awesome and for everything you did for us. We hope to be back someday! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 6 night stay at Exim Apartment and had a wonderful time. The apartment is very nice...large, modern, comfortable king bed and great shower and bath & lovely little balcony. The full kitchen is a definite plus however we enjoyed going across the street to the Country Squire Restaurant and Pub where June and Saf took excellent care of us. We were in Bermuda to attend the Americas Cup Races so the Somerset location & the bus stop just across the street made our trips to and from the dockyard very easy. There is also a ferry stop within an easy walk. Owner Jody was very helpful with our questions and arranging trips to and from the airport...we highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Simply beautiful and elegant

  • 5 of 5

Simply beautiful and elegant

Words cannot describe how comfortable our visit has been very helpful throughout with the help of Mr. Jody. From airport transfers to local trip planning to every detail of our trip has been thoroughly explained in detail to us to make this a comfortable experience for us and we are very thankful to Mr Jody for this house as its so beautiful from inside and contains everything that one need. I think a full kitchen allowed us to cook our meals and have our own dinner in our balcony. Beautiful place and would recommend everyone to stay here

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Booking fee to Homeaway and Lodging fee through EXIM Guest Apartment directly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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