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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You have found the vacation property whose name says it all GEMSTONES, located in Southampton, Bermuda. Gemstones is a luxury villa on its very own private beach. Upon arrival as you approach the property all you can say is 'WOW!'. This three bedroom accommodation has an open plan design with a large balcony off the dining room where you can enjoy panoramic views of the south shore. With another balcony off the master bedroom, fresh coffee and the sunrise will start your day off just right. In the master bedroom a king sized bed, Jacuzzi, and the walk through closet will make you feel right at home. The loft serves as a forth bedding area with a king size futon that can be converted to two single beds. This property has all the comforts you will desire. Wifi available. A fully appointed Viking kitchen and a Sub Zero refridgerator, full laundry and a large back patio area for those summer bar-b-ques. Enjoy your favorite beverage as you nestle by the fireplace in the sunken living room. The breakfast nook is an additional area allowing you further relaxation. Perfect place to read a good book as you watch the waves wash in and roll out gently over the pink sand. Reverse air conditioners are located in selected areas throughout the house. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Golfers as an additional feature this is probably the only property you can practice your driving range before you hit the courses. Greg would love to show you how to do it. Do not forget to inquiry on our private dining. Chef Greg is at your service.

Due to popular demand, we have brought our two bedroom apartment online as another vacation rental alternative. Baby Gem is located on the same property as our listing 396719 with VRBO. This two bedroom apartment accommodates 4 guests. The queen size sofa allows our maximum guest count to be 6 persons. Families of more than 8 have taken advantage of this opportunity but you must book early for this convenience. With French doors off the kitchen and another opening onto its own large covered private patio. As you gaze out to sea, this unobstructed view of the south shore leaves you in “awe”. If you yearn for peace, tranquility and space you have come to the end of your search. This reverse air conditioned unit has a full bathroom along with laundry facility which will make your vacation perfect. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Yes, your own private beach to enjoy – Crossbay Beach only steps away. Also see our third and fully independant unit that is the Deck House. Located at the lower western end of the property. See our listing #914639. This unit is a charmimg fully appointed studio complete with a queen bed full kitched and modern bathroom.

Perfect for two.

More Details

Owner
Lorna Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Lorna Wilson

Married 28 years with an adult daughter and a teenage son. Our family loves boating and cooking. Greg is a professional chef and is very passionate when it comes to food. As his assistant I select the wines.

Lorna Wilson purchased this villa in 1992

Why Lorna Wilson chose Bermuda

We built this home from the ground up. Completed 1998.

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location.

Amenities

Southampton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
  • Walk through master bathroom with Jaccuzi and shower separated. Full second bathroom with tub and shower Powder Room - 1/2 bath off foyer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft + Office - 1 king , Day Bed in loft
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), King Day Bed in loft (1) Pull out queen size couch in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.7972975 based on 74 reviews
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5

HANDS DOWN, THE BEST PLACE TO STAY, BOOK YOUR STAY NOW!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I stayed at Gemstones for a week while visiting family on the island of Bermuda. Our hosts, Lorna and Greg were consummate professionals and were available any time we needed assistance. From the very first point of contact, she responded right away to any questions we had. The house is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL with breathtaking views of the ocean. We enjoyed cooking in the professional kitchen and the house was very accommodating to our group of 10. The sleeping quarters and beds just welcome a restful sleep. All of the amenities are first class and top of the line. The private beach was just a walk away and provided a serene getaway. There is no question we would stay again when given the opportunity. Thank you so much for making our vacation and family reunion an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. We will always remember our time on the island fondly

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely family. We are so happy Gemstones and Bermuda extended the hospitality we aim for all our guests to enjoy. It is so nice to unite family and friends. This is what we do. Hopefully we will see you soon. Continue to have a blessed year.
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Met and exceeded expectations

  • 4 of 5

Lorna is a most gracious and committed host. She was responsive every step of the way as we were doing our property research and throughout our brief stay in her stunningly beautiful home. We traveled with six people including my 80-year-old mother-in-law. Lorna answered our questions in a timely manner, graciously accommodated our travel plans, patiently and enthusiastically told us about the area and how best to get around. The house was spotless and welcoming. The view is spectacular.

We took full advantage of the beautiful private beach and were delighted that Lorna told us about the snorkeling right there - we didn't have to go to another beach for some wonderful swimming with many fish. It's an easy walk to Horseshoe Bay (go early) and since the house is well stocked with beach umbrellas and chairs we were able to bring our own gear and get away from the crowds at the beach. We also walked to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse which we highly recommend. Finding a taxi at short notice was often challenging but when we planned ahead the drivers were prompt and courteous.

One caution: If traveling with an older adult and/or someone with a physical disability this would be a challenging place to stay. The path to the beautiful private beach is very, very steep and the makeshift log steps are very far apart. We were thankful for the rope "railing" that made it possible for my mother-in-law to navigate the beach access. It was very challenging for her and somewhat strenuous for the rest of us. Make sure you don't try and carry too much beach gear with you at once - you'll want a free hand to hold onto the rope. It's also a steep walk up the driveway to South Rd. However, my mother-in-law did manage the walk to and from the Henry VIII Restaurant - it was an easy trek for the rest of us.

We would definitely stay at Gemstones again and next time we'll be sure to budget appropriately so we can take advantage of the private chef!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a true review. Thank you Elaine for your attention to detail. Thank your mom for the obsersation and conversation about the artwork in the unit. So glad you appreciated our home and left it as clean as you did. Come back soon!
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5

Gorgeous views, beautiful apartment, pristine beach.

  • 5 of 5

Our best friends and I brought our kids (two couples each with two young kids); we should have stayed longer! Thank you Lorna and Greg for the excellent accommodations and experience!

The main apartment is spacious and beautifully furnished. It has gorgeous views from multiple rooms and two balconies. The breakfast nook was my favorite place to stare at the beach/ocean early in the morning when the kids were all asleep.

The beach is close enough that someone in our group was there multiple times per day. The beach was amazing, especially for kids. It was very private with only a few people on it whenever we were there. The upside to the beach path is it kept us in shape on our trip! Its quite steep but saves a few minutes of walking over the alternatives. My four year old was able to navigate it.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Three days is definitely not enough to stay in Bermuda, and surely not at Gemstones. At least you had perfect weather everyday. I knew you had climbers in your group but when I blinked and saw them on the roof of the house I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Too dangerous to fetch a kite. Absolutely a No No! 😁 Your group left the house at a 5 star rating. Perfect!
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5

Beautiful spot, well-equipped house, gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a 'gem' with a stunning view and all the amenities of home at your fingertips. Impeccably clean house with lots of room to move about. Private beach was lovely and the Wilsons have lots of beach things available for guests' use. We could not have been happier with how gracious and accommodating the owners are. We were shut out of spectator tix for America's Cup race for many months. But when Lorna found out about an additional spectator boat being made available to view the race, she sent me an email immediately to advise of the option... by getting this heads up from the interested owner we were lucky enough to get two seats to enjoy the race on the water. Lorna also connected us with a lovely driver, Sylvia Smith, who provided us with door to door service all over the island. When she wasn't available, she promptly sent competent drivers our way. Sylvia is also capable of providing tours so she was just an abundance of knowledge about the island. We relaxed and totally enjoyed our stay at gemstones...I cannot wait to return to this special place!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you appreciated our business, home and country and was able to enjoy it all. I would have liked for your family to enjoy my huaband's chef culinary skills. But I know you had some Best of Bermuda dining experiences at Blu and Lido. So it was all good. Till next time Ann and Andy.
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5

We don't want to leave, it's that perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at Gemstones. The Wilson's were gracious hosts and went above and beyond to help make our stay relaxing, fun, and comfortable. They not only welcomed us into there home, but into their family. We can't wait till we come back next year! Thank you so much Lorna and Greg!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Best review is a return stay...and we will see you next year. CJ you are truly a beachcomer now. I can't wait to see how Bristol and Strawberry has grown. Thanks for the wahoo Mike. You're awesome! Till next year. Take care.
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5

Amazing house! Amazing Host! Amazing Eveything!

  • 5 of 5

Lorna and Greg were the best hosts ever, we fully recommend anyone to stay here! My new wife and Instayed here for a week before and after our wedding and the house was perfect for everything!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful hosting your beautiful family. Congratulations on your marriage. Your family made hosting so easy. Especially a large family like yours amazing. Thank you for considering our neighbours and leaving the beach better than you found it. PERFECT!
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
L.F. Wade International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Henry VIII Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Waterlot Inn - Fairmont Southampton Resort
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Fairmont Southampton
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Henry's Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Public Beach - Horseshoe Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Located within a 2 minute walk you will be at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse. The perfect place to see the entire islands of Bermuda. The view is amazing. Perched in the middle of two of the best resort properties in Bermuda (Fairmont Southampton and The Reef's Resort) is GEMSTONES. Another attraction is your own private chef at your request. Chef Greg is not only the owner but will be honored to prepare a meal especially for you in the privacy of your home away from home here at Gemstones. Also I invite you to view our lower unit for small groups listing 450166. Or bring another family along. (smile)

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Rates & Availability

Southampton Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 27 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

One Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Service Fee: $40.00 per day
(Electricity, cable, WiFi, phone and water service
Maximum number of guest is limited to 6 person. An additional charge of $60.00 per person per night for guest in addition to 6 will be assessed. Standard short term rental agreement will require your signature.

50% of total rate immediately
Payment in full inclusive of fees due 30 days of the Check-in Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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