About the property
- Guest House2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Lorna Wilson
Married 30 years with an adult daughter (Tiara) and son (Trysten). Our grand daughter (Bella) came into our lives about 2 years ago and has been the blessing we have longed for. My husband, Greg is a watch maker and gemologist. Our daughter, Tiara has followed in his footsteps as a jeweler. Hence, Gemstones is the name of our home. We built this home and completed it in 1998. However, we have only been promoting Gemstones as a vacation alternative for the pass six (6) years. Coming from a hospitality background with over 42 years of experience we know how to greet, meet and enjoy people. At the same time offering a vacation home product like no other in Bermuda. We have a total of 4 units on this property which keeps us very busy. Greg is a professional chef and a very skilled boats man. So keeping me busy is only the half of it. We enjoy travelling especially with our family and very close friends. I invite you to read our reviews on our other listings, after a while you will know all about us. We are at your service.
Lorna Wilson purchased this Guest House in 1992
Why Lorna Wilson chose Southampton
Gemstones is a property that has all the qualities for large, medium and small families to enjoy. It is tucked away in an area of Bermuda called the Gold Coast overlooking the prettiest Private Beach called Crossbay Beach. Imagine someone placed you in the middle of the best resort area and said "have fun". The best restaurants, the kindest neighborhood, your own private beach with nature at it's best. You are right in the middle of three of the finest resorts Bermuda has to offer. All you have to do is bring your own groceries. You awake to the ocean and the sound of chirping birds everyday. You look out to sea and is amazed that God has created so many shades of blue. In the warmer summer months Longtail birds fill the skies. In the later evenings as the sunsets you watch the large cruise ships sailing on the oceans. Stay a little longer and you will be hypnotized by the beacon of Gibb's Hill Lighthouse.
What makes this Guest House unique
Location, location, location.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The best view ever! The house was gorgeous and the beach was the best.
The property is immaculately maintained. The owners went out of their way to make certain we were comfortable and our needs were met or exceeded. This is a great location about 30 minutes from Hamilton and plenty of shopping. There are excellent restaurants within a short walk or taxi ride. There is nothing like going to sleep listening to the waves at night...the most peaceful vacation ever! We will definitely return!!
An absolute dream
What a delight. The house was great, the location was wonderful and the pictures do not do this property justice. Lorna and Gregg were the best hosts. Gregg prepared dinner for us and it was the best meal that we had in ages. We can't wait to go back!
People like you makes this business seem effortless. Come back anytime. You have options and may have availability sometimes. (smile)
Thanks for mentioning Chef Greg's private dining. Best of Bermuda!
Paradise views in Bermuda!
The location on the island as well as the closeness to the beach was perfect. The view off the patios is exactly what we were hoping for in Bermuda. It is important to note that this rental is part of a larger house. While we had no problems during out stay, the posting does not mention that there will be other visitors and the owner on the premises. This may be more common in Bermuda with non-resort lications. We were happy with the house, and would come back again.
Each unit is completely separated from each other. The structure of Gemstones is solid which allows each unit to function independently. Excessive noise pollution is discouraged throughout Bermuda after 12am. Should special events are requested I do encourage the rental of the other units which occurs often.
It is actually beneficial for a knowledgeable personal to be on site since unforeseen circumstances can occur from time to time. Since our renters have quick turn around times service requirements are addressed immediately. Thank God your family didn't experience any issues.
I appreciate you pointing this out James and I also look forward to your families return to Gemstones and Bermuda.
Gemstones was perfect. Exactly as described. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a well thought out and appointed home. Everything is as it should be. And that view...stunning. We couldn’t have been happier, the owners were lovely and responsive to every need, and that view and beach...sigh. We miss you already, Gemstones! We will be back!
Thank you for your kind words and attention to detail. Greg constructed better steps to the beach. Hopefully the next time you return it would not be so cool. March came in like a lion. But she is surely going out like a lamb. It is so beautiful. Crossbay beach is the best it has ever been. Breathtaking beautiful.
Perfect house on private beach in paradise
Our family of five stayed here for four nights and it was heaven. The location of this house on this private, gorgeous beach cannot be beat. Hosts Lorna and Greg are the sweetest and kindest. The house is huge, clean, with every amenity. It pained us to leave. If we visit Bermuda again, there is no other place we will stay than Gemstones. Thank you, Wilsons!
It was wonderful to kick off our 2018 season with such a wonderful, growing family. Many blessings for a successful pregnancy. Next time you will enjoy the fireplace. For February the weather was so warm and you were fortunate to have such wonderful days. Come back anytime. Perfect guests.
Not sure you could fine a home with a better view ANYWHERE! We must have discussed how blue the water was 100 times a day. If you love to cook when you are vacation the kitchen is the most well equipped vrbo kitchen we've stayed in. Sitting down at the dining room table with the ocean breeze blowing in was heavenly. We had no idea how close Bermuda was to NY. Never done a weekend getaway before, but learned that 2 days in Bermuda feels like you've been in paradise for a week. Don't wait another day - hop on a plane and enjoy Gemstones.! We will certaily be back soon.
Bermuda and Gemstones is a wonderful alterative to snow especially this time of the year. Thank you for caring for our home like yours. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We are looking forward to your return anytime. Have a Happy New Year!
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)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.