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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

Lorna Wilson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Lorna Wilson

Married 30 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 Southampton

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

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location.


Southampton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 80 reviews

Perfect house on private beach in paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Raleigh, North Carolina

A Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This unit is great for two or three couples who want to experience Bermuda close-up and with access to fine restaurants and a dedicated incredible beach. Greg and Lorna are on-site hosts and both facilitating and entirely friendly and accommodating. Not having your own transportation is not a huge issue - taxis are readily available as is the bus (which you pick up literally at the top of the driveway). I would not recommend this unit for (you know who you are) world travelers who expect maids and doormen and concierge servants to pick up after you and wipe your nose - you should stay at a luxury hotel and miss out on the character of this wonderful home, its owners, it's unique access to a beach out of Gilligan's Island, and the opportunity to drink coffee and eat breakfast with your friends around a real dining room table on real chairs with decks that give you a 180 degree view of the blue/turquoise ocean. This is a place for real people who enjoy new paradisical experiences with friends and are fine throwing their own coffee cups and plates in a Viking dishwasher and getting their own fruit out of this unit's sub-zero refrigerator.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love you Todd. This is by far the funniest review we have ever received. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your family and friends. Thank you for the champagne you shared with the traditional Bermudian codfish breakfast Chef Greg prepared for you. I love when magicial moments happen at Gemstones and this was surely one of them. Thank you. Hope to see you again.
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absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Photos don't really prepare you for the beauty of this place, its private beach, its balcony and huge deck, the airy spacious rooms, and Lorna's welcoming smile. We ate in a lot more than we were expecting and it was so easy to do so. Bermuda is amazingly lovely and we felt we had the perfect place to experience this. All this and comfortable beds too.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely family. The first time we met Dad thought we were all going to live together. That brought a warming to my heart immediately. Smile. As large as this house is I hardly heard your family move about. Thank you for respecting Gemstones. You handed the unit over to us as clean as you received it. Wow! 5 star experience for sure, even for us.
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  • 5 of 5

Family of seven had the time of our lives. We loved our stay at gemstones. Lorna and Greg were incredible welcoming ! The views , the location, the beach and the home was a 10+ for us We had Chef Greg cook for us the first night . after the afternoon on the beach we sat on the patio looking out over the water drinking wine and waiting for Greg to seat us in the dining room. It was perfect. We all recommend Lorna and Gregs home and would definately go back again sometime!!

Terry and Steve sellenger

P,s. having the beach a short walk away was so incredible. Pack a lunch or just call to the family on the beach that lunch is ready! Heavenly

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Mission accomplished. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Cambridge, UK

Fourth stay here, hope to have more

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do the property justice but it is only part of the appeal. The hosts Lorna and Greg are very welcoming and do all they can to make the stay comfortable. The house is located next to the bus stop so going into town is not a problem. Plus there are a few places to eat nearby if one's feeling lazy. And, yes, the views, the beach and the water...

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our intentions is to make our home your home away from home. See you next year. Looking forward to it already.
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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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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