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Elegant, Historic Family Homestead In World Heritage Site

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio (Sleeps 4)

Large rooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans and tile flooring throughout. One bedroom units have convertible sofa bed. Free WiFi, cable TV, DVD player Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and dining table. Clothes washer/ dryer. BBQ and outdoor dining area. Can accommodate large families in units on same property.

(CLICK ‘Owner Info’ (above) for Guestbook comments and read how our guests love it!)


Owner
Kenneth and Trudy Snaith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

Why Kenneth and Trudy Snaith chose Bermuda

The Homestead has been in the family for three generations. Maintaining the historic exterior appearance was critical to our plans when the interior was updated to suit modern occupancy. Care was taken that architectural details in the main building such as high ceilings, wooden trim mouldings around the walls close to the ceilings and deep wooden window and door sills, were kept. The carriage house still displays the original rings that tethered retired race horses the owners grandfather imported from New York in the late 1930's. The walled in garden is currently being cleared and will soon be available for the quiet relaxation of Homestead guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Step back into history by vacationing in the town of St. George's where 17th century buildings are still used today. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and discover the uniqueness of a World Heritage site.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was our 4th visit to St. George and our 4th stay with the Snaiths. We love the Island, the people and the weather and we do appreciate the paradise that exists here! We will be back for more! Thank you for wonderful hospitality yet again!!"

Mia and Gordon

New York
Jun 2015
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Amenities

St. George Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bedroom apartments have a full bathroom with tub and shower. Hair blow drier available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bads can be arranged as king size upon request.
  • Twin beds that can be joined to form one bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Units ideal for individuals or groups traveling together. Within walking distance to beaches, town center, ferry, bus stops and historic attractions.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Elegant, Historic Family Homestead In World Heritage Site
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 18 reviews
Glen Ridge, NJ
5

Best way to see Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home is located in the town of St. George's, a beautiful and quaint town of pastel-colored homes and rolling hills that lead to both historic sights and gorgeous beaches. It is a bit out of the way when it comes to all the other tourist sights in Bermuda but those places are all easily accessible by the excellent buses and ferries that can take you anywhere you want to go in an hour or less. If you are someone who craves a party atmosphere with big crowds and loud music, then this part of Bermuda is not for you. If you like being the only person on the most beautiful beach on earth with soft sand and iridescent blue water then this is the place for you. Must-see: take the number 6 bus 15 mins away to St. David's Clearwater Beach and then a 10-min walk to Cooper's Island which will bring you to multiple beaches so beautiful and EMPTY (even in the hight of tourist season) you will be amazed. Also if you like to hike, take the Railway Trail to Ferry Point Park--it's a pretty arduous walk, but well worth it for the astounding natural beauty and it ends at a beautiful cove to swim in (Whalebone Bay).

As far as the Homestead is concerned, we were totally happy with the accommodations. If you are looking for a crowded and noisy luxury hotel with marble tubs and fancy carpets with concierge service and a state-of-the-art gym/spa, then this place is not for you. If you want a home away from home, this is the place. You get to experience living like a Bermudan in a comfortable home with air conditioning, fully stocked kitchen and bathroom etc. We truly felt like we were coming home at the end of every day. This is an historic building, so it is somewhat lived-in and not everything is brand shiny new, but it is clean and comfortable. Also there is a well-stocked grocery store, restaurants and shopping, 3 gorgeous beaches and ferry and buses all within a 10-15 minute walk. The owners were lovely people who greeted us at the property upon arrival and showed us all we needed to know for our stay. We really cannot recommend this property enough to people who want to experience this stunningly beautiful country with the friendliest people in the world.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Especially as it was a 'special occasion' that brought you here to Bermuda. We're happy that your stay in our apartment helped to make it memorable for you. Sincerely, Kenneth and Trudy
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Kingston, MA
3

Great value for St. George's

  • 3 of 5

In the heart of the town, good amount of space for 2 people. Lovely owner. Beds and pillows could use replacing and air conditioners took a few days to really cool the place down. Overall a very good value if you don't mind not perfect. We had a really nice visit to the island!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Private, comfortable, clean and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being at this location in St. George's. Plenty of history around and walkable to everything we needed.

The cottage was in a very private area where our kids could run around. The loving space was comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook for ourselves during our week stay. The cottege was well maintained and clean.

We will definitely consider coming back. Excellent value!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy that our apartment helped to make the Bermuda holiday experience another wonderful one for visiting guests. Hope you took lots of photos to remember our beautiful Island by and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved how close we were to everything, the beach, the grocery store, the bus stops and all that St. George's had to offer. The apartment was just the right size for two ladies. The grounds were well kept and had places for us to sit and have our meals outside. We are planning to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you, we are delighted you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Bermuda in the future.
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Philadelphia PA
1

Cottage in St. George

  • 1 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the lovely island of Bermuda. And due to years of positive and pleasurable stays in this beautiful paradise we've recommended Bermuda to friends and family who also reside in the U.S. We are pleased to say many of them are also repeated visitors....often coming around the end of July to enjoy Cupmatch festivities.

However, our last stay (July 25 through August 1, 2015) in the Snaith’s cottage in St. George was a very disappointing visit. The cottage's façade belied actually what awaited us. A forewarning was the Snaith’s greeting - lacking Bermudian hospitality. Inside, the cottage was neat and appeared clean. But, after we settled in we began to notice that what first appeared as order was just a window dressing. We had to immediately replace a filthy toilet brush, and then there was the disturbing constant peeling of the kitchen cabinet which appeared to have active termite activity (was this an infestation putting guests at risk?). Picture Peaceful nights were impossible sleeping on day beds - too short for average heights. If we stretched out, our feet hung uncomfortably off the end of the bed. Picture # We also were repulsed by a heavily stained and unsightly mattresses. Picture # The furniture in the living room was worn and soiled. At that point we just didn’t trust the sanitary conditions of the cottage. Surely, the hosts thought more of their guests and took a degree of pride in their properties?

But, our entire visit was not marred by the substandard condition of this cottage. We had decided to extend our stay before we arrived in Bermuda and Fortunately!! this cottage was booked after August 1st! That was a blessing. So we found other lodgings in another part of the island and we had a great experience! We were so appreciative that friends who came with us stayed at other guest houses around the island. And, they had no problem with their accommodations. We would have been embarrassed, to say the least, if they stayed at the Snaith’s guest quarters.

Please understand that we do not demand high end facilities or expect perfection. But, we do expect a certain standard of sanitary and comfort. Bermuda is a beautiful island, but a great vacation can quickly turn sour if your lodgings are that compromised. Hopefully corrective action takes place....and soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Visitors, We anticipated that this guest’s holiday would not be off to a good start when she missed her flight and then her husband missed the flight again the following day. In that frame of mind I truly understand why she would perceive any welcome in a less than positive light. I am sorry about that. We are also sorry that she continued to feel aggrieved that we could not accommodate her request to extend her stay in the apartment. For the benefit of future guests we would like to address her specific complaints: The living room furniture is about 2 years old. The mark on the chair cushion in that room is from a glass that was set on it, that remains after repeated washings. All beds in the apartment have standard twin size mattresses and the sofa bed opens to a standard double bed size. It is possible (if requested) to have the twin beds made up as king size if guests feel this is better for them. Toilet brushes are included in the disinfection process of the bathroom after each guests departure and they are replaced if necessary. We tell every guest upon arrival that if they have any problems or concerns, they can feel free to bring them to our attention immediately as we want them to be happy. We never tell guests that they should proceed to replace items in the apartment at their own expense – only that they tell us if they break something or it is damaged. The ‘stain’ on the side of the box spring (not mattress) is a watermark from the mattress being stored standing on its side at some point and not of unhygienic origin. Our apartments are thoroughly cleaned, supplied with fresh linen, clean towels and inspected before each guests arrival. Even so, we find it helpful to advise guests that this is a semi tropical climate and even though the apartment is routinely treated for insects, you will still see bugs that are normal and harmless. The only comments we had from this guest during their stay was a request for a floor length standing mirror and to hand deliver the passport that we informed her she had left in the apartment after her departure. We feel every visitor deserves to enjoy their holiday and if they are truly dissatisfied in the apartment we would be happy to help them find alternate lodging. We can happily report that the guests checking into the same apartment a few days after the departure of this guest, were thrilled with the accommodation. The opinions of our guests are important to us and we appreciate feedback.
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5

Comfortable, spacious in delightful grounds

  • 5 of 5

The perfect base to explore St George's and the rest of the beautiful island. Very convenient transport links to Hamilton and Dockyard. Achilles Bay is special and we were the only visitor's on Drew 's Bay. The owners were very friendly and helpful which contributed to a wonderful holiday. We'd love to return.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a good holiday experience in Bermuda and enjoyed staying in our vacation apartment. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bermuda in the future. Sincerely, Trudy and Kenneth
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In the Town Square
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
near Town Square
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
York Street
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tobacco Bay and Fort St. Catherine
Car: not necessary

A World Heritage site. Accommodation is in quiet residential area and within walking distance to town center, beaches, restaurants and shopping. About 10 minutes from airport.

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Rates & Availability

St. George Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Includes Deluxe welcome package for May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017 guests
Credit card imprint upon arrival for damage security

One night or15% non-refundable deposit required to secure the reservation. Balance due on or before arrival. Apartments are shown as available on the calendar until a deposit is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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