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An historic home in a garden setting 5 minutes from our 17th century town

Saint George's, Bermuda
  • House200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

An Edwardian home setting close to St. George's, a UNESCO Heritage site.

'Haslemere' is a 114 year old home with character and history. It has a lovely garden which is currently featuring an hibiscus hedge in full bloom,a vegetable plot, flowering trees, and lots of palm trees.

There is a hammock and a hanging chair under a shady tree, for you to relax in, and loungers on the lawn. The rental comprises a bedroom, sunroom lounge, and a private bathroom, with use of garden, patio, veranda, and kitchen.

The house was built with high ceilings and tall windows facing south across the harbour to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

There are 2 bedrooms, each has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and AC. The sitting room has a lovely view across St.Georges harbor and is furnished with a microwave, small fridge, TV and comfortable chairs. Your bathroom has a full bath and shower. * *Please note that both bedrooms are rented to a friends or family groups, as the bathroom is shared.

You are welcome to use the house

barbecue, kitchen, laundry, patio, and veranda.

We love to give our guests a tour of the neighbourhood. We'll take you to the store for any food shopping you may want to do, show you the way to the beach, get bus tickets and teach you how to use the bus service. If we can improve your vacation in any way we will try our best to do so!

For guests staying 3 days or more we will meet your plane and return you at the end of your stay.

Our breakfasts are varied and hearty. For much of the year we serve you outside on the patio, under our mahogany tree.

Owner

Ray and Kay Latter

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Ray and Kay Latter

Ray and Kay, your hosts, are both retired teachers with a passion for the island. For some years we operated a tour business, introducing visitors to Bermuda's history, places of interest, and natural history. We love to have visitors, and will help as much as you want. We can show you the best places to swim, snorkel, golf, eat, walk , bird watch, fish :everything to make your holiday special. We will take you to the grocery store, and get you acquainted with the bus routes and ferry schedules. so you can start your vacation without hassle or stress. We start your day off well with a great breakfast served under a shady mahogany tree. We provide masks and snorkels, beach towels, and cool bags for your day at the beach, and you can use the kitchen to pack your picnic lunch if you wish.

Ray and Kay Latter purchased this House in 2006

Why Ray and Kay Latter chose Saint George's

As a courtesy to our guests who are staying for 3 nights or more we will meet you at the airport. We will return all guests there at the end of the stay, at no extra charge. Information about this will be sent once booking is confirmed, and we have your flight details. We are ideally placed for exploring the island. A short walk takes you into the charming old capital of St. George's, 1612. The frequent bus services pass the house, to all points of the island. The summer ferry service goes from St. George's to the West End of the island and Hamilton. There are beaches within walking distance, and also a short bus ride away, or we will take you there. Restaurants and pubs are a 5 minute walk away, in St. George's.

What makes this House unique

The ferry stop is 5 minutes walk from our door, and in the summer months in 25 minutes, having enjoyed a scenic ocean ride, you are in the heart of the historic Royal Naval Dockyard. A bus leaves every 10-15 minutes from outside the house to other parts of the island. Your hosts will supply you with maps and directions. A five minute walk takes you into World Heritage town of St. Georges established 1612; here you will find pastel coloured houses, restaurants, museums, shops and churches. The summer ferry service from the town will take you to The Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Area. Our home, built in 1904, has a history of its own, and will give you a comfortable introduction to staying in St. George. We are happy to share it with our guests, who seem to love it as much as we do.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, For guests and family or friends as the bathroom is shared
      • Lovely airy and comfortable room, with a queen sized bed, AC and a ceiling fan. There is a small private lounge adjacent. For a family, or friends travelling together, we can offer a second room. This has a/c, ceiling fan, queen bed. You would share your sitting room, or use the patio, veranda or garden. PLEASE NOTE
        This arrangement will involve sharing your bathroom

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            A few minutes walk takes you to the Old Town of St.George's, where you can wander down winding lanes . It is a living museum of old homes painted in a variety of pastel colours.
          • Near The Ocean
            Walk to Tobacco Bay, with snorkeling, beach cafe/bar, activities, entertainment. Other beaches a bus ride away. The water , warm and crystal clear, the beaches, pink flecked coral sand. Perfection!
          • Ocean View
            From the sun-room there is a lovely view across St. George's harbor.
          • Rural
            Situated just minutes away from World Heritage Center and Old Town. There is a safe off road trail into St. George's.
          • Village
            A short walk from Old Town of St.George's. Enjoy the little museums featuring life in bygone times. There is plenty to see, such as the ancient St. Peter's church, the Town Hall, and the Perfumery .

            Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Catering available

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets and towels are changed every 3 - 4 days. Also a bathrobe each.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Fans and AC are in the bedrooms.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Heaters are available for your rooms upon request. A/C is reverse cycle.
                      • Internet
                        Yes. Wifi.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        As for washing machine. We use a line in the garden to dry swimwear and beach towels.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Local calls only on the house phone.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Yes, for showering and swimming.
                      • Washing Machine
                        May be used after 3 nights stay. Water is scarce here.

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                            In the sunroom- we provide coffee, tea, milk and sugar, and some cookies.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes, mugs etc. are available for your use in the sunroom.
                          • Dishwasher
                            The house dishwasher is available.
                          • Kitchen
                            Visitors are welcome to use the kitchen.
                          • Microwave
                            In the sunroom.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            A small fridge for snacks, water, milk etc. is in your sun room. You may also use the refrigerator in the kitchen.
                          • Stove
                            You are welcome to use the kitchen.
                          • Toaster
                            In the sunroom

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                There is a cafe table in the sun room, but you may also use the dining room, or the outdoor seating on the patio.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    Lots of paperbacks for the beach and garden. Also a good selection of books about the island - history, plants, places to enjoy etc.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Yes.
                                  • Music Library
                                    Mostly classical, but may be used.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable vision .
                                  • Television
                                    A small TV and DVD player are in the sunroom. A selection of DVDs are provided.
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        nearby
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        You are welcome to use the patio and the verandah, which is especially nice at night, with a cooling breeze off the harbour.
                                      • Golf
                                        nearby
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        nearby
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        The garden is a mix of lawn, flower beds and vegetable plot. There are lots of palm trees and flowering vines and shrubs. We have banana, peach, loquat and avocado trees.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Barbecue for your use. Also loungers, and hammocks under a shady tree.
                                      • Tennis
                                        nearby
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Snorkels, masks, noodles, towels and cooler bags are all for your use.

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • arboretum
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing

                                                            Notes

                                                              • *We are licensed tour guides. We can provide tours, price $25 an hour, which can be themed if you have a particular interest, e.g. plants, birds, historical, military history, etc. We are well placed for the ferry to the historic Royal Navy Dockyard, where there are shops, a museum, good food and activities, and even better situated for special events taking place in St. George. We can host 2 couples who are friends, and one extra person provided you are willing to share the bathrooms- this is a Victorian house!

                                                                65 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Kay & Ray are great. They are charming, friendly, helpful and appropriately opinionated.

                                                                leon g.New York City

                                                                Kay & Ray pick you up and take you back. Start with a driving tour of St. Georges. Rainy day? We

                                                                were back in their car visiting 2d hand shops. Wonderful breakfasts. They accommodated are gluten free daughter.

                                                                They've lived on Bermuda for 50 years and know everything from restaurants to beaches. They are not afraid to express an opinion, very helpful for first timers. They are available but not intrusive. It was our pleasure getting to know them. They provided bus tickets so we didn't have to get them and we paid them back at the end of our stay.

                                                                Beautiful house with some amazing furniture we'd have loved to take home. The bedroom was more than adequate as was the spare bedroom that was made available for our adult daughter.

                                                                Comfortable full size beds. A small sitting room overlooking the harbor with a fridge, coffee maker and small microwave. An easy 10 minute walk into town. Unless your up for spending a lot on expensive cabs, the bus stop across the street is convenient.

                                                                Why would you want to stay anywhere else?

                                                                Most wonderul trip!!!

                                                                Kate W.

                                                                Ray and Kay made our stay a true delight. Their slogan is "arrive as strangers, leave as friends" nothing could be more true. They showed us the island, helped us navigate the public transportation, gave us wonderful insight and history of the island. Their B&B is absolutely charming and inviting. We had a home cooked breakfast every morning. We couldn't ask for nicer, warmer hosts!!! And, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend staying at Hazlrmere with Ray and Kay!!!!

                                                                Wonderful Stay in Bermuda

                                                                Sara S.

                                                                Kay and Ray were absolutely wonderful throughout our short stay in Bermuda. They made us feel right at home in their beautiful, historic home. It truly was like staying with family! Breakfast was delicious, and they even thought of the kids, making sure everyone was happy. Clean, airy rooms, and the guest lounge/sitting room is perfect for a small family. Thank you so much for making our first trip to Bermuda a wonderful one.

                                                                Fabulous

                                                                Michael M.

                                                                Ray and Kay are the perfect host's. Could not have been better.

                                                                Charming old house!

                                                                Christopher O.

                                                                Easy access to beaches via bus. Walking distance into town, very safe, even at night. Sleeping room is air conditioned. Inn keepers allow use of beach towels, snorkel equip, umbrellas. Would highly recommend!

                                                                So much fun!!

                                                                Ann G.

                                                                My oldest daughter and I have taken our first Mother/Daughter vacation. Thank you, Kay and Ray, for taking such good care of us! From picking us up at the airport, your orientation to Bermuda, wonderful homemade breakfasts, helping us book our excursions and most importantly...Welcoming us into your home and treating us like family.

                                                                We will always remember this trip and look forward to returning to Bermuda to see you again.

                                                                Praying for Ray's health. ❤️❤️❤️

                                                                Location

                                                                Saint George's, Bermuda

                                                                A quaint town, the oldest living English settlement in the Americas, with historical sights as well as charming walks and views of the island's eastern coastline. A visit to The World Heritage Center is well worth the small fee which includes an historical informative film and display of our town. St.George's has forts, beaches, small shops, pharmacy, churches, museums and The Bermuda Perfumery with a free tour! There are re-enactments and free walking tours in the town square twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday, and most days during the summer months. There is a truly wonderful Haunted History Walk which is a must see for visitors. St.George's is full of charm and history as this was our original capital city and the walking tours are wonderful and full of interesting facts about our town. Or you can take a road train tour. The waters of the harbor and the ocean are crystal clear blue and aqua. Jet skis , canoes, sail boats are all for hire to help you explore the area. You might want to take a glass bottom boat tour, or sail on a catamaran. There is excellent snorkeling at nearby Tobacco Bay, as well as food and music. For divers, Bermuda boasts some of the world's best wreck diving if you want more than fish. Our coral reefs are well protected and in excellent health. Crystal Caves , which are close by, are open to the public, and there are other caves to explore and swim in which are not commercial. If you enjoy walking, the old railway trail, a grassy path, takes you along low cliffs at the ocean's edge, and there are beach walks aplenty. Explore some of the many forts around St. George, in a variety of designs they date from the 1600's to World War 11. Fort St. Catherine has excellent displays which are well worth the visit. St. Peter's church, (now 'Their Majesties Chappelle' by Royal decree of H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11) is the oldest Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere, and people have worshipped on this site since 1609. It is a lovely old church with Bermuda cedar beams and furnishings, and plain glass windows which give it a very different 'feel' to most churches. From the waterfront a ferry takes a scenic 40 minute route to the Royal Naval Dockyard in the west of the island. The Dockyard holds the National Museum, shops, restaurants and a glass blower, among many other attractions, all in a setting of one of the strongest British forts of the 1800s. Hamilton, our capital, has shopping, a fine Art Gallery, the Cathedral, and Fort Hamilton overlooking the town in addition to many varied dining experiences and shopping. St. George and Bermuda have much to offer a vacationer, whether you want to be active or stay quietly on a beach under an umbrella.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Our rates are per room. Both rooms are let only to a party of friends or family as the bathroom is shared. So a 2 bedroom booking is $160 X 2 = $320 a night. Breakfast is served everyday. If you stay for 3 nights or more,we will meet you at the airport with prior notice of arrival time (no charge). No deposit is required. Payment is due in full upon arrival. Please give 2 weeks notice at least of a cancellation.

                                                                $160avg/night
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