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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Bedroom, sunroom lounge, a private bathroom.Use of garden,patio,veranda,kitchen

'Haslemere' is a 110 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 house was built with high ceilings and tall windows facing south across the harbour to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

Your bedroom has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and an AC. Your sitting room has a lovely view across St.Georges harbour and is furnished with a microwave, small fridge, TV and comfortable chairs. Your bathroom has a full bath and shower.

You are welcome to use the house kitchen, laundry, patio, and verandah.

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 or passes 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.

More Details

Owner
Ray and Kay Latter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 :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.

With a little notice we will provide an English afternoon tea for a small charge.

Ray and Kay Latter purchased this house in 2006

Why Ray and Kay Latter chose Bermuda

As a courtesy to our guests who are staying for 3 nights or more we will meet you at the airport and return you there at the end of your 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 service passes 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 close by in St. George's.

What makes this house unique

2017 is the year that the America's Cup races are held here, May - June. The ferry stop is 5 minutes walk from our door, and in 25 minutes, having enjoyed a scenic ocean ride, you are in the heart of the race venue!!! Be part of this amazing event by staying with us at our B&B. In early May the Tall Ships gather in Bermuda ; a wonderful sight. Again, you can be out there on the water with them.

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

St.George's House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
*We are licenced 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. *In 2017 the America's Cup yacht races come to Bermuda. We are well placed for the ferry to the races, and even better situated for the 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!

Reviews

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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
5

Welcoming and so helpful. We had a wonderful first trip to Bermuda!

  • 5 of 5

Ray and Kay are warm and welcoming hosts. They freely shared their knowledgeable of Bermuda with us which was incredibly helpful as this was our first trip to Bermuda. We had no problems getting around because they took all of the guess work out of it. We had a wonderful visit and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed hosting you and getting to know you. Thank you for this lovely review.
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5

Comfy historic B&B

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Ray & Kay only a short time, but thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate to book again when we come back to Bermuda. Their home is historic but clean & comfy, with a beautiful garden area in which to relax or enjoy their homemade breakfasts, provided in the cost. They are a lovely couple who clearly enjoy hosting travelers and making them feel welcome. I would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Escape to Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

Kay and Ray gave us a warm welcome, and made us feel very comfortable in their home.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I came as foreigner and left as friend. It felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Haslemere is a medium sized house just at the border of St. George with a beautiful garden for breakfast on the Terrasse or to hang out in the evening. It is a 5min Walk to the center of St. George and the Ferry. There is the Ferry and a bus stop right across the street which make connection to the dockyard or Hamilton and others very easy. So the 10:30 Ferry took me always to the dockyard for watching the Americas Cup :)

But what my stay at Haslemere made so special are the wonderful hosts Ray and Kay!

Kay picked me up at the airport. They showed me around St. George, had an open ear if I just wanted to talk about the day and everything else which came in our mind. The breakfast adopted to a more European Stile and changed every day; thanks to Ray!

Definitely a place I will come back but with more time to explore the island :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We "adopted" Peter, he has been declared our unofficial grandson!. He is a delight to talk to , and we discussed so many topics. He quickly made himself at home in Bermuda, and we saw our island through his eyes. He was helpful, too, helping clear the breakfast table and sorting out some computer problems for us. We both hope he will come back to stay one day soon.
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5

Excellent place, Excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Ray and Kay for an extended weekend and can't say enough good things about them or their house. The location is excellent (walkable to town, across from a bus stop for lengthier trips) and the hosts are exceptionally hospitable and have 50+ years of Bermuda stories to share. We had a delightful time and would recommend them to anybody.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that our guests had a good vacation. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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5

Far more than we expected or could have wished for!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, we probably aren't a typical B&B group. Three brothers-in-law in Bermuda to celebrate a birthday and to watch the America's Cup races.

I was in the process of detailing our experience but realized that I was writing a book that you wouldn't want to read. The short story is that this is an wonderful place to stay!

This visit was like staying with your favorite Aunt and Uncle. They welcome you into their home, feed you a wonderful very well cooked breakfast (Ray is the egg King), and provide you rides (when they can) to/from the airport and to other various places when they are able. Every car ride becomes a tour as they narrated the trip with great knowledge.

To be clear, Haslemere is a historic home. Not a museum but a comfortable place to live. You are sharing the home with Kay and Ray who are in the bedroom next to yours, but you would never know it. One room has a large (queen) bed. If your group needs a second bedroom they have one to provide but they won't rent it to some other party since they don't like the idea of strangers sharing the bathroom. The second bedroom has a full and a twin bed ... both very comfortable.

The house is in a great location, 5 minute walk from downtown St George's , and right across the street from the bus station where you can get the bus to Hamilton.

Kay and Ray offer an awesome breakfast in their garden patio in the morning. And they have a great front porch for evening relaxation that offers a glimpse of part of the St Georges harbor.

To be honest, I told Kay she should raise her rates. Staying at Haslemere with the extra service they offer would be easily worth it at twice the price.

We will be back....next time with my wife

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You three were so much fun, it was like having family to stay. We are so happy to know that you had a good time, here at Haslemere, our home, and in Bermuda, our lovely island. Bermuda is buzzing this month with tall Ships and America's Cup boats, and lots of other events to to enjoy. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for a wonderful review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
L.F.Wade International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wahoo's Bistro and Tavern By the Sea
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Penno's Wharf, St.George's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ocean View, Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Tempest
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tobacco Bay
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

St.George's House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Breakfast is served everyday.
We will meet you at the airport with prior notice of arrival time (no charge).
English afternoon tea is offered at a small fee and 3 hours notice.
No deposit is required, except for stays of 5 days and more, when a 10% non refundable deposit is required. Payment in full upon arrival. Please give 2 weeks notice at least of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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