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Bed and Breakfast in an Historic Home in a Garden Setting

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Haslemere , a grand old home, in a lovely garden, minutes from St. George.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a 2 storey house with steep stairs up to the front door from the driveway, and again up to the upper level. It can be dangerous for young children, and difficult for some elderly people....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a single sleeper sofa in the sunroom/lounge. A cot can be supplied with prior noticed. Our house has stairs, which can be dangerous for a toddler. We will need advanced notice to put in security measures....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    For guests and family or friends as the bathroom is shared...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • *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! ...moreless

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....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Yes....moreless

  • Television:

    A small TV and DVD player are in the sunroom. A selection of DVDs are provided....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a DVD collection which you may use....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

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. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From the sun-room there is a lovely view across St. George's harbor....moreless

  • Rural:

    Situated just minutes away from World Heritage Center and Old Town. There is a safe off road trail into St. George's....moreless

  • 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 ....moreless

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

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....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans and AC are in the bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    As for washing machine...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heaters are available for your rooms upon request. A/C is reverse cycle....moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes. Wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels are changed every 3 - 4 days. Also a bathrobe each....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, for bathing and swimming....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    May be used after 3 nights stay. Water is scarce here....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    In the sunroom- we provide coffee, tea, milk and sugar, and some cookies. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, mugs etc. are available for your use in the sunroom....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Visitors are welcome to use the kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • 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....moreless

  • Stove:

    You are welcome to use the kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster:

    In the sunroom...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    nearby...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Golf:

    nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    nearby...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Barbecue for your use. Also loungers, and hammocks under a shady tree....moreless

  • Tennis:

    nearby...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkels, masks, noodles, towels and cooler bags are all for your use....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125
$875 $3,450

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
L.F.Wade International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wahoo's Bistro and Tavern By the Sea
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Penno's Wharf, St.George's
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ocean View, Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Tempest
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saint George's, 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Haslemere , a grand old home, in a lovely garden, minutes from St. George.

    Haslemere , a grand old home, in a lovely garden, minutes from St. George.

  • Breakfast on the verandah.

    Breakfast on the verandah.

  • The upstairs landing.  We have a wide variety  of books to browse and borrow.

    The upstairs landing. We have a wide variety of books to browse and borrow.

  • The bathroom and shower.

    The bathroom and shower.

  • Your private lounge- the sunroom with harbour views, and TV.

    Your private lounge- the sunroom with harbour views, and TV.

  • In June and July the royal poinciana trees dominate the island.

    In June and July the royal poinciana trees dominate the island.

  • An old cottage in the town of St. George

    An old cottage in the town of St. George

  • Even the gas station has a water view in St. George's.

    Even the gas station has a water view in St. George's.

  • Wahoo's is a few minutes walk away, and a convivial place to eat and drink.

    Wahoo's is a few minutes walk away, and a convivial place to eat and drink.

  • A full scale replica of the 17th century Deliverance, in St. George.

    A full scale replica of the 17th century Deliverance, in St. George.

  • A secluded cove; a great place to while away the hours.

    A secluded cove; a great place to while away the hours.

  • Your hosts , Ray and Kay, are keen travellers and birders.

    Your hosts , Ray and Kay, are keen travellers and birders.

  • The entrance hall and stairs.

    The entrance hall and stairs.

  • Your room. There is a ceiling fan or a/c , but best of all  is the ocean breeze.

    Your room. There is a ceiling fan or a/c , but best of all is the ocean breeze.

  • The sunroom has a kitchenette, and cafe table and chairs.

    The sunroom has a kitchenette, and cafe table and chairs.

  • View from your sunroom window.

    View from your sunroom window.

  • The patio is for your use at any time. It is  shaded by a mahogany tree, and is full of flowering potted plants.

    The patio is for your use at any time. It is shaded by a mahogany tree, and is full of flowering potted plants.

  • St. George is a town of winding narrow streets; great fun to explore.

    St. George is a town of winding narrow streets; great fun to explore.

  • The lovely old St Peter's Church has special ties to the Queen.

    The lovely old St Peter's Church has special ties to the Queen.

  • Historical events in St. George. You may see our Town Crier - on the left.

    Historical events in St. George. You may see our Town Crier - on the left.

  • A beautiful 'busy' beach nearby.

    A beautiful 'busy' beach nearby.

VRBO #554885

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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