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Ocean front beautiful Sunsets - Swimming - see our 2018 Winter Reduced Rates

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio Lower Apartment On The Ocean West Coast - 11AM check-out - 2PM check-in

Note: ALL PHOTOS were taken from Wrexford property - swim from your own back yard - this lovely Studio has all you need - full height refrigerator - microwave - small 3 burner stove - oven - flat screen TV - 100 cable channels - wifi (4megs) - Bar-B-Q - Closet - shower only - Local phone (can use calling cards) - Hammock on lower lawn - .55 acres - experience the best sunsets you have ever seen (weather permitting of course) - owners run a Bermuda Tour company, Winsome Tours - Check in 2PM - Check-out 11AM. For AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION , please contact ANTHONY CAISEY at: brownsugar@logic.bm or call 441-236-3661. Anthony knows where we live and can let you into the house. There is a Key vault next to the door if we are not at home. You should get the code in your booking response

More Details

Owner
Ralph and Julie Richardson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About Ralph and Julie Richardson

Ralph and Julie Richardson are both semi-retired professionals and now own a Bermuda Tour company; both Love having guests and both are born Bermudians. Ralph retired as Executive Director of multinational corporate Foundation and is past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club - Julie has been self employed for over 30 years and retired from her preschool business - the two really enjoy hosting at their home and offering full island private tour experiences to visitors. They provide a most informative experience, whether as hosts to guests at their property or giving the full Bermuda tour experience to small and larger groups from hotels or Cruise ships. All of their tours are private to enhance the quality of the Bermuda experience. They believe that it is a privilege to share Bermuda at this stage of their lives. Their Company, Winsome Tours and Consulting Limited, has earned the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence with over 186 reviews, 95% of which are 5 stars.

Ralph and Julie Richardson purchased this studio in 1987

Why Ralph and Julie Richardson chose Sandys

There are few options for west side ocean front properties. At a half mile from the road, the location is quiet, except for the distant hum of fishing boats passing as they head out to sea and back. As a young couple they spent 10 years with their 4 children as the only family on a 25 Acre Island campsite in Bermuda. They accepted the job as caretakers of a Bermuda Government Campsite so that they could bring up their very young children in a farm environment. The 25 acre island provided that opportunity for 10 years. They often share photos of life on the island as they pass it on their tours. After the island experience, they chose to purchase a house on the waterfront and actually moved via boat to their new home. The children are all out of the house now and they are home alone with occasional visits from their one or two of their 9 grandchildren (soon to be 10). The lower apartment is just right for a couple as it is not large enough for more than two people. Guests love the spot where they can swim, snorkel of kayak from their own back yard. The Apartment has wifi Cable TV. Full standing refrigerator and a stove with oven. The AC is oversized and provides excellent climate control. The list of other amenities can be found on the amenities page on this website.

What makes this studio unique

Price is reasonable in Bermuda at $160 per night ($115 winter rate Jan1-Mar31) with the best views possible - Activities from Property: Kayaking,Snorkeling, Bone fishing (when in season), and a 45 acre public park (with hiking trails trails next door). Julie and Ralph are both qualified Bermuda Tour guides and can answer all of your questions about the island, when you can catch them at home:):).

Amenities

Sandys Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • NOTE: Shower Only - toilet and Basin - Towels and some storage for clothing
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio Apartment with King Size Bed Night table and reading Lamp overhead lamp - TV - 100 Cable Channels - WiFi - Telephone (local calls) - Small closet
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ideal location for snorkeling and Kayaking right off the lawn

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Ocean front beautiful Sunsets - Swimming - see our 2018 Winter Reduced Rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Like living in a dream!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Wrexford Cottage and being hosted by Ralph and Julie was one of the greatest privileges I have ever had! This was my very first solo traveling experience and I truly could not have picked a better place to stay. Looking back on my experience here, I have to say it still feels like a dream. Ralph greeted me as soon as I arrived and went out of his way to prioritize that I was, not only comfortable and safe, but that I had an amazing time in Bermuda. He even drove me to the grocery store, helped carry in my bags, and had two bus tickets on hand so that I could make my way to Hamilton to buy my bus pass. The ocean front property is so perfect and spectacular it doesn't feel real. To be able to step right into the ocean just a few paces from your door is such a luxury. The apartment itself was just right. Though the door to the space is off of the backyard, I felt that I had complete privacy throughout my trip and kept the door open all day long. I had a wonderful time cooking, reading and listening to music all while enjoying the incredible views and ocean breeze! I even decided to stay in one day just to fully take in the experience of staying at Wrexford. It was truly my own little paradise and I couldn't be more grateful that I chose this place as my Bermudian home for the week. The cherry on top of my already impeccable experience was simply getting to meet Ralph and Julie. They are genuinely amazing people and even if it weren't for the perfect location and super comfortable stay, I would come here again simply to be able to talk to them once more. The forecast for my stay wasn't perfect and since I was alone and had no plans, Ralph was so determined to make sure that I enjoyed Bermuda and was able to see the whole island, he used up almost an entire day of his free time to take me on one of his famous tours completely free of charge! It was such an honor to be shown around by a true local with such a rich knowledge of the island and its history. Ralph and Julie can answer any question about Bermuda that you could possibly dream up and it was so comforting to know I was in such great hands throughout my trip, had I ever needed anything. I can't say enough great things about my stay here and I'll never be able to thank Ralph and Julie enough for all of the kindness they've shown me, but I hope I can at least convince one more person that they MUST stay here too! And definitely call Anthony for all your taxi needs! Sweetest man alive!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kaitlin, Thanks ever so much for your kind review. We must add that you came during our off season for tours. As we operate a tour company, we had lot of time and were more than happy to show you a bit of Bermuda. Our retirement business allows us an amazing opportunity to share our island with visiting guests but also to host them at our home. It was a pleasure having you join us. All the best with your future plans. Cheers Ralph and Julie
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5

Take your BREATH away!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful cottage for 5 days in May. All we can say is Location, Location, Location.. is beyond perfect! Being right on the ocean and to be able to kayak right from your back yard is incredible and while we were there the Parrot Fish were swimming all around and it was a beautiful sight along with the long tail birds flying in the horizon. Oh and those SUNSETS every night was like a vison out of a travel magazine again, right in our own backyard.

They have a weber BBQ right on the grounds that was super cool to BBQ and eat dinners at the cute outside table and watch the gorgeous sunset again, right from your back yard. Did I say Backyard many times well the BACKYARD is your PARADISE!! The cottage is comfortable and has all the amenities a couple would need including a nice comfortable bed, and clean linens, nice towels in the bathroom with shower and sink. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, sink, dishes, utensil , pots & pans etc....Oh my gosh the JET coffee maker made the most delicious coffee. There's a small 4 burner stove to cook on what else could you ask for? We cannot recommend enough to call Anthony for all your taxi needs he is a sweet and honest man also made us getting from the airport a breeze.....Also we rented a scooter from Beta Cycles which they delivered right to our door with helmets etc.. Give Carlos a call at Beta Cycles awesome service! Ralph and Julie we have been blessed to have experienced your hospitality and kindness thank you both for allowing us to experience one of our greatest vacations ever!

We plan to be back next year..... BERMUDA is so gorgeous!.... were in LOVE!!

Darin and Vivian Southern California.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful property, Ocean front, Very private

  • 5 of 5

Would have been one of the best places to launch paddle board when there is no wind. The water in front of the house is dreamingly gorgeous. Another bonus is that the whole yard is just for you. We didn’t go out for dinner even once for we couldn’t think of any other better setting than this house. The room is small but you spend most of your time outside. We are already planning to come back for another round of SUP expedition! Ralph was so informative of everything about Bermuda and interesting to speak to.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Vacation!! April, 2018

  • 5 of 5

We only have good things to say about our stay at Wrexford Cottage! Ralph and Julie went above and beyond our expectations for being excellent hosts! I was recovering from a foot injury, and Ralph not only drove us to and from the "Maxi-Mart"/bus area a couple of times, he also arranged to have a neighbor drive us there one day, as well! It is normally a 10-minute walk.

Location, Location, Location!! Being right on the ocean, enjoying colors changing from the sun and clouds and watching the spectacular sunsets was so enriching! We also enjoyed cooking on a Weber gas grill while enjoying the views from comfortable Adirondack chairs!

Our 5-day stay was in mid April, and I got to swim on 3 of those days! The first day, (for about an hour!) I snorkeled at a very nearby reef with 6 or 7 large Parrot Fish!! They were so beautiful and timid! Bermudians don't usually swim until May 24th, but coming from New England, I found the water to be comfortable and refreshing! So bring your snorkel gear!

We bought a 4-day bus pass and almost got to visit the entire island. One of our favorite areas was, "Flatts". Stunning! There, along with the gorgeous views, we enjoyed the "Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo". Very interesting! "Flatts Village" is on the eastern end of the island on the way to "St. George's".

We can't wait to return to Ralph and Julie's Wrexford Cottage and would recommend this location in a minute!

Kristin and George

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kristin and George, Two of the best decisions we have made for our retirement years was to launch a tour company 8 years ago and to open our lower apartment to visiting guests nearly 4 years ago. The two of you reminded us that the latter was a great decision. We have enjoyed meeting our guests and enjoy assisting when we can. We are thrilled that things went well despite your painful injury. We look forward to hosting both of you again someday. Cheers Ralph and Julie
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience! Hosts were so helpful in helping us determine our itinerary during our stay. It was a little chilly to really enjoy the water even though it was right out our back door. Will definitely go back one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ever so much for taking time to write the review. We appreciate that you made the effort to do so. Sorry you just missed the warmest February we could remember. Winter seemed to have come late this year and we are still experiencing a little stormy weather interspersed with beautiful sunny days. April is on the way and it should begin warming up soon. It was delightful having you with us. We love the decision we made to open our lower apartment to visitors. I think what we like to most is to hear how much our guests enjoy the location. What a privilege it is to be able to share it. Thanks again
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It is been a wonderful two weeks in this comfortable seaside studio apartment with gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

It’s been a marvelous two weeks staying at The seaside Wrexford cottage. You could not wish for more gracious and knowledgeable hosts than Ralph and Julie Richardson. We have learned so much from them about the island and places to go and things to do. As lifelong Bermudians they have a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda's History and current goings on. Kayaking has been one of our joys. The Richardson’s have a tandem kayak for renters use. We went out on6 days. We especially like paddling north to Elys’s Harbor. On the way there is a lovely cove at Wreck Hill that is frequented by Sea Turtles and Parrot fish. One we paddled through the Harbor right under Somerset Bridge. Wrexford cottage is located a convenient 10 to 15 minute hike over the Holland down to Middle Rd. There you will find the Maxi Mart for your grocery needs and the bus stops. We got our bus pass on the first day so we could ride to Dock YArd or out to the beaches. We also took the ferry to Hamilton for shopping, especially Miles Market off Pitts Bay Rd for delicious prepared food. And every night we sit in the Adirondack chairs watching the sunset, a perfect Bermuda Sojourn.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chris and Glenna, I must say that we really enjoyed having you as guests. One of the great pleasures we have at this stage is life is the privilege to share our home with visitors. It is especially great when the location is a highlight and people enjoy the swimming and Kayaking along the coast. For some it is just a place to sleep but for you it seemed Wrexford Cottage was that and much more. We would be more than happy to welcome you again some day. We wish you both a happy retirement and long life. Glenna congratulations on your accomplishments and continue what you are doing, it is certainly working. All the very best. Ralph and Julie
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Map

Crystal Caves
Somerset Bridge
Swizzle Inn
Fort Scaur
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
Warwick Long Bay
Flying Fish -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fredrick Wade International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Port Royal Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Rockaway
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Port Royal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Port Royal Golf Club (public)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Whale Bay
Car: not necessary

The Royal Naval Dock Yard - Someret Village with restaurants and banks and ATM's

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in 2PM - Check-out 11AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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