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

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


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: 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

Ralph and Julie Richardson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 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:):).


Sandys Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • NOTE: Shower Only - toilet and Basin - Towels and some storage for clothing
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Ideal location for snorkeling and Kayaking right off the lawn


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Ocean front beautiful Sunsets - Swimming - see our 2018 Winter Reduced Rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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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Cape May NJ

Bermuda Getaway Paradise Found!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property fantastic. We met Ralph upon our arrival and he gave us the low down on how everything works. We rented his kayak for the week and while only using is one time it was still worth it. The snorkeling just off the property was good and I even caught a few fish with a tiny fishing rod.

The Maxi-Mart made shopping easy any we ate breakfast and some dinners on the lawn with breathtaking views each time. Parrot fish and turtles would graze right below while we feasted above.

We took the bus and ferries with a weekly pass and Ralph and Julie would always ask if we needed a ride down the hill to the bus station located just outside the Maxi-Mart. They are wonderful hosts and know everything there is to know about the Island. We visited St. George, Hamilton, Dockyard, Horseshoe Beach, Warwick Long Bay, Church Beach, Swizzle Inn, and Tobacco Beach. We went bottom fishing with Baxter's Reef tours on the Ellen B and caught plenty of fish for 3 meals.

Totally awesome location to spend a week in Bermuda where we celebrated 25 yr Wedding Anniversary.

Thanks again, Ralph & Julie

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful location! The studio apartment was furnished with everything we needed and the beautiful ocean and sunset views from the bedroom and garden outside were spectacular! We rented a kayak from Ralph and Julie (you absolutely must do this!) and explored the beautiful waters, coves, inlets and beaches in the area for hours each day. The best snorkeling we found was just a short swim off our backyard! The Maxi Mart supermarket was an easy 8 minute walk and we were able to buy everything we needed there...fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, beer and wine. We barbecued several evenings on the gas grill right outside our door and enjoyed dinners by the sea. We decided to use the local buses (stop is right outside the maxi mart) and made our way easily to Horseshoe beach, the Dockyards and Hamilton. We walked along the beautiful Bermuda rail trail to Someset bridge (about 20 minutes from the apartment) where there is a marina where you can rent boats, jet skis, or charter fishing trips or snorkeling/dive trips. We plan to return to Bermuda and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have enjoyed living here since 1987 - the decision to open our home to visiting guests has been a delightful experience for us as we get to share our unique location with wonderful people like you. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. .Please visit again someday
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Georgia, U.S.A

What a delightful paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful paradise!

This is the perfect place to stay in Bermuda. Our studio was gorgeous and had everything we needed (plus some!) to accommodate us comfortably for our week's stay. We choose public transportation and it literally only took us 8 mins. to walk to the bus stop which is right next to the Maxi Mart grocery store .. was very convenient and a good choice. We were "home" every evening to sit out and enjoy drinks from the lower lawn and watch the beautiful sunsets and enjoy evening swims. We grilled out most nights right under the moon. We had such a wonderful time. We never saw the owners and felt like we were in our very own private paradise the entire time.

The wifi connection was great even down in the lower lawn, the a/c was chilly and cooled the house down quickly, the television had many channels including USA local news, there are plenty of towels and a really good hair dryer.

Thank you, so very much, for opening your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we are sorry we rarely saw you during your stay, we are certainly glad that enjoyed your experience at Wrexford - hopefully we will see you again - and thanks for taking time to write a review
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Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Would Recommend to Friends & Family

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us! The view from the backyard was one of the best on the island. Steps leading into the ocean for snorkeling & swimming were perfect. With a short walk to the market we could stock the refrigerator. Quaint & quiet, I would recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you join us. We always appreciate seeing our guests enjoy the location as we do. I trust the fishing season has been going well for you. Hopefully we will see you next year. If you decide to come again please book early. Cheers - the Richardsons
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Suburbs of Philadelphia

Best view in the world, gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

This place has the most beautiful view, just simply breathtaking. Our stay with Ralph and Julie was amazing. The place was cozy and had everything we needed. I can't wait to go back. We renter scooters and were able to maneuver the island easily from property but this was also our 5 the visit. I am so glad I found this paradise.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Claudine, First we would like to thank you for your kind words. We would also like to thank you for the excellent condition that you let the apartment in. We would love to have you join us again and wish you both the very best. Cheers Ralph and Julie
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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
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


Rates & Availability

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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