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Fabulous Views, Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..Whole House. 2 Twizy charging stations

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic Bermuda Home with ocean views, nicely updated kitchen, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath

Traditional Bermudian home, beautifully and carefully updated. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Located on one of the higher hills on the island, giving wonderful views of Harrington Sound and North Shore.

We've had guests come and want to go out for dinner, but once they see the view, experience the sunset and the twinkly lights come on across Harrington Sound, they stock up at the grocery store, and cook in our well equipped kitchen! Located in Smith's Parish, convenient to Hamilton, St George's, the Airport, Flatts Village with restaurants and Aquarium. Thoughtful updates include split wall air conditioning, new windows and sliding glass door, 2017. Kitchen all new 2014. Stainless appliances, including dishwasher, gas stove and oven.

King bed or 2 twins in main bedroom, views of Harrington Sound. Can be en suite with just a close of a door!

Queen size bed in second bedroom, views of Harrington Sound . Third Bedroom has 2 twin beds, can be made into a king bed on request, garden views. 2 full bathrooms. Washer and dryer.

Living and room with new slider to front terrace with views of the ocean. Step out to private grounds of 1/2 acre.

Relax under large shade Poinciana Tree.

Barbecue and dine on terrace off living room watching the sun set in the west. In the morning eat breakfast watching the sun rise in the east. All the while there is the view of Harrington Sound and Atlantic Ocean beyond!! Twinkling lights at night in the distance. Star gaze to your hearts content. Bermuda is zika free. Only occasionally do we have a mosquito. We sit outside all evening. You'll love the colorful small geckos, great house companions and insect eaters! Please don't disturb them! We aren't on the water, we are atop one of the highest hills, hence the beautiful views. The beaches are a bus ride away. Bermuda is 21 miles long, 1 mile at its widest, so the ocean is never far away. This is a 65 year old house that though it has been lovingly restored, has it's imperfections, some will love and some need to have more of a hotel experience!

Please note, on rare occasion we accept a pet on a limited basis. If you have allergies to pets, please seek other accommodations.

The Bermuda pink bus number 3, pass through Harrington Hundreds, a 7 minute walk away. They go to Hamilton, a 15 minute ride, and St Georges, a 25 minute ride about every 30 minutes until 6pm.

12 minutes walk down the hill you arrive at Harrington Hundreds Grocery. A very good small grocery serving the neighborhood and the upmarket Tucker's Town area. They have a chef preparing hot food daily, plus a wide range of meats, vegetables, groceries, and special dietary foods.

We have 4 sets of masks and flippers and beach umbrella.

Our lane is wide enough for one car, please be careful when walking and when riding scooters, please drive defensively and slowly, especially as well on the main roads!

More Details

Owner
Marion and Gary Tilton
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Marion and Gary Tilton

Our family has lived on the island for 235 years! I am a Bermudian who was raised in this exceptional home. My father who was a jeweler on the island, was raised in the 300 year old house next door which is now owned by my brother! My father was given this piece of his Dad's farmland with lovely views when he was ready to be married to my Mom. My Mom met my Dad when she and her sister came to Bermuda on a flying boat in 1948 from their home in Philadelphia. My Mom and Dad built this house you will be visiting, and we hope you love it as much as we do. I have always had one foot in Bermuda and one in the US. I moved to the US in 1980 to become a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. A perfect profession for an islander privileged to have dual citizenship! I married a lovely New Hampshireite, Gary, in 1987. We have 2 children who have always loved Bermuda and have their status in Bermuda, having spent much time here.

Marion and Gary Tilton purchased this house in 1951

Why Marion and Gary Tilton chose Smiths

This much revered piece of property has been in our family for several generations. I say revered because it is on the second highest hill on the island with wonderful views. It is far enough away from the main roads that you hardly hear a vehicle! Bermuda is a gem of an island, then you get to High Terraces, and you feel like you are on your own, very private. Like you are the Crown Jewel in a very special spot. You have to understand though, our house is on the reasonable side of pricing for a reason! It is lovely, but it isn't a hotel!! In the summer every scrap of food must be put away quickly, as ants will find it wherever it is! If you have allergies it might not be the right place. We have heat and air conditioning to dry the atmosphere, but we've have a guest say it was musty at first! Welcome to our island!

What makes this house unique

Spectacular location for walkers, hikers. Getting away from it all, and for those who want to show their family what it is like to be a real Bermudian! The house is filled with good feelings and wonderful memories for me. I grew up here with five cousins next door, and other friends and family nearby. We walked down the hill almost every day in the summer to Harrington Sound. The odd day we didn't go there we were in our boat, or at one of the fabulous South Shore Beaches. We had forts on the properties, hand raised crows for pets when our parents wouldn't spring for a horse or a dog!!

Amenities

Smiths House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with New Queen Bed with ocean view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Garden View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twins or king. Sitting Area. Views of Harrington Sound.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We know a wonderful taxi driver who will transport you when necessary. There is a bus out the lane, a 6 minute walk, which will take you to The City of Hamilton, or the other way to St Georges. The bus is every 30 minutes until about 6pm. Several Bus tickets are provided, they are a must, and will get you to Hamilton to purchase your bus pass for your visit or more bus tickets, whichever fits your needs best.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Fabulous Views, Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..Whole House. 2 Twizy charging stations
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as perfect as you could imagine. House was clean and lovely! ALL of the attention to details was incredible - taxi references (LOVE Michael) to recommendations. The guest book was particularly great for getting a sense of what other guests liked to do. The view over Harrington Sound was really too much. All of the conveniences of home but NOT cuz you're in BERMUDA! Thank you thank you thank you. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so glad you're looking forward to coming back. That's music to our ears!
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Williamsburg
5

Wonderful home, and very responsive owner.

  • 5 of 5

This property sits atop a hill that overlooks nearly the entire east side of the island, and was a joy to return to every night after a long day of exploring. The home is located close to several bus stops that allow you to easily access the main hubs of Hamilton or St. Georges. Property owner, Marion, responded promptly to questions we had, both before and during our stay. Anyone looking to relax should feel comfortable booking this home, sitting out by the back porch, and enjoying one of the most beautiful views this island has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We do enjoy taking part in your visit vicariously by answering questions you might have. It's a joy to have my sister just a few houses away for immediate help if needed. Thank you, firstly for enjoying our very special beautiful island. Secondly for choosing our family home to stay at. We look forward to future visits from you and your family!
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Bermuda was fantastic. The house has spectacular views and is tucked away in a beautiful and quiet part of the island. Gary and Marion have every detail worked out to ensure you feel at home during your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Park, FL
5

Paradise Found ! Magnificanet views !

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week long stay. Woke up the first morning and felt we'd been transported to paradise. The views from High Terraces are simply spectacular and vary by the hour. The grounds are tropical, lush and extremely private. (The beautiful birds and tree frogs were terrific.)

The owners have provided every comfort and then some. We truly felt at home. The updated kitchen is very well equipped with nice appliances. We slept in the master bedroom (2 twins made up as a king) and it was oh so comfortable. Ample dining space was available inside and also in a lovely area outside on the covered porch. We also made good use of the outdoor gas BBQ grill. (There are also good restaurants in Flatts Village about a mile away and a nice grocery just down the hill.)

When we booked the house months ago we inquired about a Twizy charging station and the owners happily installed one prior to our arrival. (This is one example of how nicely they treat their guests.)

Marion had provided all sorts of notes and information to ensure that we got the most enjoyment out of the home and out of our Bermuda stay. This info included notes about the house, the amenities there and a treasure trove of materials on where to go, what to do and how to get there. Books about Bermuda filled the book case- so helpful and so interesting.

We have stayed other places in Bermuda including an ultra high-end, luxurious resort directly on the beach in Southampton. We plan to come back to Bermuda. When we do, we wish to stay at High Terraces.

Charlie and Beth H.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All we can say is thank you, thank you! You have been a delight to correspond with and have stay at our family home, High Terraces! We are honored by your review! We're looking forward to your next visit. Bermuda is very lucky to have you visit time after time! Marion and Gary
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5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time in Bermuda. The home is very comfortable and and the views from the house amazing.

Great cooperation from our hosts Marion and Gary

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope you'll come again!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, spacious home. Terrific owners and a fabulous place. Loved it so much!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope you'll come back again and again! We enjoyed having you stay! The 2 sets of guests before you have booked for next year, both their 4 the visit to our pink home in Bermuda!
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bermuda International Airport.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Motorway
0.16 Miles
Harrington Hundreds Road, top of. Catch the bus.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
John Smith's, a lovely local beach.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a 15 minute walk away at the bottom of Harrington Hundreds Hill, on the other side of the street from Harrington Hundreds Grocery, a small very nice market.

The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, an internationally recognized facility, is a 20 minute walk, where it is located in a lovely village called Flatt's. Find restaurants, views, beautiful scenes.

If you feel more comfortable using the busses than renting mopeds, the number 3 bus goes half hourly during the day, up to 6pm to the city of Hamilton and to St Georges or Grotto Bay. You can get off the bus to walk over to John Smith's Bay Beach, about a 10 minute walk. The beach is a 1.7 mile walk from our house. You can also take the bus to Crystal Caves, Grotto Bay and the boat, scuba, etc, rental shop next door.

So many wonderful things to do. We had one guest who stayed 3 times one winter, say you need to let people know how easy to access the whole island you are!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $50

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
5 night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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