About This Listing
The perfect edge of town apartment for two. For those who prefer to walk, this is the perfect spot with restaurants and shops within close proximity. Less than a 10 min walk to all the shops, restaurants and bars along Front Street in Hamilton.
All you need and complete privacy. The 32" TV has cable with all major US channels including the movie and sports channels.
**NOTE: We have just completed a major renovation including a completely redone bathroom, all new plumbing fixtures, kitchenette, new flooring all throughout and a fresh coat of paint. Check out the new pictures *****
Just a five minute walk from the center of town is our home and guest apartment. The apartment has a private entrance leading to a main bedroom with an adjacent kitchenette, and en-suite bath. Queen size bed. Within the closet is everything else you might need such as an iron, hair dryer, lots of towels, soaps, a cooler bag, beach mats and beach towels. The large bedroom has a plasma TV, DVD, AC and Wifi. In the winter, linens include a down comforter. In the summer the large windows, ceiling fan and air-conditioning will provide cool relief. Perfect for the business traveler or vacation seeker looking for something a bit different.
If you are visiting for sporting events, we are a 7 minute walk to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, and a 5 minute scooter ride to the National Stadium for World Rugby Classic.
Vacationers renting scooters can drive to all the South Shore beaches in about 15 minutes during the day, and walk to all the bars and restaurants in the evening in about 10 minutes.
The kitchenette includes a fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, wine glasses and all needed plates and cutlery. If you are arriving late, just ask and we'll be happy to get a few grocery essentials in for you. The grocery and liquor stores are less than 200 meters around the corner and are open till 7pm most evenings. If you need a load of laundry done, please just ask. We don't have a separate washer and dryer for guest use but we're happy to do a load for you.
Sorry, strict limit of 2 people only. Transportation from the airport can be arranged. Our guests also receive a 20% discount on scooter rentals.
By request, we will bend the minimum stay rule. We will accept bookings for 1 to 3 nights at a rate of $170.00 per night. If you wish to book less than 4 nights, just ask and I'll create the "special offer" for you.
Guests have their own private en-suite bathroom, private kitchenette, Wifi, local phone, cable TV, laundry service, taxi calls, and all the dog toys you care to play with.
Interaction with Guests
My wife and I live here with our daughter. One of us will be here to meet you upon arrival and answer any questions you might have.
We love to meet and chat with our guests. It's your vacation and we're happy to interact to what ever level you desire. We've had everything from just a quick hello, to basically having family living with us. When the chemistry is right, we've made some very long lasting friendships. Again, this is YOUR vacation, and we will always respect your privacy.
Rosemont Ave is considered a very prestigious neighborhood. Large homes and lots on the edge of town has made this a very desirable destination for frequent business guests as well as tourists looking to be close to the amenities of town.
I never need an excuse for a cup of tea if I'm home during the day or perhaps a glass of wine after 5. Please feel free to come see us and let us know how we can make your vacation even better.
As mentioned, walking is easy from here. The islands main public transportation hub is a 10 minute walk. For those who want to rent a scooter, we have made an arrangements with Smatts Scooters to offer a 20% discount to our guests.
Other Things to Note
Tell us what you'd like to do and we'll try our best to make it happen.
As this apartment is part of our home, please keep the noise down after 9pm; we'll try to do the same.
The kitchenette is perfect for heating up a snack in the microwave, toasting a morning bagel, or making a cup of coffee or tea. However, there is no hotplate, hob, or burner (depending on what you call (email hidden) is not permitted. There are however, great restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Ascots, an amazing restaurant, has been featured on Food Network and is less than 300 feet away.
Please ensure windows and door are closed and locked when you leave. As Bermuda has some of the most expensive electricity in the world, please make sure lights and air conditioning are turned off when you are not in. Due to the stone construction of the house, even in the hottest day of summer, the room will stay cool if the windows and blinds are closed and the AC turned off.
If you need to do a load of laundry, please just ask and we'd be happy to do a wash/dry for $10.00 per load.
Beach towels are in the room (the red ones). Please do not take the white towels to the beach. There is a fresh water hose beside the drive way. If you've been to the beach, please hose off shoes, feet and other sandy bits. Sand is very hard on the flooring.
Instructions for the WiFI access are on the table in the room.
Smoking; We have no issues with smoking, just not in the room. This includes electronic smokes. Smoking is allowed up on the driveway away from the house. I'm happy to put out an ash tray and even a patio chair for those who wish.
Regarding flight issues: Since our experience with Sandy, we've come up with some policies regarding flight delays/cancellations due to weather and other unforeseen conditions. If your flight is canceled and you cant get out; no problem. Chances are the next guest wasn't able to arrive so there is no issue; you are welcome to stay. We will only charge $25.00 per night which basically covers expenses. We have no intention on profiting on someones misfortune! Come and see us and we'll assist in any way to get your travel sorted. In the unlikely event, that you cant get out and the next guest arrives; we will honor the reservation for the new guest. In order to accommodate the departing guest, we will make every humanly possible effort to find alternative accommodation. There are properties within 200 yards from here that should be able to assist. No one will be left without (email hidden) may not be 5 star!
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This was our first experience with ABNB and because of Chris and Susan one word to describe it is AMAZING. Their hospitality and the room they provided probably rivals most high end hotels in the island.
Chris and Susan made sure we were taken care off even before we even arrived. Chris organized a pick up from the airport and drop off after our trip because in Bermuda sometimes taxis are not reliable.
The room was bigger than most hotel rooms which include a comfortable queen size bed perfect for 2 people, a kitchenette which includes a small fridge, tea kettle, microwave, sink, and all utensils. The bathroom is updated, fully stocked with toiletries and includes ample towels. The closet is roomy which includes an iron and a board, hamper, towels, and 2 beach chairs for you to take on your beach excursions. The room also included a small dining table and umbrellas just in case it rains.
The location is great, safe, clean and was within walking distance to the center of town which was a big plus for us because we decided to take public transportation.
Overall Chris and Susan will go above and beyond for you. They even invited us over to meet their family and watch a paper view boxing match the weekend we were there. I highly recommend a stay at their lovely room. You will not be disappointed.
Chris & Susan made us feel very welcome and were very helpful in securing transportation from the airport and scooter rental. They were accommodating to meet us at our schedule and offered several good restaurant recommendations. The room is brand new, clean and very close to downtown Hamilton.
Sound sometimes was distracting from the other side of a shared door but otherwise we felt relaxed and comfortable.
Great place to stay if you want to be able to walk to downtown Hamilton.
Sue and Chris are the perfect hosts for a home away from home. Your stay is with friends. The comfortable room or small suite is perfectly designed, with a private entrance. Located in a lovely area of Hamilton, it is within an easy walking distance to the central bus stop or the ferries, and to the main area of Hamilton shops and restaurants. Bob the dog, with great personality, is a plus if you like dogs, but you never hear him, so he is not a bother if you don't care for dogs. Lovely location when visiting Bermuda and using Airbnb. Highly recommended!
Chris was waiting at the studio when we arrived making final touches on the place. It was neat and clean with working appliances, toiletries and linens as needed. It is also just a really nice studio. The location was a 10 minute walk to Town as promised where we were able to get the bus to travel around the island. I am from Bermuda so I had plenty of places to go and people to see, but Chris was able to make a couple of good recommendations. I can also personally recommend one of the drivers that Chris works with, Ken. He was punctual and personable.
The price for what you get renting from Chris and Susan is outstanding. An excellent value. I would absolutely stay here again.
Quiet, private and close to town. The apartment is perfected furnished, spotless with up-to-date fixtures, appliances and plumbing (sometimes a challenge in Bermuda). I recommend it highly.
Chris and Susan were the perfect hosts! They made sure that all our needs were met and they are the friendliest Airbnb I've stayed in. From arranging transportation to and from the airport and scooters to making sure we knew where to get food and wine for our stay. If I ever go back to Bermuda I'm planning my trip around the availability of their place. The room was a perfect size for two people and there's everything you need in the kitchenette. They have a rainwater reserve so the water is clean and drinkable and a private entrance so you don't disturb the family when you come home at night. The bed is comfortable and it's a quiet area even though you're in the heart of Hamilton. We did use scooters while we were there but you could walk to everything you need, even the bus terminal, from the house. A grocery store is around the corner as well as a good pub. We had a great stay in Bermuda and it had a lot to do with the welcome and care we received from this family. As a side note I fell in love with their dog, Bob. He's the best.
About the Host, Chris & Susan
Susan and I are both business owners. Susan is involved with high-end office interiors and I have network infrastructure company. We love to travel (living on a small island it's no wonder). Susan's family dates back to the 1600's here in Bermuda and she is very knowledgeable about the island and it's history. I'm from Canada and have only been here 18 years.
We love to show off the island and are happy to help guests have a wonderful time. It's your vacation, you tell us what YOU want.....
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