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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Chris and Susan were stellar hosts! Friendly, accommodating, the room was exactly as pictured and the neighbourhood was very safe! I can highly recommend this listing as a woman alone or as a couple, as it has ample space for two. The room was perfectly tidy and the shower was a deluxe spa brand to boot! Having a separate entrance also helps keep your holiday private, as you come and go, without disturbing the hosts.
Chris and Susan's place was perfect. It's really private and beautiful and you can't beat the location -- ten minutes' walk from the amenities, dining, and transportation at Hamilton.
Chris and Susan were friendly and helpful with plenty of tips on what to do during our stay on the island. A great restaurant recommendation led to an equally memorable meal. We also loved Bob the boxer.
We were grateful for the chance to stay in such a beautiful place (on an already spectacular island) and we'd be glad to stay again for our next visit!
Chris and Sue were great hosts, the studio is clean and comfortable. We had no problems and really enjoyed our stay.
Chris and Susan have provided a great, spacious room. The kitchenette area is a fab idea with everything you could need short of a cooker (and who wants to cook on holiday right?). We used it to make simple breakfasts and pack lunches and chilled a couple of bottles of wine. The bathroom has an awesome shower, loads more space than our own home! The aircon is quiet and doesn't need to be on the whole time as the room stays reasonably cool. There's plenty of towels, even beach towels and mats, an ironing board, umbrellas. They've thought of everything.
Chris and Susan were both there to meet us. They seemed to click with our sense of humour and, Chris especially, gave it back with plenty more! They were helpful, relaxed and good fun to chat to. Bob the dog was a character. You'd hardly know he was there but when you meet him he does like to give you a Bob-bath :-)
The location was perfect too with just a 5 or 10 min walk to Front Street and the ferry terminal or the bus station.
A great place to stay – you won't be disappointed.
Perfect Bermuda vacation. Quiet, private apartment very close to town - with AC! Chris and Susan were both very friendly and helpful recommending transportation and dining options. Easy to get to beaches via scooter or bus. Highly recommend.
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.
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.....