woodwork throughout, you are on a real ocean going trawlerinterior lounge space (salon) on mid deck
Your own very PRIVATE cabin!!


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath

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Prices
Cleaning Fee: $75
Weekly Discount: 5%

Description

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Guest Cabin/private bath in historical Royal Naval Dockyard. Several restaurants/pubs, sights to see, & right by the ferry terminal - AND HOME OF THE 2017 AMERICA'S CUP!

*Please note: due to exceptionally high demand for literally the biggest international event that Bermuda has ever hosted, therefore our rates for this period have increased. If you are not coming for America's Cup, you will find a more budget friendly rate outside of end of May/June 2017 during the race.

You will be on-board a fully functional, well traveled ocean going yacht, which will remain safely in the protected harbor of the historical Royal Naval Dockyard for your visit :)

One of the perks is enjoying a drink on the bow, or upper bridge at the end of the day, or the same with coffee in the morning. Clearly, this is not a cookie cutter Holiday Inn. If you like funky B+Bs, or want to try something different...this may well be a great home base for your Bermuda excursion. With the ferry terminal right across the water, launching to other parts of the island a breeze.

Like to stand up paddle board or rent mountain bike or moped? Right next door.

Guests will have their own private double bed and small bath, and use of interior/exterior public areas. We offer the option of an additional third guest in your party (only) who can be accommodated in a forward single 'crew' bunk in a room adjacent yours. While this offers you both some privacy, the en-suite bathroom is shared by your party. The forward bunk room is small, but private.


Your host will be aboard in the stern cabin at the opposite end of the vessel, lower deck. This is separated from your guest room by the engine room, giving everyone a little extra privacy. The common areas are on the mid and upper decks. I find this allows us to give good attention to guests and has worked out well offering a good balance of social time and privacy/quiet time.

Wifi provided free of charge. Bath towels provided - no need to pack.

If you haven't had a few swizzles, seen the hall of history painting, or walked horseshoe bay, time for a crash course...let's talk. Getting around the island is easy both by public transportation, or moped rental. I'm happy to talk you through it. Ferries are our favorite, fast and comfortable, with the cheapest tour from the water going! Walks or bike rides through what was once the 'railway trail' (and now a greenway) are a not to be missed excursion. If you're a biker we can point you in the right direction.

Situated in the historical Royal Naval Dockyard, there are several restaurants, pubs, the worthy maritime museum, and other sightseeing stops. Great area to walk around. There are also some scenic walks/bike rides leaving from the Dockyard. Just ask!

Some more info on the surrounding area:
• Look at the "Guidebook" on this listing
• Search Dockyard Bermuda

There are small beaches in walking distance, but the best are a 15min bus ride (direct) away.

You are quite literally right at the ferry terminal, bus stops, moped or bicycle rental. It's a 20min high speed ferry ride into the city of Hamilton. Getting around is easy, and I'll help you with copies of schedules, advice, and must see Bermuda stops, both on and off the beaten path. Just ask..

***From Airport I recommend the ferry to Dockyard. Cheaper and faster than by road, not to mention scenic. From April 21st - Nov 3rd. the St. George Ferry runs too and this may be an option. Do a quick web search for this one as we can't post a link here.

"I'm on a Boat!"
Yes, that's right, and there are a few things that are different that boaters are used to, but we'd like our guests who are not familiar to be aware of ahead of time. Some of the things that will be different from a normal home include steep-ish steps (with railings) going down to staterooms, and a smaller water heater than in a home limiting hot water for a shower to about 15mins per go. Cable/Satellite - we don't buy it...you're in Bermuda remember!? If there's a game you absolutely must catch, check out the Frog an Onion pub, a 5min walk away, which is also Bermuda's only brewpub. We do have a collection of DVDs in your stateroom.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Other than shoes off once aboard, just common courtesy. Smoking in outdoor areas only please.

Smoking is allowed on top deck only - please be courteous and ensure you have an ash tray :)


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Daniel User Profile
June 2016
Darren was a tremendous host. The space itself was fantastic — great places to relax with a cocktail, plenty of room in my really felt like a home, but also appealed to the adventurous side that wanted to try something different. Darren himself was very helpful, always quick with a recommendation to help me make the most of my days and find the hidden gems. I had the pleasure of sharing drinks with him one of the nights, and I greatly appreciated the introduction to the proper way to make a Dark 'n Stormy. He was fully accommodating to all of the guests, all of whom had different needs, and I found him very friendly and engaging. If I ever make it back to Bermuda, I'll definitely look him up again.

Jonathan User Profile
May 2016
I had a wonderfull time on Darren's boat. I shared the space with a lovely English couple and the yacht was very accommodating for both parties. Shower worked great along with all the amenities. Generous supply of coffees and supplies here and there. I'd love to visit again & again

Thomas User Profile
April 2016
Darren was a great host, although we only visited with him when we first arrived. The Wine Down boat is exactly as described, and the quarters were more spacious than others we have been on. (The head and shower worked perfectly!) Darren is very knowledgeable about activities, restaurants, history. It would be helpful for guests to know whether a cruise ship will be in during their time as local restaurants, shops, venues, and transport may be overwhelmed ...we were fortunate to have the Dockyards practically to ourselves! Unfortunately the Commissioners House was closed for renovations. Enjoyed watching the Dolphin Quest. The America's Cup activities will be a highlight through 2017. Very limited groceries nearby, but easy ferry service (cheap, we had a book of tickets so $2.50 per trip) so you can go to Hamilton without any effort. Walking out of Dockyards is a little hairy with the narrow roads and limited sidewalks. But again the buses are frequent and with a transfer you can get anywhere. Ferry service to St. Georges is limited to summer, which started 4/25 fortunately for us. .

Dominique User Profile
April 2016
Darren's motor yacht is ideally situated. You are just steps away from ferry service to Hamilton, bus service to all of Bermuda, and scooter rentals to go exploring on your own. Darren is a great host with knowledgable insights and recommendations regarding what to do while visiting Bermuda.

Priscilla User Profile
April 2016
Darren is a very friendly and accommodating host. The yacht is as pictured and has a lot of character. Location is safe and peaceful, especially this time of year. Would stay here again and highly recommend Darren as a host.

Veni User Profile
March 2016
Darren was not there when we arrived but his mom made sure everything is set up for us and made sure we are comfortable. She welcomed us cause Darren has to travel somewhere. Heidi is such a nice lady, she told us everything that we need to know. The boat was clean and immaculate. It was amazing, I really enjoy feeding the fish every morning, dinner and breakfast on the deck, and it is such a different experienced. We highly recommend the boat it is very strategically located, it is in front the Clocktower mall, the grocery store, and restaurants are close by, it is also close to very and bus terminal, less than 5 minutes walk. Overall we enjoy our time there!

Alex User Profile
February 2016
Darren was great! We had fun on his yacht, even in the off season it was beautiful there. Highly recommend staying with him in the Royal Naval Dockyard. He went out of his way to make our stay great and offered tons of advice for touring the country.

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Born and raised, I know this island well, and am happy to share my enthusiasm for it with others.

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