About this listing
Come and enjoy a cozy pool house in paradise. Our 1 Bed/Bath is located near many beaches on the south shore and it's only 5 minutes from the nearest bus stop. Each day you'll wake up to a beautiful pool and garden right outside your front door!
The pool house is a 1 bed/bath space. The bedroom bed is queen size. The space includes a fully functional kitchen with dishwasher and the living room has a T.V. and a dining table with four chairs. The bedroom includes a closet with a washer and dryer as well as ironing board and hangers. The bathroom has a walk in shower and sink.
We do provide the following - beach, bath and pool towels, robes, body wash and shampoo/conditioner.
Be advised that with concern to grocery shopping, we highly recommend that you ask your taxi driver at the airport to stop at a grocery store before your arrival to the pool house. We suggest this because the grocery store is not as easy to get to without a car or rental moped. You can get to the store by bus, but you will need to purchase bus tickets. We recommend 'Lindo's' or 'Heron Bay Market Place' that are both located in the Warwick parish.
The pool house shares a 1 acre property with our main house, but there is plenty of privacy as gardens and trees separate the pool area. There is also a garden behind the pool house with fresh seasonal vegetables. The best feature is our stunning pool. Please note that you will have full access to the pool, but it is a shared space with the main house. The pool is fully gated and has table and chairs as well as lounge chairs.
As we live on an island we do have mosquito's. They are around in larger numbers in the summer months, so we do have citronella candles and tikki torches that are provided to help with the critters.
Interaction with Guests
Soniko and I are easily accessible as we live on the property. We handle the rental of the pool house, but the main house/property is a family home. We are a very friendly family and will be around to help as needed.
We are situated in a quiet neighborhood that is safe and has little traffic down the lane.
We are located in Southampton, Bermuda and are minutes away from Bermuda's best beaches. Church Bay is a 5 min walk away where you can enjoy sunbathing and snorkeling as well as other beaches like our famous 'Horseshoe Bay'. We are 20 minutes from the city center. Also nearby we have world renowned golf courses like Turtle Hill and Port Royal Golf Course and numerous delicious restaurants. Having the Fairmont Southampton and The Reefs hotel near by, you can also enjoy time at their spa's and restaurants.
We do have a public bus service in Bermuda. There is a bus stop 5 mins down the road as well as a scooter rental. You can also call a taxi from the land-line. If you do rent scooters, there is plenty of parking.
Once you come out of the airport you will be able to catch a taxi to our listing. The taxi ride will cost around USD$60-$70. The price will vary if you do decide to stop at the grocery store on the way to the pool house.
Other Things to Note
The last member of our family is a very friendly dog named 'Cali'. She is excitable but loving and submissive. In order to get to the pool house, you will need to cross the lawn that she has access too. We would suggest that if you would like to rent the pool house that you are dog friendly as she does freely roam the property.
We do have a bbq outside of the pool house that can be used.
There are dehumidifiers provided because Bermuda is a very humid place and can be damp, especially in the winter months. Please feel free to use as needed as it will help to dry up your room.
If you decide to book with us, in your welcome message can you please provide your flight details and arrival/departure times.
Internet wifi access is available in the kitchen and on the outside table and chairs. Unfortunately it does not reach as far as the living room and bedroom space.
We are happy to house you in the pool house and hope that you enjoy your stay in paradise, but we do expect that you treat the space with respect. As mentioned before we do live in a quiet neighborhood and do not expect to have any exorbitant disturbances.
Please take note that check in is at 3pm and check out is at 11pm. Kindly check with us in advance whether you will try to request an early or late check in. Unfortunately we can't always accommodate changing these times due to the calendar bookings.
There is no smoking allowed in the pool house, but you can feel free to smoke outside. All cigarette butts must be thrown in the trash and not in the garden.
Always be sure to lock the apartment when you leave. There are security camera's on the property for your safety.
Lastly, we do have air conditioners in the living room and bedrooms that can be used. As electricity is quite expensive in Bermuda, we ask that you please be sensitive when using them. We would prefer not to see them being used all day or when you are not physically in the pool house. There are also ceiling fans and plenty of windows to allow air flow.
Soniko and Kara: We would like to suggest a number of improvements to your pool house, but how do you improve on perfection? The house was perfectly comfortable, the pool was perfectly delightful, your dog is perfectly charming, nearby Church Bay is the perfect place to go snorkeling and the scooter rental shop is the perfect distance to walk to. We scootered to all most every tourist attraction, played golf at Turtle Hill and rented a motor boat at H2O Sports. And we came home perfectly exhausted, as planned. Thank you for making our 40th anniversary trip a perfect success! Bob and Bunny, Watertown, NY.
A perfect Bermudan experience! Kara and Soniko have created a tropical oasis on the most beautiful island. The pool house is beautiful, private, comfortable, and in a convenient location for public transportation and close to the best beaches on the island. We rented a scooter for additional freedom. The absolutely loved having the pool - the perfect way to start and end each day. Kara, Soniko and Keith are friendly and gave us absolute privacy, but were available if we needed recommendations. It was truly an amazing experience. We also loved their well selected caribbean artwork, luxurious bedding and soaps make it feel like our personal oasis. And, visits from their friendly dog, Cali, were always a treat. We will be back. Thanks!
A great location with close access to the beaches, buses and bike rentals. The photos accurately depict the home, and Soniko and Kara were a pleasure to work with.
What a "Bermudaful" experience! This cozy, comfortable home is very well equipped with everything you need from nice toiletries to beach towels. Beautiful gardens all around give you plenty of privacey for lounging and swimming in the fantastic pool. We loved getting an occasional visit from Cali! Location was perfect for short walks to the bus stops, (very efficient bus system). Thank you Soniko, Kara & Suzette
Soniko and Kara were warm and gracious hosts. Their home is beautiful and in a fabulous location. We had a wonderful time and hope to visit again.
Soniko and Kara made us feel very welcome. They booked a cab for us to and from the airport which was very helpful. We had a wonderful stay at the pool house. This was our first time booking a a vacation through Airbnb and it couldn't have turned out any better. The pool house was even better than the pictures that we viewed online. It was clean, comfortable, and was decorated so nicely. The swimming pool right outside our door was great. We used it every day after returning from the beach.
We had an excellent stay with Soniko and Kara. The pool house is well-appointed, clean, and comfortable. The layout is such that we had the privacy we wanted while also knowing our hosts were nearby if we needed assistance. A quick shout-out to Keith (hosts' gregarious dad/father-in-law) and Callie (loveable dog). The location here was key for us, and most days we just hoofed it over to Church Bay. The bus stops nearby. Just a very easy, relaxing vacation as hoped.
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About the Host, Soniko And Kara
Hey there, we are two young Bermudians who like to travel and know how important it can be to have a comfortable place with a good host! We want to be that host for you!