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.
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.
I actually live in Bermuda and met Soniko before I booked the apartment for my friends to stay, who were visiting us from Florida.
Soniko and Kara are very warm and welcoming and the poolhouse likewise. Very cosy and a perfect home from home. So much so that I booked for my Mum for the month of June.
Soniko and Kara's Poolhouse was even better than we had imagined from the photos. The pool was beautiful and clean and the house was very comfortable - nice little kitchen area, comfortable queen bed and big shower for cleaning off after a day at the beach. Our hosts even left some lovely Occitane products for us to use. Also, lots of beach towels available.
We really enjoyed Church Bay beach, just a few mins walk away. This beautiful little cove was perfect for splashing around with our 2 yo daughter.
We wouldn't hesitate to book with them again. Margo still talks about Cally, Soniko and Kara's very friendly dog.
Our stay in Soniko and Kara's Pool House was a delight! We enjoyed every minute of it. The house was clean and well organized. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was nicely stocked with needed cooking equipment. The yard and gardens were well maintained. Behind the Pool House they have a small vegetable garden that they allowed us to take advantage of. The property is a short walk to a beautiful public beach and a place to rent a small motorcycle. You'll need to rent one of the motorcycles for easy access to the attractions on the island, or the bus stop is a ten minute walk from the property. Soniko, Kara and her family, who live next door, were very thoughtful and considerate with recommendations whenever we asked. Yo
My husband I stayed here for 4 nights and would highly recommend this rental. Pool house is well set up and has everything you need.
Great location. Close to bus, moped rental, beaches and restaurants. Friendly owners with a personal touch. We had some local rum as a welcome upon arrival at the pool house!
Thanks Kara and Sonika!
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The cottage itself worked our well for the two of us. I cannot express how gracious our hosts were. There are very nice beaches within walking distance, I would say some of the nicest beaches on the island. There is a bus stop about 4 minutes walk from the cottage. We each bought a 7 day bus pass and made good use of them. The bus passes also cover the ferries.
We would definitely stay here again.
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!
This hotel has restaurants to eat at as well as a bar. There is a spa that you can book treatments at.South Road Southampton SN 02
Sunbathing and Snorkeling. (Note that the snorkeling stand is not open all year, but typically in the summer months).South Road Southampton
Perfect english restaurant that also serves sushi. Pub style bar.Lighthouse Road Southampton
Our lighthouse is a favorite tourist attraction. It is temporarily closed until around May of 2014, but typically you walk up to the top of lighthouse and see breathtaking views.St. Anne's Road Cross Bay Southampton SN 01
A restaurant that has the highest views of the island. They serve lunch and dinner daily.St. Anne's Road Southampton SN 02
This hotel has numerous restaurants as well as a beautiful spa and a par 3 golf course.
Best beach in Bermuda. Sunbathing and walking on the beach, as it has many trails right down the south shore. In the summer they do have lawn chairs and umbrellas for rent. There is also an eatery.Horseshoe Road Southampton
Farm that sells organic meats and vegSouthampton
Nearest grocery store to our listing.Riddell's Bay Road Southampton
This course holds one of the PGA golf tournaments annually. It has some of the most beautiful ocean views of any golf course on the island.
All water sports available, jet skiing, snorkeling, canoe rental, boat rental etc.Somerset Village Sandys Parish
Shopping, restaurants, glass blowing, rum cake factory, movie theater, Snorkel Park - bar and club on the beach. There is also mini golfIreland Island North