About this listing
Looking for a centrally located affordable accommodation practically in the City of Hamilton?
Look no farther....you have found us! Our quaint, comfortable Efficiency Studio for 1 or 2 has all you need for your stay. Thank you for checking us out.
On vacation? Business? Visiting family? Or attending an event? We have just the clean, neat, safe and secure efficiency studio apartment for you. Ideal for one or two people (we will consider a small child too) it has a large living space, kitchenette, and en suite bathroom with small closet and hangers. The kitchenette includes a refrigerator (with a small freezer), microwave, stove/oven, filtered water, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, pots/pans, cooking/serving utensils, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, and food storage containers.
Other amenities include clean linen (bed pad, sheets, towels and blankets), ceiling fan (and 2 other fans), space heater, alarm clock, telephone (for local calls only), iron, ironing board, hair dryer, basic soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, wash basin, clothes line (and pegs), grocery shopping bag, umbrella, flash light, cleaning supplies, parking space for a rental bike, local maps, activities and restaurant guides. Wireless internet is available upon advanced request. Some groceries can be pre-purchased upon request for you if you are arriving late.
Conveniently located near the northwestern edge of the capital city of Hamilton with all it has to offer e.g. restaurants, shops, grocery stores, gyms, movie theaters, banks, churches, etc. Of special note:
• Arnold’s Supermarket (open until mid-night) – 2 min. walk
• Bus Terminal (Hamilton) – 8 min. walk
• Ferry Terminal – 8 min. walk
• Laundromat – 5 min. walk
• Bike Rental Shop – 8 min. walk
Bermuda is 22 miles square (speed limit 25 mph) and there is something for everyone to see and do. Due to our central island location, the bus and ferry routes provide easy access to all island attractions, destinations and amazing views:
• Historical Town of St. George (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
• St. David's Light House
• Fort St. Catherine
• Crystal Caves
• The Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Flatts Village
• Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
• Botanical Gardens
• Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
• Somerset Village
• The Royal Naval Dockyard and National History Museum
• Parks and golf courses
• Beaches and more for you to enjoy....... like snorkeling and diving ....
Someone is usually here to give you the key when you arrive. Guests are free to use: the outdoor amenity space – there are lawn/beach chairs and an umbrella, located in the Pump Room; and fresh vegetables and peaches in season.
Interaction with Guests
Like yourself I am a world traveler and know that a great stay in any country includes cultural immersion. I enjoy meeting people from any country, creed, or ethnic walk of life and would be happy to chat about my island home and tell you where to go and how to get there. Feel free to
ask. However I also respect privacy and know that sometimes you want to get away from it all and do your own thing too.
I hope you enjoy your stay at Astwood Close, which is a neighbourhood comprised of a branch of cousins from the Astwood family clan. Our family
name in Bermuda dates back over three centuries with our European ancestors hailing from Great Britain, trading salt between Bermuda and Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean and intergrating with African slaves.
All tourist attractions are easily accessible from our central island location. Bermuda’s public transportation is the most reasonably priced mode of transport. You can purchase a book of 15 tickets (zone 3 for $20 or zone 14 for $35) and use them on the bus or ferry. Look up Bermuda bus schedules (and ferry schedules) on line. We do have them available at the Efficiency Studio for guests to use. Alternatively Oleander Cycles rents mopeds at a discount to our guests. Check out their website on line too. 1 USD ~ 1 BD and we drive on the left : )
Other Things to Note
Are you planning a wedding in Bermuda? We provide accommodation for your wedding guests or even a honeymoon for those on a budget. Check us out on PINTEREST at the efficientstudio-your-wedding-in-bermuda. Thank you so much for viewing the Efficiency Studio. Feel free to ask questions before making a reservation. We recognise you have choices, but you will especially enjoy Bermuda if you choose to stay with us. For more information on Bermuda go on line to "gotobermuda" or "Nothing to do in Bermuda".
1. You will be charged up to $150 (deposit) if everything is not in the condition in which you found it upon checkout i.e. damaged or broken. Accidents do happen therefore we would appreciate being informed before you checkout rather than discovering something out of place later, which may affect our future guest reviews and ratings. It is the courteous thing to do.
2. A broom, swifter sweeper, dust pan, hand broom (behind a curtain) and cleaning supplies (under kitchen sink) are available for cleanups. Please leave the studio as you found it prior to checking out.
3. All linen is laundered and freshened before guest arrival and a change in linen is provided for extended stays. A laundry bag and receptacle are provided in the bathroom for your personal use. However please deposit all used towels in this bag before you check out.
4. Conserve water by not running the shower too long because we rely on rain water storage here.
5. Our internet service is limited and not automatic. We share a WiFi hotspot device, with our guests for them to view their e-mails. Our device has a 10GB cap per month, therefore we request that you do not download, stream or watch movies, music videos (e.g. YouTube) or play games because this uses up a lot of data and there would be very little left for us or our future guests to use. Most guests come here to see and experience Bermuda instead of staying inside to view the internet, so please request internet usage ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
6. No smoking is allowed inside so that the studio smells fresh for the next guest(s).
7. An additional person (i.e. a baby/child/teenager) can be accommodated for a fee of $25.00 per night. There is a camp bed available in addition to the queen size bed.
8. This is a residential neighbourhood and we would appreciate minimum noise especially after hours.
9. To conserve electricity please turn off all lights, fans and/or heaters and air vent each time you exit the studio. Turn on the outside light if you will be returning after dark or out for the evening and turn it off upon your return please.
10. We recommend that you use the water filter provided that is attached to the sink faucet if you want potable drinking water only. Use the pitcher provided or fill up your bottles/containers to store drinking water. To extend the life of the filter, please do not use when washing dishes, hands, food, etc. FOR HYGIENIC REASONS PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR IN THE KITCHEN SINK ....... shampoo and/or conditioner do not taste good.
Susann was a great host, she let us know the local tips for Bermuda and was always available if we needed anything. Place was clean and tidy, within walking distance to ferry and bus terminals.
We stayed in Susann's Studio for a full week and it was and well positioned within Hamilton to explore the surroundings. Susann is a very nice and friendly person and she provided us with lots of tips during our visit. The studio is not big but very well maintained and extremely clean. I will go back there any time, it was a pleasure to stay there and meet Susann, thank you again.
I highly recommend Susann's studio, if you are traveling to Bermuda. Susann was a great host and made us feel welcomed as soon as we arrived. The studio has all you need for a stay in Bermuda - a place to sleep and cook if you wish. She helped us find local places to see, eat, and relax. We will definitely return and probably stay here again! Thank you Susann!
This was a fantastic experience and Susann was extraordinary. The room had everything I needed and was extremely comfortable. Located within walking distance to downtown Hamilton.
Susann was an awesome host. She was invested in making sure our stay was comfortable and that we were knowledgeable on how to navigate the island. The listing is accurate. My only suggestion is making sure you are able to use the hotspot (wi-fi) for your entire stay, if this is important for you to have. I would recommend this listing to a friend.
Thank you for your kind review. : ) You are correct, some people use the internet more than others while on vacation. We have looked at using a fixed internet service, however this would increase overall cost to our guests. We do not mind sharing (as explained in our listing) our recently upgraded WiFi hotspot device. It is no imposition and available for guests whenever they request it.
This studio apartment is absolutely perfect for a beautiful (and fiscally responsible) trip to Bermuda. You will not find a better deal on the island. My wife and I spent 4 nights here for our 1 year anniversary and it was exactly what we were looking for. We were looking at hotels and everything was in the (phone number hidden) a night range, so we spent in 4 nights here what we would have spent for 1 night at a CHEAP hotel on the island! Susann took the time to walk us around the city and show us the market, gas station, ferry stops, bus stations, etc. Truly unprecedented service. It is exactly as described on the page - and literally has everything. Soap, shampoo, sunscreen, you name it. The location couldn't be better. The 8 minute walk into the town (Front Street) is incredible. We did this at least 2 times a day. You can catch the ferry or the bus right here and go anywhere on the island. Susann also checked in on us (without being intrusive) to ensure that we had enough ice, toiletries, etc. I honeslty don't know why anybody would stay in a hotel. We had our own kitchen! We shopped at the market and cooked breakfast in the room each morning (again, fiscally responsible).
A+ all around. You'd honestly be crazy to spend your money anywhere else on this island.
Staying at The Efficiency Studio was an absolute treat! Not only was it immaculately clean, in the perfect location, and stocked with everything we could possibly need during our stay, but Susann was the best host imaginable. She gave us great advice regarding the things to do on the island, was so fun to visit with, and even let us use her bus pass when she wasn't using it! She is truly one of the kindest and most generous people we have ever met! We will definitely be staying here again the next time we come to Bermuda!
About the Host, Susann
Hello there! Here I am showing the beautiful panoramic view of St. George's
Harbour at the eastern end of the islands of Bermuda to a guest visitor.
I like gardening and you will notice the kitchen garden and other plants on
your way to the Efficiency Studio tucked away. Don't be afraid to ask for
fresh vegetables! We also have a peach tree that gives juicy peaches when
I am very athletic and run early mornings at least twice a week. You are
welcome to join me if this is your thing. I also like to dance and minister
in dance weekly at my church. You are welcome to join me at services on a
Wednesday evening or Sunday morning, but again the choice is yours.
Well that's it about me for now,...... you will have to learn the rest
when you get here :)