C29: Vacation Place for Rent in Flatts Village Smiths Parish
One Bedroom Smiths Parish Apartment near Spittal Pond
Vacation Apartment in
Flatts Village Smiths Parish
||1 Bedroom • Sleeps 4
||1 Queen and 1 Queen sofa bed
||1 Full Bathroom
The bedroom features a queen size bed and the living room has a queen size sofa bed, so the apartment can sleep up to four people.
The spacious suite on the walk out level has a fully equipped kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, etc.) with dining area, living room, bedroom with closet (iron and ironing board in closet), shower and toilet. There is a small patio off the bedroom, where guests can sit and relax.
Coming home will bring you to all the comforts you expect: a TV in living room with WOW (world on wireless) service and wireless Internet connection available for your laptop. Air conditioners (cooling only) in the bedroom and living room and electric heaters for those cooler nights in January and February are provided. Laundry facilities are readily accessible for guests who are staying 7 days or more.
Situated in Harrington Hundreds, Smith’s Parish, Bermuda, our comfortable home is approximately a 20 minute drive to the City of Hamilton, or 25 mins. to the old town of St. George and is close to two bus routes. Just a 4 minute walk to Harrington Hundreds grocery store, you can pick up your picnic makings and carry right on over to Spittal Pond Nature Reserve and Park, right across from the store.
Facing the south shore, the house has a view of the ocean across the front lawn and over some rooftops lower on the hillside A fifteen minute stroll will bring you to John Smiths Bay. John Smiths Bay is a well kept local secret- a quiet beach with deep soft pink sands that slope into quiet waters without the buffeting of heavy wave action or undertows. Locals like to take huge picnic baskets to the beach in the early evening when all the tourists have disappeared back to their hotels: dinner is served on a blanket on the sand as the sun goes down and the stars come out. You’ll meet some very pleasant well-fed neighbors if you choose to join them, bobbing about like corks in the gentle swells at the end of the day.
Smiths Parish is adjacent to the Hamilton Parish enclave of the rich and famous in Tuckers Town- you’ll enjoy touring this area with its magnificent homes, vast wooded hills and the sweeping golf courses. At the end of the long peninsula are the islands ~ with ancient ruined forts and wind blown cedar trees. Four small islands are the last preserve of the endangered indigenous Cahow bird (pterodoma cahow), a sea-bird thought extinct for over 300 years until rediscovered by a passionate young Bermudian naturalist, David Wingate, in the 1960’s. If you rent a boat, don’t disturb these creatures: there are less than 250 of them believed left in the world. You’ll want to explore Flatts Village as well with its pretty aquarium and zoo and nice places to dine, as well as the fabled Tom Moors tavern. Family fare can be found at Collectors Hill and South Shore Road where the locals dine at the Specialty Inn.
Of course, all the rest of Bermuda waits to be discovered when you have finished your leisurely exploration of the east end of the island. Hamilton is the pretty capital, filled with small shops and nice places to dine and a swirl of business people running the various international business sectors that have grown on the island in recent decades. Traveling along the South Shore road heading west towards Somerset and beyond is to treat yourself to a never ending vista of ever more dazzling beaches, pretty homes and extraordinary amounts of green space- grassy sand dunes, tropical woods, manicured parks and golf courses. Handsome hotels and fine dining establishments abound here too- you are never far from a tasty meal beautifully served in Bermuda. Somerset Village and the attractions of Dockyard with its museums, shops, pubs, beachfront and bars only ends when the last ferry chugs off back to Hamilton with you and your moped aboard. Bus service is good too. Coming back along the Harbour Road is another treat with the Great Sound and the city of Hamilton twinkling invitingly across the water. And then there is the Railway Trail to explore on mopeds or on foot- an old carriageway-footpath where the original railway lines ran. Many visitors miss the North Shore Road but its worth seeing- much quieter waters, handsome old houses and the pretty village of Flatts as you wend your way down the coast to St. George’s. The original capital , the town is well worth a visit. Its collection of ancient buildings and its exceptional role in the development of trade both with the early American colonies and the Caribbean islands to the south reminds every visitor that the ocean has been the key to the trade that made Bermuda into the gem it is today. Pink coral sand beaches and a turquoise sea. And so much more to enjoy and appreciate…
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Coffee Maker
» Tennis Court
» Internet Access
» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV
» Beach Chairs
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