E31: Vacation Home for Rent St Georges Town St Georges Parish
The Waterfront House in St. Georges
Vacation Home in
St Georges Town St Georges Parish
||2 Bedrooms • Sleeps 4
||2 Full Bathrooms
Once a simple shipping warehouse and carpentry shop perched waterside in the ancient town of St Georges, the home owner chose to renovate the historic listed building, built in the 1860’s and long held by his family. With some very thoughtful additions (such as the handsome wrap- around exceptionally deep verandah and the classic welcoming arms staircase), the interiors were brought up to the highest modern standards. If you love 150 year old Honduran pitch pine floors, robust cedar rafters holding up beamed ceilings, all the original doors and original bricks cleverly reused in the completely reorganized space, you will relish being the guest in this immaculate home. Reflecting the owners extensive travels, the house is filled with accents collected and adjudicated to fit flawlessly into the house. Tucked away on the waterfront, overlooking the harbour and with access to the neighbour’s little beach, you will be close to fine dining, public transportation (the ferry system and bus) and able to walk to collect groceries and supplies.
We ask that guests are sparing with electricity, water, and towels. Extra towels are available but they must be laundered by guests.
The house has 2 bedrooms (King and twin/king combination) and 2 en suite bathrooms on the ground floor downstairs: a spacious kitchen, living room, study and powder room facility on the main floor upstairs, and enormous balcony-verandah overlooking handsome gardens filled with flowers and the beckoning ocean…
The former capital of Bermuda, the Town of St. Georges will take you back nearly 400 years to 1612. Now a World Heritage Site, the town is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the English New World. The extraordinary atmosphere of the town is captured not in its gentrification but in the fact the folks live in these ancient buildings and that the ongoing matter of everyday business has somehow been managed within the confines of a pretty town with winding roads and oddly shaped buildings perched curbside. Its history embraces many roles: a thriving frontier town, military and naval outpost and colonial capital to name but a few. Crammed now with pretty shops and attractive cafes, it is centered on a beautiful waterfront square, with museums and galleries just steps away, including a replica of the Deliverance. This tiny ship bore the early settlers on to Jamestown, Virginia after a year of collecting food and ship building to escape the island they were shipwrecked upon. Buses run into Hamilton and beyond, and there is a ferry service into Hamilton as well: please check the schedules on the homepage of www.bermudarentals.com for times of departure and return. As the island is only 22 miles long, even at the sedate pace of 14 to 20 miles an hour, you can explore the entire island comfortably from your taxi, on the mopeds or by public transportation. For golfers, the Mid-Ocean Golf Course or the new Tuckers Point Resort (with some lovely dining options as well) are about 15 minutes away by taxi or bus. Ocean View in Devonshire, as well as many others further west (see website homepage for details) welcome last minute tee time inquiries as well!
Good shopping, restaurants, the waterfront, museums, churches, Segway Tours, beautiful beaches (Tobacco Bay, Achilles Bay, Fort St Catherine’s Beach etc) and the pubs and cafes are all located within walking distance. St. George’s has every convenience for the visitor combined with a beautiful harbour setting. There is a mini-bus service provided for a nominal charge, and the main bus service is about a 5 minute walk and will take you to all points on the island. For the independent adventurer, there are several cycle liveries close by for those wanting to rent scooters or pedal bikes. Boat and land tours are available as well.
Dockyard (at the furthest western point of the island) is another splendid collection of buildings dating from the early 1800’s used by the British Navy to re-provision their ships. Now converted to museums, shops and artisans studios, a trip to Dockyard is a must- and to get there by ferry will combine the pleasures of a cruise, with stunning scenery and a fascinating glimpse into Bermuda’s colonial past.
Essential details: A lease is required and payments are made in advance of your arrival. There is a refundable damage security deposit of $1,000.00 per week of occupancy.
No maid service, self-catering only. No pets permitted. Small children need to be closely watched due to the proximity to the water. Members of the family occasionally pop by to use the beach but will not be intrusive. A local contact person will meet you at the house and is on call if you need assistance with the house facilities.
Beds: King in Master plus ensuite bath, hairdryer; located on the entry or main floor ,
Twin beds/King in second bedroom plus ensuite bath, also located on the entry or main floor.
Rollaway bed can be provide for a fifth guest for an extra $50.00 a night.
Air conditioned with separate controls. Local land line phone. Wifi 10MBps; laundry machines with outdoor line for drying. Cable TV and UK Apple TV available. DVD-Bluray and CD players.
Charcoal BBQ, French press coffee maker, microwave, Subzero fridge, Viking gas stove and Bosch dishwasher.
Closest convenience store —200 metres away – Cousin’s Variety
Closest grocery store – Somers Supermart in St.George – 10 minutes walk
Closest pharmacy & doctor’s office – Robertsons in St.George – 10 minute walk
Closest bus – at top of driveway-less than 50 metres. Takes 35 minutes to Hamilton, and mere minutes to St. George. Ferry departs from St Georges.
No tax. Minimum 7 night charge. Lease and Damage Security deposit required.
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