|Vacation House in Somerset Village Sandys Parish|
|Bedrooms:||3 Bedrooms • Sleeps 6|
|Bed Arrangements:||1 Queen, 4 Twin beds|
|Bathrooms:||2 Full Bathrooms|
This house has 2 full bathrooms and 3 bedrooms: one queen sized bed, 2 Twins=King and 2 Twins=King. The master bedroom has 2 twin beds, which when put together make a king bed, and a bathroom right beside the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed and bathroom en-suite. A third bedroom is also available, with the two twin beds that can be made into a king bed.
The newly decorated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, convection oven, washer and dryer, and dishwasher. There is a barbecue for outdoor cooking as well. There are ceiling fans in all rooms except kitchen which has windows that allow lots of breezes since the house is located on a hill.
There is Internet, high speed wi-fi wireless connection. AC in all bedrooms, living room, and kitchen, and have a heating function that can be used on colder days.
The house is 2 minutes walk from a bus stop, 10 minute walk to Whale Bay Beach, 15-minute walk to Rockaway super fast ferry stop. Free commuter bus operates in rush hours to ferry. Dock for swimming or just relaxing and fishing is just down the lane in this lovely residential neighborhood. Close to home, you will have the pleasure of exploring the spectacular beaches along the southern coastline: Whale Bay and the stunning Church Bay offer wonderful South Shore snorkeling opportunities as well as pink, shell strewn beaches to explore (the famous ones such as Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay are renowned, but you will not want to miss the stunning trio of secret coves tucked between those two larger beaches- Chaplin Bay, Stonehole Bay and Jobson’s Cove. These three are the last word in romantic pink sand and gentle surf in splendid seclusion. Snorkeling equipment can be rented at Church Bay and several of the larger beaches such as Horseshoe). Closer than Hamilton for fine dining are the excellent facilities of The Reefs Resort in Southampton: their open-air Coconuts restaurant overlooking their private silvery sand beach will arrange a table on the beach with candles, full linens and silverware and delectable meal for your never-to-be-forgotten evening celebration. One must reserve ahead to make arrangements by calling: 441-238-0222.No reservations required for lunch however! There are three golf courses nearby for you to play: Riddell’s Bay charges $135.00 a game with a cart, or a two week temporary membership for 2 for $600.00. The Belmont Golf Course, the Fairmont Princess Golf Club and the Port Royal Golf Course are all within 10 minutes of the property and each offers its own unique challenge.
A Southampton location is considered to be a very attractive option for visitors in the know. Although the locations in the closest proximity to the beaches of the South Shore tend to be in the most demand, the 22 mile length of the island and its width of less than a mile in most places means that access to those beaches is easy by bus or by moped and that’s only after you have savored the pretty beaches in the immediate area…. Southampton has the distinct advantage of being close to ferry stops, and the charming village of Somerset where shops and cafes makes lingering for a while a very pleasant diversion. The remarkable renovated installation at the Naval Dockyard property (a British Navy base built in the early 1820’s) has created a plaza and shopping concourse as well as a series of excellent museums, pubs, artists workshops, book stores and the like as well as the hugely popular DOLPHIN QUEST operation. These shops and museums operations are all neatly contained in spectacularly restored historic buildings dotted throughout a park setting on the furthest west end of the island. Fast ferries and buses depart and arrive from the Dockyard facility all day long. The views from The Commissioner’s House are jaw dropping as you can see from one end of the island all the way to the other, with ocean liners sedately negotiating the Two Rock Passage , the sole opening in the reefs large enough to provide safe access to Hamilton Harbor. A visit to Bermuda without see Dockyard would not be complete.
Somerset Long Bay is a quiet beach in the West end that you will want to explore, as well as The Railway Trail, a meandering paved pathway through the countryside you can explore on foot or by moped . The Trail is the land right of way owned by the government for long defunct railway system. No cars or trucks are allowed upon it, so the amble will take you through beautiful park like settings overlooking the water and the interesting homes and gardens you would not otherwise notice.
Fine dining would include Cambridge Beaches in Somerset and the Newport Room of the Southampton Princess Hotel, as well as nice roadside cafes for breakfast or lunch.
The City of Hamilton also has lovely places to dine and shop, and in the summer months through to October, Harbour Nights on Front Street on Wednesday evenings is a sparkling outdoor market event. With live music, delicious food and unusual locally made items to buy, the street is shut to vehicular traffic and the better shops remain open. Everyone congregates happily til 10 pm. and then drifts off to window-shop, or investigate the night clubs, bars and cafes. The city is easily reached by bus, ferry or moped, with taxis available to whisk you away home at the end of the evening.
A lease is required for this property. A Damage Security deposit is collected at point of booking and the full rent is paid to the homeowner 6 weeks prior to the tenancy commencing. The $1000.00 damage portion of the deposit is returned within 6 weeks of the tenancy being completed, providing excess water and electricity has not been consumed. $200.0 a week of power and $200.00 a week of water is included in the rental, which is a generous allowance. However, running air conditioning even when you are not at home, or with doors or windows open is likely to consume your included alotment.