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Private and Dreamy...You will NOT be disappointed!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 59 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Mangrove Bay, BUS STOPS, FERRY, Bar & Restaurants, Pharmacy, Banks, Shops

PRIVATE Romantic Getaway!!!

OUR FALL AND WINTER ARE BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT WEATHER AND LESS CROWDED, YOU CAN REALLY EXPLORE THE ISLAND FOR ITS NATURAL BEAUTY BICYCLING THROUGH THE RAILWAY TRAIL AND COOPER'S ISLAND NATURAL RESERVED :)

TO ENCOURAGE TRAVELERS TO VISIT OUR ISLAND DURING THESE PERIODS, THE PROMOTION RATE IS $100 PER NIGHT FROM NOVEMBER 17 THROUGH MARCH 15, 2018 WITH THE MINIMUM STAY OF 4 NIGHTS, YOU SHALL SAVE $200 WHICH CAN BE USED TOWARD SCOOTER RENTAL OR BOAT RENTAL OR ENTERTAINMENT. THE LONGER YOU STAY, THE MORE YOU WILL SAVE :)

Overlooking Mangrove Bay, Somerset Village, Sandys where you can relax and enjoy the simple way of life promoting health and wellness through physical activities and relaxation including cultural experience.

Sandys is the western most Parish. It's named after Sir Edwin Sandys who made large investments to colonize the parish in early 1600s. The parish name is pronounced as 'Sands'. Sandys has five islands that are joined by bridges. The islands are Ireland Island North, Ireland Island South, Boaz Island, Watford Island and the biggest of all, Somerset Island. The Royal Naval Dockyard where most of the cruise ships anchor, is located at Ireland Island North. Being farthest from the congested Hamilton City, the parish provides refreshing piece and serenity that are quickly disappearing in tourist populated Bermuda.

EASY ACCESS TO BUSES AND FERRIES with Bus Stops just about right in front of the Building from both traffic directions and Ferry Station around the corner.

Steps away from BEACHES!!!

Jet Ski, Boating, Kayaking, Scooter Rental is across the street.

Please check out our Accommodation Video Tour under Links & Video

More Details

Owner
Jody Place
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Thai
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Jody Place

We love Somerset Village! Both apartments with balconies are upstairs with its own entrances. We reside in downstairs apartment along with our Home Goods store, READY TO SERVE WITH OUR FIVE STARS SERVICE :) The community is very friendly. Lots to see and do if you enjoy the nature!

Jody Place purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Jody Place chose Somerset Village

In a quaint and romantic small Downtown. To wake up every morning to the Beautiful picturesque blue water, sail boats, coconut trees, etc!

What makes this apartment unique

Easy Access with Bermuda Public Transportation System! Least expensive, reliable, safe and convenient way to explore the Island.

Buses and Ferries for Sandys, Bermuda

Bus routes #7 and #8 connect Hamilton City and Sandys. Bus #8 is more frequent than #7 and takes the Middle Road in Sandys through the urban areas, while bus#7 takes mainly the scenic South Road.

There are several ferry stops in Sandys that serve Hamilton City.

1) At the Dockyard - Few Bus Stops from EXIM Guest Apartment

2) At Watford Bridge - Walking distance from EXIM Guest Apartment

3) At Cavello Bay - Walking distance from EXIm Guest Apartment. This is located in Somerset island and is a lovely place. Buses won't go all the way. To reach the ferry stop, take Somerset Road, then Sound View Road and then Scott's Hill Road and go right up to the end.

4) At Somerset Bridge Wharf.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Country Squire
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Watford Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Breezes at Cambridge resort
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Cambridge resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Car: not necessary

Sandys Beaches and Parks

Hog Bay Beach: This secluded beach is a hidden treasure. Not many know about this beach - one of the most exclusive Bermuda beaches.

Daniel's Head Park & Beach: Daniels Head spans across about 17 acres of coastal area. There are several beaches here, but only one has remained as a public beach. Others are privately owned by hotels. It's a great secluded beach and close to the dockyard. There are couple of operators at the public beach who offer excellent kayaks, snorkel and other watersports.

Hog Bay Park: Hog Bay Park is a 32 acres of unspoiled forest land and one of the new national parks of Bermuda.

Somerset Long Bay Beach and Park: It's a beautiful secluded beach in the western Sandys parish. There is also an adjacent park.

Snorkel Park: Located at Sandys parish, this beach is a great place for families and kids. This is also one of the great Bermuda beaches for snorkeling.

Ely's Harbor Bermuda: This is a picturesque harbor. It'll be on your left as you cross the Somerset Bridge which connects Bermuda's main island to Somerset Island. You can get there via Middle Road, west of Somerset Bridge.

Parson's Bay: This is a nice sheltered beach in Sandy's Bermuda and is quite popular with the locals particularly as a picnic spot. However the beach with its beautiful white strip of sand usually remains quiet most of the time. But there is no bus or ferry stop nearby. You will need to take your scooter or cycle to reach Parson's Bay. It is in Ireland Island and on the Lagoon road just before it becomes Craddock Road. The area is known as Lagoon Park.

Lagoon Park: A scenic park area named for the lagoon or the backwater having surrounding mangroves. It's a lovely place to relax and have a picnic. There are picnic tables in the park. With grassy lawns and adjoining coastline along the Great Sound, it has a scenic setting. The park is also a habitat for birds of different kinds. You will also see Easter lilies during Easter time. There is an adjacent valley area having the 19th century Royal Naval Cemetery. It has graves of many Royal Navy officers many of who died out of yellow fever. To reach the park from the dockyard, come south and cross the narrow Grey’s Bridge. Lagoon park is located at Ireland Island (South) in Sandys. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.

Black Bay Beach: There are several small beautiful public beaches that are usually more enjoyable during the low tides. In high tides, they tend to disappear. The beaches here are shallow and great for swimming. Black Bay is located on the northern side of Malabar Road in Ireland Island (South) and opposite to the Royal Naval Cemetery. Bus routes #7 and 8 stop at the Cemetery from where you can walk down to the beach.

Callaghan Bay: This is a nice beautiful beach just off the Somerset Road and at the beginning of West Side road. Bus #7 and #8 both stop here.

Sandys Bermuda Attractions

Royal Naval Dockyard: This is a dockyard and naval base built by the British in early 19th century. The cruise berths Kings Wharf and Heritage wharf are located here. The complex has a number of top tourist attractions.

Bermuda Maritime Museum: A fascinating story of Bermuda's maritime heritage captured in a 19th-century fortress at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Dolphin Quest Bermuda: A fantastic Dolphin center in the Dockyard. If you have a dream to swim with dolphins, touch or feed them, there is no better place than the Dolphin Quest in Bermuda.

Bermuda Art Center: Located in the dockyard, this is a creative workshop of the talented local and resident artists. It exhibits wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, pottery etc.

Dockyard Glassworks: You will see how exquisite glassware items are made right in front of your eyes. There are many great pieces on sale too.

Destination Dockyard: On Mondays, Kings Wharf Dockyard offers nightly festival celebrations with fun filled activities. The event is known as Destination Dockyard.

Somerset Bridge: This is the smallest draw bridge in the world. It was originally built in 1620.

Palm Island: A beautiful tiny island on Ely's Harbor full of Palms and other plantation, and open to visitors during the day time. It's a nature reserve for birds and other wild animals.

Heydon Trust Bermuda - Park and Chapel

Spread across 44 acres of lush greenery, Heydon Trust is one of the largest Bermuda parks with old buildings and the smallest church in the island.

Fort Scaur and Park: Fort Scaur is located on a hilltop at Somerset. The fort was built in the 19th century by the British to defend attacks from Americans.

St. James Church: This is one of the most beautiful churches in Sandys parish Bermuda. It overlooks the ocean with a picturesque setting.

Simmons Ice Cream Factory and Variety Store: If you walk from St. James Church towards the Gilbert Nature reserve.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Somerset Village

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Vessel Sink, Shower Enclosure Rain Shower with Body Spray
  • Vessel Sink Vanity, Frameless Shower Enclosure, Rain Shower with Body Spray.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Open Floor Plan Studio - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Full size Pull Out Sofa
  • Studio Apartment Open Floor and Ceiling Designed with Sitting Room which has a Sofa Bed to accommodate two small children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Brand New, Spacious, Comfortable and Super Clean!!!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
4

Very lovely and conveniently located.

  • 4 of 5

Had a delightful time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back to the States after staying at RSVP for a week. Although I don't generally write reviews for vacation rentals, the reviews I read before choosing this studio apartment were so helpful to me that I decided to write one. RSVP is roomy, has a very nice view of Mangrove Bay, is extremely convenient to the bus stop (maybe a 2- minute walk) and is located away from the more touristy parts of Bermuda. Walking at a slow pace, we made it to Long Bay Beach -- an uncrowded, non-touristy beach -- in about 10 minutes. A grocery store is about 5 minutes away on the bus., a good restaurant is across the street, and a great restaurant is about a 15 - minute slow walk away. Jody and Cathy -- the owners -- are extremely helpful. Because Somerset Village is located on the far western side of Bermuda, it can take awhile to get to other parts of Bermuda, but we thought that the non-touristy feel of Somerset far outweighed that. Plus, we enjoyed taking the ferry to Hamilton and St. George's. We felt that we got more of a feel for the authentic Bermuda than we would have had we stayed elsewhere. I highly recommend RSVP.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Modern studio apartment with gorgeous views of Mangrove Bay

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay at Jody and Cathy's apartment in Somerset. The location is perfect, walking distance to a beautiful sunset beach as well as a waterfront restaurant, Breezes, with tables on the sand. There is easy access to buses and ferries and the charm of being in a lovely village with a pub, a pharmacy and a few other stores. The apartment itself is well-designed and has everything one might need. There is an outdoor terrace overlooking Mangrove Bay as well as views from the living room windows. Jody and Cathy can arrange for transportation to and from the airport and make recommendations on things to do. A lovely final touch was Cathy giving us Bermuda 2017 t shirts when we left. We highly recommend this charming accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at RSVP. The apt was just the right size. The outdoor space came in handy for relaxing and drying wet bathing suits & towels! We really appreciated having the use of the washer& dryer. The king size bed was very comfortable. Everything you need is close by. The pharmacy right across E. Shore Rd., The Marketplace grocery store about ten minute walk depending on the route you take, rent scooters or pedal bikes from Oleander at Cambridge Beaches Resort approx. ten minute walk, Post office and police station close by. Bus stops about three minute walk away. We cycled a bit of the Railway Trail, checked out Hog Bay, Daniels Head Park, Somerset Long Bay Beach, Warwick Long Bay Beach, Horsehoe Bay, Tobacco Bay and more! We booked a snorkel trip with Under the Sea Charters out of Robinson's Marina, we definitely recommend this excursion. So much to do. Bermuda is beautiful. Bermudians are beautiful friendly people. Thank you Jody and Cathy.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise !

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our Somerset village apartment. Jody and Cathy were very accommodating and helpful with recommendations for our stay. The place was clean, comfortable and it had the most beautiful view of Mangrove Bay. You will not be disappointed .The bus route is just outside of the apartment. We were happy to have a bus pass to use for both the ferry or bus to get us around the island all week. The grocery store is also close by. We look forward to returning to Bermuda and would definitely stay here again!

Thank you for a wonderful week in Bermuda .

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fun

  • 4 of 5

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Overall, our experience was great! The place was really nice. Just be aware the beach across the street is rather small and the place is on a busy/noisy road. That being said, I would suggest the place to most people because it is convent to a bus stop, making it easy to get around the island.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Somerset Village

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL PROMOTION
17 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$133
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER PROMOTION
24 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$133
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
16 Mar 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Season
18 Apr 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Cup Match
1 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Season
6 Aug 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$133.17

Booking Fee Payment to Homeaway and Lodging Fee Payment through EXIM Guest Apartment directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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