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Stephen Martin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, spanish

Sand Pebble - Beach Front Studio at Marley Beach

36 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Warwick holiday apartment

Self-catering fully-equipped beachfront studio apartment at Marley Beach

Breathtaking beach and ocean views, centrally located, convenient to public transportation and only 10 minutes from Hamilton. This large beachfront studio apartment is only steps away from Marley Beach, a romantic, secluded, private beach on Bermuda's famous and beautiful South Shore. Sand Pebble Studio has a fully-equipped kitchen, a large bed/sitting room with king sized bed or twins, dining table/chairs, flat-screened TV, patio with umbrella, table, chairs and barbecue. Beach chairs are provided.

Marley Beach with its pink sands and crystal clear waters has some of the best snorkeling in the area. Other area attractions include nearby restaurants, parks, Elbow and Horseshoe Beaches, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, golf, tennis.

Year-round, the sunrises are spectacular. Marley Beach Cottages was previously a small hotel, but Sand Pebble Studio is the only beachfront studio apartment currently available to visitors.

Sand Pebble Studio at Marley and Special Times: Marley Beach Cottages was a well-known, small, intimate, casual and convenient hotel in years past. Ownership changed recently and it is no longer operating as a hotel. The current owner - Steve (son of June Stanton) and familiar to past guests of Marley, has renovated Sand Dollar and Sea Song both two bedroom cottage, and, Sand Pebble Studio. All three are are currently available to short term visitor rentals.

WHALE WATCH FROM YOUR PATIO!! From about mid-April through to end of mid May, you can enjoy watching for whales and their calves as they overnight just offshore for protection from predators. Seeing the whales breaching and blowing is an experience that leaves you feeling privileged indeed! BOOK EARLY for those weeks!

Making Memories: Many memories have been made at Marley. The beach was made famous in quite a few movies, including Chapter 11 and The Deep.

During the winter months, Bermuda's temperature range 68 - 72. There are many times when the temperature is in the mid 70s and on the South Shore, it feels like 75, with calm, sparkling waters, clear skies and warm breezes. Perfect weather for the beach, golfing, tennis, walking and more.

'Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away'.

All year the sunrises, clear turquoise waters, moon rises, and rainbow glimpses will certainly take your breath away when you visit us at Sand Pebble Studio at Marley Beach.

Golf, Tennis, and nearby Dining: Golf can be arranged at Riddell's Bay Golf Club, Mid Ocean Club, Port Royal Golf Course, Ocean View Golf Course, Belmont Hills and more. Ask us about this before you arrive, as tee times can be made in advance.

Nearby tennis courts include the ones at Elbow Beach Hotel and Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel.

Restaurants within 10 minutes are: Henry VIII, Tio Pepe, Waterlot Inn, Bacci's, Swizzle Inn West, The Seahorse Grill at Elbow Beach Hotel, and Mickeys on the Beach at Elbow, Cafe Lido, Mickey's, Paraquet, Fourways Inn, Beau Rivage at Newstead, Blue (at the refurbished Belmont Golf Course) and Island Cuisine at Riddell's Bay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Stephen Martin

Bermudian.

Stephen Martin purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Stephen Martin chose Bermuda

Sand Pebble Studio, is located on Marley Beach. A great place to hang out and relax. A really beautiful setting.

What makes this apartment unique

Great central location right on the beach.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveller reviews

Sand Pebble - Beach Front Studio at Marley Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Hove, England
5

Paradise on a Platter

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Diana and Handsome Steve,

Thank you for facilitating our "Once-in-a-lifetime" visit to the very special island of Bermuda. And what a spectacular location! Not just another pebble on another beach, Sand Pebble at Marley Beach is a truly idyllic location - thank you for giving us paradise on a platter. Thank you also for being the host and hostess with the mostest - your special blend of elegance, charm and generosity of spirit was very much appreciated.

Love and kisses

Sheila and John

Hove, England, Great Britain

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Hartford, CT
5

Confortable apartment; convenient location; great beach and ocean views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sand Pebble for six nights in early Sept. 2016 to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Had been to Bermuda a handful of times over the years and our priority was to be on a South Shore beach. The unit is very comfortable - excellent bed, A/C, wiFi, small kitchen, plenty of towels. There are sliding glass doors onto a lawn/patio with stunning views of the ocean and private beach below. Plenty of seating choices outdoors to read, have a drink, eat. The beach below is essentially empty. The usual talcum powder sand framed by rock outcroppings. The surf varied over the week from gentle to rough. Our only issue was the maybe 50 plus stairs down to the beach - not something that we wanted to do more than once per day. There are good handrails but it is steep. we carried the supplied beach chairs and umbrella down the stairs for the day and were the only ones on the beach most days. The beach is stunning - so nice and private that we never bothered with going to Horseshoe Bay (and fighting the cruise tourists) or even our other favorites - Jobson's or Warwick Long Bay.

The location is on the South Shore Road which is down a small hill from the unit. Bus stops either direction immediately at entrance, very convenient service to Hamilton (15-20 minutes) or Dockyards (40-45 minutes). Recommend unlimited bus/ferry passes based on number of days you will be there. One nice day was bus to Dockyards/wander around/ferry to St. George/Wander around/lunch then bus to Hamilton/transfer and bus back in time to still hit beach for a couple of hours. Decent sized grocery store ~ one mile on South Shore Road towards Hamilton; we had taxi stop there for a few minutes on way in from airport. Only restaurant within walking distance in Swizzle Inn - perfectly nice bar food plus but no A/C. We took $10 taxi cabs a couple of times to restaurants in that part of the island, or bus into/out of Hamilton, for dinner.

We would highly recommend Sand Pebble if you don't need daily housekeeping, an on-site restaurant or a beach without stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful view and good location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent view of beach and the sea from the studio. The studio was well equipped, and adequate for our needs, however we were not as isolated nor the studio as luxurious as the photos show.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise Revisited!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned to Bermuda for our 15th wedding anniversary. We rented the Sand Pebble for a week. It was perfect for the 2 of us. The view is breathtaking, and the location is convenient to beaches, restaurants and some of Bermuda's famous sites. We rented a scooter and traveled all over the island, coming "home" each night to our beautiful studio. The new bedroom set and a brand new refrigerator were delivered this week while we were out sight seeing, making it even more attractive. We had a large enough kitchen to prepare several dinners, and had the choice of either eating inside or outside while listening to the sounds of the ocean. The private beach is gorgeous, and we found ourselves alone there most every day. You can sit in your beach chair (provided with the studio) and watch the parrot fish nibbling on the reef 10 feet away! Gordon, the property manager is very knowledgeable about everything on the island, and is very helpful and friendly. You will find little touches, like beach towels, a cell phone to use, champagne glasses, a cooler for taking a picnic down to the beach and so much more. We will definitely be back! Thank you Steve and Gordon for making this trip so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came here for our honeymoon also it was our firsr time in Bermuda. Going Bermuda in a off season was just wonderful, not too many people wherever we go. Having Marley beach all to ourselves was pretty amazing. We ran into some windsform during our stat, but it was wonderful to see the waves and the border of the reefs from your window.

The bus stops were just at the end of the driveway. We took the bus everywhere because it was so easy. We highly recommend to do grocery shoplong downtown right across from the church before getting on the bus from the main station. We found it slightly cheaper than the one cloest to Marley Beach. They also had great hot dishes and salad bar buffet style. It is a much cheaper way to do dinner.

Overall, great vacation!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice and very private.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Sand Pebble was great. The place is very private and we were the only ones at Marley Beach for the entire week. We stayed the end of December 2015. The weather was perfect (highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 60s). The water was a little chilly but still swimmable. All in all a great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Swizzle Inn West on South Road
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
South Shore Road and Cobbs Hill
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Swizzle Inn West on South Road
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Marley Beach
Car: not necessary

Sand Pebble Studio is a short walk down a path and some steps to our own private Marley Beach, situated right between two of Bermuda's most famous beaches -- Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay. It is nestled between two parks -- Astwood Park and Southlands. You can quickly and easily explore Bermuda by taxi, bus, or moped from our central location. In the summertime, your vacation will be perfect as you snorkel the crystal clear water and watch the parrot fish and others on the shore front or outer reefs. Everything the vacationer could desire is nearby, including spas, tennis, golf, fine and casual dining and more. Wintertime is special in Bermuda, and if it's fine weather in January and February, you can still swim as well as enjoy strolling, birdwatching, golf, tennis and more. Those who have visited before know that Marley Beach is one of those truly magical places where memories are made that you will treasure forever!

Other Activities: Sightseeing, shopping, dining, snorkeling

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Warwick

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Fall
1 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$2,015
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,284
 
 
After New Year Recovery
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,679
 
 
Winter Break
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,082
 
 
Springtime!
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,351
 
 
Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,224
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required upon making the reservation. Full prepayment, is required by 45 days prior to check-in. If the reservation is canceled prior to 45 days before check-in, the payment will be returned less a $350 service charge. If the reservation is canceled within 45 days of check-in, FOR ANY REASON, the prepayment is forfeit.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Warwick

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Plush bath and hand towels are included and there are plenty of extras provided. There is a pedestal sink, toilet and tub with shower. Even the bathroom has ocean views from the window!!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • The studio can be set up with either a king sized bed or two twin beds. There is a full kitchen with fridge, four-burner stove and oven, microwave, coffee-maker and toaster. Reverse cycle a/c throughout. In addition. a two seater couch, a flat-screen TV with cable, wireless Internet access, cell phone for renters' use, dining table and chairs, patio w/dining, loungers and barbecue. Also provided are iron and ironing board, hairdryer and beach towels. There is access to a washer/dryer and cleaning supplies/utensils for your use. There is no maid service.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing