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WENDELL SIMONS

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

LOCATION! LOCATION! at Cross Bay Estate & Private Beach (Bermuda's Gold Coast)

41 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday studio in Southampton - Whispering Waves Garden Apt.

Studio Apt. with Full Bath (Sleeps 1-2) A/C, Microwave, Fridge & TV

Looking for the perfectly located Bermudian Guest Apartment on the famous Gold Coast, South Shore, Bermuda - THIS IS IT!

Beautifully, TROPICAL decorated with full amenities, located on

a spacious property that overlooks the turquoise waters of Bermuda. On a major bus route to each end of the Island.

All this & more for just $200 per night In Season & $150 nightly

November 1st - April 30th. No additional Taxes or Fees.

Self Catering - Linens, Towels, Etc. all supplied in Apartment.

Owner adjacent on property for any additonal requirements.

FREE AIRPORT PICK-UP! - Email arrival details.

Full Island Tours may be arranged through the Owner.

A 2 night deposit is required within 48 hrs. of booking.

The remaining is due 30 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is cancelled within the 30 days of arrival, only the deposit is

refundable.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
WENDELL SIMONS (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About WENDELL SIMONS

G.R. Wendell Simons

40 Years in the Hospitality Business

Winner of the 2011 V.I.P. Best Front Desk Person Award

at Surf Side Beach Hotel

WENDELL SIMONS purchased this studio in 1975

Why WENDELL SIMONS chose Bermuda

The Perfect Location on the famed South Shore with the most

breathtaking views of the blue ocean, walking distance of the

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Fairmont Hotel Golf & Spa, Horseshore

Bay Beach and at least 12 surrounding Restaurants (The Reefs

Coconuts, Henry VIII Pub, Gibbs Hill Dining Room, Gulf Stream,

The Steak House, Bacci, The Newport Room, Windows of the

Sound, The Ocean Club, Horseshoe Beach House & Crickets)

What makes this studio unique

There is a WOODEN DECK with 2 Chaises facing the ocean for PRIVATE relaxation and Sit Up Bar (Self supplied)

Adjacent can be found a WHIRPOOL overlooking the water.

PLUS, a SWING on the Front Lawn & BBQ PIT.

Last but not least a PRIVATE BEACH (Fold Up Chairs available)

Reviews

5
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

LOCATION! LOCATION! at Cross Bay Estate & Private Beach (Bermuda's Gold Coast)
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

This was the best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Whispering Waves goes over and beyond our expectations.. The location of this property is like no other on the island and the panoramic views are breathtaking..The beach is private, very clean and large in size..My husband and I had the entire beach to ourselves for two evenings, just amazing..Snorkeling is awesome on this beach and all snorkeling gear is provided for you at no cost!

Our rental was so nice and has a huge bathroom which is a big plus for us women!! You are allowed access on the property and there is a hot tub and lounge chairs overlooking the ocean.. Our rental had so many extras included in price : Beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, shampoos, soaps, hair dryer, mini fridge, microwave, dishes glasses and so much more!!

We have saved the Best for last!!! The Simon"s family are the most kind and loving people you could ever meet. Wendell comes and picks you up at the airport and gives you a tour of the island. Wendell also shows you where the bus terminal is and explains the routes.. You have a bus stop located right in front of Whispering Waves which is wonderful.. My husband and I used the bus all week to tour the entire island, it's great and saves you so much money.. Wendell showed us where markets are located and even stopped at a store on our way to Whispering Waves so we could pick up some food.

Wendell's wife Xinia is so kind and she took pictures of my husband and I overlooking the ocean, her photography is just amazing! Wendell's mother Patrea is 90 years old and has more energy than I do

Wendell and Xinia have a daughter named Jasmine and she is a beautiful and talented artist. I recommend seeing some of her talented work.

Leaving was the hardest part..Bermuda is so beautiful and staying at Whispering Waves and meeting the Simon's family is a treasure. We will definitely be back there is no other place we would even want to go but Bermuda and Whispering Waves!!

Thank you so much for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE ARE ALL SO THRILLED YOU BOTH ENJOYED YOUR VISIT TO BERMUDA TO CELEBRATE YOUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY AND THAT YOU DECIDED TO USE THE HOME-AWAY AVENUE TO FIND US. .WE CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN TO CONTINUE THE FAMILY SPIRIT WE BECAME SO FAST& FURIOUS, SMILE!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY REVIEW 41 AND WE CANNOT WAIT FOR YOUR DREAM INSPIRATIONAL BOOK.
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River Vale, NJ
5

An Exceptional Experience

  • 5 of 5

I came to Bermuda to relax and get some writing work done. I am happy to report that I accomplished nothing whatsoever. So peaceful and relaxing was my experience that I neglected my work entirely (on reflection it was probably better left at home anyway). But if I had to neglect my work, I’m glad it was in Bermuda, at Whispering Waves on the exquisite South Shore.

A perfect match for the priceless natural beauty of the island are the owners themselves, who could not possibly have been more positive, helpful or charming. Wendell, his wife Xinia and mother Petrea are the perfect hosts, accommodating while never overbearing or intrusive but always there if you need them. They are high quality people, guaranteeing that your vacationing experience will be of the same caliber. From Wendell’s promised airport pickup to the last detail of the accommodations detailed in the VRBO posting, all was as promised. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a whole lot of comfort, peace, and serenity.

The location (and private beach!!) are superb. Even the view from the backyard is stunning. One of the best features about the place is that it is located right on the bus line (not that you ever detect noise from inside the apartment) and there is a convenience store and several restaurants within walking distance. Its feeling of remoteness combined with its practical convenience in getting around make the place a marvel. Whispering Waves is exactly where it, and you, should be.

There is more than I could say about my wonderful six days in Bermuda, but I have work to do! But I don’t regret a minute of my wonderful trip. If you can make it down to Bermuda I can recommend Whispering Waves to you unconditionally, with no qualifications whatsoever.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You may remember I told you from the moment you arrived, Bermuda has a way of captivating you with its unbelievable beauty and charming surroundings that makes it very, VERY HARD to concentrate on work. We know it very well when we wake every morning to another BermudaFULL Day and the challenge to just "relax & smell the roses" and mesmerize in that CLEAR AQUA BLUE OCEAN.
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New Hampshire, USA
5

Great !!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had our 17th visit to Bermuda and had an absolutely great time staying at this rental. As noted previously in other reviews, Wendell, Xinia, and family are wonderful and very responsive. We discovered a broken beach chair and this was replaced by the next day (even though we had brought our own chairs and said there was no hurry). The accommodations are clean and comfortable (best sleep ever!). As noted by other reviewers the room is quite near South Road, but there really is no road noise that's bothersome. In our many trips to Bermuda we have stayed at Resort Hotels and other rentals, THE VIEW from the private deck in the front of the house is the best anywhere. This is a great place to wind down after a day at the beach. We did not utilize the bus system (rented a scooter from Oleander, a short walk away) but as noted the stops are within a few steps of the rental. This location is within walking distance to The Reefs Resort, Henry VIII restaurant, The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse (and Dining Room Restaurant) and The Southampton Princess (uphill, but not too far). Horseshoe Bay is also walkable (Wendell will tell you the shortcut). The private beach (Cross Bay) is beautiful and uncrowded (one day there were 8 other people there, most often just the 2 of us) and worth the effort of going down (and up) the stairs (I counted 122 steps). We are ages 59 and 58 and it was not too bad.

All in all we had a great time from the moment Wendell and Xinia picked us up at the airport until we were dropped off at the airport. Wendell even told us of a beach we have not visited in all these years. I guess we will have to return !! We look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, UK
5

Perfect location, amazing hosts, cute cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was my fourth trip to the beautiful island of Bermuda but the first as a lone traveller. I've stayed in a different rental each trip because there was always something not quite right, but this time I cracked it. The location could not have been better - right on the South Shore, literally an 8 minute walk to the fabulous Horseshoe Bay, 5 minute walk to Henry's mini-store and with the No.7 bus stops directly outside (although no traffic noise in the property). A few minutes stroll away is Cross Bay which is the private beach serving the handful of houses nearby which I had to myself each time I used it. Whispering Waves adjoins the home of possibly the best hosts ever - the adorable Wendell and Xinia, not forgetting their delightful daughter Jazzy and Wendell's darling mum Petrea. They will help and assist you with ANYTHING, nothing is too much trouble for them and they would never consider that you are bothering them. The accommodation was perfect for me. It was clean, comfy, cosy and cool (great air-con). The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in, the DVD collection was superb, the fridge had a freezer compartment (essential for ice for your Dark 'n Stormy) and there were plenty of electrical sockets. The bathroom was large with a full size bath/shower combo and a vanity unit worthy of a girl's toiletries and cosmetics. Heaps of lovely fresh towels (both bathroom and beach towels) means that you can travel a lot lighter. Other facilities are iron/ironing board, hairdryer, kettle, microwave, coffee maker and there's even a sun umbrella and chair that you can borrow for the beach The sun loungers in the garden overlook the ocean and it was so peaceful to take my dark n stormy there, early evening, and gaze out to sea planning my next thrilling day's events.

My booking went smoothly from the start with Wendell even phoning me in the UK to confirm some things which was very reassuring. The fact that Wendell & Xinia meet their guests at the airport is a great bonus (you're bound to spot the pink sign) and they give you invaluable tips on the drive back. They will detour for some groceries and other needs (thanks for your help at the Transport Dept Wendell) and point out all the best places to explore.

So what more can I say? You will not be sorry if you book this property and you will be extremely well looked after by adorable hosts with huge personalities and hearts.

I will be returning very soon - already planning it!!! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY REVIEW AND WE ARE ALL SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOU BACK NEXT YEAR. START THE COUNT DOWN!
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Wendell’s place. As mentioned in previous reviews, one of the highlights of this apartment was Wendell’s hospitality. He picked us up from the airport, gave us a tour of the island and even stopped at the grocery store and bus terminal for us to buy bus tickets.

There is a beautiful private beach a couple of minutes from the house(beach chairs and umbrella located at house as well as plenty of beach towels,) but there are several steps leading down to the beach. For those that don’t want to make the climb back up, one of the best beaches on the island(Horseshoe Bay) is only a 10 minute walk from the house. Chairs/umbrellas can be rented at the beach, and there is a small area to buy snacks/lunch.

Most nearby restaurants are located in either the Fairmont or Reefs hotels which are about a 10 minute walk from the house. Don’t miss the restaurant at the Gibbs Lighthouse, which is a short walk away and probably our best meal on the island! Take a bus ride out to the Royal Navy Dockyard on a day the cruise ships aren’t in town – it will be much less crowded and you will be able to walk around and dine at one of the local restaurants without all the people.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greater Manchester
5

Bermudian delight

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the positive comments made by previous reviewers. If you are lucky enough to stay at Whispering Waves you will benefit from a very competitively priced letting in a great location, a private beach that isn't thronging with over exuberant visitors and you will share the home of a wonderful couple that have many years of experience in the hospitality trade. Bermudian born Wendell will offer you his lifetimes experience of the best that this perfect island has to offer, the stuff that you are unlikely to get from the very large hotels on Bermuda, e.g. where to get the best take out fish and chips, the best beach to see the perfect sunset, or where to buy freshly cooked and piping hot marinated chicken legs and also the best walks to see and explore the natural beauty of this volcanic island, the nicest parks, interesting forts or great shopping. Xinia, Wendell's Costa Rican born wife is full of life and passionately supports her guests by sharing her own personal experiences of Bermuda. We especially loved the chicken celebration cake baked by the head of the family, thank you Mrs Wendell, hopefully we will be back to see you share our Queens major milestone century year!

We hired a moped to get about, my first instincts are for safety but as you can't hire motor cars and also the number of cars on Bermuda is strictly limited, the roads are relatively quiet. Furthermore with a maximum legal speed limit of 20 mph 2 wheels are a viable and safe option. Our "best ever" holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW GUYS!! IT GIVES US SUCH PLEASURE TO HEAR YOU DESCRIBE YOUR VISIT AS "YOUR BEST HOLIDAY EVER" AND WE CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN TO FINISH "YOUR BUCKET LIST" CHEERS!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Henry VIII, The Reefs, Tio Pepe & Fairmont Lounges
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Darrell Wharf, Warwick
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Southampton Fairmont Hotel & Spa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Henry VIII, The Reefs, Tio Pepe & Fairmont Diners
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cross Bay Beach (PRIVATE)
Car: not necessary

Private Wooden Sun Deck & Whirpool overlooking the Ocean.

Motor Scooter Rental Pick-Up from premises.

Public Transportation & Taxis adjacent on the South Shore Rd.

Church Bay Snorkeling, 15 min. walk away.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Restaurant & Bar, 10min. walk.

The Reefs & Fairmont SPAS very close by.

Horseshoe Bay (One of the top 10 Beaches in the World)

with Jobson's Cove & Long Bay Beach adjacent.

Beach Horseriding just a short distance away.

Excellent Thererapeutic Sunrise & Sunset Walks.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Southampton, North America

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Southampton in North America

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • LARGE FULL BATHROOM with HAIRDRYER & Amenities
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • QUEEN SIZE BED with 2 SIDE TABLES & LAMPS. MAIN DRESSER with MIRROR & FLAT SCREEN T.V. COZY SITTING CORNER & TABLE. MINI FRIDGE, MICROWAVE & COFFEE MAKER (NO COOKTOP). CLOCK RADIO & I DOCK TV & DVD PLAYER (with selection of DVDs) REVERSE AIR-CONDITIONING IRONING BOARD & IRON
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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