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Lorna Wilson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Bermuda - GEMSTONES

Beach Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You have found the vacation property whose name says it all GEMSTONES, located in Southampton, Bermuda. Gemstones is a luxury villa on its very own private beach. Upon arrival as you approach the property all you can say is 'WOW!'. This three bedroom accommodation has an open plan design with a large balcony off the dining room where you can enjoy panoramic views of the south shore. With another balcony off the master bedroom, fresh coffee and the sunrise will start your day off just right. In the master bedroom a king sized bed, Jacuzzi, and the walk through closet will make you feel right at home. The loft serves as a forth bedding area with a king size futton that can be converted to two single beds. This property has all the comforts you will desire. Wifi available. A fully appointed Viking kitchen and a Sub Zero refridgator, full laundry and a large back patio area for those summer bar-b-ques. Enjoy your favorite beverage as you nestle by the fireplace in the sunken living room. The breakfast nook is an additional area allowing you further relaxation. Perfect place to read a good book as you watch the waves wash in and roll out gently over the pink sand. Reverse air conditioners are located in selected areas throughout the house. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Golfers as an additional feature this is probably the only property you can practice your driving range before you hit the courses. Greg would love to show you how to do it. Do not forget to inquiry on our private dining. Chef Greg is at your service.

Due to popular demand, we have brought our two bedroom apartment online as another vacation rental alternative. Baby Gem is located on the same property as our listing 450166 with VRBO. This two bedroom apartment accommodates 4 guests. The queen size sofa allows our maximum guest count to be 6 persons. Families of more than 8 has taken advantage of this opportunity but you must book early for this convenience. With French doors off the kitchen and another opening onto its own large covered private patio. As you gaze out to sea, this unobstructed view of the south shore leaves you in “awe”. If you yearn for peace, tranquility and space you have come to the end of your search. This reverse air conditioned unit has a full bathroom along with laundry facility which will make your vacation perfect. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Yes, your own private beach to enjoy – Crossbay Beach only steps away.

Keywords: LUXURY, PANORAMIC, PRIVATE, BEACHFRONT, HOME

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Lorna Wilson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Lorna Wilson

Married 28 years with an adult daughter and a teenage son. Our family loves boating and cooking. Greg is a professional chef and is very passionate when it comes to food. As his assistant I select the wines.

Lorna Wilson purchased this villa in 1992

Why Lorna Wilson chose Bermuda

We built this home from the ground up. Completed 1998.

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location.

Reviews

4.8
based on 54 holidaymaker reviews

Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 54 reviews
4

T stroud

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Gemstones. The space was large enough for 7 of us. The kids shared a loft area although not ideal for privacy it was adequate. Lorna was so welcoming and hospitable! We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations complete with relaxed mornings, easy access to public transport and the beach is unbelievable. Private and fantastic swimming. Be prepared for hills!! And for the stunningly expensive groceries in Bermuda. Lol. Love this place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew the grocery items would have shaken you up. Lol. That's Bermuda. It surprises me everytime too but it motivates us into growing our own vegetables and herbs, which you are welcome to enjoy. When on vacatoon that last thing our guest wants to do is cook in. Eating out is a bigger shock. At least you have the option. Nice to see your family enjoying Deck 88. Great space to unwind. Our terrain will surely make you fitter than when you came....but oh what a wonderful feeling.
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5

Gemstones in Southampton, Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Gemstones with the Wilsons. The home we stayed in was beautiful and the scenery was breathtaking. We looked out over a beautiful beach with incredible sand that we could walk down the hill to get to. We all enjoyed swimming in the amazingly blue water! The house was lovely and the kitchen was easy to work in. We were a family of all ages from little ones to grandparents and it was a great accommodation for all of us. Greg cooked dinner for us one night which was terrific and Sylvia helped us out with her taxi or arranged other rides for us and Lorna was always so friendly and helpful. We felt at home and we were sad to leave at the end of the week. The bus stop was just up the hill from Gemstones and it was easy to get anywhere we wanted to go. Thank you very much to the Wilsons and their relatives for their hospitality. We will definitely return for another amazing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful getting to know your lovely family. I would have liked to spend more time with your family. Your grand boys all three of them were perfect. Your family has alot of love which is just what I love to enjoy. So happy you are now apart of our Gemstones family. I knew you would love Greg's private dining experience. This is a "gem" of Bermuda. Looking forward to your return already and you only left last week. (smile) If you thought you had great weather ...this is Nov 17 and this is a dream day. I went swimming. Bermudians do not do that in November. lol
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Philadelphia/New York, United States
5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently got married in Bermuda. We scoped out Lorna and Greg's beautiful home the year before while we were planning. A group of our friends all rented the house together and myself and my ladies got ready there the day of the wedding which was perfect for some pictures and a relaxing atmosphere. We also had a welcome dinner/party at the house for wedding guests the night before the wedding and our guests were all amazed by the beautiful home and views! Our friends who stayed in the home were amazed by how the home and views are actually more beautiful than the pictures show! Everything is exactly as described and Lorna and Greg are wonderful hosts that are readily available for any questions or help. Lorna even let me borrow her amazing speaker for our welcome party!! Sylvia is also great and really sweet and was very prompt for each taxi travel trip myself or our guests needed! Thank you again to the Wilsons for making our wedding weekend feel even more fun and special!! We can't wait to come back and stay for anniversaries!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review. We so appreciate it. We had some amazing fun and the sunset ....breathtaking! It rained and then stopped for your function and then it came down just in time to send everyone home. This is definite a union that will last since you have majic. Anniversaries, birth, graduation, showers, weddings and any other " just because event" we are here for you and your family. Just inquire. Thanks again.
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5

The Best!

  • 5 of 5

This is the place you want to go in Bermuda. Lorna & Greg are the best hosts I've encountered. Get Greg to make you dinner, it's equisite. They're very perceptive, you want privacy, you've got it. You want to meet the locals, socialize, you've got it. I won't reiterate all the other compliments listed here, they're spot-on. So we left you that bottle of 140 Rum. Greg, Lorna said it's for cooking, don't listen to her. Cheers... :) Thanks for an incredible vacation. And some really good times with yout two at your shangri-la. "It's not unususal..."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the gift. It didn't make it through the weekend. It's easy to enjoy life with people with your energy. Woody's was wonderful. Prison Officers Club is our new best spot all over again and the swizzle is awesome, not to mention the price is so right. We had a great time also on our mini tour. Loving the pictures.
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5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

What a heartache to leave Bermuda! Thankfully, Sylvia (Greg's mom) was a calm, lovely driver whose knowledge of historical Bermuda made the drive there (from the airport to the Wilsons) and back again (sadly, to depart the island) was delightful, whilst breathing in the fragrance of ocean air and Oleander along the way. We couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts than Lorna and Greg Wilson: From enjoying their gorgeous home perched on a hill top with magnificent views of a stunning private beach and surrounding flora and fauna, to a private tour of Bermuda on Greg's boat "Hot Pursuit" and eating fresh caught fish at Woody's with locals (Greg and Lorna are well known and respected in all quarters here), we were hooked. Our Ohio family of six had a fabulous private dining experience on the Wilson's outdoor terrace, replete with fresh caught Rockfish, done to perfection by famous Chef Greg and Sous Chef Tristan (yes, this mom was jealous to be the Sous Chef, but Greg openly shared some of his cooking secrets) and steak cooked to each person's preference and then devoured, with all the herbs picked fresh from the property. Perfectly paired wines, freshest food and the hard work in preparation on all accounts made to look effortless, made us long to stay. The gracious welcome (which started long before our stay, in faithful communiques with Lorna) and hospitality by the entire Wilson family made us long to stay in Bermuda. Saving up to go back! Lorna and Greg, you rock!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some people come into your life for a short time yet leaves a profound impact on your life. Well The Griffith family did that. Your family was blessed with the best Bermuda has to offer. Great weather, great food, a Bermuda high which made our boat and snorkeling tour perfect, private beach to enjoy your family, and then "fireworks" off Gemstones balcony compliments of the Fairmont Southampton. (smile) What more could you have asked for? Thank you for choosing Gemstones. The Guys at Henry's are still talking about this family....AMAZINGLY wonderful people. Welcome to our family.
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Toronto, Canada
3

addendum to previous review

  • 3 of 5

After some thought and a reply from the owner we would like to comment further. The second day we were there, we had heavy rain coming in through the windows resulting in flooding in the living room which generated 2 buckets full of water. The owner's comment was that "after all it's a beach house" and the mopping was left to us. Not very considerate given our ages (4 of us all mid to late seventies).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
L.F. Wade International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Henry VIII Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Waterlot Inn - Fairmont Southampton Resort
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Fairmont Southampton
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Henry's Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Public Beach - Horseshoe Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Located within a 2 minute walk you will be at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse. The perfect place to see the entire islands of Bermuda. The view is amazing. Perched in the middle of two of the best resort properties in Bermuda (Fairmont Southampton and The Reef's Resort) is GEMSTONES. Another attraction is your own private chef at your request. Chef Greg is not only the owner but will be honored to prepare a meal especially for you in the privacy of your home away from home here at Gemstones. Also I invite you to view our lower unit for small groups listing 450166. Or bring another family along. (smile)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bermuda, North America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,676
for 3 nights
From
£461
£3,520
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,676
for 3 nights
From
£461
 

Additional pricing information

Property Service Fee £191
Cleaning Fee (1) £102

One Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Service Fee: $40.00 per day
(Electricity, cable, WiFi, phone and water service
Maximum number of guest is limited to 6 person. An additional charge of $60.00 per person per night for guest in addition to 6 will be assessed. Standard short term rental agreement will require your signature.

50% of total rate immediately
Payment in full inclusive of fees due 30 days of the Check-in Date.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bermuda in North America

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder Room
  • Walk through master bathroom with Jaccuzi and shower separated. Full second bathroom with tub and shower Powder Room - 1/2 bath off foyer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft + Office - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Day Bed in loft
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), King Day Bed in loft (1) Pull out queen size couch in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace

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