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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Bedroom, sunroom lounge, a private bathroom.Use of garden,patio,veranda,kitchen

'Haslemere' is a 110 year old home with character and history. It has a lovely garden which is currently featuring an hibiscus hedge in full bloom,a vegetable plot,

flowering trees, and lots of palm trees. There is a hammock and a hanging chair under a shady tree, for you to relax in, and loungers on the lawn.

The house was built with high ceilings and tall windows facing south across the harbour to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

Your bedroom has a queen-size bed, ceiling fan, and an AC. Your sitting room has a lovely view across St.Georges harbour and is furnished with a microwave, small fridge, TV and comfortable chairs. Your bathroom has a full bath and shower.

You are welcome to use the house kitchen, laundry, patio, and verandah.

We love to give our guests a tour of the neighbourhood. We'll take you to the store for any food shopping you may want to do, show you the way to the beach,get bus tickets or passes and teach you how to use the bus service. If we can improve your vacation in any way we will try our best to do so!

For guests staying 3 days or more we will meet your plane and return you at the end of your stay.

Our breakfasts are varied and hearty. For much of the year we serve you outside on the patio, under our mahogany tree.

More Details

Owner
Ray and Kay Latter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

About Ray and Kay Latter

Ray and Kay, your hosts, are both retired teachers with a passion for the island. For some years we operated a tour business, introducing visitors to Bermuda's history, places of interest, and natural history.

We love to have visitors, and will help as much as you want. We can show you the best places to swim, snorkel, golf, eat, walk , bird watch :everything to make your holiday special.

We will take you to the grocery store, and get you acquainted with the bus routes and ferry schedules. so you can start your vacation without hassle or stress.

We start your day off well with a great breakfast served under a shady mahogany tree. We provide masks and snorkels, beach towels, and cool bags for your day at the beach, and you can use the kitchen to pack your picnic lunch if you wish.

With a little notice we will provide an English afternoon tea for a small charge.

Ray and Kay Latter purchased this house in 2006

Why Ray and Kay Latter chose St.George's

As a courtesy to our guests who are staying for 3 nights or more we will meet you at the airport and return you there at the end of your stay, at no extra charge. Information about this will be sent once booking is confirmed, and we have your flight details.

We are ideally placed for exploring the island. A short walk takes you into the charming old capital of St. George's, 1612. The frequent bus service passes the house, to all points of the island. The summer ferry service goes from St. George's to the West End of the island and Hamilton.

There are beaches within walking distance, and also a short bus ride away, or we will take you there. Restaurants and pubs are close by in St. George's.

What makes this house unique

The ferry stop is 5 minutes walk from our door, and in the summer months in 25 minutes, having enjoyed a scenic ocean ride, you are in the heart of the historic Royal Naval Dockyard.

A bus leaves every 10-15 minutes from outside the house to other parts of the island. Your hosts will supply you with maps and directions.

A five minute walk takes you into World Heritage town of St. Georges established 1612; here you will find pastel coloured houses, restaurants, museums, shops and churches. The summer ferry service from the town will take you to The Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Area.

Our home, built in 1904, has a history of its own, and will give you a comfortable introduction to staying in St. George. We are happy to share it with our guests, who seem to love it as much as we do.

Location

Crystal Caves
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
Shelly Bay Beach
Blue Hole Park
"A lovely walk with water views, caves to explore ( bring a flashlight), 'hidden' pathways, a..."
Swizzle Inn
"A really funky place to eat. It is famous for its rum swizzle, a wonderful concoction of ru..."
Castle Harbour Golf Club
"A beautiful course. You will enjoy the views and scenery as much as the golf."
Grotto Bay Beach Resort
"Easily reached in 10 Minutes by bus, the Grotto Beach is a great place to eat. They do a bu..."
Hamilton City Hall
Southlands Beach
The Swizzle
Rustico Restaurant & Pizzeria
Railway Trail
"although the Trail is till somewhat fragmented we will set you off to the best parts to walk..."
John Smith's Bay
"This lovely beach is easily reached by bus. It is a great place to snorkel, laze, and swim...."
Bailey's Ice Cream
"Opposite Swizzle Inn, for dessert, maybe? Delicious icecream and other foods. The Caves ar..."
Fort St Catherine and Museum
"This fort is full of history, presented in a lively way. It is full of cannon, passages, vi..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
L.F.Wade International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wahoo's Bistro and Tavern By the Sea
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Penno's Wharf, St.George's
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ocean View, Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Tempest
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tobacco Bay
Car: not necessary

A quaint town, the oldest living English settlement in the Americas, with historical sights as well as charming walks and views of the island's eastern coastline. A visit to The World Heritage Center is well worth the small fee which includes an historical informative film and display of our town. St.George's has forts, beaches, small shops, pharmacy, churches, museums and The Bermuda Perfumery with a free tour! There are re-enactments and free walking tours in the town square twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday and most days during the summer months. There is a truly wonderful Haunted History Walk which is a must see for visitors. St.George's is full of charm and history as this was our original capital city and the walking tours are wonderful and full of interesting facts about our town. Or you can take a road train tour.

The waters of the harbor and the ocean are crystal clear blue and aqua. Jet skis , canoes, sail boats are all for hire to help you explore the area.

You might want to take a glass bottom boat tour, or sail on a catamaran.

There is excellent snorkeling at nearby Tobacco Bay, as well as food and music. For divers Bermuda boasts some of the world's best wreck diving if you want more than fish. Our coral reefs are well protected and in excellent health.

Crystal Caves , which are close by, are open to the public, and there are other caves to explore and swim in which are not commercial.

If you enjoy walking, the old railway trail, a grassy path, takes you along low cliffs at the ocean's edge, and there are beach walks aplenty.

Explore some of the many forts around St. George, in a variety of designs they date from the 1600's to World War 11. Fort St. Catherine has excellent displays which are well worth the visit.

St. Peter's church, (now 'Their Majesties Chappelle' by Royal decree of H.M. Queen Elizabeth 11) is the oldest Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere, and people have worshipped on this site since 1609. It is a lovely old church with Bermuda cedar beams and furnishings, and plain glass windows which give it a very different 'feel' to most churches.

From the waterfront a ferry takes a scenic 40 minute route to the Royal Naval Dockyard in the west of the island.

The Dockyard holds the National Museum, shops, restaurants and a glass blower, among many other attractions, all in a setting of one of the strongest British forts of the 1800s.

Hamilton, our capital, has shopping, a fine Art Gallery, the Cathedral, and Fort Hamilton overlooking the town in addition to many varied dining experiences and shopping.

St. George and Bermuda have much to offer a vacationer, whether you want to be active or stay quietly on a beach under an umbrella.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St.George's in Bermuda

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , For guests and family or friends as the bathroom is shared
  • Lovely airy and comfortable room, with a queen sized bed, AC and a ceiling fan. There is a small private lounge adjacent. For a family, or friends travelling together, we can offer a second room. This has a/c, ceiling fan, queen bed. You would share your sitting room, or use the patio, veranda or garden. PLEASE NOTE: This arrangement will involve sharing your bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
*We are licenced tour guides. We can provide tours, price $25 an hour, which can be themed if you have a particular interest, e.g. plants, birds, historical, military history, etc. *In 2017 the America's Cup yacht races come to Bermuda. We are well placed for the ferry to the races, and even better situated for the special events taking place in St. George. We can host 2 couples who are friends, and one extra person provided you are willing to share the bathrooms- this is a Victorian house!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting
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5

Welcoming and so helpful. We had a wonderful first trip to Bermuda!

  • 5 of 5

Ray and Kay are warm and welcoming hosts. They freely shared their knowledgeable of Bermuda with us which was incredibly helpful as this was our first trip to Bermuda. We had no problems getting around because they took all of the guess work out of it. We had a wonderful visit and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed hosting you and getting to know you. Thank you for this lovely review.
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Wonderful Stay in Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

Kay and Ray were absolutely wonderful throughout our short stay in Bermuda. They made us feel right at home in their beautiful, historic home. It truly was like staying with family! Breakfast was delicious, and they even thought of the kids, making sure everyone was happy. Clean, airy rooms, and the guest lounge/sitting room is perfect for a small family. Thank you so much for making our first trip to Bermuda a wonderful one.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Ray and Kay are the perfect host's. Could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming old house!

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to beaches via bus. Walking distance into town, very safe, even at night. Sleeping room is air conditioned. Inn keepers allow use of beach towels, snorkel equip, umbrellas. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So much fun!!

  • 5 of 5

My oldest daughter and I have taken our first Mother/Daughter vacation. Thank you, Kay and Ray, for taking such good care of us! From picking us up at the airport, your orientation to Bermuda, wonderful homemade breakfasts, helping us book our excursions and most importantly...Welcoming us into your home and treating us like family.

We will always remember this trip and look forward to returning to Bermuda to see you again.

Praying for Ray's health. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed our time at Haslemere. Don and Kay were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was a delicious treat each morning. They provided all the information we needed to get around Bermuda. Their restaurant tips were helpful and the accommodations were very comfortable. We appreciated a little historical tour of St. George's and surrounding area. Many thanks for making our brief stay in Bermuda so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St.George's, North America

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Additional pricing information

Our rates are per room. Both rooms are let only to a party of friends or family as the bathroom is shared. Breakfast is served everyday.
If you stay for 3 nights or more,we will meet you at the airport with prior notice of arrival time (no charge).

No deposit is required. Payment is due in full upon arrival. Please give 2 weeks notice at least of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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