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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting

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Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in St.George's - Haslemere

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ray and Kay Latter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2016
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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 Bermuda

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

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Ray and Kay deserve 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

Ray and Kay made our stay on Bermuda better than we could have ever imagined! Although we were only there for two days, they made us feel like part of the family. The accommodations are top notch and Ray and Kay were THE BEST hosts! They are conveniently located close to the airport and were waiting to pick us up with a sign - we would've been quite lost without them. From packing us a lunch to go, to helping us figure out the bus system, they made our visit to Bermuda go smoothly and we cannot be more appreciative!

If you have a chance to stay with them, do not pass it up. We will be back to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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ISLAND OASIS

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Bermuda with Kay & Ray. These folks are both charming and gracious hosts. They diligently provide a most enchanting island experience of old world fare with flare and all the modern conveniences. Their fine accommodations are both welcoming and relaxing. We came as strangers and left as extended family members. We strongly recommend this island oasis in old St. George's, known as Haslemere, as a unique way to experience Bermuda. Thank you Kay & Ray!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Time, Beautiful House & People

  • 5 of 5

Haslemere, Ray, and Kay were absolutely lovely. Highly recommend staying with them on your next trip to Bermuda. We slept like babies in our beautiful room, and enjoyed afternoon cups of tea in our breezy sitting room overlooking the ocean. Breakfasts spoiled us rotten-- get Kay's French toast recipe if you can! Ray and Kay were such kind and accommodating hosts, helping us navigate the island and our scooter rental. They know all the ins and outs of everything Bermuda! Thank you so much, Kay and Ray, for a lovely vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent B&B

  • 5 of 5

Our short and sweet vacation to Bermuda was memorable thanks to Ray and Kay. It was our best B&B experience. It was a lovely house with bus stop right across the road. Breakfast was delicious. Kay helped us in planning our daily itinerary, they are very knowledgeable about the buses, restaurants and historic places in the island. They even gave us the bus tickets, it helped us a lot by not searching for a place where to buy them. They took us around St. Geroge's. Very caring and accommodating hosts. Will definitely stay here next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Haslemere B&B

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Latter's home was grand. From the meticulously served breakfast in well manicured gardens to the warmth, knowledge and generosity of our hosts, everything was perfect. Their motto of "Come as a guest, leave as a friend" is spot-on. All of the above, combined with the location in historic St. George, with many sights and excellent dining within a short walk, helped make what we will forever remember as one of our best vacations ever.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodating, gracious, comfortable – hosts and home.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Ray and Kay Latter, were wonderfully accommodating, gracious, and simply fun to be with. Upon our arrival at the airport, we were warmly greeted and from thereon it was an immensely gratifying first visit to Bermuda, largely because of Ray and Kay. The Latters’ B&B is located in St. George’s Parish within easy walking distance of the Town of St. George – great location. We had access there to a number of excellent restaurants and shops. Seeing the rest of Bermuda was just a bus ride away. Frequent buses were available at a stop across the road from the house. Ray and Kay were very generous with their time and drove us around to visit the nooks and crannies of the island. The fact that they were birders like us was certainly a bonus.

Our accommodations were very comfortable and clean with a spacious bedroom and adjoining sunroom looking out on the blue-green waters that surround Bermuda. Our own bathroom was down the hall, which we did not find an inconvenience. Ray, our breakfast chef, provided wonderful, delicious meals each morning that kept us well stoked well into the afternoon.

All in all, our experience with the Latters’ B&B was unparalleled. Their hospitality was beyond reproach. Without a doubt, we would recommend the Latters and their B&B for accommodations while on Bermuda. And, perhaps, most importantly, we left Bermuda having made solid friendships with our hosts. We look forward to seeing them again, here in our home, or back in St. George’s.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

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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.

Prices & Availability

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

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8 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£99
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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
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£99
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£695
£2,741
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Breakfast is served everyday.
We will meet you at the airport with prior notice of arrival time (no charge).
English afternoon tea is offered at a small fee and 3 hours notice.
No deposit is required, except for stays of 5 days and more, when a 10% non refundable deposit is required. Payment in full upon arrival. Please give 2 weeks notice at least of a cancellation.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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!

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