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Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting

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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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 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 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

2017 is the year that the America's Cup races are held here, May - June. The ferry stop is 5 minutes walk from our door, and in 25 minutes, having enjoyed a scenic ocean ride, you are in the heart of the race venue!!! Be part of this amazing event by staying with us at our B&B. In early May the Tall Ships gather in Bermuda ; a wonderful sight. Again, you can be out there on the water with them.

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.

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
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Bed and Breakfast in an historic home in a garden setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
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: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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5

Can't say enough!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights with Ray and Kay at their beautiful home in St George. It was our first time trying a B&B and we couldn't have been more delighted with our decision. From the time we met Kay at the airport we knew our trip was off to a great start!!

We were certainly spoiled and looked forward to the delicious breakfast each morning which we ate out in the garden as we chatted with Ray and Kay, this made it even more special. They willingly shared their knowledge of the Island with us along with many helpful tips and the "do's and don'ts" of the Island. Our room was very cozy and clean with an adjacent sun room overlooking the ocean. It was perfect, we were able to sleep with the windows open and enjoyed the lovely ocean breeze, we slept like babies!

Ray and Kay were both very gracious and we couldn't have asked for better hosts, our experience was top notch and we would recommend The Latters B&B to anyone.

We were able to join the Latters and their friends to celebrate Kay's birthday, this was priceless and meant a lot to us. Thanks again for the invite!!

Thanks to you both for your generous hospitality and we look forward to visiting again in the near future.

Gary and Tessa

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Residence, Wonderful Hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Latter's home in St. George's and loved every minute of our stay. Our room was well appointed, comfortable and clean, while Ray and Kay pampered us with a delicious full breakfast every morning.

The Latters are charming and accomplished hosts that provided us with a wealth of local lore and information, accompanied by a wonderful sense of humor. We would definitely choose to stay with them again on our next visit to Bermuda. Thank you Ray and Kay!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We certainly loved meeting you both, and wished you could have stayed longer.
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5

A Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

We have just finished a seven day stay with Ray and Kay (R&K) at the Haslemere. The many accolades that previous reviews contain are right on the mark. While we embrace those reviews, we were particularly impressed with the easy going and friendly manner in R&K's relationship with guests. Immediately upon our arrival, we were invited to lunch with four of R&K's good friends. We felt welcomed and included as new friends by all. It was a delightful encounter and introduction to the history and life on the islands. That afternoon, Kay took us on a drive through St George showing us the way to get downtown as well as nearby attractions. The following day, we were invited to go on a morning walk to Clearwater Beach in St. David. When it started to rain, R&K were undaunted and proceeded to drive us on a sightseeing trip around Tucker Town and the South Shore. Surely, areas we would not have seen otherwise. This was followed by Ray's driving us downtown to the local grocery to gather supplies followed by a tutorial by Kay on using the bus system. We were considering purchasing a 7 day pass, but Kay convinced us that it would be less expensive to purchase tokens from her. That was good advice, as we saved approximately $60 in transportation costs. Finally, we were particularly excited to have both R&K join us for breakfast each morning. It was a great time to learn more about the islands, places to visit, and, most important, to know K&R better. We have visited a number of "B&B's" over the years. Haslemere is one of favorites. As an aside, a short story in testament to the friendliness of Bermudians. After waiting several minutes at a bus stop on a Sunday evening, a young lady driving by suddenly came to a stop and explained that service was not as frequent on a Sunday. She then queried where we were headed and proceeded to give us a lift (while going out of her way) back to the inn. Go to Bermuda and visit Haslemere. You will not be disappointed. Meg & John

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us that our guests get the most out of their vacation, and we love helping them to do that. You two were such lovely guests that we got added pleasure from doing extra for you. We hope to see you again one day.
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5

BEST B and B we have stayed at, EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, wonderful communication between hosts and me. All questions answered within hours, lots of info given freely. The pictures on VRBO are true! Our hosts picked us up at the airport, and we liked them immediately! A couple, retired teachers, know everything about Bermuda, and taught us a lot about the islands.

Our rooms were awesome, with ceiling fans, and AC if needed. Comfy beds, full bath , just for the two of us. A sunroom overlooking the Bermuda clear water was our sanctuary when we got tired after running all over the place. TV, fridge, microwave, and toaster oven. Perfect! Lots of light and air circulation.

Best of all, Ray cooked our breakfasts and served us in their garden, surrounded by lovely flowers, and always flowers on the table! Kay helped, of course, and the last day she really outdid herself!!

They were nice enough to drive us places off the beaten track, and told us lots of history! The bus system on Bermuda is great!, and we walked a lot, which is good, because we ate so well!! There is a bus stop just across the road from the B and B, and a safe path into St. Georges, which is my favorite town.

I give this place a 5 star rating, and will definitely go back!! Thank you, Ray, and Kay, you made our trip so much more than we could have hoped for!!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We loved having you and sharing so many stories and experiences. I hope you will come back soon, because you are our good friends.
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Exceptional Hosts in a beautiful garden setting.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had more gracious hosts than Ray and Kay Latter. They greeted us at the airport with great big smiles and a welcome hug. We were on the island for a short stay as we were attending a wedding near by. Kay and Ray were so very helpful getting us to our destinations on time. They started our day off perfectly with a delicious breakfast in their beautiful garden. Ray and Kay are licensed tour guides and were very knowledgeable about the history of the island and the beautiful plant life that grows there. We were really glad we were able to squeeze in a tour around St. Georges between all of the other wedding activities we were involved in. We were amazed at how close the town of St. Georges is to Ray and Kay's home. We walked into the town and strolled down to the docks. It is a very charming town full of shops and restaurants. You can also pick up bus transportation right across the street from their home if you want to travel to other parts of the island like the town of Hamilton. What a wonderful experience it was staying with the Latters!I We hope to go back to Bermuda soon and we would definitely recommend their B&B.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Prices & Availability

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

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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £19 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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