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Fabulous Views of Harrington Sound, Smith's Parish! Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Classic Bermuda Home with ocean views, nicely updated kitchen, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath

4 day minimum stay.

New windows and sliding glass door 2017!

Queen size bed in Master bedroom. Wake up looking out at views of Harrington Sound! Second Bedroom has 2 twin beds, can be made into a king bed on request, garden views. 2 full bathrooms.

Combination living and room with slider to front terrace with views of the ocean. Kitchen was totally remodeled 2014, all new stainless appliances, dish washer, gas stove, microwave, fridge. Washer and dryer. Step out to private grounds of 1/2 acre.

Relax under large shade Poinciana Tree.

Barbecue and dine on terrace off living room watching the sun set in the west. In the morning eat breakfast watching the sun rise in the east. All the while there is the view of Harrington Sound and Atlantic Ocean beyond!! Twinkling lights at night in the distance. Star gaze to your hearts content. Bermuda is zika free. You'll love the colorful small geckos, great house companions and insect eaters! We aren't on the water, we are atop one of the highest hills, hence the beautiful views. The beaches are a bus ride away. Bermuda is 21 miles long, 1 mile at its widest, so the ocean is never far away. This is a 65 year old house that though it has been lovingly restored, has it's imperfections, some will love and some need to have more of a hotel experience!

Please note, on rare occasion we accept a pet on a limited basis. If you have allergies to pets, please find other accommodations.

The Bermuda pink bus number 3, pass through Harrington Hundreds, a 7 minute walk away. They go to Hamilton, a 15 minute ride, and St Georges, a 25 minute ride about every 30 minutes until 6pm.

12 minutes walk down the hill you arrive at Harrington Hundreds Grocery. A very good small grocery serving the neighborhood and the upmarket Tucker's Town area. They have a chef preparing hother food daily, plus a wide range of meats, vegetables, groceries, and special dietary foods.

More Details

Owner
Marion and Gary Tilton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Marion and Gary Tilton

Our family has lived on the island for 235 years! I am a Bermudian who was raised in this exceptional home. My father who was a jeweler on the island, was raised in the 300 year old house next door which is now owned by my brother! My father was given this piece of his Dad's farmland with lovely views when he was ready to be married to my Mom. My Mom met my Dad when she and her sister came to Bermuda on a flying boat in 1948 from their home in Philadelphia. My Mom and Dad built this house you will be visiting, and we hope you love it as much as we do. I have always had one foot in Bermuda and one in the US. I moved to the US in 1980 to become a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. A perfect profession for an islander privileged to have dual citizenship! I married a lovely New Hampshireite, Gary, in 1987. We have 2 children who have always loved Bermuda and have their status in Bermuda, having spent much time here.

Marion and Gary Tilton purchased this house in 1951

Why Marion and Gary Tilton chose Bermuda

This much revered piece of property has been in our family for several generations. I say revered because it is on the second highest hill on the island with wonderful views. It is far enough away from the main roads that you hardly hear a vehicle! Bermuda is a gem of an island, then you get to High Terraces, and you feel like you are on your own, very private. Like you are the Crown Jewel in a very special spot. You have to understand though, our house is on the reasonable side of pricing for a reason! It is lovely, but it isn't a hotel!! In the summer every scrap of food must be put away quickly, as ants will find it wherever it is! If you have allergies it might not be the right place. We have heat and air conditioning to dry the atmosphere, but we've have a guest say it was musty at first! Welcome to our island!

What makes this house unique

Spectacular location for walkers, hikers. Getting away from it all, and for those who want to show their family what it is like to be a real Bermudian! The house is filled with good feelings and wonderful memories for me. I grew up here with five cousins next door, and other friends and family nearby. We walked down the hill almost every day in the summer to Harrington Sound. The odd day we didn't go there we were in our boat, or at one of the fabulous South Shore Beaches. We had forts on the properties, hand raised crows for pets when our parents wouldn't spring for a horse or a dog!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Smiths in Bermuda

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with New Queen Bed with ocean view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Garden View
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
We know a wonderful taxi driver who will transport you when necessary. There is a bus out the lane, a 6 minute walk, which will take you to The City of Hamilton, or the other way to St Georges. The bus is every 30 minutes until about 6pm. Several Bus tickets are provided, they are a must!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Fabulous Views of Harrington Sound, Smith's Parish! Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

A Gem in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at High Terraces! This home boasts a complete 180 degree view of Harrington Sound, sweet songs from the native Kiskadee bird singing to you from the trees daily, and tree frogs whistling as you fall asleep to the islands breeze.

The sunrises and sunsets were phenomenal!

This home will give you a true feel of what it is to be a local in the Smiths Parrish area.

I recommend it to all interested in staying at a home rather than a hotel. It is near the Flatts Village area which has a lovely aquarium and a few restaurants.

It is one of a kind, comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. All the comforts you could possibly need for a dream vacation =)

Thank you again for sharing your home with us, we will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you! You've captured the essence of what we hope our guests will feel at our house in Bermuda! We look forward to your next visit. Bermuda is a special island, so close yet so far from the US.
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5

Wonderful Bermudan Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family came to Bermuda to attend a wedding. High Terraces was the perfect spot to retreat to at the end of a busy day. Views of Harrington Sound made a terrific backdrop for morning coffee, as did the friendly calls of the kiskadees in the morning and singing tree frogs at night. The house itself was charming and spacious enough for our family of four. The hosts provided a wealth of information on how to get around the island, as well as a variety of recommended things to do, which was helpful since we were only there for a short stay. We liked that it was just a bit off the beaten track, but it was important for us to plan our outings wisely to make the most of what Bermuda has to offer. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Marion and Gary!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely, positively amazing!

  • 5 of 5

OMG- This house is awesome!!!! Our family stayed here last August.

We had so much fun. The house is perfect. I just met a family on the way to Catalina Island, Calif. just yesterday and told her about the house. She asked me to send her the information. I told her how wonderful Marion and her husband were. Definitely want to return ASAP!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for your wonderful review! It really is an honor to have folks come to Bermuda and have a great time. We appreciate you, and hope you'll come again! Have a Bermudaful day!
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5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Not much more to add - it's all been said. The house has a local family native traditional historic feel but with every amenity. The location is quiet and private but convenient for getting around. The views are amazing. The owners' thoughtful attention to every detail strikes you at every turn in the house. They have thought of everything! A little part of us did not want to leave every morning and we looked forward to our evening return. Repeat customer, can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, and thank you for your encouraging comments. We have labored with love for our home to be enjoyed by guests coming to our beloved Bermuda! It is rewarding to have you enjoy it! Have a Bermudaful day. We look forward to your return!
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5

Lovely home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property last year and had no hesitation in returning again this year. Once again, delivered on all fronts. Great location, comfortable, well appointed home from home. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for returning, and giving us such a lovely review! We hope you will come again next year. We really appreciate your visit to Bermuda and taking the time to write comments!
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5

Amazing place where pics don't do justice

  • 5 of 5

Very surprised to walk through the door and discover this beautiful property. Much better than expected with amazing views of the Bay and sunsets. Place had everything we needed and more. Marion was very accommodating and we couldn't be happier. We hope to come back soon.

Michael and Dagmara

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Dagmara, Thank you for your lovely review! We were so happy to get to meet you, and see your response to the views. It's always good to know that our guests have had a good time in our beloved Bermuda! We look forward to your return! Thank you!
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bermuda International Airport.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Motorway
0.16 Miles
Harrington Hundreds Road, top of. Catch the bus.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
John Smith's, a lovely local beach.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a 15 minute walk away at the bottom of Harrington Hundreds Hill, on the other side of the street from Harrington Hundreds Grocery, a small very nice market.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Smiths, North America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£193
£1,446
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£634
for 4 nights
From
£135
£1,040
 
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£193
£1,446
 
 
Winter Spring
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£634
for 4 nights
From
£135
£1,040
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£866
for 4 nights
From
£193
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.76
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Pet Fee £38.65

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
5 day minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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