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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, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath

Traditional Bermudian home, beautifully and carefully updated. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Located on one of the higher hills, giving wonderful views of Harrington Sound and North Shore. Located in Smith's Parish, convenient to Hamilton, St George's, the Airport, Flatts Village with restaurants and Aquarium. Thoughtful updates include split wall air conditioning, new windows and sliding glass door, kitchen all new 2014. Stainless appliances, including dishwasher.

King bed or 2 twins in main bedroom, views of Harrington Sound. Can be an suite with just a close of a door!

Queen size bed in second bedroom, views of Harrington Sound . Third Bedroom has 2 twin beds, can be made into a king bed on request, garden views. 2 full bathrooms. Washer and dryer.

Living and room with new slider to front terrace with views of the ocean. 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.

We have 4 sets of masks and flippers and beach umbrella.

More Details

Owner
Marion and Gary Tilton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
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
  • King bed or 2 twins feature in this large bedroom with sitting area. Views of Harrington Sound!
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
  • 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

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Fabulous Views of Harrington Sound, Smith's Parish! Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Bermuda Beauty!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic and surpassed our expectations, which were very high actually! Marion and Gary prepared us for our visit completely! We took their advice and worked through their "favourite things to do in Bermuda" list! Great restaurant suggestions, too!! The location of the house is stunning. So private and quiet! Our teenage girls loved it! The pictures of the view really don't do it justice! Water views galore and beautiful vegetation. The house itself is amazing. Lots of room for our family of 4 and everything you could ever need is there! Great amenities! The home owners' support leading up to our stay, the friendly greeting by their sister at the house when we arrived to make sure we were settled, and the gorgeous setting made this trip incredible! We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it without any hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're so delighted to know you loved your vacation in Bermuda, and particular our home!! We appreciate you taking the time to write. We hope you'll come back!
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5

Wonderful house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation for our family of 4. The owners provided all the information you could want and were very responsive. Well worth the price just for the view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to your family visiting again!
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5

Slice of Paradise (Get away from it all)

  • 5 of 5

Marion and Gary are terrific hosts who will help ensure you trip to Bermuda is as smooth as possible. The home has Bermudian charm and 180 views of the Harrington sound and the ocean beyond. At night, the sky lights up with stars and the tree frogs sing (our favorite time). The home features 3 bedrooms now (the two larger are lovely) with views and a garden view room as well with two twin beds. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need (we cooked most meals in the house with our friends), and dined outdoors, or at the large lovely wood table big enough for 6. The home is away from it all (some bus drivers had never heard of the road), but the hosts are very honest about this which is part of the charm. We used recommended taxi drivers and the bus stop is just a short walk away. We signed the guest book as we left and saw how special this home was to many who have rented it. It is a great place for gathering friends or families together to enjoy nature's beauty and feel like true Bermudians for your stay. I loved all the history books they have available for guests to learn more about the culture of the island. I would come back in a heartbeat if I was traveling with a large group of 4-6 to Bermuda.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your stay at our house, High Terraces!! We do hope you'll come back to visit again. You were wonderful guests and took great care of our property. I'd recommend you anytime.
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5

wonderful lovely home away from home Everything we could possibly need was provided

  • 5 of 5

This family home has spectacular views and is very comfortable and was a delight to return to at the end of the day The owners went out of their way to help with any queries The house was very peaceful and very pleasantly decorated giving a relaxed calm environment Thankyou for sharing it with us

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£621
for 4 nights
From
£133
£1,018
 
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£848
for 4 nights
From
£189
£1,416
 
 
Winter Spring
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£697
for 4 nights
From
£151
£1,151
 
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£924
for 4 nights
From
£208
£1,530
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£697
for 4 nights
From
£151
£1,151
 
 
Christmas/New Years
18 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£848
for 4 nights
From
£189
£1,416
 
 
Winter/Spring
9 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£697
for 4 nights
From
£151
£1,151
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£848
for 4 nights
From
£189
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £189.3
Pet Fee £37.86
Cleaning Fee £90.86

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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