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Beach, Tennis, Squash, In/outdoor Pool, Golf driving range with putting mats.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

B&Bsuite1 Bed/r or2 Bed/r both with bths +1 B/rm Apt.wth Kitch Ocean views+pool

During the month of Feb. our B & B suit will be closed as we are installing a new kitchen. Our Brineke Apartment will be available during this time. Please note this apartment is for 2 persons only.



Watch Hill Manor's B&B Suites and Apartment are conveniently located and only 10 minutes from Bermuda's International Airport, in Smith's Parish.





UNIT # 1


NOTE: This also may be a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Suite on request. Second bedroom has a GARDEN view with Queen size bed. Ask about rates. Good for 2, 3 or 4 persons

Please inquire if this is of interest.

UNIT # 2



B & B Suite

A one Bedroom Suite with King bed plus modern private bathroom and large lounge. We can make bed into 2 King singles, if you wish. The lounge is modern with T.V., WiFi, under counter fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, for coffee or tea. (NOTE: there is no Toaster) This unit is for B & B guests. Quoted price includes a Full Breakfast for 2

You may deduct $10 per person, if you don't wish the Breakfast Plan.

This may become a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Suite on request. Please ask about options.

Self Contained 1 Bedroom Apartment self-catered: (For 2 persons ONLY)

A One Bedroom self-contained apartment, with modern bathroom, full kitchen, with fridge/freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Stove with Oven, blender T.V. ,FREE Wifi and much more. This is a brand new apartment with high quality furnishings.

NOTE: Both units share a Laundry facility, with ironing board etc... . (FREE)

Hair Driers provided

Free soaps and shampoo

All linen provided, too include, pool AND beach towels.

Use of Pool, Tennis Court, Squash Court, and Golf Driving Range and Putting Mats. (Note: Tennis balls sold at cost. ) Must supply your own Squash equipment and golf clubs.

The property looks East, overlooking the John Smith's Bay area and the beautiful South Shore, down as far as Castle Roads and Bird Rock.

Awesome sunrises each morning!

The property is well situated on Watch Hill, on Knapton Estates Road, with great vistas of the coast, reef line and the ever changing blue and turquoise water. In the Spring, one can see the whales migrating North and sometimes they stop just in front of us and frolic and breach.

Amenities for both include: Free WiFi, Cable T.V. and a shared laundry with ironing facilities.

All linen is provided, as are soaps and shampoo, with shower caps and more.

Both have hair driers, so no need to bring your own.

The property also boasts, a full size Tennis Court with ball machine, Squash Court, and Golf Driving Range plus putting mats. These may be used during day light hours, by reservation only. There is and Indoor/Outdoor pool for guest's enjoyment which is open from 7am till 6pm daily.

Your host Brian, is an X-hotelier and restaurateur with over 55 years experience both in Bermuda and abroad. We have lived in New Zealand for the past 20 years and have just recently *returned to Bermuda. *(2015)

Both myself and my lovely Dutch wife, will be certain to make your stay most memorable. We speak English, Dutch and German with a smattering of Spanish and French.

A breakfast program is available for the " La Garza" B&B Suite ONLY and this is served between 7am and 9:00am with you deciding the time you would wish it to be served. The menu is varied and again, you decide what you would wish by placing the order either the day or night before.

We have many facilities near by:

Beach; John Smith's Bay, one of Bermudas Premier public beaches, just a 5 minute walk from the front gate.

Golf; Mid Ocean Golf Club and Tuckers Point Golf Club are a 5 minute moped ride away. We can reserve Tee-times for you.

Restaurants; 4 Restaurants within 5 - 10 minute drive, or Hamilton and St. George's for a more varied selection.

Churches; 3 Churches within 5 - 7 min. Catholic, Church of England, Methodist (AME) Supermarkets: One within 3 minutes drive, others 5 and 10 minute drive.

Bus Stops; 3 choices of Routes; South Shore 3 min. walk, Harrington Sound 5 min. walk, Knapton Hill 3 min walk.

Hamilton City (Capital); 15 minute drive by bus, cab, or moped.

Town of St. George's: 25 min. drive by cab or moped. By bus, 35 min due to having to transfer at Grotto Bay.

Spittal Pond; One of the largest parks in Bermuda, is a 10 minute walk from the gate. See where the Portuguese and the Spanish first landed in Bermuda, along with many wild birds, plus Parrot Fish feeding on the reef. Also you may see lizards, frogs or whales

We can arrange many adventures for you if you wish; Taxi Tours, Bus Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Jet Skiing Tours, Sailing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, etc... .

Other Amenities: Sleep on 1000 thread count Egyptian Cotton Linens. Quality Terry Cloth towels and wash cloths. We have a separate shared Laundry Facility for our guests, with Soap and Fabric Softener provided.

Full Tennis Court with ball machine for practice, Squash Court, Golf Driving Range, Practice Putting mats, Indoor/Outdoor Pool.

Fishing just 5 minute walk from front gate.

We are local and have a vast knowledge of the island, which we would love to share with you. We look forward to meeting you and making your trip to beautiful Bermuda, a most memorable one.

Please note:


We Do NOT ACCEPT CHILDREN, due to the configuration of our property.

We DO NOT ACCEPT PETS. (*Note: We are animal lovers)

More Details

Brian Hetzel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Brian Hetzel

A varied life one might say! Schooled in Bermuda and the U.S.A.,

Military Academy, U. of Maryland, Bermuda Hotel College.

Worked in a variety of positions after doing my hotel apprenticeship. i.e. Every major hotel in BERMUDA during the 60's & 70's

OWNER of: "The famous," Hog Penny Pub, Fisherman's Reef Seafood Restaurant and M.R. Onions, Restaurant & Bar, "A fun place to eat and drink".

CRUISE STAFF, Holland America Cruise Line: 3 World Cruises + OTHERS.

Owner of South Pacific Distillery , Nelson , N.Z. Winner of bronze Medal for our Rum , at RumFest 2000, held in Barbados.

Spent 20 years down under, in Nelson, New Zealand and moved back to Bermuda in 2014.

My lovely wife is Dutch and has the clogs to prove it! She has lived in N.Z. for 35 years and decided she wanted to live somewhere warm. So here we are!!!!!

Brian Hetzel purchased this estate in 2014

Why Brian Hetzel chose Bermuda

A rather large property that was in need of some T.L.C. ! It is the first property we looked at 4 years ago this month, while on holiday in 2012.. It lingered on the market due to it size and the amount of work needed to bring it back. Built in the late 1960's and after looking at it, we just knew it was too big for just the two of us. When we returned in 2014 we looked at over 60 houses for sale but none had the charm and character that this house has. It is well off the main road in a quiet neighbourhood, has a view to die for and is East of Hamilton. It is close to my golf club, not that I've had much time for golf as of late! We've been very busy restoring this, "oldish" sort of LADY. It has truly been a labour of love, so to speak. We've still lots to do on our side of the house but the suite and the apartment are now looking first class. The pool area has been completely redone as have all the decks and outdoor space. Our friends just love it and we are certain you will too!.

At present 01/2017 we are presently installing a new custom kitchen, we have also raised the ceiling in the foyer by 1 metre, added a new Powder Room, with plumbing off the foyer. This space has all been re-tiled with a highly polished Italian tile. Foyer and living areas have been refurbished also.

What makes this estate unique

Close to the Airport, so NO $70 or $80 cab fare. Approximate fare $25

Half way between Hamilton and St. George. 15 min to Hamilton 20 min to St. George.

Off the main road.

Quiet neighbourhood

Stunning views.

Free WiFi.

Free dedicated Laundry, plus ironing facility.

Hair Driers.

Walk to the beach 5 min.

Supermarket 3 min. away.

Golf 5 min away.

Churches 3 to 7 min away.

Restaurants 4, within 7 min.

Fishing of the rocks, 5 min. walk.

Tennis, Squash, Golf driving range plus putting mats.

Lovely indoor/outdoor pool with Chaise Lounges, umbrellas and tables.


If you're a B & B guest you'll be amazed at your Breakfast.



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Smiths in Bermuda

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Watch Hill Manor Brineke Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Modern, all new.
    La Garza B&B Suite B/R #2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , This bathroom is for B/R #2 if required for 2 B/R suite.
    La Garza B & B Suite B/R #1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , NOTE This bath/r has shower ONLY
    Pool Bathroom & Changing Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Should you require a late check out, you may use this B/rm
  • The La Garza B&B Suite Bathroom is a three quarter bathroom which is fully tiled. It contains an enclosed shower with excellent water pressure, a large vanity with plenty of space for personal effects, an eco flush toilet and heated towel rack. Quality towels, soaps & shampoos are supplied. Hair dryer supplied. Bathroom #2 for B & B suite: modern fully tiled with tub/shower. Excellent water pressure. large vanity plus shelf for cosmetics etc.. . Watch Hill Manor Apartment Bathroom is a full bathroom and has recently been renovated. It is totally tiled with a bathtub with overhead shower, vanity, toilet and heated towel rack. All Bathrooms have the following; Quality towels, soaps & shampoos conditioner are supplied. Hairdryers supplied. Shower caps and make-up remover. The Outdoor Swimming Pool area has its own large three quarter bathroom; toilet, vanity, shower and changing facilities. You may use this ,if you require a late check out to shower and change.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • B&B B/R #1 La Garza Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , May be split into two King Singles if needed.
    B&B B/R#2 La Garza Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Bedroom if required, for La Garza Suite
    Brineke Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , Note: This B/R is to the self-contained 1 bedroom apartment.
  • La Garza B&B Suite. This is a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom OR 2 bedroom,2 bathroom suite which is in the main portion of the house and has its own private entrance and security. The unit comprises of a large bedroom, King bed or 2 x single beds with fabulous South Shore views. Second Bedroom if required has a Queen size bed and is Garden view. Air Conditioned throughout. Cool/Heat Note: You may have this at a reduced rate if you do not require the breakfast. i.e. $10 per day less per person. Watch Hill Manor Brineke Apartment. A newly renovated, self contained air conditioned modern apartment with its own security. The bedroom contains a queen bed, side cabinets, vanity and mirror and a large built in wardrobe. From the window, one has a stunning view of the ocean and South Shore coast. Note: This apartment is for 2 persons ONLY as we do not add beds or sofas.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We also will provide you with all soaps, shampoos and shower caps plus, make-up remover. Free laundry detergents We will drive you to the supermarket and restaurants that are within our area. Beach chairs and umbrella for the beach. We provide both beach and pool towels. If you wish a LARGE beach towel you may use this but must give a $20 Deposit which is returned when you return the towel (s)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Beach, Tennis, Squash, In/outdoor Pool, Golf driving range with putting mats.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to do a long "empty nester" weekend get away before all the kids were back for the holidays.

We chose Watch Hill Manor after seeing pictures of the beautiful tennis court and views. We also chose it because it had it's own separate kitchen where we could eat breakfast in and make up our own picnic lunches, thereby saving lots of money. The proximity to the beach and largest wildlife park on the Island were a plus.

What we did not expect was the UNBELIEVABLE hospitality of our hosts, Brian and Ineke. Brian has a long career in the hospitality business (amongst other things), and that experience has made him the best host we have ever had the pleasure of staying with.

Brian is a native Bermudian, and without him, we never would have seen the places/secret spots the beautiful Island has to offer, nor would we have eaten at some of the fabulous restaurants he had recommended.

The apartment was spic and span clean and adorable. It had every accommodation you could possibly want, including a wonderful welcoming bottle of wine and snacks! You may want set an alarm clock to wake up in the morning- the room is so dark and quite, the bed and linens devine.... you could sleep away the morning and not know it!

We highly recommend staying at the wonderful Watch Hill Manor. You will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bryans was perfect. From the moment we booked this accommodation Bryan and Ineke reached out and we're incredibly helpful. Every morning we were greeting with outstanding breakfasts and suggestions on how to spend our day. If you are contemplating booking this place just do it and thank me after.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam & Julia, Thanks you both for taking the time to write a review for us and also, thank for the positive comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and do hope you will come for a longer period next time. We definitely need to get you on Mid Ocean Club, plus spend a bit of time on our, "SPECIAL", beach. Looking forward to seeing you both in the not to distant future. Warm regards, Brian & Ineke
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Wonderful Host with Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about Brian and Ineke's hospitality. We stayed in the B&B for six nights and did not want to leave! The property has gorgeous views and is very close to John Smith's Bay Beach. Most days we had the beach to ourselves which was even better. The pictures do not do the unit justice. It is extremely clean and bright. And the breakfast.......WOW! Delicious and filling. Brian also helped us to obtain reservations at restaurants and went out of his way to drive us to dinner. We also enjoyed sipping on Brian's rum swizzles and chatting by the pool. Brian and Ineke went above and beyond our expectations going into this vacation. We highly recommend staying at Brian and Ineke's. We are already looking forward to our return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Paradise Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! From the moment we arrived at the property and were met by Brian and Ineke, we were pampered and treated like kings and queens. The 2 suites were tidy and clean and well stocked, and the property is GORGEOUS! (perfect for 4 of us as my wife and I had the 1 BR apartment and my college age girls had the B&B suite, so we each had our own space). We were most impressed with the unbelievable breakfast that Brian served every day. Trust me folks, Brian knows what he is doing, having been in the hotel industry the better part of his life, and owning and running a couple places in Bermuda! You would be making a big mistake not to get the breakfast. What wonderful hosts they are! We were delighted to share Ineke's birthday with her as well. Brian is very helpful and knows all the places to eat, and even made our arrangements for restaurant reservations and cab drivers, as needed. He even drove us to the store a couple times! This is by far the best place I have ever stayed at at ANY of the 6 islands I have visited. We rented scooters for 4 (of the 8) days and visited all the major south shore beaches and also saw the aquarium/zoo (well worth it!) and motored up to St. Georges one day for lunch at Wahoo Grill, yum! (I recommend the scooters for a few days to get the "real feel" of the island but be very careful, watch your mirrors a lot for impatient motorcycles and cars passing you, and pull over at bus stops to let traffic pass). We even took a day trip (cab to Hamilton, then ferry over) to the Royal Dockyard and my girls swam with the Dolphins. What an experience! Folks, Bermuda is a beautiful, clean, safe island and the folks are very friendly. Top it off with a visit to this beautiful estate, and the warmth and hospitality that the Hetzel's provide, and you have yourself an award winning vacation! And how can I forget the amenities! The pool is AMAZING! Tennis, driving range and squash court all right there at your fingertips! Well done Brian and Ineke, count on us being back! Cheers, Gary and Mary and Girls.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a dream come true! Exceeded our expectations by far!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Brian & Ineke were such amazing people! We were so happy to have met them!!! We found out that Brian makes the best Rum Swizzles on the island too! The Bed and Breakfast was so fancy, clean, and more than we expected! We had amazing views of John Smith's Bay. Wonderful sunrises! The pool was such an added bonus for us! This island stole my heart for sure! This was my second time visiting Bermuda, but my fiance's first & even he fell in love with everything! He loved fishing! I loved snorkeling! The turtles were my favorite! So many beaches to go to! Cliff jumping was so adventurous! Brian & Ineke really made this trip a dream come true! We will be back, and I mean that! Thank you Brian & Ineke for such a fantastic week! You have made it hard for all of us to be back home, that's for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walpole, MA USA

Two thumbs up for a wonderful VRBO and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the good fortune to stay at this lovely place. As other reviews have said, it is meticulously maintained, beautiful, quiet, and well run by Brian and Ineke. Brian and Ineke are very welcoming, hospitable, gracious, and wonderful hosts. The pictures are exactly what the place and accommodations look like. We enjoyed our chats with Brian and Ineke, learned about the local culture and history of the island while getting great information about the "must do's" of the island. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for Brian and Ineke we could only rent for 4 nights and then went off to a "resort" beach. We certainly missed Brian's great breakfasts and the personal touch we received while staying at Watch Hill. We highly recommend staying here and we look forward to our return, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Joan and Genevieve

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Beautiful and the guide Colin in very knowledgeable. "
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
"Great place to spend a morning or afternoon. "
Swizzle Inn
"Fun, but not my favourite."
Blue Hole Park
"Great place to explore and see what "Old Bermuda " looked like!"
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Castle Harbour Golf Club
"Now know as Tucker's Point. Good course but you must take a cart. "
Mickey's Beach Bistro & Bar
"A bit pricey but a great location with great food. "
Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club
"There is NO yacht club here????? "
The Hog Penny
"Not to be missed when in Hamilton. "
"Best selection and very good meats and produce. "
Ocean View Golf Course
"A nice challenge but a bit of a "Goat" track. "
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
"One of Bermuda's largest natural reserves. A great place to explore and only minutes from Wa..."
Devil's Hole Aquarium
Masterworks Foundation Gallery
"Worth the trip. Excellent!!!"
John Smith's Bay
"One of Bermuda's Premier Beaches "
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bermuda International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
North Rock Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Hamilton and St.George
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mid Ocean Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sul Verde
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
John Smith's Bay
Car: not necessary

Watch Hill Manor is located in a very quiet area of Smith's Parish which is well off the main road. The neighbourhood is up-market and has very nice surroundings and stunning views.

It is very central to Hamilton and the town of St. George. We have 3 bus routes that pass by the house, all within 3 to 5 min walk from the gate.

Beaches, supermarkets,churches, restaurants, golf all within minutes away by moped.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a 10 min walk away where one can meander along viewing flower and fauna, birds, and wild life. One can also see the Parrot Fish feeding on the reef and in Spring whales just out off of the reef line.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Smiths, North America

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1 Mar 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

CLEANING FEE Less 5 Nts £80

Full refund given if cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival date.

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