If you've ever rented online and wondered if the place would look like the pictures -have no fear with this one. The online pictures don't begin to do justice to what 11 Oceanside is really like. The place and the views are drop-dead gorgeous. I can't imagine a more perfect location anywhere on the island. The place was easy to rent and all communication with the owner Richard was easy and stress free. He responded to my emails often within hours and answered all my questions regarding the property and the island. He arranged for a driver to pick us up and drop us off at the airport, The unit is centrally located on the island which makes it easy to get around. The unit is spacious and immaculately clean. The kitchen is well appointed with everything that you would need. The bed is comfortable and linens high end. In the unit is a large binder with everything you need to know about the island, what to do and see and where to eat. The fact that a local cell phone was left in the unit to make dinner reservations with was a bonus making it easy all round. There was free wi-fi in the unit which allowed us to keep in contact with the kids at home without incurring dreaded international roaming charges. I would not hesitate to come back to this beautiful island and rent this same property again.
This gorgeous apartment has drop dead views from every room! The hosts are the kindest, most helpful people you will ever meet. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with quality cookware, equipment, serving pieces, etc. The weather was chilly and windy while we were there, but the perfect apartment kept it a bermudaful week! Karen recognized us in Hamilton - we felt like locals stopping for a sidewalk chat on Saturday morning! Be sure to bring comfortable shoes for the hilly walk from the main road - it isn't long and the scenery is great, but the wrong footwear could be problematic. We hope to return next year!
My husband and I just returned from a week in Bermuda and it was wonderful! This guest house was such a treat.
Prior to arriving, the host was kind enough to arrange airport pick-up from us from their current go-to taxi driver, Vincent. There is always some peace of mind when you enter a foreign country to know that there will be someone to greet you, so this was appreciated.
The home itself is exactly as shown in the pictures. The water views are so beautiful, we almost needed to pinch ourselves to believe it. It was a little chilly when we went (February), so we didn't use the pool very much (my brave husband jumped in a few times, though!), but I'm sure it would be well-used in the summer months.
A few little touches that we appreciated:
- the well-equipped kitchen included an OXO french press coffee maker. We brought our own coffee, which worked out well. They also have a Keurig, if that's your cup of tea :)
- worth noting was the high quality kitchen gadgets, most of which were OXO brand (right down to the ice cream scoop!)
- the sheets and towels were of very good quality (a small but not insignificant detail!)
- the host provided a very thoughtful 'welcome binder' which included lots of helpful information on things like Bermuda's bus system, and detailed information on how to use their TV/Apple TV system. Their helpful tutorial (with pictures) made it easy to figure out.
- the home was spotlessly clean and tidy. Our cleaning lady could take hints from theirs!
Richard and Karen were marvellous hosts. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return!
With breath taking views and the family dog Rosie for company, this spacious and modern villa made our first trip to Bermuda a truly special experience. Both Richard and Karen were very friendly and were ready to help us with anything we needed. The villa itself had all the essentials as well as a gas barbeque and Apple TV, giving us the opportunity to either cook outside looking out over the crystal clear Bermudian waters or to relax indoors watching our favourite films. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone thinking of visiting Bermuda. It is clean and comfortable and well located on the island to get to all of the best beaches. The stunning views it offers show off the beauty of this island and, if we ever find ourselves back in Bermuda, we would definitely stay here!
This property and the owners hospitality exceeded every excpectation that my wife and I had for our first trip to Bermuda together. A quite piece of Ocean-front heaven is what you get when you arrive here. The owners, Richard and Karen, could not have been more helpful or caring about our comfort and stay during our visit. The apartment comes with a well-equipped kitchen, modern decor, wi-fi, apple TV, excellent bedding, and a modern bathroom/shower......the heated towel rack was a great touch! Morning coffee in the adirondack chairs overlooking the Atlantic and sunset views were the perfect relaxing combination we needed. The owners take great care with nice touches of including bus/ferry tickets, travel guides, taxi driver recommendations, and restaurant suggestions. My wife and I are avid golfers and played at neighboring Port Royal Golf course 3 times during our stay.......world class golf with unreal views. Took trips to Dockyards and Hamilton on seperate days. On a rainy day take a trip to the aquarium-zoo in Hamilton which was a well spent couple of hours. If you are beach goers, take a nice walk (about 1.5 miles) to secluded West Whale Bay beach . This oasis is a small, pink-sand beach that is perfect for a picnic or hiking and will leave you feeling like you were on location for the movie Castaway. There are so many good restaurants to choose from, but our favorite was at Jasmine ( Fairmount Hotel), only 4 miles away. Overall, we had a great visit and will definetly be back for future visits. Thanks again to Richard, Karen, Jesse, and Rosie for making our week truely unforgettable!
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