We came to Bermuda for the first time and were so pleased with our stay. We are well traveled and have stayed in a variety of accommodations. It was a wonderful spot for our needs.
Mike's unit is new, clean and private for his visitors. You have your own entrances, access to the pool and we never felt as if we were in his home, but rather that we had our own apartment. We went away leaving our kids for the first time and wanted a private, quiet..just "us" vacation. No fighting over pool chairs, etc. Perfect spot for us! The pool area and its views immediately make you forget your work and stresses at home. Breakfast outside, nightcaps, dip mid day…all at your doorstep! This positive cannot be emphasized enough. This is why you choose this spot.
The house inside is newly renovated/built and you can enjoy this as well. He has the basics for you, beach towels, bath towels. Nice additions in the kitchen too that you would forget at the market (i.e. coffee filters, coffee, tea, olive oil, pam spray). You bring the rest to your liking. Mike is available if you need for any help or questions, etc. He has maps and a binder for you to get some ideas from. Bermuda itself is limited in maps available, so I would print some basics from home/google maps of close ups of each Parish.
As to location…know where you are staying. It is less traveled and more secluded, but no less beautiful than other parts of Bermuda…I think you need a scooter to not feel remote. Scooter into St. George's easy & close. They will deliver it & pick it up for you at his place and I would highly recommend this. I wish I had done this in advance as we had 3 short days & why waste the time. Scooter down to Hamilton or the south beaches a good 45min away but hear this…you are on the East end. Cooper's island is spectacular. Beaches, views..unbelievable. St. Catherine's beach and Tobacco bay just as amazing. Easily you have 2 days worth of activities on the east end to enjoy. Then spend your other days on your mini road trips. Bus, ferries, taxis all other options. Just more $$ (taxi) or much more time consuming than we could afford. It is romantic and fun to explore where you want to go on your own. For this the location/scooter works for us!
Don't forget to open the windows and enjoy the breezes that come through the bedroom. While you just gaze at the beautiful views all around you!
Thanks for a wonderful stay! and I hope others enjoy the same!