Dawn Zuill

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bed, 2 Bath 4-6 Sleeps Cottage With Private Garden

This centrally located two-bedroom two-bathroom cottage has its own garden and patio and is located in a complex with a swimming pool and laundry facilities. There is also a pullout couch in the large living room, making it a perfect getaway for a family or group of friends looking for an affordable getaway in beautiful Bermuda.

  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Dawn Zuill

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The owners of Turtle Cottage are Bermudians whose families have called Bermuda home for generations. They bought Sunset Lodge apartments ten years ago, aware of its history as one of Bermuda's best known small hotels before it was converted into apartments. Now they are thrilled to be offering it to Bermuda's visitors again and look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful island home.

Dawn Zuill purchased this cottage in 2002

Sunset Lodge is located in Bermuda's central parish of Pembroke, meaning it is close to the island's capital of Hamilton, but far enough away to be a relaxing and peaceful haven for those who want a place to kick back. It is close to Admiralty House Park, once the headquarters of the Royal Navy in Bermuda, but now a beautiful park, at the centre of which is scenic Clarence Cove, one of the North Shore's prettiest beaches. Sunset Lodge was once a favorite destination for entertainers and musicians performing in Bermuda and also boasted a well known nightclub.

Turtle Cottage is the perfect getaway for families and groups of friends wanting an affordable vacation in Bermuda with the option of eating in or out. Tastefully decorated, this apartment has two spacious bedrooms, a large living room with pull-out couch, a spacious kitchen and dining area, a private garden and separate patio with views of the North Shore. For the business visitor, Turtle Cottage is a cost effective place to stay close to Hamilton, Bermuda's bustling commercial center. Air conditioned with Cable TV. There is a laundry facility on site.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Get Away With Friends And Family
Bermuda Caribbean


  • 3 of 5
could use some updating. Nice location. Lovely local beaches close by.apartment had everything we needed .could have done without the ants inside the bedrooms.

but some updates would be very beneficial.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne
We are in the process of making upgrades to Turtle Cottage and appreciate your thoughts.
Bill and Dawn
Get Away With Friends And Family
Bermuda Caribbean


  • 5 of 5
Upon arriving in Hamilton and finding our accommodations that were previously booked for myself and a friend, were less than adequate, I jumped on vrbo and contacted the property owner for this cottage.
Firstly - I had a response within minutes (which was perfect considering I was on a SHORT time line!) Not only were we in the property within 2 hours, we were driven there by the owner with clean sheets and a gracious welcome! Bill was a fantastic host and I couldn't be more appreciative for his efforts.
The property has 2 spacious bedrooms with plenty of pillows and a very comfortable mattress. Each bedroom has it's own A/C unit which comes in handy when traveling with others, as well as an A/C unit in the living space. The tv and sat channel options were great and kept us occupied during the one night of rain we had. The kitchen, complete with blender, toaster oven, pots and pans of all sizes, plenty of dishes and cutlery, was perfect for making breakfasts, lunches and dinners at home. This space was the perfect distance from downtown Hamilton, involving a short bus ride into town. (The bus stop is a 3 minute walk from the front door.) It is a very safe area with 2 local shops around the corner for all your basic needs (water, snacks, cereal, alcohol, milk, eggs, etc)
I would love to stay in this property again the next time I visit Bermuda and will be in touch. Thanks again Bill (and Kelly) for your help! The place was perfect and we hope to see you again soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Get Away With Friends And Family
Bermuda Caribbean
Summit, NJ


  • 2 of 5
We were a family of 5 staying 4 days for Thanksgiving 2013

The place :
As said in other reviews, the place is out of the city, quiet, 15 mn from Hamilton with bus stop 2 mn from the house. This bus take you to the central bus station where you can take another bus to the rest of the Island. Off the beaten paths, but some may like to be on another line of bus, more central.
BTW You CAN'T consider hiking on the island because there is generally no sidewalks and roads are very narrow. Bus, Taxi or Scooter rental.

You have a great view on the sea from around the cottage, but no access to the beach.

The house :
Probably the house was a really nice place some months (years) ago. The decoration is nice, the 2 beds are alright, ...
But we had the surprise to find a place not completely cleaned and working :
- you don't want to open the kitchen closets, the dishes and silverware had to be cleaned before use, some napkins used as decoration on a high table were disgusting , ...
- The fridge is rusty,
- The coffee machine/pot had probably disappeared since last review.
- One of the shower was not working, the other one barely... but bathroom were clean.
- Beds smell and are humid (which is usual on a island), but if you are a little sensible to odors...
- The bed couch was broken and I had to fix it before we can sleep in.
- The pool (especially around the pool) is not finished, water was full of leaves, ...

An we also had good surprises :
- The lady (Isabella ?) who picked us up at the airport was so nice, took us to the supermarket, did whatever she could to help.
- The Bermudians are very persons, the Island is beautiful, full of History, ...

We know that prices are very high in Bermuda, but it's actually not worth the money we spent.
Before considering renting this cottage, be sure that it has a full renovation !
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Get Away With Friends And Family
Bermuda Caribbean


  • 5 of 5
Seashell Cottages is a little off the beaten path, but comes with some Huge plusses. Turtle Cottage had 2BR/2BA, walk-in-closets, a full kitchen, living/dining room, almost 1000 square feet of space, AC units, an outside patio, a backyard, pool, and laundry facilities, wireless access and cable TV.
This place was perfect for our 2 kids (7 & 9)! They had their own room, and enough space to run around outside taking pictures, or watching TV. Both loved jumping in the pool for 15-30 minutes after coming home from the day’s excursion.
The location is a bit off the beaten path but the bus into Hamilton stops right across the street and the ride is only 10-15-minutes. On Sundays and evenings, the buses don't run as regularly, so we took taxis for a cost between $8-$10 and a quick 5 minute ride.
Another advantage - Admiralty Park is only an 8 minute walk away and has a well-protected cove for swimming and lots of fish. On the other side of the cove, there was a little cave system that leads down to the water and is great for snorkeling (bring your own gear). As a bonus, there is a staircase right next to the bus stop that leads down to yet another cove where catamaran cruises anchor so tourists can go snorkeling.
If you don't mind not being in the middle of everything or right on the beach, this is a great place to stay. The property is well maintained, but looks like it could use a good power-washing. But honestly, the cottage is so fantastic it’s easy to overlook this. We also bought food and cooked breakfast and some dinners and this place was perfect for that. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. The only thing we could have used was a coffee pot, which it did not have, but it did have an electric tea kettle. The on-demand water heating systems worked well in the Bathrooms, but we had trouble with the one under the kitchen sink – the water never got warm.
The apartment was tastefully decorated with area rugs and art and we really felt like we were staying in a summer home rather than a hotel. We would definitely stay here again - it was perfect for us.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There is now a coffee pot in the kitchen - and hot water!
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Bermuda Caribbean
Columbia, SC


  • 5 of 5
Our first trip to Bermuda was so much fun thanks to the hospitality of the owners, Bill and Dawn. They included airport pickup which really reduced the stress of finding our way in a different country. The cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood, near a bus stop and is just adorable!! You will find a fully equipped kitchen, smartly decorated rooms, WiFi & cable TV plus very comfortable beds. It is a very spacious place with lots of closet space and large bathrooms. While there we purchased 7 day bus passes (1 hr to St. George and 1 hr Dockyard), we also used the Hamilton ferry often and a few cabs, depending on our time schedule. The bus stop is only a 1 minute walk away and about a 15 minute ride to the bus hub. From the bus hub, you can go any place in Bermuda. Take time to plan because bus & ferry schedules are not always in sync. That's when we used cabs and that can get costly. Food is quite expensive so we packed things like canned tuna, dry pasta, snacks, etc. and once there bought fresh items to add to it. I checked an extra "food" suitcase and used it for souvenirs on the return flight. With a teen, we saved so much money that way!! Take a tote for sandwiches, water, etc. The owners started us off with a really nice snack basket and took us to the market upon arrival. T

You can not go wrong staying at Turtle Cottage! Its near the bus/ferry hub, centrally located to all attractions and has all the amenities of home. This was one of the best trips we have ever taken due to the fact that the owners made sure we were comfortable with our surroundings, had plenty of info on Bermuda, and were only a call away if we needed anything. We hated to leave. Our family is already talking about returning next year and renting not only this cottage but also their cute one bedroom apartment. Thank you again, Bill and Dawn for an awesome trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LF Wade International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Clarence Cove, Admiralty House Park
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles

Sea Shells is located within walking distance of Clarence Cove, located in beautiful Admiralty House Park. It is five minutes from Bermuda's capital, Hamilton which has terrific restaurants, shops and museums. It is ten minutes from almost all of Bermuda's beaches, golf courses and other major tourist attractions. For the business visitor, Sea Shells is convenient for all of Hamilton's companies. It is on a bus route to Hamilton, making sightseeing easy if you don't want to rent a bike.

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One-Time Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300
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Notes Turtle Cottage is available to visitors on a long or short term basis. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
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Bermuda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and french doors ope
    Second bedroom - 1 double , The second bedroom has access to its own bathroom
    Living room - 1 double , Pullout couch
  • Two large bedrooms and sleeping room in the living room make Turtle Cottage perfect for families and groups of friends. Mom and Dad have plenty of privacy with their own bathroom and patio. Both bedrooms have ample storage.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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