1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2
Property Manager/Owner Lisa Quinn-Brown
About Property Manager/Owner Lisa Quinn-Brown
I'm Lisa, I'm an artist. I paint mostly in watercolour, but also love to work in pastel and acrylics. I'm known for my large, oversized floral paintings, landscapes, seascapes and graphic architectural pieces. I studied Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design then moved to Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia where I obtained my BFA and Teaching Certification. I taught highschool art for several years, then taught private art lessons at my studio for many more years. My husband's name is Charles. We married in 1996 and moved into our cute little cottage in Southampton, overlooking the beautiful South Shore. We were both born and raised in Bermuda, Charles was raised in Spanish Point, I was raised in Southampton. When Charlie proposed I told him I could never leave Southampton, so he agreed to move to my parish, a very wise decision indeed! A year or so after we married, we built my gorgeous art studio and enjoyed many years of exhibiting my paintings and hosting visitors from all over the world. That was an era in the history of our property that we had so much with and reflect on often. One day during a magazine interview I was asked what I would be doing if I were not an artist working in my own gallery. Without hesitation I responded that I would be running my own B&B. With a passion for hospitality and having been raised in the hotel industry, this was a natural path for me to take. When the opportunity presented itself we ran with it. The Lisa Quinn Studio became Villa Lisa! What a labour of love it is! We truly are enjoying the best of both worlds - hosting fascinating people from all over the world and still exhibiting my artwork. My husband, Charles, works for the Bermuda Govt and is also an avid gardener and cook. He is constantly serving us little impromptu treats for our guests, as well as beautifying our property. We love to travel, but also love to return to home to this beautiful island and sip wine on our balcony.
Why Property Manager/Owner Lisa Quinn-Brown chose Southampton
Location, location, location! We're in the perfect spot! Southampton is a beautiful parish. You can walk to several beaches from our Villa! You can relax on the balcony before and after dinner and just gaze at the statuesque Gibbs Hill lighthouse, it's mesmerizing! Then just face the other direction and gaze at the ocean. Our property is tucked away in a hill, it's in a secluded, private location, but not too remote at all. We have lots out outdoor, garden space to relax in, including three porches. The shrubbery nestles you in while the birds chirp sweetly overhead.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was so good I don't want to let anyone else know about it. Lisa gets 1000 stars from us. Lisa and Charlie, our hosts were magnificent. It's the only place we'll ever stay in Bermuda.
A Very Special Retreat!
A Very Special Retreat
My husband and I just returned from a most relaxing 4 night stay at Villa Lisa. Bermuda is a favorite getaway for us as it is short flight from New Jersey, so this our 5th visit to the island. During our past visits we have stayed at CocoReef in Piaget and the Reefs (just down the road from Villa Lisa).
Although both hotels offer fine accommodation we were looking for a more private setting with the comforts of home. Villa Lisa far exceeded our expectations. Lisa & Charlie go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, enjoying the beauty of their residential Southampton location. I am in complete agreement with all the praise noted in the previous reviews. Although we have stayed at several VRBO homes this was unique because of the overwhelming hospitality of the hosts and the ideal location.
Lisa is a wonderful host. The. cottage is charming and as represented in the pictures and descriptions. The location is great but you probably need to rent a car or scooter to see the rest of the island. (It looks like there is good bus service, but we did not use it.)
There are tennis courts a few hundred feet away and the beach is across the street. We had a very relaxing time. Lisa and her husband Charles took very god care of us.
William and Lidia were wonderful guests, extremely polite and friendly. We enjoyed seeing their smiling, happy faces everyday! They really took to our villa and our neighbourhood and they enjoyed all that was available at their fingertips - from the nearby beaches, restaurants and most definitely the tennis court! I'm sure they are ready for Wimbledon by now! :)) They were simply easy-going, happy-go-lucky people and we really enjoyed hosting them.
“Villa Lisa”, a little bit of Paradise!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at “Villa Lisa”. It was a beautiful cottage and a warm, welcoming space to enjoy beautiful Bermuda! Being perched high on a hilltop, with multiple outdoor spaces, we were able to enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor and the lighthouse while sipping coffee, wine and dark and stormies(all provided by Lisa). The fridge was stocked with all kinds of food items for breakfast and snacking and also a plethora of liquid refreshments! Lisa and Charlie thought of absolutely everything that you could want or need. The newspaper was there every morning, along with other special surprises, like flowers and Johnny bread , buttered and warm! Lisa and Charlie are such wonderful hosts! Lisa arranged for taxis to and from the airport, gave us rides to pick up our twizy, and even made dinner reservations for us! The cottage, which was formerly Lisa’s art studio and classroom, was filled with her beautiful artwork! We feel fortunate to have found this place and to have had the pleasure of meeting two wonderful people, Lisa and Charlie! We highly recommend staying here. We will definitely return again!
Carol and Steve were wonderful guests. It was truly an honour to host this warm, friendly couple. We really enjoyed our conversations with them and we particularly enjoyed seeing how much they enjoyed relaxing in our villa. We really encourage our guests to make the villa their home for the time they are there and it just pleased us to no end to see Carol and Steve do just that. Carol and Steve seemed to navigate our island with such ease and comfort and toured it extensively. They were by far one of the tidiest couples we have EVER encountered. Our villa was left in pristine condition everyday! Easy-going, no-fuss, respectful, polite, kind, friendly, happy and fun are adjectives I would use to describe this couple. We were super impressed with them! Villa Lisa seemed to be the perfect respite for them and we would love to host Carol and Steve again - at the drop of a hat!
The perfect location for a bird’s eye view of Bermuda!
If you find yourself coming back to this proprerty with your finger hovering over the “request to book” tab, I am here to tell you to click the button!! When you stay at Villa Lisa, you will find that the hosts, Charles and Lisa, have thought of your every need and some wants that you didn’t even know that you had! The home is lovingly decorated with original art (Lisa’s), is immaculate and fully stocked with practical & luxurious amenities (hair dryer, robes, very nice bathroom products, wine,water, milk, coffee, fresh bread and more). The bedding is as nice as what you will find in a luxury hotel as are the towels and linens. There is a TWIZY outlet available right outside your door, which is very convenient. The home is airy and light with at least three indoor/outdoor spaces to enjoy amazing views of the Ocean, Gibbs Lighthouse & adorable neighborhoods. Truly, if I could still be sitting on the upstairs deck, I would be! The property affords a great deal of privacy & yet is around the corner from great restaurants and attractions. Lisa and Charles are very generous with their “insider information” and, if wanted, will give you excellent ideas for every day of your stay. There are a lot more perks and warm hearted gestures that the hosts provide, but I don’t want to give their sweet surprises away. If you choose this property, you will be so happy with yourself!
Oh my gosh Laurie and Hoz! What a heartwarming, beautiful review! All I can say is that we had the most wonderful time hosting you both and watching you enjoy our villa and our property. Nothing brings us more pleasure than to see our guests feeling relaxed and at home at Villa Lisa! The two of you made it so easy with your friendliness and your kindness. Hands down, you must have won the award for "Most Adventurous", leaving no stone on our intricate little island unturned! We missed you the minute you left and would have you back in a heartbeat!
Wishing you more happy and safe travels!
Lisa and Charlie
Perfect villa in the best location!
We loved staying at villa Lisa! It was spotless and comfortable! It was in the perfect location, in walking distance to all of the beautiful beaches and many restaurants. The views from the villa are beautiful. There’s also a twizy charger at the property. Lisa and Charles are very friendly and helpful in making sure you enjoy your stay. They even stock you up with some food, snacks, and beverages, which is very generous of them. They take care of all the little details, which we’ve never experienced in any resort we’ve stayed in. We’ll definitely return!