Studio Apartment close to the beach
About Lorna Wilson
Married 30 years with an adult daughter (Tiara) and son (Trysten). Our grand daughter (Bella) came into our lives about 2 years ago and has been the blessing we have longed for. My husband, Greg is a watch maker and gemologist. Our daughter, Tiara has followed in his footsteps as a jeweler. Hence, Gemstones is the name of our home. We built this home and completed it in 1998. However, we have only been promoting Gemstones as a vacation alternative for the pass six (6) years. Coming from a hospitality background with over 42 years of experience we know how to greet, meet and enjoy people. At the same time offering a vacation home product like no other in Bermuda. We have a total of 4 units on this property which keeps us very busy. Greg is a professional chef and a very skilled boats man. So keeping me busy is only the half of it. We enjoy travelling especially with our family and very close friends. I invite you to read our reviews on our other listings, after a while you will know all about us. We are at your service.
Lorna Wilson purchased this Guest House in 1992
Why Lorna Wilson chose Southampton
Gemstones is a property that has all the qualities for large, medium and small families to enjoy. It is tucked away in an area of Bermuda called the Gold Coast overlooking the prettiest Private Beach called Crossbay Beach. Imagine someone placed you in the middle of the best resort area and said "have fun". The best restaurants, the kindest neighborhood, your own private beach with nature at it's best. You are right in the middle of three of the finest resorts Bermuda has to offer. All you have to do is bring your own groceries. You awake to the ocean and the sound of chirping birds everyday. You look out to sea and is amazed that God has created so many shades of blue. In the warmer summer months Longtail birds fill the skies. In the later evenings as the sunsets you watch the large cruise ships sailing on the oceans. Stay a little longer and you will be hypnotized by the beacon of Gibb's Hill Lighthouse.
What makes this Guest House unique
Location, location, location
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This absolutely the best location on the island! You can walk to your own private beach (one of the best beaches in Bermuda). You are centrally located so its a great place to start of your day exploring via scooter/twizzy, hop on the bus for a short ride into town or there are several resturants within walking distance!
Perfect stay by the most beautiful beach
We cannot say enough about Studio By The Sea. For a studio, it had everything we could ask for to make our stay fantastic. And the view is beyond description. A VERY short walk down over the steps and you are on the beach! With only limited exceptions, we had the entire beach to ourselves. It was spectacular.
The area is perfect for a couple. Several great restaurants with in a short walk. And we do mean short walk. The longest was no more than 10 minutes. Don't miss a dinner in the little restaurant under the lighthouse. Food was fantastic.
And don't fret about not having transportation (you cannot rent a car.) We used taxis all week and it worked out great. Went to the Dockyards, Hamilton (for Bermuda Day- fun) and St George's. All are unique and different.
Also, cannot say enough about Lorna and Gregg- they were fantastic hosts and we have not a single complaint.
We will surely come back to Bermuda- and without a doubt stay at Studio By The Sea again. A 100% sure thing for accommodations.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Studio by the Sea is our special place also. Tucked away in peace and tranquility. It helps that we love to cook. Small but just right for two people. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for your review.
Lorna and Greg were very nice and hospitable. Gas grill and charcoal grill on the beach! Laundry room available for guest use!
What you take to the beach you have to bring back from the beach. No grill set up on the beach but you can have your own party there. We appreciate everyone that cares for our beach. It only makes it better for everyone if the awareness is there for us all to enjoy. NO SERVICE yet.😉
Good Bermuda Introduction
Nice place to stay and wonderful hostess. The view from the Studio is stunning and you have access to a private beach and you are within walking distance of Horseshoe Bay and two major resorts (for restaurants) plus good local restaurant and pantry (Henry’s) at the top of the driveway. Great value for the dollar (whether US or Bermudian).
You are the top of the 5*rating scale when it comes to renters. THANK YOU for leaving our home in 1st class condition. And now this wonderful review. I am so glad you mentioned Henry's since they are such an asset in our neighbourhood and you showed appreciation. Actually most of our guests loves their service. THANKS AGAIN TIM.
Best Vacation Ever thanks to our host
Studio by the Sea was everything we hoped it to be. It offered a clean studio apartment with a comfortable king bed, enough kitchenware to make meals, fluffy bath towels, etc. One of the highlights was opening the french doors and letting the ocean breeze fill the apartment. We loved sitting outside the apartment and watching and hearing the ocean. We also had the treat of seeing whales. The beach is spectacular! Quiet, private and the prettiest blue water I have ever seen. Like swimming in a salted pool with waves.
Our host, Lorna, made our vacation very special with her warm and inviting personality. A real kindred spirit. I truly believe that without her touch, it would just be another place to stay at a beautiful beach.
I highly suggest reserving Sylvia for your taxi from and to the airport and any other special needs. She is marvelous! Not only does she have decent prices but shares a little bit about the island and very knowledgeable for the questions we threw at her.
I hope we get a chance to return, it was the best week!
For a minute I thought you guys was stealing the sunshine and then the sun came out. It was wonderful having you. I love how you were able to maneuver your vacation with ease. Hope to see you soon. Bring the family next time.
An ideal suite for a couple with access to a fabulous nearly private beach (and access to a more conventional beach cove if desired). Could not have asked for more for the kind of get-away-from-it-all vacation we wanted. I cannot think of an amenity that we needed that wasn't available. Thanks Lorna.
Great! Thank you.
Grandchild is not included but Bella was the one that stole your Skittles and jumped all over your bed.
Your wife is an amazing housekeeper. The unit was spotless. Come back anytime.