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About Jody Place
We love Somerset Village! Both apartments with balconies are upstairs with its own entrances. We reside in downstairs apartment along with our Home Goods store. The community is very friendly. Lots to see and do if you enjoy the nature!
Jody Place purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Jody Place chose Somerset Village
In a quaint and romantic small Downtown. We believe you will enjoy our place if you travel for the purpose of promoting health and wellness through physical activities and relaxation including cultural experience. Sandys is the western most Parish. It's named after Sir Edwin Sandys who made large investments to colonize the parish in early 1600s. The parish name is pronounced as 'Sands'. Sandys has five islands that are joined by bridges. The islands are Ireland Island North, Ireland Island South, Boaz Island, Watford Island and the biggest of all, Somerset Island. The Royal Naval Dockyard where most of the cruise ships anchor, is located at Ireland Island North. Being farthest from the congested Hamilton City, the parish provides refreshing piece and serenity that are quickly disappearing in tourist populated Bermuda.
What makes this Apartment unique
To wake up every morning to the Beautiful picturesque blue water, sail boats, coconut trees, etc! Easy Access with Bermuda Public Transportation System! Least expensive, reliable, safe and convenient way to explore the Island. Buses and Ferries for Sandys, Bermuda Bus routes #7 and #8 connect Hamilton City and Sandys. Bus #8 is more frequent than #7 and takes the Middle Road in Sandys through the urban areas, while bus#7 takes mainly the scenic South Road. There are several ferry stops in Sandys that serve Hamilton City. 1) At the Dockyard - Few Bus Stops from EXIM Guest Apartment 2) At Watford Bridge - Walking distance from EXIM Guest Apartment 3) At Cavello Bay - Walking distance from EXIm Guest Apartment. This is located in Somerset island and is a lovely place. Buses won't go all the way. To reach the ferry stop, take Somerset Road, then Sound View Road and then Scott's Hill Road and go right up to the end. 4) At Somerset Bridge Wharf.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent property, location and area
Firstly, Jody is the perfect host, very helpful, always available, but also leaves you alone if you prefer. He kept us up to date, with good communications beforehand too, which we appreciated - a great personal touch.
We loved Bermuda, but we are also so pleased we stayed in this area. It is just what we wanted, a small community with all amenities. Buses and taxis were easy. The trip to Dockyard for the ferry was simple.
The people were amazingly friendly, with good tips, Fort Scaur being a real find, thanks to a jogger.
The property is clean, tidy, with everything you want. The road can be a little noisy, but it did not detract from a perfect stay. Bed, and bathroom are good, as is the kitchen, should you want to use it. Plenty of literature about the area is inside.
The highlight is sitting on the balcony, taking in the views. Perfect.
We would return without any question, and would recommend this apartment. If you look at it, don't be concerned, it is great :)
A great place for a Bermuda visit.
We thoroughly enjoyed Jody’s place - it was very clean, newly renovated, authentically and historically Bermudian. It is located on the shore line as well as on the major rd. which makes catching bus or taxi an easy thing. Jodi was the most hospitable and welcoming host. An occasional motorcycle could wake up a light sleeper if the balcony door was left open but our baby slept through it, like a good baby should!
We strongly recommend Jody’s place!!!
Vlad, Natalya & David
We loved our stay, with Jody and Cathy! We defineately plan to stay with them again. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for us. It was our first time to Bermuda, and it will defineately not be our last!
Judy and Bill
Our first time to Bermuda was memorable!
Jody and Cathy were the perfect hosts. We arrived to a friendly greeting and immaculate quarters. The location was great, and bus service was right out front. Bus passes were a great idea as we could jump on and off as we pleased. Also good for ferry rides! One gem we stumbled across was the boat tour that departed from the Country Squire Thursday morning. This free tour took us along the coast out to the HMS Vixen. Got to feed the fish and see a few sea turtles! The unit was comfortable, and had everything we needed. Thanks for a great stay!
Stay here. Seriously.
Where to begin?
My wife and I couldn't have been happier with this rental. It certainly met all of our expectations and then some. The space was clean, well appointed and very spacious. The bed was large and comfortable. Great AC and a terrific shower. The kitchen space was more than adequate for cooking, although we didn't do any of that.
LOCATION: We visited every corner of the island during our short stay, and Somerset is definitely the place to stay in our opinion. Getting around is relatively cheap and very, very easy using the bus system. The Dockyard was only a short walk away and we caught the ferry to Hamilton there one day. There are other great beaches within walking distance of the apartment, and we felt very safe and comfortable hiking around the area.
THE HOST: Jody and his lovely wife were the best. Whenever we ran into Jody he was quick to check to make sure we had everything we needed and accommodate any special request we may have had. He even showed up with a delicious apple loaf one morning. Seriously, the dude brought us breakfast. When we needed an early cab to get back to the airport, he was at our door at 5:30am to make sure we got in our cab on time.
My wife and I travel the Caribbean every year and we've never encountered this level of hospitality. We WILL be staying here again.
BERMUDA IN GENERAL: An awesome island only surpassed by the awesomeness of it's residents.
Very well cared for property at a beautiful location in Bermuda
The property is located on the waterfront with a small balcony overlooking a bay, great for breakfast in the morning. There is a bus stop right in front of the house, convenient for those using public transport. Inside, the property is true to its website pictures. It is well laid out, well cared for and tastefully decorated with a full complement of modern appliances. It is an open plan with bedroom, living room and kitchen areas. The ceiling has exposed beams which we found quite charming.
But even more than the property, we were impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of Jody, Cathy and their associates. They arranged to pick us up at the airport and return us there for our flight back. They responded quickly and helpfully to any queries both while arranging the stay and while we were there. All told a great overall experience. We would most certainly want to stay there again when we return for another visit to Bermuda
Naval Royal/Dock Yard, Maritime Museum, Fort Scaur, Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Smallest Draw Bridge in the World, Hog Bay
We LOVE "Hog Bay": This is one of the best kept secrets of the island and very few know about the beach. It is located in Sandy's parish.
So why is Hog Bay Beach so unknown in Bermuda? Because you need to walk quite a bit through a rocky and wooded trail to get to it, and it is only a beach at low tide. During high tide, the beach disappears completely. So the beach is usually available for you to enjoy only for about four hours a day. But for us that's a privileged exclusivity for four long hours, and we thoroughly enjoy the walk through the trail as well. It's a tiny beach at low tide and a beautiful area for swimming and snorkeling. At low tide, the shallows extend some 300 meters into the sea, and is excellent for snorkeling. But you should get hold of a tide chart to time your visit correctly. You can get a tide chart in the website weather.bm for any day.