About the property
- Apartment640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
Mangrove Bay, BUS STOPS, FERRY, Bar & Restaurants, Pharmacy, Banks, Shops
PRIVATE Romantic Getaway!!!
SUMMER IS HERE :) COME AND EXPERIENCE OUR BEAUTIFUL BEACHES WITH PINK SAND, TURQUOISE WATER, BLUE SKY AND CLEAN AIR. THEN, ENJOY COMING BACK TO OUR APARTMENT AND FEEL LIKE HOME....HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
OUR APARTMENT IS EQUIPPED WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD FIND IN A HOME...FULL KITCHEN, DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS, KING SIZE BED, FLAT SCREEN TV, A/C, BATHROOM/SHOWER, SITTING ROOM AND BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE PICTUREQUEST MANGROVE BAY :)
Overlooking Mangrove Bay, Somerset Village, Sandys where you can relax and enjoy the simple way of life 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.
EASY ACCESS TO BUSES AND FERRIES with Bus Stops just about right in front of the Building from both traffic directions and Ferry Station around the corner.
Steps away from BEACHES!!!
Jet Ski, Boating, Kayaking, Scooter Rental is across the street.
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- english, Thai
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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, READY TO SERVE WITH OUR FIVE STARS SERVICE :) 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. To wake up every morning to the Beautiful picturesque blue water, sail boats, coconut trees, etc!
What makes this Apartment unique
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The beauty, the view were only surpassed by the care of the owners!
The rental was clean and well maintained , everything and more than we expected!!
Jody and Cathy do a great job making you feel welcome and right at home. It was very easy to relax and see the sites . Their recommendations and knowledge of the island give you the ability to dive into the local scene and really experience the best of Bermuda! We hope to return next year. Many thanks Bob and Judy
Perfection in Paradise 6 STARS
Bermuda is an amazing place but right from the start staying with Jody and Cathy made it a vacation That we will never forget. Right from the start when they arranged a taxi to meet us at the airport we arrived at their apartment which became our home in Bermuda for the next eight days. The apartment was better than described in VRBO, right near the bus stop, overlooking mangrove harbor, beautiful blue water in a small village that was not too busy but just busy enough.Despite rather poor weather the apartment and it’s accommodations gave us a homebase to return to every day. It made everything we needed easily accessible.
Bermudians are the friendliest people we have ever met in the world. Jody and Cathy were the excellent ambassadors to this island paradise and our unforgettable vacation. We will definitely be returning to Mangrove Harbor and hopefully staying again with Jody and Cathy.
Very lovely and conveniently located.
Had a delightful time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Just got back to the States after staying at RSVP for a week. Although I don't generally write reviews for vacation rentals, the reviews I read before choosing this studio apartment were so helpful to me that I decided to write one. RSVP is roomy, has a very nice view of Mangrove Bay, is extremely convenient to the bus stop (maybe a 2- minute walk) and is located away from the more touristy parts of Bermuda. Walking at a slow pace, we made it to Long Bay Beach -- an uncrowded, non-touristy beach -- in about 10 minutes. A grocery store is about 5 minutes away on the bus., a good restaurant is across the street, and a great restaurant is about a 15 - minute slow walk away. Jody and Cathy -- the owners -- are extremely helpful. Because Somerset Village is located on the far western side of Bermuda, it can take awhile to get to other parts of Bermuda, but we thought that the non-touristy feel of Somerset far outweighed that. Plus, we enjoyed taking the ferry to Hamilton and St. George's. We felt that we got more of a feel for the authentic Bermuda than we would have had we stayed elsewhere. I highly recommend RSVP.
Modern studio apartment with gorgeous views of Mangrove Bay
It was a pleasure to stay at Jody and Cathy's apartment in Somerset. The location is perfect, walking distance to a beautiful sunset beach as well as a waterfront restaurant, Breezes, with tables on the sand. There is easy access to buses and ferries and the charm of being in a lovely village with a pub, a pharmacy and a few other stores. The apartment itself is well-designed and has everything one might need. There is an outdoor terrace overlooking Mangrove Bay as well as views from the living room windows. Jody and Cathy can arrange for transportation to and from the airport and make recommendations on things to do. A lovely final touch was Cathy giving us Bermuda 2017 t shirts when we left. We highly recommend this charming accommodation.
Sandys Beaches and Parks
Hog Bay Beach: This secluded beach is a hidden treasure. Not many know about this beach - one of the most exclusive Bermuda beaches.
Daniel's Head Park & Beach: Daniels Head spans across about 17 acres of coastal area. There are several beaches here, but only one has remained as a public beach. Others are privately owned by hotels. It's a great secluded beach and close to the dockyard. There are couple of operators at the public beach who offer excellent kayaks, snorkel and other watersports.
Hog Bay Park: Hog Bay Park is a 32 acres of unspoiled forest land and one of the new national parks of Bermuda.
Somerset Long Bay Beach and Park: It's a beautiful secluded beach in the western Sandys parish. There is also an adjacent park.
Snorkel Park: Located at Sandys parish, this beach is a great place for families and kids. This is also one of the great Bermuda beaches for snorkeling.
Ely's Harbor Bermuda: This is a picturesque harbor. It'll be on your left as you cross the Somerset Bridge which connects Bermuda's main island to Somerset Island. You can get there via Middle Road, west of Somerset Bridge.
Parson's Bay: This is a nice sheltered beach in Sandy's Bermuda and is quite popular with the locals particularly as a picnic spot. However the beach with its beautiful white strip of sand usually remains quiet most of the time. But there is no bus or ferry stop nearby. You will need to take your scooter or cycle to reach Parson's Bay. It is in Ireland Island and on the Lagoon road just before it becomes Craddock Road. The area is known as Lagoon Park.
Lagoon Park: A scenic park area named for the lagoon or the backwater having surrounding mangroves. It's a lovely place to relax and have a picnic. There are picnic tables in the park. With grassy lawns and adjoining coastline along the Great Sound, it has a scenic setting. The park is also a habitat for birds of different kinds. You will also see Easter lilies during Easter time. There is an adjacent valley area having the 19th century Royal Naval Cemetery. It has graves of many Royal Navy officers many of who died out of yellow fever. To reach the park from the dockyard, come south and cross the narrow Grey’s Bridge. Lagoon park is located at Ireland Island (South) in Sandys. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.
Black Bay Beach: There are several small beautiful public beaches that are usually more enjoyable during the low tides. In high tides, they tend to disappear. The beaches here are shallow and great for swimming. Black Bay is located on the northern side of Malabar Road in Ireland Island (South) and opposite to the Royal Naval Cemetery. Bus routes #7 and 8 stop at the Cemetery from where you can walk down to the beach.
Callaghan Bay: This is a nice beautiful beach just off the Somerset Road and at the beginning of West Side road. Bus #7 and #8 both stop here.
Sandys Bermuda Attractions
Royal Naval Dockyard: This is a dockyard and naval base built by the British in early 19th century. The cruise berths Kings Wharf and Heritage wharf are located here. The complex has a number of top tourist attractions.
Bermuda Maritime Museum: A fascinating story of Bermuda's maritime heritage captured in a 19th-century fortress at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
Dolphin Quest Bermuda: A fantastic Dolphin center in the Dockyard. If you have a dream to swim with dolphins, touch or feed them, there is no better place than the Dolphin Quest in Bermuda.
Bermuda Art Center: Located in the dockyard, this is a creative workshop of the talented local and resident artists. It exhibits wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, pottery etc.
Dockyard Glassworks: You will see how exquisite glassware items are made right in front of your eyes. There are many great pieces on sale too.
Destination Dockyard: On Mondays, Kings Wharf Dockyard offers nightly festival celebrations with fun filled activities. The event is known as Destination Dockyard.
Somerset Bridge: This is the smallest draw bridge in the world. It was originally built in 1620.
Palm Island: A beautiful tiny island on Ely's Harbor full of Palms and other plantation, and open to visitors during the day time. It's a nature reserve for birds and other wild animals.
Heydon Trust Bermuda - Park and Chapel
Spread across 44 acres of lush greenery, Heydon Trust is one of the largest Bermuda parks with old buildings and the smallest church in the island.
Fort Scaur and Park: Fort Scaur is located on a hilltop at Somerset. The fort was built in the 19th century by the British to defend attacks from Americans.
St. James Church: This is one of the most beautiful churches in Sandys parish Bermuda. It overlooks the ocean with a picturesque setting.
Simmons Ice Cream Factory and Variety Store: If you walk from St. James Church towards the Gilbert Nature reserve.
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