|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
Sanctuary is a brand new, one bedroom, waterside apartment and is centrally located in an excellent residential area, close to the city of Hamilton.
Recently refurbished to a high standard you reach the entrance by steps down alongside the main house. The apartment is actually below the main residence and takes you to the waters edge where there is a large dock, often in use by the owner who is a keen fisherman.
Step through glass doors in to the light open plan living, dining and kitchen area, where you will find everything you need for a long or short stay.
The full sized washer and dryer are located in a room off the kitchen. This room also has a single bed and bedside table.
The separate bedroom has a Queen bed and a spacious area with a large desk, so is ideal for the business person as well. There is a TV and WIFI internet connection.
The modern bathroom, located off the bedroom has a good sized walk in shower. Beautiful original works of art enhance this peaceful space and are an added bonus for guests to enjoy.
For relaxing outside on the terrace day or night, there are chairs and tables and a BBQ for dining al fresco.
I'm an artist and writer and my husband Arthur is a realtor and charter cruising and fishing captain.
I paint and write to promote a more humane and peaceful world.
We are a boat loving family.
We are Bermudian but both went to university/college in England and feel strong ties to Europe because of our connections there. We also feel close the United States and Canada because of our proximity and cultural connections through our history.
We have three adult children, two of whom live very close to us and three grandchildren, and two ducks.
Monica Jones purchased this apartment in 1988
We live in Bermuda and all our lives dreamed of living near the water so that we could wake up every day and be able to look at and access the water.
We moved to this neighbourhood during the week of our 25th wedding anniversary and have never regretted the move, as we're close to the town of Hamilton, but in a very pretty quiet residential area.
The house was originally four apartments. We combined three apartments to make a home where we finished raising our three children, and now host our three grandchildren.
The downstairs apartment was an apartment for the lady who lived on the property for many years and helped us raise our children. It was then used by me as an art studio, but as our family contracted, space became available upstairs for my studio.
During 2014 we renovated the apartment downstairs to make it a holiday efficiency unit which is self contained and private and right beside the water of Mills Creek. It is only steps away from the boats which my husband and son charter and where our eldest son and his girlfriend live on a houseboat.
We love privacy, but also love to interact with people. We've had a couple of short term renters now in the apartment and are enjoying sharing the property and our love for Bermuda in all its colourful beauty.
We chose this property because waterfront properties in Bermuda rarely change hands outside families. We were fortunate that the former owner of this property was ready to downsize and none of his children wished to take on the property.
We fell in love with it because it's in a quiet friendly neighbourhood. It's private and yet when we walk on the lanes neighbours stop and offer a lift.
We love the outdoors and the idea of bringing the outdoors to our indoor life, so when we renovated the property, we incorporated a lot of sliding glass doors, to allow us to see and feel the outdoors, but also to allow fresh air and the breezes to circulate in our home.
We love the muted pastel colours of Bermuda and chose to decorate the outside and inside of the house to reflect these gentle colours -pale pink, turquoise, yellow and pale green, all melded together to integrate the home into Bermuda's beautiful landscape.
Sitting outside on the porches to enjoy the wind, the sounds of the birds, the distant hum of a lawnmower are all part of the magic of this beautiful property.
We look forward to sharing it with you.
My daughters and I stayed at The Sanctuary apartment for two weeks and loved every minute of it. Monica and Arthur are so welcoming and thought of everything to make our stay memorable. Monica arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport and she kindly bought some groceries to start us off. We had the use of a mobile phone which proved invaluable when we were out and about. It takes 25 minutes to walk to Hamilton, and we didn’t mind this at all because it is a lovely journey. A taxi to Hamilton is about $12. Hamilton has an abundance of shops and restaurants, and from Hamilton you can get a bus or ferry to different parts of the island.
The apartment has been tastefully renovated and it is bright and airy with lots of light. Set back a few yards from the waterfront, the views are lovely and we spent many hours on the front porch admiring the flowers, trees and wildlife that surrounded this oasis.
The apartment had everything we needed and we even had the opportunity of testing out the new barbecue that Arthur had bought. The pool was a fantastic bonus and we spent many relaxing days just lazing around the pool admiring the views of the boats on the water.
In summary, this was one of the best holidays we’ve had, Bermuda is a wonderful place. Our stay at The Sanctuary was a home from home and we will be returning again to recharge our batteries. Thank you for your hospitality Monica and Arthur.
The host was very helpful in setting up our vacation. She provided some basic food items and the apartment was very comfortable, spacious, and clean. There was a nice area for sitting outside. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were comfortable. Our host connected us with a driver who picked us up each day and took us to our destination. I would recommend this apartment if you want quiet and to be a little out of the hustle and bustle of Hamilton.
This elegantly furnished apartment is tucked away in a secluded and private part of Pembroke. It's close to the city of Hamilton with dining and local museums. It's also close to the beach at Admiralty Park, nearby buses and ferries offer the visitor convenient rides to the Historic town of St. George's and Dockyard and popular and beautiful South Shore Beaches and Cooper's Island Nature Reserve.
Sanctuary Marine (http://www.sanctuary.bm), which offers high and mid range priced fishing, snorkelling, diving and custom in shore and offshore dinner, lunch and sunset cruising and marine experiences is based on the property. Guests hosted in Sanctuary Apartment are offered preferred pricing for trips.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.