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Stephen Martin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

'Sand Dollar' Beach Front Two Bedroom Cottage right on Marley Beach .

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 Bedrooms, living/dining rm, full kitchen open plan. Beach and ocean views!

'Sand Dollar' is a gem at Marley Beach, Bermuda. Located on the hillside overlooking Marley Beach and a long stretch of shoreline, the views will take your breath away, and Marley Beach is a short walk down a path and some steps away!! The two bus stops are at the bottom of the drive, and there are several restaurants and a convenience store within walking distance.

Availability is kept current and you can book online.

Recently refurbished, this two-bedroom rustic beach cottage with kitchen, living/dining room with flat screen cable TV, reverse cycle a/c throughout, two full bathrooms, is ideal for two couples or a family of four plus.. King size bed in the master bedroom and a king size bed (two twins) and a twin bed in the second bedroom.

There are unbelievable views from the master bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and just about everywhere. The patio has beautiful views of the ocean/beach.

To check availability, scroll to the bottom of this web page. You can book online!

About Our Location: Sand Dollar Beach Cottage is located at Marley Beach in Warwick. Many readers may be aware of the former cottage colony called Marley Beach Cottages that included Sand Dollar Beach Cottage which has been substantially upgraded.

Steps away from a beautiful and private beach, central to just about everything anyone could wish to do in Bermuda with convenient bus stops at the bottom of the driveway, restaurants within walking distance, golf, tennis, sightseeing and shopping only minutes away..... This is a rare gem in Bermuda for the visitor who doesn't want the large hotel stay and prefers to get out and do their own exploring and discovery while staying in one of the most romantic, private and spectacular settings in Bermuda!

Sunrises, Sunsets and Whales: Sand Dollar Beach Cottage faces south, and no matter the time of year or weather, the sunrises and sunsets are nothing short of spectacular!

Whale watching is wondrous in the springtime, with frequent sightings early in the mornings and early evenings during March, April, and sometimes into May. The whales are often within half a mile of the beach as they come in during the night to protect their young. You don't need binoculars to watch them frolicking, breeching and just cavorting in Bermuda's tranquil and protected waters.

During the summer months, the snorkeling on private Marley Beach is magical. You can even see scores of large parrot fish feeding on the reefs close in to the shore with your naked eye right from the terrace overlooking the beach.

IF YOU HAVE MORE PEOPLE: We also have a studio apartment next door. It's called Sand Pebble Studio apartment with kitchen, full bath, large bed/sitting room, patio and is suitable for two. You can view Sand Pebble on this website property number 400591.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Stephen Martin

Born and raised in Bermuda. Grew up at Marley Beach.

Stephen Martin purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Stephen Martin chose Bermuda

Sand Dollar Beach Cottage really grows on you. You can wake up in the morning and walk down to the beach with a cup of coffee or an exercise mat. Centrally located to all points on the island. I think it is a marvelous place.


based on 21 traveler reviews

'Sand Dollar' Beach Front Two Bedroom Cottage right on Marley Beach .
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Secluded gem close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a marvelous and well maintained rustic property that provides a wonderful beach getaway. Both the owner and his on-island representative, Gordon Henry, are very helpful. The stairs/pathway to the private beach is still being rebuilt after the hurricane of October 2014, but that's just an added bit of adventure that will be remedied soon. Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Milton, MA

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my sister and a friend for a getaway after an winter of endless snow in Boston. It did not disappoint.

As other reviewers have said, it really is a beautiful location with amazing panoramic ocean views above a tiny little beach that's usually deserted. The cottage itself was lovely, and very clean and well-kept. We spent evenings listening to the waves crash on the rocks while the peepers sang along with them. The bus at the end of the driveway provided an easy way to get to get to the beaches during the day and into Hamilton at night for dinner (though one night we just walked to the Swizzle Inn). Steve and Gordon were both great help along the way as we planned our trip. We couldn't have asked for more.

Thank you for a truly memorable experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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New York

Perfect for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 5 day getaway at Steve's Sand Dollar Cottage. Our two young kids (ages 4 and 1) had a great time. The 4 year old just loved playing in the pristine sand and the 1 year old just wanted to walk around the spacious air conditioned cottage. Everything you need is really there in the cottage except the food, but Steve and his good friend Gordon (who checks you in) are there for you from the moment you book in advising what to do (stop by the supermarket on the way in). Gordon is great and was so helpful. I echo everything everyone has said about the view. It is spectacular, especially from the master bedroom. If the place is available, don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a fantastic time exploring all Bermuda has to offer. Sand Dollar is located in a perfect spot to hop on a bus or ride your moped into Hamilton. The Swizzle Pub, located just down the street, was perfect for easy dinners out and a cold drink. The private beach was pristine. How wonderful is it to just take some steps down to paradise. Its so easy to carry down chairs and umbrellas and sit and read a book, drink some wine, throw a frisbee, and enjoy the beautiful blue waters. Bermuda is not an inexpensive island as basically everything needs to be imported. However, if you rent Sand Dollar, you save in the long run as you don't have to go out for every meal. I rise very early and enjoy my coffee, scone and book while everyone else sleeps in the comfortable beds. After a long day jet skiing, an easy pasta dinner made at home and playing cards was just what we needed. My college aged kids had a blast as did my husband and I. The cottage had everything you needed -- lots of bath and beach towels - comfortable beds - air conditioning (if you so choose, although the breeze comes off the ocean!). The 2 separate bathrooms made living with teens very easy. I highly recommend the cottage. You will be blown away by the view!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful in every way

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family rented this property along with Sea Song and it was beautiful in every way. We were all convenient to one another but not on top of one another. Both properties are more spacious than I imagined from the pictures. The location is ideal and the bus system couldn't be more convenient. We were so pleased to have the bus passes waiting for us upon arrival...just one example of the good customer service. My only issue was the stairs to and from the beach. They were challenging for some of us older folks in the family and not in great condition. But the beach was so beautiful and secluded that we all made the effort. We hope to return some day soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Montreal, Quebec

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples visiting Bermuda for the first time and we couldn't have been more pleased with both the house we rented and the service we received from both the owner and by his assistant, Glen.

What we enjoyed most was having the beach all to ourselves. Being alone on a private beach which is literally minutes away from your front door is an amazing experience.

The house is clean and has all the amenities one would expect including a large patio with a BBQ.

We took advantage of having our host purchase the bus tickets for us and would recommend that other guests to do the same since the Bus stops are located right down the road from the house and the fact that visitors are not permitted to rent cars in Bermuda.

I would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys great ocean views, peace and quite and staying in a secluded area located only 25 minutes from downtown Hamilton.

The only complaint we had was that it rained a couple of days during our stay however, I don't believe that I can blame our hosts for that.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Swizzle Inn West on South Road
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Kilometres
Darrell's Wharf, Warwick
Nearest Golf
1.3 Kilometres
Riddell''s Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
South Road (Not a highway)
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
Swizzle Inn West on South Road
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Marley Beach
Car: not necessary

Bermuda is a small Island, 21 square miles. Centrally located, Sand Dollar Cottage overlooks Marley Beach which is nestled between Astwood Park and Southlands Park on the South Shore of the island in Warwick. Restaurants, entertainment, snorkeling, tennis, scuba diving, golf, watersports, and more are available nearby. There are two bus stops conveniently located at the bottom of our driveway. Our guests enjoy riding the buses all over to Hamilton, Somerset and St. George’s. Weekly transportation passes can be arranged which allow unlimited use of the buses and ferries. Moped rental shops are also located near Marley, and taxis are readily available. It is only a 10 minute ride into Hamilton from Marley Beach. Those who have visited before know Marley Beach is one of those truly magical places where memories are made that will be cherished forever.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
After New Year Recovery
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% deposit is required upon making the reservation. Full prepayment, is required by 45 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is canceled prior to 45 days before arrival, the payment will be returned less a $350 service charge. If the reservation is canceled within 45 days of arrival, FOR ANY REASON, the prepayment is forfeit.

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Bermuda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Linens, hairdryer, beach towels and chairs, are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Translation - King Size or Separate single beds (3)
  • Master bedroom has a king-sized bed. Two separate bathrooms with tub and shower, single sink and toilet. Second bedroom has a king sized bed (two twins) and a single bed.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, hair dryer, beach chairs, beach umbrellas are provided. Bring your own snorkel gear! Iron and ironing board also provided. Kitchen has stove/oven, fridge/freezer, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, microwave. There is no stereo/cd player, so if you have an ipod or something, bring the docking station too, although the sound of the ocean is music enough for most!! A beautiful beach!!

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