100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What we wanted but...
The place is what we wanted but not what we expected. Let me explain.
We don't expect much and have had some unexpected surprises with past rental places [both VRBO and its competitors]. Therefore, for us to receive perfection was a huge relief. :)
First, Rexanne had an appointment so her husband Bob was prepared to check us in. Rexanne had provided current phone numbers. Rob was able to redirect the lost taxi driver.
Second, the place was spotless and exactly as pictured. The cake and champagne others mentioned were there.
Third, the dog was an unmentioned surprised. It's really small, but I'm terrified of dogs. Rexanne and Bob kept it away from the studio and arranged for a neighbor to let me take the beach shortcut through his yard so that I could avoid the dog.
Fourth, the kayaks and life jackets met my husband's standards. He's a volunteer river kayak guide and so can be picky.
Fifth, there's a clothes line and outside shower that can be used for wet swimsuits and sand.
Also, they took us grocery shopping the first day, to the bus station to get passes, and regularly checked to see if we needed anything.
All in all, the place was perfect. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
1. If you can't get the AC fan to turn off once the room is cool, the remote opens to reveal a control panel. Yes, we had to ask about that.
2. The notes and brochures contain bus and ferry schedules, maps, beach directions, and a warning about ants. Ants hate soap. Put a little liquid soap on a damp paper towel and run it along the door jams and ant trail across the counter. It'll work like a charm until the next big rain. Then, you simply repeat the procedure.
3. Only 1 bus route passes by their street. It doesn't run on Sunday mornings, so you'll need a taxi for church. It also doesn't run after the work day ends. The next bus routes are a quarter mile away via a 2 lane narrow street with no sidewalks and no where to go when a car comes. Having made that trek multiple times, I don't recommend it. If you can't plan around the times to connect to the other bus routes, then take a taxi to the next bus route's stop. Trust me; we're 2 athletic people who hike a lot and we don't recommend it. Also, the bus stop going away from Hamilton is literally a blue pole about 1 inch off the street. If you're the nervous type, you might want to skip the bus altogether. Otherwise, we found the bus system to be the best option.
Bermuda Paradise Stay
This was an excellent find. The hosts received us late at night with the warmest of welcomes and we were made to feel at home throughout our stay.
The room is cozy and clean. Access to their private beach was a plus as we watched the sunset enjoying a bottle of wine, dipping our feet in the water. We also had our coffee with a water view. Access to Hamilton and Elbow Beach are both about a 10 minute ride. Location was excellent.
I would highly recommend this place.
We can't recommend this place, and its hosts, enough! Perfect location if you want to go fishing, have a private beach to swim and snorkel, and convenient location for getting around the island. The apartment is perfect and comfortable, and Rob and Rexanne were great and so welcoming!
Lia and Patrick thank you so much for your kind review! We enjoyed having you stay at Salt Spray Studio and here's hoping you'll come again!
Easy communication. Cozy apartment close to Hamilton two houses from shoreline. Quiet location. Private. Clean with everything needed. We had outstanding stay.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Salt Spray Studio! Sorry we missed you but hopefully we'll meet again! Thank you :)
Perfect for two people.
Small private cottage close to ocean in south central part of island. Close to everything you need. Can not find better hosts.
Thank you Jan & Mike for your review! We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to seeing you again sometime!
We had a great time at Rexanne and Rob’s property. A quick ride to Hamilton and very convenient with access to a semi private beach. We used the kayaks to explore the mangroves and enjoyed a glass of wine in the evenings at the water. Highly recommend this listing.
Thank you Kristin and Austin for your review. So glad you had a great time at Salt Spray Studio and in Bermuda. Hopefully we'll see you again!