2 bedroom, 2 bath; sleeps up to 4 persons
Stan, Sandra & Shalisa Smith manage/own the property
About Stan, Sandra & Shalisa Smith manage/own the property
Stan and Sandra are both retired educators/School Principals (Stan - 37 years in education; Sandra - 34 years in education). Both were born in Bermuda and received their tertiary education in the United States.
Stan, Sandra & Shalisa Smith manage/own the property purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Stan, Sandra & Shalisa Smith manage/own the property chose Somerset Village
The property is large (1 acre) in a quiet, tranquil neighborhood close to the beaches.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property has endemic Bermuda trees, a few banana plants and a vegetable garden. There is also another vacation rental on site comprising of 3 bedrooms, and 3 & 1/2 baths - vrbo #506733.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
From the time we booked, out hosts kept in contact with us and made looking forward to our vacation fantastic. Our arrival was so welcoming and helpful. Our ride to the house was waiting for us. Sandra gave us a ride to the grocery store and post office to get out our bus passes. Stan and Sandra were warm and welcoming every minute we were there. We are already planning our next trip there! It made it hard to leave!
Thanks for the review. Yes, we do remain in contact with our guests after the 'Booking' and up to the arrival date. We are always willing to answer any queries our guests may have prior to arrival. It was our pleasure hosting the 'Girls Getaway''. Feel free to choose Orchard Manor in your future travels to our beautiful Island, Bermuda.
A fabulous stay!
The property itself is stunning! Set on an acre of land the main house looks like a mansion. A huge expansive front lawn and a fairly new pool (great size) in the back. The accommodations in the smaller 2-bedroom apartment were just as nice as the rest of the property. Clean and spacious would describe the apartment. Our hosts, Stan and Sandra, were very gracious. They were available for questions throughout our stay. After meeting them, they took us to the grocery store and the post office (for bus tickets). They were delightful to talk to and it became very obvious that they were very proud of their property. The work they put into the house and grounds has created a first class accommodation. Without question, my wife and I plan on returning next year.
Thanks for the excellent review. Glad you had a 'Fabulous Stay' at Orchard Manor. We are pleased that the property met your needs and we enjoyed accommodating the two of you, as well as, supporting and assisting where we could. We would love to welcome you back to Orchard Manor in the future.
West end Bermudiful
This is a perfect location, but for those who want to see the rest of Bermuda, it's a drive to Horseshoe and Warwick Long Bay beaches, Hamilton, St. Georges and a number of restaurants. Dockyard is close, but when the ships are in, so are 4,000 + people.
That said, there is easy access to a great grocery store (MarketPlace), a couple of local beaches, Breezes restaurant, the Country Squire restaurant, Woody's bar and grill, and Oleanders scooter rental (at Dockyard).
The grounds, pool and rooms at Orchard Manor are a testament to Stan and Sandra's successful effort to make Bermuda special. Also, they have family nearby who provide great taxi service.
Both Stan and Sandra (school principals in their earlier lives) are wonderful people and can share a great deal of the stories and history of the Island. We will return.....soon.
Yes, we are in the west end of Bermuda; a 15 min. bus ride from the famous SouthShore Beaches, especially HorseShoe Bay, our World Famous Beach. We are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at Orchard Manor and found traveling to other places of interest very easy via bus or ferry or taxi. or of course, via scooter. We enjoyed our many conversations and were pleased to assist in making your Bermuda vacation a memorable one. Thanks for the positive comments and feel free to consider Orchard in your future travels to Bermuda.
Perfect family vacation
We had a wonderful stay at Orchard Manor. Stan and Sandra were the perfect hosts going the extra mile to make us feel welcome and acclimating us to Bermuda. They arranged for the taxi rides to/from the airport as well as driving us to the grocery store and post office for bus tickets. The house is very close to the bus stop and our family of four (two teenage children ages 15 and 19) travelled all over the island by bus and ferry. Walking distance to two small beaches where we enjoyed swimming up close with turtles. The beautiful pool was an added bonus and grill and outdoor seating area was great to enjoy a meal and play cards.
Thank you again Stan and Sandra for your wonderful hospitality! We would definitely recommend their property and would rent again should we find ourselves headed to Bermuda in the future.
Glad Orchard Manor met your every need and you had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed accommodating your family and assisting/supporting to make your Bermuda vacation a memorable one. Feel free to choose Orchard Manor in future travels to our beautiful island, Bermuda.
Any one planning on visiting Bermuda should stay at Orchard Manor
We would highly recommend Orchard Manor. Stan and Sandra are wonderful hosts. The two bedroom apartment was perfect it had everything we needed and more. Our seven day stay was Amazing. We would definitely stay there again.
Thanks for recommending Orchard Manor. It was our pleasure accommodating an old classmate and family. Feel free to share your experience at Orchard Manor with family and friends. Also, my Cup Match Team, 'SOMERSET' retained the Cup.
Wonderful Family Vacation!
Stan and Sandra are delightful hosts! They are warm and accommodating. We stayed with our three daughters 22, 19, 13 in the 2 bedroom unit. It was clean and big enough for all of us. The pool area is beautiful, and the home is within walking distance of Somerset Long Bay where we snorkeled with turtles. The house is also a short walk to the bus stop, ATM, grocery store and a few local take out restaurants. We would highly recommend staying at Orchard Manor with the Smith's. The people of Bermuda we encountered during our visit were so friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back!
Thanks for the warm and wonderful comments about Orchard Manor and the Bermudian people. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and feel free to return and spend time with us at Orchard Manor; more importantly, the turtles will be awaiting your return.
The rental unit is on an acre of property in a tranquil garden setting. Plans have been approved for a swimming pool (34'x 15') which will be completed by March 2015.