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Property Details

Updated: May 13, 2015
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You have found the vacation property whose name says it all GEMSTONES, located in Southampton, Bermuda. Gemstones is a luxury villa on its very own private beach. Upon arrival as you approach the property all you can say is 'WOW!'. This three bedroom accommodation has an open plan design with a large balcony off the dining room where you can enjoy panoramic views of the south shore. With another balcony off the master bedroom, fresh coffee and the sunrise will start your day off just right. In the master bedroom a king sized bed, Jacuzzi, and the walk through closet will make you feel right at home. This property has all the comforts you will desire with WIFI and internet in the loft office. A fully appointed kitchen, full laundry and a large back patio area for those summer bar-b-ques. Enjoy your favorite beverage as you nestle by the fireplace in the sunken living room. The breakfast nook is an additional area allowing you further relaxation. Perfect place to read a good book as you watch the waves wash in and roll out gently over the pink sand. Reverse air conditioners are located in selected areas throughout. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Golfers as an additional feature this is probably the only property you can practice your driving range before you hit the courses. Greg would love to show you how to do it.

Due to popular demand, we have brought our two bedroom apartment online as another vacation rental alternative. Baby Gem is located on the same property as our listing 450166 with This two bedroom apartment accommodates 4 guests. The queen size sofa allows our maximum guest count to be 6 persons. Families of more than 8 has taken advantage of this opportunity but you must book early for this convenience. With French doors off the kitchen and another opening onto its own large covered private patio. As you gaze out to sea, this unobstructed view of the south shore leaves you in “awe”. If you yearn for peace, tranquility and space you have come to the end of your search. This reverse air conditioned unit has a full bathroom along with laundry facility which will make your vacation perfect. This resort area has the finest restaurants and a major bus route for convenience at the top of “de hill” all within walking distance. Yes, your own private beach to enjoy – Crossbay Beach only steps away.


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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Married 27 years with an adult daughter and a teenage son. Our family loves boating and cooking. Greg is a professional chef and is very passionate when it comes to food. As his assistant I select the wines.

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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean
Toronto, Canada

addendum to previous review

  • 3 of 5
After some thought and a reply from the owner we would like to comment further. The second day we were there, we had heavy rain coming in through the windows resulting in flooding in the living room which generated 2 buckets full of water. The owner's comment was that "after all it's a beach house" and the mopping was left to us. Not very considerate given our ages (4 of us all mid to late seventies).
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean
Toronto, Canada

Lovely private beach

  • 3 of 5
A gorgeous panoramic view from the balcony of Gemstones. Lorna came for a chat and to recommend several restaurants to us. It is close to the bus stop and Henry VIII restaurant and in walking distance of Horseshoe Beach. There is not a grocery close to the house. It is a very spacious house with a lovely large master bedroom. We were two couples sharing the house. However the second bedroom on the lower floor had inadequate closet space for hanging clothes. We had to put our clothes in the main floor bedroom where there was a closet and a chest of drawers. Unfortunately we got woken up twice in the middle of the night by video war games being played in the apartment adjacent to our bedroom.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We aim to please.
Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean

Cant wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5
We have a family of 5 and we TRULY ENJOYED our entire stay at the Gemstone! Highlights included: 1) Our host Lorna, and all of her help to guide our vacation - even including a personal trip for our daughter to Arts Mel for an amazing fish sandwich and a day on her boat. 2) The property - a sprawling home, well-equipped, with the most gorgeous views of cross-bay and your very own private beach -- I could honestly sit on that balcony for weeks and never tire of the view. 3) Walking distance to the bus stop, Henry VIII's, the lighthouse, and even horseshoe bay beach. It was an overall great trip - we will surely be back to Bermuda! Thank you Lorna for everything - and hopefully on our next visit we will get to meet Greg also!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be apart of enjoying enjoying this family was my treat. The memories are priceless. This is the first time two families from two totally different parts of the world merged and we all had such a great time. The day was perfect. Fishing on Ely's Harbour off the Hot Pursuit. Woody's was delicious with our fish sandwich on raisin bread. The Sea Glass Beach which was plentiful (still looking for RED). Then the fish market @ Robinson's marina. But seriously Austin that fish fry was the icing on the cake. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean

Paradise Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We recently took our first visit to the beautiful island of Bermuda. We visited the island to take part in a wedding. Considering there were so many of us attending the same event, the couple that live on the island recommended we stay at Gemstones for the extra space. We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived, but were happily surprised. We we greeted by the owner, Lorna, for a tour of the rental and to identify what we had available to us. The rental property was beautiful and larger than expected, and also had a private beach that was very convenient. Gemstones provided several amenities such as: towels, extra bedding, board games, and hurricane supplies (such as candles, water cooler, etc.). Unfortunately the island was hit with a hurricane during our stay. Lorna and her family were very attentive and checked in periodically before, during and after the storm. We really enjoyed our stay at Gemstones and would recommend the rental to anyone visiting the island!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This was my Gonzalo survivors. What a week? We had two direct hits with TS Fay and then hurricane Gonzalo. Wow! That's all I can say. You guys were amazing. Thank you for looking after our home especially under these circumstances. I can jist imagine how frightening this must have been.
Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean
Winnipeg Canada

A Glorious Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from having an extraordinary stay at Gemstons. There is not enough I can say about this rental. The home itself is wonderful. Very roomy, well appointed, clean and well maintained. There are lots of great sitting spaces (great nook in the kitchen, beautiful living and dinning rooms), wonderful views abound, and great outdoor spaces with a balcony off the living room (where we has our morning coffee and breakfast), off the master bedroom (a beautiful space for early morning viewing of the sun rise or a late night cap and relaxing prior to turning in to the sounds of the waves). There is also a fantastic large deck with a BBQ where we cooked up a storm and ate under the stars. Simply glorious. The location is fantastic. Southhampton was our favourite parish and you are close to many things and public transportation is very convenient from the house. The view and the access to a private beach are two of the most fantastic things about this location. You look out on two beautiful beaches and bays, it is very private and essentially we had one beach to ourselves. Great place to catch some sun, swim and snorkel, right in your front yard. Could not be better. If all this was not good enough there are the people. At Gemstones you become part of an extended family. Lorna (who owns the property with Gregg who was off the island at the time of our visit) could not have been lovelier. Very friendly, informative and super helpful. She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to assist us in so many ways. There could be no better hospitality. Her mother -in -law Shirley is a cab driver and before we got to the island had contacted us to make sure our transpiration needs form the airport to the home were taken care of. She also made herself available as needed to accommodate any taxi needs we had. And then there was Norris. Norris is a character who lives at the bottom of the hill. He is available in his little car to take you around as you may need on a pay as you feel appropriate basis. He was a great resource for trips to the grocery store or on those days when you wanted to skip the bus and get somewhere a little quicker. He is quite a character and will fill you with stories. Staying at this residence is indeed like a glorious home away from home. We felt so comfortable and welcome and could not believe the good fortune of the beauty of the home and surroundings. We would come back in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow. This review is awesome. Not all the time we are able to be here when our guest visit but I can assure you you will be well taken care of. From time to time our special services like private dining and boat cruises are not available. But you will always be pointed in the right direction to have a memorable experienc. You can always trust there is something to come back to Bermuda's the people. I am speaking from personal experience not being born Bermudian myself I surround myself with them EVERYDAY. It was great dancing with you in the rain. Beautiful! Thank you for the memories.
Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views
Bermuda Caribbean


  • 5 of 5
Our stay exceeded our expectations. Gemstones is so beautiful and the views are breathtaking. We enjoyed eating on the balcony surrounded by the blue ocean
and unique landscape while watching the sunrises and sunsets.

It is conveniently located - just a short walk up "de hill" to the bus stop. Bermuda's public transportation is convenient with frequent schedules. While we had our own private beach, there were several beautiful beaches within walking distance. Also in walking distance is a lighthouse with spectacular views of the island, Henry VIII restaurant, and Henry's pantry (convenience store). Make sure you try the fish chowder and chicken legs! If you need a taxi, I highly recommend Sylvia. She is awesome and very knowledgeable.

The owner, Lorna, is very friendly and helpful. She always made sure that we were comfortable and having a great stay.

We enjoyed a week of paradise in beautiful Bermuda at Gemstones!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you appreciated our piece of paradise. Not to mislead anyone, our sunsets are not guaranteed all year around. You will surely enjoy some "National Geographic" moments when you will sit in awe and watch nature takes its course. Every single moment is new and its yours to enjoy. It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guest. See you soon.


From the Owner

We built this home from the ground up. Completed 1998.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : L.F. Wade International at 13 Miles Nearest Barpub : Henry VIII Restaurant and Pub at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Waterlot Inn - Fairmont Southampton Resort at 0.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Fairmont Southampton at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Henry's Pub and Restaurant at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Public Beach - Horseshoe Bay Beach at 0.5 Miles Car: not necessary

Located within a 2 minute walk you will be at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse. The perfect place to see the entire islands of Bermuda. The view is amazing. Perched in the middle of two of the best resort properties in Bermuda (Fairmont Southampton and The Reef's Resort) is GEMSTONES. Another attraction is your own private chef at your request. Chef Greg is not only the owner but will be honored to prepare a meal especially for you in the privacy of your home away from home here at Gemstones. Also I invite you to view our lower unit for small groups listing 450166. Or bring another family along. (smile)


From $600 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee (1) $150.00
  • Service Fee wkly prorate $280.00

50% of total rate immediately
Payment in full inclusive of fees due 30 days of the Check-in Date.

One Cleaning Fee: $150.00
Service Fee: $40.00 per day
(Electricity, cable, WiFi, phone and water service
Maximum number of guest is limited to 6 person. An additional charge of $60.00 per person per night for guest in addition to 6 will be assessed. Standard short term rental agreement will require your signature.

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From the Owner

Location, location, location.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Powder Room
  • Walk through master bathroom with Jaccuzi and shower separated. Full second bathroom with tub and shower Powder Room - 1/2 bath off foyer


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Loft + Office - 1 king, Day Bed in loft
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), King Day Bed in loft (1) Pull out queen size couch in living room


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Fireplace

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