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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 23, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beach Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Loft, 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. The loft serves as a forth bedding area with a king size futon that can be converted to two single beds. This property has all the comforts you will desire. Wifi available. A fully appointed Viking kitchen and a Sub Zero refridgerator, 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 the house. 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. Do not forget to inquiry on our private dining. Chef Greg is at your service.

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 396719 with VRBO. 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 have 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. Also see our third and fully independant unit that is the Deck House. Located at the lower western end of the property. See our listing #914639. This unit is a charmimg fully appointed studio complete with a queen bed full kitched and modern bathroom.

Perfect for two.

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About the Owner

Lorna Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Lorna Wilson

Married 28 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.

Lorna Wilson purchased this villa in 1992

Why Lorna Wilson chose Bermuda

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

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location.

65 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Gemstones. It was perfect for our family (three couples and one 3 year old). The house was lovely, comfortable, and well appointed, the location was very conveneint to restaurants and beaches, and the almost private Cross Bay Beach was our own slice of paradise. Lorna (and her extended family) could not have been better hosts. We will be back!

Peter and Eve McPheeters, Biddeford Pool, Maine

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest like your family are so awesome. It is because of guest like you we have stayed in the vacation rental business so long. When large families travel together especially with child or children it can become challenging. The house was just as clean and in order as you received it. AWESOME! Thank you. Thank you for encouraging us. TOP AWARD GUEST! I am still amazed. THANK YOU.
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Excellent vacation rental in Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at Gemstones. It was everything we could have wanted and more. Five adults had plenty of space for work and sleep. Wonderfully stocked kitchen and the views are amazing. Beach is only steps away and is a great place to swim. Would recommend this accommodation to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Perfect setting. Beautiful house. Well equiped.

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights and had a great time. The setting was lovely. Access to the private beach was a real plus. The only negatives were that the house actually comprises three separate units. we occupied the main house which was above the other units. The occupants of one of the units complained about the noise we were making. We were playing cards, laughing and playing background music, not partying hard. We did not go to Bermuda to read novels and go to bed early. That said, we would go back there. The place is great.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actually there is a total of 4 units on Gemstones with the owners occupying one of the lower units. Most of the time there is no conflicts with noise pollution but both units checked in at the same time for Rugby Week. Usually the main house always need extra rooms for family members and under circumstances like this is why we brought Baby Gem on as a further rental unit. Only conflict was the excitement of the first night. We didn't hear a thing. But thank you for being conscious of your neigboring guests the last couple of nights. Between the Squah tournments and the Rugby everyone stayed out late and had a great time. Rental of the entire property is an option if you wish to return with such a large group. By the way Richard your group were great house guest considering it was a diverse group of friends. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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Our Bermuda Vacation at Gemstones Condo

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house! My 5 friends and I enjoyed the condo and the beautiful views for 4 days and nights. So close to the Cross Bay beach, just a few steps down the hill to the secluded pink sand. We didn't have the best weather, just a week after Hurricane Nicole, but the great location allowed us to see the whole island on the buses. The condo had all the supplies we needed to cook our own meals and enjoy the many balconies. Comfortable beds and plenty of towels. Lots of room to spread out and plenty of spaces to gather inside and out. I would highly recommend this property and stay here again on another vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, NH

Beautiful Home - Some Issues

  • 3 of 5

Let me start by saying the home is beautiful and the private beach is fantastic.

There were several issue during our stay; some of which the owners had no control over. Our trip was originally intended to be 5 nights, but due to Hurricane Nicole this was cut to 3 nights (out of the owner's control). When we arrived the the house still had no power or hot water - 3 days after the hurricane. We weren't completely happy with that, but we were rolling with the punches. We didn't mention any displeasure to the owners the first day. They continued to say that the power should be back anytime now and that the power had never been off for more than 3 days in the past. We woke up the next day still with no power, no hot water, and no wifi. At this point, we decided to say something to the owners. After all, we had paid a "service fee" as part of the rental agreement for "Electricity, cable, WiFi and water service". Our intention was to get a partial refund (at least get the service fee back) so that we could stay at a hotel with power and hot water. The owners showed up at the house several hours after calling them to discuss the matter. Not only were they not willing to give any refund, but they were rude about it. Lorna specifically said "you have everything you need" and "there was a hurricane clause in the rental contract" . Luckily, the power did come back on at 3pm that second day we arrived so we did not have to spend a 2nd night fumbling around in the dark. The situation could have been handled more graciously by the owners, which was unfortunate.

The other thing that future guests should be aware of is that this is not a private rental. This is one of 4 apartments in the house. There is another smaller rental downstairs, the owners live in the house also, and the fourth apartment is where the owner's son in law lives. There is nothing wrong with this, but I wish it was more clear in the description that this is not a private rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am not a rude person. I consider myself fair and I did everything possible to encourage you not to come at that time since the airlines cancelled your flight and you lost your first day. I advise you to select the next available future dates but you insisted on coming. This unit is the main house. The other units does not affect your privacy. All units has their own area of privacy and are indepentent of eachother. It was just unfortunate that your experience was affected by natural causes. At least you had running water. If you decide to return I will surely make your vacation the best you have ever had. Sorry again.
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Boxford, MA USA

What a wonderful place for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful five day visit. This time of year (September) the water was 85 degrees, and WONDERFUL! The beach is right there, just like in the pictures; crystal clear water, wonderful coral reef on one edge of the beach (Crossbay Beach) for snorkeling. (Lots of fish on that reef, on the side of the beach.) No rocks, fish or reef in the central (95% of) the large sandy beach. My in-laws, age 77and 80 had no trouble going up and down the path to the beach, but they are fit for that age. It would be hard for the frail elderly to walk to the beach. It was easy for us and we did it several times a day.

It is only a short walk to the Fairmont South Hampton hotel restaurants on the hill or their beachfront cafe and formal restaurant at the Fairmont beach.

Immediately next to the Fairmont beach is beautiful Horseshoe Beach and next to that is miles of smaller secluded beaches surrounded by large rocks for privacy. We enjoyed playing in the waves there, and when a brief 20 minute rain shower hit, while we were swimming, it was even more fun in the waves, as the raindrops played with the ocean's surface.

Less than a mile walk in the other direction is Church Bay Beach with best snorkeling I have ever done, although Lorna's beach is still my favorite.

Lorna is a wonderful host. The house is well appointed, the AC is ice cold, and although she advertises it as a three bedroom plus a loft, the loft is like its own suite! The master bedroom and bath are spacious with a wonderful jacuzzi tub, separate shower and private deck. We had 3 and 1/2 couples in the four bedrooms. The house can comfortably accommodate 8 people and its surroundings are beautiful. No need to tour the rest of the island, but we still spent one day doing that, by bus, cab and ferry.

So much more affordable than the resorts for four bedrooms, when the rent is divided by multiple couples. Given it has a great kitchen, it is even more affordable, as Lorna's mother-in-law is a cab driver who will meet you at the airport, take you to a grocery store on the way to the house, and wait while you shop, then deliver you and your food to Gemstones. We made one , two or rarely three meals a day at the house, and enjoyed eating on the beautiful deck or in the dining room. (Restaurants are so expensive in Bermuda, cooking at the house, or making the occasional sandwich saves both time and money.)

Plus, it's just a short 2 hour nonstop from Boston!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh Steven, this is a great review. I would definitely stay here.....I forgot I do. Lol. You made some great pointers. Your Mom and Dad are in excellent shape. To do the path to the beach at their age is phenomenal. You will surely leave fitter than you came. You forgot to mention you stayed in Baby Gem last year than booked immediately the upstairs for you family. Gemstones is the life. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed it. And to leave it so clean...I tip my hat to the ladies in this family. Amazing. Thank You! Five Star + family.
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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)

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Service Fee $280
Cleaning Fee (1) $150

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.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Feb 23, 2017


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


  • 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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