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Panoramic Private Beachfront Home with Breathtaking Views

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 29, 2016
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 450166 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 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.

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks: english

57 Reviews

4.8
based on 57 traveler reviews

5

Best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

I went on vacation with my girlfriend and we both agreed that it was the best trip of our lives. The house was clean, and in perfect condition. Very big and spacious, with beautiful views throughout every room. The best part was access to the private beach which is just steps away. Lorna and Greg were very generous and very easy to communicate with before and during the stay. I highly recommend the private dining experience, as it was our best meal of the weekend! Looking forward to coming back and staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time to review Gemstones. Chef Greg is so honored for your kind words and acknowledgement. Working with you Nick was a pleasant experience. You knew what you wanted and I am so happy we were able to follow through. Location, location, location is everything. See you next year. Cause it really do not get much better than this. Have a great summer.
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We loved Gemstones!!

  • 5 of 5

The Wilsons have a lovely vacation rental. They are very welcoming and helpful and the property and the views from the house are fabulous. Property was beautifully maintained, clean and space was much larger than expected. The space was perfect for our party of six - four adults, an 8 year old and a teenager. All were comfortable and each couple and child had a private space in the house. We loved the beach which was accessed by a path in front of the house. Might be a little treacherous for some, but we are in our 60's and had no problem. It is actually a good little work out coming back up. We also used our scooters to go down and pick up beach stuff to bring back to house. The snorkeling was great, especially early in the morning when the sun is shining directly into the water. You have restaurant/food availability within walking distance. Since we had scooters, we shopped at several local markets and cooked a lot ourselves. The outdoor grill was very nice and the kitchen is stocked with whatever you need for cooking.

For reasonably priced restaurants we recommend Portofinos in Hamilton for a great Italian meal. If you get to St. Davids/St. Georges, there is an ice cream, hot dog, hamburger place in the former security shack (front gate) at the old US Navy base that is excellent for lunch or a snack. There is also a nice little restaurant at the old base which once housed the McDonalds which has good pizza, sandwiches and chicken.

"Sylvia" was helpful and wonderful, arranging transportation for our luggage first, so we did not waste any island time on our scooters and again on our trip to the airport on the sad day we had to leave, when some of the cab drivers were on strike. We most highly recommend GEMSTONES and hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Plenty of Room for Our Multi-Generational Group

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do justice to the views but the home is incredibly true to the photos making for a spectacular first impression!

We were especially impressed with just how private the beach was. On the Sunday that we arrived there were maybe 15 people on the beach, other than that, I would say that 90% of the time we had it all to ourselves. Even when others were present it was no more than 3 or 4 people at any given time.

There was plenty of room for our group of 7 to spread out, beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had just about everything you would want or need for the week. The location was perfect for our purposes and the convenient bus stop meant that we only took taxis for airport transfers and a trip to the grocery store. We had made arrangements to have bus passes waiting for us at the house and had more than enough to roam from one end of the island to the other with day trips through the week.

Though it was not an issue for us, potential renters should know that the bedrooms and bathrooms are on multiple levels and both the natural path to the beach (which is the most efficient route) and "de hill" up to the bus stops are fairly steep.

Overall I would recommend Gemstones without question to family and friends and would certainly choose it again for us as well. We also got to sneak a peak at Baby Gem and would certainly consider that unit if traveling with a smaller group. The mid-island location, ease of bus stop, private beach, views and general comfort really do make this rental a Gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so important and means a lot to us when we receive your reviews. Danielle I am grateful you took the time to drop us a line. Especially since we were off island. It eased my mind to know that your family organized the bus tickets. Some families haven't been that fortunate when they have rented the mopeds. And yes, they have kissed the roads. Our guests and safety are high priorities to us and it is encouraging to know you enjoyed our home. Thank you for treating it like yours. Next time hopefully we will be here for you to enjoy one of Bermuda's best kept secrets - Chef Greg private dining. If you think our beach was nice, get ready for one of thw best culinary experiences of your life. Nice your family is home safe. Family vacations are the best.
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T stroud

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Gemstones. The space was large enough for 7 of us. The kids shared a loft area although not ideal for privacy it was adequate. Lorna was so welcoming and hospitable! We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations complete with relaxed mornings, easy access to public transport and the beach is unbelievable. Private and fantastic swimming. Be prepared for hills!! And for the stunningly expensive groceries in Bermuda. Lol. Love this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew the grocery items would have shaken you up. Lol. That's Bermuda. It surprises me everytime too but it motivates us into growing our own vegetables and herbs, which you are welcome to enjoy. When on vacatoon that last thing our guest wants to do is cook in. Eating out is a bigger shock. At least you have the option. Nice to see your family enjoying Deck 88. Great space to unwind. Our terrain will surely make you fitter than when you came....but oh what a wonderful feeling.
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Gemstones in Southampton, Bermuda

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Gemstones with the Wilsons. The home we stayed in was beautiful and the scenery was breathtaking. We looked out over a beautiful beach with incredible sand that we could walk down the hill to get to. We all enjoyed swimming in the amazingly blue water! The house was lovely and the kitchen was easy to work in. We were a family of all ages from little ones to grandparents and it was a great accommodation for all of us. Greg cooked dinner for us one night which was terrific and Sylvia helped us out with her taxi or arranged other rides for us and Lorna was always so friendly and helpful. We felt at home and we were sad to leave at the end of the week. The bus stop was just up the hill from Gemstones and it was easy to get anywhere we wanted to go. Thank you very much to the Wilsons and their relatives for their hospitality. We will definitely return for another amazing holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful getting to know your lovely family. I would have liked to spend more time with your family. Your grand boys all three of them were perfect. Your family has alot of love which is just what I love to enjoy. So happy you are now apart of our Gemstones family. I knew you would love Greg's private dining experience. This is a "gem" of Bermuda. Looking forward to your return already and you only left last week. (smile) If you thought you had great weather ...this is Nov 17 and this is a dream day. I went swimming. Bermudians do not do that in November. lol
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5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently got married in Bermuda. We scoped out Lorna and Greg's beautiful home the year before while we were planning. A group of our friends all rented the house together and myself and my ladies got ready there the day of the wedding which was perfect for some pictures and a relaxing atmosphere. We also had a welcome dinner/party at the house for wedding guests the night before the wedding and our guests were all amazed by the beautiful home and views! Our friends who stayed in the home were amazed by how the home and views are actually more beautiful than the pictures show! Everything is exactly as described and Lorna and Greg are wonderful hosts that are readily available for any questions or help. Lorna even let me borrow her amazing speaker for our welcome party!! Sylvia is also great and really sweet and was very prompt for each taxi travel trip myself or our guests needed! Thank you again to the Wilsons for making our wedding weekend feel even more fun and special!! We can't wait to come back and stay for anniversaries!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review. We so appreciate it. We had some amazing fun and the sunset ....breathtaking! It rained and then stopped for your function and then it came down just in time to send everyone home. This is definite a union that will last since you have majic. Anniversaries, birth, graduation, showers, weddings and any other " just because event" we are here for you and your family. Just inquire. Thanks again.
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Location

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)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,725
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$675
 

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.

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Amenities

From the Owner

Location, location, location.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • 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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

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

Meals

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

Notes:

  • Fireplace

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