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Fabulous Views of Harrington Sound, Smith's Parish! Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Classic Bermuda Home with ocean views, nicely updated kitchen, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath

Traditional Bermudian home, beautifully and carefully updated. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Located on one of the higher hills on the island, giving wonderful views of Harrington Sound and North Shore.

We've had guests come and want to go out for dinner, but once they see the view, experience the sunset and the twinkly lights come on across Harrington Sound, they stock up at the grocery store, and cook in our well equipped kitchen! Located in Smith's Parish, convenient to Hamilton, St George's, the Airport, Flatts Village with restaurants and Aquarium. Thoughtful updates include split wall air conditioning, new windows and sliding glass door, 2017. Kitchen all new 2014. Stainless appliances, including dishwasher, gas stove and oven.

King bed or 2 twins in main bedroom, views of Harrington Sound. Can be en suite with just a close of a door!

Queen size bed in second bedroom, views of Harrington Sound . Third Bedroom has 2 twin beds, can be made into a king bed on request, garden views. 2 full bathrooms. Washer and dryer.

Living and room with new slider to front terrace with views of the ocean. Step out to private grounds of 1/2 acre.

Relax under large shade Poinciana Tree.

Barbecue and dine on terrace off living room watching the sun set in the west. In the morning eat breakfast watching the sun rise in the east. All the while there is the view of Harrington Sound and Atlantic Ocean beyond!! Twinkling lights at night in the distance. Star gaze to your hearts content. Bermuda is zika free. Only occasionally do we have a mosquito. We sit outside all evening. You'll love the colorful small geckos, great house companions and insect eaters! Please don't disturb them! We aren't on the water, we are atop one of the highest hills, hence the beautiful views. The beaches are a bus ride away. Bermuda is 21 miles long, 1 mile at its widest, so the ocean is never far away. This is a 65 year old house that though it has been lovingly restored, has it's imperfections, some will love and some need to have more of a hotel experience!

Please note, on rare occasion we accept a pet on a limited basis. If you have allergies to pets, please seek other accommodations.

The Bermuda pink bus number 3, pass through Harrington Hundreds, a 7 minute walk away. They go to Hamilton, a 15 minute ride, and St Georges, a 25 minute ride about every 30 minutes until 6pm.

12 minutes walk down the hill you arrive at Harrington Hundreds Grocery. A very good small grocery serving the neighborhood and the upmarket Tucker's Town area. They have a chef preparing hot food daily, plus a wide range of meats, vegetables, groceries, and special dietary foods.

We have 4 sets of masks and flippers and beach umbrella.

Our lane is wide enough for one car, please be careful when walking and when riding scooters, please drive defensively and slowly, especially as well on the main roads!

More Details

Marion and Gary Tilton
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Marion and Gary Tilton

Our family has lived on the island for 235 years! I am a Bermudian who was raised in this exceptional home. My father who was a jeweler on the island, was raised in the 300 year old house next door which is now owned by my brother! My father was given this piece of his Dad's farmland with lovely views when he was ready to be married to my Mom. My Mom met my Dad when she and her sister came to Bermuda on a flying boat in 1948 from their home in Philadelphia. My Mom and Dad built this house you will be visiting, and we hope you love it as much as we do. I have always had one foot in Bermuda and one in the US. I moved to the US in 1980 to become a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. A perfect profession for an islander privileged to have dual citizenship! I married a lovely New Hampshireite, Gary, in 1987. We have 2 children who have always loved Bermuda and have their status in Bermuda, having spent much time here.

Marion and Gary Tilton purchased this house in 1951

Why Marion and Gary Tilton chose Smiths

This much revered piece of property has been in our family for several generations. I say revered because it is on the second highest hill on the island with wonderful views. It is far enough away from the main roads that you hardly hear a vehicle! Bermuda is a gem of an island, then you get to High Terraces, and you feel like you are on your own, very private. Like you are the Crown Jewel in a very special spot. You have to understand though, our house is on the reasonable side of pricing for a reason! It is lovely, but it isn't a hotel!! In the summer every scrap of food must be put away quickly, as ants will find it wherever it is! If you have allergies it might not be the right place. We have heat and air conditioning to dry the atmosphere, but we've have a guest say it was musty at first! Welcome to our island!

What makes this house unique

Spectacular location for walkers, hikers. Getting away from it all, and for those who want to show their family what it is like to be a real Bermudian! The house is filled with good feelings and wonderful memories for me. I grew up here with five cousins next door, and other friends and family nearby. We walked down the hill almost every day in the summer to Harrington Sound. The odd day we didn't go there we were in our boat, or at one of the fabulous South Shore Beaches. We had forts on the properties, hand raised crows for pets when our parents wouldn't spring for a horse or a dog!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Smiths

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with New Queen Bed with ocean view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Garden View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twins or king. Sitting Area. Views of Harrington Sound.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
We know a wonderful taxi driver who will transport you when necessary. There is a bus out the lane, a 6 minute walk, which will take you to The City of Hamilton, or the other way to St Georges. The bus is every 30 minutes until about 6pm. Several Bus tickets are provided, they are a must, and will get you to Hamilton to purchase your bus pass for your visit or more bus tickets, whichever fits your needs best.


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Fabulous Views of Harrington Sound, Smith's Parish! Quiet, Rural, Hilltop..
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Awesome hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

Marion gave a lot of useful information before our trip, like traveling directions, places to see, etc. We loved her house. She had kept many small notes in the house which were really helpful. Gillian who helps manage the house was also very cordial and helpful. I would definitely go back again :)

  • Submitted: 8-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review of our house! You are very kind and giving. We are so glad you had a good time in Bermuda. Our precious island is so special, we're glad you got to experience the essence of it! We hope you will return!
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Ruston, Louisiana

Everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at “High Terraces”. The peace and quiet of its location makes it unique. We were away from the hustle and bustle and sounds of traffic. We loved the resident lizard, “Lorenzo”! Thanks for a great reunion of the island in our favorite neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! Wow! We hope you'll come back to Bermuda again soon! We're glad you named the little lizard!!
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Derry NH

Cozy homey feel

  • 5 of 5

This feels like our home away from home!

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bermuda Beauty!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic and surpassed our expectations, which were very high actually! Marion and Gary prepared us for our visit completely! We took their advice and worked through their "favourite things to do in Bermuda" list! Great restaurant suggestions, too!! The location of the house is stunning. So private and quiet! Our teenage girls loved it! The pictures of the view really don't do it justice! Water views galore and beautiful vegetation. The house itself is amazing. Lots of room for our family of 4 and everything you could ever need is there! Great amenities! The home owners' support leading up to our stay, the friendly greeting by their sister at the house when we arrived to make sure we were settled, and the gorgeous setting made this trip incredible! We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it without any hesitation!

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're so delighted to know you loved your vacation in Bermuda, and particular our home!! We appreciate you taking the time to write. We hope you'll come back!
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Wonderful house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation for our family of 4. The owners provided all the information you could want and were very responsive. Well worth the price just for the view.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to your family visiting again!
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Slice of Paradise (Get away from it all)

  • 5 of 5

Marion and Gary are terrific hosts who will help ensure you trip to Bermuda is as smooth as possible. The home has Bermudian charm and 180 views of the Harrington sound and the ocean beyond. At night, the sky lights up with stars and the tree frogs sing (our favorite time). The home features 3 bedrooms now (the two larger are lovely) with views and a garden view room as well with two twin beds. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need (we cooked most meals in the house with our friends), and dined outdoors, or at the large lovely wood table big enough for 6. The home is away from it all (some bus drivers had never heard of the road), but the hosts are very honest about this which is part of the charm. We used recommended taxi drivers and the bus stop is just a short walk away. We signed the guest book as we left and saw how special this home was to many who have rented it. It is a great place for gathering friends or families together to enjoy nature's beauty and feel like true Bermudians for your stay. I loved all the history books they have available for guests to learn more about the culture of the island. I would come back in a heartbeat if I was traveling with a large group of 4-6 to Bermuda.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your stay at our house, High Terraces!! We do hope you'll come back to visit again. You were wonderful guests and took great care of our property. I'd recommend you anytime.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bermuda International Airport.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Motorway
0.16 Miles
Harrington Hundreds Road, top of. Catch the bus.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Flatt's Village near Aquarium/Zoo.
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
John Smith's, a lovely local beach.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a 15 minute walk away at the bottom of Harrington Hundreds Hill, on the other side of the street from Harrington Hundreds Grocery, a small very nice market.

The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, an internationally recognized facility, is a 20 minute walk, where it is located in a lovely village called Flatt's. Find restaurants, views, beautiful scenes.

If you feel more comfortable using the busses than renting mopeds, the number 3 bus goes half hourly during the day, up to 6pm to the city of Hamilton and to St Georges or Grotto Bay. You can get off the bus to walk over to John Smith's Bay Beach, about a 10 minute walk. The beach is a 1.7 mile walk from our house. You can also take the bus to Crystal Caves, Grotto Bay and the boat, scuba, etc, rental shop next door.

So many wonderful things to do. We had one guest who stayed 3 times one winter, say you need to let people know how easy to access the whole island you are!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Smiths

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Spring
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Mar 22 2018 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Winter Spring
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Apr 17 2018 - Apr 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Spring
Apr 18 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 8 2019
5 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2019 - Apr 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.3
Pet Fee C$64.06
Cleaning Fee C$172.96

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
5 night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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