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“Your Own Piece of the Rock” 5 of 5 stars
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Sound View Cottage
9 Bow Lane, SN 04, Bermuda   |  
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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Your Own Piece of the Rock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I've lost count. Our upcoming trip may mark our 18th visit to Barbara and Eldon's place. Or, it may not - it may be our 20th visit. In any case, it's the only place we've stayed since finding it many years ago.

Sound View Cottage has everything we look for in a relaxing beach/ocean destination: 1.) location and easy access, 2.) cleanliness, 3.) beautiful ocean vistas, and 4.) cost efficiency.

It's so easy to stock up on grocery staples upon arrival and enjoy marvelous Bermudian hospitality throughout your stay.

Accommodations are efficiency units (two-burner cooktop, small fridge, coffee maker, microwave - fully equipped). A barbeque grill is outside on the pool deck.

After several nights of eating out (at terrific places: The Dining Room, Rustico, Island Cuisine, Chopstix, House of India, etc.) it's nice to stay home and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail and a grilled dinner.

The pool and putting green are extra pluses (and lots of fun). With only 3 units, you're secluded in a private neighborhood with stunning harbor views.

Minutes away from Horseshoe Bay (down the hill and just across the street) and the many cozy coves along the South Shore.

Luxury? No. Not in the typical sense of the word. But if you like privacy, beauty and peacefulness, this could be all the luxury you'll ever need.

Rent a double scooter for two and you're off!

Room Tip: There are only three units available at this private guest house. Two are poolside and the other is...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We've stayed at Sound View 6 or 7 times over the last 15 years or so, as well as at other high end hotels in Bermuda. This place is fantastic for it's views of The Great Sound, the patio/pool area, the hosts themselves who are the most lovely people with great stories, and also for being just a 5-10 minute walk from Horseshoe Bay Beach. (5 minutes there, downhill, 10 minutes back!). The accomm is comfortable, clean, and aircon is great. Main bus route nearby, and taxis are plentiful. Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts, and combining a stay here with a few nights in a larger hotel works great for us, as a way of feeling 'the real Bermuda' as well as the more corporate style hotels nearby.

Room Tip: There are only 3 rooms, but all well equipped. The downstairs ones open onto the pool/deck area. Or...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

SoundView Cottages is a home away from home. The studio room I stayed in was clean, super bright... a perfect size for two, and had a full kitchen. Also had a peaceful deck outside, with a pool. Conveniently located, it's a short walk to the grocery store, and a 5-10 minute walk from the most popular "Horseshoe Bay Beach". There are great beach trails to walk along.

This cottage is located on the top of a hill, with a beautiful view of the Great Sound, amongst local Bermudian homes - it gives you a taste of real Bermuda life, instead of being isolated in a private resort.

Sound View Cottages is a hidden gem. I will be visiting Barbara (owner) again very soon!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

We vacationed here during October and November of 2005 and enjoyed it very much. Our hosts Barbara and Eldon responded to our every need with warmth and a smile. The views were spectacular from both sides of the house. The location was good and we traveled by bus. The beaches were just a ten minute walk down the hill from our apartment (coming back up was kind of tough unless you are in good shape). Our unit was spotless, bright and the bed was really comfortable. We love Bermuda, it is our favourite spot to vacation. We will definitely be back to stay again at Sound View Cottage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2003

title of review said it all. Great little out of the way place.private and quiete.Barbarqa is a gem and her hubby Eldon is a dear. Romantic spot in the crazy worl we all live in. Bermuda ful site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2003

I have stayed at sound view several times and loved it! Only 3 rooms to rent and very private and secluded. A short distance from Horshoe bay. The owners are very caring and wonderful! We brought some of our own food and used our kitchenette and outdoor grill. I loved the views of the great bay including watching the cruise ships come and go. A nice pool but, jacuzzi didn't work. We saved money , supplemented the food prices with the kitchenette and had a blast! Best stay by moped although, bus stop nearby. Loved it!!!

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Also Known As:
Sound View Cottage Hotel Southampton
Sound View Cottage Hotel
Sound View Cottage Bermuda/Southampton Parish
Address: 9 Bow Lane, SN 04, Bermuda
Location: Caribbean > Bermuda > Southampton Parish
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton Parish
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