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Grape Bay Cottages
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

We spent Sept 15 - 18, 2010, at Beach Home, Maria and Doug Frith's lovely cottage on Bermuda's beautiful south shore. We were supposed to stay until the 23rd, but Hurricane Igor chased us away. We loved Beach Home although Beach Crest is equally as nice, just above with a wider, more ocean, less shore view.

Beach Home is a quaint cottage with this fabulous porch which is literally overlooking the most gorgeous sights: ocean, sand, palm trees, just lovely. We ate breakfast and lunch on the porch and tried to simply take it all in. It is the best porch we have ever had the pleasure to enjoy.... even if it was for just for acouple of days. I will think of it many times in the coming winter.

When we first arrived, the sand was plentiful and the rocks minimal. The pools of calm water to the left were not there as many people wrote about here. The ocean was rough as Igor approach, and more and more rocks appeared. Doug told us that the sand will return and is probably back by now.

The cottage is well equiped and comfortable, the Frith's are welcoming and available if you need anything, and the location is fabulous. We left early and reluctantly due to Jim Cantore's showing up on Elbow Beach which is the next beach down, although Doug and Maria would have moved us to the Grotto Beach hotel if we had decided to stay. Both Doug and Maria were very concerned about our well-being, and they did everything they could to make us comfortable. They also refunded all of our money without being asked.

You really should rent a scooter to stay conveniently at these cottages, unless you want to contact taxi drivers to take you everywhere. Maria arranged for Calvetta to pick us up at the airport,and she showed us marvelous gardens and numerous beautiful sights on the way to the grocery store and to pick up our scooter before she took us to Beach Home. Cal also took us on a tour of St George's before we flew out on Saturday. She is an excellent tour guide as she knows history and interesting aspects of so many of Bermuda's sights. Maria will set up the airport pickup, then you can call her from the cottage. Maria has Cal's number and other drivers' numbers posted, along with any other number you might want. FYI, Cal's phone number is 1-441-504-1591.

Calvetta recommended The Speciality Inn, a local restaurant that isn't fancy, but the food is delicious. We had a wonderful meal there for less than 40 dollars.... in Bermuda!!

So, I definitely recommend Beach Home and Beach Crest. The only problem is getting a reservation. Curses to Igor...we lost five nights in paradise. Email me if you need more info, but definitely book and do it NOW!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SueLovesTheBeach
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Reviewed September 4, 2010

A special spot of peaceful beauty, colorful landscape and characters. Highly recommend a vacation at the Frith family cottage. It's a bit off the beaten trail, which adds to its charm. Our family felt completely at home and instantly felt like we were part of an extended family. Maria is so hospitable, charming, funny and sweet. You won't regret your time at Grape Bay Cottages. The beach is beautiful, the surf is mesmerizing and the island is gorgoeus.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

Our first visit to Beach Home is unlikely to be our last. Unsurpassed hospitality from Maria who was particularly helpful and flexible with our booking. Cottage was just as described with superb access to a wonderfully quiet beach. A selection of over 100 DVDs kept our teenage son content at quiet times. The walk to the supermarket and bus stops got shorter as the week progressed and are typical Bermuda walks, picturesque but with some up and down. We found that a taxi (list provided) into Hamilton ($10) to pick up the ferries etc worked well for us on sightseeing days.

Our stay was all too short on a wonderful island, superb weather, stunning scenery and hospitable residents. When asked to summarise his Bermuda impressions after his first visit our son hit the button with one word - 'colour'

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ensee0233
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

We were so delighted with our stay at Grape Bay Cottages. Beach Crest Cottage was truly our home away from home for our 12 day stay in June. The cottage itself was well equipped with everything we needed to be comfortable. The location was excellent-a short walk to the bus stop and steps away from the ocean. Our 3 year old son loved the beautiful private pink sandy beach and the warm tidepools in the evenings. We sat on the patio, watched and listened to the waves each evening and were able to relax. Thank you to Maria and family for your hospitality. We will be back!!

The Storoschuks
Alberta, Canada

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank familytravels35
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

This is the perfect vacation spot! It is quiet, beautiful and right on a private beach. Everything you could think of is at your finger tips. Including an amazing DVD Collection. Maria and Doug go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. It truely is a home away from home. We have laready booked for the same time next year, and I anticipate that we will make this an annual event.

I tried to think of some contructive criticism, however I couldn't. It really was absolutely perfect!1

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LisaDesrosiers
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