To say that Deans Hall Nursery is anything short of amazing would be a complete understatement. Its amenities are first class and its hosts are welcoming, thoughtful, generous and kind. The cottage is centrally located on the island, and every major site and/or destination is easily reachable by foot, bike, bus or ferry. The specifics of the cottage are well documented in the glowing reviews on this site, so there is little I can add that hasn't already been said below. My advice...If you are planning a trip to Bermuda, whether for your 1st visit or your 100th, you will be hard pressed to find a better stay, or a better value than Dean's Hall Nursery.
This beautiful Bermudian Cottage is lovely. It is very comfortable, and with every amenity you could wish for. It is located in a very scenic area, walking distance to a lovely marina, the Aquarium, a hiking section of the Rail Trail (highly recommend) and two very good restaurants. The Post Office (for bus/ferry passes) is across the street. The bus stop into Hamilton is steps away, with a second bus route also stopping at the Aquarium, so easy access to transportation. The two private decks (one with BBQ) are perfect for sitting on and relaxing. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming, and answered any questions we had. They did everything possible to ensure our trip was everything we hoped it would be. Wonderful!
Having lived in Bermuda in 2011/12, we decided to return for a vacation and to catch up with friends. Stephen and Faith's cottage was perfect both in terms of location and as a comfortable well equipped place to stay. We prefer this type of accommodation to staying in hotels and it met our requirements perfectly. It has to be the best equipped place that we've stayed in and we've travelled a lot!
Everything was provided and more - the use of a local cell phone was especially good. Toiletries, fluffy dressing gowns, great information about Bermuda, tea/coffee, welcome bottles of cold beer and wine - all of these were provided.
Stephen and Faith were friendly and helpful hosts throughout. There are two first rate restaurants within walking distance (Rustico Restaurant and Village Pantry) and the post office and convenience store are just across the road. Travel is easy with a choice of local buses, including one stop close to the entrance to the cottage. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to friends and family as it had everything we needed for a great stay on this beautiful island.
We came to Bermuda for the Bermuda race Weekend. We really enjoyed this cottage! Pictures and description absolutely correct. The cottage is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. In order to prevent too much luggage ask the host what will be provided. We had too much stuff with us. We have never had an appartment with such a big mass of things provided by the host. Highly appreciated! Great laundry! Nice garden! The communication with the host was very quick and efficient. Host very helpful! Great to have 2 bus lines to choose. This makes it very comfortable to go places. It is very easy to get around with the bus. The bus pass includes the ferries. It's a must to get on one of the ferries, there are several routes. It makes sense to buy a pass at the beginning of your stay and to try all the different routes of the bus and ferry. In that way you will see a lot from Bermuda, every single route is different and scenic. Bus drivers and ferry staff very helpful and friendly. For participants in the Bermuda race weekend highly recommended. You can cook your own pasta, you can wash your sports gear. Great to have the small supermarket and post office next to the cottage. Overall rating: very excellent! We would book it again for our next stay.
From the moment we stepped off the plane, Faith and Stephen made this vacation a dream. The driver they had pick us up was prompt, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable of the island.
The cottage was beautiful and had plenty of space for the three of us (we traveled with our 6-year old). The bed and sofa bed were extremely comfortable, the appliances modern and the bathroom feels downright luxurious. Our daughter loved the miniature horses next door and taking in the morning air from the front porch.
The cottage is within walking distance of a small store to buy groceries, the aquarium and good restaurants.
Going into Hamilton for the afternoon was extremely easy and we had no issues with the public transportation system.
Faith and Stephen thought of everything - a binder with contact information, wifi password and anything else you could think of is waiting in the cottage upon your arrival. And if there does happen to be a question not answered in the book they are of course extremely warm and welcoming.
Overall, such a great vacation. The cottage is absolutely the best place to stay on the island in terms of convenience and flexibility when traveling with children, and Faith and Stephen are the best hosts!
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Our stay at Dean Hall Nursery was an amazing experience in absolutely every respect. We were met at the airport by the owner's mother and treated like royalty. The cottage had absolutely everything needed for a perfect holiday with nothing forgotten.... from sunblock & after sun treatment lotion, a kitchen pantry with real coffee & coffee machine. A full kitchen, laundry, beach towels, beach bags etc. The bed was incredibly comfortable with a range of pillows to suit anyone. Air conditioning and ceiling fan cooled the cottage perfectly. We enjoyed breakfast each morning on the front patio whilst watching the local birds. Stephen called in to check that everything was satisfactory during the week - even though a welcome pack was available when we arrived with contact phone numbers and general informative tips regarding local places of interest. Pamphlets and maps were in abundance. Stephen's mother took us across the road to the local Post Office to arrange Bus Passes for our ten day stay which proved to be so economical. The Bus Service on the Island was amazingly easy to navigate and we were soon hopping on and off buses and ferries with incredible ease. We can honestly say that we have never been to a more friendly country - the locals were always incredibly friendly and helpful.... so much so that while we were taking photos of the beautiful colours of the island's houses, a local lady asked if we needed any help.... we assured her we were fine.... to which she said to us "Enjoy my Island!" Overall our stay at Dean Hall Nursery was one we will never forget. We will definitely be returning!
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Dean Hall Nursery Cottage is just as described on Airbnb: comfortable, beautifully furnished and fully kitted out. The owners Stephen and Faith have really gone out of their way to provide everything you need for great stay in the cottage and a great holiday on Bermuda generally. In addition, they checked in with us throughout to make sure we had as fantastic a holiday as possible.