Author Topic: "You can go to heaven if you want. Id rather stay in Bermuda." - Mark Twain  (Read 2473 times)

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That's centurion.
yes. wasn't aware airspace wouldn't make an issue. my future trips thank you!
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After finally getting to the front and presenting our passports and forms, we were slightly afraid?miffed?annoyed? when asked to go to the Head Immigration Officer. Turns out that writing "guest house" is completely unacceptable. 
I have never seen anyone actually read those forms.

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I have never seen anyone actually read those forms.
exactly my faulty reasoning
Don't wait for the perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect.

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Re: "You can go to heaven if you want. Id rather stay in Bermuda." - Mark Twain
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2016, 10:00:05 AM »
Never been to the rooftop lounge by terminal 5 all the times I've been there, always went to the airspace lounge.  I'll look out for it next time

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Re: "You can go to heaven if you want. Id rather stay in Bermuda." - Mark Twain
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2016, 10:13:06 AM »
Accommodations

I believe one of the reasons that Bermuda isn't that popular on DDF is due to the fact that there is only one points properties on the island. Being that I generally prefer a private vacation rental to a hotel anyhow, that didn't prove to be an issue for me. After perusing hundreds of properties, i narrowed down my search to the specifications i wanted, in no particular order:
<$200/night
view
separate sleeping and living areas
fresh and clean
wifi
kitchen
nice bathroom
private

bonus points for
pool
two tvs
smart tv
jacuzzi
proximity to beach

I got all of my needs and some wants, though I only searched on VRBO.com and airbnb.com since I've had good experiences with both. I ended up being torn between several properties, and several days prior i just booked one of them since I was driving myself and DW absolutely nuts with my indecision.
I ended up booking nearescape.com through his airbnb listing. He is listed on vrbo as well but airbnb came to about $150 less for some reason.
The pictures on the site are completely accurate save for different linen. The view is truly something out of this world. The house is completely fresh and new with very modern components imported from the US. It is a guest house attached to the main house, but as the host is a single guy who works 8-8, we didn't see much of him or his dog, save for on the weekend. The pool was for our exclusive use.
If you do rent this place, just bear in mind that there is no tv or ac in the master bedroom, only a fan. That being said, I'd be hard pressed to find something negative about this place. Simply amazing and peaceful.

I remember seeing this place when I was planning my trip and strongly considering booking it.  Glad to know it lives up to the hype.

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I would really like to go to Bermuda using points for hotel stays. You mentioned that there is 1 points property... what is it? I couldn't find any?

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I would really like to go to Bermuda using points for hotel stays. You mentioned that there is 1 points property... what is it? I couldn't find any?
I think there are 2 Fairmonts.

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What points can I use for those?

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What points can I use for those?
Buy Fairmont nights. I'm actually selling .

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Nice report! Hadn't seen this until now. I'm a fan of going to a place with a private pool, so good to know this is an option - thanks!

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How much do u sell for? Kinda looking to do this cheaply

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Sure. You have a bathroom, shower, comfortable chair, bar, and in relative peace.
The problem is that it's all in the same 4x4 room

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How much do u sell for? Kinda looking to do this cheaply
$250 each.