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We live at the beach in the States. When we visit Bermuda in July 2012, we would like to be where the action is, i.e. restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, historical sites, etc. What is the best location for us to stay to be within walking distance of these things? We prefer VRBO type places over hotels and we will be staying a week. Lodging advice would be great, but mostly we need to settle upon a location. Thanks!

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You may want to stay in Hamilton Lots of shopping and restaurants and the starting point for bus and ferry service to other parts of the island. For a cottage colony type of place take a look at www.greenbank.com It's about a ten minute ferry ride across the harbour from Hamilton. The column to the left of this page will give you some idea of hotels, big and small. Rosedon is popular with some repeat visitors to Bermuda. If you want to rent an apartment try www.bermudarentals.com and look at the central area rentals.

Edited: 14 January 2012, 22:49
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I've just noticed that you posted in the St George forum. St George is also a lovely town, more limited for shopping and restaurants than Hamilton but I enjoyed a week there in December. Take a look at my trip report. www.bermudagetaway.com has some nice rentals there and so does www.bermudarentals.com St George is a UNESCO heritage site and has some lovely old buildings and small museums. Good bus service and the ferry should be running in July.

There is also the St George's Club and Gobbler's Corner for rentals.

Edited: 15 January 2012, 01:52
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>>>We live at the beach in the States....Bermuda in July 2012....where the action is, i.e. restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, historical sites, etc. What is the best location for us to stay to be within walking distance of these things? We prefer VRBO type places over hotels ... we need to settle upon a location..<<<

It's sometimes difficult to explain...but you need to understand that Bermuda is a relatively tiny place (21 sq. mi of landmass...21 miles from end-to-end...25-26 mi. from end-to-end and 3-4 miles from shore-to-shore via narrow winding roads..3 main east-west roads--North Shore, Middle & South Rds) so nowhere is very far from anywhere else in Bermuda...and just about eveery minute of every mile of almost any trip from place-to-place is beautiful and very pleasant.

Having said this, the '..center..' of Bermuda is downtown Hamilton, with the largest concentrations of restaurants (all types, cuisines, prices), nightlife (pubs, dance clubs, lounges, etc) and shopping...as well as some of Bermuda's historic sites. Hamilton is also the nexus of Bermuda's genuinely excellent public transportation--buses & ferries--system. Just about 'everywhere else' is a very pleasant 'one-fare' ride from downtown Hamilton. So, if being "..within walking distance of...where the action is...", then the area around downtown Hamilton will be the place.

Most of Bermuda's best beaches are situated out along a few mile stretch of her magnificent south shore, in Paget, Warwick and Southampton parishes--Elbow Beach, Astwood Cove, Warwick Long Bay, Jobson's Cove, Stonehole Bay, Chaplin Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Church Bay. general area will be very pleasant 15-to-35 minute bus or rental motor scooter ride ride from downtown Hamilton.

But given that everything is relatively close to everywhere else, you've a pretty fair selection of guest accommodation locations. If VBRO-type private rental properties (apartments & cottages) is your preference, then as noted above, you should look at what's on offer in the '..CENTRAL..' listings of first-rate, entirely reliable and retutable agencies like--

BERMUDA RENTALS--

http://www.bermudarentals.com/

BERMUDA GETAWAY--

http://www.bermudagetaway.com/

To assist you in getting a sense of Bermuda's size, layout and relative locations--

BERMUDA--Handy Reference Map--

gotobermuda.com/uploadedFiles/GetHere/MapsAn…

You can also check out smaller, family-owned & operated guesthouse (amny with self-catering facilities) and B&B properties like (among others)

In & around downtown Hamilton & Hamilton Harboiur--

http://www.bbbermuda.com/

www.bermuda.com/c-g/edgehill-manor.aspx

http://www.granaway.com/home.html

http://www.greenbankbermuda.com/

bermuda.com/h-p/little-pomander-guest-house.…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147259-d147921…

www.sunflowerbermuda.com/Bermuda/Welcome.html

South Shore area--

http://www.clairfontapartments.bm/

http://www.bermuda-charm.com/

http://www.gbcbermuda.com/

http://www.bermudagetaway.com/indexGB.html

webspawner.com/users/oceanbda/bermudaaccomod…

http://www.paraquetapartments.com/

http://www.sandpiperbda.com/

http://www.sunscapebermuda.com/

www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p400591

www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421549

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Thanks for the great info!

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Remember- bermuda not a wild party place

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not looking for parties, just want to be in quaint old part of town where we can walk to restaurants, museums etc.

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Have a look at Bermudarentals.com

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Quaint = St Georges! You can walk everywhere, so much to see. Then scooter or bus to go outside St Georges. We loved the St Georges Club, beautiful site, comfortable cottages. Best wishes!

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not looking for parties, just want to be in quaint old part of town where we can walk to restaurants, museums etc.

Thanks.

Thats what I'm looking for. Thanks a million!

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If "...prefer VRBO type places over hotels.....quaint old part of town where we can walk to restaurants, museums etc..." then any of the private rental properties in the town of Saint George's, offered by BERMUDA RENTALS or BERMUDA GETAWAY will probably suit your criteria best. Saint George's, located at Bermuda's far EAST-end is the original, historic capital of Bermuda. The entire '..olde towne..' is a UNESCO World Heritage site...and something of a living museum in terms of Bermudian architecture.

http://www.stgeorgestown.bm/

http://www.bermudaworldheritage.org/

The town is small and compact, so just about anywhere in town--restaurants, shopping, beaches, etc is within easy walking/strolling distances from anywhere else. Though at Bermuda's far eastern-end, Saint geirge's has excellent pablic transportation connections--buses & ferries--to the rest of Bermuda. There are four(4) public bus routes between Saint George's and downtown Hamilton and the ORANGE--Hamilton-Dockyard-Gaint George's ('..seasonal..' service--mid-April-thru-mid-November,,,Monday-thru-Friday only)

BERMUDA BUS INFO--(Routes, schedules, fares. etc.)

www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt…

BERMUDA FERRY INFO--(Routes, schedules, etc)

www.marineandports.bm/News.aspx?Article=68