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When History Meets Luxury: Sandymount

A hidden gem of Bermuda, the restored former pirate fortress, Sandymount is Bermuda’s newest addition to the luxury vacation rental market. The two-and-a-half acre Bailey's Bay property sits on a peninsula encompassing a historic fort site that has unobstructed panoramic views of the north shore all the way from Dockyard to Ferry Reach. Both inside and outside of the home there are many artifacts of Bermuda's nautical history, including harpoons, a fish pot, old maps, and diving helmets. The original…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Shelly Hall in Shelly Bay

Once an imposing old dwelling built in the 19th century, Shelly Hall is an old homestead site that today has been absorbed into new and gracious condominiums of elegant proportion. There was a moment in the recent past when a…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: St. Anne’s Rectory, Southampton

After our marriage, I moved into the St. Anne’s Rectory with Reg. It is a very old house with many interesting features including bricked-up and plastered-over fireplace, which is said to have a secret passage. There were many strange noises…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Orange Valley

When a storm blows in from the northwest, and a sharp wind funnels between the hills which form a ridge above Orange Valley, the old house heaves and creaks and the windows rattle ominously.   Standing in the dimly lit…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Verdmont Cottage

What is it you want to know,” he asked as he strode into my social parlor which serves as an office as well. “Well, since I am sketching your house for the book, it suddenly occurred to me that there…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Ghost of Jubilee Road

The night of July 14, 1979 hangs on my memory like a pall. The journey home to Orange Valley from Smith’s Parish would haunt me for a long time to come. It was nearly midnight when I headed home on…