|Frequently Asked Questions
|What kind of weather can we expect and how warm is the ocean?
|What is the best way to get arouond the island?
both cottages have two bedrooms?
Do you have a check-in and check-out time?
|Do you have laundry facilities?
We have a washer and dryer for housekeeping purposes. We recognize that guests coming for longer periods may need to do some laundry during their stay and we can make arrangements for this. Water is a precious commodity in Bermuda as we rely on rainwater which we catch on our roofs and store in below ground tanks. Hence we are very conservative with our laundry and do the minimum number of loads that we can as washing machines are very large users of water. For this reason we do not exactly 'encourage' the use of the laundry facility, particularly in the dry periods. We do trust that our guests will be conscious of conserving water.
|Can you drink your tap water?
Yes we do drink our tap water. We collect rain water on our roofs, most of which are painted white, and it is easy to see if they are dirty. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean our rain is pure and with a clean roof and clean tank our water is good.
|What electrical voltage does
Bermuda have and do we need to bring plug adapters?
Bermuda uses the same 120v, 60hz electricity as North America. Our electrical receptacles are also the same so if you are coming from the US or Canada you will not need any adapters. If you are visiting from Europe or other countries you may need a "North American" type adapter.
|Do we need to bring a hair dryer and do the cottages have an iron and ironing board?
We have a hair dryer at each cottage as well as an iron and ironing board. We also have a vacuum cleaner but don't expect you to use it!
|What kind of weather can we expect and
how warm is the ocean?
My father used to say "It will either rain or get dark before morning" - and he was always right! Our 'typical' weather is sunny with occasinal showers all year round. In summer our day time high temperatures will be in the mid to high 80s and night time lows typically in the mid to high 70s. Sea surface temperature during summer is generally in the low to mid 80s. Things are much cooler in the winter. For example, in January and February the daytime high temperature is typically in the mid 60s with the night time low in the mid 50s. The following link is to the Bermuda Weather Service Climate section where historical data for a particular month can be obtained:- www.weather.bm/climate.asp
|What is the best way to get around the
There are a variety of options. Our bus service is frequent and efficient and will accept coins, tokens or a multi day pass - these can also be used on our ferries which are a great way to get to Somerset or St. George's. The bus stop is about a 10 minute walk from the cottages over a fairly long hill - the walk is not for everyone, particular in the hotter months! Taxis are a sensible alternative and we have several cabs we highly recommend. There is the ever popular scooter and the following 'Oleander Cycles" link is to the closest rental company which is about a 15 minute walk from the cottages. Bermuda's newest rental option is the two seat (4 wheel!) electric vehicle, the 'Twizzy', and the below link is to the "Current Vehicles" web site. Oleander Cycles also now have an equivalent option. We have charge points installed at both cottages! Finally there is pedal biking or walking......
Electric vehicle, scooter or pedal bike rental:- Oleander Cycles
Electric vehicles - 'Twizy' rental:- Current Vehicles
Grape Bay Cottages
Tel: 1 (441) 236-2515
P.O. Box HM 316, Hamilton HMBX