Beach Walk Complex House Manual
The water in the cottage is completely drinkable, fresh and tasty rain water. Water is a limited resource in Bermuda, so please conserve when possible.
All the light switches in the cottage are labelled. The switch to turn the light on the front porch is located on the living room side of the wall.
There are two light switches in the room neared the pool for the outside sensor lights over looking the pool. These must be kept on at all times for safety reasons.
The A/C units are operated via a remote control that is attached to the wall beside the light switch. Please leave the A/C on unless you are opening a window and/or the sliding glass doors.
The ceiling fans have all been pre-set for optimal air circulation and can't be adjusted. Constant airflow is an absolute must to help combat Bermuda's humid, tropical climate.
Garbage day is Wednesday. The large garbage bin located on the far side of the garage and needs to be put out on the main road (just at the end of the lane) Tuesday evening. Please remember to collect the empty garbage bin the next day.
Only glass, aluminum and tin are recycled locally and go into the clear blue bags provided (let us know if you run out). These can be left beside the large garbage bin in the garage. We'll take it from there.
There are cement pads on the right of the drive way for parking scooters. Please do not park your scooter on the driveway because it will get damaged by the scooter stand.
The black remote controls the cable box located on the bottom shelf under the TV. The Guide button on the remote lists what is showing on the various channels at different times.
The kitchen has a large, side by side fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and a wine fridge. The small appliances include a toaster, a 12-cup coffee maker (for those groggy mornings!), an electric kettle and a blender.
A starter amount of coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper are supplied to tide you over until you are able to buy what you'll need for your stay. When possible we also try to supply olive oil, balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, Tabasco, tin foil, plastic wrap, plastic storage bags, garbage bags and recycling bags.
For preparing meals the kitchen has a complete set of pots and pans, a salad bowl and salad servers, mixing bowls, measuring cup, colander, cutting board as well as all the small tools (openers, peelers etc.) that you will need. There are also long handled utensils and a grill cleaner for barbequing located in the bottom drawer of the peninsula.
There are two sets of dishes, ceramic ones for inside and melamine for outside around the pool area.
Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
We will leave an initial supply of toilet paper (3 rolls) and paper toilets to tide you over until you are able to get to the grocery store and buy what you need to get you through your stay.
The dishwasher soap is located under the kitchen sink. As water is such a precious and limited resource in Bermuda, we kindly request that you only use the dishwasher when it's full.
The bath towels will be on the towel rack in the bathroom. We will leave extra towels for you in the large armoire located in the master bathroom. We kindly request that you do not take the bath towels outside or to the beach and use the beach towels provided instead.
Beach Towels and Bag Beach
The beach towels are located in the large armoire in the master bathroom. There are also hooks available outside on the ornamental boat oar for drying beach towels.
Books and Games
There is a "Little Cottage Library" with books and games for you to enjoy located in the bureau in the front hall. Please feel free to take a book home if you weren't able to finish it during your stay or leave a book for future guests.
The pool is professionally cleaned and chlorinated once a week (weather permitting).
The BBQ is located on the far side of the pool deck. There are long handled BBQ utensils located in the lower drawer of the kitchen peninsula (please don't leave them outside as the salt air makes things rust). A grill mat is provided which will make cleaning the BBQ much easier.
Please remember to scrape off the grill when you’re finished (easier to clean when the grill is still hot) so that it’s nice and clean for the next guests. Let us know if the BBQ is running low on gas as we keep spare gas cylinders on hand.
Post Cards & Stamps
Post cards can be purchased in most large stores and pharmacies. There are also several good places on Queen St. (Flying Colours, Brown & Co.). Stamps can be purchased and post cards can be mailed from the Perot Post Office (this quaint, old building is worth the visit) located at 11 Queen St. (open Mon.-Fri. 9-5).
SIM Cards for Cell Phones
Pre-paid SIM cards can be purchased either from Digicel (10 Church St. Hamilton) or One Communications (Washington Mall, 18 Church St. Hamilton) to save on roaming charges while in Bermuda.
An easy way to be able to make free local calls while in Bermuda is to download the WhatsApp App to your cell phone and make local call via the App.
Access to Private Tennis Court
The cottage has access to a private tennis court located at 181 South Road, just a short ride away. Please let us know if you want to play so the we can make sure the court is available.
Private Tennis Lessons
Private tennis lessons are available at the court with well know local tennis pro, Jerome Bradshaw. Please let us know if you want us to arrange lessons for you.
The beeping sounds (sometimes loud) you will hear night are our wonderful tree frogs. Even though they are only the size of a thumbnail, they make presence known throughout the night.
Insects & Pests
Bermuda is a semi-tropical island and insects are a fact of life. The entire property is professionally sprayed monthly. We kindly request that the garbage be brought out to bin out on a regular basis, keep the counters wiped and don't leave any food out to attract them. You may still see the occasional ants or the odd cockroach. It is not a reflection on the cleanliness of the property but rather an unavoidable aspect of life on an island.