5 Shinbone Alley, Town of St. George, Bermuda

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    A spacious two bedroom apartment with private garden in quiet backstreets of historic St George's Town. King bed and two twins. Accommodates up to four persons. Five minute walk to bus, ferry, grocery store and restaurants. This unit can be rented together with Crooked Elbow North to provide two bedroom accommodation - separate but within the same building. The Bermuda  Government vacation rental certificate number for this property is RCVRC-054.

    Grasmere (formerly Crooked Elbow) is a private tourist rental apartment in a garden setting conveniently located in historic St George's Town. Walk to shops, restaurants, public transportation and beaches.

    This apartment is a very spacious ground level unit with a private entrance. It comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, full kitchen, living room and covered porch. It is situated in a lovely private garden set back from a quiet alleyway. This accommodation is suitable for a maximum of four persons only. WIFI is included.

    The location, in the historic town of St George's, is very convenient for your every need. The grocery store, laundromat, bus and ferry stops, drug store, post office, water sports center and a selection of restaurants and shops are all within just a few minutes walk. Lovely beaches, and historic forts can be reached by a picturesque 10-15 minute walk.

    The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, range, microwave, electric coffee maker (filter), toaster oven, dishwasher and refrigerator with ice-maker. It is stocked with cookware, crockery etc. The bathroom has a tub with shower. The bedrooms have generous storage and hanging space. The apartment is served by quiet  wall-mounted air-conditioning system which heats or cools. A supply of towels and clean sheets are provided. There is an iron and ironing board.

    Grasmere is an ideal retreat for artists, historians, small families or honeymooners seeking a quiet getaway in a picturesque setting. It is off the beaten track and yet less than a five minute leisurely walk away from all of the amenities on offer is the town of St George's Town - an authentic 17th century settlement which has been recognised by the United Nations as "World Heritage Site".


    The owner will provide you with some public transportation tickets, which can be used for travel on buses and ferries. These will get you started on your first day of travel. Additional tokens and passes can be purchased at the Post Office which is nearby.

    You can rent scooters from Oleander Cycles in St. George's or a mini 2-seater electric car from Bermuda Car Rentals or from Current Vehicles. There is a choice of models and features. There is a charging station and parking area on the property for your electric car should you choose to rent one or more,


    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Towels
    • Bus Passes Included
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Fully Equipped Kitchen
    • Garden
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • King Size Bed
    • Kitchen (Fully Appointed)
    • Lawn
    • Microwave
    • Private Entrance
    • Private Garden
    • Selection of Books
    • Showere & Bathtub
    • Telephone for local use
    • Twizzy Charging Point
    • Walk to Beach
    • WIFI
    • No smoking in the apartment.
    • 5 night minimum. Exceptions may be made for "last minute" bookings.
    • No Deposit is required until further notice.
    • Send us your flight booking confirmation to make a reservation.
    • Full amount is payable in $US cash in Bermuda.
    • There is no daily cleaning.
    • Check in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 10:00 am. Please enquire about flexibility which can be offered under certain circumstances.

    Rate range: $150 - $280

    Rates range from $150 per night to $280 per night plus 4.5% tax and a cleaning fee. The rate depends on the time of year and the number of guests. Lower rates generally apply from November to March, inclusive.


    For more information and a quote please submit the enquiry form or write to Mark Rowe at [email protected]

    The address of Crooked Elbow is 5 Shinbone Alley, St. George's GE05. Entering St. George's Town  from the direction of the Airport or Hamilton you will soon see the brick steps leading up to St. Peters Church on your left . A short distance after that you will see Somers Supermarket also on your left on the corner. Turn left at Somers Supermarket and then first right onto Blockade Alley (you will see the road sign). Crooked Elbow is directly ahead at the very end of Blockade Alley. It is a large light yellow house with a balcony. It has dark green trim and shutters. There is a large Poinciana tree in the garden. Ask to be dropped off at the corner and walk up the steps or turn left and drive up between two stone pillars on your right.

    If you walk into the porch/carport you will see a small black letter box on the wall on the left, where you will find the key. Continue on through the porch and turn left where you will see the wooden french/glass door which is the entrance (see photo below). Let yourself in.

    The owners telephone number is 2970898. They live upstairs so you can call that number or knock on the door if you have a problem with access.

    Mark Rowe
    [email protected]

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      2. Crooked Elbow is wonderful and the owners are so sweet! My husband and I loved our stay in Bermuda and this rental is fabulous! We hope to return and will definitely try to stay here again!
        Marilyn B. January 2017

      3. This was a return visit for me and this time I chose to stay at Crooked Elbow despite having to be in Hamilton much of the week. The unit is ideally located to the beaches (Tobacco Bay and Fort St. Catherine’s), historic town center and one block from the bus stop that will connect you with anyplace on the Island. In December the town of St. George’s is wonderfully decorated for the Holidays and the feeling of Christmas really takes hold of you when you are there! Mark and Anne are wonderful hosts and if you seek a quiet, clean, quaint, centrally located and charming place to stay, book a stay at Crooked Elbow!
        Tom O. December 2017

      4. I loved Crooked Elbow. Everything you need is there and all the comforts of home. The owners were very caring and knowledgeable. Anne Rowe who lives above the property was a delight to chat with. She invited me to her beautifully decorated home for a cup of tea and we chatted for some time on her huge balcony with a wonderful view of the unfinished church. Everything is in walking distance and the bus stop is literally on your doorstep. The bus pass saved a lot of money as I used the buses and ferries every day for the week I stayed there. Couldn’t thank them enough. Only had time to go to Tobacco Beach once as I wanted to make good use of the bus pass and explore the island. When I stayed in Hamilton my second week I went back to that beautiful beach. When I checked out Anne allowed me to stay until late afternoon as no guests were arriving that day so I spent a few hours at Tobacco Beach and went to the unfinished church and St. Catherine’s Fort, not to be missed. Anne also allowed me to keep the bus pass as I left May 30 and it wouldn’t be needed on the 31st so I had the pass for 8 days instead of the seven and I used it to go the zoo and aquarium which is well worth a visit too. I would definitely go back to Elbow Cottage. Mark Rowe gave me excellent directions from the airport to give to the taxi driver so there was no problem finding this wonderful home. I was almost in tears when I left. I loved Crooked Elbow and St. Georges and hope to return one day.
        Angela H. April 2018

      5. My wife and I spent eight days in St. Georges. It was our first time in Bermuda and if we ever come back we will definitely rent this apartment again. It was charming, spacious, and had everything we needed. More importantly, the location was great. Walking distance to restaurants, beaches, bus stops, and on the cutest street in Bermuda.
        Beth.O. June 2018

      6. I spent a fortnight at Crooked Elbow together with my husband and we both enjoyed its charm and convenience. You would never have all this space and comforts checking into a modern hotel.
        The place has the old cottage feel about it, is welcoming, super organised, arty and “ homey”. We loved its 300 years history, its location and the patio-garden area. We received visits from the local chickens who participated in our breakfasts. Having drinks outside after days full of nature’s delights was an extra pleasure.
        Mark, a superb host, visited from time to time to ask if he could be of any assistance.
        We shall definitely come back!
        Eva and Andrzej, Oct 2020

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