Salt Kettle House is known for its friendliness and personal attention given to its guests. The owners, British-born Hazel Lowe and her family, ensure that all visitors are met at the airport by taxi. On arrival at Salt Kettle, they will be happy to take you through their personal recommendations of sights, restaurants and activities you should enjoy on your Bermuda vacation.
A full breakfast is included in the daily rate and can be taken on the large cedar table in the guest lounge or in the porch with views of Hamilton Harbour. The guest lounge has a fireplace and chairs where you can enjoy games with other guests or read the generous collection of books provided.
Rates are extremely competitive given the popularity of the property and can be found on the official website. Reservations should be made well in advance, as over 90% of guests subsequently return.
There are various accommodation options available; four rooms in the main house, an apartment cottage, and three waterside cottages. All have air conditioning and private bathrooms. Guests can relax on the patio and use the barbeque provided. WiFi is available in the main house.
All accommodations have cooking facilities with the exception of the rooms in the main house. Guests staying in these have access to a kitchen and the family will give you a lift to Lindo’s Family Foods supermarket so you can stock up on provisions.
The guest house is situated at Salt Kettle, a small peninsula on the northern shore of Paget Parish once home to privateers and merchants. There are no beaches here but Salt Kettle House has its own dock where guests can take a dip in the harbour or just sit on one of the loungers and watch the sun set over Hamilton. The nearest public beach is Elbow Beach, approximately 1½ miles from the guest house.
Attractions nearby include the Botanical Gardens, Camden, Masterworks, Paget Marsh, and Waterville. Get up early and you could walk to Crow Lane and see Johnny Barnes. The closest golf courses are Belmont Hills and Riddell’s Bay. If you want to play tennis you could join Pomander Gate Tennis Club as a temporary member. Restaurants in the area are Blu, the Fourways Inn, Mickey’s, the Paraquet, and Swizzle Inn South Shore.
Salt Kettle House is only a short walk from the nearby wharf where you can enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Hamilton. Here you’ll find a huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants plus attractions like the Bermuda National Gallery, Fort Hamilton, and the Perot Post Office.
Middle Road is just 500 yards from the property. From here you can catch bus number 8 to Hamilton or Royal Naval Dockyard. If you’re planning on doing a lot of travelling by public transport you can save a bit of money by purchasing a bus and ferry pass.