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Rock Hill: Sophisticated Design with Spectacular Atlantic Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning 4-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom Villa Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Special Note: Long Island, Bahamas was NOT affected by the recent hurricanes.

Completed in 2017, Rock Hill was designed as a "relaxed island getaway" by an award-winning, Miami-based architecture firm. The villa's clean, minimal interiors reflect a mastery of the "island modern" aesthetic. Rock Hill serves as the perfect base from which to experience the Islands of the Far Bahamas. Long Island is world-famous for it's pristine waters and endless miles of white, sandy beaches and coves.

Rock Hill features two Master Suites on the top floor and a Bunk Room and additional Master Suite on the lower floor. A Great Room and Lanai offer stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The interiors include furnishings from Restoration Hardware, Design Within Reach and Room & Board.

Rock Hill Estate is only STEPS AWAY from the resort amenities of Stella Maris which includes bars, beaches, pools and restaurants. The closest beach is only a 3-5 minute walk... and it has a beach bar&grill. Stella Maris offers daily excursions and activities such as sea kayaking, snorkeling, beach combing, scuba diving, bone-fishing, reef fishing, eco-tours, deep sea fishing, etc...

A car is not necessary to enjoy yourself at Rock Hill, however, rental cars are available if you'd like to freedom to explore the entire island at your leisure.

Getting to Long Island may seem complicated at first, but it’s actually easier than you think. In many cases Long Island is just two flights away. You’ll be lounging on the beach with a cold beverage in no time! There are two main air routes to Long Island, Bahamas: via Nassau (NAS) and via Georgetown (GGT) on nearby Great Exuma Island. All persons are required to have a valid passport for travel to The Bahamas (certain nationalities may require a Visa).


This is the most common route taken to Long Island. Nassau International Airport is the major air hub for the Bahamas with many direct flights from the USA, Canada & London. Major carriers include Jet Blue, American Airlines, Delta, United, Air Canada, British Airways, West Jet and Bahamasair. Upon arrival in Nassau, you will need to clear customs/immigration and then take a short flight to Long Island. Stella Maris Resort Air Service can pick you up in Nassau and fly you directly to Stella Maris in one of their resort aircraft. This flight is extraordinarily beautiful and lasts about one hour. The cost per person is $167 each way. (Rate subject to change in accordance with fuel prices) Rock Hill is less than a mile from the runway. Our property managers will greet you at the airport and drive you directly to the villa.

More information about Stella Maris Resort Air Service can be found at:

Email to book your flights!

Stella Maris Resort Air Service is the preferred way to reach Stella Maris. However, Southern Air also offer daily flights to Stella Maris. More information can be found at:

Bahamasair offers flights between Nassau and Deadman's Cay on Long Island. Please note that this airport is about 45 minutes south of Stella Maris. More info at


This is another common way to get to Long Island. Georgetown, Exuma is served by many direct commercial flights from the USA, Canada & London. Upon arrival in Georgetown, you will need to clear customs/immigration and take a short 20-minute flight to Long Island.

Stella Maris Resort Air Service can pick you up in Georgetown and fly you directly to Stella Maris in one of their resort aircraft. The cost per person is $117 each way. (Rate subject to change in accordance with fuel prices)

More information about Stella Maris Resort Air Service can be found at:

Email to book your flights!


It is also possible to fly directly to the Stella Maris Resort on private aircraft. Within minutes, you can clear customs/immigration and be enjoying a cocktail overlooking the Atlantic. Rock Hill is less than a mile from the runway. Our property managers will greet you at the airport and drive you directly to the villa.

Stella Maris International Airport (MYLS) is an airport of entry with Bahamas Customs and Immigration, has a 4000′ paved runway, and is a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) managed by Hawkline with services including Av-Gas and Jet-A. The airport has a courtesy phone for flight briefing, Florida Customs, etc. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has information available to help you plan your flight.

Charter Aircraft from Florida:

It certainly is wonderful to avoid the big airports. Several charter aircraft companies operate out of South Florida airports such as Miami “Tamiami” Executive Airport, Opa Locka Airport, Miami International Airport, Palm Beach International, Naples Municipal Airport and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Stella Maris Resort Air Service:

Stella Maris Resort Air Service operates frequent flights between Stella Maris, Nassau and Georgetown… as well as other Bahama Islands for resort guests and other island passengers on request.

Please visit the Rock Hill Estate FACEBOOK page for additional insights about your vacation in the Far Bahamas:


Situated in the southern Bahamas, Long Island is one of many islands and cays that make up the spectacular Bahamas Out Islands. Many places claim to be paradise, but that really depends on your definition. We define paradise as mile upon mile of silky-fine sandy beach all to yourself, brilliant turquoise water, gently swaying palms and the finest weather in the Caribbean.

Long Island was among the first land discovered by Columbus in 1492, and in his ship’s log, he described it as “the most delightful island in the world.” The east coast features 150 ft cliffs with crashing surf, while Cape Santa Maria on the west boasts mile upon mile of calm blue water and white sandy beach. As its name suggests, Long Island is over 70 miles long and just five miles wide. Lush green foliage covers the island, and fills the air with the intoxicating fragrances of the Caribbean.

A central road runs from north to south along Long Island, lined with the small villages and beautiful colonial churches that give the Bahamas its untouched feeling. With names like Burnt Ground, Deadman’s Cay, Bunchs, Doctor’s Creek, and Mangrove Bush, these villages offer a glimpse into the relaxed Bahamas lifestyle.

Originally named “Yuma” by Arawak Indians, the island was renamed “Fernandina” by Christopher Columbus in 1492. However, Long Island earned its current name because a seafarer felt it took too long to sail past the island. After all, it is 80 miles long, but no more than four miles wide at its broadest point. The Tropic of Cancer runs directly through the island, giving it two very different coastlines—the dramatic cliffs and caves of the east coast that front the crashing Atlantic waves, and the sandy edged lee side which slopes calmly into the Bahamas Bank. Here you’ll find Dean’s Blue Hole, historic twin churches built in the 1800s and one of the largest caves in The Bahamas.

More Details

Max Strang
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Max Strang

Rock Hill is owned by an extended Florida family that has been vacationing in The Bahamas since the 1970s.

Max Strang purchased this villa in 2006

Why Max Strang chose Stella Maris

Rock Hill is the ultimate getaway and convenient to all of the Stella Maris amenities.

What makes this villa unique

Rock Hill was designed by the Miami-based firm, [STRANG] Architecture. The villa combines modern design sensibilities with island influences. Rock Hill is one of the newest and most design-savvy homes available within the "Islands of the Far Bahamas".


Stella Maris Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Stylishly furnished with modern bathroom fixtures and glass showers...
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Master Suite 3 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , This room has a "twin" bunk bed & a "twin over full" bunk.
  • Stylishly furnished with modern beds and dressers...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Rock Hill: Sophisticated Design with Spectacular Atlantic Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

"Rock Hill" is an amazing house with beautiful breezes and ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. The house was very equipped which made our stay even more relaxing and enjoyable. Special thanks to Bruno, the property manager, who was able to get supplies that we asked for before our arrival. We cannot wait for our next trip, will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable..airy...private...modern island home.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely breezes on the back verandah...We opened the lounge doors to enjoy the there was no need for a/c. We enjoyed the walks...The rock pools...The Adderley ruins...Deans Blue Hole & Cape Santa Maria...We have always enjoyed visiting Long Island.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun, shells, lobster and luxury

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time staying at Rock Hill! The views are just as spectacular as advertised, the accommodations are spacious and modern, and having our own private retreat felt like the perfect way to get a taste for everything the island had to offer. The design aesthetic of Rock Hill is very appealing; functional clean lines with white walls, grey tile, glass and steel. Elegance in simple form and function - everyone was very comfortable in their individual suites with private baths. The owners have created a very serene setting to unwind and relax.

The location of the house is very convenient for exploring the northern end of the island, which affords access to some pristine Caribbean and Atlantic beaches (in particular we enjoyed discovering some of the more isolated beaches near Christopher Columbus point). Rock Hill is a short walk from the Stella Maris Resort and they were very welcoming; it was nice to be able to use their facilities as well as enjoy their dining room and pool bar.

Beyond the location and house itself, Charles and Teresa, the local property managers, could not have been more welcoming and friendly! They were incredibly gracious and arranged a fishing day-trip, an all-day barbecue out on the Keys, and even prepared a delicious traditional Bahamian dinner for us. Spending time with them as well as their two great kids truly made this vacation a very special one for our family.

A couple of logistical notes for those who might be interested in exploring the southern half of the island: Long Island, as the name suggests, is rather long. It’s about an hour and a half drive down to Dean’s Blue Hole (absolutely worth the trip though, the hole is breathtakingly pictursque). While it can be a bit of a distance to pick up groceries you can have the house stocked before you arrive and while out exploring there are plenty of opportunites to pick up supplies. The airport is very conveniently located, as are the resorts on the northern end of the island.

All in all, our trip could not have gone smoother and we greatly look forward to returning to Rock Hill! It was very hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time on Long Island and this house is so beautiful. It's the only modern, new and elegant home in the area. Every detail for comfort has been thought of and you will relax the moment you walk into this clean contemporary home. I highly recommend this property and would tell anyone, "don't hesitate to book!"

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous House and Views on Long Island!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Rock Hill on Long Island exceeded all of our expectations. As a family of 3 from New York City (11 year old son) we have been renting vacation homes in the Bahamas for the past 15 years. We had become a bit complacent and tended to visit the same island year after year and felt like we needed to expand our horizons and experience more of what the Bahamas has to offer.

A friend who frequently goes fishing in the Bahamas had recommended Long Island for its breathtaking natural landscape - much of the island remains surprisingly untouched. We were quickly sold on the appeal but also have high standards regarding accommodations. When we saw Rock Hill on VRBO we knew we had found the perfect spot.

Rock Hill is a brand new home with modern furnishings that can accommodate far more than just our family so we invited friends to join us for a total of 7 people (3 kids) with lots of room to spare. The lay out of the common space and deck is great for both entertaining and relaxing and all four bedrooms are graciously proportioned with en suite baths. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped for an island rental and since the house was so comfortable, with unbeatable views, we chose to eat in for breakfast and several dinners as well. The nice thing about Rock Hill is that guests also have access to the Stella Maris Resort just up the street so you have all of the perks and services of a resort for dining, pool/beach access and activities when you want them with the privacy of your own home.

The resort was great about hooking us up with a car rental and boat charter so everything was very seamless and accessible. There’s much to do and see on Long Island so it’s well suited for active people as well as those who just want some R & R. We had the perfect balance of beach time along with excursions to Dean’s Blue Hole, local caves and a notable roadside conch shack. What I personally enjoyed the most was that the island wasn’t teeming with tourists. We had the rare pleasure of experiencing some of the gorgeous terrain and beaches with no one else in sight.

Travel to the island from NYC was a breeze. It’s just under an hour from Nassau to the Stella Maris Airport (3 minutes from the house) on a charter that we arranged through the resort. There are other airlines that fly to the island as well.

We had a truly amazing time at Rock Hill so highly recommend. We’re already planning our return!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Max's Conch Bar & Grill
Great Island Cuisine at this roadside bar & grill...
Moonshine Beach Bar
Great Drinks, Food & Beaching only a short walk from Rock Hill.
Bahamas Discovey Quest
Great customized outdoor adventures on Long Island !!! Teresa and Charles will provide price...
Cape Santa Maria
Columbus Monument
Spectacular Site !!!
Stella Maris Resort Club
Dean's Blue Hole
Amazing Day Trip from Rock Hill....
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Stella Maris Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Stella Maris Bar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Stella Maris Restaurant
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Stella Maris Beach
Car: not necessary

A unique Bahamian 'Out-Island' Experience... Long Island is far away from the crowds and aggravation of other island vacations. The North End of Long Island offers pristine ocean waters with amazing fishing (flats & deep sea), lobstering, scuba diving, exploring, island hopping, etc...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,500

NOTE: Your confirmation will be considered FINAL once your online payment has been processed AND you have signed and returned the RENTAL AGREEMENT to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.