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Rock Hill: Sophisticated Design with Spectacular Atlantic Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR Villa Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean + Optional 2BR Poolhouse

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. The villa has 4 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Please note this villa is not suitable for toddlers and very young children due to some unprotected walkways, terraces and stairs.

You have access to the stunning pools/beaches of Stella Maris Resort. However, if you are interested in a private pool, please inquire about the pricing/availability of a neighboring 2Bedroom/2Bath home with a pool. This home is right next door to Rock Hill and can be added to your reservation upon request. This enables larger groups to vacation together!

Rock Hill features two Master Suites on the top floor and a Bunk Room (4 beds total)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 an easy walk 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... Please inquire directly with Stella Maris for pricing and to book these activities.

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

Prior to your arrival, you can email a shopping list to our property manager and your fridge/pantry will be stocked when you arrive.

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).

FLYING TO STELLA MARIS VIA NASSAU (NAS):

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 manager will greet you at the airport, however, you will need to use the taxi service or your rental car to get to the villa.

Stella Maris Resort Air Service is the preferred way to reach Stella Maris. However, Southern Air Charter & Bahamasair also offer daily flights to Stella Maris and Deadman's Cay Airport. Please note that Stella Maris Airport is much more convenient.

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.

FLYING TO STELLA MARIS VIA GEORGETOWN, EXUMA (GGT):

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)

PRIVATE & CHARTER 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.

MORE ABOUT LONG ISLAND:

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.

More Details

Owner
Max Strang
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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".

Amenities

Stella Maris Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bedroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Stylishly furnished with modern bathroom fixtures and glass showers...
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
  • MAIN HOUSE: 4 Stylishly furnished Master Suites with modern beds and dressers... OPTIONAL POOL HOUSE: 2 additional bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN HOUSE IS 4BR/4BA. IF DESIRED, PLEASE INQUIRE IF THE ADJACENT 2BR/2BA POOLHOUSE IS AVAILABLE.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Wonderful week at Rock Hill - Long Island/Bahamas

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of April at Rock Hill and absolutely loved it! The house itself is modern and very functional with all amenities. It has beautiful views of the ocean and a large deck perfect for lounging and hanging out. If just hanging out isn't for you, the range of activities available on the nearby Stella Maris property or on the rest of the island for that matter is more than what we could cover in seven days--indeed, as the week came to an end we were discussing how we wanted to come back and all the things we would love to do next time. To me, one of the hallmarks of a great stay. There are beautiful sandy beaches a short car ride away with few or no people -- or if you just want to walk there is a nice smaller beach and a natural rock pool "just down the hill." The scuba diving is amazing, beach combing is fantastic, Dean's Blue Hole is great to visit--with those daring enough excellent cliff diving. For the fisherman, there are great guides and boats available if you book in advance. Bruno, the housekeeper, was super helpful with local advice and made sure that we always had what we needed. The cleanliness and feel of the place on arrival was at a standard of the best five star hotels. The layout of the house makes it an excellent place for three couples and a kid or two or a large family. Our visit was with three generations there and everyone from grand parents to grandchild had a superb time!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear about your recent stay at Rock Hill. We look forward to hosting your family again!
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5

Simply Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Rock Hill was absolutely amazing. The home is very well-appointed and has a very asthetic appeal. It is spacious and the bedrooms provided ample room. The kitchen was well stocked with tools that you would need for meal preparation. We also appreciated the use of a cooler that we could take to the beach. Bruno was fabulous and he had the kitchen stocked with items upon our arrival. He also provided useful information about sightseeing and restaurants in the area. The views from the home are stunning and we enjoyed seeing the beauty of the ocean in the distance. This was our first time on Long Island and certainly would love to return in the future. It is less commercialized than Nassau and we loved it! We’d find beaches and coves where we were the only inhabitants. Don’t hesitate to book this property we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property, amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Rock Hill. You have access to all of the amenities that Stella Maris has to offer, but the privacy of having your own space - and you get a TON of space! The views are out of this world and the property itself is so well designed. It made it easy to have lots of quality time with the family, including having some privacy for a baby who needed lots of naps and quiet time. Bruno, the property manager, is amazingly helpful and kind - we really enjoyed getting to know him. Only issue was that the bottom floor would get a bit of a musty smell sometimes, but honestly we would stay there again in a flash.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, contemporary and cool

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and island

Beaches and people are equally special

A great vacation for those who want to get out of crowds

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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"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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4

Comfortable..airy...private...modern island home.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely breezes on the back verandah...We opened the lounge doors to enjoy the breeze...so 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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Map

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 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... and general relaxation.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable 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 mwstrang@mac.com

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.

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