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Large studio apartment - ocean views - Very close to worlds #8 beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully contained studio apartment with full size kitchen and renovated bathroom

Beautiful renovated 650 square foot apartment with full size kitchen over looking the turquoise waters of south shore in Bermuda. Within 500 meters of Bermuda best beach for snorkeling, Church Bay, the apartment is literally across the road from the Reefs hotel, (restaurants, bars and amazing spa). On major bus routes (#7 bus stop at the end of the drive), moped rentals are available next door. There are 9 restaurants within walking distance as well as a golf course, bars and water sports (diving, kayaking, snorkeling etc). Rates are $185 in April, May, Sept and October 2017 ($180 for 14+ days), $280 in June 2017,, $195 in July, August 2017, $150 for November 2017 and $135 In December 2017 and Jan, Feb, March 2018 ($115pn for 28+ days off season). There are no additional taxes or fees. 2nd detached bedroom to studio available w/ king bed, sitting area, bathroom, laundry and private patio. 2nd bedroom is available for rent as a 2nd bedroom to the studio only and has a fridge and coffee maker but no kitchen facilities and is available at $145 pn in season or $120 from 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018. If you wish to book directly with the owner to avoid the VRBO booking fees, click "send email" rather than "request to book" or "book online".

More Details

Owner
Chris and Donna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Chris and Donna

We are a husband and wife who were both involved in the hotel industry in Bermuda for over 20 years. We want you to be our guests and get to know the island we love so much.

Chris and Donna purchased this studio in 2011

Why Chris and Donna chose Bermuda

We bought Rock Sound in 2011 after looking at dozens of homes. As soon as we saw Rock Sound we fell in love with it as it is in a wonderful neighbourhood with amazing views and lots to do nearby.

What makes this studio unique

Rock Sound is literally across the road from the famous Reefs Hotel with its restaurants, bars, beach and spa. Within a mile is the Fairmont Southampton hotel with numerous restaurants, beach, bars, water sports, tennis and golf. But what really makes this a special place to stay is the proximity of beaches, restaurants, Gibbs Hill lighthouse and public transportation. You could not find a place to stay with all of this without paying hotel resort costs!

Amenities

Southampton Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Studio bathroom
  • Newly renovated including plumbing, shower enclosure, tiling, sink, toilet, lighting, etc. 2nd bedroom has bathroom with shower and a laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio queen size Bed (1), 2nd bedroom has king bed and a separate detached entrance to the studio. 2nd bedroom sold only as 2nd bedroom with the studio and is not available from 11 December 2014 to 3 January 2015.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A bottle of wine on arrival

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Large studio apartment - ocean views - Very close to worlds #8 beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
5

"Perfect" is not a strong enough descriptor...

  • 5 of 5

Rock Sound is an extraordinary spot. The location on the south shore is close to excellent beaches, multiple dining choices (many within walking distance) and steps away from reliable public transportation. The apartment itself is very well appointed, clean, safe, roomy. The kitchen is outfitted for just about anything you may want to make for your meals. The entrance to the apartment is well away from where the homeowners access their home so it feels very private. The pool and surrounding area is very inviting and relaxing. Your hosts (Donna and Chris) are extremely nice people who have found the perfect balance between being helpful to their guests while not imposing upon your privacy. And, of course, the views are stunning. We would highly recommend Rock Sound for your Bermuda vacation.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gracious hosts, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay at Rock Sound . The weather was perfect , the place was gorgeous and Donna and Chris were very helpful . We loved the view from the house, having the pool to ourselves and the fact that Church Bay beach was just a quick walk . We used the bus system which worked really well. Had dinner at Swizzle Inn, The Lighthouse, and several places at the Dockyard. Crystal Cave was amazing as was the famous HorseShoe Bay. Water was crystal clear and although a little chilly did not keep us from swimming each day . Glad to have come just before the busy season, made for a relaxing and amazing honeymoon .. We highly recommend Rock Sound, we loved it !!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Bermuda!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, good size, excellent location seeing the ocean from your bed what a way to start the day! Apartment had everything you need, bus stop at the end of the lane! Bed and pillows were nice and comfy. Very private. Patio was nice for morning coffee. Time of year was a little cooler maybe an extra blanket or throw for the sofa in the evening while watching tv or reading is the only thing I wished I had. Would recommend this rental to anyone, the host Donna was great in making arrangements for anything you needed as well. Bermuda is a lovely place to visit, friendly and welcoming, be in shape though, lots of walking and LOTS of hills!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned home to cold & snowy Canada after two wonderful weeks at Rock Sound in Bermuda.

This is by far the best VRBO property we've stayed at so far.

Donna & Chris are lovely folks. Very welcoming & went above & beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed. Many thanks to you both.

Bermuda is a stunning gem. Gorgeous beaches & great restaurants - all within walking distance of the apartment. Polite & friendly people everywhere you go.

Book this property with complete confidence. You will definitely not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England
5

Location was perfect! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

It was all we hoped for and more! Walked to horseshoe bay, church bay, had dinner across the street at the Reefs hotel a few nights, bus stops right near the house, port royal golf a quick taxi ride away...what more can I say???!!!!! Location is fantastic and the owners were lovely and very thoughtful. Had bus passes and a bottle of wine waiting for us, they were available if we needed them but never intrusive. Highest recommendation!! You won't regret it. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worcester
5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a getaway. I was looking for something within a couple hour flight. I happened upon Rock Sound. We were in luck, they had a cancellation. Donna was fanatic to deal with. She offered to buy groceries, make dinner reservations, buy a bus pass and set up a taxi at the airport. Dave met us at the airport. He was great. Very knowledgeable about Bermuda.

We arrived at Rock Sound. It was everything we were looking for in a vacation rental. The bowl of fruit and wine was a nice surprise. Very clean, the bed was comfortable, shower had hot water with good pressure and a nice kitchen. The ac worked well. There is a lovely pool with an incredible view. Plenty of towels and beach chairs and umbrella.

After we got settled we set off to Horseshoe Bay. It is about a mile from the house. We spent a few hours there and walked back to get ready for dinner. Donna made reservation for us at the Lighthouse for dinner. We walked there. We ate outside and the view was unbelievable. The food was great. A very relaxing experience. The next day we were off to sea glass beach, admiralty house and than to Tabacco Bay Beach. We loved Tabacco Bay Beach. Ate lunch there and stayed for the most incredible sun set I have ever seen. The next morning we rented a scooter and went beach hopping. First to Elbow Beach, than Warick Long Bay, to Horseshoe and finally Church Bay. We ended up walking to Henry VIII for dinner.

There is a bus stop at the end of the driveway and scooter rentals the next street over. We throughly enjoyed ourselves. My only regret we couldn't stay longer.

Thank you Donna and Chris for such a great place to stay. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Henry VIII Restaurant
The Reefs
Church Bay
Horseshoe Bay
The Dining Room at Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
"Located at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Excellent food (best pizza in Bermuda) and service at a re..."
Warwick Long Bay
Coconuts
"Great "tree house" style restaurant at the Reefs Hotel open air with thatched roof over look..."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
LF Wade International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Reefs Hotel and Henry VIII Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fairmont Southampton
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Coconuts and Ocean Echo at the Reefs
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Church Bay
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located on the South Shore Road over looking the ocean. Major bus route (#7 bus stop at the end of the driveway). Two resort hotels within walking distance with 2 spas, golf, 9 restaurants, water sports, etc. Moped rental available within 100 meters at The Reefs. Church Bay beach 500 meters away, Horseshoe Bay beach 1 mile away. A second detached large bedroom/sitting room/bathroom is also available with a private entrance/porch and can be rented as a second bedroom to the studio. If you wish to book directly with the owner to avoid the VRBO booking fees, click "send email" rather than "request to book".

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Rates & Availability

Southampton Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
July and Aug 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
$5,550
 
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$4,050
 
 
1 Dec 2017 to 31 March 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$135
$945
$3,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Min 4 or 5 nts. Maid service on check in & then once a week. If you wish to book directly with the owner to avoid the VRBO booking fees, click "send email" rather than "request to book". The 50% deposit is refundable less $170 if the booking is cancelled 40+ days prior to the arrival date. The deposit is not refundable for cancellation received within 40 days of arrival.

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