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

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Southampton Studio Rental Photos and Description

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), $195 in July, August 2017, $145 for November 2016 and $130 In December 2016 and Jan, Feb, March 2017 ($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 $140 pn in season or $120 from 29 Nov 2016 to 31 March 2017. If you wish to book directly with the owner to avoid the VRBO booking fees, click "send email" rather than "request to book".

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Chris and Donna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Large studio apartment - ocean views - Very close to worlds #8 beach
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews

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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Perfect for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at the apartment for about a week and loved it! It's perfect for a couple like us celebrating a wedding anniversary. It was very clean and had everything we needed. Donna respected our privacy and does not drop by uninvited at all, which I especially appreciated. She was also very helpful providing information before and after we arrived. The location is ideal, across from the Reefs Hotel, near Church Bay (best snorkeling of all time), and on high ground with an awesome view of the ocean. We'll definitely be back! - Greg & Michelle

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Rock Sound could not have been better! Donna and Chris were very helpful and accommodating before and during our visit. The apartment was spotless and fully equipped - I really can't think of a thing that wasn't provided. As other reviewers have mentioned the location was wonderful!! There are plenty of places nearby for food and drink and a short 20 minute stroll will get you to Horseshoe Beach. If you don't care to walk the bus is very handy to get you anywhere on the island. Thank you Donna and Chris - we hope to make a return visit someday!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Beautiful....and great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 6 nights in early May and even though we had 2 rainy days it did not spoil our stay in this lovely studio. Donna was really helpful before and during our stay, and it was great that she arranged to get bus passes and grocery supplies to save our time and effort on arrival.The studio is comfortable and spacious and close (but not too close to south shore rd) so no traffic noise. It also has great views. Church Bay is beautiful, and only 10mins easy walk away. Lots of restaurants nearby, (and Reefs Hotel is literally just across the road! (great cocktails!!) plus the Railway trail and the amazing views from Gibbs Hill lighthouse and all really close by. The studio is completely self contained from the main house and very private. This is a fantastic base to explore this gorgeous island, once the weather improved we visited most of the local beaches including lovely Horseshoe bay and Warwick Long Bay. Definitely recommend this place, and Bermuda. Thanks again Donna.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow!!! It's the location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

As they say in real estate, what are the three most important items to consider when looking to buy a house? The answer is location, location and location. In the case of this rental it's in the perfect location. The Southampton Parish, where this house is located, is very close to the major swimming beaches on the island. We walked daily to Horseshoe Bay from this rental, it was only about a mile away. Hint: Bermuda is very hilly so be sure to bring your good walking shoes. We found getting around the island very easy on the local buses. Having purchased a coupon book we were able to travel from one end of the island to the other with ease. There are a many interesting site all over the island. We especially enjoyed the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the Aquarium/ Zoo and the Dockyard/Dolphin training arena. Donna and Chris the owners are very accommodating and helpful making our stay an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had such a great week here....again!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here earlier this summer and we can not wait to go back again! This was our fifth trip to Bermuda and definitely our favorite. Our 2nd time at Rock Sound and not our last. We've celebrated our 25th, 28th, 31st and our 33rd wedding anniversary in Bermuda. Coming back next year to celebrate our 35th.The apartment at Rock Sound was perfect! Donna and Chris could not have made us feel more comfortable. Very cozy and comfortable and had everything you would need. Views of the South Shore were beautiful. Having the bus stop just at the end of the driveway was perfect as we made use of the bus transportation all week. The Reefs resort is just across the street and we enjoyed a couple of evenings there. Also within walking distance was Henry the VIII for dining and entertainment. Church Bay beach was a short walk if you didn't want to hop on the bus to go to the other beaches. Very private and pretty beach. We even walked to Gibbs Lighthouse, climbed it, and then walked back to the apartment. Rock Sound was perfect for us, Chris and Donna were great. Ready and willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible even picking things up at the store before we arrived. Their arrangement of our taxi driver, Roslyn, (who by the way she was such a warm welcome to the island and pleasure to meet) was so convenient along with having our bus passes ready for us at the apartment. Not to mention the bottle of chilled wine, fresh bowl of fruit and their warm welcome as soon as we arrived. We can not wait to go back to Rock Sound. We had friends join us this year and bringing even more next year (they will be staying nearby) See you next August! PS - If you are looking for some good live music in Hamilton, head to Hog Penny to listen to Will Black...tell him we sent you!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
"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.

Rates & Availability

Southampton Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Dec 2016 to 31 March 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July and Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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"

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Southampton Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
A bottle of wine on arrival

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