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Chris and Donna

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Bermuda Studio Rental Photos and Description

Fully contained studio apartment with full size kitchen and renovated bathroom

Beautiful newly 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 from 29 March to 31 October 2015 ($180 for 14+ days), $145 for November 2015 and $130 from 30 November 2015 to 31 March 2016 ($120pn for 21+ 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 $110 from 29 Nov to 31 March 2015.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Chris and Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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. We believe as soon as you see it you will also fall in love.

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, watersports, 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!


based on 41 traveler reviews

Large studio apartment - ocean views - Very close to worlds #8 beach
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews

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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Coventry, Connecticut

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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Incredible stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at this apartment--close to Church Bay and the Railway Trail, and with an incredible pool. The owners were remarkably friendly and nice and made our stay memorable. Thank you, and we look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO Rental in Bermuda!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to come to Bermuda for Good Friday and Easter! Good Friday in Bermuda is so fun! We were able to walk to the popular Horseshoe Bay Beach where they have the kite contest, the walk from the rental was a quick 15-20 minutes. Nothing strenuous. The only semi strenuous part of walking anywhere is coming back to the rental (it's a steep hill but nothing someone slightly active couldn't manage.) The bus stops are right at the end of the street (2-5 minute walk) so convenient as people who are visiting Bermuda are not allowed to rent cars, only mopeds, which you can do also right down the street from the rental, very convenient! The rental is also right down the street from The Reefs which is a really nice hotel with a spa, a good restaurants. Very nice to have that close by. Also within walking distance is Henry's which we went to eat at twice for dinner, not a bad walk at night, only about 10 minutes or so. I never felt unsafe walking around there. People are very friendly and helpful! The bus system is also very easy to use once you learn it a little. Pink poles go into the city and the Blue poles take you away from the city. The rental itself was super nice, pretty spacious for two people! Donna was extremely nice and helpful! We would highly recommend staying here as it's a very nice location to be in especially since you can't rent a car so being able to walk a lot of places is great! Thanks again, Donna!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home in its magnificent, lush setting caught my eye a year ago when researching VRBO sites. It stayed in my imagination for a year, then when came the time to plan a trip to Bermuda, I was able to realize my dream. The comfort and convenience of the suite, combined with the congenial, helpful, thoughtful and cheerful manner of the delightful hosts, Donna and Chris, contributed significantly to the quality of my stay in dramatically colorful Bermuda. Every effort is made to ensure guests have whatever they need to make their stay an excellent one - including current top-notch improved internet access. Bus tickets and passes make travel on the island safe and convenient (just be mindful to keep the schedule handy to ensure you don't miss a last bus), as well as give you a sense of the friendliness of Bermudians. I traveled on every route but one, and delighted in the scenery and conversations. This location is ideal to explore everything Bermuda has to offer - stunning beaches, hiking trails, historic towns, downtown shopping, and when you want to just stay 'home' and relax, there is a great pool! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smyrna, GA

Great Getaway to a Perfect spot

  • 4 of 5

My Husband and I spent our 3rd anniversary at Rock Sound, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. We are very independent travelers, and like privacy. We very much appreciated that Chris & Donna provided all the info we needed to make our stay great, and then left us to enjoy our stay. You could not ask for a better location. We rented mopeds for the week and found that Rock Sound was at a great central location to all the places we wanted to visit. We spent the majority of our days hitting up the beaches and exploring the island in its entirety. This was our first trip to Bermuda, and it surely wont be our last. My advice to future travelers, visit Art Mels for the infamous Fish Sandwich, and bring water shoes with you to the beach because we found lots of glass :(. A big thank you to Donna, for all your assistance prior to our stay. Also, Roslyn, the taxi driver who met us at the airport, was very informative and kind. Big thanks to her as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 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

Bermuda Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 to 30 November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2016 to 31 March 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Min 5 nts. Maid service on check in & then once a week.

A 50% deposit is due when booked. If cancelled 30+ days before arrival, the deposit is refundable less $150. If cancelled within 30 days before arrival, the deposit is not refundable. Travel insurance is recommended

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Bermuda 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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