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

Chris and Donna

Member since: 2012
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People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Bermuda - Rock Sound

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 $135 pn in season or $105 from 29 Nov to 31 March 2015.

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Suitability:
  • 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
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2015

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!

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

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Large studio apartment - ocean views - Very close to worlds #8 beach
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Smyrna, GA
4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Brunswick, Canada
4

Beautiful Escape from Winter in Canada

  • 4 of 5

This was a fantastic escape from a tough, cold winter in eastern Canada. If you want to be along the south shore and its gorgeous beaches, this is a perfect place to stay. The view is spectacular from Rock Sound, and it's so peaceful there, day and night. Donna kindly picked us up our bus passes in advance--what a great way to get around! The fact that the bus stops are literally down the hill on South Shore Road means you have a convenient and efficient way to travel the island. The apartment is clean, roomy and has everything you need--beach towels, freezer packs for a picnic, umbrellas, large fridge, lots of cupboard space, lounging area...and outside, the little patio and swimming pool were perfect! We wanted quick access to the beaches so this place didn't disappoint. The view in the mornings and evenings was breathtaking. Donna and Chris were extremely helpful any time we had questions, and Roslyn is a great ambassador for Bermuda. She was on time for our flight arrival and departure, and stopped at the grocery store so we could stock up. Everyone on the island is so friendly, kind and helpful....other places we've travelled could learn a lot about hospitality from Bermudians! We will return to Rock Sound for the America's Cup race in 2017. Can't wait!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

ONE OF OUR BEST TRIPS

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to this wonderful island and we could not have chosen a better location to stay. Southampton , from our day tripping is one of the nicest areas in Bermuda. Million dollar view from our apartment, and outstanding home owners. Like others have stated, Roslyn greets us on arrival and drives us to Rock Sound explaining all the area highlights. Donna greets us and made us feel right at home. We stayed 10 days and everything we needed was there. Internet was upgraded and was really quick inside. Bus stop is right there and with our monthly pass we traveled end to end and loved the experience. Bus drivers are courteous,professional and very helpful, as was everyone we met, we loved talking with fellow bus travelers. The night we had a bar-b-q at Rock Sound we watched the lighthouse beam from the hill nearby while sipping wine. Outstanding time spent in Bermuda, already planning a return trip.Thanks Donna & Chris.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pennsylvania
5

Amazing place to stay at an amazing vacation island

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing especially with the view. The hosts, Donna and Chris, were so nice and helpful even before we arrived. They answered all our questions and provided us with everything we needed. There is a really nice pool there which sadly, we did not have the time to use and the weather being a bit chilly for it when we were there. The internet provided at the place was a bit shaky inside but it was good enough to look up stuff to do. Bermuda is an amazing place and will definitely go visit again when the weather is a lot warmer. Thanks again to the great host for being so helpful and nice. As for the future travelers, definitely try the Bermuda seafood chowder and the run swizzle.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

From $130 Nightly

Prices for this holiday studio in Bermuda, North America

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
1 to 29 November 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$580
for 4 nights
From
$145
 
 
30 Nov 2015 to 31 March 2016
30 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
4 night minimum stay
$520
for 4 nights
From
$130
$910
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$925
for 5 nights
From
$185
$1,295
$5,250
 

Additional pricing information

Notes 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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Bermuda in North America

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A bottle of wine on arrival

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