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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 9 hotels in Harbour Island
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
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4.9
Value
4.7
Rock House is a luxury 10 room boutique hotel on Harbour Island, Bahamas. Our fine dining restaurant has one of the best sunset views of the bay. Personal service and unmatched attention to every detail.Rock House has been a vibrant and colourful feature of the Harbour Island landscape since the early 1940's. Originally a private home, then a Bed and Breakfast and for many years a rental property, Rock House today has evolved to become the standard for elegance, island sophistication and superior service. Fodor's Choice, Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure and Tripadvisor award winner.In July 2002, Rock House caught the interest of the well-known South Florida builder J. Wallace Tutt III. Tutt and business partner Don Purdy, who had already created the successful Hotel Impala in South Beach and worked on commissions for Cher and the late Gianni Versace, had a vision of transforming the property into a luxury boutique hotel. The bar and dining experience at Rock House warrant special and distinct mention offering fine dining under the stars on the pool patio, at our select Chef's Table or on the Terrace overlooking the bay - you can be assured of the perfect cocktail, a superb wine list and delectable menu choices, all served by an attentive yet unobtrusive staff.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Car hire
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Becky R wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Rock House, splurging with a full week’s stay. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. Everyone from Romanda at the front desk to Suzanne who made sure every single need was met at the beach and pool and even the smiling housekeepers who made sure our room was spotless, they ALL made this a trip of a lifetime. The rooms are incredible with quality in every detail. The sheets are amazing. The mattress was perfect. (We’ve never slept so good on a vacation.) And the amenities! We are now obsessed with Molton Brown toiletries. We’re going to be buying them just to remind us of our trip to Rock House. But there’s more!! We arrived to a chilled bottle of champagne and a hand written card for our anniversary AND on the actual day, they had the gardener cut us a fresh bouquet of flowers straight from the lush grounds themselves. A side note. Along with the flowers they brought me some fresh cut aloe because they noticed I had a sunburn. At our dinner that night, they decorated our table with sparkle dots and ended the amazing meal with a dessert complete with a huge sparkler. The view at Rock House is without question one of the best spots on the island. Several mornings we took advantage of the continental breakfast, served at any table you desire. Cloth napkins, beautiful dishes, and rich robust coffee, homemade muffins, various fresh fruits and juice. The thing that really made the biggest impression was the daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service. Who does that anymore!! Oh and towels! The thickest towels we’ve ever had at any hotel. plus robes and slippers of course. All in all if we could give Rock House six stars it would be well deserved. Henry, the owner, was a delight but rather busy caring for his wife who gave birth to a baby boy the day after we arrived. He’s a first class gentleman and runs this place with excellence. We obviously would recommend the Rock House to anyone who wants to get some rest, relaxation, and be spoiled every single minute. You add to this the pink sand beaches…yes it’s true, the fun of beebopping all over the island with a golf cart, definitely worth it, and the nightly dinners available all over the island, you simply MUST experience Harbour Island but only if you stay at the Rock House. With gratitude and love for each person there! Chuck and Becky Rycenga
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for this review 624beckyr. Our staff kept me updated on all levels of your booking and stay. I'm extremely proud of the dedication they showed to you and all of our guests while I was away supporting my wife. Congratulations again on celebrating 50 beautiful years of marriage. I hope you realize that you've set relationship goals for me!
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Ron F wrote a review Mar 2022
Kennebunkport, Maine3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
Cozy room, great dining, easy access to magnificent beach. Loved dinner and breakfast by the pool or overlooking the harbor. The staff was very attentive to all of our needs or requests. Especially like food, beverage and towel services at the beach. Our room provided a super comfortable king bed along with high quality sheets and towels. Great place to rest.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Mar 1, 2022
We work hard to maintain the quality and standard of the original Rock House. I'm happy to see that the dedication and hard work we put into this is be being well received. I love the beds too by the way. Sooooo comfortable!
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CaryC wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Best meal on the island! The grouper dish was fantastic! All of the staff seemed happy to be there ( which is different from other places) and enjoyed interacting with the people who were dining. I would recommend making your reservation so you can view the sunset!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Hey Cary, Thank you so much for this! I have to agree with you. The grouper is my favorate!
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brad_gioia wrote a review Mar 2022
Nashville, Tennessee53 contributions61 helpful votes
Our room - Yellow elder - was awful. It was next to the kitchen, the restaurant, and the lobby. We asked kindly to be moved, but they quoted us an 80% increase. I have never had a worse room, especially for almost $600 per night. The staff were pleasant and helpful, But we will never return!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid staying in Yellow Elder at the Rockhouse.
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Responded Mar 16, 2022
Hello Brad, I completely agree with your assessment of Yellow Elder (Formally, The Monkey Room). After taking over, I noticed the reviews related to this room while it was under the control of the previous owners. Unfortunatly, I was not able to complete all of the upgrades after taking over the business in July of 2021. Specifically concerning Yellow Elder. Please know that this review will be used as a call to immediate action. I can promise you that work will be done to reduce the noise level of the room at the end of the current season. It is unfortunate that you will not return, but I hope you take solace in knowing that your assessment has not gone unnoticed.
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tjs8675309 wrote a review Feb 2022
hudson, ohio61 contributions50 helpful votes
We did not stay at The Rock House, but will likely do so next time, but we had dinner twice here. The food is awesome and the service is stellar. Be sure to have Emerald take care of you! Henry was so inviting as well as the rest of the staff. The food was the star of the show. The blackened halibut is incredible. The views were awesome. It's a must if you are on the island.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 1, 2022
Thank you!!! We will definitely welcome you to our family if you decide to stay with us! Emerald is indeed a gem. She embodies the dedication that all of our staff members follow. Oh! And our Blackened Fish is Grouper, not Halibut. Just thought I'd throw that in there :)
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Dunster77 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom83 contributions31 helpful votes
The Rock House has recently been revamped and is now managed by the fabulous and extremely professional Teynarae and Henry. My room was spacious with a lovely little terrace which had a great view over the harbour. The most comfortable bed ever too! The restaurant is fantastic - super delicious menu and the cocktails are sublime! Everyone who worked there was very kind and helpful. There is a new buzz about the place and it's obvious that everyone working there loves to work there, which is a really wonderful thing to see and experience as the happy atmosphere rubs off on the guests. Super located - right opposite the harbour (you need help with suitcases to the hotel) and easy walking distance to all the shops and the incredible Da Vine sushi (a must-go). Would highly recommend if looking for a very relaxed and comfortable stay on the beautiful Harbour Island. I had a truly fabulous stay and am already looking forward to going back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 25, 2022
Words can not express what I felt when reading this review. Thank you for this. It confirms to me the commitment I see growing in our team members every day. They treat this place as if it were their own. And in a sense, it is. We all look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home. All the best to you.
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patricia t wrote a review Jan 2022
cork19 contributions18 helpful votes
After many years staying at the Rock House, we weren’t sure what to expect, since it is now under new ownership. Well, we were overwhelmed by the level of professionalism. The new owners, Teynaree and Henry, have taken it to another level. The friendly staff go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible ( and it’s not fake), the vibe is relaxed and happy. As I am a restauranteur myself, i can be overly critical when it comes to food, but the restaurant at the Rock House surpassed my expectations. One of our party, who is vegetarian, asked for a vegetarian pasta (not on the menu), it was perfectly cooked, al dente, flavoursome, just delicious Nothing is too much trouble here, everyone has a “can do” attitude. I would like to mention everyone by name, in particular Romanda at reception, is amazing, super helpful and always on hand to help with requests. We can’t wait to return, until then “keep up the great work”
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 23, 2022
Thank you very much for this review, Patricia. Our continued success depends on the phenomenal energy our staff brings. I'm proud to be able to work side by side with them. We're also extremely lucky to have our chef, Hermis Rolle, leading our kitchen. His food is the best! I'll be sure to let Romanda know she's been mentioned again. She does an incredible job. We'll keep your room ready for your next trip!
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brittanycorin wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York6 contributions6 helpful votes
The Rock House is such a great gem on Harbour Island. Dinner was fantastic and room was modern and clean with great service. I want to especially thank Ramanda who helped me with my reservation-she is was incredibly kind and I cannot wait to get back to stay and have dinner there! Thank you Ramanda and Henry for making my stay so special. Brittany
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 7, 2022
Thank you for this amazing review, Brittany! I'm happy to see that Romanda is continuing to go above and beyond for all of our guests. We'll keep your bed warm and cozy for your return trip!
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Errol C. wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Whether you’re lodging here or not the restaurant and bar at Rock House feature excellent food and beverage selections that tastily infuse Caribbean flashes into traditional fare. The service and ambiance - expertly curated and led by Henry, the larger-than-life maitre d’hotel - place this gem above its peers as a destination to while away cool Harbour Island nights.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 7, 2022
Wow, thank you very much for this review! It's always a pleasure to see that the hard work my team puts forth is being well received. We look forward to welcoming you back home, WearyTraveler.
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Nathan M wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our stay at Rock House was incredible. I have never experienced such a kind staff or comfortable room while staying at a hotel. Shout out to Romanda for bringing us hot patties in the last day of our stay. It was a perfect cap to a wonderful trip!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Thank you so much! Our staff really do go above and beyond. I'm honored to see that they continue to treat all guests like family. Also, it seems as though Romanda has been holding out on us. I need to have a word with her!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock House
Which popular attractions are close to Rock House?
Nearby attractions include Dunmore Town (0.1 miles), Master Watersports (0.1 miles), and Princess Street Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rock House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rock House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Rock House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rock House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landing Restaurant, Rock House, and Bahamas Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rock House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Rock House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Harbour Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rock House?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunmore Town (0.1 miles).
Does Rock House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.