max 6 guests      2 bedrooms      2 bathrooms
  • Amenity Attributes
    • outdoor shower
  • Attractions Attributes
    • arboretum
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • pond
    • reefs
    • restaurants
  • Leisure_activities Attributes
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • horseback riding
    • photography
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
  • Location_type Attributes
    • Beachfront
    • Oceanfront
  • Sports_and_adventure_activities Attributes
    • deepsea fishing
    • fishing
    • fly fishing
    • jet skiing
    • pier fishing
    • sailing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • spelunking
    • surf fishing
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • wind-surfing
  • Suitability Attributes
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • pets considered
  • Health and safety Attributes
    • Enhanced cleaning practices
    • Clean with disinfectant
    • No-contact check-in and check-out
    • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
    • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • Kitchen Attributes
    • Full Kitchen
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee Maker
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Cookware
    • Range and Oven
  • Living Attributes
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Linens
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Ironing Board
    • High Speed Internet
    • Hair dryer
  • Business Attributes
    • Nearby ATM
    • Nearby Post Office
    • Nearby Internet Cafe
    • Nearby Bank
  • Convenience Attributes
    • Nearby Medical Services
    • Nearby Grocery
    • Movie Theatres
  • Culture Attributes
    • Fish Fry
  • Outdoor Attributes
    • Patio
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Beach
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach towels
  • Geographic Attributes
    • Secluded
    • On Beach
    • Close to Town
  • Entertainment Attributes
    • CD Player
    • Stereo System
    • Games
    • Books
    • Radio



Payment Methods
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Payment Balance
Balance and schedule of payments can be discussed the property manager or will be detailed under policies tab.

Booking Cancellation Conditions
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Security or Damage Deposit
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Rate Period Nightly
Sep 5 to Nov 19 Min Stay 4 nights 285 USD
Nov 20 to Nov 27 Min Stay 4 nights 315 USD
Nov 28 to Dec 18 Min Stay 4 nights 315 USD


Rate Period Nightly
Jan 3 to Feb 11 Min Stay 4 nights 335 USD
Feb 12 to Apr 23 Min Stay 4 nights 385 USD
Apr 24 to May 27 Min Stay 4 nights 335 USD
May 28 to Aug 13 Min Stay 4 nights 350 USD
Aug 14 to Sep 3 Min Stay 4 nights 350 USD
Sep 4 to Nov 18 Min Stay 4 nights 285 USD



Rate Period Weekly
Sep 5 to Nov 19 Min Stay 7 nights 1,795 USD
Nov 20 to Nov 27 Min Stay 7 nights 1,895 USD
Nov 28 to Dec 18 Min Stay 7 nights 1,895 USD
Dec 19 to Dec 25 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sun) 2,885 USD
Dec 26, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sun) 2,885 USD


Rate Period Weekly
Jan 3 to Feb 11 Min Stay 7 nights 2,075 USD
Feb 12 to Apr 23 Min Stay 7 nights 2,375 USD
Apr 24 to May 27 Min Stay 7 nights 2,045 USD
May 28 to Aug 13 Min Stay 7 nights 2,145 USD
Aug 14 to Sep 3 Min Stay 7 nights 2,145 USD
Sep 4 to Nov 18 Min Stay 7 nights 1,795 USD

Long Term Stays


Rate Period # Nights Long Term Stays
Jan 3 to Feb 11 Min Stay 30 nights 30 8,970 USD

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Overall satisfaction (16 raters)
Property condition (16 raters)
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Cleanliness (16 raters)
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The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.

Amazing Property and Very Private and Secluded We only stayed for 4 nights and sadly that was not nearly long enough. The house and cottage are spacious and comfortable and the 12 acre property is very private and beautiful. I could easily imagine that we were the only people on the island! <br/><br/>
- Scott M.
Reviewed On: 8/9/2021
First time back in almost a decade We had an amazing vacation and Rocks Retreat was the perfect place to stay! The house and guest cottage are beautiful, clean and exactly as described, minus the beach chairs that we thought would be there but we&#x2019;re not. The property housekeeper met us there and offered 2 of her own chairs and an umbrella which was very kind. Definitely necessary~the sun is intense! The walk to the beach is short and the cove and stretch of private beach is a slice of paradise! We cannot wait to be back!!!
- Nicole B.
Reviewed On: 7/30/2021
Terrific Get-Away Place Rocks Retreat is a perfect house or those who want to have privacy, and still be close to amenities, like food stores, restaurants, local attractions, and gift shops. The house is very well maintained, it was clean when we arrived, and Marsha Clark, who manages it, was always available and ready to help if we needed it. The city water system shuts down at times, but the house has a well that supplied as much water as we needed, with the flip of two levers.The beach is a short and lovely walk through a path lined with palm trees. We took long walks on the beach both ways, and met very few people along the way. The walk to Tippy's restaurant takes about 30 minutes, and the other way, to The Bougainvillea resort, takes about 20 minutes. Great lunches at both spots. Right at the foot of the path is a series of rocks, called Culmer's Rocks. They form a beautiful break wall for the ocean waves, making for scenes of spectacular crashing surf. At the foot of the path there is a lagoon that is great for swimming, for kids of all ages.<br/>Kim and Jason, from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals, are very nice to work with, business-like, and pleasant. We recommend Rocks Retreat to anyone who wants a quiet vacation, with opportunities to enjoy the island's beaches and other attractions. Thank you Kim and Jason, and Marsha and Arthur, (for switching the water supply one Sunday evening). JPB
- J. Pierre B.
Reviewed On: 2/26/2020
Very Nice Vacation The main house kitchen was very well equipped with high end knives and cookware! Appliances were so-so, but functional and in good working order. Beds in both buildings were comfortable and had nice linens. The grounds were well kept, and the walk to the beach was not too long. The beach was spectacular! Snorkeling and swimming were excellent. The air conditioner in the main house really isn't big enough to cool both up and down stairs. The air conditioner in the guest house/master suite is very good. I think this property is very nice and well worth the money. The caretaker, Marsha, was extremely helpful!
- Patricia R.
Reviewed On: 5/24/2021
My kind of place, never wanna leave Our 15 days at the lovely Rocks Retreat was absolutely AMAZING!! This property is beautiful and the cottages are so cute. The location is perfect. The secluded pink sandy beach is something out of a dream. Our daughter had the time of her life hunting for hermit crabs, land crabs, snails, and exploring with her goggles in sea. The houses are maintained wonderfully and the manager of the property is the BEST! She is quick to help and solve any issue. Our family would definitely recommend Rocks Retreat to friends and family. We are looking forward to visiting again soon. Thank you for a most memorable vacation. My kind of place, never wanna leave;)
Reviewed On: 8/19/2020
Very Relaxing Well, first I want to thank Marsha (host) and Arthur (driver) for picking us up from the airport and making sure we got to the house safely. <br/><br/>Once we arrived at the house we realized that the place was bigger than we expected. There are two seperate spaces, one house for the master bedroom w/bath and side living room, then the main house that was two story. The main house had a living room, breakfast area, kitchen, bath on the first floor. The second story was an open bay concept with 4 beds (2 of them queen) with their own spaces to store luggage and hang clothes.<br/><br/>We liked the private beach entrance, which was a path that lead you down to the beach. It literally felt like we had our own beach because it was so private. The water was crystal clear and it was a great place to be and stay. I would go back and stay at this home for sure because it had everything you needed, down to the towels and silverware, glasses. If you need a rental car, get to the house first and marsha will help you out with the rest, she was super sweet and helped out alot.<br/><br/>
- Guy C.
Reviewed On: 7/8/2021
Rocks Regret The main house has zero bathrooms on the floor the bedrooms are on.<br/>The 2 flights of stairs to get to the "loft" bedrooms have different step heights so in the dark it is very dangerous traversing them as your minds eye is expecting the steps to be similar heights but they are not. I am an athletic fit dr in my 60's and the first night we slept up there I fell twice coming down but avoided injury by grabbing the railing bars. No people we were not drinking. lol We called the caretaker our first full day there to let them know I was going to use the bunkhouse to sleep in as the bath was on same floor, and the cleaning lady said she would have to charge us an extra cleaning fee. Better than a broken arm !! The water in the main house was so repugnant we could not take showers there. Obviously the well has not been cleaned and the rotten egg/Sulphur smell was so strong we could barely use the kitchen sink. The bunk house had a different water line from the street so we used that shower in that cabin. Unfortunately the bunk house had no sink so we had to use the sink in the main house to do the dishes. Essential oils under the nose worked wonders. <br/>Another thing is that the tile all around the outside of home has a polished glazed surface that is very slick if your feet or flip flops are wet or the tile is wet.<br/>The beach is a hike and the last 30 or 40 yards has crushed rock on it which you can not walk on with bare feet. You can not get to the beach from their property. You have to trespass on next door neighbors Ms Ruby's, property to sneak onto the beach. This review is not a surprise as we had both house keeper and property manager over the first day to show them our concerns.<br/><br/>Marsha the house cleaner is so sweet. We talked to her about all this and she said wow that's probably why the people who have been staying here this past season have not left reviews. That was a disservice to us and we did not want that happening to others. Sor Response from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals; Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Rocks Retreat uses city water. Because the city water goes on and off upon occasion, the house also has a back up well. Lately, the city water has been going off, so the house has been set to run on the well water. The well is dependent in a large part on rain to seep through the sandy soil. If the there is a dry spell with no rain, the well water does smell of sulphur, but is safe. The house was switched back to city water as soon as the guest complained of the smelly well water. It has begun to rain so that should also solve the well water smell if and when it is necessary to switch to well water. it is absolutely not necessary to cross over anyone else's land to get to the beach. And of course there are plenty of reviews from the past 12 months.
- Peter J.
Reviewed On: 3/12/2018
Perfect Vacation Home This is our second year to spend 2 weeks at Rocks Retreat. The house and guest house are clean, charming and beautifully decorated. The grounds are wonderful &#x2013; coconut palms and giant century plants. The location is convenient and the beach is fantastic. My wife and I are in our early sixties and we had no difficulty with the stairs to the second floor of the main house or accessing the beach. The rental includes new beach chairs, which came in handy for times at the beach. We are looking forward to returning again next year.
- Roy L.
Reviewed On: 5/19/2018
A Great Respite Our stay endured the common power and water outages of Eleuthera, but these inconveniences were more than made up for by the location, condition and provisioning of Rocks Retreat. Marsha was great to work with and was exceptionally response when needed. The terrific beach is just a short walk, perhaps a few hundred feet, from the house and is spectacular. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and the easy access to both ends of the island by vehicle. Everyone we dealt with made us feel right at home.
- Richard G.
Reviewed On: 6/30/2018
Rocks Retreat Great property and location on Banks Road. We have made many trips to Eleuthera but this was the first time staying at Rocks Retreat. It is just like the description so read completely! We loved it and will definitely consider staying there again (depends only on our number of guests next trip). Beach is one of <br/>the best around and very few others to share it with. Marsha was great and we only had one concern which was addressed within the hour so we could not have asked for better.
- Eavan K.
Reviewed On: 6/18/2018
Fantastic house in beautiful setting! This was our third 2 week stay in 3 years. The location is ideal for exploring the Governor's Harbor area as well as the farther southern and northern locations of the island. The separate guest house provides good privacy for a second couple. The beach at Rocks Retreat is one of the most beautiful on the island. Nearby restaurants that we enjoyed this trip - La Bougainvillea (our favorite), Tippy's and 1648.
- Roy L.
Reviewed On: 5/4/2019
Wonderful family vacation to Rocks Retreat! We spent a week at Rock&#x2019;s Retreat and it was amazing! Our family made memories that will stay with us forever.<br/><br/>Prior to arrival:<br/>Tuck (Owner) and Matt (Reservation Agent) were very helpful with all of the questions we had (food, car rentals, entertainment). They generally responded within hours to our questions, if not minutes! This was especially helpful while planning a trip with extended family.<br/><br/>Positives:<br/>- Beautiful home and guest cottage. Pictures don&#x2019;t do it justice.<br/>- Private estate.<br/>- THE BEACH! The beach is about a 100 yard walk from the cottage. We were there every day. We hardly saw anyone on it for the whole week we were there accept for us. It was incredible!<br/>- Staff were kind and very informative.<br/><br/>Negatives:<br/>- None about Rock&#x2019;s Retreat. <br/><br/>My wife and I have been to Eleuthera many times. It was the first time for a few of our family members. We always tell our friends and family Eleuthera is a &#x2018;choose your own adventure&#x2019; type of vacation. The vehicles are not the greatest, the roads are rough, and there are power outages. But the island experience is not like anything we&#x2019;ve had before. You won&#x2019;t wait in line. You are not surrounded by tourists. The locals are kind. The food is amazing. We visited a new beach every day and hardly ran into anyone! <br/><br/>We used Trip Advisor as our entertainment app. We have checked out almost all of the Top 20 Things to do on their list.
- Ty S.
Reviewed On: 12/12/2018
Rocks Retreat Definite pros and cons. Eleuthera is the most beautiful island and I think that that Rocks Retreat is on the most lovely beach of them all. Prepare to drink water that you can purchase, and for the running water to be unavailable at least once a day. WiFi is largely unavailable so no streaming. Food is outrageously expensive. Mo at La Bougainvillea can make anything you want just down the road. Nothing much to see aside from Governor&#x2019;s Harbor. We tried. The house was roomy and comfortable and the outdoor shower overlooking the Caribbean was amazing. The property is well cared for and very beautiful. Overall, to stay on this gorgeous piece of land and cozy island retreat isworth the other inconveniences. The property was very clean.
- Julie B.
Reviewed On: 7/24/2019
Rocks Retreat We enjoyed a wonderful experience at Rocks Retreat. The best part was the snorkling just off the Beach. We saw every few people on the beach in out two week stay. Eleuthera is not a tourist location so expect food items to be found in the local market or gas stations.
- Mark P.
Reviewed On: 7/13/2019
Rocks Retreat Great stay! Nice place great access to the beach. Close to town so if we needed to make a quick run to town for supplies it was a short drive. We loved the beach. The cottage was well appointed and clean. Can't wait to come back but next time for a longer stay!! We love Eluthera it is so
- Fred S.
Reviewed On: 1/27/2018
Rocks Retreat A private and peaceful setting for a relaxing vacation.
Reviewed On: 2/14/2018

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Private 2 Bedroom Beachfront Estate 100 Yards from a Deserted Pink Sand Beach

ID 254698 - 5 beds (1 king, 2 queen and 2 single). Base rent is for 6 occupants.
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Rocks Retreat is a private beachfront estate of with 335 feet ocean frontage on 12 secluded acres. It consists of 2 cottages, 100 yards from the beach, connected by a patio and tile walkway. You won't find a better value, a more affordable private, secluded, direct-beachfront estate in the prime Governors Harbour location of Banks Road.

The Main Cottage of Rocks Retreat is a 24 x 24 two story cottage with a broad wrap around veranda. The entire upstairs is one enormous bedroom with two queen beds and two single beds. (The bathroom is downstairs.) It has a wonderful ocean views from its many windows and two lovely balconies. The downstairs of the Main Cottage is a large great room with a kitchen, dining room, and living area, and a small bathroom with a tile shower. The kitchen area is small but adequate. There is also an outdoor shower.

For larger groups which need a second bedroom, the Guest Cottage is a spacious king bedroom suite with a sitting area and an en suite double sink bathroom with a tub and separate tile shower. The Guest Cottage is available for an additional charge of $50/night, which also pays for two more guests. If you don't need it, it will be locked off and NOT rented to anyone else. Rocks Retreat is always rented to just one group at a time.

The Main Villa’s spacious bedroom with two queen and two single beds has wonderful views from both balconies and cool breezes being on the second floor. The disadvantage of the Main Villa is that the bathroom is downstairs and not very large. If you prefer a large en suite bathroom (or if you are a party of more than two), you can add the Guest Cottage for $50/night.

Rocks Retreat is set back 100 yards from the ocean and the spectacular Culmer's Rocks that separates the north from the south beach. We have access to both spectacular beaches, which are typically deserted. The private grounds are mowed and spacious with palmettos and palm trees. You have 12 acres all to yourself!

Amenities include WIFI, air conditioning, washer/dryer, and two outdoor showers. You can use the WIFI to stream movies and shows to your devices, but there is no TV at this property.

Rocks Retreat is located on the prestigious Banks Road of Governors Harbour. Famous Tippy's restaurant is just a mile away. The town of Governors Harbour is a 5 minute drive. Governors Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, a dive shop, and a medical clinic. It has a nice little collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking a picturesque harbor. You can buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fisherman at the town dock. Friday night Fish Fry in Governors Harbour is a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street. You won’t want to miss it.

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