About the property
- Estate3600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Private Estate with room options for larger groups!
This stunning beachfront property is located in the East End community of Calabash, on Quiet Hill between Calabash Bight and Port Royal. Enjoy waking up each
morning to the sound of the waves and beautiful views of your own beach. Take a swim in the incredible infinity pool which offers ample deck space with loungers and entertain your friends at the impressive poolside palapa bar with its totally equipped outdoor kitchen and flat screen TV.
Snorkel or dive the reef easily reached from the sandy beach and private dock or spend the day on the pool deck sunbathing or just walking in the lush tropical gardens landscaped with local flora and palms. There is an outdoor shower for you to rinse off after your snorkeling trip too!
With the accommodations available, Big Rock is the best option for a small group travelling together – whatever you need, Big Rock will provide you with tranquil surroundings, and a wonderful base from which to enjoy the island.
In the tropical grounds overlooking the ocean are 2 beautiful casitas (each sleeps 2) and then there is the Main House too (1200 Sq Ft - Total Sq Footage of over 3500 Sq Ft!) – each casita has a Queen bed, private bathroom with outdoor enclosed shower, coffee maker, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Large double glass sliding doors with screens open up on to your private patio and overlook the Big Rock yoga deck with its stunning view of the ocean.
There’s nothing better then an outside kitchen! You will enjoy preparing meals in the fully equipped outdoor kitchen which adjoins the pool or creating your own pizza in Big Rock’s Pizza Palapa! The wood-fired pizza oven and the large gas BBQ is perfect for grilling fresh fish or steaks.
The main house has a beautifully furnished living room giving an open plan island style, ideal for sharing the talk of the day before sitting down to dinner. Patio style doors open out onto the wrap-around deck which is furnished so that you can sit and read or enjoy the view from a hammock over the pool to the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. The main house has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry.
Each of the two bedrooms in the main house has a Queen bed, air conditioner and each with its own full bathroom.
Wireless Internet service is available throughout the property so that you can keep in touch with those back home.
Our Property Managers will be at the airport to greet you and assist with your rental car pick up or transfer vehicle departure (transfers at extra charge) before heading to Big Rock via the Grocery Store if you’d like. They will ensure that you are familiarized with the house and are on call throughout your stay to provide assistance and answer any questions that you might have.
You’ll have the services of Pudens and his wife Isabel who live in a separate cottage at the entrance to Big Rock.
Pudens is a wonderful local islander who is the full time Gardener/Caretaker/Boat Captain/Pizza Chef at Big Rock.
Isabel will be providing daily room freshen-up service and will always be available to assist with any of your needs.
Pudens and Isabel can prepare an all you can eat wood oven pizza party for guests on whatever evening you want. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available for an additional charge too. You will need to give advance notice of at least 24 hours for any meal.
Although you can rent tanks and dive or snorkel the reef just off the beach from this home, there many local dive sights along the shore this side of the island. Located just a few minutes by boat are 3 well-known dive shops: Dive Port Royal, Reef House and Islander Diving. Pudens can drop you off at their docks and pick you up when you’re finished.
The 22’, 85 horse power panga style power boat is comfortable for deep sea fishing, taking trips to famous Pigeon Keys, tour the mangroves or to a number of well known and not so well known on and over the water restaurant/bars like BJ’s Backyard Bar, Hole in the Wall, Frenchy’s 44, La Sirena, Pookey’s to name just a few. Pudens will be on hand to boat you over to Oak Ridge for shopping and sundries an dthe rental rate includes one daily round trip free of charge. Boat service on demand for all guests is included for an additional charge to locales from Port Royal to Jonesville.
Hourly rates will apply for boat usage beyond these areas and Pudens will captain. Deep sea fishing is slightly more as a fishing captain is used.
The house is located in a very peaceful, remote part of the island which is approximately an hour from the International Airport at Coxen Hole, 40 minutes to French Harbour (with one of the biggest and best grocery stores on the island) and about 1 1/2 hours to the West Bay area.
If you wanted to rent a vehicle, a 4x4 rental is essential as the last 15 minutes of the journey are on an undulating dirt road. Another option is to park securely and inexpensively at BJ’s in Oak Ridge and boat to Big Rock. If you prefer, you can also taxi directly to BJ’s in Oak Ridge and never use a car.
A local cell phone will be available for you during your stay so that you can call ahead for the boat to be waiting for you on your return.
Come and enjoy a lovely peaceful vacation away from the hustle and bustle – this truly is the ultimate in peace and tranquility but with all the comforts of home.
Rates include boat services on request between Jonesville and Port Royal. (minimum 5 night stay)
No pets allowed – we already have 4 friendly dogs on the property and they will be confined or allowed to roam certain areas if you have no objection!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
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Great spot. Amazing fishing and diving!
We had a great stay at Big Rock! Pudens and Isabel are super friendly and helpful - and can cook a mean pizza! The fishing was awesome (contact Michael Boddens for fishing) and we cleaned up on bonefish, permit, wahoo, tuna - and hooked some kinda sea monster that we never got a look at;)
The snorkeling right off the beach is amazing, Pudens let us borrow his spear for some lionfish hunting (delicious!), and Oak Ridge is a quick boat ride away. We'll be back, hopefully soon!
Thanks Keith - it was a pleasure to have you all at Big Rock for your 'special' birthday.
Say Hi to everyone from us and dont leave it too long before you come back!!!
Great Week at Casa Big Rock
We had an amazing time visiting Casa Big Rock! The property is immaculately groomed, and offers plenty of space and beautiful views. The snorkeling that is accessible from the property is excellent, and we took advantage of the easy access daily! The caretakers (Pudens and Isabel), and their children are great people and joy to be around while visiting the property. The brick pizza oven is an awesome amenity, and we did pizza for dinner two nights of our stay. If you enjoy the less travelled path, and a nice quiet place to relax and enjoy the sea, then this is a great choice. We did not have children with us, but I found myself wishing we had brought my nine year old daughter along, and would bring her if we are able to next time.
Thanks for another amazing review of Big Rock.
Please pass on our best wishes to Bruce and the rest of the family Nathaniel and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
Perfect Spot For Us
Spent three weeks at Bliss on the Beach and had a great time. The house was perfect for my wife and I, was exceptionally well equipped and perfectly located. We were looking for something out of the more popular tourist areas of the West End and found it here in Oakridge. As a fishermen and generally more active visitor, we were on the flats fishing for permit and bonefish every day, kayaking east and west in protected waters and snorkelling off the reef directly in front of the home. Was a great spot for us.
Our week at Big Rock was exceptional. Claire was so accommodating to our many questions and she and Kevin made sure that we got to and back from Big Rock. Joshua was superb in getting a car for us to rent. We cannot say enough positives about Isabel, Puden and their children. They made us feel so welcome. Jose and Susan helped out and Jose was a superb fishing and snorkeling guide. The property is just superb. Each couple had their own space and the common spaces at Big Rock are wonderful places to gather. Probably the highlight was our pizza dinner with Isabel, Puden, Jose and Susan and their children. Isabel and Puden prepared with pizzas and cooked them in the wood fired oven. We grew very fond of these two wonderful families.
The 5* reviews that Big Rock continues to receive are all down to the dedication and attention to detail that we all strive to provide.
Thank you so much for once again confirming that everyone involved in your vacation is a valuable part of the Big Rock 'family' - we are a team and rely on each other so that you get the very best vacation!
Everything we'd hoped for!
Bliss on the Beach was just that! The accommodations were clean, well equipped and well maintained. Our favorite hang out space was the large porch facing the boat channel and ocean. Kayaking, fishing on the flats and snorkeling right from the house made for an effortless activity options.
Clare and Kevin are delighted and made us feel right at home from the first email exchange to the departure hugs. They were accessible for anything we needed while not being intrusive.fabulous property management!
The water taxi services, local restaurants, and fishing guides were well recommended and plentiful.
Once again we are overwhelmed to receive such lovely comments which are much appreciated!
It was a pleasure hosting your stay Mary Rita and we very much hope to see you back again in the future - please give our best to Craig!
Claire & Kev
Felt like family
A group of 6 of us (3 couples) were happily greeted by Claire at the airport, who was kind enough to let us take some time to sample the local beers so we knew what we liked! She accompanied us to the grocery store, and then on to the house. Arriving at BJ's and meeting Pudens, who was there to pick us up in the boat, was such a fun and unique experience! A quick ride on the gorgeous water and we were at the house...such an entrance!! Isabelle and family were there with a big smile and hug, and vacation officially begun!!
The house is plenty big with 2 casitas and a 2 bedroom house, along with an outdoor kitchen area, several lounging areas, and a pizza oven...which just happens to produce the best pizzas ever! The pool has a great view of the water, and you get the perk of being able to see the sunrise and sunset from the house.
Our week was phenomenal, with perfect weather, comfortable and amazing accommodations, and wonderful people who really, truly made the trip! Isabelle is an amazing cook (fresh fish fingers!) and pudens is always willing and able to take you wherever you would like. Really felt like family...a fun family!
love the country, the house, the weather, and of course...the people!
It's just wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed Big Rock and we are all thrilled by your comments.
All of us try very hard to ensure that our guests experience the best that we can offer so it's great to know that, once again, we have succeeded.
Our very best to you all and we look forward to welcoming you back - maybe next year?
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Big Rock is available in a number of accommodation options so please let us know your requirements and we'll get back to you with availability and prices!