Photo courtesy of Rock House Hotel & Restaurant
Rock House Hotel & Restaurant
A little beauty whose only shortcoming, in some eyes, is that it does not sit on Pink Sands Beach, the Rock House Hotel & Restaurant was a labor of love of the late Wallace Tutt, a renovator and interior designer to the stars who was best known for designing Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion, Casa Casuarina. Beginning as a private home in the 1940s, the Rock House had evolved, at the time of Tutt’s death in 2010, into a boutique luxury hotel where no detail of design or service was too small to overlook. To the benefit of Rock House guests, Tutt’s partner, Don Purdy, has maintained that philosophy. Which is why, for instance, there is always a picnic basket at the ready in every room. The pool is heated. The restaurant, with its sunset views, gets high praise. And the intimacy of the setting makes it popular for destination weddings.
By Bob Payne, AFAR Contributor
Rock House Rocks!
Rock House is an absolute gem at the top of the stairs in 'downtown' Dunmore Town. An elegant setting with an extraordinary restaurant where ocean views from front terrace are top notch, but the secret are the few pool/cabana tables out back. Private with great food and 5 star service, Rock House set a standard for my visit. GM Eli Kostbar runs a tight ship and has crafted a historic plantation feel in public areas with furnishings, art, lighting, and photography that lets you step back in time. If rooms are anything like restaurant, Rock House sets the standard.
By Barry Brown, AFAR Staff
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, The Bahamas