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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2BR Cottage, full bath, huge deck, plus new dock house

Serenity Cottage has two bedrooms, a bath, full kitchen and living area with a huge surrounding deck. This is a wonderful, private little Bahamas hideaway that overlooks 'Thunderball Grotto' where parts of the films 'Splash,' 'Never Say Never,' and 'Thunderball' were filmed. The cottage is fully-equipped, and ideal for up to two couples or a family. The new dock house is an upscale 'honeymoon suite' right on the water with private deck, small kitchen, king-size bed and beautiful bath.

Guests have a choice of several licensed and insured rental boats as well as golf carts for fullly exploring the area.

The island is very small, so everything is within walking distance. There is a little village with only 100 people, a church, a couple of shops and groceries, a general store, and a community picnic beach. There are restaurants on the island, and the friendliest people you'll ever meet.

Guests return year after year to this little family island for relaxation, privacy, and all that this chain of islands offers. Staniel Cay is definitely considered the 'in' Out Island of the Bahamas.The weather is great year-round, allowing guests to enjoy snorkeling, boating, kayaking, biking, and swimming. Air service out of Fort Lauderdale or Nassau gets you there.

The most outstanding attractions include Thunderball Grotto, a hollowed-out island (third 'rock' in front of Serenity) where you can snorkel in and be one with the fish. Pig Beach, where boaters feed the famous swimming pigs, is a short boat ride to Big Major Island, and a couple of miles to the south there are protected iquanas on Bitter Guana island. The community of Black Point is about five miles by boat; Sampson Cay is only two miles.

All types of fishing is available, with bonefishing the best in the world. Local guides can be hired for bottom, bone and deep sea fishing.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible

Marty

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Owner Marty Wohlford is also a local author, with several books written about the island. 'Chaos to Serenity' is her personal story of island life spanning more than 40 years. 'Splash' is a delightful children's book about her cat. 'Drumbeat No Lie' is a novel that takes place during the boisterous 80s.

Her daughter and son-in-law, Coral and Brian Lowe, operate 'Wheels and Waves,' providing licensed and insured golf carts and boats of various sizes to island visitors.

Marty purchased this cottage in 1981

Serenity has been welcoming visitors since 1986 and is one of the most established vacation rentals on Staniel Cay. The owners are always available for guests, who often return as old friends, and the entire family is involved in providing the best service possible. Daughter Coral and son-in-law Brian offer licensed and insured boat and golf cart rentals on the island so guests can enjoy the area to its fullest. Staniel Cay is a magical place, and Serenity is definitely well named!

Serenity offers free wifi, sat TV, beach towels, 3 paddleboards and one of the best views on the island.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Staniel Cay Exuma
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed the beauty and simplicity of Staniel Cay in the cottage that is "Serenity". Amazing views, lovely accommodations and relaxing. We rented a Boston Whaler and adventured neighboring islands to experience the most unusual; Carefully feeding Swimming Pig's, hanging out with the rare Iguana's, Swimming with Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay, Snorkel beautiful Coral Gardens and the famous "007" Thunderball Grotto! Amazing times, full of adventure and fun. The beautiful beach near Thunderball became my favorite get away, enjoying the natural beauty of the island......swimming and sunbathing in the peace and quiet of this lovely paradise.
Marty and Coral were helpful in all ways, gracious and friendly.
For the ultimate experience in the "Natural Beauty" of the Bahama's - This is it.
Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate to have such nice people visit Serenity and Staniel Cay...they add to the beauty all around us and we look forward to their return.
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SERENITY COTTAGE IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR FAMILY OF FIVE

  • 5 of 5
Marty and her daughter Coral made my family's first visit to Staniel Cay not only perfect in every way but a dream come true!!! My husband and three teen girls enjoyed every second of our week-long stay at Christmas time! The place was spotlessly clean, and we had all the utensils, plates, and cookware that we needed! In addition, Marty provided all the toilet paper, bathroom towels, and bathroom toiletries that we needed as well!!! The beds were comfortable and the living room and kitchen lovely! The place is prettier than the photos, and very well-maintained. I would recommend Serenity cottage to not only a family but for an intimate time for two as well. We used the barbecue outside on the deck to make scrumptious steaks and shrimp! The view from the cottage was awe-inspiring from sun-up to sundown!! You could just step out on the deck, and feel like a millionaire with the ocean channel in front, and Thunderball Grotto just across the channel You will have the best view on the island!!! Please rent a boat and a golf cart from Coral during your stay! It is a must! We rented a 17-foot Boston Whaler, fully equipped with GPS, for our entire stay, and we used it every day!! Within an hour of Serenity, is the amazing "aquarium" of the Land and Sea Park, which any snorkeling buff has to see! Within about 30-45 minutes is the incredible Compass Cay, where Tucker and his son will make you fresh barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, made to order, as you snorkel with those lovely nurse sharks and a myriad of large tropical fish! We enjoyed our visit there so much, that we went 3 times to this beautiful place! Within 10 minutes of Serenity, are the swimming pigs, who are fantastic! They swam out to our boat, and we gave them all of our leftover steak and French fries! They loved it! Within about 20 minutes to the south, are the iguanas, which you must visit and feed carefully! Marty not only provided a dream come true home for us during our stay; but also many lovely conversations about the island and its people! She is a one of a kind person and a joy to spend time with at Serenity! Coral's boats are impeccably maintained, and again a must during your stay! The diver and avid snorkeling buff will also appreciate the outdoor shower to wash off salt water and snorkel gear as well! In order to get around the island you must rent a golf cart, which is electric and so much fun to drive! Serenity is a diamond in the jeweled crown of Staniel Cay!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We truly are grateful for the wonderful people who visit Serenity. This family melted into island life, letting the sun and sea bathe them in beauty and love. It is such a privilege to help "make it happen" for people who really want to escape "back home" for awhile. We look forward to their return!
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Staniel Cay Exuma
5

A Truly Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking to experience The Bahamas they way it was meant to be - Staniel Cay & Serenity are it!

We arrived in Staniel and Marty was right there as we arrived to pick us up & show us the island - we didn't even tell her when our flight was arriving!

The Cottage was cozy, and beautiful. It truly felt like our home! It was everything we were looking for on our Honeymoon!
We enjoyed many nights watching the sun set behind the Thunderball Grotto. We rented the 17' Mako and went exploring everyday! The boat was kept in beautiful condition & came with a chart & cooler to help us explore the many Cays!
My Husband loves to spearfish & they even had spears & slings for rental so he could catch our dinner!

Anything we needed or inquired about the family was right there taking care of it for us; or helping us to arrange it.

The whole family was so warm, inviting & we truly feel that we have gained amazing friends for life.
We can't say Thank you enough to the whole clan for being the amazing hosts & friends that you are!

There are no words to truly describe the experience we had staying at Serenity. It is an experience that you MUST add to your bucket list! We have found our vacation home for life! We are counting the days until we can return to Serenity Cottage - it is now our home away from home.

If you are looking to experience a true vacation, Serenity Cottage in The Exumas is the PERFECT choice! You won't be disappointed & you will never want to leave!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enjoy all the comforts and the best view on Staniel Cay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200082
+1 9547690342
Staniel Cay Exuma
5

A Truly Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking to experience The Bahamas they way it was meant to be - Staniel Cay & Serenity are it!

We arrived in Staniel and Marty was right there as we arrived to pick us up & show us the island - we didn't even tell her when our flight was arriving!

The Cottage was cozy, and beautiful. It truly felt like our home! It was everything we were looking for on our Honeymoon!
We enjoyed many nights watching the sun set behind the Thunderball Grotto. We rented the 17' Mako and went exploring everyday! The boat was kept in beautiful condition & came with a chart & cooler to help us explore the many Cays!
My Husband loves to spearfish & they even had spears & slings for rental so he could catch our dinner!

Anything we needed or inquired about the family was right there taking care of it for us; or helping us to arrange it.

The whole family was so warm, inviting & we truly feel that we have gained amazing friends for life.
We can't say Thank you enough to the whole clan for being the amazing hosts & friends that you are!

There are no words to truly describe the experience we had staying at Serenity. It is an experience that you MUST add to your bucket list! We have found our vacation home for life! We are counting the days until we can return to Serenity Cottage - it is now our home away from home.

If you are looking to experience a true vacation, Serenity Cottage in The Exumas is the PERFECT choice! You won't be disappointed & you will never want to leave!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such wonderful guests...the kids still talk about all the good times...you are welcome back anytime as you are now part of our family. We wish you well!

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Staniel Cay is one of the best kept secrets of the Bahamas. Centrally located in the Exumas, it is known for its 'swimming pigs,' Thunderball Grotto where many movies were filmed, many deserted islands and beaches, sand bars and underwater beauty. Guests who discover Staniel Cay always return...there's really nothing like it anywhere else.

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Staniel Cay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year-Round 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Holiday 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • Extra guest $150/week.
    Golf cart (car) available-optional
    Several sizes of boats available-optional
    $500 security deposit
    Please email for Dock House rates
  • To book: one-half rental fee plus security deposit. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Amenities

Amenities

Staniel Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage & Retreat - outdoor shower
    Dock House - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Cottage Master - 1 queen
    Cottage Guest - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa bed
    Dock House - 1 king
  • A baby 'Pack and Play' is available.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Raft
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Free WIFI. Airport pickup and drop off included. Snorkeling gear available for rent.