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.
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.
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.