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Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Character-filled beautiful cottage on the beach with access to ocean beaches.

Driftwood Beach Cottage is a guest house located on the beautiful island of Staniel Cay. Nestled on a private beach Driftwood features all the comforts of home as well as a private boat dock and access to the best ocean beaches. Serviced by daily flights from the USA and Nassau, Staniel Cay is the perfect place for a convenient Bahamian holiday. We invite you to explore the unmatched beauty of the Bahamas for yourself.

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Alexandra chose Exuma

Driftwood features all the comforts of home as well as a private boat dock and access to the best ocean beaches.

What makes this house unique

Private beach.

Private boat dock.

Access to ocean beaches.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Driftwood Cottage is a charming cottage that served all our needs. We are normally used to big villas but what made this extra-special was its people. Rob and Pam are outstanding cottage managers and took every effort to make our stay comfortable. We were celebrating our daughter's 30th birthday and Pam went out of her way to get a cake made for the occasion. If I ever had a villa to rent Rob and Pam would be y first choice of people, they are both honest, dependable and great hosts. David and June to owners were also extremely involved in making our stay comfortable in every way. We will return with our extended family. Thank you for this wonderful experience we did not even need the keys to the house. Everyone on the island was just as wonderful as the surrounding cays, grotto and beautiful Pirate's beach.
May 2015
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Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Please bare in mind that Driftwood Cottage is located on an island and although we endeavour to make you stay as comfortable as possible, sometimes things do not run as smoothly as we would like and we may have water, electricity or internet outages for short periods of time. We have both a water cistern and solar power as back-ups.


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Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 25 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay .... House is as described and pictured. Might be a little tight if you plan to sleep more than 5 or 6 but it was fantastic for a family of 4.

See you again soon Staniel

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for 6 people. The house had everything we needed and if it didn't, Hank next door provided it for us. He was fabulous! He got us snorkel gear, fishing gear, gas and even ice. The water and view is absolutely amazing. You can't get tired of looking at it. I would definitely stay here again. You must rent a golf cart. The house is located too far from the stores and restaurant to walk. We also rented a boat and were so glad we did. We rented both from Berkie at Isle General store. He had the best prices. Also definitely, definitely get Sanchez as a guide for a day. He was awesome and will take you to all of the must see places. (Swimming with the sharks, the pigs, etc.) His dad Sandy took us fishing one day and we , well actually he got us some huge lobster. As far as food goes we ate several nights at the Staniel Cay Yacht club. The food was great and they have a full bar with plenty of wine choices. Food on the island is more expensive but your on vacation so its worth it. Now here are the only negatives. One of the rooms has really small single beds in it so if you are tall it would not be for you. It is across from the airport but that did not bother us. The only other negative was the amount of bugs outside was awful. You couldn't sit outside without getting bitten by them. We were all covered in bites even though we covered ourselves in bug spray. I personally didn't care for the small plane (Flamingo Air) that brought us to the island, but I also do not like flying in general. You will not be disappointed if you come here for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful protected oasis. This location is on an inland waterway which may sound distracting but it is protected from the prevailing winds coming from the east across the Atlantic. The winds during our stay never dropped below 15 knots but this protected area was calm. Beautiful sand beach, blue water and great temps made this an awesome location. The house was extremely well cared for and the caretaker Hank lived next door and was always accessible. A great place to stay on a beautiful island near some of the best points of interest in the Bahamas.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not luxurious but comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Should be mention that the house faces the airport other then that the house was clean and we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There should be more stars!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from one of our greatest vacations ever having stayed at the Driftwood Beach Cottage from July 10-15th. Raquel, Robert and Latika greeted us and made sure we were comfortable and happy throughout our stay. NIkki and Monique from 3N made sure that our golf cart, boating excursions and the food that we requested was all in order. Ronaldo, our amazing boating activities guide was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a fun filled day with the pigs, sharks and atThunderball Grotto. Clifton our fishing guide was also very friendly and made sure that we caught a ton of fish. And then there's Andy, our chef for a night and a friend for always. He made us laugh and then made out mouths water with the delicious food that he prepared. Staniel Cay is a beautiful place with precious, friendly people. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location in Staniel Cay. The water is crystal clear and calm for swimming. The beach is beautiful and the house is comfortable and well stocked. This was our second visit to Staniel and our second visit to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Staniel Cay Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taste and Sea, Yacht Club
Nearest Beach
Access to private ocean beach and creek beach
Car: not necessary

Beaches and Snorkelling

Staniel Cay has the most beautiful beaches just waiting for you to explore.

Thunderball Grotto

Just across the water from the Staniel Cay Yacht Club is Thunderball Grotto, a marine cave that snorkelers and scuba divers can explore. The grotto was featured in the James Bond films Thunderball and Never Say Never Again.

Swimming Pigs at Big Major

Visit the now famous swimming pigs at our neighboring island. Remember to pack them a snack!

Iguanas at Allen's Cay

The now critically endangered species the amazing Bahamian Dragon can be visited at Allen's Cay. Feeding of the iguanas is not recommended.

Sharks at Compass Cay

Swimming with the docile nurse sharks at Compass Cay is a fun experience. You can also eat lunch here.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club

The yacht club is the social hub of the island a great place to hang out. Enjoy a mix of Bahamian and continental cuisine at the clubhouse bar or restaurant. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am until 10:00 am, lunch from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm and dinner is served, Bahamian style, at the sound of the dinner bell, either at 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm, depending on time of year. Please make your daily dinner selections by 5:00 pm.Reservations: (242) 355-2024.Lighter food can be ordered from the bar until 9:00 pm.

Taste and Sea

Situated on the beach Taste and Sea serves delicious Bahamian fare - a favourite amongst the locals.

Open most days for lunch and dinner (till 8:00pm).

Saturday Market

On select Saturdays you can find local arts and crafts and great food at the beach-front market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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