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Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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
Pam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

Why Pam chose Bahamas

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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Amenities

Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Staniel Cay is one of the most beautiful places in the world and the Driftwood is the place to stay at when there.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A magnificant vacation!!!! We highly recommend this clean house to anyone headed to Staniel Cay.

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Raquel made us feel so special by the way they took care of us on vacation. They greeted us at the plane and made sure we understood everything we needed to know about the island and the house. Driftwood was a beautiful, clean and well stocked home. The location was fantastic with our rental boat right at the dock in our front yard. The private beach the perfect place to drink our coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. We will definitely be back and we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT stay on Staniel Cay...five nights with our family of four, including two teenagers ages 16 and 18. Plenty to do and plenty of time for relaxing as well. Great house and we enjoyed our own house and having meals there as a change to the one restaurant (and a second open only certain days and times) on the island. We had some issues with a/c, direct tv and wifi, but owner was MORE than attentive to all the needs! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This rental has the perfect beach setting. House is nice. Managers of the property very helpful and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

INCREDIBLE PROPERTY!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely AMAZING! It was new, clean, and right on its own little beach. If you are looking to rent a house on Staniel Cay this should be your first choice! We absolutely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful vacation for our family. We are a family of 5 (mom, dad, 13 yr old girl, 10 yr old boy) plus a 13 yr old best friend (girl). We had plenty of room, great location, super friendly and helpful house managers, Pam and Rob, and a fabulous crew of people suggested to use for boat and golf cart rentals and a guide named Sanchez, whom we now call friend. We were able to go out all day with Sanchez on our rental boat to go snorkeling, visit neighboring places like Big Major (Pig Island), Thunderball Grotto for a 25 foot jump into the water and snorkeling, Compass Cay to swim with the Sharks, and Bitter Guana Island to feed the Iguanas. It was all one big adventure. Island is very safe and very friendly. Renting a guide was the best suggestion. He knew where to take us and how to get around safely. Remember there are shallow places and low tides to consider. Sanchez even took our son spear fishing and came back and cleaned the fish they caught and made us conch salad with the conch he dove down to get. It was just an amazing experience. One drawback is the expense of everything there. The house rental is reasonable, but bring plenty of cash, as there are NO banks or ATM's and only 2 places that took visa/MasterCard that we saw, but this was expected and we were aware so were prepared. Would definitely go back over and over though! We've been to a lot of islands over the years and this was by far the most exciting and fabulous location ever!! Hats off to Driftwood! We look forward to our next visit and we just got home last night!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
July 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Jan - March 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
April 4- May 22, 2018
Apr 4 2018 - May 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
May 31- July 1, 2018
May 31 2018 - Jul 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
July/Aug 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Sept-Dec
Sep 5 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 10 2019
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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