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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, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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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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:
  • Beachfront
  • 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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Very well appointed comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples traveling together and found the cottage to be a great experience. Staniel Cay locals are very nice and always looking to offer their assistance. Beautiful waters and the cottage has a great little private beach. The property managers Robert and Raquel were great. overall, a fantastic experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect quaint beach cottage for my family

  • 5 of 5

I have two kids. 5 and 3. This place is perfect for them and my wife and i. we rented a golf cart, and a boat and i highly recommend both. you can really see what the area has to offer this way. we loved it. all but the biting flies. take bug spray

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 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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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

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Independence 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan - March 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
April 4- May 11, 2018
Apr 3 2018 - Apr 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
April 12 - May 23, 2018
Apr 12 2018 - May 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 31- July 1, 2018
May 31 2018 - Jul 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
July/Aug 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 10 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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