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Waterfront Vacation Rental - Private & Quiet Location - Fully Air-conditioned

Spanish Wells, The Bahamas
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Waterfront, 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Fully Air-conditioned Rental with spectacular views!

New for 2018 - Sunbathing Deck overlooking the water with 2 sunbathing chairs!!

Drift Away is a vacation rental that sits at the edge of the shoreline and boasts iconic views of the ocean. Right outside your door are shallow, turquoise waters, great for swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking or exploring, and just 1 mile away is the pristine, white sand beach that stretches the whole northern shore of Spanish Wells.

Drift Away has 2 en-suite bedrooms/bathrooms, both with breath-taking views of the sea. The guest bedroom upstairs also opens onto it's own private deck. The cottage has an open living and kitchen area with nice, high ceilings and opens onto a covered porch, great for enjoying evening cocktails or a relaxing cup of morning coffee. The living room has a queen pull-out sofa that can also sleep 2 people.

Drift Away has a large, manicured yard with lots of room for the kids to run and play and also a gazebo that sits right over the water; great for relaxing while keeping an eye on the kids or for a barbecue with the family. Also included are 2 kayaks for exploring the shoreline or surrounding areas, and an outdoor shower!

Come stay in Drift Away and wake up each morning to awe-inspiring sunrises and drift off to sleep each night with tranquil sounds of the ocean.

Property Manager

Darrin Sands (Property Manager)

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Also available, a single mattress for extra guests.
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Size - Sleeps 2
      • Guest Bedroom
        1 queen, Opens onto private deck upstairs


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Vanity/Sink
        • Guest Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Vanity/Sink
        • Half Bath
          toilet, Vanity/Sink
        • Outdoor Shower
          outdoor shower, On the Gazebo

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                          Each bedroom and the living area have individual split unit A/C
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Sleeper Sofa - Queen Size
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              12 Cup Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Open Living/Kitchen Area
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Electric Stove/Oven Combo
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless Steel refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Flat-Top Electric Stove/Oven Combo
                            • Toaster
                              2-Slice Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Kitchen island - seats 6 Additional outdoor table - seats 4
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV
                                    • Television
                                      Living Room and Master Bedroom each have flat screen TVs.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Guest bedroom balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Patio downstairs
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Single Kayaks
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Gazebo over the water
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Sunbathing deck with 2lounge chairs Large Lawn
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane Grill


                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • reefs

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews


                                                          sue m.Tumbling Shoals Arkansas

                                                          We enjoyed a two week stay at the Drift Away. The house is incredible, immaculate, well stocked and a view to die for. The pictures don't do it justice, the yard is beautifully landscaped. Upon our arrival there were four fresh cut flowers arrangements around the house, a nice added touch.

                                                          Darrin was great, answered all our questions and had our arrival and departure from the airport all arranged, it couldn't have been easier.

                                                          Spanish Wells is very welcoming community, the hospitality of the locals was great.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at DriftAway. Please keep us in mind for future stays.Thank you for making Spanish Wells you vacation destination!

                                                          Serenity and More🌴

                                                          lyn f.

                                                          We just got back from a very short week at the Drift Away! Can't say enough about this rental! First off Darrin had his assistant meet us at the dock and bring us to the house. They also pre-arranged our car and water taxi from elh. Sarah his assistant was wonderful to work with! And we had the pleasure of meeting the home owners, great people!! I actually needed a hair dryer and sure enough, they dropped one off!

                                                          The house is just perfect and they also had fresh cut flowers in every room. And if your looking for a view, Drift Away will not disappoint you!!! We can't wait to return!

                                                          Thank you for a WONDERFUL stay!!!!

                                                          Vic & Lyn F.

                                                          Splendid property!

                                                          Kathy M.Cashiers, North Carolina

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days at Driftaway! The home is spotless and thoughtfully appointed. We spent mornings and evenings down by the water which is being in your own personal aquarium, complete with a curious little octopus, starfish and bonefish! The kayaks were easy to use and store by using the boat ramp. The landscaping is lovely! Bromeliads, ginger and bananas growing on the multiple banana trees and a great lawn for outdoor games.

                                                          Spanish Wells/Russell Island is a delightful place for a vacation. Driftaway is a short golf cart ride from The Sandbar on Eussell Island or the great restaurants in Spanish Wells. The grocery store is very well stocked, but the restaurants are so good, you may opt for breakfast in and the rest eating out!

                                                          We look forward to returning to Driftaway with friends and family. As another guest noted, the beds are a bit stiff and maybe a foam topper would help.

                                                          Amazing views

                                                          Jessica D.

                                                          This house is amazing and by far my favorite house in Spanish Wells. The views from mastered room and living room are perfect. The layout is perfect. We love having coffee on the dock each morning. The only thing they could do to improve is the master bed. I believe it's fairly new but not the quality we are use to in the US. Next time I will try to bring a topper with me for the bed.

                                                          The location is perfect and private! The house is VERY clean and comfortable.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank You for your kind review on Drift Away. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Sorry that the mattress wasn't to your liking. The owners will be purchasing a mattress topper to put at Drift Away as an option for future guests.

                                                          We look forward to having you again as our guests in the near future.

                                                          5 Stars for every catagory including the intangibles

                                                          Kevin L.

                                                          We frequent the Virgin Islands, specifically St. John, each year for the past 8-9 with our kids. Because of the Hurricanes earlier in the year, we were displaced and chose Spanish Wells, Russell Island as our Plan B. Words in this post can only attempt to iterate how amazing our experience was. Drift Away is a new, amazingly clean, convenient and perfectly fitting house for a 10 day vacation, or 2 days for that matter. New, bright, clean, functional, up to date, comfortable, private, modern in its amenities featured, and very nice are just a few descriptors off the top of my head. Next: the intangibles, I am a COO in the Resort/Hospitality industry and so service for me is not only something I scrutinize, but one that I am tasked in providing along with my team on the day to day. Darrin Sands, Property Manager could not have been more hospitable. Plane reservations, Boat reservations, Car reservations, local recommendations, pick up suggestions, checking in, and checking in again, and beating me to the punch with the answer to a question I had yet to think of asking. A total Pro. Whomever owns this house is very fortunate to have this guy at helm. Simple as that. Very professional, and helpful, yet not intrusive, just a huge asset. This house, and this island and the locals are the best kept secret around. I am a tough grader and I give this whole experience a 9.9 out of 10. We came for 10 days from Nov 11-Nov 22 and we will be back, like in February... Gold Star, Five Star, A+ call it what you will. No brainer; an exceptional house, exceptional service, an exceptional experience.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank You for the kind words.

                                                          We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Drift Away here in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests and we look forward to having you visit again in the near future.

                                                          Great get away!

                                                          Eduardo A.

                                                          It was our second time staying in this house and again we had a great time and we enjoyed our stay!

                                                          Darrin Sands is a great person always available and willing to help!

                                                          Great place for children! We will come back again for sure :-)

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for Staying at Drift Away and for making Spanish Wells your Vacation Destination!

                                                          It was great having you and your family as our guests! We look forward to seeing you again.


                                                          Spanish Wells, The Bahamas

                                                          Spanish Wells/Russell Island is a place for those who want to vacation on a Caribbean island that is still safe, pristine and peaceful, without busy or loud tourist attractions. It is a quiet fishing village where you can enjoy modern conveniences, such as; grocery stores, dive store, computer stores, office supplies, local restaurants, gift shops and dry goods, marine supplies, medical services, pharmacy, hardware store, bank w/ATM, etc., but still relax on a gorgeous pink-sand beach and pretend that you are the owner of a private island. Spanish Wells offers easy accessibility via North Eleuthera International Airport & Bahamas Ferries “BoHengy II”. Local fishing and tour guides available upon request for fun days at sea which include fishing, scuba diving, beach-combing, sightseeing, snorkeling and picnicking at the beach. Golf Cart Rentals are available for your convenience.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check Out Time is 11:00 am

                                                          16 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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