|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Drift Away is a new 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.
The entire experience was perfect. From booking, to getting there, to enjoying the week, beaches, fishing charter - nothing could have been better. Spanish Wells is an absolute must visit place in the Bahamas - beautiful beach, unspoiled island, laid back off the beaten path - with all the comforts - but (thankfully) not a "resort type" destination.
The cottage is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. Fast Internet, TVs, BBQ grille, everything you need. The layout is ideal, two very separate bedrooms both with fantastic water views and private dedicated baths . Living area was open, large and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen - plus 1/2 bath off living area. Even a Christmas Tree for us!
Fantastic views from all areas of the house. House is very private with no neighbor at all to one side and the neighbor to the other side is quite some distance and not really visible. The little "cabana" at the waterfront was perfect. Swimming excellent and limited snorkeling (because of sandy bottom) right in front of your own private waterfront. Enjoyed Kayaks (2), Hammock and Porch.
Darrin the property manager was fantastic as well. He made everything simple and seemed to know everyone/everything on the island. He arranged for the taxi/water taxi from the airport directly to Spanish Wells (Pinders Taxi - great) and Golf Cart rental (a must) was prearranged and ready to go as soon as we arrived. He even rescued us one night when our golf cart got a flat tire (and because he knew the owner of the cart rental shop - got us a replacement cart immediately at 7 PM well after the cart rental location had closed) - amazing - all solved in about 30 minutes total.
The cottage is on Russell Island - which is attached to Spanish Wells by a small bridge (bridge jumping is a recommend thrill). Golf Carts are the primary mode of transportation and the entire area Spanish Wells/Russell Island is an amazingly friendly community. Being slightly out of Spanish Wells (5 minutes) was a highlight for us as the cottage is more private and you feel almost secluded the way it sets right on the waters edge.
We found great snorkeling at the northern tip of Russell Island (parked at the end of the road and followed a little trail to the rocky shore). Great meals at the Shipyard, Sand Dollar and Buda's. Also had two great fishing charter with Ryan Neilly of Spanish Wells Charters - reef fishing and 10 lobsters spear fishing - fantastic! We will return!
This clean, well appointed house is magical...It exceeded our expectations in many ways...Spectacular views..
Spacious rooms & closets..Upscale appliances; including great washer & dryer..Plenty of bathroom towels & beach towels..Excellent air conditioning system. Beautiful island art work & nautical decor..Gorgeous wood flooring throughout the home..
& great lighting fixtures..
The location is private yet convenient..
Landscaping is well maintained & full of wonderful tropical foliage.
We especially enjoyed the deck for hours every day..Easy access into water..Comfortable outdoor furniture..
Loved the handy outdoor shower..
Also enjoyed kayaking every day..
This is an exceptional home with a peaceful vibe. Truly did not want to leave!
Property managers were welcoming; very helpful/accommodating & friendly..Thank you very much!
Such a nice place to stay! We had an awesome time at this property. Everything we needed was right there and the views were amazing! We will be back soon!
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
50% Deposit Required to hold reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
We do not accept credit cards. Payment is by US$ certified check or wire transfer.
An additional fee will be added for US$ exchange.