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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Darrin Sands (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Spanish Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Opens onto private deck upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Also available, a single mattress for extra guests.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size - Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Vacation Rental - Private & Quiet Location - Fully Air-conditioned
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was fantastic. This was our 4th year in Spanish Wells and our first staying at DriftAway. This is by far the best rental property we have stayed in. Darrin was extremely helpful and always quick to respond to any questions we had. We look forward to returning to Spanish Wells and DriftAway.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We were happy to have you as our guests at Drift Away. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at DriftAway in March and everything about it was perfect. From our arrival, the property manager Darrin was extremely accommodating. He transported our bags in the back of his pickup while we arranged the golf cart. He also did the same upon our departure. Very helpful and responsive - kudos to Darrin.

The house itself is amazing and the location is perfect. Our family LOVED the ocean views and the shade the little cabana offered. At low tide, you are able to walk out quite far in the gorgeous turquoise water. It is also an ideal location for shelling. We found sand dollars, conch, green sea urchin, clam, snails and star fish - so much fun! The water was calm enough for our little ones to enjoy. The sunsets are also AMAZING.

The yard is beautifully manicured and allowed enough room for our family to run around in and enjoy. The inside of the house was extremely clean and decorated with a driftwood theme. We honestly we unable to find anything wrong with it. Everything was operational and included all of the amenities we are used to. We are completely in love with this property and cannot wait to go back.

Thanks to the owners for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for choosing Drift Away as your vacation home while here on Spanish Wells, we are thrilled that it was so accommodating for you and your family. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and would love to have you back in the future.
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Absolutely breath taking and memorable!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to the SW and thought that we were satisfied with our usual rental until we've discovered Drift Away. We can't believe we hadn't discover this house sooner. The beautiful bright blue water is the first thing you'll see when stepping into this beautiful home. It's brand new and its view is a dream!!! We didn't need to leave the house to go to the beach because it's all right at out feet. It has a huge beautiful landscape yard and is quiet with the beach to yourself. Drift Away truly has it all!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so HAPPY that you enjoyed your stay at Drift Away. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for making Spanish Wells your vacation destination!
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Driftaway into Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Driftaway rental is a little piece of paradise that I will always take with me. Me & my husband got to spend our wedding weekend in this beautiful home. It couldn't have been more picturesque for our wedding photos. There is nothing like being able to wake up and see the crystal blue waters from your bed & even better being able to have your own private dock/beach to sip your morning coffee. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this rental, and I have already got some family members lined up in the coming years to stay here. The house is exactly as pictured - very clean, very comfortable/beautiful, extremely well-maintained and just a perfect spot on the Island. Also, the property managers were so accommodating in making our stay so special. Would highly recommend to all.

See you soon Driftaway!

Cierra Sweeting

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review on Drift Away. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you and other family members stay here in the future.
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Perfect - Private, Waterfront, Views, Fantastic Cottage, Great Island - Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Drift Away! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We look forward to you visiting with us again in the near future. Thank you for making Spanish Wells your vacation destination!!!
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you as our guests! We look forward to you visiting with us again.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
North Eleuthera International Airport(ELH)
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Spanish Wells Northside Beach

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

Spanish Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas / New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Check Out Time is 11:00 am

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.