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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

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

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Darrin Sands (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017


Spanish Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets 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


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Vacation Rental - Private & Quiet Location - Fully Air-conditioned
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

5 Stars for every catagory including the intangibles

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

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 :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Miami, Florida

4 Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Darrin Sands, the property manager, was amazing! He made our trip to the island extremely smooth.

Don't even think twice, book this property! Pictures really don't do justice! This house has all the modern amenities with a spectacular view! We plan on visiting again soon! Thanks again, Darrin!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, much appreciated. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the near future. Thanks for making Spanish Wells your vacation destination!
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St Augustine, FL

Stunning Spanish Wells/Russell Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from spending (5) amazing and relaxing days at this beautiful property. It has everything you could hope for or want in a waterfront location - stunning views from all rooms, a few steps and you are in the ocean, a covered cabana at the ocean's edge, attractive landscaping, and two oceanfront balconies off the living/kitchen area and guest bedroom upstairs. The dark wood floors and beautifully tiled showers added to the comfort and luxury of this special home. The full sized washer and dryer, stylish kitchen, well-decorated bedrooms and living room also contribute to this being the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.

Darrin Sands, the property manager, was extremely helpful and responsive. He reserved our water taxi from N. Eleuthera airport to Spanish Wells, reserved a golf cart for our stay, met us upon arrival and loaded our luggage in his truck and brought us to this home after picking up our golf cart. Darrin also found a boat rental for us to reserve for the week, which we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local waters daily.

We dined out a few times at Sandbar, Shipyard, and Buddah's Snack Shack - and had delicious dinners at all three. We grilled on the provided gas grill one evening. And We stopped by Papa Scoop's each night for soft serve ice cream and discovered two different flavors for each night that we visited. Loved exploring this golf cart beautiful, friendly, and accessible.

This home is in the most ideal location if you are looking for endless ocean views, steps from swimming, shelling, snorkeling, and complete peace and tranquility. There is a large yard and restful hammock. Spent the morning sipping coffee and reading my kindle from the upstairs balcony, and then after our boating, would spend the rest of the day at the water and Oceanside cabana swimming, fishing, reading, wading out looking for shells, and snorkeling.

We will be back to spend more time on this Charming and Special Island, and hopefully be able to stay again at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Drift Away! We enjoyed having you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks for making Spanish Wells your vacation destination.
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  • 5 of 5

Darrin & Sara we're great to work with and delivered on every thing they said, the property was amazing! Very clean and better than the pictures online. Well stocked kitchen for cooking and cold a/c!

I will be back for another great relaxing vacation. Great island, safe and very nice friendly people. Book your trip NOW!

Cheers, Chris

St.Petersburg, Fl.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you as our guests in the near future. Thank you for making Spanish Wells you vacation destination!
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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: March 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Check Out Time is 11:00 am

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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