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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
Michelle & Gavin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2018

Why Michelle & Gavin chose Exuma

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Exuma around the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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.


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(30 traveller reviews)

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Cottage on Private Beach with Boat Dock.
average rating of 4.9 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great Place!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage w/beach and Dock!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough of this beautiful Cottage! Everything we wished for. It had a great dock for our boat. A beautiful beach literally 10 footsteps from front door. My 84 yr old mother would swim everyday there!!! She truly enjoyed it😊 The Cottage was absolutely beautiful, upgraded, cozy and very clean. The caretakers were right next door in case we needed anything. Very nice, friendly and informative couple. They gave us our privacy, so we didn’t even know they were there.

We will highly recommend this beautiful house. It has a little bit of everything for everyone in your family.

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Staniel

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood Cottage is even nicer than shown in the pictures. Very clean, good AC, well stocked, and personal beach/cove is perfect for a quick dip. Very convenient by boat to all of the popular spots...just a 5 minute ride out of the channel. Michelle and Gavin are close by if you need them and very accommodating with requests. We'll be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Driftwood Cottage was wonderful! Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet vacation spot. It was the perfect size for our family of five. The house was very clean and comfortable. The private beach area was a great place to lounge and relax. It was an easy drive to the stores and yacht club with a golf cart. We stayed very busy with plenty of activities to do on and around this beautiful island. Michelle and Gavin were great hosts and available to help with all our needs. Definitely worth a five star review and hopefully we will be able to vacation here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! Michelle and Gavin were fantastic and so helpful and the lagoon was defect for our kids to have safe place to explore

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic experience

  • 4 of 5

Locaion, Location, Location and the house was the perfect retreat!!

Michelle and Gavin were fantastic as well!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £753.6

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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