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.
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Character-filled beautiful cottage on the beach with access to ocean beaches.
Michelle & Gavin
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jul 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Perfect place to stay in Staniel
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.
Wonderful family vacation!
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!!
Absolutely wonderful! Michelle and Gavin were fantastic and so helpful and the lagoon was defect for our kids to have safe place to explore
Locaion, Location, Location and the house was the perfect retreat!!
Michelle and Gavin were fantastic as well!!
The house is great and the location is perfect. There is a shallow inlet with a dock and a beach that is essentially a natural swimming pool. Great for kids!!! This is a very small island. The house is close to the Yacht Club and “downtown”. The house is very nice on the inside and more modern than other houses we’ve stayed at in the Bahamas. It’s just flat out a great place to stay. It is right across from the airport, for me, a plus as I enjoyed watching the small planes take off and land. Stay here!
Driftwood...an Exuma hidden gem.
We absolutely loved Driftwood! The house is perfect. The living area is extremely comfortable, well stocked with movies, and great WiFi by Exuma standards. The kitchen is well stocked with a great stove, big fridge, and everything you need to cook at home...grill and all. There is also a 10 seat table on the front porch where we ate every meal. We have three active little boys age 3 to 12 and they loved running out the front door onto our private beach and jumping into the water. Mom and I loved that the lagoon was very safe, no waves, little boat traffic and no current so we felt safe with the boys in the water at all times. The beach is also private so if your kids are into private dance parties or spur of the moment wrestling matches or towel fights, you never have to worry about disturbing anyone. We rented a boat for the week and never had any issues getting to the doc. There is also a beach access about 100 yards away on the other side of the island. Finally, Hank and Helen were awesome! They picked us up at the airport and checked in on us almost every day...but we never needed anything. If you have kids and are staying at Staniel Cay, Driftwood is a must. We will go back again.
Beaches and Snorkelling
Staniel Cay has the most beautiful beaches just waiting for you to explore.
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).
On select Saturdays you can find local arts and crafts and great food at the beach-front market.