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Enjoy All the Comforts and the Best View on Staniel Cay

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Serenity Cottage and Dock House have stunning views and great accommodations

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Last updated: 07/07/2009

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Staniel Cay cottage description

Serenity Cottage has two bedrooms, a bath, full kitchen and living area with a huge surrounding deck. This is a wonderful, private little Bahamas hideaway that overlooks 'Thunderball Grotto' where parts of the films 'Splash,' 'Never Say Never,' and 'Thunderball' were filmed. The cottage is fully-equipped, and ideal for up to two couples or a family. The new dock house is an upscale 'honeymoon suite' right on the water with private deck, small kitchen, king-size bed and beautiful bath.

Guests have a choice of several licensed and insured rental boats as well as golf carts for fullly exploring the area.

The island is very small, so everything is within walking distance. There is a little village with only 100 people, a church, a couple of shops and groceries, a general store, and a community picnic beach. There are restaurants on the island, and the friendliest people you'll ever meet.

Guests return year after year to this little family island for relaxation, privacy, and all that this chain of islands offers. Staniel Cay is definitely considered the 'in' Out Island of the Bahamas.The weather is great year-round, allowing guests to enjoy snorkeling, boating, kayaking, biking, and swimming. Air service out of Fort Lauderdale or Nassau gets you there.

The most outstanding attractions include Thunderball Grotto, a hollowed-out island (third 'rock' in front of Serenity) where you can snorkel in and be one with the fish. Pig Beach, where boaters feed the famous swimming pigs, is a short boat ride to Big Major Island, and a couple of miles to the south there are protected iquanas on Bitter Guana island. The community of Black Point is about five miles by boat; Sampson Cay is only two miles.

All types of fishing is available, with bonefishing the best in the world. Local guides can be hired for bottom, bone and deep sea fishing.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Limited Accessibility
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
                  • Wheelchair Accessible
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Free WIFI. Airport pickup and drop off included. Snorkeling gear available for rent....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • Books For Kids
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games
                      • Games For Kids
                      • Radio
                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        DirecTv...moreless

                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • VCR
                      • Video Library

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Photography
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Oceanfront
                      • Village
                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Swimming

                      Arrival Day

                          • Negotiable

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Beach towels included...moreless

                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave:

                            Combo microwave and convection oven...moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator:

                            ice and water in the door...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Bicycles
                          • Binoculars
                          • Boat Dock
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Golf Cart
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Raft
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Wood Deck

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Year-Round 2014
                              Mar 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $3,000
                              Holiday 2014
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,500

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              Extra guest $150/week. Golf cart (car) available-optional Several sizes of boats available-optional $500 security deposit Please email for Dock House rates
                              To book: one-half rental fee plus security deposit. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

                              Fees and Taxes:

                              • Tax Rate 10%

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                              Calendar

                              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 63 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                               

                              Location

                              Staniel Cay is one of the best kept secrets of the Bahamas. Centrally located in the Exumas, it is known for its 'swimming pigs,' Thunderball Grotto where many movies were filmed, many deserted islands and beaches, sand bars and underwater beauty. Guests who discover Staniel Cay always return...there's really nothing like it anywhere else.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1981

                              About the owner: Owner Marty Wohlford is also a local author, with several books written about the island. 'Chaos to Serenity' is her personal story of island life spanning more than 40 years. 'Splash' is a delightful children's book about her cat. 'Drumbeat No Lie' is a novel that takes place during the boisterous 80s. Her daughter and son-in-law, Coral and Brian Lowe, operate 'Wheels and Waves,' providing licensed and insured golf carts and boats of various sizes to island visitors.

                              Why the Owner Chose Staniel Cay:
                              Serenity has been welcoming visitors since 1986 and is one of the most established vacation rentals on Staniel Cay. The owners are always available for guests, who often return as old friends, and the entire family is involved in providing the best service possible. Daughter Coral and son-in-law Brian offer licensed and insured boat and golf cart rentals on the island so guests can enjoy the area to its fullest. Staniel Cay is a magical place, and Serenity is definitely well named!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Serenity offers free wifi, sat TV, beach towels, 3 paddleboards and one of the best views on the island.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Serenity Cottage and Dock House have stunning views and great accommodations

                                Serenity Cottage and Dock House have stunning views and great accommodations

                              • Cottage kitchen

                                Cottage kitchen

                              • Outside deck

                                Outside deck

                              • Retreat, cottage and new dock house over the boat house, the 'honeymoon suite.'

                                Retreat, cottage and new dock house over the boat house, the 'honeymoon suite.'

                              • Staniel Cay looking north in Exumas

                                Staniel Cay looking north in Exumas

                              • Inside Thunderball Grotto

                                Inside Thunderball Grotto

                              • Ocean Beach at Staniel Cay

                                Ocean Beach at Staniel Cay

                              • Guests and their catch of the day ion the 17' Whaler.

                                Guests and their catch of the day ion the 17' Whaler.

                              • Living area

                                Living area

                              • Master Bedroom

                                Master Bedroom

                              • Enjoying cottage deck

                                Enjoying cottage deck

                              • 'Pig Beach' family portrait

                                'Pig Beach' family portrait

                              • 17' Mako boat

                                17' Mako boat

                              • Outside reef at Thunderball Grotto

                                Outside reef at Thunderball Grotto

                              • View from Retreat deck showing Serenity taken with GoPro.

                                View from Retreat deck showing Serenity taken with GoPro.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, October 02, 2014

                              $3,000 - $3,500 per week
                              4

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Member since: 1998
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated 07/07/2009
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                              954-769-0342 (Skype)
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