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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:No

Property 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.

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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

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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $0

Notes:

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.

one-half due on booking.

Balance due 30 days prior to arrival


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 86 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 Exuma, Bahamas:
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

  • 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.

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Enjoying cottage deck

    Enjoying cottage deck

  • 'Pig Beach' family portrait

    'Pig Beach' family portrait

  • 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.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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  • Calendar last updated 07/07/2009

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