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Newly Renovated Driftwood Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath cozy cottage minutes away from the beach

Your dream vacation awaits you at Driftwood Cottage. This cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom rental is located on 18th Street, Spanish Wells. Spanish Wells is an island community located in The Bahamas. It is very close to the much larger island of Eleuthera, and is about 48 miles from the country's capital city of Nassau. Our waters glisten from the bright, warm rays of the sun. These waters are crucial to the mainstay of the island, lobster fishing, but they are also one of the factors that lure visitors to our shore. Our mile long beach is just minutes away from the cottage and will seem like your own as it is never crowded, this is the perfect place for your vacation getaway.

This rental is equipped with Cable TV and High Speed Internet. You can keep up to date with family and news from back home. Dine at one of the restaurants in Spanish Wells or be your own chef, with a full kitchen the choice is yours. You also have the convenience of a full laundry right in the cottage. Our back yard has native fruits trees including mangoes, avocados, limes as well as sour oranges (which is essential for making the perfect conch salad).

You may want to get in on a fishing excursion or a beaching experience at one of our nearby islands which we will be glad to arrange for you. Also available are day trips to Harbour Island and Eleuthera. We offer a tour of "A day on Eleuthera", which includes Preachers Cave, Glass Window Bridge, Pineapple Fields, Leon Levy Preserve, Hatchet Bay Caves and Queens Bath. Golf cart rentals can also be arranged easily for you. Boat rentals are also available and we recommend that you book these in advance. Kayak rentals are also available. Spanish Wells is known as the fishing capital of the Bahamas. The fishing snorkeling and diving in the area is second to none. Spanish Wells is also considered one of the safest, cleanest, and most pristine areas of the Bahamas. The locals are very friendly people who take pride in their community, heritage and work.

Driftwood Cottage is easy to get to with daily flights from Florida into North Eleuthera or Nassau International Airport, flight time is approximately 1hr. 15 mins. From Miami / Fort Lauderdale to North Eleuthera or 15 minutes from Nassau to North Eleuthera

As always when you stay at Driftwood Cottage we are always available for any questions you may have about the island of Spanish Wells and we are there to help. We look forward to hosting your next vacation getaway at Driftwood Cottage.

More Details

Property Manager
Jaime Sweeting
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Golf Cart rentals available upon request


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Absolutely loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you had a fantastic time!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Review for Watermelon Cottage in Spanish Wells

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was nothing short of amazing but this review is only for the Watermelon Cottage. The house was clean and had plenty of room for us all. The house is situated right up the street from the grocery store and it was, for us, perfectly located to our friends and the beach. Jaime and Shennon were always available if we needed them. The house stayed cool and the beds were comfortable. We had an issue with our first golf cart so they replaced it for us. The kitchen was not very well equipped for someone who cooks a lot, which we do. But anything we needed for the most part Jaime and Shennon supplied us with. We stayed for 2 1/5 weeks. I would only suggest that the kitchen be better stocked and the outside be sprayed. In past stays at other places we also had unlimited fresh water available which was not the case here. You will have to get fresh water as the water from the pipes is quite salty and it is not cheap. The bike that we had was a nice cruiser but the front tire was low. Not a big deal and we did not say anything about it but there was only one bike. For the price and our length of stay it was a great place to lay our heads. Thank you Jaime and Shennon!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to getaway to and relax!

  • 5 of 5

We live on New Providence and volunteer with a ministry here on the island. We try to get away to one of the family islands every year to relax and enjoy "the rest of the Bahamas". Spanish Wells is small and relaxing, and we loved our 3 day stay. Watermelon Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you need a quiet (even though there was construction going on during the day time hours across the street), relaxing place. It is clean and well kept, and Jamie (the owner) is accommodating, helpful and very hospitable. It was really nice having the bikes to ride and get around the island on.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for exploring the island or just relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The island has 2 beaches I found and both of them are very interesting in that they don't change much in elevation for a surprisingly far distance out. at low tide you can walk out a 1/4 mile and still be in ankle deep water.

The ferry boat operator called over the radio on the way to the island and Jamie came out to meet us at the dock and brought us to the property, which was very convenient. The bicycles were invaluable. The island is a little big for walking, but perfect for bicycles, we could circle the island in about 15-20 minutes. Great location: the property is probably about 1/2 mile away from a well-stocked, surprisingly large grocery store. Jamie was very responsive every time we needed anything or had any questions. The internet is surprisingly strong for an island in the middle of the ocean. The in-house washer/drier was very convenient.

I would definitely stay at the same place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, convenient, very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We came down for the new year to stay. We were greeted at the 7:30 AM ferry were helped with or bags and given our rental buggy (arranged separately with caretaker) and taken to the cottage, A/C was on when we arrived. We were checked on periodically through our stay to make sure everything was good. Perfect get away for a small family or even two couples.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Spanish Wells Public Dock
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Spanish Wells Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Cottage in centrally located a 2 minute walk from Medical Services, Food Store, Bank (ATM), Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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