Discover Your Own Bahama Vacation Paradise!

SERENITY is a private waterfront cottage and dock house on the tiny island of Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas, overlooking "Thunderball Grotto" of James Bond fame...snorkel inside the hollow island...a fantastic, natural fishbowl! The village of Staniel Cay, with its true Family Island atmosphere, is a short walk from Serenity.

Tired of following the crowd on a Caribbean cruise? Tired of waiting in crowded airports with long cab rides to get to your destination? Set your own memorable vacation pace on a small island that welcomes visitors of all ages. Staniel Cay in the Bahamas offers the best of a Caribbean vacation...white sand beaches, an ocean ridge hiking trail with incredible views, saltwater sport fishing and bonefishing, wonderful swimming spots, world-class snorkeling and friendly residents. Watch for the "green flash" as the sun sets into the sea. Fly from Fort Lauderdale early morning and be on the water or in a hammock on Serenity's deck by hassles, no waiting, no crowds...the way a vacation should be!

24°10'30.19 N - 76°26'39.61 W

Serenity Retreat (owner's residence), Cottage and Dock House

Serenity on Facebook

Information site of Staniel Cay and area.

Island Shuttle...water taxi serving the Staniel Cay area. Click for info.

"Chaos to Serenity" Click for info.

View from "Serenity" (NOT digitial!) and aerial view showing location on Staniel Cay.

Cottage Photos


Cottage Floor Plan

Enjoy your vacation...


A private get-away in Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas (85 miles southeast of Nassau in the middle of the Exuma chain of islands...100 miles with 365 islands!), Serenity Cottage is ideal for two couples or a family seeking island exploration. The new round-design Serenity Cottage is right on the water overlooking Thunderball Grotto where parts of Splash, Never Say Never and Thunderball movies were filmed (third "rock" in above sunset photo). There is a separate boat house and dock for sunning, swimming, fishing, etc.

Cottage Amenities:


Holiday Season: Thanksgiving week, Christmas week and New Year's week.
Rentals normally run Saturday-Saturday.
PRICES MAY your rate by booking early.

All vacation rental properties throughout the Bahamas are subject to a 10% room tax.

Serenity Cottage: 1-4 guests, $3000/week • 1-4 guests, $500/night, 3 night minimum

Serenity Cottage Holiday Season: 1-4 guests, $3500/week • 1 week minimum

Serenity Dock House: 1-2 guests, $2400/week • $400/night, 3 night minimum

Serenity Dock House Holiday Season: 1-2 guests, $2800/week • 1 week minimum

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If Serenity is not available, please email your request as we also book other properties on the island.

For reservations and more information, email:

Serenity Retreat/Cottage: Bah cell: 242-357-0047 • Skype: 954-769-0342


Watermakers Air flies most days from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Call 954-771-0330.

From Nassau, Bahamas:
Flamingo Air: 242-377-0354 (two flights a day per seat)
Dove Wings: 242-359-1491
Golden Wings Charter: 242-377-0039

The island of Staniel Cay is just over a mile square, with a native population of about 100. Everything is within walking distance. The island is a favorite vacation spot for cruising yachtsmen and private pilots, with good anchorages and a paved, 3,000 ft runway. There is a little village with General Store, Grocery & Gift Shops, Church, Clinic, three Restaurants/clubs and Community Picnic Beach. Activities include snorkeling, shelling, beachcombing, star-gazing, exploring other islands, and in general, enjoying the Good Life. Because Staniel Cay is so small and not serviced by major airlines, not too many people hear about it. That's its charm and beauty...and why you will return again and again.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no ATMs on the island, and only a couple of places take credit cards, for a fee. Be sure to bring CASH with you!

Click for Nassau, Bahamas Forecast

Things to do and See while staying at Serenity

See the Exumas from Space!

Bahama Fishing Regulations

Marty's Mail Boat Trip to Ragged Islands

Splash - the Staniel Cay cat - Buy Online

More Photos


Warderick Wells with boats on moorings in ribbon of blue; Staniel Cay looking north; Staniel Cay village


Thunderball Grotto - a hollow island that is a natural fish bowl...swim in at slack tide and be amazed!


Sea garden in Serenity's front yard - and an area beach that says it all!


Fish greeting at Thunderball and yet another sunset from the porch!

Click on New Serenity Progress Site for construction photos.

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All photos on website © Martha Wohlford