Own Bahama Vacation Paradise!
SERENITY is a
private waterfront cottage that can include
a boat 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 lunchtime...no
hassles, no waiting, no crowds...the way a vacation should be!
24°10'30.19 N - 76°26'39.61 W
**New Website for Island Rentals on Staniel Cay...accommodations, boats, golf carts...click HERE**
New Dock House over Boat House...a high-end efficiency, or "honeymoon suite" right on the water.
View from "Serenity" (NOT digitial!) and aerial view
showing location on Staniel Cay.
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.
- Free wifi
- Sat TV, DVD, VHS
- Air conditioning
- Huge deck around most of cottage
- Mosquito/bug misting control system
- Deck furniture including table with umbrella and hammock
- Barbecue grill
(charcoal, also an electric grill)
- Full kitchen with utensils, microwave, stove/oven, full size
refrigerator/freezer with ice/water in door
- Toaster, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder
- Safe for valuables
- Bath with tub and shower, toiletries
- Queen bed in master, queen bed
in second bedroom, queen sofa bed in living room
- All linens, including beach towels
- Snorkeling gear available for rent
- Outside enclosed shower with hot water
- Provisioning service on request
- Optional Boat Rentals:
- 13-foot Boston Whaler with 30 hp Yamaha, Bimini top, wheel steering, electric start
- 15-foot Novarania with 60 hp 4-stroke
- 17-foot Mako with 90 hp Yamaha, Bimini top
- 18-foot Carolina Skiff with 90 hp, Bimini top
- 22-foot Century with 200 hp, Bimini top, great for fishing
- 25-foot Aquasport with 250 hp 4-stroke, T-top, great for fishing
Thanksgiving week, Christmas week and New Year's week.
Rentals normally run Saturday-Saturday.
CHANGE...secure your rate by booking early.
All vacation rental properties throughout the Bahamas are subject to a 10% room tax.
Serenity Cottage: 1-2 guests, $2800/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
is not available, please email your request as we also book other
properties on the island.
Other Staniel Cay Rentals
- $150 additional per adult per week.
- $100 additional per child under 12 per
- One-half the rental fee plus $500 security
deposit required to confirm booking.
- Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
- Security deposit is returned after
you leave Serenity providing house, golf cart and boat are left
in good order.
- Rates subject to change
- Discount for returning
Serenity Retreat/Cottage: 242-355-2036 • Bah cell:
242-357-0047 • Skype: 954-769-0342
A 17' Mako (Bimini top and 90 hp Yamaha motor) is available for $1500/week
to boat-knowledgeable guests.
GETTING TO STANIEL CAY
The Yacht Club plane flies
most days from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Call 954-771-0330
for info and reservations, or go to the website: http://www.watermakersair.com/
- From Nassau, Bahamas (Please tell them you got their number
from the Serenity website):
Flamingo Air: 242-377-0354 (two flights a day per seat)
- Dove Wings: 242-359-1491
- Golden Wings Charter: 242-377-0039
- LeAir Charter: 242-377-2356
- Take Flight Air Charters: 242-362-1877
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
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!
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
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