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Driftwood Cove

Lakefront vacation rental property on Lake Nantahala 


4000 SQ FT


5 Rooms - 5 Kings - Sleeps 15


4 Baths - 4 Shower - 2 Tub


Kitchen - Living Room -

Deck - Patio

Driftwood Cove is ideally suited on a Pristine and Quiet Cove of Lake Nantahala. You are outside of the Main Boat Channel and you and your family can swim and paddle around safely! Power Boat rental is available on basis of boating experience and availability.

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NANTAHALA, "Land of the Noonday Sun," is nestled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Lake Nantahala offers peaceful lake time and access to a multitude of outdoor adventures.


    Our home is centrally located on the island of Elbow Cay, on the Ocean just NORTH of White Sound and the Abaco Inn and East of Firefly Inn. We are in the Middle of it ALL! Southern Cross offers direct beach access - Walk just steps to our beach with beautiful white sand and plush dunes that surround the home. Golf cart rentals are encouraged during your stay as we are on the part of the island that permits golf carts. We are just a little ways down from the 'surf' hot spot of the island. The islands famous Tahiti Beach is just a short golf cart ride away, as is the Hopetown Marina/Lightouse. Southern Cross has the convenience of having Mackays Take out just down the street as well as great resturant options such as Firefly at the Abaco Inn, Cap't Jacks, On da Beach and Hopetown Marina.
    We are one of the few Vacation Rental homes on the Island to have 6 King Bedrooms and 6 private baths! Isn't it nice to go on vacation with a few couples or families and have your own private bathroom? Swim in our ocean front 35 foot, salt water pool oasis with an outdoor shower or just relax and lounge in the sunshine and enjoy the ocean breezes! This is not a small splash pool! Our pool has expansive decking and plenty of patio furniture and loungers. There is also an oceanfront decking area perched on top of dunes for additional ocean view enjoyment and entertaining! Our kitchen is fully equipped, and has a large dining table and to accommodate all while dining. Southern Cross boasts multi floor living areas. Also, for your usage are WiFi and Satellite, Direct TV, Stereo equipment, Family Board Games, a large Jenga block game and beach toys. We also offer recreational and fitness options...our front yard has space for outdoor recreation that is Volleyball Court. Of course we also offer central Air conditioning and we do allow our tenants to access our Laundry room - washer and dryer are included for your usage. We have a focused beach chic decor with added professional decorator touches to make this home stand out as a winner.
    You know the saying "it's all about the Views?" Well that defines Southern Cross, as there are many ocean views from multiple areas of our home - including views of the Sea of Abaco to the west! Southern Cross is a two story home with decking on both levels. We designed this house for your vacation needs, relax on our multi-level outdoor covered decking. We make it easy to enjoy the ocean views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.
    The house is two stories of over 3,000 square feet of well designed, free flowing living space. Our home has an eclectic beach decor with a modern spin. Upper Floor features: Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, two king bedrooms, two full bathrooms; one with tub/shower, one with stall shower. The upper level houses the Spacious Kitchen designed for a crowd in mind! White Terrazzo stone countertops with deep rich color cabinets. Decorative Pendent lighting, dining room with A great Spacious Wooden table that seats 12+ PLUS we have seating for four more at our counter bar. Available for usage are blender, toaster, Microwave, Water Filtration System, Dish Washer, gas stove and a Side by Side refrigerator with water/ice details are left undone...We also have a propane BBQ for your grilling needs. The living room has panoramic views of Ocean and Sea of Abaco. The living room seating is comfortable and spacious. We have a large sectional sofa that can accommodate 8 - 10 people and a mounted 54 inch Flat Panel Smart TV, which provides Direct TV. Access to the deck is just off the dining room. All of the walls in our home have a coastal, white washed wood paneling and tiled floors throughout. We take pride in providing a clean home. We have NO carpeting...Our entire home is tiled with a flooring that gives the appearance of distressed beach wood... adding to our beach living theme. Lower Floor features: four king bedrooms, four full bathrooms; three with stall showers, one with tub/shower) and laundry area. Each of our six bedrooms have kings beds and their own private bath with designer selected tile and professional decorator's touches. Two of the six bathrooms have full bathtubs with showers and and the other 4 have stall showers. Bedrooms feature designer bedding with white sheets and matlesse comforters, beach themed bright colored throw pillows and all bedrooms rooms have window treatments.
    Bookings are a 7 night minimum: January, February: $9,800 per week March, April, May: $12,600 per week June/July: $14,000 per week August, September, October, November (excludes Thanksgiving week): $10,500 per week December (including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years:) $12,600 per week *Above are weekly rental rates, does not include cleaning, wifi and water/laundry usage charges.
    GOLF CART RENTALS • BOAT RENTALS • BOAT DOCKAGE/MARINAS • BOAT & FISHING CHARTERS • DIVING When visiting Hope Town, a golf cart is a must to explore everything the island has to offer! We have gathered a complete list of the current rental companies and their contact info. Looking to island-hop or spend your days at sea?  We have included a list of boat rentals, charter captains, and excursion guides as well! GOLF CART RENTALS: (when renting a golf cart, please keep in mind that drivers must be 21 or older and have a valid drivers license). Getaway Carts 242.477.5201 or 242.357.6672 Island Cart Rentals 561.208.8160 or 242.577.0317 Elbow Cay Carts 242.475.3882 Hope Town Cart Rentals 242.458.0442 Lighthouse Cart Rentals 242.827.9156 OR 242.475.0218 BOAT RENTALS: Most boat rental companies are located in Marsh Harbour; however, you can arrange delivery to Hope Town based on the rental company. Island Marine 242.808.4615 Blue Wave Rentals 242.367.3910 Cat’s Paw 242.816.5220 OR 242.577.0517 Conch Pearl Boat Rental 242.577.5277 OR 242.365.6450 Barefoot Boat Rentals Dive Guana 242.577.0661 OR 242.577.1660 BOAT DOCKAGE AND MARINAS: Yes, we have MANY renters who bring their Boats over to the Abacos and dock their Boats here for their stay. The NEW Sea Spray Marina (843) 735-9814 - Chris Cell (242) 577-4696 - Bahamas Inquiry page for dock slips: We highly recommend The Sea Spray Marina, which accommodates boats 20’ - 130’ LOA. They have re-built their dock space after much devastation from Dorian in 2019. Chris Higgs is running the operation there now and he works for the group out of Charleston who has purchased the spray. It is quite exciting and once it is fully completed, they’re going to have an incredible land based operation, and it will be a positive impact on the island. Sunset Exclusive Marina 242-458-9255 We also recommend Sunset Exclusive Marina which is Just west of Southern Cross and Slightly southwest of Bahamian Rhapsody (about 1/2 mile). It is run by a gentleman named Junior Mernard. Hopetown Inn and Marina (242) 366-0003 - Bahamas (850) 588-4855 BOAT AND FISHING CHARTERS: HT Boat Charters Renaldo Newton 242.577.7309 Captain Plug Adventures 242.801.5085 Islandboy Excursions 242.808.1789 Clint Adderley 242.808.5353 The Ferry at The Crossing Capt. Daron Knowles 242.822.0290 Cruise Abaco 321.473,4223 Local Boy Fishing 242.458.1685 Seagull Fishing Charter 242.475.3143 Bonefishing Guide – Justin Sands 242.359.6890 DIVE EXCURSIONS & GEAR RENTAL: Jack Joseph – Paddle Boards & Surf Boards in Hope Town 242.475.5800 Dive Guana – scuba diving & snorkel, based in Guana Cay 242.577.0661 OR 242.577.1660
    COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TRAVEL • USA TO THE ABACOS: A list on the various airlines that currently offer flights (both passenger and cargo) to Abaco from the USA. Also, a list of sea travel options for cargo. American Airlines CLT (Charlotte)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Daily Flights June, July, & August (first-half) MIA (Miami)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Daily Flights June, July, & August (first-half) AND beginning again November 3rd Saturday Only Flights August (second half) – November  United (Silver Airways). (NOT VERY Reliable!!) FLL (Fort Lauderdale)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Delta Airlines ATL (Atlanta)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Starting June 6th flying 5x a week BahamasAir PBI (West Palm Beach)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday through September 4th Monday, Thursday, Saturday through November 27th Monday, Thursday through December NAS (Nassau)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Daily Flights Available Western Air NAS (Nassau)/MHH (Marsh Harbour) Daily SCHEDULED SEATS • CHARTER FLIGHTS • AIR CARGO: Cherokee Air West Palm Beach (Signature Flight Support)/Marsh Harbour Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Air Unlimited Orlando Sanford International/Marsh Harbour OR Treasure Cay Flights available most days except Sunday FULL CHARTER AVAILABLE Airgate New Smyrna Beach/Marsh Harbour FULL CHARTER AVAILABLE Makers Air Fort Lauderdale (FXE)/Marsh Harbour FULL CHARTER ONLY CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TYRP Lakeland (KLAL), FL/Marsh Harbour OR Treasure Cay *will fly from other US locations for a fee FULL CHARTER ONLY Island Wings Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)/Marsh Harbour OR Treasure Cay Check their website for updated flight schedules CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE Tropic Air Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)/Marsh Harbour OR Treasure Cay Full charters only, no single seats CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE Aztec Airways Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)/Marsh Harbour OR Treasure Cay Check their website for updated flight schedules FULL CHARTER FLIGHTS AVAILABLE CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE (click HERE) Abaco Freight Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)/Treasure Cay Monday-Friday CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE Island Tyme Florida to Marsh Harbour FULL CHARTER FLIGHTS AVAILABLE CARGO FLIGHTS AVAILABLE Blue Window Logistics Based in Fort Lauderdale CARGO FLIGHTS ONLY FERRY SERVICES: THE FERRY AT THE CROSSING 242.367.0290 / / MARSH HARBOUR TO HOPE TOWN: 6:15 am*, 7:15 am, 9:00 am, 3:30 pm*, 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm HOPE TOWN TO MARSH HARBOUR: 6:45 am*, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm*, 5:00 pm TICKET TYPES AND PRICES: One Way Adults: $15 ne Way Children 6 -12: $10 Roundtrip Adult: $20 (open return) Roundtrip Children: $15 (open return) Children 5 & under ride free with an adult *Does not run on Sunday & Holidays PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR ANY CHANGES TO SCHEDULES AND FARES DEPARTURE LOCATION: Hope Town ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour and Lower, Upper, Lodge Dock in Hope Town. PRIVATE CHARTERS: The Ferry provides private charter services that depart on your schedule to and from your specific locations. Prices are subject to specific itinerary. Please contact our reservation lines, 242.367.0290, after hours 242.822.0290 or e-mail, deposits and cancellation fees may apply.
    We take pride in our beautiful home and want to share our knowledge and experience of the island’s amenities with you. Please ask us any questions, we want to make your experience enjoyable and memorable. As part of your rental, we do offer pick up/drop off of guests and their luggage at the Hopetown Ferry Boat dock. Our feedback has been incredibly positive and complimentary!! Come and share the GOOD LIFE Southern Cross has to offer.





“Awesome Cabin & Lake Vacation”

“Such a wonderful cabin with a breathtaking view! You will enjoy every minute while your there! Our family had such much fun and made so many memories. All of our questions were answered by the owner very quickly. You will love being here! We did! Hope to be be back soon!”

“10 out of 10!!!”

“Being a frequent traveller I can tell you that our experience was amazing. Prior to our arrival Mike was very communicative. We are veterans of the lake, but for a first timer that would be extremely important. The home itself well exceeded the advertisement. The house was very clean with nothing out of place when we arrived. The views of the lake, especially at sunset were awesome. I would strongly reccomend this property and we will definitely be back!!!”

“Wonderful Lake Location”

"We had a wonderful time at the property. The owner knew we were arriving late in the evening and had the home lit up for our arrival. The home is really well appointed with great bedding, towels, and household supplies. There were a few improvements underway during our stay, but nothing that impacted our ability to enjoy the property. The home has plenty of space, comfy nooks, and amazing lake access. The neighborhood is lovely and gated so walking was easy and safe around the community. "



JOY G. MAY 2021





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