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Passionate Pelican is approx 610 sq ft. of the most comfortable and exquisite vacationing experience w/air conditioning! King bed! Views abound from the numerous windows and french doors located in the full kitchen/living room and many more windows in the master bedroom with en suite full bath/shower. Situated on one floor, set high among the treetops, accessed with a spacious deck for sunning or sipping your morning coffee or tea, creates a scene for an amazing view overlooking gorgeous Lochabar Harbor which is an area known for its beauty and its safe harbor. Turquoise waters made for swimming, snorkeling and fishing with a mile of sandy beach for walking, sunning or exploring can be found just steps away from this waterfront property with its own 125 ft of beachfront. Also with 3 nearby uninhabited islands out in front to calm and gentle the water and also to explore, it is indeed paradise. Near the main entry and steps from the deck is an outdoor shower you will come to love
Extra amenities:For a fee: Use of a tandem (2 seat) kayak. $100 deposit required. This is refunded by mail after departure day if kayak and paddles are returned in the same condition as received. Life jackets are provided and required for use at all times while kayaking.
Daily housekeeping, fishing with guides, car rental, food baskets and other excursion packages are extra and provided by outside resources. These must be arranged directly between guests and providers.
Stays for over 7 nights - Our housekeeper or one she appoints will come in to do a light sweeping, linens changed and any other cleaning she feels is needed. This is provided in the reservation cost.
Phone service: There is a phone in the cottage that can be used for local calls only. It will receive long distance calls but has a call block and can not be used for long distance calling. Calling cards for long distance dialing may be purchased at the local phone company, Batelco.
How to get here? Your airline of choice to Nassau then fly into Deadmans Cay airport.*Important* Deadmans Cay is the airport where we welcome our guests and is about a 20 minute car ride to the cottage. Airlines servicing Deadmans Cay Airport: are BahamasAir, Southern Air Charter, & also with Island Wings or other private charters. (Links to BahamasAir and Southern Air are on our site listed below.) Nancy will meet arriving guests at Deadman's Cay Airport and assist them to the cottage if arranged beforehand. This is a separate cost and rate is negotiated with Nancy or with other means such as taxi or car rental companies of your choosing. Return trip cost to be negotiated with Nancy or procured with others.
Sister cottage: Whistling Duck Cottage is also privately located nearby. It is situated as the Pelican for the utmost in space, surroundings and privacy. It is located approx.100 ft away and has it's own beachfront as the Pelican does.
Reservations less than 7 nights: Nightly fee is $225.00 per night.
The best part of being the contact person for the cottages is that I love the interactions with people of every inquiry I receive. Each story is unique and the reasons for coming to LI - anniversaries, birthdays, getting married, or just plain kicking back to relax, are all to be celebrated and I love being a part of it. Many guests we have met and they have become friends to both Barry and I. We always look forward to meeting up again and rejoice when our paths do cross at the same time.
Cheryl Paddock purchased this cottage in 2009
From the first moment of visiting Long Island and the Lochabar area, Barry and I felt we had truly found home. The amazing beauty and safety of the harbor, the local people & neighbors who have become close friends, the sea life plus the surrounding vegetation make this the ultimate place to relax or enjoy numerous water sports & activities. A bit of heaven on earth!
The 3 cays in front are accessible by kayak to beach comb for shells, bring a picnic or to enjoy solitary pursuits. It also makes the water calm with the amazing colors of turquoise and many shades of blue.
Sea life with turtles & rays plus the birds, butterflies and flowers surround you with their presence to enjoy.
The cottage location makes it easy to dine out. There are 2 local restaurants close by in Clarence Town that serve Bahamian style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner or ordering takeout if you wish to eat in to enjoy the view. There are several stores within driving distance if you wish to cook and prepare your own.
Deadmans cay airport is a 20 minute drive from the cottage and is an easy commute. Deadmans Cay also hosts a Doctors Clinic with a smaller clinic in Clarence Town.
What a wonderful place, a perfect cottage for 2! We travel often and this is our favorite place in the Bahamas. Very, very quiet and the view is unforgettable. The caretakers Nancy & Sena were so helpful and friendly, they even brought us fresh bread when we couldn't locate any. If you want turquoise waters, sunny days with a caribbean breeze, and your biggest concern is the number of days left before you have to leave then this is the place!
My partner and I returned to Passionate Pelican for a two week stay over the holidays after falling in love with it and Long Island last February. This time we were able to explore the island more fully and found some wonderful treasures. As before, our stay at PP was convenient, clean, well appointed, safe and lovely. However, the highlight of the trip was our island tour with Ernest Major, one of the caretakers of the cottage. Ernest is a lifelong local and knows everything and most everyone. He customized our tour based on our interests and his intelligence and local knowledge made it fascinating. Want to go shelling? Ernest will take you to the best beach. My particular interest was in the farmers market, so the day was spent going to various farms and meeting people with shared interests- including the former Minister of Agriculture! We explored up and down and all kinds of out of the way sights, especially the former Diamond Crystal salt works The kayak allowed us to explore all kinds of spots as well. We plan to return again and again.
A double rainbow greeted us on the first day, and the flamingos flew over us while we walked on Lochabar Beach one day. A magical vacation! The house is clean, spacious, and has amazing views. I was content to be on the deck watching the sea turtles and stingrays swim around. We lost count. Clarencetown is the best location on the island to stay. Convenient to some of the best restaurants, beaches and sights. Our favorite beach accessed via a short walk down the lane. The owners are great to work with, and Nancy and Ernest were just the right amount of helpful. We had a blast!
Before I get into the actual property I think I need to start by setting expectations of Long Island. There are some very helpful articles and reviews on tripadvisor that describe Long Island that I think everyone should read before heading down. Long Island is not the land of luxury. if you are looking for resorts and all inclusive you will not find it here. In my case it was exactly what I was looking for. Long Island is a place where you can do the exploring on your own (and free) but also feel safe (Long Island has a very low crime rate). I planned some basic beaches and destinations that I wanted to see based on comments and input from others and none of them disappointed. I snorkeled in a handful of locations including the bay that the Passionate Pelican is located on. I am not a very experienced snorkeler and all locations were easy swimming and I had the opportunity to see some interesting things. We had the chance to interact with some of the full time residents and get a feel for what life is actually like there. To truly make the most of your time I recommend a car for the entire stay. there are a handful of rental agencies mostly offering late model sedans and SUVS. Get the SUV as many of the roads and paths are rocky and sandy. If you are up for some do it yourself fun and adventure this is a perfect destination.
The Passionate Pelican itself could not be in a more beautiful location. The pictures on this site do not really do it justice. The water at lochabar is full of blues and greens and the property itself is a pristine garden. Within the first day my wife and I were already saying we would come back. That is saying a lot as we vowed when we got married that we would vacation some place new every year. The property was clean and appropriate with everything in the kitchen you would need to prepare any meal. Having wifi to face time with our 7 month old daughter made our first trip away manageable. The outdoor shower was amazing with a clear view of the water. The best feature however is the deck of the living space that opens up to the breathtaking scenery. The location makes sense too as it is within a couple miles of the capital of the island Clarence town. There is a marina with a couple of restaurants if you choose to eat a meal out. I will be posting a few of my favorite pictures to facebook and tagging the Pelican facebook page if anyone cares to see some more pictures. This place is true beauty!
Most rental properties don't look nearly as good in person as they do in the pictures, but the opposite is true here. There is no way to describe the beauty of this place. Passionate Pelican is clean and comfortably appointed for a couple. The owners, Cheryl and Barry, have created a perfect retreat that is private, stunning and user friendly.
Having traveled to many other Caribbean destinations, Long Island, particularly the south end, feels safe, uncrowded, welcoming, and stunningly beautiful. If you are looking for a resort atmosphere this is not the place for you. But if you love exploring nearly deserted beaches, long roads to nowhere, and uninhabited islands, this is the place for you.
We loved having the kayak right at our door and spent a lot of time exploring the area and the wildlife. There is a blue hole within walking distance down the beach. The water and sand are incredible. From the deck we were able to watch turtles and stingrays swim by. At night the private deck was a perfect place for star gazing. There is usually a breeze which keeps the sand flies away, but if it is still, they can be a real annoyance. In 21 days, they were only an issue several evenings.
There are lots of opportunities for all types of fishing adventures. We enjoyed the sunsets on deserted west side beaches. There were several good restaurants in Clarence Town.
You will need a car to get around unless you just want to stay at the house, but driving was easy. You can get local produce in Clarence Town and the best time to shop is Wed. morning. Grocery selection is limited and expensive, but you can pick up most things that you need on the way home from the airport. Nancy will stop at the store with you and the house has everything you need to prepare your own meals.
Thank you, thank you! We will be back.
This was overall a fantastic vacation on Long Island. I highly recommend it for anyone that likes privacy and amazing beaches.
Love this island for it's amazing beaches (Lochabar, Stella Maris, Deans Blue Hole, Gordons). Food was okay.. not all that.. not that many options, not that much variety.
Loved the Passionate Pelican because of the following reasons -
1. Great Privacy
2. Great Location in Clarence Town
3. Nancy was great, she met us at the airport and got us settled in.
4. House was clean
5. Great Kayaks
6. Nice View
Things that I wasn't so crazy about -
1. Insect issue (tons of flies, got lots of mosquito bites also)
2. No satellite or cable (DVDs were cool though)
3. Would have been nice to get someone come once in the middle of the week to change linens and clean.
Other than that.. i highly recommend this place and island.. great place for a great price.
Located in beautiful Lochabar Harbor known for being the safest harbor on the island and located in the capitol of the island, Clarence Town, Passionate Pelican is only 1-1/2 miles away from several harbor restaurants, bars and a small grocery store plus a bakery. There are many other stores and restaurants located throughout the island. The restaurants serve tasty island fare and the grocery stores have many staples with fresh food arriving weekly by boat. Clarence Town also hosts a health clinic and a packing house that you might find fresh fruit before it ships oversees. Fresh bread made locally may be purchased at Mr. Pratt's store in town on certain days. Bakery items may be ordered through another location near town. You'll also find island made crafts along the highway in Clarence Town. Two beautiful churches grace the hilltops as you enter town. Long Island is one of the safest islands where crime is rare. Residents of Long Island are very friendly and very helpful to tourists.
There are no commercial resorts or chain stores located anywhere on Long Island. Island bands are a treat!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Nightly rate for less than a 7 night stay is $225.00 per night.
No smoking and no pets. Maximum allowed is two adults. Not suitable for children.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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