Long Island cottage rental - View of beach and Wemyss Bight looking South..Whalehead in the distance.
View of beach and Wemyss Bight looking South..Whalehead in the distance.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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2 bedrooms (Queen Beds), 2 full baths sleeps up to 4 people !

www.whymmsicalwish.com SUPER AFFORDABLE !!!!! GREAT LOCATION !!!!! If you are looking for a nice spacious, clean and comfortable beach cottage for your stay on Long Island with everything you need to make your stay memorable, THIS IS IT.....YOU HAVE FOUND IT !!!

Our Two Bedroom/Two Bath Cottage is located in a quiet area of the island and is centrally located between the attractions in the North and South making it a perfect place to be while visiting. We have almost 400 feet of ocean frontage on a 2 ½ mile long beach. The Cottage is just a bit back from the beach with a beautiful unobstructed beach & water view. We live here year round and we want ALL of our visitors to get a good taste of what it's like to live on the island and to have a good time while here. The cottage is your home away from home -- clean, comfortable and providing everything you need for your stay while exploring the island…..all at an affordable price ! The Cottage has TWO bedrooms (Queen Beds),TWO full baths, fully equipped kitchen, screened-in porch with dining table and can accommodate up to 4 people. Come to Long Island..This is the REAL BAHAMAS........Live The Dream with Us ! www.whymmsicalwish.com

Special Requests: If you have any special requests please let us know. If you need some groceries, beer, liquor or soda we'd be happy to pick that up for you so it will be ready upon arrival...nothing like a nice cold drink after a day of travelling.

Same thing with arrangements for Rental Cars, Fishing guides, restaurants..whatever !!! We are here to take the mystery out of Long Island so you can have a stress-free stay and pack in as much fun as possible while you are here.

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10 Reviews of Property 358574 in Long Island, Bahamas

2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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5 STAR REVIEW FOR WHYMMSICAL WISH !

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
5 Star Review for Whymmsical Wish Cottage

We had a wonderful 1 week stay at Whymmsical Wish Cottage from 1/5-1/12/2013. The cottage was just as described including the lovely setting, clean and well maintained. It was perfect for 2 couples as well as 1 couple. Even before we arrived George had responded to every question we asked including detailed directions to the cottage from the airport. George greeted us when we arrived, showed us around the property and suggested where we could find a delicious Bahamian dinner.

George’s customer service could not have been better. He visited every day to see if we needed anything. He guided us to people for fishing and snorkeling trips, provided sight seeing suggestions and directions, and generally made sure we were enjoying ourselves. As we freeze in PA, we can smile thinking about the many gorgeous beaches we walked, the Bahamian food we enjoyed, the Rake & Scrape music we danced to and the gorgeous sunsets including a green flash we watched.

Many thanks, George, for a warm and special vacation. We can eagerly recommend your cottage to friends and family. And we hope to return.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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The REAL Bahamas !

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
"My husband and I have just returned from 11 blissful days on Long Island. It was our first trip to the Bahamas and what we feel is a true taste of Bahamians and their culture. We found Bahamians to be happy and friendly people from our warm welcome at the airport to our departure, and our exploration of the 80 miles of Long Island in between. We have found the most extraordinary beach ever on Long Island - didn't realize such a beach really existed but it does and we spent many hours on its white sand and in it its turquoise waters. We found some great snorkeling spots on the Atlantic side, glimpsing our first barracuda and discovered some great spots for sea glass. All this was made easier because we stayed with George at Whymmsical wish. George is a wonderful host and has a lovely secluded spot on the Carribean sea side. His knowledge of the island and people is extensive - he made it his business to find out what we wanted from our holiday and saw to it that it was accomplished. He arranged our car rental and pickup at the airport and gave us a warm and friendly greeting upon our arrival at the cottage, a lovely, airy, well equipped abode. Over the next 11 days he checked in with us regularly, seeing to it that we had everything we needed. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone, a visit to Long Island and a stay with George at Whymmsical wish.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
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Everything You need !

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Dear George,
Here are our comments we would like you to consider posting if you think they will be beneficial to you as a landlord.

KUDOS to George for offering "Whimmisical Wish" to island vacationers. This property is perfect for so many reasons--the location, the views of the water and sunsets, the cleanliness, the provisioning of all advertised ammenities plus extras when requested, the layout for two couples, a family or just a twosome, the knowledge Geroge possessses and his willingness to share regarding places to visit, contacts for fishing, snorkeling or diving, special beaches, unique places for delicious conch ceviche on the beach, a rake and scrape evening, or how to just sit and relax. George is ever present and available to help or chat but never encroaching on your holiday time. When we talk with our family and friends about our stay on Long Isalnd at Whimmisical Wish we have big smiles on our faces. It was a positively delightful stay and we hope to return.
David and Judy Horst
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
5

The perfect home away from home!!:)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
In December 2012 we spent the best time ever on the wonderful isle of long island. Not enough that the isle is a dream by itself, we also had the best hosts you can have! After arriving to Deadmans Cay, a 30 min. drive and just a short search we found our home for the next 13 nights and were absolutely amazed! 
We stayed in the ocean cottage and it is just the perfect place to stay! You got everything you need with all the amneties and it is built and maintained just perfectely!!!

George gave us a warm welcome, showed us the house, he has already stuffed the fridge for us, and told us what to do where and when while having a nice and cold bahamian beer on the perfectely screened in porch with a great view over the property and the ocean behind. 
He really knows the spots on the island you need to see and this is worth a thousand times more than any printed travel guide...
He also always knows the right people for everything you need or want to do and he always took real good care of us!


Thanks again, George and Mari!
It was a pleasure to meet you and we can't wait to comeback!
Owner's Response: Julian & Tasja,

It was fantastic meeting you two and we are very happy you enjoyed "our" island with it's varied sights and activities as well as the people who make it that way...the Long Islanders....the nicest people in the world!

Come on back soon !

Mari & George
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Home Sweet Home !

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
March, 2010

My wife and I have been visiting the Caribbean and Bahamas for 40 years and have seen most of them, for a week at a time, not on cruise ships for 30 minutes. 35 years ago we visited Long Island and stayed at Little Dead Man's Cay and we vowed then to return. We finally got around to it in 2003 and stayed at en eco resort where we met George Rathgeber. George was building his Island Dream, and invited us to visit the site. We kept in touch for 3 more years, 2006 and then made a visit and finally met Mari, but we had to stay at one of his neighbors homes, which George arranged for us as his place was not quite finished. We returned in 2008 and stayed in one of the guest houses and then again in 2010. We had decided this is the place to be and were going to visit every other year, until last March, when we said, “Every year, from now on”. Our next visit is in November, only 8 months since our last visit.
We have made friends with a lot of George and Mari's friends, who party a LOT, and they all make us feel like best friends after one visit!
We have explored the Island from one end to the other, 80 miles, and have found some of the most amazing beaches in this part of the world, and some of the most interesting people, who are also just as interested in us, and why we are visiting their home.

It is with mixed feelings that I am writing this as I really don't want anyone else to visit and maybe take my slot at "Whymsical Wish", but on the other hand, George and Mari have put so much soul into this place, it would be a waste not to share it with others.

We love you both, thanks for the privilege of becoming your friends.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
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Trip of a Lifetime !

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
I stayed at the Whymmsical Wish June 8-15 2011 with four other family members. We rented out the the unit that had 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 kitchens (two separate units with a connecting door). The house was beautiful. It was very clean and had all the amenities you would need. Things like: a gas grill, AC units in every room, outdoor screened in porch, just steps from the beach, and even a TV with a very good movie collection; though you most likely will not have an opportunity to watch a movie! George was constantly walking around and checking in to see if we needed anything. We even ran out of beer and he was quick to stock the fridge! George also set us up with a local fisherman who brought us spear fishing to the most discrete locations where we saw lobsters, tropical fish, barracudas, sharks, sting rays, and even dolphins! In Matt G's post below, you can read all about that; however, I went out a second time with the same fisherman and he brought me even further. It was by far one of the most amazing spots I have ever been in my life! If I can remember correctly, it was called Sandy Cay and it was a flat, white, sheet of beautiful beach as far as you can see just sitting in the middle of the ocean. I will be posting a video I made during my time in Long Island so you can see for yourself! It was a trip of a lifetime and I hope to be able to make it again! Thank you George and Mari for a wonderful time and a incomparable experience!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Really Nice Place !

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
My husband Mark and I have stayed with George and Mari at their beautiful cottages at Whymmsical Wish on more than one occasion and have had a wonderful time there. We have bought property on Long Island as we love it so much and being able to stay at Whymmsical Wish is our home away from home as we start our building process. George is full of information and can assist with putting you in touch with resources on the island. George and Mari provide beautiful cottages to stay in. They are charming, very clean and right by one of the most beautiful beaches where you can walk for miles. Paradise. Each cottage has a super screened in porch where you can laze about reading and relaxing or enjoying a cocktail. The interior of the cottages are super. Lots of bright light, well equipped kitchen, great bathroom with lots of hot water, and nice queen sized comfy bed to sink into at the end of the day. Everything is meticulously maintained. No holes in the screens for bugs to get through here. George and Mari keep the property pristine.The island has so much to offer and we found grocery stores, liquor stores and great people everywhere we went. The island is very safe and the people very friendly. Long Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Deans Blue Hole is fascinating, and there is top notch dining as well. George and Mari are wonderful hosts and George is great in helping you find your away around. Whether you just want to stick you feet up and relax or find adventure. This spot has it all. Thank you George and Mari for extending your hospitality to us and sharing Whymmsical Wish with us.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Awesome Place !

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
I stayed with my family at Whymsicalwish June 8-12th 2011. This was my first trip to Long Island and I can’t wait to get back! The property location was perfect. Short drive from the airport and close to local food markets, restaurants, and amazing beach just out the front door! I fall into the category of an adventure traveler and George helped keep me busy the whole week. He coordinated a local fisherman to take me spear fishing, conching, snorkeling, and island exploring (non touristy spots that only locals know). After swimming with the wild dolphin, catching my dinner which consisted of lobster, snapper, and grouper we cooked an incredible feast at the rental property. The kitchen was well equipped to handle cooking for about 10 people including an outdoor propane grill. The property itself was quite nice, spacious, clean, great screened in patio, AC if needed in bedroom but I used the ceiling fan mostly, and large bathroom and showers, including an outdoor shower, my favorite. If I don’t build my own sanctuary first on Long Island I will definitely stay with George and Mari again and absolutely recommend Whymsicalwish to anyone, and would be more than happy to speak to anyone and answer questions about the property (mgeorge31584@yahoo.com).
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
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Simply The Best !

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
"Simply The Best!"We stayed at Whymmsicalwish June 17-21, 2011 to celebrate our 31st Anniversary. We chose to stay there based on reviews and the informative website. Our stay was the best rental experience that we have ever had in the Bahamas. The cottage was spotless, had absolutely everything that we needed, and was comfortable and inviting. The screened porch has a large table and very comfortable chairs which allowed us to spend a lot of time outside enjoying the sights and sounds of the water without a battle with bugs. The property is beautiful and in a great location on the island. George was the best host that we have ever dealt with. He was prompt with email inquiries, arranged a car rental for us, invited us for drinks at his home, generously gave us a tour of their home, introduced us to many of his wonderful friends and neighbors, offered to get us groceries on our first day, and checked on us during our stay. We have been exploring the Bahamas for many years and we have never had the attention to detail on every level that we had during our stay at Whymmsicalwish. We've had previous trips to Long Island and Whymmsicalwish is where we will stay on our future trips.
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2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $125 / night!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358574
+1242 338-8734
Long Island Bahamas
Madison, WI, USA
5

Whymmsicalwish Awsome Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
My husband and I stayed with George and Mari at Whymmsicalwish March 6-15, 2011. We had actually had a reservation at another Long Island property, DeBorra's Dreamscape, that the owner cancelled 3 weeks prior to our visit because she got another booking to rent the house for more money. George had just put the cottage on HomeAway and got back to me within 2 hours that it was available. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome beginning with his first email. He made a very upsetting situation into a pleasure. They will shop for food and beverages for you prior to your getting there. Our refrigerator was stocked with fresh produce,eggs, bread, lobster and beer! George contacted us every few days to see if he could do anything else for us. He looked for fishing guides in case we wanted one. The cottage is nicer in person. It was very clean, cutely tropically decorated and the kitchen was well equiped. I loved the gas grill and used it every night. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have ceiling fans and good cross ventillation. Both bathrooms had great walk-in showers with plenty of hot, fresh water. We spent a lot of time on the large screen porch sitting at the patio table and comfortable chairs. There's a great view of all the palm trees that George has planted and we could see the beach and water. The property is on a lovely bay where there are schools of bonefish cruising. My husband caught several within in-sight of the house. There is also great snorkelling at the end of the bay. We saw all kinds of fish 5 feet from the shore. We couldn't ask for better customer service and George would stop by each day to see if we needed anything. He even had us over to their house for a drink to watch the sun set on our first night there. We will definately stay there on our next trip.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Rod & Mary during their stay on the island. We hope to see them back here real soon !
Helpful votes: 6/6