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Whistling Duck a Romantic, Private, Oceanfront One *KING* Bedroom Cottage. "

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Whistling Duck a Romantic One Bedroom Cottage, One Full Bath, Porch and Deck.

Whistling Duck, our romantic one *KING* bedroom cottage, approx 600 sq ft. has air conditioning and also has a full kitchen, living room, full bath with inside shower, plus an outside shower. It's located on beautiful Lochaber Beach in Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas. Three islands border the harbor in front to protect and calm the water. Wonderful for swimming and snorkeling! Inside French doors open into the queen bedroom with connecting bath. This bath has a pedestal sink, wood carved painted island mirror and a hand crafted featured tile of a mermaid and her sea master! A private veranda with an attached outdoor shower is accessible from the bedroom. Windows abound with special water views. The covered front porch deck has a swing and a few steps take you to a covered gazebo placed right at the water's edge.

This cottage has privacy but is within a short drive to well stocked stores and great island fare restaurants. It is a self caretaking cottage with the option for a fee of daily housekeeping.

Long Island is a family friendly island and is very safe. It is known as one of the best places in the world to bonefish.

Already the smell of freshly brewed coffee, relaxing in a wicker chaise and the warmth of the sun beckons you to come and soak in the area known as beautiful Lochaber. So, if being lulled to sleep with the sounds of the ocean and awaken by the singing of the island birds sounds wonderful to you, this is the place to be! How to get here? Your airline of choice to Nassau then fly into Deadman's Cay airport.*Important* Deadmans Cay is the airport where we welcome our guests. Airlines servicing here are Bahamasair, Southern Air Charter, & also with Island Wings or other private charters. (Links to Bahamasair and Southernair 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.

Items provided:Bed linens, Kitchen appliances, Kitchenware, Blender, Microwave, Coffee Pot, DVD player with selection of movies, CD alarm clock, Hair dryer, Outside shower, 2 chaise lounges, Deck & 2 glider deck chairs, Tropical paddle fans, Books and puzzles. Telephone-local calling or to receive long distant calls. Calling cards can be purchased in town for out of town calls. Cell phones can be brought along but your cell company needs to be notified about upcoming out of country service well in advance of your departure. Check with your company for service rules.Items to bring:Personal toiletries, Books, Snorkeling equipment, Swimsuits.Activities to enjoy:Great snorkeling with your supplies, Swimming, Beach combing, Island travel and sightseeing, Cave exploring, Tasting wonderful island food, Sitting back and taking a well-deserved break is optional!For a fee:Ocean tandem (2 person) kayak rental available.

Sister Cottage: Passionate Pelican Cottage located approx. 100 ft away.

Life jackets are provided & required for kayak use: Rate: Damaged/lost deposit of $100. The deposit is refunded to you after return of kayak/paddles in same condition as received upon departure by mail. Extra charges: Daily housekeeping, fishing with guides, pickup/delivery from Deadmans Cay airport can be provided with outside providers *Nancy, our assistant, is available to assist you if needed. Whistling Duck is a 20-minute drive from Deadman's Cay airport and in a neighborhood of other fine homes. Flowers and palm trees line the roadside to the cottage. The nearest town is Clarence Town which is only one and 1/2 mile from the cottage and it hosts a health clinic. A larger clinic is located in Deadman's Cay. There are several island restaurants, a small store and bars located near by in town. Local made fresh baked bread may be purchased at certain days at Mr. Pratt's store close to town. Local people are family friendly and eager to provide answers to your questions. Items of interest are 2 blue holes, one at Dean's Blue Hole (Turtle Cove) with one located right at the end of Lochaber Beach which is a short walk along the beautiful sand.

Deadmans Cay Airport is final destination for LI to Whistling Duck Cottage.

More Details

Cheryl Paddock
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cheryl Paddock

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.

Why Cheryl Paddock chose Clarence Town

From the first moment visiting Long Island and the Lochabar area, Barry and I felt we had found home. The amazing beauty and safety of the harbor, the local people & neighbors who have become close friends and the sea life plus the surrounding vegetation make this the ultimate place to relax or enjoy numerous water sports & activities.

The 3 cays in front are accessible by kayak to beach comb for shells, bring a picnic or enjoy solitary pursuits. It also makes the water calm with the amazing colors of turquoise and many shades of blue.

Simply amazing!

What makes this cottage unique

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 that serve Bahamian style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are several stores within driving distance if you wish to eat in to enjoy the view.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had the most wonderful time. Your place was perfect for us. We did not want to leave. Especially to come back to this hated weather. Nancy is a wonderful person. You are really lucky to have her. We had a car for the whole time. We went from one end of the island to the other. You guys have the perfect location. Thank you so much. Tom and Barbara
Feb 2010
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Clarence Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Thank you for your understanding,
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Pedestal sink, custom mermaid/seamaster specialty focus tile in shower with toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master - 1 king
  • Romantic KING deep mattress with festive high thread count bedding
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Other services such as prepared meals, daily housekeeping, fishing expeditions, etc. may be contracted with our manager. Plus an outdoor shower to enjoy.


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Whistling Duck a Romantic, Private, Oceanfront One *KING* Bedroom Cottage.
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Jackson, WY

Wonderful return to the Duck.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay in the Duck ( or its partner cottage, the Pelican). It truly is a magical place to watch the world go by and to enjoy the slow pace and lovely people of Long Island.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as pictured and well supplied. I had countless hours of fun snorkeling for sand dollars right in front of property, walking the long stretch of beach around the point and loved showering off in the outdoor shower. Between that, the breeze through the open doors, the view from the porch and peaceful sounds of the lapping ocean just steps away, I'd say this property is absolute heaven. The location is perfect too, convenient to explore North & South, a hop from Deans blue hole, close to supplies and very near the best island restaurant options, Lloyd's and the marina restaurant.

There are three residences on this lot but you have enough separation and shrubbery to maintain privacy.

Not to leave out the owners and property manager couldn't have been nicer. We fell in love and will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for our Anniversary getaway!

  • 5 of 5

When we booked this trip we were looking for the total opposite of a stay at a crowded resort on a touristy island and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is beautiful - clean and well maintained, lots of natural light and air, right on the water, and private. It's the perfect amount of space for two people. We fell in love with it - this would be the cozy house we would build if we had property on an island. The views are fantastic and we made good use of both the side deck and the front porch. The owners, Cheryl and Barry are very nice people and in no way obtrusive. They gave us our space but were accessible if we needed anything. If we had been there longer we would have liked to have spent some time getting to know them!

The kitchen is well appointed, which was wonderful because we cooked the majority of our meals at the cottage. We did not use the gas grill but there is a small stone pit we grilled on two different nights. Worked just great - skip the gas bottles and buy charcoal instead. A tip - go to the cottage first and see what provisions have been left behind by the previous guests before hitting up the grocery store.

Nancy is a wonderful resource - very sweet and very helpful! She gave us directions to her house from the airport and then led us to the cottage where she showed us around and answered our questions. She also arranged for fresh bread from the bakery and didn't laugh too hard at us when we showed up on her doorstep the next day looking for directions when we couldn't find the bakery!

The best part about the Island is the people. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. A shout out to Marvin Cartwright (total renaissance man) who took us out on his boat all day. We snorkeled, hunted for shells, swam with the pigs, and fished. He showed us such a great time! We met him at Seaside Village on Jerrywells Road (north of the white church with the red trim make a left and follow the road all the way to the end). Order the Conch Salad, watch the bonefish swim by, and enjoy the company of Kenny and crew!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away from the real world

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage right on the water overlooking a pristine little bay that is perfect for swimming and kayaking. The beach at the cottage is narrow, but it is only a few short steps to an incredible beach that stretches for miles. There are cottages nearby but with foliage and good siting Whistling Dick has ultimate privacy. The view is amazing. The cottage is not ostentatious, but very clean and comfortable with everything you need. There is no television service, but you don't really need one. There is a DVD player. The one downside is that it really isn't walkable to anyplace but the beach. You need a car, for sure. Long Island? This isn't Florida folks. If you looking for manicured lawns, golf courses, shopping and fancy restaurants this is not your place. The island still has serious damage from Hurricane Joaquin over two years ago. If you are looking for adventure, great beaches, quirky and cool eating places, raw beauty, some of the friendliest island characters you will ever meet and a beautiful little cottage right on the water, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City (jfk) New York/ Paris (ORLY)France

Loved loved loved whistling duck cottage! Definitely a romantic vibe -adorable!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location is at the edge of beautiful lochabar bay -the water is beautiful many shades of blue -you can hear the sound of the sea from the bedroom and the deck and the front porch -front porch great for breakfast and the back deck for sunning and star gazing on the lounge chairs...the cottage is immaculate and thoughtfully appointed with all that you need -also the thatch roof 'tiki hut' at the water's edge was the icing on the cake for me! Don't miss both blue holes, north end hike to Columbus monument, rock pools near stella Maris and rent a boat from Frances at Under The Sun/Chamcen Boats for snorkeling and exploring the little islands -remote quiet ready for you to explore -enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

You really get away from it all at Whistling Duck but you also have it all!!! Plush towels , well stocked kitchen, adorable little cottage perfect for any couple. The views are unbelievable from the porch and deck. A few steps to the ocean and breezes. Will be back!!!!!! Thanks Nancy and Cheryl!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Deadmans Cay Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skeeta's Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rowdy Boys Bar & Grille
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $75

Nightly rate for less than a 7 night reservation: $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.
A signed rental agreement needs to be received for a reservation is completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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