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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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 36 reviews


  • 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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Houston, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with exceptional views. All of the amenities you need and more. Everything was very clean and well cared for. I cannot wait to rebook for next year...or sooner.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bliss! 'honestly beyond my dreams...Whistling Duck is the sweetest ever cottage for your honeymoon..

  • 5 of 5

Whistling Duck is a sweet little cottage, exquisitely, but,so comfortably decorated, which offers an escape from the "hurried world", while rejuvenating your relationship. We were lulled to sleep by the ocean at night and rocked by the rattan chairs on the porch while we gazed at the stars. Our stay at Whistling Duck was a little piece of heaven ....definitely returning !!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little part of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here! The house was perfect for 2 and had a stunning view of the beach. Nancy could not have been more accommodating by stopping at the store on the way to the house so we could pick up some necessities. We wanted to try the kayak out, but it was a little difficult with the wind! In lieu of that, we spent hours walking the beach. I highly suggest walking around the blue hole at low tide and checking out the other was like finding a hidden gem. I highly suggest WDC for anybody who needs a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

WOW.. I hope to get all the fun facts in!

  • 5 of 5

First let me say, we needed 2-3 more days there!

The cottage was awesome and perfect for 2 people. We flew into Deadman's Cay and rented a car from Mr. T's. Nancy meet us in Clarance Town and then followed her to the cottage. It was about a 20 minute drive from the airport. We flew Southern Air, pretty small plane but what do expect for flying into a small airport.

The cottage was nicely situated on the water. The property had beautiful landscaping. Included was a tandem kayak. The house was cozy and had all the amenities to cook meals, relax, fast wifi, local phone, and plenty of towels. You don't need to bring your own beach towels.

We ate at Rowdy's, Outer Edge, and Max's. Get the conch salad at Max's. The beaches are secluded and beautiful. We went to Galloway beach, Gordon's (in the south), and Dean's blue hole. Dean's was amazing and a little eerie at the same time. Hey, its 600+ feet deep. We saw sea turtles, rays, birds, goats, and plenty of other fish.

Food was a little expensive but everything comes in on a boat once a week or so. We cooked breakfast at the cottage and one dinner. There are a few grocery stores around and Yukon's Jack

We took the kayak out every morning and went south 10 minutes to a beach.

I highly recommend this place for a couple, honeymoon, etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property, well maintained, clean and just perfect. The views from the porch were great, the water was just steps away. Lots of beaches near by. We relaxed and snorkeled and had a very pleasant week!

Thanks so much!

Dan & Cyndi

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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