Cocoplum was designed to be true to the classic Bahamian style of architecture bordered with a large porch and topped with dormer windows to maximize shade and cross ventilation. Construction was completed in 2013 with Bamboo floors throughout. The house is elevated, which affords unmatched views of the island from its hilltop perch and captures the tropical breezes. However, if in the summer months the warm climate becomes too much, Cocoplum can also easily be cooled with the press of a button on the whisper quiet mini-split air-conditioners. The interior is decorated in soothing tones with minimal, but very comfortable furniture for an uncluttered and calm feel. The kitchen is a chef's dream with all modern appliances, lots of counter space, an island with seating for four and an open plan that flows into the oasis of the living room. The 12-foot deep porch is probably where you will spend most of your time lounging on the outdoor furniture, enjoying the breeze and watching the boats go by in the harbour below, or eating something hot off the grill conveniently located adjacent to the large dining table. The master bedroom and bathroom are downstairs and are truly luxurious. There is a queen size bed and lots of closet space, large windows seem to bring the outdoors in and elegant plantation shutters filter the rays of natural light streaming through as the setting sun paints this west facing room in its many hues. The master bathroom sports his and her sinks and the option of a lavish soak in the claw-footed tub, or a shower in the stall unit. Upstairs, there is another spacious, western facing bedroom with a queen size bed, and a large closet as well as a smaller bedroom with two single beds. The upstairs bathroom has an all-in-one shower and tub unit, toilet and a large sink. The full size washer and dryer are tucked conveniently under the stairs behind bi-fold doors. The carefully landscaped garden is growing in nicely with recently planted flowers and palms and also boasts mature, native fruit trees which bear seasonally. There is a large space under the house in which to park your golf-cart, (if you rent one), in the shade and hang your swimwear and towels up to dry after an invigorating, post-beach rinse in the outdoor shower. Please enjoy the use of the two bicycles to go sight-seeing and get some exercise.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 9, 2018
What makes this House unique
Cocoplum is a beautifully decorated new house in a unique location at one of the highest points on the island. Not that traffic is a real problem in Spanish Wells, but Cocoplum is far enough away from the main roads so that you don't hear the many golf carts “riding” around at night, but it is still within walking distance of the supermarkets, bakery, the quaint harbour and the gorgeous beach. Cocoplum is a beautiful retreat and a perfect home base from which to experience the best of the Bahamas.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful house with charm and a large yard. If you can’t get a house on the beach (or you don’t want one in the beach) this is a great option. Fully stocked house, plenty of room, huge cover deck of the raised first floor.
We had a wonderful time staying at this home in Spanish Wells. The house was beautiful, kept up nicely, and in a convenient location. There are great views to both sides of the island from upstairs. The housekeeper was very responsive and helpful as well. We greatly enjoyed our stay there, and hope to be back soon! Thank you!
Modern, Clean, Comfortable and Bright
My family of five, including three young adult daughters, all loved Cocoplum. The furnishings were comfortable and clean and had a contemporary, beachy vibe. What you see in the photos is utterly accurate.
We loved being in the middle of a village (called “settlements” in Bahamas) with friendly neighbours, yet we never felt like anyone was too close, either. It was utterly quiet with only the sound of locals’ golf carts zipping nearby, the neighbour’s adorable goat bleating and hens clucking. Hens and roosters are all over the islands! It was nice to imagine that we were actually part of this community and that we didn’t have to return to the jarring noises and smells of the city we live in. Oh! And the air! Each morning I would step out onto the front covered porch and be amazed at the clarity of the air! It is so clean there. What a way to wake up; with a cup of coffee in your hands and to smell that clean, fresh air.
The big grocery store in town is called Food Fair and was, I believe, renovated within this past year and is a bright and cheerful store. It is incredibly well stocked with fresh produce, dairy items, a variety of meats and packaged foods as well as a very good supply and variety of toiletry items and all other goods necessary for living in a house for a week or more. This store is easily within walking distance or a quick jaunt in your golf cart, if you choose to rent one. This house does not come with a cart, so be aware of that.
We just discovered on our last full day on Spanish Wells that the nearest bar/restaurant, “Wreckers”, which is a ten minute walk away, and on the water, serves Starbucks coffee. Nice place to sit and enjoy a coffee or tea in a modern, clean, al fresco atmosphere. They also serve a very nice dinner and the staff are lovely and professional. That was a nice find.
I also cannot say enough about Carolyn and Jarrod, the caretakers of Cocoplum. They live just around the corner and were so helpful to us, even picking us up at the dock on Christmas Eve and then even coming over Christmas evening because the gas tank had emptied for the gas range and we needed to cook our dinner. We were loath to disturb them on Christmas Day but had no choice. They were incredibly gracious.
If we ever return to Spanish Wells, we will not hesitate to rent this house again. So beautiful!
Great stay in Spanish Wells!
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful property. The care-taker Carolyn met us at the dock and took us to pick up our buggy and off to the house we went. She explained everything, showed us the property and we were left to start our relaxation. Beautiful view, immaculate furnishings and comfortable beds, was the best vacation! Thank you very much Laura, your house was perfect!
We just recently left Spanish Wells after a week at Cocoplum! The home was perfect for us with 4 adults and 3 young kids! Staying at cocoplum made our trip so enjoyable and we cannot wait to book again! Beautiful and comfortable with a great porch over looking the harbour!
Excellent cottage, above all expectations
We certainly enjoyed this newly built cottage and its quiet location.
The bikes were used as transport all over this lovely island and we never missed the popular golf carts. Most of the day was shared between the porch and the beach(es) and served us well as top class relaxation.
We would love to come back.
Spanish Wells offers all of the best of the Bahamian Out Islands in terms of history, natural beauty, friendliness and accessibility to fresh seafood along with the conveniences of well-stocked supermarkets, restaurants and most recently even bars, plus reliable local infrastructure. There are options for renting golf carts and boats and deep-sea fishing charters can also be arranged. The equally historic and beautiful, and significantly busier Harbour Island, is a ferry ride away and well worth a visit if you haven’t yet been. Eleuthera stretches for one hundred miles to the southeast of Spanish Wells and is home to famous sights and landmarks such as the Glass Window Bridge, Preacher’s Cave and Surfer’s Beach as well as many historical Bahamian settlements. The North Eleuthera airport is the closest airport to Spanish Wells and there are daily flights from Florida and Nassau. Once you arrive at the airport you must take a taxi to Jean’s Bay and then a ferry to Spanish Wells. Another option for getting there is to fly into Nassau and catch the Bo’Hengy, (a Bahamas fast ferry), directly to Spanish Wells.