3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, spanish
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect island getaway!
Wonderful house! Walk to jumping bridge! A must. Fast ferry to Harbour Isle. Fabulous porch.
Let Carolyn take care of you. She organized a taxi from ELH for us, a water taxi & picked up our golf cart. House is very charming. Warm breezes & fantastic Bahamian style. We’ll be back!
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!
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.