Coconut Beach House is a 3 bedroom villa whose heart is the wrap-round terrace. It sits no more than 20 meters from the beach and is beautifully decorated by the owner who is an artist.
The open plan kitchen/ sitting/dining room is supremely comfortable and opens onto the terrace from all sides.
The master bedroom has a four poster bed and a “princess and the pea” kind of mattress that you sink in and never want to get out of.
You can watch the sunrise directly from your bed, with only two palm trees swaying in the breeze in your line of vision.
The house is perfectly well-equipped and one wouldn’t want to leave it, but for beach walks. However, the Abacos suffer with the worst power problems in the Bahamas and when the power is cut, all you have is candles and solar charged lights.
There is a generator on the property but it had not yet been installed, which meant our stay was cut short.
We also missed the famous Nippers Sunday cookout as we had booked to leave for Elbow Cay.
Elbow Cay is accessible via Marsh Harbour where a ferry takes you across for $19 each way.
We stopped at the North End which is a 10 min. bike ride from Hope Town. Our home for the last few days of our Bahamas trip was Sea Life Villa, a minute walk from the ferry drop-off.