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Cocomo Cottage

Guest Manual

Welcome! We’re so glad that you’re here and excited for you to experience everything that Eleuthera has to offer, which is a lot. Please take a moment to review the helpful information provided.


House Rules & Tips

Check-in: After 2:00 PM

Check-out: By 12:00 PM


 • Guest parking is directly in front of the cottage - you'll see the space as soon as you pull into the driveway.

 • Your keys will be presented upon arrival to access and lock the front, back and patio doors in the bedroom. 

 • If you haven’t already, you will meet our dogs Bruce, Barbara Ann and Max. They are very friendly and have a pack of friends who roam around and regularly come over to play - please don't be alarmed when they say hi.


 • Just so you know, there is an active camera monitoring the driveway, which is not directed at the cottage.


• We observe quiet hours from 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM out of respect for our residential neighborhood.

 • To minimize light pollution for the bugs and star gazing, please turn off outdoor lights by 9:00 PM.

 • When in use, please keep A/C's around 20-24º C to prevent units from freezing and please turn them off before leaving. We highly recommend pressing SLEEP mode on the A/C remote before you go to bed.

• Please turn off lights and ceiling fans if they are not being used and whenever you are leaving the property.

 • The large green rain cisterns outside collect water, so please be conscious of shower length / water usage.


 • Please be patient with our eco-friendly system, as there is a ninety second delay with the hot water heater.

 • Help yourself to the filtered drinking water inside the refrigerator on the left by dispensing the gray button.

 • The kitchen is completely equipped - a microwave is located underneath the cabinet to the left of the oven.

 • Flour, coffee and sugar are provided in the white canisters on the counter and there are spices in the drawer.

 • Please hand wash the Al-Clad cookware & chef knives - everything else may be cleaned in the dishwasher.

 • There is a gas grill off the back patio - the grilling tools are located in the left utensil drawer in the kitchen.


 • Unfortunately, there is no recycling program on the island but we do compost if you set aside your scraps.

 • Please tie off your trash bag when it's full then place it in either one of the garbage cans in the driveway.

 • There are local guidebooks, maps and an assortment of games inside of the wicker cabinet under the TV.

• Sip & sample from a selection of rum on the "Honor Bar" cart under the stairs - please enjoy responsibly.


 • The large communal deck between both houses is open for yoga, sunbathing and nighttime stargazing.

 • You may take the white folding beach chairs in the closet down to the beach or with you for an excursion.

 • Please make sure all of the doors & windows are locked and always secure your valuables when leaving.

 • We love to see your posts on social media! Please follow & tag when you share - @cocomocollective :)

Have a question or need something? Feel free to contact us via WhatsApp: +1 (242) 801-9234


Please Be Mindful

This is our home - not a hotel room.

We’re a small business, personally taking care of all house keeping, trash collecting and overall maintenance of the property. As a courtesy, we provide the essential necessities (like coffee & toilet paper) upon arrival to cover a few days.


Guests will be responsible for anything beyond that. Living on a remote island means that our resources can be very limited and costly, which is why we really appreciate your respect of the space and amenities made available for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks for understanding,

- Francesca + Gordon

Upgrade Your Stay

Interested in taking your vacation to the next level? We offer a variety of next-door services and off-campus experiences to add-on during your trip. Advance notice is always appreciated to ensure availability for scheduling.


Guest Guidebook

Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells are all family islands with mom & pop shops. We encourage guests to support the local economy and rent a vehicle to explore as much as possible for the full experience.

Use the interactive map above to navigate around the labeled points of interest - like grocery stores, restaurants, beaches and attractions. Our personal recommendations are listed below as helpful tips for planning.

Renting a car typically costs $70 - $120 per day depending on vehicle availability and pick up arrangements, plus a delivery fee. 


Contact vendors via WhatsApp to request an SUV rental for Eleuthera Island Shores.


From North Eleuthera Airport

Gladys Sands +1 (242) 424-8318

Wallace Sands +1 (242) 359-7294

Ted Durham +1 (242) 470-0376

Robert Thompson +1 (242) 470-0311 /



From Governor's Harbour Airport

Chris Darling +1 (242) 553-6638

Big Daddy Rentals +1 (242) 525-3838

Turnquest Rentals +1 (242) 332-2467

Golf Cart Rentals on Harbour Island

Conch & Coconut +1 (242) 805-2626

Dunmore Rentals +1 (242) 557-7897

Michael's Cycles +1 (242) 464-0994

Dial 919 or 911 for emergencies in the Bahamas or call:


Palmetto Point Wellness Center +1 (242) 332-0224 / 0225

Family Medicine Center Rock Sound +1 (242) 334-2500

Briland Premier Medical Centre +1 (242) 699-5451


Medical Clinics

Harbour Island +1 (242) 333-2227

Gregory Town +1 (242) 335-5108 

Hatchet Bay +1 (242) 335-0091

Governor's Harbour +1 (242) 332-2774

Palmetto Point +1 (242) 332-1520 

Tarpum Bay +1 (242) 334-4102 

Rock Sound +1 (242) 334-2226


Police Stations

Harbour Island +1 (242) 333-2111

Lower Bogue +1 (242) 335-1208

Gregory Town +1 (242) 335-5322

Hatchet Bay +1 (242) 335-0086

Governor’s Harbour +1 (242) 332-2117

Tarpum Bay +1 (242) 334-4033

Rock Sound + (242) 334-2244

Favorite Restaurants

from north to south

The Other Side | Private - Lunch Reservation Only

The Cove | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Reservation Only

Daddy Joe’s | Lunch & Dinner - Closed Wednesday

Da Corner Cafe | Breakfast & Lunch - Closed Sunday

Unca Gene's | Lunch & Dinner - Closed Sunday

Pittman’s Cove | Conch Salad - Weekends Only

Champion’s | Sports Bar & Grill - Lunch & Dinner

The Front Porch | Seafood House - Reservation Only

Twin Brothers | Bahamian Cuisine - Lunch & Dinner

The Rainbow Inn | Italian & Pizza - Dinner Only

Cravings Bake Shop | Breakfast & Lunch - Seasonal

Lee's Cafe | Lunch, Sat Breakfast - Closed Sunday

Da Conch Hut | Thursday - Sunday Evenings

Mel's Snack Shack | Lunch - Closed Saturday

LeoRose Sunset Beach Bar | Closed Sun & Monday

DeLish Lifestyle Beach Bar | Closed Tuesday

The Deck | Burgers & Rum Punch - Lunch Only

Da Perk | Coffee shop | Breakfast & lunch

Hot Buns Bakery | Breakfast, lunch & specialty

Sweet & Savory Food Truck | Seasonal lunch

Bacchus Fine Foods in Governor's Harbour has a selection of gourmet specialty items and wines - closed on Weekends.

Look for TAKEAWAY windows and BBQ huts in each settlement to find the most authentic Bahamian cooking.

Nearby Attractions

Surfer's Beach - a ten minute walk from the cottage

Gaulding Cay Beach - by Glass Window Bridge

Queen’s Bath - be sure to check the tides prior

Sapphire Blue Hole - close to Preacher’s Cave

Explore Hatchet Bay Cave - near The Cliff’s

Leon Levy Preserve - by French Leave Beach

Ocean Hole & Cathedral Caves - Rock Sound

Hop over to Harbour Island or Spanish Wells

Groceries & Liquor

from north to south

North Eleuthera Shopping Center - The Bluff

JC Discount | Reasonable Prices - Gregory Town

7 Eleven | Convenience Store & Gas - Gregory Town

Monica’s Dis & Dat | Market & Takeaway - Gregory Town

Seymours Variety | Closest to Cocomo - Gregory Town

Triple TLC General | Convenience Store - Hatchet Bay

Hearty Mow | Seasonal Farm Stand - Hatchet Bay

Big Rock General Store | Open Seven Days - Rainbow Bay

East and Final | Liquor Store Next Door - James Cistern

Burrows Grocery Store - Governor’s Harbour

The Marketplace | Grocery Store - Rock Sound

Eleuthera Island Farm in Palmetto Point is a must for local produce, meats and cheeses, plus a liquor store. Freshly baked bread is served every Tuesday & Friday - closed Sunday.

When weather permits, you can usually find fresh catch to buy from the local fishermen - check in Gregory Town harbor, James Cistern and Tarpum Bay docks at 2:00 pm.

Liquor Stores - most are closed on Sunday

Jimmy’s | Mr. Bone’s | Big La’s | 700 Spirits

*Bristol in Cupid's Cay has the best wines*

Foreign Currency


Cash is king! Bring plenty for spending money as there are only a few ATM's, which have costly international transaction fees.

FYI - Bahamian and U.S. dollars have an even exchange rate and are used interchangeably. 


Don't want to leave with extra Bahamian dollars? We will gladly Venmo for cash!

Walking Directions to Surfer's Beach

1. Turn right out of the driveway then right down the less overgrown side of street - heading east.


2. Once you get to the road below us, you’ll see Surfer's Haven on the left and a two-story house on the right with a shady trail in between them. 


Take that path straight down (about five minutes) until you notice an intersection with buoys and flags hanging on the left side of the road.


3. Turn right there and continue walking south through the sea grape paths toward a small parking area, that’s where you'll turn left up the sandy hill.


4. Follow the sound of the ocean until you reach it.

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