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Coco De Mer - Barbados from 14858.48 USD a week
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Coco de Mer is a vivacious home offering majestic proportions, architectural finesse blending with Caribbean ease, within one of the most premium corners of the western, “platinum” coast. This dazzling home comes with pristine gardens which take on a gold hue in the evening light, offering mysterious corners, tropical plants, a tranquil water feature with a timber walk-way, framed by the very apt “coco de mer” tall, swaying trees. With panoramic views to the coast, and a blend of the formal, plantation style architecture of wraparound balconies, cloistered verandas and large, symmetrical facades, along with Asian influences, this sumptuous home offers a unique haven of peerless comfort and style. With an elegant indoor-outdoor fusion, as well as stylish pavilions for dining with the trade winds blowing and the scent of mahogany trees, and sleek pool-side lounge area and summer house, outdoor living as never been so lavish. The interiors are airy, with magnificent proportions and striking natural daylight; sauntering in from the poolside loungers to the breezy, cool marble corridors will transport guests to a world of opulent, yet relaxed, style. The oversized sea shell, flowing indoor plants and regal touches by way of gilded frames, and crimson and gold upholstery provide a very civilised backdrop for reclining after a busy day on the coast. Colonnaded pavilions and decorative balustrades add a colonial elegance to the unsullied white that is characteristic of these homes. Playful touches like statement art, vivid accents of colour and cutting edge lighting design add designer flavour. Eight guests can be accommodated across four bedrooms; each of these has distinctive touches, with an over-riding serenity. Enormous four poster beds are masterpieces of local craftsmanship, natural timber and wicker blends with sleek marble and coral, and from the bedrooms, guests will have access to the rock-star sized marble baths and balcony. Sitting back with a cocktail as the sun softens over the ocean will be about as good as it gets. Cutting edge fittings meet with a spiritual haven and architectural panache at Coco de Mer. Renowned architect, Michael Gomes is behind this striking home, with the characteristic Balinese touches, tranquil use of tropical plants indoors, locally carved artefacts, water features and pond for a spiritually inspired haven within one of the most exclusive parts of the island. #### Features The Villa Coco De Mer is set amongst 2.5 acres of land, with Sandy Lane golf course running down its side. The villa has 4-bedrooms, with 3 located on the ground level. Ground Floor - Two King bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms - Communal bathroom - Dining area - Fully equipped kitchen - Living area - Office - Utility room First Floor - Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom Cottage - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom Exterior - Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access - Barbecue - Lawn area - Outdoor dining & furniture - Parasols - Pond - Private Parking - Sun loungers #### Location Stretched along Barbados west coast, St James is one of the islands most beautiful tourist regions. Its a fun, lively area with a mix of laid-back glamour and Caribbean sunshine, informally known as the “platinum coast” due to its sparkling clear waters and fine sandy beaches. Despite this region being developed with high-end hotels and stately private residences to an international jet-set, its coast remains one of the most beautiful Barbados has to offer. With the recent development of extensive boardwalks, visitors can enjoy spectacular sunset strolls with the glittering sea as their companion. The Sandy Lane Hotel is an iconic spot drawing a star-studded clientele, whilst Sandy Lane Beach in St James is one of the regions finest beaches. Ideal for swimming, and snorkelling, tropical sea life and sea turtles can be spotted, whilst opportunities for kayaking and paddle boarding are abundant. Coco de Mer is ideally positioned, offering both tranquil seclusion as well as being close to the prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Course and the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre which comprises upscale boutiques, spas and fine dining. In contrast, a visit to the historical Holetown will offer a taste of local flavour. The Chattel village has a more artisanal flavour, offering local crafts, art and jewellery. The Chattel houses offer a striking contrast to the colonial residences with their dazzling white coral facades and open verandas; the former are vividly coloured with fancy gables and gingerbread fretwork. The Chattel houses date back to plantation days; the small wooden shacks were designed to be movable, yet this didnt limit their decorative charm; finished in candy pinks and pistachio greens with pretty shutters and sloping roofs. Within close proximity to Coco de Mer, visitors can enjoy the fine culinary art at Tides Restaurant for something a little special, or Zaccios for informal pizza lunches with the kids. The west coast offers everything from rum cocktails at the bar to Thai cuisine or local Bajan fare. A culinary experience here takes influences from African, Caribbean, West Indian and European gastronomy for something a little unique. Known for its rum tradition, started circa 370 years ago, the island is brimming with tours of the worlds oldest rum. Barbados is a place of contrasts, from movie-star hedonism to cane-cutting village life and artisanal fare; from fishing villages to dramatic, rugged Atlantic coastlines - visitors will enjoy a vivacious diversity within a very accessibly-sized island. A unique blend of vibrant, local life and colonial-influenced afternoon teas alongside cricket matches on the green!

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