Hamilton Estate, Antigua
Coco house is a three-bedroom detached property with extensive gardens and swimming pool located in Hamilton Estate, just one minute from Jolly Harbour. Hamilton Estate is a lovely community on a private road of three detached homes and one four-unit apartment.
As you approach Coco House there is parking for two cars on the beautifully paved driveway. The front entrance is walled and covered, providing a secure and private entranceway to the garden and on to the main house. Walking through the gates you are welcomed by a lush green tropical garden featuring dozens of mature palm trees, island shrubs & plants, along with 75’ of flat manicured lawn area. Leading off the lawn to the right is an extra-large timber framed gazebo, the centre piece of the garden and the heart of the outdoor lifestyle this property offers. The gazebo provides 500 sq ft of tiled-floor outdoor lounging and features a full-size slate bed English pool table, extensive lounge suite furniture, hammocks, and bar stools. Construction matches the covered entrance - locally made rustic roof tiles, 3x8 exposed rafters, and naturally finished tongue & grove boarding; all surrounded by dense shrubs & palms providing a private and tropical feel. Whether relaxing on the hammock taking in the views of the sweeping hills behind, or hosting an afternoon garden party, the gazebo & garden of Coco House makes a wonderful addition to outdoor living in the Caribbean.
Moving through the garden up a few steps to the main house you enter the pool terrace and entrance to the property. The pool is 24ft long, with steps into a shallow paddling area gradually sloping down to a maximum depth of approx. 5ft. The house itself wraps around the pool with the terrace enclosing the pool with open and covered areas. From the covered area, large double doors open onto the main corridor which accesses the master bedroom and the two additional large double bedrooms. All bedrooms are ensuite, and all are accessed from the corridor running along the pool side – giving them a feeling of space and light, as well as convenience for ease of access to the pool & terrace.
At the end of the main corridor is the open plan lounge, kitchen & dining area. Measuring 40’ x 30’ with 15’ high cathedral ceilings, this is the heart of the house and encloses 1200 sq ft of open-air living space. The area is split into two equal sized “L” shapes, epitomizing indoor outdoor living, with the garden and palm trees wrapping around the perimeter. A unique feature of this area is retractable insect screens, allowing one to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle after sunset without any thought to mosquitos or other bugs! In addition, roller hurricane shutters also allow for closing up this end of the house as required.
The kitchen is new, with recently replaced handmade bespoke hardwood cabinets with painted doors and frames, and includes a large fridge & freezer, six burner hob and oven, and a generous amount of storage. The counter space with large bar area at the end of the kitchen opens onto the inside dinning and lounge area.
The master bedroom also features new custom fitted furniture, including fitted wardrobe and “floating” super king size double bed. Other recent upgrades include triple laminated hurricane doors and windows, and a recently renovated en-suite shower room. All rooms of the property have new air conditioning units fitted.
It is important to note that the owners of Coco House have invested considerable sums in upgrading, improving, and maintaining the property to the highest standards. The house presents in excellent condition and is ready for immediate holiday let or occupation. The owners have made considerable improvements to the property including:
New whole-of-house automatic backup generator. Fully automatic and seamless, powers whole house including a/c units. Enough fuel storage to operate for up to 2 weeks off-grid!
Custom hand made wooden hurricane shutters throughout.
Air-conditioning units are new.
Pool pump is a new variable speed eco pump reducing electric bills by 70%
Water pump room recently replaced - New water-heater, expansion vessel, and pump.
Extensive mature and well-maintained gardens featuring dozens of palm trees and tropical plants.
150 sq ft hidden & secure shed, ideal for storage of owners belongings during holiday rentals.