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Monticello - Garden of Light , Secluded Oceanfront Villa -5 % OFF MAY- DEC 2017"

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Atlantic Beachfront 3BR/2BA/Kitchen,sleeps 7,Large Gazebos & Garden

Luxurious and private 5 acre getaway beachfront property with garden,gazebos and cabanas. Enjoy breathtaking deck views of the Atlantic Ocean with great swimming and snorkeling in crystal blue shallow water, perfect for children. Miles of beautiful pink sand to walk on, and the large gazebo in the tropical garden to enjoy while listening to the sound of the sea .

The 'Garden of Light' is a two story 3 bedroom house, fully furnished and equipped. The house sleeps up to 6 max 7 guests with 2 master bedrooms and 1 smaller room with a twin bunk bed and 1 sofa/bed. The house is at less than 1 min walk down a private path to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island.

The property has two homes that can be rented together to accommodate larger groups. Please see Desert Roses' front beach cottage,sleeps 4 guests (www.HomeAway listing 315311).

For information, please visit our website below under 'Further Details'. Discounts on vehicle rental for guests.

More Details

Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato

Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barbara we loved the house and the view was amazing. The house has everything you need. This was our 4th trip to Eleuthera and our favorite place to stay. We definitely will book a trip for next year.

Thank you!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas on Central Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One Twin Bunk Bed and one Full size Sofa/Futon bed.
  • Two baby portable travel beds available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Telephone is for incoming and local calls. Private chef optional. Babysitter available. Smoking is not allowed in the facility.


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Monticello - Garden of Light , Secluded Oceanfront Villa -5 % OFF MAY- DEC 2017
average rating of 4.769231 based on 30 reviews

Great property.Close to the beach.Well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

lovely property--well situate with easy access to many of the beaches

only downside is having the noseeums around at dusk making it difficult to sit outside for that sundowner

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

This house is perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property over New Years. We have stayed at many vrbo properties throughout the world, and I can honestly say it is the best we have found. We stayed at Desert Rose facing the Atlantic and the beach was perfect. We explored many beaches in Eleuthera and our backyard view was our favorite. The home was ideal for our family of five and we were lucky enough to meet the property owners who were first class in every way. They went above and beyond to ensure our stay perfect. We can’t say enough good things about the privacy and beauty of this property. We will refer all our friends and family! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arctic Canada

Great island scene for relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the larger property, further back from the beach. There are two cottages on this property, each has independent beach access and is well equipped for your stay. The smaller unit has an older vibe and better porches with beach views and a hammock. The larger unit has a gazebo in the garden. Beach is open and basically uninhabited.

Big benefits include: excellent AC for the nights and evenings - well equipped kitchen, good bbq access - lots of beach chairs and stray floaties etc - really beautiful bedspreads and nice sheets - the beach and water are fabulous, clear waters, interesting walks, snorkelable fishies, you can walk along the beach to Tippy's for a meal or drinks, and there are minor grocery spots along Banks road.

In Governor's Harbour are two grocery spots - we are loyal to Burrows whose owners we met - the Friday fish fry has great food (and lots of flies), ice for sale in town and decent restaurants for coffee (Da Perk) and food (Buccaneer etc). We did not go out for fancy dining - so I cannot comment on those spots. Remember to get cash. Everything needs cash, with USD exchangeable 1 to 1 to local currency.

The road access to the cottages is barely marked and pretty darn rough, but the main roads are good and there are sites to visit if you are the adventurous type. Use the GH airport, the others are a long road trip away.

Really amazing welcoming and engaged community of people in and around Governors Harbour.

Next time I think we will go for the smaller unit, but we would really enjoy bringing enough people to fill the two units and engage the whole property. It was a great relaxing vacation. SUV or 4-wheel necessary.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Time to Eleuthera

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Eleuthera. We found the island to be very beautiful with lush greenery and beautiful ocean views! We also found the islanders to be very friendly and helpful. Marcia, the property manager was there to greet us on arrival and was very friendly, helpful and able to answer any questions we had. We stayed in the Monticello house for 11 days and our friends stayed at Dessert Rose for 8. The house is in a great location on the island, close enough to grocery stores and dining at Tippy’s or the Buccaneer. The well groomed gardens on the property were really enjoyable and relaxing. The beach was very clean with beautiful white sand and it was private. We especially loved the two cabanas right on the beach for us to spend our days. The house had all the amenities that we needed to cook in as well as plenty of place to relax and eat outdoors. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations, this is not it; however, we found it to be clean, comfortable and an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trip of a Lifetime - We Will be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Our family trip to Eleuthera was truly magnificent. Monticello was perfect for our family of four including two teenage daughters - it was big enough to allow our girls to have some space and independence. The proximity to the beach was a major highlight. My husband and I walked along the pristine beach every day all the way to a popular restaurant, Tippy's, and back - probably about 5-7 kms. We also spent time daily sitting on the back deck, and the kitchen and dining area was perfectly set up for meals eaten in.

Monticello is in an ideal location allowing frequent short drives into Governor's Harbour. We found great places to buy food nearby to cook ourselves, including Island Farm, Banks Road Deli, and a grocery store in Governor's Harbour. We also enjoyed the delicious food at nearby restaurants, with Tippy's being our favourite. We attended the Anchor Bay Fish Fry, attended by both locals and visitors.

One highlight was a day-trip to Lighthouse Point at the southern tip of Eleuthera where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet. Another was an afternoon spent on the beach at Monticello where our girls actually played at length with a dolphin that swam in to entertain us and our beach neighbours.

We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Another great trip to Monticello

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th stay at Monticello - Garden of Light. We love staying there and this trip was another reminder of why it is so near and dear to us. Our caretaker Mrs. Clarke welcomed us with open arms upon our arrival and from there we had another awesome week in our favorite place on Earth, the beautiful island of Eleuthera.

The house is perfectly located to see all of the island from the north, all the way down to Lighthouse beach. Just minutes from Tippys and Governors Harbor there is plenty to keep us fed and well stocked for the trip, including Baccus fine foods, a great new addition to the island.

We loved starting our days on our very own beach, Poponi Beach, where I don't think we saw more than 3 people for a mile in either direction for the entire week. It was a great place to either start the day with a walk or swim or finish the day or even evening out with a cool beverage.

We loved the flexibility of the house to comfortably fit my wife and I and our 2 teenage kids, and later in the week another couple of friends joined us for the last few days of our stay. We fit perfectly in the house, as it is well equipped to handle as many as 6 people comfortably.

We enjoyed putting the grill to work after another great fishing trip with Tweedy out of Spanish Wells, where we hauled in several good sized tuna.

I can't say enough about how much we love Eleuthera and how well Garden of Light suits our needs for each of our trips. We love staying there as it provides everything you could want on a vacation; a beuatiful beach, privacy, and a well equipped house to let you enjoy your stay. We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Preacher's Cave
Glass Window Bridge
Club Med Beach
Driving Distance: at 2.5 Mi North of the property.
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tippy's Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tippy's Bar and Restaurant
Car: necessary

Monticello villa is centrally located on the Atlantic coastal side known as the Riviera of the Bahamas. We are in a secluded ,private gated 5 acre estate but only minutes from the main restaurants. It is an excellent area, very safe and quite. The pink sand beach is miles long, nearly always deserted and offers all sorts of different places to swim, you will usually find no one but yourselves. You can enjoy calm shallow crystal water, very swimmer friendly. Snorkeling enthusiasts will find much to keep them in the turquoise water.

Governor's Harbour is about 10 min /3.5 Miles away. There you will find grocery stores, banks, gift shops, dive shop and more. For more information and photos, please visit our website below, under Further Details.

Other Activities: Kayaking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2018
18 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.21

Rates are based on 2 guests.
Additional guest $250/wk, max 6.
$250/wk extra for the 7th guest.
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.

RATES 2019: $220 per night, Weekly $1,540/7 nights.
For stays less than 1 week, please add $15 per night, for stays of 5 nights or less , please add $25 per night.

( 2 guests) $2,000/wk.- (4 guests) 2,400/wk- (6 guests) $2,800.

Pet fees: $100/wk 1st pet + $50/wk for additional pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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