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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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
  • Heating
  • 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 4.793103 based on 33 reviews

Lucky find!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Eleuthera, and we feel very fortunate to have discovered this wonderful property and location. A very short walk to a gorgeous, secluded beach where every sunrise walk was a fresh delight. Barbara was very helpful and responsive making arrangements and providing information about the island. The caretaker, Mr. Gardiner, was also responsive and solicitous, providing us with a car rental that simplified coordinating details for our trip. The house was very accommodating, with a gazebo in the front garden where we could retreat from the midday sun, read and share with the native curly tailed lizards. Very secluded yet close to the amenities and fresh fish in Governors Harbor and fresh produce at Island Farms. We lost power occasionally but not for long enough to create any hardship. Overall, we were enchanted and are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at Garden of Light end of April through early May. We flew into North Eleuthera airport and were picked up by the property's caretaker Mr. Gardiner and his son. We rented an SUV through Mr. Gardiner as well which was very easy. The property is secluded on the Atlantic side; there are two houses on the property although there are enough palm trees, foliage, and distance to where there house is very private. The beach was beautiful and the house was well equipped with beach chairs, snorkel gear, grill and all the kitchen amenities needed to cook well at home. There was AC in the house which worked well although it was rarely needed as it was easy to get a breeze through the house. Wifi was very reliable in the house. We were able to pick up fresh fish in Governor's Harbor (sold next to the water across the street from Eleuthera Supply) to grill at home (catch is variable, had grouper and crab available). Groceries at Burrows, veggies/fresh bread/cinnamon rolls at Island Farm Eleuthera (just south of South Palmetto Point). Island Farm also sells a nice map of the island (4 separate maps for different areas) which was nice to have. It was quite windy on the Atlantic side for most of our trip (which meant essentially no noseeums). Wouldn't hesitate to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation ever! The house itself was perfect for our needs--we have three in our family, but the house could sleep 6. We found the kitchen to be well-stocked, the gas grill very handy (along with the fish baskets to grill the catch of the day), and the beach to be amazing. The island is a slice of paradise. We went exploring and found new beaches almost every day. When we didn't want to go anywhere, we had the beach behind the house to enjoy the day--a perfect tiki hut to provide shade, plenty of rocks and things to explore when snorkeling, and soft pink sand to luxuriate in. Another bonus--very few people on any beach, so you feel like the beach is yours!!! The two weeks we were there did not give us enough time to do all the things we wanted to do, so we will be forced to come back!!! We cooked in and we ate out. Groceries were found at Burrow's and Eleuthera Supply (both in the Harbour), another great grocery store called Midway (Queen's Hwy near Savannah Sound), and a huge grocery store (the real deal) in Rock Sound. Buy your fresh produce at the Island Farms, along with fresh bread and cinnamon buns. Bristol's Liquor Store in GH for good wine and spirits. We enjoyed Buccaneer Club, Tippy's, and Bacchus Fine Foods for eating out. You really can't go wrong. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Andre, the caretaker, was also very helpful by meeting us coming in from the airport, replacing the gas tank for the grill, and even buying fresh fish for me one day when I couldn't. He called several times just to check in and make sure everything was going smoothly. All in all, the perfect vacation! Thank you, Barbara and Luciano!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £74.45

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: $230 per night, Weekly $1,610/7 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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