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Barbara Bolognesi

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Italian

Monticello - Desert Rose ,Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF 2016 Listed Price

40 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Eleuthera - Desert Rose Cottage

Beautiful Waterfront Cottage 2BR/1BA/Kitchen, sleeps 5,Large Gazebos & Garden

Desert Rose is the guest cottage on 5 acre Monticello estate. It is perched directly over one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island, famous for the unbelievable pink sand and turquoise water. Enjoy fantastic views looking at the Atlantic Ocean. The big beach Tiki Hut and the deck are a unique opportunity to enjoy the paradise from really close. Cool breezes, crystal waters, the palmetto trees and miles long beaches are what you will experience staying at Monticello estate.

Desert Rose is a two bedroom, one bath cottage. The master bedroom has a king bed and an additional room has a twin bunk bed. All rooms have a separate ceiling fans and air conditioners. The living room has a big sofa as well as Satellite TV,DVD Player and stereo. The house has a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

The cottage is ideal for 2-4 guests, but we can accommodate larger groups as well. Please see Monticello - Garden of Light (HomeAway.com/298738)

For information and photos, please visit our website under 'Further details'. Discounts on vehicle rental for guests.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Bolognesi (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

About Barbara Bolognesi

Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second consecutive year at the Desert Rose and also our 50th wedding anniversary. We chose a special place to celebrate this special occasion.



A review of the many excellent comments regarding the extremely positive experiences so many have enjoyed here needs no comment from us except to say that we personally vouch for them from our own experiences here.



This serene and peaceful place carries you away from the distractions of your world back home and allows you time to reprioritize important things in your life.

It certainly did that for us.



Wether you are drinking a cup of coffee on the deck watching yet another indescribable Eleutheran sunrise or canceling plans to visit another part of the island recognizing that you really have it all here, just a stone's throw away awaiting your entry with masks and fins, Desert Rose has the total package.



It's hard to describe, really. All we can really say that after 50 years of marriage and believing we had seen it all, this place aided and abetted our falling in love... all over again.



It this is what you seek, then this is the place for you.



Thanks, Barbara...we'll be back.
Feb 2015
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4.9
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Monticello - Desert Rose ,Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF 2016 Listed Price
average rating of 4.9 based on 48 reviews
5

Escapism and Paradise at its best.

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay! It was peaceful and beautiful. The Home was away from the main road and was very private as was the beach which was amazing! I grew up on a beach that is often referred to being one of the top beaches in the U.S. and I’ve also traveled quite a lot – the sand and water at this location on this island is the best by far. If you are looking to get away for a week of downtime this is the place. The ownership and their host were excellent. You can be as active or relaxed as you wish... kayaking to a great bar / restaurant, snorkeling the many patch reefs, swimming in the pool-like water, etc. The house was perfect. Enough space, we were able to cook and grill when we wished and all the comforts of home. There is a tranquility and positive energy here that allows one to recharge. Thank you to our hosts for an amazing week!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Desert Rose was unbelievable! Barbara (owner) was very prompt in answering our email questions, and the property manager, Marsha, was delightful. She even met us with fresh cut flowers!

The beach in front of the property is so beautiful, and we did not see one other person the entire time we were there! The water was a l ittle rough and cold for us to snorkel (a harider soul would probably ahve no problem) but we enjoyed Ten Bay beach on the Caribbean side - about 15 minutes away - and spent a lot of time there.

We went north one day to Harbour Island, and though it was nice, we couldn't wait to get away from the tourist crowds and back to Desert Rose! Also one day we went south to Lighthouse Beach - not an easy feat, but well worth it. Stunningly beautiful!

If you want something that is off the beaten path, but has everything you need, then this property is for you! It's about 10 minutets from the town of Governor's Harbour. We enjoyed the Levy Preserve and ate twice at Buccaneers. Tippy's was OK but pricey for what you got.

Thanks again Barbara and Marsha for making us feel so welcome!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at this property and could not have enjoyed it more! Mr. Mingo was very kind in meeting us after our flight from Nassau was delayed, even though it meant that we didn't arrive until later in the evening. The home was very charming - kitchen was well furnished and the windows allowed for lots of breeze during the day when we didn't want to turn on the A/C. The real treat of this home though was the outdoor space - two decks (one wraparound off the main living area including a covered picnic table/grill area, plus one down over the beach with nice chaise lounges) plus a palapa on our own stretch of gorgeous beach! We didn't see another soul on our beach until our very last day, which was surprising given the gorgeous pink sand and calm Atlantic waters. The location was perfect with easy access into Gov Harbour and restaurants, etc there. We were even able to buy lobster from a local fisherman to cook at home one evening. The setting is very private and grounds and home were well maintained (Erica, the housekeeper, was lovely). We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous views, well-maintained, private

  • 5 of 5

When first arriving onto the property we both simultaneously said, "OH WOW!". We were pleasantly surprised that the property was even better than described on the website. The house is meticulously maintained and the 360-degree views were incredible. We had a very restful, peaceful vacation. We came just as Hurricane Joaquin was leaving, but were still greeted with smiles and hospitality. The property had everything we could have asked for and more. Stores, restaurants are close by, but we had every privacy we wanted. I found it hard to sleep or read because the scenery was so stunning! We consider us fortunate to have found such a gem and that the owners have opened their home to us all. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

Paradise on the Water

  • 5 of 5

20 minutes from Governor's Harbour Airport is a little slice of heaven called Desert Rose. Turning into the property the well maintained grounds welcome you. Then perched up on the hill sits the cottage, two decks, pink beach, green blue waters, we have arrived to Paradise on Eleuthera. The cottage is spacious and airy, the master bedroom is large with a comfortable bed, tons of bedding and towels, the kitchen has all the appliances and equipment you need, from a dishwasher, washing machine/dryer to a microwave and everything in between. All is pristine and comfortable. A cell phone was provided, direct tv, surround sound and tons of movies for at home evening entertainment, but the beach was the main attraction. The sand soft, the water so clear, quiet, peaceful, truly amazing an experience to be lived. The caretaker Ericka was sweet and helpful and Barbara responded to an inquiry right away when emailed. A few notes about the island: A rental car is a must, Barbara's directions to the house were spot on (do not leave them home), driving on the left hand side of the road is always a challenge on the first day and the many pot holes made it even more interesting. We stayed 6 nights and 7 days, the kitchen came in handy as we cooked dinners a few nights. We opted to discover the restaurants mainly for lunch. We traveled the island from tip to tip and loved the small road side restaurants, some of the more well known like "Tippy" are pricey. The restaurants that are a must in our opinion: "Laughing Lizard" , "Daddy Joe", "Buccaneer" also 3JS Takeaway has a fabulous Jerk Pit. Make sure you stock up at the local grocery store and stop by the local bakery (yummy breads) and the liquor store (priced reasonably). My boyfriend and I were celebrating a special birthday and there could not have been a better place then Desert Rose. We will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Great property and an amazing vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for one week. The property exceeded expectations: the view of the beach and the sound of the crashing waves was very soothing. We visited several other beaches and did not find a better one than the one at the bottom of the steps. The cottage itself exuded a relaxed vacation feel that we took full advantage of. The location was convenient to food and exploring the island but the property is secluded. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tippy's
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tippy's
Car: necessary

Monticello property 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, safe and very 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 sea.

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 information please visit our website below under Further Details.

Other Activities: Kayaking

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Regular Rate during
3 Mar 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
5 night minimum stay
£914
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Rate during
1 Aug 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£914
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Rate
20 Nov 2016 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£952
for 5 nights
From
£190
£1,333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£914
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76

Rates are based on 2 guests.
Additional guest $250/wk. ( Max 4)
Refundable Damage deposit $500

Christmas and New Year's week:
( 2 guests) $1,950/wk, (4 guests) $2,550/wk

For stays less than one week, please add $15 per night, for 5 days or less, please add $25 per night.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Eleuthera, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    outdoor - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Twin size Sleeper Chair in the Living Room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
  • Two baby portable travel beds available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Home Theatre System. Hotel Safe. Private Chef optional. Babysitter available. The telephone is for incoming and local calls only. Smoking is not allowed in the facility.

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