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Monticello - Desert Rose , Charming Beachfront Cottage - 10% OFF MAY - NOV 2018

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

Desert Rose is a secluded waterfront cottage on the 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 - Desert Rose.

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.

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, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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 as our 4th trip to Eleuthera and our favorite place to stay. We'll definitely will book a trip for next year.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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Monticello - Desert Rose , Charming Beachfront Cottage - 10% OFF MAY - NOV 2018
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 67 reviews

Desert Rose Cottage Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Desert Rose Cottage on Eleuthera. Barbara was easy to communicate with and efficient; she was quick to answer our emails and provided us with directions to the cottage and information on renting a car. The cottage was beautiful, and the views were outstanding. It had everything we needed. We loved being right on the beach and close to the town of Governor's Harbor. We walked down the beach to the Montecello Resort for lunch and up the beach to Tippys for cocktails. We also ate two delicious dinners at Tippy's and enjoyed the live music on Saturday night. We ate two fancy dinners at the 1648 Bar and Grille on the French Leave Resort, which were excellent. We spent a couple of days exploring the island, and highly recommend Ten Bay Beach. We also traveled an hour to Harbor Island, which also had a beautiful beach. We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property and spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed January 14-21, 2018. The house itself has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The kitchen is well equipped, shower has a good flow and hot water, and there is wifi and satellite TV and DVDs. The house also has a cooler and beach chairs for use, which are most welcome. The house has multiple decks and a tiki hut, a grill, and washer/dryer. Beautiful views at your doorstep and the sound of waves crashing can be heard inside. We didn't have great weather, but we made the best of it. Barbara the owner made sure we were settled before coming to the island and stayed in contact for any questions. Frankie the property manager greeted us, answered our calls for questions promptly, and wished us safe travels home. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific house. So private and quiet, which is exactly what we wanted. Well laid out for a couple (or a couple with small children), well stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, bathroom (plenty of bath and beach towels) and the beach. Multiple levels of balconies offer stunning views of the Atlantic, and the covered platform on the beach is so convenient to store your stuff or get out of the sun. The place is better than advertised. Also has a great DVD collection for those rare rainy days.

The beach is absolutely gorgeous and we only saw four other people, total, for the ten days we were there -- and they were just passers-by. No one was renting the other house on the property, so I don't know what it would be like if that were the case. That property's covered platform is pretty close to this one. There are a lot of beautiful beaches on Eleuthera, and we visited a few, but we decided that none compared to this one. Plus, with the coral reef right there, you can snorkel right off the beach -- and have the convenience of running up to the house if you need food, beverages, or use the bathroom.

We took a lot of walks on the beach in both directions. There are a few rocks you have to scramble over, but otherwise you can walk for miles. Tippy's (fun restaurant) is about a mile walk up the beach.

The multiple balcony levels are also great. One night we were treated to the Geminid meteor shower, which was spectacular. We went down to the mid-deck balcony and laid down on the chaise lounges for about an hour watching the light show.

The owner is very easy to work with and very accommodating. She even bought us chair umbrellas because she didn't know if there was a beach umbrella at the place (in case we ventured to other beaches). The caretaker was also extremely helpful and responsive. As others have said, the power did go out often, but never for too long. Mostly it went out during the day when we were on the beach anyway, so it didn't really matter. There was only one time at night when it went out, and we couldn't find matches anywhere to light the candles, and some of the flashlights did not have working batteries. But there is an emergency interior light, so we weren't completely in the dark -- and it only lasted about ten minutes.

We can't wait to get back to Desert Rose. We had a truly relaxing, carefree vacation. If you really want to get away from it all, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Desert Roses. More than I had imagined, it was a very well laid out beach house just steps away from a beautiful and nearly deserted beach. Aside from the owner, who just dropped by to say hello and make sure we made it to the property, we only saw one other person on the beach in six days. That’s exactly what we were looking for. The sand is very soft and pink tinged. It is a perfect contrast to the variety of blues of the ocean. The house itself has numerous decks, a sturdy staircase leading to a palapa covered deck on the beach. In addition to the washer and dryer, there is an exterior shower and clothesline for cleanup and drying of beach clothes. The inside is comfortably furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. In addition, there is a satellite television with US channels. I am very happy we found Desert Roses.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is truly an amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at the Desert Rose. Property was beautiful and Barbara was very accommodating. The caretaker - Frankie Mayne was awesome! The views day and night were fabulous. You will need a car as the town of Governors Harbor is about 20 minutes away and Tippys restaurant is 35 minutes walk and 10 minute drive. Must do the Friday night fish fry, conch fritters at Buccaneers, tour of Harbour Island, see glass bridge, go to farmer girl for fresh vegetables/cheese and hummus - have cocktails w locals in JC as well as little local bar w awesome view near glass bridge. Food is expensive so plan accordingly. Also go to sky beach for pool day and cocktails. In case Atlantic is rough Caribbean side is awesome and so is Ten Bay and French Leave beaches. Bring bug spray and cash! All in all great house and wonderful island for getting away!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for our honeymoon, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The house and property were so beautiful, even better than the pictures show! I will definitely go back someday. The caretaker was very nice and helpful, even gave us a tour of the island (so many cool sights to see). I Highly recommend this place to anyone in search of a quiet, relaxing getaway with amazing views!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Club Med Beach
"Driving Distance: at 2.5 Mi North of the property."
Glass Window Bridge
Preacher's Cave
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Governor's Harbour, Bahamas, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Regular Rate
6 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 £71.61

Rates are based on 2 guests.
Additional guest $250/wk. ( Max 4)
Refundable Damage deposit $500
( 2 guests) $1,680/wk - (4 guests) $2,180/wk
Christmas and New Year's week:
( 2 guests) $1,950/wk, (4 guests) $2,450/wk

RATES 2019: $260 per night, Weekly $1,820/7 nights.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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