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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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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Map

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

Amenities

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One Twin Bunk Bed and one Full size Sofa/Futon bed.
  • Two baby portable travel beds available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Telephone is for incoming and local calls. Private chef optional. Babysitter available. Smoking is not allowed in the facility.

Reviews

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Monticello - Garden of Light , Secluded Oceanfront Villa -5 % OFF MAY- DEC 2017
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
Arctic Canada
4

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.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brunswick
4

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!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs and the beach was breathtaking. I had my morning coffee on the beach every morning and wine every night. I think I saw 5 people on the beach the entire stay. Super secluded and the house had everything you need..beach toys, a BBQ, even umbrellas for rainy occasions. If you visit be sure to rent a car, you will need it to drive into town or do any activities on the island. Everything is farther than we realized. However, Barbara recommended a great company that gave us a little SUV. All and all we were very impressed and can't wait to go back. Barbara was really easy to work with and made everything so easy!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, private, gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

My husband, me, and our 3 year old son had a lovely week here. The beach is incredibly private (most of our walks of the stretch were alone), and on a beautiful slice of the atlantic coast, with gorgeous blue water and pretty cliffs. We happened to have a windy week, so it was pretty wavy and not the best swimming conditions for our son, but a calmer beach was only minutes away, and we also had fun exploring different beaches all over the island.

The house was clean, had a nice stock of beach towels, sand toys, and beach chairs. The caretaker and owners were very responsive.

It was a lovely, relaxing week. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $36 per person per night
Pet Fee $100

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

For stays less than 1 week, please add $15 per night, for stays of 5 nights or less , please add $25 per night.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S WK:
( 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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.