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Monticello - Garden of Light , Secluded Oceanfront Villa - 5 % OFF OCT- DEC 2016

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Photos and Description

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 reading while listening to the sound of the sea and the wind blowing around you.

The 'Garden of Light' is a 3 bedrooms house, consisting of two independent fully furnished and equipped floors with separate entrances. 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 and private beach 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Barbara Bolognesi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Barbara Bolognesi

Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was wonderful... we loved the houses and the property. Amazing beaches and the people couldn't be nicer. The caretaker was always very helpful and the Island is beyond amazing.

We had a wonderful time and want to thank you for sharing your home with us.
Dec 2012
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Monticello - Garden of Light , Secluded Oceanfront Villa - 5 % OFF OCT- DEC 2016
average rating of 4.8 based on 23 reviews

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
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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
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Monticello! I came with my husband, 2.5 year old son, brother-in-law, and 6-year-old nephew. I was worried initially about how kid friendly it was going to be but it was perfect. Lots of sand toys - pails, snorkels, bocce balls, floaties, beach chairs, boogie board,... tennis & badminton rackets, bicycles... Unfortunately the kayaks had blown away in a wind storm before we arrived so we rented from a local guy that Barbara had recommended and had a great day visiting the cays off North Palmetto beach.

Clean. Lots of towels. Washer & dryer. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of fans - we didn't need to use the AC because it cooled off a fair bit at night. Lots of lounging areas around the property - my favourite was the comfy couch on the back deck!

We rented a minivan from BigE's car rental which was great - didn't test it out on the lighthouse beach road but otherwise even some of the bumpy roads were fine! They met us at the airport and guided us to the property which was very helpful after a long journey getting there to begin with.

Kelly - the manager - was very helpful. Booked us a reservation at the nearest restaurant - Tippy's for our first night which was great. Offered to buy groceries before our arrival and book a private chef.

Our favourite spots were the Bank Road Deli - great cold cuts, cheeses, sandwiches, croissants and coffee!!; The local nature preserve was beautiful and fun; Ten Bay Beach; Governor's Habour friday night fish fry; the Ocean Hole; The Beach House Restaurant...

Felt very safe at the property and on the island in general.

Barbara was most helpful with setting up our stay. Would recommend to anyone! Hope to be able to come back again one day. Thank you for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Best Location!

  • 4 of 5

This location is perfect! We've been to Eleuthera before, but this was the best location yet! The beach behind the house was incredible. The sand was a beautiful pink and looks just like is pictured in the listing. During low tide, the snorkeling to the nearby reefs was awesome with our small children.

The house is close to Tippy's, the Banks Rd Deli, and other stores in Governor's Harbor. The house also is well stocked with snorkeling supplies, a cooler, beach chairs, plenty of towels, and other beach necessities.

We can't wait to visit again, and highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Absolutely love the location of the condo

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Garden of Light condo and it was our first experience with this type of vacation arrangement and we loved it. The condo is close to everything and in the end we liked our own beach the best of all we went to. If it's peace and tranquility your after, then this would be a great option...... The owner was very easy to deal with and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone thinking about going to Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Not the first time I stayed there, so no surprises, but as always a terrific house in a terrific location near GH, and a really nice and private beach. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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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


Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jan 13 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
Jan 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

( 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.
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Central Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Telephone is for incoming and local calls. Private chef optional. Babysitter available. Smoking is not allowed in the facility.

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