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

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay5 nights

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.


Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Living Room
        1 twin/ single, 1 Twin size Sleeper Chair in the Living Room.
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Bunk Bed
      • Two baby portable travel beds available.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • outdoor
        outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 double and 1 single kayaks available for rent at discounted rates.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Snorkeling gear.
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • forests
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • 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
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    60 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Location is perfect... Best beaches on the island!

                                                                    susan t.

                                                                    Dessert Rose is a hidden gem. We spent most of our week on Eleuthera exploring different beaches and fishing off the rocks and flats. Tippy's restaurant is a short drive up the road and great for live music on Saturday and Wednesday nights. We will be back....


                                                                    Natalie W.

                                                                    Our stay at the Desert Rose was amazing. The view & the house were breathtaking. Barbara was great and easy to deal with. Definitely will stay at the Desert Rose again. We recommend this property and owner.


                                                                    Barbara M.-

                                                                    Wow!!!! We arrived at this location and we thought we had reached heaven!!!! Absolute paradise. So private, we only saw 3 other people on the beach in 6 days. Pristine sandy beach for miles, amazing star gazing at night. We fell in love with Desert Rose !! Barbara was so easy to communicate with. Made our experience that much nicer. We will definitely be back one day.

                                                                    Desert Rose Cottage Eleuthera

                                                                    George B.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Amazing property and spectacular views!

                                                                    Liz M.Kansas City, MO, USA

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Absolutely perfect paradise

                                                                    Ann J.

                                                                    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!


                                                                    Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

                                                                    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

                                                                    60 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5

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