|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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.
Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.
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.
What a gem. I am conflicted giving away such a special place as I want it all to myself, but Barbara deserves the review for keeping such a lovely hideaway. It’s a bumpy rural sand road (shared by neighboring houses) to the house. The house is very well maintained with all the modern amenities (dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, gas barbecue, new A/C units, etc). Kitchen was well stocked with cookware, but bring your own spices/condiments are none were present. Nice open kitchen/main room with a master bedroom (king bed) and a kids room (bunkbeds). You are right on the ocean with a private set of steps down to the waves. The beach is gorgeous – it’s the Atlantic so it can be rough. We only saw a couple of other people the whole time were there.
Its about 15-20min drive to Governors Harbor. We ate most of our meals at the place as we love to cook. We ate a Tippy’s one night (it’s a 5 min drive) and it was good but very expensive. Food is very expensive in general on this island. Meat is a premium in cost. Vegetables were scarce, but it was off season.
We rented a small SUV and were very glad to have it. Main road is pretty good (some tire eating potholes) but side roads require more clearance. Back home, I 4x4 and some of these roads required my driving skills. We saw sedans driven down and around the large potholed side roads, but I wouldn’t take my sedan down those roads. And the trees grow in so it will scratch up you vehicle – ours was already broken in (1,084,000km) and well scratched, which was prefect for us.
There is a guest register in the house filled with places to visit and get groceries, so I won’t go into those details. Each day we visited a new, mostly deserted beach – each one gets top marks for being one of the best beach I have ever been on. And I have been on a lots of beautiful beaches!
If you prefer cruise ships and crowds, and need people around to feel safe, then don’t go here. On the issue of safety, we felt very safe here. The locals rely of our dollar to keep them living there so they like tourists not like some places in Mexico where you can free uneasy about trusting locals. There is virtually no crime on this island.
For the adventuresome types, don’t go here when I want to as I am going back. Barbara was wonderful to deal with. This vacation was a 12+ out of 10
As soon as we drove up and were met by Marsha, we knew we made the right choice. The location, the house, the ocean view and the reefs for diving just off the beach - were all better then expected. Desert Rose is a very comfortable home. Our favorite spot, besides the water, is the deck overlooking the beach. It also made the perfect place for stargazing at night, the sky is so clear we lost count of shooting stars and moving satellites. For the 2 weeks we stayed at Desert Rose, every day was awesome. Thanks Barbara for letting us stay at Desert Rose.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2016 - 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|
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.