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Monticello - Desert Rose , Charming Beachfront Cottage - 10% OFF MAY - NOV 2017

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 (

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
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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 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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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


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Monticello - Desert Rose , Charming Beachfront Cottage - 10% OFF MAY - NOV 2017
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 61 reviews
La Salle/ CO

Just fabulous...

  • 5 of 5

This place is so absolutely amazing!! As soon as we stepped on the porch we were blown away, the pictures don't do this view justice, it is stunning to see in person. The views from inside the home are likely as wonderful. The home is equipped with everything you need plus more. It is a very comfortable, cozy and private home. I love the artwork displayed, it's beautiful. Ooooh and the beach, wow just wow. It feels like your very own private beach. We rarely saw people that were just passing by. It was so relaxing to be only steps away from a spectacular beach. We had many days just lounging on the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves to the fullest on our visit. We can't thank the owners enough for providing such a fabulous spot. We will most certainly be back to Desert Rose again!! Until then cheers!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house on the best beach in Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Desert Rose for a week at the end of July 2017. Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed our stay and how much we regretted we didn't book it longer. We will next time.

The house is kept beautifully, very clean and with many extra towels and linens. It has a fully stocked kitchen, a HUGE and varied DVD library, beach accessories, a safe, and anything one would need for a home away from home. I have to say the pictures on this website DO NOT do it justice - it is MUCH better in real life. I have to also mention that while the bed picture here is a queen, the bedroom is now updated with a very comfortable king size bed. Barbara was extremely fast in responding to us throughout the booking process and we had the pleasure of meeting her and her lovely husband during our stay as well. The beach is very secluded with very few people walking by, if any at all. We enjoyed this property very much and would like to return asap. Thank you Barbara and Luciano for a wonderful stay! A la prossima!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naples, FL


  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in seclusion, then this is the place you will call Utopia. My wife and I absolutely loved our stay and couldn't be happier about our location. The water is so clear and the beach is to die for. We enjoyed the fish fry on Friday in Governors Harbor and the food at Tippy's was excellent, and this was all within just a few miles of our bungalow. Barbra worked with us and made sure we were taken care of even with the changes we threw at her last minute. The Greater Marsha, is absolutely the most beautiful person you will meet, she is friendly, informative and makes sure you are set up before she leaves you to your dream vacation. I would not hesitate for an instant to recommend Desert Rose.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying here and though there are a lot of options throughout the Bahamas, we won't waste our time surfing thru them all because we already found our paradise - and we've traveled to remote scenic paces all over. Right on the beach. What an amazing property. The home is way off of the main road, and in a very secluded part of the beach. The owner is great to work with and their caretaker is also on point.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better Than Expected

  • 5 of 5

We loved Desert Rose. Better than expected. The house, the grounds, the location, the view, the serenity - all perfect. We lacked nothing. Marsha was fantastic. Thank for providing a little piece of paradise for us to enjoy, and for making it all work out smoothly.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place on The Island!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what can I say! This was the most wonderful, relaxing vacation ever! Upon arrival, Miss Marsha greeted us and took us through the house, explaining every little ting. The cottage was tidy and clean, and it was perfect timing for an evening rum punch on the deck overlooking the crystal clear and stunning Atlantic. There was a nice breeze throughout our stay which was very welcome - we did not need the A/C at all, but then again, we are "fresh-air" types. We ventured out for two days of our 8 night stay - once North to Harbor Island & Spanish Wells, and another day south, to go shelling, beaching and have a delicious home-cooked Bahamian lunch by Miss Rose at Northside Inn at Rock Sound. (Call ahead - a real treat!) We brought back fish from the local fishermen in Spanish Wells and cooked it on the gas grill under a shady deck at Desert Rose for the next two nights - heavenly! The kitchen was very well stocked, with everything one needs - being the homebodies we are, we stayed in every night and cooked our meals in, enjoying the deck, balcony, hammock and - during the day - lunch under the thatched roof palapa on the beach - taking shelter from the sun, but taking many dips in the perfect temperature of the Atlantic and floating around on rafts......after our two trips North & South, we both agreed that Desert Rose was in the BEST location with the BEST beach and stayed put the remainder of our week....we had the beach entirely to ourselves during our stay - it doesn't get any better. And Barbara engages the services of a gardener twice weekly who keeps the grounds - and most importantly the beach - in pristine condition. As you stroll down the miles long beach, you will see that most do not do that, so "your" patch really is Paradise! It was great to see my husband totally chill out after all the stress of work - a rare and much-needed sight!! Barbara was great at offering suggestions and answering any questions via email. My picky husband, when asked to rate it on a scale of 1 - 10 - said "12"......'nuff said! Thank you so much, Barbara and Marsha for an idyllic stay!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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


Rates & Availability

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 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.