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

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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 2018
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Desert Roses. More than I had imagined, it was a very well laid out beach house just steps away from a beautiful and nearly deserted beach. Aside from the owner, who just dropped by to say hello and make sure we made it to the property, we only saw one other person on the beach in six days. That’s exactly what we were looking for. The sand is very soft and pink tinged. It is a perfect contrast to the variety of blues of the ocean. The house itself has numerous decks, a sturdy staircase leading to a palapa covered deck on the beach. In addition to the washer and dryer, there is an exterior shower and clothesline for cleanup and drying of beach clothes. The inside is comfortably furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. In addition, there is a satellite television with US channels. I am very happy we found Desert Roses.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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This is truly an amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at the Desert Rose. Property was beautiful and Barbara was very accommodating. The caretaker - Frankie Mayne was awesome! The views day and night were fabulous. You will need a car as the town of Governors Harbor is about 20 minutes away and Tippys restaurant is 35 minutes walk and 10 minute drive. Must do the Friday night fish fry, conch fritters at Buccaneers, tour of Harbour Island, see glass bridge, go to farmer girl for fresh vegetables/cheese and hummus - have cocktails w locals in JC as well as little local bar w awesome view near glass bridge. Food is expensive so plan accordingly. Also go to sky beach for pool day and cocktails. In case Atlantic is rough Caribbean side is awesome and so is Ten Bay and French Leave beaches. Bring bug spray and cash! All in all great house and wonderful island for getting away!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for our honeymoon, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The house and property were so beautiful, even better than the pictures show! I will definitely go back someday. The caretaker was very nice and helpful, even gave us a tour of the island (so many cool sights to see). I Highly recommend this place to anyone in search of a quiet, relaxing getaway with amazing views!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: July 2017
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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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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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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