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Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF

Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF


Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
Beautiful Waterfront Cottage 2BR/1BA/Kitchen, sleeps 5,Large Gazebos & Garden

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 cabana 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.

For information and photos, please visit our website under 'Further details'. Discounts on vehicle rental for guests.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Feb 2015
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Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Great property and an amazing vacation location!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for one week. The property exceeded expectations: the view of the beach and the sound of the crashing waves was very soothing. We visited several other beaches and did not find a better one than the one at the bottom of the steps. The cottage itself exuded a relaxed vacation feel that we took full advantage of. The location was convenient to food and exploring the island but the property is secluded. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Monticello Desert Rose

  • 4 of 5
Eleuthera is a primitive, beautiful and very simple island. No casinos, shopping plazas or resorts, and in my opinion has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Desert Rose sits on a very beautiful Atlantic- side ocean beach; sometimes wavy and often calm. The snorkeling was great and our stay was enjoyable. The property was well maintained, charming and quite comfortable; located outside of "town", down a semi private road, I would recommend a SUV. For those individuals that visit Eleuthera often and want some privacy but still get around relatively easily, this is a good place to stay. We enjoyed our evening property guest - a grey and black hooded egret or cormorant. Nice property. Detroit MI.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5
Website pictures are usually better than reality, but in this case, pictures don't do Desert Rose justice at all. We have traveled quite a bit and have seen some spectacular places, but our stay on Eluethra at Desert Rose was beyond our greatest expectations. Desert Rose truly is private with a stretch of the most beautiful beach you could ever want right out your front door. Like many other guests, we rarely saw anyone on the beach and felt like we owned the whole place. No neighbors homes can be seen from Desert Rose and while secluded and private, we felt quite safe. The island is phenomenal l if you like rest and quiet, gorgeous beaches, friendly people, and that get away from it all feeling. It is not for you if you like nightlife, cozying up to the beach bar and sharing the beach with hundreds of other people. The house itself was perfect for us. It is well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a beach vacation. The caretaker was in touch with us but not at all intrusive and we lacked absolutely nothing. Definitely need to rent a vehicle and suggest a 4 wheel drive if you want to get to most beaches. Even the road to the house is a bit rough so the higher clearance afforded by a 4 wheel drive is worth it. We knew food would be expensive and perhaps not much variety available and that was the case. A half gallon of milk was $8! In November there was not much fresh produce available but we certainly made do. We brought dry goods with us for breakfasts and lunches and that helped with the expense. But don't miss hitting the local restaurants for some fresh fish and cracked conch! We can't say enough about this place and certainly plan on a return visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Beautiful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking for a place to get away from it all and the Desert Rose provided more than we expected. The house was very comfortable. Fully stocked with everything you need to relax and unwind. The beach was perfect for us. We were there for 5 days and saw only 3 people on the 1/2 + mile stretch of beach. The water was warm and clear, almost like being in a pool, only way better. Barbara was fantastic to work with and Kelly was outstanding with her assistance at before and during our stay. We hated to leave and stalled until the very last minute almost missing our flight back to reality. If we can we will be back. Couldn't have been better.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

stunning and secluded

  • 5 of 5
The property was everything I thought it would be and more. The pictures don't do it justice, because its absolutely beautiful. The deck over looks the private beach, with turquoise water and white/ pink sand. The house it self is cozy and well furnished, it feels like home even though your on a private island. There are hammocks among the palm trees and lounge chairs on the deck for relaxing. You can prepare a meal.on the grill outside or cook in the fully stocked kitchen. The house is fully stocked with towels,sunscreen, soap,blankets and pillows, beach chairs,snorkel gear and anything else you could want on a beach vacation. I would recommend this property to anyone. Barbara the owner is very professional and helpful, as well as her staff, the maid, caretaker and gardener were always around or a phone call away if we needed anything. Very romantic, private, and relaxing. Da perk Café down the hill was a great place for drinks, and sandwich's also good breakfast. The locals are very friendly, if you get lost or want to find some good food, just ask them! You will not be disappointed!! Just remember bug spray.
Thanks again Barbara!!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose Private, Secluded, Charming Beachfront Cottage -10% OFF
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Unbelievable Beauty, Romance and Isolation

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing! It looked *exactly* like the pictures depict. Absolutely beautiful. My boyfriend and I stayed here for about 4 nights. We roamed the beach every day and never even saw another person. The house was clean and had a very functional and well stocked kitchen. We rented a car from the owner which was very useful. They arranged airport pick up and drop off. At such a great price, this rental was everything we had hoped it would be and more. You won't be disappointed. :-)
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tippy's at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Governor's Harbour at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tippy's at 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


From $270 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Nov 16 2014 - Jul 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
Aug 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100.00

In order to confirm this reservation we require a deposit 50% of the rental rate within 10 days of booking, with the balance and $500 refundable security/damage deposit due to 30 days prior the arrival.
Payment methods accepted:
Personal Checks ( USA), and Bank Wire Transfers.
From Canada: (U.S.$) Canadian personal checks, (U.S.$) Canadian bank money orders.

Rates are based on 2 guests.
Please add $200/wk per quest. ( Max 4)

Christmas and New Year's weeks(1-2) :$ 2,890/wk.
(3-4) $3,000/wk.

Cancellations: Deposit is refundable up to 50 days before rental time, minus $200 re-booking fee.

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.

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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 21, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


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

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront


  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 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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