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Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec

Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2014
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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.

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Speaks:: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough positive things abut the house and island. They have everything you need to make it a pleasant stay. It was helpful to have items left over form others ( bug spray, sunscreen, supplies etc) as well as a caretaker to provide help when necessary. Overall a spectacular time!
Dec 2012
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Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
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 -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
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 -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
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
Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Another beautiful, secluded, and fun week!

  • 5 of 5
We once again stayed at the Desert Rose for a magnificant week of beautiful views, warm water and perfect snorkeling! Seclusion was ours as we saw literally only one (1) other couple on "our beach" the entire week! We were pleased at the improvements Barbara has made to the home (new stairs to the beach, new bed, more movies, local phone, etc) and the cleanliness of the house - all since our last stay in 2011. We used Barbara's available car to travel the island seeing Ben Bay (pristine little cove on the north end), Harbor Island, the "Blue Hole" and Lighthouse Beach - all beautiful, but truely decided that Desert Rose has the best beach and nicest view on the island! We had a large storm pass through one night and lost power (to about 1/3 of the island). With ease, we were gottn hold of by the great caretaker (Mr. Rolle) and others of Barbara's friends to ensure we were ok and knew how to get power to the house if island power didn;t come back quickly. it was comforting and great to know we were safe and well taken care of in any circumstance. House was well equipped, clean and lacking for nothing! Best snorkeling on the island (and we tried a number of places) is directly in front of the house! With sand still between our toes . . . we WILL be back to this little bit of paradise. Thanks for sharing your home with us - again!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Spectacular vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a month long stay in the Desert Rose.

We had been to Eleuthera before but this was the first time we had been back in 8 years
Barbara, the owner, was a joy to work with. She was responsive, helpful and the entire rental transaction was handled over the internet...hassle free.

Once there, we met David, the caretaker, who took care of any questions we had and checked in several times with us over the month to see that everything was going ok.

The Desert Rose is located midway between the northern and southern tips of the island, so it is a good base from which to visit beaches and points of interest in both directions.

Desert Rose is located on a small bluff overlooking the ocean. It is clean, well furnished and maintained while being equipped with all the conveniences one could need.
You go to sleep and wake up each day to the sounds of the ocean. Although air conditioned, we kept our windows open the entire time and were never uncomfortable. Virtually every morning we had coffee on the deck, watching the sun rise and enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean, a few steps away.

Sometimes we 'd go into Governors Harbor, travel the island a bit or just decide to grab some rays, read a book and stay right there.

We liked it so much there that, before we left , we scheduled another 2 week stay in 2015.

Some say, Eleuthera, its not for everyone. Obviously they have never been to the Desert Rose.

We loved it there.

Pat and Dave St John
Marietta, Georgia
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Monticello - Desert Rose -Charming-Secluded-Beachfront Cottage -10 OFF Nov-Dec
Governor's Harbour Eleuthera

Private, cozy, beautiful, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5
Desert Rose is a great vacation home. We enjoyed a superb week in paradise. We had a private beach all to ourselves (there is the potential for neighbors, but none were present during our week). We played in the sand, lounged in the sun, and explored the northern half of Eleuthera with ease and comfort.

Desert Rose is well stocked with gear and necessities. It also has various supplies to make life convenient. We used the beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach blankets, sand toys, pack-and-play, and water dispensers.

The master BR is good size. The children's bedroom is small, but has two bunks. The house is not baby proof, but it's easy to keep an eye on your child in the open atmosphere of Desert Rose.

The selection of books and DVDs is extensive. It made breakfast and dinner with a toddler much easier.

Food on the island will be twice as expensive as food in the USA. Aside from the major resorts, no one accepts credit cards, so bring plenty of cash. Rent Barbara's Nissan Pathfinder, as it is in good shape and very convenient.

Try out Sky Beach Club, Harbour Island, Valentine's, The Cove at Eleuthera, and the Eleuthera Supply store in Governor's Harbor. Haynes Library has internet for a $5 donation. The free medical clinic in Lower Bouge is well supplied and has modern medical practitioners, if you need health care.

Barbara is very well organized and will try to make your trip wonderful. She is a great owner/operator.

Desert Rose is great for couples and families alike. If you want peace and quiet and convenience, at a good price, you will be happy to stay at Desert Rose.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • 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


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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
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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

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.


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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