About the property
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Beautiful Atlantic Beachfront 3BR/2BA/Kitchen,sleeps 7,Large Gazebos & Garden
Luxurious and private 5 acre getaway beachfront property with garden,gazebos and cabanas. Enjoy breathtaking deck views of the Atlantic Ocean with great swimming and snorkeling in crystal blue shallow water, perfect for children. Miles of beautiful pink sand to walk on, and the large gazebo in the tropical garden to enjoy while listening to the sound of the sea .
The 'Garden of Light' is a two story 3 bedroom house, fully furnished and equipped. The house sleeps up to 6 max 7 guests with 2 master bedrooms and 1 smaller room with a twin bunk bed and 1 sofa/bed. The house is at less than 1 min walk down a private path to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island.
The property has two homes that can be rented together to accommodate larger groups. Please see Desert Roses' front beach cottage,sleeps 4 guests (www.HomeAway listing 315311).
For information, please visit our website below under 'Further Details'. Discounts on vehicle rental for guests.
Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato
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- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
About Barbara Bolognesi Mozzato
Barbara Bolognesi resides in Burlington, CT.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best vacation ever!
This was the best vacation ever! The house itself was perfect for our needs--we have three in our family, but the house could sleep 6. We found the kitchen to be well-stocked, the gas grill very handy (along with the fish baskets to grill the catch of the day), and the beach to be amazing. The island is a slice of paradise. We went exploring and found new beaches almost every day. When we didn't want to go anywhere, we had the beach behind the house to enjoy the day--a perfect tiki hut to provide shade, plenty of rocks and things to explore when snorkeling, and soft pink sand to luxuriate in. Another bonus--very few people on any beach, so you feel like the beach is yours!!! The two weeks we were there did not give us enough time to do all the things we wanted to do, so we will be forced to come back!!! We cooked in and we ate out. Groceries were found at Burrow's and Eleuthera Supply (both in the Harbour), another great grocery store called Midway (Queen's Hwy near Savannah Sound), and a huge grocery store (the real deal) in Rock Sound. Buy your fresh produce at the Island Farms, along with fresh bread and cinnamon buns. Bristol's Liquor Store in GH for good wine and spirits. We enjoyed Buccaneer Club, Tippy's, and Bacchus Fine Foods for eating out. You really can't go wrong. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Andre, the caretaker, was also very helpful by meeting us coming in from the airport, replacing the gas tank for the grill, and even buying fresh fish for me one day when I couldn't. He called several times just to check in and make sure everything was going smoothly. All in all, the perfect vacation! Thank you, Barbara and Luciano!
Great property.Close to the beach.Well cared for.
lovely property--well situate with easy access to many of the beaches
only downside is having the noseeums around at dusk making it difficult to sit outside for that sundowner
This house is perfect in every way!
We stayed at this property over New Years. We have stayed at many vrbo properties throughout the world, and I can honestly say it is the best we have found. We stayed at Desert Rose facing the Atlantic and the beach was perfect. We explored many beaches in Eleuthera and our backyard view was our favorite. The home was ideal for our family of five and we were lucky enough to meet the property owners who were first class in every way. They went above and beyond to ensure our stay perfect. We can’t say enough good things about the privacy and beauty of this property. We will refer all our friends and family! Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Great island scene for relaxing
We stayed at the larger property, further back from the beach. There are two cottages on this property, each has independent beach access and is well equipped for your stay. The smaller unit has an older vibe and better porches with beach views and a hammock. The larger unit has a gazebo in the garden. Beach is open and basically uninhabited.
Big benefits include: excellent AC for the nights and evenings - well equipped kitchen, good bbq access - lots of beach chairs and stray floaties etc - really beautiful bedspreads and nice sheets - the beach and water are fabulous, clear waters, interesting walks, snorkelable fishies, you can walk along the beach to Tippy's for a meal or drinks, and there are minor grocery spots along Banks road.
In Governor's Harbour are two grocery spots - we are loyal to Burrows whose owners we met - the Friday fish fry has great food (and lots of flies), ice for sale in town and decent restaurants for coffee (Da Perk) and food (Buccaneer etc). We did not go out for fancy dining - so I cannot comment on those spots. Remember to get cash. Everything needs cash, with USD exchangeable 1 to 1 to local currency.
The road access to the cottages is barely marked and pretty darn rough, but the main roads are good and there are sites to visit if you are the adventurous type. Use the GH airport, the others are a long road trip away.
Really amazing welcoming and engaged community of people in and around Governors Harbour.
Next time I think we will go for the smaller unit, but we would really enjoy bringing enough people to fill the two units and engage the whole property. It was a great relaxing vacation. SUV or 4-wheel necessary.
First Time to Eleuthera
This was our first trip to Eleuthera. We found the island to be very beautiful with lush greenery and beautiful ocean views! We also found the islanders to be very friendly and helpful. Marcia, the property manager was there to greet us on arrival and was very friendly, helpful and able to answer any questions we had. We stayed in the Monticello house for 11 days and our friends stayed at Dessert Rose for 8. The house is in a great location on the island, close enough to grocery stores and dining at Tippy’s or the Buccaneer. The well groomed gardens on the property were really enjoyable and relaxing. The beach was very clean with beautiful white sand and it was private. We especially loved the two cabanas right on the beach for us to spend our days. The house had all the amenities that we needed to cook in as well as plenty of place to relax and eat outdoors. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations, this is not it; however, we found it to be clean, comfortable and an enjoyable stay!
Trip of a Lifetime - We Will be Back!
Our family trip to Eleuthera was truly magnificent. Monticello was perfect for our family of four including two teenage daughters - it was big enough to allow our girls to have some space and independence. The proximity to the beach was a major highlight. My husband and I walked along the pristine beach every day all the way to a popular restaurant, Tippy's, and back - probably about 5-7 kms. We also spent time daily sitting on the back deck, and the kitchen and dining area was perfectly set up for meals eaten in.
Monticello is in an ideal location allowing frequent short drives into Governor's Harbour. We found great places to buy food nearby to cook ourselves, including Island Farm, Banks Road Deli, and a grocery store in Governor's Harbour. We also enjoyed the delicious food at nearby restaurants, with Tippy's being our favourite. We attended the Anchor Bay Fish Fry, attended by both locals and visitors.
One highlight was a day-trip to Lighthouse Point at the southern tip of Eleuthera where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet. Another was an afternoon spent on the beach at Monticello where our girls actually played at length with a dolphin that swam in to entertain us and our beach neighbours.
We can't wait to return!
Monticello villa 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, very safe and 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 water. 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 more information and photos, please visit our website below, under Further Details. Other Activities: Kayaking
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 2 guests. Additional guest $250/wk, max 6. $250/wk extra for the 7th guest. Refundable Damage Deposit $500. RATES 2019: $220 per night, Weekly $1,540/7 nights. For stays less than 1 week, please add $15 per night, for stays of 5 nights or less , please add $25 per night. CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S WK: ( 2 guests) $2,000/wk.- (4 guests) 2,400/wk- (6 guests) $2,800. Pet fees: $100/wk 1st pet + $50/wk for additional pet.