"If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful and trainquil vacation, travel to the Abacos and stay at the gorgeous “Nutty Mermaid” house. Located between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay (pronounced Key), the house sits directly on the beach. The house is beautifully furnished and has everything you would need, including a kayak, sunfish, paddle board, lots of snorkel masks and fins, gas grill and more. The beach is very private and there are several areas off the beach where you can snorkel and take beautiful underwater pictures of fish, turtles, lobsters and starfish. There is nothing like waking up in the morning, looking out your window overlooking the beach, and seeing the brilliance of the sunrise.
The owner of the home, Michelle, is incredibly helpful and very responsive. She answered all of our questions, sent us information on restaurants, grocery shopping, beaches, boat and auto rentals and airline options. She makes sure you feel like you are “staying in her home as her guest” and not just “renting a house on the beach.”
There were five of us in our group and we rented a van from A&P Auto Rental which is about 3 miles from the airport. The pickup and drop-off of the van was very fast and easy. If you are looking to rent a new vehicle, you will not find that in the Abacos. We chartered a full-day deep-sea fishing trip with Captain Mark at the Treasure Cay Marina. We caught enough fish to feed all of us for the entire week and to give the caretaker of the house fish to take home. Captain Mark made sure we had an awesome time and all the fish were cleaned and ready to take home when we arrived back at the dock. We also did a daylong snorkel trip, with Captain David, which included swimming with stingrays, sharks, turtles and pigs, yes, pigs. We also had the opportunity to snorkel on one of the most beautiful reefs in the Bahamas. Make sure you spend a day at the Treasure Cay beach. It is one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. We set up our chairs in front of the Treasure Cay Resort Bar and Grill. Finally if you are looking for a wonderful restaurant, visit Curly Tails in Marsh Harbour. The food is delicious.
Thank you again to Michelle and her caretaker Joy for making sure we had a fabulous vacation."
Guest: Sheri G.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 24, 2015