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Villa Tatutina is a Private Peaceful Luxurious Villa

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms 7 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Villa Tatutina is a spectacular tropical estate that has been described as one of the finest and most unique properties in all of the Bahamas. “The Very Best in Island Living”. The estate is situated on beautifully landscaped and gated grounds overlooking the Harbor where the views and sunsets are breathtaking. The estate offers every amenity expected of a true luxury residence. The tropical gardens surrounding the property are extraordinary. Massive royal palms and lush highbred tropical foliage are in such abundance you have to see to believe. Outdoor entertaining areas include a towering gazebo that overlooks a beautiful pool accented with hand painted tiles and cascading waterfalls over rock formations. This spectacular area has a fabulous view of the harbor.

Villa Tatutina is comprised of 12 structures. The largest is the luxurious Master Villa that overlooks the Harbor, the magnificent pool and waterfalls. The 25 ft pentagon shaped design of the four entryways, the living room, dining room and kitchen make this villa outstanding. Beautiful decorator furnishings and custom cabinetry are featured throughout the villa. The master bedroom and bath boast cathedral ceilings with French doors that overlook a running stream and tropical flowers. The guest area is three structures situated around a courtyard with fountain and cascading bougainvillea over a beautifully lighted arbor. The main villa is designed for entertaining guests in a formal or informal setting. It has a beautifully furnished living room and dining room with custom designed cut glass windows from floor to ceiling. The private office features designer cabinets with granite workspace. Sophisticated elegance describes the powder room. Hand blown Italian glass bowl and pedestal float on hand cut granite.

The “Chef's kitchen” is equipped with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and a huge walk-in pantry. The guest villa is decorated in a delightful Bahamian theme and is complete with spacious living room, breakfast area and kitchen. The two lovely bedrooms each have private bath. The third structure consists of 3 guest suites designed for total comfort. A private get away with spacious bath, designer furniture and all the amenities.

The Dock will accommodate a 100' and a 70' boat and both docks have 50 amp and 100 amp service.

Keywords: Compound, Resort, Villa,

More Details

Bren Barlow
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Marsh Harbour Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Villa Tatutina is a Private Peaceful Luxurious Villa
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

World Class Property & Owner

  • 5 of 5

Usually not the type to write reviews, but compelled to do so for this Owner & Property. We are seasoned renters of Luxury and 5* properties. Villa Tatutina is in a class of its own. Online photos do not come close to what the Villa and grounds actually are. From the level of thought in designing the amazing property, detail, workmanship, quality of furnishings, professional layout and landscaping, to the amenities and location, all amazing. Bren the Owner is a class act and was genuinely a joy to engage with. Helpful, kind and resourceful beyond expectation and explanation. Willy, the Manager, our "go to guy" was so helpful throughout our two week stay. Our family all left feeling like we made new friends. Too many examples to share, but both Bren & Willy came through in so many ways from transportation, on-site assistance, recommendations for island hopping, boat rentals, deep sea fishing, etc. Each Villa is so amazing, offering our entire family privacy and "alone time" in high quality accommodations. Outdoor kitchen by pool and water simply spectacular with ice maker, fridge, Viking grill, overhead exhaust, dishwasher and music! So many areas for relaxing you have to see it to believe it, words just can't describe it. If you are boaters, the Villa is also set up from small crafts to very large with the Villa having its own docks and full service stations. Getting to and from airport super easy, 10 minute taxi and about $25 for full size van. Marsh Harbour area marinas, restaurants/bars super casual, good food, great drinks and about a 15 minute walk from Villa or not even a 5 minute drive. We used A&P car rental and had a van delivered to the Villa with Bren's assistance. Way to go once you get to understand the airports restrictions and rental agencies locations. Made a trip out to Treasure Cay area, beachside Coco Beach Bar & Grill has great set up. Good food and drinks. Investigate online for beach as they charge nominal fees for chairs and thatched covered tables. Definitely rent a boat (Blue Wave was our choice but know the fuel is $5 a gal and oil $65/gal) and do some Cay exploring. No Name Cay with the pigs running around was crazy fun. Abacos is so laid back. Never been prior, but would absolutely return. When that happens, we will be at no other place but Villa Tatutina. Amazing. Thanks Bren!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Dave and Karen for this excellent review. We appreciate what totally "awesome" guests you and family were. You respected the villa as if it were your home and took such care to leave it as you found it. We are grateful for guests like you. We are blessed to have many wonderful guests throughout the year, but you and family left as friends.....and that's great! Thanks as well for your appreciation of the detail that's gone into making Villa Tatutina a 5 star property. We are always happy to offer this level property and service to our guests and overjoy when they recognize it's something special... Please accept a "rousing" thank you from the Villa Tatutina staff and myself. We couldn't have enjoyed your being with us more. Please come back soon..... My best, Bren
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Palm Coast, Florida

This is it! A truly awesome private resort!

  • 5 of 5


One is never sure of what to expect when booking any private vacation Villa. We hope to find an accommodation that looks at least pretty close in person to what pictures are posted online.

After exhaustive online research, I decided that the Villa Tatutina also seemed to fit in with our own luxurious vacation home venue ideas. With fingers crossed, I secured the week, and I set out to "fill in" the rest of the details for excursions, boat rentals, and the like.

From the very start, Villa Tatutina's gracious owner, Ms. Bren Barlow, proved to be an invaluable asset for our vacation's coordination process. Need a boat rental?; no problem, she will help with suggestions and contact information. A rental car? She helps not only get things set up, but she actually has the vehicle delivered to the villa in advance, and takes care of handling the paperwork! How about a private butler who can help set up an amazing private chef...or a private musician group? No problem, she knows the perfect person! Need a talented masseuse, or an expert local guide for offshore or inshore fishing? Yep, her recommended privately sourced butler can help with that too!

The truth is that the online pictures do not do the Villa justice at all! The Villa and grounds, the overall ambiance and convenient design, the breathtaking landscaping and the truly unexpected attention to every detail....each are evident with every turn of the head. The pool and pavilions are truly large, luxuriously appointed, ideally sized for a large group....and the overall resort like "feel" of the architecture is uniquely inspired.

The Abaco islands themselves offer such a unique experience with nature's beauty...the island's reputation for amazing bone fishing, deep sea fishing, reef diving, sailing, beach combing...all of it is well earned. We swam with and even fed small sharks, gentle stingrays, hungry sea turtles...and even fed swimming pigs by hand!

We all agreed the best parts of each day involved coming "home" to Bren's amazing Villa Tatutina; splashing around the pool, dining at the summer kitchen pavilion, gathering around the leisure room at night, and falling into the comfort of luxury linens at the end of the evening. Even the ever present breezes made us wish we lived there full time, in "paradise found".

We found that the Villa price as charged was more fair than anywhere else we have yet stayed. What a vacation, and what a value!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your vacation so much, and made so many great memories. You and your family were simply a treat to meet and get to know. I always enjoy watching our guests experience everything available as they tour our amazing string of out islands. The Abaco islands offer so many wonderful activities and your group experienced them all. Thanks for visiting Villa Tatutina....Please come back soon.
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent and the owner, Bren, is a fantastic lady. Anything we needed was taken care of and done with a smile. The beds, bathrooms, and living areas are perfect. We cooked a lot and the kitchen more than exceeded our expectations. This property is especially great if you have a boat. You can get gas just two docks over. Loading and unloading couldn't have been more convienent. We caught more fish than we could eat so Bren took us to a local pastor who is helping those who have very little and we gave the pastor what we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason, I so enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful family and friends. It's always a pleasure when you meet people with common interests and enthusiasm for a worthy cause. What a fun and productive day we had delivering all that fish to such a grateful group of people. I will look forward to seeing all of you again in the future. Thanks again, Bren
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Our wedding would not have been possible without Bren and Tatutina

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to the Abacos for a very long time. I never even considered having our wedding anywhere else.

When looking at places for the main family to stay, we found Villa Tatutina. The ability to come together when we wanted in the main house, pool, or dock but also importantly tuck away to our own privacy when needed, could not have been more perfect.

Our request of Bren was above and beyond normal guests for the week- we asked if we could throw our rehearsal dinner there as well. She was more than helpful and made sure everything was PERFECT at all times. Throughout the week, there was nothing that she didn't have ready with a smile.

I honestly can't say enough nice things after spending over a week there. Thank you, Bren. We couldn't have pulled it off without you.

-Graham and Anna Heyward

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had two families staying at Villa Tatutina for a wedding along with numerous friends staying close by for 10 days and it could not have been a nicer experience. Bren and Willy were more than accommodating of our every need. We had the rehearsal dinner for 80 guests by the pool and it was truly magical.

As a boating group, we had rental boats from Blue Water and traveled to multiple adjacent islands enjoying the entire Bahamas experience.

Thank you Bren for your assistance when needed during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Wayne. It was such a pleasure hosting these two families for such a special event. Villa Tatutina is the perfect property for larger events and families who want to stay together, but also have private space when its time to rest for the next celebration. Everyone I spoke with loved your choices and destination for the wedding events. The rehearsal dinner was truly a spectacular event in every way. Your guests could not have enjoyed it more. Thanks for inviting us to share in this special time in your life. I wish the newly weds many years of happiness and look forward to all of your return to Villa Tatutina in the near future. Bren Barlow
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Athens Georgia

Fantastic way to bring in 2017

  • 5 of 5

We took our family of 8 to Villa Tatutina the day after Christmas for one of the most fun weeks we have spent anywhere. The Villa is amazingly beautiful both inside and out. Nothing is left out. The landscaping is absolutely top notch and the layout and interior spaces are beautiful and immaculate. We took our boat and the dock was first rate as well. Marsh Harbour provides a great view of life in the Bahamas without a feeling of over commercialization. The owner was there, but totally unobtrusive. In fact we had to encourage her to spend time with us. She provided terrific insights into the island and surrounding areas for us to explore and enjoy. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $600

Children two years and under stay free

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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