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Abaco Abound 'The Nutty Mermaid-a Magical Beachfront Home'

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This is a slice of heaven and I have many guests that keep returning to enjoy the magic. Maybe you should be one of them!

Looking for tranquility? A private beachfront paradise? Incredible natural beauty? Located North of Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas, this three bedroom, three bathroom, two kitchen/livingroom home (upstairs is one bed/one bath kitchen/living and downstairs two bed/two bath kitchen/living) offers spacious accommodations on a white sugar sand beach, complete with coral reef right out the front door. At the reef are turtles, lobster, colorful fish and an eel named 'Charlie'. It's all right at your doorway! Bedrooms and living rooms all overlook the spectacular turquoise blue Abaco Sea. Did we mention skinny dipping as an option?

Like fishing? Snorkeling? Sailing? Kayaking? We have a kayak, bicycles, a paddleboard and a Sunfish for your use complimentary! Have a boat? Only a three minute boatride to Treasure Cay! Marsh Harbour is 15 minutes by boat or 20 minutes by car. At the house we have provided for our guests - snorkel equipment, kayak, bicycles, a paddleboard, fishing poles, and a Sunfish. There are many quaint towns with excellent restaurants and fun shopping to visit, especially in the outer islands, that are only a ferry boatride away.

Sleeps six privately with two additional sleeper sofas. Take time to call for 'Discounted Specials.' (For privacy I only rent to one group at a time). With privacy, tranquility, great accommodations, and fun activities, this is a great place worth experiencing!! Don't let it slip through your hands like the sand. Enjoy it, kick back in the hammock and get some sand between your toes.

1 bed/bath/living/dining lockout $1890 per week

Downstairs 2 bed/2 bath/living/dining $2200 per week

Full house 3 bed/ 3 bath/living/dining $2520 per week

I only rent to one group at a time no matter their needs

If you prefer a condo or canal vacation rentals in Abaco call or e-mail me for more great deals!

Keywords: Beach Front Home

More Details

Michelle Bahr
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2018

About Michelle Bahr

Love the beauty of nature and love this beach! I work hard and play hard but in the end want a peaceful, private beach to relax.

Why Michelle Bahr chose Turtle Rocks

Been coming here since the early 1980's and the waters have this amazing turquois that change with the sunlight that is so magical. The place brings peace in my heart. Abaco is a family island with almost zero crime , I like safe and peaceful.

What makes this house unique

Beach, kayak, beach, sailing, beach, fishing, beach, hammock under the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Michlelle,

It's crazy great. The pictures DO NOT do it justice at all. We were floored rolling out the back door onto that fantastic beach. We haven't left it since we unpacked the car.

Dwight and Diana have been awesome. Dwight hooked me up with a hawaiian sling for the lobsters and that thing is downright lethal. I got 1 with a tickle stick and net in about an hour of chasing them around, at which point Dwight came down the beach and offered the sling. I got 2 more good sized lobster in no time and easily could have had more. I saw one that was easily the largest I've ever seen and I've lobstered many times in the Florida Keys. I swear it looked as big as a small dog. HUGE. He was lucky, as I already had more than enough for the two of us, so he was spared, although if he doesn't move on he may not be so lucky tomorrow. Needless to say we had lobster for dinner.

Dwight also seems to like fishing more than a little and might head out with us to show us the ropes out on the water, which would be awesome for these two newbies to the area.

I'll try your suggestion on the plankton tomorrow. I was out wandering a bit this evening, but didn't know about that, so I'll give that a whirl tomorrow.


Jan 2012
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Turtle Rocks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2) 2-Queen sofa beds look for sheets in the closets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
VHF Radio, Sunfish, Snorkel and Fishing Equipment


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Abaco Abound 'The Nutty Mermaid-a Magical Beachfront Home'
average rating of 4.98 based on 51 reviews

Quiet, private, beautiful home on the ocean beach

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, private, beautiful view, ocean breeze, right on the ocean beach. We have been here before several times and will continue to come to this beautiful home and private beach. You will not be disappointed. Wait to see the sunrises ! Home was very clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review I love repeat guests so very much . They know what to expect and I know they enjoy and take care of my home like it was their beach house. Let me know when you want to return again. I give nice discounts for my return guests. Have a great day and as always “Think sand between your toes 😎?🌴?” Michelle
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Nutty Mermaid in the summer

  • 5 of 5

My family, myself, and friends had a great time at the Nutty Mermaid. We have been all over the Bahamas, and I do mean all over. We were a mix of tech divers, reef divers, beachcomers, snorklers, and boaters, and Nutty Mermaid had it all for us. Make no mistake, you will need a car, but those are easily arranged in the city.

A perfect blend of privacy, with access to a "major" city, we really enjoyed the nite sky unpolluted by city lights, no noise, and a world class private beach. I'm not even a beach-goer, but this sandy beach in the back yard is unbeatable for small kids and adults alike. This is on the clear, brilliant, Sea of Abaco; the largest waves we had in our week were maybe 3 inches!

The minor downsides are a few horseflys, and you will need to drive to a restaurant; no real public transportation out there. The use of some minutes on a local cellphone was an unexpected bonus. Highly recommended, and I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, Maine

Lovely home in private setting with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

The Nutty Mermaid is a wonderful home on a private beach overlooking the Sea of Abaco. If quiet and peaceful is your objective you will find it here. The house is very clean and spacious. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths was ideal for 2 couples. The kitchen as all the supplies for cooking meals. Overall the house is well stocked from kitchen supplies, to towels to beach gear. The one thing to be aware of at this house is that you are 40 mins north of Marsh Harbor and 20 mins south of Treasure Cay. Stock up well when shopping in either town b/c nothing is close by for a quick trip to the store

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to hear you had a great time! Someday we hope to have a small mom and pop store when they build a marina Have a blessed day and Think sand between your toes!! Michelle
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Truly paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was out 2nd trip to the Nutty Mermaid. With any luck, it will not be our last. Its a great place to stay and relax quietly or for breaks between excursions. The beach and views are amazing! The house is beautiful and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you keep coming back You were great guests ! I love it there and love when my guests love I also The best blessed time for all!! Think sand between your toes!! Michelle
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, beach, & area. 5th time visiting and will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you had a great birthday at The Nutty Mermaid ! Keep coming back- we love you all!! Think sand between your toes!! And lobster and fish in your belly 🌴?😎?🌴?
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Grand Rapids, MI

Idyllic beach front. Quiet and private.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and well stocked home with beautiful ocean view and perfect beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed my home and thanks for the great picture of all the seafood you caught- mouthwatering!! Yum yum!!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Marsh Harbour Airport/Treasure Cay Airport
Car: recommended

Privacy, peace, and tranquility on a private beach is what I love! Fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, sailing, enjoying the stars while swaying on the hammock, swimming, or basking in the warm Caribbean sun are at your front door. Just a short drive or boat ride away all restaurants, shops, and live music are at your demand. It's paradise just waiting to be enjoyed! Life is good!!

(I try to respond within 5 hours of receiving your inquiry- if you use multiple sights my ratings may be lowered on one because I answered on the other site)

Think sand between your toes! Michelle

Golf: We have some great golf course nearby, contact me if you would like some details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Prices include maid and tax fees-
Summer prices 1 bedroom/bath downstairs / $1890 per week
downstairs 2 bedroom $2200/per week
whole house 3 bedroom $2520/per week

50% deposit is due to hold dates- prices are subject to change unless deposit is collected then the remainder final payment is due 30 days prior to arrivals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund if canceled at least -1 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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