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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 7 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 $1700 per week

Downstairs 2 bed/2 bath/living/dining $2100 per week

Full house 3 bed/ 3 bath/living/dining $2400 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: french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

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 Bahamas

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Abaco Abound 'The Nutty Mermaid-a Magical Beachfront Home'
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Incredible Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we arrived until the time we left we were made to feel comfortable. The views from the house and beach are amazing! We snorkeled almost every day behind the house and out about 100 yards. We had a storm blow through one evening so the next day we drove down to Sandy Point to find some shells. We rented the downstairs as a one bedroom but Joyce, the caretaker was nice enough to show us the rest of the house (we will be back with family or friends). Plenty of toys available to use such as kayaks, sunfish sailboat (we didn't use it as we didn't know how to put it together) along with inflatables galore and plenty of snorkeling gear (we brought our own). Met several people from the neighborhood and everyone was incredibly nice. Walks along the private beach almost every evening. Cocktails and star gazing on the rear patio! We went out snorkeling with one of the neighbors, who had a boat, and saw some of the shallow water reefs close by. Can't wait to come back. Easy access to the rest of the island but a very relaxing location.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review ! Thank you so very much!! I am a pilot and travel and this is one of my favorite places in the world and love when my guests enjoy it as much as I do. The snorkeling, spear fishing, lobster diving, kayaking and just laying in the hammock watching the stars make me happy. The beach is my happy place and I love sharing it with such wonderful guests!!! Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to having you back with friends and family. I give return guests a discount for returning or referring others. Think sand between your toes🌴󝀼󝌴🌴󝁍ichelle
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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: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Michelle, my wife and I want to thank you for such a great place to stay. You had everything we could have needed in the house. I actually was lucky enough to catch our lobster dinner just off your beach. The home was centrally located for our activities. I would not hesitate to book again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Nutty Mermaid for 5 days after Chartering a CAT for a week cruising the sea of Abacos, The house was Awesome, private beach, water toys, snorkeling, walks down the beach. The house was very clean and the views were outstanding, We rented a power boat for a couple of days which I recommend you can get to treasure cay faster by boat then car, I would highly recommend the Nutty Mermaid if your looking for a quite place to stay, we will stay here again next time we come to the Bahamas.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent to hear you enjoyed Abaco!! Cruising the Abacos and staying at the Nutty Mermaid- sounds like a perfect vacation to me. Hope to see your family and friends again!! Think sand between your toes!!
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Abaco's and didn't know what to expect. When we arrived on Friday at the Nutty Mermaid it was breath taking. Private but including all the comforts - the pictures online do not give it justice. Caught too much fish on Saturday and had to leave Mahi and Wahoo in the freezer for the caretaker.

Michelle provides everything from Kayak's to snorkeling equipment and paddle board. It was amazing. We rented a boat to go to other Islands and she arranged a place to dock the boat next to the house. When we drove to Treasure Cay we did not know what to expect. We came across a place called Treasure Sands Resort which was actually like an oasis on a secluded beach with a pool, bar and restaurant that was really incredible. Maybe 10 minutes at most from the house. The last day was windy so we drove to Little Harbor to visit Pete's Pub and gallery at Michelles recommendation. It was beautiful! Spent the whole day there. Michelle- you made our vacation this year so memorable. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us and all the information you provided to make sure we made the most of our first trip to Marsh Harbor. I can't wait to go back and have given your name and information to several of my friends in Charleston. Just don't want you to get too full because we are already planning our return.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! What a great review! I love it there and I always am super pleased when my guest love it there too! You made my day !!!! Many groups keep coming back so look forward to sharing with your family and friends again 🌴😊🌴
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Nutty Mermaid...Great Vacation spot in the "Out islands of the the Bahamas"

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing, beautiful vacation. Who wouldn't love having the ocean in his/her backyard?! The accommodations were very comfortable and very beachy; just what you'd expect in a beach house in the Bahamas. Michelle has supplied the house with everything you might need for "fun in the sun."

A swim (most of the way it was a walk) to your private island right in the middle of your backyard ocean is a must for everyone. Treasure Cay Resort is a quick 10 mins away. The ferry to Green Turtle Cay is only 15 mins from the house, and Marsh Harbor is a quick 20 min. drive. The neighbors are all so friendly and helpful, and Joy is a gem! She checked on us almost every day during our stay, and went out of her way to make sure any problems that occurred were immediately solved.

Cocktails on the patio at sunset were some of our best memories.

Can't say enough about the relaxing, enjoyable vacation we had during our Nutty Mermaid vacation. Would definitely recommend the Nutty Mermaid as a great vacation spot.

As a matter of fact, we liked it so much we're going back next month for a longer stay!!


  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treasure Cay International Billfish Tournament
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Mermaid Reef
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Hope Town Lighthouse
Mangoes Restaurant
Curly Tails
On the Beach Bar and Grill
Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden
Cracker P's Bar & Grill
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.


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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%

Prices include maid and tax fees-
Summer prices 1 bedroom/bath downstairs / $1700 per week
downstairs 2 bedroom $2100/per week
whole house 3 bedroom $2400/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

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