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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: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 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 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:
  • 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 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Great beach house. Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We found the Nutty Mermaid in our search for a Honeymoon destination it was more than we expected. First, the house is clean and well supplied/equipped. Beach was beautiful, even more so than depicted on website pictures. Snorkeling, fishing, kayaking (yes, they come with the house), and relaxation. Beach walking, shells, and more green sea turtles than I would have believed. Short drive to restaurants and shopping... Leisure Lee was quiet and very private. Overall, could not have been a better experience.... Winner!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had a wonderful honeymoon at my home. I hope you can come back for your anniversaries in the future. I love giving discounts to repeat guests. They know what to expect when they come back and I know what they like🌴�😎� have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! 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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Perfect place for family or a romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

A clean Well equipped home right on the beach!

Perfect for snorkeling kayaking or a tranquil walk.Will be going back every year

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, Secluded, beachfront. Just great!

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect. Secluded, beachfront. Well appointed house with all needed amenities. We have been going for almost 10 years. Now spend a month each year.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love when my guests keep coming back for many years! Thanks Richard and family have a safe and wonderful holiday season! See you next year!
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Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location and house! Even with the great pictures on the website, we had our breath taken away when we arrived. If you are looking for a private and relaxing vacation, this is the perfect spot for you. The house is welcoming, spacious, clean, and comes with great amenities. The kayaks, floats, and snorkeling gear provide hours of entertainment. There are also bicycles available, but we couldn’t pull ourselves away from the views to use them. It is situated between two cities, so there are a few restaurants available in both directions.

The house has to be located on one of the best spots on the island with absolutely stunning views. The water is a beautiful color, clear, and calm (assuming you have good weather) allowing easy viewing of fish, sea turtles, and rays. Privacy is abundant as there are no houses on one side of the house and plenty of space between it and the one on the other side. You can go hours or even days without seeing anyone else (a single neighbor or two) on the beach or snorkeling. We started every day watching a sunrise and ended most evenings staring at the Milky Way, which too few of us get to see due to light pollution. The hammock makes for a great place to read and unwind. The only disappointment encountered was having to go home at the end of our stay.

If you are looking to get away and enjoy some relaxation, I highly recommend the Nutty Mermaid. Michelle and the caretakers are very responsive to any needs and were a pleasure to interact with. We have never liked the idea of vacationing in the same area twice because there are so many places to see, but we have added this gem back to our list of potential destinations for future trips!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach home

  • 5 of 5

Loved kayaking snorkeling beach and sunrises

Had a blast

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like a perfect vacation to me- you did all my favorite things!! The best to all of you!!
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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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.