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 100 amp service. There is also a 32' Intrepid fishing boat, and a Van available for additional fees.
Our group of 10 adults had an amazing time at Villa Tatutina. The property is incredible! The pictures do not do it justice. The owner Bren was there, she is very fun to talk to and has all the local knowledge you could ever ask for. The work staff (mostly Willie) was always available to help with anything we asked for.
A short walk away we snorkeled on Mermaid Reef; excellent fish viewing and the surf was gentle.
Next time we'll get a boat to park on the very well appointed deck so we can explore some of the out islands.
Marsh itself is more built up than a lot of the other Bahamas islands, the grocery store is HUGE (by Bahamas standards), there are several banks and plenty of restaurants in town, but we mostly enjoyed the seclusion of the villa and cooked at the house. Can't recommend this place enough, we had a great time!
This was my first experience using VRBO. I was very shocked. I have been to the Bahamas nine times but this trip by far was the best one ever. This house was amazing. I cannot describe how beautiful everything was. The pictures don't do it justice. Its like being in your own private paradise. This place has any and everything you could possibly ever want. But most of all the people were awesome! They went far and beyond to make us happy. They helped us with renting a boat and groceries and everything in between. I definitely will be back to see Ms. Brenda and Willie as soon as possible. My whole group agreed they made us feel like family.
We are a family of 11 that spent a week at Villa Tatutina. Three of us arrived by boat and were met by Willie, the grounds keeper, on the dock. We were expecting the Villa and grounds to be beautiful having seen all the pictures online, but were blown away with all the little details. Our 15 year old grandson was barely containing himself, he was so excited. Our tour began on the pier, where the little house there had everything you could possibly want for water skiing, including many various size life jackets. We went by the beautiful pool, with the waterfall and a basketball net, the outdoor kitchen, dining and lounge area. Willie pointed out the outside bath room and showed us where all the, beach towels, pool toys and floats were. Since we have a 4, 6 and 7 year old grandchildren, we were a little concerned about the bedrooms not being connected to the main gathering room but it turned out not to be a problem at all. Having the gathering room with its large lounge area, fully equipped kitchen, large dining room, powder room bath, and office allowed those who woke early or who stayed up late to watch tv, get something to eat, surf the net, watch a movie or just visit and play cards around the dining room table, without waking or bothering anyone else. There was plenty of room for us to spread out comfortably. All of the bedrooms were comfortable and beautiful. The upstairs kids bedroom was a big hit and one night the grands had a "sleep over" up there. We used this as a base of operations. We were diving 3 days and then would take day trips on our boat to other islands. Everyone really loved the pool and the basket ball net was a really great idea and was used a lot. We are already talking about a return stay!
We had a great time at Villa Tatutina and used this location as a home base. It's the perfect 'home" destination and then every day we ventured out to a different destination. It's big enough where everyone can have their own space to do what they want. The grounds were beautiful and the owner was very accommodating. The pool area was inviting and fun. The kitchens are great and we took full advantage of having them. We also felt safe and would not hesitate to return.
Our group of 13 just spend a week at Villa Tatutina in June. We were a group of 4 children and 9 adults, ranging in age from 10 to 76. This was a second visit for most in our group. We had a fabulous time and would rate it as one of the best trips we have ever been on. The property is still stunningly amazing. The only problem was that we ran out of time. We had such an awesome experience, nobody wanted to leave. Everything worked perfectly. Air conditioning in other villas we have rented throughout the Caribbean is sometimes weak or broken. Everyone in our group stayed cool and comfortable. We enjoyed great meals from the poolside grill including jerk chicken, steak and lobster. The kids had a blast catching small grouper and other fish from the dock. The pool is absolutely wonderful, and was well used every day. If we weren't sitting on the steps talking or hanging out on the floats, we were playing water volleyball or basketball. There is a covered outdoor sitting area between the pool and outdoor kitchen that was a favorite spot for those enjoying reading. We had a fantastic time on the boat that is available with the villa. Captain Sam did a great job taking us places to find shells, snorkel, and swim with sea turtles. He also took us shopping and to a wonderful restaurant for lunch at Hope Town. Sightseeing by boat is a must. The villa is also within walking distance of the well known Jib Room and Mermaid Reef, both highly recommended. Having 2 minivans available with the villa is extremely convenient. It is really hard for me to adequately express what an awesome place Villa Tatutina is and I feel it's even better than photos represent. We are extremely fortunate to have been able to bring our family and friends here twice. We missed seeing John, the owner, on our trip this year, but he did call to check in on us. We enjoyed our time with him. In his absence, we were well taken care of by Willie who helps maintain this beautiful place and keeps everything running smoothly. He can also arrange local excursions for you. One of the things I enjoyed doing again on this visit was exploring around, taking pictures of all of the incredible landscaping, streams, water features, and well thought out structures that make up this property. When you take the time to look around with sincere appreciation for what a special place this is, it becomes quite clear there was a tremendous amount of heart that went into making it that way.
For our fourth trip to Abaco we chose Villa Tatutina on the recommendation of friends who had been there. There were ten in our group and everyone had a wonderful stay. The grounds are picture perfect, the accommodations are comfortable and private, the gathering spaces are roomy and inviting. We especially liked the pool and gazebo area, spending a lot of time relaxing while watching the boats and activity in the harbor. Having a car available and a great place to dock our rental boat made getting around easy. The staff was pleasant and helpful. If you get a chance to have Andrea cook for you, you will not be disappointed. Her food and service was outstanding. We had a wonderful week and would certainly return.
Other Activities: Shopping, basketball court
$7500 per week up to 8 persons....additional persons are $450.00 per week
$1000 per week premium for 2 Christmas weeks.....2013 Dec.21-28 and Dec 28-Jan 4, 2014
Other options available upon request including chef, and boat w/captain and automobiles
On site host and hostess (John & Donna Milanowski) to see to all your needs.
Call for prices on all options.