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.
We stayed at Villa Tatutina with our family of 6, a guest, and another family of 4 that also brought a guest. Each family had their own living 'homes' and the main villa that we stayed in was absolutely exceptional! The photos do not quite do the property justice in the size, the gardens, and the amazing sprawling grounds! There is a 'gathering ' villa that has a full chef's kitchen, beautiful dining room and a spacious, yet comfortable lounging great room with tv, dvd , speakers, and stereo system. The pool, with its lovely rocky waterfall, sits adjacent to a full-size outdoor gazebo and dining area and kitchen. (Also with a great I-dock and speaker system.) Steps away are a full, imported painted tile restroom and shower facility, as well as an 8-10 person hot tub that literally sits a few feet from the harbor waters (such a tranquil late night reprieve under a full moon....) We also cannot say enough about the owner and nearby resident, John. Any little question, and minor details, he was always nearby to tend to our needs. When one of our guests became ill with a flu-bug that she arrived with, he did not hesitate in personally driving the family to the doctor on Easter Sunday!! The whole experience has been 'above and beyond' our expectations! It is a phenomenal property that is a hidden jewel on the island of Marsh Harbor. Easy to fly into, minutes from the airport, minutes from a great grocery, and a great dock for a boat so you can have access to any island in the Bahamas! You and your guests will not be disappointed in this unbelievable vacation destination!
We Chose this property because of the high percentage of great reviews from past guests. We are completely blown away with our stay and it is only half over. My daughter became ill in florida just before we flew over. During her first three days stay John, the owner checked on her frequently and took her to meet a doctor ON EASTER!!! He then has herbal specialist come and help her regain her strength. WAY over the top level of service,
The place is off the charts gorgeous. Never have I experienced this level of floral plantings and manicured outdoor space. We continue to use the outdoor kitchen and poolside dining room and living room more than any other area of the property. John dispatched Willy to tend ot all of our high tech shortcomings related to the many sound systems and tvs throughout the property. After a couple lessons we were all good. The Hot tub was a nice treat for the kids and the adults. We rented a boat for our stay and kept it right at the dock.
My only complaint so far is that I didnt bring more people to share this luxury retreat with.
I recommend staying longer than a week as it takes some time to get here and you wont want to leave. 3 0r 4 families could easily share this experience.
This house was perfect. We had 5 couple attend the week long vacation. We brought over a center-console from Fort Lauderdale & docked the entire week at the house. The House was so perfect. We enjoyed the pool & outdoor kitchen area where we cooked lunch & dinners. Each couple had their own private room/house & bathroom. John was super awesome! We just loved him! He even went to dinner with us one night at Jib Room. He really takes care of the house & the property. It was beautiful. We really enjoyed the week there. We went to Pete’s Pub, Nippers, Jib Room, Treasure Cay & so many more awesome places!! Would recommend this house to anybody & we cant wait for the next trip! Sara & Chris
We stayed here in October 2012 and it was nice enough. The location is good, the grounds lovely and the accommodations were nice. It is ideal for a large group with a main guesthouse that is separate from the sleeping quarters. The only complaints were that some members of our group were annoyed by how much time the owner, John, spent socializing with us.
We returned in March 2015 and were surprised by how much the place had deteriorated. The pool was filthy. The Jacuzzi broken (no attempt made to fix it). The pool-side grill was broken and never fixed. The main house and guest rooms were tidied but not clean.
Other things to note: this is a ‘luxury’ rental but guests have to pay for drinking water. There is a water filter in the refrigerator but it needs to be replaced - not sure why it wasn't. Also, when we visited a few years ago, soap and shampoo were provided but that is no longer the case. John also charges for use of snorkel gear and the kayaks, FYI.
But the most egregious issue is the appalling behavior of the owner, John, toward several of the guests. One morning, without warning, a photographer came to the house to take photos for a real estate listing. He threw our pool towels and bathing suits on the wet and dirty ground so we decided to wash them. We used our own detergent even though we were washing John’s towels (John told us if we used his detergent we would have to replace it). Later that day, John walked into the house (he never knocks first) and started screaming at us about messing up his dryer. He wouldn’t stop yelling at us even though we explained that the towels we washed were still in the washer. We finally went to the laundry room and helped him adjust the controls on the dryer (he doesn’t know how to use it). At this time, we tried to explain to him that we were washing towels because his photographer had thrown them on the ground. He told us that wasn’t his fault and it wasn’t his responsibility to replace dirty pool towels.
But that wasn’t the worst part. A cabinet door in the boathouse had rusted through its hinge and fell onto my child, resulting in bloody gash on his face (thank god it wasn’t deep enough to require stitches). John’s response to this was to scream at me that it wasn’t his fault or his responsibility to make sure his property didn’t cause injury.
At this point we decided never to return to Villa Tatutina.
And I would strongly recommend that no one rent this place either.
Our group of 11 had an unforgettable week stay at Villa Tatutina in March. The property and grounds are even more beautiful than the pictures that enticed us to go. The property is arranged in a manner that we were able to enjoy as much group fun together as we liked or have some personal time when we were ready for it. The landscaping is incredibly well designed and maintained with the affection and care of a top Orlando resort. It was a daily adventure just to walk around the grounds and see something new that we had missed the day before. Wonderful water features are all over this property. Our kids loved the pool with the waterfalls coming out of the rocks. The outdoor kitchen area had everything we needed for cooking and socializing near the pool. We all enjoyed the huge dock whether it was for fishing, watching sunrises and sunsets, reading a book, or just talking and watching the many boats in the harbor. All of the buildings are extremely well maintained and well stocked with everything we needed. If there was a rare item we weren't able to find, the owners, John and Donna, graciously did their best to provide it. John has a fantastic boat that was large enough to take our entire group on a personal tour around the islands. The property is a short distance from the airport and a large, modern grocery store is nearby. Villa Tatutina was such an amazing experience for us. The property is like having your own private resort. We can't begin to thank John and Donna for their hospitality and sharing such an awesome place. This was a vacation retreat that our friends and family will always treasure and hope to return again one day.
Family of five. Swimming pool with harbour view. Incredible. Clean rooms. Space galore. Would be terrific for more than one family. Outdoor grilling by the pool and the harbour was a perfect way to end the day. Dock your boat right behind the house. Close to town and restaurants. Really the perfect location coupled with well-appointed accomodations. Owner on property to help with any questions you may have. Great place to unwind. :-)