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Bren Barlow

Member since: 2009
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Villa Tatutina a Private Peaceful Luxurious Villa

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Marsh Harbour holiday estate

Compound, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 7 Baths (Sleeps 16-20)

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bren Barlow (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 28 traveller reviews

Villa Tatutina a Private Peaceful Luxurious Villa
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Amazing Property and Service

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 family's stay for 2 weeks. (18) The Owner( Bren) made herself available to us coming in, ( some by boat, some by plane), which is unheard of in the rental industry. What an elegant lady and so much knowledge to help our group with various activities. The grounds and facilities were excellent and every request was met with a smile and desire to go beyond our wishes. Bren's caretaker Willie was the nicest guy. Always pop'ed in when we had any little request. The kids loved the pool, crossing over to the over side to snorkel the reef's and the dock and boat house where gathering spots for evening drinks and some night time fishing. (even caught a tarpon off the back of the boat!) The layout of the property couldn't be better, with outdoor grilling, covered socializing area's and upscale kitchen's in several building's. And Stock'ed to the brim with every cooking pot, pan's, dishes, and utensil's. the Villa has everything you need for your vacation.

I've been to most islands and stayed in some good and some not so good locations. This is by far the best location I've booked in my 20+years of coming to the Islands. For family and friends its unbeatable. Villa TaTuTina gets 5 gold stars from us!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Opelika Al United States

Danielle, Opelika Alabama

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Alabama


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Villa for a lot of people

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, SC

Best Family Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Other Activities: Shopping, basketball court


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$116 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$116 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$672
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,343

$8500 per week up to 8 persons....additional persons are $600.00 per week
$1000 per week premium for Christmas / New Year weeks..... Dec.17 -Jan 7, 2017
Children welcome.
Other options available upon request including chef and automobile
On site manager to see to all your needs.
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50% deposit upon booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 2 child bed , child beds are trundle beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • car optional
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing