While planning our first trip to Marco Island, I quickly learned we could rent a home for a week for nearly the same cost as what we would spend on an upscale condo or hotel room. After narrowing it down to a handful of homes based on photos and reviews from other travelers, I contacted all of the owners with questions. The owner of this gorgeous home was prompt and thorough in replying, and after further comparison between the homes, this was the winner, hands-down. And WOW - it exceeded all expectations!!! The photos simply do not do it justice. Everything, from the pool to the water views to the décor of the home was breathtakingly beautiful. We had a blast spending days and evenings relaxing by the pool, complete with dinner on the lanai. One of our favorite things was the table and bench in the pool – enjoying a cup of coffee in the pool while watching the sun rise over the water - it just doesn’t get better than that!! This house has everything - iron and ironing board, hairdryers, pool toys, bikes, beach chairs, coolers, umbrella, etc. All of the furniture was comfortable and the house itself was immaculate (I am a clean freak so I rarely call anything “immaculate”) I loved that you could enjoy water views from both sides of the house while lounging in the living room. The location of the house is also ideal, as it is situated in a quiet residential area which really allows you to RELAX, yet you can be at South Marco Beach in less than 5 minutes. I could go on and on here about all of the things that we loved about this house (which is everything!) but to summarize. . . . this house has it all. It is luxurious yet comfortable, fun yet relaxing, top of the line but not stuffy. A vacation in Marco Island should be just that- a vacation – and that starts with selecting the right place to stay. You don’t want to spend your week on an uncomfortable mattress, or wishing you had your own pool, or trying to relax, or fixing things, or being dissatisfied with the cleanliness or quality of the accommodations, etc etc. A spectacular vacation starts with a spectacular house—THIS ONE!!! We can’t wait to return!!!