We recommend staying here!
Submitted: May 1, 2011
Stayed: April 2011
This condo was an extremely clean, well-maintained rental full of excellent amenities. We were pleasantly surprised to find a wide selection of music and movies for our use. We loved being able to walk to the beach and having beach chairs, toys and accessories there for us to use. Lorraine provided wonderful customer service, especially when the smoke alarm needed to be replaced during our stay. Being able to cook in the fully-equipped condo kitchen helped keep us within our budget, and the laundry facilities were adequate. I recommend that you do your last load of laundry before your last evening in the condo, however. When I used the change machine on the first floor to get coins, it ate my money. The reception desk was closed, and I could not get my money back. I tried to go to a local laundromat, and it was closed. In the end, Lorraine did not penalize us for leaving more than the allotted number of dirty towels/sheets and credited us the money we lost in the change machine.
We enjoyed breakfast at Ne Ne’s Café’ and bagels from Empire Bagel, as well as pizza from Joey’s Pizza nearby. Dinner at Arturo’s was delicious, and our waiter Carmine made the evening enjoyable with excellent service and friendly conversation.
While we simply enjoyed swimming in the Gulf and building sand castles, we also enjoyed outings to nearby attractions. Our favorite was the day we took a 4 hour ranger-led paddling trip through the Everglades (out of Everglades City). We learned a great deal about the Everglades ecosystem, saw countless birds (even an osprey holding its prey as it flew through the air), and explored an island formerly inhabited by the Cohiok tribe. Another day we went on a 1 ½ hour boat trip to see manatees. We also explored Tigertail Beach (we loved the birds and little crabs!) and walked across the shallow lagoon.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend this condo and Marco Island to friends and relatives.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks John for your wonderful review. We do appreciate it. I am not sure what went on with the laundry machine. It is not a change machine as you are supposed to put the laundry card into the machine and it puts the money on the card. You then slide the card in a slot in the washing/dryer machine and it deducts the proper amount from the card. I will have to ask you about that. I am glad that you let me know about it so I could reimburse you for the monies lost and so I could let my agent know that if there was an extra charge for more than the alloted amount of laundry to not charge you for it so I could take care of that for you. Again, thanks for the review.
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