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Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Waterfront Views on Tarpon Bay, Big HDTV, Wifi

Chris Dotson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Chris Dotson

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Waterfront Views on Tarpon Bay, Big HDTV, Wifi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Vacation Homes in Marco Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This tip-lot home is at the end of a cul-de-sac facing Landmark Bay, one of the most sought-after wide-water views on Marco Island. The home is designed for indoor-outdoor living, with sliding glass doors from three different rooms leading to a large, screened lanai and heated pool.

A public entrance to the widest beach on the island is a 6-minute walk from our home. Tigertail Beach, outstanding for bathing, birding and shelling, is a five minute drive and South Marco Beach, also wide, is a ten minute drive. Rookery Bay bird sanctuary is a short drive up Route 951. And for golfers, there are several signature courses close by.

For those who like to fish, Landmark Bay is called Tarpon Bay because it shelters baby tarpon year-round. It is not unusual to occasionally see four and five-foot tarpon splashing about just off the patio dock.

Landmark Bay also hosts a variety of small fish (snapper, sheepshead porgies, cravalle jacks, ladyfish) and an occasional snook coming to hook. Also, dolphins cruise through the bay on a regular basis, popping to the surface in their acrobatic display. Several fishing rods are available on the lanai.

In addition, there is much bird life on the bay, including many pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and, of course, seagulls. On occasion, you might spot an osprey, hawk or owl. There also are colonies of burrowing owls on Marco Island.

The single-story home has a 165-foot seawall with a 20 x 18-foot patio dock jutting into the bay. There is an attractive step-down living room for entertaining, a full, formal dining room, and family room with parquet wood floors throughout (except for the bedrooms, which are carpeted).

For entertainment, there is a 46-inch Sony Bravia HDTV and a Sony Blu-ray player. There also is a Comcast DVR that allows archiving of current Comcast TV programs and movies for later viewing. Secure high-speed Internet service is provided throughout the property

Most of your time probably will be spent outdoors on the screened lanai, which is furnished with a glass-top dining table and chairs and a breakfast bar, which can be served directly from the kitchen. On the lanai is a wicker set with a love seat, lounge and chair, a good place to read a book and/or watch the children while they are in the pool.

For those who love the sun, the patio dock will be the draw while at home. There are several chaise lounges on the lanai that can be moved easily to the dock. And fishing from the dock, ahhhh!

For a full house video tour go to www.marcolandmark.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Dotson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2015

About Chris Dotson

We are two retirees living in Colorado, who visit Marco Island on occasion,

Why Chris Dotson chose Vacation Homes in Marco Island

One look at the wide-water view of this home is all it took to convince us to move from a condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We, 2 adults & 3 kids, stayed in this great house a week and enjoyed everything. From the great lay-out, to the views, the space, the attention to detail (all things needed for the beach included) the walking distance to the ocean and the tranquility. And it is true: every day we saw dolphins coming by! Of course also lots of other animals: fish, birds. Our first night we were extremely lucky and saw a manatee. The possibility to fish on the dock is great (caught a barracuda!!). Every night we sat outside at the pool and enjoyed the nature around us. It is a great spot and a fantastic house for a vacation with or without kids. And last but not least the homeowner was very easy to do business with even with us leasing from Europe, no hassles in terms of leasing agreement, return of deposit.
Jul 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Waterfront Views on Tarpon Bay, Big HDTV, Wifi
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 22 reviews
5

Awesome House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for my wife and I, with plenty of room for another couple or two in the future. We like to walk on the beach and the 5 minute walk to get there was short and convenient. The cul de sac location on the bay gave us some privacy away from the high rises. We did see dolphins swimming by the backyard/dock! Also, we had our own blue heron who visited regularly. The Dotson family was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Choose to stay here; you'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Minnesota temporary snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this Marco home. The location is ideal with just a short walk to the beach (about 3 blocks). The lanai, pool and view of the bay are exceptional. We have stayed in three private homes in Marco and this home is by far our favorite. The owner is easy to work with and communicates promptly. The home is well maintained and well stocked with everything we needed. We look forward to renting this home again when we return to Marco!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Minnesota snowbirds! So glad you enjoyed the house and Marco and thank you for the very nice review. We were delighted to hear that our house was your favorite and we would love to have you stay at our property again in the future. The Dotsons
5

Stay on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay at this house on Marco Island because of the internet reviews, its waterfront location and proximity to the beach and we were not disappointed. We are a family of 5 adults and we had plenty of room . We enjoyed fishing off the dock and spotting the occasional dolphin . The location was ideal and the view of the bay was delightful as was the pool . We were staying at the house when Hurricane Issac passed by but felt very secure and had no problems , the owner kept in regular contact to ensure all was ok . Would love to return in the future

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was concerned about how our guests from Europe might react to a tropical storm. Our home has storm shutters all around, so I called and walked them through buttoning up the house before the storm hit. They were real troopers and said the storm was not bad at all. I really appreciate their kind review.
5

FINE HOME - SUPERB LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

This is a fine home in an absolutely superb location. There is a beautiful view of the Bay, and the access to the Gulf of Mexico beach is nearby. Favorite activities included several long walks on the nearby beaches

The listing was entirely accurate, but if anything it understated the natural beauty of the spot. We were a couple without children or guests, but the space was more than adequate for our needs. Our one request to the owner, sent by email, was promptly answered.

The property was clean, well maintained and more than adequate for our needs. The pool was attractive though the cool weather caused us to use it only a bit. The private dock on the bay was a favorite spot for afternoon tea or evening cocktails. One evening just before sunset, we were entertained by porposes just of the dock.

We used the in-house wi-fi extensively.

We hope to return and would recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Elmira, New York
4

Would highly recommend!

  • 4 of 5

Outdated furniture and decor, but amazing location, size, cleanliness. We got to watch dolphins from the lanai and dock each morning was priceless. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Interesting that he should say that because our plan has been to redecorate in 2012.
TOLEDO, OHIO
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

OUR FAMILY VACATION TO PLUM COURT WAS EXCEPTIONAL. ALL THE PHOTOS LISTED IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION DID NOT DO THIS HOME JUSTICE. THE HOME WAS CLEAN, PLENTY OF LINENS, DISHWARE, AND SPACE FOR A FAMILY OF 4. THE HEATED POOL (WHICH WE PAID EXTRA FOR HEAT) WAS GREAT. OUR KIDS REALLY ENJOYED THE POOL. MY SON AND HUSBAND FISHED EVERYDAY OFF OF THE DOCK AND CAUGHT NUMEROUS VARITIES OF FISH. THEY HAD A FANTASTIC TIME FISHING!!! WE SAW DOLPHINS THE FIRST DAY WE ARRIVED AND MANY JELLYFISH OFF THE DOCK. WE ALSO SAW A HUGE MANTA RAY JUMP FROM THE WATER!!! WE DID NOT GO TO THE BEACH OFTEN AS THE KIDS PREFERRED TO STAY AT THE HOME. THE ISLAND IS BEAUTIFUL! MANY PALM TREES AND WATERWAYS. WE USED THE BBQ GRILL ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY. THE OWNER WAS VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND ANSWERED OUR QUESTIONS WITHOUT HESITATION. OUR SECURITY DEPOSIT WAS RETURNED WITHIN 1 WEEK AFTER OUR DEPARTURE. I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND RENTING THIS HOME AND WE WIILL RENT AGAIN HOPEFULLY THIS UPCOMING FALL SEASON!!! THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO RENT YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME ON MARCO ISLAND!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much appreciate this wonderful review. But, I was concerned about his assertion that he "paid extra for heat" in the heated pool. I wrote a thank you note to Michael and asked about that. His response, was: "Our mistake, John. Sorry."

Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Southwest International Airport
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Maple Avenue Public Beach
Car: necessary

Landmark Bay also hosts a variety of smaller fish (snapper, sheepshead porgies, cravalle jacks, ladyfish) and an occasional snook coming to hook. Also, dolphins cruise through the bay on a regular basis, popping to the surface in their acrobatic display. You can fish right from our patio dock. Several fishing rods are available on the lanai.

In addition, there is much bird life on the bay, including many pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and, of course, seagulls. On occasion, you might spot an osprey, hawk or owl. There also are colonies of burrowing owls on Marco Island.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature golf

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Rates & Availability

From $193 Per night

Vacation Homes in Marco Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Off Season
May 2 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
January 2016 Special
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Peak Season 2016
Jan 31 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Off Season 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1,350-$2,900/week, depending on season
Rentals generally start on Saturday.
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Amenities

Vacation Homes in Marco Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom newly renovated
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has its own TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Several fishing rods are located on the lanai.

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