Sola Gratia is a luxury estate home situated on nearly two acres of property in the Estates section of Marco Island. From its location on an ancient Calusa shell mound, the estate commands sweeping views of Barfield Bay and the 10,000 Islands beyond. While bald eagles and osprey soar overhead, ibis and egrets stroll the grounds and rest in the trees, and dolphin and manatee cruise the waters of the bay.
Every room of the estate provides beautiful views of the tropical paradise surrounding the property. The master suite with its spacious balcony overlooking the pool and the bay is a wonderful place to relax at the end of a fun-filled day, or watch the sunrise over the bay with a cup of coffee. Three additional bedrooms also enjoy views of the stunning natural beauty of the bay.
The layout of the home is ideal for the relaxing enjoyment of the amenities of the home and the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings.
The master suite features a king size bed and 270 degree views of the bay and the grounds, a spacious balcony overlooking the pool and the bay, a flat screen television with Blu-ray player, and a walk-in closet. The master bath features a walk-in shower with body jets, and a jacuzzi garden tub.
The Osprey suite features two sets of bunk beds and a private bath with walk in shower.
The Ibis Room features two double beds and shares an adjoining bathroom with the guest bedroom.
The Sunrise Room overlooks the bay and the pool, and features a queen sized bed. It shares a bathroom with the Ibis Room, and features a bathtub/shower. There is also a flat panel television and Blu-ray player in this room.
The first floor is ideal for entertainment and relaxation, as the gourmet kitchen area opens onto the poolside dining area and is adjacent to the media/family room.
The sunny Garden room has 270 degree views of the pool, the bay, and the grounds, and also features a grand piano. Its handsome daybed converts to a king-size bed when accommodating large groups.
The basement level is a 1,550 square foot recreation area featuring a competition grade pool table, foosball table, board games, a library, and exercise area. There is also an additional sleeping area in the basement level with two twin beds. Four additional twin beds may be added to this space for large groups.
There is a full bathroom down stairs with walk in shower that also opens onto the pool area.
The media room features a 52' LED/LCD screen with Dolby PLX theater surround sound. Whole house audio is also controlled from this point.
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Sola Gratia is a wonderful vacation home. Beautifully decorated, very spacious, clean and comfortable for our large family. The sunrise view of the bay from the master balcony is breathtaking. The pool area is amazing. Lots of space for those seeking either sun or shade. The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with. Our family has been coming to Marco Island for over 20 years and this was the most enjoyable, fun, and relaxing time we've experienced. We can't wait to return to Sola Gratia!
We stayed for a couples weekend, you could not have asked for a better house or location!
The house was was spotless upon arrival and the amenities were on point! Anything we needed was right at our finger tips.
I have stayed at many vacation rentals and this one is at the top of my list.
Can't wait to return next year.
I didn't know what to expect as this was my first of hopefully many more visits to come. A hidden gem is what comes to mind. We had a party of six girls with plenty of room to spread out. The sunrise view from the balcony of the owner's suite upstairs was breathtaking and one of my highlights. The amenities gave us plenty of reasons to stay onsite and entertained; pool, hot tub, pool table, bikes and the zip-line. I highly recommend this gorgeous house for a romantic getaway, girls pampering weekend (like we did) or even an intimate wedding which is the first thing that I thought of when exploring the grounds and the house. I only hope your experience will be as memorable as ours.
My second visit to Sola Gratia was just as amazing as the first! In May, our group of friends stayed to celebrate a 40th birthday. Everything was wonderful: rooms, décor, property, views and relaxing surroundings. Private chef came in to cook us dinner ... such an amazing experience! We enjoyed the pool/spa and outdoors (zip line especially!)and bedrooms were fantastic! Just this past weekend I had the opportunity to be there again. When I pulled into the driveway, it felt like I was coming home. Sola Gratia is so welcoming and warm, inviting. This weekend was girls only and again a perfect setting for time with my friends. We enjoyed the evening outside with perfect weather, a star filled night and of course the pool/spa even in mid November. I only hope I have the opportunity to stay again in the future!!
I STILL HAVE THE PICTURES ON MY PHONE.IF YOU WANT TO FEEL THE FLOIRDA RICH AND FAMOUS THIS IS OUR HOUSE...CANT WAIT TO GO AGAIN
Perched on a Calusa Indian shell mound, Sola Gratia Estate commands sweeping views of Barfield Bay and the 10,000 Islands beyond. On the property guests may choose to just disappear into the tranquility of the protected acreage.while swaying in a hammock, enjoying the tropical breezes as ibises and egrets wander by and bald eagles and osprey soar overhead. Or relax poolside, keeping an eye out for dolphin and manatee as they cruise the waters of Barfield Bay below. Feeling adventurous? Grab a kayak and explore the mangrove islands of the bay and Caxambas pass beyond, or bicycle through the lush, tropical landscaping of the winding lanes of the historic Indian Hills district which surrounds the estate.
Surrounded by such peace and tranquility, it is easy to forget that just minutes away is a palette of international restaurants and the exciting shops of Marco Walk, South Collier Boulevard and the Esplanade.