|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to our relaxing island retreat!
Upon entering our home you will immediately breathe a sigh of relief as your stress simply begins to melt away. This luxuriously appointed home is decorated in muted tropical colors of sea foam blue and sandy beige. As you enter into the large foyer, look out onto the waters of the large pool and spa as well as the serene wide canal views. The welcoming formal living room is beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture perfect for a quiet conversation while others watch tv or play cards in the family room. The large, open kitchen is stocked with everything you need for both quiet, intimate dinners and entertaining for all of your family and friends. The formal dining room has a large, spacious table that seats eight, and there is also a table in the nook area that seats four along with barstools along the kitchen bar. The kitchen is open to a spacious and comfortable family room with a leather sectional sofa and a flat screen TV. Off of the family room, there are two guest rooms, one with a scenic sliding glass door that gives access to the patio and pool area. A full bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms for your guests comfort and convenience. The master bedroom is sure to make you feel like royalty as you relax and soak in your, garden tub. The separate shower is perfect for washing off the residue of a “stressful” day at the beach. There is a large, walk in closet to store all of your swimsuits and flip flops. The master bedroom has a comfortable king sized bed with all of the linens needed for a restful night’s sleep. As you lay in your bed fit for a king, you can look out of your sliding glass doors and see the calm waters of the canal with quick access to the gulf and the Marco River.
If you can tear yourself away from the comforting interior of this home, you will be pleased to find a large dock with a 12,000 pound boat lift and a fish cleaning station with water and power. The backyard is lushly landscaped with fruit trees that will allow you to sample some of Florida’s tropical bounty.
This is our family home, and we keep this home clean and ready for our own use at a moment’s notice, everything in this home is of high quality and in working order. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are well stocked with everything you would need to begin your perfect vacation. There is even a small library in one of the guest rooms as well as an extensive CD library for your musical entertainment.
This house on Marco Island is only minutes away from the resident’s beach and public beach access. It is on a quiet residential street. Marco Island is a wonderful Island with many activities throughout the year such as a local farmers market, seafood festival and movies in the park. Your vacation will be everything you have ever dreamed of at our wonderful family home.
Keywords: private home, waterfront, gulf access, island living, boating
We are recently retired and enjoy boating, fishing and relaxing on Marco Island.
Susan Joiner purchased this house in 2010
We chose Marco Island for our rental property after vacationing there for several years. We love this island for the friendly people and the laid back atmosphere.
I recently returned from a 3 day weekend performing routine maintenance on our home and as I sat in the Jacuzzi with purple lights, watching the sun go down I tried to make a mental note of benefits I would list here.
First of all I truly enjoy putting a Jimmy Buffet or an Oldies CD in the player, turning up the music and hearing it come over all the speakers in the house then opening all of the sliding glass doors so that the inside of the house blends with the outside . Then I get a book from the library and plant myself on one of the lounging chairs on the lanai. Occasionally I will put my book down and watch the birds or my attention will be drawn to something jumping out of the water.
I love the fact that you can see the water from almost every room in the house.
There are ample pool toys, and beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels for trips to the public beaches located only minutes away.
We have been fortunate enough to come to Marco a number of times over the years and have rented various properties on the island.
All have had their merits but it is safe to say that in this one we found the best of them all.
Susan & Jim obviously take great pride in their property and apart from being immaculately maintained and equipped with everything you could wish for and more.
Fishing from the dock with a cool beer – a walk on Tigertail – rent a boat for a couple of days for a picnic on Keyweydin or out in the bay with a glass of bubbly watching the sun go down – relax in the spa after a swim in the pool – a steak from the grill with a glass of wine – simply idyllic.
Renting from the UK could not have been easier as Susan answered any queries we had by return. We would not hesitate to recommend this home to any of our friends visiting Florida and it will certainly be at the top of our list if we get back to Marco again.
Thanks again for letting us use your superb home.
Simon & Jenny
We have previously rented other homes on Marco Island, but this home was by far the nicest and cleanest one we stayed in. We knew we found paradise as soon as we entered the house. Susan and Jim are so welcoming and caring. We were greeted by finding homemade strawberry jam and bagels along with a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of champagne! on their beautiful kitchen counter. Everything about this home is perfect and so clean. It is filled with everything you need and very well maintained.
Every room is beautifully decorated and we felt so much at peace being there.
We spent a lot of time by the pool and hot tub. It was so relaxing, especially in the evening with the special lighting. The times we were not by the pool, we were down by the dock where we fished or just sat to soak up the sun. We were amazed and thrilled to see a dolphin swim next to our dock! We also saw stingrays, sea turtles and various fish swimming by. When we return to Marco in the coming year, we will not consider any other rental. This is the home we want to rent again. We highly recommend renting this house.
The first word that comes to mind, Wow. This house was amazing. We have been to Marco 4 times this past year and this home was by far the best option. We stayed at the Marriott twice and rented a home twice. To say this home is clean is an understatement. It was like a model home. It was decorated beautifully and everything looked perfect. The pool was warm and the perfect size, the hot tub was great after playing at the beach for the day. The location was great if you have a boat and you want quick access out to the gulf or just to boat out for dinner at Snooks. The beds were so comfortable I took a picture of the mattress tag so we could buy one. We met a few of the neighbors and they were so friendly. Not only would we stay here again, we would attempt to schedule our vacation around this homes availability. Thank you so much Susan, for your hospitality. We made great family memories!
We arrived at this vacation home and felted so welcomed! When we walked into the kitchen the owner had wine glasses out with a little note that read "wine in the fridge". I thought that was so nice. This home was much more then we expected! Three big bedrooms enough room for everyone! Nice roomy garage for the rental car we had. The kids had a blast in the pool everyday and we loved the outdoor grill. We loved sitting outside poolside just watching the sunset, it was so relaxing. My husband and son did fishing off the dock and really enjoyed that. Loved that we had washer and dryer to use. Everything was at our fingertips that we needed. Everything was easy to drive to if needed, but we preferred to stay in that beautiful home. We home to come back real soon!
In the past, we have rented other homes on Marco Island and thought that they were great but, not after renting this beautiful home last week. Susan and Jim have raised the bar on our expectations in the future. From their prompt responses to our initial questions to the wine and muffins waiting in the kitchen when we arrived, everything was perfect and accommodating. Susan and Jim were gracious hosts and saw to every detail in preparation of our stay. We can't wait to go back to the beauty and laid back atmosphere of Marco Island and this will definitely be our home away from home on future vacations. Thanks Susan and Jim for allowing us to spend a week in paradise!
A few suggestions to 1st timers visiting Marco Island:
We made most of our breakfasts and lunches at the house (you really find yourself not wanting to leave the house, pool, spa, and dock) but, for dinner CJs and the Snook Inn were our favorite restaurants on the Island. Both have great food, service, and live music on different nights. Bring your own catch and they will cook your fish the way you like it.
If you like to fish, we saw a lot of catfish and snapper from the dock. There are poles and bait boxes in the garage and plenty of places to buy live shrimp bait on the island.
We rented two bicycles for the week and could get to anywhere on the island within 15 minutes. Don't remember the name but the rental shop was on Bald Eagle drive. The island has great accommodation / routes for bicyclers.
We did the Marco Island Princess lunch cruise and loved it. It was inexpensive at $33 person with casual food such as sandwiches, salad, chips, cookies, and drinks but, the air conditioned cabin, manatee, dolphins, and guided tour of the island with its history made it a great 2 hour cruise.
If you have one evening of clear sky at sunset, go to one of the several beaches. Sunsets on Marco Island are incredible! We like the beach access at Collier and Maple because we were able to bike it, lock our bikes at the access and walk the beach without having to pay for beach parking.
All in all, the island has something for everyone.
This was the very best home we have ever stayed in. I felt so comfortable from the moment I walked thru the doors. The pool, hot tub and views were perfect. Everything you need is there. I literally did not want to leave. Susan was a wonderful host , she made sure everything was perfect! I hope I will be blessed to stay in this beautiful home on Marco again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 6 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Considerable rate discounts for multiple weeks/months. Call for information.
Please note that this is a non-smoking home and pets are not allowed.
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