Perfect location for a relaxing vacation
We just returned from a week at this house, and we've already decided to return next year! Although we have been visiting Marco for about six years, this is the first time we rented, and we couldn't have asked for a more positive experience. This home is conveniently located at the southern tip of the island, just a few short blocks from the beach. The floorplan is well laid out, and very open. We loved that the owners left many items for us to use - like laundry detergent, night lights (which we normally have to bring along), coolers, etc. The saltwater pool was very private, and there were plenty of big towels for the pool/beach. The home was immaculate when we arrived, and everything was in working order. The high ceiling in the great room helped to keep the house very cool. There's even a ceiling fan on the covered deck, which kept the air moving while we dined outside. It was 90 degrees every day during our visit, so we normally walked the beach in the morning and used the pool during the hot afternoons.
We also loved the wildlife, which we experienced more during this visit than any other. A sea turtle had nested on the beach the night we arrived. A beautiful burrowing owl had also nested about a block away from the house, so we checked on her each day while walking to the beach. In the mornings, dolphins swim so close to the shore that you can almost touch them. It's worth your time to kayak to the north end of Tigertail Beach, and we also highly recommend taking the "Backwater Adventure Tour" which uses 2-person Craig Cats.
Try Mango's for Sunday brunch, the Sunset Grill for fantastic burgers, and NeNe's for weekday breakfast. Fin Bistro was absolutely delicious (try the white chocolate/apple/croissant bread pudding with warm caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream - wow!). Arturo's is our favorite Italian restaurant on the island, and The Little Bar in Goodland is always worth the trip.
We must also praise the home owner, Joe, who was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He went out of his way to ensure that we had a trouble-free stay. He sent us plenty of information about the house in advance, which made it very easy to decide where to rent. We relaxed more during this trip than any other in recent memory, and the house was what really made the difference. Thanks, Joe!!!
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rebecca for the wonderful comments and great information. It gives us great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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