This is our second year staying at this house. The first time it was just the two of us and we loved it. This last time in July we had a blast and it was: Hubby and I, Older Daughter, husband and 4 kids, and Younger Daughter, husband and 2 kids. This house accomondated us very nicely. The older grandkids, the Big 3 as I call them, claimed the upstairs all to themselves. It is nicely laid out with two bedrooms, a shared bath. Of course we had the Master and each of the Daughters took one of the queen rooms. The babies, all under 16 months, slept in their parents rooms. The house is exactly as it is pictured, open, bright, airy, and well maintained. Lots of places to sit and relax and just enjoy vacation. The beds are comfortable, plenty of Tv's and the Master Bath is just super. Lots of closet space and tons of towels to use while you are there. Bikes and fishing gear in the garage. Each time we have visited there we always straighten out the garage, so many nice folks leave behind a beach chair, a cooler or an extra float so that the next tenant doesn't have to buy these. The house is a mile from Residents Beach, a nice stroll in the evening.
We have been staying at Marco Island twice a year for 8 years now, and we have never had a bad experience. We always do our homework the year before we go to check out the house we hope to rent, have a dialog with the owners, and over the years we have developed some nice relationships with owners we have rented from. We always treat the houses like they were our home and we try to leave a little something extra to add to the house when we leave. Trust me when I say that this owner is just super, she is one of a kind, always available for questions and ready to give advice about the Island.
The Big 3 grandkids fished off the back of the house. The Little 3 grandkids spent their afternoons on the patio, we had purchased a little blow up swimming pool and put it there. We ate at home mostly during this trip because going out with 3 babies is a recipe for disaster. However we did take the Big 3 to Snook Inn for their Friday Buffet, loved it as always. And we also took the Big 3 to Captain Mike's Fins and Grins Fishing in Goodland, he is just so super. We saw dolphins, turtles, stingray and a hammer head shark. Members of the family also went to the Marco Putt Putt Golf and the one in Naples as well. Oh and Hubby and one of the Son in Laws went Golfing over in Naples one day.