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Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool

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Bedrooms 4
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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Paradise. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you've come to the right place. We offer an alternative to the impersonal hotel experience in a 2,000-square foot inland home on a quiet, neighborhood street near the Island Country Club. The public beaches are 1.25 miles away. There are no bright lights or noisy crowds to detract from your relaxing getaway.

Our philosophy is to encourage guests to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor amenities on the island, from the beaches to fishing, sailing, kayaking, personal watercraft and more. The house is equipped with a heated pool, a spacious lanai with full-day sun exposure, cathedral ceilings, central heat and air, dishwasher, ceiling fans in all rooms, bar stools, patio furniture, beach chairs and toys, pool toys, tennis rackets, books, DVDs, board games, bicycles, a portable crib, piano, a pool safety gate and more. There are televisions in the main sitting area and the master bedroom.

Another important feature: the home is eco-friendly to minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals. The house was painted using low-VOC paint. There is no carpeting - it is all tile, from the floors to the kitchen countertop. We provide handmade soaps as well as chemical-free and environmentally-friendly products such as toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, dish and laundry soap.

We try to use and help local businesses as much as possible. The furniture includes handcrafted beds and tables from a woodworker in Missouri, our adopted home state (we lived on Marco full-time for several years).

Among our favorite activities are going to Marco Movies (which also serves dinner), eating at Summer Day Market for lunch, walking to the library and Mackle Park, visiting Goodland, a small fishing village, camping and playing at Collier-Seminole State Park just off the island, eating at Food and Thought in Naples, sunset dining at the beach hotels and of course, hitting the water(Weis Guy charter captain, Jodie Weis, lives right across the street).

Our friends and very nice neighbors remain on the island, so let us know if you want to get hooked up to local happenings.

Also, please ask about specials for two or more week stays during season and return visits. And let us know what we can include to make your family's vacation an even more memorable one.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ellen or Alan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016

About Ellen or Alan

We lived on Marco full-time and like to return each year. The vacation rental allows us to do so while sharing this wonderful place with others.

Ellen or Alan purchased this house in 2000

Why Ellen or Alan chose Marco Island

The original owner built the home for her family and added many special details in tile work, placement of rooms, sliders and large windows.

What makes this house unique

Our street is only one block long and has no traffic. The house has so many nice touches. It is designed after B&B's without the second 'B'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful vacation - the house was everything we wanted it to be and more. Enjoyed relaxing by the pool, going to the beach - the kids loved biking the island. Our favorite place to eat was Joey's Pizza and Pasta on Collier Blvd. It was absolutely wonderful!

We didn't miss the Internet and cable - it was kind of nice to be disconnected for a while, especially with the kids. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful homes with us, Ellen and Alan. We had a fantastic time.
Jul 2013
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Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 39 reviews

Great house in marco

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything on Marco. Great house. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up we were amazed at the beauty of this home. We had 2 adults, 2 teens and 2 children and it was big enough for us all. The pool was fun, the kids loved it. My son met some nice kids next door he played with. Marco island and Naples were amazing. I will definitely plan another vaca here and hopefully stay in this home .. Thank u for having us!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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The house was very comfortable and well-equiped. Love the pool and kitchen area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is near the beach and all the stores. My family had fun riding the bikes and relaxing at the pool. Evreything was in order

and functioning. If you are planning to cook I will recommend to bring a non-stick pan.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Stay over

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice home! I did not go to the beaches or else where we used it as a stay over waiting on our new home to be ready. It was not good for my handicapped father but otherwise it was a very very nice home. Get an exterminator! Too many ads on the counters for me.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin, Thank you for your review. We got an exterminator immediately! We do get those tiny ants by the sink and it is annoying! I don't know what ads you are talking about, but I agree, no ads! We do have a book which shows menus and information for visitors. Alas, I wish our house could better serve people in wheelchairs. Kindly, Ellen
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  • 4 of 5

We had a last minute change of plans for our travel destination and were fortunate to find this nice house! Can't say enough about the kindness of the owner..........she was very helpful with our last minute request.

The house was just right for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Marco Island Brewery
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marco Polo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Residents Beach
Car: not necessary

Can charge Tesla at the house, Bicycles, helmets and lock provided for guest use - great cycling around the island, including to beaches. Numerous activities for kids at library and parks. Waterfront walkways, shopping and dining, churches and synagogues, senior activities like bingo, restaurant-style movie theatre, hotel activities like massage, spas and kids' days, organic produce and health food store with cafe, chiropractor and Chinese herbalist, farmer's market.


Rates & Availability

City of Marco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 2016 - Apr 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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City of Marco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , King bath-large, walk-in with 2 sinks, removable showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , removable showerhead
  • Tiled showers and tubs, oval toilets, medicine cabinet, toiletries cabinet, l baker of shells with local handmade soaps.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Manatee Room - 1 king
    Queen Dolphin Room - 1 queen
    The Double Twin Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
    The Green Queen Room - 1 queen
  • Master King bedroom with private full bath, 1 Queen room with full bath next door. On the other side of the house is Queen bedroom, a full bath and a double twin bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Generally free of toxic chemicals with respect to landscaping, housekeeping, pest control, house paint, soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc. Tesla charging capability. Cable TV and wireless Internet. Walking distance to tennis courts (city racquet club), playgrounds(Mackle Park and Barfield), Canine Cove dog park at Mackle, Collier County library, restaurants and more.

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