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You'll Never Want to Leave - Great Pool, Views & Layout,

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights


City of Marco House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Estate (Sleeps 10) Southern Exposure, Heated Oversized Pool

You asked & we listened. We've added:


- a HUGE 1,000 square foot pool sun deck to maximize the sun to compliment the 20 x 40 ft oversized pool

- New Bathroom Renovations

- a 50' flat screen TV, and

- Free Wireless Internet.

You’re coming to Marco Island for the sunshine. Make sure you can enjoy it!

When you’re contemplating which property to rent on Marco, pay close attention to the pool area. Is the pool large enough for your group to enjoy? Does the pool get sunshine throughout the day? Are there sufficient lounge chairs and multiple seating areas outdoors for everyone? Is there room to move furniture around to catch the sun? Given that most people come to Marco for the sunshine, you’d be surprised how many places don’t offer these things. Many of our guests comment that they came for the beautiful beaches, but find they rarely leave. Why should they? Our pool area faces the 'all important' south direction for maximum sunshine throughout the day and is one of the largest private pools on the island. We have enough outdoor lounge chairs & tables for large groups to relax around the large 20x40 foot, heated, in-ground pool.

The unique layout of our home offers more privacy (and quiet) than other homes which is important if you're on vacation. Our 4 bdrm/4.5 bath home is located at the end of a peaceful cul de sac. The unique layout of our air-conditioned home with 3 different buildings in an L-shape design (all under one roof) built around the pool provides extra space and privacy for guests. The main building has the living room, formal dining room, modern kitchen and breakfast bar, Master King bedroom & bath. The second building has 3 bedrooms (Another Master King, a queen & the Upstairs room has a queen bed and 2 single beds) with 2 more bathrooms. The 3rd building consists of another bathroom, laundry & garage. This stand-alone extra bathroom is great for those that want to get up early (maybe to go for a morning walk/run or escape to Starbucks) and not disturb other late sleepers. The house has been recently redecorated and updated with new furniture and and all new flooring. It is located less than 5 minutes away from the main shopping area and many excellent restaurants.

The estate sits on a large 1/3 acre lot and has 260 feet of waterfront 'frontage'. The house has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a large 20x40 foot in-ground pool, (typical pools are 12 x 24 feet), that is electrically heated.

Please read on for more details. We also encourage you to email us first with any questions prior to making a reservation request. (Fees are non-refundable after a reservation request has been made.)


The layout of the house is fantastic with 3 different buildings in an L-shape design (all under one roof) built around the pool.


The main building has the living room, formal dining room, modern kitchen, the master bedroom and modern bathroom. The living room has a large 50-inch, flat screen television with DVD player. One of the walls in the living room is all patio doors that overlooks the pool area so people can sit in the living room and visit (or watch TV) while still being able to keep an eye on people in the pool area. There are 3 new sofas so there is plenty of places to sit. The dining room has a formal dining table and 10 chairs. The kitchen has beautiful cabinets with soft-closing hardware and all the amenities including a microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and coffee maker. The kitchen is fully stocked with flatware, pots & pans etc. The bedroom in this building has a King-size bed, TV and modern bathroom with walk-in shower. Linens are included for all beds and there are beach towels as well. Every bedroom has at least a 20' remote controlled TV with cable and some have DVD players.


The second building has 3 bedrooms (Master King suite with separate vanity and dressing area, a Queen suite with separate vanity, and the upstairs bedroom which has a Queen bed and 2 twin beds in the same room). This building also has 2 more bathrooms. Every bedroom has an entrance to a bathroom.


The third building consists of the pool changing room, another full bathroom & shower, the laundry room (which is nice because it's away from all the sleeping areas) and the garage. The bathroom is located near the pool so people don't have to run inside the house while they're wet. This bathroom is popular for those that like to get up early and not disturb other late sleepers or for runners that want to get their early morning run in and come back and shower while others are sleeping.


The large, 40 foot long in-ground pool, is heated by both a solar cover and a heater. The pool sits on the south side of the house so the sun is shining on the area for most of the day (perfect for sun bathing). The large, 1,000 square foot deck was heavily researched to be built with the most modern materials. It is made of a newly developed composite material (not wood but feels & looks like wood) so kids do not have to worry about getting splinters in their feet when walking around the pool area. It is also much cooler to the touch than wood.

The house is perfect for families or up to four couples.


There are nearly 50 restaurants including the famous Snook Inn, 2 grocery stores, 2 drug stores and numerous shops within 5 min of the house. There are also 2 places where you can rent and dock a boat, (boats can't be kept at the property), if you would like to go fishing or just exploring. If you decide to go further afield, it's quick and easy to get off the island to go golfing or up to Naples.

And as much as you'll enjoy the pool area, you'll want to visit Marco Island's fabulous 3.5 mile powdery white sand beaches, only 7 minute from the house.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our home. We would love to have you stay here. We encourage you to email us with any questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

Why Deborah chose Marco Island

My uncle moved to Marco Island when it was being developed in the late 1960s. He chose this island versus other parts of Southwest Florida because it has the best weather and most sunshine and couldn't understand why everyone was developing elsewhere. The beautiful powdery white sand beaches on Marco are some of the best in the United States. I like the fact that although the island is only 4 miles by 6 miles it is accessible by two bridges and has all the modern amenities without being crowded. There is a wonderful feeling being in Marco Island. I chose this house because of the unique layout and the history of the home. Back when the island was being built there were 5 phases of development. The 3rd, 4th and 5th phases were stopped when it emerged that the 4th and 5th phases were going to destroy valuable mangroves. The developers then lobbied Washington and Richard Nixon himself to broker a deal to allow the development of the 3rd phase as long as they didn't develop the 4th and 5th phases. The house was built for Richard Nixon who stayed here during his presidency and during his visits to Marco Island. The layout is unique because they had to develop it for the secret service staff as well as the president.

What makes this house unique

Although most people come to Marco Island for the beaches we consistently get the comment that most people loved the idea that they could completely relax at the house without having to go anywhere. With the unique layout guests have the flexibility to get up when they want without disturbing others, make meals when they want, go fishing from the pier, layout at the pool on the beautiful sundeck, visit in the living room while watching the kids swim in the pool, check their emails while laying out by the pool (if you call this a vacation) or spot dolphins or manatees from the backyard. Everyone can move at their own pace without disturbing others - a true vacation for all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived here in the hopes of escaping the oppressive heat back in Chicago and were delighted to find it cooler here! Between my parents (age 60) and the others (me = 30, my husband 34, my sister = 33 and our sun 8 ½ mos), we felt the house was perfect for our needs. We loved the annex due to the perfect napping atmosphere it provided for our infant. We loved the pool and spent the most time there since the beaches were too far too access by foot. Had drinks out at the Snook, The Brewery and Quinns at the Marriott.

Loved Lee Be Fish, but good luck catching them when they’re open and not out fishing! One of our best meals was from Joey’s Pizza. Although others gave it mixed reviews, we ordered some great salads and good pizza – and they deliver!

Had a great time overall even though we never saw one of the elusive manatees or dolphins
Jul 2012
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based on 28 traveler reviews

You'll Never Want to Leave - Great Pool, Views & Layout,
average rating of 4.714286 based on 39 reviews

Great for a family vacation getaway.

  • 3 of 5

Plenty of room and the pool was great. The overall impression of the house is good. However, it is in need of some minor maintenance on the inside. Light bulbs, air ducts cleaned, toilets checked over, new mattresses' and linens. The master bathroom in the annex part of the house needs the faucets extended to reach the sink when they are running short. The exterior look of the house could use an update and some new landscaping. A little pricey for the off season though. We were there in July.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bali, Indonesia

All I can say is WOW!

  • 5 of 5

The house was better than the photos. We arrived late Saturday night and didn't get a chance to appreciate what was awaiting for us in the morning. The sun rising over the pool overlooking the peaceful water view was so welcoming after a hectic travel day the day before. Let the relaxation begin. We loved this house and it was perfect for the 4 couples +1 that all met in Marco Island. The connection was five guys who all went to high school together and reunited after 35 years and thousands of miles apart to vacation together with the wives. The house was perfect. The large, open planned living room, dining and kitchen made it great to socialize, chill, read, play games, cook, drink, play cards and enjoy each other's old stories. The pool and the surrounding large deck had loads of sun lounges, two sets of tables and chairs and lots of space to spread out. We swam, BBQ'd, sunned, drank, read, listened to music and slept. Everyone had enough space to either be by themselves when needed or join the group at the tables. We hit the beach a few times for sunset, did the Everglades tour, went to Stans in Goodland, Snook Inn for happy hour but mostly loved getting back to the house to find our spots and reconnect with everyone. The house was updated to an excellent standard and was very clean. The modern bathrooms were commented on by many. We loved the pool bath shower that was tucked away from the main sleeping areas of the house so the early birds never disturbed the late risers. I loved the comfortable bed. It was a perfect vacation. We're already talking about doing it again next year and everyone agreed it has to be at this house again. It was a long way for me to come back but it was so worth it.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of all the things you enjoyed. We're pleased everyone enjoyed themselves and are planning to return. And considering how far some of you traveled, that says a lot. We look forward to your return
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great property, very private. exceptional accomodations. perfect for our family of 10.

  • 5 of 5

great time woth the family over spring break. Teens loved the pool and the home in general. Weather was great. Not too far to the beach. On the canal... kids paddleboarded around quite a bit. Fantastic vacation spot on Marco.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. We know how hard it can be to find a place that appeals to everyone in the group, particularly when teens are involved. We're pleased it worked so well for your family and hope you'll be able to return again.
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Englewood NJ

super comfortable and very accomodating for everyone's needs

  • 5 of 5

We were a core family of 9 (5 adults, 4 children) the first week and the house fulfilled a key goal from the time we opened the front door on the quiet residential street - and saw the pool and water at the end of the breezeway. I am writing this from a super cold NJ and missing the balmy weather we had for 2 weeks - and missing the manatees that came around our kayak at nearby Manatee Park.

The house layout is actually fun - eating in one building, sleeping in another (unless you got the one bedroom near the the living room). The solar panel on the swimming pool (and the heated water system) made the pool accessible for our use morning noon and night. And the plentiful pool tables and chairs made it an extremely hospitable space.

The organized outdoor walks and hikes, wonderful restaurants (especially Camelia's in Everglade City), the beautiful beaches and glorious sunsets - all were easy to access and enjoy. One of the children is named Capri and nearby Isle Capri made her day! The second week we had an assortment of family and friends and that's how we got to see the manatees in the wild. You have to go check them out more than once sometimes!

It was our first time staying West Coast and Marco Island -- not the last for sure. It was very pleasant dealing with the owners. Everything was what we expected and more. One family member drove to Marco from Houston - setting a record of some sort!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your next visit
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Great House and Pool

  • 5 of 5

The layout of the two houses was ideal for our group of 6, two couples, one cousin and one brother in law. The two couples each had a bedroom, and our cousin and brother in law had their own bedrooms. The bigger house was just the right size and very comfortable when we were all together for meals and just spending time together. Pool is extra large with plenty of room for floats and noodles. We didn't even go to the beach our second week, we were so satisfied with the pool and pool deck.

We found the owners to be very conscientious and concerned that every little detail is just right.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed all the home has to offer and hope you'll be able to return! Thank you for your kind words
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a family reunion with 8 adults and two young children. The property was clean and spacious. The pool and scenery were great. The owner was welcoming and helpful. We would gladly recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW) - 45 min, FLL (1.5 hrs), MIA 2Hr
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
KeyWest Express
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Marco Island Country Club - Private
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Speak Easy
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Rose Marina Boat Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Esplanade Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Tigertail beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Snook Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
3.5 Mile Beach with powder white sand
Nearest Point of Interest
Marco Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Scooter Town Bike and Moped rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn Dixie Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Porky's famous Ribs & Paradise Shrimp Co.
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market every Wednesday (seasonal)
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridge from Naples to Marco Island
Car: recommended

The Everglades, Flights and Boats to Key West, Rental Boats, Dinner Cruises, Guitar Bars, Kayaking, Biking, Golfing, Beaches, Tennis,


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City of Marco House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 3
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 1
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 3
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 1
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 3
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 4
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
admin - ask about waiver $150
cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Quote Totals are indicative only. Higher rates may apply for certain holiday weeks and are subject to change without notice.
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Base rates may not be valid after Jan 10, 2017

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City of Marco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 Dressing areas with sinks/ vanities on either side
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have flat screened TVs
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have recently installed a 1,000 square foot sundeck for maximum exposure with extra sun chairs and tables perfect for outdoor dining.

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