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Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This luxurious home, located at 1800 Canby Ct. has been completely remodeled by Jonathan & Beth Hondorf who are renowned designer and builder. It offers 2,050 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The 1,680 square feet of screened-in lanai deck includes a heated 35-foot swimming pool, and an eight-foot spa with a covered area which includes an outdoor grill for outdoor dining.

The home has high ceilings throughout, with light flooding in from all directions. The living and dining rooms have 18-foot ceilings with 12-foot-long sliding glass doors that completely open up, connecting the living area with the lanai. All doors leading to the pool are fitted with special child-proof locks.

The kitchen is completely outfitted for any and all culinary delights and has a large eat-in breakfast area. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in closets, and a large bath with a separate walk-in shower, soaking tub, and two vanities.

The other bedrooms have pillow top queen-size beds, and there is an inflatable air mattress on a frame for extra sleeping needs.

This waterfront home has a large boat dock for sunbathing. It has water and power along with a fish cleaning table. With its direct access to the 'River Area' and Gulf, it's perfect for mooring up to three boats. Many native fish, Manatees, and Porpoise frequent around the dock.

The private yard is extensively landscaped in native species and fruit trees with meandering paths and boardwalks. We maintain it in a sustainable, environmentally sensitive, method that does not use toxic chemicals. This ensures a safe environment for the native birds a well as our guests. The xeroscaped yard does not require artificial watering thereby preserving our most precisous commodity: water. This means more native birds and a Red Hawk that frequent the yard.

This home has quality finishes, updated features, and amenities needed for a relaxing tropical vacation.

More Details

Elizabeth Hondorf
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Elizabeth Hondorf

Building Contractor and environmental preservationist whitewater rafting in Desolation Canyon, Utah

Elizabeth Hondorf purchased this house in 1989

Why Elizabeth Hondorf chose Florida South Gulf Coast

Marco Island is a unigue area in Florida that combines the natural habitat with the developed environment.

We try to MAINTAIN THIS PROPERTY IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WAY where we minimize the use of toxic chemicals and harsh environmental practices. Our landscaping is Florida natural landscaping with native species of fruit and flower varieties utilizing xeroscape practices. We minimize the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy watering. It is not an out of control, poorly maintained, landscaping which some may think upon first observation. Guest should take this into consideration and not compare to others that use very toxic, harsh, and water wasteful maintenance practices. This allows for a safer environment for our quests and helps protect the very delicate local environment encountered in south west Florida.

What makes this house unique

Private extra lot on side waterfront dock with

fishing, exotic mature native trees, palm,mango,tangerine. High elevation pool area

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been very happy the house this week but wanted to let you know of a few things. There is a crack on the bottom of the microwave door and one on the dining room window both were here prior to our arrival. The micro is usable by all means just wanted you to know.

The house is very clean and comfortable. Everything else has been really nice.

Thank you for the use of your lovely home, we really have enjoyed it!
Jul 2010
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens
average rating of 4.3589745 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful property and great location

  • 5 of 5
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We loved our week here! The house is beautiful and well appointed. We loved fishing right from the dock. The location is great, minutes from the grocery store and shopping. The neighborhood was nice and peaceful for our early morning runs and we enjoyed having the bikes so we didn't have to always use our car. We rented a boat for the day but didn't dock it. (We aren't that boat savy) Hated to leave Marco!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family weekend at Marco

  • 4 of 5

House was as described. Large open spaces with lots of natural light. Quiet neighborhood with a Publix store less than 1 mile. Elizabeth was great about communicating back and forth in a prompt manner. She was willing to accommodate for 2 extra kids we had in the group, so thanks. Our family was having so much fun that we contacted Elizabeth to arrange for an additional night and she did. Pool heater wasn't working properly even after Elizabeth sent the pool guy, so water was a bit cold for December, but the kids still used it. Elizabeth is a great host and that's what really makes the difference in these type of rentals. We will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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House was perfect, setting was perfect! Owners answered any questions we had in a timely manner. We had a great relaxing time in the home and pool. Wish we could have stayed longer! Wish I would have taken my boat!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These people are great. Very understanding hope to have them back.
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Best Vacation Yet

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Marco for 13 years. This is the third, and best, place we've rented for three weeks. We're already booked for 5 weeks in the future. We liked the two other houses we've rented during our years going but this house seemed larger, mostly because of the very high ceilings, it had a lot of natural light and both inside and out was absolutely comfortable and engaging.

If you like sun this may not be your place. If, like us, you want to be outside by the pool and be comfortable most of the day out of the sun it is the perfect spot. The vista of the waterway is wonderful. The pool side and hot tub area are never bathed in sun and so are most comfortable the whole day. The proximity to shopping is great but the area is all residential. We'll hope to go back for many years to come.

The private garden at the side of the house is just an amazing addition. You can even wander about.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are looking for renters that stay for longer visits and want to return. However,shorter term is welcome anytime. I look forward the the return of these folks.
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Quiet location with lovely pool, hot tub and lanai.

  • 3 of 5
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Owner is helpful and responsive. Spacious home and lanai.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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The House was average. It has a pretty setting and view on a boating canal.

  • 3 of 5
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The house is set on a boating canal and it is a pretty view. The lanai overlooks the canal. Unfortunately , my husband and I could not really enjoy the lanai because it was in disrepair. A large section of screen was ripped and blowing in the breeze. There were patches of black mold and dirt over all the floor and the furniture was covered in dust and dirt. The area carpets were covered in mold and grease and heavily stained. The barbeque grill should be thrown out. The grill was very small and covered in a lot of rust, caked on grease and rotted food on the grill surface. We never used the pool because we questioned the condition of the water. The main house was fine. A few blinds need repair and most things are dated but that did not deter us from enjoying the house. There was Wi-Fi but bring your own laptop. Found the password to use the Wi-Fi after looking on a desk in one of the bedrooms. It was on a scrap of paper. There is no real instruction booklet for the use of amenities. There were way to many clickers on the coffee table and not a lot of instruction. We did enjoy our stay on Marco Island and it was nice to stay in a house. We were able to park our car in the garage and the house is in a very central location to get everywhere you want to go on the island. The house was comfortable and spacious. We appreciated that the house was available because we booked it at the last minute.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest arrived shortly after the hurricane on short notice. We graciously allowed them in however the wind damaged lanai screen was unable to be repaired on the short notice and dust may have been on the porch furniture due to the wind. The grill and area rugs have since been replaced , the pool is cleaned weekly. and the lanai surface dirt has been power washed since they left. The screen is repaired and the blind has been replaced. Regarding the "dated" description, the home was built in the mid 1980's and features soaring vaulted ceilings and large arched windows that can not be built today. It features a large dock, and mature landscaping and a central location, unlike many of the homes that have been scraped and rebuilt today. Had they called we would have had the maids clean the lanai immediately. Due to the weather the cleaning crews were behind. Everything is caught up now.The renters following this visit were there for three weeks and are rebooking for another visit. I will have them submit a review next. I apologize for these problems however, the renters did say despite these minor difficulties that they had a good time. I suppose that I should not have rented on short notice. I accept responsibility for my actions I was trying to help them find a place.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
San Marco Road
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
San Marco Road
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach and South Beach
Car: recommended

Great boating, fishing, and access to the spectacular Everglades. Our home provides quick access by car, bicycle, or boat to the areas many amenities. By bike or car you can get to the beach, restaurants, movies, golf, tennis, shopping, museums, and entertainment. By boat it is quick access to the Gulf of Mexico or the backwaters for fishing, exploring, or fun on Marco's beach or numerous barrier islands beaches without the people crowds.

The dock can accommodate large or small boats that you own or rent one at the local marinas nearby. You can also fish or sun bath right off our dock.

The house is close to Naples with easy access to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Everglade City, and Ft. Meyers. Beautiful beach sunsets!

Golf: There are numerous golf courses within several miles of home.


Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3,2016-April 2016
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
late season
Apr 11 2017 - May 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1,000. - $2,000/week
SPRING - MAY $1200.00/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY Periods Are Higher.
SUMMER / FALL JUNE Through NOVEMBER $1000/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY Periods Are Higher.
WINTER / SPRING DECEMBER Through APRIL START at $1,500.00/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , has open ceiling to living room
  • Spacious master bedroom with high ceilings. More bed space available by rental equipment for children and cribs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
Large open floorplan with spacious screened lanai can accommodate many people with the maximum of privacy. Swimming pool features a heated hot tub-spa with waterfall into lap pool.

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