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Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 58 reviews
Grand Haven, MI

Marco Island gem with plenty of room to spread out

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Hondorf home. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with. The house is located on a the east side of the island. Everything in the house worked as advertised, simple pool/spa controls and fantastic outdoor spaces. Thank you Elizabeth, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. These folks are great tenents. Nice to have responsible people in our home.
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Nice property. Beautiful location. Loved the extra garden lot.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and spacious. Plenty of room for guests. Loved that our dog was welcome. Large Lanai was heaven to sit out on.

Convenient to everything. Would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice folks no problems with pets.
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Wonderful, roomy waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for two weeks. The weather was absolutely perfect. The first week, my husband and I got acquainted with the house and Marco Island. The second week we had a mini family reunion. Everyone had a wonderful time. The owner, Elizabeth, was always just a phone call away and extremely helpful. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are great. So positive and willing to appreciate the beauty of the island. Hope to have them again!
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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

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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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
late season
Apr 22 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Apr 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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