check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

6 Min Walk to Beach-Best Reviews-Best Location-Cool Heated Pool-Free Sunshine-:)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4) 1800 sq ft home, lots of room, Fun!!

Are you NUTS, why would you stay in a tiny condo or a tiny hotel room when you can stay here for the same price or for even less?

Location, Location, Location!

Best Location on Marco..

Make sure to read our Forty One 5 Star Reviews first!

No Extra Cleaning Fee Like Other Rentals!

Summer 2017 booking NOW!

Winter 2018 booking Now!

No rate change for 2017/2018!

Summer is only $995 a week plus 10% bed tax.

Winter is only $1995 a week plus 10% bed tax.

Rates can vary depending on holidays.

Max 4 guests.. We are only accepting 4 guests max due to the new noise ordinance.

There is a good reason why we are so booked, please read our Reviews, our guests tell a wonderful story about our home and Marco.

Plenty of beach towels for everyone.

Plenty of Tommy Bahama beach chairs, coolers, and carts for getting your stuff to the beach.

2 comfort bikes

Free WiFi

Free Phone Calls..

Free Ice Water.

Location, Location Location, so close to the beach and everything. Summer rates starting in May are $995. This home is the most popular home to rent on Marco. Check our calendar, we fill up fast so do not wait to long.

Why would you stay in a tiny hotel room when you can have this home for 1/3rd the price? Your own pool, fully furnished kitchen, 3 bedrooms, your own backyard with tons of palm trees 6 minute walk to the beach. Renters that have stayed in our home will never go back to an overpriced hotel again.

3 Cable T.V's., high speed internet, as well as WiFi, are available in the home.

Welcome to 'Paradise Found with all the comforts of home.

South Beach ~ Marco's most spectacular white sand shelling beach is an easy, six minute walk away. Once you go to South beach you will never go back to Tigertail beach. Sunset Grille beach bar is 6 minutes away. Watch the sunset and have a drink.

Grab some groceries, your favorite ice cold beverages and check-in! Walk or bike to everything you've dreamed of for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation. Movies, ice cream parlors, surf shops, beach toys, and nightclubs galore. Indulge in luxury Spas, specialty restaurants, and the most incredible sunsets in the world. We love to go fishing with a local guide and then cook our catch at home on the BBQ.

No old bike at this house, we have 2 new adult bikes for your use.

Marco Island is natures paradise, filled with tropical flowers, sights, sounds and smells. Ease into Marco's laid back lifestyle. Loose yourself and discover 'Island Time' amidst friendly, helpful locals.

Ask if you can get a discount for just one couple.. Don't let the size of this home intimidate you couples out there.. When it's just my wife and I we love it.

Spread out and relax in our 3 comfortable bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a luxurious King bed, it's own full bath and a private entrance to your crystal clear pool. Another bedroom has a Queen bed, with a full bath right across the hall and just steps from the pool. The third bedroom has 2 Twin beds. Imagine two separate living areas, one for the kids and one for the adults. The floor plan is soooo cool!

You will not be able to keep the kids out of the pool.

Fly into Ft. Meyers (1 hour away) or Naples (35 minutes away) or Miami or Ft. Lauderdale (each about 2 hours away). You can rent a car or take a taxi from any of these airports or rent a car on the island. Call or e-mail us any time if you have questions or want to reserve your stay.

Keywords: Vacation Home,

Beach, Private, Wonderful, Cool Pool, Golf, Heaven, Paradise Found, Villa rentals, home vacation rental, Florida vacation rental, deal.

More Details

Tom & Elizabeth Rensch
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Tom & Elizabeth Rensch

Elizabeth and I met and live in Alaska and have been visiting Marco for 20 years. We have two wonderful sons Brad and Ian and three beautiful grandchildren, Gus, Henry and Lucy. For the past 20 years during the cold Alaskan winters we have vacationed on Marco, and for many years dreamed of having our own little slice of Paradise here. Our dream has finally come true! In Alaska we enjoy fishing, boating, and hiking in - the 'Last Frontier'. We are surrounded by spectacular mountains, glaciers, rivers, ocean and wildlife. We feel incredibly blessed by all that we share in life, particularly each other and our family. We sincerely hope you come to 'Paradise Found' on Marco to share our home and come back often. Please read all our reviews, our guest tell a wonderful story about our Paradise Found.

Tom & Elizabeth Rensch purchased this house in 2010

Why Tom & Elizabeth Rensch chose Florida South Gulf Coast

'Paradise Found' is all about Location, location, location. An affordable vacation rental home with all the charm and convenience you could hope for. Our home is an easy six minute walk to South Beach entrance, one of the most spectacular, white sand beaches in all of Florida, with an amazingly energetic, life-renewing sunset - every night! Watch for the 'Green flash'! Mom and Dad have a home on Marco Island and we just knew we wanted to own on Marco too! This is not for profit rental so our rental rates are the best on the island.

What makes this house unique

'Pardise Found' is literally CLOSE to EVERYTHING you could ever hope for during your stay. Use our 2 new comfort Bikes or walk to unique shops and fabulous restaurants with wonderful seafood or steak dinners.... and fresh, fresh, fresh fruits and salad selections. Share a fresh tropical drink and sunset with someone you love, ease back into the 'local' Marco scene, forget about life for a while...and just enjoy! Yes our blender is standing by! Yes the pool is heated and no we do not charge you extra to heat the pool! This home is truly the most affordable 3 bedroom home on Marco. We love love love our home and hope it shows.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

6 Min Walk to Beach-Best Reviews-Best Location-Cool Heated Pool-Free Sunshine-:)
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

Honeymoon stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly what we were looking for in a getaway. Close to the beautiful beach with terrific sunsets. Great restaurants and shopping. The home was immaculate and we had everything we needed. The weather was terrific all week, the people were friendly. We ate at some of the establishments Tom recommended and were not disappointed. This home gets 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everything was perfect for your stay at Paradise Found! It's hard not to have fun on Marco when the weather is nice and having great places to eat on Marco is a plus. You guys were great, do come back, the pool and the Florida Gulf will be waiting for you! :)
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Very nice amenities and owner pays attention to all the details!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay here! Beautiful pool and well kept home both inside and out! Owner checked on us a couple times to see if everything was going well. Wonderful beach gear-chairs, umbrella, coolers, and nice cart to bring it all back and forth-available in garage, and 2 public beach accesses were just down the street! Comfortable beds and plenty of space for my family to hang out. Kitchen is well equipped as well. Owner made available an abundance of information on places to eat and things to do on Marco Island. Thanks Tom and Elizabeth!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice Nice Nice

  • 5 of 5

We really liked staying a Paradise Found. It was close to the beach and we had everything we needed. Very clean, very quiet, and very convenient. We really enjoyed the pool and the sunsets. Our favorite place to eat was Pelican Bend and we met the owners who were from Tennessee. Thank you for offering us this place to stay, and we plan to enjoy it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, We think you are Nice Nice Nice!! Elizabeth and I also love Pelican Bend for lunch under the Tiki Hut. Do tell your friends from Tennessee about our home on Marco Island. Also let them know they can see our home on Face Book at "Paradise Found". Tom
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very good !!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, nicely decorated, very close to the beach. Thank you Tom & Elizabeth !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Volodymyr for helping with the phone, I'm glad you got to meet my computer guy Tyler, he got all our WiFi problems solved.. Tom
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in hotels before, and can honestly say that this was BY FAR the most relaxed I have been on a vacation in Marco-- it's all thanks to this beautiful home! During the days we usually walked to the public beach. It really felt like we were at a home away from home-- we had fresh beach towels and a beach cart to use, and 2 bikes for guests to use!

Anything you need in Marco is a short drive or bike-ride away. We rented paddleboards. We also took a dolphin tour! T&E have all the information you could need about where to rent things right on the table by the garage--so handy! Honestly, you do not need tours when you have the perfect public beach within blocks. We collected shells and sand dollars out by the pier, we saw Dolphins really close to the beach! And the water is perfect for swimming.

When my mom first walked onto the Lanai, she said "This looks like Costa Rica!" She was right. The back porch is screened in, but right on the other side there are gorgeous palm trees and tropical birds. The pool is secluded, and there is even an outdoor shower with privacy. Our afternoons were spent reading or lounging by/in the water-- I am telling you. The water was perfect and the atmosphere is surreal.

While the parents were on the other side of the house in the "master" bedroom, my husband and I were not complaining! We had our own private room (comfy queen with soft sheets), bathroom, and living room with a separate TV. When we didn't stay in and cook in the fully-supplied kitchen or grill, we went to listen to live music at water-side restaurants like Snook Inn and Stans. There is also a wonderful place for a night cap (The Sunset Grille) that is just a few blocks away. We literally did watch the sunset from there-- it's right on the public beach--so I'd recommend stopping there for a snack too.

One night, we took beach chairs from the garage, made some drinks, and walked down to the beach. We just sat with our toes in the ocean and (I KID YOU NOT) within 15 minutes there was a bright fiery sunset with the silhouettes of 4 dolphins, a sailboat, pelicans, and paddleboarders. What more could you ask for? It was the most relaxing moment. I wish our week in Marco could last all summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I think the outdoor shower is my favorite part of the house,, I don't think I used the main shower the entire time we were there last.. My wife thought I was crazy!! :)) I'm glad you took my advice and went to the beach for the sunset with a drink and the Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs with your toes in the water, it's the best!! I'm glad your mom had fun, now she knows she only has to come to Paradise Found to get the Costa Rica experience.. We hope your travel home was uneventful... Thanks again, do tell your friends, and come back soon!!! T&E
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful Marco Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Marco Island and being able to stay in this wonderful house added so much to the experience! This lovely home is wonderfully located in a nice neighborhood that is a short walk to South Beach, restaurants and shops. Importantly, the house was very clean. The floor plan allowed for privacy (bedrooms at opposite sides of the house and two TV areas) and the kitchen was well equipped. Additionally, there was a good supply of beach/pool items and bicycles. We enjoyed the lovely pool and lanai everyday. Beyond a great home in a great location, Tom and Elizabeth were very gracious hosts. They were wonderful to work with and were very accessible. They went above and beyond by offering many good suggestions on places to visit, favorite restaurants, and guided us to websites that would help us get acquainted with the island. They were genuinely concerned that everything was as it should be so that we could enjoy this wonderful place. I really felt that I was a guest in their home and not just another transaction. I hated to leave and was so sorry that the house was already booked during my vacation dates next year. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sara for the nice review.. We are here now, I sure wish we could be here all the time! We just walked down to BeBe's tonight for ice-cream and we feel fortunate that the weather has been perfect so far during our stay. I'm going out on the bike tonight to work off the extra calories. Tomorrow we are getting out on the water and hope to do a little fishing.. Thanks again! PS: changed the light in the shower and got extra hangers!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Marco Movies
"Marco Movies is a move and dinner kind of place. We walk or take the bike. It's less than a ..."
Snook Inn
"Everyone goes to Snook Inn when staying on Marco. Sit close to the water and when it starts ..."
Mangos Dockside Bistro
"We really like Mango's, not cheap but love the atmosphere and the Sunday brunch is great. "
South Marco Beach
"South Beach is much better than Tigertail. Especially since it's only a 6 minute walk to the..."
"This Starbuck is in a great spot. We sit outside and enjoy a hot one.."
CJ's on the Bay
"Fine dinning. Very nice atmosphere and nice view of the marina. Ask to sit outside."
Esplanade Shoppes -- CLOSED
"Fun place to walk around for shopping, dinner and sometimes dancing.. "
Snook Inn
"Everyone goes to Snook Inn when staying on Marco. Sit close to the water and when it starts ..."
Rose Marina Rental Boats
"We rent a boat every time on Marco. "
CJ's on the Bay
"Fine dinning. Very nice atmosphere and nice view of the marina. Ask to sit outside."
"True Italian dinning. We like the food.. "
Joey's Pizzeria & Pasta House
"Pizza is ok and on the main drag. During the busy season they ran out of pizza.. Is that pos..."
Isle of Capri
"We like getting off the island once in a while and this area is a fun change."
Sand Bar
"If you like the local flavor than the Sand Bar is the place for you. "
Crazy Flamingo
"Another fun dive of a place on Marco. Very good oysters and the beer is way cold. Very laid ..."
Little Bar Restaurant
"We lovelovelovelove this place. Casual dress in Goodland. Friday and Saturday night in the b..."
Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Fun music and dancing every Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.. Always a party on the weekend. "
Marco Island Brewery
"Want to watch a game than this place is for you. Plenty of big screens.."
Sunset Grille
"This is just a 6 minute walk to this restaurant from our home. We walk to the Sunset Grille ..."
Dolphin Tiki Bar & Grill
"Not easy to find on Marco but worth looking for.. We always go when we visit Marco,, Good f..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sunset Grille
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Marco's South Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach public access
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Off the Hook Comedy Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Marco Move Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Rookies Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Stilts Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort
Car: recommended

Bicycle paths, Airboat Rides, Beach toys, Wave runners. We have 2 new comfort bikes. Paddle Boarding, fishing,


Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 26 2016 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 18 2017 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% Bed Tax
We pay the cleaning, who does that.
All rates are for a group of 4 or less. .
Summer is $995 plus 10% bed tax.
Pricing varies so please email for exact date and for exact pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom is very private.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very nice and connected to the pool.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Very private.
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Great bedroom just off of the pool with master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has a full bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Share full bathroom.
  • 1st bedroom has King size beds (1) King bed looks out at the pool. Slider access direct to pool, 2nd bedroom Queen size Beds Very nice. Has it's own bathroom connected to the pool., 3rd bedroom has 1 twin. (1) Pack N Play along with a high chair. 4th bedroom has 1 twin and own 1/2 bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Family friendly, laid back, relaxing.. just like home. Pool is South and West facing for Maximum Sunlight. It is very private and is surrounded by a privacy fence and lush landscaping. If you feel like going to the beach instead, it is about a 6 minute walk, about a block and a half, to the South Beach entrance. Forget crowded hotels and noisy resorts. Relax and experience enchantment all around you. Step around the corner to the beach where the sand caresses your toes and the water is always warm.The gentle waves beckon. The palms whisper, 'kick off your sandals and unwind' The gentle breeze blows softly across your face. The fragrance of flowers linger. Time loses all meaning. The waves sparkle in the sun. You are at one with the sea, You don't have to do anything, but enjoy the bliss that is Paradise Found. Book now.

Partner Offers