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Near Beach and the Ritz Carlton- Heated Pool - 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Near Beach

Vanderbilt Beach, North Naples, FL, USA
  • House1717 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Vacation Home, Sleeps 7 adults, 1 infant Total 8

Ducky 1 is a fully equipped vacation home. We think it's 'Just Ducky'. As the owners, we manage our own home. We live near by, and strive to provide an excellent vacation experience for all of our guests. We provide Cable TV, Free Long Distance US and CA, Wireless Internet at NO charge. Enjoy the enclosed heated in-ground pool (south-facing pool). Take a short walk or bike to the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach. (included, 2 bikes). We also include a pass to the state park on the beach, so you can drive, take our cooler, umbrella, chairs etc.and park for free at the beach. Ducky I is beautifully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with great room. (sleeps 7 to 8). Bring the family. We include a crib, pack and play, a highchair and pool toys!. Add sunshine to make your beach days just about perfect. Like to play GOLF, we have clubs available, just request them when booking, and save the extra charges at the airport or golf course! ! Our Guest Book will guide you to the grocery, shopping, and a few of our favorite restaurants. Our on-site manager or the owners will check in on you after your arrival to make sure you have everything you need for your vacation.

Amenities:: Ducky 1 is fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect vacation. Heated and enclosed pool, great room equipped with TV/VCR/DVD and CD stereo system; master bedroom with cable TV. We have tried to anticipate your needs in the kitchen, at the pool and yes even things you will need for the beach.

Also includes Climate Control Air-Conditioning, Gas BBQ grill, washer/dryer, dishwasher, telephone, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker/grinder, cable TV, dishes/utensils provided, hair dryer, linens & towels provided. All furnishings are high quality. Also includes two bicycles, Pack & Play, and high chairs available. For the vacationer that loves the beach there are Delnor-Wiggins State Park Pass for entry & parking at beach. No Pets or Smoking. Just minutes to the Ritz Carlton, and many excellent dining opportunities in all price ranges. There is Golf & Tennis nearby, Nature Preserves, State Park, Fishing, Boat Charters and Rentals, Sunset Cruise to the Gulf of Mexico, Video Games, Movies, Bike Rentals, Shopping, Dining, Water Sport Rentals at the Beach, Theater, Special Events and Sporting Events at TECO Arena, Teddy Bear Museum, Children's Museum, Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, REV Antique Race Car Museum etc.

Just South of us is Fifth Avenue. Just North of us is Miromar Outlets, Coconut Point Mall. Just minutes away you can visit the Art Museum or take in a show at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Nestled between the calm waters of the Gulf and the excitement of the Everglades, nature lovers can enjoy nature and explore the excitement of the Everglades by boat. Many fishermen come to Naples. Water sports enthusiasts find all kinds of exciting action along the coastline. Golfers know there are over 200 exciting golf courses in Collier County. Naples has great golf. Naples and Collier County have more golf courses per capita than any other region in the United States.

Property Manager

Kathy Rubeck

Member Since 1999
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 05, 2018
About Kathy Rubeck

I grew up in Naples and attended St Ann's grade school and Naples High School. Go Eagles! I then went to Edison in Ft Myers and The University of Florida. While at Edison College, I met my husband, Ron. We were married in Naples, and he did a tour in Viet Nam. I taught school in Naples and in Ft Lauderdale, then we returned to Bloomington IN. I taught briefly in IN, and then managed rental property for IU students. There I learned to say Go Hoosiers ! I am still a Gator at heart. Ron worked in development and in Real Estate as well as managing our rental property. We sold our rentals in Indiana, and decided to invest in Vacation Homes in Naples, so we could return to Naples where we both loved the beach, golf, fishing, and the weather. Here we have reconnected with family and friends from long ago. We also have enjoyed meeting our guests from all over the world. We love our Midwest guests, but we also love becoming friends with guests from other parts of the US, Europe, Canada, and South America. We feel very fortunate and blessed to be in a wonderful climate and city, doing work we enjoy, and making new friends along the way.

Kathy Rubeck purchased this House in 2003

Why Kathy Rubeck chose Vanderbilt Beach

We love the location, close to Vanderbilt Beach, the Ritz Carlton and LaPlaya, Mercato and many shops and dining opportunities. We are just about 9 miles south of Miomar Outlets and Coconut Pointe Mall. We are just about 9 miles north of Fifth Avenue and Third Street shops and dining. We are close to Trader Joes, Grocery stores, and shops. We are less than a mile to Mercato. It is one of our favorite spots to dine. The Happy Hours are wonderful. The desserts at Whole Foods are wonderful as well as the selection of food they provide. Many people enjoy the shops and the activities like car shows, movies and live music. There is something for everyone at Mercato.

What makes this House unique

We are so close to everything Naples has to offer, but the close proximity to the beach and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park on the beach is a unique advantage for us in Naples Park and Vanderbilt Beach area.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Pack&Play
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single, Crib
      • Sleeps 7 adults and one infant High Chair, Crib, and Pack & Play available free of charge (includes linens). Please request when making the reservation.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Just about a mile to the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach. Pass to Delnor Wiggins State Park on the Beach included. Just minutes from our home
          • Town
            Shopping abounds. Mercato is the New Uptown about a mile away. To our North about 15 minutes away is Coconut Pointe Mall and 25 minutes is Miomar Outlets. To our south just 5 minutes away is Waterside Shops. Fifth Ave. and Third Street are just about 15 minutes to our south. Many Restaurants at all the shopping areas.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Safe
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Pool and Beach toys are included.


                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Golf Clubs
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill and Extra gas can in the garage
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Raft
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool


                                                  • marina
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • We are self-catering. We do welcome our guests with a small starter supply of soft soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, and paper towels etc.

                                                                    18 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    We had a wonderful week staying at the Ducky home!

                                                                    Amy P.

                                                                    The house was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed for a fun filled week! The owners were very kind, respectful and great communicators. The location was terrific as well!!

                                                                    Very fun and cozy family christmas stay

                                                                    Sudipt K.Hoboken, NJ

                                                                    Myself, wife and 4 year old twins decided to come up to Naples week of Xmas (Dec 2017) and had an amazing week at Ducky 2. Kathy was extremely responsive with all relevant details and with questions we had before, during and after the visit. We decided to cook and grill in the kitchen/ outdoor grill quite a bit during the week and the well stocked variety of tableware, pots / pans and utensils was very much appreciated. The heated pool was outstanding - we probably spent a good 2-3 hours in the pool daily and the kids loved it. There are a variety of kids activities nearby such as the beautiful nearby beach, naples zoo and childrens museum. We found the North Naples area to be perfect - many nearby stores / supermarkets and restaurants and close to the beach. We also took the Trolley tour which you can pick up from the nearby Mercato shopping center to the downtown area. Home itself is very clean, cozy and peaceful. All the previous reviews were right on the money - you won't go wrong staying here! The only depressing part was having to leave on the last day! We're definitely planning to come back when we get another break!

                                                                    Beautiful home close to everything

                                                                    Adam O.Melbourne

                                                                    "Ducky 1" house in Vanderbilt beach was the perfect place for our week in the Naples area. It's nicer then the pictures portray. All rooms and beds are very comfortable. Kitchen and bbq was great for cooking up most nights, and Mercado shops was a short 5min drive for great restaurants and bars. Kathy and Ron were fantastic hosts, our TV stopped working during our stay, and they promptly replaced it within a day. They were also very generous allowing a later checkout, so we didn't have to rush our packing in the morning. I would definitely recommend this house, and will stay again when we return to the area.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Adam, We loved having your group stay with us, and we are always happy to respond to our guests when they have any issues with our home. Enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward towelcoming you back whenever you plan another trip to Naples.

                                                                    Kathy and Ron, Owners

                                                                    Beautiful house, wonderful, thoughtful, responsive landlord

                                                                    Matthew T.

                                                                    This property called "Ducky I" is charming and perfect for a relaxing stay at Naples. Kathy our landlord was organized and responsive during our stay - not that we needed much because the house includes EVERYTHING. We were close the beach and enjoyed the pool. We would choose to stay here again when we return to Naples.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for taking the time to Review our Ducky I home. We strive for excellence, and we love to her our efforts have helped to make your vacation stay relaxing and enjoyable. Please let us know when you plan your next trip to Naples. We would love to have you as our guest again in any of our homes.

                                                                    Kathy Rubeck, Owner

                                                                    Peaceful and homey

                                                                    Ann D.

                                                                    We have stayed in Kathy and Ron's properties for years - they are always clean and well-stocked. The pools are all covered and heated - such a treat in January! The neighborhood is unbelievably quiet and we feel at home in these homes. Highly recommend.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We value our guests who have chosen us for their vacation stays over the years. We hope to meet or even exceed your expectations whenever we can. Hope you are able to stay with us again for your winter break.

                                                                    Kathy and Ron

                                                                    Just Ducky

                                                                    Ann L.

                                                                    This is another of Ron and Kathy's wonderful houses.

                                                                    The house next door is also one of their rentals, so if you are a large family or group you can be close together.

                                                                    it is difficult to know where to start, the location of the house ? ideal for shopping, the newly refurbished Pavilion Cinema, just round the corner, Wiggins Pass Beach, Naples Pier a short drive away?

                                                                    The ambience of the property? very well furnished and supplied with all the cooking utensils you require, wonderful swimming pool and outside furntiture.

                                                                    reading material, board games, playing cards as well as TV, DVD, CD etc

                                                                    There are so many good restaurants to choose from it is difficult to pick out any, but Docs on the Beach is great, Bucca de Beppa if you like Italian, Mels Diner if that is what you like and a host of others

                                                                    Every time we come back we find somewhere new, ofton told about them by Ron and Kathy

                                                                    Would we recommend this property? we certainly would and any of their other properties, we have been coming back for the last 14 years and hope to return later this year. You cannot ask for better service.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We are so glad we have been able to make your vacation stays in Naples both stress free and fun! We have enjoyed working with you over the years and of course look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Naples.

                                                                    Kathy and Ron


                                                                    Vanderbilt Beach, North Naples, FL, USA

                                                                    Naples is one of the worlds premier beach destinations in Florida. Naples is not far from Disney World. This makes Naples a favorite vacation stop for family's who also visit Disney World, the Happiest Place on Earth. Golf Courses, Tennis facilities, Nature Preserves, a 25 Acre Water Park, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing and Water Sports all appeal to families. Explore the Everglades, take an air boat ride, do some fishing or just enjoy the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach, and your own private pool at your vacation home. Located in Vanderbilt Beach area near the famous Ritz Carlton, LaPlaya, the Turtle Club and Mercato makes this vacation home close to everything. Other Activities: Water Park, Tennis, Boat Ramps, State Parks, Kayaking, Canoeing, Wind Surfing, Walking, Biking, and Lots and Lots of Shopping ! Golf: Over 100 golf courses located within 20 to 30 minutes of the vacation home. Our guest book in the home will provide phone numbers of many of them for your convenience.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Call Kathy 812-327-8950 $300 Deposit is due with the reservation. One half is then due half way to rental date. The other half is due 2 to 3 weeks before arrival. $175 Cleaning Fee. (tax included on cleaning) Cleaning Fee is deducted from the deposit after your stay. 11% Florida Tax on Rent is additional. Accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover over the phone. Rates Subject to Change without notice. January and August are our best value seasons. If booked, call for availability in our other homes. CALL for discounts 812-327-8950. Ask about our welcome gift !

                                                                    18 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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