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Chris Dotson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Waterfront Views on Tarpon Bay, Big HDTV, Wifi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

City of Marco Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

This tip-lot home is at the end of a cul-de-sac facing Landmark Bay, one of the most sought-after wide-water views on Marco Island. The home is designed for indoor-outdoor living, with sliding glass doors from three different rooms leading to a large, screened lanai and heated pool.

A public entrance to the widest beach on the island is a 6-minute walk from our home. Tigertail Beach, outstanding for bathing, birding and shelling, is a five minute drive and South Marco Beach, also wide, is a ten minute drive. Rookery Bay bird sanctuary is a short drive up Route 951. And for golfers, there are several signature courses close by.

For those who like to fish, Landmark Bay is called Tarpon Bay because it shelters baby tarpon year-round. It is not unusual to occasionally see four and five-foot tarpon splashing about just off the patio dock.

Landmark Bay also hosts a variety of small fish (snapper, sheepshead porgies, cravalle jacks, ladyfish) and an occasional snook coming to hook. Also, dolphins cruise through the bay on a regular basis, popping to the surface in their acrobatic display. Several fishing rods are available on the lanai.

In addition, there is much bird life on the bay, including many pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and, of course, seagulls. On occasion, you might spot an osprey, hawk or owl. There also are colonies of burrowing owls on Marco Island.

The single-story home has a 165-foot seawall with a 20 x 18-foot patio dock jutting into the bay. There is an attractive step-down living room for entertaining, a full, formal dining room, and family room with parquet wood floors throughout (except for the bedrooms, which are carpeted).

For entertainment, there is a 46-inch Sony Bravia HDTV and a Sony Blu-ray player. There also is a Comcast DVR that allows archiving of current Comcast TV programs and movies for later viewing. Secure high-speed Internet service is provided throughout the property

Most of your time probably will be spent outdoors on the screened lanai, which is furnished with a glass-top dining table and chairs and a breakfast bar, which can be served directly from the kitchen. On the lanai is a wicker set with a love seat, lounge and chair, a good place to read a book and/or watch the children while they are in the pool.

For those who love the sun, the patio dock will be the draw while at home. There are several chaise lounges on the lanai that can be moved easily to the dock. And fishing from the dock, ahhhh!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Dotson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Chris Dotson

We are two retirees living in Colorado, who visit Marco Island on occasion,

Why Chris Dotson chose Marco Island

One look at the wide-water view of this home is all it took to convince us to move from a condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We, 2 adults & 3 kids, stayed in this great house a week and enjoyed everything. From the great lay-out, to the views, the space, the attention to detail (all things needed for the beach included) the walking distance to the ocean and the tranquility. And it is true: every day we saw dolphins coming by! Of course also lots of other animals: fish, birds. Our first night we were extremely lucky and saw a manatee. The possibility to fish on the dock is great (caught a barracuda!!). Every night we sat outside at the pool and enjoyed the nature around us. It is a great spot and a fantastic house for a vacation with or without kids. And last but not least the homeowner was very easy to do business with even with us leasing from Europe, no hassles in terms of leasing agreement, return of deposit.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Walk to Beach, Gorgeous Waterfront Views on Tarpon Bay, Big HDTV, Wifi
average rating of 4.9375 based on 26 reviews
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What a wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Plum Court over Christmas and New Year's. Simply said, we had an amazing time! It was one of the warmest December stretches in memory. The house was clean and everything in place and ready for us. We lounged at the lanai and pool, fished off of the dock everyday (they don't call it Tarpon Bay for nothing!!), relaxed in the house together, and walked to the beach everyday too! We didn't miss one sunset! Chris is terrific, and answered any questions that we had right away. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear it! So happy that the house provided everything you needed and more, including good lifelong holiday memories! Hope you can make it down again soon! Chris
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5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks in October and wish we could have stayed longer. The house is in perfect location in the island with the beach about a 5 minute walk away from the beach and a huge waterway in your backyard. The pool and lanai area are a great place to relax. The house itself is very accomadating with everything you could need in the kithen and plenty of towels and extra linens. The owners are great at communication throughout the whole rental process and stay! Have stayed here numerous times before and always trying to plan our return before we even leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! It was the perfect place to stay. My husband, his parents, and our toddler stayed for a week in July. Chris called the day we arrived to check in with us and make sure everything was ok. The house had more than enough room for all of us. The beds were comfortable, as were the couches. The pool and the lanai was wonderful, and by far our favorite. There is a lot of room on the patio and plenty of seating. The house was great for our family and very child friendly. The view is amazing, whether you're watching for Dolphins, a storm in the distance, or your fishing pole on the dock. It's great having a dock right there too. We caught several fish and saw Dolphins, jelly fish, and tarpon in the bay. We really like that the dock was close to the lanai, that way we could still talk/see who was in the pool and visa versa. We even made a couple of fishing buddies-white and gray herons. I really can't say enough about this property-great experience and memories. Thanks Chris!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome property and location

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable experience from sunrise to sunset every day. We rented bicycles delivered to the property and rode to different beaches every day. We rented kayaks delivered to Caxambas and spent a couple of mornings off in an island and kayaking with dolphins and manatees. We fished from the dock. Everything in the house was perfect: the pool, the dock, plenty of towels, beach gear, fishing rods, TVs, plenty of silverware, china, kitchen utensils, grill, etc. The house layout was spectacular with the pool in the back and sun in the pool throughout the day.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for my wife and I, with plenty of room for another couple or two in the future. We like to walk on the beach and the 5 minute walk to get there was short and convenient. The cul de sac location on the bay gave us some privacy away from the high rises. We did see dolphins swimming by the backyard/dock! Also, we had our own blue heron who visited regularly. The Dotson family was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Choose to stay here; you'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota temporary snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this Marco home. The location is ideal with just a short walk to the beach (about 3 blocks). The lanai, pool and view of the bay are exceptional. We have stayed in three private homes in Marco and this home is by far our favorite. The owner is easy to work with and communicates promptly. The home is well maintained and well stocked with everything we needed. We look forward to renting this home again when we return to Marco!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Minnesota snowbirds! So glad you enjoyed the house and Marco and thank you for the very nice review. We were delighted to hear that our house was your favorite and we would love to have you stay at our property again in the future. The Dotsons
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Southwest International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Maple Avenue Public Beach
Car: necessary

Landmark Bay also hosts a variety of smaller fish (snapper, sheepshead porgies, cravalle jacks, ladyfish) and an occasional snook coming to hook. Also, dolphins cruise through the bay on a regular basis, popping to the surface in their acrobatic display. You can fish right from our patio dock. Several fishing rods are available on the lanai.

In addition, there is much bird life on the bay, including many pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and, of course, seagulls. On occasion, you might spot an osprey, hawk or owl. There also are colonies of burrowing owls on Marco Island.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Miniature golf

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Rates & Availability

City of Marco Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season 2016
Jun 19 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Late Fall 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
2017 Peak Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Off Season 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1,350-$2,900/week, depending on season
Rentals generally start on Saturday.

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Amenities

City of Marco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom newly renovated
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has its own TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Several fishing rods are located on the lanai.

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