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Two Block Walk To Beach, Private Pool, Designer Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our home at 925 Arawak Avenue is just an easy two block walk from the newest beach access path to Marco's beautiful crescent beach. We provide beach cart, beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler and towels for your convenience. It features a gleaming, white kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Open concept floor plan with dining area, kitchen island, media area and living room. All new furnishings. The Master Bedroom has a King bed with new plush mattress, attached bath and direct access to lanai. Master bath has double vanity, separate shower and free-standing tub. The guest bedrooms, queen and twin, are located on the opposite side of the house share a bath with stone mosaic floor. With tile and bamboo floors and a no smoking and no pet policy, we strive to create an environment that is low allergen. Open the triple glass sliders from the living room and walk into your paradise; the screened lanai with heated pool, lounge chairs and eating area. Free high speed wireless internet and three brand new flat screened TVs. Please read our reviews for feedback from our guests.

Alan Rice
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Alan Rice

We live year round outside of Boston and regularly visit Marco Island every 4-5 weeks. During the interim time periods, we open our home for weekly rentals. We are confident you will enjoy our Little Piece of Paradise as much as we do.

Alan Rice purchased this house in 2013

Why Alan Rice chose Florida South Gulf Coast

Location, Location, Location

What makes this house unique

Short Two Block walk to the beach and proximity to the resort area of the Island means multiple restaurants, spa, water sport rentals, movies, mini-golf are all within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is time to move on to New York as our last stop on this wonderful vacation, then we head back to Sweden. We have truly loved your house and it has become a wonderful place to relax, BBQ, and the children didn't want to leave the pool! Such a beautiful home that we leave with only happy memories. Thank you for trusting us to rent it and we hope we may come back one day. Marco Island and Rufina will be in a place close to our hearts, always!
Dec 2013
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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bath with custom marble and glass tile. Double vanity, free standing tub and enormous separate shower. Guest Bath has stone mosaic floor and marble top vanity. Direct access to private pool and lanai.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms with King, Queen and two Twin beds. Master Bedroom has glass slider directly to lanai and pool. Huge Master Bedroom walk-in closet. All new furniture, high end mattresses and bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Two Block Walk To Beach, Private Pool, Designer Home
average rating of 4.93617 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful house, conveniently located, all the amenities you could want!

  • 5 of 5

Alan, we had a fantastic time in your house! The location was very convenient and a short walk to the beach. The house was beautifully decorated. Everything was great & we really appreciated all the amenities provided; beach towels, kitchen-ware, and spices, etc. We even used the yoga mats and exercise ball! We enjoyed the private pool immensely and had many great walks on the beach! We never did get to use the bikes, but maybe next time! Again, thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbury, MN

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rufina the first week of April. The house is beautiful and nicely stocked. It is also very clean. We had everything that we needed. The best part of the house was the pool area. It had a lot of seating and it was screened in. We spent most of our time out there and not even in the house! The other great thing about this property was that the owners provided a lot of equipment for the beach. We had plenty of towels, beach carts, umbrellas, chairs, sand toys, etc. It was an easy two block walk to the beach (it's so close that some people park on the street by the house and walk to the beach). You do have to cross a busy road to get there, but there is a great crosswalk that does an excellent job of stopping the cars (it's almost better than a stoplight!). The beach is beautiful, there is tons of space with plenty of soft white sand and shells. The water is calm but there are just enough waves to make it fun for the kids. The house is in a great location and you can walk to many restaurants and other places from it, we didn't need the car much. The owners were very responsive. Alan came to our rescue quickly when we accidently locked ourselves out of the house (which was our fault)! We are definitely planning on coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinsville, IN

Home Run!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to visit Marco Island and I must say we hit a "home run" in staying at 925 Arawak Ave. After arriving we received a courtesy call from Alan to make sure we had been able to access the house and that everything was satisfactory.

Everything you need for vacation is waiting and ready: beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, beach towels, beach cart, bikes . . . . the list goes on and on. The house is exceptionally well maintained. The pool gets sun all day. The screened in porch/pool area is also beautiful at night. There is limited public beach access on Marco Island and being within walking distance we did not have to worry about finding a parking place, etc.

I would highly recommend staying at 925 Arawak Ave. We will definitely check with Alan first on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great place.

Grill needs attention. Grates fall on to burner when turning food.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about the grills. They are new ceramic replacement grills and may need some adjustment. Thanks again.
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week vacation here. The place is wonderful, Alan is great to work with, and the location is perfect. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaford, New York

Beautiful home, exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

We are always concerned that the home we rent will not live up to the pictures on the web site. Upon entering this home those fears immediately vanished. It was better than expected. We stayed for four weeks and had a great time. The home was close to the beach, multiple good restaurants, and shopping.

WE spent a great deal of time at pool side and in the pool. The pool had full sun all day. The covered portion of the lanai with tables and sitting for 12, provided respite from the sun.

The beach is just a short walk to the beach where we enjoyed many beautiful sunsets while sipping glasses of chilled wine.

Alan, the owner was a pleasure to deal with, easy to reach to answer any questions we had.

We look forward to coming back to this beautiful home for many years to come.

In proof reading this review, I wondered if I should mention something negative for selfish reasons (reducing competition for future rentals) but alas, I was unable to think of any negatives.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Fort Myers, Florida
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several within 1/2 mile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several within 1/2 mile
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Marco Island Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Holiday 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
In-Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2018
Apr 29 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall Holiday 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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