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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


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.


Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(57 traveler reviews)

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Two Block Walk To Beach, Private Pool, Designer Home
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 63 reviews

Dreamy week in Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing girl's week at Rufina on Marco Island! The home is beautiful, extremely clean, and has everything you could ask for and more. The pool area is great with seating areas under the covered porch and lots of sun over the pool and chaise lounge chairs. The location was perfect. We walked the few blocks to the beach on most days and appreciated the beach towels, totes, cooler, chairs and cart available. Alan was really nice and easy to work with. We would love to return for another visit. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia: Thank you for your kind words. You and your friends are wonderful guests and we are so happy your visit to Rufina was memorable for you! Please come back and visit again!
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Wonderful house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we could have hoped for for our first visit to Marco Island. The house is beautiful and spacious and has everything you could possibly need while you're there. The few days it was warm enough for the beach, we took the cart loaded with towels and toys to the awesome white, sandy beach a few blocks away and had a great time. Alan was great to work with and always super responsive if we had questions. We hope to be back to Rufina!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michelle , for your kind words. Glad you had a great time and look forward to your return! Alan.
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The house is beautiful. There was not a single thing that we needed that was not provided.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, very well equipped (there is even a waffle iron). We came down from New England to celebrate the holidays with our young adult children. We could not have had a better time. The weather was perfect, the public access beach is beautiful. Tigertail Beach is also super fun, good lunch and lots of birds to look at.

The master bathroom has a lovely tub to soak in, a lovely shower and a huge closet. The pool area is awesome, lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun.

We highly recommend and certainly hope we can come back some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great property, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Alan is a great guy to work with, home is beautiful

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Great Location, Perfect Week.

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this house for a week in late August and had a wonderful time. The house is absolutely beautiful and had everything that we needed, and then some. The house looks brand new inside and is beautifully decorated. The heated pool was perfect and we were in it with our kids every single day. We used the beach cart that was provided by the house to walk a very short walk (so short even our three year old could walk it without any complaints) to the beach almost every day. The beach was perfect with warm calm waters, great for soaking and playing in. We packed our lunch to the beach every day, but if you don't want to be bothered, there is a Marriott close by on the beach that you can go to with several restaurants for lunch. There was also a great park for kids nearby with fantastic playground equipment as well as a splash pad that our kids loved. The neighborhood was quiet and there were lots of restaurants to eat in close by and further out. Although the kitchen had everything we needed for some meals at the house as well.

The owner was very nice and very responsive in helping us to get connected to Wifi when we first arrived, but everything was in place so we really didn't need to contact him after that. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a perfect house, in a perfect location, for a relaxing and fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Rufina on Marco Island. The house is clearly updated and decorated quite nicely. The kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans/utensils etc for us on the rare occasion we did not go out to eat.

The kids also loved the heated pool and the beach toys/umbrella etc.

Overall we had a great experience and would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alan Rice
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Marco Island

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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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