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Two Block Walk To Beach, Private Pool, Designer Home

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


City of Marco House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Alan Rice
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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Two Block Walk To Beach, Private Pool, Designer Home
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 41 reviews

Expectations exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends stayed while attending a ten day conference at the Marriott, only a short 7 minute walk away. How fantastic it was to come back to our private pool on breaks. The amenities were appreciated and awesome. Alan was fabulous to deal with. We all highly recommend this listing and discussed returning again with family in the future. The value is exceptional. Thank you so much for your hospitality Alan!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for two weeks in June & could not have been more pleased! We rent vacation houses several times a year & this house was one of the best. What made this house stand out as exceptional were the beautiful furnishings & cleanliness of the property, the short distance to the beach, & all of the amenities such as the pool, bikes & lounge chairs (brand new chairs arrived during our stay, by the way). Alan is easy to talk to & all questions and concerns were addressed promptly. I HIGHLY recommend this rental property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Marco Island and it was truly memorable thanks to our stay at the lovely Rufina. It is just the most beautiful home and lovingly kept property. We loved walking to the beach (it really is walking distance even for someone with bad knees!). We rode the bikes daily and saw much of the island that way. The pool and lanai are screened which made eating and sitting and swimming especially enjoyable. It's a great location, close to restaurants and shopping. It's an exceptional rental and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Alan...5-star house in a 5-star location...If you are reading this, book now before I book again! :)

The house is decorated and remodeled perfectly. Lots of extra's in the house including beach towels, chairs, umbrella's and more kitchen utensil's than you need - pool is great!

The only annoyances that I would say is that since it's a rental you never know about paper products - kitchen paper towels and toilet paper were very low - we paid it forward - bought and left extra. The house did have tons of Kleenex, trash bags, ziplock bags and the like. Additionally, not a major thing, but the TVs are non-HD (do you watch TV on vacation?) and the TV in the master did not work - tech problem? Finally, the house next door to east is under construction and probably will be complete by the time you are reading this but we did experience some construction noise while sitting at the pool in the afternoon.

We are already looking at dates to go back next year!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rufina in Marco Island

  • 3 of 5

We have rented in Marco Island before and this is by far the best we ever stayed at !

Very nice, modern, well taken care of home and according to my grandchildren the warmest pool on the cool days!!

We are hoping to rent again next year!!


  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Look no further, this home meets exceeded all expectations. Its spacious, clean and well maintained. Alan was a dream to work with and answered all questions and needs immediately.

The home is centrally located and close to many shops and restaurants. The beach is only 2 blocks away!! The home has a large lanai area with ample seating and large heated pool. We spent most of our time lounging out there. The house has a well stocked kitchen and provided everything we needed, We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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

City of Marco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Holiday 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
In-Season 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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City of Marco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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