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Less $$ Than Staying At 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.

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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(61 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9508195 based on 67 reviews
Columbus, OH

A perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our week on the island and this home was just perfect for our family - very close to the beach, heated pool with lots of floaties, beautiful and modern decor, very clean, an abundance of towels, and lots of kitchen tools. We were really comfortable and had everything we needed; it truly felt like a home away from home! We’re all in agreement that we’ll be back. Thank you, Alan and Anisia, for paying so much attention to the details!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for your kind words! Anisia & I are so pleased you had a fantastic time. And please come back and visit...we LOVE having wonderful guests like you enjoy our small piece of Paradise. Best, A & A
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Rufina is a little piece of paradise on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Marco Island! Rufina is a top-notch property. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished. The pool and lounge area are just perfect - our kids swam for hours every day. The house is less than a 10 minute walk to the beach, and they supply everything you could possibly need to take to the beach - chairs, umbrellas, toys, towels... We will definitely be bringing our family back for another awesome vacation on Marco Island, and we would love to stay at Rufina again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a great location. The property is very nice including a perfect-sized pool.

  • 5 of 5

Marco is a great spot with a beautiful main beach, fishing, and fine dining. Staying at this property in this location allowed us to take full advantage of this fun island. It is a short walk to the beach and the Rice family has provided a good assortment of chairs, coolers, and toys. They truly share their Marco Island experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks with our son, daughter-in-law and grand-baby in this beautiful house. The house is only 2 blocks to the beach but in a quiet neighborhood. We loved the ability to spread out and that the guest bedrooms were on the other side of the house from the master, allowing us plenty of privacy. The kitchen was very well equipped allowing us to make some meals in house. Our kids especially loved the pool (so warm) and we loved being able to sit out in the evenings in the screened in area. We had all of our meals outside by the pool. The only downside were the beds which were very soft. This was hard on my husband and son who both have back problems. Other than that, we loved the house and would absolutely stay again on future visits to Marco. Thank you to Alan and family for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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