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Beautiful Views 4th Floor Esplanade Spacious Penthouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Waterfront, 3 Bdr, 3 Bath, Penthouse, Shops And Restaurants, Close To Beaches

This penthouse condominium has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a Florida room with a daybed with trundle. Bring your whole family and enjoy the luxury of this 2900 sq ft beautifully decorated home. You will have privileges at the owner’s pool and fitness center as well as the gorgeous grounds of Marco Island’s premier mixed use condominium property. And don’t forget the great beaches just a short way from your door.

The pictures illustrate the spaciousness plus the large flat screen tv in the living room. The dining rooms seats eight and the kitchen is fully equipped with 10 settings and the pots and pans needed for your at home meals. There is WiFi in all rooms for your internet access and there is cable TV with the most popular entertainment and news channels.

The master bedroom with king bed, LCD TV, and walk-in closet is complimented by a large master bath with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, two Kohler sinks, and marble counter tops and walls. The second master bedroom also has an en suite full bathroom and lcd tv and dvd player. The third bedroom has two twins with a bathroom just outside its door. A laundry room with washer and dryer are for your use.

While the bedrooms are very nice with plush beds and linens, you will spend most of your time in common spaces of the living room, kitchen, Florida room, and the lanai overlooking Smokehouse Bay. Eight spacious chairs, a beautiful dining table, and all the room you need for great days and nights watching the goings on of the Esplanade marina and restaurants. Right next to the lanai, the Florida room has a bistro table, a plantation chair, and the day bed for all your family and guests to enjoy the outdoors in screened-in comfort.

Your kitchen provides you the tools, appliances and serving pieces for your favorite recipes. But should you want to go out to eat, CJ’s on the Bay, Mango's Dockside Bistro, Chophouse 239, Starbucks and Coldstone Creamery are just down the elevator. Don’t miss the afternoon and evening entertainment provided by these restaurants which draw people from all over Marco Island.

Please come and enjoy our home as much as we enjoy it when we are in Marco.

More Details

Randal Lemke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Randal Lemke

Retired CEO living in Falls Church, VA and on Marco Island, FL. My wife and I retired in 2013 and are spending time traveling and at our condo on Marco. We are boaters and enjoy the marina in front of our condo as well as the great beaches where we can walk, swim, shell, read and relax on some of the widest beaches I have ever been on other than in Australia.

Randal Lemke purchased this condo in 2013

Why Randal Lemke chose Florida South Gulf Coast

We fell in love with the Esplanade at first sight. We were on Marco looking at a boat to purchase and take back to the Chesapeake Bay. We saw the Esplanade and stopped for a bite to eat and a drink. From there on it was clear that this was a place we wanted to live. To have a great marina, waterfront views, restaurants and store to walk to was a great appeal. Being close to Marco's wonderful beaches topped it all off. Finally, a friend closed the deal when he said the average winter temperature on Marco was 6 -10 degrees F warmer in the winter than Sarasota and Tampa. We have not been disappointed.

What makes this condo unique

You get the best of both worlds in great access to beaches, waterfront living, and walking distance to all the restaurants and shoppes you need.


Marco Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Queen bedroom en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bedroom en suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Marble walls and counters with two sinks
    Twin bedroom and hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoing to twin bedroom and the hallway for use by guest
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twins - 2 twin/ single , with adjoining bath
    Master - 1 king , En suite bathroom and flat panel tv and cable
    Florida room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a day bed with 2 twin beds suitable for children
    Queen - 1 queen , En suite bathroom and cable and, flat panel TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Views 4th Floor Esplanade Spacious Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic property in the Esplanade on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this wonderful condo. The space is open and clean, the views are beautiful, and the amenities are all we could ask for. I highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for renting my condo for your second time. It was great to have you return and know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again for your next vacation on Marco Island. Randy
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Fantastic Marco Island Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to this spacious and lovely condo for our family. We experienced a relaxing week during the Thanksgiving holiday. My husband recently had shoulder surgery, and this was the perfect place for him to recover. We enjoyed walks to the beach, drinks at CJ's, many delicious meals at various local restaurants, as well as evenings on the deck listening to the live music at Mango's and CJ's. The view from the deck is truly beautiful, providing constantly changing glimpses of boats entering and leaving the bay, as well as an entertaining array of sea birds. On Thanksgiving, we hosted dinner for our family and friends from Naples and Marco Island. The kitchen was well stocked with all of the cooking implements that we needed to create a very enyoble meal. We can't imagine anyplace more convenient or centrally located. Everything you might need or want is within walking distance. Our family members are eagerly checking their schedules for a time when we might all plan to return. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone who is searching for the perfect place to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and for returning to my condo for your Thanksgiving holiday. I can picture your feast strewn across the dining table with room for all to enjoy the meal. I am looking forward to your return in 2017. Randy
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Great condo! Very comfortable and a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Such a relaxing, beautiful view from the balcony! The condo has everything we needed! Will definitely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for renting my condo and for your kind words about it. I look forward to your return visit.
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Top notch condo in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the property for one week and have enjoyed it every minute. We live in Florida and enjoy going to the beach. The kids (16 and 11) like the Marco Island beach a lot. However, we have all agreed that staying at the condo was the highlight of this vacation. The beds were confortable, the kitchen was supplied with all the items you would need including a keurig coffee machine and an electric grill, the view is much better than the pictures show, the laundry equipment was in very good condition, Wi-Fi worked perfect (this is very important for kids), furniture and decorations are beautiful.

In conclusion, we are very happy to have experienced a week at the residence.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for staying at my condo and I am pleased you enjoyed the Esplanade and all the amenities. We live at the condo 4 months a year and I am glad you noticed how well it is furnished. I look forward to your return. Randy
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Our stay at the Esplanade on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

We recently celebrated Thanksgiving with all of our children at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Our accommodations were spacious enough to give every member of our family privacy when needed, yet there were many areas where we could all gather together for family visits. The kitchen was so well equipped that we easily hosted Thanksgiving for our family as well as long time friends who live in Naples. The location was beyond compare. We were within walking distance of many fine restaurants and shopping areas. It was the perfect location for us. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone traveling to Marco Island, and we sincerely hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please consider booking again. Randy
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Great Location to all of Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Marco Island and could not have chosen a better condominium. Centrally located to everything you would want to do on the Island and very comfortable and spacious. Located on the bottom floor of the unit are at least 3 good restaurants if you don't want to venture out. Randal was extremely helpful directing us on what to do since this was our first visit to Marco Island. We will return next spring break.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Marco Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 II
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holidays to April
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Check-out Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

The Rental Agreement will be attached to the Owner's response to a reservation request. Completion of a reservation by the Guest will indicate acceptance of the Rental Agreement.

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) Ft Meyers
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
1st Floor of the Esplanade - down 3 floors
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
9.3 Miles
Cedar Hammock Public (others within 20 miles)
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 951 Collier Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mangoes, Chop 239, CJs are in the Esplanade
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: recommended

The Esplanade on Marco Island is approximately 30 miles from all the shops, beaches, restaurants, and cultural activities of Naples. It is also approximately 30 miles from the Everglades and the 10,000 Islands with county, state and federal reserves giving you access to these unique environments. Finally, the island itself is on the Gulf of Mexico and is small enough to be manageable by car or bike with beaches, restaurants, and canals. From Marco you are less than 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and other popular destinations including the beginning of the highway onto the Florida Keys.

Marco Island attracts a broad following of vacationers mostly with families or older members. You will see many people from the Eastern 1/2 of the US and a very substantial number of Europeans all coming for a great tropical vacation. While the Esplanade has restaurants and entertainment, it is not a 'party center' or spring college spring break location.


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