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Enviable South Exposure, Marco Island, 30-day minimum- Great Off-Season Prices!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,162 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax on the covered lanai or on the white sandy beach while you watch dolphins swim in the Gulf of Mexico and pelicans fly overhead when you stay in this tastefully furnished 2 BR condo.

You will enjoy ocean views from every room in this condo or you can choose to watch televison on one of the three television sets.

This condo is on the preferred south side of the building, which provides warmth during the cooler, winter months and protection during the hotter, summer months.

The Master BR includes a King bed with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the white, sandy beaches of Marco Island. There is a spacious bathroom attached to the bedroom. Next to the bathroom is a walk-in closet with a built-in drawer system.

The Second BR includes Twin beds that can be converted to a King bed (converter kit provided). This BR also has a gorgeous view of the Gulf. This BR has a large closet with plenty of room for your clothes and personal items. There is a private, attached bathroom with a tub and a shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including china, and has some initial basic staples, such as condiments and paper products.

Come stay with us and enjoy your Island Paradise!

Keywords: Beachfront, Gulf of Mexico, condominium, private beach access

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About The Owner

We've been married for more than a quarter of a century & have 2 adult children. We have lived in the Chicagoland area all of our lives.

Kevin is a Technical Specialist working at a high-energy physics laboratory and Linda is a 2012 Loyola graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Management with a certificate in Paralegal Studies, and recently retired from working as an office manager at a Chicago law firm.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Florida South Gulf Coast

When we started looking for a beachfront condo we could rent out, we first looked in the Florida Keys. After a week of viewing properties, we headed back to the airport. It was then that we realized that any properties we saw in The Keys were too far away from the airports.

We started looking on the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, from as far north as Clearwater to as far south as Marco Island. After chatting with a friend who has a rental in Southwest Florida, he asked if we checked out what the average temperatures were at each of our prospective beaches during the winter months. He said people would be more likely to get in the ocean and enjoy the vacation when it was 72 degrees vs. 67 degrees. This narrowed our search to the Naples/Bonita Beach area and south.

After viewing condos on the Naples’ beaches and the Bonita Springs’ beaches, we went to see properties on Marco Island. Once we drove over the SS Jolley Bridge onto Marco Island, we knew this was the place to be! Immediately, we felt more relaxed and at home, while entering Paradise and the beauty of the Island.

With another friend/realtor, we visited several properties and she helped us with local feedback as well. We were told that the complex, Sandcastle II, was one of the premier properties on the beach because of the size of the swimming pool and the grounds. This pool is the largest of the pools on the island, except for the resorts. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lush, green space around the building instead of having another building immediately outside of your window. The building to the immediate north (The Charter Club timeshare) is set back from the beach. The building to the immediate south (Sandcastle I) is located further away from Sandcastle II and thus, our building is able to take advantage of the green, lush areas between the two buildings.

The owners and other guests are very welcoming and friendly, which is not often found in other condos on Marco Island.

What makes this condo unique

This condo has private, secure access to the beach.

This condo has a more direct view of the Gulf of Mexico than other listings in Sandcastle II that have wrap-around balconies.

This condo, with its south exposure, is quieter than other listings in Sandcastle II that have a north exposure, which are above the loading dock and the dumpster.

Also, across the street from the condo is The Marco Walk, which has a dine-in movie theatre, several restaurants, such as DaVinci’s, Nacho Mama’s, O'Donoghue's Irish Pub, and Capt. Brien’s Fish House. There are local shops in addition to national shops, like Chico’s. There are several nail boutiques and spas here too. There are coffee shops and ice cream shops as well.

There are many restaurants located on the beach that you may walk to.

On Marco Island, there are several favorite past times. Two of most popular ones are the “Marco Stoop” (people stooped over looking for shells) and the morning beach exercise. There is a hard-packed path great for walkers or runners.

The condo has tennis and shuffleboard courts, and has access to parking in the parking areas bordering the garage.


Marco Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1162 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two full sink/vanities plus a dressing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with built-in closets and dressing areas
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be converted into King bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Queen Air bed (1). The two twins can be converted to a King bed (converter kit supplied, along with linens for the King bed). Standard couch can be used to sleep 1 - linens available. Queen Air bed is a full height air bed, not an air mattress - linens available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Secure building access, private & secure beach access, beachside chair storage, community social room, community kitchen, library, exercise room, tennis courts, shuffleboard, car wash station, free WiFi in the unit or in community social room


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Enviable South Exposure, Marco Island, 30-day minimum- Great Off-Season Prices!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Kalamazoo, MI, USA


  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying at this condo within Sandcastle II. Every detail of its description was spot on.....truly an elegant recently updated condo. The pool and fitness center were both super and well maintained. The on-site staff were very friendly and was the condo owner. We could not have been more pleased....will surely return to this lovely spot on beautiful Marco Island !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with me. So glad to hear you enjoyed my beautiful condo and all the amenities provided. You were the perfect renters - can't wait to have you stay again!
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Just right for us. Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Property and common areas are very well kept up. Personnel is very friendly and all of the residents make you feel at home, not a visitor. Been going there 4 years.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's been great to have Patrick and Susie for the last 4 years, as they've been wonderful tenants, always nice to talk to or email with, always taking good care of my unit. Of course, off-season would be a great time for them to visit as well, since the prices are reduced from in-season!
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Mississauga, Ontario,Canada

Marco Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this unit for the month of January. The unit was beautifully decorated and had all the amentities of home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view from the unit was spectacular, particularily the sunsets. The building was clean and very well maintained. We really enjoyed the pool. Shops and restaurants were within walking distance. We would recommend this unit to anyone looking for a vacation in paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing recommendation Arienne. I enjoyed having you and Doug as my renters for this month as well. You are correct in saying that my unit has all the comforts of home - that is one of my goals and I am glad that you appreciated it. I would also like to add that this unit is great for other age groups as well as your recommendation for the 55+ group. Thanks again for your feedback! Linda Roon
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Happy Renter

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful and spacious and has everything we needed for a family vacation. The view is breathtaking. The amenities of the unit and complex exceeded our expectations. We had a fantastic time and will return over and over!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed our spacious unit, including the amenities we provide. This is a perk that not all other condo rentals provide. Our desire is for others to come and experience the great views of the Gulf and the comforts of home in our unit as well.
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Chicago, IL

Amazing property on the beach in Marco Island!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the nicest I've seen in both Marco Island and Naples. Amazing panoramic views from both bedrooms and living areas. The beach was great and very easy to get to from the building. Overall amenities at the property were great. The pool and hot-tub were in much like that of a resort. The area immediately around the condo had plenty of shopping and restaurants. Short drive to Naples as well. The condo itself is beautiful with huge kitchen and updated appliances. The furnishings are again comparible to resort quality and very nicely decorated. Master bath is something you wish you could take home with you....unbelievable. Would absolutely stay there again in the future and have recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay so much at our condo #705. We greatly appreciate your comments and the time you took to provide us with feedback. We agree that the location (access to the beach and also to shopping and restaurants), the decor, and the size of the rooms are a major advantage this condo has over other condos on Marco. I would like say that even though this condo is great for Age 55+, a Girls Getaway, Tourists w/out a car, or for a Romantic Getaway, it also is great for families. The condo overlooks the pool, so if someone has children, and that child needs a nap, one parent can go upstairs and still enjoy the sun while sitting on the lanai. Also, with its close proximity to the beach, going to the beach with the kids does not have to entail an all-day event - unless you want it to! Thanks again for your comments and come stay with us soon!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ft. Myers (RSW)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Marriott Resort

On-site: exercise room, tennis, and shuffleboard. Within walking distance: dining, shopping, movies, and spa. Located on the beach or nearby: water and sailing activities, dining, shopping, nightlife


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Collier County taxes: 4% of applicable rental rates
State of Florida taxes: 6%of applicable rental rates
Exit cleaning fee: $150.00, deducted from Security Deposit prior to refunding
Payments due per lease agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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