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Fantastic Views - Very Private - Yet Close to Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,835 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape the rat race and come visit a little slice of paradise. Stay in my three-bedroom, two-bath home on Marco Island. My non-smoking home is located on an over-sized lot in a peaceful setting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and backs onto the Island County Club for fantastic views. My home can comfortably accomodate a large family; it's also perfect for couples traveling together or as a romantic and extra-spacious getaway for two.

My house features a living room, family room, kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms, and two baths. The kitchen includes all appliances, refrigerator, cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, toaster and all pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware. Everything you need, should you choose to cook.

In the master bedroom is a king-size bed, its own TV, and a separate walk-in closet/dressing area. Bedroom two has twin beds with TV. Bedroom three doubles as an office with wireless wifi for your computer, a TV and a full-sized, pull-down, Murphy bed. There is also additional sleeping with a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. All rooms have ceiling fans and the house is fully air conditioned.

The two-car garage has automatic opener and washer and dryer.

Access to the lanai (screened-in patio) is from the living room or family room and features an over-sized, 16-foot by 32-foot pool, which, of course, is heated for your year-round pleasure. For your convenience there is a pass-through window from the kitchen to the lanai. Whether sitting on the lanai or swimming in the pool, you are sure to enjoy the spectacular views of the beautifully manicured golf course, with numerous trees and flowers that are always in bloom. While relaxing pool side, you may be visited by the bald eagles when they rest in my North Fork Pine.

If you decide to spend time inside there is a 55 inch HD smart TV (with cable) and both a VCR and DVD player. Included is wireless hookup for your computer (you will need your own printer) and free nationwide long-distance phone service. The home is family friendly with child safety locks on all sliding doors leading to the lanai and pool.

Marco Island is a vacationer's paradise with numerous restaurants, shopping, water sports, golfing, groceries, sport rentals, and charter fishing, offering something for everyone. If you grow tired of Marco Island, Naples is a short 25-minute drive with its many offerings. My home is also close to the Everglades and its many recreational activities such as swamp buggies, airboats, canoe tours, etc. The city of Miami is just a short two-hour drive away. However, if you decide to spend the day at the beach, you'll find beach equipment available for your enjoyment.

If you have additional questions or wish additional pictures, please email me.

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Joan Bagwell, owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Joan Bagwell, owner

My work as a Women's Healt Nurse Practitioner for twenty years has taught me to enjoy this quiet sanctuary. I love the beauty of the golf course and long to see the bald eagles in my tree. At night I watch the sky explodes with stars. This is my place to distress.

Joan Bagwell, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Joan Bagwell, owner chose Florida South Gulf Coast

I was never planning to buy a home in Southwest Florida, but after I was in this home five minutes, I knew it was the place for me. I strive to provide a quality home and hope you enjoy your stay. Many of my quests have returned for multiple visits. Perhaps you will too.

What makes this house unique

My home is quiet. I'm at the end of a cul-de-sac and on the Island Country Club which is privately owned. You can walk, run or bike the cart path after golfing hours. The bald eagle's nest is on the next fairway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented homes in south west Florida in past summers so we had an idea of what to expect in terms of price and location. This year we were traveling with our small dog too, which significantly increased the amount we were going to have to pay. Most available on our price range were 1 bed, 1 bath with extra pet deposits and added cleaning fees on top of the quoted nightly rate. We got really excited when the price quoted for this home was comparable to the smaller condos AND it had its own pool!

This home seemed too good to be true but surpassed our expectations! The location was amazing - it was awesome watching the birds and weather come in over the golf course. The home was cozy and clean with all you'd expect, clean linens, lots of kitchen appliances, great washer and dryer. Plus lots of little extras like board games, pool and beach toys and bikes (though we couldn't find an air pump for the tires). The pool was cleaned while we were there and grass was cut the day we left. No sign of fleas or that other dogs had stayed or visited before.

And while we didn't see the American bald eagles in the Norfolk pine while we were there, we loved watching the endangered Burrowing owls down the street!
Jun 2016
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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1835 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to master dressing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large vanity and walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleep sofa
    Bedroom/office - 1 murphy bed , Double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Garage opener, child safety locks on all sliding doors, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, family room and three on the lanai.


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average rating of 4.827586 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My 2 year old son, significant other, and I stayed at Joan's home April 20-27th. While it would have been nice to know about the construction and have the option to decide with forethought, we didn't let it ruin our stay! We loved the house and made good use of the pool. We were out exploring and taking advantage of the area a lot, so we didn't worry too much about the view. My son actually loved watching the trucks all day and they weren't loud enough to disturb his naps or bother us at all. The sliding doors to the pools had locks but my son figured them out pretty quickly, so I would consider that if you have young children and just make sure to keep a close eye on them at all times. I would definitely recommend Joan's home, she was amazingly hospitable and a pleasure to do business with. We will consider this destination again for future travel and I will keep Joan's house in mind, especially once the golf course is finished in the fall! Thanks again, Joan, for allowing us to use your home!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, but...

  • 5 of 5

...when we got there loud heavy equipment (bulldozers, backhoes, etc.) were tearing up the golf course right behind the house. They started each day at 7 a.m. and didn't stop until 6 p.m.

It really made staying there impossible, unfortunately. So the rental company switched us to another house and we were very happy there. I'm sure this house would have been perfect for us, but it would have been nice if the rental company had told us this was going on first, however.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Unfortunately they are completely redoing the golf course this summer. They shut the course April 1. This was something beyond my control and unfortunately I was not aware of. They plan to have it completed by fall. I'm sure the views will be just as beautiful. I am sorry you were not able to enjoy my home this stay.
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This house is awesome! Everything you need for a home away from home is here! We enjoyed our stay and so did our pup!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Marco Island Property

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Well maintained property. The house is beautifully furnished. Two eagles often spent time in the tall tree next to the house. A great value. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at this house a lot. It was spacious and very nice. Everything what we needed we could find and the children enjoyed the pool a lot.

In the early afternoon came an eagle and stayed at a tree next to the house.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and comfortable! The pool and pool/beach toys were a hit with my kids and they thought the "bed that came out of the wall" was amazing! Great location - all you could need out of a vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4.4 Miles
The Key West Express
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Multiple restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Residence beach
Car: necessary

Fishing: fresh water fishing available in the backwaters or by charter in gulf abound. Golfing is everywhere! There are numerous public courses for your enjoyment. I have bicycles for you to explore the island. Watch the bald eagles rest in my North Fork Pine. And don't forget the shelling. Once you get your shells, hot glue them to a picture frame. This give a great way to remember your trip.


Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
summer 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2019
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 15 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Administrative fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

No matter what time you visit, Marco Island is a wonderful place to stay and offers a wide varriety of activities. There is a $100.00 pet fee. You may walk your leashed pet on the golf course as long as you are responsible pet owners and clean up after them.

Lastly, if you have further questions or would like to reserve your dates, please call or email me.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Joan Bagwell, owner
(612) 306-4151
VRBO #42985

The deposit for my home is a valid MasterCard or Visa credit card with expiration date. This information is held by my management company and no charges are made against the card unless there is damage to the home. Optional travel insurance is also available and my agent, Steve can explain this to you in detail when you speak with him.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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