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Steps to South Beach: Welcome to Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Condo

Marco Island, Florida...Quiet, clean and safe. Our condo is steps from South Beach and close to great dining, shopping and entertainment. Boat and bike rentals, fishing and many great golf courses nearby. EZ drive from Ft Myers airport (45 Min), 2 hours from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, 3.5 Hrs to Disney. Everything you need is here for your tropical vacation.

The spacious master suite features a queen sized bed, full-size walk-in closet and large private double-vanity master bath. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and an adjacent full bath. There is a queen sized sleeper in the living room. The large screened lanai offers beautiful views of the island. A full size in-unit washer/dryer for your convenience. Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and toys. Free Wi-Fi and cable tv included. Two 42 inch HD TVs. It's all here for your relaxing, memorable vacation.

The beautifully landscaped Essex complex features a large heated pool, tennis court and reserved covered parking. There are convenient additional parking spaces available. Our unit is a non-smoking, pet free condo that is extremely well maintained.

Our exclusive Island community is known for it's spectacular, white sand beaches, fabulous fishing and boating, shelling and sunny tropical weather. Nature lovers will enjoy watching Dolphins, Manatees, Bald Eagles, Egrets, Pelicans and even Sea Turtles. Marco is a destination that maintains its roots...laid back comfort with a tropical flair. Did I mention we are one block from the beach!!!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Erik

We first visited Marco in 1997. We stayed in the South Beach area many times until we built our dream Marco home in 2003. Shortly after closing, we married on the Beach at the nearby Marco Hilton.

Erik purchased this condo in 2012

Why Erik chose Marco Island

We purchased our condo in 2012. We love the South Beach area and have admired this well kept property for several years. When it came time to purchase and this beautiful condo was was a no brainer.

What makes this condo unique

The South Beach area is tropically beautiful and laid back. The Beach is a jewel, the Island is clean and very safe. Nearby dining, shops and the Marco Theater provide variety and quality. The new walking path on Collier Blvd. is convenient for bikers, runners and walkers.


Marco Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
    Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to Guest Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Steps to South Beach: Welcome to Paradise!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

B and J Clan

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Marco did not disappoint!! Our vacation started with our visit to Erik and Laurie's condo in the Essex. It fit our every need... easy access to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The unit is clean and very comfortable. It had everything five adults needed to enjoy our vacation. Any questions we had, were quickly answered by our hosts!! We will definitely be back. Thank you for making us feel right at home in paradise!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location easily found and accessible. Close to great beach and restaurants

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sheryl, We are pleased you and your family enjoyed the convenience and location of our South Beach condo. It was a pleasure assisting you. Laurie and Erik
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Grand Ledge MI USA

Perfect family spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in Marco. The condo was excellent and fully equipped. Clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leon, Really appreciate your response. Marco Island is a terrific family destination. We hope to see you again. Thanks again for being a guest at our Essex condo. Laurie and Erik
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent an amazing week here this month and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. The condo was a true home away from home: immaculately clean and fully equipped. We appreciated the option of indoor dining and lounging, but we spent the most time on the breezy lanai. We were excited to have the on site pool and tennis, but with the beach right across the street, we never did utilize these amenities. Erik was a gracious host and the business end of the rental was quick and communicative. We loved our first visit to Marco Island and certainly hope to return for another stay here.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed Marco and our condo. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again, Erik
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Perfect find

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for two great years and would have continued except we ended up buying a condo in the Naples area. Erik and Laurie provided us with a comfortable "home" with everything necessary and in a perfect location! The condo was spotless upon our arrival and all we had to do was unpack and walk to the beach! You couldn't ask for more! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and Dennis, Thanks so much for sharing your experience at our Essex condo. We truly appreciated you as clients these past two years. Best of luck with your new condo in Naples. Laurie and Erik
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United States, TN, Gallatin

great experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks in this lovely condo. We greatly appreciated the location: minutes from the beach, an easy walk to a variety of restaurants, with wonderful sunset glows from the balcony. The unit itself had everything we needed and was clean. Erik, the owner, was so easy to work with...he communicated often during the booking process and was open and responsive as needed. We would definitely consider another stay in this unit.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harveys, Thanks so much for your kind words. We try hard to keep our unit in good condition. So happy you appreciated your visit with us. Laurie and Erik
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ft. Myers International Airport
Car: recommended

Our condo is just steps from the entrance to South Beach and the white sands of Marco Island. The South Beach area of Marco is a convenient tropical paradise. Private yet close to restaurants and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Departure Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

Additional Lodging tax of 11% will be collected directly by owner.

6-night Minimum Stay
Peak Season $4000/Mo $1400/Wk
Value Season $2400/Mo $800/Wk
*Rates are subject to change without notice and on Holidays*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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