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Southern Exposure Island Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Heated Pool With 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Close To Beach (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy your family by coming to Marco to relax and have fun together, away from all the stresses of everyday life. Quiet, comfortable and relaxing setting place to rest and have fun. This lovely house is nestled in a very quiet and relaxing Marco Island neighborhood, very close to the beach and other recreational activities. Split bedroom home layout includes master suite with king bed, second bedroom with queen bed and and third with twin beds. Queen sleeper sofa in living room. New flat panel TV's in all rooms with high-speed internet, satellite/whole home DVR and DVD player. Southwestern exposed, heated 30' long private pool with seat in deep end (6'0' deep). Shallow end great for kids. Gas grill and heated pub table on lanai. All linens including beach towels. Pack and play for use as crib.

Property Manager
Greg Goetzinger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Greg Goetzinger

Our family is from the upper Midwest and now live in Missouri. We enjoy each other's company and coming to Marco allows us to relax and have fun together away from all the stresses of everyday life.

Greg Goetzinger purchased this house in 2012

Why Greg Goetzinger chose Marco Island

Quiet, comfortable and relaxing setting place to rest and have fun.

What makes this house unique

This lovely house is nestled in a very quiet and relaxing Marco Island neighborhood, very close to the beach and other recreational activities.


Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Baby crib is a pack & play.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Southern Exposure Island Retreat
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous time !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 8 day stay at this beautiful home . Everything was well equipped and the weather was perfect ! Our daughter enjoyed the pool immensely . Thanks so much for sharing your home !

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice rental house.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here and we were happy both times. The neighborhood is quiet & the house was very clean. Kids loved the pool as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very comfortable house in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely decorated and has comfortable furniture. There is a very nice lanai and pool. The house is well kept and clean. When a few maintenance issues came up, the owner responded quickly and had them fixed without delay.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house as advertised

  • 4 of 5

My family of five (three adult children) stayed here for the week between Christmas and New Years Day. The house was clean and suited our needs nicely. There were some minor things that you would expect from a rental property (the garage door opener didn't work, for example) but I never felt the need to contact the owner. The supplied beach towels were a bit old and getting threadbare but useable. There were no beach chairs which was disappointing. The pool is very nice and we did bump the water temperature up to make it a little more comfortable at this time of year. The weather was outstanding, we hit it lucky with record highs and lots of sun.

If you've never stayed on Marco Island be advised that there is limited public beach access. The nearest public beach from this house is at the Resident's Beach area which is a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute bike ride (we rented bikes). There is no public parking near here so don't plan on taking the car. The best option to drive to is the South Beach public access which has a parking lot (that fills up quickly) and all day parking is $8.00. It's reachable by bike but too far to walk. My advice is to avoid Tigertail Beach as it's a shallow tidal basin although most people who go there walk across the basin to get to the "real" beach.

If you want easy beach access that is close and walkable you should probably choose a beach front condo. This is not to say that we didn't enjoy this house...which we did. You'll need a car as everything including the nearest Publix or other shopping is a bit too far without one. There is a nice public park that is easily walkable if you have small children and want this as an option. Overall if you desire a house rental I would recommend this one but just be prepared for the logistics as pointed out in this review

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner, I really appreciate feedback as I strive to make each stay a wonderful experience for everyone. When a tenant calls with an issue I am happy to get it fixed ASAP (That way the current tenant is happy and the next tenant does not have to deal with it). As far as getting around on Marco. The island is small and there are numerous public access points that are near. I believe the privacy at a house vs a condo is a personal preference. I for one, love privacy and enjoy having my own pool and house. I can relax and be with my family and not bothered with noises from other people and their children. There are at least three public beach access points and two of them are closer than the south beach access. Tigertail beach is a great beach with parking. It is great for shelling and walking but not for swimming. Many people love the seclusion of this area. My daughter and I walk this beach almost every morning searching for sand dollars or other shells. We usually advise bike rentals as this is fun, healthy and easy. It allows you access to the beach and shopping (groceries, etc). The bike rental place will also rent beach chairs and beach umbrellas. We used to provide new chairs but they would be ruined or lost by the middle of the season so we stopped providing these. I used to provide bikes but there was too much liability associated with the bikes so we elected to make people aware of rentals. I think Marco Island is great and condos have a place for visitors too. But for my money I would like a tranquil and private setting with a pool that I can heat up or cool down to my liking and not share with anyone but my loved ones.
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Hamilton Ontario

Wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time on Marco Island. The house is in a great location, close to Mackle Park, shopping, and the beach. We really enjoyed the outdoor pool area and covered porch area. We could sit in the shade when it was sunny and also when there was a bit of rain.

We had a few issues upon arrival to the house (i.e. broken sliding door handle, slats from the blinds that had fallen, garbage disposal making a funny noise) but these were very quickly taken care of by the owners. The owners were very quick to respond to any of our questions and to our needs and were very pleasant to work with. The house furnishings are basic, serviceable and met our needs. We liked the layout of the house - the open central area worked very well for our range of family members (2 year old to grandparents). We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon Hills, IL

Clean house, heated pool, and responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week on Marco Island. The house was exactly as pictured. It was very clean. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The pool is large and heated. This was a necessity for our five kids. One day the heater wasn't working, and the kids did not want to swim even though it was 80 degrees outside. The owner responded immediately, and the heat was up and running the next morning. The house is in a nice, quiet location, and the bushes make it feel very private.

It's not too far from the beach but definitely not walking distance.

These are the negatives: The grill was dirty and one of the grates was cracked off, but we were able to clean and use it...only after we had to run out and buy propane. The last renters had left it on. It would have been nice if that sort of thing could be taken care of before we arrived. There was also exactly one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and one garbage bag in each garbage can and one roll of paper towels. We had to run out to purchase toilet paper, garbage bags, paper towels and dishwashing detergent. Although it is not the owners responsibility, I guess it would have been a nice touch if some more supplies had been left for us.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this property. We had a wonderful week and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Marco Island Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat Fee/Week $40
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Short term rentals available if house available for last minute deals. Stays less than seven nights will be considered. Please inquire.
No reservations are gaurenteed until first payment has been confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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