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Spacious Beautiful Waterfront Home Southern Exposure Private Pool- Long Waterway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Welcome to our "Island Escape." This home offers a breathless view of the long waterway from the dock and lanai. Perfect for fishing or just relaxing. You also have the option of bringing your own boat or renting one and mooring it at your own personal dock. Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated with many amenities, this home is sure to please every guest. The screened in lanai is ideally suited to sunny breakfasts by the pool, comfortable shade for dining, or just relaxing in the afternoon and evening. Grill dinner on the lanai or dine out at Marco Islands' many fabulous restaurants.

The southern exposure heated pool ensures all day fun in the sun. A solar pool cover keeps the heated pool toasty warm during the cooler months. The living room, master bedroom and 2 guest bed rooms all have new LCD/LED flat screen TVs and DVD players. The separate dining room has seating for 6 and the kitchen table seats 4. The family room can be enjoyed by the kids while the adults enjoy private time in the separate living room. Plenty of board games are provided as well as 3 bicycles for your use and enjoyment.

Almost every room has direct water views and the whole rear of the home can be opened to the pool deck with sliding pocket doors. The master bedroom is located on the other side of the house and overlooks the pool and canal. It has a luxurious queen bed, a full bath with a separate shower and bathtub, walk in closet and a private entrance to the pool via sliding glass doors. The two guest bedrooms and a guest full bath are located on the other side of the house. The one guest bedroom also has a luxurious queen bed and view of the canal via sliding glass doors. The other guest bedroom has 2 twin beds.

All of the essentials are included: beach chairs, floats, umbrella, beach towels, coolers, 3 bikes and fishing rods. White sandy Marco beaches are only minutes away by car.

The spacious lanai includes 2 tables with seating for 8, plus 4 lounge chairs and 2 Adirondack chairs. Plenty of seating with many choices for relaxing by the pool while watching the boats go by and the manatee and dolphin swim in the canal. Also, enjoy floating in the pool and sunning yourself on the 4 pool mats provided for your enjoyment.

Dolphin and Manatee frequent the canal and many species of fish can be caught off the new dock. Snook lights and cleaning station are a highlight. You also have the option of bringing your own boat or renting one and mooring it at your own personal dock. A full laundry room and two plus car garage complete the experience. Wireless Internet included.

With its easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, you can be enjoying the clear beautiful waters of the Gulf in minutes or boat on over to one of the great restaurants and have dinner. All this can be done right from your own back yard!

Marco Island is six miles long and four miles wide, with over 50 locally owned and operated restaurants. There is a movie theater, miniature golfing, shopping and beautiful white sand beaches only minutes away. Day trips to the everglades are really fun as is a boat trip on the Key West Express right from the Marco Marina. Sunset dinner cruises are also enjoyable.

Marco Island is the largest of the 'Ten Thousand Islands.' We have one of 7 true, crescent shaped beaches in the world.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Terri

We live in the greater Detroit metropolitan area but our hearts set with the sun each night on Marco Island. We know you will love Marco Island as much as we do.

Terri purchased this house in 2013

Why Terri chose Florida South Gulf Coast

We fell in love with Marco Island when we visited back in 2012. The beaches are gorgeous and we love walking the beach and watching sunsets. We enjoy sitting on the lanai watching the sunrise in the morning while enjoying our coffee. There is plenty of room on the spacious lanai to relax at the private pool while enjoying the sunshine during the day. Watching the boats go by and seeing dolphin and manatee in the canal are a few of the many reasons we chose this house. The house is spacious and there is plenty of room for us to relax and enjoy when we visit. The canal is extra wide and from the lanai and house we enjoy long waterway views of the canal. The extra wide canal makes it very easy to park a boat at the dock,

What makes this house unique

We are boaters and within 10 minutes we can be on the Marco River and the Gulf of Mexico. We love the fact that finding the house by boat is easy and gulf access is quick. We also enjoy the privacy on the lanai offered by the beautiful palms and the long waterway views.


Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 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
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to the pool area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Very private master bath w/2 sinks, separate shower area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • -Beds for 6; pullout Queen sofa sleeps additional 2 -Master bedroom suite w/private bathroom is located on the other side of the house. Slider access direct to pool.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Yes - you can dock your boat at the house. It is super easy to dock a boat for even the novice boater as the canal is extra wide. Within minutes you can be on the wide waters of the Marco River, visit the beaches, or fish the 10,000 islands. Per Marco Island ordinance boat trailers may not be stored in driveways or street. The local marinas will store your trailer for a nominal fee. Kayak rentals on Marco Island for you to enjoy - have them delivered right to the house!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spacious Beautiful Waterfront Home Southern Exposure Private Pool- Long Waterway
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Don't overlook this gem!

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything the owners say it is and more! Clean, convenient, spacious, etc! There is nothing not to love! Except that you have to leave at some point.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice house on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

This spacious 3 bedroom home was filled with amenities and spotless clean. The pool is surrounded by a lot of deck space containing tables and chairs and totally enclosed by screens. The home sits on one of the many waterways on Marco Island, permitting access via boat, kayak, etc. The garage contains lots of beach toys, floats, bicycles, etc. The beach is less than 10 minutes away. The everglades and cypress parks are within an hour drive.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanna City, IL

Welch Family Vaca 11/28/16-12/2/16

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this property & would love to return again!! Wonderful location on a quiet dead end street. The pool was the perfect temp with the warmer & it's gradual decline to a deep end gave ample room to dive in too. Loved floating like a lilly pad watching the stars at night. Was able to catch fish w/ the items there too. The rental kayaks were brought to the dock for us too. And the beach amenities proved good use too for a couple days at the beach. Beautiful home!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy for your kind comments about our beautiful home! We hope you will stay with us again on your next visit.
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NJ & France

Excellent Home - Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Marco Island for a family vacation. This home was an excellent choice. From the time we contacted the property owner to the time we returned home, every email/phone call was prompt, professional and personal. Terri & Mark take pride in their home and it shows. As a bit of a clean freak, it was a pleasure to see even the ceiling fan blades were dusted!! That's attention to detail. The house is comfortable and enough space for our family of 6 to spread out. Every switch was labeled so there was no guessing which switch worked what. The beds were very comfortable (not the usual rental beds) and there were plenty of linens/towels. Having the washer and dryer (large capacity) was a huge help too. The pool was perfect - seating in the shade (with morning sun), pool in the sun for the majority of the day. The dock was great for fishing. We only caught cat fish, but it was a lot of fun. Off the dock we saw a dolphin, sea snake and even had a very up close visit from a snowy egret that was nearly 4 foot tall! The location of the house was in a quiet neighborhood close enough for a quick ride to the ocean and Tiger's Tail beach. We all paddle boarded multiple mornings at Tiger's Tail. The house had 4 bikes (with helmets) which we used locally, fishing gear and pool/beach items. With the usual afternoon Florida shower, we had 2 amazing rainbows thanks to the setting sun. All in all - a perfect vacation by the best hosts. Thank you Terri and Mark for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana, Thank you for your excellent review. We always try to be helpful to our guests to ensure they have a great rental experience. Thank you for noticing how clean the house is – I too am a “clean freak”. The house is very spacious inside and out for a family of 6 to enjoy the lanai, pool and dock. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you and your family back again soon.
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What a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I would definitely rent this property again! Older home in a quiet neighborhood that has been updated and well taken care of. Mark and Terri have thought of EVERYTHING!! Loved the pool and watching the boaters on the canal. Thank you Mark and Terri for making this such an enjoyable experience! We have been coming to Marco for years but wanted to stay another week. This property exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Our home on Marco Island is a great get-a-way vacation destination and will continue to provide perfect vacations for years to come. We take pride in our house and our guests notice! We look forward to having you back again next year.
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay on Marco Island! We've rented homes twice now in FL and multiple times in our home state - by far the best way to tour a new area. I tend to do a lot of research prior to booking and chose this one in particular for a few reasons...the separate bedrooms, a bathroom w/ pool access, the reviews and most importantly the pool/lanai space. As mentioned in other reviews, the master is separate from the other bedrooms which is what we wanted since we were staying w/ the in-laws and our 3 year old. But what I LOVED was that not only was it on the other side of the house, we were separated by the living room and dining room/kitchen and was a long way away from each other. There's even a pocket door that can be closed which was great for when we played games and didn't want to wake the little one. The house was extremely clean and literally had everything you needed in the kitchen and for the beach. I think the only suggestion is a beach cart which you can easily and cheaply rent from Tiny Tikes - I would highly recommend that.

The pool area was great and we enjoyed our afternoons lounging and taking in the sun. It gives great shade which is nice if you're not in the pool. We loved being on the canal and seeing the boats pass by and the view really was beautiful. We saw a pack/school/heard (not sure what it's called) of sting rays on the day we left which was pretty cool. No dolphins or manatees though.

We had some great meals for the week: CJ's on the Bay, Snook Inn, Finn Bistro, Quinns (great for watching the sunset). We ordered pizza from Joeys - which was not good. Not sure if we just had a bad experience or if that was normal but it was not good.

The beaches were beautiful. We didn't like Tigertail since it's not a great fit for a 3yo (to wade across) so we didn't stay there but enjoyed Crescent and South Beach. We also visited Clam Pass in Naples which was beautiful. Parking was fine but suggest getting there by 10 on busy days.

The best part about this house is the responsive and quick communication w/ the owners. Terry was an absolute pleasure to work with and answered every question we had. You can tell they take pride in their home and hope that we enjoy our stay...that's hard to find. I would highly recommend this house and Marco Island - can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, Happy to hear you had a wonderful time! Thank you for the review and noticing that we “take pride in our home.” Our home does offer great privacy with the separate master suite being so far away from the rest of the house. We also love to sit on the lanai and watch the boats go by – it is very peaceful relaxing by the pool. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Key West
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tigertail, South Marco & Resident's -minutes away!

Seasonal ferry rides to Key West, Florida; Also, we recommend renting a boat - it's a great way to tour the island and/or fish the 10,000 islands!


Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Season 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Prime Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Administrative Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $170
Pool Heat-Winter$140/wk $140
Tax Rate 10.0%

$500 Refundable Security Deposit (check or wire transfer preferred) which we return within 14 days of check-out date pending inspection of premises.
Rates include up to 6 guests. Additional guests $15 per day (plus tax). Additional laundry charge for 7-8 guests of $75.
Pool heat is $140 per week if requested - included in monthly rentals.
We accept Credit Card Payments through VRBO/HomeAway, wire transfers or personal checks. Additional admin fees apply for non US payments.
Saturday changeover day preferred but negotiable. Minimum 4 night rental required (and will include an additional service fee of $50).
The signed rental agreement and a copy of the guest's license/passport is required within 24 hours of and on-line booking in order to finalize reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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