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Eco-Friendly House on Resort Island- 4BR, Heated Pool, Chemical-Free

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Last updated: 03/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes house description

Welcome to Paradise. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you've come to the right place. We offer an alternative to the impersonal hotel experience in a 2,000-square foot inland home on a quiet, neighborhood street near the Island Country Club. The public beaches are 1.25 miles away. There are no bright lights or noisy crowds to detract from your relaxing getaway.

Our philosophy is to encourage guests to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor amenities on the island, from the beaches to fishing, sailing, kayaking, personal watercraft and more. The house is equipped with a heated pool, a spacious lanai with full-day sun exposure, cathedral ceilings, central heat and air, dishwasher, ceiling fans in all rooms, bar stools, patio furniture, beach chairs and toys, pool toys, tennis rackets, books, DVDs, board games, bicycles, a portable crib, piano, a pool safety gate and more. There are televisions in the main sitting area and the master bedroom only _if you require a TV in every room, sorry to disappoint.

Another important feature: the home is eco-friendly to minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals. The house was painted using low-VOC paint. There is no carpeting - it is all tile, from the floors to the kitchen countertop. We provide handmade soaps as well as chemical-free and environmentally-friendly products such as toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, dish and laundry soap.

We try to use and help local businesses as much as possible. The furniture includes handcrafted beds and tables from a woodworker in Missouri, our adopted home state (we lived on Marco full-time for several years).

Among our favorite activities are going to Marco Movies (which also serves dinner), eating at Summer Day Market for lunch, walking to the library and Mackle Park, visiting Goodland, a small fishing village, camping and playing at Collier-Seminole State Park just off the island, eating at Food and Thought in Naples, sunset dining at the beach hotels and of course, hitting the water(Weis Guy charter captain, Jodie Weis, lives right across the street).

Our friends and very nice neighbors remain on the island, so let us know if you want to get hooked up to local happenings.

Also, please ask about specials for two or more week stays, off-peak travel and repeat visits. And let us know what we can include to make your family's vacation an even more memorable one.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Our kids helped us set up the house so it better be! pool toys, kid books, games, puzzles, DVDs, kid 'china'......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved, flea-free pets are permitted with modest pet fee; house has fenced-in area in back yard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Two small steps up to front door; no special accommodations in bathrooms, though. 1 floor shower. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    King bath-large, walk-in with 2 sinks, removable showerhead...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    removable showerhead...moreless

  • Tiled showers and tubs, oval toilets, medicine cabinet, toiletries cabinet, local handmade soaps included...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Generally free of toxic chemicals with respect to landscaping, housekeeping, pest control, house paint, soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc. Cable TV and wireless Internet in the winter and on request for long-term (one month or more) guests off season. Walking distance to tennis courts (city racquet club), playgrounds(Mackle Park and Barfield), Canine Cove dog park at Mackle, Collier County library, restaurants and more. ...moreless


  • Books:

    a whole bookshelf and a large variety...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    puzzles, board games, card games, Mille Bournes...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD selection for use on DVD player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    in season only (winter), upon request for extended off-season stays...moreless

  • Television:

    in master bedroom, living room and small flat screen in kitchen. Cable only during winter. Upon request for off-season....moreless

  • Video Library:

    several family-friendly selections...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    and ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    his and her Schwinn mountain bikes, plus a beach cruiser, a Giant racing bike for older teen and a Mongoose for a smaller tike...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    during winter months, upon request for long stays off-season...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All blankets cleaned between guests; all cotton bedding and towels (some organic); beach towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available:

    Many caterers available on the island. Let us know what you require and we can set it up for you....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cutlery provided; Note: special copper bottom Belgian cookware only requires low heat for cooking....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen amenities - tried to include every kitchen amenity: toaster oven, blender, coffee maker and so on....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New in 2014; wall oven; microwave available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New in 2013...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    can see golf course from front of house - some will ride bicycles at sunset...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large screened-in lanai and patio - sizeable protected area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    spacious, heated pool on large lanai with complete patio furniture set; counter and window access to kitchen....moreless



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Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,675 $5,500
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7 night min stay

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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 10%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/06/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft. Myers
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Marco Island Brewery
Private Homes
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marco Polo
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Residents Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Bicycles, helmets and lock provided for guest use - great cycling around the island, including to beaches. Numerous activities for kids at library and parks. Waterfront walkways, shopping and dining, churches and synagogues, senior activities like bingo, restaurant-style movie theatre, hotel activities like massage, spas and kids' days, organic produce and health food store with cafe, chiropractor and Chinese herbalist, farmer's market.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We lived on Marco full-time and like to return each year. The vacation rental allows us to do so while sharing this wonderful place with others.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
The person who built this house, built it for her family and added many special details in tile work, placement of rooms, sliders and large windows.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our street is only one block long and has no traffic. The house has so many nice touches. It is designed after B&B's with out the second 'B'.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front View

    Front View

  • Poolside


  • Living Room 1

    Living Room 1

  • Master King Bedroom

    Master King Bedroom

  • 1st Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

    1st Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

  • Dining Room with Piano

    Dining Room with Piano

  • Living Room 2

    Living Room 2

  • Beautiful Sunset in Paradise

    Beautiful Sunset in Paradise

  • Another View of Dining Room Table

    Another View of Dining Room Table

  • King Bed

    King Bed

  • Made In The Shade

    Made In The Shade

  • Kitchen View of Living Room 2

    Kitchen View of Living Room 2

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

    2nd Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

  • Living Room 1

    Living Room 1

  • Dining Room Table

    Dining Room Table

  • Beautiful Piano

    Beautiful Piano

  • Another View of King Bed showing Pool

    Another View of King Bed showing Pool

VRBO #114322

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/06/2015
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