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"My wife and I were looking for a special property for our March 2015 "Snowbird" escape from Chicago weather and we hit the jackpot. Steve's Pier 81 penthouse is exceptional!
About Marco: If you are not already sold on Marco, you will be amazed. Compared to Naples: Marco has MUCH less traffic; MUCH younger, vibrant residents; MUCH better beaches; MUCH better restaurants on the water; MANY more fun events (e.g., great farmer’s market every Wednesday, art fairs every weekend). Marco also is very water/boat oriented offering MANY more alternatives for boat rentals and charters. (We didn’t know any of this before our vacation but are now big Marco fans…)
Now the condo:
Location: PERFECT -Walk to at least eight fun restaurants. Going north: Marek’s (100 yds away in the old Collier house), Café de Marco (Don’t miss the HUGE butterflied shrimp), Bistro Soliel (great French), Petite Soliel (great breakfast/brunch), and finally the famous Snook Inn (see and be seen in the classic Marco hang-out with live music every night). Going south: Arturo’s (Italian); The tiki hut at Rose Marina (lobster); Porky’s (live music every night); more if you keep walking. In addition, the island is small and easy to get around so some restaurants will pick you up and take you home.
The view: SPECTACULAR - A photographer’s dream. Every morning we were up at sunrise on the east balcony, camera on tripod, coffee in hand, taking SPECTACULAR pictures of the sun rising over the Marco bridge with the golden glow reflecting from the water in the bay below. Every evening we sat on the west balcony, camera on tripod, wine glass in hand, taking SPECTACULAR pictures as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Best of all, on the week of the full moon, every night we sat on the east balcony, camera on tripod, after dinner beverage in hand, taking SPECTACULAR pictures of the golden glow of the moon rising over the Marco bridge and moonlight shimmering on the bay as the Marco Island Princess dinner boat cruised the waters. We have equally SPECTACULAR pictures of the HUGE pelicans that frequently fly 4 ft from the balcony railing and the beautiful Osprey as they fly in the same airspace.
Furnishings: ELEGANT AND COMFORTABLE -Everything we needed to make our vacation special.
The condo: HUGE -The master bedroom is giant and the master bath is literally larger than entire condos we have rented in the past.
The Owner: Steve is a great guy and genuinely cared about us.
Guest: Jim H.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
"A comfortable and convenient condo right on the beach and with a fantastic view of the lagoon and Gulf of Mexico. Well-maintained set of condo complexes right on Tigertail beach, which looks and feels a little more private and secluded than the complexes in south Marco. A quick 5-10 min walk to the water gave us all the space on the beach that we wanted, and good restaurants were only a few minute drive away. Nicely outfitted unit with lots of natural light and comfortable furniture. We'll be back!"
Guest: Peter G.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015
"We have been renting homes on Marco Island for the last five years. This was our favorite house so far. Working with Chuck was great. The house was exactly as advertised and the layout was perfect for two families. We enjoyed the pool and kayaks. The short walk to the beach and restaurants were great. We enjoyed dinner on the beach at Stilts and Quinn's and watching the sunset. Also enjoyed our annual dinner at Snook Inn which is always entertaining with the live music. We can't wait to return to Marco next year!"
Guest: GLBDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 29, 2015