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The Perfect Family Vacation with an Infant
"Marco Island is a beautiful place, a very clean city. We only stayed a week, and wish we stayed longer. We had a 4 month old baby with us and staying at this house made it even better because of all the extras you wouldn't get at a Hotel. We had a private pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball hoop, boccie ball pit and shuffleboard area. They also had a high chair, stroller and a playpen that we used as a bed for our little one. The kitchen had two coffee makers a hand mixer so breakfast pancakes where nice any easy to make. Having a baby with you doesn't make it easy to go out for breakfast , but if you do Ne Ne's Kitchen was wonderful, about .7 miles away. Everything was about .7 miles away as far as restaurant and grocery stores. This property is located perfectly in my opinion. The neighborhood is very clean and you feel safe walking around even after dark. It took us 10 minutes to walk over to Tigertail beach which is on a cove, and then another 10 minutes walking on sand (which by the way is compacted so that our baby carriage was able to be pushed on it) to get to the Gulf of Mexico itself.
We also grilled on a large outdoor grill a few times so if you just want to stay in and hang out by the pool you could. There is a full house sound system, and a flat screen TV in every bedroom and the living room, with every channel Comcast offers, catching up on football Sunday afternoon was great.
If you are looking to visit the Gulf Coast of Florida i strongly recommend you stay here, it is very clean, the owners defiantly take care of the property the way it should be taken care, like their own home. It is close to everything."
Guest: PeterDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 9, 2015
"We stayed at this house for two weeks during September 2015 and all and all we were very pleased. Were two adults and sometimes 2 and sometimes 3 teenagers, and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house and surrounding area was very clean.
The pool area / Jacuzzi / patio area is fabulous, and the outdoor grill is top notch. The two essentials - wireless and central AC - were flawless. Another nice feature is that the stereo is wired for different zones in the house – kitchen, patio, living room, etc. - so bring a Y cable and you can enjoy your favorite sounds inside and out. The dock area is also very nice - we fished off the dock. and saw a dolphin swimming in the back bay!
The house and appliances are a bit aged and showing signs of normal wear and tear here and there, and the kitchen is not equipped for foodies - bring your own knives and favorite tools. On the other hand, and as another reviewer noted, there is plenty of quality plastic-ware which is very convenient for drinks and snacks in the patio, adjacent to the pool.
Communications with the owner were sometimes difficult before we arrived due to technical problems. All in all things worked out just fine. If I could rate this house a 4.5 stars I would. We were very pleased, would seriously consider renting this house again when in the Marco area, feel it was a great value for the amount we paid, and would recommend this house to others.
Guest: Lewis B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 28, 2015
"We've been renting on Marco annually for 10+ years now. We have seen the good, the bad and the ugly and we can honestly say that this was the best by far; truly exceptional. The house is *absolutely gorgeous*, like brand new. The layout is fantastic and the amenities are wonderful. Normally we have to buy something to help complete the house, not the case here. Not only were the amenities plentiful, they were first class; not the typical hodge podge of left over items from other houses and renters.
We own our own business, so we not only know what is expected, but what it takes to satisfy expectations. This being said, satisfaction is not measured as much when everything goes right, but when something goes wrong. Yes, something went wrong, as the house had something of a lightning strike a few days before our arrival. Obviously this was an act of nature, but not only did they inform us ahead of time, they worked diligently to make sure that almost all of the repairs (new AC unit, pool equipment, etc.) were completed before our arrival.
Our interaction with Jay, the local contact, was very refreshing. He was genuinely concerned and caring.
We will definitely be back!"
Guest: Joe S.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 16, 2015
"Our family decided to try something different for Christmas, a get away. We rented this lovely home on Marco island, where it would be warmer and near the beach. From the start it was the best experience I have had renting on VRBO. The owners were prompt and answered all my questions. The house has a dated decor which I knew from the pics. However it was clean, comfortable, spacious and perfect for our holiday gathering. I loved the open concept with the spacious sun/dinning room, living room and kitchen that allowed us all to be together. Yet there were small seating areas that allowed for quiet conversations. We had 2 dogs and 8 people staying there ranging from 4 yo to 82 yo and never once did we feel crowded!
The heated pool and Lanai were great. My 4yo granddaughter spent 5 hours straight, in the pool, only getting out to use the restroom, then right back in! We gathered there in the afternoons to enjoy each other and the sunsets. We loved having our morning coffee on the Lanai. The views of the canal were relaxing and peaceful.
The master bedroom was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Everyone else enjoyed their rooms too.
We loved how close Publix was to the house for our shopping needs. The location makes for easy access to anywhere you want to go on the island or off.
On a few occasions during our stay, we called the owners with questions. Never once did they seem to mind, even though it was during the holidays. They always got right back to us and were most helpful. It almost felt like we were renting from our friends. The house came equipped with bicycles, which did not get used as often as we thought, but it was wonderful having them.
We had a wonderful Christmas vacation at this home away from home. The fact that we could bring our 2 little fur babies with us, meant that no one in our family was left out of the fun! I would highly recommend a visit to this comfortable and spacious home. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. I would love to have the opportunity to come back again and pray that it is in my future!"
Guest: Laura H.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 11, 2015