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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
"This condo had everything needed for a beach getaway, from inside the place to out. Very clean, comfortable for a family of 5. Owners were easy to work with. Very nice and quiet location as well. Thanks H & M!!"
Guest: DonnaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 28, 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