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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
"I've been visiting Marco Island for many years and the sunsets outside the balcony door of this condo are breathtaking. You can hear the exuberant applause of visitors as the sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico. This condo has a great location to the beach and other amenities of Marco Island. Shelling is great during low tide and you can walk along the beach for miles if you like, or take a stroll along the sidewalk inside the complex to take in the beautiful scenery. The condo has two separate bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. It is perfect for couples or a family. If you want to cook, the kitchen is well-equipped or there are many choices for restaurants in the immediate area. Until next year's visit........................."
Guest: KarenDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"This year is the second time we have stayed in Joe and Robin's spacious condo….we love it!! Our daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren join us. The condo with two king beds, two twin beds and separate baths work out perfect for two families. The condo is tastefully decorated and well maintained. The lanai offers a panoramic view of the white sandy beach, beautiful sunsets and dolphins swimming by. The Somerset complex is clean and the landscaping is lovely. We really like Marco Island and now have our favorite restaurants and shops. Joe and Robin are excellent "hosts" and we love their condo as evidenced by the fact that we have already reserved our time for next year."
Guest: Carol and DonDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"This was our families first time staying in a condo on vacation, we typically stay in a hotel/resort, but after staying in this condo we have decided this is the only way to go. This condo has everything to provide you with all the comforts of home. The decor is simply wonderful, so fresh and updated. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with EVERYTHING needed to prepare meals. All the beds are extremely comfortable and dressed in high quality linens and the bathroom towels are soft and fluffy. Also provided are a Tommy Bahama beach trolley, chairs and umbrella, beach towels, and sand toys. Be sure to bring a couple rolls of quarters as laundry facilities are available per floor of the building and as luck has it the laundry facilities for this condo are next door to it. There is also a wonderful binder that the owners have provided giving restaurant recommendations and entertainment available on the island. The owners were very prompt in answering any questions that we had and were great to provide suggestions. The best part of this location are the beautiful ocean views from the lanai and the beach access is directly across the street from the condo."
Guest: KellyDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015