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Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool

Marco Island, FL, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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. Enjoy our 2,000-square foot inland home on a quiet, neighborhood street near the Island Country Club. The beaches are only 1.5 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.

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, where we live part-time.

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 and shopping 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 during season and return visits. And let us know what we can include to make your family's vacation an even more memorable one.

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Ellen and Alan

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Ellen and Alan

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.

Ellen and Alan purchased this House in 2000

Why Ellen and Alan chose Marco Island

The original owner built the home for her family and added many special details in tile work, placement of rooms, sliders and large windows.

What makes this House unique

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 without the second 'B'.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • King Manatee Room
        1 king
      • Queen Dolphin Room
        1 queen
      • The Double Twin Blue Room
        2 twin/ single
      • The Green Queen Room
        1 queen
      • Master King bedroom with private full bath, 1 Queen room with full bath next door. On the other side of the house is Queen bedroom, a full bath and a double twin bedroom.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, King bath-large, walk-in with 2 sinks, removable showerhead
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, removable showerhead
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Tiled showers and tubs, oval toilets, medicine cabinet, toiletries cabinet, l baker of shells with local handmade soaps.

      Location Type

        • Resort


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Plus ceiling fans and 4 double-glass sliding doors leading to the back lanai and pool.
                    • 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
                    • Garage
                      Not available. Tesla charging capability.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Top-of-the- line dryer.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All blankets cleaned between guests; many of our linens are organic cotton, including blankets, sheets, bath towels, beach towels and dish cloths.
                    • Living Room
                      Flat screen tv, book shelf with books, puzzles, games, CDs and DVDs. Couch and loveseat. 2nd living room off kitchen with small flat screen tv.
                    • Parking
                      Circular driveway. Street parking allowed as well.
                    • Towels Provided
                      2 bath towel sets per room. Beach towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      High efficiency washing machine. Soap for high efficiency machine provided (requires less than a quarter cup!).


                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen amenities - Toaster and toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, microwave, ceramic cooktop, Belgique cookware, popcorn air popper, and more
                        • Catering Available
                          Many caterers available on the island. Let us know what you require and we can set it up for you.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All cutlery provided; Note: special copper bottom Belgique cookware requires very little heat for cooking.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Bowls, plates, tea cups, platters, wooden and metal utensils.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Natural dishwashing liquid provided. Please empty dishwasher before leaving.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Always in working condition because Alan loves coffee!
                        • Microwave
                          Table top microwave.
                        • Oven
                          New in 2014; wall oven, self cleaning; microwave available
                        • Pantry Items
                          Limited spices, teas, candles, sugar, salt and pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New in 2013, filtered water.
                        • Stove
                          Ceramic cooktop
                        • Toaster
                          We have a toaster and a large toaster oven, so you are set for small cooking jobs.


                            • Dining
                              Hand-crafted kitchen table, chairs and stools as well.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  a whole bookshelf and a large variety
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  and some DVDs available.
                                • Games
                                  puzzles, board games, card games, Mille Bournes
                                • Music Library
                                  CD selection, including local Marco musicians.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable through Comcast
                                • Television
                                  in master bedroom and living room and small tv in kitchen
                                • Toys
                                  Puzzles, games, cards and more.
                                • Video Library
                                  several DVDs, including many family-friendly ones


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      can see golf course from front of house - some will ride bicycles at sunset
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Large screened-in lanai and patio - sizeable shaded area.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Chemical-free landscapers
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

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


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • rafting
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Generally free of toxic chemicals with respect to landscaping, housekeeping, pest control, house paint, soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc. Tesla charging capability. Cable TV and wireless Internet. 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  17 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Nice accomodations

                                                                  Rick S.Champaign IL

                                                                  Family of 7 stayed here for a week. Everything you need is there. Pool is nice. Unit is large. Lanai was torn off because of the hurricane, but no problems with that. Quiet area. away from the larger crowds.

                                                                  Comfy and Spacious family home

                                                                  Jorge M.

                                                                  We stayed 7/1 thru 7/4/17. The home was very comfortable and had room to spare. House is fully loaded. Pool was great and the service Ellen provide was 5 star. Clean, convienient and a good value. I recommend it to those savvy travelers who rent houses instead of resorts. Not glam or high end. More value and good hearted. We will be back.

                                                                  Heading south soon!

                                                                  Trudy M.Pennsylvania

                                                                  My husband and I are looking forward to our sixth stay at Ellen and Alan’s comfortable, well-kept Marco Island home and will be packing soon. Even though we feel like it’s our home away from home, we look forward to discovering Ellen’s annual additions or updates. As repeat renters, we can assure you they are a pleasure to work with, as well as attentive owners. The layout of this spacious house separates two sets of bedrooms, as well as two living rooms, providing sufficient privacy for two groups of friends or family. Although…like another recent reviewer…we also bring a non-stick pan, the kitchen is well-equipped…whether your visit is a few days & you mostly eat out or a few weeks & you enjoy cooking. The house is centrally located on the island in a quiet neighborhood, making walking or biking to many places a breeze. Near the beginning of your stay, be sure to check out the early morning guided walks at Tigertail Beach: http://www.conservancy.org/offsite/nature-walks/tigertail

                                                                  Great house in marco

                                                                  Mike F.

                                                                  Close to everything on Marco. Great house. Thanks again!

                                                                  We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

                                                                  LISANDRA F.

                                                                  We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

                                                                  Beautiful home, beautiful island

                                                                  darci s.

                                                                  When we pulled up we were amazed at the beauty of this home. We had 2 adults, 2 teens and 2 children and it was big enough for us all. The pool was fun, the kids loved it. My son met some nice kids next door he played with. Marco island and Naples were amazing. I will definitely plan another vaca here and hopefully stay in this home .. Thank u for having us!!!


                                                                  Marco Island, FL, USA

                                                                  House is equipped to charge Tesla and other electric cars. 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.


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