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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Ellen or Alan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Ellen or 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 or Alan purchased this house in 2000

Why Ellen or Alan chose Florida South West

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'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home. We had an amazing stay!
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , King bath-large, walk-in with 2 sinks, removable showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , removable showerhead
  • Tiled showers and tubs, oval toilets, medicine cabinet, toiletries cabinet, l baker of shells with local handmade soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool
average rating of 4.8125 based on 42 reviews
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Comfy and Spacious family home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heading south soon!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in marco

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful home, beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was very comfortable and well-equiped. Love the pool and kitchen area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is near the beach and all the stores. My family had fun riding the bikes and relaxing at the pool. Evreything was in order

and functioning. If you are planning to cook I will recommend to bring a non-stick pan.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marco Island Brewery
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marco Polo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Residents Beach
Car: not necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Marco Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 10 2017 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$485
From
$525
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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