3 bedrooms, 2 baths with in ground screened in pool.
About Judy Deffenbaugh
My husband I grew up in a small town in Indiana. After getting married we travelled up and down the East Coast as he served in the Marine Corps for 23 years. We have four children and decided to retire from the Marines and stayed in the Northern VA area just south of Washington D.C. After visiting Marco Island approximately 8 years ago, we fell in love with the Island!! I experienced some serious health issues a few years ago that living in the cold weather made very difficult. When my husband suggested that living in Marco during the winter may just be the medicine I need; who can argue with the beach as a cure?? We love being on the island and we hope that while you are here that you will find it as relaxing and as restorative as we do!
Judy Deffenbaugh purchased this House in 2015
Why Judy Deffenbaugh chose Marco Island
We choose this particular house because we love the neighborhood! We love that the neighborhood has sidewalks and the streets are quiet and not well travelled so that we can walk and ride our bikes. The neighbors are friendly and kind, and we love being located close to everything but we don't see all of the shops and restuarants and are not on the busy streets. We can get to the beach in a matter of minutes but don't have all of the busy traffic of the beach goers in our neighborhood. We feel like we are in a great location!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Simply a pleasure
Really enjoyed my first experience renting a vacation home. Had everything you could need and very clean. Even had a great time with the neighbors ...
So happy to hear your first experience renting a vacation home was a positive one. Glad we could be your host!
Breezy Ranch retreat
Our family of 4 had a wonderful time staying at Breezy Ranch for 6 nights. The house was so accommodating to our family. The kids loved the pool area, the kitchen and rooms were so organized and clean. We took to bikes out one morning and rode around the island and also enjoyed the beach toys and chairs when we went to the beach to swim in the gulf. Great central location on the island, so convenient. Absolutely zero complaints staying at this home and would book it again in a heartbeat. You won’t regret your stay here :)
We are so happy you had such a great time!! It was a pleasure to host you in our home!
Everything You Need on Marco Island
There could not be a better place to book for a fantastic family vacation on Marco Island. To start, the house has everything and is a 5-10 minute drive from all the tranquility that Marco Island has to offer.
The house was spotless, well-apportioned and the amenities are incredible. We had 4 adults and one toddler, and we all enjoyed the property. And it was extremely kid friendly! The kitchen had all the necessary equipment to enjoy a meal in, the bedrooms were extremely comfortable, the garage had everything you needed for beach or island adventures (the bikes were fantastic for getting around the island), and all the beach gear means much less to pack!) and the attached pool was relaxing and refreshing.
The location is fantastic- it's just off one of the main roads, and we were lucky enough to find parking at the South Public Parking lot for the beach each time we went. It's a quick shot to the grocery store, Snook Inn and much more.
And the owners - Judy and Lance - were very responsive and helpful. You have to check out their guide when you rent this property (super helpful!). They and the neighbors even helped out when the crib we rented arrived at the property before we had even landed!
Enjoy renting this property, but note: We're looking to make this an annual tradition, so we'll be looking to book this great property too!
Thank you so much for the lovely review, it always makes us feel great to hear that families have enjoyed their time in Marco as much as we do! It was a pleasure communicating with you before and during your stay and we would love to host you in our home again!
Great beach get away
The House was fantastic. It was well equipped and nicely decorated. We were able to find public beach parking a quick 2 mile drive away at both South Beach and Tigertail. Our kids really thought hiking across the lagoon at Tigertail to a great beach (not too crowded) was the best. The house is located in a nice neighborhood with a nearby grocery store and plenty of decent restaurants. We also enjoyed the pool. Would definitely recommend.
Great accommodation, can be a challenge to park at the beach
I really lived this house and all of the amenities made it truely a great place to spend time. However, the main attraction of the trip was the beach which parking did provide some level of stress and the public parking on Marco Island fills up quickly. While biking is an option carrying of the beach gear does pose some challenges.
Thanks for your concern. Overall, the stay was good. I did want to express my displeasure with a couple of things....First, a couple of the garbage cans (inside the house and out) had garbage in them when we got there. A dirty sock was in one of the kids beds which led me to believe that the linens had not been washed. When we got there, a bunch of sheets and towels were still in the dryer so we had to deal with those. The propane tank ran out of gas on our first night. The kitchen was not as clean as I would have liked (smears and smudges on appliances).
These may seem like little things...our son has food allergies and so that's the main reason we rent homes when we travel-we have to cook our own meals for him. So, the kitchen not being pristine was an issue for us as we had to disinfect everything ourselves. Like I said, relatively small issues but when we pay what we did for 4 nights I expect a little better.
Lastly, your original ad says that the stay includes beach parking. But each time we went to the beach which was every day, we paid. Again, small things but the small things matter. Thanks.
I am so sorry that you had to deal with those issues. My neighbor who helps manage the house did call to let me know that the cleaners were not properly cleaning the house, however I did not know that the problems were that bad. As you can see by past reviews we take the cleanliness of our home very seriously. We have had a new crew cleaning the house and after your stay we had to let them go because we realized they were not keeping the house up to our standards.
As for the beach parking we absolutely do reimburse. During the stay the number of times each guest goes to the beach varies so our guest let us know how many times they went and we reimburse them for parking. Marco Island charges a fee each day, so there is no way for us to give you a voucher in advance. I apologize that the reimbursement was not made clear, I will be happy to reimburse you for parking.
I am glad to hear that overall you had a good stay and I hope that if you return to Marco Island you will allow us to host you again and show you why almost all of our reviews have been 5/5.
Thank you for your feedback,