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South-Facing Pool, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Near Beach & Ritz Carlton

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,717 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroon, 2 Bath Vacation Home, Sleeps 7 adults, 1 infant Total 8

Ducky 1 is a fully equipped vacation home. We think it's 'Just Ducky'. As the owners, we manage our own home. We live near by, and strive to provide an excellent vacation experience for all of our guests. We provide Cable TV, Free Long Distance US and CA, Wireless Internet at NO charge. Enjoy the enclosed heated in-ground pool (south-facing pool). Take a short walk or bike to the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach. (included, 2 bikes). We also include a pass to the state park on the beach, so you can drive, take our cooler, umbrella, chairs etc.and park for free at the beach. Ducky I is beautifully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with great room. (sleeps 7 to 8). Bring the family. We include a crib, pack and play, a highchair and pool toys!. Add sunshine to make your beach days just about perfect. Like to play GOLF, we have clubs available, just request them when booking, and save the extra charges at the airport or golf course! ! Our Guest Book will guide you to the grocery, shopping, and a few of our favorite restaurants. Our on-site manager or the owners will check in on you after your arrival to make sure you have everything you need for your vacation.

Amenities:: Ducky 1 is fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect vacation. Heated and enclosed pool, great room equipped with TV/VCR/DVD and CD stereo system; master bedroom with cable TV. We have tried to anticipate your needs in the kitchen, at the pool and yes even things you will need for the beach.

Also includes Climate Control Air-Conditioning, Gas BBQ grill, washer/dryer, dishwasher, telephone, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker/grinder, cable TV, dishes/utensils provided, hair dryer, linens & towels provided. All furnishings are high quality. Also includes two bicycles, Pack & Play, and high chairs available. For the vacationer that loves the beach there are Delnor-Wiggins State Park Pass for entry & parking at beach. No Pets or Smoking. Just minutes to the Ritz Carlton, and many excellent dining opportunities in all price ranges. There is Golf & Tennis nearby, Nature Preserves, State Park, Fishing, Boat Charters and Rentals, Sunset Cruise to the Gulf of Mexico, Video Games, Movies, Bike Rentals, Shopping, Dining, Water Sport Rentals at the Beach, Theater, Special Events and Sporting Events at TECO Arena, Teddy Bear Museum, Children's Museum, Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, REV Antique Race Car Museum etc.

Just South of us is Fifth Avenue. Just North of us is Miromar Outlets, Coconut Point Mall. Just minutes away you can visit the Art Museum or take in a show at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Nestled between the calm waters of the Gulf and the excitement of the Everglades, nature lovers can enjoy nature and explore the excitement of the Everglades by boat. Many fishermen come to Naples. Water sports enthusiasts find all kinds of exciting action along the coastline. Golfers know there are over 200 exciting golf courses in Collier County. Naples has great golf. Naples and Collier County have more golf courses per capita than any other region in the United States.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Rubeck
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Kathy Rubeck

I grew up in Naples and attended St Ann's grade school and Naples High School. Go Eagles! I then went to Edison in Ft Myers and The University of Florida. While at Edison College, I met my husband, Ron. We were married in Naples, and he did a tour in Viet Nam. I taught school in Naples and in Ft Lauderdale, then we returned to Bloomington IN. I taught briefly in IN, and then managed rental property for IU students. There I learned to say Go Hoosiers ! I am still a Gator at heart. Ron worked in development and in Real Estate as well as managing our rental property. We sold our rentals in Indiana, and decided to invest in Vacation Homes in Naples, so we could return to Naples where we both loved the beach, golf, fishing, and the weather. Here we have reconnected with family and friends from long ago. We also have enjoyed meeting our guests from all over the world. We love our Midwest guests, but we also love becoming friends with guests from other parts of the US, Europe, Canada, and South America. We feel very fortunate and blessed to be in a wonderful climate and city, doing work we enjoy, and making new friends along the way.

Kathy Rubeck purchased this house in 2003

Why Kathy Rubeck chose Naples

We love the location, close to Vanderbilt Beach, the Ritz Carlton and LaPlaya, Mercato and many shops and dining opportunities. We are just about 9 miles south of Miomar Outlets and Coconut Pointe Mall. We are just about 9 miles north of Fifth Avenue and Third Street shops and dining. We are close to Trader Joes, Grocery stores, and shops. We are less than a mile to Mercato. It is one of our favorite spots to dine. The Happy Hours are wonderful. The desserts at Whole Foods are wonderful as well as the selection of food they provide. Many people enjoy the shops and the activities like car shows, movies and live music. There is something for everyone at Mercato.

What makes this house unique

We are so close to everything Naples has to offer, but the close proximity to the beach and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park on the beach is a unique advantage for us in Naples Park and Vanderbilt Beach area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It has been a wonderful vacation and we think you for your beautiful house and hospitality. Our family has been renting houses for years, and I am extremely impressed with all the added attention - plenty of soap, towels, toys, crib, extra pillows, bedsheets and blankets. Nothing to complain about. Thank You again. We all had a wonderful time and loved the Delnor-Wiggins Park.
Mar 2010
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Amenities

Vanderbilt Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1717 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pack&Play
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Crib
  • Sleeps 7 adults and one infant High Chair, Crib, and Pack & Play available free of charge (includes linens). Please request when making the reservation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are self-catering. We do welcome our guests with a small starter supply of soft soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, and paper towels etc.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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South-Facing Pool, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Near Beach & Ritz Carlton
average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews
Greenland, NH
5

Wonderful Home, GREAT Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this sight unseen except for the description and pictures featured on the internet. From submitting our request for dates to the follow-up on our return home, every aspect of our rental experience was great. No surprises and lots of TLC!!! We highly reccommend these owners and their support staff. We stayed by the heated swimming pool, went to the beach, Marco Island and the Hard Rock Casino. We fell in love with the Pavillion Plaza for grocery shopping, movies, Chinese Food(China Pavillion) and Entertainment at Legends. Even found a Nail Technician at Le Chic in the Bank of America Building. Went Deep Sea Fishing too. Our adult children(ages 21 - 32) came and stayed with us and found plenty to entertain themselves as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and homey

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Kathy and Ron's properties for years - they are always clean and well-stocked. The pools are all covered and heated - such a treat in January! The neighborhood is unbelievably quiet and we feel at home in these homes. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We value our guests who have chosen us for their vacation stays over the years. We hope to meet or even exceed your expectations whenever we can. Hope you are able to stay with us again for your winter break. Kathy and Ron
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5

Just Ducky

  • 5 of 5

This is another of Ron and Kathy's wonderful houses.

The house next door is also one of their rentals, so if you are a large family or group you can be close together.

it is difficult to know where to start, the location of the house ? ideal for shopping, the newly refurbished Pavilion Cinema, just round the corner, Wiggins Pass Beach, Naples Pier a short drive away?

The ambience of the property? very well furnished and supplied with all the cooking utensils you require, wonderful swimming pool and outside furntiture.

reading material, board games, playing cards as well as TV, DVD, CD etc

There are so many good restaurants to choose from it is difficult to pick out any, but Docs on the Beach is great, Bucca de Beppa if you like Italian, Mels Diner if that is what you like and a host of others

Every time we come back we find somewhere new, ofton told about them by Ron and Kathy

Would we recommend this property? we certainly would and any of their other properties, we have been coming back for the last 14 years and hope to return later this year. You cannot ask for better service.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We are so glad we have been able to make your vacation stays in Naples both stress free and fun! We have enjoyed working with you over the years and of course look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Naples. Kathy and Ron
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Bay Village, Ohio
5

Wonderful Christmas at the Duckies!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (of 14) rented Ducky 1 & Ducky 2 for the week of Christmas. The houses were both very clean and comfortable, just as listed on the website. We had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation, in the kitchen, at the pool and on the beach. Naples is a great destination for the Holidays. We had a family 5K and brunch on Vanderbilt Beach on Christmas morning and a picnic dinner with "the sunset" and fireworks on the beach near Naples Pier on New Year's Eve. It was a great vacation. Kathy & Ron, the owners were great to work with. I'd highly recommend renting from them. I hope we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Ducky I and Ducky II homes. We love to hear that we have done a good job, and that our guests have had a wonderful vacation stay in Naples. Thank You ! Kathy
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5

Great Place for a Family!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Ducky 1 was "hands down" the most well-equipped and well-maintained home we've ever rented in Naples (and we've been renting there for 8 years). It's a beautiful home. The pool is nice and warm. So, my husband and I and our two children all enjoyed it. Kathy and Ron are super organized and attentive. They've thought of everything. We would definitely stay at Ducky 1 again and we wish Kathy and Ron all the best.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. We love knowing that we have been able to make your vacation stay in our home a wonderful experience. We continue to strive for excellence, and we appreciate hearing we have done a good job. Ron and Kathy
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5

Great place, everything was just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ducky I with our two kids (6 and 1,5 years old) and we loved it just as much as the kids did.

The location is very central, just minutes away from Vanderbilt beach and shops, restaurants....

The house has everything you can ask for (including, beach chairs, toys, golf clubs...)

What a great place!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mercato Center Shopping & Restaurant
"This is considered "The New Uptown" Mercato is home to Whole Foods, many shops, and restaur..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Regional Southwest International, Fort Myers, FL
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Blue Martini at Mercato
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
LaPlaya, Tiberon, Arrowehead, many more
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Turtle Club $$$ and Patio Cafe $
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach & Delnor-Wiggins State Park Beach
Car: recommended

Naples is one of the worlds premier beach destinations in Florida. Naples is not far from Disney World. This makes Naples a favorite vacation stop for family's who also visit Disney World, the Happiest Place on Earth. Golf Courses, Tennis facilities, Nature Preserves, a 25 Acre Water Park, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing and Water Sports all appeal to families. Explore the Everglades, take an air boat ride, do some fishing or just enjoy the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach, and your own private pool at your vacation home. Located in Vanderbilt Beach area near the famous Ritz Carlton, LaPlaya, the Turtle Club and Mercato makes this vacation home close to everything.

Other Activities: Water Park, Tennis, Boat Ramps, State Parks, Kayaking, Canoeing, Wind Surfing, Walking, Biking, and Lots and Lots of Shopping !

Golf: Over 100 golf courses located within 20 to 30 minutes of the vacation home. Our guest book in the home will provide phone numbers of many of them for your convenience.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (includes tax) $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call Kathy 812-327-8950
$300 Deposit is due with the reservation. One half is then due half way to rental date. The other half is due 2 to 3 weeks before arrival.
$175 Cleaning Fee. (tax included on cleaning) Cleaning Fee is deducted from the deposit after your stay.
11% Florida Tax on Rent is additional.
Accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover over the phone.
Rates Subject to Change without notice.
January and August are our best value seasons.
If booked, call for availability in our other homes.
CALL for discounts 812-327-8950.
Ask about our welcome gift !

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.