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Beautiful Views 4th Floor Esplanade Spacious Penthouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront, 3 Bdr, 3 Bath, Penthouse, Shops And Restaurants, Close To Beaches

This penthouse condominium has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a Florida room with a daybed with trundle. Bring your whole family and enjoy the luxury of this 2900 sq ft beautifully decorated home. You will have privileges at the owner’s pool and fitness center as well as the gorgeous grounds of Marco Island’s premier mixed use condominium property. And don’t forget the great beaches just a short way from your door.

The pictures illustrate the spaciousness plus the large flat screen tv in the living room. The dining rooms seats eight and the kitchen is fully equipped with 8 settings and the pots and pans needed for your at home meals. There is WiFi in all rooms for your internet access and there is cable TV with the most popular entertainment and news channels.

The master bedroom with king bed, LCD TV, and closet is complimented by a large master bath with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, two Kohler sinks, separate room for toilet, and marble counter tops and walls. The second master bedroom also has an en suite full bathroom and cable/lcd tv. The third bedroom has two twins, cable/lcd TV and with a full bathroom just outside its door. A laundry room with washer and dryer are for your use.

While the bedrooms are very nice with plush beds and linens, you will spend most of your time in common spaces of the living room, kitchen, Florida room, and the lanai overlooking Smokehouse Bay. Eight spacious chairs, a beautiful dining table, and all the room you need for great days and nights watching the goings on of the Esplanade marina and restaurants. Right next to the lanai, the Florida room has a desk, a plantation chair, and the day bed for all your family and guests to enjoy the outdoors in screened-in and air-conditioned comfort.

Your kitchen provides you the tools, upscale appliances and full serving pieces for your favorite recipes. But should you want to go out to eat, CJ’s on the Bay, Mango's Dockside Bistro, Chophouse 239, and Coldstone Creamery are just down the elevator. Don’t miss the afternoon and evening entertainment provided by these restaurants which draw people from all over Marco Island.

Be sure to watch the Esplanade video to see what a wonderful place it is for your vacation.

Please come and enjoy our home as much as we enjoy it when we are in Marco.

More Details

Randal Lemke
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Randal Lemke

Retired CEO living in Falls Church, VA and on Marco Island, FL. My wife and I retired in 2013 and are spending time traveling and at our condo on Marco. We are boaters and enjoy the marina in front of our condo as well as the great beaches where we can walk, swim, shell, read and relax on some of the widest beaches I have ever been on other than in Australia.

Randal Lemke purchased this condo in 2013

Why Randal Lemke chose Marco Island

We fell in love with the Esplanade at first sight. We were on Marco looking at a boat to purchase and take back to the Chesapeake Bay. We saw the Esplanade and stopped for a bite to eat and a drink. From there on it was clear that this was a place we wanted to live. To have a great marina, waterfront views, restaurants and store to walk to was a great appeal. Being close to Marco's wonderful beaches topped it all off. Finally, a friend closed the deal when he said the average winter temperature on Marco was 6 -10 degrees F warmer in the winter than Sarasota and Tampa. We have not been disappointed.

What makes this condo unique

You get the best of both worlds in great access to beaches, waterfront living, and walking distance to all the restaurants and shoppes you need.


Marco Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Queen bedroom en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bedroom en suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Marble walls and counters with two sinks
    Twin bedroom and hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoing to twin bedroom and the hallway for use by guest
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twins - 2 twin/ single , with adjoining bath
    Master - 1 king , En suite bathroom and flat panel tv and cable
    Florida room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a day bed with 2 twin beds suitable for children
    Queen - 1 queen , En suite bathroom and cable and, flat panel TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Views 4th Floor Esplanade Spacious Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
North Granby, CT

Outstanding Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at this 4th floor Esplanade condo was delightful. From the moment we inquired about the rental, booked it, to our departure date, Randy (the owner) was always available, if we needed, by email.

The condo was spacious, comfortable, and conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and beaches. The condo was clean, had a well equipped kitchen, good Wi FI connection, and a beautiful view of Smokehouse Bay.

The weather could not have been better and allowed us to enjoy outdoor activities during the days and cocktails at night at CJ's watching the beautiful sunsets.

Thank you for letting us make your home ours for 2 weeks. Hope to return again, soon.

John & Carol F.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Carol. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at my condo on Marco Island. I look forward to your return which will make it your third time at the Esplanade. Randy
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Extremely Spacious, Well Maintained, Great Location & Spectacular View - I will return!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this beautiful condo for 10 days in July 2017 with my family - a total of 8 (6 adults and 2 children) and space was never an issue. The common area (living room and dining area) is EXTREMELY SPACIOUS! Before I even got there, the owner sent all of the instructions for getting in the condo; parking; restaurant recommendations etc. - very detailed and left no room for error. The owner is very responsive as well when emailed.

The condo was fully equipped with everything one needed! The assigned parking space was also conveniently located and only 1 floor up and you were right outside the condo.

There is nothing negative about the condo, the owner, and the location - no complaints at all! This is my first time using VRBO and it was a pleasant experience.

I will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alicia for the very positive review. I am so glad you enjoyed my condo and your first VRBO rental. I look forward to your return. Randy
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Perfect vacation for this family of 5...will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about the condo and the owner. Other than a little rain at the beginning of the vacation it was perfect. Condo was great. Clean. Well-decorated. Comfy. Nice, but very kid-friendly. View overlooking Smokehouse Bay and marina just awesome. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need in terms of utensils, cookware, etc. Plenty of TVs and cable/wifi throughout. Pool is great with plenty of shaded areas. Staying at the Esplanade (development that houses the condo) was ideal; we've been vacationing on Marco Island for decades but have never stayed at the Esplanade. Esplanade has a Cold Stone Creamery (which the kids loved) and a few restaurants/bars that run the gamut from white tablecloth to great breakfast spot. Also, the Esplanade is literally across the street from Winn-Dixie, so little need to even take the car out. But, if/when you venture out it is nice to be able to access your car in a covered lot, which is a big deal in the occasional Florida rain and scorching sun. The owner was great to deal with and left very explicit instructions so "checking in" and "checking out" and out" was super easy. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this'll be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd Thanks for the great review and I am pleased you had such a good time at our condo. I look forward to your return. Randy
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Dream Place on Steroids!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Marco Island takes you back to your dreams of that P-e-r-f-e-c-t vacation! This was our fifth trip back, and this condo sealed the deal for all our future visits!!!! The privacy and security of the Esplanade allows you that feeling of safety, which is quite important. Now, the condo itself is spectacular and I mean spectacular!!! The kitchen has absolutely everything you need and than more! So spacious and clean too. My favorite was the porch with those spa like curtains, omg! And, than, the master bathroom jacuzzi bath tub.....I had a glass of wine and a great soak (every day) after fluttering around the island.. The outside porch has the most relaxing and calming view EVER! The owners were more than gracious and so friendly! They had a great print out of where to go, how to run the TV's, and a review of the local restaurants...What more could you ask for us?

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and I am so pleased you enjoyed my condo. The items you mentioned are also what we love about it. It will be great to see you back for a future vacation.
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Fantastic property in the Esplanade on Marco Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this wonderful condo. The space is open and clean, the views are beautiful, and the amenities are all we could ask for. I highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for renting my condo for your second time. It was great to have you return and know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again for your next vacation on Marco Island. Randy
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Fantastic Marco Island Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to this spacious and lovely condo for our family. We experienced a relaxing week during the Thanksgiving holiday. My husband recently had shoulder surgery, and this was the perfect place for him to recover. We enjoyed walks to the beach, drinks at CJ's, many delicious meals at various local restaurants, as well as evenings on the deck listening to the live music at Mango's and CJ's. The view from the deck is truly beautiful, providing constantly changing glimpses of boats entering and leaving the bay, as well as an entertaining array of sea birds. On Thanksgiving, we hosted dinner for our family and friends from Naples and Marco Island. The kitchen was well stocked with all of the cooking implements that we needed to create a very enyoble meal. We can't imagine anyplace more convenient or centrally located. Everything you might need or want is within walking distance. Our family members are eagerly checking their schedules for a time when we might all plan to return. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone who is searching for the perfect place to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and for returning to my condo for your Thanksgiving holiday. I can picture your feast strewn across the dining table with room for all to enjoy the meal. I am looking forward to your return in 2017. Randy
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Residents Beach
"Great beach for people renting for a month or more."
Marco Island Brewery
"Great gathering place especially for watching games"
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Leebe Fish Inc
"Great fish tacos and fresh seafood market"
Esplanade Marina
"I keep my boat here - so convenient and well kept"
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Cold Stone Creamery
"Can't beat it and right at the Esplanade"
Marco Island Princess
"Very good excursion boat with dinner and drinks"
Davide Italian Cafe & Deli
"One of our favorites and within walking distance"
Cocomo's Grill
"Got to go there for the sushi taco appetizer "
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) Ft Meyers
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
1st Floor of the Esplanade - down 3 floors
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
9.3 Miles
Cedar Hammock Public (others within 20 miles)
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 951 Collier Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mangoes, Chop 239, CJs are in the Esplanade
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: recommended

The Esplanade on Marco Island is approximately 30 miles from all the shops, beaches, restaurants, and cultural activities of Naples. It is also approximately 30 miles from the Everglades and the 10,000 Islands with county, state and federal reserves giving you access to these unique environments. Finally, the island itself is on the Gulf of Mexico and is small enough to be manageable by car or bike with beaches, restaurants, and canals. From Marco you are less than 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and other popular destinations including the beginning of the highway onto the Florida Keys.

Marco Island attracts a broad following of vacationers mostly with families or older members. You will see many people from the Eastern 1/2 of the US and a very substantial number of Europeans all coming for a great tropical vacation. While the Esplanade has restaurants and entertainment, it is not a 'party center' or spring college spring break location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Check-out Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

The Rental Agreement will be attached to the Owner's response to a reservation request. Completion of a reservation by the Guest will indicate acceptance of the Rental Agreement.

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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