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Stunning Beachfront, total renovation, beachview all rooms, WiFi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach view in all rooms, large wraparound balcony, front unit (closest to beach)

Spectacular panoramic views, great beachfront location, Free wifi, and newly remodeled down to the walls – you’ll never want to leave! Watch beautiful sunsets every night on the large wrap-around balcony of this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo, one of the few front-end units. The beach is your front yard – you can spend hours strolling along miles of white sand, playing in the warm gulf waters, sunbathing, or rent a paddle boat or kayak to explore the mangroves, all just outside your unit. World famous shelling awaits you every day at the water’s edge, and you will see the most sought after views of the island out of every window. The condo overlooks Tigertail Beach, an important nature reserve where sea turtles and migrating birds nest and rest. Looking to the left, the expansive, white sand Crescent Beach stretches off into the distance. The renovation finished in Jan 2016, so this is a newly finished unit with new furnishings and all new appliances! Our condo is one of the few front units, and is on the 17th floor, so there are gorgeous views from every window. It is beautifully appointed, with a casual but elegant feel, and a spa-style master bathroom. The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully supplied kitchen, WiFi, Living room and Master bedroom w/ flatscreen HDTV, Dining area, and wrap-around balcony. The Master bedroom has a King bed, full view of the beach and Gulf, access to the balcony, and a spacious spa-style master bathroom, featuring a 7 foot walk-in shower with multiple fixtures and body sprays. The Guest bedroom has a Queen bed, full view of the beach and Gulf, balcony access, and an extra long trundle to allow more sleeping choices (2 adults maximum in the room. "Ask Owner A Question" before clicking "Request to Book" if you have 5 guests - I almost always respond within 1 hour) Inside the condo is quiet, as the A/C system is located in a hall closet outside of the unit, versus in a closet within. Located at the quiet end of the island, the condo is in South Seas Towers, the only gated community on Marco Island that offers a beach, large heated pool, tennis courts, and boating slips available for lease. The community also offers a fitness center, pickle ball, shuffleboard, boardwalk and dock. Joey's Pizza and Pasta House, Verdi's American Bistro, Doreen's Cup of Joe, Nene's Kitchen and The Italian Deli are just a half mile stroll away (according to Google).

Relax at your "home-away-from-home", either inside the unit in the comfortable reclining leather chairs in the sofa, watching the sunset from the Dining room or Balcony, or going to the beach with our beach chairs and umbrella on the beach cart. Or, go out to explore nearby. The Everglades are a great place to spend the day exploring by car or boat, located right to the south of Marco. Staying on the island, you can rent a boat to travel through “Ten Thousand Islands”, or charter a tour to do some offshore fishing, or to see dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. Florida alligators are at several nearby locations in their natural habitat. History buffs may want to visit Marco Museum, which is set up as a Calusa Indian village w/moat, or travel to Fort Meyers and visit Thomas Edison’s winter estate and research laboratories. To go farther afield, you can take a high-speed tour boat to Key West in the Florida Keys. The trip takes just 3 hours, and leaves from Marco directly in the summer months.

For nature lovers and bird watchers: According to the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail, Tigertail Beach/Sand Dollar Island nature reserve is “One of the best all-around birding spots in southwest Florida. The tidal lagoon at the beach offers great views of shorebirds including Wilson’s, Piping and Snowy Plovers, as well as Least Terns, Roseate Spoonbills, Red Knots and a host of other sought-after species. This corner of Marco Island is a true “hotspot” during migrations, and rarities occur here often.” Birds commonly seen from the patio include Herons, Egrets, Skimmers, Terns and Osprey. Pelicans, and a variety of shorebirds are seen at the beach. Bald Eagles and Burrowing Owls nest just a few minutes away on the island, and the beach at the north end of Tigertail is a critical nesting and resting area for the Least Tern, Black Skimmer and Piping Plover. Marco Island is on the pathway of one of the world's busiest migration flyways, and it is also a nesting area for Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Many premier nature and birding spots are close by, including the Everglades, J.N. Ding Darling Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, and Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, home to the largest remaining stand of old growth Bald Cypress in North America.

Whether you come to park and relax, or to have a beautiful home base while you explore, this condo will be a wonderful "Home away from Home" for your holiday.

More Details

Owner
Carol Shapiro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Carol Shapiro

My husband and I enjoy having a place to come to and relax and enjoy the wildlife, plus we enjoy sharing it with others. I especially love looking for daily treasures that appear on the beach. In the picture, my husband is clearly very happy with the two unusually large shells we found that day!

Carol Shapiro purchased this condo in 2015

Why Carol Shapiro chose Marco Island

We love to be so close to many different nature places, while being able to see amazing views of nature even if we stay inside! The Everglades are close by, and we love the birdwatching right from our windows.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo has so many beautiful and panoramic views! Even when we had torn everything down to the concrete walls and floors during renovation, you could just gaze out onto the Gulf, the two beaches, or the Nature Reserve and it was still enjoyable being in the condo. You can see sunsets, watch the puffy white clouds and their shadows moving across the water, and even the occasional storms are fun to watch through the huge bank of windows. It is like being outside, but you are inside. Add the casual/elegant decoration and our leather recliners, and it is a pretty wonderful place to relax and enjoy! We hope you consider coming to experience for yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carol,

We arrived about an hour ago. The place is stunning! Your renovation is amazing! Perfect space for fun and relaxation. The master bath is incredible! Can't wait to shower!!! Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing your place with us!
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Marco Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 7 ft walk-in shower with multiple shower heads & body sprays
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master bathroom is luxuriously decorated as a Spa style bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Trundle bed w/Twin extra long mattress under the Queen bed
  • Both Bedrooms look out onto the Gulf and miles of beach. Wake up, open your eyes, and gaze out onto the beach.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Suitable for elderly or infirm

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Beachfront, total renovation, beachview all rooms, WiFi
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews
5

WOW!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow is what my husband and I both said when we walked in the door of this property. We were impressed from the moment we opened the door. The view is stunning in every direction. The furnishings are comfortable and stylish. The wrap around balcony is huge! It was a little windy a few days and all we had to do to get out of the wind was move to another spot. The master bed is comfortable and nicely dressed. The master bath shower is to die for! I can't wait until I need a bathroom remodel at my house, I'm going to "borrow" a few ideas! Access to the beach is quite easy. We saw dolphins and plenty of pelicans! Even saw a couple of pink flamingos and I don't mean the plastic kind! There are so many shells on the beach. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance or even just a short drive . Walked the beach every day. Overall the property is exceptional. I will definitely be back! Thank you to the owners for sharing their beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our 3 daughters had the perfect stay at this condo! From the beginning Carol was easy to work with and made sure that all of my questions were answered. The booking process was simple and check in/check out were hassle free, which after a long travel day with kids is appreciated! The condo was exceptionally clean and there was anything and everything available that we would need. The kitchen was well stocked and the supplies were like new and great quality. The beds were very comfortable and the trundle was even pulled out and ready for my girls! The views were spectacular - I enjoyed my coffee on the balcony in the morning and we were able to enjoy the beautiful sunsets at night. We loved that there were beach supplies available for us to use: beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart, sand toys, beach towels. The beach was quiet, which I prefer and the shelling was amazing. I would recommend this condo and its location to anyone who is wanting a quiet and relaxing beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was beautiful and spotless. The views were breathtaking! The beds/pillows were so comfy.

  • 4 of 5

I loved everything about the condo , except restaurants and shopping were not within walking distance. I also did not like that the washer and dryer were down the main hall and we had to pay for each load we washed or dried. Very disappointing.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect luxury condo for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful as new condo with wonderful views over beaches and sea, my wife and daughters enjoyed walking the beach while I stayed poolside. Marco is a wonderful island

and we delighted in revisiting all the places we knew when we lived there.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning! You won't be disappointed with this unit!

  • 5 of 5

Let me say first off that Carol, the owner of this unit, was simply amazing! She was so easy to work with, every email was answered promptly, and with great detail. I felt that she truly cared that our family had everything we needed for our stay. She even had the trundle bed all set up for my son to sleep in. I contacted Carol during our stay to let her know that there were 2 beach towels missing, but told her not to worry about it and that we were OK with the 3 we had. A few hours later there was a knock on our door from the Remax property manager with 3 brand new beach towels.

This place was the perfect size for our family of 4. This Unit is simply stunning! Every detail of this place was meticulously thought out and decorated beautifully. This place has EVERYTHING you need, and I mean everything. The kitchen is better equipped than my own, and plenty of beach/pool equipment. The beds were really comfortable! Everything was incredibly clean and well taken care of. The bathroom towels were so soft and had this amazing smell to them. The view from the wrap around porch was spectacular. We spent every morning watching the scenery while having coffee. The sanctuary directly in front of the condo was an attraction in itself. Look for the Mullet fish jumping out of the water! The central location is convenient, everything on the island is only 5 min away. Easy access to the beach. Marco Is is beautiful, and can't wait to get back.

I would not hesitate to book this place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnificent View from a Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at this beachfront unit and it won’t be the last.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Joey's pizza, Verdi's Bistro, Doreen's Cup of Joe

Our condo is located on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, on Marco Island. We are beachfront, adjacent to a nature reserve, and have world class shelling, excellent birding, and an amazing view. You can play in the warm gulf waters, sunbathe, or just relax looking out the huge expanse of windows onto the beach and gulf. Many nature reserves are nearby, and the Everglades National Park is about 40 minutes away. If you want to visit the Florida Keys, from June through August, you can take a 3 hr express ferry to Key West from Marco.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Adminstration fee $50
Departure Cleaning $150 + Tax

Groups of 5 MUST ask owner first before making a booking request, and get owner's written permission (email is fine).
*Public holidays may have different rates.
Special rates for month long stays may be available, so please contact us for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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