Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8
Amanda, Tina, Angela, Kathy, Jason
We've been to Marco many times, but this was the first time renting a house. Wow! The floor plan was fantastic- a master suite on the left side of the house, complete with a walk in closet, and jack-n-jill vanity areas. Loved that you could access the lanai directly from the master bedroom! Through the front door, you can walk right through the large living room, straight to the lanai, with a huge pool and 6 lounges and an outdoor BBQ. If you don't run straight to the lanai, you will walk past a dining room area (we preferred to eat at the dining table on the lanai, also with 6 seats). You'd pass a full laundry off the garage, and be pleasantly surprised with the well-stocked kitchen with all new appliances and granite counters + a bar top with 4 bar stools. The cabinets were better stocked than the condos we've stayed in, and had some spices, salt, pepper, even coffee, plus plenty of dishes (stoneware and plastic) and silverware. Pass the kitchen and go into the family room, or into the short hallway that leads to 2 more bedrooms and a bath. I forgot to mention a smaller sitting room just to the left of the front door. We laughingly called this "my conservatory," because I was able to set up a music stand and play my flute away from the others!
Cable TVs were in "the conservatory," each bedroom, the main living room and the family room, all with cords neatly hidden. The garage housed tons of pool toys and floaties for all ages, as well as 4 bikes and 1 bike lock could serve two bikes at once.
The best part was that the house was about the 4th house from Collier, across from the Marco Resort property- which means you really aren't far from the beach at all. A short walk (5 minutes?) puts you at the South Public Beach access. Or, you could drive a minute and park at the public lot (be early, it fills). The beach rental company with the green and yellow umbrellas rents 2 chairs and a beach umbrella for half what the Blue and white company does, and though the umbrellas are a bit tattered, who cares? They get the job done!
The home was exceptionally clean, and help was very responsive when we couldn't figure out the fan control (they work in tandem with wall controls, which we didn't realize). The maintenance personnel didn't make us feel stupid for such overlooking that detail!
This was, hands down, the best vacation we've had together as a family with 5 adults- and we are certain to choose this property again, soon!
Great location on Marco
Loved the stay. Beautiful warm pool and great floor plan for 8. Kitchen supplies could be better but overall a great stay near the beach.