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Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This luxurious home, located at 1800 Canby Ct. has been completely remodeled by Jonathan & Beth Hondorf who are renowned designer and builder. It offers 2,050 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The 1,680 square feet of screened-in lanai deck includes a heated 35-foot swimming pool, and an eight-foot spa with a covered area which includes an outdoor grill for outdoor dining.

The home has high ceilings throughout, with light flooding in from all directions. The living and dining rooms have 18-foot ceilings with 12-foot-long sliding glass doors that completely open up, connecting the living area with the lanai. All doors leading to the pool are fitted with special child-proof locks.

The kitchen is completely outfitted for any and all culinary delights and has a large eat-in breakfast area. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in closets, and a large bath with a separate walk-in shower, soaking tub, and two vanities.

The other bedrooms have pillow top queen-size beds, and there is an inflatable air mattress on a frame for extra sleeping needs.

This waterfront home has a large boat dock for sunbathing. It has water and power along with a fish cleaning table. With its direct access to the 'River Area' and Gulf, it's perfect for mooring up to three boats. Many native fish, Manatees, and Porpoise frequent around the dock.

The private yard is extensively landscaped in native species and fruit trees with meandering paths and boardwalks. We maintain it in a sustainable, environmentally sensitive, method that does not use toxic chemicals. This ensures a safe environment for the native birds a well as our guests. The xeroscaped yard does not require artificial watering thereby preserving our most precisous commodity: water. This means more native birds and a Red Hawk that frequent the yard.

This home has quality finishes, updated features, and amenities needed for a relaxing tropical vacation.

More Details

Elizabeth Hondorf
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Elizabeth Hondorf

Building Contractor and environmental preservationist whitewater rafting in Desolation Canyon, Utah

Elizabeth Hondorf purchased this house in 1989

Why Elizabeth Hondorf chose Florida South West

Marco Island is a unigue area in Florida that combines the natural habitat with the developed environment.

We try to MAINTAIN THIS PROPERTY IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WAY where we minimize the use of toxic chemicals and harsh environmental practices. Our landscaping is Florida natural landscaping with native species of fruit and flower varieties utilizing xeroscape practices. We minimize the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy watering. It is not an out of control, poorly maintained, landscaping which some may think upon first observation. Guest should take this into consideration and not compare to others that use very toxic, harsh, and water wasteful maintenance practices. This allows for a safer environment for our quests and helps protect the very delicate local environment encountered in south west Florida.

What makes this house unique

Private extra lot on side waterfront dock with

fishing, exotic mature native trees, palm,mango,tangerine. High elevation pool area

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been very happy the house this week but wanted to let you know of a few things. There is a crack on the bottom of the microwave door and one on the dining room window both were here prior to our arrival. The micro is usable by all means just wanted you to know.

The house is very clean and comfortable. Everything else has been really nice.

Thank you for the use of your lovely home, we really have enjoyed it!
Jul 2010
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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , has open ceiling to living room
  • Spacious master bedroom with high ceilings. More bed space available by rental equipment for children and cribs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large open floorplan with spacious screened lanai can accommodate many people with the maximum of privacy. Swimming pool features a heated hot tub-spa with waterfall into lap pool.


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Luxurious Marco Island Waterfront Villa with Pool/Spa Gardens
average rating of 4.3555555 based on 61 reviews
Grand Haven, MI

Marco Island gem with plenty of room to spread out

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Hondorf home. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with. The house is located on a the east side of the island. Everything in the house worked as advertised, simple pool/spa controls and fantastic outdoor spaces. Thank you Elizabeth, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. These folks are great tenents. Nice to have responsible people in our home.
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We had a great time

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice and roomy, very clean , pool was a lot of fun. Dock was nice,landscaping needed to be addressed a little neglected. Would recommend to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for your review The yard is teice the normal and we use xeriscape to conserve water therefore it may look dry less trimming of Palms helps the trees to save water. I will have the yard trimmed etc soon after Hurricane Irma the summer rains always help . We try not to use fertilizer or pesticides so it may not be emerald green. I will call the landscapers today Thank you for your business and honest response
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Covington, GA

A Nice House in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house and the pool is FANTASTIC! My boys loved the pool/hot-tub and being able to fish from the dock. The house is centrally located and not difficult to find.

There were several maintenance issus during our stay but the owner, Elizabeth was very forthcoming with them and had things fixed while we were there. Mike, the gentleman who oversees the place was extremely nice and helpful with ideas of things to do and places to see while we were on the island.

Suggestions: A book with all instructions for the house, pool, suggestions of things to do....garbage pick up.. what to do before you leave.. .would have been helpful. The app is great but does not give enough info. We did find the garbage info etc on the last day but only by accident.

The mosquitos were TERRIBLE!!!! There was apparently a rift and the island did not spray. Example: We tried to go to the State Park and the Ranger stopped us to let us know we may not want to enter because the mosquitos were so bad. This is certainly not so.ething the homeowner had control of, but was noteworthy. The locals even discussed they were never this bad...even in the Everglades.

All in all, we had a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large & well equipped villa with everything needed for a comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

The well - equipped villa backs on to a waterway, and the spacious lanai, hot tub & pool are great places to spend time. The villa itself feels a little dated nowadays, but is well furnished with homely touches and doesn't feel like a typical rental property. Crucially, it represents good value for money in an area where good short term rentals can be hard to find & very expensive. We were sorry to have only stayed for a week and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great renters would love to have them return. We are working on updating some furniture
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Nice property. Beautiful location. Loved the extra garden lot.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and spacious. Plenty of room for guests. Loved that our dog was welcome. Large Lanai was heaven to sit out on.

Convenient to everything. Would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice folks no problems with pets.
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Wonderful, roomy waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for two weeks. The weather was absolutely perfect. The first week, my husband and I got acquainted with the house and Marco Island. The second week we had a mini family reunion. Everyone had a wonderful time. The owner, Elizabeth, was always just a phone call away and extremely helpful. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are great. So positive and willing to appreciate the beauty of the island. Hope to have them again!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
San Marco Road
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
San Marco Road
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach and South Beach
Car: recommended

Great boating, fishing, and access to the spectacular Everglades. Our home provides quick access by car, bicycle, or boat to the areas many amenities. By bike or car you can get to the beach, restaurants, movies, golf, tennis, shopping, museums, and entertainment. By boat it is quick access to the Gulf of Mexico or the backwaters for fishing, exploring, or fun on Marco's beach or numerous barrier islands beaches without the people crowds.

The dock can accommodate large or small boats that you own or rent one at the local marinas nearby. You can also fish or sun bath right off our dock.

The house is close to Naples with easy access to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Everglade City, and Ft. Meyers. Beautiful beach sunsets!

Golf: There are numerous golf courses within several miles of home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1,000. - $2,000/week
SPRING - MAY $1200.00/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY Periods Are Higher.
SUMMER / FALL JUNE Through NOVEMBER $1000/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY Periods Are Higher.
WINTER / SPRING DECEMBER Through APRIL START at $1,500.00/Weekly (6 Guests)
Comment: Weekly Rates START At Above Rates. HOLIDAY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.