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Fantastic Views - Very Private - Yet Close to Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,835 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape the rat race and come visit a little slice of paradise. Stay in my three-bedroom, two-bath home on Marco Island. My non-smoking home is located on an over-sized lot in a peaceful setting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and backs onto the Island County Club for fantastic views. My home can comfortably accomodate a large family; it's also perfect for couples traveling together or as a romantic and extra-spacious getaway for two.

My house features a living room, family room, kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms, and two baths. The kitchen includes all appliances, refrigerator, cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, coffee maker, toaster and all pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware. Everything you need, should you choose to cook.

In the master bedroom there is a king-size bed, its own flat screen TV, and a separate walk-in closet/dressing area. Bedroom two has twin beds with flat screen TV. Bedroom three doubles as an office with wireless wifi for your computer, a TV and a full-sized, pull-down, Murphy bed. There is also additional sleeping with a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. All rooms have ceiling fans and the house is fully air conditioned.

The two-car garage has automatic opener and washer and dryer.

Access to the lanai (screened-in patio) is from the living room or family room and features an over-sized, 16-foot by 32-foot pool, which, of course, is heated for your year-round pleasure. For your convenience there is a pass-through window from the kitchen to the lanai. Whether sitting on the lanai or swimming in the pool, you are sure to enjoy the spectacular views of the beautifully manicured golf course, with numerous trees and flowers that are always in bloom. While relaxing pool side, you may be visited by the bald eagles when they rest in my North Fork Pine.

If you decide to spend time inside there is a 55 inch HD smart TV (with cable) and both a VCR and DVD player. Included is wireless hookup for your computer (you will need your own printer) and free nationwide long-distance phone service. The home is family friendly with child safety locks on all sliding doors leading to the lanai and pool.

Marco Island is a vacationer's paradise with numerous restaurants, shopping, water sports, golfing, groceries, sport rentals, and charter fishing, offering something for everyone. If you grow tired of Marco Island, Naples is a short 25-minute drive with its many offerings. My home is also close to the Everglades and its many recreational activities such as swamp buggies, airboats, canoe tours, etc. The city of Miami is just a short two-hour drive away. However, if you decide to spend the day at the beach, you'll find beach equipment available for your enjoyment.

If you have additional questions or wish additional pictures, please email me.

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Joan Bagwell, owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Joan Bagwell, owner

My work as a Women's Healt Nurse Practitioner for twenty three years has taught me to enjoy this quiet sanctuary. I love the beauty of the golf course and long to see the bald eagles in my tree. At night I watch the sky explodes with stars. This is my place to distress.

Joan Bagwell, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Joan Bagwell, owner chose Marco Island

I was never planning to buy a home in Southwest Florida, but after I was in this home five minutes, I knew it was the place for me. I strive to provide a quality home and hope you enjoy your stay. Many of my quests have returned for multiple visits. Perhaps you will too.

What makes this house unique

My home is quiet. I'm at the end of a cul-de-sac and on the Island Country Club which is privately owned. You can walk, run or bike the cart path after golfing hours. The bald eagle's nest is on the next fairway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented homes in south west Florida in past summers so we had an idea of what to expect in terms of price and location. This year we were traveling with our small dog too, which significantly increased the amount we were going to have to pay. Most available on our price range were 1 bed, 1 bath with extra pet deposits and added cleaning fees on top of the quoted nightly rate. We got really excited when the price quoted for this home was comparable to the smaller condos AND it had its own pool!

This home seemed too good to be true but surpassed our expectations! The location was amazing - it was awesome watching the birds and weather come in over the golf course. The home was cozy and clean with all you'd expect, clean linens, lots of kitchen appliances, great washer and dryer. Plus lots of little extras like board games, pool and beach toys and bikes (though we couldn't find an air pump for the tires). The pool was cleaned while we were there and grass was cut the day we left. No sign of fleas or that other dogs had stayed or visited before.

And while we didn't see the American bald eagles in the Norfolk pine while we were there, we loved watching the endangered Burrowing owls down the street!
Jun 2016
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Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1835 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to master dressing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large vanity and walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleep sofa
    Bedroom/office - 1 murphy bed , Double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Garage opener, child safety locks on all sliding doors, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, family room and three on the lanai.


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Wonderful sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

I still feel the peacefully sanctuary I first felt when I purchased the home in 2002. I continue to improve and maintain my home in the high standards i would expect if this were my permanent residence. I only hope my tenants find the same enjoyment I feel when staying in my home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a blast

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a good stay and welcome a return visit in the future. Joan
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Central location to many things to do. Close to the beach. Very clean!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time and the place was very nice. The house was well kept and the pool was awesome. Very homey and comfortable. The whole trip was amazing. Thanks for everything. It was nice that the house had everything we needed and more

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home that had everything we needed for our week stay. Owner was very prompt to respond to any question we had. This was our first time to Marco Island and would definitely go back again and rent this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My 2 year old son, significant other, and I stayed at Joan's home April 20-27th. While it would have been nice to know about the construction and have the option to decide with forethought, we didn't let it ruin our stay! We loved the house and made good use of the pool. We were out exploring and taking advantage of the area a lot, so we didn't worry too much about the view. My son actually loved watching the trucks all day and they weren't loud enough to disturb his naps or bother us at all. The sliding doors to the pools had locks but my son figured them out pretty quickly, so I would consider that if you have young children and just make sure to keep a close eye on them at all times. I would definitely recommend Joan's home, she was amazingly hospitable and a pleasure to do business with. We will consider this destination again for future travel and I will keep Joan's house in mind, especially once the golf course is finished in the fall! Thanks again, Joan, for allowing us to use your home!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
4.4 Miles
The Key West Express
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Multiple restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Residence beach
Car: necessary

Fishing: fresh water fishing available in the backwaters or by charter in gulf abound. Golfing is everywhere! There are numerous public courses for your enjoyment. Watch the bald eagles rest in my Norfork Pine. And don't forget the shelling. Once you get your shells, hot glue them to a picture frame. This is a great way to remember your trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $185
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200
Administrative fee $100 + Tax

No matter what time you visit, Marco Island is a wonderful place to stay and offers a wide varriety of activities. There is a $200.00 pet fee. You may walk your leashed pet on the golf course as long as you are responsible pet owners and clean up after them.

Lastly, if you have further questions or would like to reserve your dates, please call or email me.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Joan Bagwell, owner
(612) 306-4151
VRBO #42985

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.