About the property
- Condo1429 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2bdrm/2bath, Beach and Gulf Views. Extended balcony. Enclosed additional dayroom
Enjoy fantastic Gulf, beach and sunset views from your large,private balcony...sunny SW exposure! recently remodeled, stainless appliances in kitchen, large walk-in shower in master bath,upscale furnishings. Sleeps 5- king bed in master, 2 twins in guest bdrm and pull out full sleeper sofa in living room, additional day room for added space.3 flat screen Tv;s Internet wifi in unit. Washer/ Dryer in unit. Full amenity gated beachfront complex, 2 pools, tennis, underground parking, bike storage, lobby.Beach chairs , umbrellas and pool toys provided, onsite BBQ area. Owner lives locally and will assist with keys.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 28, 2018
About Fran Busch
Resident of Marco Island, 10 minutes away from Somerset Complex. Contact owner directly for availability and questions.
Fran Busch purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Fran Busch chose Marco Island
Excellent beachfront location , upscale rental property. Spacious 2 bdrm 2 bath condo. Extended 8th floor lanai!Owner lives locally so is great source of local restaurants, events...very hands on for maintenance , after hour check-in,keys...
What makes this Condo unique
Extended balcony, king bed in master, walk-in shower in master bath, new stainless applicances, 2 flat screen tv's,washer and dryer in unit,additional day room, extended balcony with SW exposure, Great view of entire beach!
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Great Condo - Will return!
- Owners were great to work with and very, very pleasant!
- Kitchen very well stocked-toaster, coffee maker, microwave, stove, oven, plates, cups, pans, pots, utensils & many other misc items
- Washer/Dryer like new
- Bedrooms are great, beds are very comfortable
- Master bedroom has a glass sliding door onto the balcony with a great Ocean front view
- Master bath is gorgeous and roomy but not very user friendly. Shower is full glass with a large entrance but no door, shower controls are not user friendly. Toilet/sinks/closet/makeup are roomy but the area can only be used if the person showering doesn’t mind being naked in front of friends/family
- Stocked with shower towels
- TV’s and cable were great. WiFi worked great
- Balcony was huge and furniture very comfortable
- Pools are plain but comfortable and refreshing
- Unit came with a personal parking space, under a roof to keep car cool during the day
- Place is very secure, has a car entry security guard full time, plus multiple keys and remotes for entry/exit entries on property to/from beach
***If you have more than 2 people over the age of approx. 13 years old, please do yourself a favor and ask for a 3rd gate key. We never thought to ask until the last day and it got really annoying having to shuffle the keys around. Some of us wanted beach, others pool, others the room and you are literally stuck like a prisoner if you don’t have a key! Their security is tighter than Guantanamo! (Gate for car to get in complex, gate from complex to pool area, gate from pool area to beach)
- Make sure you see a few sunsets from the balcony as they are beyond gorgeous
- Walk the beach at night. It’s very safe and the stars are amazing
- There is a section of sharp, crushed shells before you enter the ocean (grin and bear it or wear water shoes)
- Master bath shower faucet needs some fine tuning. We needed to run the water for 5 minutes in order to get it to a good temp
- Sliding glass doors from living room to balcony almost dislocated my husband’s shoulder as you need to push your entire body against it to open it
- Some of the items in the storage/beach locker in lobby need to be replaced as they are rusty, moldy and some are non-working
- Gate/lock between the beach and the pool area is very hard to open and we needed to stick our hand
We chose the Somerset after staying in Marco several times in different condos. On past trips, we noticed an area of the beach that seemed to be less crowded. We walked up the beach to discover the area was right in front of the Somerset. The complex is perfectly spaced just far enough between the public beach access and a large resort to keep the crowds down.
I have rated this unit 5 stars for the location, price, and appearance of the condo itself. It is a comfortable and clean condo. At the time of this review, the owners have recently updated some features of the unit. The beds and other furnishings are comfortable. The appliances are all new, and there is nice tile throughout the living areas. The TVs are new and appropriately sized for every room, with nice large sets in the living room and master bedroom. There are ceiling fans in every room. There are minor blemishes that you can find in any high-traffic condo, but nothing that impacted the enjoyment of our stay.
The complex itself has two pools, two boardwalks to the beach with rinse / shower areas, and lockers for beach gear. The owners have a good supply of chairs, pool noodles, umbrellas, and other beach toys stored in the locker. The complex has underground parking, which is also a plus. The complex is gated from the street and the beach to ensure only the residents and guests have access to the amenities.
The owners were pleasant to deal with. They communicated promptly and addressed any/all questions we had. They were traveling the week we arrived, so they arranged to have another person meet us and make sure everything was OK when we checked in.
Has it all!
The ocean view was beautiful as others have stated! As a frequent traveller, here are the practical things that were important to me. This condo was very clean and had a homey feel to it even though it was a good size. All the beds were very comfortable! (didn't try the sofa). The shower in the master bath was great as well. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to cook quite elaborate meals. Loved the way the dishes matched the dining room decor! There were even spices there left behind by others. I was very happy with the number of tea/dish towels available also. Washer and dryer worked well, although there was a knocking sound during one of the cycles with the washer. (just a heads up to the owner). It was nice to have the beach equipment available as well.
The owner was absolutely wonderful to deal with! I can't say enough! Wonderful communication before we even arrived! We had a bit of difficulty getting wi-fi working and immediately someone was there to help us out. It worked well during our stay there after that. I would not hesitate to return to this building and this condo in particular!
Beautiful condo, wonderful owners and awesome place to stay
Oceanfront condo (more like a home) on the 8th floor: huge patio with chairs and lounges. Immaculate condition. Two bedrooms: king bed very comfortable and has a great walk in closet, balcony and huge bathroom. Nice living room area and balcony. Wifi available. Second bedroom has two twin beds and the sofa also pulls out for a bed. Full kitchen with alot of extras: coffee/tea/creamer. Washer and dryer off the kitchen with eat in breakfast area. Everything you need is supplied. Wonderful place to stay. Gated community: direct beach front, two outdoor pools, a grill and place to wash your car. Plenty of parking. Beach supplies available from owner. Thanks Fran: had a wonderful stay in your wonderful condo.
Disappointed - several calls made to correct visible problems!
The complex is very beautiful!
On the day of arrival at 3:00, we were greeted by the owners, Fran and Ted, who had just finished cleaning the condo. Fran was nice but seemed a little overwhelmed and rushed from cleaning as a professional cleaning company is not used.
Although we could see the floors were mopped and carpets swept, we noticed areas were still not clean so the entire condo was swept.
The lanai floor - disgusting and needs painted. Table and chairs were there that were in need of repair; pitched, in my opinion. The owners were advised to which the previous renters were blamed. Attempts were made to clean the lanai and the chairs were taken away. Four plastic stackable chairs were brought over that I would never offer to paying guests. After sitting on the lounge chairs, I discovered a few days later the backs of those chairs and cushions were disgustingly covered with mildew. Sadly, we never sat on the lanai from Wednesday until the end of our vacation and definitely not the lanai you would enjoy morning coffee on.
On Sunday, we noticed a urine smell coming from the master bathroom. After getting worse, it was reported to the owners. Building maintenance inspected the area for possible problems. Ted said maintenance said people were urinating on the walls to which maintenance told us they didn't say that. Ted in turn asked me to tell my kids and husband to watch what they were doing. We took offense. Our son was never in that bathroom! We don't urinate on walls! A cleaning crew was called to clean, and it was apparent that they were in disgust also. Not sure what it was!
The condo itself has awesome views, nice furnishings in the living room, and the beds were comfortable, although the second bedroom had a horrible mildew smell as time went on. Kitchen needs new counters and cupboards as they have a smell. The dishes/ glassware were nice but I never prepared a full meal there. The bathrooms are ok but visible mildew in showers and on closet racks.
It's apparent that the condo needs a serious DEEP cleaning and more updating before renting again with the visible mildew! Owners are nice but quick to blame! Hated to call them again! Should have asked for a refund and left had I known all this. Too many smells for us, and mildew just doesn't grow overnight!! Fearful of what is lurking behind the scenes! Our other family's were there with gorgeous, updated condos we enjoyed. Love VRBO and first complaint!
This is the first negative review we have ever had...and feel a response is appropriate...not to mention many of our renters are return clients . The renters arrived early and we personally cleaned the condo to accommodate this early arrival. We had absolutely no complaints from the previous renters so feel their issues were not valid. Patio routinely cleaned after each rental(painted twice yearly and chairs (2) with broken wheels from previous rental were removed for repair and renters had the option of using up to 10 other chairs that were in unit ...an additional 4 plastic chairs were also delivered . The previous renters had no issue with any bathroom odors ...we actually had the condo manager and security person inspect and someone or (animal...which is not allowed in this complex) was urinating in the bathroom and perhaps missing their target...a cleaning service was called in and had to sanitize the area at our expense. I would of gladly refunded this clients balance of payment and they were welcome to go elsewhere.As owners we take pride in our unit...we live locally and are always available for any repair or clean issue..unlike a rental from a rental firm with an answering service...we addressed all of their issues and am disappointed with their review and do not feel it is justified.
Great condo...great owners...great experience
We stayed over Christmas. This was a clean, well-maintained condo. It was beautifully furnished and comfortable.
Fran, her husband, and son bent over backwards to acquaint us with the condo and complex and ensure we had what we needed upon arrival. The well-equipped kitchen was clean and more than adequate for preparing full meals.
The view - as others have noted - is spectacular. The white sand beach was ideal for daily strolls...we spotted pelicans daily and the occasional dolphin!
Our stay at this condo and at the Somerset in general was a lovely experience...we would not hesitate to stay in another of Fran's and Ted's properties and would be delighted to return to this one.
condo is directly on the beach close to shops , movie theatre and restraurants...easy walk to HIlton and Marriott resorts