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Private Cottage In Nature's Paradise

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Cottage Near The Beach And In The Center Of It All

Charming magical cottage on 1.25 acres surrounded by 22 varieties of tropical fruit trees (70 fruit trees total), flowering trees, bushes, orchids and organic vegetable garden in the midst of one of Naples most desirable communities of Pine Ridge Estates. This nature retreat is minutes from the beach, The Mercato, Waterside Shops, Whole Foods Market, The Naples Philharmonic and Museum of Art and other area attractions.

The neighborhood is a walkers'/bikers' haven. Everything is close by, yet you have complete privacy in a totally fenced and gated lot. It feels like you are out in the country even though you are in the center of things. Enjoy relaxation, pleasant walks around the neighborhood, bird watching, bike rides to the beach, stunning sunsets and complete tranquility.

The cottage is eco friendly - freshly painted with no VOC paint, organic mattress, sheets and towels - only environmentally friendly products are used in the house and on the property.

The owner lives on the property and is available to guide you to the many activities the area has to offer such as kayaking, guided bird watching excursions, boating, fishing, yoga studios, cross fit gyms, visits to the numerous nature preserves etc. The owner is also very knowledgeable about organic gardening and exotic tropical fruits and will gladly introduce you to delicious tropical treats and breakfast fruit smoothies made from ripened fruits picked right on the property.

As a separate package, the cottage is also available as a healing retreat. The owner is a 10 year low fat Raw Vegan who eats a diet of mainly fresh fruit and green leafy vegetables. Assistance in 'Gaining Vibrant Health' retreats is available. Please contact for further information.

Please watch the available YouTube video to capture the full essence of this sweet abode.

(Video available on vrbo #435494 but not homeaway)

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Pine Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) organic mattress and linens, Twin or Single Beds (1) convertable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
Pool / Spa:
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Cottage In Nature's Paradise
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Ottawa, Canada


  • 5 of 5

A MUST RETURN! Nothing to dislike at Marianne's Cottage. In good weather enjoy the beautiful landscaping, eat on the deck underneath the poinciana tree, relax in the rocker or comfy recliner while reading a good book. If it should rain the bright interior with its soothing and attractive decor, flat

screen T.V., and Bose sound system allow one to pass the hours very happily. For the person who still wants to cook on holiday the kitchen is extremely well equipped. All this within short distance of theatres, good food markets, upscale boutiques, and for the tennis enthusiast the Pelican Bay Park Community Tennis Club. Yet, one does not hear any traffic noise from nearby US 41. Marianne is most welcoming and helpful, while at the same time allowing her "guests" the privacy some may wish. The property inside and out is meticulously maintained. We highly recommend this haven to those looking for a quiet retreat but one which is convenient to all that Naples offers.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Akron, Ohio

Nature Lover’s paradise

  • 5 of 5

Places like this are why we don’t stay in hotels. The home is bright with lots of natural light and windows, a kitchen that is stocked with everything including an espresso machine, a super comfortable bed, and a nice size deck to hang out on. It is in a neighborhood of gorgeous homes on a private, secluded lot. The grounds are landscaped with flowers and lush vegetation all around. It felt like we were staying in a botanical gardens. The owner is very attentive without being intrusive and she gave us many restaurant recommendations and also let us use her parking sticker for the beach. The location is close to lots of shopping but we came to explore the natural areas. Ding Darling Refuge on Sanibel Island, Marco Island, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Everglades are all only an hour’s drive away. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage. Thank you for the nice review! You both are 5 star quests and I hope you come back and stay again.
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Quiet cottage yet close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

It’s rare to actually live in a beautiful story book cottage in the middle of a city. But that’s exactly what this felt like. The cottage itself was lovely, very private, and was nestled on lush grounds in an area of lovely homes with extra-large lots. My husband spent many an afternoon lounging on the deck, watching hummingbirds In the tropical foliage while I zipped down to Naples’ very chic and civilized shopping districts. The cottage is located just a few blocks from Whole Foods, another grocery store, and the Mercato, with shops and lots of great restuarants. It is just perfectly located. Marianne was a most accommodating host. She gave us complete privacy yet was sensitive to our needs, even before we realized we needed anything! Just an absolutely lovely stay for us. Thank you Marianne!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon, indiana

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

How do I begin to convey how much we enjoyed our stay at Marianne's cottage? As a gardener myself, I know how much work goes into designing and maintaining a garden. I simply loved Marianne's creation of a beautiful nature retreat. Beauty surrounded the cottage. I especially enjoyed how the cottage seemed to be embraced by nature. You could sit or stand anywhere in the cottage and look out the windows and see beautiful foliage, flowers and landscaping. The cottage was filled with light. Marianne was a gracious hostess and very attentive to our every need. She even drove us to the beach one day when there weren't any more parking spaces available at the beach. We greatly appreciated being able to use her bikes, a beach umbrella, beach chairs and a cooler. This made our daily trips to the beach very enjoyable!! The smoothies that she made us were excellent. Learning about chocolate pudding fruit was very tasty and fun! Her hostess skills are impeccable everything from having a welcoming balloon, fresh flowers throughout the cottage, soft music playing upon our arrival, a bottle of wine, a kitchen stocked with everything that you would need plus a Nespresso to being receptive to questions about the Naples area. We have used many VRBO units throughout the past three years, but we have never experienced a thoughtful hostess until we stayed at Marianne's cottage. We also greatly appreciated her flexible check in and check out times. At the risk of writing a short novel, I will stop. Needless, to say we are greatly anticipating a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Third Visit to Nature's Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I read the two reviews, Garden of Eden and Beautiful Garden Cottage, before writing this and I agree totally with what was said. So I will not repeat those accolades. What I will say is that after three years I feel like I am "returning home" when I stay at the hidden cottage in Paradise. Marianne and Merlin have become our dear friends and we look forward to the daily Merlin visits, when he comes to our door asking for treats. This hidden gem is like a gingerbread cottage in the middle of a fruit-tree jungle...orchids hanging from trees, bananas ripening, avocados ready for picking, guava brought to our door. Sitting outside at night with a nice breeze, drinking a glass of wine, looking at the this heaven or what? We have a small Brittany, Bitsy, who has become Merlin's love interest...but Bitsy's love is "hunting for gecko's"...from morning til night, there she is under the palm trees, pointing at anything rustling about. The totally enclosed yard (we think about 1 1/2 acres) helps us not to worry when we cannot find her...she's busy hunting. Don't be surprised to find a horse in the yard, either.

Marianne has placed a beautiful bronze, almost life-size, horse in the middle of this gorgeous yard to act as sentinel. We give this hideaway the highest praise, we will be in contact with Marianne and Merlin always, and when Naples is our destination, this cottage in the jungle will be our home.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Naples Neighborhood Yet Close To Everything

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this charming cottage for 3 weeks over the 2015 Christmas holidays. We just loved it. The cottage was tidy and clean with a well equipped, modern kitchen, bathroom, and comfortable bed. We spent a lot of time on the outside patio surrounded by lush Floridian vegetation. Marianne, our host, came regularly to provide us with with papaya, avocado, tangerines and lemons from her trees. Her property provided a sanctuary after a day at the beach or exploring the sights of Naples. The cottage was only a few minutes drive from Vanderbilt Beach and many shopping areas .

We would not hesitate to stay at this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marianne Luch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Marianne Luch

I have been a Naples resident for 17 years. I am a yoga teacher, organic gardner and tropical fruit tree grower. I love this area and am very happy to share it's charm with you.

Marianne Luch purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Marianne Luch chose Pine Ridge

This is a lovely cottage- a nature lover's delight - in the center of it all.


Nearest Airport
26 Miles
RSW airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Mercato-New Chic Center For Fine Dining Etc
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: necessary

2 of the best beaches in country 1.5mile away and 5 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $140

Pet fee $15/day under 30lb. dog, $20/day over 30lbs
During peak season and early spring this rental goes from Saturday to Saturday. Outside of that time period, check-in and check-out can be any day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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