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Private Cottage In Nature's Paradise

Pine Ridge, North Naples, FL, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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)


Marianne Luch

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1) organic mattress and linens, Twin or Single Beds (1) convertable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking Off Street
                      private driveway - gated
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      driveway - gated
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Cooking Utensils
                          fully equipped kitchen
                        • Kitchen
                          fully equipped with a Blendtec Blender, Nespresso Machine and frother, fine knives, Villeroy and Boche china
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  Bose Wave System with CD player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  1 in living room and 1 in bedroom
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                      on property

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          available - large pool on property


                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          25 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Paradise in Naples

                                                          Gregory D.

                                                          Mariannes cute, cozy, warm, inviting, very very clean, well stocked cottage was nothing less than exceptional. Truly a tropical paradise. Morning coffee on the peaceful deck with the birds chirping was heavenly. I ditto the previous 5-star reviews, I could go on and on and write a book on this property and this beautiful stay of ours. If I could give Mariannes cottage 10-stars, I would. Anything you needed Marianne was always available and very gracious. Myself being someone who loves to decorate, Mariannes cottage was decorated with some of my personal favorites; West Elm, Anthropologie, Bose, Williams Sonoma, Nespresso Machine and other high end kitchen appliances. We loved every minute only wish it could have been longer. We would definitely stay again. One other thing, I would like to thank Marianne for the beautiful welcome when we arrived from the welcome balloon to the soft music and the beautiful scent of the candle she had burning to the beautiful bouquet of flowers. Marianne was the perfect host in this little piece of paradise.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of my property and such a nice review too! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cottage and your stay and I’d love for you to come back too! I enjoyed having you there and you were 5 star guests!

                                                          Best vacation ever!!

                                                          Don B.

                                                          This was our first time in Naples, Florida. We stayed a month in this comfortable and quiet cottage that truly is in nature's Paradise! Beautiful palms, fruit trees and flowers galore on this large property!! Great wi-fi and lots of cable channels. Washer and dryer was especially convenient and necessary. Good bicycles in the shed. The cottage is situated in a great location close to the beach with multiple excellent shopping malls throughout the city. So much to see and do.....from museums, botannical gardens, city tours, sunset tours, shelling tours, and fishing expeditions. Marianne, the owner, lives closeby and was always available to answer our questions, as well as providing us with a beach umbrella and sun shelter. We can't stop talking about our vacation and hope to return next year. We will definitely recommend this cottage to all our family and friends.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of my property. I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable stay! I do hope to see you again - Nash and I miss having you on the property. And thanks so much for recommending my cottage to all your family and friends. If they are even half as wonderful as you, I'd love to have them. Hope to see you again!


                                                          Nature Lover’s paradise

                                                          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.

                                                          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.

                                                          Quiet cottage yet close to everything!

                                                          Deirdre H.

                                                          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!

                                                          Charming Cottage

                                                          Suzy E.Avon, indiana

                                                          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.

                                                          Our Third Visit to Nature's Oasis

                                                          Kathy P.

                                                          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 stars...is 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.


                                                          Pine Ridge, North Naples, FL, USA

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

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Pet Fee

                                                          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

                                                          25 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                          Property # 435494