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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)

More Details

Marianne Luch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 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 Naples

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


Naples 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Private Cottage In Nature's Paradise
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 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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Wonderful host and property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Marianne's lovely cottage and garden. Well-equipped and neat and clean. Can't wait to go back! Thanks Marianne

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you 😊. I’m looking forward to seein you again!
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Paradise in Naples

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Marianne
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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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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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