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Mermaid Cove - South Facing Canal Front Home All NEW - near Shoppes At Esplanade

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 8-12

This 2300 square foot home was just completely remodeled. It has all new everything! We have upgraded this place to the max and put in all new hurricane/impact windows and doors. It features 4 bedrooms - 3 of which are King beds, and one queen size bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the family , and a portable twin mattress. Two of the King bedrooms have sliding glass doors that overlook the water and pool area. All bedrooms have large flat screen TVs, and the home has security and WiFi.

It has a very open floor plan with a spacious granite kitchen with a double breakfast bar. All new KitchenAid appliances - featuring stadium refrigerator with ice and water in the door, dishwasher & disposal. We have a Cuisinart Coffee maker/grinder and Blender, Calphalon toaster, and Henkels cutlery. Also top of the line steam washer and steam dryer in the laundry room. All the furnishings are high end and new. Featuring 500+ thread count cotton sheets, down light weight comforters, down and down alternative pillows and exquisite Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger bedding.

The main bath has a tub and shower. The master bath is beautifully done in marble and has an over sized double shower head set up large enough for the whole family to shower together. The 3/4 bath off the living room has a gorgeous travertine shower. Luxury towels for each bath of course.

The fully screened pool area features a covered lanai with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. The sliding glass doors in the living area fold all the way into the wall to open the home up into the outdoors. The patio has chaise lounges for sunbathing, and an amazing propane gas Infrared grill for cooking. The pool is just perfect for taking a dip on a hot afternoon.

This home has lovely top of the line furnishings. It is completely decked out with exquisite tasteful furnishings and quality. From the designer light fixtures to the flatware to the bath towels, you will be impressed and feel pampered in the luxurious items in this property.

For your Marco Beach experience, we have bikes, a beach wagon, beach lounge chairs, etc. for your enjoyment.

More Details

Lisa Thostenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Lisa Thostenson

Our family has always had a home in Florida somewhere. My grandparents had a hotel on the east coast when I was a kid. We have always enjoyed Florida so much. My husband and I began to visit Marco Island, and we fell in love with the place! We looked for a home for over 2 years before we found the perfect spot. We were very picky about the location, and the placement of the home on the lot. The home was a TON of work to remodel, but we are so happy with the way it turned out.

Lisa Thostenson purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa Thostenson chose Marco Island

This home is in the perfect spot on Marco Island. It is across the street from Esplanade where there is a Starbucks and other restaurants and shopping. Just the perfect distance for a quick morning walk to grab a coffee. You can rent a home on the water and if it faces the wrong direction - you won't have sun at your pool or in your windows. This home is perfectly positioned. It has all the best of everything you could want in a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

We have many large screen TVs in the home, and Wi-Fi too. We also have bikes to ride around the island. This property is so perfectly positioned to be able to walk to just about any place you could want to go! We have a beach wagon and chairs for your enjoyment.

It is hard to see in the photos, but there are 5 sets of sliding glass doors that go out to the water. The 2 sets from the family room and living room to the lanai are 'pocket doors' - so they totally go into the wall and the entire area opens up to the outdoors. It is spectacular and makes the living space huge and open.


Marco Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Enormous shower with two shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , gorgeous marble and quartz
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , gorgeous travertine and granite
  • Home has 3 brand new baths with glass enclosed showers. The master suite shower has two heads (one hand held capable) and is very large.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
After Hurricane Irma, we expanded the patio area, and put down all new Travertine pavers for a beautiful updated lanai. You will love it!


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Mermaid Cove - South Facing Canal Front Home All NEW - near Shoppes At Esplanade
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Plenty of room, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay. Lisa was highly communicative and quickly responded to questions. The canal in back was a great place for the kids to fish, and see the occasional dolphin. Location close to grocery and restaurants was great. House was well stocked. Definitely comfortable beds and we used the washing machine often. Could not have asked for a better house for our family and needs. Thanks Lisa!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chandra! So glad you had a memorable vacation! All the best, Lisa
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PERFECT Beach and Pool Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing I noticed is that Lisa is an excellent communicator. Leading up to the stay, we exchanged a couple of emails on small details and her responses were thorough and almost immediate. Her communication really came in handy when we got in really late and didn't have the right code to access the door. She called me back within a few minutes and helped completely.

The house was EXACTLY as pictured, only better. It was gorgeous, clean and so spacious. The kitchen was just excellent. We cooked most meals at the house and it was easy to keep clean and big enough that everyone could be in the kitchen together and not get in the way. Fly into RSW and go to Whole Foods in Naples on the way to Marco Island. The fridge has filtered water and ice, which came in handy because it is hot in Florida in July. But the house itself was perfectly cool.

My sister-in-law and niece joined us for the last two days and it was STILL spacious and nobody got into anyone's way. The pool was so nice, and we were in it most of the days we were there. We also enjoyed the screened in lanai and watching the wildlife through the screen. The canal is right there, and we saw birds, a manatee and so many jumping fish. The wildlife highlight were the two igunas - one female and one male - that appeared around dusk each day walking along the canal. They were majestic and so much fun to watch. I know they're not native, but these two had the personalities of frolicking dogs and we really looked forward to seeing them each day.

Back to amenities - Lisa has thought of everything. There are carts to carrying things to the beach and beach toys and chairs in the garage. The first day we carried everything and parked in the wrong spot - right up front. You should know that you can park at the Tigertail beach for $8 a day, however, you will still have to walk a distance to get to the actual beach. There are no houses on the beach on Marco Island. Make sure to park in the farthest overflow parking area, then you take a path to the path to the beach. It is so worth it. The beach is gorgeous and covered in shells - COVERED! So bring water shoes because the shells hurt to walk over. And bring a shell bag because you'll want to bring some home. The water in the gulf was so warm and mostly calm. Red algae is present but we didn't really notice it and it was just wonderful to be there floating and playing in the water. Check out Dolphin Explorations Eco Tour - we loved that!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice and close to everything, nice furniture and beds!

  • 3 of 5

We love Marco Island, the house was awesome, the pool was very small for our family, but we made due since we spent 90% of our vacation at the house because of nasty beach! We had a good time, we just wish someone would have told us about the Red Tide, and the pollution from Okeechobee Runoff, I think this should be part of the info you get about Marco Island and rentals, this ruined the beach for the whole week, we could only go to the beach to watch the sunset! That was the most important thing about going to the Island, the beautiful beach was the thing we remember the most, since it has been about 15yrs since we were there last! If you are planning on spending this much money to stay in Marco, please check with Florida Fish and Game to find out about polluted beaches in Florida, before you book anything, cannot stress that enough, because no one is going to tell you, that would ruin the rental market in Florida! Other than that everything was great, fishing off the dock in back of house and watching Dolphins swim in the river canal! House has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that the red tide impacted your trip! Unfortunately it happens sometimes, and nothing we can do about it as it is an act of God. This happens all over the world in all oceans - not just Marco, and it is very infrequent. Marco Island keeps their beaches very clean - as well as the whole Island. This situation was not a lot different than bad weather - at least the weather was good for you! :) I didn't even know red tide was occurring or I would have given you more ideas on excursions for your group. We are very happy that you loved the house and location. As we actually discussed before your stay - you had more than the recommended number of people we typically have in our home, but we allowed it. I can imagine if all of you were together in the pool the entire week it got a little crowded. It was disappointing to see the rating you gave us when it was an act of God that put a damper on things, but I get that it is hard to separate from the experience. We have never had a rating this low before. (don't worry - I gave you all 5 stars!) We are just glad that you loved the home and the furnishings. Hopefully next time you return to Marco you will have a great week! Thank you for your feedback!! Lisa
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Loved our home away from home with our family. Lisa is very sweet and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

The home is comfy and clean. Will come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location - very lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Mermaid Cove. We were concerned about hurricane damage - but were thrilled to arrive and see that they actually expanded their pool deck and put down new travertine marble after the storm took their pool cage down. The new screen cage is on order they said, but we didn't have any issues with bugs on the lanai at all. This home has everything you might need and then some. All of the furnishings are very nice, and the home is very tastefully decorated. You can literally walk to anything you could want to do. We went to 2 art fairs on the island within walking distance. The waterfront restaurant in the Esplanade across the street had live music. We loved that place - it is called CJs. The grocery store is 1 block away, and there was a wagon for us to bring back our purchases. We only went to the beach once, but it was AMAZING. Wide, white sand and shells galore. We just love the Island. We will be back for sure! And we hope Mermaid Cove is available for us when we return. We highly recommend it! Thanks Lisa!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation home, very comfortable with great furnishings and lots of space. The location is wonderful within walking distance of restaurants, groceries, and other attractions. We really enjoyed the use of the bikes. The pool is great and the view of the canal is nice. We even had a visit from a few Dolphins! The owner, Lisa is so accommodating and helpful. I would highly recommend this home. We will be returning! Thank you, Lisa for such a wonderful vacation home for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karol! You were such a gracious group! We are thrilled you loved our little piece of paradise. I am glad you got to see the Dolphins! That is just an incredible experience. Come back anytime! Lisa
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fort Myers, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
CJs by the Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: recommended

Boats are available to rent for fishing or cruising - they also have a lovely dinner cruise on a yacht all at Rose Marina just minutes from the home. You will always see dolphins and manatees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pool Heating for 1 week $150 + Tax
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax

Discounted rate of one free week for monthly rentals (defined as 4 consecutive weeks Saturday to Saturday)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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