About the Property
Marco Island Vacation Rental Homes like this impeccable tip lot home are hard to find. 273' waterfront with views of five converging waterways. Enjoy sun on the pool deck from 9am on. Watch beautiful Marco Island Sunsets from this exquisite Marco Island Vacation Rental Home. You are almost assured of seeing dolphins swim by.
You'll enjoy high quality furnishings and beddings throughout. All bedrooms offer new flat screen tv's. The living room features a home theater system with a 65" flat screen tv and the master Bedroom Suite has a 55"' LCD flat screen tv. The office has high speed internet, computer, wireless network, printer fax, scanner and 26' monitor. Beautiful upscale design from furnishings to artwork. We have found that if we furnish and detail our home with the best of everything, our guests appreciate what is there and treat it as their own. We know that you will be one of the many, many guests who will provide positive feedback based upon an incredible stay at this beautiful luxurious property.
No detail has been over looked. Relax in the gorgeous heated endless pool or enjoy the hot tub with waterfall all surrounded by lush tropical landscapes which include orange trees, avocado trees, lemon trees, lime trees, banana tree, coconut palms, royal palms, Christmas palms, and a variety of other tropical plants and bushes. This large "point" or "tip" lot affords unusual privacy. The pool is open concept with no screen cover to block the sun and views. We've had NO complaints of mosquitoes or black flies due to the openness of the water surrounding the property. Enjoy the the sun and the beauty of the storm. The pool deck has sun nearly all day long and offers gorgeous sunsets! The large lanai can be open to the pool off the living areas or closed off with the click of a button which closes a large electronic screening system.
The home is a 5 minute drive from a couple of Marco Island's finest beaches, hardware stores, food stores,shopping and restaurants.
There’s plenty to do: Rent a boat by the half day or full day at the marina which is 5 minutes from the house. Pack a lunch and explore islands like Keewaydin Island. Within a half hour’s drive you can be in the Everglades where alligator/boat tours can be found. Everglades City is an old fishing Village that is a must see. Take a half day trip and have lunch there, exploring the everglades park on the return trip. Power sailing is available along the beach just a mile from the house, including jet ski rentals. There is a theater within a mile from the house where you can enjoy dinner and a movie. Mackel Park is within a couple of minutes walk from the house. The library and Marco historical museum are also within a few minutes walk from the house. Enjoy biking or walking around the lake at the park. There are three bikes at the home for guest use, along with beach towels and beach chairs, beach chair caddy and beach umbrella. (4 chaise lounge chairs plus 4 additional conventional chairs and table on the pool deck)
Bikes include one mens, one lady's and a 16" kids bike. The 16" bike has easy "snap-on / snap- off" training wheels if needed. Additional bikes can be rented by the week or day on the island. There are several fishing rods in the garage as well.
We had advertised with Homeaway until they started to charge guests booking fees. We had a solid 5 star rating with them. We expect that to continue with this new site as well. See photo section for a snapshot of our former Homeaway dashboard.It shows two homes. We owned both but recently sold 1268 Balboa. This home is 1248 Balboa. Note our five star ratings.
You will find our home to be extremely competitively priced. When comparing homes be sure to keep in mind not only the home but the location of the property and the lot itself. Our lot is a choice "tip" lot providing a great sense of privacy with sweeping views. Most waterfront lots on Marco Island have 80 to 100 feet of waterfront. This lot has nearly three times the water frontage of the average Marco waterfront lot. Many of our guests are repeat guests.
We have a minimum stay of 7 nights. We try to keep check in/check out on Saturdays but will consider stays outside of these parameters. If filling voids in the calendar shorter stays will be considered. Please inquire.
We are confident you will be pleased with a decision to book this home. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests.
This home is a 5 minute drive from a couple of Marco Island's finest beaches, hardware stores, food stores,shopping and restaurants. Mackel Park is within a couple of minutes walk. Enjoy biking or walking around the lake at the park.
Why Kids Love It
The pool of course. But the best local attraction for kids is within a three minute walk over to Mackle Park. Google Mackle Park for pics and videos of this fabulous park.
Located at the end of a very quiet dead end street you'll not be bothered by traffic found the main roads (Heathwood, San Marco, Barfield, Collier). The exposure of this property will assure sun on the pool deck from morning until sunset. Close enough to the open waters of the gulf that dolphin sitings are common.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Mackle Park: Outstanding.
Marco Historic Museum
Favorite Places To Eat
Snook Inn, Old Marco Inn
Rent a Pontoon Boat and visit some of the many islands close by.
As a homeowners who rent their homes it is important to provide the most cost effective way to make our homes available to guests. Many of the "bigger" players such as Homeaway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and others now charge guests "BOOKING FEES" which is resulting in guests paying up to 15% more for their vacation than they have to. Simply stick with sites such as , , or other new companies where the "old model" has been maintained. NO booking fees to guests. The homeowner pays a flat "subscription fee" to advertise their homes.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Aug 24 2019 - Nov 01 2019
Dec 14 2019 - Dec 20 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Dec 27 2019
Dec 28 2019 - Jan 03 2020
Jan 04 2020 - Jan 10 2020
Mar 21 2020 - Apr 04 2020
Apr 04 2020 - Apr 25 2020
Apr 25 2020 - Nov 28 2020
Cleaning Fee: $165
Damage/Loss Insurance: $69
Tax Rate: 12%
Pool Heat Fee is $40/week or $125/month from December through March.
Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday but will consider deviations from this for existing "broken" weeks. (ie: a guest may have booked 10 nights leaving flexibility in booking times around that stay) Always check with us. We are more apt to deviate from this policy on last minute booking requests.
Last updated on August 27, 2019
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We live in New Hampshire and have owned a home on Marco since 2001. We had first been to Marco back in the mid 80's. We own a vacation rental company on Lake Winnipesaukee in central NH.
Why this property? This is our second home on Marco. We sold our original home in 2009 when we found this property. It's location was perfect. Central on the island and close to everything yet is located on a very quiet dead end street. Quick out to the open Gulf and a couple of minute walk from a great park. (Mackle Park).
Calendar last updated: August 27, 2019
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We are new to FloridaRentals. We had our home listed on Homeaway but no longer advertise with them due to increased fees now charged to the owner and the guests. The comments below are just a few taken from the Homeaway site and a couple from our guest book at the house. The home had a solid 5 Star rating on Homeaway. There are over 40 positive comments logged in our guest book at the house. We have NEVER had a negative comment or any feedback rating of less than five stars on this home. Over the next few months ratings will start to show on FloridaRentals and we are confident they'll be positive as well. We hope to have you as our guests.
Advance arrow below to see some of our previous guest comments.
Jim and Ann Mardis
"This is our third year vacationing in Marco Island. First time in your beautiful home. This house is the BEST yet. Will be back same time next year! Count on it! Pool was great. Never, never had two bedrooms of this quality. Thank you for the use of your home. Again, see you next year! We appreciated TV's i every room, the wireless and the pool--simply outstanding."
My family and I stayed at this beautiful home May 2016.. The pictures don't depict how beautiful this home is.. The view was amazing, the pool is phenomenal, and all the amenities are perfect. we stayed for eight days, we rented bicycles, we fished, we went to the beach and just had an amazing time. Thank you so much for sharing your home with my family
We love Marco Island and have visited before but stayed in another home. This home was way beyond our expectations. It was class from top to bottom and had everything you could ever hope for. The pool was probably our favourite thing but the kitchen was a close second. We loved being able to look out the back and see the gorgeous sunset every night. It is the perfect location. I can't say enough good things about this home and we will absolutely be staying there again on our next visit!
My family stayed in this property from 10/02/15 to 10/10/15. Everything was PERFECT! The home was well stocked with every need. The pool and hot tub were amazing. We spent several hours just hanging out in the pool to cool off. We were close to pretty much everything. We spent a few afternoons in Naples which was also a short drive. We had a pipe in the front yard that was leaking and we called the rental agency and they had a plumber there within 20 minutes and everything was fixed within just a few minutes. (apparently its something very common on the island according to the plumber) We can't wait to get back to Marco Island and I can only hope this property will be available to rent again. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxury rental!
Your home is so comfortable, you have anticipated and met every need for a wonderful vacation week. We were totally exhausted from the horrible Boston winter and were craving the opportunity to bask in the sun. We spent days lying by the pool, a few walks on the beach, suppers cooked on the patio with one night dining out. We had my one year old grandson with us so the ability to provide some shade for him was fantastic. Took a bike for a spin, floated in the pool with a book enjoying your wonderful sound system. My only problem was I didn't want to leave. Have already submitted my request for next April ! Liked being there in April because the feedback I got from the natives in the grocery store is that "all the snow birds have gone home by then so it's much less crowded." My husband and I want to buy a retirement home and Marco Island is now high on my list. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home, I really loved it! Sincerely, Melissa White
Thanks so much Melissa. Super glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to having you as our guests again next year. Enjoy your summer. By the way, we're neighbors. We live in New Hampshire up on Lake Winnipesaukee. Great place to summer vacation as well. We have rentals on the lake as well. Jim
What a gem this property is.....we almost don't want to let the news escape that that this property is everything as described and more. We've rented other homes throughout FL and this one topped/exceeded our expectations without a doubt. We will definitely be back! Obviously, the pool is a fantastic feature. We were in it as often as possible! The layout of the house is ideal; lots of space with very comfortable furnishings. We immediately felt right at home. The glass sliders in the living room/kitchen area are beautiful. There's nothing like sitting inside & watching thunderstorms late at night (& dolphins in the morning!) or enjoying the sun w/o being out in the heat. The kitchen is a gourmet cook's dream. Loved the expansive countertops; lots of room to spread out! We used the BBQ practically every night. Honestly, we can't think of 1 thing we wished we had and didn't. Jim & Ann really nailed it with everything they provide (beach towels, bikes, swim noodles, beach chairs, cookware, books, etc. -- even a workout area!). For those with kids, we HIGHLY recommend the Community Center & library 2 blocks away. What great city resources!! We walked there practically every day (right past the sweet owls and their protected habitats). Working with the property management company was pleasant and easy. Really, we can't express how wonderful our experience was on the Island. It was a really wonderful vacation!!! Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home!
This is a beautiful property in a wonderful west facing waterfront location. The property has been equipped to the fullest and highest standard by the owners and offers every conceivable amenity. The location is quiet yet handy for all amenities, including the beaches, shops and the nearby excellent park. The swimming pool is stunning, as are the evening sunsets over the pool and canals beyond. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return ourselves at some future point.
We spent a week here with our family at the beginning of June 2014. The house was a perfect fit for us and our two adult daughters (+ 1 boyfriend). Pool time was wonderful with the outdoor stereo system. Well equipped kitchen with wonderful patio grill kept us fed most of the week. Great places on the island to dine and enjoy drinks as well. Nearby MacklePark is a nice place to walk around the .6 mile paved path. Nicely decorated place makes for an enjoyable week in South Florida.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we use the boat lift?
Sorry, not permitted. Guests my tie up along side the dock.
How many bicycles are at the house?
Two. If more are needed there is a bike shop on the island that rents by the day or week.
Fantastic Spacious Holiday Home
This was our third holiday to Marco Island, and certainly the best yet. This villa ticked all the boxes for us. Everything we needed or could have wished for was here. The villa was spacious and well equipped, the pool and hot tub were fantastic. We even had a visit from a dolphin one evening. Mackle Park is just across the road and other amenities close by, (but then, nothing is far away on Marco). I would recommend this villa with no hesitation and we certainly will be back soon.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: August 07, 2019
Dave, Thanks very much for providing a review. Future guests will appreciate the input you've provided as do we. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you left our home in as good a condition as you found it. Your family is welcome back anytime . Ann and I look forward to having you return as our guests again in the future. Best, Jim Mardis
It just doesn't get much better than this, even in Marco Island! The home is spacious, open and well appointed, but the VIEW makes all the difference in the world! We sat back and relaxed as we gazed over the infinity pool into the natural waterways on THREE sides! Our granddaughter loved to fish right off the property and caught three nice sized fish! Sunsets were fantastic, of course, and quiet evenings were amazing, as well. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub overlooking all the beautifully lit, sparkling pool and waterways and counted the stars -- and satellites! -- as they lit up the sky. The kitchen was wide open to living and entertaining spaces which made cooking fun! There was every type of dish, glass and appliance you could possibly need, and cookbooks, too! Bedrooms and baths were well furnished and linens were abundant. The yard has gorgeous flowers and fruit trees -- we sampled an orange that was so juicy and tasty that it's impossible to describe. A day at the beach was made easy by the rolling cart with beach chairs and umbrellas -- just pack and go, and we did! They really thought of EVERYTHNG and it was such a pleasure to stay -- we truly did not want to leave. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Best vacation, EVER!!!!!
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 09, 2019
Wow, thank you! We love it there too and wish we could spend more time down on Marco. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again in the future. Jim and Ann Mardis
My husband and I enjoyed everything about this property. We've done several home rentals and this one is very memorable. We had another couple join us for a few days and they were very comfortable upstairs. The pool, which is amazing, was enjoyed at every moment possible. We appreciated it not being in a cage which gave us the best opportunity to enjoy the unique parcel of land it is located on. The kitchen was equipped with cooking utensils to accommodate our cooking and grilling needs. We purchased spices, olive oil and loved the Wednesday farmers market as well paradise fish market. The owner was very flexible on our dates and pleasant to work with. The real estate company handling checking in and out also made this a great experience. We cannot wait to return to Marco Island and hope to be lucky enough to spend time in this home again.
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: April 15, 2019
Thanks very much for your positive review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We get lots of positive comments on the "open concept" pool. We had a pool cage which blew away during a storm in 2005. We nearly installed a new "cage" and decided not to at the last minute. We too much prefer the open sky and are so glad we never installed the cage. You guys were great guests and we hope you'll stay with us again. Regards, Jim and Ann
We stayed in this house over the 4th of July. Before booking it we were worried about the possibility of bugs being a problem because there is no screen over the pool. The rental rep suggested we reach out directly to the owner to see if that's an issue. We did, and he was very responsive and helpful. He assured us that bugs are not a problem and he was absolutely right. We never had an issue and it was much better to be truly outside by the pool than surrounded by screens. There is still a screened in lanai next to the pool for after dark when bugs would come out anywhere in Florida. The house was immaculate, fully stocked with all the essentials, and is in a great location. We're already planning to return.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 16, 2018
Thanks so much for your kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay. I nearly put a new pool cage over the pool after a hurricane blew the original cage away. SO glad we didn't. Hope to have you as our guests again. Jim and Ann Mardis