About the Property
Beautiful Marco Island home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level PLUS a completely separate guest suite in the walk-out lower level!
Once you arrive, you will instantly feel at home. The main floor offers a great room with cathedral ceiling and 12 foot slider which opens fully for easy access to the upper floor of the huge 2- level screened lanai. The living room boasts a 65-inch smart TV and 3 comfy leather couches plus an over-sized reading chair tucked away in the corner. The dining room features a table for 8 and the kitchen is a bright and cheery place to prepare your meals and offers another slider to the lanai for easy access to the Weber gas grill.
The large master suite features yet another slider to the lanai plus a king bed, 50-inch smart TV, reading chair and full bath with washer and dryer. The floor plan is a split bedroom design with the two upstairs guest rooms on the opposite side of the house from the master plus a pocket door to close them off from the living area of the house for added privacy. One of the upper guest rooms has twin beds and the other has a queen bed. Both guest rooms have TVs. There is also a full bath at this end of the house.
The upper lanai gives you a dining table and seating areas from which to enjoy your evenings looking out to the pretty colors of the twilight sky. Stroll down the stairs from the upper to lower lanai (also screened) and gaze upon the over-sized heated pool with spill-way spa. The pool is 14 X 28 feet and comes complete with a sun-shelf at the shallow end for relaxing in a lounge chair while cooling off and reading that book you've been meaning to get to. Spend the evenings relaxing and soothing those muscles in the spa. You might even get a glimpse of the resident tortoise, Totem, who lives on the wooded, vacant lot next door and makes his daily trek across the back yard in search of his next meal of vegetation. The lower lanai has a dining table and several lounge chairs.
If you love vacationing with others yet need your own space; call dibs on the lower level guest-suite. It offers a king bed and comfortable leather couch and love seat plus a 50 inch smart TV as well as a kitchenette (sink, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster), dining table and bath with large shower stall.
The entire house was completely renovated in 2018 with a brand new kitchen, flooring, paint, and more. It's just a short drive to the beach, where you can take a swim, search for shells or take a leisurely walk while waiting for the breath-taking sunset. Marco Island offers some of the prettiest beaches to be found and great restaurants ranging from casual outdoor waterfront spots to the high-end formal dining. The activities are endless from kayaking to renting a jet ski for an afternoon to going on a dinner cruise. From relaxing on the beach (beach towels, 8 sand chairs, a wheeled cooler and beach umbrella are included!) to taking a walk or run around the paved track surrounding the lake at Mackle Park (where you will also find a great play-area for the kids complete with water feature, basketball and shuffle courts). You can even bring your blanket and take in a movie in the park or check out the various classes from exercise to knitting inside the community center. Long story short-whatever type of vacation you are looking for, from relaxing to activity-packed, you will find it on Marco Island. Marco Island is the largest of Florida's 10,000 islands. It is 68,000 acres in size and accessed by two bridges from the mainland. It boasts absolutely gorgeous quartz-sand beaches and lovely mangroves. It is located just South of Naples. The closest airport is Fort Myers (RSW).
Our home has the main level with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus a completely separate guest suite with king bed, 50 inch TV, comfy leather couch and love seat and dining area. There is a kitchenette (small refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster) and a bath with large shower stall in the guest suite as well. The unique two-level lanai is a great place to spend your time - it offers both shaded and sun-drenched sitting areas as well as the awesome pool and spa. Our cable package offers 220+ channels and we also have high-speed wireless internet!
Why Kids Love It
The 14 X 28 pool features a sun shelf at the shallow end with a bubbler. To minimize your packing, a high-chair and Pack and Play are provided. Mackle Park is just a short drive away and offers a large playground complete with a water feature. South Beach is a great spot for making sand castles or running into the water to cool off on a hot day (South Beach even has kids life jackets for your use).
Our home is just a short drive to the beach, where you can take a swim, search for shells or take a leisurely walk while waiting for the breath-taking sunset. Marco Island offers some of the prettiest beaches to be found and great restaurants ranging from casual outdoor waterfront spots to the high-end formal dining. The activities are endless from kayaking to renting a jet ski for an afternoon to going on a dinner cruise. From relaxing on the beach (8 sand chairs, a wheeled cooler and beach umbrella are included!) to taking a walk or run around the paved track surrounding the lake at Mackle Park (where you will also find a great play-area for the kids complete with water feature, basketball and shuffle courts). You can even bring your blanket and take in a movie in the park or check out the various classes from exercise to knitting inside the community center. Long story short-whatever type of vacation you are looking for, from relaxing to activity-packed, you will find it on Marco Island. Marco Island is the largest of Floridas 10,000 islands. It is 68,000 acres in size and accessed by two bridges from the mainland. It boasts absolutely gorgeous quartz-sand beaches and lovely mangroves. It is located just South of Naples. The closest airport is Fort Myers (RSW).
Favorite Places To Eat
Red Rooster for a great breakfast; Snook Inn for delicious waterfront, casual dining with local entertainment; Cold Stone or Annie's for ice cream. Joey's Pizza is also a favorite.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Main level kitchen offers stove, refrigerator w/water and ice dispenser, microwave and DW. Small appliances include drip coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric tea kettle and stove-top tea kettle, electric griddle, crock pot, ample pots and pans including a large stock pot. Lower level guest suite kitchenette has a small refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave, toaster and drip coffee maker. Weber gas grill. For those trips to the beach, a wheeled cooler, beach chairs, umbrella and towels are provided. 220+ cable TV package and high-speed wireless internet.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Nov 21 2020 - Dec 18 2020
Dec 19 2020 - Jan 01 2021
Jan 02 2021 - Feb 05 2021
Feb 06 2021 - Apr 09 2021
Apr 10 2021 - Apr 30 2021
Cleaning Fee: $250
Pool Heat (Oct-April): $40
Damage Insurance: $75
Tax Rate: 12%
POOL HEAT (OCTOBER - APRIL) : $40 per week
SECURITY PROTECTION FEE (ACCIDENTAL RENTAL DAMAGE INSURANCE) : $75
Last updated on October 30, 2020
Sue and Ken Gravelle
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We first vacationed on Marco Island back in 2006. We flew home from that vacation and made a pact to, someday, have our own place there. Our property search started in 2010 and, in December of 2012, we finally closed on our home.
We had wonderful year ‘round tenants until the fall of 2015. When they bought their own home (just down the street from our house) we knew it was time to ready the property for vacationers. We had so much fun decorating and preparing the house for vacation rentals! Every wall was painted and all new furnishings, décor, linens, dishes, etc. purchased. The biggest transformation was in the back yard where a brand new 14 X 28 pool and spa were installed. We spent hours planning the “perfect” pool – one guests would dream about at the home where they would enjoy their hard-earned vacation. We tried to set the entire property up to create an awesome vacation experience for all – one they would reminisce about long after the vacation was over. Our goal is for our guests to want for nothing. Our first vacation guests arrived in mid-March, 2016. So far, every tenant has given us 5 stars and we couldn’t be more proud! In 2018 even more improvements were made including a completely new kitchen, flooring, paint, etc.
Since we live in New England, we have a local rental agency right on Marco Island who handles all of our bookings. They are available 24/7 for anything that might come up during your stay. Once you have made the decision to spend your vacation at our home we will have Kelli, our rental agent, get in touch with you to complete your booking.
Why this property? Our search for the perfect property took a few years. The minute we walked into this house we turned to each other and said "this is the one". Every room we walked into just solidified our first thought - this was the home for us. We saw the potential in every corner of this property and could not be more proud of how it has turned out.
Calendar last updated: October 30, 2020
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the opportunity to stay at your wonderful home in Marco. Our family had the best time celebrating my parents and our son LOVED your heated pool!! I appreciate your willingness to share your space so that others are able to gather together and share some fun and make lasting memories.
My wife and I had the pleasure to rent this 4 bedroom house with a great walking neighborhood. The house was recently updated with new furniture and bathrooms. The house was very comfortable. The set up was amazing, with the Master bedroom to the right and the 2 others to the right. There was also a in law set up with another kitchen on the lower level which walked out to the new pool. Everything you would want at your own home was at this home. I loved the close proximity of all the Restaurants and sights and you will to.
This was a very nice home with a new good sized pool and spa. The beds and linens were awesome along with a well appointed kitchen and very nice family TV area. The slider doors on the first floor open the entire back of the house to the lanai, and it was great- creating a great breeze through the house all day long. We, along with 3 teens and 1 young adult had a great time playing in the pool. The grill and outdoor dining area was also a big hit. The local property manager was attentive and the owners also followed up nicely.
Beautiful home with all of the needed conveniences. Love the pool! Love the decorating!
Just returned from ten days in this lovely property. The owner has thought of everything to make a vacation enjoyable. The home is beautifully decorated and furnished. I especially enjoyed having coffee on the lanai every morning in the comfortable seating area. The sun shelf in the pool is a great place to spend the afternoon and the hot tub was especially relaxing in the evening looking up at the stars. We plan to return to this property again!
From walking inside the front door the first time, being here was a huge exhale! Very relaxing and fun. Used the pool, sundeck and hot tub every day. Grilled, played games and just had a great time!! The house is a total oasis - beautiful!! Sunset at the Sunset Grille on the beach is wonderful - get there early.
The neighborhood is quiet and far enough out of the way that there is very little traffic, but still within minutes of a shopping plaza. The beaches are within biking distance of just a couple minutes drive. The amenities in the home are top of the line, and the screened in heated pool and hot tub are perfect for chilling at the end of the day. The property is well maintained and clean.
It's a beautiful house, in a nice quiet neighborhood. Seeing turtles and owls every day was a huge plus! The house was clean and well maintained. The activities we wanted to do were closer to us than I thought. I would recommend this house to a friend any day and I would love to stay in this house again.
We had 3 generations on our holiday. Everyone had their own space and we had room to gather as a group. Excellent accommodations!
This place is a steal! The home is in fantastic shape and is well kept. We were less than 5 minutes from 2 different beaches. The owners provided beach towels and chairs which came in really handy. The back porch was great. We ate breakfast and dinner out there everyday! The kitchen amenities were great. We were able to cook all of our meals there without having to buy any pans, pots, or utensils. The pool and Jacuzzi were clean and the kiddos had lots of fun! Super cozy beds too! The unit downstairs is completely separate from the rest of the house which was great for my sister and BIL. The laundry facilities came in handy as well. If we ever come back to Marco Island, we will for sure rent this home again!
The house is gorgeous and fun. It is very spacious. Not having to work was the best part. Everything is nice, especially the house and decorations.
This home was perfect for our family vacation. The house was absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed to live comfortably away from home for a week. The house layout was so nice with the additional living space downstairs. It was the perfect space for my daughter's family with 2 small children. She was able to have quiet space for them and the convenience of kitchen and bathroom. The lanai was great additional space for meals, relaxing, and games. The pool was absolutely beautiful and the sunbathing area was the perfect space for the 1 year old to play. The master bedroom was very large and had blackout curtains that allowed me to sleep in! It was nice having laundry facilities were also convenient, we used beach towels so much. The house had everything we needed including beach towels, griddle, baking dishes, grill, 3 full bathrooms. The house was located in a very quiet neighborhood, however we were only 10 minutes away from anything we wanted to do, beach, park, boat rental, restaurants, etc.
Lovely home and amenities. The Marriott Spa is fabulous. The beach is fantastic and your pool was AWESOME! You might consider black-out curtains for the lower level slider.
You have a wonderful home! We don't want to leave. The only thing missing is personal bathrobes - ha, ha :)
Beautiful home in a nice quiet community, especially loved the turtles that live nearby! One could basically live in the in-law suite below great to have some space. :) the neighborhood is absolutely wonderful for night time strolls as well. The inside of the house is decorated with a great beach theme that continues throughout the house and screams relaxation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the pool heated?
Yes, the pool is heated both by electric and solar. The pool and spa were designed and built in 2016.
Does the guest suite have good privacy?
Absolutely. The guest suite is completely separate from the main house. It is accessed via a slider from the pool area which is in the lower level of the 2-level screened lanai. There are stairs inside the screened area from the upper to the lower level. Access to the main house from the guest suite is up the stairs and into one of the 3 sliders accessing the main house from the upper lanai.
Are linens provided?
Yes. Sheets, towels and beach towels are provided. We also provide beach chairs, a beach umbrella and a wheeled cooler.
Is there a crib and high chair at the house?
Yes, we provide a pack and play porta-crib and a high chair.
Do you have cable and internet?
Yes, we have cable TV with 220-+ channels and wireless internet. There is a 65 inch TV in the living room, 50 inch TVs in the master bedroom and guest suite and smaller TVs in the other 2 bedrooms.
Does the pool get afternoon sun?
Yes. The pool faces West so it gets good sun in the afternoon. If you prefer being out of the sun, you can pull up a chair in the area under the upper lanai (please take a look at the photos for reference).
How close are you to the beach?
We are about 2 miles from South Beach. There is a public parking lot across the street from the beach. The fee for the parking lot is $8. Tiger Tail beach is about 4 miles from our house and has a large public parking lot right at the beach. This parking lot also has an $8 fee.
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The house was nice and AWESOME! Plenty of room for the kids to play and everyone hang out! I was a little disappointed in paying a cleaning fee and the house not being fully cleaned when we arrived. Other than the few cleaning mishaps bee had a BLAST at this home and hope to rent from them in the future! We loved the lay tout of the house and are currently building our dream home and will be putting in something from the rental we loved!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: September 09, 2020
Hi Kalie: I'm so glad you had a great time at our home. I'm very sorry that you had issues with the cleaning. I hope you called the rental agency right away so they could take care of it. We take great pride in our home and would never want anyone to arrive to anything less than a perfect vacation spot. I will follow up with my rental agent on this, for sure. We've had the same cleaners since we started renting in 2016 and have never had issues. I do hope you come back soon. Sue
A great experience from the first talk with the owner to the dropping off the keys. Nice quiet neighborhood, close to everything. Like Arnold says, I'll be back.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 23, 2020
Hi Dennis: Thanks so much! We are so glad you had a great time and hope you do come back soon. Ken and Sue
Wow.. this house was so Beautiful!! The pool and hot tub and huge porch was so so great!! We cannot save enough about the home!! Everything you needed and more!! Bedrooms were so comfy, everything very clean and decorated beautiful!!! You will love this home, we sure did!!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 30, 2020
Hi Laurie: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home! We are so glad that you enjoyed it and hope you can return again soon. Ken and Sue
Best Vacation Ever
Marco Island is our family get-away every year, but this year was by far the best, thanks to this amazing house! We spent most of our time lounging by the pool, swimming, hanging in the hot tub or just watching nature from the deck. We hardly even left the house as it had everything we needed! Maybe just for the occasional sunset at the beach :-) My mom even came with us and was able to have her own space with the little apartment-like room downstairs. Much needed quality family time for all. We will definitely stay here again!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 22, 2020
Hi Rebecca: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We are so glad you had a great time and hope you can come back again soon! Ken and Sue
Wonderful home that has it all
Excellent location. You can walk to the market. All other major stores are about 10 to 15 minutes away. Beautiful beaches 5 to 10 minutes away. Relaxing home that has everything you need. We really enjoyed our time. Marco Island is paradise.
Stayed: May 2020Submitted: June 17, 2020
Hi Julie: We're so glad you enjoyed your time on Marco Island and hope you can visit again soon! Thanks for taking the time to review our home. Ken and sue
Home away from Home
We have stayed here twice now and it has easily become our favorite winter tradition. The downstairs bedroom is perfect for couples to stay in and have their own private space including full bathroom, kitchen and living room. The king sized bed is so comfortable you can’t help but sleep in. Right outside is a beautiful pool with a sun shelf to hangout on and read a good book. Plus a hot tub! We cooked both inside and on the gas grill outside and had our meals on lanai with a beautiful view. The neighborhood is great to walk around and all the stores are super close by. They even have turtles that roam around the backyard! Love this place and the owners are amazingly thoughtful and accommodating. They make sure you have a list of all the places to visit on the island and any information you need about your stay. Highly recommend!
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: February 15, 2020
Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you had a great time and hope you can return soon!!
My family of 4 spent 7 of the most relaxing days at this house! From the moment we walked in, the space was even more than the pictures online portrayed. Tastefully decorated and included all of the amenities as if we were home. Our boys LOVED the sailboat themed room complete with their own TV haha! We had extended family from Texas join us for part of the week, so the in-law suite was perfect. Many comfortable areas to sit out- the lanai and pool area were spacious. We especially loved the sunshelf in the pool and heated spa! There were pool noodles, balls, and beach toys for the kids. It’s also a great neighborhood and very close to stores, restaurants, the beach. We are already looking forward to our next visit!!
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: February 13, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We're so glad you had a great time and hope you can return again soon!
Spent a week with the family and hope to return soon the house was a perfect fit for five adults and two children
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: April 21, 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We're so glad you had a great time and hope you return soon! Ken and Sue
We enjoyed ten relaxing days in this lovely home in mid-May. Every aspect of the property is tastefully and thoughtfully designed. There was absolutely nothing that we lacked to make our vacation complete! This kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home! The choice of areas in which to relax include the great room with large screen tv, the beautifully decorated screen porch and the amazing pool complete with spa! My nephew came for a few days and was more than comfortable in the well appointed in-law apartment. From the linens, the furnishings, to the most minute detail; these owner's thought of everything!
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: May 24, 2018
Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back soon. Ken and Sue
I stayed at the Gravelle's home in March of 2017. Let me say, this house is huge and it has everything you could need (beach towels, chairs, cooler, hair-dryers, washer and dryer etc.). The kitchen has everything you need, I have a harder time finding a spatula in my own home. There are big screen TVs in in master bedroom, great room and the living area with TVs in most of the rooms (not the bathrooms ). The beds are amazingly comfortable with plenty of bedding AND pillows! The in-law suite is great! Very large with a living area and full bath and just a 3 seconds from the pool & spa.Seriously you will never want to leave the house, until you step out on the huge lanai overlooking the pool and spa. The screened lanai has an awesome grill, sitting area and a table for the entire family. Then when you are ready to jump in the pool which is also screened.Oh Yeah, Marco Island is great as well. Try the Snook Inn for some awesome food!I could not make it back this March, but may still get there this year.
Stayed: March 2017Submitted: April 11, 2018
Thanks so much for your great review of our home! We tried to think of everything you might need while on vacation and are so glad you found our house so comfortable. Looking forward to hearing from you soon to book your future vacation.
Awesome Vacation House
We truly enjoyed our stay in Marco Island. We stayed there with friends. Our friends stayed in the house, and my husband and I stayed in the separate guest suite. For us, it was truly the best of both worlds. We could enjoy our friends' company, but also have some privacy. We all enjoyed the pool and the spa. The owners thought of everything. All the beds were extremely comfortable. There were televisions in each bedroom. The house was beautifully decorated and the floor plan worked well for all of us. There were hair dryers in every bathroom. We all truly enjoyed all the amenities the home offered. We often ate outside at the table on the big screened in deck and barbecued or conversed in the sitting area. The weather could not have been better. We found everything we needed in the large, well appointed kitchen. We enjoyed everything Marco Island had to offer. We enjoyed shelling on the beach, eating lunch on a leisurely boat cruise, going on an airboat ride, watching the sunsets, and dining at the Snook Inn. We highly recommend this vacation house. It is a gem. We will certainly be back!
Stayed: February 2018Submitted: April 04, 2018
Thanks so much for your review of our Marco Island home. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Ken and Sue