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Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Paradise. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you've come to the right place. We offer an alternative to the impersonal hotel experience in a 2,000-square foot inland home on a quiet, neighborhood street near the Island Country Club. The public beaches are 1.25 miles away. There are no bright lights or noisy crowds to detract from your relaxing getaway.

Our philosophy is to encourage guests to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor amenities on the island, from the beaches to fishing, sailing, kayaking, personal watercraft and more. The house is equipped with a heated pool, a spacious lanai with full-day sun exposure, cathedral ceilings, central heat and air, dishwasher, ceiling fans in all rooms, bar stools, patio furniture, beach chairs and toys, pool toys, tennis rackets, books, DVDs, board games, bicycles, a portable crib, piano, a pool safety gate and more. There are televisions in the main sitting area and the master bedroom.

Another important feature: the home is eco-friendly to minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals. The house was painted using low-VOC paint. There is no carpeting - it is all tile, from the floors to the kitchen countertop. We provide handmade soaps as well as chemical-free and environmentally-friendly products such as toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, dish and laundry soap.

We try to use and help local businesses as much as possible. The furniture includes handcrafted beds and tables from a woodworker in Missouri, our adopted home state (we lived on Marco full-time for several years).

Among our favorite activities are going to Marco Movies (which also serves dinner), eating at Summer Day Market for lunch, walking to the library and Mackle Park, visiting Goodland, a small fishing village, camping and playing at Collier-Seminole State Park just off the island, eating at Food and Thought in Naples, sunset dining at the beach hotels and of course, hitting the water(Weis Guy charter captain, Jodie Weis, lives right across the street).

Our friends and very nice neighbors remain on the island, so let us know if you want to get hooked up to local happenings.

Also, please ask about specials for two or more week stays during season and return visits. And let us know what we can include to make your family's vacation an even more memorable one.

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More Details

Owner
Ellen or Alan
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Ellen or Alan

We lived on Marco full-time and like to return each year. The vacation rental allows us to do so while sharing this wonderful place with others.

Ellen or Alan purchased this house in 2000

Why Ellen or Alan chose Florida South Gulf Coast

The original owner built the home for her family and added many special details in tile work, placement of rooms, sliders and large windows.

What makes this house unique

Our street is only one block long and has no traffic. The house has so many nice touches. It is designed after B&B's without the second 'B'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home. We had an amazing stay!
Nov 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Green living awaits in this eco-friendly, chemical-free 4BR home w/ heated pool
average rating of 4.866667 based on 41 reviews
Pennsylvania
5

Heading south soon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are looking forward to our sixth stay at Ellen and Alan’s comfortable, well-kept Marco Island home and will be packing soon. Even though we feel like it’s our home away from home, we look forward to discovering Ellen’s annual additions or updates. As repeat renters, we can assure you they are a pleasure to work with, as well as attentive owners. The layout of this spacious house separates two sets of bedrooms, as well as two living rooms, providing sufficient privacy for two groups of friends or family. Although…like another recent reviewer…we also bring a non-stick pan, the kitchen is well-equipped…whether your visit is a few days & you mostly eat out or a few weeks & you enjoy cooking. The house is centrally located on the island in a quiet neighborhood, making walking or biking to many places a breeze. Near the beginning of your stay, be sure to check out the early morning guided walks at Tigertail Beach: http://www.conservancy.org/offsite/nature-walks/tigertail

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in marco

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything on Marco. Great house. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday a very nice place, very spacious house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up we were amazed at the beauty of this home. We had 2 adults, 2 teens and 2 children and it was big enough for us all. The pool was fun, the kids loved it. My son met some nice kids next door he played with. Marco island and Naples were amazing. I will definitely plan another vaca here and hopefully stay in this home .. Thank u for having us!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was very comfortable and well-equiped. Love the pool and kitchen area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is near the beach and all the stores. My family had fun riding the bikes and relaxing at the pool. Evreything was in order

and functioning. If you are planning to cook I will recommend to bring a non-stick pan.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Stay over

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice home! I did not go to the beaches or else where we used it as a stay over waiting on our new home to be ready. It was not good for my handicapped father but otherwise it was a very very nice home. Get an exterminator! Too many ads on the counters for me.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin, Thank you for your review. We got an exterminator immediately! We do get those tiny ants by the sink and it is annoying! I don't know what ads you are talking about, but I agree, no ads! We do have a book which shows menus and information for visitors. Alas, I wish our house could better serve people in wheelchairs. Kindly, Ellen
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Marco Island Brewery
Nearest Golf
Island Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marco Polo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Residents Beach
Car: not necessary

House is equipped to charge Tesla and other electric cars. Bicycles, helmets and lock provided for guest use - great cycling around the island, including to beaches. Numerous activities for kids at library and parks. Waterfront walkways, shopping and dining, churches and synagogues, senior activities like bingo, restaurant-style movie theatre, hotel activities like massage, spas and kids' days, organic produce and health food store with cafe, chiropractor and Chinese herbalist, farmer's market.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marco Island, Marco Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Season
19 Dec 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
1 night minimum stay
£545
for 1 night
From
£425
From
£460
Fri,Sat
£2,048
£7,046
 
 
Winter
10 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
£970
for 2 nights
From
£425
From
£460
Fri,Sat
£2,048
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£405
for 1 night
From
£285
From
£307
Fri,Sat
£1,084
£3,583
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Cleaning Fee £120
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marco Island in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , King bath-large, walk-in with 2 sinks, removable showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , removable showerhead
  • Tiled showers and tubs, oval toilets, medicine cabinet, toiletries cabinet, l baker of shells with local handmade soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Manatee Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Dolphin Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Double Twin Blue Room - 2 Single Bed
    The Green Queen Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master King bedroom with private full bath, 1 Queen room with full bath next door. On the other side of the house is Queen bedroom, a full bath and a double twin bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Generally free of toxic chemicals with respect to landscaping, housekeeping, pest control, house paint, soaps, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc. Tesla charging capability. Cable TV and wireless Internet. Walking distance to tennis courts (city racquet club), playgrounds(Mackle Park and Barfield), Canine Cove dog park at Mackle, Collier County library, restaurants and more.

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