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"Big Z's" Marco Island Waterfront Condo

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in City of Marco

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy the beautiful view of the Marco River from the comfort of our freshly decorated one bedroom condo. The three-panel sliding door opens wide onto the screened lanai, where you can watch for dolphins or see passing boats. You can conveniently use your lap top with the wireless internet connection, or lounge on the new leather sofa or love seat to watch the 42” flat screen TV. For your comfort there is new carpeting in the bedroom and a new walk in shower. There is plenty of kitchen equipment to prepare your meals at home, but there are so many nice places to eat nearby that you may not want to. In addition to the king sized bed in the bedroom, there is a queen sized sofa bed in the great room.

The Riverside Club has beautiful grounds, with more area per resident than many of the high priced condos. There are many palm trees and lush tropical plants (things that we northerners can only grow inside). You can sit on our docks or try your luck with fishing. We also have a bait shop onsite. Also onsite are tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, gas grills, shuffle board, and friendly neighbors.

The Marco Island crescent beach is just a short drive or bike ride away (bike rental just outside the complex). The pristine white sand beach invites strolling, shelling, swimming, birding, or just relaxing. We’ve got a cooler, beach towels and beach chairs for your enjoyment.

Nearby are opportunities to golf, rent boats, rent kayaks, go on nature tours, shop, fish, or visit cultural sites.

Big Z’s makes a great home base from which to enjoy the beauty of Marco Island Florida.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2016
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About The Owner

We adopted our flat coated retriever, Big, about the same time we got our condo and even though he can't visit (no pets allowed) we named the place after him.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Marco Island

We love the nature of Southwest Florida and hope you will too.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

"Big Z's" Marco Island Waterfront Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
United States

Another day in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from 2 weeks in Marco Island. We stayed at other condos on this property but Mary's unit was the nicest. It was clean and very comfortable. The view is breathtaking from the lanai. There's nothing like breakfast on the lanai with that spectacular view. The condo was exactly like it was described. We didn't need for anything. The property is well maintained and location couldn't be better. Even if you didn't have a car with you. There are restaurants that you could walk to and the Publix supermarket has everything that you may need. Mary was wonderful to work with, she answered all our questions right up to a couple of days before we got there. I would definitely recommend this property to a relative or friend. Best vacation ever!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great condo - Great view

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived back in Pittsburgh after spending the month of January at the Big "Z" at the Riverside Club. We have been all over Florida but this was our first time in Marco. Our stay here was everything we could have wanted. The unit was updated and spotless. There was everything imaginable there that we could have wanted or needed from dishes, cooking utensils, linens, wi-fi, etc. The owner was very accommodating and made sure everything was perfect and was a phone call away if we had any questions. The Riverside Club is very convenient to everything. I would highly recommend it. We can't wait to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Pack you bag and head to Big Z's

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Marco for over 20 years. First time to stay at Riverside Club. We would highly recommend staying here. We loved staying at Big Z's. Mary could not have been more accomandating. The unit is updated, spacious and very well equiped. All you need to pack is your bathing suit. It is also well maintained and spotless. Loved watching the dolphins play from the lani.

Mike fished every morning and evening. Great having the marina right there. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful winter break

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Florida and we hit gold! We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Big Z. The apartment is very comfortable and nicely decorated with comfortable modern furnishings. There is a nice peaceful and friendly atmosphere at the Riverside Club and the location is excellent. We enjoyed walking along the waterfront in the early morning watching the pelicans and the osprey who mounts guard over his nest from his position in a tree beside the swimming pool. On one morning we spotted dolphins out in the bay. The apartment overlooks the pool which is heated and not at all crowded. Laundry facilities are available on each floor of the building which is very useful.

There are several restaurants within walking distance. We particularly enjoyed the lively atmosphere and great seafood at the Snook (a few minutes walk).

We would recommend the dolphin viewing trip which runs from the boat harbour some 10 minutes walk away (very popular so you need to book). The people who run it are helpful and informative and dolphin sighting seems to be almost guaranteed.

The booking process was easy and Mary is very friendly and helpful.

We would definitely choose to stay at the Big Z again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On Site Wildlife Viewing: Dolphin, Osprey, Terns, Frigatebirds, Etc., Five Minute Drive to Marco's White Sand Beach, Tigertail Beach is the Winter Home to Many Shorebirds, Ten Minutes to Florida Pinelands, Adjacent by Water to Everglades's 10,000 Islands, Rookery Bay Reserve 15 Minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in City of Marco, Marco Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
cleaning fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in City of Marco in Florida South Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
iPhone Docking Player

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Portable wifi hotspot

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