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15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in City of Marco - ESSEX MARCO ISLAND

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps up to 5 People

This spacious condo is just a short walk (about 3 minutes) to the desirable South End beach access. Wireless Internet, no extra charge. A Heated Pool. Many other amenities including beach chairs, umbrella w/anchor, fishing poles, tennis racquets w/balls, paddle game, beach toys, pool noodles and a beach cart for your convenience. Sheets, towels, bedding and a cooler included. Unit offers 3 TVs (flat screen), Blue Ray DVD/CD player(s) w/DVD's and 2 VCR'S. The condo, building and grounds are very clean. You will be within walking distance of indoor/outdoor dining, movies, stores etc.. Pets and smoking are not allowed in condo. There is a carport, added storage, guest parking and a car wash hose. Full size/service kitchen, washer/dryer in condo. This Condo and location have many benefits including World Class Sunsets, Great Seashells and a Beautiful Soft Sand Beach so You Can RELAX AND ENJOY.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Christopher Lamia
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The weather during our two week stay was superb and the accommodations and location exceeded our expectations. The condo was comfortable, very clean and the initiative taken by Chris to make our stay a pleasant experience is very much appreciated. We especially enjoyed the screened lanai sheltered by a tree and palm tree which provided shade and privacy from the afternoon sun. Unlike the January 31, 2016 "Mixed Review", we found the condo to be well-supplied with the basics ~ sponges, dish soap, the dustpan in the washer/dryer area, and the beach cart was used without a problem. LOCATION, LOCATION!!! The fact that the condo is within easy walking distance of the beach, several restaurants and shops is wonderful. The ability to walk to and from O'Donaghue's Restaurant on St. Patrick's Day was a blessing! Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Marco and are looking forward to staying in Chris's condo next year! Many thanks Chris.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am so Happy to hear from such Satisfied Guests. It feels great to help provide for a Pleasant Vacation. I look forward to your return next year. Warmest Regards, Chris
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Mixed review

  • 3 of 5

As other reviewers noted, the unit was very clean. We found though that the unit was missing some basics that would have made our stay more comfortable. There were no sponges, dish soap, dustpan, and no laundry detergent. As we arrived on a Saturday night, and the realty office was closed until Monday, we had to go out and purchase these basics (minus the dustpan which we didn't purchase). There were few condiments in the kitchen, making cooking limited. I have rented many homes before, and these things have always been provided. Often extras, such as packets of coffee or tea are provided as well. This was "bare bones". I also found the outdoor closet messy and mildew smelling. A piece fell off of the cart as we used it. The location was OK. Not far from the beach. The unit itself faces the road. With the windows closed, there was no noise at all. However sitting on the balcony was not as pleasant as I had hoped for, due to traffic noise. The booking process was easy and seamless.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to my guest from Brooklyn, NY. I am pleased to hear that the unit was Very Clean and the renting process was Easy. Please note that this renter never contacted me to give me the courtesy of helping him in any manner. The dustpan has always been next to the dryer. This renter had all of the beach items in the condo where they were stored. The beach cart is a convenience I provide to renters. This renter says a piece fell off? What piece? Was it the Old Beach cart in the storage closet? How can I help or replace anything if I am notified after your stay (so frustrating). I am always available to address any questions or matters to make your stay most enjoyable on Beautiful Marco Island. I am easy to deal with, really, please just contact me so I can assist you. Warmest Regards, Chris
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clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Neat, clean! Short walk to the beach, nice pool. WiFi and all the necessities for a comfortable stay in the condo and for the beach. Beautiful location with many stores and restaurants within walking distance. We had an awesome vacation!!!!!! Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to hear from another satisfied guest. I look forward to your return. Best Regards, Chris
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Freehold Township

Awesome!! We can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

The Essex is a great condo, comfortable, roomy and all the comforts of home. The owner is extremely accommodating. It is close to walking distance to the beach, shops and most restaurants. The condo has a nice pool when you need a break from the beach. I would recommend this condo and location for any family it has everything you could possibly need to an enjoyable vacation. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the recommendation. It is my pleasure to accommodate my guests. It is rewarding to hear that I have a positive influence toward great vacations. Marco Island is such a unique and beautiful place and I am happy to be a part of your nice experience. I look forward to your return.
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great weekend

  • 5 of 5

what a beautiful place Marco Island is we spoke with Chris made a reservation at his condo and what an enjoyable vacation we had right across the street from beautiful white sand beaches and the all sorts of major hotels with walking off the beach access to restaurants and bars there's some of the more mainstream nightlife right up the road we were on the beach all day and out all night and had a wonderful condo to relax in when we chose to do that dealing with Chris was a breeze and what a wonderful vacation we had thank you Chris

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have a great appreciation when people like you have enjoyed your stay at my place. My goal is to provide a great vacation for all my guests. I am always here to help in any way for you and all future guests. Be Well, Chris
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Great, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Condo is very nice, clean, well (not over) decorated. It was just perfect for our stay. Heated swimming pool, 5 min walk to beach, parking space, beach chairs, internet..my girls really liked this place. I did recommend this place to our friends and planning to come back again.. Thank Chris

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great news to hear that you and your family had a nice experience. You are very welcome. I am happy to help. Thank you for being our guests, Chris
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers Airport- RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sunset Grill .1 mile/Several Other Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended


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
Last Peak Week
7 May 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
17 Dec 2016 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season 2016
23 Apr 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82 + Tax
Damage Protection Ins. £56 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

*1 Month means 4 weeks. I prefer to rent Saturday -Saturday. Please inquire to see if I can possibly change this for you. Essex Condo rules prohibit pets on the property.

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • I also have a queen size sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Conservatory
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The covered carport has a closed storage closet where all provided beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach cart , tennis, and fishing equipment as well as for any of your additional storage needs. There are additional guest parking spots as well. Please keep the cooler and tennis items inside the condo.

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