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Steps to South Beach: April 15-23 2017 Available

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Condo

Marco Island, Florida...Quiet, clean and safe. Our condo is steps from South Beach and close to great dining, shopping and entertainment. Boat and bike rentals, fishing and many great Golf courses nearby. EZ drive from Ft Myers airport (45 Min), 2 hours from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, 3.5 Hrs to Disney. Everything you need is here for your tropical vacation.

The spacious master suite features a queen sized bed, full-size walk-in closet and large private double-vanity master bath. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and an adjacent full bath. There is a queen sized sleeper in the living room. The large screened lanai offers beautiful views of the island. A full size in-unit washer/dryer for your convenience. Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and toys. Free wireless internet and cable tv included. Two 42 inch HD TVs. It's all here for your relaxing, memorable vacation.

The beautifully landscaped Essex complex features a large heated pool, tennis courts and reserved covered parking. There are convenient additional parking spaces available. Our unit is a non-smoking, pet free condo that is extremely well maintained.

Our exclusive Island community is known for it's spectacular, white sand beaches, fabulous fishing and boating, shelling and sunny tropical weather. Nature lovers will enjoy watching Dolphins, Manatees, Bald Eagles, Egrets, Pelicans and even Sea Turtles. Marco is a destination that maintains its roots...laid back comfort with a tropical flair. Did I mention we are one block from the beach!!!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Erik

We first visited Marco in 1997. We stayed in the South Beach area many times until we built our dream Marco home in 2003. Shortly after closing, we married on the Beach at the nearby Marco Hilton.

Erik purchased this condo in 2012

Why Erik chose Florida South Gulf Coast

We purchased our condo in 2012. We love the South Beach area and have admired this well kept property for several years. When it came time to purchase and this beautiful condo was available....it was a no brainer.

What makes this condo unique

The South Beach area is tropically beautiful and laid back. The Beach is a jewel, the Island is clean and very safe. Nearby dining, shops and the Marco Theater provide variety and quality. The new walking path on Collier Blvd. is convenient for bikers, runners and walkers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Marco Island in Collier County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink vanity
    Bath 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Adjacent to Guest Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest - 2 Single Bed
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 3 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Steps to South Beach: April 15-23 2017 Available
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location easily found and accessible. Close to great beach and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sheryl, We are pleased you and your family enjoyed the convenience and location of our South Beach condo. It was a pleasure assisting you. Laurie and Erik
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Grand Ledge MI USA

Perfect family spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in Marco. The condo was excellent and fully equipped. Clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leon, Really appreciate your response. Marco Island is a terrific family destination. We hope to see you again. Thanks again for being a guest at our Essex condo. Laurie and Erik
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent an amazing week here this month and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. The condo was a true home away from home: immaculately clean and fully equipped. We appreciated the option of indoor dining and lounging, but we spent the most time on the breezy lanai. We were excited to have the on site pool and tennis, but with the beach right across the street, we never did utilize these amenities. Erik was a gracious host and the business end of the rental was quick and communicative. We loved our first visit to Marco Island and certainly hope to return for another stay here.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed Marco and our condo. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again, Erik
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Perfect find

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for two great years and would have continued except we ended up buying a condo in the Naples area. Erik and Laurie provided us with a comfortable "home" with everything necessary and in a perfect location! The condo was spotless upon our arrival and all we had to do was unpack and walk to the beach! You couldn't ask for more! Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and Dennis, Thanks so much for sharing your experience at our Essex condo. We truly appreciated you as clients these past two years. Best of luck with your new condo in Naples. Laurie and Erik
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United States, TN, Gallatin

great experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks in this lovely condo. We greatly appreciated the location: minutes from the beach, an easy walk to a variety of restaurants, with wonderful sunset glows from the balcony. The unit itself had everything we needed and was clean. Erik, the owner, was so easy to work with...he communicated often during the booking process and was open and responsive as needed. We would definitely consider another stay in this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harveys, Thanks so much for your kind words. We try hard to keep our unit in good condition. So happy you appreciated your visit with us. Laurie and Erik
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Nova Scotia, Canada

Great South Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at the Essex and 4th stay on Marco Island. The condo was clean and contained all you would need for a great vacation. The Essex is just a short walk to the South Beach entrance. There is great dining nearby if you don't want to cook. The pictures you see of the Essex are up to date. The owner was very responsive to questions and we would recommed a stay at the Essex to any of our family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darlene. It was great working with you. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Laurie and Erik
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ft. Myers International Airport
Car: recommended

Our condo is just steps from the entrance to South Beach and the white sands of Marco Island. The South Beach area of Marco is a convenient tropical paradise. Private yet close to restaurants and shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Marco Island, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Value Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

6-night Minimum Stay
Peak Season $4000/Mo $1400/Wk
Value Season $2400/Mo $800/Wk
*Rates are subject to change without notice and on Holidays*
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