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Mermaid Cove - South Facing Canal Front Home All NEW - near Shoppes At Esplanade

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 8-12

This 2300 square foot home was just completely remodeled. It has all new everything! We have upgraded this place to the max and put in all new hurricane/impact windows and doors. It features 4 bedrooms - 3 of which are King beds, and one queen size bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the family , and a portable twin mattress. Two of the King bedrooms have sliding glass doors that overlook the water and pool area. All bedrooms have large flat screen TVs, and the home has security and WiFi.

It has a very open floor plan with a spacious granite kitchen with a double breakfast bar. All new KitchenAid appliances - featuring stadium refrigerator with ice and water in the door, dishwasher & disposal. We have a Cuisinart Coffee maker/grinder and Blender, Calphalon toaster, and Henkels cutlery. Also top of the line steam washer and steam dryer in the laundry room. All the furnishings are high end and new. Featuring 500+ thread count cotton sheets, down light weight comforters, down and down alternative pillows and exquisite Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger bedding.

The main bath has a tub and shower. The master bath is beautifully done in marble and has an over sized double shower head set up large enough for the whole family to shower together. The 3/4 bath off the living room has a gorgeous travertine shower. Luxury towels for each bath of course.

The fully screened pool area features a covered lanai with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. The sliding glass doors in the living area fold all the way into the wall to open the home up into the outdoors. The patio has chaise lounges for sunbathing, and an amazing propane gas Infrared grill for cooking. The pool is just perfect for taking a dip on a hot afternoon.

This home has lovely top of the line furnishings. It is completely decked out with exquisite tasteful furnishings and quality. From the designer light fixtures to the flatware to the bath towels, you will be impressed and feel pampered in the luxurious items in this property.

For your Marco Beach experience, we have bikes, a beach wagon, beach lounge chairs, etc. for your enjoyment.

More Details

Lisa Thostenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Lisa Thostenson

Our family has always had a home in Florida somewhere. My grandparents had a hotel on the east coast when I was a kid. We have always enjoyed Florida so much. My husband and I began to visit Marco Island, and we fell in love with the place! We looked for a home for over 2 years before we found the perfect spot. We were very picky about the location, and the placement of the home on the lot. The home was a TON of work to remodel, but we are so happy with the way it turned out.

Lisa Thostenson purchased this house in 2013

Why Lisa Thostenson chose Florida South Gulf Coast

This home is in the perfect spot on Marco Island. It is across the street from Esplanade where there is a Starbucks and other restaurants and shopping. Just the perfect distance for a quick morning walk to grab a coffee. You can rent a home on the water and if it faces the wrong direction - you won't have sun at your pool or in your windows. This home is perfectly positioned. It has all the best of everything you could want in a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

We have many large screen TVs in the home, and Wi-Fi too. We also have bikes to ride around the island. This property is so perfectly positioned to be able to walk to just about any place you could want to go! We have a beach wagon and chairs for your enjoyment.

It is hard to see in the photos, but there are 5 sets of sliding glass doors that go out to the water. The 2 sets from the family room and living room to the lanai are 'pocket doors' - so they totally go into the wall and the entire area opens up to the outdoors. It is spectacular and makes the living space huge and open.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Enormous shower with two shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , gorgeous marble and quartz
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , gorgeous travertine and granite
  • Home has 3 brand new baths with glass enclosed showers. The master suite shower has two heads (one hand held capable) and is very large.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please check out our other VRBO listing - A Log Cabin on the Lake in Wisconsin. VRBO # 191001. We are not new to vacation rentals and delighting vacationers! We know how to do this right!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Mermaid Cove - South Facing Canal Front Home All NEW - near Shoppes At Esplanade
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We came to Florida with six of us to celebrate, all friends from high school who were turning 60 this year. This home was ideal for us. There was plenty of space for all of us, the beautiful kitchen had everything we needed and the lanai and private pool had plenty of sunshine for the sun lovers and shade for those who wanted to be outside but not in the sun. The pool was awesome, with heated water which made it wonderful to go in any time of the day or evening. The property is so conveniently located, within walking distance of so many stores and restaurants and a short bicycle ride from a couple of the beautiful beaches. Even though we were so close to everything there was so much privacy and we commented on how quiet it was all the time. An added bonus was the sunshine and 80 degree temps every single day. The property owner was very helpful and answered all my questions so quickly. Perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kokomo, In

Great base to explore and enjoy Marco Island area! Very responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

Mermaid Cove is a great home in a great location. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and large kitchen and living areas you can have a good group of people without being on top of each other. The lanai and pool area are great to hang out on days you are not on the beach, fishing, or enjoying the many other opportunities around Marco Island. Just off the main road in a cull de sac, this house is very accessible to everything. We enjoyed the extra amenities such as the bicycles and a great selection of beach chairs and cart to take to Tigertail beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. We purchased supplies at the farmers market (just around the corner on Wednesdays) and the local fish market (also very close by) and fixed some great meals on nights we didn't want to go out. Lisa is very accessible and responds immediately to any questions or concerns you might have. Not being directly on the beach was a different experience for us but in the end we really liked it as we were inclined to take advantage of many other activities in the area. I would recommend Mermaid Cove highly to anyone wanting to share a home with other family or friends. We had our 88 year old mother who needs a walker and the house allowed her to move about and enjoy the lanai and pool area with ease.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

The location of this home is central and easy to find. There is a grassy vacant lot to the west side which the church across the street uses as overflow parking. Don't be discouraged by the front of the house-it could use some landscaping-but the inside is grand. It is a perfect lay-out for multiple families having two bedrooms on each end and three nice bathrooms. We all LOVED the lanai which had 2 sets of 4 sliding glass doors that slid into the wall and opened up the house to the outdoors. I loved the lanai at sunrise in the quiet of the morning and we played in the pool and had many good times together because of the open lay out. The kitchen is perfect-beautiful and well equipped. We used the washer and dryer as needed and the bicycles and beach cart were great to have available! The bedrooms were also well done and comfortable and great for quiet naps. The furniture is top notch! I feel the landlord was VERY quick to answer any questions and to help with any issue we had. Marco Island is the closest thing to paradise that I have I seen. The weather was perfect! We went to Tigertail Beach three times and did some wading and shelling. We ate at the famous Snook Inn, had great pizza delivery from Joey's, and enjoyed 70's music and cocktails in Goodland. We also used the WinnDixie several times which is a short walk away from the house. The kids took our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter to the Naples Children's Museum and the Naples Zoo and Mackle Park (twice) which they enjoyed. My husband and I are bicycle riders and found biking around Marco Island to be delightful! Hope to return......

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna! So glad you had a great time. We love our little Island! Please come back again! Lisa
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home out of the plethora of listings for the following reasons:

4 Bedrooms, 3 with king beds.

We are 3 couples in our 50's who want to have become accustomed to our king beds at home and want to be comfortable

Private, South facing pool

Very important to have our own pool with full sun all day long.

Close proximity to restaurants and stores.

After 5 years of Florida trips, we appreciate the value of not having to drive extensive distances for a bite to eat.

Mermaid Cove satisfied all our criteria which made for a very enjoyable vacation. An added bonus was that the house was newly renovated and tastefully furnished and was complete with all amenities.

We enjoyed walking to CJ's on the Bay for a drink and the short car ride to Joey's Pizza and the Snook Inn.

Any questions we did have were quickly responded to by the owner Having the property on the canal added to the atmosphere of the place as well.

If we opt to vacation in Marco Island again we would look at trying to re-book this property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sandy. You are certainly welcome back any time! All the best!
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Eau Claire, WI

Really nice home - super fun Island!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation. The home was great, and the owner was super nice. We felt so safe on this island - it is very clean and beautiful. We didn't want to leave.

If you need a vacation- this is like another world. Get it while you can!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! Very glad you enjoyed our island! Come back and see us again!
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Little Rock

Marvelous Mermaid!

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed the home very much. Everything was great. The owner gave us tips about everything from where to get the best deals on clothing, to where to go on an airboat ride. We had an absolute blast!

This house is great - but the best thing about it is where it is. The location is ideal, and there are no neighbors. Across the street is a church, and the lots on one side are all vacant. Everything is new, clean and high quality. We had a little trouble with the dryer - but turns out that it was just a little too fancy for me....Operator error! But they walked me through it. All of the items in the house are nicer than what I have at my own home - from the bedding to the coffee maker to the washer and dryer and the pool deck chairs.

It's a very nice place, run by very nice people. We will definitely be going back next year. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob! Glad to have your group, and hope to see you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fort Myers, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
CJs by the Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: recommended

Boats are available to rent for fishing or cruising - they also have a lovely dinner cruise on a yacht all at Rose Marina just minutes from the home. You will always see dolphins and manatees.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marco Island, Marco Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool Heating for 1 week £120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £160 + Tax
cleaning fee £160 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Discounted rate of one free week for monthly rentals (defined as 4 consecutive weeks Saturday to Saturday)

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