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5 BR 4 Bath Waterfront House w Giant Pool, Hot Tub & Beautiful Large Lanai

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in City of Marco - The Willow Retreat

Large Waterfront House with Heated Pool, Hot Tub and Beautiful Sunroom 5BR 4Bath


This home is a wonderful place for friends or families to relax and unwind away from the hustle bustle of daily life. It is your own private retreat waterfront retreat. The home accommodates up to a total of twelve guests, including both adults and children. The main living areas include a comfortable living room, sunken family room with expansive water views, huge kitchen and dining nook. The flooring throughout the house is tiled (with the exception of the stairs going to the upstairs suite). In the living room, you will find seating for 5 in front of a 50 inch flat screen television. There is a bluray player. The living room has a leather pull-out sofa that opens to a full sized bed, which sleeps two. We have placed a large coffee table in the room, as well. There is also a glass topped dining table that seats six. Various board games and card games can be found in the wall shelving.

The sunken family room features a unique slate floor and a granite topped bar. You will find a reclining leather sofa, love seat and chair set, as well as two cushioned wicker chairs. There are two round end tables, and there is a large coffee table. There is a 48 inch flat screen television. There is a Bluray player hooked up to this television. This room has a wall of sliding glass doors that provide a stunning view of the waterfront of the home.

The kitchen is unique in its design and has lots of granite topped counter space and room to work for those who enjoy cooking. There are double ovens for your group and five burners on the stove. We provide you with plenty of cookware, dishes, glasses and silverware. In addition, you will have a 4-slice toaster, blender, coffee maker, tea kettle, hand mixer, Belgian waffle maker, turkey roasting pan, and lots of other items for food preparation.

In the dining nook, there is seating around the bar table for four, and more seating for 3 at the bar. In addition, there is seating for 2 at the family room bar.

The home features 5 comfortable bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have lovely tile floors. Four are found off of the hallway behind the family room and living room areas. To the left off of the hallway is a master bedroom with king sized bed, high dresser, another dresser, ceiling fan and a 40" flat screen television. It has a large closet. This bedroom has a blue and white tiled bathroom with shower/tub combo. The bedroom window opens to the lanai and has views of the water. The exterior door from the bedroom conveniently exits out onto the screened pool patio.

In the center of the hallway is the oak bedroom with a queen sized bed, high dresser, 32" flat screen television, closet and ceiling fan. This room overlooks the pool. There is a bathroom directly across from this bedroom that has a shower/tub combo.

To the right of the hallway is the 2 bedroom family suite. The first bedroom features a lovely queen sized bed, nightstand and high dresser with a 32" flat screen television. It is attached to a bathroom with shower/tub combo. This room is facing the front area of the house and also has a large closet and ceiling fan. Attached to this bedroom is another bedroom. There is a slatted door between the two bedrooms. This setup is especially nice for families with children. The back bedroom has a very large window overlooking the pool, and an exterior door that goes out onto the screened pool patio. There is a queen sized bed, large dresser, nightstand, and 32" flatscreen television in this room. This room has a very large closet.

The enormous fifth bedroom is found upstairs. It is on the opposite side of the house and is a very quiet and private retreat! This room is around 500 square feet and has cool to the touch tile floors. In this room is a king sized bed, 2 nightstands and large dresser with mirror. There is also an incredibly comfortable chaise lounge that is perfect for reading a book. A large leather sofa that seats four is in front of the 40" television, along with a coffee table. It's a perfect spot for a family or the kids to watch their favorite program in peace. A small balcony is at the front of the room, over the front of the house. The bathroom has a shower/tub combo. There is a large, walk-in closet. A window in the back of this room overlooks the water.

The house has a very large garage where the laundry setup (washer and dryer) is found. We have some beach chairs and beach toys for the kids. In the garage you will find three adult sized bikes. There are beach towels in the house for each guest. You will find a gas grill outside of the garage, near the waterfront.

Although we love the interior of this house, the exterior is what we absolutely adore! The pool is on the other side of the downstairs bedrooms. It is screened and has foliage along the side for privacy. Rather than sharing your pool with a bunch of hotel guests, you get the entire crystal clear pool to yourself. It measures around 20 x 40 feet. In addition, there is a very large hot tub attached to the pool. The pool area has pavers and there are four chaise lounges, along with four chairs, and loveseat so guests have a spot to relax. There are also several small tables to set beverages or snacks.

Our lanai is the spot where we really enjoy relaxing. It is immediately behind the family room and kitchen along the back of the house. The lanai is completely tiled, and has sliding doors between it and the house. There are fixed and slider windows facing the waterfront. There are three entrances into the lanai from the exterior. One is off of the pool, another is off of the area leading to the dock and the final is off of the patio. There is dining seating here for at least 12 people. In addition, there are two huge lounge chairs that will seat two apiece, as well as an additional chair with ottoman. It's a fabulous place to read, visit, enjoy the breeze, or play board games. Opening up the windows and running the fans when you are out there really helps to keep that area cool. It is especially nice during the winter time, especially when you can open up the sliders to cool off the rest of the house with fresh ocean air. This area is completely enclosed on the sides, but does have screen between the roof and walls, so it is not air conditioned.

A beautiful travertine paver front porch was recently added. There are six white adirondack chairs on the front porch.

It is our hope that our visitors will really enjoy all that our home has to offer for their special getaway.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2015
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About Teressa

We both grew up in Ohio. My husband graduated from college in Virginia, and I graduated from a private college in Ohio. Due to my husband's extensive educational opportunities, and his career path, we have had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country. After nineteen years of marriage, we live with our children in Florida. Due to both of our work situations, we are settled in Florida for good!

Teressa purchased this house in 2014

Why Teressa chose Marco Island

Our family was transferred to the central Florida area several years ago. Soon after moving to Florida, we stayed in a friend's house on Marco Island. We had visited the island before, but never experienced actually staying there. During our stay, we fell in love with Marco Island. Fishing from South Beach was such an incredible experience for our family. The sunsets here in Marco are absolutely beautiful!

Ever since that trip, we dreamed of owning a vacation home on the island. We had been looking at houses since that visit. We had an experience that allowed us to purchase a home on the island. After looking at many home listings, we found ourselves coming back to this one. There was something special about it. On our first visit, we were so surprised at the spaciousness and the good feel of the home. The pictures in the listing just did not do it justice! When we met the sellers, we learned that they were actually from our home town, so it was a really neat coincidence. This home was owned by one family from the time it was built. The original owner passed it down to family members, and so we feel very fortunate to be the second family owning this very unique home.

What makes this house unique

There are so many great things about this house. We all love to play in the pool. You can spend hours out there swimming, or sit and read and visit. We all really enjoy the hot tub. Its location makes it very comfortable and the screened porch keeps critters away, even at night. The pool area allows you to have privacy and plenty of space for swimming.

The dock is a favorite place of my husband's. He has always enjoyed fishing, and has caught several fish from there since we purchased the house. When our outdoor enthusiast relatives visit, they rent kayaks and paddle them from the Isle of Capri to our house. The children all get to take turns with adults in the kayaks and have a great time going through the canals. Now, THAT is a unique way to see the island! Sunrise views from the dock are full of color and beauty. The 155 feet of waterfront is a real plus, as well. It's rather unusual to have that much space along the water, but the layout of this property allows that special aspect.

The lanai area is spectacular. It is a huge area that can be kept dry with the new sliding windows we put in, and can also be opened to allow in the fresh Florida air. You will spend a lot of time on the lanai.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our vacation was amazing because we had so much fun in the pool and at the beach too. On the boat ride we took, we saw a lot of dolphins and they went so close to the boat we were in. We went to the beach, bought ice cream, and went fishing...I caught fish all by myself! I got lots of seashells and the pool is so cool and warm when it is sunny. The vacation was fun.
May 2016
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5 BR 4 Bath Waterfront House w Giant Pool, Hot Tub & Beautiful Large Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
O Fallon, IL

Great set up for large group

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and 6 kids and had plenty of room. This house was perfect for our group. Kitchen has everything you need to cook and plenty of seating for all. The pool was great. Spent a lot of time there and kids loved it. The location is close to everything and house was large enough where you had your own space. You can walk to star bucks and on a quit neighborhood without any road traffic noise. Great place to stay! Only thing I would change is you can only have the AC down to 72 at night. I love it cold when I sleep (usually 68) but they had plenty of fans.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that your stay at our home went well and that it worked so nicely for your group. In addition, we are so pleased that the pool was a hit with the kids and that the location of the home was convenient. Our thermostats do have a low temperature setting limit based on the recommendation of our heating and cooling company in order to keep the 3 AC units working as smoothly as possible in the hot South Florida weather, and in order to avoid maintenance issues with them. Thank you so much for staying in our home, and please keep us in mind for future visits to Marco Island! We are very happy that you had a great vacation with plenty of space to enjoy your time there.
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Amazing Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to gather all of our grown children, their significant others, and our grandchildren for a wonderful vacation in beautiful Marco Island. We could not have asked for a better home to compliment our long anticipated family vacation! All of us had our own comfortable room for privacy, while the rest of this lovely home provided a great space and atmosphere for family fun! The pool/hot tub was fabulous and enjoyed for many hours a day! The Lanai was so peaceful with it's water views, and the layout of the home was very accommodating for our large group. We bar-b-qued, enjoyed local restaurants, saw the sites, and explored the island beaches. Thanks to Theresa and her husband for offering such a wonderful, clean and well stocked home! From the kitchen appliances, to the supply of pool toys, we wanted for nothing! We will recommend it often and we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you had a memorable time with family when you stayed in our home. In addition, we are happy that it accommodated your group and met your expectations. You left the home in excellent condition at the conclusion of your stay. It means so much to us when guests treat our home as they would treat their own. The pool toys you left were greatly appreciated, and are there for future guests, who will enjoy them. We do our best to continually maintain and upgrade our home, and to make sure it is well stocked for our guests. We would love to have you and your family stay at our home again in the future!
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Luxurious vacation home with every amenity

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. My husband and I enjoyed this beautifully decorated home for a week last June. While we found the location to be conveniently located near the beach and other attractions, we also appreciated serenity of a quiet neighborhood. My favorite part of this home was the unobstructed water views, sitting on the lanai watching for manatee and dolphins. We look forward to planning our next trip down to Marco Island.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your husband enjoyed staying at our home. We hope that you can stay again in the future!
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Spacious, clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this rental with extended family and had a wonderful time! The home is beautifully decorated and had tons of space for all 12 of us. The home, including the kitchen, was equipped with everything we needed. Our kids loved the pool and the adults loved the hot tub. My kids also enjoyed fishing right off the back dock. The location of the home is super close to the public beach which was very convenient. This is a perfect home and we will definitely return soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed time with extended family at our home. Thank you so much for staying there, and we hope to have you stay again!
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Express (Rose Marina)
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Lely Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: necessary

This home is located in a nice, established neighborhood at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It is one mile from the top of the Jolley Bridge, which stretches over stunning Barfield Bay. The views at the bridge at sunrise and sunset are beautiful. There are a couple of very small sandy beach areas beneath the bridge where locals go to fish in the bay. The Esplanade, a very nice shopping area with plenty of popular eateries, is just a mile away from the house. The house is 2 miles from Tigertail Beach, which is great for shelling and bird watching, as well as relaxation on the quiet beach. This is a great spot for paddle boarding. It is approximately 4 miles from South Beach, which has excellent fishing off of the jetty and is a great place for sunning, playing games on the sand and swimming in the water. The Rookery Bay Reserve is just a few miles away and there are places for kayak and paddle board rentals. It's really fun to take them through the canals, if you are the outdoors type. Naples is only a short drive away and has wonderful restaurants, shopping and cultural activities. Our children enjoy visiting the Naples zoo, as well. The Naples Pier at sunset is a must-see for those who visit here!


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early December
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Holiday Season
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Holiday Season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
28 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Day
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late June
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Independence Day
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £214 + Tax
Administrative Fee £78
Damage Protection Plan £57
Tax Rate 10.0%

The home accommodates up to twelve guests. This includes both adults and children. Children (including infants) count as guests.

A deposit will be made upon booking and the balance will be paid two months prior to the rental. Our property manager will contact potential guests, and he will set up the payment schedule with them.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Hallway Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Family Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms feature tub/shower combo and have tile floors. They are charming and quaint.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1st floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Hallway Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family Suite Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family Suite Pool Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each bedroom sleeps two people. There are two king beds and three queen beds. All bedroom are tiled. All bed linens are included. There are extra pillows and blankets, as well. The sofabed is a full sized bed and sleeps two. Bedding is in the hallway closet for that sofabed. The home accommodates up to twelve guests in beds. We have a pack-n-play with sheets in the home if one of the 12 guests is an infant or toddler. Some guests may prefer to bring an air mattress to use instead of the sofabed, since there is a lot of space in the home. Please note that, no matter the size of the house, we only allow up to 12 guests total.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our home accommodates up to twelve people, including children and infants in that number. It is a lovely and very unique home. Virtual Tour: https://goo.gl/wwD7wM

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