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Across from the Beach with Beautiful Views of Gulf of Mexico

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in City of Marco - The Sands of Marco D-505

Large 2-bedroom 2 bath unit across the street from Residents Beach

A quiet building with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and very close to shopping and dining, this unit is the perfect place to spend your vacation. Two private bedroom and bath suites on each side of the unit with full living, dining and kitchen areas for enjoying the beautiful gulf stream breezes that blow through this top floor unit. Enjoy a relaxing day at the private Resident's Beach and return to your large, heated swimming pool for a dip. Later relax on the shaded balcony and enjoy your view of the beach, the pool and the lush, green gardens below. This is truly an Island Paradise!!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Thomas A Barrett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2016

About Thomas A Barrett

I moved to Marco in 1987 and fell in love with this Island Paradise. For business reasons, I reluctantly moved back to the Washington DC area in 1990 but have always dreamed of returning to Marco. I was fortunate enough to purchase this unit across from my favorite beach and I plan to purchase a permanent residence on the Island in the next year or two.

Thomas A Barrett purchased this condo in 2015

Why Thomas A Barrett chose Marco Island

When I lived in Marco in the late '80's, I remember seeing the groundbreaking of The Sands Condominium and thinking to myself, 'what a perfect location that is'. Now I am the proud owner of what I think is the best location in that building, high up on the fifth floor with the beautiful gulf breezes that blow through the unit, and a beautiful shaded balcony with a view of the beach and the pool!

What makes this condo unique

The location of this unit is the best part! Located on the most beautiful Island in the World, this unit is on the top floor and right across the street from the most fabulous beach on the planet! Just a short walk to restaurants and shopping and located right next store to San Marco Catholic Church! The weather is great year round in Marco and this is truly an Island Paradise!


2 holidaymaker reviews

Across from the Beach with Beautiful Views of Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New England

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sands on our visit to Marco Island, and could not have made a better choice.

Our condo was very comfortable, with 3 ceiling fans, an extremely large lanai and a great view of the Gulf and it's spectacular sunsets. Everything we needed for our stay was available, including all beach equipment.

The owner was very easy to reach, suggested side trips to the Keys and the Everglades, and even brought over coffee for his new coffee maker!.

We look forward to returning to the Sands and are even considering the fall, when people we have spoken to say the weather is wonderful, the island is quiet and yet all restaurants are open.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Sands of Marco on a family Vacation and had a wonderful stay. Marco Island id Beautiful place.

I would highly recommend to a family with children with the pool in the courtyard and the beach across the street.

We went on the everglades tour and had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike it was wonderful to see you.
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Snook Inn
Tigertail Beach
Sunset Grille
Residents Beach
Marco Island Princess
Frank E. Mackle Jr. Community Park
Rose Marco River Marina
Crazy Flamingo
CJ's on the Bay
Rookies Bar & Grill
Michelbob's Championship Ribs
"best ribs :)"
Marco Movies
Breakfast Plus Restaurant
Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub -- CLOSED
Big Al's
Cold Stone Creamery
South Marco Beach
"public beach on marco"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
RSW - Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Beach
Residents Beach is across the street
Car: not necessary

Walk across the street to the beautiful private Resident's Beach featuring a delicious sandwich shop and clean bathroom facilities. The Marriott Resort & Spa is a short walk down the street; The Sands unit is right next to San Marco Catholic Church; short walk to restaurants and shopping.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £123
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in City of Marco in Florida South Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Beds are comfortable and have a large living areas and spacious closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Trip Advisor viewers voted Marco Island the #1 Island in the US and #4 in the world!! Marco is your Island Paradise where you will make lasting memories while enjoying a laid back experience.

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