South of Winterberry, renovated waterfront property, and dog friendly too
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Great, pet friendly house in a great location on Marco Island...
This was our first +30 day stay anywhere via VRBO. The house is - as advertised - in great condition - and in a great location. Easy access to the Gulf - with a nice dock area and a boat lift that easily handled our 20 ft boat. Walking distance to the beach - though we drove and parked on most beach days.
Walking distance to a half dozen good to very good restaurants - our favorite was Fin Bistro. Bikes are fun to have for romps around the neighborhood or anywhere really on Marco. Nearby vacant lots have the native Florida Burrowing Owls which are very interesting.
We brought our own paddle boards and paddled extensively through the canals. Manatees and dolphins were seen most days though less of the Manatees as they are very shy. Though we did not do any fishing in the canal this location seemed to be very popular with the Dolphins and other local fishers.
What few issues we encountered, Janet, the property owner, was very responsive and was able to resolve them quickly, from afar. It is a dog and cat friendly property - though we only brought our dog. We talked to several neighbors that were envious of the fenced and grassed area on the side/front of the house.
We had several guests visit with us during our stay - the separation of the master suite from the other bedrooms is a nice feature. There is also a loft - from which I set up my remote office location. It too was a very nice feature as from the higher elevation I saw manatees and dolphins swimming by while on teleconference calls - very cool!
On the location again, this property is where one of the main canals connects with two perpendicular canals directly across from the property. We enjoyed the interesting boat, paddle board, and kayak traffic at various times of the day. The pool does afford privacy if wanted from the canal traffic. I almost forgot - the sunsets are simply amazing from this location!
The only caveat is for TV lovers, you must connect via Hulu or your own cable service via a WiFi connection (we did so through Xfinity). Bring an adaptor so that you can connect your laptop to the TV. The WiFi was very good though expect some intermittent power outages on the island depending on time of the year.
We highly recommend this property and especially Janet as the owner. We may rent again next year if our contract on a nearby condo falls through!