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Reviews written by our guests from VRBO/Homeaway and Flipkey/Tripadvisor
After following link, scroll to near bottom of the page to read reviews.

Apt 304: VRBO/Homeaway:     http://www.vrbo.com/7126
                 Flipkey/Tripadvisor:  http://www.flipkey.com/marco-island-condo-rentals/p425208/

Apt 707:  VRBO/Homeaway:    http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102764
                  Flipkey/Tripadvisor:  http://www.flipkey.com/marco-island-condo-rentals/p425077/

 

Recommendations below are taken from emails that were written to us after our guests arrived home and from the Guest Book entries that are made in our condos. Many are longer and give info and recommendations on what they have done while in Marco and where they have eaten.  Because of space I have not put the entire entries on this page and they can be read in full in our Guest Book when you arrive.  Reviews logged in by travelers can be seen at the above links.

Recommendations for Apt 304 from our guest book --  Click  Here for Recommendations for 707

Apt 304

Feb 2012

John J D

South Seas Tower  (Homeaway Review

Review Submitted: February 20, 2012 Date of Stay: February 2012
My wife and I just returned from 2 weeks in South Seas Tower. It's everything the owner claims. It is a very well kept, equipped and comfortable condo with a wonderful view. The owner provides all the necessary in door and out door equipment. If you have children we saw that the owner takes pride in what they provide in entertainment for the kids. You have excellent access to the laundry and garbage disposal area and plenty of parking was available. We enjoyed our stay and intend on returning to the same unit next year. The walk to the beach was easy due to the fact that the owner provided a cart to wheel the chairs and umbrella down to the water. As I said the owner really thought of everything. We highly recommend this property. John & Carol

April 2012

We had a great week at your condo.  We have stayed on the beach in Marco for the last 10 years at various rentals.  We enjoyed South Seas very much and appreciate being "away" from the crazy spring break that occurs further down the beach toward the Marriott.  We love Quinn's for lunch and went to Ise of Capri several times for dinner, long wait but well worth it.  The walk to the water is lovely in the morning.  Rented a boat and spent time exploring.  Saw dolphins and manatees.

The condo itself was comfortable and provided all we needed after a long day on the beach and water.

Dale, Laura & Tori
Rockford, MI

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This was our first trip at a condo other than the Apollo.  Your condo is very nice and comfortable and it was nice for her to have her own room, TV and bathroom. We appreciated all your amenities although we didn't watch much television and didn't get to the movies.  Still, we'd love to come back again, maybe next year.  The only hiccup was the wireless service was sporadic and early mornings were sometimes interrupted by the maintenance crew.  The pool is wonderful bath water warm (even I ventured in).  I may have even caught up on my sleep before returning to the rat race.

Thanks so much,
Cheryl, Charles, Sean  and Sarah
East Boston, MA

Owner Note:  The internet service had an issue when you were here.  We did not find out about it until one of our guests email us to let us know.  It was fixed and is now working fine.

June 2012

This was our first trip to Marco Island!  We enjoyed the condo and the many things to choose from in your condo such as books to read or movies to watch.  You have a lovely condo that is comfy!

I enjoyed seeing the beach from the balcony and my daughter and I enjoyed the pool!

Thank you for sharing your condo with us and we hope to return in the future!

Allen Fam

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This is the second time we come to Marco Island and stayed in this condo.  It was wonderful as always!

We had a great time and we wish for the next family that stays here the best vacation ever.

Carla, Alina & Jose
Miami FL

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Jan 2011

Thank you for letting us share your vacation home.  We had a wonderful time.  The weather was great and we did a lot of sightseeing on and off the Island.

The condo was stocked with everything one needed.  The sunsets were beautirul and the beach so well maintained.  You selected a beautiful Island for a vacation Home.

Bob & Betty, Cleta, Gayle
PS We took 645 Pictures

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Just pure relaxation and enjoyment of the ocean.  We did many bicycle rides, walks on the beach and took advantage of the wonderful pool here.  The sunsets were fantastic-took tons of pictures.  Left two feet of snow and -25 below when we left Wisconsin.  When it hit 75 degrees here, that meant a 100 degree difference in temp.

WOW! Thanks for sharing your condo with us.  Everything is in good shape here.

Rod & Linda
Barron, WI

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Hi Lorraine,

We just returned from Florida last night and had a great vacation touring all of SW Florida.  We really enjoyed our stay at your condo and loved Marco Island.  We are hoping  to come back next year for a month.   We had great weather.  Your condo was very well stocked. We appreciated all your helpful notes.  Thank You for making your condo like home.

Take Care,
Linda

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Hi Lorraine,   We had a wonderful time in Marco. The condo was excellent and had everything we could have wanted. The weather was perfect all week. We have been to Marco several times but this was the first time we rented a condo. All the other times were at the Marriott and this was much better. Unless I can talk my wife into buying a place of our own we will be back at your place next year.  

 Joe

Feb 2011

Lorraine,

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  What a beautiful spot you have here!  The weather has been ideal and your condo is fitted out to a T!

We have felt so relaxed and at home!

Best Wishes - Diane

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Our third time in your condo and for 2 weeks this time.  It's been marvelous and the weather fantastic.  Loved long walks on the beach and sitting out on the lanai and enjoying all that Marco has to offer.

Your condo is everything anyone could ask for.  Thank you again and we hope to return next winter.

Don & Connie
Connecticut

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April 2011

The week was amazing.  The weather was perfect 85 degrees and sunny all week long.  We enjoyed long walks on the beach (You should see my shell collection!!), refreshing swims in the pool, beautiful sunsets..., just a great week!  All relaxed and ready to face the world.

Bill and Lorraine, you have a gem in this condo.  Thank you for sharing.

Tom and Joan
Beverly Hills, MI

May 2011

Emmy
Carmel, IN/ USA

We recommend staying here!  (Homeaway Review)

Review Submitted: May 1, 2011 Date of Stay: April 2011
This condo was an extremely clean, well-maintained rental full of excellent amenities. We were pleasantly surprised to find a wide selection of music and movies for our use. We loved being able to walk to the beach and having beach chairs, toys and accessories there for us to use. Lorraine provided wonderful customer service, especially when the smoke alarm needed to be replaced during our stay. Being able to cook in the fully-equipped condo kitchen helped keep us within our budget, and the laundry facilities were adequate. I recommend that you do your last load of laundry before your last evening in the condo, however. When I used the change machine on the first floor to get coins, it ate my money. The reception desk was closed, and I could not get my money back. I tried to go to a local laundromat, and it was closed. In the end, Lorraine did not penalize us for leaving more than the allotted number of dirty towels/sheets and credited us the money we lost in the change machine.
We enjoyed breakfast at Ne Ne’s Café’ and bagels from Empire Bagel, as well as pizza from Joey’s Pizza nearby. Dinner at Arturo’s was delicious, and our waiter Carmine made the evening enjoyable with excellent service and friendly conversation.
While we simply enjoyed swimming in the Gulf and building sand castles, we also enjoyed outings to nearby attractions. Our favorite was the day we took a 4 hour ranger-led paddling trip through the Everglades (out of Everglades City). We learned a great deal about the Everglades ecosystem, saw countless birds (even an osprey holding its prey as it flew through the air), and explored an island formerly inhabited by the Cohiok tribe. Another day we went on a 1 ½ hour boat trip to see manatees. We also explored Tigertail Beach (we loved the birds and little crabs!) and walked across the shallow lagoon.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend this condo and Marco Island to friends and relatives.

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June 2011

This vacation was probably the best vacation we've ever had!  The view was great, the pool was warm, and we saw a double rainbow.  We  also made three great new friends.  We assure you, we will be coming back next year and will recommend this lovely condo:) Carla

This was one of the best kept condos we have ever stayed in. Alina

Alina, Jose & Carla
Miami, FL

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July 2011

We are sad to leave.  The condo was the perfect size for our family.  The view was nice and we enjoyed both swimming pools!

Excellent price for the location,

This location  will definitely be on our list if we come to Marco Island in the future.

Ara
Noah, Dominick Patti

October 2011

Lorraine & Bill,

The whole experience of renting your condo is a pleasure.  From start to end you have been so helpful, nothing is too much trouble and your 'holiday home' is clean, comfortable and a pleasure to live in, we thank you for all of your effort. 

This is our first trip to Marco and we hope to return in the future, it is so peaceful in 'paradise'!

We have really enjoyed a relaxing week and cannot recommend it highly enough!

Caroline & Andrew
Stockport, Cheshire UK

PS  It is 9:20 PM  (29th Oct) last night in the condo and we have just experienced the most spectacular firework display!  What more could we ask for :)!

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December 2010

We have had such a wonderful relaxing time here - wish we could stay longer.  Not much can surpass the beautiful view from your balcony.  The apartment has been great - stocked with anything one could need - indeed a home away from home.  Thank you for sharing it with us travelers from up north :)!

Kind regards,

Laurie and Frances
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

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Rod and Linda
Barron Wisconsin

Fantastic Vacation (Homeaway Review)

Review Submitted: February 28, 2011 Date of Stay: January 2011
We had a wonderful time in Marco Island. The condo was very well equipped and immaculate. Anything that you could ever want is provided. It is exactly what you see in the pictures.
The owner, Lorraine, is excellent to work with. She is very helpful and has lots of helpful notes to ensure your stay is enjoyable. She responds to all emails in a timely manner.
Overall, a great place to stay.
 
Rod and Linea

Nov 2010

Hi Lorraine,

We had a great stay at your Marco home.  Very nice and comfortable.  The location was fantastic and we were impressed with all the "little things" you kept to make things so very convenient.  Both our children are in university but the fun they would have had 15 years ago.....  Thanks so much.  We will do that again next year but we continue to debate whether we should be owners or renters.  Obviously I know where your bias would lie.

Thanks again,
Paul

June 2010

Date of Stay - June 12 - 26

This is our 5th visit to Florida.  So far, Marco Island is the winner.  We had a great time from the first moment to the very last.

In the condo we felt as if we were home.

Thank you for your hospitality, Lorraine and Bill.  Thank you for sharing  your condo with us.  We definitely would like to come back.

Dozpoly, Columbus, IN, - Budapest, Hungary

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Date of Stay - June 5 - 12

This is our second visit to Marco Island and staying at South Seas.  We absolutely love it here--especially the beach and pool.  Totally relaxing and what we needed.

The condo was very well stocked and appreciated the cleanliness.  We will be back for sure.  We are very impressed with the security and grounds.  We went to Sanibel and th beach and water doesn't compare to Marco.

Thanks so much for sharing  your condo and  your recommendations on restaurants.  We like to come this time of year--no crowds.

Glazer, Russel/Novety, Ohio

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Lorraine,  Thanks so much - we had a wonderful time and your condo was everything we were looking for!

Very clean and comfortable.  We will definitely be back.

Jeanette

May 2010

Date of Stay - May 25 - June 1

What a wonderful week.  thank you so much for sharing your condo with us.  We could not have been more at home, except for the view, of course.

We had spent a week at Disney and we needed to rest up.  We piced the right place.

Boekler, Wowatoga, WI

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Date of Stay - May 15 - 22

We wanted a quiet relaxing finish to our vacation touring Florida's Gulf Coast and that is exactly what we got.

We have loved our short stay on Marco, walking the shore and relaxing by the pool as well a browsing the malls and of course spending some money.

As for the condo--well, we are most impressed at how well stocked it is with everything one needs providing a real home from home comfort.  In addition everyone we met around the place was pleasant and welcoming, especially the gentleman at the gate. We had a lovely vacation in Florida and our time on Marco Island has had a great influence on this.

Who knows, we may return one day.

Simpson, North Umberland, England

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Thank you, Lorraine, for allowing us to stay in your home. We enjoyed our vacation and I appreciated the well equipped kitchen with everything we could ever need and also the notes with instructions :-) - they were very helpful. Also thank you for having the beach cart and chairs/umbrellas/kids toys and a huge selection of family movies available. It really worked out great. We loved hearing the palm trees in the wind when sitting outside in the evenings.

Again, thank you!

Hana

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"A lovely relaxing break on Marco Island"   (Homeaway Review)
 
"We spent a wonderful week on Marco Island in this lovely well furnished and maintained condo.
 
The condo is light and bright, tastefully decorated and furnished with all the amenities and comforts one would have at home. 
 
We are retirees and spent the week relaxing - walking the beach, reading by the pool, visiting the various boutiques and making a trip to Naples.
 
We used restaurants recommended in the brochure compiled by the owner -very comprehensive and useful. 
 
Should we be fortunate to visit Florida again, we would certainly wish to stay in this property and will certainly recommend it to friends and family."
 
Simpson
Northumberland, England, U.K
 
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Hi Lorraine,  We have just returned from a wonderful vacation in the U.S and would like to thank you for allowing us to rent your lovely condo. I was impressed by the space we had and how well stocked it was, catering for every need!  We enjoyed the comfort and the rest after living out of suitcases for nine or so days. Everything was great - a real home from home - except we tended to eat out every day - not something we do at home. 

The island is beautiful too.  We loved walking along the beach each day - it was so uncrowded!

We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Thank you,
Veronica

 

March 2010

Date of Stay- March 20 - April 3

We have been coming to Marco Island in the Spring for the past 8 years, staying at the Hilton.  It has been a real treat to have two ful weeks and to spend it in the comfort of your spacious and exceptionally clean condo.

Love the beach and the weather was perfect.  We especially liked your instructional notes placed throughout the condo.  The note on the beach chair and how to close it is indicative of the attention to detail that you provide.

We will Return,

Ostrowski, Chicago, IL

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SHELL HEAVEN!!!

Review Submitted: April 2, 2010 Date of Stay: March 2010

We had a fantastic time on Marco Island. The beach was so big and wide, and the shelling was amazing. My boys got new shells everyday, and so many sand dollars. One day , we actually ventured all the way past the sand dollar spit, and it was so beautiful there. Even seeing all those beautiful birds, egrets, pelicans, ospreys, was amazing. Tiger Tail was nice too and calm. My 18 month liked it there - especially the playground. The weather was cooler than normal, but still we got great tans!

The condo was immaculate - it really did feel like a second home to us. And very modern and so CLEAN - I loved the tiles. It was very spacious. The owner Lorraine was very helpful, and a delight to deal with; always responding to emails right away. The condo was equipped with everything we needed. It was exactly as you see in the pictures!

So much to do on Marco Island - we recommend the Dolphin Explorer excursion - we saw over 15 dolphins in one day (up close, following our boat).

We spent a shopping day at Miramar Outlets - over 140 stores, and great bargains - worth the 25 minute drive into Naples.

For meals out, we checked out Joey's (not the greatest - hyped up too much, and has soggy pizza). Best place for Italian is Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant - real authentic as we are Italian and can tell. Highly recommended. The whole Marco Walk area is very nice especially on a warm evening. Ice cream at the Esplanade is a must, too, and just walking around there is very beautiful to see all the yachts and boats.

Renting a wave runner (Ron's Everglades Adventure) allows you to see 10,000 Islands, and Everglades area from the water better, and seeing more dolphins and manatees up close. A bit pricey at $265 for 3 hrs , but fun.

Overall, a fantastic family vacation - lots of families and very, very safe on the beach. The pool was great - very , very warm, and security were friendly too. Go during children's hours if you have kids- 11am - 12pm and 4-5pm so they can be as rowdy as they want!

We would definitely recommend this condo to friends or family wishing to check out Marco Island.

Thanks for some great memories!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Young Children

Rosa I. Toronto, Ontario Canada

February 2010

Visit Marco Island!

Vacation Marco Island! Syracuse, New York

This was our second trip to Marco Island and the second time we stayed at this condo. We enjoyed every day of our vacation especially since we are right on the beach. The location of the condo is great and it included all the amenities we could of asked for. The owner is great to work with and the condo was very clean and had a great view of the ocean.

Everyone in the complex is very helpful and friendly. We have two daughters ages 10 & 12 and there is plenty to do for everyone. We would definitely stay here in the future.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Owner's Response: We try very hard to accommodate our guests in every way we can. We get many comments on how well stocked our condo is and how many extra amenities we have. It is nice to see that people recognize the extras and take the time to mention them in a review. Thank you.

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July 2009

Beautiful Marco Island

Missing Marco Island Toronto, Canada

Review Submitted: August 21, 2009 Date of Stay: July 2009

We had a lovely time at Marco Island. Such a Beautiful place, white beaches, Dolphins (we saw lots), gorgeous sunsets, shells and more!!!

Lots of great restaurants for all budgets and plenty of places to shop.
The Condo was very clean and well furnished. Great Balcony looking to the wonderful beach.
We enjoyed the swimming pool too!

Lots to do, rented wave runners and went up the Marco River (I think that's what its called) the dolphins were swimming around us! we were so excited!! Went to the movie theatre and watched Harry Potter whilst eating a meal and enjoying a glass of wine!! very cool!!

Collected lots of shells, went on a boat trip, visited Naples the list goes on.

We hope to go back soon!!!

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E-Mail from Guest

Hi Lorraine,

We certainly had a lovely holiday, Marco Island is so beautiful!!!

We loved the condo, the view was amazing and all the information was very helpful.

We most certainly will keep you in mind for our next vacation.

Simon & Diane Galloway

October 2009

E-Mail from Guest

Hello Lorraine,


After leaving Marco Island, we flew to Belize and then to Miami, spending a few days in each before returning to Cyprus via London.

We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of Marco Island and were very impressed with your beautiful condo. There was nothing that you hadn't provided and your various notes helped us to cope easily with the appliances and equipment.

Please rest assured that we would happily return if and when we plan a further holiday to Marco Island and will recommend you to any of our friends looking to vacation in S.W. Florida.

Kind regards,
Audrey and Colin Keen


November 2009

E-Mail from Yearly Guest - Two Weeks

Hi Lorraine,

We just got back from Marco on Saturday afternoon. I just wanted to write you a short note and tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your condo for the fourth year in a row. Please hold the same two weeks in 2010 for us.

I know each year I tell you I hope our daughter is going to come down for a weekend. Well this year she finally got to come.

The weather was perfect again this year except for the first two days which were overcast and one night it rained. My daughter loved the condo. She was amazed that anything you could ever want is provided for you.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Once again, thank you.

The Condons

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May 2008

Place to go

Pats fan Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Review Submitted: June 5, 2008 Date of Stay: May 2008

Marco Island is the place to go on vacation. Beautiful beaches and the laid back atmosphere and friendly staff where ever you go. From Marco it isn't very far to anywhere that you want to go. An hour and a half to Miami and two hours to Tampa. You can definitely get there from here. The accommodations at the condo puts a hotel to shame. Everything that you could ever need is here. Well worth the investment.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

March 2008

Best Vacation

Wheels Woodbury, MN USA

Review Submitted: April 7, 2008 Date of Stay: March 2008

This was our first time to Marco Island and we had a blast. It was such a gorgeous area. The beach was clean, beautiful and inviting! We spent many hours walking on the beach and searching for shells and sand dollars. The condo was clean, well-stocked with plenty of room! We had fun relaxing at the pool and also going out for ice cream and a few dinners. Easy to grocery shop and cook at the condo as well.  My kids and I had a very stress-free vacation and we're heading back next year to the same place/condo!

The Wheelocks

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March 2007

We just wanted to extend a warm “thank you” for allowing us to stay in your apartment last week (3/24-3/31). We just got home yesterday and are already missing the beautiful views and peaceful surroundings. We have taken home with us many wonderful memories of our stay on Marco Island. My husband was delighted to find a fishing pole in the closet- he headed out early in the mornings for some quiet fishing time. I think one of the highlights of his trip was the baby hammerhead shark that he reeled in one morning. Our boys are ages 6 and 8. They really enjoyed relaxing on the balcony, playing in the sand and flying the kite on the beach at sunset. I loved hanging out on the beach, looking for shells and dolphins while the kids played. Your apartment was well equipped and very comfortable. It was the most relaxing, enjoyable vacation we have ever had. We will definitely want to come back some day.

The Mehringer's

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Relaxing vacation

Maisey Southern Indiana

Review Submitted: April 4, 2007 Date of Stay: March 2007

This was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beach. The apartment was clean, well kept and stocked with plenty music, movies, games and beach toys.

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March 2006

Just wanted to let you know we had a great time at your condo in Marco the week of 3/25 thru 4/1. 
Thank you!

Bob Bischoff

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Good Afternoon Lorraine:

I'm just getting around to letting you know that we all enjoyed our vacation at you condo on Marco Island. The weather was perfect, the shopping and sun (for Donna) was perfect, Marissa was able to relax for a week after her final year at university and Donna's mom enjoyed the beach and her multiple cups of tea on the balcony while reading a book or relaxing while enjoying the warm weather. Donna's mom wants to go back to Marco Island with her husband so I left her with some brochures that I picked up from the Chamber of Commerce.

Getting around Marco Island as well as Naples was easy from your place. Donna found some good shopping in Naples.

The weather here in Ontario has been cold while we were away and since we arrived back home but yesterday and hopefully for the balance of the week it will be in the mid to high 70s.

We are looking forward to going back to Marco Island again next year. Unfortunately Donna does not know her schedule until almost the last minute. Hopefully we will be able to book your place again if timing works out for us.

Ron F.

P.S. Cracklin Jack's was our favourite restaurant. Donna and I had dinner there on our last day. The best

Nov 2006

We just arrived home tonight, Friday, Nov. 17, and we already wish we were back in Marco.

We had a wonderful time. Your condo is lovely. There is absolutely nothing you could want that you haven't provided. I could tell you spent a lot of time and effort to make it very comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting on the lanai and watching the sunsets. Walking the beach is a really great way to exercise and work off some of the calories from eating out so much.

We're hoping we will be able to go back next year. We have to wait to see my husband's work schedule, but If it's ok I'd like to contact you in the next few months about next year.

Thank you so much for everything.

Sincerely,
The Condon's

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Jan 2005

Hello!  Just wanted to let you know we had a great time staying at your condo in Marco Island.  It was well furnished and comfortable.  We collected a lot of nice sea shells and relaxed in the sun.  The weather was cool but the porch made a nice spot to lay in the sun out of the cool wind.  The daytime temps. were in the 60's and low 70's.  We missed two snows in PA while we were there and almost didn't make it home as all the flights were cancelled by lunchtime Saturday.  Our flight was the last one in at Harrisburg.  We hated to come home and wish we could spend more time in Florida but the party's over and it's back to work Monday.

Thanks again  
Nancy and Randy Schriver

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Dear Lorraine,

We really enjoyed staying at your condo. It was very child friendly having toys & Books there helped. We enjoyed going to beach and having the option of the pool. Your place is very well equipped with lots of extra amenities.

Overall it was a pleasurable experience and I hope we get to come back next year again.

Otilia Malario


March 2005

Lorraine, 

I've wanted to sit down and write you a nice note thanking you for allowing us to rent your condo 304 during the week of March 5-12.  We had a very nice time, and your condo is well equipped for travelers.  We found a pretty glass vase in your cupboard and went to the nearby Publix to fill it with flowers for the dining table and it felt just like home!

Of course we treated your home with much care and left it as nicely as we found it.  We followed all of your kind instructions.  We do not have children, but certainly your condo has PLENTY of extras for those who do.  I have no complaints at all.

Many thanks,
Cheryl Byers

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Feb/March 2005

Hi Lorraine:

We had a wonderful stay on Marco.  The apartment was great and we all found the beds to be very comfortable.  You thought of everything anyone could need, so it was easy for us to make ourselves right at home.  I hope we put all the carpet runners back in their correct spots!!  The carpet really looked nice after the cleaning. 

Truly, the apartment was lovely and we really like staying at South Seas. 

I hope I get to meet you some day--I feel like we would be great friends.

Warm regards from cold Minneapolis,

Linda

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Oct/Nov 2004

Dear Lorraine,

Just got back from our vacation and wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay in your beautiful condo. I didn't get your e-mail in time to reply.  We weren't affected with the building project. The condo was very well stocked and the view was wonderful! I left a note for you with your rental agent thanking you.  I hope in the future we can come back and stay there again.

Thank you so much.

Connie Schmidt

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Aug/Sept 2004

Dear Lorraine,

We are so appreciative of having the use of your lovely condo.
Waking up to a beach view cannot be topped and we were so impressed with Crescent Beach---we've never seen such wide and white beaches. The shelling was amazing as well.

When Hurricane Charley came through, we were worried that an alternative vacation to our usual Ft. Myers/Sanibel trip would not measure up. But I have to say, while Marco is completely different, we had one of our best vacations ever!

It was really nice to experience something different, and we were all so disappointed to have to leave one day early due to Frances. We are already looking forward to another visit to Marco someday!

Thank you again for saving our vacation and for your hospitality!

Sincerely,
Beth Cox

You are more than welcome to use my comments. I should also mention that we took a charter boat trip with Captain Cedric Davis of Fantasea Boat Tours.  He took us to Sand Dollar Island and then through the 10,000 Islands and all the way around Marco. We found fantastic shells on the sand bar and at one point he coaxed 4 dolphins to play in the boat's wake. We took this tour in the rain and still had a fabulous time. He will customize tours for up to 6 passengers and he is docked at Cedar Bay Marina. The boat trip and watching the sunset from Quinn's were two major highlights of our visit.

Thanks again!

Beth

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Jan 2004

Hi Lorraine,

Sue & I had a great time at your condo.  Everything was perfect, and we appreciate your supplying all the amenities to make our time enjoyable.  The condo was super in every way.

The beach, pool, and the weather were perfect with only a day or two of rain.  

We enjoyed ourselves and would like to return in 2005. 

Sincerely,

Len & Sue Kress (snow birds)

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June 2004

Dear Lorraine,

Many thanks for your reply.

Yvonne, Rona and I thought it was the nearest thing to paradise we are likely to experience!

By all means use any of the comments you wish.

We will certainly keep you and the apartments in mind should we consider a return to Marco Island in the future.

Best wishes

Mike Saltmarsh

(Original letter from the Saltmarsh's is below.  I do not solicit recommendations so when and if someone gets back to me with comments on their vacation I ask for permission to use them)

Hello Lorraine!

Sorry but just missed getting your email before we left for Marco Island.

We had a wonderful vacation and thought apartment #304 was beautiful! The outlook through the palm trees down the beach was a particular joy.

When you referred to the visitor book we thought that perhaps you had one to sign and leave appreciative comments, but have put them here instead.

The ceiling fans were a great asset. The updated card system for using the laundry room machines worked really well and was so convenient!

We thoroughly enjoyed our beach walks and shell searching! Watching the various birds around the complex and along the beach was always interesting.  We also spent a glorious day at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary which was well worth the short drive, especially as it is practically mosquito free!

Once again many thanks for the use of your apartment.  It was such a lovely place to relax!

Regards

Mike Saltmarsh

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May 2003:

We did just about everything there was to do: kayaking, scooter rentals, sunset sail, shelling trip and a full day fishing charter. We took our catch to the Sandbar and they cooked it up for us. I brought home some beautiful shells not just from the shelling trip but also directly from the beach outside the condo.

We got some wonderful pictures of the dolphins playing in the wake of the shelling boat. We enjoyed watching the sunset from the beach, the Marriott and the Tide Restaurant. One evening my husband and I took a romantic walk down the beach and arrived at the Marriott in time to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset.

The condo location was great and had everything we needed so that we didn't have to eat out for breakfast or lunch. We would have watched some of your movies or played the games in the condo but the weather was too good - not one single rain shower during our 7 day stay.

We look forward to renting from you again in the future and we have passed your website address on to some friends of ours in St.Louis.

Thanks again,
Christine Reed
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July 2003

Dear Lorraine,
 
 I just want to tell you "Thank You" for wonderful vacation thanks to
your apartment on Marco Island.
 
 I have to say that from my past experience, not everything that
looked good on internet really was good.  So after driving almost 24 hours I was pleasantly surprised that everything that was promised was there.

The apartment was perfect for our needs and was equipped with
everything we needed. We had blast at the beach and at the pool. We took an air boat ride, alligator watch and we even held them at the Alligator Park. We did  not see dolphins but we went shell hunting and we found a very pretty ones.

It might sound strange but the beach by apartment buildings was much better than Tigertail beach. Water was clear and warm
and we went to the beach twice a day. The personnel at the Towers were friendly and helpful. We could not use garage since I had extra
trunk on  top of my car but there was no problem parking in front of the building.

The video tapes and games were perfect additions when we had to take a break from the Sun. Also, all information that we found in the apartment made our daily planning much easier.
>
> I wish that Marco Island would become our annual destination.

>
> Kind Regards
>
> Mariusz Niedbalec
> Chicago-

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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000

Lorraine,

Hello, thought we'd drop you a line and let you know that we really REALLY enjoyed our trip to Marco island and to thank you for the use of your home.  It was was very enjoyable and we found the condo in good shape, well equipped and especially a very great value. We chartered a boat from the marina on bald eagle road and went fishing for the day brought our catch back to the sand-bar and they prepared them with all the sides for $6 @ head. went parasailing, shelling and mostly were beach bums for the week, I am sure my family and myself will remember this trip fondly for years, and plan to make return visits in future years. I placed the rental info on our union's (U.A.W. Local 3000) vacation plans informational board with a highly recommended rating so hopefully I can send some people your way on our next scheduled downtime at the plant. Again thank you for a most memorable place to stay. if you have anyone wanting info about the accommodations, feel free to send them my e-mail address for a great review.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lockard Family

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Apt 707

June 2012  (Guest Book Entry)

We had a very, very good time.  Your condo is very nice.  The weather was great!

Thank you for letting us sstay at your condo.  My sister fell in love with Marco and I'm sure will be back.

Gary & Kathy
Racine, WI
Karen - Charlotte, NC

May 2012

This is our first trip to Marco Island and we absolutely loved it.  We definitely wnt to come back for a longer visit.  We are travelling with our 2 adult children.

We loved the condo.  It was clean, and the photos on the website were true to what the condo looked like.  This was the first time we rented a condo.  Bill and Lorraine really did think of everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.  We watched a few movies in the condo.  It was great to be able to just grab a DVD and relax in the evening.

Thanks Bill and Lorraine for keeping such a clean and well stocked unit.

Mary Lee, Walter, Mathew & Michelle
Fleming, NJ

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December 2011

Gibney 12/3-12/17 2011

E-mail - HI LORRAINE. JUST WANTED TO DROP YOU A LINE AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'M ENJOYING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MARCO CONDO.  IT REALLY IS TERRIFIC.  NICELY DECORATED AND CLEAN AS CAN BE.  EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF SEEMS TO BE RIGHT AT MY FINGERTIPS.

LEAVING SATURDAY MORNING BUT I'M ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING NEXT MONTH FOR ANOTHER STAY...JAN.7--21...........

Guest Book - Had a great 2 weeks.  Perfect weather to go along with a perfect condo.  All you could ask for.  See you next month.

July 2011

Polakovic 7/2-9, 2011

Lorraine,  We got back to Pittsburgh yesterday and I wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at Marco Island.  You have a beautiful place and like you said we only needed to bring ourselves! 

 Hopefully, we will be able to got back again.

 Thanks,

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Good morning, Lorraine  I just wanted to tell you that our stay at your home in South Seas Tower 4 #707 has been phenomenal!!!  I know that I over packed!!  Your unit is so well equipped and maintained.  We plan on making this home a piece of our lives in the coming years.  Please keep us in mind for any specials or when it is low season so we can come and keep your home warm.

I just referred a friend over to you for some time in August.    Thank you, Again, Lorraine.  I hope it is ok for me to keep in touch with you. 

Grace

June 2011

Kubanez - 6/12-19, 2011

E-Mail - Hi Lorraine, I cannot even tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at 707.  You have really gone over and above to make your guests feel at home here.  I think we have been spoiled!  As many times as I have visited Marco Island I now can't imagine staying anywhere else!   We are planning to get in touch with you next year for another week over the summer.  Thank you again, you are wonderful and your condo is the best! :)

(Homeaway review) We just completed a week stay and could not be more pleased. The unit is very modern, completely updated and is immaculate. The view is amazing from both bedrooms and the living room. Everything you need to make your stay enjoyable is in the unit, from movies, to beach toys and umbrellas, to pots and pans in the kitchen! Highly recommend!

Guest Book -  We had such an amazing week, we don't want to leave!  The condo is immaculate and so well equipped.  We really felt at home here!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! :)  See you next year.

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We had a great time.  The condo was perfect in every way -- location, amenities, etc.

Hladik Fam
Yucaipa, CA

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Guest Book - This is our first trip to Marco Island and we are highly impressed!  We have vacationed up and down the FL Gulf Coast the past several years and Marco Island is now our favorite spot by far.  The sandy white beaches and clear water are perfect for snorkeling for shells, which is one of our favorite past-times..  We even ventured to Key West this trip, which also didn't compare to the peacefulness and serenity of South Seas on Marco!  Our family couldn't wait to return to this beautiful condo, with all of the comforts of home.  We will definitely come back next year.  Thanks Lorraine and Bill!!

Robert, Kara, Kamirin and Rylee
Columbus, OH


May 2011

Kennedy 5/21-29

E-mail - Hi Lorraine,  We all had a great time in Marco this past May and your condo was beautiful and comfortable definitely meeting our expectations.  There is no doubt in our minds that we would rent again from you and it was a pleasure making arrangements as well.    We may decide to revisit again next May and will definitely be in touch

April 2011

Guest Book - We had a wonderful week at 707 in Tower 4.....thank you for making your beautiful condo available.  Your condo was very functional with lots of personal touches.

Thank You!
CHEERS
Dave and Larie
E. Lansing, MI

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July 2010

Hi Lorraine,  Havin' a great time on the island!  Your place is great....no problems.  Love your deluxe beach chairs.  Sandy wants us to get a couple for ourselves.  Where did you get them?  Our search locally, so far, has been fruitless. 

Pat

Follow up email-

Had a super time at your place....found the beach chairs at Alvin's Island....price was even better than I could find online. Thanks again!

Pat

June 2010

Date of Stay:  June 24 - July 1

Thank you for making your condo a home-away-from-home!

Everything we needed from pots and pans to beach equipment and accessories were just a hand's reach away.

The views from the balcony are beautiful.  The sunsets are breathtaking.  We collected many shells and enjoyed the huge waves.  The pool was clean and refreshing.

Note from owner:  Normally there are not huge waves on Marco beach except when there is a storm at sea which sends them in.

We had an enjoyable and memorable vacation!

The Wyckoff's

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Good Afternoon Lorraine,

Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our week at Marco Island, 7 days of perfect weather.  Your extra touches were much appreciated, great beach chairs and the portable cooler were a nice surprise.  We did a couple late afternoon trips down to the beach and enjoyed a cocktail , very peaceful .  You have a well stocked kitchen and bathroom, I didn’t need to pack a hairdryer.   Also appreciate the heads up on the painting project, didn’t affect us on the pool side but those staying on the other side had to deal with noise and dirt.

Thanks for giving us a chance to enjoy your condo.

Dagmar

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Date of stay: June 15 to 23

Thank you for sharing your well kept, well equipped and lovely condo.

We had a wonderful time.  In the past we have been to various parts of Florida, but found your beach very clean. 

Rocco
Illinois

MAY 2010

Date of stay: May 1 - 8

We thoroughly enjoyed your comfortable and well-appointed condo.  It was so nice to start our days with breakfast on the balcony while taking in the lovely views of the beach.

Marco Island is spectacular! We loved vacationing here in "Paradise" and having your Apt 707 as our anchor made this trip special indeed!

Thank you so much for caring about the comfort of your guests!

Parrish & Marcasoli
Mount Dora, Florida

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Wonderful Vacation - (Homeaway Review)

Review Submitted: July 9, 2010 Date of Stay: June 2010
We had a wonderful vacation in Marco Island. The condo exceeded our expectations. It really was a home away from home. Everything we needed was at hand's reach; from pots and pans to beach equipment. Everything was well maintained and up to date. The views from the huge balcony were breath taking.

We spent our days on the beach, at the pool, taking an Everglades airboat ride, taking a Dolphin boat excursion and even renting a deck boat for 1/2 a day. That was an experience we will never forget...getting up close and personal to manatees and dolphins and collecting seashells on small islands. We enjoyed delicious dinners at the condo, but mostly at the numerous restaurants that were just a short drive away.

Our only regret was having to leave.

Thanks again for accommodating our restricted vacation schedule. We had a very memorable week! Too bad we didn't get to meet. Hope you had a good trip too.

Fondly, Sue, Gerry, Megan and Katie
Trumbull, CT

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Hi Lorraine,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your 707 condo from May 1-7. (We left a day earlier so that we could attend an anniversary party back home.)

It was truly a pleasure to go in and find a well-appointed condo with a wonderful view, see how nicely the unit has been kept and find it so well-stocked with the comforts of home. A special feature for me was having a stereo with the capability of playing discs in MP3 format. I have a huge music collection and have many music compilations that I have made and burned on CDs. Although I didn't expect to be able to play MP3 discs, luckily I had some in my car since my auto's system has such capability. You may want to add that feature to your list of amenities--the audiophiles will love it.

Again, thanks for all of the info you passed along about the community as well as the various things in the condo.

Lorraine, it was a great week--if we decide to visit Marco Island again we'd love to rent your 707. If we know of friends who'd like to go to Marco, we'll be sure to refer them to you. Thanks for everything!

Best regards,

Allie

April 2010

Date of stay:  April 17 - May 1

Dear Lorraine,

We got back home last Wednesday and I have been meaning to write you about our stay.

We loved Marco Island!!! The restaurants were top-notch, the beach was very walkable, the weather was wonderful and the condo was very nice. Everything was convenient, even to the "grocery cart" to take groceries to the condo. Thank you for sharing your home in Marco with us.

This was our first time staying in Marco and we really enjoyed being here.  The beach was wonderful, the restaurants delicious and the amenities here great!  We enjoyed all these things.  Thank you for sharing your lovely condo with us

Gliptis
Hersey, PA

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Comfortable, Relaxing, Covenient    (Homeaway Review)

Review Submitted: April 26, 2010 Date of Stay: April 2010
This rental was above our expectations, the owners and the rental agency where very helpfull, the condo is in excellent shape, the furnishings are comfortable, we felt like we where at home ! The location is great, the view is exceptional and shopping is a short drive away.
We plan to return in the near future.

London Ontario
Canada

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E-Mail from Guest

Review Submitted: April 10, 2010 Date of Stay: October 2009
Hi Lorraine,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Marco, and your condo is just perfect, everything one could wish for.

We had 2” of rain up here and 50-60 Deg temps. While we were down there it was in the mid nineties with no rain.

We went for walks early, and stayed by the pool in the shade when it got too hot, and Anne even managed to pick some sand dollars during our walks.

Also went down Hwy. 41 and took an Everglade air boat ride that was cool, gator’s and all.

Anyway thanks again too bad we didn’t meet up with you guys, maybe next time, did you leave Marco to go home that week, or did you have to stay around to finish up your remodeling ?

Regards Barry& Anne.

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Subject: South Seas Rental Week Of April 10

Hello Lorraine just a quick note to let you know that we where very impressed with your condo, the complex itself and the location, we had a very relaxing week at Marco, thanks again  .....  we definitely will be repeat renters !   ;-)

John Howard

March 2010

Hi Lorraine,

I just wanted to say thank you to you and Bill for the beautiful condo you provided for your guests and for all the consideration you took to make your guests' stay so comfortable.  We didn't miss anything in this well-equipped condo and really felt at home.

 We have just spent 2 perfect weeks in Apt 707, it was the best holiday home we have ever had. We enjoyed the great view to the beach 12 hours a day – and all the amenities the apartment offers. We didn’t want to go home, but we had to. Now we have these great memories and mental pictures of Marco Island for the rest of the year. I don't know how many photos I've taken, because it never looks the same, depending on the weather, time of day, etc.; but it is always breathtaking.

We want to come back, that’s for sure, if possible, we would like to stay for a longer period of time. So this will not be my last email to you.

Thank you so much and kind regard from Germany

Elisabeth and Hartmut

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Hello Lorraine,

Wayne and I had a wonderful week staying at your condo on Marco Island. Your place was so nice: the furnishings, the kitchen, the beach chairs and umbrella and especially the balcony.  I spent a lot of time on the chaise lounge reading and relaxing.  Wayne and I went out every evening to see the sunset, and we made good use of the tennis courts (Wayne even played a match with one of the other residents.)  The weather was chilly a few days and rainy, and on those days we walked to the point and to Tigertail Beach.  It was a wonderful week for us! 

Now it’s Monday and we’re back to work!  We were so impressed with the well-equipped condo and the great iew.  We look forward to coming back.

Thanks for sharing your condo with us.

Barbara
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Jan 2010

Hi Lorraine. Just wanted to let you know we are having a great time here on Marco. The temps have been cool, but perfect for us. As always, your place is beautiful.

Am I too early to inquire about 2011?

God bless you,
Greg
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Nov 2009

Date of stay:  Nov 7 - 21

We have enjoyed your very comfortable and we equipped condo.  The purpose of our trip was to attend a wedding, but coming "home" each day was so relaxing.

Many Thanks,
The Morrisey's and Renouj
Jersey, UK

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Oct 2009

Hi Lorraine,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Marco, and your condo is just perfect, everything one could wish for.

We had 2” of rain up here and 50-60 Degree temps. While we were in Marco it was in the mid nineties with no rain.

We went for walks early, and stayed by the pool in the shade when it got too hot, and Anne even managed to pick some sand dollars during our walks.

Also went down Hwy. 41 and took an Everglade airboat ride that was cool, gator’s and all.

Anyway thanks again too bad we didn’t meet up with you guys, maybe next time, did you leave Marco to go home that week, or did you have to stay around to finish up your remodeling ?

Again, thank you for providing us with your immaculate condo.  Regretting only spending one week.

Regards Barry& Anne.

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July 2009

Hi Lorraine
 
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely condo. Marco Island was everything we hoped for in a holiday. The information you sent was very helpful for restaurants and tourist sites and we appreciated the notes left around the apartment to keep us right. Unfortunately our stay was too short and went in too quickly.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your condo to our friends and hope to return in the future.
 
Thank you once again
 
Kind regards
 
Norman

July 2009

Date of stay:  July 11 - 18

Dear Lorraine,

We want to Thank you once again for sharing your beautiful condo with
us last week.

Your condo has all the comforts of home and provided us with
everything we could possibly need during our stay and it is so clean and cheerful.

We loved Marco Island! It is a beautiful island with so much to do
.... and not do..... if that is your pleasure.... so very relaxing.

We hope to visit again one day soon.

Sincerely yours,

The Domeischel's

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June 2009

Date of stay: June 29 - July 9

We have had a most enjoyable stay in Marco Island.  Fireworks on the beach for 4th of July were outstanding - better than NY last year!  Apartment was excellent, clean and well equiped.  Impressed wit the wel maintained pool and gardens.

Relaxing holiday with wonderful sunshine!  Thank you.

Kemp
Kilmacolm, Scotland UK
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May 2009

Date of Stay: May 23 - 30

Thank you for sharing your condo with us.  707 is beautiful.  This was my first trip to Marco and I do not want to eave. 
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Date of Stay:  May 1-16

Thanks for your wonderfully clean and complete condo and beautiful Marco Island.  This is one of the best holidays ever!  The weather has been outstanding and the sunsets breathtaking.

Burley Family
Grimsby Ontario, Canada

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April 2009

Hi Lorraine!

I wanted to thank you for taking such great care of your condo. It was absolutely perfect. The week was fabulous and I was so sad to see it end. You did a wonderful job stocking the place and the decor was great!!!

It is apparent that you have taken great pride in thinking of everything and preparing everyone for their visit. We will definitely be back and recommend to others!!!

Thanks again for helping with a vacation we will never forget!!! Feel free to use us a reference if someone is asking!!!

Debbie Nee

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Jan 2009

Hi Lorraine -
 
Just arrived back in Ohio and wanted to let you know we had a wonderful week on Marco.  We loved your condo, the views, the beach, how warm the pool was! 
 
Thank you again - we are already considering renting for the same week next December - I will let you know soon!
 
Kathy Young

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Dec 2008

Hi Lorraine

We didn't want to let the weekend slip away without sending you a thank you note.

We had a GREAT time in Marco Island this past week. Your condominium at South Seas was exactly what we were looking for. It was everything that you described and more. It was beautifully decorated, clean and above all organized !!! From the notes that you left on how to find and work things in the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, etc. to the day to day supplies that were in the condo, and in particular the kitchen and the great beach chairs - it was amazing. Our entire family felt very much at home. Thank you again for allowing us to stay there this past week.

Steve

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July 2006

Lorraine,

I'm sorry for taking this long to thank you for the wonderful stay you provided us at your Condo 707

We had a marvelous time... your place made our stay a very pleasant one...you have it equipped in a fashion that one can feel at home from the minute you walk in the condominium!

Again...Thank you for allowing us to have such a wonderful stay!  We will keep it in mind for future planning!

Gloria Munoz

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April 2005

Hi Lorraine,

Hope all is well.  Just a quick hello to say how much we enjoyed staying at your condo.  We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed Marco Island.  Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to rent your facility.  We are definitely interested in returning to Marco Island and would like to rent from you again in the future.

Also, thank you for all of the helpful info you provided; it really came in handy. 

Thanks again. 

Take care and I am sure we will be in touch!

Warmest Regards,

Christina & Andrew, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

May 2005

Lorraine,

We are having a fantastic time here on Marco Island! I know we've been before, but the sunsets cannot be described! It has been beautiful and we are enjoying so much your well equipped condo.

I wanted to let you know that the beach cart was broken. The metal was actually snapped off when we got it out of the dining room closet. Although we put it back, (wasn't sure what to do with it) we purchased another cart and will leave it here for the next people. The only other snag was the power going out last night for about three hours in the middle of the night. We roughed it though :)!

Thank you so much for the use of your condo and I promise we will take good care of it while we are here.

Julie Secor

 

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Jan 2004

Hi Lorraine!

Thanks so much for your note.  To say the least, our vacation here has been absolutely wonderful.  In the midst of all this beauty, its hard to imagine that very soon we will be ministering in Africa among people who have nothing.  What a blessing to be able to enjoy our time here in your beautiful condo.  We feel refreshed and ready to resume the ministry that is before us.

Thank you!

Have a great weekend. 

Greg

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March 2004

Hi Lorraine,

Just wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed staying in 707 the week of March 13.  We hope to come back again next March.

We ended up purchasing 3 chaise lounges and left them in the apartment for you and your renters to use. (hopefully we can use them again next year)  As you can tell, we enjoyed spending the majority of our time on the beautiful beach laying on chaise lounges!   It took us a couple times to master anchoring the umbrella though! ha We also were surprised at how huge the beach is in front of South Seas.  It is definitely a "hiking trip" when you go to the beach.

(We now have beach carts so you don’t have to carry beach supplies).

We also really appreciated your instructions on parking and getting into the building.  It was very helpful for newcomers.  The only thing that I would pass on to you is to inform your rental agent that when they send out their final letter with arrival instructions that they should tell us that we need to bring along our signed rental agreement in order to register for our parking pass at South Seas.  We did not have it when we went to register, so we had to call the agent and request they fax over a copy on Monday.  We then had to go back to get our pass.  Just thought you would want to know.

Thanks, Lorraine, for all the info you sent us.  We had a wonderful week!

Paula Bickett

April 2004

Lorraine,

We had a wonderful time in Marco! Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your condo. The view is gorgeous and we found your home to feel like "home" to us as well. We enjoyed all the extras in the condo! Movies, beach towels and beach chairs to name just a few! I loved the King size bed in the Master bedroom. We rented bikes for the week and my husband and I rode everywhere!

The island is delightful! My 17 year old son made a daily ride to the YMCA to work out. He thinks we need property in the area! My 15 year old daughter and I had fun shopping in all the little shops. There were so many restaurants to choose from! We had a blast. We actually ran into some friends from home who were staying at the Marriot and were able to have dinner with them one evening. It was a very relaxing week. I was not ready to come home!

Thanks again Lorraine.

We definitely want to visit again!

Blessings,

Patty Fromke

May 2004

Just wondering about availability for the week of may 22. (FOR 707)  We stayed there last year and you were so right it was the best vacation we ever had. The apartment was great there were beautiful thunderstorms every day and dolphins were swimming within several feet of us. it was great and we would like to do it all again.

Thank You

Kevin Fish
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Lorraine

We are having a fantastic time here on Marco Island!  I know we've been before, but the sunsets cannot be described!  It has been beautiful and we are enjoying so much your well equipped condo.

Thank you so much for the use of your condo and I promise we will take good care of it while we are here.

Julie Secor

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July 2004

Hi Lorraine:

Just wanted to let you know that everything was superb! The condo is certainly very well stocked in terms of having everything we would need. We had a wonderful time on Marco Island. You have a beautiful spot - we think one of the best views on the island! We accidentally broke one of the wineglasses (not the crystal ones, but the plain one) -we replaced it with a set of 4 wineglasses.

We hope to rent your place again in the future.

Cheers!

Katherine Boydell

Oct 2004

Hello Lorraine,

We would like to thank you for letting us rent your very lovely condo.  Everything went so smoothly. What a gorgeous place you have. (and those leather sofas are so comfortable!) It was the most relaxing week, which is just what we needed.  The week just flew by, and we hated to leave.  Now it's back to the real world!   Thank you again. We hope you and your family enjoy the upcoming holidays.

Sincerely,

Linda & Gordon Tice

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July 2003

Hi Lorraine,

We just returned home from our vacation in Marco Island. Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful home. We had perfect weather the entire stay. Your home lacked for nothing it was very nice to have the beach chairs, towels and all the other beach stuff available so we didn't have to bring ours with us.

Once again thank you for letting us use your home.

Judi Radcliff

June 2003

Dear Lorraine and Bill,

My family and I rented your 7th floor condo the week of June 7th.  I just had to tell you what a great time we had and how much we enjoyed our stay.  Your place is just lovely. 

We have been taking beach vacations for the last 15 years and have never stayed in a place that felt more like home.  We had two 15 year olds with us and they loved it, too.  (Especially the 14 year old girl from England they met at the pool!) 

The beach was wonderful for shelling and the water was so clear you could wade in to your chest and still see your feet.  We had perfect weather, too.  Temps hovered around 90 most days, with no rain.  A couple of terrific storms blew in after dark and put on quite a show, too.

We went deep sea fishing off Naples.  It was the first time we had ever fished and I ended up catching an 8lb, 23 inch grouper!  Lunch anyone?  While we're on the subject of food, you were right about

Joey's, best thin crust pizza outside of New York City. 

I want to thank you for sharing your home with us.  We had a great time in wonderful surroundings.  It was a very relaxing vacation and we enjoyed every moment of it.  We look forward to a return trip.

Sincerely,

Mary Sue Burke

Louisville, KY

Oct 2003

Hi Lorraine,

We had such a great time on Marco!  And yes, we'd be happy for you to use our comments on your website. 

Thanks again for providing such an unusually nice, clean, accommodating place to relax!

Sincerely,

Becky Schwartz

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Nov 2003

Please feel free to use any of my comments. We enjoyed our stay and felt It was worth every cent.

Jay

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Date: Monday, December 08, 2003 3:10:09 PM=0D

Subject: Re: Rental commendation--11/23-11/30-Apt 707

We found the apartment in tip top shape. Whoever cleans the apartment does a great job. Hopefully, we left it in reasonable shape.

Our stay was pleasurable; we enjoyed Marco Island and the complex. The little extras in the apartment made our stay even more enjoyable.

If we head your way again, you will hear from us.

Jay Golden


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2001

Lorraine,

We loved Marco in the summer. There were no lines to wait in for dinner. The highest temperature was 93, but with the breeze, it felt more like 85.

Traffic was a breeze. We got to see four shooting stars, two rainbows, and a water spout during our seven days there. It was nice and warm during the day, with lots of sun to bask in. In the evening, there was a short storm every night that cooled the temperature down before dinner. We would definitely go back in the summer.

We enjoyed the condo very much! The amenities were great. I enjoyed reading the entries of past guests in the journal. If we had taken our two children with us, we would not have needed to bring anything to keep them occupied. It was all right there.

The beds were very comfy, unlike hotel mattresses.

To sum it all up: very spacious interior, great balcony, all the comforts of home, clean, clean, clean! And no, I do not mind my name being used.

Thanks
Billie Joy


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July 2001


Lorraine,

My family and I had a great time in Marco. The condo worked out great.....next time I won't have to bring chairs, beach toys, umbrellas, etc...all the things I hate packing!

Thanks for everything-we will be back.

Kevin

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April, 2001

Hi Lorraine,

Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed staying at your condo and Marco Island.

Everything worked fine at the condo and we had everything we needed. You HAVE thought of everything! It was most pleasant. We really enjoyed the balcony and view and had nice weather; rained one day.

We hope to come again and would like to stay on that e-mail list.

Thanks again,

Best Regards,

The Goodrich's


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Feb, 2001

Dear Lorraine,

I can't thank you enough for returning my son's Christmas hats! They arrived just in time for his 13th birthday.

We had a super time in Marco and hope to return again in 2002.

Please use my comments as you see fit (original comments are in guest book at condo)... I would add:

The location of the condo is ideal...the first set of beachfront condos on the island, easily accessible to restaurants and shopping. Privacy is ensured, courtesy of a gated booth with guard. It feels like home away from home.

Hope to see you and your condo soon!

Lee Dilworth


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April 2000

Hi Lorraine....

I just wanted to say thank you for the postcard you sent (we actually didn't get it until we got back as we were in another part of Florida at the end of Jan). And also to say thank you for sharing your lovely apartment. We enjoyed our stay very much. Your apartment is very comfortable and very well stocked. It is obvious that you put a lot of thought into it. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

We left a few things there for the next guests....a plastic child's chair for the porch, some puzzles and plastic blocks. Also a pot and two pans we added to what you had. We bought these when we were staying in another place that wasn't nearly as nice as yours.

Thanks again and we look forward to contacting you again for another stay!!!!!

The Wheaton Family


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March 2001

Hi Lorraine,

We just got back from Marco to temps of 21 degrees and a wind chill of zero. I think I'll buy a place and go back. Loved your unit. Thanks for the chance to enjoy it. The personal touches were very nice. You obviously want people to enjoy themselves..

Thanx again,

Art

 


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