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Hemingway House of Marco Island

Marco Island, FL USA (Show map)
57 Reviews
$129 - $269
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SHORT TERM RENTAL, Holidays excluded from summer offer . Beautiful Key West style home with wraparound porches on a wide water bay,pool,exquisite interior with nice layout, comfortable all in and out,free wifi. 5 min. from white sandy beaches,free bikes and a rowboat available.Beautiful saltwater pool! A place where you can feel home and relax! Please call or e-mail us for reservation! We will be more than happy to help! Birthday Packages, Honeymoon, Anniversary Packages available! Free use of our bicycles and rowboat!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Great Visit

5 on March 08, 2015

We stayed at Hemingway House for four nights and could not have been happier. Restaurants were not far and offered all kinds of good food. The beach is just a short ride away. The pool in the backyard was beautiful. The view of the bay and river was restful and pleasurable. Marlene was always helpful and ready to answer our questions.One morning I went bike riding; another time,my wife and I went to South Beach and loved it. Once, we went to the fabulous Farmer Market and thought we were in Europe.I am anxious to go back asap and spend more time on the island at Marlene's place. Santo A.

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5 on February 04, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights at the wonderful Hemingway House during our vacation to Marco Island. Marlene has set a very high standard; she is a fantastic host! The house has great features including the hardwood floors and lush landscaping, and is nicely located on the bay with a beautiful pool and patio area. The Key-West style architecture is inviting and comfortable. Our room (Seabreeze) was spacious, with high cathedral-style ceilings, a luxurious bathroom with large tub, and several bay windows. With plenty of closet and drawer space, you can unpack your suitcases and settle in for your stay. In addition, Marlene's warm personality and attention to detail made our stay all the better. Housekeeping is done daily and the house was always clean and fresh. There were plenty of extra toiletries such as bath salts, sunscreen, and hair products. We looked forward to coming "home" after a long day sight seeing or walking the beach. We wouldn't think twice about staying here again and highly recommend Hemingway House if you're looking for a luxurious and peaceful stay in Marco.


5 on October 12, 2014

I came to Hemingway House of Marco Island for a quick "get away" trip after my sister and brother in-law had stayed previously and could not stop talking about it. The house itself is the perfect blend of sophistication and home-like atmosphere. The on-suite room was impeccably clean with French doors that opened to a balcony with a stunning water view of Bimini Bay overlooking the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Late afternoon on Saturday I was lucky (blessed) to have 3 live dolphins put on a spectacular personal live show. For me ( still can't believe it) Marlene Church, (Owner/proprietor) goes above and beyond to make her guest feel welcome and to have an unforgettable experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Hemingway House for anyone who wants a relaxing and "feel good" getaway vacation.

Relaxing and Gorgeous Getaway Weekend!

5 on September 21, 2014

We stayed at the Hemingway House for our Anniversary. You will not find a better hostess anywhere! We had a lovely time with Marleen (the owner and keeper). It was like staying at your favorite and cool aunt's place. The house is gorgeous and decorated with so many tasteful details. Our room was spacious, neat, spotless and cozy and perfectly complemented by the beautiful water front view. All her suggested restaurants and activities in Marco Island were right on. We had such an amazing weekend, we just can't wait to go back! Tatiana & Helmut

A perfect vacation

5 on September 08, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hemingway House for his birthday over Labor Day weekend. Marlene offered a spectacular place for us to stay while we enjoyed our “staycation” to Marco Island. Her home was immaculate, inviting, the view from the backyard and balcony overlooking the intersecting water near the ocean was absolutely gorgeous, and the pool was the perfect place to relax before and after our explorations. The rooms were cleaned daily, limited toiletries were provided for, and basic fare was available in the kitchen downstairs. The weather on our first day was fantastic, and we restaurant/bar hopped around the island while managing to catch a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf. On our second day, the weather had taken a turn for the worse, forcing us to cancel our plans for a sunset dinner at a nearby five-star restaurant. We asked for specific permission from Marlene to use her wonderful kitchen to cook a birthday dinner instead, and Marlene was gracious enough to oblige and even gave my boyfriend a bottle of wine for his birthday as a gift. She was incredibly accommodating throughout, and a true pleasure to stay with. We would highly recommend anyone looking for a delightful place to stay on Marco Island to consider lodging at the Hemingway House. We look forward to our next trip to Marco and will definitely be staying with Marlene again.


5 on July 18, 2014

I had the good fortune to stay at Hemingway House for 4 nights. The house is well decorated and inviting. The owner is friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. I plan to return as time allows. A definite 'thumbs up'.

Beautiful Home with Gracious Hospitality

5 on June 27, 2014

We were at the Hemingway House from June 19 to the 22nd for a wedding. We would certainly recommend this wonderful home to anyone and plan to go back. While most motels were above the cost of the Hemingway House, the Hotels even charged for parking. The Hotels could never provide the homey atmosphere and hospitality that Marlene offers. Cleanliness is a high priority to us and the home inside and out exceeded our standards and expectations. Dining was perfect always providing enough food. Our room was the smallest and yet a very large room with a beautiful European feel to it. The touches of 'flowered toweling foldings', and the special make up remover, and toiletries were a plus. The bed was so comfortable we were very rested. The rooms were quiet and we were never disturbed by other tenants. There was so much to do there, we utilized all that our time allowed and were very very happy. Marlene is a very gracious caring person always wanting to provide the very best for others just as she would for herself and more. Thank you so much for making our 3 nights absolutely charming! We are definitely planning a return visit for a longer stay next time. Thanks again, Marlene! Your ratings should be no less than a perfect 5!

Perfect week on Marco Island!

5 on June 10, 2014

The Inn is absolutely beautiful inside and out. Marlene has done such a wonderful job of making it comfortable, tastefully decorated and well maintained. She has such a warm and welcoming charisma and certainly will go out of her way to make one's stay memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and can't wait to return.

What a wonderful time we all had!

5 on June 04, 2014

Our family members stayed at Marlene's for our son's wedding. What a wonderful time we had. Our son and his girlfriend (now his wife) had stayed there a year ago and Marlene had become his "Marco Mom". Marlene made us feel like family and I can not wait to return for a visit, not only with the kids but with Marlene also. Thank you Marlene! Jan B. and family members


5 on May 08, 2014

You can not ask for a more relaxing and special time here. Everything was perfect. We would definitely stay here again when we come back to Marco Island. Thank you Marlene.

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Oceanfront

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bike rental, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Secretarial services, Spa, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Management on site 24/7. Free use of bicycles and a rowboat.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome with parents supervision.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Marlene Church

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , nonallergic small poodle

About the innkeepers

It's my pleasure to have a place ready for guests and travelers to enjoy their time on Marco Island and to recommend nearby places to explore and find great activities, great beaches and great restaurants in the area.

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Innkeepers: Marlene Church


  • Nightly Rate $129 - $269
  • Reviews (57) 4.9
  • Rooms 4
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-2398210374 1-2398210374
, Marco Island, FL USA (Show map)

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