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Marco Island

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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Absolute Paradise

    "My family and I stayed from Sept 6-12 and we could not have had a better time. The pictures of the house - as great as they are - do not do the actual house justice. So much bigger than I had anticipated - and clean, too! My wife and I both commented on how even the bed comforter felt like home. Vic was always available for any question we had, and even stopped by the first day to drop off pool toys for the kids. Every room offered a balcony, and the rooftop balcony was a great addition, as we spent most evenings up there, watching the distant storms in the Gulf. The beach at the end of the street was very clean and not crowded what-so-ever. As far as the offered amenities, the kitchen was stocked with any utensil you would ever need (including sippy cups for kids). The beach cart in the garage was a life-saver, and the bicycles were a blast to use to cruise around Siesta Village. Which, btw, Siesta Village offered a great variety of food, as well as bar/nightlife. It's only been a few days since we left, and we all miss it! Truly was a home away from home! Thanks Vic!"
    Guest: Seth B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Great getaway

    "Great place to just get away. Room has everything one would need. One thing we like is room overlooks the beach and located close to great restaurants."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Perfect Vacation Oasis

    "I stayed here for a couple of months and couldn't have felt more at home in this bright and cheery house! The house is welcoming and warm, and has everything that made for a comfortable stay, including a large TV, DVD p!ayer, CD p!ayer, all necessary kitchen utensils, a hairdryer, a fast internet connection and even a printer, which was such a great surprise. I felt very safe in the neighborhood, which is conveniently located close to both Siesta Key Beach and Turtle Beach, as well as shopping galore. I often walked or biked to the beach to watch the sunsets. At the house, I would sit in the spacious screened-in lanai in the mornings and enjoy the beautiful singing of all the birds. One of the best features of the home is the extremely large, fenced-in yard, which my dog thoroughly enjoyed. The yard has mature landscaping and is well-maintained. The master bedroom is very spacious, with a very comfortable king-sized bed. The master bathroom is large, and has a beautiful walk-in shower with two shower heads. To top it off, the owner of this property is kind, responsive, informative, and extremely easy to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better home during my stay, and so wholeheartedly recommend this vacation home. It's a real gem and, as I titled my review, a perfect vacation oasis!"
    Guest: Stephanie Marino Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Everything as Promised

    "Our family of four greatly enjoyed our stay. The split floor plan was great with our two adult children and the separate family / TV room made for a cozy stay. Central location to all that Boca Grande has to offer."
    Guest: Mark C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 10, 2014
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Marco Island Travel Tips

Marco Island can be found in the Gulf of Mexico and is the biggest of Florida's "Ten Thousand Islands". With white, sandy beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, relaxation is certainly the name of the game. Enjoy the seemingly endless sunshine while you swim with dolphins, work on your tan, try some water sports or stroll the streets perusing shop windows.

The island itself is small, just 6 miles by 4 miles, but there's tons to do here. Marco Island boasts an excellent restaurant scene where you can sample fresh seafood and other local favorites in between exploring the natural scenery and checking out cultural attractions.

Things to Do on Marco Island

Dolphin Explorer: Dolphin and marine life lovers will certainly want to take a trip on the Dolphin Explorer, a 30-foot catamaran that can carry up to 28 passengers. This boat allows scientists and visitors to the island to get up close and personal with the Gulf's aquatic life. The Dolphin Explorer is used as part of a study called the Ten Thousand Island Dolphin Project looking at the movement, association patterns and behavior of Southwest Florida's bottlenose dolphins. Be part of the action with a trip out on the catamaran and be sure to bring your camera!

Marco Island Historical Museum: If you're hoping to find out about the history of Marco Island, look no further than the Marco Island Historical Museum where you can travel back more than one million years through various exhibits. Learn about the Calusa Indian tribe, the pioneer settlement and development on the island over the years. Peruse the photography, artifacts and more as you stroll through the space and gain a better understanding of what made Marco Island what it is today.

Marco Island Center for the Arts: Experience the culture of the area at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, which provides not only galleries and exhibits, but also offers lectures, classes, workshops and special events. The galleries change monthly and feature works from Floridian artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and more. Currently the theme is Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and past galleries include Salon de Garage, Gold Madness, Fun and Funk Teapots and Picture the Music.

South Marco and Tigertail Beaches: Spending time on the local beaches is a must here, and South Marco Beach is an excellent option as it's one of two public beaches on the island. Here you'll find an acre of sandy shores dotted with lovely sabal palm trees, creating a true island feel. It's a great place if you're looking to collect seashells or want to take a swim. Tigertail is the more popular of the two beaches, as it features extra amenities including restrooms and a full-service snack bar. Tigertail is located on a lagoon so the water here is pretty shallow, making it excellent for families with smaller kids. Find the perfect spot of sand to stretch out your beach towel or take advantage of the beach chair and umbrella rentals. Whether you're swimming, sunbathing, catching up on reading or throwing a Frisbee, you'll have a great time. When you need a break from the sun, check out the adjacent butterfly gardens and children's playgrounds.There are even grills and picnic tables for a tasty lunch break.

Dining on Marco Island

Snook Inn: For more than 30 years, Snook Inn has been serving up delicious food while patrons enjoy true waterfront dining. You can drive in by boat or car as this casual eatery offers parking for both. Snook Inn is open seven days a week and on any given day you can enjoy live entertainment while sampling the mahi mahi, fried oysters, deep sea scallops, old-fashioned Reuben, barbecue pork sandwich and specialty drinks.

Sale e Pepe: For a more upscale dining experience, make a reservation at Sale e Pepe for some exquisite gourmet Italian fare. You'll feel like you've traveled to Italy once you step into the dining room outfitted with marble floors, hand-painted frescoes and aged stones. Chef Giuliano Matarese and his team cook everything from scratch every day. Try the pasta options, sea bass, rack of lamb or filet mignon, and be sure to pair it with a delicious wine. While it'll be easy to stuff yourself on the unbeatable main course, be sure to save room for dessert like chocolate mousse, tiramisu cheesecake or homemade gelato.

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