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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island property reviews

  • Perfect Fall Getaway

    "Wonderful place to stay. Beautifully updated kitchen and master bathroom. Spacious enough for 4 to 6 people easily. Pool almost all to yourself in the off season. Great for children. Very close to the beach. Owner/contact person was a great help and easily reached. I would highly recommend this listing to anyone looking for a place to rent! "
    Guest: amy02 Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: December 12, 2012
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  • Excellent Stay

    "This property is an incredible value! Terrific location, newly renovated with hardwood floors, tastefully decorated and immaculately maintained. Nice neighbours, great heated pool (85F), lots of cable channels on the huge flat screen TV and strong WIFI throughout. Convenient shopping and many fun water activities on the island. Half an hour away from the upscale shops in Naples, a day trip to Miami or 4 hrs to Key West. If we ever plan to return to the area we’ll go out of our way to apply for this unit again."
    Guest: Barry Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: March 13, 2013
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  • Gorgeous view! Quiet and relaxing.

    "I have stayed at this condo twice now and I can't wait to go back. The way it is decorated makes it feel like a quaint cottage by the sea. It has a warm,calming feel about it. The view is spectacular and only gets better when the dolphins are out playing, which happens often. I saw my first manatee right off the dock there too! Like fishing? The condo comes equipped with poles and a tackle box. It's nice to be able to walk downstairs and cast a line off your own dock. You'll really enjoy coming back from the beach and jumping in the pool as well. It's large and super clean. All the grounds at The Riverside Club are pretty and well manicured. Damon, the owner, is so nice and attentive. He gets back to you quickly. Love that! You could ride a bike to Tigertail Beach from the condo. However, I recommend taking the 5 minute drive down to South Marco Beach. There is beach access right next to The Sunset Grille. The Grille has pretty good food, great drinks that you can bring back to the beach, and it's nice to be able to use their restroom. I also like going to The Marriott on Marco (again a 5 minute drive from the condo.) Drive right up, have your car valeted for only $4, and head down to their beach bar. They have the best pina colada on Marco and it's a great place to catch the sunset. There is a fantastic sushi restaurant there as well. Stilts Bar and Grill is a little pricey but the food is good and again, the view is perfect. The food at CJ's on the Bay is great. I like to go there for lunch, sit outside at the gazebo bar and watch the boats go by. I could go on and on. Long story short, there are lots of restaurants close to the condo to check out. If you really want to spoil yourself go the the spa at The Hilton. It's gorgeous and was newly renovated a few years ago. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. It is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing getaway. I look forward to my third stay there and can't wait to sit out on that lanai again. The only thing missing are beach chairs. Maybe I'll donate a couple my next visit:) "
    Guest: kellygirl Date of Stay: May 2013 Review Submitted: August 2, 2013
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  • An Excellent Location on Marco Island!

    "Thank you Dawn for making our vacation a very memorable one! My 17 year old daughter and I came down to Marco Island for some Father-Daughter time together. The condo truly fit the description of what we were looking for: Beach front location with direct access to Tiger-Tail beach, swimming pool, wildlife area, and away from all the busyness of the main drag. The sunrise each morning was spectacular and the sunsets from the other side were also amazing.......We enjoyed early morning walks on the beach collecting countless shells and many sand dollars. We named the friendly Osprey "Fred" and enjoyed watching him catch his fish breakfast and eat it on his favorite perch on the beach just 10 feet from us! The abundance of different birds in the sancturay and beach is very cool! Our camera is full of nature shots.....Thanks again for an excellent adventure....the fishing poles waiting for us in the condo was a nice touch! I have already shared your information to many of my "snowbird" friends looking for a place to excape the deep freeze of Minnesota! "
    Guest: J.F. Date of Stay: January 2013 Review Submitted: February 12, 2013
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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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