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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island property reviews

  • A Real Gem!

    "We were lucky to find this wonderful unit. The view was spectacular - on the beach; watched the sun set every night. Our friends were very impressed; and so were we. The unit is very clean and tidy - well done. The location was great too - walking distance to stores and restaurants. I hope the next renters enjoy it as much as we did."
    Guest: Ben Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "After a whirlwind Disney vacation last summer and a BRUTAL winter, we were looking for something more relaxed this year. We had never been to Marco Island, but had a friend move there recently and thought it'd be nice to try. This was also our first time renting a condo instead of a hotel for a vacation. We looked at so many properties online, but kept coming back to this one. The property is even better than the pictures! We had an amazing time at the beach and pool every single day. The beach is SO close. There are amazing sunsets you can see from the balcony. I have small children, and they actually said this vacation was so much better than Disney. There were many things to do and places to eat on the island, but we also ventured to Naples and the Everglades to have some fun. The owner was so kind and attentive with all my questions while I was booking. The property was incredibly clean and well-maintained. It was an end unit, so we only shared one wall with someone, but couldn't hear them when inside. From the balcony, the view of your neighbor is blocked so you have lots of privacy. It was so convenient having a kitchen and laundry... so I came home with clean clothes! I would absolutely recommend this condo/owner to any of my friends and relatives (in fact, I already have!). We are making plans to come back again, or even try out her other condo at Somerset. "
    Guest: Stacia D. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Beyond my expectations

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was beautifully decorated with everything provided; pots, pans, glasses, silverware, towels etc. Kudos to the owners; they scrimped on nothing. When I first arrived there was a problem with the WiFi connection, which was corrected within minutes by the rental agency. "
    Guest: A guest from Warrenton Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: March 19, 2013
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  • Wonderful Family Experience

    "The beautifully decorated apartment has floor to ceiling windows all the way around, providing constant views of the changing skyscape. Every morning, we awoke to the sunrise from our bed. Every evening, we made sure we were home in time to watch the sunset performance from the comfort of the west lanai. The ospreys, pelicans, and magnificent frigates entertained us as they sailed by at eye level all day long. The luxurious space was perfect for our extended family gathering to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. The two master bedrooms and bathrooms are huge. The other two rooms are more normally sized, and share a full bathroom. We ate most meals outside, where there is a large dining table, as well as a small high top table for lunch or breakfast. We easily cooked Thanksgiving dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. We have been to the Fort Myers area four times. Marco is more casual than Naples, yet has great restaurants. The grocery store is less than a mile away and had pretty much everything we needed. We often rode our bikes to get around the island. And, there are several very good restaurants within walking distance of the penthouse. We went to the Marriott a few times for the experience of being waited on beachside. We kayaked on Tigertail beach, rented a pontoon at the nearby Marina, and took a sailboat ride another day. Compared with Sanibel, Marco is more built-up, but has beautiful beaches and more activities for kids. We did spend a day biking on Sanibel. We also went to the Everglades and to Corkscrew Sanctuary. And, of course, the guys enjoyed a few days of golf. I am struggling to find something negative to say to provide a credible critique. I have to say that it was expensive. And, Marco Island was populated with more seniors than I expected. Steve could not have been more helpful or responsive. Months after we left, we found out that some of our mail was still being forwarded to the apartment. Steve went out of his way to get it to us while we waited for the postal service to catch up with us. We are grateful to have had the chance to enjoy our family in such a gorgeous place. Thank you, Steve, for sharing your home. "
    Guest: Getaway Driver Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: January 25, 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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