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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island property reviews

  • Marco Island Paradise

    "Our family vacation was extremely relaxing and the property was awesome. Cannot say enough how accommodating the owner was with regards to the planning arrangements. The pool was great for our 14 and 11 year old boys and the property was conveniently located to all the beaches, restaurants, and sights on the island. For families with children I cannot say enough about the convenience of having your own pool! Whether it's the children jumping into the pool anytime they want while you watch from the air conditioned kitchen (and not having to lug everyone down to a pool) or Mom and Dad being able to take a evening swim while the kids are busy playing xbox! We would recommend this property and VRBO to all families looking for a terrific vacation. Thanks for accommodating such a wonderful experience! "
    Guest: Michelle T. Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: July 2, 2013
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  • Happy Family in Paradise

    "This was the very best home we have ever stayed in. I felt so comfortable from the moment I walked thru the doors. The pool, hot tub and views were perfect. Everything you need is there. I literally did not want to leave. Susan was a wonderful host , she made sure everything was perfect! I hope I will be blessed to stay in this beautiful home on Marco again."
    Guest: Beth Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: April 14, 2013
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  • Year around sunshine, good for my bones !

    "We are German, we know Naples area best. The nicest place is Marco Island. There are only two bridges and therefor no crime. We found Aquarius Apts. Merkur, also nearest to the pool. Nice appartment, just everything you need. There is much space between the houses and pretty nice tropic plants. Nice place to relax, if you come from visiting Naples or Fort Myers. We don´t like to rent houses, than there is nobody around you. We found always nice guys at the pool to talk with. Our English is getting better, more often we stay there."
    Guest: Fritz Date of Stay: December 2012 Review Submitted: December 30, 2012
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  • Stunning location

    "This was our second stay at Pier 81 and we love it. The position of it on the river and so close to the Gulf is perfect especially if you are a boater. The balcony is huge and out of this world. Every meal can be taken out here watching the boaters, wildlife and people passing by and many a pleasant hour spent reading books and sunbathing. the two pools are extremely well maintained and never busy and the gym has excellent equipment The apartment is large, beautifully decorated and spotless with everything anyone could want and parking is secure under the building. There are numerous places to eat nearby some within walking distance should you feel inclined. Marco Island is quiet and laid back but there are plenty of things to do if you want to but you do need a car. We would recommend Pier 81 to anyone and we hope to return again one day."
    Guest: Toothycritter Date of Stay: May 2011 Review Submitted: July 26, 2011
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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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