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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island reviews

  • Great getaway

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Anna and Nathan's property. The beach was beautiful. The people staying in the building were friendly. The condo was spacious. The beach toys for the kids were very helpful. Anna was a pleasure to deal with while making all arrangements and very helpful. I would recommend this rental for families for sure!"
    Guest: kirsten w. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 2014
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  • Can't wait to go back!

    "I SO enjoyed this house for my long weekend getaway with my in-laws in Marco Island last weekend. We had all of the privacy we wanted in a weekend getaway location (it has it's own pool, grill, etc!), but also the luxury of quick access to Tigertail beach and local restaurants and shops. One of my favorite things about this house is that it is so close to Tigertail Beach. So much exciting wildlife to see and activities to do there. I would recommend this house to anyone! I can't wait to go back."
    Guest: Margaret W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • a terrific stay

    "Marco Island and this condo made one month of our winter warmer and fun. The condo is well furnished and comfortable. Marco Island is full of all kinds of activities for all kinds of interests. We particularly like the different flora and fauna compared to our usual Midwest life. People are friendly and helpful. The island is great for walking and biking-- everything is easy to get to. Near this condo are restaurants, coffee shop, marina, and water-- places to look at various fishes and birds. We loved our outings on the dolphin research boat as well as the Marco Island Princess tour. It is just a short drive to beaches, parks, and museums. Wednesday's Farmers' Market is not to be missed. There are places we did not have time to see so we hope to come back to this area again next year. This condo is located in a very friendly small complex-- we highly recommend it."
    Guest: Midwesterners Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • summer vacation

    "excellent vacation home"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 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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