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Marco Island

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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Vacation before the blizzard

    "We found this unit to be one of the best we have rented. It is comfortable and well furnished. I saw a smaller unit while we we there and it cannot compare to the openness of this unit. We found the location to be excellent in that you are on the beach but within minutes of the mainland. Our niece who lives in Palmetto found it much easier to get to this unit vs. one we rented on Longboat Key. We highly recommend this unit, the owners and the management."
    Guest: Dick Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Incredible Marco Island Combination of a Large Pool and Dock to Enjoy !

    "Our group had a wonderful time renting RIVERSIDE on Marco Island for spring break 2015. Tom was extremely helpful through the process and he cares about you having a great experience. The home was larger than we expected and has a simply beautiful view of the Marco River. The pool area was spotless and the pool is unusually large for a dockside home. The hot tub worked great and the view of boats passing by while lounging in the pool or hot tub is about as relaxing as it gets ! The home was clean and the layout affords both privacy and a nice common area between the kitchen, dining area, and family room. The kitchen was well stocked and Tom provides a binder with home instructions and restaurant menus ect. The dock area is a blast for fishing ! You simply add shrimp (fresh or frozen we learned) and are practically guaranteed a bite. We caught 5 species of fish (including a crab) while there and we can see where the snook light would be a great bonus during high tidal seasons. While we didn't rent a boat, there appears to be more than enough docking space. The home is close to everything Marco has to offer and only a minute or two from the grocery stores. Also to note is that you can be in Naples in appx 20 minutes and we also enjoyed both 5th Avenue and the Naples beach. We have not been back to Marco in nearly 8 years and we were pleased at the progress on island including their access (bridge expansions) and combed beaches. The beach public sunrise Easter service was inspirational. Excellent home, excellent owner, and an excellent experience !"
    Guest: Jack Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • BEAUTIFUL HOME & DELIGHTFUL BEACH

    "Our family of 10 are here for a quick 3 nights before heading to Disneyworld. This home is just OUTSTANDING! clean, well appointed, comfy, great A/C. Kids are playing ping pong or bicycling...out of hair. Neigborhood is quiet with a lovely, deserted beach. We feasted on Peaches (small, some sort of Florida hybrid)Mulberries, and fresh limes made our limeade. The trees are loaded with young Mangoes, too green to eat yet....so we'll be back this summer. The owner is a pleasure to work with! When we had to confess to loosing the keys, he was on it immediately and got us a new set right away at no charge. We will be regulars at this island and this gem of a home. Dane's family"
    Guest: Dane C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Great Christmas Getaway

    "Thanks again Frank for a fantastic stay. We immediately felt at home in your house. I arranged to have my entire immediate family assemble for Christmas (8 adults, 3 children and one Pug). We had ample space, especially given the excellent weather and the screened-in Lanai/pool! The house is very well maintained and very clean. Any small issues settling in were immediately addressed by Frank and it is obvious that Frank's priority is that you maximally enjoy your stay. The surrounding area is easily one of the nicest on the continent and Frank's home allows for easy access to all local attractions within a 15-30min drive. Alternatively, you can just relax in/around the pool end enjoy the phenomenal view and constant wildlife performances (Eagles, Gators, and Golfers)! We will definitely consider booking again in the future at this property and we feel very fortunate to have met Frank."
    Guest: Chris M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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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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