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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island reviews

  • Great vacation home

    "My wife and I had a very relaxing vacation. This home is close to shopping, restaurants, the beach, adventure trips, and pretty much anything you would want to do. My wife relaxed by the pool, while I took morning walks to the beach only a mile and a half away. Bikes are available in the garage, for those who prefer biking to walking. There are trips to the Everglades available, where the travel company will pick you up at the house. I would recommend this trip to individuals, or families, as it is a unique experience. The home was extremely clean, well furnished, and in a convenient location. There are great restaurants, and sports bars, where you can eat by the bay, only a blocks away. We had never been to Marco Island, and we found it to be just what we were looking for in a vacation. I would recommend this house, and Marco Island, to those looking for a wonderful vacation destination."
    Guest: Jeff K. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • Wonderful condo!

    "I rented this condo for my three adult children for the week of Christmas. They ate breakfast there, then hung out at our condo on the beach until time to go back to the condo for sleep, so they didn't spend a lot of time there. The condo was furnished nicely and had everything a family would need for their vacation. It also was very roomy. Bob was very prompt in exchanging information and sending the keys. I would definitely rent this condo again! Thank you Bob for sharing your condo with us!"
    Guest: Marsha M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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  • Wonderful, Wonderful stay March 2015

    "Most relaxing vacation in a loooong time. This home is the most well equipped vacation home I have ever stayed in. Ralph and Linda were Very responsive to any questions we had. The house is so very comfortable. Convenient to any activities on or off the island. It is such a comfortable, homey place, I had to force myself to go out. Any and all equipment you can think of for recreational fun. We give a double thumbs up to this property and recommend giving it a try."
    Guest: Cheila Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Quiet and Fun

    "If you are looking for a magical spot that is near Marco Island life and still live in a quiet peaceful place...search no more. My wife Susan and I just completed our first few days in the unit and I have decided to write this review. Yesterday we took a long walk through the neighborhood along great low traffic areas. The afternoon was spent sitting in the sun and sharing a glass of wine by the pool. (Plastic containers of course.) The pool area is very clean and gets sun almost the full day. We have rented several times from VRBO. Many times we have to clean the place to make it comfortable for us. That was not the case for this unit. The owner is taking great care in keeping the place clean and tidy from the floors to the ceiling. The kitchen is well-planned and open with high quality materials and appliances. We have visited Marco several times over the last twenty years. This place will definitely be on our top picks of places to go in Marco Island. We are not beach people, but if you are interested in the beach, it is just a 5 to 7 minute walk."
    Guest: Marco Fan and Happy Resident Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 21, 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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