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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 Marco Island property reviews

  • Outstanding

    "The house is wonderful with a terrific view and well furnished. The owners are very accomodating and a joy to work with when we call."
    Guest: catherine j. Date of Stay: January 2013 Review Submitted: February 9, 2013
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  • Guest

    "The house is everything advertised and more. We arrived and found the home clean and ready for our vacation. Shops, beaches and restaurants all nearby. Great neighborhood to walk in. The house space is great. Four of us there and plenty of room for friends to stop by. The screened lanai is a definite plus. Morning coffee out there makes a perfect place to start the day. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks so much for letting us get out of winter and enjoy the Florida sun."
    Guest: Judy Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: March 19, 2013
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  • Absolutely beautiful

    "The condo is wonderful. The view is awesome. The deck is the biggest I have ever seen on a condo. It has everything you could possible need and a lot more. The beds are great. Everything is very clean. WiFi was fast. Three televisions so it was great with the grandkids. They did not want to leave. The walk to the ocean is quite far but soooo worth it. Sea shells galore and super easy to find. "
    Guest: Laura S. Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 25, 2013
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  • Enjoyable vacation on Marco Island

    "My family of 5 truly enjoyed our time on Marco Island and in this condo. From booking to traveling the whole process was smooth. The owner is very quick to respond to any questions. The property management met us and gave us a thorough tour of the condo, even though it was 2:30 in the morning due to flight delays. The condo is well equipped, clean and fit the 5 of us just fine. Everything needed for the beach is in the lanai. Our family had the pool to ourselves most of the time. And when we didn't we enjoyed visiting with all the friendly vacationers staying in the complex. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your condo."
    Guest: Pete Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 23, 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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