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Marco Island

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Recent Marco Island reviews

  • nice house on the water

    "Loved the house. Easy to keep clean. Everything that was needed to run a home for a few days was there. LOVED the heated pool. Quick response from rental team when questions arose."
    Guest: Jacqueline F. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • Fantastic time in a beautiful apartment.

    "We have recently arrived home in the UK after a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. We have previously visited Marco a number of times over the last 15 years, always staying in houses, so to stay in an apartment was a new experience for us. Prior to our arrival (and following our departure) Cheryl couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful, giving us every confidence that we had made a good choice. We arrived bleary-eyed from the UK in the early hours of the morning, only pausing briefly to take in the lights of Marco before heading to bed. The following morning we awoke to a typically clear and sunny Marco August morning and the view just took our breath away - both out over the beach, lagoon and sea, and back over the island towards the Everglades - a view that really does make you realize just how flat this part of the world is!!! The apartment is extremely comfortable and well equipped (one tiny thing - as Brits, a kettle for boiling water for tea would be nice) and suited us perfectly (family of 4, 2 boys, 20 & 17). The communal pool is well kept and a nice place to be (with tikki huts to retire under if the sun/heat gets too much). We enjoyed near-daily walks along Tigertail beach, often with dolphins for company, where I enjoyed photographing the prolific bird-life. We quickly recognised that the big benefit of an apartment over a house is the immediate access to the beach - if you fancy a quick dip in the sea, or 30 minutes or so of fishing, its so easy - no need to get in a car, just take the lift down, walk past the pool, over the board-walk and you are at the waters edge in less than 5 minutes. We spent several evenings in, sitting on the balcony with a drink, watching the sun dip into the Gulf, painting the sky with brilliant reds and oranges as it went. As you have probably realised, we are smitten, and wouldn't hesitate to return to this well maintained and lovely apartment."
    Guest: Ian Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Clean comfortable and roomy

    "This unit was exactly as described and pictured. We have a great time. It had an excellent view of the bay and a nice circular bar and restaurants on site. We especially liked Mangos Restaurant. Bikes were included with the rental which we used to check out the island. We also love Naples which is only about a half hour drive from Marco. We would definitely recommend this unit and hope to return someday ourselves."
    Guest: Wayne and Jeannie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Great access to pristine beach across street

    "First time to Marco Island and did not realize there were so few beach access points with parking. This updated one bedroom condo was directly across from the beach - about a 3 minute walk. Being from Ct we have never experienced the immense white powdery sand that was a pleasure to take our daily 3 mile walks on. The owner Bob was a pleasure to work with. He sent us a package of information on Marco Island for activities like kayaking, dolphin watching, tennis and golf. Golfers be aware there are two golf courses on the island but both are private. But Naples is only half hour away has an abundance of public courses. As for tennis, the condo has a court and there is also the Marco Island Public Tennis courts with clay that is free after 1 pm. My husband and I also enjoyed the heated pool 92 at degrees. Although there isn't a patio with this unit directly under the unit is a shaded patio area near the pool where we had our lunches. We also used this area to sort and dry our collection of shells from our daily walks on the beach. This complex is well cared for with daily maintenance and landscaping that was evident. We certainly would rent this condo again on our next trip to Marco Island."
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 11, 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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