With a mix of beach bliss, fine dining, and beautiful outdoor recreation, Marco Island, FL offers an ideal vacation rental experience. Enjoy your morning coffee on your vacation rental's bedroom balcony while watching the sunrise over Smokehouse Bay, then walk just minutes to the white sand beaches that surround the island. Completely immerse yourself in its tropical ambiance while swimming, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply sunning amidst a beautiful blue green Gulf backdrop. Spend your day fishing in the deep salt water, then retreat back to your vacation home at night, grill the day's catch in your private kitchen or enjoy a barbeque with family and friends on your home's deck.
Interested in a spending an afternoon on a floating patio? Relax on a rented pontoon from the Isles of Capri Marina, the perfect place for shallow water fishing in the backwaters of both Marco Island and Naples, FL. With pontoon and kayak boat rentals, as well as boat docks, The Marina is the perfect place to take part in authentic Marco Island water travel.
Here are a few additional suggestions as you plan your trip:
-Step aboard The Marco Island Trolley: Ride the trolley and enjoy its 90-minute narration of the island's history, including its seashell mounds built by the Calusa Indians, the island's original settlers.
-See exotic wildlife: Join Manatee Sightseeing Adventures, a private sightseeing expedition tour that delves into the only manatee sanctuary in Southwest Florida. Spend time getting up close and personal with some of Florida's most beautiful and serene water creatures.
-See a live music performance: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Marco Island, is one of the top performing arts venues in Southwest Florida. Known to locals as "The Phil," this fine arts center hosts more than 400 events each year, including world-renowned dance and theatre performances, as well as classical and popular music.
-Take a sailing trip or dinner cruise: Perfect for large parties, Marco Island Sea Excursions will wine and dine you while you float around Southwest Florida and learn about the Everglades' sea life, shell life, and other aspects of the coastal area of Florida.
-Enjoy an afternoon in a spa: Marco Island is known for its world-class luxury spas. After a few days of hiking, biking, sun and sand, indulge in a few hours of total relaxation.
-Play a round of golf: Marco Island golf courses are champion caliber and draw professional players from around the world.
Every year, thousands of visitors arrive in this beach paradise for Marco Island weddings, honeymoons, tropical getaways, and family reunions. If you're among them, you'll never run out of fun and relaxing things to do, and you'll have no trouble finding a beautiful rental home or classic beach condo with all the amenities you need to host your family and friends. Luxury vacation rental opportunities are plentiful here during every season of the year. While you're visiting Marco Island, you may want to schedule some time to explore the fabulous destinations in the Gulf Coast area, like Bonita Springs, Estero, and Fort Myers.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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