Marco Island Vacation Rentals

Renting a Vacation Home on Marco Island Florida

Marco Island is a picturesque island located towards the southern end of Florida's Gulf Coast, just 16 miles to the south of the city of Naples. It's the largest of the Florida Everglades 10,000 islands and is famous for stunning picture postcard sunsets, sun-soaked sandy beaches and a tropical island ambiance. The island can also be described as a luxury retreat and is home to hundreds of vacation rental homes.

About Marco Island

Marco Island is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Southwest Florida, linked to the mainland by bridges and lies to the south of the city of Naples. Marco is home to a stunning array of vacation rental properties which will suit all budgets and tastes. The island is renowned for its beaches, marinas and golf courses, as well as a network of inland waterways. The attraction of Marco Island is tropical sun-washed white sand beaches combined with a casual easy paced lifestyle. So, if you're thinking of a family vacation, or thinking more of a romantic break, then you should check out Marco Island.

The Marco Island Climate

The climate of Florida is heavily influenced by the fact that all parts of the state are in close proximity to the ocean. Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state, is a point of demarcation for the climate of the Sunshine state. To the North of the lake, the climate is humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate. Marco Island lies to the south of the Lake which means that summer temperatures in late July are usually in the low 90s Fahrenheit, whilst winter temperatures in mid January range are usually in the low 60s Fahrenheit. If you're looking to avoid the rain, then plan on an average of 75 days per year of significant downpours. On the more positive side, you can expect over 260 sunny days per year. These statistics make Marco Island the perfect place for a vacation.

The Beaches

Marco Island has more than 100 miles of waterways and six miles of shoreline. So, plenty of beaches, but not all the beaches are open to the public. Probably the best known of the public beaches are South Marco Beach and Tigertail Beach. Both of these are top draws for sun worshippers. The family-oriented Tigertail also has its famous Sand Dollar Spit which was once a detached island. It's worth a trip to the spit, even if you don't want to collect shells as it's also a great spot for fishing and bird watching, in particular expect to see herons, egrets add the odd ibis and tern.

The Shells

Marco Island is famous for the sea shells that can be found on the beaches. They're washed up fresh each day, so the kids can have a brand new adventure each day, even on the same stretch of beach.A great place to go is Sand Dollar Spit. Here sand dollars and shells wash up on the sand overnight, making this a great spot for shelling. You can get to the spit via Tigertail Beach.

If you can't face the early morning beach combing, then there are plenty of shops on Marco Island selling sea shells.

Vacation Rental Homes on Marco Island

It's possible to stay in a luxury vacation rental home anywhere on Marco Island . Alternatively, the luxury Lely Resort is only a few miles away on the mainland. The areas around Lely is expanding and so greater numbers of vacation rental properties will become available in the area over time.

Directions to Marco Island, Florida

In terms of air travel, there are three airports which serve Marco Island; Southwest Florida International Airport at Fort Myers or (FMY) which is about a 45 minute drive to Marco Island, You Fort Lauderdale airport which is probably slightly better served by the airlines and which is approximately an hour and forty five minutes drive and finally, Miami's International Airport (MIA) which is a little over two hours away. Miami is, by far and away the best served of the three airports, particularly for international flights, but is also the busiest of the three for the same reason.

Regardless of your point of origin, getting to the island by car will usually involve approaching Naples on the I75 and then taking the 41 south towards Marco island.

 
 

Marco Island Vacation Rental Homes

Sleeps 4

$86 per night

Beach Club Condo.....Steps to Beach

1 Beds1 Baths700 Sq. ft

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1 Beds, 1 Baths, 700 Sq. ft, Sleeps 4
Location:
Beach Club, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $86 per night
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Sleeps 5

$100 per night

ESSEX 2 bedroom Condo....steps to Beach

2 Beds2 Baths1100 Sq. ft

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( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 5
Location:
Essex, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $100 per night
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Sleeps 4

$100 per night

Apollo Beachfront Condo.....What a View

1 Beds1 Baths550 Sq. ft

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( Owner Manager )

Home:
1 Beds, 1 Baths, 550 Sq. ft, Sleeps 4
Location:
Apollo Condominium, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $100 per night
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Sleeps 6

$129 per night

Beachfront Condo, Fantastic Gulf Views--Marco Island

2 Beds2 Baths1100 Sq. ft

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( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
South Seas Northwest, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 6

$157 per night

Marco Island Florida Beachfront 2 BR 2 Bath Condo. Great Views & Beautiful Sunsets!

2 Beds2 Baths1200 Sq. ft

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( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Marco Island, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $157 per night
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