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Popular amenities for Marco Island vacation rentals

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JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort19 locals recommend
Tigertail Beach98 locals recommend
Marco Island South Public Beach Access41 locals recommend
Marco Island Public Beach Access24 locals recommend
Pinchers12 locals recommend
Snook Inn151 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Marco Island

  • Total rentals

    2.2K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    29K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.8K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    210 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    2.1K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Marco Island

All About Marco Island

Just off the coast of southwest Florida, Ten Thousand Islands is a marine constellation of a few hundred keys, isles, and islets of various sizes. Marco Island is the largest and only developed island in the bunch. It’s hemmed in by nature preserves such as Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier-Seminole State Park, the Everglades, and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. But it is not just the surrounding landscape that’s laced with waterways; so many canals slice through this tranquil beachfront retirement community that many vacation homes are on the water. Rent a kayak or paddle boat to explore the coastline, or hop on a dolphin tour boat and head out into the Gulf of Mexico. Or simply enjoy the fine, white-sand beaches like Marco Beach and Tigertail Beach: Pods of bottlenose dolphins often play in the surf just offshore and the beachcombing around here is excellent.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Marco Island

A haven for snowbirds, Marco Island is busiest in the winter. Between November and March, you can expect comfortable highs around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with sunny days and some scattered rain. Like other subtropical destinations, southwestern Florida experiences only two seasons — a dry season during winter and a wet season during summer; because the temperature doesn’t fluctuate drastically, be sure to pack lightweight clothes and sunscreen no matter when you visit. June, July, and August are hot and humid on Marco Island, with temperatures around 90 degrees, high humidity, and regular periods of rain during the day. Summer also brings a risk of hurricanes, which generally lasts through October.

Top things to do in Marco Island

Tigertail Beach

On the northwest side of Marco Island, Tigertail Beach is a 31-acre stretch of beach and dunes. A spit called Sand Dollar island separates the beach from the Gulf of Mexico. The mudflats on the northern end of Tigertail Beach attract various shorebirds, and the butterfly garden, volleyball courts, and boardwalks at the southern end of the beach attract locals and visitors alike.

Collier-Seminole State Park

You don’t have to head to the national park to experience the vegetation and wildlife of Florida’s Everglades. Collier-Seminole State Park is just a few miles from Marco Island and contains 7,271 acres of mangrove swamp, royal palm stands, and other native plant communities.

Cape Romano Dome House

Like something from a science fiction movie, the Cape Romano Dome House is a cluster of six empty igloo-shaped structures stilted over the water south of Marco Island. Constructed in the early 1980s by a retired Florida oilman, the house was eventually abandoned as the island beneath it eroded. Today, it’s accessible by boat and attracts birds, marine life, and curious photographers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Marco Island?

    Marco Island experiences a tropical climate. Summer, from June to September, can be hot and humid with temperatures around 90°F (32°C). Winter, from December to February, is typically mild and dry, with temperatures hovering around 70°F (21°C). Rain is most common in the summer months.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Marco Island?

    Popular activities in Marco Island include sunbathing at South Marco Beach, wildlife watching on a boat tour, exploring local history at the Marco Island Historical Museum, or fishing at the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Marco Island?

    The most popular time to visit Marco Island, Florida, is during the winter months, from November to April. The weather is pleasantly warm, averaging 70°F to 80°F (21°C to 27°C), and there are several local events. The annual Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival in March is frequently suggested, where visitors can explore a blend of culinary delights and live music.

  • What are the best places to stay in Marco Island?

    Popular areas to stay in Marco Island include the beachfront neighborhoods of South Marco and Tigertail Beach, where many vacation rentals are available. For a central location, consider the area around the shops and restaurants of Marco Walk Plaza.

  • What are the best places to visit in Marco Island?

    The Marco Island Historical Museum, which gives insights into the island's past, and the Collier Seminole State Park with its unique flora and fauna, are frequently suggested places to visit. Beach lovers might want to spend time at Tigertail Beach or South Marco Beach.

  • What are some hiking trails in Marco Island?

    While Marco Island isn't known for traditional hiking trails, the island is surrounded by nature parks and reserves with wonderful walking paths. The Otter Mound Preserve has nature paths that immerse you in the island's flora and fauna, while the Briggs Boardwalk at Rookery Bay offers a scenic walk along the waterfront.

  • What are some family activities to do in Marco Island?

    Marco Island is abundant with family activities. Visit the Marco Island Historical Museum to explore local history, embark on a dolphin watching tour, or enjoy a relaxing day at Tigertail Beach. Children may also love the Shell Island Road Park, a popular spot for picnics and playground fun.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Marco Island?

    Popular day trips from Marco Island include visiting the nearby Everglades National Park for wildlife viewing, taking a boat ride to the uninhabited Keewaydin Island, or exploring the vibrant city of Naples, just 16 miles (25 km) away.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Marco Island?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Marco Island. From over 20 villa rentals, over 970 house rentals to over 840 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Marco Island?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,240 vacation rentals in Marco Island featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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