THE BOAT HOUSE
A family owned and operated motel tucked away in Olde Marco. They have boat slips, a fishing pier and you can watch dolphins, manatee and fish on the Marco river. Minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. 20 rooms. 23-642-2400 theboathousemotel.com
HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT
A cozy island getaway nestled between palm trees and a fresh water lake with a sparkling heated pool and affordable rates year found. Apporximately 1½ miles from the beach and within easy reach of many of the island’s restaurants and shopping centers. 20 rooms. 239-394-1161 marcoislandlakeside.com
MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT
This AAA five diamond resort features casual and fine dining, a spa and fitness center, pool and hot tub, roof gradens and is directly on Marco’s beautiful five mile white sand beach. 98 rooms. 239-393-1400 marcoresort.com
JW MARRIOTT MARCO ISLAND
Marco’s largest world class resort is nestled on beautiful Marco beach and offers several restaurants, championship golf, a full service spa and a wide range of activities and amenities including upscale shops for men and women and a free-form fantasy pool with views of the Gulf. This hotel was relaunched in January 2017 as a JW Marriott. The new adult-only, 93 room Lanai Tower is now open. 239-394-2511 www.jwmarco.com
OLDE MARCO ISLAND INN & SUITES
51 two-bedroom suites. Built in 1883, this historic Victorian-style Inn with pool and hot tub, combines old world charm with modern accommodations. Approximately 3 miles from the beach, adjacent to The Collection at Olde Marco. Two blocks from The Snook Inn. 239-394-3131 oldemarcoinn.com
PORT OF THE ISLANDS RESORT & MARINA
Just 20 minutes drive from Marco Island, Port of the Islands Resort is located in the heart of the Everglades. The resort has an oversized outdoor heated pool, full service marina and boat ramp and is within walking distance of kayaking, eco tours, boat rentals, charter fishing and nature tours. 32 rooms. 239-394-3101 poiresort.com
Marriott Vacation Club Crystal Shores 219 suites. 877-785-8404
Sunset Cove. 36 rooms. 239- 394-4878
Marco Island boasts many beautiful timeshare resorts which are available either for purchase by the week or for rental if they are not being used by an owner. All the above timeshares are located directly on Marco’s five mile crescent beach, with the exception of Sunset Cove, which is just a short drive away. They all offer a wide range of wonderful amenities. Visit their websites for more information.
MARCO ESCAPES - finer Marco Island and Naples area vacation rentals. Marco Walk, 599 S Collier Blvd., Suite 115. Map1(8C). 239-217-6300 www.marcoescapes.com MARCO ISLAND VACATION PROPERTIES® - providing seasonal rental services, for guests seeking to discover and rediscover Marco Island, since 1989. 239.393.2121 / 800.462.7264. www.MarcoVacation.com
A Note about Renting a Property on Marco Island...
There are a lot of things to consider when renting a property on Marco... is it close to the beach access? can I walk to restaurants? does the deck get sun all day long? ...to name but a few!
Most Marco Island Rental homes have screen lanai areas to the rear of the property. These protect occupants from bugs and, in many cases enclose private heated pools, and/or hot tubs. Some homes are landlocked but many are situated on Marco’s 90 miles of inland canals. Many have private docks where you can moor rental boats/waverunners. If a house is said to be “indirect access” it means that there are bridges between it and the Gulf of Mexico. “Direct access” it means the canal has no bridges between it and the Gulf so it is suitable for large boats and sailboats. Houses whose rear lanai areas face south or west are the most desirable for sunset views and maximum sun, especially in winter when cooler winds tend to come from the north.
So, although Marco is relatively small, it is still advisable to use the services of a rental agent with local knowledge to help you find the property that suits your needs. Also, if you use a local agent, they will have someone available to resolve any issues that may arise during your stay.
And, one final piece of advice... be aware that Marco has been discovered and the good rental properties get snapped up
quickly - so make your booking as early as you can!
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