Marco Island is the largest barrier island among the Ten Thousand Islands located within Southwest Florida. The gorgeous white sandy beaches that surround the island make it a family vacation paradise. This island has natural beauty in abundance and isn’t just kid-friendly with parks and sports activities, but also is pet-friendly. It is impossible to choose between fishing charters and the deserted beaches, perfect for shelling. Time on the island flies by in the best way possible, and booking a vacation rental on Marco Island just adds to the wonderful feeling.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Marco Island
Properties can be chosen based on the amenities they offer. Above, you will find the number of properties that offer a specific feature in Marco Island. You can easily search and find a rental meeting your criteria in Marco Island if you're dreaming of days spent poolside or you bring your pet everywhere, as most accommodations offer "Pool" and "Pets allowed." You could even compare and find properties if you like to end your days curled up by the fire (267 rentals include "Fireplace" in Marco Island) or if you need a crib for your baby (142 rentals in Marco Island include "Crib").
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Price and Availability Index in Marco Island
Vacation Rental Price Information in Marco Island
We analyzed vacation houses, cottages and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Marco Island. Prices in a week of February (2/10 – 2/17) go up to $950 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. Prices decrease in September to an average of $360 per night (9/14 – 9/21).
Rental availability information in Marco Island
Check how busy Marco Island is with our availability graph. It is in February that you will find the week with the least available rentals (2/17 – 2/24). Conversely, you will find the highest percentage of available offers in Marco Island in August (8/31 – 9/7).
The Weather in Marco Island
Check out the climate diagram for Marco Island. On average, the warmest month is August. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 57° low. The rainiest month is %rainiestMonth% while the driest month is January.
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5 Great Places to Eat on Marco Island
1. The Oyster Society Restaurant: This popular haunt specialties include fresh oysters, waygu meatballs, and mushroom risotto. This fine-dining venue creates a special atmosphere with its Art Deco furnishings.
2. Da Vinci's: As the name suggests, this establishment offers delicious Italian pasta and seafood specialties. Aside from the delicious wines, this venue's popularity is also down to the outdoor terrace.
3. Bistro Soleil: If French cooking is your cuisine of choice, try the Bistro Soleil, where you can enjoy French classics like filet mignon, seafood cassolette, and creme brulee.
4. Doreen's Cup of Joe Cafe: This charming cafe brings you solid American fare, such as delicious pancakes, waffles, and eggs benedict.
5. Zaza's Mexican Taqueria: This fabulous eatery is famous for its fresh tacos and sizzling fajitas.
The Best Time to Go to Marco Island
Marco Island has a very agreeable tropical climate, which boasts a distinct wet and dry season. The highest the temperature can get to is 100°F, but only at the peak of summer. The lowest temperature (at about 32°F) shows up rarely, during December or January. However, the perfect time to go to book your vacation rental on Marco Island is in April, when the sun warms up the waters and makes it perfect for a leisurely swim.
Marco Island’s Attractions Keep You Busy
One of the attractions staying in a vacation home on Marco Island is the choice of beaches. Marco Island has beautiful unspoiled beaches that are mesmerizing and family-friendly.
Kice Island is a short way off and is best explored by kayak. It is hauntingly beautiful and is a photographer’s paradise. Here, you will be able to see fascinating domed homes dotted around the island. The whole place is virtually deserted, so enjoy those empty beaches.
Keewaydin Island welcomes you with white sands and pretty shells. You can rent boogie boards or take a dip in the pristine waters. If you want family beach time, this is the place to do it.
Vacation rentals on Marco Island are a stone’s throw from the pier, where you can take boat tours to explore the neighboring islands. You can go whale and dolphin watching with a guide, or hire a kayak or canoe and explore the islands on your own. There are also fishing charters for those who wish to catch their dinner to enjoy back at their vacation home on Marco Island.
The island also has a nature park if you want to spend some time with your kids away from the beach. Briggs Nature Center has about a mile of boardwalk, which winds through the trees, complete with information about what there is to find in the area. It is cool and peaceful, but be alert so that you don’t miss any of the island alligators. There are also picnic tables if you wish to take your lunch with you.
Canine Cove is a 5-star park for your furry family member. The park accommodates large and small dogs in separate areas, with water fountains for all their four-legged guests and seating for their owners. It is a great place to spend time with your family pet and to mingle with people who share similar interests.
Marco Island for History Buffs
If you wish to learn about the history of the island and understand your vacation destination better, check out the Marco Island Historical Museum. It has great displays and very knowledgeable employees. Plus, the free entry is a huge bonus. Marco Island vacation rentals offer easy access to the museum. Make it your first stop before exploring the Island.
Fun and Games With the Family
The island offers different activities for those who wish to spend time away from the beach. Whether you want to engage in a game of tennis or mini-golf, these facilities are available.
But, if you’re looking for a unique experience with the family, then you should give The Xtreme Escape game a try. Not for small kids, the game is an exciting activity designed to inspire teamwork, while trying to find clues to escape from a locked room. It offers a great adrenaline boost while keeping the tranquility and serenity of your island vacation intact.
Cool Tours from Marco Island
On the island's coast, numerous providers offer ocean boat tours, including dolphin watching tours. There is also the option of an excursion to the remote and unspoiled Keewaydin Island. Alternatively, book a guided kayak tour that will bring you to the island's unique ecosystems, the mangrove swamps.
Or if you prefer, discover the famous Everglades wetlands with a half-day tour on a classic air-powered boat. Watch the alligators and learn about their living habits. With a bit of luck, you might even spot some baby gators in the Everglades National Park. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, embark on a guided fishing adventure through the national park, angling for Largemouth Bass, while keeping an eye out for those alligators!
Marco Island: A Floridian Paradise
Located off Hernando Drive, Tigertail Beach beguiles with its golden sand dunes, scenic boardwalks and butterfly garden. There are excellent amenities and outstanding birdwatching opportunities too.
Marco Island Historical Museum
The museum traces south-west Florida’s Calusa Indians, bringing their civilisation to life through interesting displays and a recreated village scene. You'll never see the Gulf of Mexico in the same way again.
Dog-friendly Mackle Park hosts weekend concerts, and is popular with cyclists and walkers alike. Kids will love discovering the pond with fish, turtles and water fowl.
South Marco Beach
South Marco Beach offers white powdered sand and exquisite sunset views. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy refreshments from the nearby cafés.
Catch a boat from Rose Marina on Marco Island to reach Keewaydin Island. Known for its Loggerhead sea turtle nesting activity, the island additionally provides sanctuary to bobcats, Gopher tortoises and white-tailed deer among other species.
Information about vacation rentals in Marco Island
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||4,568 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 70%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$71|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Pets allowed and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||257 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||4,238 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average price per night for a vacation rental in Marco Island?
The average accommodation in Marco Island is priced at $71 per night. If you’re interested in a house rental, the average price is $650 per night. A apartment rental Marco Island will cost $419 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Marco Island?
There are 4,568 rentals to choose from for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Marco Island?
Most travelers search for Pool, Pets allowed, and Internet when booking a vacation rental in Marco Island.
How many vacation homes with a pool are there in Marco Island?
There are 4,238 vacation homes from 9 providers in Marco Island.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Marco Island?
Finding a vacation home in Marco Island that allows pets is easy, with 257 pet-friendly available.
When is it better to travel to Marco Island?
The warmest months in Marco Island are August and June, with temperatures around 93 °F. February and January in Marco Island are the coldest, with 57 °F on average.
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