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Couple enjoying Marco Beach on vacationWho doesn’t want to venture to the beach for vacation? Owning a vacation property on Marco Island can be both fun and lucrative. You never have to scramble to find the best place to rent for the right price, plus you can profit by renting it to other vacationers! There are so many great properties from which to choose. It can be difficult to decide. So, why Southwest Florida? Why Marco Island? The list of reasons is a long one but for starters, it doesn’t have the touristy traffic that many other beaches and islands do. In addition, the island itself is beautiful. There are water and palm trees everywhere. Plus, there are tons of parks and green spaces to help preserve the island’s natural beauty. How do you start looking? Read below for a breakdown of

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Airport near Marco IslandMarco Island is located off the southwest corner of Florida, near Naples. Flying to Marco Island is easy. We're within easy driving distance to three international airports and two smaller airports. Whether you are coming to Marco Island for a beach vacation, visiting family, or searching for your next dream home, having several airports near Marco Island means finding a flight to fit your schedule and budget is simple.

The closest airport to Marco Island is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Located about an hour north of Marco Island, in Fort Myers, it's an easy drive to Marco. If you charter a plane or have one of your own, you can fly directly to Marco Island's executive airport. Keep reading for a full list of major airports in Florida

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Marco Island rental boatIf you don't have your own boat, then you certainly should rent one to explore all Marco Island has to offer. The island boasts many options for boat rentals. You can rent by the hour, for a half day, or even weekly. Goodland and the Isles of Capri also have several options for renting. The rental companies are dedicated to giving their customers a good time. They all have above four-star reviews. What can you expect? Beautiful views, catching some great fish, exploring new places, fun with the family. From pontoons to deck boats and fishing boats, these companies have all your boating needs covered. Never rented a boat before? Not a problem! Keep reading for a breakdown of boat rentals, reviews, and pricing.

Companies That Rent Boats

Dolphin Cove

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There are so many things to do on Marco Island, but when you think of Marco, you have to think about our beaches. When someone says the word ‘paradise,’ you picture yourself reclined on a white sand beach next to a clear blue body of water. Well, welcome to paradise. Marco Island is known for its pristine and clean beaches with crystal clear water. Love seashells? There is no better place to start your collection. Always thought it would be cool to see a lagoon? Marco Island checks that off as well. The great part about Marco Island is that even if you aren’t on the water, a beach is only minutes away. Not only are there great public beaches, but Marco Island has a private beach for residents and a virtually private beach at Hideaway Beach Club. 

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Dog on Marco IslandMarco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands and is one of the most popular spots in Florida. Located in Collier County, it is visited by an estimate of nearly a million tourists every year. This is because Marco Island has a lot to offer other than its pristine, beautiful beaches. Vacationing on Marco will never be boring! Here are fifty ways to have fun on Marco Island:

  1. Duck Hunting at the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

   Go duck and coot hunting in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Lots of activities are also available here such as canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Go exploring the island’s marine life and catch a glimpse of sea otters, manatees, and crocodiles.

     2.     Kayak the

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Seawinds on the beach on Marco IslandYour Tropical Real Estate in Marco Island FL

Dream homes can differ greatly. For some, it’s a manwhen you consider there is property here to match almost any budget. It’s not just about luxury Marco Island real estate overlooking the beach, but golf condos and inland homes that offer quality in construction, price and lifestyle.

Of course, it is also where some of the most stunning homes anywhere in southwest Florida can be found, as well as top-class condos that provide unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico. Variety is the spice on the island. But what exactly are the real estate options?

Beachfront Properties

There can be no argument that the biggest attraction in Marco Island is its white sand beach, a deep luxurious four-mile strand

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Marco Island Condos

Marco Island Condos Fly Off The Shelf

For lovers of warm weather, superb beaches and excellent golf, Florida is understandably one of the most popular states. And it’s these attributes that explains in part why condominium sales are so brisk. For years, Marco Island condominiums have been amongst the most highly regarded - and the best selling! We have everything that a new arrival could want. Our amenities are amongst the best in the US, while the natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico and the southwest Florida coast is truly special.

With both affordable and luxury condos on Marco Island. it is also a city accessible to everyone. But why is Marco Island real estate considered so highly? What can you expect from the range of condominium complexes

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Marco Island Boring

"Is Marco Island boring?" Someone asked me this question the other day.  Certainly, no one will confuse Marco Island with Las Vegas.  There are no night clubs here. No strip clubs. No casinos. College kids looking for a wild place to go for Spring Break will not choose Marco.  Mickey Mouse isn't here.  So yes, I guess Marco Island might be "boring."  In fact, I know it is.

Lounging around the pool watching the palm trees sway in the breeze is boring. Of course, playing golf in your shorts in January is not nearly as exciting as sliding sideways down an icy road west of Chicago.  The sweet aroma of our flowers will never compare to the plethora of odors you'll encounter on the streets of New York City.

All kidding aside, Marco Island was

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A skydiving friend of ours was paralyzed in an accident almost ten years ago.  His name is Chris Colwell.  He is paralyzed from the chest down and has very little arm function. Well, his power wheelchair has just about reached the end of its life.  The tilt functions have failed and are no longer repairable.  Electric tilt allows a quadriplegic to regulate blood pressure which fluctuates wildly all day long.  It also helps prevent pressure sores which heal very slowly.

The main reason I'm writing this post is to help Google find and "index" Chris' donation site with a couple of links.  If, however, you've happened upon this while searching for Marco Island Real Estate, feel free to visit Chris' page and donate.  You'll be helping out one of the good

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September is a quiet month on Marco Island.  Of course, the summer is considered the slow season but it gets the slowest in September.  With the kids back in school and the snowbirds quite happy to stay up north for another month or so, the atmosphere on Marco is quite peaceful.  OK, it's dead, actually. 

Marco is always peaceful and quiet when you compare it to most other coastal Florida towns.  Now, though, you can probably get away with crossing the street without looking both ways.  You can probably even go get the newspaper naked without anybody noticing. 

Many of us like this quiet atmosphere in September.  It's surreal to have the grocery store to yourself or get a haircut appointment for "right now."  The only negative is the fact that

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