It isn’t often that you can take your kids outside to play in the sun and swim with the dolphins, practically in your backyard. That is, of course, unless you are visiting Marco Island. This place is a little piece of paradise – and it is all yours for the taking.
Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. The sun-washed white beaches, casual island lifestyle and endless sunshine may be what bring you to Marco, but the frolicking dolphins, endless water and sun sports and luxury accommodations will be what bring you back time and again.
The island is scattered with large, luxurious homes available for weekly rental. Not only are they beautiful, but they provide direct access to the gulf – so you and your littles can sit dockside and watch dolphins come up and spray your little toes (who needs Sea World?). And does your little girl or little boy love to fish? Head to the dock and bring your rod – lots of catfish are waiting for them. Or you and your kids may want to just take it easy and hang poolside all day long, enjoying the sunshine and sunsets – either way its a great time.
And of course it’s a house, not a hotel room. So you have all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Like a gorgeous, giant kitchen to make island snacks, pour your own wine and grill up some fish tacos (so even if you are forced to cook while vacationing, at least you have an amazing view to keep you company). And did I mention the boats and yachts? Really, what kid doesn’t love to sit and watch water transportation? The house that we stay in each year is situated directly across from the Marco Island Yacht Club, so we spend hours sitting on the lanai watching the boats come and go and come and go.
For more details on snatching up a luxurious house on the island, see http://rentals.clausenproperties.com
This is our family’s favorite home. This house has it all, and even comes equipped with high chairs, pack n plays, toys for the kids, beach chairs, etc. We had 13 people in this house, with plenty of space and privacy. http://rentals.clausenproperties.com/rns/search/MAR1299.aspx
When you are ready to leave your private oasis and explore the island, jump in the car for a short drive to the big, white sandy beaches where they have all the water sports you can imagine for your adventurous little ones. Check out the rentals (windsurfing, jet skies, catamaran) by the Marriott Hotel.
Have fun and tell the dolphins hello for us!