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Marco Island Rentals   by Jennifer Weiss

When deciding where to head for a weeklong winter getaway, consider the beauty and recreational opportunities Marco Island has to offer. On this bustling island off the Gulf coast of Florida, visitors can enjoy a secluded vacation surrounded by naturally stunning features such as crystal clear water, soft white sand, and lush green foliage that seems to spring up everywhere. No matter what kind of relaxing activities you want to pursue during your trip, Marco Island can certainly accommodate your needs and look great doing it.

While you may already have an idea of some of the activities you want to participate in during your trip, such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, and simply relaxing on the beach, one important consideration that may have slipped your mind is your accommodations. Choosing the right hotel, resort, or vacation rental is an important decision that can impact the rest of your trip. Don't let anything hold you back on your quest for an exciting yet relaxing trip by choosing a Marco Island vacation rental that makes it easy to enjoy everything you love about this area.

If your idea of the perfect vacation entails numerous hours resting on the beach with a good book or making your way out into warm, clear water, then a waterfront home or condo rental is just the thing for you. You can take the short walk down the warm, sandy path that leads directly from your rental to the beach and plop down for a day of rest and relaxation under the warm Florida sun. You will also find towering resorts and beautiful green pastures along the shore, so a walk down the shore as the water laps over your feet is definitely a worthwhile adventure.

While you can find numerous hotels and resorts along the water, a vacation rental's difference lies in the convenience and amenities you will find inside. All you need to do is step out the back door and there awaits the sound and smells of the water along with the soft sand that is perfect for an early morning stroll. And when you want to relax in the middle of the day and refresh yourself away from the sun's intensity, you can sit back on your private patio or balcony and enjoy spectacular views of the beach and water.

Inside of your vacation rental, you will find a diverse selection of extras and amenities that make it easy to experience the Marco Island vacation you have been dreaming about. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and numerous bedrooms so everyone has a little sanctuary away from the noise and commotion of a family vacation. In a vacation rental, your accommodations become much more than a place to sleep. They are where you can relax during the day or entertain yourself at night with the hot tub, pool, TVs, DVD players, and fully-stocked kitchen that makes it easy to enjoy a delicious snack before bed.

When you imagine a typical hotel room, all you can see are the usual items such as a couple of beds, a TV, a sofa, and a tiny bathroom. This is not a place where you can enjoy yourself or your surroundings but with a vacation rental, you can integrate yourself into the environment and vacation as if Marco Island is your own private retreat. With palm trees lining your rental and beautiful flowers adding character to your home, you'll think you stepped into an oasis that was designed specifically for you. And with the stunning views and private access to the beach, you simply cannot help but enjoy all the wondrous beauty of this little jewel off the Florida Gulf coast.

Marco Island rentals allow you to escape to another world where your vacation is tailored to needs and any day's activity is just a short walk out the back door or a short drive down the street. Get the most out of your winter getaway by booking a vacation rental that makes you feel as if your cozy, comfortable home was moved to a stunning, tropical retreat that separates you from all the stresses you want to leave behind.

About the Author

HomeAway.com has the most comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes on the Internet. For an alternative lodging option, consider Marco Island vacation rentals for your next trip to Southern Florida.