Marco Escapes Featured in Florida Weekly’s “Best of 2016”

 

Marco Escapes has been featured for the third year in a row in the annual “Best of” edition of Florida Weekly for the year 2016.

Named ”The Best Collection of Island Vacation Properties” by the publication, Marco Escapes continues to gain recognition for our collection of luxury vacation rentals.

FW-THE-BEST-2016-SINGLE (1)“Set amid the stunning subtropical beauty that is unique to Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Marco Escapes is known for delivering only the finest setting for their guests to enjoy their highly valued vacation time. With a large array of properties on Marco Island and surrounding Naples area, Marco Escapes guests enjoy selections ranging from modern, family friendly homes near the epicenter of the action, to epic waterfront mansions with unparalleled decor, seclusion and privacy. Whatever your ideal getaway may be, Marco Escapes has waterfront pool homes of all flavors to suit your needs.”

Winners are selected by Florida Weekly staff, including editors and writers who consider each business with the communities best interest in mind.

“The non-scientific, non-crowd sourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at.”

Thank you Florida Weekly for recognizing our dedication to providing the finest vacation rentals in Southwest Florida. We’re so pleased to be featured for the third year in a row. See you in 2017!

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Marco Island Named #1 Healthiest, Happiest City in the U.S.

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Marco Island and the surrounding areas of Naples and Immokalee have nabbed the #1 spot on the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings, and have been officially deemed the healthiest and happiest city in the nation.

“Residents there have the lowest levels of stress in the country, report little depression and eat healthy on a daily basis, the report found. Many of them like their daily activities and enjoy an intellectually lively culture, telling interviewers they learn or do something interesting every day.”

As reported by The Today Show, the community rankings report measures how residents of 190 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose.

To read the original article, click here.

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Marco Escapes Returns to Florida Weekly “Best Of” for 2015

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For the second year in a row, Marco Escapes has made it into the “Best of” edition of Florida Weekly. Voted as “Best Collection of Island Vacation Properties”, Florida Weekly had this to say about our property rentals:

“What suits you more: a palace on the bay or a penthouse overlooking the Gulf of Mexico? Marco Escapes is your ultimate hookup for vacation rental homes on the Paradise Coast. Stay in the center of the action or find something more secluded. Dozens of properties offer something for every visitor to this 4-by-6-mile island renowned for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, subtropical climate and first-class shopping and dining.”

Winners are selected by Florida Weekly’s staff such as editors and writers, with the communities best interest in mind.

“The non-scientific, non-crowdsourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at.”

We’re so pleased to be featured again as one of the best businesses for those seeking a Marco Island Escape, see you in the 2016 edition!

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Marco Magazine showcases Marco Escapes’ “Decadence” as its Featured Dream Home!

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Last February our remarkable gulf front residence Spinnaker Sandcastle was featured within the pages of Marco Magazine. It did not take long for the publication to tell the world about the newest addition to the finest portfolio on Marco Island — Decadence.

Leaving no stone unturned in the February 2015 issue, Columnist Robin DeMartia tells the story of how Decadence’s owners from across the Atlantic fell in love with Marco Island and created the home of their dreams by fusing a coastal Florida lifestyle with traditional English design.

The Garnhams make the journey from Buckinghamshire England more than 5 times a year to enjoy the exceptional shopping, boating, and shoreline of Marco Island and have decided to open their home to others to enjoy as “It was silly to leave such a nice asset sitting there doing nothing.” states Mr. Garnham.

Enjoy the full article by clicking the image above or clicking here.

See “Decadence” in all its splendor:
http://www.marcoescapes.com/details.php?id=151587

Contact your Island Host at Marco Escapes to discuss a stay at this epic property.

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Marco Island makes top 10 yet again!

On April 21, 2015, Tripadvisor.com, the world’s largest travel site, announced their annual list of the best island destinations for vacationers and Marco Island made the list for the second year in a row!

Marco Island remains one of the most desirable island destinations in the continental United States. With over 40,000 reviews, Marco Island proudly holds on to it’s spot for 2015, with reviewers focusing on our island’s abundant wildlife, stunning natural scenery and exemplary weather conditions.

Tripadvisor proclaims:
“White beaches, a sparkling sea, a strawberry daiquiri in hand—what more do you need in a vacation? Marco Island brings visitors the best that the Ten Thousand Islands have to offer. Scavenge for seashells or hit the links for a sunny session of golf. Explore the Everglades in a swamp buggy or enjoy a rejuvenating nature hike at the Rookery Bay Reserve”

The annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers across the globe.

For the complete list of winners from the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to: www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands.

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Keewaydin Island: A local beach worth discovering!

On July 11, 2014 CNN included Keewaydin Island in their “10 secret beaches worth discovering.”keewaydin_island_638

Reporter Pam Grout wrote “Pristine and populated with deer, eagles, boars, the occasional panther, sea turtle hatchlings and iguanas, Keewaydin is part of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.”

There are no hotels or restaurants on these beautiful beaches, but that’s half the charm. “On weekends, a food boat docks on the south end to dish up icy drinks and freshly caught seafood.”

Read the whole article at http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/11/travel/hidden-beaches/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

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Extra! Extra! Marco Escapes’ Spinnaker Sandcastle Featured Again!

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What’s more flattering than having one of our exclusive vacation rentals being featured in Marco Magazine? Having the same great article published 2 months later in the Neapolitan section of the Naples Daily News!

Written by Claire Shilton, the article describes the Spinnaker Sandcastle as a Coastal Castle and tells of the process owner Mike Mckenna went through to transform this once “dark and dreary home”, to the elite, newly remodeled spectacle it is today.

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Marco Escapes named in Florida Weekly Best of 2014

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The annual “Best of” issue is always a fun read – a mixed bag ranging from commendation to snarkiness; but how are winners chosen?

Florida Weekly explains; “The non-scientific, non-crowdsourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at.”

We’re quite pleased to find ourselves in the elite “praise and applaud” category of reviews!

“BEST COLLECTION OF WATERFRONT HOME RENTALS – MARCO ESCAPES”

What suits you more, a palace on the bay or luxury condos overlooking the Gulf of Mexico Marco Escapes is your ultimate hookup for vacation rental homes on the Paradise Coast. Live in the center of the action at The Esplanade or find something more secluded at Hideaway Beach.  Dozens of properties offer something for every visitor to this 4-by 6 mile island renowned for its natural beauty, fine shopping, dining, and Mediterranean-type climate.  Check the website for availability.  239-217-6300  www.marcoescapes.com

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Marco Magazine showcases our ‘Spinnaker Sandcastle’ as its Featured Dream Home!

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At Marco Escapes, we pride ourselves on having exquisite taste.  It’s flattering and an honor when Marco Island’s only luxury lifestyle magazine agrees – describing one of our many premier properties as a “Coastal Castle.”  The Spinnaker Sandcastle was featured as the dream home in the February 2014 issue of Marco Magazine.

Naples News journalist Anne Claire Shilton wrote “Gulf views and ocean-inspired design elements make this Marco home fit for a king.”  Shilton tells the story of the estate’s transformation from dark and dreary Mediterranean to a Coastal Castle “made lovely by its abundance of natural light, the contemporary color palette of sea foams, sky blues, clean greens and grays and its casual-yet-classic furniture.”

Exclusive only to Marco Escapes, The Spinnaker Sandcastle has three stories with elevator, 4,500 square feet (not counting the 1500 square foot base level game room with outdoor lanai), a second floor pool, third floor multi-room sanctuary with amazing views, and breathtaking fourth tier observation deck with 360° views of the Gulf and Island.  This premier property sits only three estates from the entrance to beautiful Tigertail Beach.

Enjoy the full article by clicking the image above or clicking this link: http://web.naplesnews.com/marco/magazine/14_FebruaryMarch/PDFs/DreamHome.pdf

See the “Castle” in all its glory: http://www.marcoescapes.com/details.php?id=109969

Contact your Island Host at Marco Escapes to discuss a stay at this epic property.

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MARCO ISLAND NAMED BEST ISLAND IN THE COUNTRY; FOURTH IN THE WORLD!

On 2/19/14, TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site – announced their Top Island Destinations for 2014.

Marco Island was ranked #1 in the United States, followed by #2, Chincoteague Island, Virginia, #3, Anna Maria Island, Fla., #4, San Juan Island, Washington and #5, Maui, Hawaii.

“Marco Island is the perfect destination for those who crave a peaceful retreat but don’t have time to travel too far off the grid. The jewel of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island’s soft white beaches overlook the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Scavenge for seashells or hit the links for a sunny session of golf. Explore the Everglades in a swamp buggy or enjoy a rejuvenating nature hike at the Rookery Bay Reserve.”

See the national list click here

Marco Island was ranked #4 of the Top 10 Islands in the world! It followed #1, Ambergris Caye in Belize Cayes, #2, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, and #3, Bora Bora in the Society Islands.

See the international list click here

Rankings are based on the reviews and ratings of actual travelers. See all the 2014 Travelers Choice Awards click here

 

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