Hi Everyone! Trying to decide if we are going to visit Marco Island or Siesta Key. In the past we have vacationed in Key West. We'll be vacationing with our two daughters ages 9 and 12 and thought it would be nice to try something different. The girls loved Key West, just hated the long drive down. They are pretty easy to please, and just require a beach and love to hunt for sea shells. Aside from that, the only other requests that have been made are to go on a pirate ship and swim with Dolphins. Any suggestions as to where to go to to meet those requests would be most appreciated. We are planning to rent a house so we have our own pool and I found one located on Breakwater court. Is this a good area? Is it far from the beaches? The weekly rate is $900. Does that sound fair? 3 bedrooms, private pool and it says a boat dock. so possibly near a canal?
I hear the beaches in Siesta Key are some of the best beaches in Florida. How do they compare with Marco Island? Personally, from the pictures that I have seen posted here on Trip Advisor, I think the beach is much prettier in Marco Island, but those pictures are all by the Mariott. What about the other areas? I really do not want to go to a crowded beach. Any recommendations for things to do with the girls would be appreciated. Also, how far are the Everglades from Marco Island? I personally have never been and might like to visit? Will the mosquitos be ridiculous at this time of year? Thanks in advance for all of your help!