Balcony, View, Breeze, Wave Sounds

Seawinds is on South Beach on Marco Island. This is about 5 vacation rental properties up from the southern tip of the island. The western shore and beaches of the island are curved. The effect of this is that you get one of the best beach-front balcony views anywhere in the United States. Besides the beautiful beach and gulf view directly ahead, you see the beach, gulf, and vacation rental towers and buildings all the way to the southern tip of the island and all the way to the north.Visibility is from the 14th floor is good. We spotted dolphins, watched sailboats, and so on.The breeze on the balcony was pleasant. We found ourselves spending more time on the balcony here than any other Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean vacation.With the sliding door open in the master bedroom, the sound of lapping waves on the beach was completely audible and soothing, every bit as nice as we have had on lower floors.You easily can spend more for accommodations on Marco Island, but I am not sure you can get a better view, atmosphere, or sounds anywhere else.We were there in mid-October and there was just a narrow ribbon of seaweed near the shore and otherwise this was some of the best beach water I have been in.The area is loaded with great dining and live music. But in case you don’t feel like getting in your car to drive to a restaurant, you can walk 200 feet south to the Apollo on the Beach right next to the Seawinds and eat at the Sunset Grille.Staying at the Seawinds was nice base from which to explore the environment and many activities of the island and neighboring Goodland, Isle of Capri, Everglades City, Naples, Lovers Key, and Bonita.The people staying at the Seawinds all were very nice, friendly, low key, and keep a quiet, relaxing tone.Our stay was managed by Harborview Rentals, which went very smoothly.The Seawinds contributed mightily to us making some fond memori