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Why Weekly Rentals Matter to Buyers

South Seas Tower on Seaview CtUnfortunately, not everyone has the time or the budget to spend a month, much less three or four, vacationing on Marco Island. For our snowbirds, a months-long stay on Marco Island is typical. For the non-retired or budget conscious this simply isn't possible. As a real estate investor on Marco, you have to evaluate the opportunities and set your goals accordingly. An important factor in choosing the best property is going to be the minimum rental periods imposed by the various condominiums.

Most Marco Island condos require a minimum rental period of 30 days. Many owners love this. Why? Because resident turnover is minimized. It's quieter. While this is a must-have for most, it can be a negative if your purchase

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Couple enjoying Marco Beach on vacationWho doesn’t want to venture to the beach for vacation? Owning a vacation property on Marco Island can be both fun and lucrative. You never have to scramble to find the best place to rent for the right price, plus you can profit by renting it to other vacationers! There are so many great properties from which to choose. It can be difficult to decide. So, why Southwest Florida? Why Marco Island? The list of reasons is a long one but for starters, it doesn’t have the touristy traffic that many other beaches and islands do. In addition, the island itself is beautiful. There are water and palm trees everywhere. Plus, there are tons of parks and green spaces to help preserve the island’s natural beauty. How do you start looking? Read below for a breakdown of

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Airport near Marco IslandLet’s face it, traveling anywhere is never easy. Trying to find the best flight, at the right time, that isn’t too expensive, takes a little bit of work. Whether you are coming to Marco Island for a beach vacation, visiting family, or searching for your next dream home, Marco Island is pretty convenient by air. Several major airports in Florida are located within an hour or two of Marco Island. If you charter a plane or have one of your own, you can fly directly to Marco Island's executive airport. Getting to Marco Island is so easy, you should book your flight today. Keep reading for a full list of major airports in Florida with key information to help you plan your trip.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Also known as the Fort Myers

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Marco Island rental boatIf you don't have your own boat, then you certainly should rent one to explore all Marco Island has to offer. The island boasts many options for boat rentals. You can rent by the hour, for a half day, or even weekly. Goodland and the Isles of Capri also have several options for renting. The rental companies are dedicated to giving their customers a good time. They all have above four-star reviews. What can you expect? Beautiful views, catching some great fish, exploring new places, fun with the family. From pontoons to deck boats and fishing boats, these companies have all your boating needs covered. Never rented a boat before? Not a problem! Keep reading for a breakdown of boat rentals, reviews, and pricing.

Companies That Rent Boats

Dolphin Cove

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There are so many things to do on Marco Island, but when you think of Marco, you have to think about our beaches. When someone says the word ‘paradise,’ you picture yourself reclined on a white sand beach next to a clear blue body of water. Well, welcome to paradise. Marco Island is known for its pristine and clean beaches with crystal clear water. Love seashells? There is no better place to start your collection. Always thought it would be cool to see a lagoon? Marco Island checks that off as well. The great part about Marco Island is that even if you aren’t on the water, a beach is only minutes away. Not only are there great public beaches, but Marco Island has a private beach for residents and a virtually private beach at Hideaway Beach Club. 

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Below are just a few of our recent sales. If you'd like more information about the market on Marco Island, give us a call.

Just Sold - 1094 Ruppert - $3.125MM

1094 Ruppert Ct. Marco Island1094 Ruppert isn't just an estate, it's a compound. Built on two water-direct lots, this property has 342' of water frontage. Got an 80' yacht? Bring it along with your jetskis and every one of your in-laws (optional). It has an attached guest house and detached garage with mother-in-law suite/ game room. Located in the Old Marco area, 1094 Ruppert offers quick access to the Gulf and waterfront restaurants like Snook Inn.

This home was completely remodeled a few years ago. Along with the interior, the roofs were redone, the seawall was replaced, the yacht deck was added, etc., etc.

If

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Row of waterfront homesAre you looking to buy a waterfront home? If so there are a lot of things to consider. From how the view can impact the value of a home to who you might see in your backyard, another person or an alligator. Below is a list of 8 things to consider when buying a waterfront home, sometimes waterfront living might be the best option and other times it might not.

The View

Not all views are equal! Does the home have an ocean view, lake view, man-made lake view or a canal view? The type of view a home has can impact its overall value and understanding the pricing differences is imperative.

Type of Usage

Before jumping into the water know whether or not you can or should. It's important to find out if you can swim in the water, if anyone else can swim

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855 Inlet Dr Marco IslandAnother great “Coming Soon” opportunity on Marco Island. This new listing will be hitting the market sometime next week. While we wait for professional photos and drone images to be produced, take the opportunity to see this fantastic home before everybody else sees it.

855 Inlet Drive is located right in the heart of The Estates, Marco Island’s most luxurious enclave. The home is situated on over one-half acre of lush landscaping under beautiful palm trees. Surrounded by a well-maintained shrubbery, it’s atmosphere is quiet, private, and comfortable.

The floorplan is open with large windows showcasing a spacious swimming pool and lanai. The backyard is a perfectly landscaped backdrop for the pool. The three bedrooms and three and a half baths are

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New listing in Fiddler CreekGet it before it hits the market! While we're getting professional photos made and preparing to list this incredible condo, you have an opportunity to grab an absolutely fantastic Fiddler's Creek condo before anybody knows about it.

This particular property, located in the Whisper Trace enclave, is an end unit, so it's bright and airy with lots of windows. The other great thing is it's a first-floor unit, so you don't have any stairs to climb. The 3BR unit is roomy and open and absolutely comfortable for year-round living. One thing we love about this condo is its proximity to the clubhouse. You can drive there in about a minute or ride your bike there in about five minutes.

The Fiddler's Creek clubhouse is the epicenter of fun and relaxation. From

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Dog on Marco IslandMarco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands and is one of the most popular spots in Florida. Located in Collier County, it is visited by an estimate of a million tourists every year. This is because Marco Island has a lot to offer other than its pristine, beautiful beaches. Staying in Marco Island will never be boring a vacation! Here are fifty ways to have in Marco Island:

  1. Duck Hunting at the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

   Go duck and coot hunting in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Lots of activities are also available here such as canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Go exploring the island’s marine life and catch a glimpse of sea otters, manatees, and crocodiles.

     2.     Kayak

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