South Seas is a gated enclave at the north end of Marco Beach. The next gated beach condo is priced in the million dollar plus range. South Seas has 24 hour security and one feature that no other condo on the island offers. Boating. That's right! South Seas is the only beachfront condominium that offers boat dock access, too. For details on this unit, CLICK HERE. Watch the Virtual Tour Here.
Look around. There is a reason that you see boats everywhere on Marco Island. We have one of the best environments in the world for boating. Not only is the Gulf of Mexico right in your backyard at South Seas, but the Ten Thousand Islands lie immediately to our south. In fact, Marco Island is the largest of the chain. When you add it all up, South Seas
If you're travelling south on the west side of Florida, Marco Island is the end of the road. It's also the "end-all-be-all" for those of us that have discovered it. Well, the end of the road on Marco Island is Collier Court. This cul-de-sac on the south end of Marco is a quiet enclave comprised of some of the best waterfront condos in all of Florida. Down here you have The Boat Club, Nautilus and Tropical Isle. There is a standout, though. It's Waters Edge. Rarely are units available. Families seem to hold on to their homes here.
Water's Edge is what we call a "boating condo" on Marco Island. There are boat docks available to you right out back. They are plentiful and make heading out to the Gulf for some fishing and fun very easy. The
There is a new top dog on Buymarco.com. This time it's a beach condo, but not just any beach condo. There is a great unit for sale in Tradewinds at a great price. This two bedroom / two bath is priced at only $245,900. That's a steal for a beachfront condo on Marco Island and it won't last long.
Tradewinds is one of the most picturesque condos on Marco Beach. It was built in 1972 so it's one of the originals. The red roof is somewhat of a land mark and makes Tradewinds stand out from the other highrises. Many people think the building was constructed at an angle to the beach to be perfectly aimed at the sunset but this is not the case. It was actually a blunder that was corrected on the fly.
Where in the world can you buy a two bedroom / two bath condo with a boat dock ($400 per year) and immediate Gulf access for less than $200,000? Marco Island - that's where. But Marco Island is expensive, right? Not any more. The real estate market in Florida appears to have started to inch up from the bottom but the bargains are still all over the island. This is one of them. This very condo sold for $510,000 in 2005.
Sounds pretty good, doesnt it? But it gets better. This condo has great water views and a screened lanai. There is a swimming pool, a fishing pier, and is close to some of Marco Island's most popular restaurants.
Located on the north side of the Island in the Old Marco section, Marco Inn Villas is located right where you want
This week's most popular listing on BuyMarco.com is in one of the original beach condos on Marco Island - Sunset House North. Sunset House and its sister to its north were built 1969. The Mackle brothers built Emerald Beach and then moved onto these. In fact, they designated a penthouse in Sunset House for none other than President Richard Nixon. Ultimately, he took one they had built on Key Biscayne instead.
Even though Sunset House is now beyond its 40th birthday, you would never know it by looking at its condition. Like most Marco Island beach condos, these are meticulously maintained from top to bottom. The mature landscaping is stunning and the views are second to none.
The unit that has topped the list this week is a one bedroom / one
When Marco Islanders think of The Estates, they think "luxury" and "the most expensive area on Marco Island". We thought we'd show you how little you can spend and still live in The Estates. Let's start with the least expensive home currently for sale there:
811 Scott Dr. is priced at only $315,000 Situated on a hill with a huge lot, this 3BR/2BA home with 1420 square feet also features a 2 car garage and workshop. Yes, it needs some updates but for the price, it's hard to go wrong. Next we have 1621 Copeland. This house has 5BR/2BA and 2894 square feet all for only $449,000 in the middle of The Estates. Featuring Waters Bay views, a large, private yard and surrounded by more expensive homes, this home looks like a steal to us. It's only been
There were 6 beachfront condos listed in the last week. They range in price from $339,900-$1,995,000.
Let's start with a look at the two just listed at Admiralty House. The least expensive listing of the week at $339,900 is Unit 906. This unit has not been updated but has great views and all of the great amenities that come with owning at Admiralty House. These include a heated pool on the beach, tennis courts, a library and extra storage. It also has 2BR/2BA and 893 square feet. The other new listing at Admiralty House is Unit 403, priced at $379,900. It features 2BR/2BA and and 844 square feet. This is a beachfront unit and has some updates.
There are two new listings at Chalet as well. Priced at $589,000, Unit 1105 features 2BR/2.5BA
In the past week, there were 6 properties that came on the market with water direct access to the Gulf. Two were condiminiums and four were single family homes. Let's start with the condos:
The first was in Riverside Club. This condo has been completely updated with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and beautiful tile and Pergo flooring. It also features a new A/C unit and water heater and is turn-key furnished. Riverside also has its own marina and docks can be leased for $200/year. It's priced at $209,900 for a 1BR/1BA.
Grand Bay also has a new listing. Featuring 2BR/2BA and 1347 square feet, it's priced at $495,000. This completely updated end unit has fantastic views of the Marco River and includes a 50 ft. X 18 ft. boat
This week, the most popular listing on our website is this one. It's a fantastic 2/2 in French Village. So, what's so great about it? Well, it's across the street from the beach. It's close to the beach access. It's on the first floor. It has low maintenance fees. It's in great condition. And, it's only $199,900.
French Village is located toward the southern end of the island, right on Collier Blvd. Owners are within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and the movie theatre. The property was built in 1979 but you wouldn't know it by looking at it. Like so many properties on Marco, good funding and management have kept French Village looking like new. I think anyone would be proud to call this great property "home" or "home away from
There are currently 41 condos for sale in the four Towers located at South Seas. While the South Seas complex of condiminiums includes South Seas West (Towers 1 and 2), South Seas Northwest (Towers 3 and 4) South Seas North and South Seas East, our focus today will be on the four Towers. All four Towers are beachfront. Towers 1 and 2 share a pool and Towers 3 and 4 share a pool. The amenities include a fitness club, tennis courts and walking trails. The main difference between the two Towers is that Tower 1 and 2 allow renters for a maximum of one month whereas Towers 3 and 4 allow weekly rentals. This can be a huge advantage to investors interested in keeping their unit rented as much as possible since South Seas Towers 3 and 4 are two of the