Is thirteen really an unlucky number? Not when it comes to real estate on Marco Island. Thirteen may be the luckiest number.
Back when Marco was being developed, they divided the island into sections called units and we still use this system to refer to various areas of the island. When you arrive on Marco Island, you're in Unit 1. Tigertail is Unit 12. The South End is Unit 10. You get the picture.
Well, Unit 13 is the granddaddy of them all. It's the Estates. The real estate in the Estates is the most valuable on the island. The stunning mansions are absolutely world-class and on par with anything you'd find in Port Royal over in Naples. The architecture of some of these homes is nothing short of amazing. The attention to detail unsurpassed.
What really sets Unit 13 apart from the others are the views. Many of the homesites overlook the Gulf of Mexico and a few of The Ten Thousand Islands of which Marco Island is the largest. Others face Barfield Bay, Robert's Bay or Fredrick's Bay.
The wildlife is everywhere on this side of the island. You are virtually guaranteed to see a dolphin or two cruise by while you watch pelicans dive for their breakfast. You'll occaisionally see an osprey zoom by holding a fish in its talons. You might even get a glimpse of a manatee bobbing for air from your poolside perch.
So, what's it cost to aquire a piece of heaven. Well, it's a lot less than it was five years ago. Inland houses start at around $600,000 and top-out at around $1.9MM. Waterfront homes start at about $1.2MM and max out at $9.8MM. Inland lots are priced between $239,000 to $865,000 and Water-Direct lots are priced from $799,000 all the way up to $7.45 million. There are no condos in Unit 13.
If this sounds interesting and you'd like a little more information, feel free to contact us. We love selling homes in lucky Unit 13.