We get a lot of requests for condos that are within walking distance to the beach. No matter what lifestyle they come to Marco Island to pursue, whether it's fishing, boating, golf, sailing, tennis or whatever, most people like to stroll over to the beach once in a while. And even if they don't, they want to be close for their guests.
On this page, we've listed all those condos that are within a short walk to the beach. They may be Inland Condos, Boating Condos, Waterfront Condos or Luxury Condos but they all share the fact that you can hoof it to the beach from them. In fact, the condos on this list are great if you're looking for the best of both worlds. The beachfront condos are great but you can't park your boat there.
Marco Island has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's not crowded. You can observe the many sea birds. It is transforming. But you don't have to stay on the beach to reap all the benefits of it. Marco Island "walk-to-beach" condos are perfect for the person who wants a versitle Marco base. The condos come in all price ranges from economical to extraordinarily luxurious.
Browse the listings below to see what we're talking about or feel free to contact us for more info. One of our Marco Island experts will be happy to help to make the move.
Shipp's Landing, A Seaside Condominium Located On Almost 15 Acres Of Park Like Ground At The Far Southern Shore Of Marco Island. This Mid-rise Unit Is Actually Two Co-joined Units Featuring Well Over 3,000 Sf. Under Air And Multiple Balconies With...
530 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $1,675,000
Imagine Enjoying Spectacular Sunsets Every Day From Your Own Beachfront Front Unit Condominium With Amazing Views Of Award-winning Marco Islandâs Crescent Beach And Forever Water Views Of The Gulf. Located In One Of The Islandâs Premiere Luxury Bu...
1036 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $1,595,000
Truly Outstanding Wide Water Caxambas Pass, Gulf And Westerly View From This Just Completely Renovated 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Penthouse Home. Southwest Exposure With Views From All Main Rooms And Sunset Views Too. New Kitchen, Baths, Floors, Electrica...
1070 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $1,595,000
You'll Like This Pet Friendly Penthouse! Stunning Ocean, Sunset, And Island Views From This Spacious 3500 Sq Ft 4 Or 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Penthouse At Mirage. And It Has A Private Beach! Quiet Grounds, Heated Sun Pool, Deck, Security Entry Gate, Gat...
280 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $1,399,000
Stunning 23rd Floor Penthouse With Panoramic Views Of The Gulf, Beach, Sunset, And Island.this Spacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Unit, Has Brand New Impact Glass And Shutters. Located In The Much Desired Summit House. The Building Amenities Include A Bea...
Stunningly Elegant, Rarely Offered, South End, Low Density Condo With Boat Dock! Only 7 Units In This New Building( 2008), Offers Privacy Of Home, Without Maintenance! 3bd/ 3.1 Ba With 2895 Sf Under Air, 4225 Total Sf. Direct Elevator Access To Un...
990 Cape Marco Drive, Marco Island, FL - $1,190,000
Penthouse! It's All About The View. First Time On The Market, Ph 3 Located In The Merida Within The Much Sought After Cape Marco Community! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Unit Offers Breathtaking Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico And Ten Thousand Islands. Private...
From The Glass Entry Doors, To Every Square Foot Inside, To The Phenomenal Marco Island Waterway Views From The Lanai, Donât Miss This Absolutely Stunning Condominium That Has It All! Best Of All, This Condominium Lives Like An Estate Residence W...
1090 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $1,049,000
Let's Start With The View...stunning. Front/corner Unit Over Looking The Gulf Of Mexico At Caxambas Pass, Kice Island And More. Spacious 3 Bedroom, Huge Balcony Also Overlooking One Of Three Heated Pools With Spas. Property Has A Marina On Caxamba...
1070 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $978,888
Wow--front Unit! Beautiful Mirage On The Gulf Front Unit With An Exclusive Private 1 Car Garage Under The Main Building. Updated Master Bathroom, Gorgeous Views Of Caxambas Pass, Screened Lanai, 2159 Sq Ft Under Air, 3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths And So...
840 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $950,000
Beautiful Marbelle Unit, Remodeled Kitchen , Both Bathrooms And New Tile Floor. Move In Ready Come Enjoy Beach Front Living. Marbelle Just Had There Lobby And Both Owner Suites Re-done Which Looks Great, Includes Parking Garage Under Cover, Must C...
1100 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $900,000
Breathtaking And Awe-inspiring Views Of The Sparkling Gulf, Beach, Waterways And Skyline From This Penthouse!sunsets And Sunrises!!. Large Balconies . Covered Parking Space Under Building. Expanded Guest Bedroom. Tastefully Decorated . Amenities ...
1070 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $897,500
Imagine Enjoying An Absolutely Spectacular Southern View Of Gulf Of Mexico And Caxambas Pass, With Boats Passing By, Dolphins Swimming, And Forever Water Views. This Light And Bright, Open Floor Plan Luxury Condominium With Expansive Windows Allow...
1036 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $879,000
One Of A Kind Masterpiece! This Front Unit Was Completely Renovated In 2014 With No Exceptions Spared! Sensational Gulf Of Mexico And 10,000 Island Views! Large 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath With Covered Parking. Magnificent Sunset Views From Your Balc...
1070 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $829,750
Spectacular Gulf Views From This Lovely Condo That Feels More Like A Home. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths , Light And Bright With High Ceilings, Solid Surface And Granite Counter- Tops, Bamboo Flooring, Tile On The Diagonal, And Tastefully Furnished. La...
Like with any other condo for sale on Marco Island, buying a walk-to-beach condo involves certain considerations. Can you finance these things? Can you insure these things? Yes and yes. Neither is really that much different that financing any other property.
First, financing your walk-to-beach condo couldn't be easier, if you avoid a couple pitfalls. First, go with the right lender. The right lender is probably going to be a local lender with a few exceptions. You see, condos are corporations. Lenders want to comb through their finances as much as the borrowers. Our local banks and financial institutions have already done this for all the condos which makes the process very smooth.
When it comes to mortgages, we recommend that you shop around, get a good rate and then negotiate it down from there. It can mean big bucks over the life of the loan. Internet mortgage companies are offering extremely competitive rates and are the exception to our local lender rule. Their processes are refined and impressive. We have had numerous satisfied customers using internet mortgage companies and we've started recommending Quicken Loans and others as a result.
As far as insurance goes, the bulk of it is included in your maintenance fee. Wind and flood are taken care of. You'll probably want liability coverage and coverage on the assets unique to your unit. This is called an HO-6 policy and will cost around a buck a foot per year.
Residents' Beach on Marco Island
Residents' Beach is located on Collier Blvd at the end of San Marco Road. It occupies the center of the most beautiful, crescent-shaped beach in Florida. It's for members only and membership costs $140 per year. What you get, though, is awesome. If you aren't in walking distance, convenient parking is available. There are chickee huts or tiki huts available for picnicing or to get a little shade. They have grills so you can cook up burgers and hot dogs right on the beach. If you want someone else to do the cooking, just head over to the Paradise Grill. The food is great. There are restrooms at Residents' Beach and everything is handicap accessable, too.
Your membership fee also gets you into Sarazen Park, too. Located down on the south end of the island, Sarazen Park has parking, picnic facilities, beach access, a playground and restrooms, too.
Maintenance Fees and Other Fees
You get the same condo for half the price when it's located across from the beach. Not only is the initial cost less, the carrying costs are less, too. The maintenance fees on walk-to-beach condos are pretty reasonable when you itemize all you get for them.
First, and biggest, is insurance. Being located in a flood zone and subject to hurricanes and tropical storms, insurance is not cheap here. However, if you apply some economies of scale and spread the cost among all the owners, it's not too bad. Your wind and flood insurance is included in your maintenance fee. On top of that, you usually get landscaping, lawn maintenance, trash removal, all exterior maintenance, recreational facilities and water & sewer. Often, cable TV is included and some kind of security. There are even a couple of condos that include all electricity in the fee.
We recommend the Resident's Beach membership to anybody buying a walk-to-beach condo. Residents' Beach is only for owners (or longer-term renters) on Marco Island. It's $140 per year and it's well worth it.
Pet Friendly Condos Close to the Beach
If you need a condo for you and your more hairy family members, we can help you find it. First, check out our Walk-to-Beach Condo Comparison for all the condos that allow pets. This will point you in the right direction. If you have a pet that may exceed certain weight or height limits, let us know. We'll dig around and see where we can get them past the velvet rope.
There simply is no better place to walk, with or without a pet, than Collier Blvd. It's a beautiful scene. Find your Marco Island condo that allows pets with one of our local experts.
Walk-to-Beach Condos as Investments
Walk-to-Beach condos make great investments. There are factors that bode well for our future. Not only can you expect strong appreciation as Marco Island builds out, but as the rest of the country continues to migrate to our great state, Florida owners will hold the cards when it comes to supply and demand.
Are you looking solely for return on investment or are you looking for a second home that will help pay its own way? We have two approaches depending on your goals. If you are looking strictly for an investment and you don't intend to use the condo, we'll comb the island for properties based on a cap rate analysis of likely candidates. We'll consider seasonal rentals income as well as annual rental possibilities since you won't be using the condo. If you want to enjoy the condo yourself sometimes, we'll prioritize with you to make sure that the condo satisfies your financial and fun goals, as well.
As you may know, your rental options expand as minimum rental periods go down. If a condo allows 7 day rentals instead of the 30 day norm, you can grab off-season income as well. Keep this in mind as you browse the condo listings. All the minimum rental periods are listed on our Walk-to-Beach Condo Comparison Chart.
Beach Access for Walk-to-Beach Condo Owners
There are six beach access points on Marco Island. Check out our map to see where they are.
Starting at the south and moving north, first is the South Beach Access, located next to Cape Marco. This access point is serviced by a parking lot located across Collier Blvd.
The next access point is located across from the Marco Walk shopping center at 599 S. Collier Blvd. Parking for this access is located about a block south on Collier.
Next up is the Mid-Beach Access. It is located directly across from San Marco Residences at 291 S. Collier Blvd. It is immediately north of the Madeira.
Next is the big one. Your $140 membership at Resident's Beach includes parking, shady tables at the Paradise Grill, picnic chickee huts with grills and a playground.
Tigertail Beach is a favorite on the island. It offers parking and a grill like Residents' Beach but is a little more remote at the northern end of the beach. Everyone love hunting for seashells on Tigertail.
Last but not least is Hideaway Beach. Within the gated community, you'll have to buy a Habitat condo, beach condo or house here to access the beach, but it's worth it. The beach is absolutely gorgeous. The amenities if Hideaway Beach Club are in a class by themselves on Marco Island.
Five Things to Know
Walk-to-Beach condos make great investments. Rental income and cap rates can be substantial.
Most people forget to look in Hideaway Beach Club for a luxury Walk-to-Beach condo. Habitat is one of the most unique properties on the island. It's close to the beach and surrounded by one of only two golf courses on the island.
When you pick your condo, measure the distance to the nearest beach access to make sure you are within your comfort zone.
Residents' Beach passes are for Marco Island owners and long-term renters only. They cost $140 per year and well worth it by all accounts.
Not including Hideaway Beach, which is located behind the gates of Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island has five beach accesses including Resident's Beach and Tigertail Beach.
Walk-to-Beach Condo Map
Walk-to-Beach condos are located in four areas on Marco Island. Getting to the beach is easy from any of them.
There are so many great condos located on the east side of Collier Blvd. From Aquarius on the north end to Seaview Condos on the south end, you'll find a wide range of styles and price points. They all have easy beach access within a few blocks. Of course, the closer the beach access, the better. Mariner and Sands of Marco are popular because they're directly across from Residents' Beach.
Some of the most affordable condos on Marco are located in the Seaview Court area. Seabreeze and Southwind are bargain priced and located just a stone's throw from beautiful Residents' Beach or the center of Marco Beach.
The luxury gated community of Hideaway Beach Club encompasses Habitat at Hideaway. Habitat is just a hop or golf cart ride to Hideaway's private beach. It's also on their 9-hole executive golf course.
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