Inland condos on Marco Island and nearby are often overlooked. Beachfront condos and waterfront condos grab a lot of attention. But, you may lose out on a great condo if you rule out non-waterfront condos.
Choosing an inland condo on Marco Island or just north in the Hammock Bay area, has its advantages. First, the waterfront and beach condos have a premium attached to them that for some, can't be justified. If you don't require that the water be immediately in your back yard or within walking distance, an inland condo is the way to go. Besides, regardless of where you buy on Marco, you're only minutes from the beach anyway. Just jump on a bike or a golf cart and cruise down to the private Resident's Beach at San Marco and Collier.
Marco Island inland condos offer bang for the buck. Imagine picking up a condo for no more that a similar condo might cost in no-name town, U.S.A. It's true. Marco Island inland condos are on sale and there has never been a better opportunity than now to grab a bargain.
Inland condos include walk-to-beach condos, golf condos and condos that represent the most affordable way to live the island life. The high-rise shown to the right is an inland condo and it's spectacular in every way. Browse our MLS search a pick out a few to check out. One of our local experts will be happy to educate you on all your options.
Beautifully Renovated And Furnished Lake Front Condo In One Of The Best Locations On The Island. This Is A First Floor Condo Just A Short Walking Distance To The Public Beach, Restaurants And Shops. Through The Front Door You Are Greeted With A ...
180 Seaview Court 606, Marco Island, FL - $300,000
Well-maintained Fully Furnished Beachfront Condo. Step Out Onto A Large Private Balcony And Enjoy The Glorious Island Night Lights And South Beach Gulf Views. Updated Kitchen And Baths. Granite Counter-tops, Spacious Walk-in Closet, Tile And Bamb...
411 La Peninsula Boulevard 411, Isle Capri, FL - $415,000
Be Amazed By The Stunning Views Of The Gulf From Most Areas Of This 2 Bedroom 2 And A Half Bath Condo. Spacious And Open Floor Plan. Formal Dining Area, Living Room With A Fireplace And A Wet Bar Make Entertaining Easy. Master Suite Features Gulf ...
2713 Callista Court 102, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $349,000
Gorgeous Luxury Condo With Lake View And Lots Of Light. Partially Furnished And Move In Condition. Great Kitchen With Custom Italian Cabinetry In Light Color, Cabinet Front Appliance Doors And Granite Counters. Tile Backsplash, Under Cabinet Li...
Enjoy Water And Pool Views From This Well Appointed, Updated 2-bed, 1-bath Condo With An Enclosed Patio Extending Functional Living Space. Freshly Painted, New Carpets - Move-in Ready Or Short (7-day Minimum) Or Long-term Rental Potential. All Uti...
1041 S Collier Boulevard 103, Marco Island, FL - $349,900
Great Location On The South End Of The Island, Close To Caxambas Park And The South Beach Access. Two Bedroom 2 Bath With All Hardwood Floors, Tile In Bathrooms Only. Very Spacious Lanai Facing West With Electric Shutters. Covered Parking, Eat In...
320 Seaview Court 210, Marco Island, FL - $399,000
This Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condominium Is Conveniently Located On The Second Floor Within Tower 2 Of The South Seas Community, And Offers Partial Views Of The Beach And The Gulf! The Condominium Has Been Remodeled Within The Past 7 Years ...
1027 Anglers Cove B-501, Marco Island, FL - $262,000
Beautifully Maintained One Bedroom Waterfront Condo Located In The Resort-style Community Of Anglers Cove.this Top Floor Corner Unit Has Fantastic Views Of The Marco River And Pool.condo Fee Includes All Utilities,including Electric,water,cable An...
440 Seaview Court 604, Marco Island, FL - $599,000
Nice Sw Exposure View Out To Beach. Beautifully Updated And Remodeled Unit By Growing City. Walls And Doors Moved For Smoother Flow For Interior. High End Cabinets, Soft-close Doors And Drawers. Plank Wood-look Tile Floor Throughout. Extensive...
620 Club Marco Circle 102, Marco Island, FL - $434,000
Just A Moment Away From Some Of Marco Islandâs Best Restaurants, Shops And Beach Access Is This Wonderful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo. The Property Features Tile Flooring Throughout, Turnkey Furnishings, Equipped With Storm Protection, Attached On...
Remarkable Beach And Gulf Views! This Front 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condominium Unit Is Located At Emerald Beach, The First Condominium Complex Built On Marco Island! The Unit Features A Split-bedroom Floorplan With Beach And Gulf Views From Both Be...
681 W Elkcam Circle 314, Marco Island, FL - $317,000
Paradise Found At The Tropical Smokehouse Bay Club. Delightful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath First Floor Getaway Has A Beautifully Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Counters, Custom Cabinets And Brand New Stainless Steel Appliances. This Bright And Open Corner R...
This Is The Coach Home You've Been Waiting For!! This Home Is An End Unit Being Sold Turnkey Furnished With A Spacious Split Floor Plan Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1640 Sf As Well As A One Car Garage. As You Enter The Home You Are Greeted By A...
840 S Collier Boulevard 901, Marco Island, FL - $1,399,999
Direct Beachfront! This Rarely Available 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beachfront Condominium Corner Unit Is Directly Located On The Beach And Is Ideally Located On The 9th Floor In The Much Desired High Rise Building At The South End Of Collier Boulevard Kno...
861 S Collier Boulevard S-105, Marco Island, FL - $368,900
Beautifully Renovated West Facing Two-bedroom, Two Bath Condo Across From Marco Island's Six Mile Crescent Beach. Weekly Rental Option For The Investor Or Buyer Looking At Supplementing Expenses. Open Floor Plan Is Light And Bright. New Kitchen...
There are so many financing options out there these days. It's really easy to get amazingly low mortgage rates on a Marco Island condo. When it comes to shopping mortgages, though, we recommend only two avenues. Either go with a local lender or an internet mortgage company.
Financing condos and especially condos used as second homes has changed as a result of the mortgage crisis years ago. The condos themselves receive as much scrutiny as the borrowers. Out-of-town banks, unfamiliar with our condos are skittish and rigid. Local lenders process condo financing with ease.
The only exception to this "local rule," are internet lenders. We have only recently started to recommend them. So far, every customer of ours that has used Quicken Loans has been very satisfied. We're currently in the process of evaluating a few others for maximum shopping opportunities. Most people don't shop mortgage rate nearly enough and, as a result, pay too much.
As always, we never accept compensation from any vendor. If a vendor makes our customers happy, they make us happy and we're happy to recommend them. I they make our customers unhappy, they are dragged behind horses through the town center on Friday evenings.
Inland Condo Insurance
Insuring an inland condo is just like insuring any Marco Island condo. You don't have to worry about it. The big insurance costs, the wind and flood premiums, are included in your maintenance fee. The only insurance that you'll be handling directly is what is sometimes called "contents" insurance.
"Contents insurance" is really much more than this misnomer implies. In fact, it's more like the home owner's insurance you're accustomed to. It covers everything inside and pertaining to your unit plus it provides liability coverage. When you're shopping insurance, ask for an HO-6 policy.
Maintenance Fees and Other Fees
Things get less expensive as you get farther from the beach. This concept probably isn't shocking you. The condos themselves are cheaper and the maintenance fees are, too. Lower insurance costs, less wear and tear from the sea, fewer comings and goings of owners and tenants, all add up to savings.
Of course, there is an exception to every rule. What are the fees like in those super-nice, luxurious developments off the island like Fiddler's Creek? They're not cheap. But, unlike beach condos, where your fee is comprised of beachfront related costs and maintenance, in Fiddler's Creek, you're paying for amenities, lots of them. Fiddler's Creek has every amenity imaginable and even a few you can't imagine. At the rate we sell condos and homes in Fiddler's Creek, the consensus must be the fees are well worth it for the lifestyle delivered.
Pet Friendly Inland Condos
It's not hard to find an inland condo that will take pets. Lots of them do. There are even a few that'll accept bigger pets like Borghese in Hammock Bay. Provence of Marco actually allows pets up to 50 lbs. If your dog is bigger than that, you'll probably want a house with a yard anyway.
It seems like dog walking is getting more popular than ever on Marco Island. Really, walking in general is very popular on the island. We have huge sidewalks, beautiful scenery and the best weather in Florida, hands down. Get out there and get fit.
Inland Condos as Investments
Inland condos make great investments. Often overlooked by investors fixated on beachfront condos, inland condos, not near the beach, can be great for annual tenants. We always have a steady demand for annual rentals that can't be satisfied. Add to that, smaller maintenance fees and lower marketing expenses and you have opportunity.
The annual rental demand is so strong in Fiddler's Creek, it's difficult to find one at all. As an investor, you gotta love it. Renting your unit in Fiddler's Creek seasonally is also an option. Because it's a golf community, there is strong seasonal demand, even though it's off island.
Off Island Condos
Naturally, as you get further from the beach, you'll find that you get more condo for your money. Off-island condos make sense for many of our lifestyles. When you drive through the gate at Fiddler's Creek, you'll see what we mean. The place is almost heavenly. The landscaping alone is like nothing else and creates a Florida ambience that can't be topped. When you see the clubhouse, it's "game over." This place is pure luxury.
Many of the off-island condos are in golf communities but golf is far from the only recreation. Developments like Hammock Bay and Lely are all about variety. You'll always find resort style amenities in these communities like huge pools, fitness centers and restaurants.
When you leave the island, you're in Naples, Florida. Many of our customers who buy off island have noted their desire to be a little closer to Naples, without losing touch with the Island life.
Five Things to Know
We call any condo that's not on the water an inland condo. An inland condo may have spectacular water views, like Tropicana.
Most of Marco Island's inland condos are also classified as walk-to-beach condos.
Inland condos located off the island, but nearby, are in golf communities like Fiddler's Creek, Hammock Bay, Lely and Eagle Creek.
While you get a lot of condo for your money, "inland" doesn't mean without luxury. Tropicana, Vista del Sol and Fiddler's Creek offer some of the most luxurious options available.
Inland condos rent very well. Don't overlook these as investments. When crunching cap rates, you may like what you see.
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