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.
Located Near Public Beach Access! Beautifully Updated 2br/2ba Unit Is Offered Turnkey Furnished With No Exclusions. Comfortable Floor Plan Has Warm Colors With An Added Coastal Flair. Chef's Delight Kitchen Boasts Gorgeous Granite Countertops A...
Unit 8-207 - 46 Manor Terrace, Marco Island, FL - $449,000
Across The Street From Residents' Beach! This Highly Desirable Location Allows You To Be On Marco Island's World-famous Crescent Shaped Beach Within Minutes Of Leaving Your Front Door. Lovely 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Top Floor Residence Is Being Offere...
Unit Ph-4 - 1857 San Marco Road, Marco Island, FL - $812,000
Looking For A 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Penthouse Condo On Marco Island? Our Condo Listing In Provence Of San Marco Is Perfect For Anyone Looking For A Comfortable Place To Live. It Comes With All The Amenities You Could Want, Like Tile Flooring, An O...
Unit P-11 - 87 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $396,500
Location! Location! Location! One Of The Closest Units In Island Manor To Marco's Resident's Beach. Beautiful Tropical Views Of The Quiet Courtyard From The Living Room, Linai And Master Bedroom. Only 2 Bedroom Condo By The Beach With A Balcony/...
Unit G6 - 240 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $399,000
Paradise Awaits You At This Completely Remodeled 2nd Floor End Unit! From The Moment You Step Through The Front Door You Are Captivated By The Coastal Renovation! This 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom Bright And Light End Unit Is Ready To Make Your Own And B...
Unit 9-106 - 14 Manor Terrace, Marco Island, FL - $449,000
Located Across The Street From The Beautiful, Tropical Residents Beach. This Mariner First Floor 2/2 Unit Is Being Sold Turnkey. Upgrades Include : Tile Flooring, Bathrooms, New Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher And Furniture In Living/dining Area. Also F...
Unit J-6 - 190 N Collier, Marco Island, FL - $374,900
Location! Lowest Priced And Shortest Distance To The Beach For A Condo Not Directly On The Beach (marco) For A 2bd Unit! Corner Unit Facing The Courtyard With South Exposure Provides Sunshine Inside The Unit All Day Long. Updated Kitchen With Gra...
Unit O-5 - 167 N Collier, Marco Island, FL - $385,000
Rarely Available 2 Bedroom, First Floor, End Unit In The Aquarius Buildings! The Location Of Aquarius Is One Of The Best On Marco Island! Walking Distance To Many Restaurants And Marco's Beautiful White Sand Beach. This Unit Has Been Nicely Update...
Unit A-2 - 240 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $315,000
Wonderful One-bedroom, Ground Floor, Condo Centrally Located Near Shops, Restaurants, And Residents Beach. Complete Bathroom Remodel, Nicely Maintained, Shows Very Well. Impact Windows Scheduled To Be Installed In The Month Of May 2022.
Unit L4 - 167 N Collier, Marco Island, FL - $315,900
Location, Location, Location!! Walking Distance To Beautiful Marco Island Residents Beach, Restaurants And Stores!! Open And Bright -1st Floor Unit In Nice, Quiet Complex With Tropical Landscaping. Tile Throughout This Is A Well Maintained Unit An...
Unit 105 - 229 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $499,900
Beautifully Updated Two Bedroom Two Bath Unit Offered Turnkey Furnished. Kitchen Features Cabinetry With Custom Pull Out Drawers And Wine Cabinet And Lazy Susan With Granite Countertops. This Unit Offers Tile Throughout Living Areas With Engineere...
Unit #11 - 133 Vintage Bay, Marco Island, FL - $725,000
Welcome To A Rare Gem In Vintage Bay! This Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Is Designed To Perfection And Is Being Sold Turnkey. The Open Floor Plan And Upgraded Kitchen Is Sure To Impress Your Guests And Is Perfect For Entertaining. Sit Back And Re...
Unit 222 - 850 Elkhorn Court, Marco Island, FL - $499,500
This Completely Renovated, Second-floor Unit Is Nestled Within The Desirable Village At Smokehouse Bay And Features A Split-bedroom Floorplan With Beautiful Wood-look Tile Throughout. Its Open Kitchen Boasts Stainless Steel Appliances, A Trendy Tr...
Unit Ph 6 - 160 Palm, Marco Island, FL - $1,800,000
The Panoramic Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico, Marco River And The Night Lights Of Marco Island Await You At This Beautiful Penthouse! This 3-bedroom 3 Bath Luxury Condo Was Recently Updated Creating A Casual But Elegant Feel. There's Nothing Like Bei...
Unit G-10 - 235 Seaview Court, Marco Island, FL - $399,997
You Will Love The Coastal Contemporary Design Of This Condo! Upgrades Include Granite Countertops And Laminate Floors To Give It A Modern Touch, As Well As Newer A/c Units, Electrical, And Water Heater. Imagine Waking Up Every Day To A Gorgeous Vi...
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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