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.
Enjoy Southwestern Sun Rays And A Gorgeous Wide Water Lake View Out On Your Spacious Lanai In This Beautifully Furnished Two Bedroom, Two Bath, First Floor Condominium. This Open-concept Floor Plan Is Decorated With Volume Ceilings, Custom Mirrors...
South End Of Marco Island, So Close To Marco's Beautiful White Sandy Beach And Caxambas Park. This Is A Condo That Lives More Like A Home, With A Carport At Your Front Door, Two Bedrooms Plus A Spacious Multi Purpose Florida Room/den, 2.5 Baths, B...
9224 Campanile Circle, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $339,000
Come See This Amazingly Affordable Three Bedroom End Unit With An Expansive Lake View Located In The Private Community Of Varenna In Fiddlerâs Creek. Enjoy Relaxing Mornings And Peaceful Afternoons On Your Spacious Tiled Lanai Facing Southeast. Th...
4705 Hawks Nest Way, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $210,000
You Will Absolutely Love This Affordable 1,446 Square Foot End Unit Condominium Located Near The Back Entrance Of Fiddlerâs Creek. This Very Private Residence Is At The End Of A Cul-de-sac And Is Nestled In A Beautiful Wooded Area. Guest Parking I...
110 Marco Villas Drive, Marco Island, FL - $319,900
This Charming Three Bedroom Two Bath End Unit At San Marco Villas Is A Must See! This Spacious Unit Is One Story, Has A Large Screen Enclosed Lanai, Two Assigned Parking Spaces As Well As A Locked Storage Unit. It Is Nestled In A Perfect Location ...
Brand New A/c 2018. Wonderful Villa That Lives Like A Single-family Home At Sanctuary In Blue Heron. Featuring Volume Ceilings, Raised Panel Cabinets, Corian Countertops, Laundry/mud Room, 2 Car Garage, Nicely Sized Guest Rooms And Bath, Large Mas...
Charming Condo With Expansive Views Of Lake With Fountain And Golf Course. Beautifully Upgraded With Cherry Cabinetry And Granite Counter-tops, Plantation Shutters, Fans And Lighting, Screened Front And Rear Porches, And Tile Throughout. Incredibl...
C.14364 - You Will Enjoy The Privacy Of This First Floor End Unit! Tile Though Out, Lots Of Storage Space And Convenient Assigned Parking Space Close By. Wonderful Location With The Mariner, Shops, Dining And Entertainment Just Around The Corner. ...
133 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $379,900
Looking For A Maintenance Free Lifestyle In A Condo With Barfield Bay Views (thanks To Irma) In A Community That Is In The Process Of Reroofing With Fifty Year Standing Seam Metal Roofs? This 2,103 Square Foot End Unit Features Open Concept Inter...
C.14381 - This Desirable 3 Bedroom Condominium, Built In 2004, Low Density Condominium In Provence Which Offers A Convenient Location To All That Marco Island Has To Offer. Open Floor Plan With Kitchen With Island/breakfast Bar Overlooking The Li...
1021 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $599,000
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Unit At The Southern End Of Marco With A Short Distance To The Beach Access. The Current Owner Updated This Beautiful Condominium With Over $80,000.00 In Tile Flooring, Granite Counters In The Kitchen. Furnishings, Electric Storm...
You Will Fall In Love With This Spacious, 1800 Sqft, Nicely Furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Coach Home On The First Floor With A Deep One Car Garage. Enter Through The Lushly Landscaped Gated Courtyard Into This Well Maintained Home. Interior Features...
Fantastic Views Of Beautiful Marco River And Lots Of Tranquility And Privacy Awaits. The Community Has Direct Access To The Gulf, Boat Docks And Ramp Avail For Rent At A Mere $450/year, Great Fishing At The Fishing Pier With Amazing Views Of The G...
This Desirable, Small Boating Community Is Located In Highly Sought After Neighborhood Of Olde Marco, Directly On Marco River, Incredible Views, Direct Access To The Gulf, Walking Distance To Shopping, And Entertainment, Local Favorites Like Snook...
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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