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.
Low Condo Fee And Great Location!!! And It Gets Better...new Roofs November 2019!!! Centrally Located In The Heart Of Naples, Minutes From Shopping, Dining And Our World Famous Beaches. You Can Enjoy Views Of The Sun Glistening Off Of The Lake Rig...
6816 Sterling Greens Place 1103, Naples, FL - $189,000
Introducing This Incredible First Floor Condo With Two-bedrooms, Two-baths, And Sweeping Golf Course Vistas Seen From The Spacious Lanai And Living Room And Kitchen Area. Located In The Established Golf Community Of Glen Eagle, This Wonderful Home...
180 Seaview Court 1010, Marco Island, FL - $345,000
Looking For Your Happy Place On The Beach To Call Home? This Beauty Is Ready For Your Personal Touches To Make It Your Own. Located On The Amazing Beaches Of Marco Island, Tradewinds Is Centrally Located And Walking Distance To The Islands Famous ...
189 S Collier Boulevard 201, Marco Island, FL - $399,000
Sunsets At The Beach Are Waiting For You! Residents' Beach Is Just Across The Street From This Lovely 2nd Floor 2 Br/2ba Turnkey Furnished Condo! Offering 1184sf Under A/c, The Interior Boasts Beautiful Built-in Cabinetry Throughout, Providing A...
100 Stevens Landing Drive 202, Marco Island, FL - $264,900
Enjoy Stunning Views In This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo. This Is An Opportunity That You Do Not Want To Miss Out On. It Has Been Nicely Renovated And Has Direct Access!! Steven's Landing Is A Hidden Gem. This Quiet, Low Density Condo Complex O...
970 Cape Marco Drive 902, Marco Island, FL - $1,495,000
This Breathtaking Furnished Condo Is Located In The Exclusive Belize Condominium In Cape Marco Offering Gorgeous City Views And Spectacular Sunsets Of The Gulf Of Mexico. A Private Elevator Opens To The Foyer And An Elegant Great Room With Expansi...
58 N Collier Boulevard 514, Marco Island, FL - $435,000
This Lovely Beachfront Condo Offers Exceptional Beach And Gulf Of Mexico Views From Every Room, Spanning All The Way Down To Tigertail Beach. This Two-bedroom, Two-bath Residence Features A Spacious Living Area With Views Of The Gulf And Access To...
260 Seaview Court 304, Marco Island, FL - $535,000
This Beautifully Updated, Furnished South Seas Condominium Is Very Spacious With Just Under 1100 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space And Amazing Gulf Of Mexico And Beach Views. This Light Bright Unit Offers All Tile Flooring With White Tile In The Main Living...
380 Seaview Court 711, Marco Island, FL - $725,000
Front South Side Unit And Turnkey Ready! Enjoy Spectacular Panoramic And Breathtaking Beach And Gulf Views From Your Expansive Wrap Around Lanai Overlooking The Gulf. The Gorgeous View Can Be Seen As You Enter The Front Door, Living Room, Kitche...
1070 S Collier Boulevard 308, Marco Island, FL - $750,000
Fabulous Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico Are Yours From This 2,748 Sq. Ft. Condo. This 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Unit Lives Like A Home. Walking In The Front Door You Pass Through The Foyer And The View Opens To A Spacious Great Room With A Wall Of Sli...
Wow- Take A Look At This 2 Bed/2 Bath Second Floor Condo With A Newly Screened Balcony That Has Just Been Completely Updated! New Wood Look Tile Flooring, New Carpeting In Bedrooms & Living Area, Fresh Paint, New Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops & Ne...
980 Cape Marco Drive 1206, Marco Island, FL - $869,000
Lovely 3 Bedroom Condo In Much Desired Cape Marco . Fabulous Views Of Gulf, Beach And Private Walkway. Cape Marco Is A Gated High End Community On Marco-this Is 1 Of Only 2 Units Available In This Very Popular Building-
1007 Anglers Cove 205, Marco Island, FL - $314,900
This Tipsy Turtle Cabana Will Make You Feel Like Youâre In The Right Place For Island Living!! Centrally Located On Marco Island At The Anglers Cove Condominium On Factory Bay And Part Of The Marco River. You Can Rent A Boat Slip For Quick Out To ...
300 S Collier Boulevard 106, Marco Island, FL - $895,000
Fantastic Opportunity To Own A First Floor Beachfront Condo With Incredible Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico And Marco Islands White Sandy Beach. This Two Bedroom Condominium Offers 10 Foot Ceilings Throughout And Has Been Beautifully Renovated. New ...
130 N Collier Boulevard 9, Marco Island, FL - $159,900
Location, Location, Location! You Will Adore This Beautifully Furnished And Updated Turnkey Home, Minutes To The Beach! The Unit Has Been Remodeled With Updates That Include Refaced Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Backsplash, New Bathro...
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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