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.
Looking For A Place To Call Your Own? This Condo Is The Perfect Place For You! Fully Remodeled In 2018, It Has All The Amenities You Need. And It Would Also Make A Great Investment – This Unit Can Be Rented Out Monthly! So It Is Ready For You To M...
Unit F4 - 87 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $399,000
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, Lanai And Master Bedroom. Only 1 Bedroom Condo By The Beach With Lanai Facing...
Unit H-9 - 240 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $325,000
This Beautifully Remodeled 1 Bedroom Condominium Unit, Is Located On The Second Floor, Within The Seabreeze Community. The Gorgeous Kitchen Features White Cabinetry With Soft Close Drawers, Which Is Accompanied By Granite Countertops, Tile Backspl...
Olde Marco Inn Is A Delightful Complex Located In The Historic Olde Marco District Of The Island. Unit 313 Is A Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Bath Unit Centrally Located Within The Complex. The Unit Has An Open Concept And A Spacious Kitchen Which Is ...
Unit A-202 - 121 S Collier, Marco Island, FL - $529,000
Ok, So You Want An Updated 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo Across From Residents Beach That Faces South For Sun And Has Some Income Until You Move In? This 2nd Floor Sands Residence Has You In Mind! Annual Lease With 60 Day Cancel Provision Provides Incom...
Unit 823 - 651 W Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL - $499,950
Highly Sought After, Rarely Available, A 2nd Floor Unit In The Popular Smokehouse Bay Club. Fantastic Location , Close To The Esplanade For Shopping, Music And Dancing And Waterfront Dining, 2 Grocery Stores And The Fabulous New Veterans Park ...
Unit 13 - 201 Vintage Bay, Marco Island, FL - $729,000
Impeccably Maintained 3br, 2.5 Ba Corner Unit Offers 2103 Sq. Ft. Under Air, And If That's Not Enough Living Space Step Out Onto Your 285 Sq. Ft. Wrap-around, Screened In Lanai With Electric Storm Shutters Overlooking Picturesque & Pristine Barfie...
Unit T9 - 190 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $319,000
Nestled In The Beautifully Maintained Sea Breeze South Condominium On Marco Island, This One Bedroom One Bathroom Is Ready For You To Move Right In! Second Floor Unit Has Hurricane Impact Windows And A Peek A Boo View Of The Gulf From The Bedroom...
Unit 502 - 1060 Borghese, Hammock Bay, FL - $665,000
Floor To Ceiling Windows Allow Plenty Of Light For A Bright Open Feel. The Spacious Kitchen Features Granite Countertops And Stainless Steel Appliances. Impact Doors And Windows. Hammock Bay Offers Many Amenities Including A Fitness Center, 2poo...
Unit D 102 - 1123 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $499,000
A Condo That Lives Like A Home. South End Of The Island Approximately 1/2 Mile To The South Beach Access. Three Level Townhouse With Attached Covered Carport At Its Front Door. Two Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 4 Screened Lanais, Separate Dining Room, W...
Unit 209 - 14 Manor Terrace, Marco Island, FL - $485,000
Here's Your Chance To Own A Second-floor, Split-bedroom Unit Directly Across The Street From Marco Island's Famed Residents' Beach! Its Corner Location Allows For Additional Windows And Offers An Oversized, Wrap-around, Screened-in Lanai (with Cov...
Unit 204 - 9238 Tesoro, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $825,000
Largest Coach Home In Fiddler's Creek, 3b/3b+den, Elevator Ready; Courtyard Entrance, New Roof June 2022 And Impact Glass And Fresh Exterior Paint In Process. Plantation Shutters Throughout. Enjoy Gas Cooking, Eat-in Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Pa...
Unit 11 - 133 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $649,900
Turnkey And Shows Like A Model! Beautifully, Well-appointed, Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Full Bath With Open Floor Plan. This Updated Unit In A Gated Community Offers Excellent Privacy And Security. The Building Has Recently Undergone Upgrades For R...
Unit 6-103 - 2125 San Marco, Marco Island, FL - $299,000
This Affordable 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo Has Been Nicely Remodeled And Has Several Built In And Customized Cabinets And Crown Molding. Beautiful Modern Kitchen With Granite And Stainless Appliances And Breakfast Nook. This Condo Really Shows P...
Paradise Awaits In This Meticulously Maintained Corner Unit In The Desirable Lely Pines Section Of Naples. This 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath Home Has Everything You Could Need And Is Very Conveniently Located. The Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances Ad Gran...
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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