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 The Lush Tropical Landscaping And Stunning Lake Views In This Luxury First Floor Condominium. A Courtyard Entry Welcomes You Into This Spacious Home Which Features Three-bedrooms And Three Full Baths With Over 2,000 Square Feet Of Living Spa...
129 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $349,000
Two Bedroom, Two Bath Condominium In An Intimate Setting With Southern Exposure Overlooking The Pool. Updated Kitchens & Baths, Hurricane Shutters, Impact Glass & Partially Furnished. Great Location Across The Street From Resident's Beach & Walk...
2721 Callista Court, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $313,900
Located In The Award Winning Community Of Fiddlerâs Creek, This Luxurious Residence Offers Generous Space, Light And Bright Interiors, And A Tropical Resort Style Setting. This Home Has Been Impeccably Maintained With A Newer-efficient Ac Unit And...
190 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $135,000
Bright And Charming Second Floor Efficiency Comes Furnished In Seabreeze South - This Little Unit Is In A Premier Location Within "linda" Building Which Overlooks The Clubhouse, Pool And Landscaped Areas. Freshly Painted, New Carpeting, It Offers ...
Rarely Available 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom-end Unit Townhome In Estuary Ii. As You Enter The Unit You Will Instantly Notice The Soaring Ceiling And Spacious Floorplan, With Tile Flooring On The Entire 1st Floor. Unit Has Plantation Shutters, High Im...
240 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $129,500
This Well Maintained Second Floor Efficiency Unit Is Located Within The Seabreeze Community And Offers Captivating Views Of The Pool And Club House! The Tile Flooring Throughout This Unit Nicely Complements The Updated Kitchen And Bathroom, And Th...
167 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $142,450
Enjoy Vanderbilt Beach Renowned For Its White Sugary Sand! A Short Distance To The Beach From This Great 5th Floor Unit With Tranquil Bay Views From The Spacious Living Room, This Charming Residence Has A Coastal Beach House Motif With Some Recent...
-totally Updated Ground Floor Mariner Unit Withing Walking Distance To The Pool And Beach. High Impact Doors And Windows,custom Cabinets, Granite Counter Top, All New Applicances, Light Fixtures, New A/c, Humidifier, Newer Hwh And The List Goes O...
91 Marco Villas Drive, Marco Island, FL - $325,000
Marco Island Real Estate For Sale! This Designer Decorated Gorgeous 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Corner End Unit Is Move In Ready! This No Steps End Unit Is Hard To Come By And Features A Large Rarely Closed In Lanai With New Windows And A New Hurricane Rat...
130 Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $160,000
Walking Distance To Resident's Beach. Charming, Updated Condo With Tile Flooring Throughout & Coastal Decor. Rarely Available In The Much Sought After Helmsmen 'h' Building Which Is In The Center Area Of The Complex And Offers Beautiful Landscap...
Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo On The Second Floor Located Across The Street From Residence Beach. Popular Island Manor Has A Large Pool, Shuffleboard, Putting Green And Social Room. Convenient Location On Marco Island To The Beach, Dining And Shopping.
C.13989 - Wow Donât Miss Out On This Completely Renovated Condo Conveniently Located Close To The Shops, Restaurants, Grocery Stores And More. Plus Less Than 2 Miles To The Beautiful White, Sandy Beach Marco Island Is Famous For. Kitchen Complet...
337 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $475,000
Only Residence Available In The Newest Mid-rise At Heavenly Vintage Bay Is Ideally Located On The Fifth Floor Presenting Sensational Views Of Barfield Bay, Nightly Sunsets & Marco's Skyline! Unique Residence Has Been Designer Finished & Furnished ...
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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