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 Water And Pool Views From This Well Appointed, Updated 2-bed, 1-bath Condo With An Enclosed Patio Extending Functional Living Space. Freshly Painted, New Carpets - Move-in Ready Or Short (7-day Minimum) Or Long-term Rental Potential. All Uti...
1027 Anglers Cove B-501, Marco Island, FL - $262,000
Beautifully Maintained One Bedroom Waterfront Condo Located In The Resort-style Community Of Anglers Cove.this Top Floor Corner Unit Has Fantastic Views Of The Marco River And Pool.condo Fee Includes All Utilities,including Electric,water,cable An...
285 Waterside Circle 101, Marco Island, FL - $450,000
Located In The Center Of Marco Island With A Lake View, This Spacious First Floor Condo Boasts 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And A One Car Attached Garage. As You Enter The Condo, You Walk Through A Screened Front Porch, Which Allows Breezes To Flow Th...
1085 Bald Eagle Drive 207, Marco Island, FL - $376,900
Totally Remodeled Unit With Spectacular Views Of The Marco River And Jolley Bridge. This Turnkey Furnished Home Features Diagonal Tile Floors Throughout, Open Concept Kitchen With Granite Counter-tops, Custom Tile Back-splash, Stainless Steel Full...
Terrific Opportunity For One Of Lowest Priced Units On Augusta Blvd In Lely Country Club. This Second Floor Unit Has Soaring Ceilings In The Great Room Area. Also, New Carpet Has Been Added To The Great Room And Both Bedrooms. The Kitchen Pass Thr...
480 S Collier Boulevard 703, Marco Island, FL - $479,900
Marco Beach Ocean Resort Is A Four-diamond World-class Condo/hotel On Marco Island's Gorgeous Crescent Beach Offering Nightly Rentals. A New Standard Of Excellence Has Been Set At This Unique Resort. This One-bedroom, One-bath Luxury Suite Featur...
If Youâre Looking For An Affordably, Financially Secure Association Here It Is! Located Close To Many Restaurants And Shopping With A Very Nice View In A Well Taken Care Of Community. This Unit Is On The Ground Floor, No Steps Or Elevators To Worr...
Escape To This Tropical South End Waterfront Getaway With Beach Access Just A Short Stroll Away. Enjoy Scenic Views Of Lush Landscaping, Sparkling Pool Area And Waterway From Spacious Lanai And Living Area. Beautifully Remodeled And Turnkey Furni...
870 Collier Court 406, Marco Island, FL - $649,000
Prepare To Be Wowed! This 4th Floor (top Floor In This Stack) End Unit Is A Unique Offering In So Many Ways! The Entry To This Condo Is Vey Private And Offers A Separate Locked Door Before You Enter The Large Wrap Around Terrace Which Is A Great ...
240 Seaview Court 103, Marco Island, FL - $299,000
This Is The Perfect Opportunity To Escape To Your Tropical Retreat On Marco Islandâs Beautiful Beachfront. Stunning Remodeled Studio Residence Offers New Murphy Bed System, Custom Wood Plank-look Flooring And Accent Wall, Plus Gorgeous Kitchen Wit...
1065 Borghese Lane 301, Hammock Bay, FL - $475,000
Wow! A Property That Stands Out As Exceptional Even Among The Exclusive Will Discover Serano's Best In Class. Absolutely Stunning Professionally Decorated End Unit With Designer Travertine And Custom Wood And Tile Floors Throughout. Crown Molding...
260 Seaview Court 1605, Marco Island, FL - $499,000
Stunning Southwest Views For Miles From This Gorgeous 16th Floor Beachfront Condo. Wake Up To The Sparkling Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico And Clean Crisp White Sandy Beach Outside Your Back Door In Addition To Expansive City Views With Twinkling L...
280 S Collier Boulevard 2302, Marco Island, FL - $799,000
Spectacular Gulf Views From This Super Clean 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Penthouse On Marco Island's World Famous Crescent Beach. Natural Light Floods Every Room In This Rare Find Which Is On The Sunny South Side Of The Building And Overlooks The Pool And Be...
58 N Collier Boulevard 802, Marco Island, FL - $618,000
Don't Miss This Gorgeous Redesigned Gulfview Residence Overlooking The Spectacular Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico To Tigertail Beach. This Property Was Completely Renovated In 2015 From The Ground Up. It Has A Beachy Contemporary Feel. Some Of The Fe...
260 Seaview Court 1503, Marco Island, FL - $649,698
Spectacular Remodeled Beach Front Wing Unit Waiting For You To Enjoy! Wake Up To The Sparkling Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico And Clean Crisp White Sandy Beach Outside Your Back Door. Gourmet Kitchen With New Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite C...
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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