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.
Living At The Beach Is Even Better When You Are On The Beach! This Updated, 3 Bedroom Condo Aims To Delight You At Every Turn. Recently And Completely Renovated, Featuring Plank Tile Flooring Throughout, Upgraded Kitchen Countertops, Appliances An...
320 Seaview Court 1505, Marco Island, FL - $689,500
Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Beachfront Condo Located In South Seas Tower 2. Southwestern Exposure With Views Of The Pool, Beach, Gulf, And Clam Bay. Updated Kitchen And Bathrooms With Granite Counter Tops, Marble Flooring And Plantation Shutters. ...
1003 Anglers Cove 407, Marco Island, FL - $550,000
Spectacular Water Views From This Completely Renovated Turnkey-furnished Condo In Marco Island's Very Popular Anglers Cove. This Stunning, Contemporary, End Unit Offers A Beautiful Kitchen Featuring An Eat-at Peninsula For 6, Stainless Steel Appli...
Take A Look At This Lovely 2-story, 2br/2.5ba, Lakefront Townhouse In The Desirable Naples Bath & Tennis Community! This Well-maintained Unit Lives Like A Single Family Home And Features A Remodelled Kitchen And Baths, Plus A New Roof. Entertaini...
The Olde Marco Island Inn Is Situated In The Historic Area Of The Island And This Airy Condo Is Walking Distance To Local Restaurants And Shops, Including The Bistro Soleil On Site Restaurant.this Condo-hotel Allows Daily Rentals And Would Make An...
121 S Collier Boulevard 105, Marco Island, FL - $465,000
Make Wonderful Memories In This 2/2 First Floor Unit Directly Across The Street From Resident's Beach. This Unit Has Been Carefully Updated With Crown Molding, Tile Throughout, Electric/manual Storm Shutters, Impact Windows, Murphy Bed, Under Cou...
4010 Loblolly Bay Drive 405, Forest Glen, FL - $179,000
Peaceful Golf Course And Lake Views, Plus Sunny Sw Exposure Await You From This Furnished, 4th (top) Floor, 2br/2ba Britannia Iv Condo In Forest Glen! In Immaculate Condition With Neutral Decor Throughout. 13x13 Inch Tile In Entryway And Kitchen, ...
Paradise Awaits You At The Duchess On Marco Island! Enjoy This Magnificent And Bright 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Beachfront Condo With Incredible South Western Views. Daily You Will Be Enamored By Breathtaking Sunsets And Sunrises, Gulf Views, And Coas...
Lovely Garden Style Condo With One Bedroom, One Bath. This Unit Features Updated Kitchen And Bath And Low Quarterly Fees. Kitchen Has White Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, Tile Backsplash And Wood Look Laminate Flooring. ...
901 S Collier Boulevard 315, Marco Island, FL - $319,000
Donât Miss This Rare Opportunity For A 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Furnished Tropical Treasure With Daily Rentals Across From The Beach. Sunny Gulf Views And Scenic Sunsets Make This A Special Getaway. Features A Beautifully Updated Kitchen And Bathroo...
4650 Hawks Nest Way 104, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $279,000
Capital Cdd Paid In Full. This Beautifully Upgraded End Unit Stays Light And Bright The Entire Day. 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garage, Well Maintained. Located On The End Of A Peaceful Cul-de-sac. Enjoy A Luxurious Lifestyle In Amenity-rich Fiddlerâs C...
190 N Collier Boulevard V3, Marco Island, FL - $158,000
Paradise Awaits You At This Updated Condo On Marco Island! This 1st Floor Efficiency At Seabreeze South Is Near The Pool And Centrally Located In Town Nearby Restaurants, Shopping, And More. This Properties Upgrades Include Impact Glass Windows, V...
Located In The Renowned Community Of The Vineyards, This Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Single Level, First Floor Coach Home Aims To Impress. Featuring Tile And Hardwood Floors Throughout, Spacious Closets And Storage, A Dedicated Laundry/utility R...
9205 Museo Circle 203, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $435,000
This Light, Bright 2nd Floor Elevator-ready Coach Home Is Spread Over 2500 Square Feet Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And A Combination Kitchen/family Room. The Spacious Lanai Offers Great Long Water Views Over The Lake. Master Suite Has Walk-...
1534 Mainsail Drive 7, Marco Shores, FL - $175,000
This Remodeled Unit With Wood Flooring And Tile Throughout Is Being Sold Turnkey Furnished. Just A Short Distance To The Pool A Fantastic Location Where Tennis, Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard Courts Jogging And Biking Are The Norm. Close To Both Marco I...
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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