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.
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...
1050 Borghese Lane 1003, Hammock Bay, FL - $649,900
Looking To Live In A Luxury Naples High Rise With Stunning Views And Outrageous Amenities?welcome To The Gated Community Of Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club Where Membership Is Optional? Step In From Your Private Foyer To Windows On The World Offe...
280 S Collier Boulevard 502, Marco Island, FL - $899,500
Manhattan Condo Styling With A Marco Island Beach And Gulf View ! Beautifully Renovated Unit With Top Notch Appliances (bosch, Sub Zero). No Expense Was Spared. Located On The Sunny South Side Of The Prestigious Summit House Located Within Walking...
970 Cape Marco Drive 1905, Marco Island, FL - $2,395,000
Welcome To Belize 1905 In Exclusive Cape Marco. This 3-bedroom 3.5 Bath Condo, With Private Den-office, Provides Stunning Panoramic Views Of The Famous Marco Island Crescent Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico. This Belize 1905 Condo Offers Direct Souther...
176 S Collier Boulevard 1002, Marco Island, FL - $1,500,000
Enjoy Spectacular Views Of The Beach And Gulf Of Mexico From This Beautifully Furnished Luxury Residence. The Tenth Floor View Of This Front Unit Will Take Your Breath Away As You Over-look Marco Island's Famous Crescent Beach. The Spacious Open F...
Breathtaking Sunsets And Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico And The Sandy Beaches Of Marco Island In This Beautifully Renovated Condo. Enjoy The Gulf Breeze From Your Lanai Or The Evening Twilight Of The City.many Updates Include The Coastal Inspired Ki...
680 Club Marco Circle 101, Marco Island, FL - $560,000
Beautifully Renovated And Furnished Lake Front Condo In One Of The Best Locations On The Island. This Is A First Floor Condo Just A Short Walking Distance To The Public Beach, Restaurants And Shops. Through The Front Door You Are Greeted With A ...
100 N Collier Boulevard Ph-3, Marco Island, FL - $925,000
Located In The Center Of The Pristine Sands Of Marco Island, A Rare Opportunity To Own A Penthouse Unit Is Yours. Overlooking The Gulf Of Mexico You Have 180 Degree Views Allowing You To Enjoy The Beach, Sunsets And Hear The Waves From The Privac...
9213 Museo Circle 103, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $379,000
Looking For A Great Vacation And/or Investment Opportunity? Simply Walk In And Start Enjoying Life Immediately In This Bright, Spacious Ground Floor Coach Home With Long Lake Views. Turnkey Furnished So Just Bring Your Suitcase. Recent Renovations...
Location Is Everything In Ole' And This Location With Fantastic Water Feature Views And Steps To The Village Center Is Where You Want To Live In Ole'. Southern Exposure On The Front Of The Home Gives Natural Light For That Bright And Airy Feel In...
693 Seaview Court 611, Marco Island, FL - $374,000
The Most Unique 24x7 Manned Gated Complex On Marco With Resort Amenities Offers This Comfortable End Unit For The First Time In A Charming Mid-rise Building With Center Atrium! This Corner Condo Boasts: A Welcoming Foyer, Privacy, A Wrap Lanai W...
1538 Mainsail Drive 1, Marco Shores, FL - $169,900
Enjoy The Outstanding Lake And Golf Course Views From This Updated First Floor End Unit!! This Immaculate Furnished Residence Offers Tile Flooring Throughout, Crown Molding, Built-ins, And Sw Exposure. Impact Windows And Sliders. Community Offers ...
This Is The Coach Home You've Been Waiting For. This Home Is An End-unit Offered Turnkey Furnished With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1640 Square Feet Of Living Area And As A Bonus - A One Car Garage. As You Enter The Home You'll Be Greeted By Vaulted Ceil...
1518 Mainsail Drive 4, Marco Shores, FL - $162,500
Move-in Ready! Charming Turnkey Furnished 2nd Flr 2br/2ba Residence Showcases Newer Pergo Plank Flooring Extended Into The Living Areas. The Tiled/screened Lanai Offers A Pretty Lake View And Wonderful Place To Enjoy Your Morning Coffee. The Wa...
Come And See This Waterfront Delight! A Direct Access Condo In Olde Marco, Nestled Amidst Quaint Surroundings. This One Bedroom, One Bathroom, First Floor Unit Boasts Of Tranquil Pool And River Views! All The Electrical And Plumbing Has Recently B...
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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