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.
Beautifully Furnished Turnkey! Very Spacious Condo Lives Like A Single Family Home. Lovely Pool View With Sunny Western Exposure. This Condo Is Conveniently Located Near The Shops Of Marco With All One Could Need Close By. Even The Beach Is Ju...
A Boaters Dream Condo Located With Direct Water Access. Breezy Point Has Brand New Docks Brick Paver Walkways, New Seawall, 14,000 Lb Lift W/remote And Auto Stop, Shore Power, Water, Bait Table, Underwater Dock Lights And New Dock Box To Store Boa...
140 Seaview Court 506n, Marco Island, FL - $570,000
Admiralty House Is A Magnificently Renovated Building. This Awesome Residence Has A Beautiful View Of The Beach And Night Lights. Sunsets All Year. Entire Unit Beautifully Renovated With Attention To Detail In A True Beach Cottage Style. Hardwood ...
1065 Borghese Lane 904, Hammock Bay, FL - $396,500
Fantastic Smokehouse Bay Unit Located Just Down The Road From The Well-known And Entertaining Esplanade Center. As Soon As You Step Into This Two Bed, Two Bath Second Floor Unit You Will Immediately Notice The Open Concept Feel As The Sightlines T...
1085 Bald Eagle Drive 604, Marco Island, FL - $397,500
Top Floor Unit Within The Desirable âaâ Building Offering The Best Views Within The Community Of Marco Bay And The River. Come Watch The Dolphins Play Or Venture Out Into The Gulf Of Mexico From Your Boat Slip (available For $200 / Year). Other On...
213 S Collier Boulevard 104, Marco Island, FL - $329,000
This Is The Only First Floor Unit Available At Time Of Listing. View This Charming 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Unit That Features 2 Lanais (front And Back). Ready To Move In, Furnished With A Full Size Washer And Dryer. Assigned Parking Space Is Near ...
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...
320 Seaview Court 1709, Marco Island, FL - $499,000
Highly Sought After 09 Unit In South Seas Tower 2. This Unit Is On The Sunny Side Of The Building Overlooking The Pool And 3 Miles Of Marco's World Renowned Crescent Beach. South Seas Amenities Include A Fitness Room, Tennis, Pickle Ball, And Bo...
56 Greenbrier Street 205, Marco Island, FL - $289,900
Enjoy Million Dollar Vistas And Glorious Sunsets From This Furnished 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath Beachfront Condo In The Sky With Views All The Way To The Naples Skyline! Savor The Beauty Of Tigertail Beach And The Gulf Of Mexico From The Lanai, Living Roo...
1085 Bald Eagle Drive 503, Marco Island, FL - $449,000
Completely Renovated With Amazing Updates On This Rare Over-sized 2 Bath Condo Located At Riverside Club In Old Marco.this High Floor Unit In A Quiet Gated Community Has It All. Offering 1 Bed And 2 Baths And Big Views Of The Marco River Leading I...
300 S Collier Boulevard 705, Marco Island, FL - $825,000
Location, Views, Sunsets And Western Exposure - This Rarely Available Royal Seafarer 2br/2ba Front Unit With Wrap-around Balcony Has It All. Located In The Center Of Marco's Crescent Beach, Just North Of The New Jw Marriott, You Are Within Walking...
486 Tallwood Street 404, Marco Island, FL - $275,000
The Perfect Place To Enjoy The Island Lifestyle. You Will Enjoy This Terrific Three-bedroom, Two-bathroom Town House With Combination Living/dining Area, Breakfast Bar And A Split Bedroom Floor Plan. This Unit Offers Great Square Footage, Volume C...
Beautiful Open Floor Plan First-floor Condominium With Expansive Serene Views Overlooking The Wide Lake And The Seventh Hole Of The Golf Course. Private And Tranquil Location Next To The Conservation Area In Premier Bundled Gated Golf Community Fe...
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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