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.
C.15434 - Great Rental Investment When You Purchase This Furnished End Unit! Enjoy The Privacy On Your Screened In Lanai And Relaxing Island Living. Once You Enter, You Will Be Welcomed With A Beautifully Updated And Tastefully Decorated Unit. ...
Two Bedroom, Two Bath Furnished Condominium In An Intimate Setting With Private Courtyard Views. Great Location Across The Street From The Amazing Resident's Beach & Walking Distance To Restaurants, Boutiques, Grocery Stores And Boating And Close...
C.15414 - Captivating Views Overlooking The Rookery Golf Course And A Lake Providing A Peaceful, Relaxing Setting. Beautifully Renovated With Many Unique Architectural Details. A Special Feature Found Only In This Home Is A Custom Made Console Wit...
19 Marco Villas Drive, Marco Island, FL - $217,500
Well Maintained 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom Residence Centrally Located On The Island. Tile Throughout Downstairs. New Tile In Upstairs Bathroom. Enclosed Lanai Overlooking Lush Landscape. Great Community Close To Library, Beach, Schools, Park And Shop...
Outstanding Value For A 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, Turnkey Furnished Residence With A Private Garage, An Extremely Expansive Glassed-in Lanai And Gorgeous Southwestern Golf Course Views Overlooking The Tranquil 4th Fairway. This Perfect Golf Getaway ...
C.15402 - Indulge In The Magnificent Lake Views From This Immaculate And Beautifully Furnished Turnkey Townhome. The Residence Offers 3 Bedrooms, 2 Â½ Baths, Tile Throughout The Main Living Area And An Extended Lanai For Outdoor Entertaining. Th...
4675 Hawks Nest Way, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $179,000
A Charming Courtyard And Lush Landscaping Welcome You To Your Beautifully Furnished And Well-maintained First Floor Coach Home With Attached Garage, Volume Ceilings, Walk-in Closet, A Laundry Room, Oversized Tile On Diagonal In Living Areas, Peace...
Only One Block To The South Beach Access!! It Does Not Get Any Better Than That! Delightful Spacious Immaculate 1255 Sq Ft 2 Br 2 Bath Condo Is Furnished For Your Convenience & Upgraded With New Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer In 2015, ...
C.15385 - Must See! Beautifully Renovated 1st Floor Unit With Hardwood Floors Throughout The Main Living Area. Gorgeous Updated Kitchen Boasts Light Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Tray Ceiling And Stainless-steel Appliances. Bot...
167 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $149,900
Enjoy The 2nd Floor Location Overlooking The Manicured Landscaped Grounds With The Pool Just Across The Lawn. Relax By The Resort Style Pool Or Enjoy Shuffle Board And Other Activities. Laundry Facilities Close To The Condo And Parking Right Outsi...
87 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $195,000
Fantastic Opportunity To Own An Island Manor Townhouse Across The Street From Marco Island Resident's Beach. This Cute 2 Bedroom Furnished Condo Is Ready To Move In Or Rent. Updated Ac System With One Compressor. Private Balcony With Beautiful ...
240 N Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $200,000
Move Right In To This Turnkey 2 Bedroom Corner Unit On The 2nd Floor. This Condo Has Been Tastefully Decorated And Ready For You To Move Right In. Located Right In The Heart Of Marco Island! Conveniently Located As It Is Within Walking Distance...
Beautiful End Unit With Gorgeous Views Of The Gulf Of Mexico And Bay Views From The Large Front Terrace, And A View Of The Hammock Bay Golf Course From The Back Terrrace. Very Well Maintained Property, Spacious Three Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms And Two...
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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