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.15719 - Wow!! 2018 Young With A Garage Located In The No Cdd Gated Community Of Avalon! Better Than New!!! Approximate $30,000 In Upgrades After Taking Delivery!!! Wood Look 12âx24â Plank Tile Flooring Thru-out, Crown Molding Thru-out, Plantati...
Great Open Concept Residence With Beautiful Updated Kitchen, Solid Surface Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Oversized Tile On The Diagonal. With In Residence Laundry Room And Tile Lanai For Your Outdoor Entertaining And A...
2745 Callista Mar Way, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $395,000
Gorgeous Sunsets Are Seen From Western Lake Views, And An Impressive Expansive Wide And Long Lake View Makes You Feel Like You Are On A Cruise Ship From This 2nd-floor End Unit. This Private Courtyard Entry Offers Over 3000 Square Feet With Three ...
670 Club Marco Circle, Marco Island, FL - $525,000
Lovely Lake View From This First Floor Condo Which Includes Your Private One Car Garage. Gated Community Convenient To Restaurants, Movie Theater, Shopping And Marcoâs Beautiful Beach. The Eastern Exposure Is Perfect For Enjoying The Sunrise On Y...
9270 Campanile Circle, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $329,000
Truly A Home Of Unsurpassed Beauty, This Lakefront Residence Affords Maximum Enjoyment Of Its Tropical Surroundings. With Over 3,200 Square Feet Of Total Enjoyment, This Spacious Three-bedroom, Three-bath Home Boasts A Flawless Design With Extensi...
This Second Floor Efficiency Is One Of The Best Deals On All Of Marco Island!! Large Front Window Overlooks The Courtyard/pool Area. Low Monthly Fees. Centrally Located With Resident's Beach Nearby. Condo Is Being Offered Turnkey Furnished, And In...
Come See This Beautifully Upgraded Three-bedroom, Three-bath Residence With Gorgeous Wide Water Lake Views From The Spacious Lanai. Upgrades Include Hardwood Flooring, Newer Light Fixtures, Newly Designed Kitchen, And Newly Designed Master Bathroo...
Great Location, Close To Shops, Restaurants, The Beach And Surrounded By Lovely Landscaping. This Well Maintained Studio Will Make For Great Year Round Living Or A Vacation Retreat. Aquarius Offers A Large Pool, Laundry Room And Storage. A Social ...
Come See This Beautifully Maintained And Upgraded Three Bedroom Plus A Den Residence Boasting Beautiful Wide Water Lake Views Located In The Renowned Community Of Fiddlers Creek. Upgrades Include Crown Moulding, Tile Flooring, Fans And Light Fixtu...
Paradise At Your Fingertips! Enjoy This Bright, Spacious And Open Floor Plan 2 Bedroom Condominium With A Lovely Coastal Fee. This Corner Unit With Desirable Southern Exposure Overlooks The Preserve For Extra Privacy And Relaxation. Offered Furnis...
Conveniently Located On Marco Island, This One Bedroom, One Bathroom Fully Redone Villa Is In Close Proximity To Shops And Dining.this Unit Was Totally Re-done Including Wiring ,plumbing And Hvacâ¦ In Other Words Worry Free To The Buyer. Located I...
269 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $549,000
Views The Moment You Enter This 3bd/2.5 Ba Low-density Mid-rise Condo With 2058sf/t At An Ideal Elevation Will Take Your Breath Away! Sensational Barfield Bay With Its âwide/long Tidal Waterâ, Splendid Marco Skyline With Beachfront Bldgs. That Tw...
337 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $319,000
Huge 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath With 1637 Sqft Of Ac Living Area, Plus Extended Screen Lanai Area Giving This Unit Over 2000 Sqft Of Total Living Area! Located In The Newest Building In Vintage Bay ( Built In 2006 ) Which Offer Impact Glass And Sliders. P...
3165 Aviamar Circle, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $318,000
Stunning Second Floor Residence With Beautiful Lake Views. This Unit Offers Crown Molding, Large Neutral Tile On The Diagonal, Warm Tones Of Beige And Pale Blue Throughout. The Living Area Is Light And Bright With Lots Of Windows Bringing In The F...
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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