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.
Located In The Popular South End Of Marco, About 1 Block And 1/2 From The Beach, This Freshly Painted Second Floor 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Unit Features Tiled Floors In Main Living Area And New Carpet In The Bedrooms. Most Appliances Are Stainless ...
4690 Hawk's Nest Way, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $310,000
Enjoy Tropical Breezes And Beautiful Lake And Fountain Views From This 2nd Floor Hawks Nest Condo In The Award-winning Golf Community Of Fiddler's Creek. Take Advantage Of Maintenance-free Living In This 3-bedroom/2-bath Unit, Featuring Tile On Th...
Perfect Marco Island Investment Condo At Anglers Cove. This Resort Style Complex Allows 7 Day Rentals 52 Times A Year And With A One Of A Kind Set Up That Includes Cable, Electric, Insurance, Internet/ Wifi Access, Lawn/land Maintenance, Manager...
Rare! Outstanding San Fernando Flat With The Convenience Of First Floor Living, (no Stairs) & The Luxury Of A Quad Location! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Corner Unit With Open Living Space & Windows Galore Featuring Furnished, Porcelain Tile On The Diagonal ...
Enjoy Fabulous Year Round Sunsets Over The Gulf Of Mexico From Your Private Wrap Around Balcony. The Wing Units Are One Of The Most Coveted Listings In South Seas, Largest Kitchens From All Floorplans, Lots Of Lights From The Big Windows, A Wonder...
Across From Residents Beach!!! Light And Bright First Floor Unit. Beautiful Updates: Kitchen Includes Granite Counter Tops, New Appliances, Movable Island, Wood-like Tile Floors. New Tile Floor In Living Room, Master Bedroom And Bathroom. Impact...
A Very Pleasantly Updated Turnkey First Floor 2 Bed 1 Bath End Unit With S.w. Exposure On Unit Front. Updates From Original Include: Tile In Common Areas And Bath, Laminate Flooring In Bedrooms, Quartzite Counter Tops In Kitchen And On Breakfast B...
1021 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $825,000
Take Advantage Of This Location Just Down The Street From South Beach Access Point. Relax On Your Screened-in Lanai At This Spacious 3 Bed 2.5 Bath End Unit That Overlooks The Pool Area Of Vista Del Sol. Beautifully Furnished Throughout. Condo Co...
Affordable Water Direct Access Gated Boating/fishing/tennis/pool Low Density Mid-rise Community Offers This Lovely 2bd/2ba Condo With Ideal Split Open Plan Plus 'free Boat Slip' & 'free Boat/trailer Yard For Storage'. Unit Has Been Gently Lived-i...
Lovely End Unit In Beautiful Cascada At Fiddler's Creek. 3 Bedrooms Plus A Den And Family Room Is A Remarkable Floor Plan For The Naples Area. This Large And Open Kitchen Has New Appliances, Light Color Custom Cabinetry, Upper And Lower Cabinet C...
3301 Club Center Boulevard, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $609,000
Tranquil Golf Course And Lake Views Await You From This Beautiful, 1st Floor, 3br+den/2ba Cherry Oaks Coach Home In Fiddler's Creek. Offered Furnished, This Light, Bright, Corner Unit Shows Like A Model, With Crown Molding, Neutral Decor And Taste...
This Spacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Condo Close To The Beach Is A Great Opportunity. It Offers An Open Floor Plan Layout, Large Screened-in Private Balcony On The Rear Of The Condo, Front Balcony, Private Elevator To The Condo And A Private 1 Car Gara...
Lowest Price Waterfront Bay View 2 Bedroom Weekly Rental Property On Island. Also, Ideal For 2nd Home At Popular Anglers Cove. Largely Original Finishes Inside With Upgraded Flooring, You Can Freshen Up With Paint Or More Extensive Renovations V...
Live On The Beach. Tradewinds Of Marco Island, Located Directly On The Beach. Steps Along Private Pathway To The Beach, With Beautiful City Views. This Furnished Condo Offers Two Bedrooms/two Bathrooms, With Newly Installed Impact Glass Sliders, F...
Proudly Introducing An Exceptionally Renovated Condo Overlooking The Bay & Pool! The Beautiful Interior Is Offered Turnkey So This Property Is Ready For You To Enjoy Your Slice Of Paradise Or To Rent Immediately For Income!
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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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