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.
-marco Cat's #1 Penthouse - Best Unit In The Building. Has By Far The Best Panoramic Views Of Marco Island And Gulf Of Mexico! Beautifully Turn Key Decorated And Furnished - The Marble Floors Alone Are Over $40,000 - With European And American E...
Lesina A Luxury 4 Bedroom/den 3 1/2 Bath Villa Living In Hammock Bay. This First Floor Fantastic View Condo Lives Like A "villa Home". It Is Different From Other Units Having 12' Ceiling And A Spectacular 5000' Sq Ft Custom Paved Lanai/entertainme...
951 S S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $729,000
Spacious Condo On The South End Of Marco Island Lives Like A Home Without The Hassles; Just Turn The Key When You Arrive And Enjoy! Walking Distance To The Beach, Restaurants, Movie Theater And Shops. End Unit With Lots Of Light, Large Wrap Aroun...
1061 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $700,000
Spacious 3 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath Condo With Southern Exposure. Short Distance To Marco's Beautiful South Beach And The Boat Launch At Caxambas Park. Open Kitchen With Granite Counters And Tumble Marble Back Splash. Walk In Pantry. Formal Dining Area....
201 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $657,500
Panoramic 360 Degree Views Of Barfield Bay, The Marco Skyline Showcasing The Twinkling Beachfront Condos At Night, Sunrises And Sunsets Will Amaze The Discriminating Buyer! Private End Penthouse "feels Like A Single Family Home"! Custom Wood/gra...
This Gorgeous Turnkey Penthouse Condo Has Breathtaking Views Of Both Collier Bay And The Marco River From The 5th Floor. This Condo Is Perfect For Entertaining As It Has An Expansive Great Room And Luxurious Master Suite. Triple Tray & Coffered Ce...
9279 Menaggio Court, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $549,000
Spacious First Floor End Condominium With Western Exposure And Sunset Views Overlooking The Beautiful Expansive Lake. Quality Features In This Large Luxury End Unit Coach Home Include Private Courtyard Entry, Ample Walk-in Closets, Crown Molding, ...
801 S Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL - $540,000
C.13144 - Beautifully Remodeled From Head To Toe, Top Floor Residence Offering Wonderful Gulf Views. Impact Glass Throughout Makes It Easy To Come And Go Without Worry. Walking Distance To South Beach, Marco Walk, Movie Theater And Restaurants. ...
269 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $524,000
To Tour This Residence Click On The Vt In Heading Please! Ideal Sixth Floor Elevation In A Low Density Mid-rise Offers Sensational Barfield Bay/marco Skyline/nightly Sunset Views From This Private Corner Residence With 3bedrooms/2.5baths Plus Spac...
Donât Miss This Beautiful Updated Residence With Southern Exposure. It Has A Spacious Floor Plan With Tile And Wood Throughout, And Travertine On The Lanai. Kitchen Has Backsplash, Stainless Steel Appliances, And Corian Counter-tops. The Residence...
269 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $474,999
Million Dollar Bay/marco Skyline/sunset Views Present From This Private End Unit In A Secluded And Gated Small Community On Marco! Residence Is In "mint Condition" With Large Neutral Tile Set On The Diagonal In All Rooms Except Two Bedrooms! The...
269 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $465,000
Bay Views From This 6th Floor Condo Featuring Tile Flooring, Wood Cabinetry In The Kitchen, Volume Ceilings, Walk In Closets And An Eat In Kitchen As Well As A Formal Dining Area. A Gated Community Located In A Very Quiet Area Of Marco Island Sur...
Looking For The Idyllic Naples Lifestyle? Look No Further! This Stunning 3 Bed 3 Full Bath Condo Has Over 2500 Sq. Ft Of Living Area And Has Never Been Lived In. Use The Elevator Or Stairs To Lead You To A Large Grand Room Which Boasts Granite Cou...
3198 Serenity Court, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $449,900
This Lovely 2nd Floor End Unit, Coach Home With Private Elevator Has Over 3000 Sq. Ft. Under Air With 3 Bedrooms Plus A Den And 3 Full Baths And Family Room, Living Rooms And Two Car Garage. This Unit Boasts Large Tile On The Diagonal, Granite Cou...
2714 Callista Court, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $449,000
This Luxury Residence Is An Upper Floor Unit With Private Courtyard Entry. Upgraded Features Include Travertine Marble Floors, Crown Molding, Custom Paint With Accent Walls In Every Room, Faux Painting, Glassed-in Lanai Overlooking Lake, Wood Floo...
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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