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.
Just A Quick Block To Marco Islandâs Pristine Crescent Beach, This 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Condominium Is A Make-it-your-own Designerâs Dream. Relax Next To The Pool And Enjoy Paradise In This Unique And Open Split-bedroom Floor Plan Residence. Exp...
8380 Whisper Trace Lane, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $197,500
Offering Breathtaking Expansive Lake Views, And Plentiful Natural Light, This Two-bedroom, Two-full-bath, Move-in-ready Residence With Attached Garage Encaptures A Lifestyle Of Luxurious Comfort And Resort-style Living. Enjoy A Beautiful First Flo...
8365 Whisper Trace Way, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $225,000
Set Among The Award-winning Community Of Fiddlerâs Creek, This Spacious And Well-maintained 3-bedroom 2-bath End-unit Condominium Is Defined By Plentiful Natural Light And A Sunny, Bright Interior. The Dramatic Foyer Entry Leads To A Spacious Home...
Look No More! Beautiful 2 Bedroom Townhome Shows Like A Model. Seller Has Recently Put In Several Upgrades Including All New Wood-look Vinyl Floors & Two-tone Paint (no More Popcorn Ceilings), New Light Fixtures, Electrical Outlets & Switches And ...
This Is The Only Condo Currently For Sale In "woodgate At Naples." Bright And Airy Second Floor Unit Beautifully Furnished And Move In Ready With Parking Right In Front. Relax At The Inviting Pool Overlooking The Lake. Woodgate At Naples Is A Sm...
Most Desired Location, 2nd Floor End Unit. Privacy Doesnât Stop There As This Complex Is Nestled In A Quiet Wooded Area With The Flamingo Fairway Golf Course In The Distance. The Unit Provides A Spacious Living Room/dining Room Combination With A ...
Centrally Located, 3rd Floor Condominium With Common Elevator, Garage With Extra Storage And Laundry In Residence. Just A Short Distance To Naples Pristine Beaches, 5th Avenue, Shopping & Restaurants. Screened Balcony With Electric Shutters. Furni...
This Community Is Centrally Located And Close To Everything. Screened Lanai, Tile Floors In Living Areas, 2 Bedrooms Each With Bathrooms, Washer And Dryer In The Unit. Down Stairs Has A Half Bath. Roof On This Building Was New 2 Years Ago. Paint...
Great Location - 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Convenient First Floor (no Steps To Climb) Unit Features French Doors, New A/c And Hot Water Heater, Extra Storage, Washer And Dryer, Enjoy Relaxing Moments From Screened Lanai Looking At A Garden View, Pet With A...
3965 Deer Crossing Court, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $215,500
A Perfect Tropical Getaway Nestled In Nature Between Marco Island And Naples, This Turnkey Furnished 2nd Floor, 2br/2ba Is Well Maintained And Ready For You To Enjoy! The Tiled/screened Lanai Offers A Lovely Setting For Enjoying The Sw Fl Weather....
Very Nice Condo !! Ready For Immediate Occupancy. Fully Furnished Turnkey. Ac Unit 2 And 1/2 Years Old, New Water Heater, New Shower Door, 2 New Toilets In Bathrooms, New Refrigerator And Two New, Hurricane Proof, Sliding Doors, Granite Counter To...
201 Vintage Bay Drive, Marco Island, FL - $440,000
Private End Unit, 3 Bedrooms And 2 1/2 Baths Over 2100 Sq Ft A/c Living Area With Bay And Sunset Views. This Home Features An Exquisite Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Beautiful Cabinets And All New Stainless Steel Appliances. Great Layout With ...
This Beautiful Light And Bright Three-bedroom, Three-bath, Stunning First-floor Turnkey Furnished Coach Home Is Located In Varenna Of Fiddlerâs Creek And Features An Impeccable Open Floor Plan With Gorgeous Southern Exposure And Lake Views. This R...
Spectacular Penthouse Unit With Expansive Views Of Veteran's Park Offering A Convenient Central Located Near The Esplanade, Restaurants, Grocery Stores And Shopping. Â if You Are Looking For A Spacious Well-appointed 3 Bedroom Unit With A Fantasti...
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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