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.
Spectacular 2/2 Just Two âstacksâ Back From The Front, Offering Outstanding Views To Tigertail Beach & Beyond. Updated Kitchen & Baths. Tastefully Furnished, Being Sold Turnkey And Ready To Enjoy. Gulfview Club Recent Improvements Include Impact W...
Beautiful 2 Story Loft Condo At Ten Museum Park. 2 Bedrooms, 2 And A Half Bathrooms. As You Enter You Take In The Fantastic Views Of The Park And The Bay From The 20ft Wall Of Glass! Excellent Area For Entertaining With The Full Stainless Steel Ki...
9225 Museo Circle 201, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $589,000
You'll Love This Gorgeous, Turnkey-furnished, 2nd Floor, 3br + Den/ 3ba Varenna Coach Home In Award-winning Fiddler's Creek. A Private Courtyard Entry & Elegant Wood & Wrought-iron Staircase Welcome You To The Light-filled, Completely Renovated In...
201 Vintage Bay Drive 22, Marco Island, FL - $549,900
*heavenly 5th Floor Elevation Presents This Great Split Floorplan With 3bedrooms/2baths Boasting Phenomenal Bay/marco Skyline/sunset Views That Take Your Breath Away The Moment You Enter This 1773sf/ac (+ Screened/tiled/electric Storm Shuttered La...
1024 Anglers Cove 309, Marco Island, FL - $325,000
Great West Facing Anglers Cove, Remodeled With Full Size Appliances, Including Bosch Washer / Dryer. Complex Is Full Resort Style, Tennis, Marina, Chickee Bar,2 Pools,2 Hot Tubs.weekly Rentals Allowed, Great For Investment / Personal Use.all Utili...
130 N Collier Boulevard 2, Marco Island, FL - $209,000
When Opportunity Knocks, Open The Door To This Incredibly Cute Beach Side Condominium! Located A Short Distance From The Famed Marco Island Residents' Beach, This Adorable 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Unit Features Travertine Marble Floors, New Furniture, Ne...
801 S Collier Boulevard N403, Marco Island, FL - $490,000
Charming Two Bedroom Two Bath Condo On The Desirable South End Of Marco With Lovely Sunset Views From The Balcony. This Residence Features Luxury Wood Look Vinyl Flooring In The Main Living Areas And Carpet In The Bedrooms. Offered Furnished With ...
320 Seaview Court 312, Marco Island, FL - $799,000
Spectacular Front Corner Unit Overlooking The Gulf Of Mexico. Enjoy Nightly Sunsets And Endless Views Of Crescent Beach. Recent Renovation Ugraded The Bathrooms, Lighting, And Flooring. New High Impact Sliders And Wraparoung Balcony. Paradise Awaits.
980 Cape Marco Drive 906, Marco Island, FL - $1,649,000
Rarely Does An Opportunity Come Around To Acquire A Masterpiece Like Monterrey 906. This Three Bedroom, 2 Bath, Gulf/beachfront Condo Has Been Stunningly Re-imagined Top To Bottom By Renowned Keith Braun Builders. A Large Balcony With Southwest Ex...
220 S Collier Boulevard 703, Marco Island, FL - $959,000
Enjoy Views Of The Pristine White Sands And Turquoise Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico From This South Facing, Sunny Condominium In Desirable Duchess On Marco Island. This Beautifully Renovated Condominium Boasts The Epitome Of Casual Elegance! Nume...
9293 Menaggio Court 202, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $750,000
Serene Lake Views And Tropical Westerly Breezes Await In This Gorgeous, Turnkey-furnished, 3br + Den/office Menaggio Coach Home In Fiddler's Creek! Your Private Elevator Opens Onto The Expansive Rosetta Floor Plan That Features Tray Ceilings, Cr...
3710 Montreux Lane 201, Fiddlers Creek, FL - $495,000
Sunny Southern Exposure & Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views Await From This Fantastic, 3br + Home Office Montreux Coach Home In Fiddler's Creek. Offered Furnished, This 3,000 Sq Ft End Unit Has Been Lovingly Upgraded & Meticulously-maintained - M...
1085 Bald Ealge Dr. D-205, Marco Island, FL - $425,000
You Do Not Want To Miss This 2 Bath Unit Here At Riverside Club, A Jewel Of Marco Island. It Is Rare That One Becomes Available. This Beautiful Condo Is Located In The Much Sought After "d" Building Offering Some Of The Most Amazing Wide-water V...
Take In The Wonderful Views Of South Beach And Sunrise Over The Ocean In This Remodeled 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo. Split Floor Plan Layout Provides Privacy. Master Bedroom Features A Large Walk In Closet, Dressing Area And Of Course Luxury Sized Bathroom...
Investors: Nightly Rentals Permitted, No Minimum Rental Period Required! Undoubtedly One Of The Very Best Wide Lake And Golf Course Views In The Community From This Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2nd Floor Condo Built In 2001 Featuring A Great...
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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