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. 48 - Desirable, Rarely Available, Southern End Unit In Pier 81 North. Enjoy Stunning Views From Factory Bay To The Gulf Of Mexico, Sunny Balcony, And Lots Of Natural Sunlight In This Mid-level Unit With 3 Bed/2 Bath. Open Floor Plan To Bring ...
This One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Up To Date Condo Offers One Of The Greatest Locations At An Amazing Value. 4301 Boasts Wood Look Tile Flooring In The Main Living Areas, Stainless Steel Appliances, Views Of The Naples Lights, And A Balcony Overlook...
291 S Collier Boulevard 405, Marco Island, FL - $439,999
Located Directly Across From The Public Beach Access As Well As The Jw Marriott Hotel, Condo Is Located Perfectly For Access To All That Marco Island Has To Offer. Nightly Rentals Allowed! Partial View To The Beach And Fantastic Evenings On Your...
100 N Collier Boulevard 208, Marco Island, FL - $995,000
This Is A Very Rare Opportunity To Own A 3 Bedroom End Unit In The Beautiful Crescent Beach Complex. This Hard To Come By Unit Offers Gorgeous Beach Views And Offers Generous Outdoor Seating Space. The Floor Plan Lives Large And Openly Offering No...
961 Collier Court 205, Marco Island, FL - $649,000
The Legend Of Camelot! Explore The Quiet Charm And Magic At This Spacious 3 Bedroom 'no Maintenance' Condominium Home. Your Living Is Easy, Elegant And Clean. So Much To Like, Too. Sun Kissed Marco Pool Overlooking The Wide Waters And Exclusive Lu...
Paradise Awaits You At This Waterfront Delight! Location, Location, Location! This 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Second Floor Condo Is Located In The Olde Marco Area Of Marco Island And Nestled Amidst Quaint Surroundings. This Property Is Ready For You To...
Largest Condo With Hurricane Shutters (2007) On All Windows. Centrally Located, Short Distance To Mackle Park, Pickle Ball Next Door And Bicycle Route Alongside Complex And Just One Mile To The Beach. Move In Ready Home Updated Kitchen And Newer A...
1131 Swallow Avenue 502, Marco Island, FL - $739,500
Absolutely Stunning Beachfront Condo, Living In Paradise! Le Cannes Floor Plan, Has 4 Terraces With Sunrises And Sunsets! Over 4000 Square Feet Of Luxurious 3 Br 3 Ba, Residence Directly On The Gulf, Gives Access To Over 2 Miles Of Private Beach...
740 N Collier Boulevard 207, Marco Island, FL - $749,000
C - This Exquisite, Former Model Condominium Boasts The Most Convenient, Resort Lifestyle, Stunning Bay Views, And Desirable Location. As You Enter This Condominium, You Will Enjoy The Exquisite Finishes & Touches With A Spacious, Open Floor Plan...
970 Cape Marco Drive 2104, Marco Island, FL - $1,950,000
Stunning Redecorated Belize With 11 Foot Ceilings Unique To Only A Few Floors. Over 3100 Square Feet Of Luxury. Three Bedroom, Three And A Half Bath With Living Room And Family Room. Gorgeous Views Of 10,000 Islands And Secluded Beaches With N...
380 Seaview Court 1403, Marco Island, FL - $660,000
Stunning Beach Front End Wing Unit Located In The 24 Hour Guard Gated South Seas Complex. Updated Kitchen With A Light And Airy Decor. Stunning Beach , Pool And Island Views. This Unit Has A Wrap Around Balcony With A Private Breakfast Balcony O...
380 Seaview Court 112, Marco Island, FL - $689,000
Tower 3, Unit 112 Is A Homeowners Dream. Pride Of Ownership Shows Throughout As The Unit Has Been Impeccably Redone. This Rare First Floor Front Unit Has A Semi Private First Floor Entry Way. In Addition, One Can Use Your Private Spiral Staircase ...
Enjoy Panoramic Lake Views From This Beautiful 3br+den+office+3 Bath Condo Located In Players Cove In Lely Resort. Well Maintained With Tons Of Updates, Including An Elevator! This Home Is Light And Bright, The Living Area Features Wood Flooring, ...
140 Seaview Court 1206n, Marco Island, FL - $529,000
Sunsets And Sunrises All Year From This Nicely Renovated Beachfront Condo. New Kitchen, Baths, Impact Glass, Doors, Carpeting. Unfurnished And Ready For Your Personal Decorating Style. Lanais On East And West Side Of Building To Follow The Sun ...
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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