Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott
Shipp’s Landing is ideally located on a quiet, southern tip of the island adjacent to Caxambas Pass with incredible views of the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. This 206-unit condo complex on 14.6-acres of mature, manicured green space features a “village” of two to four story condos, a seven-story mid-rise and a 19-story high-rise tower. Developed and built by Harold Shipp from Toronto in the early 1980s, many of the condos have been renovated and upgraded.
Last week’s list prices at Shipp’s Landing for a two-bedroom condo start at $525,000 and go to $850,000. Condos range in size from 1,300 square feet to over 1,700 square feet. Some three-bedroom condos come on the market from time to time.
Unique to Shipp’s Landing are panoramic Gulf of Mexico and Ten Thousand Islands views. The south and east of Shipp’s Landing is surrounded by 1,700 feet of waterfront. Residents enjoy a constant parade of power and sail boats leaving from or returning to Marco Island. Fascinating wildlife displays of fish, dolphins, manatees, rays and birds are always enjoyable. Memorable views of the 10,000 Islands, constantly shifting sunsets, early morning sunrises, spectacular moon rises and twinkling nighttime stars captivate residents for years.
Although Shipp’s Landing provides an idyllic, peaceful setting, residents enjoy lots of recreational and social activities. The on-site marina has 33 docks, accommodating boats up to 33 feet overall length, which can be rented by owners. Boaters prefer Shipp’s Landing’s quick and easy access to the Gulf waters. Once you leave the dock you enter Caxambas Pass and are in Gulf waters within minutes. In addition there is a kayak launch area for those who want to explore the shoreline, the nearby islands or Marco Island’s canals. Covered bike storage in the garage appeals to those who want to explore the island up close.
The well-groomed, mature landscaping with meandering walkways invites residents and visitors to leisurely stroll the property. A very large white sand sunning beach with Tiki huts and lounge chairs invites residents to relax by the open water, and an emerging natural beach along the seawall is accessible during low tide. The complex has three seaside, heated pools with hot tubs. Tennis courts, fitness center, fishing pier, social room for parties and other activities, and two guest rooms for visitors complete the extensive package of amenities found at Shipp’s Landing – a serene seaside paradise.