Gary Elliott & Sandy Elliott
Last week 357 condos were listed for sale on Marco Island. Fifty-seven of these condos are listed for more than $1 million and 16 are listed for over $2 million. The units listed for over $2 million are all on the beach. They are concentrated at Cape Marco in buildings aptly named Belize, Veracruz and Cozumel. They are also found at the center of Marco’s crescent beach in the luxurious Madeira complex and in the private gated community of Hideaway Beach in the two Riviera buildings.
These 16 luxury condos come with 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms and three-and-a-half to five-and-a-half bathrooms. Some include studies and range in size from 3,104 square feet to 7,866 square feet. Many have coffered and tray ceilings that are ten feet or more in height.
A review of the MLS remarks section reveals why these condos are labeled luxurious. They all have impressive beach views variously described as breathtaking, spectacular, amazing, gorgeous, beautiful, unobstructed, entrancing, maximum and lovely. The multiple private balconies are expansive. Balconies include summer kitchens, wet bars and hot tubs for relaxed entertaining. Sunsets are romantic and gorgeous, the beach is described as pristine and the water as turquoise.
In these condos the gourmet kitchens feature high-end appliances with names like Bosch, Sub-Zero, Wolfe, Miele and Asko. The cabinetry has been customized featuring many high-end name brands. Some of these kitchens have an outstanding array of unusual granites, quartz and marble countertops. Many of them have floors of exotic wood, marble, stone or unique tile with intricate inlay designs.
Many of the interiors have professionally done customized interior appointments, faux finishes, fine architectural details, beautiful furnishings, rich fabrics, crystal chandeliers, Italian plaster wall treatments, custom painting and wallcoverings. Included in the descriptions are his and her marble vanities, his and her toilet rooms, fire places, lots of built in audio and televisions, stylish, extensive attention to detail, cedar closets, fine mill work, dual zone wine cabinets, tray ceilings, guest bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, Lutron lighting and sound systems, motorized shades and draperies and exquisite original art.
The amenities are luxurious also. These condos have 24-hour concierge, 24/7 gated and guarded, private elevators, elegant foyers, movie theaters, pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, first class sports centers, massage rooms, social rooms, two-car garage parking, tennis courts and a lot of social activities during the season to enjoy this luxurious lifestyle.