Gary & Sandy Elliott
Drive north on Bald Eagle towards the Snook Inn or Bistro Soleil restaurants and you will enter Olde Marco Historic Village. As the roadside welcoming sign says, this area of Marco Island was established in 1870. Last week 22 condos were listed for sale in Olde Marco.
Ville de Marco East, a water direct condo built in 1968 with a Polynesian theme, features 100 condos arranged around a central pool with perfectly manicured grounds. A one bedroom, one bathroom 570 square foot condo is for sale here for $209,900, and a two bedroom, two bathroom 1,000 square foot condo for $309,000. Ville de Marco East is described as a riverfront complex in the heart of quaint Olde Marco. Boat slips up to 26 feet can be rented annually or seasonally. If you don’t have a boat, then fishing off the pier is incredible. Ville do Marco East allows monthly rentals up to four times per year.
Ville De Marco West is a water direct, 72-unit complex built in 1972. The condos listed all describe incredible views of the Marco River or Gulf, with boat and wildlife parades all day long. Last week, two bedroom two bathroom 1,000 square foot condos were listed from $309,000 to $399,500. These condos can be rented monthly.
Marco Inn Villas is a water direct condo with 61 units, built in 1972. The condos surround a courtyard, pool and natural looking boat basin. There were three one bedroom, 494 square foot condos for sale last week ranging in price from $199,000 to $222,000. Condos can be rented monthly and the complex allows pets with approval.
Model Village, a cozy 32-unit condo built in 1973 around the end of a canal with water direct access, incorporates some great features like common boat docks for up to 20-foot boats and large sun decks off many of the condos. A one bedroom, one bathroom 562 square foot condo is listed for $199,900. Weekly rentals are permitted.
Riverside, a 275-unit gated community had only one-bedroom condos for sale last week, ranging from $294,900 to $389,900. The one-bedroom condos are 800 square feet, except for one with 1,000 square feet. Riverside offers multiple fishing piers, 77 boat slips and its own marina with bait and fuel. Boats can be stored on site during the summer months. Covered parking and screened balconies overlooking the Marco River and Rookery Bay Estuarine Preserve are available. There are two large pools with hot tubs overlooking the river. Three tennis courts and a very active social lifestyle complete the amenities of this popular condo. Many of the listings have been renovated and are being sold turnkey. Weekly rentals are permitted.
There are 58 condos at Marco Cat Penthouses, the newest condo in Olde Marco, built in 2001. Daily rentals are allowed. Last week, two penthouses were for sale with three bedrooms each – one at $629,000 and the other for $795,000. Both are being sold turnkey with all the luxury and panoramic views this condo has to offer.
Eagles Retreat, built in 1997 with only 16 units, is a water-direct condo offering monthly rentals, and allows pets. Last week a one bedroom, one bathroom 905 square foot condo was listed for $310,000 including a deeded dock and boatlift. Another one bedroom one bathroom 672 square foot condo was listed for $315,000.
The Pavilion Club is a water direct condo built in 1979 with just 20 units and wide water views of Collier Bay and Big Marco Pass. Daily rentals are allowed. A two bedroom, two bathroom 1,048 square foot condo is listed at $349,500. Small pets are allowed.