By Gary and Sandy Elliott
Hideaway Beach is a 300-acre upscale, gated community of homes, condos and lots located at the north end of Kendall Drive right on the Gulf with two miles of secluded beaches and all the amenities needed to enjoy a wonderful, healthy lifestyle.
There are 367 condos located inside Hideaway Beach. This week, only 18 of these condos are listed for sale ranging in price from $549,000 for a two-bedroom condo at Habitat to $2.1 million for a three-bedroom condo at Riviera. The four Habitat condos listed for sale are located in the middle of the challenging 9-hole executive golf course. The other condos are located along scenic Royal Marco Way with forever Gulf views, warm Florida sunsets and direct access to the beach. With so many amenities and a busy social calendar,condo living at Hideaway Beach Community is as good as it gets on Marco Island.
The natural environment of live oak trees, manicured grasses, meandering pedestrian walkways and a 20 mph speed limit beckons you to this relaxed upscale community. Boardwalks over natural lagoons, hundreds of birds and an old-fashioned picnic area make you want to get outside, slow down and enjoy the moment. Driving a shared condo golf cart along Hideaway Circle offers views of houses, buildable lots, the Sports Center and the Clubhouse. Each condo complex has its own pool and social areas.
You may want to entertain family and friends at the outstanding community pool at the Clubhouse and enjoy delightful sandwiches and salads at the poolside Sandbar restaurant. The aptly named Sunset Lounge is the place to go to observe the ever elusive greenflash and partake in a beverage with snacks or sliders. A pleasant lunch in the informal Grille Room or memorable dinners in the more formal Gulfview Room are special treats served by well trained and talented servers. The Gulfview Room hosts dinner, dancing and other special events in season. Private parties for birthdays and special occasions can be accommodated in separate rooms in the Clubhouse.
The Sports Center has up-to-date fitness equipment, pro shop, steam room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, card room, party room and a large covered deck. Nine tennis courts, a croquet court and a bocci ball court provide even more reasons for socializing and healthy exercise.
Hideaway’s professional staff is available to help members with golf, tennis, fitness training, yoga and more. The Pro Shop carries all the latest clothing, shoes, accessories and equipment for any sport.