Marco Island Esplanade Opening Doors to Local Artists

Marco Island Florida Esplanade Opening Doors to Local Artists

Marco Island Florida Esplanade Opening Doors to Local Artists


In the next few weeks, Marco Island’s Esplanade complex on North Collier Boulevard at Smokehouse Bay will soon be showcasing local artists work by making free space available to them in a beautiful setting!  “This is a win-win cooperative arrangement between Summit Management, A & N Corporation, The Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts and the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts” per Don Farmer of the Marco Eagle.

Visitors to the Esplanade can stroll along the bay, visit the art studios and watch artists at work.  The Marco Eagle goes on to say, “The venues will be actual working studios for the artists as opposed to an arts and crafts fair environment.“

Why do we love spending time at the Esplanade?  First of all, it’s an upscale waterfront oasis with colorful European architecture, tropical and similar to the look and feel of Bayfront Place in Olde Naples.  There are gourmet and casual dining restaurants, a marina, an outdoor Star Bar with live entertainment overlooking the bay, boutiques, shops, galleries, a beauty salon, a bank, Starbucks and an ice cream parlor! 

Plus, there are newer residential Marco Island condominiums with magnificent water views for sale within Esplanade.  Please contact the McCarty Group at Keller Williams Realty (239) 970-3250 for more information on the residences!

Take Advantage of the Luxury Beachfront Condominium Market

Marco Island's Cape Marco Luxury Residences

Marco Island's Cape Marco Luxury Residences

In as little as five years ago, it was not easy to find newer ultra luxury, three-bedroom beachfront condominiums for purchase along Marco Island’s crescent beach on Collier Boulevard.  Since then, both the Vera Cruz and Belize residences at Cape Marco were built along with the lovely Madeira, all with resort amenities you would expect from world class luxury high rises!

There are 60 condominiums for sale at the Cape Marco gated community (Merida, Monterrey, Tampico, Cozumel, Belize, and Vera Cruz) from 2-bedrooms to penthouses with up to 5-bedrooms and there are 25 condominiums for sale at the Madeira, the newest beachfront high rise.  If you love gated communities with swimming pools, tennis courts, workout facilities, extravagant lobbies, walkways to the beach and more, then this is for you! 

Some of the residences available for purchase will be in a decorator-ready state, where the buyer selects and pays for the flooring, painting and fine furnishings.  Many of these properties were purchased by real estate investors and speculators during the height of the boom, rather than by an end user.  At the other end of the spectrum, other residences may be for sale completely furnished and ready for the buyer’s enjoyment.

What purchasers need to be aware of is there are no longer any beachfront lots for future high rises in Marco Island.  An existing building would need to be torn down to make room for a new high rise, and we don’t see that happening anytime in the future.

Bottom line, there are great values in the Marco Island luxury condominium market!  Prices are well below the replacement cost and sellers have become more reasonable with their pricing over the past four years. 

It will be interesting to watch and see what will happen with the property values when the inventory goes from 85 down to only 25.  I know what will happen, do you? 

We want buyers to recognize that the Marco Island real estate market is on your side and this is a spectacular time to purchase your tropical dream residence with expansive Gulf of Mexico views and watercolor sunsets overlooking the powdered sugar sandy beach right outside your door!

We specialize in helping buyers and sellers with Marco Island real estate and Naples real estate!  Contact the McCarty Group at 239 970-3250 at Keller Williams Realty today!