Known for its tropical waters, Marco Island has been a tourist destination, some might say, since the 1500s when Spanish explorers named the island after Saint Mark. And a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom penthouse with gorgeous Gulf views now up for auction might just be the ticket for traveling beachgoers who want luxury in the tropics without needing a passport.
Offered by Elite Auctions, the 23rd-floor condo is located at the Belize at Cape Marco, located at the southernmost tip of the Gulf of Mexico, and offers “picturesque views of the uninhabited Ten Thousand Islands and miles of pristine, white sandy beaches from virtually all the six private terraces,” listing agent Brad Dohack of Gulf Pointe Properties said.
The 6,000 square foot home boasts custom marble flooring, lots of hidden storage, backlit onyx countertops, hand-crafted ceiling medallions, etched glass shower door enclosures, and a two-car air-conditioned garage.
The kitchen is spacious, with custom cabinetry, two refrigerator drawers in the island, a built-in Miele espresso machine, a warming drawer, two dishwashers, an additional prep sink, a gas stove, and a 135 bottle wine cooler.
The generous master retreat has a private balcony, built-in reading lights, a sitting area, dual walk-in closets with custom built-in drawers and shelving, and pressure sensors in the flooring that activates the lights to the bathroom.
The master en-suite includes dual water closets, a sauna, and dual vanities.
And that’s just in the condo — the building has a gorgeous lobby, plus amenities like a library, theater, private beach access, tennis courts, and fitness center.
Interested potential buyers in this Marco Island home can tour the home between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, and by appointment Feb. 28. The auction will be on-site at February 29 at 11 a.m.