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pelican marsh - naples fl

Serving up a slice of paradise in North Naples, Pelican Marsh presents a beautiful location and incredible added amenities. This massive golf club community enjoys more than 100 acres of natural preserve, plus hundreds of acres of lakes, landscaping, golf and private home sites, all coming together in a tropical-like setting, complimented by the luxury of a master-planned community.

Walking and biking paths wind throughout the award winning community, while the property’s golf course is known as a certified Audubon Society sanctuary, a certification reserved for courses that focus on the environment. The past host of the PGA Champions Tour, the course welcomes golfers of all abilities.

Renovated just a few years ago, the Pelican Marsh Golf Club

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seaglass at bonita bay - bonita springs fl

Construction is now complete on the brand new Seaglass high-rise at Bonita Bay, and sales are going strong. While the luxury building is about 70-percent sold right now, furnished models are still available for viewing by appointment and some condos are ready for immediate move-in.

The 26-story high-rise offers floor plans starting at around 2,800 square feet, with other homes commanding upwards of 3,400 square feet of living space. Priced just under $2 million, one of the still available floor plans includes three-bedrooms plus a den and 3.5-baths. It also provides more than 3,000 square feet of living space, along with a large terrace and incredible views overlooking the Gulf and Estero Bay.

Another option is a 2,800 square foot condo with one

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penninsula at treviso bay - naples fl

A brand new option for luxury golf course living is headed to Naples, with the introduction of Peninsula at Treviso Bay. This private enclave joins the exceptional Treviso Bay community, with exclusive options in custom estates and access to enviable amenities.

Surrounded by a peaceful lagoon, plans call for each of the custom estate homes of Peninsula to overlook water views and overlook the TPC golf course. With room for just 55 estates in all, the gated community supplies home designs from Sunwest Custom Homes, including three- to four-bedroom floor plans plus a den.

Elegant features of the homes include crown molding, upscale countertops and high-end appliances. You’ll also find some private swimming pools and spas, as well as summer

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kalea bay - naples fl

For top views and abundant amenities, come explore the many opportunities available to residents of Kalea Bay. Under development right now, this North Naples high-rise community plans for a total of five luxury towers, with an array of upscale appointments and additions throughout the property.

Condos in Kalea Bay’s second tower are currently up for sale, with six available floor plans for buyers to choose from. This includes condos with three-bedrooms plus a den or even expansive four-bedroom floor plans. The residences all delight in the luxury of open designs, private elevator access and impressive Gulf views.

Many of the condos have direct views overlooking the water and the nearby preserve, with such added features as glass rails on the

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naples design district - naples fl

It’s gone by several different names over the years, but it seems the Naples Design District is finally beginning to come of age. Dozens of area businesses make up the district, including an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and other creative retailers.

Found between Fifth Avenue South and Seventh Avenue North, US 41 to Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples, the Design District is filled with art galleries, restaurants, locally owned specialty shops and design studios. It’s also home to antique stores and boutiques, with one-of-a-kind stores and items for sale.

The area even offers a florist, a vet clinic and a hair salon. This is on top of a wine store, plus home décor showrooms and even consignment shops in the Naples Design District. With all of

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wilderness country club - naples fl

With nearly a half-century of history to its name, the Wilderness Country Club of Naples is about to reach a major milestone. The club turns 45 this year, the very first gated, private golf course community in Naples opened with mandatory membership.

Locate north of Golden Gate Parkway on Goodlette-Frank Road, the member owned and controlled club is made up of around 200-forested acres. It’s the setting that makes the property unique, something that hasn’t changed in decades. This, despite the fact that the club sits just minutes away from area beaches and from popular Fifth Avenue South.

In fact, the club’s a designated Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, a place where wildlife is plentiful, and dozens of species of birds have been spotted over the

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quail creek - naples fl

For championship golf in North Naples, come explore the possibilities of a Quail Creek lifestyle. This premiere, South Florida community offers the enjoyment of not just one, but two Arthur Hills-designed golf courses.

At home within the Estates at Quail Creek, the distinct Quail and Creek courses join the many other delights of a Quail Creek setting. Membership to the private country club and golf course also offers up the advantage of a newly remodeled clubhouse and access to more than a dozen Har-Tru tennis courts.

In addition, membership provides access to the club’s swimming pool and to its Fitness, Wellness & Spa Center. From on-site dining and added recreation to the beautifully maintained fairways of Quail Creek, an exceptional lifestyle

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fiddlers creek real estate - naples fl

The trend continues, as Fiddler’s Creek was once again just named one of the top residential golf courses in the nation. This makes the 14th consecutive year for the Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek to take home the honor presented by Golfweek Magazine.

The magazine ranks what it deems the very “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses” each year, and time and time again Fiddler’s Creek has made the cut. The par-72, 18-hole Creek Course was designed by Arthur Hills, first opened in 2002.

While it’s said the course is good for golfers of all abilities, it does offer some challenging holes for golfers, too. It additionally includes some elevated greens and broad fairways.

It’s by far not the only time that Fiddler’s Creek has been recognized. The Creek

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port royal - naples fl

If money is no object, you’ll want to take another look at Port Royal. This prestigious Naples community not only comes with a spectacular waterfront setting, but the neighborhood itself comes with a hefty price tag.

Its tops when it comes to some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the nation. Home to ultra-luxury homes and properties, Port Royal offers up exclusivity at the height of an upscale lifestyle.

The Robb Report journal considers itself in-the-know when it comes to the luxury market, and based on its sources puts Port Royal at the very top of its pricey neighborhood list, edging out such luxury contenders as Silicon Valley and Aspen. The Robb Report looked at median home price data from a number of real estate companies, and then

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mystique - pelican bay - naples fl

A new ultra-luxury high-rise pushes ahead in Naples, as the Mystique tower prepares to open to new owners in Pelican Bay. This new, 20-story condo building will soon present upscale elegance to dozens of estate residences and a small collection of penthouse units.

The Jardin residences start at around 1,300 square feet of living space, but are filled with high-end additions While many of the condos of Mystique enjoy Gulf views, some of the more spacious estates offer even more room for new residents, some with upwards of 5,200 square feet of living space, priced in the multi-million dollar range. All of the penthouse units are sold.

No matter the floor plan, common features of the new condos include walls of windows and glass sliding doors

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