You don’t have to be a celebrity to live in Naples, but it’s likely you’ll run into one or two if you do. Big name entertainers and personalities are just as attracted to Florida’s Paradise Coast as the rest of us, and that makes it pretty likely you’ll spot a celebrity in the Naples area.
It’s something that’s been happening for years. It’s said President Cleveland’s sister was the very first to sign in when the original Naples Hotel opened its doors in the late 1800s. Since then it’s attracted the likes of Thomas Edison and Gary Cooper.
Flash forward to more recent years and we’ve had several reports of celebrity sightings in Naples, including singer Keith Urban, his wife actress Nicole Kidman, singer Steven Tyler, and celebrity
Fox News Channel’s syndicated conservative political TV commentator, Sean Hannity, of the Hannity cable news show and radio talk show host says Florida’s Paradise Coast is indeed paradise. To prove it, Hannity and his family own a penthouse in the Moraya Bay Beach Tower in Naples. Moraya Bay features 72 residences overlooking the beautiful waters and sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico. The floor plans are grand and impeccably finished along with amenities that rival a Five-Star resort. Residents of Moraya Bay are pampered with unmatched personal services and posh amenities. Moraya Bay is located on Vanderbilt Beach directly on Gulf Shore Boulevard next to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, just two miles from the Ritz Carlton.
What do ‘70’s and ‘80’s Rock-and-Rollers Bob Seger and Alex Lifeson have in common? In addition to overall musical ability and many hit songs internationally, they both share a love of Naples, Florida and enjoy homes in Seagate and Pelican Bay, respectively. Both private upscale waterfront locations in Naples have the feel of a small town but with the strong amenities of living in a big city. The views of the Gulf of Mexico are unlike any other.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bob Seger is known as a grassroots rocker with a raspy, shouting voice whose peak of success spawned hit songs, such as “Night Moves,” “Old Time Rock and Roll,” and “Against the Wind,” among many other legendary songs. Seger’s rock career spans 50 years, and he continues to
Popular TV Judge Judy Sheindlin, known as “Judge Judy,” is moving from her penthouse at Bay Colony to a nearby private lakefront mansion in Pelican Bay. She bought the new home in November for $8.6 million. Her previous penthouse on the 16th floor of a condo building is now on the market for a cool $11 million. Judge Judy stars in a courtroom series on TV, presiding over real-life small claims cases inside a televised courtroom. She has been a fixture on the popular “Judge Judy” TV show for the past 20 years. She is best known for her wisecracking, straight-up approach in the courtroom.
Judge Judy’s spectacular lakefront mansion sprawls over 10,607 square feet, containing glamorous amenities such as a landscaped yard, lagoon-style pool and spa,
Moody Blues rock group bassist John Lodge will soon move into a condo in Naples. The talented English musician announced last week that he bought a condo at Kalea Bay, a new luxury high-rise gated community being developed on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, just north of Wiggins Pass Road. Under construction now, Kalea Bay will be completed in 2017. Condo prices at Kalea Bay range from $1.3 million to $2.6 million.
Kalea Bay defines itself as coastal chic through contemporary architecture. The building will have 120 residences in Tower 1 within a gated community that offers a resort-like feel. Amenities will include a 24-hour manned gatehouse; secured building parking; a sophisticated lobby; rooftop infinity pool with an expansive deck area for
Vice President Joe Biden’s younger brother has bought a house on 5 acres on Keewaydin Island in Collier County for $2.5 million. James Biden and his wife Sara purchased the house and property on December 23 from Brian Gaines of Fort Lauderdale. The property is assessed at $1,193,423 on the Collier County property appraiser’s website.
Keewaydin Island is a barrier island located off the coast of Naples. It is monitored every evening by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for Loggerhead Turtle nesting activity. Keewaydin Island is a private beach. About 50 private lots and 15 private homes can be found on the island, chiefly on the south side of the island.
As a barrier island, Keewaydin Island has no cars, roads or bridges. Locals and visitors
One of basketball’s greatest players, former Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, has put his home up for sale in Naples. Bird is asking $4.8 million for his Naples’ Park Shore home. An NBA Hall of Famer, Bird has owned homes in Naples and Indiana since retiring from the Boston Celtics in 1992.
The 4 bedroom, 6 bath custom waterfront house has 6,000 square feet, a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium, a basketball hoop and a 10-seat state-of-the-art home theater. In the backyard, Bird has an infinity-edged swimming pool and a thatched roof tiki hut with spectacular views overlooking sparkling Venetian Bay. Built in 2001, the house is located on Neapolitan Way in the luxury Park Shore neighborhood.
Larry Bird’s agent says the former NBA star is selling his house
On the heels of news last week that Hertz is moving its worldwide corporate headquarters from New Jersey to nearby Estero, now comes word that Hertz CEO Mark Frissora already has a Naples stake in the ground at Le Rivage, an upscale condominium on affluent Gulf Shore Boulevard in Naples. His wife owns a $4.5 million condo in the Park Shore building where the family will live. Naples has long been known as home to Fortune 500 CEOs. Frissora has said he is relocating to Naples in Southwest Florida for a good quality of life.
Le Rivage is a 25-story condominium with 37 units located at 4351 Gulf Shore Boulevard North. The team here at Naples Condo Boutique is available to explore Park Shore condo options.