The Dunes Luxury Highrise Living

Welcome to The Dunes!  Located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico in North Naples, residents of The Dunes enjoy it all; style, location and GRANDE amenities.  There are seven luxury towers inside The Dunes.  With names such as Antigua, Barbados and Cayman you will feel like you are in the islands without leaving the States.  Here, The Floridian Club spoils you with resort style service.  This private clubhouse within the intimate setting of the Dunes is just steps to WigginsState Park and the Gulf of Mexico.  The Floridian Club offers residents and guests concierge services, indoor dining and pool side food service, cabanas, & tennis center with pro shop.  There are also six lighted tennis courts, fitness center and massage studio for residents and guests.  These luxury high rises are recently built, offer approximately 3,000 to over 4,200 square feet of living space, large, impact resistant windows and doors for the best safety and views, many with private elevator access to each unit.  Residents here enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and east views of the Old Collier Golf Club.

Olde Naples

Welcome to Naples, Florida…specifically Olde Naples…where mansions and cottages line the Gulf of Mexico and you can walk beneath tropical palms and lush foliage to many upscale, local shops and restaurants.  Here you will find, nestled between Tamiami Trail (the original trail from Tampa to Miami) and the Gulf of Mexico prime real estate that sells in the millions of dollars.  Communities in Old Naples include Aqualane Shores and Port Royal with homes along deep canals, the Gulf of Mexico and Naples Bay.  There are no gate houses and only one Country Club…the exclusive Port Royal Club.  All members must live in Port Royal and these properties are some of the most exclusive and beautiful in the world.  Home buyers in this area are generally looking for a large estate home with water access and spend anywhere from $3 million up to $20 million for property.  But, Olde Naples is charming and accessible to visitors; anyone can travel downtown and enjoy the local shops and restaurants on 5th Ave and 3rd Street South, walk to the famous Naples Pier or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the area.  While building in Old Naples continues and newer construction speckles the area, the old charm that we love is everywhere you look.

Royal Harbor

Royal Harbor is located near the heart of Naples, just minutes away from the fine dining and shopping of 5th Avenue and Olde Naples.  This area is loved for its proximity to shopping, dining and the water.  Many of the homes are located on Naples Bay, while others are on gulf access canals. Many residents enjoy the boating lifestyle of this community.  Royal Harbor is located on the corner of US 41 and Davis Boulevard and offers family homes, many of which are new or have been remodeled.

The Moorings

The Moorings: for those wishing to live close to the beach west of 41 in a beautiful tree lined neighborhood close to shopping and dining.  The Moorings is comprised of single family residences and condos within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico, some homes are situated directly on the Gulf or Naples Bay.  Many streets inside The Moorings are lined with beautiful banyan trees, which form a shaded canopy over the street, giving drivers the feel of having entered a beautiful, natural tunnel.

The Moorings Country Club is located in the center of the development and provides members with wonderful club amenities, including a golf course. The Moorings also has its own private beach park, accessible only to the residents of The Moorings’ communities.  The beach park is surrounded by condominiums that are typically not as tall as those found in nearby Park Shore.  Prices here typically range from just under $1 million to well over $3 million for a well-appointed residence.  This area is somewhat exclusive and highly desirable; buying a home or condo in The Moorings is a good investment now and for generations.

Luxury Resort Living at Tiburon in Naples

Tiburon is centrally located in North Naples at the corner of Aiprort-Pullling Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road with access to the Marsala Community of single family homes off Livingston Road.  With the Ritz Carlton on site, Tiburon is a showcase of elegance and design.  Tiburón’s relaxed resort-style ambiance is enhanced by a distinctive collection of 600 luxury condominiums and single-family homes featuring 36 championship golf holes.  Taking cue from elegant Spanish and Italian villas, this Mediterranean-inspired architecture celebrates the outdoors with courtyards, expansive lanais and balconies with views of fairways, native Florida vegetation and sparkling lakes.  Just inside the main entrance you will find extraordinary one-of-a-kind custom built estate homes in Escada overlooking two state of the art Greg Norman designed golf courses, a 27,000 square foot Mediterranean style clubhouse and the world renowned Ritz Carlton Golf Resort.   Communities within Tiburon include Ventana, Castillo, Norman Estates, Marquesa Royale, Escada Estates and Esperanza.  The championship golf course is famous for hosting the Shark Shootout with course designer Greg Norman as host.

Port Royal; History has its Appeal

What is one to think about a place with street names like Rum Row or Gin Lane?  Well, don’t let the names scare you away…Port Royal is known the world over for its elegance and fabulous estates.  Port Royal is located in downtown Naples, Florida bordered by Gordon Pass to the south, Naples Bay to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and Aqualane Shores to the north.  This is a boater’s paradise.

Port Royal is the crown jewel of Naples, FL.  Port Royals history began in 1956 with homes selling for an unbelievable price of $11,200, but now the privilege to live in this part of Naples will cost you millions of dollars.  Many of the homes have been renovated or torn down and replaced with large elegant estates.

Most of the 500 estates in Port Royal are directly on the beach or the bay and are close to exclusive restaurants and boutiques; one does not have to travel far for five star shopping and dining.  Residents have VIP membership to the notable and private Port Royal Club which limits membership to residents only and is one of the world’s most luxurious private clubs.  The Club offers formal and informal dining, 425 feet of white, sandy beachfront, Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, recently renovated tennis center and resort style service.  Live the most exclusive lifestyle in the world as a Port Royal resident!

Park Shore; A Model Community in Naples, Florida

Park Shore in Naples, FL is a great example of what innovative thinking can do.  In 1964 Raymond L. Lutgert transformed 760 acres along the Naples coast into one of the most prestigious communities in Florida. Park Shore serves as a model community thanks to Lutgert’s innovative thinking, his respect for the environment and the uncompromising beauty of the buildings resurrected within.  Today, Park Shore is comprised of high-rises, low-rises and single-family homes located on Gulf Shore Blvd. N. between US 41 and the Gulf of Mexico.  Lush landscaping, views of the beach, parks, and local destinations make Park Shore a popular area with retirees and families.  Lots in Park Shore are larger than many you find in new construction “cookie-cutter” developments and there are no gates or HOA’s which appeals to many buyers.  Custom Homes are often built to replace older construction which further enhances the desirability of the area.  Venetian Village offers fine dining and shopping within walking or biking distance, and it’s an easy drive to downtown Naples.

EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE

PARADE OF HOMES 

luxury pool homeGet your map and your favorite pair of walking shoes; it’s time for the 2014 Parade of Homes in Naples, FL featuring exquisite model homes.  

Beginning February 15, 2014 and running every Saturday and Sunday until March 2, 2014, Mediterra will be participating in the 2014 BIA Parade of Homes, where visitors can gain access to the luxurious custom model homes available in Naples’ most sought after address.  Please visit us from 10am-5pm and Saturdays and from 12pm-5pm on Sundays.

This year we are including the beautiful Capriano, Annalisa, and Girona models in Mediterra.

Why live at Mediterra?

There are reasons why Mediterra has been awarded the CBIA’s award for Community of the Year eight times and the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club by BoardRoom magazine, and the custom homes community’s unique combination of  two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses and the  prestigious private beach club on the Gulf of Mexico are only the beginning.

Planned for 950 homes, Mediterra includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks, and nature preserves serving as a beautiful backdrop to complement your dream home.  Aside from the visual amenities, Mediterra also strives to create the perfect environment for residents to lead a healthy, active and engaged lifestyle with eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services; and the 33,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts.

For more information on Mediterra, please call me, Frank Petras, at (239) 595-2221 or visit www.FrankPetras.com.

As a REALTOR in Naples, Florida with a very impressive international client list, I am known for my incomparable market knowledge, exceptional customer service, superior negotiating skills, high-end global targeted marketing and tremendous results. I have an unrivaled reputation as a luxury property specialist. I have earned local and national recognition for marketing and selling multimillion dollar luxury waterfront and golf course estates and other fine properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and the surrounding areas.

Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Client Satisfaction in Southwest Florida – Gulfshore Life Magazine

John R. Woods’ Emerald and Platinum Circles of Excellence

Realty Alliance Leading Residential Real Estate Sales Professional in North America

Appointed to Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Awarded Million Dollar Guild Recognition by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

New Construction in Old Naples – Cottage Style, Waterfront, Single Family Homes

The town is Old, but the homes are New. mangrove bay

Seize the opportunity to live within one of Naples only remaining waterfront parcels being developed now; Mangrove Bay.  The homes in Mangrove Bay offer estuary views, a choice of one and two story layouts with private pools and individual boat slips.

52 home sites are available ranging from 2,600 – 4,000 square feet with ground floor master suites, natural gas, and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances.  Six distinctive floor plans are available with three optional exterior elevations and customization is available.   Prices begin in the low $2 millions.

Click here for a Virtual Tour of Mangrove Bay

These homes are designed for those with exquisite taste in both their residence and unequaled lifestyle; Mangrove Bay offers exceptional Cottage Style luxury single family homes.

For more information on Mangrove Bay, please call me, Frank Petras, at (239) 595-2221 or visit www.FrankPetras.com.

As a REALTOR in Naples, Florida with a very impressive international client list, I am known for my incomparable market knowledge, exceptional customer service, superior negotiating skills, high-end global targeted marketing and tremendous results. I have an unrivaled reputation as a luxury property specialist. I have earned local and national recognition for marketing and selling multimillion dollar luxury waterfront and golf course estates and other fine properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and the surrounding areas.

Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Client Satisfaction in Southwest Florida – Gulfshore Life Magazine

John R. Woods’ Emerald and Platinum Circles of Excellence

Realty Alliance Leading Residential Real Estate Sales Professional in North America

Appointed to Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Awarded Million Dollar Guild Recognition by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

NAPLES AREA HOME SALES REPORT

Pended Sales Highest Since 2004; Inventory at a 5.6 Month Supply

The Naples, FL housing market is doing great!  Median and average sales prices increased year over year, which is great news for sellers!  And the good news for buyers is that the average price remains 37% below the 2006 high ($686,015).

sales upsales uphot dealsClosed sales above $1,000,000 are the second highest on record since the year 2000, exceeded only by 2005 when there were 1,417 closings in this segment. Properties priced below $250,000 continued to shrink as a percentage of the overall market, down to 51% vs. 62% in 2011.

For the month of December, pended sales greater than $1,000,000 are at the highest level (119) since December 2004 (116).  All price segments show an increase in the number of pended sales year-to-date with the exception of properties priced under $250,000 (down 5% from December 2012).

On January 1, 2014, available inventory in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero market stands at 5,606 units (2,799 single family homes and 2,807 condominiums).  This represents a 5.6 month supply based on the number of closings in the past 12 months.  On January 1, 2014, the luxury home market accounts for 18% of the active listings.

For more information on the luxury home market in Naples,  please call me, Frank Petras, at (239) 595-2221 or online at www.FrankPetras.com.

As a REALTOR in Naples, Florida with a very impressive international client list, I am known for my incomparable market knowledge, exceptional customer service, superior negotiating skills, high-end global targeted marketing and tremendous results. I have an unrivaled reputation as a luxury property specialist. I have earned local and national recognition for marketing and selling multimillion dollar luxury waterfront and golf course estates and other fine properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and the surrounding areas.

Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Client Satisfaction in Southwest Florida – Gulfshore Life Magazine

John R. Woods’ Emerald and Platinum Circles of Excellence

Realty Alliance Leading Residential Real Estate Sales Professional in North America

Appointed to Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Awarded Million Dollar Guild Recognition by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing