Wiggins Bay real estate for sale is located in a gated community, and was created as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) which was founded in 1983. There are six communities and 600+ residences on about 150 acres in North Naples Florida. Wiggins Bay real estate Naples FL named communities are Bermuda Cove, Harbourside, Princeton Place, The Colony, Wiggins Bay Villas, and the five high-rise buildings of Cove Towers Naples. The Tarpon Cove Yacht and Racquet Club (The Club) offers optional membership to residents of these previously named communities and offers 90+ boat slips for either lease or purchase. The Club, also named the “Hidden Jewel”, is only one mile from the pass to the Gulf of Mexico and geographically sits on Wiggins Bay with natural views of the glistening bay, boats and marina. The five high-rise towers of Cove Towers real estate for sale is the back-drop to The Club, and these residences have the most convenient access as well.
The five high-rise towers are named Aruba, Bequia, Caribe, Montego and Nevis with a total of about 270 units in the five buildings. Aruba is 15 stories is height and there are 50 residences in the building. The penthouse, with unobstructed panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, is valued at over $1,000,000 with about 3,000 square feet of living space. Lower level residences offer 1,700 square feet to about 2,500 square feet and start at about $500,000 at time this article was written. All Cover Towers Naples Fl condos for sale are newer, with Aruba built in 1999, and Nevis, the last tower constructed, finished in 2003. There were 21 active listings at the time this article was written, at an average listing price of just under $600,000, making Cover Towers Naples one of the more affordable high-rise communities in Naples Florida.
The Club is a real bonus at Cover Towers Naples FL and is not mandatory. Many residences come with The Club membership if it was originally purchased by the seller; and it can be transferred for a $5,000 transfer to-new-owner-fee. New memberships are $15,000, so the transfer fee is a bargain. The Club is known for its tropical courtyard, year-round heated pool and tiki-bar, and the island music created by the famous steel drums everyone loves. There is an active tennis program with six Har-Tru tennis courts and the endless summer boat ferry to the beach about a mile away. Lastly, the fitness center operates seven days from 6AM to 10PM, has locker rooms, and a weekly schedule of fitness classes. Contact us to arrange a private showing of Wiggins Bay real estate for sale and a tour of The Club.read more
Royal Harbor real estate for sale in Naples Florida is located on the east side of Naples Bay and offers direct Gulf of Mexico access, with no bridge obstruction for both sailboats and other high profile power boats. Royal Harbor real estate for sale is just minutes from Old Naples downtown entertainment district, including both fifth avenue south and third street south. Royal Harbor homes is an early community of Naples, Florida, so there have been many tear-downs, with newer and larger luxury homes built in their place. Most are indeed exquisite and perfect for the avid boater, as Royal Harbor homes for sale are considered a bargain when compared to similar waterfront properties on the West side of Naples Bay, like homes in the communities of Aqualane Shores and Port Royal as a comparison. Offering only single family homes, the low-density Royal Harbor waterfront community offers home buyers limited deed restrictions and a perfect gateway to boating and other water-sports.
Last year there were 14 million dollar homes sold in the Royal Harbor Naples Florida homes for sale category. The highest priced home sold for $3,200,000, and had nearly 7,000 square feet of living space. This newer four bedroom home was built in 2007, and had three and a half baths, a den, and a three car attached garage. The pie-shaped lot allowed for a large covered lanai with views of Naples Bay and an adjacent pool and spa perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The entire back of the home literally had disappearing walls of glass that opened to the lanai, pool, and to views of the bay. The master bath had more windows than some homes in total, and offered more magnificent views of Naples Bay. Total sales volume in Royal Harbor was just shy of $42,000,000 in 2012.
In April 2012, Naples was ranked as ninth best small town in America by Smithsonian Magazine, and Royal Harbor real estate is one of the reasons. What is more interesting, is that Naples, Florida is quite cosmopolitan for a small town. Although you won’t feel it viewing Royal Harbor real estate for sale, you surely will if you travel to the many entertainment venues here. Whether it be in Old Naples, that boasts world-class restaurants and the Sudgen Theatre, or a bit more north in Venetian Village, or at the upscale Waterside Shops, adjacent to the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, or at the Mercato a bit more north; Naples is cosmopolitan. Contact us for a more about Royal Harbor, and for a private tour of these fine homes for sale.read more
Quail West homes for sale in Naples Florida come with spacious lots and great views of the two well groomed championship golf courses. There are over 600 homes overall including custom estate homes, Escala Villas, La Caille Villas, Tamworth and the prestigious Newlands. Quail West real estate for sale had overall gross sales volume of $42 million in 2012, with a total of 23 homes sold at an average of more than $1,800,000. The most expensive home sold for $3,600,000 which was situated on 1.75 acres and had more than 300 feet of lake frontage. The 12,000 square foot home was an exceptional custom estate with Tuscany inspired architecture, 35 rooms, including 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, wine cellar, elevator, and more. The gated community’s 1,200 acres of manicured golf fairways, lakes and preserve enhances every home in this unbeatable country club community. Quail West homes for sale are truly luxury homes in Naples, Florida.
Homes for sale in Quail West Naples Florida offer residents many choices of membership including a $75,000 Full Equity Membership, and a Re-callable Golf Membership for $25,000 with a minimum five year guarantee. There are two championship 18 hole courses, named The Lakes and The Preserves; both designed by Arthur Hills. Both golf courses are challenging in their own way with natural water hazards, well placed bunkers and just enough lush preserve to watch out for. The golf facility includes a full-service practice facility with professional teaching staff. The Grand Clubhouse serves members well, with lavish locker rooms for men and women, golf pro shop, three dining venues, an indoor solarium pool, fitness center, spa and salon. Quail West is one of Naples, Florida’s most exclusive golf Clubs, and membership is capped by the number of homes; or just six hundred members for 36 holes.
The appropriately named Grand Clubhouse at Quail West brings together residents of this private luxury community in a well designed 70,000 square foot and newly renovated, member-owned clubhouse. A golf pro shop, lavish locker rooms, full service salon and spa, clay tennis courts and an indoor solarium style pool and Junior-Olympic pool for laps and aquatic classes are amenities. Dining choices rival the best restaurants here in Naples and range from casual to gourmet. There is also a private wine cellar. The lounge overlooks the 18th green and is good spot to relax and watch others finish up their round. The spa offers many types of pampering including massage, facial or a signature club manicure or pedicure. The spa also uses aromatherapy products designed for comfort and the finest in skin care products, both designed to create harmony and balance. The mineral spa finishes up these incredible services.read more
Golf members find Mediterra Naples homes for sale in Naples Florida and the two Tom Fazio golf courses both gorgeous and challenging. The two golf courses and the surrounding preserve and lakes blend perfectly, to create a beautiful oasis in North Naples. With only 450 members for 36 holes, tee times are easy to obtain. The Golf Center offers the latest in technology for instruction as well. Mediterra’s South Golf Course has sloping terrain and tall Southern pines requiring some accuracy on approach to the pin. The North Golf Course has many sand hazards with narrow fairways; and the sand can run the entire length of a hole. Although the approach to the pin is a bit less demanding, accuracy off the tee is important here.
Mediterra homes for sale logged 77 homes sold last year. Prices for these Naples luxury homes ranged from $4,650,000 for the Verona community to about $450,000 for a Villa property. The average of all sales was $1,329,606 last year. Total sales volume of Mediterra Naples real estate topped $100,000,000 last year if you can wrap your mind around that number. There are currently 92 active Naples MLS listings in Mediterra, and 18 pending transactions. Last year, the most expensive home sold was in the Verona community, and sold for $4,650,000. Mediterra real estate for sale in Verona are extraordinary spacious Naples luxury homes; better referred to as estates on over-sized lots with the finest in appointments. Typical Verona estates, like the most expensive home sold last year, had 7,825 square feet of living space and about 11,000 square feet total. Volume and tray ceilings were prominent with upgraded molding throughout the home. Abundant light from huge window walls highlighted the faux finishing creating a fabulous feel inside. Add in arched passageways, wine cellar, wet bar, movie theater with a 104 inch Plasma Flat Screen, sparkling fountains in the courtyard and incomparable views from the outdoor lanai with a gorgeous pool and spa. A guest cabana with morning kitchen amenities and great view of the pool and spa was also an amenity.
The Mediterra Clubhouse is spacious and spectacular in design and complements all Mediterra Naples homes for sale. Both casual and fine dining prepared by a culinary master chef allows member a great place to meet and greet or enjoy the daily sunset on the patio. award-winning staff. The social staff is famous for creating popular events during season at both the Clubhouse and the private members only Mediterra Beach Club as well on Bonita Beach. The Beach Club is a two story structure with the top floor overlooking the pool and Gulf of Mexico. The fitness center, trainers, high-end equipment, classes in, yoga, and Pilates will keep you energized. The Spa at the Mediterra Sports Club rounds out the fitness amenities.read more
Naples real estate in Florida has been strong this winter. The front page headline on the most recent Sunday newspaper read, “Power Could Shift from Buyers to Sellers”. Well this newspaper editor has never been known for getting the timing right, but he finally got the headline right. The follow up article on Monday was an article about “High-End Real Estate”, also located on the front page. Why all the sudden discussion about Naples real estate in Florida for sale? It was just reported that housing inventory decreased yet again last month, and by a big 13 percent according to a report released recently by our local Naples MLS, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County. We have been forecasting this for several years now if you were to research our blog; and the power is indeed beginning to shift away from home buyers, who have had the upper hand on home prices for over five years now. Home sellers have become emboldened; especially when seeing the steady decline in Naples real estate in Florida inventory, that we have been experiencing for the last several years. Naples luxury real estate for sale in Coquina Sands for instance, has prices now starting at over $400,000 for a condominium in this beach area neighborhood.
The Naples real estate market in Florida has consistently improved year over year since 2008, and is now quite healthy. However, with the lack of inventory today, home buyers should feel a sense of urgency and should not hesitate in their purchase decisions, especially with well-priced Naples homes for sale ; as these properties are moving fast. A quick look at the February home sales numbers show the median closed price increased 17 percent from $180,000 at the end of February 2012 to $211,000 for the period ending February 2013 for all sales. Home buyers–Now that is real appreciation. Pending sales were up during the year overall, and increased 20 percent in the $300,000 to $500,000 category, 17 percent in the $500,000 to $1 million category, 26 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, and 23 percent in the $2 million plus category for the 12 months ending February 2013. Housing Inventory decreased 13 percent from 7,888 units in February 2012 to 6,843 units in the same period. Naples condos for sale, as a category, also shined during the period, with pending sales in the over $300,000 category increasing by 32 percent. That is a big increase in the sale of Naples condos and is one reason we are seeing tight inventory conditions.
No matter where we look, the statistics shout to would-be home buyers. If you are on the fence, and have not made your buy move; please pay attention, as the window for grabbing a bargain is closing.read more
Grey Oaks Naples homes for sale is in the luxury home and golf country club category and conveniently located in Naples, Florida. The golf and country club community is on our list of Naples finest golf communities when speaking of high-end gated luxury golf course communities. There are three golf courses in all and custom crafted homes surround the impressive golf course landscapes. When viewing Grey Oaks Naples homes for sale, you will see and feel the superior architectural design work that went into designing the luxury homes in the community. The three golf courses, Palm, Pine and Estuary at Grey Oaks are well known, and the Estuary at Grey Oaks Country Club was awarded “Golf Course of the Year ″ by the Florida Golf Course Owners Association (FGCOA) several years ago. Estuary at Grey Oaks Homes for sale perfectly dot the Estuary course among the southern pines, cypress, and oaks, as the shimmering lakes reflect the natural wildlife sanctuary.
The neighborhoods at Grey Oaks include Torino, Miramonte and Traditions. Torino presents villa living with both one and two-story residences designed with a Tuscan architectural flair. The Tuscany village has just over fifty villas with residents treated to the feeling of a real Tuscany village lifestyle. Miramonte also has one and two-story villas but is enhanced with additional privacy and is a private neighborhood of just over thirty five Mediterranean styled villas. Lastly, Traditions, offers golf course residences at Grey Oaks. All Traditions homeowners enjoy large coach homes and upscale amenities. The ultimate for Grey Oaks Naples FL real estate is the Estuary luxury homes in Mirada, Marsh Wren and Noble Heron Estates. These golf course luxury homes offer huge lots and spectacular golf course, lake and nature views. Grey Oaks Country Club has other numerous awards, including Travel & Leisure’s top 100 golf communities and Platinum Club 2009 which ranks the Golf Club as a Top 35 Private Golf Club.
The Grey Oaks gated golf community, and Grey Oaks Naples FL homes for sale within, provide home buyers with both the challenge of playing one of the top five private golf courses in Florida, and daily inspiration from living the Grey Oaks Country Club lifestyle. Estuary Estate homes at Grey Oaks typically are larger than 5,000 square feet million dollar homes with the finest appointments typical of fine luxury estates. Tennis and other luxury amenities are also available in the community as well as Grey Oaks world-class spa services. Located ten minutes from the bustling shopping, dining and entertainment district of Naples, Fifth Avenue South, and nearby Third Street South, Grey Oaks is perfectly located. Also nearby is Naples Beach and the sugar-fine white sand beaches we are famous for.read more
Naples luxury homes for sale as a category, and the Naples real estate market as a whole, have continued the brisk pace of 2012 so far this year. Today, more than 2,200 units have sold year-to-date according to the Naples MLS. Prices are also rising, up an average of 16% in 2012; and we are starting to see more sellers coming to market, but not enough to alleviate tight inventory conditions. As a result, we are still experiencing the tight supply that we experienced last year, and demand for Naples luxury homes for sale is also increasing. Prices continue to rise, evidenced by the fact that the overall median closed price increased 16 percent last year, and residential unit sales increased 10 percent last year as well. With the baby boomer generation in the northern United States heading for warmer climates; it is predicted that the Naples real estate market momentum that has been with us for several years now, and in the first two months of 2013, will more than likely continue for the rest of the year as well. The Naples homes for sale market is benefiting from the stock market bounce-back, low mortgage interest rates, and the retiring boomer generation, said one local Naples Realtor.
So when it comes to sales of Naples luxury homes in Naples Florida, what should home buyers do? Well, we can tell you what many home buyers have already done. With prices climbing and demand strong, many have purchased a second home here for use and enjoyment, as well as an investment, and even for permanent relocation some years down the road. It was reported recently in the Wall Street Journal that many states including Florida are experiencing a housing recovery. In Naples, we started our recovery several years ago. The Wall Street Journal article continued and warned prospective buyers that they may be shocked by the competitive nature of the market today. This is especially true in Naples, Florida, as sold year-to-date according to the Naples MLS. We saw some neighborhoods last year, especially Naples luxury beach homes for sale, see cash transactions at 77% of total unit sales. With interest rates at record lows, buyers flush with cash are betting that they will get a better return, with less risk, from an investment in Naples real estate versus alternative investment options.
Looking at the numbers this year, for the category, high rise beach homes in Naples Florida, closed sales are on pace so far this year to beat 2012 unit sales by more than 40%. The raw numbers look like this. A total of 130 Naples high rise homes have closed year-to-date through February, versus a total of 543 in 2012. “These are significant numbers and point to another solid year of growth for Naples real estate”, said a local Naples Realtor. So let’s return to the question, what should home buyers do? Well, our advice for all home buyers is; if looking at Naples luxury homes for sale, now is the time to buy, as we see prices going up from here.read more
TPC Treviso Bay Golf Club Real Estate in Naples Florida exudes a Mediterranean styled architecture with a bundled Tournament Players Club (TPC) golf course. The TPC Network was established to guarantee excellent golf tour venues for the PGA, and this is the only TPC golf course in Southwest Florida. Full golf and club membership is included with every home purchase and the annual golf club fee for residents is very affordable and only $2,554 per year at time this article was published. Classic estate homes are the top offering in TPC Treviso Bay Golf Club real estate; although executive homes, coach homes, and condominiums are also for sale here. As a one of Naples golf communities, selective home buyers will be surrounded by the best of Naples, including beaches, shopping, dining, boating and entertainment. The community boasts manicured parks, delightful gardens, and fountain displays with residents also enjoying access to a spa and fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pools and walking trails.
TPC Treviso Bay homes for sale are quite spectacular. The homes include Classic Homes In Treviso Bay, with Tuscan flair of Italian architecture. Floor plans include captivating Italian architectural details and range in size from about 2,400 square feet to 3,000 square feet. Bedroom offerings are three or four with two, three or four bathrooms offered to home buyers. Classic homes at TPC Treviso Bay prices start at about $500,000. Coach homes range from 1,900 square feet to 2,400 square feet with a two car attached garage. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms can be purchased from the low $300,000′s. Executive homes come with four unique floor plans ranging from about 1,700 square feet to over 2,200 square feet. These two or three bedroom executive homes come with up to three bathrooms and offer unique designs both inside and out. Pricing starts in the $400,000 range. The Terrace condominiums of Antonia, Bellini and Celiana start at $200,000 and feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Finally, Veranda villas of TPC Treviso Bay real estate offer a garage and are a bit larger than the condos offered. They range in size from 1,400 to 1,700 square feet and start in the mid $200,000′s.
As a fine choice of Naples gated golf communities, TPC Treviso Bay Golf Club amenities include an aerobics studio, clubhouse and social center, fitness center, lake pond, swimming pool, tennis courts and a walking trail. A current Naples area MLS search shows the top listing as an Estate home with three bedrooms and a den, three full baths, two half baths and about 2,900 square feet of living space. Contact us for a private showing in Treviso Bay or with questions about the community.read more
St Raphael and St Laurent in Pelican Bay are both nice Pelican Bay condos neighborhoods for buyers looking for the Chic Pelican Bay condos high rise lifestyle. The two Pelican Bay condos neighborhoods are geographically close with only two towers separating them on the boardwalk. Both high rise communities are newer and built in 1997 and 2000 respectively. St Laurent Pelican Bay condos include 102 residences on 23 floors, plus five penthouse residences with nearly 2,500 square feet of living space. A long list of amenities greet buyers not to mention the vistas offered by the tower residences of the Pelican Bay mangroves and the Gulf of Mexico. At night the twinkling city lights of Naples, Florida entertain residents in this posh community. St Raphael Pelican Bay real estate for sale includes 164 residences on 20 floors and a dozen private villa homes with attached single car garages. Living space as much as 6,000 square feet can be found here. The unique community offers resident concierge services which pampers residents. There are four guest suites available for visitors, tennis courts, and huge resort class pool; in fact the largest in all of Pelican Bay.
Both Pelican Bay high rises are pet friendly allowing at least one pet up to 20 lbs. St Raphael Pelican Bay is more pet friendly allowing two pets as large as 20 lbs. St Raphael Pelican Bay real estate for sale numbers about a dozen MLS listings at the time this article was written. Prices range from $700,000 to $1.7 million with living space square footage ranging from 1,400 to 3,100 square feet among the high rise units. No villa units are currently listed. The tram station is located just outside their south gate. Quarterly condo fees are $3,736 for the high rise tower units, and $4,552 per quarter for the units. Residents can rent their units three times per year for a minimum rental period of 30 days.
St Laurent Pelican Bay condos for sale currently total four, as the community is smaller. Prices range from $695,000 TO $1.1 million and living space ranges from 1,640 to 1,900 square feet. Quarterly condo fees are $2,975 and residents can rent twice a year for 90 days minimum each. All buyers of Pelican Bay condos and homes immediately become a member of the Pelican Bay foundation which allows them to enjoy a long list of community amenities like the two private beach clubs with beach access, waterfront restaurants, chairs, umbrellas, and all related beach and water activities. In addition, the 25,000 square foot community center includes a fitness center, wellness studio, tennis courts, art studio, computer center, tennis pro shop and meeting rooms; as well as social, educational and wellness programs and services. The annual fee for the Foundation is reasonable at about $1,592 at last look. We would like to show you some of these fine Pelican Bay condos, so contact us for a private tour.read more
Cedar Hammock Golf Club real estate in Naples, Florida occupies about 400 acres, with about 200 acres dedicated to preserve, lakes and wetlands. The community features a bundled golf membership which is very affordable for residents. Every resident automatically becomes a resident member upon purchase of any Cedar Hammock real estate. There are some mandatory fees for these amenities, but they are very affordable compared with other Naples golf real estate memberships at other country clubs. Cedar Hammock Golf Club real estate comes in all shapes and sizes ranging from the favorite Manchester Model estate home, priced at about $700,000, to a gorgeous Dover Villa overlooking the 5th green, or a Veranda condominium in the low $200,000 price range.
The 6,800 yard Cedar Hammock Golf Club was designed by golf course architects, Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis, and presents challenging links play with water on every hole. There are multiple tee locations to provide play for all skill levels. The putting greens play fast and feature TifEagle grass. The Pro Shop is one of best has a friendly staff and carries a wide range of merchandise for both men and women including hats, shirts, jackets and other golf accessories. They also stock many top brands of golf clubs and offer help if a little swing maintenance is needed. As one of the top Naples golf communities, the fitness and aerobics center is a dream come true. Members enjoy fitness classes with trained instructors. There are lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and a very active tennis program and a tennis professional. There are four community pools with the largest being the clubhouse pool and whirlpool which also features a full-service Tiki Bar. The Grill Room is the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner, with an expansion just completed. Residents also host smaller private social groups, like the book club or card club. Many social events are held for property owners on most of the major recognized holidays by the on-site Director of Events. A 24-hour attended gatehouse for maximum security is provided too.
Cedar Hammock Golf Club real estate was designed by U.S. Home, a recognized national builder. Most homes provide spectacular nature preserve, water, and golf course views. Currently, there are about 50 properties listed for sale. The most expensive home was built in 2002 and is listed for $675,000 and features 2,600 square feet of living space, and an additional 1,200 square feet outside. Add the screened in swimming pool, covered patio area, extra built-ins and a three-car garage, golf course view, and you have a very nice home indeed. We can help you with your home search, so please contact us for a private discussion.read more