Our Favorite Listings

February weather in Naples has been absolutely perfect.  That is why our favorite listings this month feature the great outdoor space that they all offer.  When the weather is this good, its the perfect time to cook in your outdoor kitchen, swim in your resort style pool, enjoy the view, read a book out on the lanai, or walk to the beach.  Take a look at our favorite listings this month and let us know when we can schedule your tour.

Modern Luxury in Olde Naples
$5,225,000

The perfect combination of MHK’s outstanding design with true attention to detail. A unique home with many amenities to satisfy the most discriminating buyer. The property overlooks the newly renovated Naples Beach Club Golf Course and stands less than two blocks from the beach.  The backyard is a quiet oasis of calm, with automated shutters and screens to capture the perfect outdoor retreat at the end of the day.  A fully equipped summer kitchen, expansive outdoor living areas and lush, mature plantings offer complete privacy.  French oak floors welcome you into the home and continue throughout.  The well thought out floor plan allows for maximum flexibility with upstairs and downstairs master suites, multiple seating areas, dual laundry rooms with every detail in this exquisite home carefully executed.  The kitchen is a chef’s dream with two islands, induction cooktops, double wine storage coolers, oven and steam oven. The home’s infrastructure includes two stand alone instant hot water systems, video security and all the benefits of a recently constructed premium home. A rare opportunity for near beach living in a magnificent setting.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/666238

Upgraded in Marbella Lakes
$579,000

The nicest home for sale in Marbella Lakes. This is the one you have been waiting for! Rarely available. Three bedrooms plus a den, three car garage, and a pool with spa and southern exposure all on one level. Home literally has too many upgrades to list. Come see it today before it is gone. Drive into Marbella Lakes, a low HOA, well located gated community, with on site manager, social director, tennis, indoor basketball, gym, and community pool with spa. Pull into your paver driveway and up into your three car garage. Walk into the upgraded tile home with vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, crown molding, and so much more. Drop your stuff on the granite countertops of your upgraded kitchen including stainless appliances and look out over your salt water pool with both solar and electric heat and blue tooth remote control and new pump. Better than new condition with all of the upgrades. This is Florida living at its best.

Full Tour:http://tours.napleskenny.com/685711

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Country living in the City!
$798,000

Wonderfully updated family home with 5 bedrooms plus a den, 3 baths, pool and a barn on over 2 acres of land. Interior recently updated by Abbie Joan Fine Living to the highest degree of detail and quality. Stone floors invite you into the warm and spacious interior. Master bath features an indoor and outdoor shower. The kitchen has all new appliances and double ovens. Recent updates include new air conditioning, new baths, new flooring, freshly painted inside and out, pool renovated with new equipment and fencing, new fans and lighting and a whole house reverse osmosis system. Everything has been done, all you need to do is move in and enjoy this exceptional home.

More photos here: http://tours.napleskenny.com/680059

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Close to the Beach!
$265,000

Lovely 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo that lives like a single family home with updates galore and close to the beach. Updates in the last couple of years include, new master bath, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, built in desk and bookcase, new tile and glassed in lanai. Also roof, air conditioning and hot water heater are new. Wonderful value in a gated community whose amenities include two pools, tennis courts and fiber optic cable. Enjoy the Naples lifestyle!

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/661661

Updated in Windstar!
$620,000

Incredible volume ceilings add light and height to this lovely home which is unique in this neighborhood. Previous owner followed the roofline to elevate the ceilings and also made numerous upgrades such as crown moldings and 8’solid wood doors. Other updates include new kitchen that opens onto pool and lanai. New roof and air conditioning as well as additional spot lighting. Windstar is a gated golfing community on Naples Bay. Membership is not required, but amenities include Tom Fazio golf course, tennis and fitness programs and fine dining overlooking Naples Bay. There is also a shuttle boat to Keywadin island, 7 miles of unspoiled beach. Make Windstar your home for the best of everything Naples has to offer.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/66659

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Golfer’s Dream
$195,000

With expansive top floor views, this two bedroom, two bathroom, single owner condo is a golfer’s dream. Take advantage of Cedar Hammocks fantastic amenities all day and retreat to your luxurious condo overlooking lakes and the course at night. Priced to sell, this is an incredible value at just $195,000. Minutes from downtown and the beaches.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/661307

New Construction in Bayshore Arts District
$369,000

Presenting the Bahama Cottage. New construction, single family home, for an incredible value. A fantastic opportunity to get into The Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village before the prices go up for the next phase. This second Island Cottage has moved from the pre-construction phase to under construction. Some details and finishes are still fully customizable. First floor master, open floor plan, classic front porch, private outdoor screened lanai in the back, this home has it all and does it with an island cottage charm that is sure to capture your heart. Oversized lot has ample room for a garage, pool, guest house, boat storage, or just enjoy the beautiful landscaping and open feel. This is a new walkable community in the heart of the Bayshore Arts District. Walk to the Botanical Gardens, 360 Market, Sugden park, the bayside waterfront park and boat launch, and so much more! This is a major infill development going in on Jeepers with a sale already pending and more phases to be released soon. Call today for more information on other opportunities. Come get the Bahama Cottage before it is gone!

Read more about the Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village here.

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New Construction, No HOA
Just Reduced
$317,000

Another new construction Cozy Cottage fresh on the market! The last Gebelhoff Group home sold so fast we had to list another one. Close your eyes and imagine the quintessential Florida cottage. Now open them because this is it, and you are home. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom builder model has too many upgrades to list. Open floor plan, granite, stainless steel, beautiful bathrooms, tile, porches, and two car garage, need we say more? Unique street allows for, but does not require, business and residential mixed use in same home. Perfect for a small business owner that wants to work out of their home, or anyone just looking for a great house. It could also make for a nice rental or a lease back to the builder may be possible so they can continue to use it as a model. So many options!

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/public/vtour/display/607440

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New Waterfront Construction – Lowest Priced Home of its Type in Naples!
$1,680,000

New waterfront construction. British West Indies styled home with over 3000 sq./ft, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and less than 5 minutes from downtown Naples and the beach. Beautiful water views from the great room with vaulted ceilings, and hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen with stone counters and stainless appliances opens to great room, giving an expansive feel. Large master bedroom with water views, tray ceilings and two walk in closets. Custom master bath features, stone floors, dual vanities, shower and soaking tub. Great outdoor living on the covered stone lanai with fireplace, kitchen, and heated pool and spa. A boaters dream with a 75 foot seawall on a deep canal just off of Naples Bay, minutes from the Gulf with no bridges.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/public/vtour/full/363359/

Resort Pool – Under Contract!
$598,000

Imagine owning your own incredible lakefront estate home. Come home through your circular drive into the three car garage with plenty of room for all the toys. Walk through the upgraded kitchen with island and stainless appliances and go straight out back. Fire up the grill in your outdoor kitchen next to your own custom resort style pool overlooking Lake Berkshire through the two story pool cage. Later retreat to your master suite, start the in-suite fireplace and take in the views from your private balcony inside the pool cage. This is the good life! Located just 15 minutes from 5th avenue and the beaches this house is an incredible value. Literally too many features to list, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 fire places, media room, workout room, 2 dens, and resort pool valued at 250,000 dollars built by the homes original owner a luxury pool builder in Naples. High end luxurious furniture is negotiable. This home has it all, it just needs you to come live in it and love it!

Full tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/667659

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Naples Best Addresses Newsletter – February 2017

Did you miss our newsletter earlier this month?  Here’s your chance to catch up on the latest real estate and lifestyle news from Naples, Florida.

Naples Real Estate News

February 2017

Season is busy in Naples!  Restaurants are full, new construction is booming, the weather is perfect, and we are enjoying every second of it.  We are trying new restaurants, getting to the beach and enjoying the outdoors.

Your online support is also greatly appreciated.  Share the newsletter with a friend and pass along our thoughts and ideas.  Thanks to you we now have over 14,000+ monthly followers.  We enjoy sharing our love of Naples and Naples real estate to the world. Yes, the world.  We have readers from as far away as Brazil, India, and Australia (Hi, folks!).

Here are some recent real estate market headlines selected for you by the Naples Best Addresses team.  Enjoy!

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This home in Olde Naples offers indoor/outdoor living at its finest.

How’s the Naples Real Estate Market?  New Listings Outpace Sales – Prices Pull Back 4%

Natural demand, the beginning of tourist season, increased demand for single family homes and solid US Equity markets all combined to drive buyers to buy in the Florida sunshine but at a rate slower than new listings. Read more here.

Our Favorite Listings

Dreaming about paradise? We have a piece of paradise right here in Naples for you.  Check out all of our favorite listings this month.  We have it all from a big, beautiful home just a few blocks from the beach, condos for the avid golfers, new construction, on the water, etc.  Please let us know when we can schedule your tour. See pictures and read more about them here.

Naples Area Real Estate Inventory Outpaced Sales in 2016

The local real estate market performed well in 2016 despite several unpredictable market influencers that impacted the housing market.  now that the election is over and the stock market is up we anticipate a strong season in beautiful sunny Naples. Brokers agree that factors appear to be in place for a good market in 2017. Read more here.

A New Year Discovery: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

The redesign of this historical golf course close to downtown is finished and it is gorgeous. Read more about the new course here. We have a stunning listing that has beautiful views of this gorgeous, newly redesigned golf course.  See pictures here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsSr1lP6hC0

The Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village

There is a certain feeling you get when you come to a beach town.  The warm sunshine welcoming you to every day, friendly neighbors relaxing on their front porches, the smell of salt air and the sense of relaxation that overtakes the body.  This is why people come to Naples and this is one of many reasons why they stay.  So many people, in fact, are staying in Naples that building has been on the rise the past couple of years.  We have some exciting new homes that fit perfectly into your Florida dream. Read more about the Island cottage here.

Thank you for your referrals and support of our team. Please let us know if we can be of help to you, friends or family.

Best Regards,

Nan Goebel: 239-595-3920, nangoebel@gmail.com

Mark Goebel: 239-595-3921, Mark.C.Goebel@gmail.com

David Goebel: 239-285-2038, GoebelD@gmail.com

Megan Goebel: 630-777-6110, NBAassistant@gmail.com

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Two of our Six Naples Real Estate Market Predictions for 2017

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It is that time of year again when we make our predictions for the Naples real estate market for the coming year and offer strategies for buyers and sellers.  Our predictions for 2015 and 2016 played out well for our buyers and sellers – prices did rise, the population did increase and new construction in big projects gained real momentum.  Much to our surprise, interest rates did not rise until the end of 2016 so mortgage rates stayed at historical lows.  Our new eBooks are out for 2017 which offer all six of our predictions for the year, but here is a sampling of our first two.  To get our free eBooks, please click here.

Our 2017 predictions offer a new look at the Naples real estate market now, starting the seventh year of expansion since the Great Recession.  Keep in mind we are realtors not financial consultants or lawyers so contact your financial and legal professionals for financial and legal advice.

Two of our Six Predictions for Naples Real Estate in 2017

2013, 2014 and 2015 were record setting years for the Naples real estate market. Then 2016 found year over year prices flat with some growth in the number of homes for sale on the market.  Clearly 2016 was not the market of the prior three years. We think 2017 should look more like 2016 than the 2013-2015 years.  At 2016 year end, the team came together to make a few predictions for 2017 and pass them along to you. We have shined up our virtual crystal ball, gazed into it for a time, then crunched some hard numbers and made our predictions to share with you.

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Busy, bustling downtown Naples.

Prediction #1:  Naples and Collier County population should continue to increase. For all of the reasons we love the Naples lifestyle (beaches, restaurants, shops, weather and low taxes, just to name a few) we expect more individuals and businesses to move here and raise their families here.  Migrating businesses should bring a large number of new families into the area to compliment the steady stream of boomers already finding their way south.

Demographics, economics and new business development should cause the Naples population to grow steadily in 2017. The population growth should increase real estate demand. Hotel reservations, tourism, rentals and general traffic all seem to be up so we expect to see more full time population growth.

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A beautiful pool in Naples.

Prediction #2: Mortgage rates will modestly rise.  We may finally see rates rise – not the best for real estate but a sign the overall economy is picking up.  The 3%, 30 year mortgage rates of 2013 were such a help for buyers and sellers gradually came to an end by 2014 and by the end of 2016 we settled in to a 4% to 5% range.   Will the market push rates up?  This is anybody’s guess but we think rising rates are more likely in 2017 than last year.

What do all of these numbers and terms mean for the Naples real estate market? We predict mortgage rates should return to more normal levels but will have little affect on the overall market. Surely there may be flashy headlines like, “Mortgage Rates at Highest Levels in Years”, but remember we are coming from all-time lows. In the past, the low to middle range rates of 4-5% have supported wonderful growing real estate markets, and the slight increase in rates may cause fence-sitters to jump in.  Also remember there are a lot of cash buyers out there not bothered by borrowing rates.

Want to read about the rest of our six 2017 predictions? Click here for our free eBooks, “Understanding Naples, Florida Real Estate in 2017 – What Every Seller Must Know” and “Understanding Naples, Florida Real Estate in 2017 – What Every Buyer Must Know”.

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As a disclaimer, all real estate is local, and our 2017 predictions and musings are just our views. Do not take these broad conclusions and apply them to your own individual real estate experience!  Why? Because all real estate is local and in this town real estate differs street to street and condo building to condo building. Do not use these trends in any manner to judge what will happen to you individually.  Please reach out to us and we will help you figure out your local market here in Naples. See us at NaplesBestAddresses.com.

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How’s The Naples Real Estate Market? New Listings Outpace Sales – Prices Pull Back 4%

One year ago the median Naples property sold for $320,000.  This month we are at $305,000, a 4%+ year over year price decrease.  Natural demand, the beginning of tourist season, increased demand for single family homes and solid US Equity markets all combined to drive buyers to buy in the Florida sunshine but at a rate slower than new listings.

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This stunning home is close to downtown and the beach.

At the heart of property price behavior in any real estate market is supply and demand coupled with inventory levels. The Naples market inventory increased slightly to 10.02 months this period over 9.68 months last month, marking the sixth straight month of inventory increases.  This time last year supplies were much tighter at 7.37 months.  Inventories at today’s level are still supportive of price increases but support varies neighborhood by neighborhood.

Let’s look at price reductions.  Although buyers pay about 4% less than asking price for a listed property right now, the sellers had to work very hard to get there.  Sellers reduced prices from their original position a whopping 24.7% from the original price so as you can see sellers are working a lot harder to get those home sold.

There is  also a large inventory  of luxury properties right now – both in Naples and on Marco Island.  Naples luxury properties (defined as properties listed above $2,000,000) have an inventory level of 28 months – a level likely to require price reductions unless something changes.  We will see the what the future bears here but luxury properties are a tougher sell right now.

We are so pleased to report Coldwell Banker captured the largest market share of luxury property sales in the State of Florida for the year ending 2016.  We are number one!  Please contact us to see how we do it.

Another data point to watch – property selling speed.   Smaller price concessions from the sellers are running in concert with faster selling speeds. Now it takes 50 days to sell a place (on average) about equal to last month.  No big change here.

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Average condo prices are $265,000.

And what about the condo market, what are we seeing there? Average condo prices fell in December to $265,000 from last month but they are still up a couple of percentage points over the last twelve months.  Not bad.

Inventories in the condo market are good at 10.29 months are steadily rising.  We need more sales volume to keep this in check or condo prices will flatten out. Readers will remember condo prices ran along flat these last few months – so finally the number played out and condo prices are back on the mend.

We all know real estate is local, so what is happening in different neighborhoods? Oh good, more data!

Olde Naples – “I made up my mind to move to Naples as soon as I stepped out on that beach.”

Our first neighborhood stop is Olde Naples. Who doesn’t like Olde Naples? The “urbans” love to walk everywhere – beach, shops, restaurants with no car or even scooter. But … is real estate selling at these prices? Well, things were better this month.  Inventories dropped to 11 months from 12 months and we have some support for price increases again.  Nice.

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5th Avenue downtown is busy!

Pelican Bay – “I love the tram to the beach and eating at the beach club!”

Pelican Bay saw inventories tighten to 15.68 from 16 – still too high and we expect downward price pressure. This is a great place to live with many amenities and an awesome beach lunch club.  Take a look – there are some great values here.

Windstar On Naples Bay – “A one of kind community with a yacht club, a golf course and a private shuttle to Keewaydin Island  – all on Naples Bay”

This community is the big winner in December with supplies dropping from 18 months to 10 months.  The running of the buyers put Windstar back in solid position to play out the season.

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The sunsets over the bay are beautiful!

Crayton Road – “The charm of this near north side neighborhood away from the maddening crowd is truly wonderful”

Crayton Road area inventory stayed at 16 months again and we expect more price pull backs here – just like many of the beach communities. 16 months is just a little rich but what a great place to live.

Royal Harbor – “On water living and walkable to town and new development on the way”

The Royal Harbor inventory stayed at 12 months again causing us to conclude this neighborhood is at price equilibrium – sales kept pace with new listings and prices held steady.  The area holds so much future promise with the rise of the “Urbans” and a walkable culture coupled with new commercial developments in the area.  On water, single family homes, convenience to 5th avenue, a spa within walking distance and an ever-increasing Naples “downtown” footprint – there is a lot to like in this area.  Look for stable prices here.

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On water living is a boater’s dream.

Port Royal and Aqualane Shores – “one of the finest enclaves anywhere”

Port Royal and Aqualane Shores inventories improved a great deal to 25 months from last month’s figure of 32 months. Prices are likely to fall here but the market is starting to firm up.  We will see if the buyers can out pace the sellers next month.

Marco Island – “island life and the beach at Tiger Tail offer a remarkable experience”

Marco Island inventories remained at 14+ months – same as last month. For all my dear friends and realtors on Marco who bust my chops on these numbers, take heart! – the Island is a great place to live. Houses and condos may be less pricey here compared to Naples and include incredible boating, golf, tennis and beach lifestyles. Check it out with us – there is a lot to love about Marco Island but expect some price pull backs here.

What we continue to find interesting on Marco Island is the struggling luxury single family home market – defined as properties above $2,000,000. Many of these properties offer incredible bay views. Inventories improved only slightly to 27 months from 28+ months but down from an eye-popping 100+ months not too long ago. If you like the Island and you are looking for a great place, prices should continue to drop here. The market is adjusting but you could find some real deals here with us.

And the story on new construction?  The big market dynamic of new construction continues and perhaps we are now overbuilt slightly.  It is tough to capture real data from the developers but the scuttlebutt is “we are a little far out over our skis” meaning overbuilt. There are an estimated 18 new communities in Collier County at a variety of price points with some fantastic floor plans. Developers offer some nice incentives  to encourage sales. If you are considering new construction right now, this is a good time to be looking.

So our market is off to a very modest start this year.  Over all supply is short enough to support prices but we experienced a slight price pull back this month. We need to keep an eye on inventory levels and hope buyers accelerate their activity through season.

Please give us a call if you are considering buying or selling in Naples. We would love to talk with you!

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The Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village

There is a certain feeling you get when you come to a beach town.  The warm sunshine welcoming you to every day, friendly neighbors relaxing on their front porches, the smell of salt air and the sense of relaxation that overtakes the body.  This is why people come to Naples and this is one of many reasons why they stay.  So many people, in fact, are staying in Naples that building has been on the rise the past couple of years.  We have some exciting new homes that fit perfectly into your Florida dream. 

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The Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village is a new walkable community located near downtown in the Bayshore Arts District. Its an easy walk or bike ride to the Botanical Gardens, 360 Market, Sugden Park, three marinas, the Bayside waterfront park and boat launch, and so much more! This is a major infill development going in on Jeepers Drive with a sale already pending and more phases to be released soon.

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The first finished Island Cottage named “The Key West House”.

The plan is to have 9 cottages built initially with more to come in later phases. They are in the 1600-1800 sq/ft range with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with semi-custom options available.

Each cottage comes with a beautiful gold leaf signs displaying its “Island Name” and number.  The Key West House has already been finished and next in line is the Bahama Cottage, to be finished in June.

Here is the current phase of building  of the Bahama Cottage and a rendering of the finished cottage.

The Bahama Cottage features an open floor plan, first floor master bedroom, a classic front porch, beautiful landscaping, private outdoor screened lanai in the back and plenty of charm! There is still time to add your own details and custom finishes. The home sits on an oversized lot so there is ample room for a garage, pool, guest house, or boat storage.

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The Bahama Cottage Floor Plan Options. Notice the garage and pool in the second photo.

As they say in this special waterfront part of town, “Meet me in the Bayshore Arts District”!

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Do you have any questions about these properties?  Please contact David Goebel at goebeld@gmail.com or 239-285-2038.

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Our Favorite Listings

 

Dreaming about paradise? We have a piece of paradise right here in Naples for you.  Check out all of our favorite listings this month.  We have it all from a big, beautiful home just a few blocks from the beach, condos for the avid golfers, new construction, on the water, etc.  Please let us know when we can schedule your tour.

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Stunning Modern Architecture, Blocks from the Beach with Golf Course Views

The perfect combination of MHK’s outstanding design with true attention to detail. A unique home with many amenities to satisfy the most discriminating buyer. The property overlooks the newly renovated Naples Beach Club Golf Course and stands less than two blocks from the beach.  The backyard is a quiet oasis of calm, with automated shutters and screens to capture the perfect outdoor retreat at the end of the day.  A fully equipped summer kitchen, expansive outdoor living areas and lush, mature plantings offer complete privacy.  French oak floors welcome you into the home and continue throughout.  The well thought out floor plan allows for maximum flexibility with upstairs and downstairs master suites, multiple seating areas, dual laundry rooms with every detail in this exquisite home carefully executed.  The kitchen is a chef’s dream with two islands, induction cooktops, double wine storage coolers, oven and steam oven. The home’s infrastructure includes two stand alone instant hot water systems, video security and all the benefits of a recently constructed premium home. A rare opportunity for near beach living in a magnificent setting.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/666238

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Upgraded in Marbella Lakes

The nicest home for sale in Marbella Lakes. This is the one you have been waiting for! Rarely available. Three bedrooms plus a den, three car garage, and a pool with spa and southern exposure all on one level. Home literally has too many upgrades to list. Come see it today before it is gone. Drive into Marbella Lakes, a low HOA, well located gated community, with on site manager, social director, tennis, indoor basketball, gym, and community pool with spa. Pull into your paver driveway and up into your three car garage. Walk into the upgraded tile home with vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, crown molding, and so much more. Drop your stuff on the granite countertops of your upgraded kitchen including stainless appliances and look out over your salt water pool with both solar and electric heat and blue tooth remote control and new pump. Better than new condition with all of the upgrades. This is Florida living at its best.

Full Tour:http://tours.napleskenny.com/685711

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Country living in the City!

Wonderfully updated family home with 5 bedrooms plus a den, 3 baths, pool and a barn on over 2 acres of land. Interior recently updated by Abbie Joan Fine Living to the highest degree of detail and quality. Stone floors invite you into the warm and spacious interior. Master bath features an indoor and outdoor shower. The kitchen has all new appliances and double ovens. Recent updates include new air conditioning, new baths, new flooring, freshly painted inside and out, pool renovated with new equipment and fencing, new fans and lighting and a whole house reverse osmosis system. Everything has been done, all you need to do is move in and enjoy this exceptional home.

More photos here: http://tours.napleskenny.com/680059

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Close to the Beach!

Lovely 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo that lives like a single family home with updates galore and close to the beach. Updates in the last couple of years include, new master bath, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, built in desk and bookcase, new tile and glassed in lanai. Also roof, air conditioning and hot water heater are new. Wonderful value in a gated community whose amenities include two pools, tennis courts and fiber optic cable. Enjoy the Naples lifestyle!

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/661661

 

Updated in Windstar!

Incredible volume ceilings add light and height to this lovely home which is unique in this neighborhood. Previous owner followed the roofline to elevate the ceilings and also made numerous upgrades such as crown moldings and 8’solid wood doors. Other updates include new kitchen that opens onto pool and lanai. New roof and air conditioning as well as additional spot lighting. Windstar is a gated golfing community on Naples Bay. Membership is not required, but amenities include Tom Fazio golf course, tennis and fitness programs and fine dining overlooking Naples Bay. There is also a shuttle boat to Keywadin island, 7 miles of unspoiled beach. Make Windstar your home for the best of everything Naples has to offer.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/666591

Resort Pool

Imagine owning your own incredible lakefront estate home. Come home through your circular drive into the three car garage with plenty of room for all the toys. Walk through the upgraded kitchen with island and stainless appliances and go straight out back. Fire up the grill in your outdoor kitchen next to your own custom resort style pool overlooking Lake Berkshire through the two story pool cage. Later retreat to your master suite, start the in-suite fireplace and take in the views from your private balcony inside the pool cage. This is the good life! Located just 15 minutes from 5th avenue and the beaches this house is an incredible value. Literally too many features to list, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 fire places, media room, workout room, 2 dens, and resort pool valued at 250,000 dollars built by the homes original owner a luxury pool builder in Naples. High end luxurious furniture is negotiable. This home has it all, it just needs you to come live in it and love it!

Full tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/667659

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Golfer’s Dream

With expansive top floor views, this two bedroom, two bathroom, single owner condo is a golfer’s dream. Take advantage of Cedar Hammocks fantastic amenities all day and retreat to your luxurious condo overlooking lakes and the course at night. Priced to sell, this is an incredible value at just $195,000. Minutes from downtown and the beaches.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/661307

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New Construction in Bayshore Arts District

Presenting the Bahama Cottage. New construction, single family home, for an incredible value. A fantastic opportunity to get into The Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village before the prices go up for the next phase. This second Island Cottage has moved from the pre-construction phase to under construction. Some details and finishes are still fully customizable. First floor master, open floor plan, classic front porch, private outdoor screened lanai in the back, this home has it all and does it with an island cottage charm that is sure to capture your heart. Oversized lot has ample room for a garage, pool, guest house, boat storage, or just enjoy the beautiful landscaping and open feel. This is a new walkable community in the heart of the Bayshore Arts District. Walk to the Botanical Gardens, 360 Market, Sugden park, the bayside waterfront park and boat launch, and so much more! This is a major infill development going in on Jeepers with a sale already pending and more phases to be released soon. Call today for more information on other opportunities. Come get the Bahama Cottage before it is gone!

Read more about the Island Cottages in a Naples Bay Village here.

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New Construction, No HOA

Another new construction Cozy Cottage fresh on the market! The last Gebelhoff Group home sold so fast we had to list another one. Close your eyes and imagine the quintessential Florida cottage. Now open them because this is it, and you are home. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom builder model has too many upgrades to list. Open floor plan, granite, stainless steel, beautiful bathrooms, tile, porches, and two car garage, need we say more? Unique street allows for, but does not require, business and residential mixed use in same home. Perfect for a small business owner that wants to work out of their home, or anyone just looking for a great house. It could also make for a nice rental or a lease back to the builder may be possible so they can continue to use it as a model. So many options!

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/public/vtour/display/607440

Tiburon – Luxury Living in the Ritz Carlton Golf Community

Enjoy the privacy of Escada Court at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon combining one of the most desirable locations on the 14th hole with this “gate behind the gate” community. A beautiful and unique estate home designed by Stofft Cooney and built by Artisan Associates with marble flooring, open kitchen and expansive design. Complimenting a beautiful interior space, the home opens up into a large lanai with electronic screen enclosures, fireplace, flat screen television and summer kitchen – all perfect for entertaining and capturing Naples outdoor living. The home is conveniently located in North Naples, a short distance to the restaurants and shops at Mercato and Naples beaches. Exclusive and private Naples living convenient to all the Naples lifestyle has to offer. Memberships at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon are available. As one of the best luxury golf resorts in the state, Tiburon features two beautiful PGA-level golf courses which host two major professional golf tournaments annually.

Full Tour: http://tours.napleskenny.com/public/vtour/display/594760

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New Waterfront Construction – Lowest Priced Home of its Type in Naples!

New waterfront construction. British West Indies styled home with over 3000 sq./ft, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and less than 5 minutes from downtown Naples and the beach. Beautiful water views from the great room with vaulted ceilings, and hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen with stone counters and stainless appliances opens to great room, giving an expansive feel. Large master bedroom with water views, tray ceilings and two walk in closets. Custom master bath features, stone floors, dual vanities, shower and soaking tub. Great outdoor living on the covered stone lanai with fireplace, kitchen, and heated pool and spa. A boaters dream with a 75 foot seawall on a deep canal just off of Naples Bay, minutes from the Gulf with no bridges.  More photos: http://tours.napleskenny.com/public/vtour/full/363359/

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Night Lights in Naples

Not far from downtown Naples, just down 41 and into the Bayshore Arts District, the Naples Botanical Gardens offers a fun family friendly atmosphere all year round.  I find myself there many times throughout the year because of all of their great events including Hats in the Garden, Gardening classes, and even on certain days, you can bring your dog!  This time of year, though, I always look forward to our family tradition of heading over there for Night Lights in the Garden.  This year it was an extra special event because Night Lights is running alongside Origami in the Gardenartistic sculptures showing off the Japanese art of paper folding.

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Night Lights in the Garden

Through every twist and turn at the Garden, a new light show awaited along with live music and an origami sculpture.  My favorite sculpture of the night was called “Masterpeace” and it was based on the legend that if you fold 1000 origami cranes within one year, you will have a happy, peaceful, and healthy life.  The sculpture had 500 cranes, with 500 more being reflected in the pond.

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“Masterpeace” at Night Lights in the Garden.

It took us about an hour to meander through the garden.  We stopped to listen to some live holiday tunes played by a classical guitarist and a violinist.  There was also the opportunity to buy a sweet dessert and glass of wine at a few stations throughout the garden.

The beauty of the garden, the creative sculptures, and the live music really exemplifies what is happening in the Bayshore Arts District, the neighborhood in which the garden is situated.

Night Lights in the Garden runs on select evenings from the middle of December until January 4th. Night Lights in the Garden has just a few days left, so be sure to get out there soon!

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