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Life at Windstar On Naples Bay: Chillin’ In The Florida Sunshine

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015


(a look at Naples Bay from over Windstar as the water flows out to the Gulf)

Naples Bay, the end result of the Gordon River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico offers a variety of lifestyles in the Florida Sunshine. Boaters love the idea of a short run to the Gulf, or a trip “down the back” to beaches and Marco Island and beyond. The more adventuresome boaters might head to the Keys or the Bahamas or north to the barrier islands of Sanibel or Captiva or Tampa. You get the idea. Year round boating in the Florida sunshine. And that’s just part of the story.

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(two young lads heading out in the skiff for some fun on the water)

Life on the land is not so bad either. Take Windstar on Naples Bay for example. Here you may enjoy the community amenities: newly renovated yacht club clubhouse, pool, spa , full-time harbor master and boat shuttle to Keewaydin Island.


(life on the land is not so bad with some great rides seen around town)

Windstar on Naples Bay is perched on the east side of Naples Bay facing west for some of those wonderful Florida sunsets. Right next door is the Naples Botanical Garden and even if you are not into all things horticultural you may enjoy seeing the tropical gardens and plan life – nothing like up north.

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(you might see a growing pineapple if you walk next door to the Botanical Garden)

Walking the grounds around Windstar on Naples Bay you will find Tom Fazzio’s first Florida golf course and an abundance of wildlife around the place. Bicycle and walking lanes are provided on the quiet roadways. Apply to join the golf club if you would like. Venture into the club house (membership optional thank you) and the second floor dining room and lanai will provide you some of the best views of the bay. An active tennis program, health club and a number of fitness classes will also keep you going.

Head south along the grounds and you will find the Southpointe Yacht Club on property – a deep water marina, club house and pool. The first and third Mondays of the month here you will find a standing party and plenty of new and friendly folks to get to know.


(with never a freeze near-water many head to the beach for a relaxing time)

Heading north on the property and behind the club house find the water shuttle to take you to Windstar’s private beach on Keewaydin Island – a seven mile barrier island with few inhabitants accessible only by boat. Enjoy a walk down the beach for some shelling, see the shore birds by the hundreds, and enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexicio without a lot of other humans around.

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(a beautiful lanai within Windstar close to the club house, beach shuttle and golf)

How’s the real estate here? A wide offering of properties ranging form two bedroom condos to multi million dollar homes provides options for just about every home buyer. A look at the real estate market here shows supply at 10+ months and mildly supportive of further price increases.

At our open house last weekend we had visitors from all over the northeast and midwest. Most were renters now moving to purchase decisions and most were very familiar with Windstar on Naples Bay.


(another lanai view at Windstar from the north side of the property)

Life on the bay. Not bad on a winter’s day. We are off this morning for business in the sunshine

If you would like to know more about living in Naples, Florida please talk with our team. We have toured and owned property in Naples for thirty-eight years and know we can help you out. Give us a call at 239.595.3921.

Also remember the new edition of our eBook “Understanding Naples Real Estate” is now available making predictions for the 2015 Naples real estate market as well as offering up advice to sellers and buyers. To get your free copy go to .

We hope to meet and talk with you soon,

Mark Goebel PA, Nan Goebel PA and David Goebel, PA
Co-Founders of the Naples Best Addresses team
Coldwell Banker
Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
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