Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012
Temperatures are headed for the upper 70’s today in Naples, Florida – at the end of February thank you – and our tourist season is in high gear, in fact the best in years. More than warm winter weather brings the folks from up north to Naples however as there is a rich year round lifestyle to enjoy.
Let’s take a look at Windstar on Naples Bay for example. This community 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.
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. 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.
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. I was just down there yesterday with our good friends from Grosse Pointe days and we had the place to ourselves. Enjoy a walk down the beach for some shelling, see the shore birds by the hundreds, and enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexico without a lot of other humans around.
Within the Windstar gated community there are a variety of properties to choose from. Our most recent Windstar listing is found at 3836 Clipper Cove (Sunshine MLS #212002366). A three bedroom plus den contemporary villa 45 minutes from the airport. The size of this place is right for a lot of people at 3,466 square feet. We hear a lot people are “downsizing” to those 3,000 to 4,000 square foot properties – and this villa is a good example.
At 3466 Clipper Cove you own your pool, enjoy a golf course view and a may enjoy a short walk to the club house – why not spend the day with a morning walk in the Florida sunshine or a workout at the club, then head down to that private beach? Not enough oomph for you? Dial it up with some tennis, running or golf and go relax at the Botanical Garden next door and enjoy the beautiful tropical setting. It sure beats sitting inside in Chicago or Toronto on a winter’s day. Oh yes, why not walk over to the club and have someone cook for you before you return home to the hot tub and a wonderful night’s sleep?
The villa is completely updated with exquisite attention to detail. You will not need to fix this one up. Just move in and enjoy the Naples lifestyle. Some of the villa’s features include a new kitchen with granite countertops, tile and hard wood floors, updated bathrooms, california closets, pool, hot tub completely redone lanai, a new air conditioning system, and solar heating for pool and hot water.
Come on down here and see us. We would very much like to show you the Naples, Florida lifestyle and how wonderful living here can be.
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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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