Coldwell Logo
Top 11% of all Coldwell
Banker Agents Internationally

Royal Harbor: The Good Life Along Naples Bay

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015

1520 Curlew Elevation

(a new on water Key West style home going up at 1520 Curlew)

Royal Harbor and its related neighborhoods of Oyster Bay and Golden Shores are perched on top of Naples Bay looking west toward Aqualane Shores and Old Naples with beautiful views of the bay opening to the south. This area is the last place available to enjoy Naples Bay water along your property and live west of US 41 for under $1,000,000. New construction is going for well over $2,000,000.

Royal Harbor’s attractions are many. First you have unrestricted access to Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from your own back yard. Walk out the back door, climb in your boat and head out to sea. No bridges and only one “no wake” zone (about 100 yards long) before you enter the Gulf of Mexico.

wrigley boat pic

Boat into town if you would like and head for the city dock. Walk in to Bleu Provence or maybe boat over to the Dock Restaurant or the Boat House. For quieter waters head down to the back country on the inside route for tubing, cruising or maybe a beach walk on Keewaydin Island (please see our video on this island at

In addition to the boating life you have a short walk to the Naples Bay Resort ( Some people come to Naples for vacation and stay at the resort. You can “vacation” every day by walking over there and enjoy resort living.  Head for the spa, water adventures, land excursions and family outings – all are waiting for you there. If you are on the north end of the peninsula especially in Golden Shores the resort is an easy walk. Sign up and become a member if you wish.

1480 elevation
(new on water British West Indies home going up at 1480 Curlew)


If you are fortunate enough to have a southern or west exposure property be sure to head home later in the afternoon and enjoy some warm time at your pool and in your backyard. The sunsets and late afternoons here are just what the doctor ordered in the dead of winter. I like the idea of sitting on the dock in a comfortable chair and enjoying a beverage responsibly.

After sunset cook a meal on your grill or maybe head out on the town. Some people walk to Old Naples from here especially if you live in Golden Shores (closest to the sidewalk to town). Those in Royal Harbor might jump in the car. Once you are on Fifth Avenue South enjoy the restaurants and night life and then just walk home.

How is the market fairing in Royal Harbor? Very well thank you. If you walk through these Royal Harbor, Oyster Bay and Golden Shores neighborhoods you will see new construction underway with builders viewing these neighborhoods as prime locations for 2014-2015 home sales. Renting is also an option but book early. Some renters book a year in advance here.

true blue first solo 3 2013 copy

Royal Harbor on Naples Bay. What a great place to live. So many ways to enjoy the area and live life beautifully.

If you would like to know more about buying or selling here in Naples, Florida please give us a call at 239.595.3921. We have toured or owned property in Naples for nearly forty years and we are truly fortunate to call this wonderful paradise our full-time home.

Please consider reading our book “Understanding Naples Real Estate” to get you started on your real estate search or just give us a call about things to do here.

We look forward to meeting and talking 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
Mobile: 239.595.3921 239.595.3920
Facebook: NaplesBestAddresses

naples best addresses logo

No legal, investment, or tax advice is being given in this Blog.  Consult with legal, financial and tax professionals before acting on any real estate transaction.  Actual real estate price and sales results are subject to market forces and are not completely predictable. The writings of this Blog are intended for the sole use of our clients.
We are pleased to announce a portion of our real estate earnings go to support the The Naples Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity Collier County, The Race For The Cure Citrus Ride, The Seacrest Country Day School and The Naples Winter Wine Festival.
Some of the data relating to Naples homes for sale and Naples real estate for sale on the website comes in part from the Broker reciprocity program of M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. The properties displayed here may not be all the properties available through the MLS reciprocity Program. This information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Buyers and sellers are responsible for verifying all information about their purchase prior to closing.
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.