Naples Luxury Real Estate News

Sept. 11, 2021

Naples Florida Is Home To The Most Expensive Luxury Real Estate In The World - Five (5 Ultra Luxe Listings)

Naples Ultra Luxe Living Is Defined By It's Locale

The city of Naples Florida is home to some of the most expensive and wealthiest luxury homes anywhere in the world. This zip code of Port Royal is right up there with all of the fabulous homes in Los Angeles, Malibu, New York, and Miami. We are calling to all luxurious buyers looking for only the best that Florida has to offer. This well comprised article focuses on the absolute best available homes in Naples for Fall of this year 2021.

sWhat makes it very special and unique is that Naples for the most part is still considered a quiet and sleepy town. Even though this may not seem like the case during season when 5th avenue turns into a busy frenzy. Considered one of Naples most expensive estates, 2750 Gordon Drive $42,500,000 sits prominently along the Gulf of Mexico.

Currently in the MLS the five most expensive homes are listed as such:

1. 4540 Gordon Drive, Naples $49,500,000

2. 1330 Galleon Drive, Naples $27,900,000

3. 275 Gulf Shore Blvd. N, Naples $27,000,000

4. 2050 Gordon Drive, Naples $26,000,000 Price Increase ($8,500,000) 93 days ago

5. 7425 Bay Colony Drive, Naples $25,000,000

Two Bonus Listings Priced below $25 Million:

6. 555 Kings Town Drive, Naples $23,900,000

7. 1070 Nelsons Walk, Naples $22,900,000

When price is just a number, the ultra wealthy homeowner's reach a certain point of acquisition in which the best prized properties are not always about the price. The so called trophy properties in this world are owned by those who understand the true value of supply and demand. In addition, although this statement may sound cliche, it holds a lot of weight when only the finest will do.

Just like anything else, the homes along Gordon Drive are commanding some of the highest prices ever imaginable. This is all due in part to the fact that there are only some many 1 acre beachfront parcels like these of their kind. No other location in Southwest Florida even comes close.

[3 Three] Interesting Articles to Read

Regarding Naples Finest Real Estate and The Empirical Feeling of Gordon Drive:

$54 Million Compound Most Expensive in West Florida - Port Royal, Naples

Beachfront Mansion Sells for $48.8 Million

Property Sold (Asking $60.9 Million) Demolished for New Luxury Construction to be Built

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Sept. 6, 2021

Naples Pier - A Nostalgic Florida Icon That Helps Define The City Within

What Would Naples Be Without It's Famous Iconic Location... [Naples Pier]

A simple and eloquent stroll down to Naples pier after dinner for sunset is probably one of the most intriguing things to do in this quaint luxurious Southwest Florida town. In 1924 the Naples Pier was rebuilt. The V shape end is super original to it's double decking. One major improvement is the 1,000 foot extension it received. It's original length was only 600 feet. Serious and avid fishermen seem to congregate down at the end of the pier where the main crowds do not always venture out. The nature and scenery of wild dolphins is always an added touch.

A simple visit to the pier during a holiday weekend, especially in the winter months, and you will be presented with people from all over the world. Europeans, having taking an absolute loyal like to the city of Naples making the pier an obvious choice to visit when in town. The Naples Pier and the city of Naples go hand in hand. Spending time there is more of a nostalgic timepiece where it feels like you are a part of it's legendary history. Naples pier is like a picturesque scene out of a wildlife movie.

What make it super special is the calm unity between the visitors and the local fishermen that cast their lines out into the ocean with the hopes of providing a nice catch for their families. Groups of seniors come together here, children play, and teens hang about. It really is a magical place that brings together all cultures and all people. Every walk of life is represented here in unity and unison. There is also nothing like a walk with your loved one on a date. It's not only a place of happiness but love too. In the quiet and calm early mornings you can have the pier to yourself. In the evenings at sunset it is the most crowded. It is by far Naples most iconic place.

5 Remarkable Naples Pier Resources:

The Storied Past of the Naples Pier

Gulfshore Like - Naples Pier

The Naples Pier Timeline

Naples Pier Latest 2020 Restoration

The Old Naples Pier

3 Luxury Naples Pier Communities:

Olde Naples Latest Active Luxury Listings

Port Royal Latest Active Luxury Listings

Aqualane Shores Active Luxury Listings

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Sept. 6, 2021

Southwest Florida Is Home To Luxury Lagoons Dispersed Quietly Throughout The State [Photos Blog Summer 2021]

Photos Blog of Hidden Southwest Florida Lagoons

Many residents and visitors alike do not know about all of the incredible and hidden Florida lagoons. They are quietly dispersed throughout the entire state and several of them have been turned into parks and places to go and kayak and explore. In this photo blog we are sharing 3 fantastic photos with our readers. Everything in Naples and Southwest Florida is not always all about real estate and golf courses. Florida is one of the best places to visit but to also try new things.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Sept. 1, 2021

3 Undervalued Luxury Naples Tennis Communities to Consider if You Are An Avid Tennis Player Or Enthusiast

Three Luxury Gated Community Naples Tennis Options

Tennis in Naples is just as prevalent as golf even though you may not hear about it as much. The weather in Southwest Florida is perfect for training and also for playing matches with friends. Several clubs in Naples are thriving from holding clinics, doubles group tournaments and junior and senior events. Most of the tennis courts in Naples are now har-tru making it much easier on everyone's body. With the temperatures being so hot in Florida it makes it a bit easier to take your game to a clay court.

Longshore Lake

A premier North Naples community sitting on 88 gorgeous acres. "The Island" is what makes Longshore Lake what it is today. It gives a sense of uniqueness and additional security. After you pull through the guard gate you will go to the right and then an immediate left over the new bridge will take you onto the island. That is where the 9 well manicured har-tru courts are. A beautiful little tennis community with all of the homes situated waterfront.

All Active and Available Longshore Lake Homes for Sale

All Active and Available Longshore Lake Condos for Sale

Naples Bath and Tennis

Imagine a community with 37 professionally well kept courts. That is what you can expect in the gated community of Naples Bath and Tennis. The only difference here is that the gates stay open for the duration of the day and do not close until the evening. However, Sanchez-Casal the top tennis coaching team very well known the world over, is now running the clubhouse and tennis program here. You can always expect to be able to have a court when living here at Naples Bath and Tennis.

All Active and Available Naples Bath and Tennis Homes for Sale

All Active and Available Naples Bath and Tennis Condos for Sale

Wilshire Lakes

Wilshire Lakes is placed nicely on the west side of I-75. Making it very close to Vanderbilt Beach, the community offers two clay courts right to the left of the guard gate as you pull into the neighborhood. The pool and clubhouse room have been renovated along with the quaint little fitness room. The homes in Wilshire Lake are majestic compared to the other two highlighted communities in the blog when it comes to being newer built. Nevertheless, another great tennis property in Naples where you can train and practice privately. Wilshire Lakes tennis does not have group tennis like the others, but it does offer a very private and quiet atmosphere.

All Active and Available Wilshire Lakes Homes for Sale

All Active and Available Wilshire Lakes Condos for Sale

Unlike hard courts, the clay surface on har-tru courts basically needs to be watered once a day. This helps to keep the surface in tack and to also keep the dust down. In this Blog all three luxury tennis communities have the following in common: lighted courts at night, clay surface, group and private lessons, and gated entrances. The best feature is that all three are very well kept and waiting to add new avid players to their clubs and communities.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Aug. 30, 2021

7 of the Finest Oceanfront Listings From Captiva to Marco Island & Naples Too

Carefully Assembled List of 7 Ultra Luxury Estates Situated Directly Waterfront

We realize that sometimes it is hard to pinpoint the exact location of where you want to be. Not always does the destination pick it's buyers, instead the factors are a lot more than that. The perfect listing may not yet exist when it comes to waterfront and beach frontage luxury deals. Patience especially, is a virtue when it comes to finding the "One":

Captiva

1. 15261 Captiva Drive, Captiva

Impressive home with panoramic Bay Views in one of a kind design by John Cooney of Naples.

Active link to this Captiva Oceanfront Estate $11,499,000

Sanibel

2. 1349 Bay Drive, Sanibel

Paradise found on 23+ acres of Sanibel history. Almost on an island 1600 feet (1/4 mile) of Bay frontage.

Active link to Sanibel's Most Historic Listing Currently on the MLS market $7,395,000

Naples

3. 4540 Gordon Drive, Naples

If one desires one of the very best beachfront locations in Naples, built to exacting standards b one of Naples Finest...

Active link to Port Royal's Most Expensive Listing $49,500,000

4. 4444 Gordon Drive, Naples

Posada Del is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, in the ultra-luxe enclave of Port Royal. Silky-white sand beaches...

Active link to Port Royal's Impressive Beachfront Jewel $29,900,000

5. 275 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples

Like no other. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the home of your dreams...

Active link to One of Naples Most Luxurious Beachfront Lots $27,000,000

Marco Island

6. 202 S Beach Dr, Marco Island

Marco Island's premier property! The epitome of luxury, contemporary beach living on Marco Island awaits you...

Active link to the Most Exotic Listing Available on Marco Island in 2021 $14,250,000

7. 158 S Beach Dr, Marco Island

This exquisite, custom, pre-construction beachfront home is located in the premiere, private location...

Active link to a Super Ultra Pre-Construction Luxury Home on Marco Island $9,500,000

So, we have taken the time to present our readers with 7 of the most lavish real estate opportunities available anywhere in the world. Southwest Florida oceanfront living to the max. The question is, which one of these locations is for you?

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Aug. 27, 2021

A Cityscape So Magical - Dolphins Feed & Frolic Under the Evening Naples Sunsets

Florida's Famous Naples Pier

Each evening as the beautiful sun makes it's way down upon the horizon, a magical yet relaxing event takes place. Dolphins in wild come to feed at the Naples Pier. It's a perfect combination of nature and beauty coupled into one. Most believe this happens due to the fishermen fishing from the pier. There has been much controversy over the years as to what should and should not happen here.What we know for sure is that the Naples Pier is so incredibly enchanting that millions of visitors continue to pour in to come and see it.

There is nothing like having an early dinner on a summer set evening and then heading over for a sunset stroll at Naples Pier. This place has been through a lot. Several hurricanes over the years have knocked it down, damaged it, and even dispersed it into pieces into the ocean.

Time and time again, the hardy community of the Naples people have come back to rebuild it better and stronger every step of the way. There are boardwalks, bridges, and piers all over this country providing it's residents with the opportunity to go fishing. However, there is nothing like Naples Pier. The city has provided it's users with all kinds of perks to make it very convenient.

The real estate surrounding Naples pier, especially the beachfront homes is beyond exceptional. Listings in the $50 million to $80 million are not uncommon. Selling them is another story of it's own. The prices in this area continue to demand new and higher levels. The homes selling on the interior that are not even beachfront have had several sales close in the $10 million plus range.

This in and of itself shows how spectacular the waterfront really is when it comes oceanfront living in Naples. Some call them gray skins (dolphins). We wish we could catch these sights on film but it makes it a challenge as you never know when the next one will arch it's back underneath the emerald hue waves.

Glistening into the sunset these majestic creatures continue to provide sights unseen for the residents and visitors of a city so magical. There is more to Naples then just expensive luxury homes and condos. It's a nature lovers haven.

Trip Advisor - Naples Pier

EarthCam - Naples Pier

Active and Available - Most Expensive Beach Homes in Naples

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Aug. 25, 2021

Florida's Collection of Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Why Naples Has Two of Them

Ritz Carlton 

Ritz Carlton Florida

Having two of them is due to the simple fact that a city of Naples' high caliber in luxury, demands it and continues to sustain it all at the same time. The Ritz Carlton brand is one of the most iconic hotel and resort names of recognition in the world. A staple fashion at the highest level possible when it comes to the art of being a hotelier. Several others come to mind such as Four Seasons and the Mandarin labels. It would be really great to have them in this wonderful city as well. Currently their is much talk regarding the possibility that Four Seasons is coming to Naples - and very soon...

Comprehensive List of All Ritz Carlton Hotels & Resorts in Florida:

Amelia Island

Bal Harbour, Miami

Coconut Grove, Miami

Fort Lauderdale

Key Biscayne, Miami

Naples

Naples Golf

Orlando

Sarasota

South Beach

Below, a luxury photo blog collection  exclusive to Ritz Carlton's Beach Resort Hotel in Naples, FL:

Ritz Carlton Yachts

Did you know that the Ritz Carlton brand offers casual yet private sailing adventures on their Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection? Their first of 3 custom-built yachts in 2021 are now taking reservations for the bespoke lifestyle. Each yacht features 149 suites, with their own private terraces all while accommodating 298 guests. Yet still, if you are looking for further privacy, a private charter is the more personalized service option. Upscale dining and world sea adventures are at your fingertips. Life is too short to let this type of opportunity pass us by.

Ritz Carlton Yachts 2021 - Additional Information

Naples Agent - Luxury Condos in Naples Detailed Information

7 of the Most Expensive Active and Available Luxury Condos in Naples

81 Seagate Drive - Penthouse 4 at the Regent - $16,900,000

30 Recently Sold Luxury Condos in Naples Over $5 Million

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Aug. 19, 2021

Naples, Sanibel, Captiva, and Marco Island - A Yachtsman's Dream

Waterways, Passages, and Sailboat Intricacies

Luxury Real Estate:

At the end of the day the biggest reason most luxury tropical real estate destinations continue to thrive, is very simple. It's all in relation to their proximity to the water. Beachfront, Oceanfront, and all Waterfront real estate in this country generally goes up price and maintains it's steady rise over time when it is in a desirable and stable location. The highest priced communities in Naples Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, and Royal Harbor all seem to attract clientele with a love for the water.

Early life was obviously much different in Naples before it became a world class tourist destination. It all started with a Louisville senator who decided to visit the area. He fell in love and this all lead to future development of the first hotel in Naples. The men involved in this expedition sailed along the mainland Florida waters and finally came to the destination as we today know as Naples. In the Fall of 1886 The Naples Town Improvement Company was established and named the city Naples as we know it today.

This is all a far and distant cry from what Florida used to be. The First human settlers reached Southwest Florida approximately 10,000 years ago. Calusa Indians originally occupied the land. Eventually, the Europeans took over uninvitedly and so the great real estate revolution began. The calm waters of Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico have always allowed for large cargo ships to come to and from. Today more than anything, the water attracts large sailboats and expansive luxury yachts. Naples is considered a playground for the rich and some have gone as far as calling it Billionaires row.

The Most Expensive Active Homes in Naples August 2021 - [43 Listings]

The Most Expensive Active Condos in Naples August 2021 - [3 Listings]

The Most Expensive Active Land Listings in Naples August 2021 - [5 Listings]

Interesting Article on Naples History from Paradise Coast

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye 

Aug. 17, 2021

A City So Desirable Two Formidable Ritz Carlton Hotels Exist - (Only in Naples)

Fine Dining Coupled with 5 Star Luxury Living

The Ultimate Florida Destination:

In a typically large well known city like New York and Miami you will find more than one Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons Hotel and Resort. What sets Naples apart is that it offers a small town vibe yet offering the ultimate luxury experience. Naples, Florida is home to two Ritz Carlton Hotels. The beach hotel and and golf hotel. Both extremely rich in history and class while at the same time completely different all around.

RITZ CARLTON, NAPLES - BEACH HOTEL

Unlike any other Ritz Carlton Beach Resort Hotel. Here each sunset is celebrated every evening with the actual ringing of a bell. This bell with rope is located on the deck steps by the sandy beach at Gumbo Limbo restaurant. A Storied location with a beautiful historical past. The beach hotel offers ocean views that run forever into the blue gulf coast oceanside. The rooms are decorated with the finest finishes keeping to a beach feel all while exhibiting luxury at the highest level. A round of golf or a game of tennis is always welcomed here at this location. Many online reviews continue to rave about how it's loyal patrons have been coming and staying here for many years. As if that was not enough try a date down at the world class spa for a special treatment. 447 luxury guest rooms and 35 suites are available here at this Ritz Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.

Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Hotel - Official Website

RITZ CARLTON, NAPLES - GOLF RESORT

Finding an innovative luxury resort to stay at all while yet enjoying your privacy can be met by staying at this golf course location. The Ritz Carlton in Naples in the Golf Course is still only a 10 minute drive to the world's finest beaches. This includes, Vanderbilt beach and Wiggins Pass. The 18 hole golf course was designed by Greg Norman called Tiburon. It has inspired celebrities and pro golfers from all over the country to come and stay here and test their game on the links. A 16,500 square foot space has been specifically designated for special events and this Ritz Carlton like most others has a super beautiful spa. Lemonia and Ria are considered to match the best dining options in the entire city. Five star food with the finest service available can also be expected. The absolute best of the best will leave you with a magnetic smile.

Ritz Carlton Naples Golf Resort - Official Website

Real Estate in the heart of Naples near the beach hotel typically includes very luxurious estate homes along with ocean view condos dispersed along the white sandy beaches. Vanderbilt Beach is the exclusive location for the Naples Ritz Carlton Beach Hotel.

Active Luxury Homes near Ritz Carlton Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida

Active Luxury Condos near Ritz Carlton Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida

Active Luxury Homes near Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida

Active Luxury Condos near Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Aug. 11, 2021

The Allure of Port Royal Real Estate

What Makes it Florida's Ultimate Luxury Destination

Portfolio Real Estate:

The gem of all gems, Port Royal in Naples Florida is home to some of the wealthiest and most prominent figures in the US.  An address like no other where the ability to build an ultra luxury mansion simply comes with no limits. The community is actually less than 100 years old yet the history just may surprise you. Like many beginnings to most desirable Florida neighborhoods, it all started with a dredge and drill project approach. What was once a desolate mangrove atmosphere, has been turned into a series of exquisite peninsulas with deep water canal ways.

This essence is what not only allows for access to the Gulf, but also for the private docking of ultra luxury yachts and watercraft. The end result is water views with some of the finest sunsets imaginable anywhere in the world. Port Royal believe it or not is a community without a gated entrance. There have been times in which it was proposed to become a gated community, but those ideas never did make it to fruition. With a heated beachside pool and well manicured beachfront location, the finest of amenities are coupled with a mega mansion lifestyle. Port Royal is located down at the southernmost tail end exclusively in Naples best oceanfront destination.

The direct beachfront access offers one of the most privileged address opportunities in the world. By far the best location along Southwest Florida's pristine white sandy beach shores is that of the homes lining the waterfront side of Gordon Drive. In 1959 the Port Royal Club was brought forth for approximately $1 Million. Today this members only establishment offers fine dining, world class golf, and private tennis. The professional world of tennis has seen many of their great ATP and WTA tours highly ranked players hit more than a few balls at this foremost location. There is much to be desired in finding the perfect portfolio home. Port Royal is a destination that carries itself on another level in more ways then one.

Additional Port Royal Naples Information and Real Estate Links:

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Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.