Naples Luxury Real Estate News

June 5, 2022

Naples Luxury Nightlife, 5th Avenue, Real Estate and Your Tropical Dreams Beyond

Naples 5th Avenue - An Evening Stroll and Night Out to Remember

We all remember those first time memories we have made along the way, be in seeing the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or watching a watching a red Ferrari go by. 5th Avenue in Naples Florida is no different than either one of those. For those that know what we are talking about not much more needs to be said. However, for the others that have never been here or have only seen it on the internet, the time is now. Naples is calling and it is time to go. No other place in the world has left such an impression when it comes to dining in the evening as to the effect for us yearning to come back for more. The luxury cars lined in the evenings along 5th avenue are something out of a motion picture movie. The high end executives chefs preparing and serving their clientele only the finest each night is a stunning masterpiece, almost art like in a sense of the word.

Naples 5th Avenue is home to boutique shops, high end real estate and development offices, and best of all - superfluous restaurants serving dishes from the world over. At Christmas time and during the holidays Naples 5th avenue is lit up with impressive lighting and decorations for what seems like a mile. The music, the ambiance, and most of all, the atmosphere cannot be matched anywhere in America. Naples is still more of a quaint beach town than most would like to admit. There were times when years went by during our family vacations down to Florida where still yet we were not even remotely aware of what this fantastic small town was all about. Especially, not 5th Avenue and all that it stood for. The opulence and high level real estate surrounding it is just the beginning.

Complimenting 5th Avenue are 3 top tier neighborhoods:


Newest and Active Port Royal MLS Listings in June 2022


Newest and Active Olde Naples MLS Listings in June 2022


Newest and Active Aqualane Shores MLS Listings in June 2022

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

May 26, 2022

Bookelia Island - Old Florida Charm Coupled with Ultra-Luxury Waterfront Living (Community Spotlight)

Bookelia Island, Florida

Bookeelia Island is very popular community found at the northern end of Pine Island. This is a simply an old town historic Florida luxury village. What makes it unique is that it has water based borders from three different sides. Over the years, more and more real estate properties appeared on the island thanks to it's incredible location and amazing ocean views. This is also a great place for boating, playing tennis, and even fishing. 

Facts and Information: Bookelia Island?

One of the interesting things to note about Bookelia Island's history is that the original settlement is still in tact on the island. It did evolve over the years, but it continues to be there, and it truly stands out with it's unique style. Bookelia Island is connected to Pine Island via a small bridge, and the island itself covers approximately 11.2 square miles of impressive land. There is also Little Bookelia Island, which is a private island off the shores of main island, and it is currently owned by Charles Burgess.

According to the latest census, there are close to 2000 residents living in Bookelia Island, with a population density of 225.7 people per square mile. The median income for a home here is around $363,319. When it comes to home prices, the average sold price for real estate properties in Bookelia is is $454,000. Like many other place in the United States, prices are calculated on the yearly date made available.

Explore the Possibilities: Bookelia Island?

A lot of people that visit Bookeelia Island like going to the Fishing Pier, either for enjoying nature or just boating. There is also the local Bookelia Art Gallery which has a great selection of jewelry glass, pottery, clothes and other similar items. The also have the Museum of The Islands, which brings in a lot of information about the past and how people used to live here and in Southwest Florida in general many centuries ago.

If you enjoy adventuring, the Pine Island Adventure Charters can really help to make your. experience more immerse and fun. Due to it's location the Bookeelia island offers perfect opportunities for anyone that wants to live a more tranquil life. All this while still making a good living do so. The pull to Bookelia and Pine Island is the more relaxed and laid back way of life compared to other parts of Florida and city life.

Moving to Bookeelia Island is rather seamless, and real estate prices are still better when compared to other neighboring areas and communities nearby. Naples and Sanibel are more than likely going to be double the price for the same type of square footage and age built. Keeping the same views in mind it will simply just come down to what it is that you really want. This area has attracted more and more people to Bookelia Island over the years, especially those looking to enjoy golf, tennis, and the Alden Pines Country Club. 

Additional Bookelia Information From Naples Agent

All Active and Available Newest MLS Listings Currently on the Market in Bookeelia (96 Properties)

All Active and Available Newest MLS Single Family Home Listings Currently in Bookeelia (22 Properties)

All Active and Available Newest MLS Vacant Land Listings Currently in Bookeelia (73 Properties)

All Active and Available Newest MLS Condo Listings Currently in Bookeelia (1 Property)

All SOLD MLS Listings in Last 6 Months in Bookelia (149 Properties)

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

April 22, 2022

Downing Frye on the Verge of 20 Year Recipient Award for Best Real Estate Office in Naples, Florida 2022

March 22, 2022

Conners Vanderbilt Beach, NAPLES, FL. - One of the Most Underrated Waterfront Boating Communities in the World

Neighborhood Spotlight - Conners Vanderbilt Beach

In between Bay Colony and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park lies a very intriguing precious jewel community we have come to call Conners. Starting out with 3 one of a kind streets and 13 above it, all homes here either have private docks accompanying them or the ability to do so. Prices have now climbed significantly leading entry level buyers into this community having to realize that the best priced single family home listing is on the market for $3,600,000. The cream of the crop at the top is an out of this world home that is commanding close to $14 million respectively. 

Bayview Avenue (Southern Most of All Three)

Channel Drive (Middle Street)

Seabreeze Avenue (Top Most Northern Street of All Three)

The other 13 streets in Conners are across from the 3 finger streets and are connected to Vanderbilt Drive. Below, is a list of all thirteen real estate streets starting from the most Northern End down towards south Naples. In all however, there are 17 finger streets off of Vanderbilt in this community. 

Flamingo Avenue, Heron Avenue, Egret Avenue, Conners Avenue, Seabee Avenue, 

Germain Avenue, Seagull AvenueWillet Avenue, Tradewinds Avenue, Lagoon Avenue,

Bayside Avenue, Pine Avenue, Oak Avenue

The waterway canals of Conners have recently been cleared and enhanced providing the confident ability to be able to charter a boat up to 45 feet in length. From boating to beaches, to shopping to real estate, this is a one stop luxury lifestyle sequential with wanting to live the best live. Single family homes and condos located just off Gulf Shore Blvd. There are thirteen prime oceanfront lots in Conners with luxury homes that actually from the beach. The appealing aspect to having a home in Conners on the one of the 3 finger streets is that you can have a boat in your backyard but also be able to walk to the beach from your residence.

Moraya Bay built in 2009 is also a fantastic option in Vanderbilt beach. It is still the newest building built on the water in the area. Owning a condo rather than a home is something to consider as there should be less maintenance to deal with. Mercato shopping is also a highly regarded location for dining, movies, shopping, and simply just spending a day or afternoon exploring. In less than 2 miles you will arrive at the Pavilion which offers more shopping and an L.A. Fitness. Four grocery stores are in the Vanderbilt Beach area near Conners. They are Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and 2 Publix Super Markets. In additional and bonus there is a Walmart less than 2 miles from Vanderbilt Beach.

Conners Community Information and Real Estate

Newest and Active MLS Mapped Conners Real Estate Listings Homes and Vacant Land

Conners Active and Most Expensive MLS Home for Sale in 2022 - $13.9 Million

Conners Active and Least Expensive MLS Home for Sale in 2022 - $3.6 Million

Conners Active and Vacant MLS Lot for Sale - $4 Million - 141 Channel Dr. Naples

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

March 21, 2022

Unwind at 10 Celebrated Luxury Spas in Naples, FL - Experience Worthy in 2022

Discover the Best Spas This Year in Naples, Florida

Relaxation and rejuvenation go hand in hand with luxury real estate in Naples Florida. Not all communities offer the finest in spa services or resort day trip getaways. We have compiled an extensive and exclusive list to highlight the finest spa experiences available in Naples and it's surrounding areas, Bonita Springs and Marco Island. Below, in alphabetical order we invite you to enjoy this extraordinary list of what it means to completely unplug and escape to paradise.

Talk about going from stressful living to a magical bliss in a matters of minutes when checking into one of these fabulous places. Just when you think that going to the beach was going to be enough, imagine being taken away to a completely new world of relief in spa living. There is just something special to be said for the unique combination of resort style spa experiences coupled with living in the most fabulous real estate city in the world.

Naples Florida is home to fashionable shopping, exquisite dining, and exhilarating luxury choices that will leave you yearning for more. This is Southwest Florida and being able to say you live here is just the beginning.


480 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145


Official website - Spa at Marco Ocean Beach Resort

Wellness, mind, and body are all advanced here through the heart and soul of this fantastic location on Marco Island. This place thrives on it's pristine reputation and quality service all while becoming one with the ocean and the sea. A boutique facility that also offers four special treatments for men as well. Exfoliation and the Sea Tonic Wrap are must haves too.


1500 Fifth Ave. S. Naples, FL 34102


Official website - The Spa at Naples Bay Resort

Asian influenced therapies using pure and natural spa products are just the introduction when it comes to a once in a lifetime experience at Naples Bay Resort Spa. The sauna rooms, lazy river, hot tubs, and holistic boasting feel, are what make it all that it is. Specialty services include; stone massage, sun worshipper hydration wrap, and a couples massage.


475 Seagate Dr. Naples, FL 34108


Official website - Spa at Naples Grande

A free standing room with 12 treatment rooms in four Japanese style architecture pavilions. They include a Spa Villa with soaking tub, whirlpool bath, sundeck, and patio. Enjoy the setting in tranquil gardens with a Zen inspired atmosphere and theme. You can also count on being encouraged to try the fresh wellness drinks for maximum rejuvenation and bliss.


27750 Old 41 Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135


Official website - Spa at Shagri-La Springs

Dating back to the early 1920's this location spa opened as a health spa on the natural springs and it's banks. Over the decades of 100 years it has enjoyed many overhauls and reincarnations to make it what it is today. The spa continues to tout and show pride behind it's organic status with treatment products based on homegrown cotton balls to sheets/towels.


280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34108


Official website - Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

A stand alone spa behind one of the finest luxury brands in the world. The Ritz Carlton has always delivered the best real estate locations on the planet and Naples is fortunate enough to have two of them. This spa echoes the classic elegance of timeless health in signature service. The facials and relaxation therapy options are second to none yet casual in class.


400 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145


Official website - Spa by JW (Marriott Marco Island)

This spa occupies it's very own building and is very much removed from any resort noise or group activities. This is an adults only facility taking pride in extreme privacy and solitude for those striving to strictly replenish and unplug. It's contains a full service salon, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot and cold soaking tubs, and world class fitness facility.


699 5th Ave S., Naples FL 34102


Official website - Spa on Fifth

A boutique spa location at Inn on Fifth considered to be the accomodations gem of fifth avenue Naples. Spa on Fifth specializes in facials, body wraps, reflexology, and scrubs. Eastern technique is blended here with several and delightful tropical twists. The 24 carat gold and seaweed honey are just two of their well sought after custom facials on the menu.


9891 Gulf Shore Dr. Naples FL 34108


Official website - SpaTerre Naples

The best way to define this place is intimate and complete. SpaTerre's approach is cued from Asian aesthetics and approaches to living the best life possible. The Javanese Royal Treatment is their signature offering and it comes from a Balinese theme and massage. A tiny yet intimate spa yet provides very extensive facial treatments and infused therapy.


 5001 Coconut Rd. #1 Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Official website - Stillwater Spa & Salon

This is the Hyatt Regency's amazing place to visit and relax. A Bonita Springs spa location that will sooth and pamper even the most pickiest Southwest Florida homeowner and visitor. The "Journey" allows you to couple treatments and facials a la carte style. Wellness and personal health here are at the highest level when it comes to unplugging your worries away.


560 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145


Official website - The Spa at Hilton Marco Island

The Spa at Hilton Marco Island is considered a one of a kind oasis in the simplest of descriptive terms. Steps from the beach and certainly well removed away from any hustling and bustling noise. Pre treatments and post treatments are all available here. The Clear my Head or Reflexology treatments are both fantastic and great options to take advantage of.

3 Additional Bonus Naples Spa Links and Areas of Reader's Interest:

USA Today - 10 Best Florida Spas

Tripadvisor Spa and Wellness Centers of Naples

Yelp 10 Best Spas in Naples, Florida

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

March 20, 2022

ONE NAPLES - Stock Residences

One Residence Like no Other...

The One Lifestyle You Have Been Dreaming About...

The One You Have Been Waiting for...

This is the ONE.

One Naples is going to be at a level and caliber like nothing that has ever come before it to this beautiful city we have come to call our own. There will be two main residences referred to as the Tower Residences and the Bay Residences. The location will be very close to the beaches, shopping, restaurants, and the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on Vanderbilt Beach. Fifth Avenue and it's European resembling styled shops are just a few minutes away. Capture the elite flare and lifestyle only so elegant and true to Naples.

Plans for One Naples were already released by Stock Development. The indication and plan at this time is that it will have 300 residential units with 25,000 square feet of retail space including a coffee shop. There will also be a restaurant and deli shop with several floors of parking. The high rise will be 14 stories high and will be accompanied by a 75 boat slip marina which will be for private ownership. 128 residences initially now down from 140 to start being built.

Stock Development is a developer that our teams believes in and we take pride is sharing any and all of their work with future and potential clients. We hope to be able to represent several buyers when One Naples is finally released for sale. With regards to construction time estimates it is projected to take 24 months for the high rise, 16 months for the mid rise and 12 months for the low rise buildings all in all. 

The Marina store will continue to have a public store including fueling purchases for boaters alike. The Marina itself will be private. The restaurant and coffee shop will be open to the public along with the newly planned real estate office. Stock development cares about the community from what we have seen and they are always open to feedback from the public.

One Naples in the News

Interesting News Article in Gulfshore Magazine Regarding One Naples

Additional News Article - Suffolk Chosen to Built One Naples

One Naples Development Approved by Commisioners - March 1, 2021

This is going to be a legendary property with a finite level of luxury...

 Contact us on One Naples and we will be glad to share all of the latest with you 239-595-3288.

3 Additional & New Luxury Real Estate Developments in Naples:

Newest and Active MLS Listings at Eleven Eleven Central in Naples, Florida

Newest Active MLS Listings at Tides at Bayfront in Naples, Florida

Newest Active MLS Listings at Omega at Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, Florida

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

March 19, 2022

The Most Expensive $68 Million Naples Listing Is Not What You Might Think It Is?

Luxury Golf Course - Real Estate News

$68 Million Dollar Listing - Most Expensive Active Naples Lease in MLS

Property Description

The Wilderness Country Club Land Lease is now available for purchase. The Land Lease encompasses all of the Wilderness Golf Course Lands, along with all the land beneath the road ways, amenities, entry gate and beneath the New Club House that is approved for construction, approximately 150 +/- Acres. (See exhibit showing Land Lease Area in Yellow) The Land Lease Payment currently is $751,500.00 +/- Dollars Per Year, the payment is adjusted every 5 years, based on the Cost-Of-Living Index for those past 5 years, next adjustment will occur in May of 2023. The Land Lease expires / terminates on June 17th, 2072 whereby all lands contained in the Land Lease will revert to the ownership of the then owner of the Land Lease. The attached exhibits Demonstrate Development Possibilities for either Condominiums or Single-Family Lots (Development can Occur Only With The Permission of the Residents of the Wilderness Country Club and its Board of Directors and proper transfer of development property). See attached Exhibits and Property Highlights.

Wilderness Country Club Land Lease - $68 Million

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

Listing information and property description courtesy of William Raveis Real Estate.

March 18, 2022

Sanibel Seashells - A Collector's Dream Come True in Florida's Prestigious Real Estate Beach Life Capital

Luxury Living on Sanibel and the Spoils of Seashell Collecting

When you think of beaches, you might dream of gorgeous sea shells that litter the white sandy shores around the globe. Though there are many coastlines in Florida alone that display a beautiful array of sea shells, no other beach can compare to the beaches of Sanibel. Sanibel Beach in Naples, Florida is one of the most acclaimed beaches in all of South Florida. This array of beach finery, stunning white sand, and clear cyan waters make for a perfect summer get-away. Sanibel is everything a beach lover could ever dream of, it is truly everything and more. From taking a stroll during sunset to collecting sea shells with your family, Sanibel is the perfect place. Many tourists and local Floridians alike find Sanibel to be the island of their choice.

The beaches of Sanibel and Captiva make up a barrier island off the coast of Florida. Sanibel is technically a separate island, however it is still easily accessible from the city of Naples and the surrounding cities as well. They are only a short drive away from each other. One of the most popular activities associated with Sanibel Beach is sea shell gathering, also known as shelling. Shelling on Sanibel could be described as incredibly fun, and even addicting. Sanibel Island and Captiva Island have even been deemed as “The Shell Islands”. Shelling is so popular that many artists even make wonderful art pieces only using the shells that they have collected from the shores of Sanibel. This pastime is not only entertaining, it can also be the foundation for memories that will last forever. 

What truly separates Sanibel shelling from the many beaches across the world is the way the coast of Sanibel island receives its large shell assortment. Because of the sweeping currents of the Gulf of Mexico, and wide sloping geography, Sanibel is the perfect place for a wealth of sea shells to be deposited onto the shores. The shell variety ranges from anything to Conch Shells, or even the rare Junonia Shells. As you can imagine, many people would love to settle down and spend their lives living on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The real estate on Sanibel is just as lush and opulent as the beaches that surround these homes. Luxury beachfront condos and villas are also great options to consider.

There is a diverse range of single family home styles and accommodations for your every need. From luxurious condominiums, to breath-taking mansions, Sanibel can promise you the highest quality of living that it has available. When owning a property on Sanibel, you’ll be able to walk from the beach right onto your exquisite beach-front patio. With a tropical cocktail, your sandals squishing on fine sand, and the sunset illuminating the ocean with golden colors, you will feel as if you were walking a tropical dream. To the breezy warm weather, and the relaxed, luxury palm tree life, Sanibel is practically a tropical resort of the finest collection of portfolio realty in the world. Sanibel simply put is one of the most exceptional real estate opportunities ever.

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

March 6, 2022

5 Must See New Ultra High End Luxury Naples Listings in March 2022

New Listings Released in MLS - Ultra Prime Luxury Real Estate in Naples, Florida

Just this past week we have seen 5 really beautifully crafted. new listings come on the market in the MLS. Below, we are providing more detailed information on all five of these spectacular homes located in the heart of Naples' luxury district. Each property is close to the beach and to all of the fine dining and shopping currently available in Naples, Florida. All 5 of these new properties have been on them market for only 6 days or less. They are the newest of the new in what Naples luxury real estate has to offer. All of them are also single family homes built with pristine craftsmanship at the highest level in finishes and will make any fine home buyer want to melt as they go through them to preview their new dream home. Naples Florida is home to some of the best real estate in the country and our Naples Agent blog and news section is meant to bring you the latest information and listings when they come on the market. 


835 Cassena Rd, Naples, FL 34108

Full Baths
Half Bath


Newest and Active Pine Ridge Luxury Listing Offered for $7,500,000


3300 Crayton Rd, Naples, FL 34103

Full Baths
Half Bath


Newest and Active Moorings Luxury Listing Offered for $7,500,000


185 Tupelo Rd, Naples, FL 34108

Full Baths
Half Bath


Newest and Active Pine Ridge Luxury Listing Offered for $12,500,000


376 1st Ave N, Naples, FL 34102

Full Baths
Half Bath


Newest and Active Olde Naples Luxury Listing Offered for $8,950,000


1493 2nd Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

Full Baths
Half Bath


Newest and Active Mangrove Bay Luxury Listing Offered for $7,900,000

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

March 1, 2022

Pelican Bay's Tranquil Sensations


Pelican Bay, Naples - Community Spotlight


Coral Ridge Properties bought 2,330 acres from Barron Collier in 1972, intending to develop the shoreline while maintaining the densely wooded region. Pelican Bay, formerly known as Clam Bay, is an example of environmental design, having conserved mangroves while allowing greater density structures to be erected on the fringes of Naples' shores. The end effect is a seamless blend of Florida's natural beauty with the luxury of Naples. Pelican Bay is a master-planned coastal area comprised of gated and non-gated communities linked by lush flora and fauna, ponds, and native Florida trees that always delight pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists.


Beachfront restaurants are rare in Naples due to commercial development limitations, but homeowners of Pelican Bay enjoy exclusive access to three of their own. At the Sandbar Restaurant, Sunset Cafe and Marker 36, inhabitants can enjoy a wonderful meal, listening to waves wash near the shore with all types of birdlife and snowbirds playing in the sand. At the Ritz Carlton in Naples on the Beach there is Gumbo Limbo. Residents of Pelican Bay will tell you that the atmosphere in their neighborhood is both bustling and peaceful. While there are several opportunities to challenge your body and mind at world-class sporting facilities, there are also innumerable choices to simply relax on the beach and do nothing. Many homeowners choose to stay on the property since Pelican Bay is its self- contained universe with a tram system on par with Disney's. However, Waterside Shops, a magnificent, premium open-air shopping experience, is only a few miles away, and Artis Naples (previously the Philharmonic) offers nationally famous performances and concerts. Pelican Bay is indeed a beautiful combination of culture and natural beauty. The real estate is on a completely whole new level. We will delve into that next.


Pelican Bay real estate consists mostly of apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family houses ranging in size from medium (three or four bedrooms) to small (studio to two bedrooms). The owners inhabit the majority of the residential real estate. In Pelican Bay 23 Listings are active at the time of this blog in March 2022. With vacant condos or residences being a common occurrence. This may happen in vacation regions and communities heavily populated by college students, where some apartments may be idle while school is not in session. However, in season during the winter months Naples completely comes to life. If you reside here all year, you may notice that many of the buildings in your area are quite and vacant in the summertime.


High-rise and low-rise condos and townhomes with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and wooded state parks are the most typical Pelican Bay properties. Single-family homes, villas, and coach homes are also popular. Most luxury houses are enclosed inside gated or non-gated neighborhoods, and each subdivision has its own architectural identity. Bay Colony is the most prestigious gated locality, with its own private facilities, and coastal high-rises. The Strand, a gated community inside a gated community with twelve spectacular beachfront houses is a must see. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort and Naples Grande are two premium resort options inside this exclusive golf and beach enclave. Residents of Pelican Bay also have access to world-class tennis courts, a 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course, and nearly two miles of sugary white sand beaches. How refreshing is that, knowing you might just be pursuing one of the great real estate locations in all of Florida. The first time our team here at Naples Agent saw it we new we would never leave.


Pelican Bay Local News

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