Naples Luxury Real Estate News

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.


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


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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Best Priced Luxury Vacant Land Available in Port Royal Naples

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

July 17, 2021

Our New Logos are Finally Here Keeping with the Ultra Luxury Look and Appeal

When creating a new luxury logo for our site we wanted to keep with the classy vintage look and image. Being that luxury real estate is our specialty we believe that the needs to match the market we specialize in have been met. Naples is a very unique and special place and the real estate here is no different.

Our team is comprised of the best real estate agents and brokers available who all focus on their career full time. We impose providing the best customer service in a world where there is much noise and distraction. Waterfront estates and ocean view condos is our area of focus.

There is no better place we would choose to market and advertise than Naples Florida and it's surrounding islands. This is our home, we live here, we work here, and we play here. The ultimate dream place to be.

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

June 18, 2021

Naples 5th Avenue Florida - Fine Dining Complimented by Luxury Cars

What Makes 5th Avenue a Southwest Florida Staple

I remember the first time that I saw 5th avenue and the reaction it had on me. I was actually left so intrigued that I wanted to be back sooner rather than later. There is a certain euphoria about it. Starting with all the beautiful European style restaurants complimented by the people strolling, you start to feel like you are in France or Italy. Naples in and of itself is already a city that is influenced by many European traditions, including the luxury home architectural styles.

Maybe it is the fact that this little American city feels like you are somewhere else. Maybe it has something to do with all the exotic imported cars lining it's streets. Or, maybe quite simply, it is a combination of them all. Whatever it is, 5th Ave. continues to attract thousands of visitors and residents to it's location over and over again, time and time again.

Ferraris on 5th/Cars on 5th

Gulfshore Life is Naples' go to luxury magazine. Several amazing articles can be found inside it's pages discussing the amazing car extravaganza event. Next year's gathering will take place on February 3-5, 2022. This year's was on February 4-6th. What used to be called Ferrari's on 5th is now referred to as Cars on 5th.

Many exotic luxury brands will be represent here and if you are lucky you may see a Bugatti or Maybach. This year will be considered it's 17th annual celebration. It is hard to believe this amazing get together is coming up on 20 years in no time. It is already considered the largest one day annual event in all of Naples, FL. As each year passes, new record levels of donations are being set for a good cause.

This year 2020 was a record-breaking $501,000 raised towards benefiting the St. Matthew's House. This is just another fine example of what this incredible community in Naples Florida is capable of doing when good hearts come together. Naples is not just about the luxury lifestyle and high quality real estate. Fifth Avenue South is another well defined resource full or impressive and new information. Naples is the absolute discerning place to call home.

Cars on 5th Naples Florida - Official Website

Naples Luxury Real Estate Update:

Active and Newest Port Royal Luxury Homes

Active and Newest Aqualane Shores Luxury Homes

Active and Newest Coquina Sands Luxury Homes

Active and Newest Moorings Luxury Homes

Active and Newest Park Shore Luxury Homes

Active and Newest Olde Naples Luxury Homes

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

May 26, 2021

Arriving in Naples Florida - Aerial Overhead Image of Beachfront Luxury Real Estate May 2021

April 22, 2021

Fort Myers International Airport Offers Classy New Boat On Display at Airport

When arriving at Fort Myers airport and casually walking around the airport you will know that you have arrived in beautiful southwest Florida. There is this brand new stunning boat on display to help all those who have ever dreamed about boating make it a reality. We just had to share this amazing photo with our readers. Finally, a really great idea on display at the airport for everyone to enjoy.

Naples Active Boating Real Estate

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

March 7, 2021

Ave Maria - Naples Newest Luxury Homes Priced Between $500,000 and $1 Million [Master Planned Community]

More Than Twenty (20) Models Open Every Day to Preview

A well thought out master planned community in Southwest Florida. New construction homes in the area built by Del Webb, Lennar, CC Homes and Pulte Homes, are all being offered with wonderful incentives all while creating amazing opportunities for everyone. New homeowner's coming to Naples may really want to look into Ave Maria is the prices are at a much more comfortable level compared those which are west of I-75.

The one drawback to this community is that the drive is about 30-45 minutes from the beach but those who have bought and live there say that it was well worth it. New construction homes with warranties are typically going to put your mind at ease. Some others have even commented that Ave Maria is like a small town. In the middle is a huge church. Right now in 2021 Ave Maria is considered to be the fastest selling community in all of Collier County.

An active lifestyle neighborhood with all sorts of amenities. Those who purchased here have that sense of feeling like they belong. It's Del Webb portion is exclusive for those of 55+ in age. The charming friendship offered here at all the little restaurants is certainly a refresher to say the least. The small town feel is truly what does it all. A community boasting 18-holes of golf and still fairly new and continuing to be built out. Established originally in 2005, Ave Maria provides a quality lifestyle approximately 25 miles east of Naples downtown.

All 30 Plus Active and Most Up to Date Ave Maria Listings

All 20 Plus Single Family Homes in Ave Maria 2021

All 7 Active Ave Maria Condos for Sale 2021

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye

Feb. 10, 2021

Sanibel Island Unmatched By Any Other Luxury Locale in Southwest Florida

Jan. 7, 2021

Downing Frye Continuing to Make Presence Known in Naples Luxury Real Estate Market - Custom New Logo