For most people when you mention an alley in Naples, they automatically think of the world famous Alligator Alley aka HWY 41. What most don't know is that much of the charm of Old Naples is born from the city having many little alley ways running parallel with the streets and avenues. Some are paved, some are dirt and gravel, while others have been captured by local home owners and landscaped into the property itself. Alleys have been a huge aesthetic enhancement to the city as they allow homes to place their garage doors in the rear of the property leaving a beautiful facade when observed from the curb. They serve to hide trash and recycling bins from muddling up the road ways on collection days. And they add some privacy by creating space from your neighbors. All in all they are wonderful!
As far as I know only a few of these alleys have been given a name through the city. One of these being
This is a well maintained alley stretching behind the homes and condos between 5th Street South and 4th Street South and running parallel to 10th and 11th Avenue South.
Nestled along Preston Alley is Isla Mar, a small enclave of condominiums that sit 4 blocks from the white sand beach and blue water of the Gulf. You can stroll down Preston Alley for only a block before you find yourself on 3rd Street South amongst the shops, art galleries, and restaurants. 1010 5th Street South is currently available for sale with an asking price below appraised value. This condo (end unit) features south and west exposure and a open floor plan making it light and bright. If you don't feel like dining in one of the many top rated restaurants in the neighborhood then the stone floors, granite counters, and a gas cook top are perfect for a chef. It boasts the unique amenity of an attached 2 car garage with a huge loft for extra storage. Many upgrades have been made by the seller including electric shutters, dehumidifier w/ heppa clean-air filter, surround sound, security system, and a private patio/extra parking space. A spacious screened lanai overlooks the large pool/spa providing convenient access to plenty of outdoor space. Isla Mar is pet friendly!
The condo sits along Preston Alley and can be your piece of paradise.
For more information on real estate in Old Naples please contact Adam Carriero at 239-641-3876
. 18 years of experience in selling downtown Naples, Florida.