Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo Market and the Luxuries Afforded - by Shaun Dalton


Vanderbilt beach is now bringing a new level of luxury to the north end of Naples. Once regarded as mostly older smaller buildings and not much ativity around. That is changing. Mercato has created a vibrant "Uptown" arena for shops and happening restaurants. Since the beachfront market is smaller physically in this area, the laws of supply and demand have taken effect.

There are currently 35 active listings on Vanderbilt beach with Gulf front views on the beach. YTD in 2013 there are currently 44 sales pending and closed. This works out to only about a 7 month inventory of properties for sale. Extremely healthy stats in any market.

There are two new "Flagship" ultra-luxury condo buildings crowning this area. One is Moraya Bay comprised of residences in excess of 4,000 sq ft of living area. Moraya Bay has enjoyed over 23 sales this year totalling more than $75,000,000.. At $3,000,000-$5,000,000 they are the new pinnacle in luxury condos with modern flair and creature comforts. Private resident fully staffed restaurant and concierge included.

Just as high of quality but recessed just inside the inlet of Wiggin's Pass is AQUA, a smaller ultra-luxury building of only 48 residences in the first tower. The units here encompass 9 floors plus two penthouse levels. They are between 3,500-5,500 sq ft of living space and are priced from $1.25m to almost $3m for the largest penthouse. Although not on the sand they share the island lifestyle with Pelican Isle Yacht club. Floating docks and marina right out your back door is something not attainable on the beach. The amenities at AQUA are incomparable, for instance, steam rooms and luxurious locker rooms accent a wonderful gym, mesmerizing social rooms and a private theatre room as well as a 9th floor sky lounge. Those that want to hit they beach simply jump aboard one of the beach shuttle boats and whisk away to either county park Barefoot Beach on the north side of the pass or State park Wiggin's Pass to the south for adventure and pristine undeveloped Paradise Coast Beaches.


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