Weighing Your Opportunities for Gulf of Mexico Access Properties in Naples, Florida

02/2/13

 
Once you have decided to buy your dream waterfront property in Naples, Florida you have to start looking for a home. Your visions of living on the water with your boat docked in the back yard and the Gulf of Mexico as your playground are about to be realised. Fortunately, Naples has many choices when it comes to waterfront neighborhoods. Each community has a wide price range and many options of style and location.

Starting with Naples premier waterfront community, Port Royal is known throughout the world as a sought after tropical paradise for the wealthy. Port Royal offers the unique amenity of the Port Royal Beach Club, an Old Florida atmosphere with a classic beach front pool. Entry level into this community for a waterfront property is $3.685m while the top of the market is peaking at just over $20m. Port Royal offers large lot sizes with Naples Bay, wide water, and canal views. Most of these homes boast over 100' of water frontage. There are a few opportunities for a home on a dry lot with the ability to purchase a boat garage on Cove Lane. Little Harbor is the only gated waterfront community in downtown Naples and some homes have Port Royal Beach Club membership availability. Lots start in the mid $3m These boat garages seldom come available and when they do they start for around $600-$700k. Port Royal has direct Gulf of Mexico through Gordon Pass. Boaters are very close to 10,000 Islands and Keewayden Island.

Aqualane Shores is the neighborhood that sits between Port Royal and Old Naples. This is a small community stretching from Naples Bay to the beach. The avenues offer a lot of character and everything is within close walking distance to the Naples Pier and 3rd Street South Shopping district. Aqualane Shores is predominantly single-family with one condominium called Aqua Manor. Single-family entry level is $1.8m peaking at just under $8m. Most of the home sites have 100' of water frontage with canal and Naples Bay views. There is direct access to the Gulf of Mexico with no bridges to impede access.

To the north of Old Naples are the neighborhoods of Coquina Sands, Moorings, and Park Shore. These three neighborhoods provide both single-family and condominium waterfront living. The entry level for single-family is just above $1.8m and peak at just under $5.7m. These neighborhoods have meandering cul-de-sacs offering canal and inter-coastal views.

Condominiums start in the low $200k up to $15m. Some condos being offered with docks or have dock rentals available. Docks in the area start at $25k. Some streets have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico while others have bridges impeding access. Boats go through Doctors Pass to gain access to the Gulf waters.

Old Naples does have a few villas and condominiums on Naples Bay with docks starting in the mid $300k going to just below $1.5m. Boat storage is also available starting at $50k. Waterfront in Old Naples provides direct gulf access.

Royal Harbor sits on the east bank of Naples Bay and offers a beautiful single-family neighborhood with both canal and western exposure Naples Bay views with amazing sunsets. Prices range from just below $800k up to $5.5m. Comprised of meandering streets and cul-de-sacs provide for different lot shapes and sizes with varying water frontage. All waterfront homes have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through Gordon Pass.

Conners' Vanderbilt Beach is Naples' most northern waterfront neighborhood. Beginning just north of the Ritz-Carlton Beach Hotel and ending at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. This neighborhood is made up of 17 finger cul-de-sacs all with waterfront homes. Prices start in the mid $600k and peak at just under $3m. This neighborhood offers a completely different boating area with access to the Gulf of Mexico through Wiggins Pass and backwaters stretching to Ft. Myers.

If you would like further information on waterfront real estate or professional consultation please contact Adam Carriero at adam@gcipnaples.com or 239-641-3876.

Please contact Adam Carriero at adam@gcipnaples.com or 239-641-3876. I am available for consultation on the Naples, Florida, market.



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