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December
6

Seashells SWFL

Did you know that Southwest Florida is considered one of the best places in North America to search for seashells? SWFL has become a world-class destination for shell seekers of all ages. There are more than 400 species of shells to be found in the region, and even those new to shelling have a great chance to find something special. Our real estate agents have all of the details on the best beaches for finding seashells in SWFL.

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October
18

Paddleboarding Naples

Part surfing, part kayaking, all nature, paddleboarding is one of the best ways to experience the waterfront beauty of the Paradise Coast. Whether you're brand new to paddleboarding or you've got plenty of experience, local paddleboard rental shops offer everything you need to enjoy a day on the water and experience the natural beauty of the Paradise Coast from a whole new perspective. Our real estate agents have all of the info you need to start your next paddleboarding adventure around the Paradise Coast.

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October
11

Boating

Whether you're a brand new boating enthusiast or an experienced pro of the high seas, you won't find a better destination than the Paradise Coast to call home. This slice of coast in Southwest Florida is home to countless islands, natural attractions, fishing spots, and boat-friendly businesses that make it easy to explore by sea. Ready to dive in? Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on why the Paradise Coast is a boater's paradise.

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July
5

Paradise Coast Beaches

The Paradise Coast is incredibly beautiful, and it's dotted with beaches where you can walk in the soft sand, sunbathe, and cool off in the water. It's no wonder so many people come to the beaches during the summer months! Explore these beaches along the Paradise Coast this summer.

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January
18

Collier County Nature SpotsOne reason residents of Naples love living in Collier County is the endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Southwest Florida's year-round warmth and sprawling outdoor spaces offer plenty of fun in the sun. If you're looking for new ways to spend time in nature, our real estate agents encourage you to try these fun, outdoor activities in Collier County.

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October
13

Pasta in Naples

Pasta pairs perfectly with so many meals, whether you're enjoying some classic Italian cooking or creating a dish with fresh, local seafood. No matter what you love to eat, the Paradise Coast is one of the best places in the country if you're looking for a wide variety of great food close to home. National Pasta Day is around the corner on October 17th, so now is an excellent time to sample fresh pasta from some of the amazing Italian restaurants located in Paradise Coast communities. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on where to find fresh pasta and fantastic meals on the Paradise Coast.

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September
29

The sun-kissed shores of the Gulf offer sublime relaxation that feels like a permanent vacation. Our real estate agents encourage you to fall in love with your dream home in Naples or on Marco Island without ever leaving home. Virtually tour these stunning properties and discover the Southwest Florida lifestyle.

13915 Old Coast Rd

  • 13915 Old Coast Rd. Unit 2202, Naples, FL 34110 | Listed by Doreen Doyle and Gabriele H. Vretta, PA
    Rise up in the private elevator to the 22nd floor and enjoy views for miles in this amazing unit. Lavish features include custom closets, wooden floors, gorgeous counters and cabinetry, and opulent finishes from floor to ceiling. This unit includes a two-car garage space. Residents also have full access to Kalea Bay's five-star resort lifestyle amenities, including an open-air fitness center, pickleball, tennis courts, negative edge pool, and rooftop terrace.

4021 Gulf Shore

  • 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Unit 1106, Naples, FL 34103 | Listed by Bua Bell Group
    This sumptuous owners' suite includes a luxurious grand salon, customized kitchen, morning room, and a full panoramic beach layout. Residents and guests alike will feel on top of the world in this three-bedroom complete with a den. Customized features and designer touches adorn every inch of the space. Residents will also enjoy the rich amenities of The Brittany, including a fitness room, beachfront pool, spa, and tennis courts.

357 Morning Glory Lane

  • 357 Morning Glory Ln., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Debbie Bur
    This recently-completed charming Southern-style home invites you to live a life of luxury. Just over 4,000 square feet contains three bedrooms, a den, four full bathrooms and one partial, a six-car garage, and golf course views that will make you long for the tee. You'll spend the evening rocking back and forth on the generous porch after an afternoon spent in the pool. Additional features include a winding staircase and elevator, 23-foot ceilings, oversized bedrooms, and access to the recently remodeled Hideaway clubhouse restaurants.

4201 Gulf Shore

  • 4201 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Unit 401, Naples, FL 34103 | Listed by Earls-Lappin Team
    Live the easy life on Gulf Shore Boulevard in this remarkable unit. The spacious layout includes a den, family room, great room, laundry room, and a screened-in balcony. This corner unit includes both sunrise and sunset views. Residents will enjoy access to Le Jardin's fantastic amenities such as fitness center, massage rooms, and tennis courts. Residents are also offered two garage spaces and the option to purchase a boat dock adjacent to the unit.

176 S Collier Blvd

  • 176 S. Collier Blvd. Unit 808, Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Natalie Kirstein
    Move-in ready on the stunning shores of Marco Island, this fantastic unit features updated bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen. Turnkey coastal contemporary finishes create a haven for buyers searching for fine luxury living. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms offer plenty of space for residents and guests. Residents will also enjoy The Prince amenities, including a fitness center, pool, tennis and pickleball courts.

Don't wait to tour these homes virtually from the comfort of your own home. To schedule an in-person tour of the wonderful Naples homes for sale in our luxury portfolio, contact us today!

September
14

Brunch Spots Paradise Coast

Avocado toast, mimosas, bloody marys, and eggs benedict, whatever your brunch favorites might be, the Paradise Coast is full of many local restaurants ready to serve you a tasty morning meal! Our real estate agents love the local culinary scene, and that includes the fantastic brunch options. Plan your next brunch outing or takeout experience with our list of brunch hotspots along the Paradise Coast. 

  1. EJ's Bayfront Café – 469 Bayfront Pl., Naples, FL 34102
    The title of Naples Best Brunch is upheld week after week at EJ's Bayfront Café. This award-winning restaurant uses locally sourced fresh ingredients in their breakfast and lunch items. Choose from a delicious selection of skillets, benedicts, and scrambles. If you want something for your sweet tooth, they've got you covered with pancakes, french toast, and waffle options on the menu. 

  2. Bonita Brunch – 26381 S. Tamiami Trail #140, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
    As you tour our Bonita Springs homes for sale, you'll be pleased to find Southwest Florida's favorite family diner only a few blocks away. Bonita Brunch has sweet and savory concoctions for breakfast and lunch. On the sweet side, choose their fruit crepes with Nutella and berries. Looking for something savory? Their skillets come in tasty options like greek, southern, and steak. 

  3. Skillets – 4710 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103
    While you're out searching for Naples homes for sale, you'll surely notice many Skillets locations around the Paradise Coast. This restaurant, founded in Naples 25 years ago, uses its heritage of baking and premium ingredients to serve up fantastic lunch and breakfast treats. Menu options include made from scratch potato pancakes, decadent crepes, and waffles with a variety of toppings. All their locations are open for dine-in and curbside pickup, or order from them on DoorDash. 

  4. Jane's Café on 3rd – 1209 3rd St. South, Naples, FL 34102
    Jane's Café on 3rd
    is an award-winning breakfast and lunch spot in Old Downtown Historic Naples. Serving breakfast all day in a beautiful courtyard, you can enjoy a lovely cocktail alongside one of their Bourbon Vanilla Belgian Waffles. Topped with warm, organic maple syrup and sugar, you can add fresh fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips.

  5. Perk & Brew Coffee Shop Café – 1021 Cape Coral Parkway E. Unit A, Cape Coral, FL 33904
    Perk & Brew Coffee Shop Café is a fantastic place to hang out and consider which Cape Coral homes for sale are your favorite. Their extensive coffee selection is only rivaled by their great breakfast and lunch offerings. Stop in and enjoy a meal off of their new and improved menu. Plus, you'll be able to check out local artwork while you dine. This cafe displays local artists' work on the walls. See one you like? They are all available for you to purchase and support the local art scene! 

Would you love to live within a short drive of the best cafes on the Paradise Coast? Contact us today to tour our homes for sale throughout Naples, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral.

June
24

Our real estate agents invite you to explore the Paradise Coast from the comfort of your own home. From waterside estates to grand homes on the golf course, these amazing properties must be seen to be believed!

3787 Fort Charles Drive

  • 3787 Fort Charles Dr., Naples, FL 34102 | Listed by Bill Earls and Larry Lapin - Virtual Tour Available Here
    This Naples masterpiece of a property is a must-see, and not just because the price has been recently changed. Five-bedrooms, five-bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms surround a spacious open-concept two-story floorplan. Resting on the water of Man O War Cove, the luxurious features of this 7,200 square-foot home are jaw-dropping.  

    555 Regatta Rd

  • 555 Regatta Rd., Naples, FL 34103 | Listed by Tade Bua-Bell and Emily K. Bua - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Retreat into serenity in this fabulous West Indies styled home. The owner's suite features a spa-like bath area with a custom Kohler shower system and a floating tub. Three additional guest suites are outfitted with ensuite baths and double closets. An amazing outdoor oasis features a large summer kitchen, pool, spa, covered lanai, and a stunning combination of waterfalls and fire accents. 
    7090 Sandalwood Lane
  • 7090 Sandalwood Ln., Naples, FL 34109 | Listed by Shirlene Elkins - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Close enough to everything that Naples has to offer yet far enough to provide the right amount of privacy, this countryside home is a perfect oasis for single families. It's move-in ready and will dazzle owners with its expansive living area that flows elegantly to the outdoor summer kitchen and pool. Upgrades galore are yours to discover. With a separate Casita ideal for multipurpose use, this Naples home checks all of the boxes!

    16715 Enclave Circle

  • 16715 Enclave Cir., Naples, FL 34110 | Listed by Wendy Mease - Virtual Tour Available Here 
    A custom home built in 2019, this property offers refined coastal living with a contemporary flair. Soaring ceiling and a spacious open-concept floor plan offer plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and hosting short-term guests. The crystal wood cabinetry and quartz countertops of the custom gourmet kitchen are only rivaled by the custom-designed pool with spillover spa. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a den, this home was custom built for endless good times.

    15168 Fiddlesticks Boulevard

  • 15168 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Listed by Susan Yarab and Karin Purdy - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Spend every night watching the sunset over the 13th tee in this grand estate within the Fiddlesticks Country Club. Situated alongside the Long Mean Golf Course, this home features five bedrooms which each have their own sitting areas, walk-in closets, and private ensuite bathrooms. Although the sprawling great room and railing balcony are impressive, owners will love the two custom-built Tiki huts that invite you to spend hours lounging by the pool.

    6055 Shallows Way

  • 6055 Shallows Way, Naples, FL 34109 | Listed by Deb Gladchun - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Located in the premier Wilshire Lakes community, this lovely four-bedroom, three-bathroom two-story home is perfect for families as well as pets. New amenities line the home, including a new roof, new air conditioning unit, newer hot water tank, and newly screened pool cage. The top floor features a loft space and two guest bedrooms while the master suite, another guest bedroom, dining area, kitchen, and living space rest on the main floor. 

Want to learn more about these stunning properties? Contact us today to schedule virtual tours of these stunning Naples homes for sale!

May
21

Takeout Options Naples

Restaurants along the Paradise Coast are beginning to offer limited seating in their dining room following Florida's latest guidelines. While many of our favorite restaurants are beginning to open their doors again, if you still aren't comfortable going out or you just want to maintain extra social distance, then there are still plenty of takeout and delivery options. Ready to skip cooking this weekend? Our real estate agents have all the details on 7 great local restaurants currently offering takeout on the Paradise Coast.

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