Monthly Archives: October 2016

For Sale – 2714 Callista Court #204 Naples, FL 34114

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Callista in Fiddler’s Creek!

This luxury residence is an upper floor unit with private courtyard entry. Upgraded features include travertine marble floors, crown molding, custom paint with accent walls in every room, faux painting, glassed-in lanai overlooking lake, wood flooring in study, and impact glass windows and sliders.

The kitchen features GE Monogram appliances, paneled refrigerator and dishwasher, granite counters and French white cabinetry. The master bath includes a seamless glass shower and private marble water closet.

This residence is close to the village pool in Fiddler’s Creek, which was named Community of the Year for two consecutive years.

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016 on 5th Ave

Guests get to enjoy live music, trick-or-treating, costume contests, movies and much more at the Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016 on October 31st.Do you remember how excited you got when it was time to dress up and go trick-or-treating?  Today’s parents worry about their children’s safety when going door-to-door on October 31st.  Instead of doing that, bring the kids or grandkids to the Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016.

What: Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016
Where: 5th Ave South (649 5th Ave S)
When: Monday, October 31st, 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Contact: 5th Ave South (239) 692-8436

Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016

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Come see 5th Ave South transformed into a spooky street festival.  The Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016 event offers activites fit for man, child AND beast.  What does that mean?  Sign up for costume contests for your kids (ages 0-14).  Dress yourself up and enter the adult costume contest (ages 15+).  Get Fido and Fluffy involved with the fun pet costume contest.  Pre-register for any of these contests for just $10 per person/animal.  If you wait until the day of the event, it will cost you $15 each.  A portion of the money raised from the pet contest benefits our local animal rescue operation.

Businesses in the area offer goodies for little trick-or-treaters during the Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016.  Everyone of any age is welcome to participate in fun Halloween-themed activities.  Didn’t dress up?  Get your face painted!  Live music, a group street dance, crafts, animal exhibits and more keep everyone entertained throughout the evening.  And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, throw some cartoons in the mix.  A giant movie screen will be set up to show family-friendly holiday cartoons and movies after dark.

The Naples Halloween Spooktacular 2016 partnered up with Young Life New Collier as their charity of choice this year.  Visitors can show support for Young Life by donating $5 per person upon entry to the festival.  More is welcome.  Everything is appreciated.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016 and Fundraiser

Buy your tickets today for the Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016 at Mercato. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of SW Florida.Leave the trick-or-treating to the kids.  You deserve a little fun in October, too.  Since Oktoberfest ended earlier this month, why not come to the Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016 this weekend?  You get to enjoy some of the finest craft beers around while also raising money for the Ronald McDonald House.

What: Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016
Where: Mercato (9132 Strada Pl)
When: Saturday, October 22nd, 5pm to 8pm
Admission: $35 in advance/$40 at the gate
Contact: Mercato (239) 254-1080

Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016

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Nothing but the best passes your lips at the Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016.  More than 60 of the finest craft beers from some of the country’s best breweries are featured at the Mercato this Saturday night.  The spotlight, of course, shines brightest on Florida brews.  Big Top, Islamorada, 3 Daughters, Riptide, Goose Island and Fat Point are just a few of the breweries pouring throughout the evening.  If beer isn’t your cup of tea, the Wicked Dolphin offers rum tastings.

Of course, you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach.  Silverspot, Naples Flatbread, Masa, Stage Deli and The Pub provide fantastic food from their talented chefs.  This will cost you a little extra.  But it is well worth the price!

Get your tickets for the Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016 early for the best price.  Purchase them online at the Ronald McDonald House website here.  Your online purchase awards you early admission to the festival.  You get in at 4pm.  Procrastinators pay an extra $5 per person ($40 at the gate) and have to wait until 5pm to enter.

As I stated above, proceeds from the Naples Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival 2016 benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida.  They provide food, lodging, transportation and support services for families who must travel for their child’s cancer treatment.  They also offer scholarships to high school students and grants to other deserving children’s charities.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale – 8409 Bent Creek Way Naples, FL 34114

1-viewBeautiful 3-Bedroom Single Family Home with Lake View!

Low HOA fees in quaint, popular village. Enjoy a bicycle ride around the neighborhood or an easy distance to the village pool. Conveniently located close to the breathtaking clubhouse with resort-style pools, spa, fine and casual poolside dining, tennis, state-of-the-art fitness center and classes, lush landscaping, spa services and extensive activities and events. Optional golf, beach and marina memberships available. Close to theater, arts, shopping and executive airport. Community of the year for two years!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.8409BentCreek.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 180 Seaview Court #415 Marco Island, FL 34145

1-living-roomGorgeous 2-Bedroom Furnished Waterfront Condo on Marco Island Beach!

Imagine watching spectacular sunsets each and every day from your own private balcony overlooking Marco Island’s picturesque Crescent Beach. Enjoy your totally renovated front residence beachfront condominium with forever water and beach views from every room.

Incredible attention to detail throughout this beautifully furnished condominium with updated kitchen and baths. The gorgeous open-concept kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinetry and breakfast bar. Both bathrooms have also been exquisitely renovated.

2-view-from-lanaiSpend your day enjoying the beach, or take advantage of the amenities that this building has to offer including a large heated pool, a barbecue grill and outdoor entertaining space, free wireless internet access in the community room and a library. A covered parking space is included, along with access to ample guest parking.

Surrounded by dozens of excellent restaurants and shops, this location also provides easy access to all island activities. Come discover your own piece of paradise on this award-winning island. Schedule your tour today and live the fantastic island lifestyle that you have been dreaming about for so long.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.180Seaview-415.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

Naples Boat Show 2016 – Bigger and Better Than Ever

You'll find everything from 9 ft aluminum boats to 65 ft yachts at the Naples Boat Show 2016 Oct 15th & 16th. Get ready for boating season today.One of the great things about living in our Naples community is the access to beautiful waterways.  These havens provide the perfect location for fishing, sailing or just tooling around the bay.  Want to sail?  Need a boat?  No matter what the size, you’re bound to find it at the Naples Boat Show 2016.

What: Naples Boat Show 2016
Where: Naples City Dock (12th Ave S) & Crayton Cove
When: October 15 & 16, 10am to 6pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Tiffany Sawyer-Schank, Executive Director, MIACC (239) 682-0900 or via email

Naples Boat Show 2016

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The Naples Boat Show 2016 is unlike any other boat show you may have been to before.  For one thing, this show takes it from the land to the sea.  On land, organizations like Castaway Customs, Bathfitters and SeaTech Marine Outfitters show you the latest safety gear and accessories for your boat.  You’ll see trawlers, bass boats, Cuddy cabins, cabin cruisers and fishing boats.  Want something larger and more luxurious?  Will a 65 foot yacht work for you?  Then, go to Crayton Cove to see exquisite yachts and sailboats from distinguished dealers such as Galati Yacht Sales, Marine Max Naples Yacht Center and Burkard Yacht Sales.

Parking for the Naples Boat Show 2016 is available at the city parking garages located at 400 8th St S and 801 6th Ave S.  The public parking lot located at 8th Ave & 8th St can accommodate boat show traffic.  So can the 3rd Ave & 7th St parking lot.  Park at any of these locations to catch the free shuttle to and from the boat show during show hours.

Come see why the Naples Boat Show 2016 has been named the premier in-water boat show in Southwest Florida.  Visit Naples City Dock and Crayton Cove this Saturday.  You just might come home with a brand new toy for next season.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Naples Prepares for Hurricane Matthew: So Should You

Naples prepares for Hurricane Matthew ahead of its projected landfall late Oct 6th/early Oct 7th, 2016. Are you prepared? These last minute tips may help.By now, you’ve heard about Hurricane Matthew.  Haiti received a blow from Matthew on Tuesday, leaving devastation behind.  Cuba and the Bahamas found themselves in the hurricane’s path as well.  Even though it appears to be moving along Florida’s eastern coastline, Naples prepares for Hurricane Matthew.  So should you.

While its trajectory seems to be following the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the southern US, Hurricane Matthew’s power may be felt as far west as the Naples area tomorrow.  Governor Rick Scott already declared a state of emergency earlier this week in preparation for the Category 4 hurricane.  As of Thursday afternoon, only Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Johns and Volusia Counties are under mandatory evacuation.  Voluntary evacuation orders have been issued for Broward, Clay, DeSoto, Duval, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Palm Beach and Lucie Counties.  So far, no evacuation orders have been put in place for Collier County.  You can track Hurricane Matthew on AccuWeather’s website here.

How Naples Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

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The first and probably most important way for Naples residents to prepare for Hurricane Matthew is to follow official warnings.  As I stated above, Collier County is not under any evacuation orders right now.  That could change as the hurricane hits land Friday.  To keep up to date with the latest information on Hurricane Matthew, you can visit Florida Disaster’s website, call the Florida Emergency Information Line at (800) 342-3557 or sign up for text alerts by texting FLPrepares to 888777.

According to FEMA, flying debris accounts for a major portion of injuries during hurricanes.  Board up your windows and doors.  Clear any debris from outside your home as well.  To protect from possible flooding, you may want to fill sandbags and pile them up around the perimeter of your home.

“Be prepared” is not just a Boy Scout motto.  It’s good sense.  Have a bag packed and ready to take with you near the exit of your home (front door or garage door).  The bag should contain several changes of clothing, toiletries and any medications needed for the owner of the bag.  Keep one bag for each individual in your home.  Mark it clearly on the outside with that person’s name, age, phone number, address and emergency contact info.  If they have any medical conditions that emergency services might need to know, attach a tag with that info to the bag as well.

Have an emergency exit strategy in place.  Discuss this with your family members ahead of time.  Designate a relative or friend who lives outside the area as your emergency contact.  In case you and your family are separated, this is the person each of you needs to contact.  They can coordinate information between all of you.  Your priority should be to be safe.  You don’t want to be worried about where your other family members are at that time.

For more information about how to be ready for any natural disasters in the future, download FEMA’s hurricane preparedness report here.  Good luck.  Stay safe.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos