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2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting

Get into the spirit of the holidays at the 2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting hosted by 5th Ave South. Free admission to the family-friendly fun.Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving.  It’s a time for us to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for over the past year.  What happens next?  Christmas!  Even though we still have 32 days until Christmas Day, get into the spirit of the holiday at the 2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting.  The walk helps you fight back the calories you consumed at Thanksgiving.  The tree lighting just makes everything prettier.

What: 2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting
Where: 701 5th Ave S
When: Thursday, December 1st, 5pm to 8:30pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: 5th Avenue South (239) 692-8436

2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting

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Beginning at 2pm on Thursday, December 1st, all automobile traffic along 5th Ave South stops.  That’s because staff will be getting ready for the 2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting festivities.  At dusk, watch as the the holiday tree lights up to officially kick off the Christmas celebration.  Businesses have festively decorated their storefronts along 5th Ave.  Stores agreed to stay open late especially for this event.  So, stop in to get busy crossing off items on your Christmas list.

Parents, don’t forget your cameras.  Santa says he will be bringing the Mrs. with him to listen to every good little boy and girl’s Christmas wishes.  First, let your little one whisper their holiday dreams into Santa’s ear.  Then, snap a picture with the jolly old elf and his litle lady.  Afterwards, watch as dance troupes perform to Christmas classics.  Also, listen to musical ensembles play and choirs sing traditional holiday tunes as well as modern pieces.

Admission to the 2016 Naples Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting is absolutely free.  So, come out with your friends and family for a fun evening to kick off the holidays.  Fill up on Christmas cheer early.  Happy holidays, everyone.

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3730 Montreaux Ln, Naples, FL - Click here to find out more about this beautiful Naples apartment for sale

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For Sale – 3730 Montreux Lane #101 Naples, FL 34114

1-viewBeautiful 3-Bedroom End Unit in Fiddlers Creek with Lake and Reserve Views!

This beautiful end unit is decorated in light, bright colors with tile on the diagonal throughout and carpet in the bedrooms. With just over 2,500 square feet under air and three full bedrooms and three baths, this spacious home has everything you need for Florida living at its best.

The kitchen offers lovely, light raised panel cabinetry and soft brown granite countertops with white appliances. There is crown molding in the living areas and master bedroom. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated in soft tones with plantation shutters in the master and one guest bedroom. The master bath includes a separate shower and soaking tub and dual sinks.

3-family-roomThis home boasts an expansive lanai overlooking the lake and reserve area. This residence is close to the village pool in Fiddler’s Creek, which was named Community of the Year for two consecutive years.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.3730Montreux-101.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 – 9238 Tesoro Lane #202 Naples, FL 34114

4-family-roomLovely 3-Bedroom Fiddlers Creek Coach Home with Lake View!

This beautiful elevator ready unit with 7” crown molding throughout and plentiful natural light, includes a 2-car garage and has been highly upgraded and immaculately maintained. The owners opened the wall up separating the family and living rooms for a more open concept with stone trim and sills around entry way windows and upgraded remote ceiling fans in all rooms including lanai.

The kitchen boasts granite back splash and additional wall of cabinets, faux painted outlet switches blending perfectly with back splash and custom moldings to match the cabinets and vanities on all kick plates.

1-viewThe bathroom upgrades include: new heavy duty shower doors in all 3 baths, granite sill on all shower stalls, new granite counter tops, faucets and sinks in all 3 bathrooms, solid nickel faucets in master bathroom, custom granite shelves in master shower and faux painted towel bar in shower. Additionally, the bathrooms have custom wood framed vanity mirrors, upgraded vanity light fixtures and chandelier and granite master tub surround with custom mirror wall.

Enjoy our perfect lifestyle in an outstanding location convenient to everything that Naples and Marco Island have to offer.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9238Tesoro-202.com!

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For Sale – 3404 Runaway Lane Naples, FL 34114

23-aerial4-Bedroom SF 2-Story Pool Home – Exquisitely Decorated Lennar Home in Fiddlers Creek

Rarely available Runaway Bay home on the creek with dock and southern exposure for perfect sunshine on the pool and ample natural light. Enjoy great fishing and leisurely sunset cruises on the creek. Incredible attention to detail is in every room of this exquisitely decorated Lennar home.

Enter through the dramatic double door entry with an instant view upon entering the home of the pool, spa and creek. Expansive outdoor living area with summer kitchen with gas grill, sink and refrigerator. Enjoy peaceful forever views of the water and preserve, plentiful nature and privacy.

8-breakfast-nookThe kitchen features gas cooking, granite counters with island, French door refrigerator, wall oven and stainless steel appliances. This residence hosts four bedrooms plus a study with an inviting master suite on the ground floor with bath that includes dual sinks, soaking tub and large walk-in shower and awesome upstairs loft area with private balcony. Many quality upgrades abound with crown molding, upgraded tile floors, designer paint, ceiling fans and light fixtures, security system and plantation shutters and three-car garage.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.3404RunawayLane.com!

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For Sale – 8805 Spinner Cove Lane Naples, FL 34120

3-living-room2015 Renovation, Lake Access Home!

Experience a lifestyle exceeding expectations in this world-class active community perfect for boaters, beach-goers, fitness enthusiasts, tennis players and golfers. Gorgeous, single-family, lakefront home just renovated in 2015, steps from the beach club.

This light, bright home has appealing 18-inch tile on the diagonal throughout the main areas and wood flooring in the den and master entry. The beautiful, open kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and attractive granite countertops. New A/C in 2016. Master bedroom with sitting area features coffered ceiling and walks out to lanai. Master bathroom has walk-in, double-entry shower, dual sinks and an over-sized roman tub.

1-lanaiExpansive lanai offers heated pool with spa, calming waterfall accents and beach entry. The included boat slip will fit a 26′ deck boat or similar.

Enjoy spectacular amenities including pools, tennis, bocce, pickleball, fitness, kayaks, restaurant, fire pit, white sandy beach with cabanas and over 500 acres of lakes for swimming, fishing, waterskiing and boating. Private, member-owned championship golf club with voluntary memberships available.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.8805SpinnerCove.com!

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For Sale – 9217 Campanile Circle Naples, FL 34114

1-pool3-Bedroom SF Pool Home – Decorator Furnished – in Award-Winning Fiddlers Creek

Beautiful and spacious, decorator furnished home with 18″ tile in the main living areas and distressed 4′ plank wood flooring in dining room and den, carpeting on the second level and staircase. This home features crown molding in living, dining room and master bedroom and plantation shutters throughout except sliders.

5-kitchenKitchen boasts Ubatuba granite countertops, under-cabinet lights, upgraded kitchen cabinets with tall 40′ top cabinets, Advantium microwave and GE profile stainless steel appliances with gas range and armoire style refrigerator. Gorgeous pool and spa with waterfall feature, outdoor kitchen with stainless grill and bar fridge and lovely lake views.

Award-winning community with excellent amenities including fitness, tennis, dining, spa services and extensive activities and events. Golf and beach memberships are optional. Enjoy our perfect lifestyle in an outstanding location convenient to everything that Naples and Marco Island have to offer.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9217Campanile.com!

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For Sale – 520 S Collier Blvd #904 Marco Island, FL 34145

17-drone-viewGorgeous Beachfront Condo on Marco Island – Ocean Views from Every Room!

Spacious beachfront condominium in the popular Chalet. Enjoy fantastic sunsets, water and beach views from every room. Large covered terrace with access from the kitchen, great room and guest bedroom. This residence has been remodeled and features an open kitchen overlooking the large great room. A breakfast bar has been added for additional dining.

Other features include granite countertops, breakfast nook with floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of light and fantastic views, upgraded lighting, wet bar, tile throughout and stackable washer and dryer. Large master suite includes its own terrace, walk-in closet, large shower and dual sinks. Guest bedroom has been extended with spacious walk-in closet.

1-viewTake advantage of the wonderful amenities including a large heated pool, spa, exercise room, barbecue grill, tennis courts, shuffleboard, guest room, community room, library, secured entrance, covered parking space and ample guest parking. Surrounded by dozens of excellent restaurants and shops.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.520SCollier-904.com!

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For Sale – 8520 Mallards Point Naples, FL 34114

1-pool-viewExceptional Location! Beautiful Lake Views, Spacious Screened Lanai with Private Pool!

Beautiful expansive lake views, a spacious screened lanai with private pool and spa, and an exceptional location in the neighborhood with an awesome greenspace across the street are just a few of the highlights of this outstanding home.

This fabulous, light and bright, immaculately maintained home features an open floor plan, welcoming courtyard entry, new AC, wood flooring in study, large tile on diagonal in main living areas, designer ceiling fans and lighting fixtures and large walk-in closets. Fantastic open and spacious eat-in kitchen with gas cooking, upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, breakfast bar, all looking out over the pool, spa and charming lake. Lovely master bath boasts dual sinks, vanity, large walk-in shower and soaking tub.

2-family-roomEnjoy the award-winning clubhouse featuring pools, sauna, waterfalls, poolside bar and grill, spa services, state-of-the-art fitness, tennis and fine dining restaurant. Golf, beach and boating memberships are also available. From the world-class resort-style amenities to pristinely kept grounds and an amazing location, this community offers a luxurious lifestyle that is truly like living a dream.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.8520Mallards.com!

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2016 Naples Festival on 5th

The 2016 Naples Festival on 5th raises money for the Rotary Club of Naples' projects and programs. You get live music, food and wine samplings and more.What started out as a simple wine tasting at a family shop has now become a full blown spectacle.  The 2016 Naples Festival on 5th may have changed locations over the years, but the premise remains the same.  This fundraiser helps bankroll several different projects and programs sponsored by the Rotary Club of Naples.

What: 2016 Naples Festival on 5th
Where: Fifth Ave South
When: Saturday, November 19th, 5pm to 9pm
Cost: $35 to $100/person
Contact: Rotary Club of Naples email

2016 Naples Festival on 5th

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The Rotary Club knows how to put the “fun” in “fundraiser”.  On the eve of the 2016 Naples Festival on 5th, an entire six blocks along the City’s posh Fifth Avenue closes to automobile traffic.  A street party unlike any other, the festival boasts stiltwalkers, dancing lessons and street performers.  More than 20 restaurants as well as eight different local craft breweries offer up approximately 145 different wine, beer and food samples to guests.  Each block boasts a different theme with live musical performances.  Music and cars from the 60’s greet guests along one block.  Next, you’ll find country music on another block.  Then, a DJ spins upbeat dance hits on yet another.  There truly is something for everyone here.

Tickets for the 2016 Naples Festival on 5th can be purchased online or at the gate.  Early birds receive a discount.  General admission costs $35.  This allows access to the festival itself and five tastings.  Tickets for general admission can only be purchased at the gate.  For festival goers who want to experience everything (unlimited food, wine and beer tastings), it’ll cost you $75/person in advance.  If you wait until the day of the event, you’ll pay $100 each.  Not a drinker?  Special “food only” tickets are available for $40 in advance/$50 at the gate.  To purchase tickets ahead of time, please visit the festival’s Eventbrite website here.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Support all the good work that the Rotary Club of Naples does.  Get your tickets for the 2016 Naples Festival on 5th today.  Limited supplies available online.  So, you’d better hurry.

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8462 Mallards Way, Naples, FL

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Baconfest Naples 2016 – Everything’s Better with Bacon!

Celebrate bacon while raising money to help end childhood hunger by attending the Baconfest Naples 2016 event at Naples Municipal Airport on 11/12/16.With half the country in turmoil after Tuesday’s election, I think we could use a bit of levity.  What could make things better?  Bacon!  More specifically, a trip to Baconfest Naples 2016.

What: Baconfest Naples 2016
Where: Naples Municipal Airport (526 Terminal Dr)
When: Saturday, November 12th, 11am to 6pm
Admission: $10 each (tickets available online)
Contact: Naples Municipal Airport (239) 643-0733

Baconfest Naples 2016

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Calling all foodies and bacon lovers alike!  If you like bacon, you’re going to LOVE Baconfest Naples 2016.  Several local chefs will compete for the honor of “Best Bacon Dish”.  Celebrity judges Chef Art Smith (Table fifty-two, Art and Soul, LYFE Kitchen), Chef Jeremy Ford, Harley Davidson CEO Glo Cuiffi, Food & Wine Editor Dorothea Hunter Sonne, The Butcher’s Son founder Jon Wagner and Mayor Bill Barnett get the fun task of deciding which dishes rank best.  However, we will all be winners because we have the opportunity to taste the amazing food whipped up by all the talent on hand.  Every festival attendee gets to decide the People’s Choice Award winner.

Festivities begin with the Baconfest Naples 2016 opening ceremony at 11am.  Listen to live music all day long.  Bacon eating contests take place from 2:30pm to 3pm.  Let the kids run free in the Pig Pen Play Zone.  Other family-friendly activities will be available throughout the afternoon as well.  It really is fun for all ages!

This event offers more than just tasty food and fun times.  Proceeds from Baconfest Naples 2016 help the fight to end childhood hunger in the greater Southwest Florida area.  This money will be donated to our local Kiwanis Club, the St Matthews House, the Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids and Blessings in a Backpack.

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6502 Carema Ln, Naples, FL - click here for more info on this beautiful Naples home for sale

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