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Pelican Bay: Premier Beach Living

Pelican Bay offers premier beach living in Naples, Florida.  Nestled along three miles of sandy shoreline, Pelican Bay provides a lifestyle unmatched by most.  Whether you’re a nature lover, enjoy an active lifestyle or just love the ocean, Pelican Bay is well worth considering for your vacation or permanent residence.

Do you desire a premium beach lifestyle? Pelican Bay Naples offers condos, townhomes and single-family homes overlooking three miles of sandy Southwest Florida shoreline.

Pelican Bay Naples

Westinghouse purchased the 2330 acres of land that would eventually become Pelican Bay back in the 1970s.  They vowed to maintain the local Pelican Bay (originally known as Clam Bay) ecosystem by creating nature preserves within the community.  This also ensures that the area won’t fall prey to over development in the future.

Pelican Bay Amenities

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Members of the Pelican Bay community enjoy several lavish amenities.  Come to the Wellness Studio for a therapeutic massage or facial.  Practice your backhand on the tennis courts.  Want to improve your game or are you interested in taking up the sport?  Sign up for a clinic or take private lessons from a pro.  There are also tennis leagues available.  Keep in shape in the Pelican Bay’s state-of-the-art fitness center.  Whether you need some one-on-one time with a personal trainer or prefer to go it alone, the fitness center provides everything you need.  The 25,000 square foot community center also offers a computer center, meeting space, banquet halls and social gathering areas.  The community’s 88 acres of dedicated recreational space provides the perfect location for bicycling, rollerblading, jogging or walking.

Pelican Bay Beaches

The community’s three miles of shoreline can be accessed via two points: the North Beach and the South Beach.  Each area offers its own unique features.  For dolphin watching, leisurely morning walks or hunting for shells, visit the North Beach.  For the more active residents, South Beach sets a busier pace.  This spot provides a great location for kayaking, volleyball, sailing and more.  Beach access is exclusively reserved for Pelican Bay residents only.  Attendants make sure your every desire is met.  They help with setting up a cabana, lounge chair or umbrella as well as any beach or water equipment you need assistance with.  No need to leave for lunch or dinner.  Enjoy beach side dining followed by a night cap in the full service bar.

Pelican Bay Trams

Trams?  Yes, I said trams.  Pelican Bay residents enjoy the convenience of a tram running throughout the property every day of the year.  After all, there’s a lot of ground to cover if you want to see everything.  This free service runs from 7:30am to after dinner time.  Eight different stations pick up and drop off residents, from the South Berm to the North Parking.

Club Pelican Bay

The private Club Pelican Bay offers 27 holes of golf for its members.  Designed by award winning golf designer Arthur Hills, this challenging course remains a popular location for golf enthusiasts around the country.  While not actually part of the amenities enjoyed by Pelican Bay residents, it is the perfect complement to the Pelican Bay lifestyle.  In fact, many of its 500+ members reside in Pelican Bay.

As you can see, Pelican Bay offers everything you need in one location.  Whether you make this your vacation destination or permanent residence, Pelican Bay makes it feel like home.

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1002 Royal Marco Way, Marco Island, FL

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

Summit House Marco Island: Luxury Beachfront Condos

If you have salt water in your veins and crave the beach life every day, may I suggest taking a look at Summit House on Marco Island?  Built in 1981, this 22-story building overlooks the stunning emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  The beauty of the water is matched only by the exquisiteness of its white sandy beaches.  And residents of Summit House have direct access to these beaches 365 days year!

Summit House Marco Island offers beachfront condo living right on the Gulf of Mexico, with tons of amenities within walking distance of the Mariott Resort.

Summit House Marco Island

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Summit House Marco Island sits at 280 South Collier Boulevard.  It offers up a total of 128 two and three-bedroom units.  Unfortunately, they have a “no pets” policy.  It’s definitely a place for those seeking a quieter lifestyle.  It’s located within walking distance of the Mariott Resort and many popular beach side dining establishments, such as the Paradise Grill Mexican restaurant at Residents’ Beach and the 2017 Diners’ Choice Award winning Sale e Pepe Southern Italian restaurant at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort.

Summit House Marco Island Amenities

Even with the ocean right in your backyard, you still want to enjoy opulent amenities within the condo complex itself.  Summit House Marco Island amenities include a luxury spa, a beautiful pool surrounded by lush landscaping, a jacuzzi and a sauna.  Stay active on the tennis courts or by utilizing their state-of-the-art fitness center.  Summit House also offers a wonderful common area for socializing, relaxing or taking a casual meeting.  Steal away by yourself out of the heat while reading a good book in one of the common room’s many nooks and crannies.

Summit House Marco Island as an Investment Property

Maybe you just want a weekend or seasonal getaway.  What do you do with your beachfront condo when you’re away?  It would be a waste to just let it sit there.  Summit House Marco Island allows owners to lease their condos out for a minimum of 90 days at a time.  Let your condo make you money while you’re not there by leasing it out.  This will also help offset the maintenance fees and other costs associated with beachfront condo living.

If you’re interested in a Summit House condo on Marco Island, contact me.  I’d love to show you what’s available.  If Summit House doesn’t fit your ideal lifestyle, there are several other Naples and Marco Island communities that might work for you.  Just let me know what it is exactly you’re looking for and I’ll help you find it.

Featured Naples/Marco Island Home for Sale

1002 Royal Marco Way, Marco Island, FL

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

Cape Marco: Luxury Beachfront Condo Lifestyle on Marco Island

For some people, a huge house in Southwest Florida is the ultimate goal.  For others, the simplicity of condo living sounds much more inviting.  While it may be simpler, condo living doesn’t have to be boring.  Cape Marco offers a luxury beachfront condo lifestyle on Marco Island.  Every day is a holiday when you live in Cape Marco.

Cape Marco consists of six separate high rise condo buildings that offer their own unique take on the Marco Island beachfront lifestyle.

Cape Marco, Marco Island

A private gated community, Cape Marco consists of six separate high rise buildings for their residents to choose from.  Each building offers its own unique brand of beachfront living.  Whether you want the ultimate in luxury amenities or seek a more casual yet sophisticated lifestyle, Cape Marco has just the right fit for you.

Cape Marco – Belize

Built in 2004, Cape Marco Belize contains 148 units in its pet-friendly building.  Residents can own one pet up to 25 lbs in size per unit.  It’s situated on the very tip of the Marco Island peninsula.  Rentals in Belize can be taken out for no less than 90 days at a time as many as four times per year.  So, this could be a great opportunity for investors looking for vacation properties to rent.  Floor plans range from two to five bedrooms.

Cape Marco – Cozumel

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Cape Marco Cozumel sits right on the peninsula with the Belize.  Cozumel was constructed in 1998.  This 120 unit building also allows small pets up to 25 lbs with a limit of one per residence.  Cape Marco Cozumel residents enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico’s stunning emerald waters.  If you don’t feel like venturing out into the gulf, spend the day lounging around the pool or relaxing in the on-site sauna.  Cozumel features two and three bedroom floor plans.  When renting, it can be for no less than 90 days at a time.

Cape Marco – Merida

Cape Marco Merida was the first luxury condominium building conceived in Cape Marco.  In fact, its 1992 construction pre-dates Cape Marco itself.  It features 90 beautiful high end condos covering 12 stories.  Every condo has its own private terrace facing the gulf.  Merida features two and three bedroom floors plans.  Furry family members are welcome, too, as long as they weigh 25 lbs or less.  Only one per unit.  Unlike many of the other buildings in Cape Marco, Merida allows 30 day minimum rentals, perfect for renting out when you’re not there.

Cape Marco – Monterrey

Built in 1996, Cape Marco Monterrey looks over the Caxambas Pass as well as the Ten Thousand Islands to the south.  The exquisite architectural design of this 136 unit building takes your breath away.  Guests and residents take full advantage of the heated pool, tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness center and fishing dock.  They allow a minimum of a 60 day rental period two times per year.  While residents may house one pet up to 25 lbs in size, renters, guests and family members aren’t allowed to bring their pets on-site.

Cape Marco – Tampico

Sitting at the northernmost point of Cape Marco, Tampico was built in 1994.  Residents of this 96 unit building can own as many as two pets up to 25 lbs in size each per condo.  Former Speaker of the House John Boehner loved Tampico so much that he bought one of the units here.  Like Belize and Cozumel, rentals are allowed for a minimum of 90 days at a time in Tampico.

Cape Marco – Veracruz

The newest building in Cape Marco, Veracruz was constructed in 2005.  This building features 123 units consisting of three and four bedroom condos.  Cape Marco allows one pet per unit up to 25 lbs.  While Veracruz allows its residents to rent out their units for a minimum of 30 days at a time, many residents choose not to.  They prefer to make Veracruz their own private residence.  One walk along the boardwalk to the white sandy beaches beyond and you’ll understand why.

If you’re interested in any of these Cape Marco luxury condo buildings on Marco Island, please feel free to contact me.  As I said before, each one of the six buildings making up Cape Marco offers its own unique take on beachfront living on the gulf.  Let me help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best.

Featured Naples/Marco Island Home for Sale

1002 Royal Marco Way, Marco Island, FL

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

Hideaway Beach: a Marco Island Haven

Hideaway Beach is a Marco Island haven.  Set up on pristine Marco Island beaches, Hideaway Beach residents utilize the Gulf of Mexico as their own personal playground.  And with the Hideaway Beach Club as its centerpiece, you’ll never want to leave.

Hideaway Beach sits on 2.5 acres of beachfront Marco Island property, with golf, tennis, bocce ball, pool, spa and more available.

Hideaway Beach, Marco Island

The private gated community of Hideaway Beach sits on 300 acres of some of Marco Island’s best land.  Developers kept nature in mind when creating this heavenly oasis.  They kept 150 acres of the property as dedicated wetlands and nature conservancy.  This preserves the wonder of Mother Nature’s native flora and fauna and keeps development in check.  Boardwalks have been constructed all around the property to assist guests in studying local creatures in their natural habitat.

Hideaway Beach Homes

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The other half of Hideaway Beach’s 300 acres features single-family homes, condos and beach villas as well as vacant land ready to be built upon.  If you want to build your own dream home in Hideaway Beach, you must meet with the Architectural Review Committee.  They approve all renovation and construction of buildings within Hideaway Beach.  This helps retain a harmonious flow to the structures located inside.  But, if you don’t want to mess with that, you might find a condo or home available for sale.  Just contact me to let me know what you’re looking for.  I’ll be happy to look it up for you.

Hideaway Beach Club

The club sits on two and a half miles of beautiful Gulf of Mexico beachfront property.  That means access to some of the most pristine beaches this side of the gulf.  Reserve a chickee hut for the day or relax on a chaise lounge right on the sand.  The Sand Bar offers drink service direct to you.  You won’t even have to interrupt your sun time for a frosty beverage.  When you get hungry, lunch at the Sand Bar is wonderful.  Or, visit the Grille Room or Gulfview Room for a more substantial meal inside.  Cocktails at the Sunset Lounge top off a relaxing day at the beach anytime.

Is the ocean a little too much for you to handle?  Take a swim in the resort-style pool.  The Hideaway Beach Club also offers a luxurious spa for its members.  Get a deep tissue, Swedish or therapeutic massage from one of the club’s licensed professionals.  Do you like to golf?  Then you’ll love the nine hole executive golf course on-site.  The state-of-the-art fitness center offers free weights and exercise machines as well as steam rooms inside both the men’s and women’s locker rooms.  You’ll also find tennis courts, bocce ball and croquet courses here.

As you can see, Hideaway Beach really is a Marco Island haven.  Whether you like to be active or simply want to relax, Hideaway Beach offers something for everyone.  The only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do first.

Featured Naples/Marco Island Home for Sale

1002 Royal Marco Way, Marco Island, FL

For more information about this or other homes for sale, please visit my Naples/Marco Island Listings page.

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