Monthly Archives: August 2017

Quail West Naples: Luxury Living at its Finest

Looking for country club living on the Gulf Coast? Look no further. Quail West Naples offers luxury living at its finest. Settle in to opulence like nowhere else in one of the most sought after communities in Southwest Florida: Quail West Naples.

Quail West Naples offers luxury country club living in one of Southwest Florida's premiere communities. Estate homes, golf courses, country club & more.

Quail West Naples

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area

Click the photo above to search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area.

Exquisitely designed, estate-sized homes? Check. Championship golf course? Check. Beautiful natural surroundings? Check. Minutes to the white sands of Southwest Florida beaches? Check. Quail West Naples checks everything off your wish list in one fell swoop. Magnificent doesn’t even begin to describe living here.

Quail West Naples Homes

Quail West Naples works only with the best home builders. These homes have been built with Quail West’s natural beauty in mind. In Southwest Florida, we don’t believe in living inside a box. Quail West Naples’ builders broke down the wall between the inside and outside by incorporating both into their floor plans. Whether you’re looking for a grand estate, stylish residence or classic villa, Quail West Naples exceeds your expectations.

Quail West Golf & Country Club

Elegance and opulence meet in grand fashion at the Quail West Golf & Country Club. Renowned golf course designer Arthur Hills created two superb 18 hole golf courses at Quail West. The Lakes course offers sweeping vistas. It traverses around marshland and lakes, offering plenty of water hazards for even the most skilled golfer to work around. The shorter Preserve course wanders through Quail West’s beautiful wooded areas. The coveted 19th Hole Sunset Bar sits at the end of the Preserve course where golfers relay their best shots of the day while winding down.

While the courses offer endless hours of time on the links, Quail West Naples offers so much more. First, for the tennis enthusiast, the club’s red clay hydro courts await. Practice your backhand or obtain instruction from the club’s pros. Lighted courts allow court time well into the evening hours. Next, swim laps or take an aquatic class in the club’s Olympic-sized pool inside a gorgeous solarium. Do you enjoy exercising in a group with others or do you prefer a more solitary pursuit? The club’s fitness center offers several different classes as well as free weights, weight machines and even a personal trainer if you’d prefer. Or rid yourself of the stresses of life in the club’s luxury spa and salon. Finally, dine on the most heavenly food created by some of the best chefs around in any one of the four different dining areas of the club: the Wine Grotto, the Mahogany Room, the Grand Ballroom or the Cypress Grille.

If the Quail West Naples lifestyle appeals to you, contact me today. I’d be happy to show you what they have to offer. I look forward to hearing from you!

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

Venue Naples Hosts Final Star Chef Pop-Up for 2017

For the past few months, Venue Naples has been hosting a Star Chef Pop-Up Series.  Each month, a different local chef served their own unique menu to hungry guests.  Bob Boye from Cru kicked off the series in May.  Carlos Torres of Grey Oaks fame followed in June.  Then, Master Chef Derrick Fox tantalized foodies at Venue Naples in July.  After that, Food Consultant and writer David Speegle showed off is skills earlier this month.  Finally, local favorite Vincenzo Betulia (chef/owner of Osterla Tulia, Bar Tulia and The French Brasserie Rustique) creates the menu for the final Star Chef Pop-Up of 2017.

Venue Naples hosts its final Star Chef-Pop Up for 2017 on Sept 1st. Chef Vincenzo Betulia creates a multi-course Italian feast for you.

What: Venue Naples Star Chef Pop-Up 2017
Where: Venue Naples (13240 Tamiami Trl N #205)
When: Friday, September 1st, 6:30pm
Cost: $95+tax/person for dinner, $145+tax/person with wine pairing
Contact: Venue Naples (239) 292-1529 or via email

Venue Naples Star Chef Pop-Up

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area

Click the photo above to search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area.

Chef Brian Roland enjoys eating great food as well as creating delicious meals.  That’s one of the reasons he founded his own successful catering company Crave Culinaire.  However, he felt it necessary to showcase other local talent at his Venue Naples facility.  Thus, the Star Chef Pop-Up Series came into existence.  For one night a month during this summer, a different local chef demonstrated their particular set of skills to the public.  On September 1st, that star chef will be Vincenzo Betulia.

Chef Betulia promises a several rustic courses of savory Italian favorites with his one-of-a-kind flare.  Not only do you get to taste his special menu created exclusively for the Venue Naples event, but Chef Betulia himself explains each course as it is served.  You won’t get that close personal touch anywhere else!

Tickets for the Final Venue Naples Star Chef Pop-Up 2017 Event

Visit the Venue Naples box office online to purchase tickets.  Guests have two options to choose from: dinner only or an optional wine pairing.  With tax, dinner tickets cost $100.70 per person.  If you’d like to have a professional sommelier choose which wine goes best with the course put before you, you pay $153.70 per person.  The choice is yours.

Great food.  Fabulous wine.  Amazing company.  Who could ask for anything more?  Secure your tickets right now for the final Star Chef Pop-Up of 2017 at Venue Naples.

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

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Only four more days until a total eclipse of the sun hits the USA.  We haven’t seen anything like this in almost 100 years.  To celebrate, the Collier County Library will be hosting a Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21st.  Get there early to make sure you get your free pair of viewing glasses.

The Collier County Library will be hosting a Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Aug 21st, 2017 at 1:15pm. Viewing glasses provided on first come/first served basis.

What: Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Where: Collier County Public Library (2660 N Horseshoe Dr #105)
When: Monday, August 21st, 2017, 1:15pm to 4:15pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Collier County Public Library (239) 593-0334

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area

Click the photo above to search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area.

While Naples sits south of the path of totality, it still promises to be an amazing sight here in Southwest Florida.  The Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party begins with a special presentation detailing what exactly an eclipse is.  You must sit through the presentation in order to receive your glasses.  The eclipse itself begins around 1:22pm.  It should reach its maximum coverage around 2:54pm and then conclude around 4:17pm, according to TimeandDate.com.  The Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party ends at the conclusion of the eclipse

Naples Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Glasses

Glasses will be handed out on a first come/first served.  When I spoke with the library this morning, they told me that they’ve received a lot of inquiries about their Naples Solar Viewing Party.  So, you might want to bring eclipse viewing glasses with you just to be sure you have them.  Otherwise, you may have to share with others around you.  NASA provides tips about how to view an eclipse safely and what to check for to make sure your glasses are safety approved.  Since many vendors may be sold out of solar eclipse viewing glasses by now, NASA also provides instructions on creating a pinhole camera to safely view the eclipse.

Remember, don’t stare directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse.  Serious, irreversible damage may occur.  Stay safe.  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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

Local Naples Artists Showcased at “Your Choice” Exhibition

To be a well rounded individual, you must exercise your mind as well as your body.  That means encouraging creativity in ourselves and others.  Support the arts when local Naples artists are showcased at the “Your Choice” exhibition.

Support local Naples artists by attending the "Your Choice" exhibition hosted by the Naples Art Association Aug 14-Sept 29th, 2017.

What: “Your Choice” Exhibition
Where: Naples Art Association (585 Park St, Naples, FL)
When: August 14th to September 29th, 10am to 4pm (closed on Sundays)
Admission: FREE
Contact: Naples Art Association (239) 262-6517

Local Naples Artists Showcased at “Your Choice” Exhibition

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area

Click the photo above to search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area.

In a continuing effort to bring artistic expression to the public, the Naples Art Association offers up its “Your Choice” exhibition absolutely free of charge.  Beginning August 14th, dozens of local Naples artists display their artwork in a variety of mediums.  It’s called “Your Choice” because this non-juried exhibition leaves the choice up to fellow artists as well as the public at large.  That’s right.  You help determine which pieces win awards.  At the end of the exhibition, five winners receive a total of $1000 in cash prizes.  That helps these “starving artists” continue to pursue their dreams.

All art showcased by local Naples artists at the “Your Choice” exhibition is up for sale.  If you see something you like, let the Naples Art Association know.  For the right price, that artwork could become a permanent fixture in your own Naples home.  And who doesn’t need a little more art in their lives?  For more information, please feel free to contact the Naples Art Association at (239) 262-6517 today.

Encourage creativity.  Nurture a love of the arts in your children.  Support our local Naples artists at the “Your Choice” exhibition.

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

Mediterra Naples: Private Florida Beach Club Way of Life

So many Naples area beaches.  So many choices.  How do you decide which one to settle down in?  If you enjoy an active lifestyle and want to live at the beach, you might want to look into Mediterra Naples.  Tennis courts.  Two world class golf courses.  The beach within minutes of your front door.  What more could you possibly want?

Are you looking for an active lifestyle on the Gulf of Mexico? Mediterra Naples offers several housing options with all the amenities of a five star resort.

Mediterra Naples

Considered one of the top communities in the area, Mediterra Naples offers everything you could want in one location.  Mediterra is perfect for anyone wishing to lead an active healthy lifestyle.  Of course, part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is knowing when to relax.  And with the soft sound of crashing waves as your background music, there’s nothing more soothing to listen to.

Golf

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area

Click the photo above to search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island area.

Mediterra Naples offers not just one but two golf courses designed by award-winning golf course architect Tom Fazio himself.  Each course expertly incorporates the natural beauty of surrounding wetlands, lakes and preserves.  Membership is limited.  This helps keep tee times open.  And their learning center turns the most novice golfer into a pro in no time.  All this combined has made Mediterra one of the most sought after golfing communities in Naples.

Tennis

Whether you play for fun or enjoy some healthy competition, you’ll love the Har Tru courts at Mediterra Naples.  They offer both education and conditional programs for amateur as well as more seasoned players.  Practice your skills by joining a league.  Sign up for one of the daily clinics.  Or, if you’re more experienced, enter one of the club’s championship tournaments held throughout the year.  They also offer private lessons if you need more one-on-one training.

Luxury Spa & Fitness Center

Since staying fit tends to be the main priority of most of Mediterra’s residents, it only seems right that the sports club include a state-of-the-art fitness center.  Whether you enjoy free weights or machines, Mediterra’s fitness center has it.  Need some guidance?  Schedule time with a personal trainer.  Want to work out with your friends?  The sports club offers a variety of classes throughout the week.  When you’re done, unwind with a nice massage in the club’s luxury spa.

Mediterra Beach Club

The private Mediterra Beach Club is located a short drive from Mediterra’s residential community.  Many residents bring their family and friends to the club when entertaining.  Located right on the beach, club members enjoy catered service without ever leaving their lounge chair.  If you don’t feel like playing in the ocean, the second story swimming pool allows you to get in a few laps without having to swim against the current.

Mediterra Naples Homes

Mediterra Naples offers five very distinct neighborhoods within the community: Cabreo, Caminetto, Cortile, Lucarno and Terrazza.  Cabreo is the newest neighborhood.  Its Mediterranean villas look out over the lake as well as Mediterra’s nature preserves.  Caminetto provides larger customized single-family estates ranging from 3500 to 5000 square feet.  Cortile, located in the very heart of Mediterra, showcases both estate homes as well as golf course villas.  The villas of Lucarno make you feel like you’re back in Northern Italy, with its beautiful gardens and sparkling fountains.  Finally, Terrazza combines the best of single-family estates with maintenance-free villa living.  You’ll feel like you’re living in Tuscany.

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