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Pelican Point West #303 – 250 Park Shore Drive

Pelican Point West #303 - 250 Park Shore Drive

This fabulous third floor unit in the esteemed Pelican Point West building affords mesmerizing southwest views of Venetian Bay and the Venetian Village. Enjoy day time manatee and dolphin watching and the sparkling Venetian Village lights at night. Owners can rest easy as this unit also offers complete hurricane protection with impact rated glass windows and electric storm shutters.

The open floor plan highlighted by beautiful maple wood flooring and crown molding allows for entertaining with perfect views from the stunning living room, dining room and the amazing glass enclosed lanai. The cheerful kitchen features a large cook-top quartz island, white custom Kraft Maid cabinetry, a generous pantry, a unique wall microwave and a shiny white subway tile backsplash. Off the kitchen is a handy wet bar with a wine cooler.

A balcony off the roomy master suite further increases the Naples ambience. The en-suite bathroom is enhanced with a big custom walk-in closet, counter height sink area, beautiful cabinetry, a walk-in shower and exquisite tile flooring. Two more amazing bedrooms with stunning views, another impressive bathroom, plenty of storage closets and a huge laundry room with even more storage space complete this fabulous residence in the perfect location.
Positioned on exquisite Park Shore Drive just before The Village on Venetian Bay, Pelican Point West offers a prime location for some of Naples’ finest shopping, dining and entertainment. A short stroll across Gulf Shore Boulevard leads to Park Shore’s private Beach Club, an exclusive draw for beach lovers.

When not spending time on the pristine white beaches of Park Shore, Pelican Point West offers other great amenities. Relax by a sparkling pool overlooking Venetian Bay and enjoy the BBQ-picnic area for year-round outdoor grilling. Other notable amenities in this well-maintained community include bike storage, a recently updated and redesigned social room that overlooks the bay and a vehicle wash area. One covered parking space is included with additional guest parking available.

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Billows #17 – 2601 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Billows #17 - 2601 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Tucked in its own tropical oasis and steps to the beach, this beautiful ground floor Billows unit featuring impact glass windows and electric storm shutters, is a beachfront jewel. Neutral tones flow throughout the open, spacious living room and dining room. A sleek built-in bookcase and TV area add a decorative touch and plenty of storage. Enhancing the open interior is a charming Florida room, the perfect place to unwind and relax with beautiful Gulf views. The light and bright kitchen highlights white cabinetry and appliances, a tile floor and double stainless sinks.

The roomy master suite, with sliders opening to a private lanai, features a unique desk area, two closets and an updated en-suite bathroom. Guests will also enjoy access to the private lanai from the delightful second bedroom. The hall offers an updated bathroom and large linen closet.

Located in the heart of the Moorings, this charming and well-maintained, beachfront complex offers the perfect Naples lifestyle. Whether you are lounging by the beachfront pool, walking the white sandy beaches or biking to Venetian Village, The Billows is the ideal private retreat. This unit comes with a deeded, covered parking space, a large storage area perfect for all your beach gear and a private lanai area where you can enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather.

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Port au Villa #117 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Port au Villa #117 - 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Turnkey furnished and ready for immediate occupancy or as a seasonal rental, this meticulously maintained and impressively decorated unit in the highly desirable Port Au Villa is directly across the street from the Moorings Beach Club.  With an easy walk to the beach, a bike ride to Naples’ crown jewel, 5th Avenue or a short drive to both Mercato and 3rd Street, it is easy to see why this is the perfect location in the heart of Naples.

This light and bright unit features a neutral palette with tile flooring throughout and crown molding. The open living room and dining room affords a great entertainment space. Custom Merillat cabinetry, gorgeous granite, a spacious pantry and a dramatic backsplash accent the charming kitchen. The roomy master bedroom is further enhanced by the en-suite, updated bathroom highlighting a counter height sink, custom cabinets, beautiful granite and shower tile. Adding to this fabulous unit is a cheerful guest bedroom, another magnificent updated bathroom and a generous storage closet.

Port au Villa offers a beautiful pool area facing Moorings Bay with views of passing boats and dolphin watching. Walking distance to both the Edgewater Beach and the Naples Beach hotels, your guests are never too far away. Boat docks are individually owned and available for lease or purchase within the community. Don’t miss this superb opportunity.

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Port au Villa #105 – 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Port au Villa #105 - 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd., N.

Conveniently located on the highly desirable Gulf Shore Boulevard, this two bedroom, two bath, first floor, corner residence is the ultimate Naples retreat. Offering 1,200 square feet, this cozy, impressive condominium is just around the corner from 5th Avenue and 3rd Street in downtown Naples and directly across from the Moorings private beach park.

With a partial Gulf view and many upgrades, including hurricane impact glass windows and sliders, gorgeous granite countertops and recently remodeled bathrooms, this property is an attractive investment not only for the part-time Naples resident looking to escape the blistery cold weather of the North, but also for the year-round buyer seeking the ease of condominium living, in an area that’s hard to beat. An equal distance to both downtown Old Naples and the ever-growing North Naples, this location is in the heart of paradise. It is also a short commute to many of Naples’ finest shopping and dining areas such as the Village on Venetian Bay, Waterside Shops and Mercato. This spectacular bay front condominium is perfect for engulfing yourself in the Naples’ lifestyle.

Port au Villa is a low-density community with just fifty-six units. The best of these units offer a Gulf view while others provide excellent views of Moorings Bay or the beautifully landscaped garden areas surrounding the complex. Amenities include a community pool, bike storage, a barbeque and picnic area and beach access. Boat slips are also available for lease and purchase.

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BrewHaHa at Mercato

BrewHaHa at Mercato

October 20, 2018, 5:00pm

Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL, raise your glass to the onset of autumn and enjoy over 60 craft beers while listening to live music from Sprout and Wilder Sons.

Also featuring a silent auction, stein holding competition and beer gear costume contest.
VIP tickets available.

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Reflections on Glass Exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

Reflections on Glass Exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

October 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Join us as Naples Botanical Garden unveils our newest exhibition, Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden on October 1, 2018. A first of its kind in Naples, this whimsical show brings a collection of glass sculptures and installations by flamework glass artist Hans Godo Fräbel to meet the Garden. The 13 displays feature botanically-inspired pieces, playful figures and ornate geometric shapes.

Fräbel, one of the most influential flameworkers in America, has been an important part of the evolution of flameworking as a recognized and respected art medium. His work can be found in public and private collections in over 80 countries worldwide.

Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden can be viewed from October 1 through March 31, 2019 and is included with regular admission. One-of-a-kind pieces of Fräbel glass will be available for purchase in the Berger Shop in the Garden.

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National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay

National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay

September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a special 40th Anniversary National Estuaries Day celebration with free admission to the Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This annual event includes staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat 15 minutes away), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, Estuary Encounter experience, live animal presentations, crafts, Junior Scientist lab activities and more. Additionally, two food trucks will be on site during lunch hours.

A special feature for this year’s event will include a retrospective of 40 years of coastal stewardship, shown through a selection of short films by award-winning documentary filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus and Live Oak Production Group. Shorts include cameos by individuals instrumental in the creation of the reserve and many partners who continue to help the reserve meet its mission.

Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up begins when doors open at 9 a.m. Click here for more information…

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Crave Dance at Venue Naples

Crave Dance at Venue Naples

August 25, 2018 – 7:00pm

We are excited to announce our second of the Crave Dance series!

Learn from the pros, Johnny and Lisa PerMar in this open format dance party!

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to loosen up along with a dinner buffet by Crave Culinaire and a cash bar available all night.

Listen to music, mingle with friends, enjoy great food and wine and take the dance floor at your own pace!

Enjoy the evening with a friend, dance partner or even come solo to meet some fantastic dance enthusiasts in the Naples area!

For tickets please call 239-292-1529 or go to http://www.venuebaples.com/tickets

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Women’s Open & Sr Open at Quail Creek Country Club

Women’s Open & Sr Open at Quail Creek Country Club

August 10, 2018 – August 11, 2018

Players will tour at least 18 holes on each course. “This prestigious Championship will give competitors a rare opportunity to play with some of the best professionals and amateurs from around the country, allowing great players from today and tomorrow to compete together on the same turf,” says Florida State Golf Association Director of Women’s Golf, Jenna Walkiewicz. “We want to encourage golfers to play with the best, learn from the best, and be the best,” she says.

In addition, the Women’s Open and Senior Open will offer players a rare opportunity to experience the best private club in the area, Quail Creek Country Club, with its two magnificent Arthur Hills courses.

The championship format will consist of 54 holes of stroke-play competition, with the field cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes. Each division will have a separate cut line, based on the ratio of Open players to Senior Open players at the start of round one.

For the first time, entrants are not required to be Florida residents.

Contact www.fsga.org for more information.

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Dogs in the Garden

Dogs in the Garden

Now – October 30, 2018

Explore the beautiful Naples Botanical Garden and bring your best fur friend along during designated Dogs in the Garden Walk Days on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sundays: 9 – 11:30 am

Tuesdays: 8 – 11 am

Thursdays: 3 – 5 pm

Regular Admission of $14.95 adults; $9.95 children 4-14; kids 3 and under free. Admission is free for garden members.

Dog Admission $9.95 – Member’s dogs are free.

Please visit the website for more information: https://www.naplesgarden.org/calendar/dogs-garden-walk/