Ever feel like you just can’t get close enough to the beach unless you’re living on top of it? You know, the kind of lifestyle where you can dip your toe in the sand for no other reason than because you can? Well, this luxury living just got more affordable at Gulfside in Naples, Florida, conveniently located a few steps away from the swanky Venetian Village in Park Shore Naples. If you ask me, this 8th floor condo is so well placed because it’s high enough to give you a bird’s eye view of not only the gulf, but the gorgeous Venetian Bay across the street, but not too high where you can’t feel attached to the happenings around you. Sort of like being tethered but by your own choosing. This little jewel of 1267 square feet is the perfect size for a weekend getaway when the rest of the world is bearing down on you. Slide into the plane seat, exhale and just anticipate the glorious sounds of the surf slamming into the beach for that enticing sound that can rock even the hard-core amnesiac to sleep. This Gulfside home has been renovated from stem to stern that includes top shelf names such as GE Profile stainless appliances, Miele washer & dryer, Thomasville cabinetry, granite in kitchen, bar, baths & kitchen desk, Kohler fixtures, 21 inch tile in all areas except the bedrooms that have soft plush Frieze’ carpet, sliding plantation shutters and a balcony that runs the length of the condo. A wall of mirrors in the living room and dining area allows for endless water views reflecting back from the sea to enjoy while indoors. Views of soft, white sand running into emerald green waters to the west, Venetian Bay to the east, morning coffee or evening cocktails, the choice is yours. Residents just need to bring a towel, a good book & a chaise lounge. Hose off at the outdoor shower, slip into a change of clothes and you’re off again for an evening across the street at Venetian Village, where you can enjoy boutique shopping with styles from chic casual to simply elegant. Set in the true Italian waterfront style, take advantage of eating alfresco with forever views from the upper deck on Bayside’s terrace overlooking Venetian Bay. I’m sure it might get better than this somewhere in the world, but you’d have to travel to the Grand Canal in Venice, and frankly, that’s just a bit far for your already weary bodies. Oh and by the way, the only white stuff you’re going to be shoveling is not in your driveway but between your toes as you bring out your inner child as you carve out your winning sandcastle. A lifestyle you’ve waited for, a home you dreamed would come on the market is now yours at a desirable Market Offering of $500,000. For further information or any questions on Naples real estate please contact Ruth Bethem at Ruth@RuthBethem.com or direct at 239-777-7007 or toll free 877-777-7545.