Understanding the desirable Bay Colony

Entrance to Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Entrance to Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Dining at the Beach Club, Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Dining at the Beach Club, Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Tennis Club atBay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Tennis Club atBay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem

Beach at Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem
Beach at Bay Colony, Naples, Florida © Rick Bethem

In yesterday’s blog post I talked about the excitement surrounding a closed sale in Bay Colony located within Pelican Bay in Naples, FL.  Today, for those of you that are either unaware of Bay Colony or aspire to own property in this tasty morsel of a community, I’m going to try to be brief, but informative, about why so many successful folks live and play in Bay Colony, especially when they have unlimited choices from around the globe.  Bay Colony is a community that visionaries at WCI (luxury Florida builder/developer) materialized in the early 1990’s.  Setting on 200 acres of prime waterfront property, this unmistakably upscale enclave welcomes it’s residents with ever changing year-round selections of floral bedding plants lining the paver entry street and enhanced by mature, and stately, royal palms as you enter the sentry gate that is manned 24/7 with a perimeter wall for extra privacy.  Bay Colony is a crowd-gathering draw for the novice and professional photogs during the holiday season with its palm-lined entry dotted with tens of thousands of tiny white pin lights.  It’s a spectacular show every year and morphs the most grumpiest of Scrooges into a blubbering softie.  WCI envisioned a natural environment with an abundance of green space where it was secluded from the outside world but close enough to everything that encompasses the cosmopolitan lifestyles it’s residents have become accustomed to.  Within that natural environment you’ll find protected preserves, mangroves, estuaries and bays that allows for Florida’s well-known wildlife to enjoy Bay Colony’s lifestyle too!  As a homeowner of Bay Colony, you automatically have membership into the Pelican Bay Home Owner’s Association which gives you a myriad of sporting activities, transportation to two beachfront restaurants and million-dollar fitness center. Within Bay Colony each resident enjoys membership into the Beach Club where you’ll enjoy casual alfresco dining poolside or gourmet dining in the lounge, with intimate dining and private dining available.  With two miles of pristine private beach your services include fresh towels, chaise lounges and food and beverage service.  Tennis anyone?  You bet.  Nestled between the luxury towers are six hydro-clay courts inclusive with a pro shop and a very active year-round program for the novice and seasoned player.  Not too many communities can boast having a world renown Five Star Diamond Luxury Resort  as their neighbor, but Bay Colony can.  With a complete selection of services, visiting the heath spa at the Ritz may become addictive, but boy, what a way to go!   And last, but never least, is the Bay Colony Golf Club with it’s championship length play, timeless design and no tee time policy, it’s a luxury you can’t afford to miss.  The clubhouse recently had a $6m renovation creating an atmosphere that will always make you enjoy “coming home.”  All of these world-class amenities have culminated into creating a lifestyle that redefines luxury.  With a choice of eleven luxury towers, two single family communities and two villa communities, you simply can’t make a wrong decision because any of these properties will bring you joy beyond any expectation you might have envisioned.  Be sure to check my next posting regarding The Estates at Bay Colony Golf Club in Pelican Marsh.  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.

Tennis anyone? Sterling Oaks in Naples, Florida

Sterling Oaks home for saleSterling Oaks tennis courtsSterling Oaks Community Pool

We’re so excited to present this lovely home to you in Naples because it’s interior space is so usable, fresh and well-planned, combined with a really active tennis and social community, it makes the perfect vacation home.  Or, for those of you lucky dogs that have already retired, well, as Bob Barker use to say “Come On Down!”  Holiday living is yours in this exquisite Sterling Oaks home in Naples. Sunshine, soaring ceilings & sensational sunsets epitomize the lifestyle you’ll enjoy when you “come home” to this well-placed single family home just minutes to everything in Naples and Bonita Springs and is less than 10 minutes to the white sandy beaches.  Can’t you just smell the suntan lotion and salt air?  Today’s standards of hard surface countertops, maple cabinets, tile and pergo with a great floor plan that provides privacy when needed yet meshes many conversation areas for entire family enjoyment adds to the ease of living. The deck accessible owner’s suite includes a garden tub for soaking after invigorating matches on the tennis court.  Lose yourself in a spa-like atmosphere while you view a tropical privacy hedge as you sip your cocktail and get lost in your bubbles.  Okay, I’m digressing.  Back to business:  Parties on your deck overlooking a preserve filled with tropical wildlife is a nature lover’s playground and sets you up with a wonderful background for the endless photographs you’ll be taking as you’re amazed at the diverse year-round wildlife.   Want sun?  We got it, as this home has it’s outdoor living space facing south for a daily sunlit event for all you sun worshippers out there.  Our UK clients hands-down prefer this exposure as it helps to make up for the lack of sunshine in their home country.  For those snowbirds that want the opportunity to leave your vehicle safe upon your departure, we have a spacey two car garage.  No transportation shipping costs when you own this home.  So, for those of you asking, yeah, but what else do you have, well let me briefly tell you about this community and it’s fine assortment of activities.  Known county wide for it’s popular tennis program, a separate membership is yours for the taking with 12 Har-tru courts, Pro shop, junior Olympic resort style pool & spa where laughs are exchanged under the tiki hut, a wonderful sauna for the tired muscles, a fitness center, dining, social engagements throughout the year and is enhanced with a 24 hr manned security gate, this community has not only this gem of a home, but other affordable smaller condos as well.   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.