Priciest Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida!

Priciest Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida – It’s no secret that Southwest Florida is home to some of the wealthiest individuals in America, including six of the world’s billionaires, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also the destination where you will find some of the most impressive waterfront estates and the priciest homes for sale in Florida.

As of February 2017, reported on 10 of the most expensive homes in Florida which span from Hobe Sound and Palm Beach to Manalapan and Miami, down to Key Largo and back across to Naples, Florida. The highest price home tops out at $195 million.

In Naples, our very own Port Royal listing located at 2750 Gordon Drive took the number 10 spot for this article with a listing price of $58 million but has since been bumped by 3100 Gordon Drive, which now holds the title as the priciest home for sale in Southwest Florida at $65 million.


Priciest Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida

3100 Gordon Drive

Of the priciest homes for sale in Southwest Florida, this masterpiece is also described as one of the most significant beachfront residences ever created along the Gulf of Mexico. This Island-Colonial mansion is brilliantly orchestrated to capture stunning Gulf vistas that sweep out beyond an expansive 277-foot length of private beach. Crowning 4.08 acres and 15,995 square feet including a 93-foot terrace, 66-foot pool with spa, and a 7-car collector’s garage all designed by Smith Architectural Group and constructed by Newbury North Associates.

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Priciest Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida

2750 Gordon Drive

Named La Capanna, this beachfront estate, designed and crafted by A. Vernon Allen Builders, presents an old world Italian renaissance ambiance that lives like a Mediterranean seaside resort. Beyond a gated entry, park-like grounds part to reveal a palatial 18,172 square foot estate home that includes a home theater, beachside game room, fitness center, infinity edge pool with cabana and a pergola covered spa, plus a guest house, 5-bay collectors garage, 500-bottle wine room, and state-of-the-art electronics with whole house Crestron automation.

As for the health of the multi-million-dollar luxury real estate market, “$5 million to $10 million homes have been selling almost every day since the Super Bowl,” said Bill Earls, listing agent for both Naples estates and top producing realtor with John R. Wood Properties. According to Earls, the high-end market is coming alive again following a dramatic election period.

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By Ashley Wells  |   March 28, 2017

Airbnb rental in Trump Tower condo got rave reviews until this happened…

A luxury apartment in the Trump Tower had been listed on Airbnb and received raving reviews from its guests until the bomb dropped! Not a real bomb, but the truth of what was actually happening in the Trump Tower isn’t much of a secret anymore.   This story made it into The New York Times! The mayor of NYC even took matters into his
own hand to investigate the rumor of a luxury apartment in the tower being rented for about $300 to $450 a night which is surprisingly illegal.

A New York state law can actually fine people who rent out their entire home for less than 30 days.   These Airbnb renters were made known of the address after they booked their stay and reportedly were asked to tell others that they were simply “guests of the apartment owner”.   This is a clear violation and the city decided to only enforce the law against the home owners and not Airbnb.

One renter was a software engineer from England whom stayed in the apartment in December.  He described his stay as “surreal” because he heard protesters outside the Trump Tower shouting up to the building.  Another renter’s stay was canceled in April once the homeowner/host learned of his true intentions: to write an article about his stay in the Trump Tower.   The apartment was listed from September 2016 to March 2017.

2nd Year in a Row Naples is named Happiest, Healthiest City in U.S.

Pack a swimsuit and head south to reach the nation’s healthiest and happiest city.

For the second year in a row, Naples, Florida, and the nearby communities of Immokalee and Marco Island take the No. 1 spot in the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Rankings, released on Tuesday. The report measures how residents of 189 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose.

The top 10 U.S. communities with the highest well-being are:

1. Naples–Immokalee–Marco Island, Florida

2. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

3. Santa Cruz–Watsonville, California

4. Honolulu, Hawaii

5. Charlottesville, Virginia

6. North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton, Florida

7. San Luis Obispo–Paso Robles, California

8. Lynchburg, Virginia

9. Hilton Head Island–Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina

10. Boulder, Colorado

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How to Find the Right Golf Club Community

Naples is the golf capital of the world, but how do you find the right golf club community for your style of play and living?  With at least 1200 golfing communities in Florida to choose from knowing where to start your search for golf communities in Southwest Florida can seem like a daunting task. Now you can get the guidance of a luxury real estate professional combined with the expertise of PGA golf professionals.

Golf Life Navigators and John R. Wood Properties have announced their partnership to provide client’s with expert resources that ensure the perfect fit when choosing a new home and golfing community in Southwest Florida.

Golf Life Navigators was originally formed by several PGA golf professionals who recognized the unique needs of people looking for golf communities in Florida each year. They developed an extensive survey process to help clients pinpoint three of the best choices based on preferred lifestyle, golf ability, and other relevant factors. They also took into account that the needs of the husband and wife might be quite different. Once the golf club needs have been identified, John R. Wood Properties can step in to provide expert assistance locating the perfect piece of luxury real estate within the target communities.

Seems like a match made in heaven to us!

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The Ritz-Carlton Awarded 5 Stars by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide has once again honored The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, with a Five Star Award.  It is considered to be placed in an elite group of only 175 five-star hotels worldwide. This is the 27th time that the Ritz in North Naples has received the five-star designation since it first opened in 1985.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and The Grill in Naples received four stars.  As  The Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples also received four stars for the third year in a row and 23 Florida hotels earned four stars this year!

The Ritz-Carlton, North Naples

The Inn on Fifth

Gift Certificates for Naples Originals Restaurants

Naples Originals offers a broad range of culinary style, service and ambience. They believe that a vibrant, independent restaurant community enhances a city’s culinary and cultural strength, and makes it a better place in which to live.

They seek to raise awareness and patronage of independent restaurants as well as all locally-owned and operated businesses. Research shows that every dollar spent at a local, independent business returns three times more money to the local economy than one dollar spent at a chain.

Explore all those things that make Naples such a special place and enjoy the unique flavors of our original restaurants.

You can also purchase gift certificates  this selective list of Naples’ Original Resturants here:

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar
Bistro 821

Blue Monkey Bar  & Grille
Boston Beer Garden
Brook’s Gourmet Burgers
Chez Boet French Home Cooking
Crave Culinare
Fish Restaurant
HB’s on the Gulf at Naples
IM Tapas
KC American Bistro
Kitchen 41
Komoon Thai Sushi & Ceviche
MiraMare Ristorante
M Waterfront Grille
Noodles Italian Café & Sushi
Old Naples Pub
Pelican Larry’s Davis
Pelican Larry’s North Naples
Pelican Larry’s Pine Ridge
Real Macaw
Ridgway Bar & Grill
Riverwalk at Tin City
Sunburst Café
The Dock at Crayton Cove
Three60 Market
Village Pub
Zizi Restaurant