Whenever the subject of condominiums is brought up, the high-rise condos in Pelican Bay Naples Florida will sure to be part of the discussion. The importance starts with the location of the development itself, stretching for roughly 3 miles along the the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the equally impressive mangrove preserve. It is bound on the north end by Vanderbilt Beach Road, on the south by Pine Ridge Road, with US 41 (Tamiami Trail N) on the east side.
Part of the framework of Pelican Bay are two luxurious resorts, with the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort to the north and the Naples Grande Beach Resort on the south end. The community also plays hosts to the boutiques and restaurants to be found in the Waterside Shops, as well as the arts and entertainment available at Artis-Naples. Other notable attractions can be found relatively close:
- Mercato 2 miles
- Interstate 75 5 miles
- 5th Avenue South 6 miles
- Naples Airport 8 miles
- Barefoot Beach 10 miles
- Miromar Outlet 17 miles
- Southwest Florida International Airport 28 miles
Waterside Shops Artis-Naples (formerly The Philharmonic)
Pelican Bay was founded on the principles of preservation and conservation in the development of the community, beginning with the purchase of more than 2,300 acres of land from Baron Collier in 1972. When originally developed the ground was broken and Clam Bay was created (there are now three, Upper Clam Bay, Inner Clam Bay and Outer Clam Bay).
This was a maaster plan residential community where "residents could enjoy the natural wonders of Florida's surrounding waterfront lifestyle". Then in 1974 it was renamed Pelican Bay. It was Collier County that designated the mangrove forest as a "natural resource protection area" in 1982. The master developer, WCI, set aside a number of common areas that would be maintained forever under the guidance of the Pelican Bay Foundation which also serves as the Master Home Owners Association.
Today there are more than 40 acres of parks,recreation areas, restaurants, tennis facilities and community centers that are maintained by the Foundation, using the dues received from property owners. The Foundation also publishes the Pelican Bay Post, a newsletter that is put out around 20 times per year reporting news of community news and events as well aas social and recreational activities. The Community Center at Pelican Bay is a 25,000 square foot structure that serves as the hub around which the many amenities offered by the development are served. There is a manned front desk to answer questions, make reservations for meeting rooms or to register residents for classes and activities. Each year the Center organizes a variety of social and cultural events for the community including dinner dances, movies, art shows and luncheons. There are numerous programs for bridge players, anywhere from "beginners" to "duplicate". The "Art Studio" provides a place to learn, sharpen and create from an individual interest. From January thru April "Photo Guild" meets on a monthly basis to discuss a particular topic, and then will follow the meeting with a field trip to put into practice what was learned or discussed. The staff at the Center is also open to new ideas and can assist in arranging a group or club where people of like interests can get together and meet to enhance the enjoyment of that topic or field.
If wellness, exercise and fitness are some of your top priorities, Pelican Bay could be just the place for you. The Fitness Center provides the very best in equipment and facilities Lifefitness Cardio and Techno Gym Strength programs. Experienced and personable trainers are available to create a "customized program tailored to individualized needs". Some of the indoor exercise classes at the Fitness Center include:
- Yoga Stretch
- Functional Fitness
- Tai Chi
From October thru May there is a beach exercise program that is held at both the north and south beach fitness decks. Here a person can overlook the beautiful waterfront scenery of the Gulf of Mexico while working on :
- Total Fitness
- SBF (strength, balance and flexibility)
- BLT (buns, legs and tummy)
No discussion of the many fabulous amenities offered by Pelican Bay would be complete without mentioning the white sand beaches which border the western boundry for nearly 3 miles. Situated there are 2 separate beach clubs where attendants keep the property well maintained and will gladly set up umbrellas, chairs and cabanas.
Before ever leaving your condo beach conditions can be checked on your television, by way of the web cameras situated both north and south.
To make it even more unforgetable, food and beverage with an extensive menu can be ordered at the request of a resident and delivered directly to your beach chair by staff. Even getting to the beach can be a worthwhile adventure by walking the boardwalk from the condominium through the mangroves to the sandy oasis. Walking is just one option however, with the tram system running the entire way to and from the clubs and condos. To make it even more environmentally correct the entire tram system is under going a conversion to solar/electric vehicles. (As an added side note, more than 800,000 residents and guests take trips throughout the developments parks, beaches, boardwalks and recreational areas each year.)
Another very noteworthy bonus to the development is the centrally located The Club at Pelican Bay with it's 27 holes of golf, which possesses the well-deserved reputation as one of the premier clubs in the area. There are three 9 hole courses which can be played in differing patterns to provide an ever changing experience for the player. Each of the 9 hole layouts were designed by noted architect Arthur Hills (who is also responsible for Quail West, Colliers Reserve and Triviso Bay in the area) with a par of 36, with around 3,200 to 3,400 yards at the longest. The Club provides a 40,000 square foot clubhouse with a golf pro shop, numerous dining options, locker rooms for both men and women, plus a croquet court with mallots and balls available at no extra cost. It should be noted that membership to The Club may be available but is not mandatory.
One of the things The Club at Pelican Bay is most proud is the scholarships awarded by their Founders Fund, Inc. This program was established nearly 25 years ago by the members of The Club to assist young men and women from Collier County in achieving their goal of a higher education. Since the inception, the program has provided nearly $3,000,000 to help more than 550 bright, motivated, yet financially challenged high school graduates make their dreams come true. Support for The Fund comes from The Club's golf and social members, as well as corporate sponsors. The largest und raiser is the Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament which is held at the course every other year in the Spring.
Tennis is not a forgotten extra as well. The South Tennis Center has 10 non-lit Har-Tru courts, while The North Tennis Center has 9 lighted Har-tru courts. The two fully stocked pro shops can handle any clothing, gear or repair requirement needed.
Although there are less than 20 high-rise condos in Pelican Bay Naples Florida, there are more than 1,700 individual residences within these buildings. (This is exclusive of Bay Colony, which is a community of it's own within Pelican Bay).
Number of units per building
70 or less
The last one to sell was in August 2015 for $1.0
The last one to sell was in August 2015 for $500k
The last one to sell was in July 2015 for $620k
The last one to sell was in 2011
$635k and $890k currently available (2)
The last one to sell was in 1999
1 currently pending sale at $895k
$675k and $1.150 currently available (2)
1 currently pending at $995k
$570k to $970k currently available (4)
1 currently pending at $960k
$650k and $3.0 currently available (2)
$850k and $875k currently available (2)
$875k and $900k currently available (2)
1 currently pending sale at $1.225
Last one to sell was in May 2015 for $1.520 - on the market for 1 day
Last one to sell was in May 2015 for $1.020 - on the market for 5 days
111 or more
$1.6 and $2.6 currently available (2)
Marbella (luxury senior living plus assisted living)
Last one to sell was in August 2015 for $2.1 - on the market for 13 days
Last one to sell was in August 2015 for $4.8
Last one to sell was in September 2015 for $1.3 - on the market for 1 day
The northernmost of these buildings is Montenero which is just to the south of Bay Colony. These high-rises run south with most having entrances from the west side of Pelican Bay Boulevard then ending with St. Topez, which is off Crayton Road and borders the Naples Grande Resort. Each of these individual communities have their own set of amenities while varying to some degree, such as private pool, spa, meeting rooms, card rooms, garage or covered parking, gated entrance, secure entry way, concierge and entrance to the beach. Many will have guest suites where an owner can reserve a place to accomodate their guests directly on the premisis. Some have a billiard room, library, business center, their own fitness facility, tennis court or a lobby that is manned around the clock. Also, as might be expected, most of the homes on the upper floors have spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, the "Clam Bays", the Mangrove Forest, The Club at Pelican Bay golf course and more. Some also have units that have views "Gulf to golf".
There is however one building that is quite unique, Marbella. Located more toward the north end between Claridge and Coronado, this 21 story structure offers a few extras not found elsewhere among these kind of condominiums. It's starts with haveing 4 different dining options and settings available within the building:
Private dining room
- Continental breakfast each morning
- Room service for lunch or dinner
There is also a beauty salon/barber shop, creative art center, valet parking, 24 hour emergency response service and climate controlled storage. The concierge can arrange for housekeeping or maid service, laundry, chauffeur, pet care, pharmacy deliveries or a myriad of additional amenities, with an extra bonus of having to receive only 1 monthly bill to cover all the benefits. Additionally, attached to Marbella is an assisted living facility with an "extended Congregate Care license which operates as an extention of a residence home".
The Dorchester is the oldest of the structures having been built in 1981, with 4 others being errected in the 1980's. There were 10 buildings built in the 1990's and 3 after the turn of the century with the newest being Cap Ferrat in 2002.
That is going to change due to the recent anouncement of a new luxury high-rise, Mystique. This 22 story building will have 87 units, with pre-sales starting this December when prices will be published. Construction to commence in 2016. Beyond the standard amenties, this new addition to Pelican Bay will have a health club with on-call masseuses, a "hunt" room and pools on the "penthouse floors".
For those who might be attracted to the lifestyle of this development there are at present 16 units already in the available buildings that are for sale. These homes are located in 8 different buildings or communities with list prices starting at $569,000. This is a residence on the 3rd floor of St. Kitts that has over 1,300 square feet of living area with 2 bedrooms plus an den and 2 baths. There are 3 additional units available in St. Kitts with 1 being a 1,600 square foot plus home on the 17th floor that is being offered turnkey furnished for $945,000, while another is 500 square feet larger including 3 bedrooms plus a den and 2.5 baths that has an asking price of $969,000.
In the heart of Naples' finer neighborhoods is this delightful end-unit condominium in the popular Pelican Bay community featuring private access to the Gulf of Mexico. The St. Kitts building has transformed it's look into one that is fresh and contemporary. The condominium has also been updated with completely renovated bathrooms, new furniture and granite and quartz countertops while keeping the same wide view of the Gulf of Mexico. The north and south tram stations within close distance offer relaxing rides to the private beach club, where residents and their guests can enjoy beachfront restaurants, sailing, sea kayaking and estuary canoeing. Other amenities include tennis courts, full service fitness center and a member owned Pelican Bay golf club with 27 holes of championship golf. Fine dining, shopping and the Artis-Naples (Philharmonic) are just minutes away. St. Kitts is also pet friendly. Offered at $945,000
If the idea of not having to go out and buy anything but a toothbrush is apealing there are 2 other turnkey furnished residences that are up for sale. One of these is a home on the 2nd floor of Coronado that has more than 1,800 square feet and is listed for $675,000. The other is on the market for just under $900,000, while having an excess of 2,500 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on the 7th floor of Grosvenor. The same sized unit two stories directly below is listed for $24,000 less. Going up another option would be a home on the 21st floor of St. Pierre that has nearly 1,600 square feet and being sold partially furnished for $1.075.
Masterfully updated with tasteful attention to detail throughout. This polished "Eagles-Nest" jewel offers stunning and exceptional views along with an open, bright and flexible floor plan. Originally a 2 bedroom this jewel is now beautifully remastered as 1 bedroom plus exquisite custom teak library by Gary Fusco, easily restored to the original floor plan if desired. Soothe your soul and be re-juvenated by the 180 degree panoramic 21st floor Gulf and sunset views!! Top of the line kitchen with Sub-Zero, Thermador, Fisher-Paykel and Jenn-Aire appliances, custom hardwood cabinetry and granite counters. Prestigious tower amenities include social, card, board and fitness rooms, pool, spa plus 3 guest suites. Owners tout the towers perfect location on the Pelican Bay boardwalk, leaving you to 2.5 miles of Gulf beaches, 2 beachfront private dining venues and attended beach services. The full complement of additional Pelican Bay amenities include active tennis, fitness, the lifelong learning center, along with miles of nature walking and biking paths, with world-class shopping, dining and the renowned Artis-Naples for the performing arts just steps away. Offered at $1.075
Also on the market are some much larger residences, such as a home on the 4th floor of Cap Ferrat with 2,700 square feet under air that has 3 bedrooms plus a den and 3 baths with an asking price of $1.595. Going four stories up in the same building a unit that is 350 square feet bigger is listed for $900,000 more. The largest of these Pelican Bay condos for sale has more than 3,600 square feet of living space. This 5 bedroom 4.5 bath home is a 21st floor penthouse in St. Marissa that is on the market for just under $3.0.
This incredibly rare 5 bedroom 4.5 bath penthouse in St. Marissa is simply breathtaking. Beautiful sunsets and stunning panoramic views of the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico through it's 2 story floor to ceniling glass windows. This "01" unit is being offen balcony is that iver 35 feet wide. All exterior windows are protected with electric hurricane shutters. This unit was completely renovated in 2011 including a new kitchen, hardwood, tile and ceramic flooring, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, bathrooms, light fixtures, custom crown moldings and a newly designed extra large wet bar featuring a built in wine cooler and ice maker. This unit comes with 2 assigned parking spaces, one under the building and one under a carport and 3 storage rooms. Offered for $2,995,000
Considering all of the amenities available, it is easy to see why the high-rise condos in Pelican Bay Naples Florida would be extremely attractive to someone searching for a new home in the area.
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