WATERFRONT-LESS THAN 1 MILE TO BEACH - SOUTHERN EXPOSURE-GULF ACCESS - Vanderbilt Beach voted #5 in US News' Most Relaxing Beaches for 2011. Voted #2 in Coastal Living's Happiest SeasideTowns. TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice 2011 Awards Top 25 Beaches in US. This sun filled home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is located within a mile of Vanderbilt Beach, The Ritz Carlton. The Mercato, a very popular shopping and dining center is located 1.25 miles from the rental. The home has a large lanai (450 sq. ft.) with a fireplace (limited use), flat screen TV and new furniture. The living room (digital cable) and master bedroom have large flat screen TVs as well. Living room, kitchen and two bedrooms have views and access to pool area & canal. Take the beach chairs and sunbathe on the clean white sandy beaches, and enjoy the world class shopping and restaurants located within a few miles.
Take your boat out to fish in the Gulf or fish right off the dock. Bring or rent jet skis and kayaks and explore the Gulf of Mexico, estuaries and backwaters. Play tennis at Pelican Bay Community Park located on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. approx. 3/4 mi. from our home.
A short 10-15 min. walk will take you to Vanderbilt Beach, one of the world's & the country's finest. While you're there, enjoy the white, sandy beaches and famous, beachfront restaurants. Take a short bike ride to another one of the country's best beaches, Delnor-Wiggins Pass Beach State Park, a quiet, natural and serene beach. The home includes a State Park Pass to Delnor-Wiggins allowing for free entrance into the park.
Within 1 mile from our home, you will find world renowned restaurants, for example: The Grill at The Ritz (beachfront), The Baleen, at the LaPlaya Golf and Beach Resort (beach front) and other local favorites like the Turtle Club (beach front dining), and Randy's Fish Market on Rt. 41(Tamiami Tr.).
Drive 5 mins. South on Rt. 41 and shop at the upscale Waterside Shops where you'll find Tiffany's, DeBeers, Cartier, Coach, Gucci, Sak's, Louis Vuiton, Hermes, Williams Sonoma Nordstroms, LuLuLemon, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch and many many others. At the Philharmonic, located near the Waterside Shops, you can attend live shows, such as plays and concerts.
The Village at Venetian Bay with waterfront shops and restaurants, is located further South on 41.
Travel 15 minutes South on Tamiami (41) to historic Olde Naples and shop or dine at Campiello's, Tommy Bahama's, Trulucks, Pazzo's, Chops and many others.
The newly built Mercato is located 1.25 miles from our home. There you can shop and dine at one of the many restaurants or you can have dinner and a movie at the state-of-the-art Silverspot Cinema. In addition, it is a very popular place for outdoor movies, concerts, car shows, art shows and nightlife fun at Burn or the Blue Martini.
Travel North on Tamiami (Rt. 41) for approx. 15 minutes and shop and dine at Coconut Point in Estero or visit Miromar Outlets.
Naples is famous for having great golf courses, as well. You'll find a list of them in the home. Great places to take the children are Sun-n Fun-Lagoon (a water park w/waterslides and lazy river), the Naples' Zoo and miniature golf courses or just sit by the pool or at the beach and enjoy the warmth, sunshine, gulf breezes and beautiful sunsets. The home is equipped with beach chairs, umbrella, beach toys and Florida State Park Pass to enter Delnor-Wiggins for free. Savings of $2 per individual or $6 per car (as of 2010).
Many amenities located within 1 1/2 miles from the property, such as 3 grocery stores, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and two Publix. Located 1/2 mile from the property is a mini mart, The Beach Store. Also, LA Fitness is located at the corner of Tamiami (Rt. 41) and Vanderbilt Beach Road. Weekly memberships available at LA Fitness. Within 1 1/2 miles, you will also find salons, spa, banks, drycleaners and many popular locally owned restaurants.
The house includes a binder with maps, menus and other information about nearby attractions and popular restaurants. Use the free Wi-Fi internet to research other activities, attractions and entertainment.
We chose this property for our vacation home because of its location and close proximity to the beach, gulf access, restaurants and other popular attractions as well as its beautiful views from almost every room. We spend time at our vacation home during most school holidays and chose Naples for its beautiful, sunny and warm climate. It is our goal to someday spend most of our time in Naples.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: The unique benefits of this vacation rental home is its location and beautiful weather in the dead of winter. We are less than a mile (7/10 of a mile) to one of the most popular beaches on the west coast of Florida with gulf access and less than 1.25 miles to popular restaurants and shops. The Ritz and the LaPlaya are located within a 1 mile of the property. Has beautiful, wide canal views. Bedrooms are situated on opposite end of the house with guest bedrooms separate from masterbedroom. Views of canal from almost every room. It is centrally located between Fort Myers and Marco Island, as well, and only a 2 hour & 15 min drive from Miami.