About the property
- House3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 bedroom 3 bath, heated pool/spa, beach 3.8 miles, golf 5 min, near everything
Luxury home with designer décor. Our very quiet Villa (Detached House) is nestled in a very private deed restricted community in Down Town Naples (not just near). Our Villa boasts four bedrooms (two of them suites) + a Home Theater/Media Room/ besides the great room with huge vaulted ceilings, very large kitchen + formal dining area. PRIVATE Heated no chlorine swimming Pool&Spa +Covered Lanai &PRIVATE Garden+fruit trees. All the needed amenities, 3 full bathrooms, washer/dryer room, 2 computers+HighSpeed Internet+Private WIFI, phone with WORLDWIDE long distance, cable+HBO. Every room has large plasma TV/DVD Player. Under 4 miles to the Beach (actual feet in the sand) just 3.2 miles to 5th Avenue South. All else is walk to. Everything provided even beach lounges. Click on more details below or visit our personal website FLORIDAHOMEAWAY.COM
GREAT ROOM: Professionally decorated opulence and comfort. Armani, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Guy, Maitland Smith, Marge Carson, Theodor Alexander, Century, Baker, Tommy Bahama, Subzero, Wolf, GE Monogram, Swarovski crystal lighting, Waterford antique Crystal accents, Oggetti mouth blown accent lamps imported from Italy, Maxim water crystal entry lighting, tile imported from Spain, Italian imported eco alabaster floors, commissioned paintings, hand blown wall art, estate quality antiques, exotic granite's and marbles, custom made entry medallion, custom made stove wall medallion, and custom lighting, are just some of the names and things adorning our great room. The great room comprises the following areas:
KITCHEN: Two-toned (white uppers with a chocolate glaze and cherry lowers) made on the spot cabinetry. The cabinets were custom made just for us and are extra large and extra tall, this way large bowls etc fit nicely and you are not bent over while cooking. There are no cabinet doors to speak of, mostly very large illuminated drawers; this allows us to get pots etc without having to get on our knees and digging for the pot that is behind the other stuff. Everything is self closing with the expensive American made self closing system, every conceivable insert and option is built into the cabinetry. The cabinets are adorned with solid rubbed bronze pulls and knobs and with exotic granite called TajMahal. It is rare and expensive. The back-splash is imported from Spain, and the cook top focal point was custom made for us in Italy. There is special lighting that illuminates the counter tops (dimmable) and very special Toe Kick lighting that adorns the floor below the cabinetry, and turns on automatically when anyone enters the great room from any location to provide pathway lighting at night. For appliances, we have 48 inch side by side stainless Subzero refrigerator. It is huge and very elite, (we call it the Toyota because installed it costs as much as a car), Double stainless GE Monogram Pro ovens, Wolfe 36 inch glass cook top, Wolfe stainless hood (with a special 1,200 CFM blower installed on the roof so as to keep noise down), Built in plumbed coffee maker that does not require you to add water, custom fully automated Kitchen Aid toaster, German imported handmade Bosh dishwasher (the most quiet dishwasher made, even better and more expensive then a Miele) and a custom made under mount sink and top of the line faucet. The floors are imported from Italy 24 inches wide and installed on the diagonal with minimal grout lines.
There is custom ceiling lighting and a very upscale fan also with incorporated lighting. There is a Pantry that contains all the needed items and also adjacent to the kitchen there is a conveniently located washer and dryer room. The kitchen contains every conceivable cooking utensil needed, fine dishes and glasses, and all the machines such as blenders, chopper, etc. There is also a block containing Henkel chefs’ knives. Everything from the lobster pot to the elite tea kettle, to the sushi or caviar set.
LIVING ROOM: The living room area is also professionally decorated. The seating was custom made of top leather by Century and it is adorned with wonderful pillows. The extra-large coffee table has a display of pottery that includes some amazing art. There is a bust of the Greek Goddess Sophrosyne that was carved in the 1890s and is an estate piece. On the walls there is a very large painting that was commissioned by us from a local Naples Artist. It is called Time Lapse and it is the only one in the world. There are also several pieces of wall art made of hand blown glass, and several mirrors, and a beautifully framed 50 inch 4K Ultra HD 3D TV, that also functions as the second PC screen. Hidden inside the bar there is cable TV with all the channels, free movies, Netflix and more as well as a Blu-Ray player. There are pieces of art and special decorations everywhere and the living room is opulent but comfortable and very relaxed. Special lighting for the living area also and some very special hurricane candle displays by Ralph Lauren, that house electronic candles so realistic most people believe them to be real, including the fact that they are scented. The imported Italian floors continue throughout and there is also a marvelous focal point that was custom built for us in Italy at the front entrance. Above it there is an amazing Maxim water crystal chandelier. There are antiques everywhere including a very cute foot rest that is from the 1940s and a silver tray on the bar that is 200 years old and holds the custom made glasses and carafe for my sherry. The entire place is adorned with extra wide crown molding, and extra tall floor board molding, and there are plant shelf’s decorated with wonderful pottery. Separating the living room from the kitchen is a wonderful and extra wide chef’s table peninsula. It provides seating for 2-3 and can be used to entertain while the chef cooks or simply as a place to do some work, or have a snack.
DINING AREA: The dining area is by Marge Carson and can seat 6 around the very opulent glass and stone table. In the display cabinet you will find crystal and antique china. Above the dining table there is a magnificent Swarovski crystal chandelier. Adjacent there is a bar area that allows for convenient passing of food to and from the kitchen and has seating for 3 on the very opulent Marge Carson bar stools. Above it there are 3 Oggetti pendants that were made of mouth blown glass in Venice Italy.
HOME THEATER: We have a small Home Theater with a huge 85 inch 3D HD Ultra Smart screen, with free Netflix, free movies on demand, free full cable package including the overseas channels for soccer etc, free Spotify music, free Hulu ,earth shaking SONOS 5.1 Surround sound with Sub-woofer, special lighting, and a very fast gaming computer (one of 2 in the home) connected to the internet via our ultra fast broadband connection. The computer not only has all the common software and lots of gaming facilities but it also has the entire Microsoft suite of common business software. From it you can check your email, and conduct normal business, as it is also connected wirelessly to the homes integrated network printer/fax/copier. Also in the home theater you will find a Blu-Ray player (also internet ready) and connected to the network, and a nice collection of videos including some in 3D. For gaming the Home Theater also includes an Xbox1 gaming console and a WII gaming system with ALL the attachments. Finally in the Home theater there are all kinds of 'old school' games such as chess, cards etc. The very comfortable seating can actually convert to a queen size bed, and kids love to spend the night there.
Then there's the rest of the house, with two suites, the amazing Pool&Spa area, the gardens and the amazing outdoor lighting. Not enough space to say all there is to say about all that.
1.0 Miles to several restaurants, bank, sports bar and a lot more -
3.8 Miles to Naples famous white sand beaches-
3.2 Miles to Posh 5th Ave Naples-
3 Miles to the Marina and Naples Cruises--
3 Miles to Tin City and kids fun-
15 Miles to Everglade Tours-
8 Miles to Bonita Springs Greyhound Dog Track with Off Track Betting, Poker, and Slots-
1 8 Miles to World Famous Estero Outlet Mall Miromar Outlets with over 100 Brand Name Stores-
1.5 Hr to East Coast Miami Ft. Lauderdale-
2 Hr to Tampa-
3.5 Hr to Disney World-
0.000 MILES TO THE MOST AMAZING, SUN DRENCHED, TOTALLY PRIVATE, TROPICAL VILLA.
We have Egyptian cotton sheets, king size beds, fine china and crystal, 10 High Def large screen TV’s 7 DVD Players, FREE LONG RANGE PRIVATE PASSWORD SECURED WIFI, broadband internet, free use of a high powered PCs new with every program imaginable including Skype, everything for the beach including chairs, towels, umbrellas, kids toys, volley ball and a lot more, everything for little kids too like high chairs, strollers, sleeping and play pens etc, Golf clubs, his and her, tennis equipment too. We have walking and jogging trails, gardens free for your use BESIDED our PRIVATE POOL. We have many restaurants, shops, bank, bars, clinic, food market, salon and a lot more within a 5 minute walk of about 1 mile.
BRING NOTHING BUT YOUR CLOTHING. Not sure if we have it just ask us.
We have the most amazing and well equipped home you have ever holidayed in.
We have all of Naples including down town 5th Avenue, and the beach within 4 miles. We have everything, now all that is needed is you.
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I was born in Portugal but grew up in the US as an American citizen. My wife also came from Europe as she was born in Germany. Our son was born in the USA. That is my lovely wife Dagmar and my son Jason in the picture. We also have a lovely little place in Algarve Portugal but it is very far away so we don't go as often as we would like. Our Florida home is beautiful but unfortunately we can only be there a few weeks each year or less. It is a shame that such a wonderful place sits empty much of the time so we decided that we would let some nice folks like you use it while we are not there. You get a great place to stay at a fair price and we get some money to help with the expenses. We have recently upgraded the home again! Some of the designer names you will find in our home include, Ralph Lauren, Armani Casa, Theodore Alexander, Maitland Smith, Christopher Guy, Marge Carson, Century custom made Top leather seating, Baker, Robb & Stucky and more. There is crystal by Swarovski, Waterford, and Mouth blown Italian crystal. The lighting both inside and out was done by a famous lighting artist. And on and on… Be careful of homeowners who 'reed the meter' on how much energy you can use. Imagine having to scrimp on pool heat or AC on your holiday. Make sure that you ask to see the owners Florida Tax certificate if they charged you tax. If they don’t have one then they are just charging you but not paying the tax. Make sure you get a rental agreement spelling out exactly what you get and what is expected of both parties. Make sure there is a local property manager who can resolve any issues. What if the AC stops working? What if there is a leak? When we decided to buy a vacation home in Florida we had many choices. We have friends who live in Florida on both coasts so we explored all the possibilities. I visited 236 properties on both coasts before we decided on our home. We wanted something special and a home we could be proud of but we also wanted a great deal.
Paul purchased this House in 2009
Why Paul chose Naples
No other place on earth makes us feel as relaxed and as happy with the single exception of Hawaii. For us the Gulf waters are warmer and cleaner then the waters on the east coast of Florida and Naples is very up-scale and always lovely manicured. Living in NY we truly appreciate the contrast. Our private community is lovely and highly manicured and it has amazing club house facilities and wonderful places to jog or ride a bike. We looked at houses in many Naples communities. Because we knew we wanted to be able to rent our property to short term guests we had to discover the private communities that allowed short term rentals. Basically if you want a great private community with club house facilities very close to the beach ours beats all the others hands down. Briarwood, Lely and ours are the only 3 private communities that offer clubhouse facilities that allow rentals for a period of less than a month LEGALLY and are within less than 10 miles from downtown Naples and the beach. All 3 communities are lovely and all of them have wonderful homes. Avoid Condos if you have children with you, kids want to play around the pool and local retirees can get very nasty when their bliss is disturbed. Lely offers wonderful world class Golf. That is its main benefit. It also has a great Players club that may or may not be included in your rental. It is however much farther from the beach and downtown than the others. Briarwood is not too far from downtown although you do have to drive around the airport to get there. It has a very minimal clubhouse with almost no services but it has the pizazz of having a guard 24/7, mostly for show as Naples is very safe. Homes in Briarwood near the Livingston Highway wall are very noisy day and night. NAPLES IS WONDERFUL, you deserve a great holiday. Have the best holiday ever!!
What makes this House unique
Our home is truly custom made. After we purchased it we had a substantial portion of it demolished and we extended it to include 2 very large Master Bedroom Suites, both opening to the custom made pool and lanai area and each on opposite sides of the house. This makes our home perfect for 2 couples or extended family and nobody gets the lesser room. Then because we have Jason we built a custom made kids/teens room, with very colorful beds, and each bed has it own personal TV and DVD player with game console and personal head phones. Our pool and garden area are professionally maintained by a landscaping architect not just a lawn cutting company. He insures our place always looks beautiful, that the fruit trees (many) are properly trimmed and that there is never a blade of grass out of place. We are just 3 miles to 5th avenue south and less than 4 miles to the beach. We knew we needed to be close to the sea because I love boating and it was only a matter of time before we purchased a great boat in Naples. We did and we purchased a Marina slip right on 5th avenue in Naples Bay next to Tin City only 3 miles away. We have a great property manager (and good friend) who looks after our guests. We all want to make sure our guests have the “best holiday ever” and we take great pride in how well we take care of them. Dari is always available to help setup a golf excursion, a trip to the Everglades, or simply to deal with any property related issues. We rent our home exactly as we like it for ourselves. We have 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, fine crystal, and all the comforts of home including an extremely well equipped kitchen.Being originally from Europe our home has a European flare such as for example a bidet in the master bathroom. We have everything such as golf clubs (his and her) tennis equipment, beach gear, high chairs for kids, and strollers for little ones (my sisters have 6 little ones) and a lot more. Our home is wonderful. Cheers.
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Stayed in a few rentals in the area and nothing else compares!
My family and I spent our 2018 spring break down in lovely Naples. This home is amazing. Top of the line everything! Unbelievable kitchen and pool area! My son spent hours in "his room" which was packed with toys. Can't say enough about this place. Spotless!!! Paul was super helpful for recommendations in the area and even specialty grocery stores to make use of the amazing kitchen. Hope to return for future vacations! Believe me, you want to stay here!
Dagmar and I are so happy that you guys loved our home. We love it too and we put a lot of love into it, so when another family loves it also it makes our day.
As members of our family of returning guests TM, you will always get a big discount at any of our 3 wonderful homes, the one in Europe has the best food and bread going for it not to mention the beaches and the one in NY… well what can I say, it’s a mansion. They are all yours just let us know when.
Slowly we are gathering more and more members to our little club of returning guests and hopefully soon we won’t even advertise in this place.
You guys were amazing, thank you so much and have a wonderful time wherever life leads you next.
Fabulous detail. Very well appointed. Owner very helpful
This home is one of the most well appointed rental properties we have ever used. Very well maintained with perfect attention to comfort and detail
Thank you John. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
As you know you are now a member of our Family of Returning Guests (TM) and will always get big discounts at any of our 3 homes, (Naples FL, Vilamoura Portugal, and NY, NY) and many more benefits exclusive to our family of guests including, fabulous dinner reservations at some of Naples best restaurants fully paid for, free cruises aboard our 36 foot motor yacht, and much more.
We love our members and we hope to soon only rent our homes to our special group and get off this homeaway site.
You have our mobile numbers, our web addresses, and our personal e-mails. Call or contact us anytime if you think we can help even if you are not staying at one of our homes. We will always be here for you.
It was great talking to you and we enjoyed your stay with us.
Wonderful stay - thoroughly enjoyed pool and spa. House had everything we needed!
Thank you for taking the time to do this review. We really appreciate it.
We stayed for five days and clearly enjoyed the home. No expense has been spared from making this home an excellent choice. The pool and hot tub were excellent and the TV room was also excellent. The only complaint is the weather did not cooperate as all of the east coast had a cold spell. But we still enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review. We love sharing our home with great travelers like you guys.
Please come back and visit us at any of our 3 lovely and very personal homes in the future, and remember that as a member of our family of returning guests (TM) you will always get at least a 10% discount.
Cheers for now,
Most Enjoyable Month…
We spent a month in the best equipped house/villa that we have ever stayed in. The personal contact was good and his concern in providing everything in tip top shape showed. The villa was spotless when we arrived. Soon after we arrive, we received a phone call from Paul asking if everything was OK and if we needed anything to make our stay more enjoyable.
The gourmet kitchen was to die for. All of the appliances were the best available. Everything was provided and upscale. A wonderful spice drawer with fresh spices with easy to read labels. Good quality utensils and high counters. If there was one skillet, there were five, etc. A year earlier, I had inquired if they had coffee grinder. Paul’s answer was no, but what kind did I like. I told him and when we arrived a year later, there was a brand new top of the line coffee grinder for me to use!The landscaping is very elegant and well done. We spent most of our time at the ultra-private salt water pool just enjoying the natural setting. The rear of the property adjoins a natural reserve, making it a very inviting and restful area. The pool was heated to a very nice 88 degrees, with the spa set for 102 degrees. The lounge chairs and patio chairs were of very good quality and very comfortable. We ate in the protected lanai every day. The villa is located in a well maintained planned community with lots of roads to safely ride bicycles. About a block away, there is a city provided “Greenway” which is a total of three miles where you can ride or walk without concern for traffic. The caring of the owner Paul was most appreciated the day which we were scheduled to arrive. Paul had gone to the garage to check the tire pressure on the bicycles when he noticed that the spokes on both bicycles had been damaged by a previous renter. To insure that we had bicycles when we arrived, he took the bicycles to a repair shop to have them repaired, however, they couldn’t be repaired that day, so he went to another bike shop and purchased four new wheels (big expense) just so we would have bicycles when we arrived as promised. We thought that was going “above and beyond” of Paul. Another very thoughtful feature…a box of Kleenex in every room!
The media room was where we spent a lot of our evenings. The large 85” Ultra High Definition TV was absolutely great. Thanks so much to Paul and Dagmar for sharing their beautiful home with us. We enjoyed our month so much, that we already booked for next year.
Thank you Jim and Sharon. We look forward to your visit next year. As you know from now on as a member of our Family of Returning Guests TM you will always receive at least a 10% discount at any of our wonderful homes both in the US and in Europe. Maybe next year if we happen to be in Florida while you are at our home we can take our small motor yacht to one of the islands for the day as a perk.
You guys were terrific and took such good care of our home and we are very thankful for that. See you next year.
A unique property
Stylishly and expensively furnished, this villa ticks all the boxes for a base to explore Naples and further afield or simply as a place to relax and enjoy all the creature comforts on offer here.
The location is perfect and the peace and serenity experienced when sitting by the pool belies its position on a large gated community, with the lighting show at dusk creating a wonderful bonus.
Paul was extremely helpful throughout the process, responding promptly to any questions and providing lots of information prior to our visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property and my wife would like to take the kitchen back to France with us but sadly not enough luggage space !!
Thank you Paul and family for creating a beautiful environment here in Naples and for letting us experience it too.
Thank you so very much for this review.
We very much enjoyed sharing or Naples home with you.
Next time maybe try our estate in NY or hour beach condo in the south of Europe in Vilamoura.
As member of our Family of Returning Guests we will make sure you get a discount at any of our homes as well as other special perks.
Next time you visit our home in Naples you will find it even better as we continue to upgrade it and add new features.
Have a wonderful trip back home.
Near Old Naples down town 5th avenue. And very close to the beach also. Both just about 3 miles away. This home in a private community is located in the 'real' Naples not miles up north or inland with the high humidity and the mosquitos. It is our personal vacation home.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THERE MAY BE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY. Although we have a 7 night minimum stay, there sometimes are smaller open spots on our calendar. In that event we will consider a shorter stay of 4 to 6 days. SEE OUR PERSONAL WEB SITE FOR MUCH MORE ABOUT OUR HOME: www.floridahomeaway.com Tax include a card booking fee charged to us. There is a discount for pool&spa heat of less than 14 nights and a surcharge for poo&spa heat longer than 14 nights For best prices contact us directly visit our web site.