About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay8 - 14 nights
2 Br / 2 Ba Ground Floor, Expansive Lake Views, Luxury Renovation
'Paradise Found' at Falling Waters
If you've been looking for the perfect vacation villa in South Florida, look no further. 'Paradise Found' is ready to meet the needs of the most discerning guests.
We purchased 'Paradise Found' in 2012 and completed 100% renovation of the home in October 2012. Our neighbors say we should charge admission to tour this unit, but we think you'll want to keep it all to yourself!
Its stately gated entrance gives way to a grand boulevard lined with trees, flowers and waterfalls leading to the villa and its lakefront views. After you see the villa's chef's ready granite and stainless kitchen and spa-like 2 headed walk-in shower with bench seating, we think you'll agree that 'Paradise Found' has everything you'll need for the perfect trip to Naples.
Imagine the sun climbing over the palm trees and glistening off the lake as you sip your morning coffee on the expansive rear lanai. A 20 foot high fountain provides a soothing backdrop to the view of the private island complete with its own coconut, banana and bird of paradise vegetation. The island's lush foliage provides great shade for a late afternoon snack or glass of wine.
Back at 'Paradise Found' you will enjoy a 2 BR / 2 BA 1351 sq ft under air with front (79 sq ft) and rear lanais (165 sq. ft) giving this end-unit villa lots of light and an airy feel. You'll love its walk in showers with invigorating rain shower heads with grab bars for easy access, 2 lanais (front and rear) for enjoying the tropical sights and sounds, and its contemporary yet comfortable furnishings including large screen flat paneled wall mounted televisions with surround sound.
We've spared no expense to ensure that Paradise Found is ready to meet your perfect vacation wish-list. The unit has WIFI internet and unlimited long distance calling to keep in touch with friends and family. And when you are ready to step out of the villa, Falling Water's rich amenities are at your door. Its 13,000 sq. ft pool (one of largest in SW Florida) with waterfalls and islands is a great spot to relax, meet neighbors from around the world, and catch some sun. The clubhouse complex has 2 tennis courts and shaded / screened bocce courts. The putting green is down the street, and the 2.1 mile neighborhood walking / biking path is a great way to get some exercise.
Outside of Falling Waters' gates lie Naples' rich amenities including world-class gulf beaches and shopping, arts centers, fishing and nature preserves all within 10 - 15 minutes drive. 5th Ave is within a short drive. We've been vacationers in Naples for over 5 years and we are confident that you are going to love Paradise Found not only for its luxury and comfort, but how easy it is to take advantage of all that Naples has to offer.
We invite you to book your stay today!
The unit has 2 BR / 2 BA. The master BR is a King Bedroom and offers an oversize walk in shower with grab bars, a stone bench, and 2 spa like rain shower heads.
The guest BR can be configured as 2 twins or a king based on your preference. The guest bath includes a walk in shower with grab bar and sliding glass doors.
We provide 4 beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels for your use along with 2 bicycles. We're happy to share our tips and recommendations in a booklet we'll leave for your reference. We're confident you'll love Naples as much as we do!
Please note this is a 100% non-smoking unit including the exterior lanai. No smoking is permitted.
Please visit my other listing in Falling Waters at www.vrbo.com/460178 if this unit is unavailable.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 29, 2018
About Matthew Crudello
The owners of Paradise Found (Vincent, Ruth and their son Matt) grew up in Northern NJ and always dreamed about having a place somewhere warm. After Vincent and Ruth rented for 5 seasons in Falling Waters, they decided to purchase a villa with their son Matt and made Falling Waters their home away from home. They bought Paradise Found in April 2012 and spent 5 months stripping it back to the walls and renovating the home to create your perfect vacation spot. It's a great combination of comfort, style, simplicity and serenity. Vincent and Ruth are glad the 4 years of tuition payments to the University of Virginia were finally turning into something FUN! If it weren't for HGTV, Vinny and Ruth don't think they would have ever had the courage to do a 100% renovation project! Thanks HGTV! Matt has owned another property on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for 8 years and has put all that he's learned from managing that property into helping future guests of Paradise Found create memories that will last a lifetime.
Matthew Crudello purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Matthew Crudello chose Naples
After wintering in Siesta Key for several years, we found Falling Waters and never looked elsewhere. We're confident that Falling Waters (and Naples) will exceed your highest expectations- peaceful, beautiful, friendly and lush. Why choose Paradise Found? We gutted the original condo to the walls and outfitted it with amenities and furnishings that will delight you. From the tile to the lighting, baths to kitchen- even the electrical outlets - Paradise Found is better than the day it was 1st built. All of this is to ensure that you have an absolutely exquisite stay.
What makes this Condo unique
This property overlooks a lake with two fountains and its own private island. The fountain lulls you to sleep with its soothing sounds from 830 AM to 1100PM. After dark, its lights provide a beautiful back drop. The island is a short 2 minute walk from your lanai and it truly feels like the places we experienced on our 40th wedding anniversary trip to Maui several years ago. All sorts of fruit, coconuts, and tropical foliage abound. Several seating areas allow for a peaceful respite to read, enjoy a glass of wine or just relax. And if you are in luck, the wind just might blow the fountain's cool mist on a warm winter afternoon to cool you.
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Beautiful property. Easy to work with.
Thanks so much for your return visit this summer. As a repeat guest, I value your return to Naples each summer and the way that you care for the home as your own. Glad that you were able to spend another summer enjoying all that Naples/Marco/Sanibel/Captiva has to offer.
And from your Facebook feed, I've even learned about new places to visit next time I'm in paradise :)
The property was fantastic, beautiful, well appointed equipped, totally
Weather was the disappointing, Rained heavily 5 of 7 days. Stayed inside
watched TV and read. Two days at pool.
Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at the condo and it met your expectations. I'm so sorry that the weather didn't cooperate. It's been unfortunately VERY dry in Naples from Dec - May of 2017 and the fires were a problem previously. While the locals in Naples are glad for the rain, I understand it's a disappointment when it washes out plans for beach and pool time.
Thanks for looking on the brighter side and I appreciate your stay. Hopefully your next visit to Naples will be sunny and dry.
We totally enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property. The location is great - close to I 75 and an easy ride to downtown Naples.
The condo was immaculate and visually appealing. The kitchen is well supplied with dishes, pots and pans and utensils and the appliances are upscale and modern. The master bedroom is spacious with a very comfortable king bed and the adjoining bathroom has a great walkin shower with dual sinks.
The lanai is a special treat - a peaceful and relaxing place with a beautiful fountain to add to your enjoyment.
Matt was available and very responsive for any issues.
We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning next January!
Perfect condo in a great community
We just spent the month of November 2016 at Matt's condo and we loved every minute! The condo is very nicely finished and decorated. The whole condo has been renovated recently by the look of the kitchen and bathrooms. Stainless appliances, granite countertops and beautiful showers. The beds were great, the kitchen is very well stocked, and we had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We made most of our meals, including Thanksgiving dinner and had everything we needed. The back lanai is wonderful for reading and relaxing with a view of the lake and the fountain. We used it every day!
The pool at Falling Waters is fantastic- huge, with lots of chairs and tables for relaxing. Matt's condo also includes a couple of nice bicycles, beach chairs, beach umbrella, tennis rackets, pool noodles and more. There's even a carport to keep your car out of the sun.
We highly recommend Paradise Found! Book with confidence. You won't regret it!
I'm so glad that you and your family were able to get some time to recharge together in Naples. When we stock the condo, we really thought about what we needed / wanted when we visited others' units in the past. So glad that the bikes and beach equipment were helpful in getting your family in the Florida state of mind as soon as you arrive.
And I agree, we enjoy the lanai every night when we're there as well. So peaceful listening to the sounds of the waterfalls. Please come back and visit us again soon!
Another great stay
We stayed originally in October 2014 for 28 days and enjoyed it so much we returned for the whole of October 2016. Nothing had changed-the accommodation was very comfortable and well appointed. Everything worked well and we had no problems whatsoever. Matt was very easy to deal with and all the arrangements were simple and effective. Falling Waters is very well maintained and the swimming pool magnificant. The location is ideal for Naples. Anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in perfect surroundings need look no further than Paradise Found.
Thank you! I'm so glad you returned for the longer stay and had a great trip! Thanks for your honest and positive review.
feels like home
We stayed for the second time in Falling Waters in a condo of Matt.
Paradise Found is really a lovely house.
Every year that we come to Naples, it feels like coming home and staying in the condos of Matt and his family makes it even more home.
Everything that is described on the website is true, so lovely decorated, fully equipped. Everything you need is there.
Naples is a very beautiful place to spend your holiday. The beach is gorgeous, the pier is great for fishing and watching the dolphins swim around.
Naples is also a good place from where to do excursions and activities.
Contact with the owner is good, he responds directly. He is there when you need him.
So Matt and family thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your condo again and like we said last year we defenitely come back!!
Best Regards, Dennis and Melanie
Wonderful southwest Florida! 10 minute drive to the Gulf beaches with easy access to restaurants, the arts, the everglades and shopping. Downtown Old Naples is a beautiful walkable community with lights sparkling in the palm trees, musicians and sidewalk cafes offering food for all price ranges. Galleries and museums give way to stately palms between downtown and the Guld beaches. It's not to be missed! Falling Waters is an amazing gated community with lush tropical plantings, lake views, brick walkways and the largest pool in Southwest Florida with its own waterfall and islands just 10 mins east of Old Naples. Come see why this is such a highly sought after community. Its amenities and tranquility are without equal in Naples. It's an easy 20 minute drive to Marco Island for amazing seafood (Snooks) and an easy 3 stop lights and 90 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale. Visit Naples for your next Florida vacation! You won't regret it!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly rates based on 30 day stay **Rates higher for shorter stays** Add following fees to base rate: $100 Resort Application Fee $90 for bar code and proximity security card for stays of 30 days or shorter, $115 for 31-60 days, and $140 for stays longer than 60 days. These fees are paid by the owner directly to the Neighborhood Association as required by bylaws. $125 Cleaning Fee 10% Florida Sales Tax Rates reflect cash discount Upfront $59 for non-refundable damages insurance OR refundable $500 security deposit due 45 days before check-in and refunded 14 days after check-out. 85 % refunded if cancelled before final payment 45 days prior to the Check-in Date Cancellation after final payment is paid or is past due will result in a 100% loss of the total cost of the stay. The 100% cancellation loss can be avoided if: ( I) Travel Guard rental vacation insurance was purchased: or (2) Owner can re-rent the unit for the full term of the original rental period, in which case the guest will be charged a 10% rebooking fee and the remaining 90% returned. Damage insurance premium will be refunded 100% if reservation is cancelled prior to check-in in all circumstances.