This spectacularly-located condo has a wonderful view - all the way down the Beach to the Naples Pier. The condo also overlooks The Moorings Private Park next door. Immediately ON the beach- not on an upper floor but situated ON the beach, with a few steps down to the lawn, beach, and the Club's excellent heated lap-pool. This tastefully decorated non-smoking apartment includes all new appliances, with washer and dryer in the unit. Two newly renovated bathrooms. Take in a sunset, sitting in the mirrored living room, or walk out your back door to the beach. Located in the exclusive Royal Palm Club on Gulf Shore Boulevard, this truly lovely unit has Wireless hookup for your computer, cable TV and phone included. Linens, all cooking utensils, TV, assigned covered parking spot, beach chairs, beach towels. Juan Munoz, our most helpful building manager is on site Monday-Friday, from 7am-3pm. The apartment complex has restricted, secure entrance.
Should you choose to forgo cooking, 3 doors down from The Royal Palm Club is The Edgewater Beach Hotel ($380-$700/night) has opened its dining room to the public for breakfast, lunch by the pool, or dinner. Or if you'd really like to splurge - a temporary social membership to The Moorings Golf Club nearby, with its renowned chef - allows you to dine there as well as attend the regularly scheduled dances in Season.
If fishing is your passion the rocky jetty, extending out into the Gulf just adjacent to the apartment, is a convenient and fruitful place to fish. However, if you mosey on down to The Naples Pier, no fishing licenses are required, because the City of Naples maintains one for visitors who fish from the Pier.
Our apartment is several blocks north of landmark Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, (est. 1930), with its' tennis courts, golf course, Fitness and Spa Center, as well as excellent restaurants including HB's - one of the few restaurants in Naples located on the beach- and where you can rent sailboats, wind-surfers, surfboards, kayaks, and jet-skis (instructions available should you want to tune up your skills).
Although we do not rent to families with children, if you would like to be able to have friends with children down to visit, The Beach Hotel and Golf Club is a perfect place for kids. Another option for families with children is the Best Western just off Mooring Line Drive and #41. The Moorings Private Park next door to the Club is a perfect place to picnic with visiting children: there are sculptures to climb on, Tiki Huts for shade, and of course a wonderful Private Beach. Also close by is Naples Zoo.
Farther down Gulf Shore Boulevard, on Fifth Avenue are many shops and galleries, and excellent restaurants, as well as the popular Sugden Theater. In Old Naples, on down 3rd Street to Broad Avenue, are a collection of wonderful clothing stores including The Beach house for bathing suits, and Marissa Collections, a world-famous fashion house featuring top designers, such as Valentino, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Lanvin, etc.
For nature lovers: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 30 miles N. on #41 and across on Immokolee Road, is a splendid bird and reptile sanctuary, maintained by The National Audubon Society. With a boardwalk stretching 2+ miles out over the swamp, one can observe storks nesting in season, as well as many herons and other birds, and lots of alligators. The Everglades offer a more adventuresome trip by airboat, or pontoon boat, but the best way to see it is by canoe or kayak. There are many places to rent boats, with or without a guide. The Naples Conservancy is next to the Zoo a few miles from home.