Flyover of the Latest Progress at Mangrove Bay

We sent up a drone to give you an aerial view of the progress at Mangrove Bay, an exclusive collection of just 53 homes set along Old Naples’ last remaining significant waterfront property for residential development. We are driving pilings on three model homes, the Amelia III, the Sanibel III Courtyard Residence, and the Keewaydin II, as well as three end-user residences.

Mangrove Bay – November 7, 2014 from Mangrove Bay on Vimeo.

Also visible are the some of the site improvements that began in August: clay brick streets; underground utilities featuring the latest fiber optics, natural gas feeds to every home, and burying the FPL power lines along Goodlette Road; a new entryway to the community; and lush landscaping. Because of the heavy earthwork currently underway, Mangrove Bay is now offering prospective buyers private tours by boat leaving from the dock at its Sales Center, a wonderful way to view the natural beauty of the property and see the perspective of their future home site from the vantage point of their own personal dock slip.

Exclusive Fall Sunset VIP Event at Mangrove Bay

Jon Rubinton, of Mangrove Bay LLC, and guests.

Jon Rubinton, of Mangrove Bay LLC, and guests.

Mangrove Bay hosted its first pre-season event on the deck behind its waterfront sales center, offering guests live music, boat tours of the property, and a wonderful array of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (including fresh stone crabs) — but it was Mother Nature who supplied the soft breeze and glorious sunset along the Gordon River and provided the gorgeous backdrop. Host Jon Rubinton, of Mangrove Bay Development, LLC, gathered with guests that included area notables, prospective buyers and the lucky few who have already purchased a home at Mangrove Bay, and members of the local media.  Read more

Nearly three decades in the making, Gordon River Greenway to open Thursday

The Naples Daily News posted the following story online this morning:

BY: Aisling Swift
POSTED: 5:14 AM, Nov 5, 2014

NAPLES, Fla. – After nearly three decades of dreams and planning, the Gordon River Greenway — two miles of winding trails, boardwalks, bridges and streams connecting Golden Gate Parkway to central Naples — will officially open to the public Thursday.

The Naples City Council, Collier County commissioners and others involved in the 27-year project will gather at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for a ribbon-cutting at the kayak launch, located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., the east end of the joint parking lot between Naples Zoo and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

“It’s been quite an effort for a quarter of a century,” said Scott Cameron, a former Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust president who helped get it started in 1987. “It’s been a great collaborative effort between people who really cared. We’ve had fabulous board members over the years.”

Read the rest at the Naples Daily News website…

 

Work Commences on Three Model Residences at Mangrove Bay

An aerial shot of the commencement of construction of three models homes and three end-user residences at Mangrove Bay in Old Naples.

An aerial shot of the commencement of construction of three models homes and three end-user residences at Mangrove Bay in Old Naples.

Mangrove Bay, an exclusive collection of just 53 homes set along Old Naples’ last remaining significant waterfront property for residential development began driving pilings on three model homes, the Amelia III, the Sanibel III Courtyard Residence, and the Keewaydin II, decorated by the award-winning firm of Freestyle Interiors.

There are a total of six different single family home floorplans available at Mangrove Bay, each with three distinct elevations – and every home includes a private pool, patios and dedicated boat slip.

The Amelia III model is a four-bedroom + den, four-and-½ bath residence that includes a second-floor guest house. With approximately 3,640 SF under air, this model will evoke a classic seaside cottage with authentic heart pine floors, traditional bead board accents, beamed ceilings, bench seat reading nooks, and stacked stone for its two fireplaces. Read more