Naples, FL (September 8, 2015) — The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities is nearing completion and is projected to open later this year. The addition of The Isles Club adds yet another outstanding amenity to this award-winning, eco-friendly community. Minto has received many national, regional and Southwest Florida industry awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve, including for community design, home design and green building practices.
The design of the Isles Club was inspired by the charming coastal cottage style of the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 as a 16-room inn that charged guests $3 per night. In the 1920s, the Naples Beach Hotel grew to become the hub of Naples social life and a popular resort destination. Over the decades, many famous guests took in the tropical ambiance of Old Naples from the front porch of the landmark hotel, including Thomas Edison, Gary Cooper and Hedy Lamarr.
Like the original Naples Beach Hotel, The Isles Club is distinguished by a stylized cupola and large awning-shaded front porch where residents can enjoy tropical breezes while relaxing in old-fashioned rocking chairs. Just as the historic hotel was the social focal point of Naples in its day, The Isles Club will be the social focal point of The Isles of Collier Preserve.
The Isles Club will include an array of active lifestyle and wellness amenities. Residents and friends will gather at The Isles Club for dining and social functions, swimming and sunbathing, tennis, bocce ball and workouts in the state-of-the-art fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard, yoga lawn and kayak launch provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Club’s resort-style swimming pool and lap pool feature another tribute to Collier County history.
The walkway over the pool is an interpretation of the signature “T” shape of the iconic Naples Pier that also was originally built in the 1800s. A rustic Overlook Bar and Grill with views of the Cypress Waterway will be added in the future as well as a kayak dock to accommodate residents arriving via the Cypress Waterway. Phase one of the Club is 16,500 square feet. With the addition of phase two, the club will be approximately 20,000 square feet.
The Isles of Collier Preserve is a uniquely located 2,400-acre community that is bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the north by Naples Botanical Garden, and the west by Dollar Bay. More than half of the 2,400 acres is dedicated to natural habitat and preserve areas connected by a network of biking paths and recreational trails with exercise stations and nature observation areas as well as blueways for kayaking.
“All planning and design aspects of The Isles of Collier Preserve were inspired by nature and informed by historic references to the classic coastal architecture of Old Naples,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “This world-class, eco-friendly community truly offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle to its residents.”
Energy efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve complement their magnificent natural surroundings. Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative floor plans to accommodate every lifestyle need. Twelve fully-furnished single-family home and villa models are showcased in the community’s Model Court, including eight single-family home models and four one-story villa models from Minto’s new classic coastal home collection. In addition, three award-winning coach home models are open for viewing.
Single-family homes at The Isles of Collier Preserve are priced from the high $400s to more than $1 million, and range from 2,016 square feet under air to 4,327 square feet under air. All are designed for entertaining, and feature gourmet kitchens, open floor plans, private, expansive guest quarters, and luxurious outdoor living areas with unobstructed nature views.
Villas are priced from the mid-$300s, and range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air. They include two to three bedrooms, plus den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage.
One, two and three story coach home selections are priced from the low $400s to the $600s. Coach homes range in size from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air, and include two-car garages and private elevators. Minto’s distinctive luxury touches include architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright, open floor plans, large eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms and more.
Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve thousands of dollars in annual assessments.
The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photo: The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve will offer many amenities, including resort-style pool, private, poolside cabanas, lap pool, fitness and wellness center, tennis and bocce ball courts, event courtyard and more.
About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design.