Naples, FL (September 28, 2016) — Minto Communities received four Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, including Community of the Year, at the annual Sand Dollar Awards Banquet on September 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples. 

The Isles of Collier Preserve was recognized as Community of the Year in the $500,000-$1,000,000 category, and received awards for Best Special Event for Residents for the Isles Club Grand Opening, and Best TV commercial. Minto’s ultra-luxurious Tamarind Grande model at The Isles of Collier Preserve won for Best Specialty Feature for its unique guest casitas.

Located just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve is a uniquely located, eco-friendly community that is bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than half of The Isles of Collier Preserve’s 2,400-acres is dedicated to preserves and natural habitat connected by a network of recreational trails, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. 

The dramatic, two-story Tamarind Grande includes a total of 5,892 square feet with 4,037 square feet under air. Its many striking features include an impressive entry foyer and gallery that leads to a study, formal dining room and great room with 12-to-14-foot double tray ceilings that opens to a gourmet kitchen with large serving and seating island. Two guest casitas open directly to a two-story courtyard and lanai area with large outdoor kitchen, pool and spa. The second floor guest casita includes its own lanai and recreation room. The Tamarind Grande has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. A stunning master suite includes two large walk-in closets and elegant master bath with double vanities. Both two-car and one-car garages are included.  The Tamarind Grande is priced from $1,059,900.

Luxury single-family homes range in size from 2,016 to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high $400s to more than $1 million.  Two and three bedroom villas are priced from the mid-$300s, and range from 1,565 to 1,862 square feet under air. One, two and three story luxury coach homes range in size from 1,621 to 2,960 square feet under air. Coach homes include two-car garages and private elevators, and are priced from the mid $400s to the $600s.

“Minto is honored to be recognized with these prestigious Sand Dollar awards again for the third consecutive year. Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve has been meticulously planned by Minto to create a sustainable community that is in harmony with nature, and offers highly liveable luxury homes that reflect their magnificent surroundings,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock.

Sand Dollar Awards are presented annually to CBIA member builders, developers, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence in Collier County. Sand Dollar awards are the highest accolades given by the CBIA Sales and Marketing Council. Each entry is judged on its own merit by a highly qualified panel of impartial judges from outside Collier County.

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.

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 25,000 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.

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