Pelican Bay Featured Community
This week we are featuring the community of Pelican Bay in Naples.
Pelican Bay is a unique community that features a variety of lifestyle options including high rises, single family homes, villas, and condos built on or around lakes, parks, golf courses, nature preserves and beaches. Pelican Bay has over 85 communities (HOAs), so you have many lifestyle and budget options - from the mid-300s up to the cream-of-the-crop multi-million dollar homes in Bay Colony. Developed by Westinghouse in 1980 on 2,104 acres, Pelican Bay was one of the first communities in the area to adhere to environmental laws designed to protect at risk eco-systems (Pelican Marsh and Bonita Bay were similarly developed). Located to the north of Park Shore between Pine Ridge Road and Tamiami Trail and Vanderbilt Beach, and between The Waldorf Astoria and the Ritz-Carlton Naples Resort. Pelican Bay is the only neighborhood in Naples with two private beach side restaurants and pavilions.
Featured Listing in Pelican Bay - Grosvenor #1604
Amenities are many and varied: a 27 hole private golf course designed by Arthur Hills (private, equity owned, 530 max members), a private beach club, great shopping and dining at Waterside Shops, The Philharmonic Center For The Arts for cultural pursuits, an active tennis program, community and fitness center featuring meeting rooms, catering kitchen, art studio, computer center, tennis pro shop and a fully staffed fitness center with spa plus group fitness classes, massage therapy and personal training.The private beach pavilions directly on the Gulf, with restaurants and the tram transportation system is a huge draw for Pelican Bay - all residents take advantage of this wonderful amenity. The two beach pavilions - the Sand Bar (at the southern boardwalk) and the Sandpiper Club (northern boardwalk) both feature food service, open/covered decks, changing rooms, showers, and bathrooms. Beach chairs, cabanas, and umbrellas are also available. Located at the south end of the beach, the Picnic Pod includes picnic tables and gas grills. All facilities are exclusive to residents and their guests.The two tennis facilities, Commons Park (with two hard surface courts and 8 Har-Tru courts) and Hammock Oak Park (8 Har-Tru courts equipped with lights) are popular with the residents and lessons are available. The four onsite parks - The Commons, Hammock Oak Park, Oakmont Park and Ridgewood Park each feature their own amenities.
The most upscale community within the development is Bay Colony, a gated enclave just south of the Ritz Carlton. Bay Colony features multimillion-dollar neighborhoods of estate homes, villas and condominiums and offers increased privacy as well as amenities including exclusive membership in the Bay Colony Beach Club and Tennis Club, concierge service and optional membership at the Estates at Bay Colony Golf Course.The Foundation manages the homeowners association for the community.
The Pelican Bay Foundation manages all the homeowners associations as well as the recreational and common areas. All facilities are exclusive to residents and their guests.
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