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Location, architecture and amenities are its strongest assets
The tranquil location of the Antilles is key to their ability to provide a resort lifestyle all year round. There is no street noise to interfere with its peaceful atmosphere. There are no nearby skyscrapers crowded with scenery. Even in the height of the season, a retreat at the far end of a long walk provides the Antilles with endless hours of peace and quiet. The natural beauty of the site is isolated by surrounding wetland reserves and deep landscape facilities enhanced by JMD Development which added 550 Sabal palm trees to further distinguish the community. Nothing but lush palm trees and tropical foliage can contrast with the broad skyline views of the Antilles. Rookery Bay Reserve is its neighbor to the west. The grandeur of the flight patterns of native and migratory birds across 110,000 acres of lagoons and protected habitats added graceful features to the daily routines of Antillean homeowners.
The natural beauty in and around the Antilles location is equally remarkable for its proximity to everything that makes southwest Florida a world-class resort destination. Away from the broad Collier Boulevard, all the advantages inherent in the area lie just minutes from the top attractions of Old Naples and Marco Island. Beaches, fine dining, galleries, shopping, fishing opportunities, and endless boating abound in all directions all year round.
Offering Coach Homes in the Antilles is exceptional. Its 212 units offer elegant and modern residences with luxurious amenities built in as standard. Detailed with dove gray stucco exteriors on top of a concrete block, white trim and sharp Bahama charcoal shutters, the timeless elegance of West Indies-style architecture seems appropriate for the subtropical Naples climate. The homes are fresh and pleasant, especially against the lush landscapes of the Antilles.
Phase 2 Classic Coach Homes offers 3-bedroom floor plans in the 1500+ square foot range and includes modified kitchen plans from those in the Phase 1 units. They also offer 1-car attached garages, inspected in Lanais and starting at $400,000. Each has its own preservation orientations. The larger Grand Coach homes are also 3-bedroom units ranging from 1980 for the first floor in Nevis to 2,444 square feet for the top floor in Montserrat. They are priced from $500,000 upper and include 2-car attached garages and checked Lanais. Conservation directions and lake views are available.
JMD Development has allocated a large area to the facilities of the Antilles. The Flamingo Club boasts 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor features. The resort’s massive 3,500 square feet pool is an excellent example of the developers’ attention to detail. Designed with a spacious, inviting sundeck, homeowners love to enter, it also features a negative contour ridge that emerges at low angles to flow into the 5-acre Kingfisher Lake Antilles and wetland preserve like a rolling water feature that gently meanders through the community of 54 acres. The pool design includes curved sides to create natural angles and dividers to accommodate small family or group swimming areas. A heated multi-person spa is nearby, and a massive Tiki-Hut with an end-to-end service bar covered in quartz and a barbecue area overlooks the pool. The Fire Pit shaded by the pergola in the Antilles has become a favorite for the winter season and the site of many evening cocktail celebrations.
Outside the walled pool area, the Bocce and Pickleball Courts in the Antilles have attracted players of all experience levels. Equipment is provided by JMD Development for the use of the homeowners and their guests at no cost. 4 “Green Mode” slots have also been added. As a family owned and operated business, the directors have taken a personal interest in every stage of the development of the Antilles. The sense of goodwill and the kind of friendliness that develops from the easy exchange of information and resources when everyone is new to society at the same time seems to be a hallmark of community life in the Antilles. It’s a nice place to live.
The Flamingo Club Amenities Center is designed to be in the heart of the community. In addition to the expansive outdoor living area, it is a showcase of luxury Antilles resort as it is a quality built into every residence. Concierge and executive services are managed here and the exercise and fitness center, massage room and catering kitchen are located aft. There is also the Antilles Choice Center, where buyers select customization options for their individual residences. The massive pool room takes up about half of the club’s 5,000 square feet of space and features wall-to-wall views across the community. It includes a Fireplace lounge with comfortable furniture and a large screen TV, an all-day Sonny’s Coffee Bar and multiple round tables and chairs perfect for dining and socializing.
Low monthly fees and superior finishes and fixtures to the Antilles also affect buyers. High ceilings and wide window walls create open and airy spaces that are as well designed and appointed as they are solidly built and elegantly presented. Standard Antillean finishes include 8-foot solid interior doors, hurricane-rated windows and doors, 42-inch-high tops Shaker-style kitchen cabinets, tall baseboards, wide trim, elegant rocker-style light switches, cove ceilings per plan, extensive porcelain tile or tile floors. Durable luxury vinyl tiles and delicately designed rugs in bedrooms. Kohler plumbing fixtures, heavyweight frameless glass shower enclosures, and custom-designed wood cabinet shelves to promote air circulation are standard on all units. All residences include linen closets, pantries, master wardrobes and separate laundry rooms. Quartz countertops are standard throughout, as are island-hung kitchen fixtures and stainless steel kitchen appliances, including modern French-door refrigerators. Recessed lighting and advanced wiring for data, audio, and video are standard. Concrete ceiling tiles, brick paving walkways and driveways coordinate with the homes and emphasize a sophisticated and elegant community offering. Internal roads will be leveled and re-paved when construction is complete.
The Antilles is a gated community two miles south of Tamami Trail East (US 41), off Collier Street (951 SAR). Turn east on Port Au Prince Rd and continue onto The Flamingo Club Rd, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples, FL 34114. The Antilles is JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties. Please refer to AntillesNaples.com to register for the latest updates or call 239-691-4455 to schedule an appointment. The sales center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. Jaime and Kerry are on site to represent the property.