Naples so many wonderful spots to view the Gulf of Mexico

I came across one of the most beautiful places to view a Sunset and the Gulf of Mexico the other day.  The spot is on 8th Street.  There are no pull in spots, parallel street parking only and the new parking meter pay machines are not there, so you will need quarters.

FullSizeRender (21)One can walk up either stairs or the ramp and you will be greeted by this lovely paved walkway.  There are benches placed for a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico and the famous Naples Sunsets.

There are grass areas and some lovely plantings.  One family was attempting to capture a group photo of children as a gift to grandparents.

One couple was dining on a picnic dinner and another couple had brought their dog.

Stairs lead down to the beach.

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 There is a beautiful view of the Naples Pier, this is the rosy sunset reflection in the clouds.

Be sure to make the time to stop by and take in a sunset, or perhaps one of the firework displays…also appears to be a wonderful setting for a wedding!

Naples Florida Named 15 Best Cities

Naples Florida has been named number 15 of the 15 Best Small Cities in the United States.15 Best CitiesThis is according to an article which was published this week in Conde Naste Traveler on line.  Naples was in the same classification as Napa CA and Sedona AZ.   Click here for article

There are many beaches including the one mentioned in the article.  My favorite spot of visit the Gulf of Mexico are the Naples City beaches.

There are plenty of parking spaces which are “Pay to Park” for those visiting from out of town.    Collier County or Naples City Residents can obtain a year round beach pass from their local municipal parks offices by presenting a drivers registration.  This is offered at no charge.  There is also no fee to step on these beautiful white beaches.  Here is a link on parking at Naples Beaches and here is a link for Collier County Beach Parking

That is all for now, looking forward to seeing you on the Beach!



Old Naples Palm Cottage

According to the Naples Historical Society, the first residence in Naples was in 1887 Naples Griswold Gen Cerro Gordo Williams Major.

There was also the Naples Hotel which opened late in January and closed late April.  These dates are similar to our current “High Season in Naples”.  Between 50 to 80 guest stayed at this remote hotel and many of the same returned every year or as we now call “Season”.

Every winter John Hachmeister, a wealthy manager of a recing association and his friends would return to Naples and hold group events at the Bamboo Cottage on Pier Street which is now Twelfth Avenue South.

The Naples Hotel was the social center of town and added a nine hole golf course north of the hotel which is what now known as Third Street South, Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street South.

To date the Naples Historical Society has preserved the Historic Palm Cottage  This is the oldest house in Naples, built in 1895.

The Palm Cottage is open for tours year round and is decorated beautifully during Christmas Season November 11-December 31st.

Also, within the cottage is the museum and outside of the cottage there are the Norris Gardens.Naples Palm Cottage (1)

Palm Cottage is located on 137 12th Ave South

Today’s Old Naples Florida has a wide variety of homes, many are on the market.  Interested in Naples Florida Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Old Naples FL?

Contact me directly at 239-682-7000 or email me,


A New Pet Friendly Condo for Winston and Spencer

Winston and SpencerCongratulations to Winston and Spencer along with their “humans” John and Suzie, on the purchase of their condo located at Matera in Vasari Country Club.

The most important parameter to John and Suzie was a finding a place that could accommodate their two larger dogs, Winston and Spencer. (not all condominiums allow more than one pet and some have a size limit)

Vasari Country Club is conveniently located in Bonita Springs Florida just off of Route 75 and Livingston Road, just a few miles from Naples, Bonita Beach and, of course, the Dog Beach Park in Bonita Beach!

Vasari consists of condominiums, villa homes and single family homes.  The community is beautifully landscaped and has “spectacular golf course vistas”.   Click here for Homes for sale in Vasari

Vasari Country Club Matera condo
Vasari Country Club Matera condo

A recent email from Suzie read: “The condo is absolutely lovely.  The club is a fun place, and the people have been more than warm and friendly.  I really can’t wait to get back down there. I receive emails about the upcoming events, they are having a dinner cruise from Naples, a Halloween Party with dinner and dancing, not to mention some other excursions to different beaches.  So there is more to do than just GOLF, and TENNIS.  oh and I am Looking forward to being able to join the Chef in his cooking classes! “

Congratulations, once again, Winston, Spencer, John and Suzie!

Looking for a property in Southwest Florida, Naples, Bonita, Ft. Myers or Marco Island?  Contact me today at 239-682-7000 or email me:  I would love to help you.

It’s October and a beautiful day in South West Florida

October is here and it appears that the humidity is leaving us and we will be having “Chamber of Commerce” weather.  Turtle nesting season is ending and the famous Naples Pier will soon be open to the public.

The Naples Pier has undergone a 1.5 million renovation.  The boards have been replaced with Brazillian ipe wood which will last 30 years or more.  Turtle friendly lights have been installed and the stairs have been moved to have a better flow of foot traffic.

The world famous Naples Pier will be open free of charge 7 days a week and is a great spot for sunset and dolphin watching as well as fishing.

Follow me around Naples
Follow me around Naples



If you are wondering about homes for sale in Naples close to the pier and downtown, referred to as Olde Naples, there is a wide variety of real estate.

Homes along the Gulf of Mexico with a view of the Gulf can be purchased between $995,000 for a “vintage home” built in 1957 and can be purchased with the intention of a “tear down” to make way for a brand new custom property in historic Olde Naples.

The most expensive property in Olde Naples is located at 450 Gulf Shore Blvd North with an asking price of $12,500,000.  This home boasts 11,516 of living area including 5 bedrooms plus den and a total of 11 baths which includes six half baths!  This property has lake views and is one block from the beach.

Naples Florida homes for sale


Contact me today 239-682-7000.  I can help you find your piece of paradise in Naples FL.

Thanks, Christine O’Shea Broker-Associate Nations Princeton Nassau, Inc. d/b/a   NATIONS…NATIONS is real estate!


Good afternoon and welcome

Good afternoon and welcome to “Follow me around Naples”.

Sheep dogs love naples
Sheep dogs love Naples FL

We are going to have a lot of fun finding some great real estate deals in Naples Florida along with “pet friendly” locations all around Naples.

Check back often to see where we are going and what is new on “Follow me around Naples”!

Christine O’Shea, Broker-Associate   239-682-7000 

Nations Princeton Nassau, Inc., d/b/a NATIONS

Nations Princeton Nassau, Inc., d/b/a NATIONS