Month: May 2022

A Day in the Life of a Downtown Naples Resident

Living in Downtown Naples is a dream come true for many. Visitors often fantasize about the idea of becoming full-time Naples residents and extending their short-lived vacation trips to lifelong stays while year-rounders revel in the life they have chosen. That’s because in Naples, the days aren’t categorized by morning, afternoon, and night, instead by sunrise, sunshine, and sunset.

If you’re looking to move to Southwest Florida, here’s what a day in the life of a Downtown Naples resident might look like.

Sunrise

Almost every morning in Naples starts with a magnificent sunrise over Big Cypress National Preserve. No matter where you are, the sounds of tropical palms swaying and singing birds travel throughout the air.

For the early risers, watch the sunrise on one of the many nearby beaches, such as Naples Beach, Lowdermilk Park, or Vanderbilt Beach. The white-sand shores will be as fresh as the tropical air surrounding them, as you can be the first one to stroll the beach, search for seashells, or just relax on the untouched sands of the morning.

As the day continues, residents often find themselves enjoying breakfast at one of the various local diners or simply enjoying coffee with friends at their favorite cafe on Fifth Avenue South.  

Sunshine

An afternoon in Downtown Naples is met with perfect spring-like weather and a plethora of opportunities to choose from. Locals love to visit Naples’ designer and boutique shopping venues such as Mercato, Venetian Village, Waterside and more.

For those wanting to live an active lifestyle, make a tee time at one of the many golf courses around Naples or challenge your friends to a round of pickleball while enjoying the Florida sunshine. Or, you can spend the afternoon lounging by the pool, reading your favorite novel, and drinking a tropical cocktail. Whatever your plans, residents of Downtown Naples will never have a dull day in paradise.

Sunset

What better place to watch the sun fall below the horizon than in Southwest Florida? As the evening winds down, residents can enjoy a romantic dinner on Fifth Avenue South or 3rd Street South in Downtown Naples. With hundreds of indoor and outdoor dining destinations, locals can pair a glass of wine or their favorite libation with the setting sun.

For dessert, enjoy a scoop of gelato, a fresh-baked pastry, or a few additional liquid treats anywhere in Downtown Naples. No matter how you choose to end the day, rejoice in the fact that your vacation lifestyle will continue tomorrow. That’s the life of a Downtown Naples resident. 

Live at Quattro at Naples Square

For those who want to live in Downtown Naples, Quattro at Naples Square is the perfect place to call home. Not only is it located just a short drive away from white sand beaches, luxurious shopping destinations and award-winning restaurants, but the community is home to resort-style amenities to enjoy year long.

Located on 3rd Avenue South in Downtown Naples, residents will be able to walk to their favorite shops and restaurants on Fifth Avenue South or bike to the Naples Beaches for waterfront sunsets.

With resort-style amenities such as a pool, hot tub, oversized pool deck, chaise lounges, grilling areas, fire pit, and more, residents will have plenty of exciting opportunities to enjoy every single day. Whether you want to spend the afternoon by the pool and the evening by the grill or a day sunbathing on chaise lounges and twilight next to the fire pit, every day will be a day spent in paradise.

Not to mention Quattro is designed with spacious residences ranging from more than 2,000 to over 3,400 square feet so owners will be able to enjoy spacious living in one-of-a-kind floorplans all located within Downtown Naples. For more information on Quattro at Naples Square visit naplessquare.com or call the sales office at 239.228.5800.

Waking Up to the Best Breakfast Places in Naples, Florida

The first meal of the day is always the most important. And when living in or visiting the paradise coast, starting your day off right can be the difference between a good day and a great one.

Whether you’re headed to Vanderbilt Beach to sunbath in the sand or looking to play one of the many golf courses in the area, be sure to start your day with a delicious meal. For those looking for new places to try, here are our favorite breakfast places in Naples, Florida.

Jane’s Cafe on Third

Jane’s Cafe on Third is ranked as one of the Best Breakfast Places in Naples, Florida year in and year out. Not only has it been recognized for “best breakfast,” but also for “Best Brunch” for the past 7 years.  

But don’t just take the critics’ word for it, check out Jane’s Cafe on Third for yourself. Delicious Florida-style breakfasts include the Crab & Shrimp Scrambler, Salmon & Eggs as well as other southern classics like omelets and benedicts. Jane’s Cafe is the perfect way to start your day.

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe

Another favorite breakfast place in Naples is EJ’s Bayfront Cafe located right on the Naples Bay. Here, diners will be able to enjoy the fresh water-front breezes and tropical sunshine all while enjoying their delicious breakfasts. Specials including signature benedicts, creative scrambles and mouth-watering skillets all keep locals coming back to EJ’s.

Whether you’re starting your day with mimosas with friends, enjoying a morning coffee, or just hungry for French toast – EJ’s Bayfront Cafe is a great place to go.

Blueberry’s Cafe

One more local “go-to” is Blueberry’s Cafe. It’s a diner-style restaurant serving breakfast classics you won’t want to miss. From chocolate chip pancakes to corned beef hash, Blueberry’s is one of the sweetest ways to begin your morning.

Blueberry’s Cafe is conveniently located in the heart of Naples on Tamiami Trail, making it an easy stop while you’re headed to work, downtown or even to the beach. Whatever your plans, be sure to add Blueberry’s to your list, it’s a top pick.   

The Cafe

For those looking to enjoy one of Naples’ best breakfast restaurants in the heart of the city, try The Cafe. The Cafe is a kitchen and juicery located on Fifth Avenue South, one of the most popular destinations for designer shopping, award-winning dining, and exciting entertainment. Whether you’re here for a short vacation, or as a full-time resident, Fifth Avenue South is “must-visit” when in Naples.

For those looking for a delicious morning drink to start your day, The Cafe has a multitude of handcrafted juices, energy-filled smoothies, and creative cocktails. The award-winning restaurant also serves healthy breakfast options including acai bowls, oatmeal dishes and fresh parfait treats, perfect for energizing an active day.  

Wake up at Quattro at Naples Square

Quattro at Naples Square is Downtown Naples’ newest luxury neighborhood, located just a short drive from all the previously mentioned restaurants. For those wanting to wake up in paradise, do so at Quattro and experience luxury like never before.

Covina Bedroom | Quattro at Naples Square

Just steps away from Fifth Avenue South, Downtown Naples and white-sanded beaches, Quattro is the perfect place to live, work, play – and eat.

For starters, Quattro at Naples Square is designed with spacious residences ranging from more than 2,000 to over 3,400 square feet. That’s ideal for those who want to make breakfast at home. Each residence is equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf five-burner gas cooktop, and an under-counter Sub-Zero wine cooler with a 46-bottle capacity, so that you can make breakfast classics, or later, pool-side mimosas.

Quattro also features resort-style amenities that will make waking-up that much easier. With a pool, hot tub, oversized pool deck, chaise lounges, grilling areas, fire pit, and more residents will love their days at Quattro at Naples Square.

With less than 5% of the residences remaining, interested buyers must act quickly as their chance to live at this one-of-a-kind residence is running out. For more information on Quattro at Naples Square, visit naplessquare.com or call the sales office at 239.228.5800.

Just 3 Residences Remain Available as Quattro at Naples Square Nears Sell-Out

The Ronto Group announced that its Quattro building at Naples Square in downtown Naples is nearing sell-out.  Just three residences priced from $3,150,000 to $3,400,000 remain available for purchase.  Naples Square is a walkable/bikeable community being built by the award-winning developer at 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road.  Construction of Quattro, the fourth building at Naples Square, is progressing as planned.  Sales of 61 residences worth more than $143,460,000 have been processed and the building is 95% sold.

Construction of Quattro, the fourth building at The Ronto Group’s Naples Square community in downtown Naples, is progressing as planned.

From the beginning, Ronto’s vision for Naples Square has been grounded in the desire to create a place that offers a walkable, bikeable lifestyle that puts downtown Naples’ attractions at the community’s doorstep.  As the residents of the completed, light-filled residences in the development’s first three buildings have already discovered, Ronto’s vision is now a reality.  Naples Square is acknowledged as a downtown landmark with residents who contribute to the downtown district’s vibrant dining, shopping, and cultural scene while enjoying the healthy lifestyle the walkable/bikeable community affords.

The Quattro residences offer the largest living spaces and some of the largest condominiums in downtown Naples.  The spacious floor plans designed by Ronto and MHK Architecture & Planning reflect the sense of space and style that is featured in every residence at Quattro and invite luxury homebuyers to live large while enjoying every facet of downtown life.  Every Quattro residence will open to a covered outdoor balcony to create a compelling indoor/outdoor experience.

Each Quattro plan includes luxurious appointments and flowing, open-concept spaces featuring large great rooms, dining rooms, oversized island kitchens, spacious covered outdoor balconies, multi-functional dens, light-filled owner’s suites, and elegant guest suites.  A landscaped amenity deck will include a spacious pool deck, pool, and hot tub, chaise lounges, trellised seating areas, shade cabanas, a firepit and seating area, two grilling areas, and a covered bar with barstools and a large screen television.  A club room will open to the amenity deck and feature a bar area with a refrigerator, bar sink, and cabinetry, a billiards room, restrooms, and large screen televisions.  Courtyard level residences that feature extended terraces including a gas bar-b-que with a sink, a trellis-covered hot tub, and a fire pit are sold out.  

Ronto is including luxurious standard features and finishes at Quattro.  The owner’s bathrooms will offer a relaxed ambiance.  Standard finishes and features will include a Kohler Ladena undercounter sink, a free-standing Jacuzzi Stella Unique Size soaking tub, a Dornbracht LULU single-lever tub faucet with a hand shower set, a Dornbracht IMO Ceiling Mount rain shower head shower fixture, and an Infinity tile insert drain in the shower.  The owner’s bathroom will also feature marble counter surfaces and cabinetry selections with a variety of door fronts.  Five hardwood flooring choices, porcelain tile,  and wood-look porcelain tile flooring choices are available.  A variety of standard carpeting selections is also available.  Irpinia kitchen cabinetry will convey a European flare.  Quartz kitchen counter surfaces are also standard.  Standard kitchen appliances will include a SubZero refrigerator, a SubZero freezer with an icemaker, a Wolf five-burner gas cooktop and wall hood, a Wolf E-Series electric wall oven, a Wolf standard microwave oven with built-in trim, a Miele 24-inch built-in dishwasher, and a SubZero under-counter 46-bottle capacity wine cooler with two temperature zones.

The remaining residences showcase Quattro’s Dario, Dante, and Giada 1 floor plans.  Quattro’s three-bedroom plus den, three-and-a-half bath Dario residence offers an L-shaped living area and 3,189 square feet of living space, including a 237-square foot covered balcony.  The spacious great room and dining room open to the balcony.  The den offers an ideal setting for work or television viewing.  With barstool seating for six, the large island in the kitchen provides an additional gathering place when entertaining.  The kitchen also features a walk-in pantry.  The owner’s suite includes two walk-in closets and a bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanities  One remaining neighborhood facing Dario residence is priced at $3,400,000.

One residence featuring the Dante floor plan is available and priced at $3,400,000.  The three bedroom plus den, three and a half bath plan includes 2,853 square feet under air, a covered balcony measuring 274 square feet, and a garage that is directly accessible from the residence.  The great room and dining area open to the balcony.  The oversized den provides a perfect setting for a private office or family room.  The plan also includes a spacious island kitchen.  The owner’s suite includes a bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and double vanities.  Walk-in closets are featured in each of the bedrooms.

The 2,733 square feet under air Giada 1 floor plan features a 305 square-foot covered balcony that easily accommodates conversation and dining areas.  The Giada 1 great room and dining area, owner’s bedroom, and one of the two guest bedrooms all open to the balcony.  The kitchen includes an island with counter-height seating, and a perimeter counter surface lined with cabinetry.  The study offers a setting for work, reading, and television viewing.  The owners’ suite includes walk-in closets, as well as a free-standing soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanities in the bath.  A powder bath is situated in the hallway that leads to the guest bedrooms, each of which includes a walk-in closet.  One remaining neighborhood facing Giada 1 residence is available and priced at $3,150,000.

The Gulfshore Playhouse Baker Theatre and Education Center and a new AC Marriott hotel are under construction on sites adjacent to Naples Square.  Slated to open in fall 2023, the Baker Theatre and Education Center will feature a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible studio theater, a combination rehearsal and event space, plus a wing to house the theater’s growing educational programming.  The presence of the Gulfshore Playhouse complex will put a regional theater literally at the doorsteps of Naples Squares’ residents and be easily accessible to residents of Downtown Naples and beyond. The Naples Square on-site sales center is located in unit 101 of the Naples Square Phase I building at 1030 3rd Avenue South, #101 and is open daily.  Finish selections can be previewed and finalized at Ronto’s design center at 1114 3rd Avenue South.  Visit NaplesSquare.com.