Naples Reserve success at Parade of Homes

Parade of Home visitors rave about Naples Reserves models amenities and lifestyle

Posted on April 26, 2017

Naples Florida Weekly – Week of March 23-29, 2017


A single word said it all from many of the more than 2,000 visitors and VIP guests who explored Naples Reserve’s 16 model homes, envisioned their version of island time at our $7 million Island Club and discovered a casually awesome lifestyle during the Collier Building Industry Association’s single-site Parade of Homes.

We even saw a few “aha!” moments when guests first glimpsed Naples Reserve’s 125-acre Eagle Lake, its Kontiki Island and the Island Club’s resort-rivaling amenities – beach, tiki bar and umbrella drinks included. Visitors quickly understood why sales have surged in our special 688-acre lakefront community with soon-to-be residents eager to live and play on the water.

“Visitors were absolutely astounded by the acres and acres of lakes at Naples Reserve,” said Don Mears, vice president, land and development for award-winning iStar, which created Naples Reserve within 22 freshwater lakes. “They never imaged a community like this in Naples.”

The models, located in five of Naples Reserve’s 11 neighborhoods, feature Southern Coastal architecture – a style reminiscent of Florida’s old beach towns – and designs by Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes.

Naples Reserve’s VIP event experience included musical entertainment, Hawaiian hula and fire dancers and water ball performances in the Island Club’s resort-style pool. Attendees were greeted with leis and gathered at the Tiki Bar and in Latitudes Cafe. Event partners, stationed at each model home, were selected for their brands, perfectly complementing the lifestyle at Naples Reserve – from paddleboards to pet gear, bikes and athleisure. They included B&W Golf Cars, BKS Yoga Studio, Clyde Butcher Photography/Big Cypress Gallery, Duffy Electric Boat Company, For Footed Friends, Lilly Pulitzer, Naples Outfitters, Paws & Prints Pet Photography and Western Bike.

“Hosting the Parade of Homes allowed us to publically unveil Naples Reserve,” Mears said. “Visitors were simply amazed at all the community has to offer.”

He also noted the event raised $6,000 for the CBIA’s scholarship fund.

The Island Club features a community building and separate fitness center and offers beach volleyball and bocce courts plus plenty of spaces to relax. Additional amenities include a large tiki hut on Kontiki Island; a wraparound lakefront porch, floating docks and paddleboards, kayaks and canoes at the Outrigger Center: a mile-long stretch of Eagle Lake along the 76,000-acre Picayune Strand State Forest for rowing and wildlife enthusiasts.

Naples Reserve will also offer a boat ramp and tennis and pickleball courts at the soon-to-be completed Match Point as well as two dog parks, a tot lot and a meandering linear park.

Close to downtown Naples and the area’s Gulf of Mexico beaches, Naples Reserve was created by iStar to offer premier lakefront living and amenities on the water’s edge.

Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the community at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle or online at

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