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Sun, serenity and sweet southern tea

Lucitt & Co.

The Caribbean lifestyle is a showcase for everything that makes Southwest Florida a world-class destination

It is calm in the West Indies, even peaceful. Set back from the Boulevard Collier hallway and with no surrounding buildings to bounce noises around, the dominant sounds of nature shape its ambience – wind, birds and insects, pets and maybe a chicken – sometimes choreographed to the sounds of the waterfall of the Antilles’ own twin fountains of the lake. When the summer rains pass in particular, the games of the fountains bend in unison with the winds as if animated. On sunny days, the same downpours can bring rainbows – simple miracles of color that many owners compare on their cellphones to the pure wonders that they are.

The West Indies are surrounded on all sides by deep reserves and landscaping. Even the access road to its sack-cut location is bordered on one side by the native grasses and deep vegetation typical of its former Florida surroundings, enhancing its calm and giving it a sense of being off the beaten path. . Rookery Bay Reserve is its neighbor to the west, offering 110,000 acres of undeveloped, no-build estuaries and islands that serve as sound buffers and endless resources of local and migratory birds and sightings of nature. Homeowners in the West Indies get nearly unparalleled sunsets every day, and its Flamingo Club amenity center has become a prime spot most nights to enjoy that view. No need to pack a beach chair to the gulf when the oversized West Indies Tiki Hut offers expansive views to the west as the sun sets from the northern end to its southern horizon and back all the way. year.

Antilles is a 54-acre community designed around its central 5-acre Kingfisher Lake and adjacent wetland reserve. Phase 1 comprised about a third of its units and is exhausted. Phase 2 is currently under construction. Its first version of Grand Coach Homes is sold out and these owners have been moving in since the spring. The next version of Classic and Grand Coach Homes is expected to be completed early this fall. The remainder of Phase 2 Coach Homes are expected to be completed and closed between Christmas 2022 and Q1 2023. The Grand Coach Homes Antilles Phase 3 has not yet been set for sale.

As the population of the community has grown, so have neighborly relations and friendships of homeowners. Groups have formed, sometimes around shared interests or activities, and often based on home state affiliations, to a sufficient degree that when the World Series, Super Bowl, Sweet 16, Final 4 and Hockey Playoffs unfold, they are sure to be fiercer. than last year’s Flamingo Clubhouse celebrations, when everyone was just getting started in the brand new community. The owners know who the planners are, who make great appetizers, scrumptious fudge, jello shots, Easter ham, and Derby Day drinks. Whatever degree each family chooses, a community of people with varied interests has formed in the West Indies and everyone is invited to share. JMD Development has been a generous supporter of the interests of its owners. As a family business based in Iowa, it has been a responsive and enthusiastic partner in the success of the West Indies. Goodwill is the hallmark of its relationship with its on-site development team and is reflected in interactions with owners. The West Indies are a pleasant place to live.

Southern sweet tea has become the sweet West Indies way of saying it’s nice to live in Florida where there’s no income tax and the weather is so mild you don’t know for sure if it is January or June; in SWFL where the Gulf of Mexico offers manatees and gentle waves; in Naples, which has again been ranked as the top safest city by Travel + Leisure Magazine, combining all the special charms of a small town with resort-level amenities; and the West Indies, where beautiful architecture, top quality finishes and a beautiful neighborhood define the best Good Life available.

The Antilles Coach Homes are all built as 4-unit, one-story, 3-bedroom residences with attached garages and screened-in porches. They feature classic, elegant West Indies Island-style architecture, presented in dove gray tones with crisp white and charcoal accents and trim. The exteriors are constructed of premium concrete block with smooth stucco finishes. A great benefit of buying while the unit is being built is that buyers can make their custom flooring, tile, and countertop selections before the unit is complete.

Classic Coach Homes are distinguished by striking 2-story exterior staircases as design focal points. The Saba first floor features a Great Room floor plan with 1,537 square feet under air. The upper floor Tobago is a 1,509 square foot residence with higher ceilings for a wide open ambiance and unobstructed southerly views. The Saba design model on the first floor includes a new kitchen feature. Classics offer single-car garages and start at $400,000.

The remaining Grand Coach homes offer upstairs Montserrat floor plans with 2,444 square feet under air and include 2-car garages. It is the largest residence in the West Indies and has a ground floor entrance that sets it apart with its single-family home vibe. It includes treetop views and higher ceilings enhanced by recessed cove detailing in the great room and master bedroom. The Phase 2 decorator model accents the cove with deep crown molding, one of the few upgrades to the unit used to enhance its presentation. When considering a home in the West Indies, note that its building standards include Kohler, quartz counter tops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, porcelain or luxury vinyl floors in the main living areas, laundry appliances , solid wood cabinets, Carrier AC systems and windproof windows and doors. . Montserrat is priced from $600,000, and lake or landscape orientations are available.

Antilles is a short drive from the fine dining and shopping of Old Naples and the world-class beaches and fishing spots of Marco Island, which are also nearby. It is a gated community 2 miles south of Tamiami Trail East (US 41), near Collier Boulevard (SR 951). Turn east on Port Au Prince Road and continue to the Flamingo Club, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples, FL 34114. The West Indies are represented by JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties. Please refer to AntillesNaples.com to sign up for the most recent updates or call 239-691-4455 for an appointment. The Sales Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Jaime and Kerry are on hand to present the property.