Dog Friendly Communities in Southwest Florida 

 

You won’t find a shortage of dog-friendly activities and destinations in Southwest Florida. From doggie daycare, dog parks and dog beaches to the major shopping streets and popular restaurants. Water bowls can often be found outside storefronts and furry friends are a large part of the crowd at local art shows and parades. Southwest Florida has always been known as a dog friendly place to live.

It stands to reason that dog friendly communities in Southwest Florida are everywhere as well. There are, however, a few pet policies to be aware of as you begin your search for a new home and before you sign on the dotted line of a sales contract.

Types of Pet Policies and What They Mean

With Approval

Some Homeowner’s and Condominium Associations will require a pet application and reserve the right to review it before they make a decision on whether to allow your pets.

Limits

This indicates that pets are allowed provided they do not exceed a certain number per household or a maximum weight. Weight and size limits are outlined in the rules and regulations of the community documents.

No Approval Needed

This is a classification you’ll typically see when purchasing a single-family home. Basically, you can have as many dogs of any size – or other pets -as you want.

Not Allowed

Unfortunately, not everyone is dog and pet friendly.

How to Find the Pet Policy

Most communities have a Homeowners Association (HOA) or a Condominium Association or both depending on the structure of the neighborhoods. You can call the HOA to ask about their pet policy or reference the Rules and Regulations which can be found within the HOA and Condo documents.

When in doubt, you can always contact me and I am happy to assist you in your search for a home that allows dogs!

Source: John R. Wood Properties.com

 

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Hotels and Accommodations

Hotel

Southwest Florida is a world class vacation destination with a variety of accommodations to choose from. Whether you’re looking for luxury beachfront resorts or an enchanting off-the-beaten path hideaway, you will not be disappointed by what you find here. Enjoy everything that paradise has to offer including convenient locations close to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches as well as acclaimed shopping and dining venues. Or just step out of your room right onto the beach or relax by the pool with a drink from the tiki bar.

NAPLES AND MARCO ISLAND ACCOMMODATIONS

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL 34108
(239) 598-3300
Edgewater Beach Hotel
1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard N., Naples, FL 34102
(239) 403-2000
Inn at Pelican Bay
800 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108
(800) 597-8770
Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103
(239) 597-3232
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard N., Naples, FL 34102
(239) 261-2222
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
(239) 597-3123
Bayfront Inn/Downtown on the Bay
1221 5th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102
(239) 649-5800
Bellasera
221 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102
(239) 649-7333
Charter Club Resort on Naples Bay
1000 10th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102
(239) 261-5559
The Inn on Fifth
699 Fifth Ave S., Naples, FL 34102
(239) 403-8777
Trianon Old Naples
955 7th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
(239) 435-9600
The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109
(239) 593-2000
Residence Inn by Marriott
4075 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103
(239) 659-1300
Courtyard By Marriott-Naples
3250 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103
(239) 434-8700
Hampton Inn – Naples Central
3210 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103
(239) 261-8000
Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103
(239) 430-4900
Hyatt House Naples 5th Avenue
1345 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
(239) 775 1000
Inn of Naples
4055 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103
(239) 649-5500
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn – Naples
4805 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103
(239) 643-8002
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 394-2511
Marco Beach Ocean Resort
480 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 393-1400
Marriott’s Crystal Shores
560 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 394-5000
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa
600 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 393-6800

FORT MYERS AND FORT MYERS BEACH ACCOMMODATIONS

Great Fort Myers Hotel Resource!
Hotels from Downtown to the Airport
(877) 424 2449
Outrigger Beach Resort
6200 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-3131
Lovers Key Resort
8771 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
(239) 765-1040
Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(877) 463-5711
Kahlua Beach Club
4950 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-5751
Edison Beach House
830 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-1530
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(888) 222-7465
Best Western Beach Resort
684 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-6000
Matanzas Inn Bayside Resort & Marina
414 Crescent Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-9258

SANIBEL ISLAND & CAPTIVA ISLAND ACCOMODATIONS

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(877) 472-4151
Casa Ybel Resort
2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(239) -472-3145
Caribe Beach Resort
2669 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
(800) 472-1166
South Seas Island Resort
5400 Plantation Road, Captiva Island, FL 33924
(239) 472-5111
Captiva Island Inn
11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
(239) 395-0882
‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa
15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
(800) 223-5865

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Top Ten Apps for Home Buyers and Sellers

Top Ten Apps for Home Buyers and SellersWhat are the top ten apps for home buyers and sellers?  As a buyer or seller there is an exhaustive list of apps that can completely enhance your experience of buying or selling Naples area real estate.  From measuring rooms, creating floor plans, and placing furniture to finding great schools and calculating your mortgage there is an app for just about everything related to buying or selling your home.

Top Ten Apps for Home Buyers and Sellers

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Home Remodeling Projects with the Biggest Returns

Home Remodeling Projects with the Biggest Returns

The hot and slower summer months in Southwest Florida give many of us the opportunity to catch up on personal projects, revamp business models, and perhaps even tackle a few home remodeling projects.  If the latter is you, be sure to consider which renovations will give you the best bang for your buck, especially if you have any future plans to sell your home.

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If you’ve thought about selling your home and just aren’t sure where to start, contact me for a home consultation.   I can prepare comparative home valuations which will show how your home stacks up in the current Southwest Florida real estate market.  Once you’re equipped with the approximate market value of your home – you can better assess what home improvements would be beneficial for creating a quicker and more profitable sale.

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The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

Imagine you are returning home after an evening out.  The sun has already gone down and just the faintest pink accents remain in the sky.  As you approach your property, the outside lights brighten while inside the perfect ambiance is being staged as you pull in the garage.  The main living areas and foyer illuminate to the perfect welcoming glow and soft music begins playing in the background.  The shades have automatically closed with the setting sun giving you effortless privacy, and the climate has adjusted itself to a comfortable evening temperature.  As you lie in bed, just before you close your eyes, you lean over and gently tap the bedtime button on your iPad.  The lights go down, the security system engages, and you drift off to sleep in time with the music as it gradually fades out to a peaceful silence.

Naples Florida Smart Home
Naples Florida Smart Home

This is just one real-time example of living with today’s smart home technology. The possibilities are really impressive and allow you to not only control systems remotely – from anywhere in the world – but also engage in daily home management actions like answering the door for a delivery when you’re still at the office, checking that the kids are home on time from school, and monitoring family activities and safety when you’re away.  You can also create programmable scenes, monitor energy consumption, manage the health of your pool and spa, and regulate irrigation water.

Total home automation is easier than you think to create.  Old security systems can be converted to updated platforms with top of the line video surveillance, lighting and shading systems can be retrofitted with new communication panels and keypads, and home audio features can be custom installed to be nearly invisible.  Companies like ELAN Home SystemsIntertech Ci, and Honeywell Security offer consultative services to explain the different technologies and hardware and then help you put together the systems that are smart for you.

The convenience of a smart home hinges on the seamless integration of these systems.

  • Security and surveillance
  • Climate control
  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • Music/surround sound and television
  • Flood protection
  • Pool and spa equipment
  • Carbon monoxide detection

And the benefits are a highly adaptable, state-of-the-art, and exceedingly efficient lifestyle.

  • Customized programing
  • Remote access and control from anywhere in the world
  • Increased energy efficiencies
  • Conservation of water through irrigation control
  • Peace of mind

In today’s real estate market, a smart home promises certain comforts that more and more luxury buyers have come to expect.   If you’re interested in seeing some of the most stunning smart homes in Southwest Florida, contact me today.

 

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