The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks

The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks – I love playing tennis at Sterling Oaks where tennis is their first priority!  And even tho I live in a community with great tennis facilities I enjoy extending my fun to include a membership in The Club at Sterling Oaks for the great tennis.

The Club at Sterling Oaks
The Club at Sterling Oaks

Only three miles to the white sand beaches of the Gulf, Sterling Oaks is considered one of Naples’ premier tennis communities.

  • 12 Har-Tru courts (10 lighted)
  • Below court watering for better footing and gentler on joints
  • Professionally groomed
  • Shaded seating area between each court
  • Stadium Court for exhibitions and Social Events
  • On-site Pro
  • Private & Group Lessons
  • USTA, COL/LEE, CTA, and USPTA Leagues
  • League Tournaments
  • Social Events
  • Fully Stocked Pro Shop with stringing services
  • Memberships available seasonally & annually and even a Tennis Sampler Package for those visiting the area!

TENNIS DIRECTOR:  Paul Barrus,  USPTA Certified Tennis Professional


See some of Naples’ best known players and pros perform their magic in exhibitions on the lighted stadium court at the Club at Sterling Oaks.  Enjoy your favorite beverage served from the Oak Room bar. The public is encouraged to attend. Arrive early for best seats.  Check events calendar for exhibition schedule.


The 2016 West Coast Super Seniors Grand Prix Tournament Sponsored by Hamilton Mikes will be hosted by The Club at Sterling Oaks for the eighth consecutive year. A record number of more than 250 players participated from all over the USA and around the world in last year’s USTA nationally sanctioned event.  Club members take great pride in hosting this heralded event and volunteer in many capacities.  The dates for the upcoming Category II event will be January 24th through February 1st, 2016.


Community amenities are open to all & include a Junior Olympic pool, Cabana Grill & Bar, fully equipped fitness center with saunas & locker rooms, 2 Bocce Courts & a 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse for casual dining & planned activities.


The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks
Resort Pool



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Market Report for October 2015



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  •   Closed sales through October remained approximately the same as the first 10 months of 2014 (11,220 in 2015 vs. 11,327 in 2014).
  •   The number of closings priced at $2 million and above continued at a brisk pace, up 8% year-to-date over the same period 2014, and up 13% over the past 12 months.



  •   Available inventory in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market on November 1, 2015 consisted of 4,637 units (2,666 single family homes and 1,971 condominiums). Available condominium supply declined by 26% from prior year while the supply of single family homes remained approximately the same.
  •   Current inventory represents approximately 4.2 months of supply based on closings for the past 12 months.



    •   The average price of closed sales year-to-date is up 10.5% over the same period in 2014 and median price is up 15%.
    •   Average sale price for properties priced above $2 million increased almost 8% over the past 12 months, driven by high demand in this segment along with an increase in the number of closings above $5 million.



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Lee County Beaches

The Lee County Beaches of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Estero span 50 miles from Gasparilla Island State Recreation Area to Bonita Beach Road, and with 18 miles of public parks on the beachfront, there are over 100 beach accesses!

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Barefoot Beach State Preserve

On the south end of Little Hickory Island, one will find the natural surrounding of a state preserve. Tours are available as well as guided canoe trips to learn about the various wildlife species in the area.  Barefoot Beach is located between Bonita Beach and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, and the entrance is at Lely Beach Boulevard.

Bonita Beach Park

Located in the luxurious Bonita area, this five-acre white sand beach park is easily accessible and only 20 feet off Bonita Beach Road and Lely Barefoot Boulevard.  Public bathrooms, showers, and concessions are available.

Lover’s Key State Park

Lover’s Key State Park is more than 700 acres and can be accessed between Estero and Bonita Beach.  Along with its gorgeous beach, this beautiful state park showcases land, marine ecosystems, and wetlands.

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island is very popular with the young and old.  Right on the beach you will find parasailing, jet-ski, and even paddle boat rentals.  The beach is perfect for sun bathing, and many island shops and restaurants are located along the boardwalk.  Fishermen and sunset watchers will truly enjoy the Fort Myers Beach Pier, and its famous Times Square with quaint little shops.

Dog Beach

Dog Beach in Bonita Springs is one of the only “pets permitted” public beaches.  Bonita Beach does not permit pets.  Dog Beach is also known as the “Lee County Off-Leash Dog Area.”  It is located north of Bonita Beach Road where it curves north and becomes Hickory Boulevard.  It is physically located just north of the New Pass bridge and just before Carl Johnson boat ramp and Lover’s Key state park.  It’s only a few miles south of Fort Myers Beach and provides parking, plastic bags and dog waste disposal stations.


The Island Beaches of Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Beaches offer more than just a place to soak up the sun.  Because of their ease-west orientation, the islands are a haven for undisturbed shells and the water’s current is perfect for adventuresome windsurfers. Of course there’s always time for a picnic.  Screen Shot 2015-10-25 at 10.31.18 AM

Sanibel Beach

Sanibel Beach is located on one of the most unique barrier islands in the world.  For those who like to go shelling, Sanibel and Captiva beaches are the place to be.  Bathrooms are located at most public beach accesses and some have picnic tables.

Sanibel Lighthouse

The historical Sanibel Lighthouse is located on the eastern tip of the island at Causeway Road and Periwinkle Way.  Here, one can fish from the Sanibel Pier or take a nature walk on a winding boardwalk through the native wetlands.

Bowman’s Beach

Bowman’s Beach located off Sanibel-Captiva Road is a more secluded beach, and amenities include an outdoor shower, public bathrooms, picnic tables, and even barbecue grills.

Captiva Beach

Captiva Beach is five miles long and located on the north end of Captiva Island.  Besides being popular for shelling, many couples enjoy a romantic evening on the beach watching the fabulous sunsets.

Causeway Beaches

Here beach-goers can pull vehicles right up to the water’s edge and there is no parking fee.  The Causeway Beaches are a chain of islands that go from Summerlin Road to Sanibel Island.  These beaches are located on both sides of the road and bathrooms are available.  They’re great for picnicking, fishing, and windsurfing.  Warning for swimmers; there can be strong currents, so be sure to watch the little ones.

Tarpon Bay Beach

Located at the south end of Tarpon Bay Road and West Gulf Drive, parking for this beach is easily accessible for recreational vehicles, and it is only a short walk to the white sandy beach.

Turner Beach

Turner Beach is great for shelling and fishing, but its swift currents are not for swimmers.  This beach is located on the Sanibel/Captiva side of Blind Pass Bridge.

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Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

Everyday is a vacation at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club where boating, beaches, and championship golf are all within one luxurious setting at Miromar Lakes.

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CDD – Community Development District

Community Development District

Bonita Beach
Bonita Beach

Coming to the Naples area from other parts of the country I find many of my buyers are not familiar with a Community Development District known as a CDD.  Since most of our gated communities in the Naples area are CDD communities I will help clarify.

A Community Development District (CDD) is a governmental unit created to serve the long-term specific needs of its community.  Developed as a result of Chapter 190 of the Florida Statures, a CDD’s main objectives are to plan, finance, construct, operate and maintain community-wide infrastructure and services specifically for the benefit of its residents.

A CDD is governed by its Board of Supervisors, which is generally elected initially by the landowner, then begins transitioning to residents of the CDD community after six years of operation.  Like all municipal, county, state and national elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections oversees the vote, and CDD Supervisors are subject to state this and financial disclosure laws.  All meetings and records are open to the public.


The Cost of a CDD

The cost to operate a CDD is borne by those who benefit from its services.  Homeowners in the CDD are subject to a non-advalorem assessment which appears on their annual property tax bill from the county tax collector and many consist of two parts.  The first is a share of the annual debt service on the CDD improvement bonds, if any were issued.  This is generally a fixed annual assessment.  The second portion is the annual assessment for operations and maintenance, which can fluctuate up or down year-to-year on the budget adopted for that fiscal year.

Benefits to Residents

Residents within a community with a CDD may expect to receive three major classes of benefits:
1.  The Cdd provides landowners consistently high levels of public facilities and services managed and financed through self-imposed fees and assessments.
2.  The District ensures that these community development facilities and services will be completed concurrently with other parts of the development.
3.  District landowners and electors choose the Boards of Supervisors, who are able to determine the type, quality and expense of District facilities and services.

Residents and homeowners in a CDD set the standards of quality, which are then managed by the CDD.  The CDD provides perpetual maintenance of community infrastructure and landscaping, including enviornmental conservation areas.  This consistent and quality-controlled method of management helps protect the long-term property values in a community.CDD – Community

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Welcome to Season!

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To our many seasonal residents, welcome back to your
‘other home’.  

To our year-round residents, let’s get the party started. 

To our friends and future neighbors…come enjoy Endless Summers
with us!

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