Monday, July 11, 2016

What to do in Naples? Head out to Keeywadin Island

A regular question I get from friends, family as well as people looking to move to the area is "What is there to do in Naples?". As I revealed in my last post - LOTS! This past Friday, we took advantage of our friends boat rental, and took a day trip out to Keeywadin Island.

Even if you do not have a boat or know someone with access to one, it is very simple in this area to rent a boat. If you decide that you want to be living down here for an extended period of time during the year, you can also join one of the several boat clubs in the area. That day, we were using a boat from Naples Bay Resort.

The boat was a simple deck boat and was very clean and maintained. Before leaving we were informed of all rules and proper procedure expected while on the boat. (Also informing us that we could not go past a certain point out into the Gulf of Mexico)

Once out of the marina, you are still going at a very slow pace (no wake, especially this time of year because of our treasured manatees), however, this gives you time to take in all of the amazing homes that are built in our area. With different architecture styles, you can see everything from an old Florida ranch style to very popular contemporary homes to a Mediterranean masterpiece.

Once you are done marveling at the amazing homes, you are finally on your way, and if the beautiful surroundings that nature offers you aren't enough to get you excited about Naples, I don't know what is! It does take about 45 minutes from the marina to Keeywadin, so you definitely have time to smell that amazing Gulf Breeze and take in the beauty that isn't found until you get on a boat.

After we pulled up to Keeywadin and anchored, you can't help but notice the food vendors that are anchored there as well...since we only packed snacks, it was a GREAT surprise to see them!

When you visit us here in Naples, I would highly recommend taking a day (or just a morning) and venturing down to this amazing island, to take in some sights not able to be seen on land.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What to do in Naples?? Visit the Naples Botanical Gardens!

One question I often get when people are trying to make the decision to move to Naples is "What is there to do in Naples other than golf or go to the beach"? The answer is LOTS! This blog will be devoted to the beautiful Naples Botanical Gardens.

Of course the fabulous beaches and the world class golf courses in the Southwest Florida are what draw many people to our area, but we have so much more to offer if you look around. 

One of our favorite places to go is the spectacular Naples Botanical Gardens is open year round, but really any time is a great time to visit. The Garden usually has a few events planned during the week, including weekly times for the dogs to come and visit the Garden! They also have children's programs, concerts, and healthy living series. Click here to visit their calendar.

The Gardens are tucked away, but just minutes from downtown Naples, and some of the most desirable real estate in the area. As soon as you walk in, a calm washes over you as you step away from the hustle and bustle of the area. The various gardens inside include Caribbean, Florida, Brazilian, and Asian Gardens. The "artwork" that is scattered around the Gardens in the form of mosaics, pots, buildings and water features makes you want to keep exploring and finding more - which you will always see something new with each visit. And as an added bonus there is a wonderful Children's Garden that provides an endless stream of entertainment for the younger guests (don't forget the bathing suits since there is a splash pad!).

Here is a link to our video so you can see a bit more of the Gardens...until then enjoy these beautiful stills from our visit! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cinco de Mayo in Naples!

Happy May!

The first big “celebration” this month is the increasingly popular Cinco de Mayo and accompanying festivities.

Naples and the rest of Southwest Florida always seem to have something going on for this celebration, so if you are interested in going out on Thursday, here are a few ideas for you:

1.     Cinco De Mayo cruise through Pure Florida. 2 for 1 drink specials, as well as catching a glimpse of local wildlife and maybe even a dolphin or two! Leaves from Tin City, Naples.
2.     Mercato – Cinco de Mayo Concert and Festival. Get food, drinks and music on the lawn from 6 -9 pm, and the afterparty goes to MASA from 9pm to 1am. (All drinks and food provided by MASA)
3.     Cinco de Mayo Evening on 5th. This features musical performances, great food, and the ability to explore the fantastic shops and galleries 5th Avenue has to offer. (6:30 to 9:30)

We here at Phillip M. Rigsby, Realtor are dedicated to not only helping you find the perfect home but also help you discover new and exciting opportunites to explore your new location.

To start your search, please visit, or you can call us at 239.494.2563

Friday, February 19, 2016

Hunters Ridge Golf Properties

Hunters Ridge Golf and C.C. Golf Properties

Hunters Ridge Golf and C.C., a long respected golf community in Bonita Springs is still thriving and better than ever.  Through years of exceptional financial stability, the community has now expanded and renovated the main clubhouse.  The renovation and expansion includes the kitchen, which will now be more efficient in preparation and serving.  Also the size of the main dining room has been extended and an updated outdoor dining area.  This along with the newly renovated grill room, the club looks exceptional.

Two new offerings in Hunters Ridge Golf and C.C. is sure to catch the eye of those looking to move to the community, or merely relocate within the community.  Here you will get a look at two of the most popular products in Hunters Ridge, the attached villa and the single family pool home.

12741 Hunters Ridge Dr.

3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home with pool and spa.
Full Golf Membership transfers to the new owner.
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28906 Marsh Elder Ct.

3 bedroom, 2 bath attached villa with 2 car garage.
Highly desirable Charter Golf Membership transfers to new owner.
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Phillip M. Rigsby, Realtor
Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Phillip specializes in Golf Properties in the Naples and Bonita Springs areas.  Contact him today for buying and selling in golf communities.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

We at Phillip M. Rigsby, Realtor are always asked about the goings-on in the Naples area, so we have decided to start a weekly blog with the upcoming events for the weekend!

Naples is often thought of as “just being a beach town”, but there is so much more to our beautiful area. We have some amazing local attractions that will have all ages enjoying what they offer.

Just a peek of what is going on in Naples this week:

Sugden Farmers Market
Sunday, January 17, 2016
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4284 Avalon Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Naples Botanical Gardens presents Legos in the Park!
January 15th – April 10th, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
Children 3 and under are free

Mercato – Movies on the Lawn
Tuesday, January 19th, 6:15 pm
9132 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108
To Kill a Mockingbired

Naples Zoo Kids FREE this weekend!
Friday January 15th – January 18th, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34102
Kids are FREE with a paid adult ticket (coupon required – located on the website)

Phillip M. Rigsby
Naples Golf Group
Premiere Plus Realty Co.
370 12th Avenue South, Suite 101
Naples, FL 34102
239.494.2563 mobile