We came to Naples last February (2011) to locate a condo for annual 2-month winter get-aways from Michigan. We looked many places, but found most both very expensive, and seeming to be empty 'ghost towns' in the afternoon. (for example, a very attractive development further from the Gulf, known as Falling Waters, we assume most of those residents are still working).
When we found Park Shore Resort, we liked it immediately...the details follow:
We are retired, as are most here (yes there are a few visiting children; as we're grandparents, that's not problem). A few are residents are year-round, most units are rentals. The resort's design facilitates a social atmosphere...the 3 and 4 story buildings are in an oval shape surrounding a small lake. In the lake is a large island (which makes the lake-view from the condos resemble the view across a moat or river). There are 3 bridges to the island. On the island, starting from the clubhouse/office, you will find an excellent restaurant (Carribean theme with live music till 9pm 3 nights/wk), pool deck, pool, waterfalls, spa, elevated wood sunning deck, BBQ deck with gazebo, and a wooded area with another waterfall. In the clubhouse are also an excerise room, mail room, and meeting place for morning coffee. There is also a laundry building (3 washers/dryers).
All the condos are 2 BR/2BA when built in the 1980s (some have been converted to 1 BR/den), and have a lanai (most screened). The landscaping is fully-developed and is attractive.
Our unit is on 1st floor, with a view across the lake to the pool and restaurant. Too see pics and more info, do a search on the resort, you will find the site for the rental/leasing real estate agency; we rented directly from the unit owner.
As most of the units are rentals, some renters treat them poorly...it ain't the Ritz...but we like it.
Park Shore Resort is very well located in the heart of one of Naples' prestige neighborhoods (Park Shore)...it's quiet here. However, just west of the resort (there is a gate in the fence) is a shopping center (on Tamiami Trail/U.S.41/9th Street) with about anything you will need, including Perkins, Chili's and McD's. Next to that are strip malls on both sides of Neopalitian Way with excellent restaurants, many interesting shops, Publix, etc. It is a 4-block walk and across the bridge to upscale Venetian Bay shops on Gulf Shores Blvd. Clam Pass Beach with fast food restaurants and 'facilities' (parking $8/day) is a longer walk to the north. Famous 5th Street shops and restauants & entertainment are only a few minutes drive south. Park Shore Resort is very well located.
We may extend to 3 months for next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tropical hideaway in central Naples, replete with serene waterways and lavish greenery; featuring 60 spacious 1- and 2-bedroom condominium-suites, outdoor heated swimming pool and spa, on property dining, barbecue grills, tennis and racquetball court, fitness center, and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Shore Hotel Naples
- Park Shore Naples
- Park Shore Resort Naples, Florida