Visit Antilles, stay forever

High ceilings, wide wood trims, 8-foot solid core interior door, solid wood cabinetry with soft-close hinging are building standards.
High ceilings, wide wood trims, 8-foot solid core interior door, solid wood cabinetry with soft-close hinging are building standards.

The new construction community includes top-of-the-line specifications as standard features

For every resident, the Antilles experience started with the home itself first.  The community’s elegant architecture, quiet location and attractive pricing have all become powerful assets in its favor, but the Coach Homes themselves are Antilles’ most significant selling tools.  Showcasing quality, modernity, and clean-lined contemporary vision at every turn, each unit is built to last.

Top-of-the-line, structurally engineered concrete block construction on reinforced concrete slab foundations designed with vapor barriers are the backbone of Antilles’ enduring structures.  Roofs are engineered with hurricane clips, wind protection  and finished with concrete roof tiles as standard, all of which are value and security adding features for the homeowner.  Exterior masonry walls and ceilings are insulated and all homes are prewired for data, voice and video as well as ceiling fans and light fixtures.  Kitchen pendants and recessed lighting are included.   Windows and exterior doors, including sliders, are wind rated and impact resistant.

Antilles Coach Homes’ interior features are equally impressive.  Hard wired fire alarms and whole-house interior sprinkler systems are included, even in the Garage.  High ceilings, wide wood trims, 8-foot solid core interior door, solid wood cabinetry with soft-close hinging are building standards.  Quartz countertops, Kohler fixtures, 16 SEER Carrier air conditioning systems, Rheem hot water tanks and LiftMaster  programmable garage door openers with HomeLink connectivity are standard.  Substantial glass enclosed showers are tiled floor to ceiling and all Master Baths include separate commode rooms with full privacy doors and dual sink vanities with wall to wall mirror installations.  Premium Merona door hardware, Decora trim, rocker style electrical wall switches and high arching Kitchen faucets are standard.  All homes include Pantries, walk in Master Closets, Laundry Rooms with appliances, and Linen Closets, all with built in wood shelving to promote air circulation.  Stainless steel Kitchen appliances are included.  Grand Coach Homes offer deep utility sinks in the Laundry Room and Classic Coach Homes are fitted with bathtubs in the 2nd Bath.

Personalizing selections can be made from a wide variety of porcelain or luxury vinyl plank floor tiles and designer carpeting in the Bedrooms, as well as backsplash, countertop and shower floor and wall tiles.  Sherwin Williams paints are used throughout.

As a community, Antilles’ 4-unit Coach Homes feature elegant West Indies Island style architecture rendered in soft dove grey with sharp white trims, charcoal shutters and multiple value-adding roof lines that showcase residences as handsome and well appointed as they are well engineered.  Coordinating walk and driveway brick paver installations underscore Antilles’ cohesive and refined presentation.

Antilles 212 Coach Homes are arranged as 4-unit structures.  Each single-floor unit includes 3 Bedrooms.  Phase 2 Classic Coach Homes offer floorplans in the 1,500+ square foot range and include revised Kitchen layouts from those in Phase 1.  They also offer attached single-car Garages, screened-in Lanais and are priced from the high $400,000’s.  All have preserve orientations.  Larger Grand Coach Homes offer Great Room floorplans with large Cook’s Kitchens and oversized central islands that can seat the entire family.  Upper level Montserrat units are Antilles’ largest floorplans at 2,444 square feet under air.   Attached 2-car Garages and screened-in Lanais are standard.  Preserve and Antilles’ own 5-acre Kingfisher Lake orientations are available.

The Flamingo Club is the center of community life.  It is as representative of Antilles’ luxury resort presentation as it is of the quality built into every residence.  Its Entry is flooded with light from wide windows and the Exercise and Fitness Center, Maintenance Office and Catering Kitchen are to the rear.  Antilles’ Selection Center where buyers choose their finishes is also there and will be converted for the homeowners use when sales and marketing are complete. The huge Gathering Room occupies about one-half of the Club’s 5,000 square foot expanse and features wall to wall views across the community.  It includes the Fireplace Lounge with comfortable furnishings and a big screen TV, Sonny’s all day Coffee Bar and multiple round tables and chairs perfect for dining and general socializing.

The oversized 3,500 square foot Resort Pool dominates Antilles’ 9,000 squad foot Outdoor Living Area, its curving, free form shape and inviting wade-in, sun shelf entry are an enduring attraction few can resist.  It is surrounded by sun and shade Decks with multiple lounging and seating arrangements.  A multi-person heated Spa, pergola-shaded Fire Pit and wide Tiki Hut with long, quartz-topped service island and BBQ grilling area are within the gated area.  A Putting Green and regulation Bocce and Pickleball Courts complete the Outdoor Living Area.  JMD Development provides game equipment at no charge to homeowners or their guests.  Low fees have become a highlight of everyday life .

Antilles’ serene location has been key to its success from the start.   No street noises interfere with its peaceful ambience.  No neighboring high-rises crowd out the views.  Even during the height of season, being set back at the far end of a long approach gives Antilles endless hours of peace and tranquility insulated by surrounding wetland preserves and deep landscape installations.  Nothing but leafy palms and tropical foliage can brush against Antilles’ horizon-wide views.   Rookery Bay Reserve is its neighbor to the west.  The majesty of local and migratory birds’ flight patterns across Its 110,000 acres of protected lakes and habitats have added soaring highlights to Antilles’ homeowners’ daily routines. The natural beauty in and around Antilles location is equally remarkable for its close proximity to everything that makes Southwest Florida a world class resort destination.  Set back from the wide Collier Boulevard corridor, all that is exceptional about Old Naples’ and Marco Island’s attractions is just minutes away from Antilles.  Wide beaches, fine dining, galleries, shopping and endless fishing and boating opportunities abound in all directions, all year round.

Antilles is a gated community 2 miles south of Tamiami Trail East (US 41), off Collier Boulevard (SR 951). Turn east on Port Au Prince Road and continue to The Flamingo Club, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples,  FL  34114.  Antilles is represented by JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties.  Please refer to to register or call 239-691-4455 for an appointment.  The Sales Center is open daily 10AM to 5PM and Noon to 5PM on Sundays.  Jaime and Kerry are on site to represent the property.

This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: Visit Antilles, stay forever