For first-time visitors to Mediterra on Livingston Parkway, just two miles north of Immokalee Road in North Naples, the community initially conveys a sense of completeness.
Lushly landscaped streetscapes, soothing water features, a majestic clubhouse that anchors the community’s amenity core, and luxurious residences set against golf course, preserve, and water views all speak to Mediterra’s rich, award-winning history. A closer look, however, reveals that even for all its unmistakable grandeur and industry acknowledgements, Mediterra is a place that is still becoming, a place that continues to expand its amenity and new home choices to create a more thoughtful, more relaxed approach to luxury living that reflects the preferences of homebuyers who crave livability, fun, and personal connections over the formality of their parents’ country club lifestyle.
More than 60 new home purchase opportunities remain available at Mediterra, including completed and soon to be completed furnished models by Mediterra developer and luxury homebuilder London Bay Homes that feature spacious open floor plans finished with spectacular contemporary and transitional interior designs. Purchasers of homes by London Bay are eligible to secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list as a Limited Golf Member. London Bay Homes, an award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than 25 years, manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra.
The uniqueness and appeal of Mediterra’s constantly evolving living experience was recently acknowledged yet again. The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) named Mediterra recipient of its 2017 Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year Over $1 Million. Remarkably, the award marked the eleventh time Mediterra has been honored as CBIA’s Community of the Year since Mediterra began 15 years ago. In addition, The Club at Mediterra has been designated as both a Top 50 Platinum and Distinguished Emerald Club. The Emerald Club designation puts Mediterra in the top 5% of all country clubs in the world. The Club was named recipient of an Aurora Award for Best Residential Development within the Southeastern United States and is number 49 on the Top Tier Club list, a list voted by 6,000 club managers nationwide. No other club in Collier County is included. Mediterra has also been named the “Best Place to Retire in Florida” and 10th best in the world since 2014 by Best Retirement Destinations. In addition, The Club at Mediterra was named one of the healthiest Club’s in the United States, and was the first private residential Club to be honored with a “Green” certification. The Club is home to the world’s first golf course to be recognized as an Audubon Silver Sanctuary.
Life at Mediterra is all about choices. The community’s acclaimed array of amenities offers the possibility of living a healthy, active lifestyle with numerous opportunities to connect with other residents or to reconnect with oneself through quiet moments of reflection. The grand 25,000 square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse is a favored gathering place offering formal and informal dining, the Tavern outdoor lounge experience, and an inviting outdoor open-air terrace with firepits that overlooks the 18th holes of the community’s two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses that are the jewels of the community. Never stuffy or ostentatious, the clubhouse offers an engaging atmosphere where informal attire, including jeans, is always welcomed. Under the direction of Carmen Mauceri, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and winner of the American Culinary Federation Award of Excellence and Chef de Cuisine for a Presidential Dinner, The Club at Mediterra’s dining options offer a varied menu with unique concepts that include a “doctor’s orders” menu with a selection of healthy items.
A 24,000 square-foot clubhouse expansion is scheduled to begin in 2018 and will expand the covered outdoor terrace and outdoor lounge areas that have become increasingly popular with Mediterra’s youthful and highly social residents. In addition, 7,000 square feet of existing clubhouse space will be enhanced as part of the initiative that is being undertaken without a member assessment.
Mediterra’s Sports Club is situated adjacent to the clubhouse at the community’s piazza. A fitness center that was expanded by 3,000 square feet last year is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and offers fitness classes ranging from aerobics to Zumba, wellness programs, personal trainers, aesthetic services, three spa rooms, and a swimming pool with a sunning deck and smoothie bar. The Club’s tennis program is acknowledged as one of the top programs in the country. Tennis facilities include a dedicated tennis pro shop and eight Har-Tru tennis courts, including a spectator court. More than 700 members enjoy competing on the Club’s bocce ball courts. Historically themed parks and water features that are unique to Mediterra are connected by nearly eight miles of walking and biking trails. Always ahead of the latest trends, The Club recently installed three Pickleball courts and will introduce this sport during fall.
If the two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses are the crown jewels of Mediterra, the 10,000 square-foot Mediterra Beach Club on nearby Little Hickory Island is the community’s Holy Grail. No other luxury golf course community in Southwest Florida can match the beach experience available to Mediterra residents. The Beach Club was recently remodeled and now conveys “the magic of the beach” with colors reminiscent of the sand and water and South Beach casual elegance. As part of the renovation, the bar area took on a sportier feeling with large screen televisions. It also morphed into a wine bar overseen by Mediterra’s two sommeliers. An extensive wine list includes 20 wines for $20 per bottle. Carmen Mauceri oversees the Beach Club’s culinary team of executive chef Chris Fragolaand sous chef Shane Dorey both of whom are a certified chefs de cuisine. The chefs vary the menu on a regular basis while retaining the diners’ favorites, such as seared ahi tuna with a glass-noodle stir fry and a smoked-chicken pasta offering with sun-dried tomatoes. In addition to casual indoor and al fresco dining, the Beach Club offers an elevated swimming pool with an expansive sundeck and cabana service for beach chairs and umbrellas that enhance members’ enjoyment of the Club’s pristine beach and the Azure-toned waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
London Bay Homes has transformed Mediterra’s residential product offering with the introduction of new neighborhoods showcasing single-family villa and estate model homes with exterior architectural styles that pay homage to the community’s Mediterranean roots and open flowing interiors with captivating designs by Romanza Interior Design. Custom pools and outdoor living areas by London Bay’s Acquatico full-service pool and outdoor living design company overlook long-range water and preserve views. Single-family luxury villas are priced from $1 million in the Cabreo neighborhood, from $1.5 million in Lucarno, and from the high $1 millions to the upper $2 millions in Caminetto. Estate home sites in Cortile are priced from $875,000 to $1.35 million and will accommodate residences measuring 4,200 to more than 7,000 square feet. Cortile captures the élan of an idyllic Mediterranean coastal village and also features maintenance-free 3,100 to 6,200 square-foot single-family villas with splendid golf course, lake or preserve views. London Bay’s Bettina model in Cabreo and Catalina model in Cortile won 2017 Sand Dollar Awards for Interior Design of the Year Single Family Detached Homes in their respective categories.
To learn more about how London Bay Homes and Mediterra are redefining the luxury living experience in Southwest Florida, visit the Mediterra Sales Center at 15836 Savona Way off Livingston Parkway two miles north of Immokalee Road. The Sales Center and award-winning model residences by London Bay Homes are open daily. Visit Mediterra online at mediterranaples.com.