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The first winter season for new West Indian buyers generated a happy mix of activities.
Everything from food to furniture and sports to worship services had to be sorted from scratch and set in motion. A happy exchange of information and good advice has become the vine of the West Indies as residents learn the ins and outs of their new home, their new community, their new service providers and all the registration forms product catalogs and accompanying online user manuals. Whatever degree of involvement suited each family, good humour, common ground and willing workers made tasks easier and became the basis for friendly greetings and a growing sense of shared history in the new community. Their rewards are the year-round sunny weather and all the nearby resort attractions of Naples and Marco Island – as well as the peaceful Caribbean setting. As a result, the 68 new build residences in phase one became a sell-out success in record time, with timeless West Indies Island-style architecture as beautiful as it is balanced, executed in soft tones with crisp marble trim. black and white for a contemporary presentation. The rest of its 212 Coach Homes will be built in a rolling construction format until development is complete.
The first release of the new Grand Coach 2022 homes is over 60% sold out. Work on the site for the second version has begun and a waiting list for future Grand and Classic Coach Homes will be established, as was the case for the current first version of Grand Coach Homes, which is priced at about $500,000 for a well. designated residence.
All West Indies Coach Homes are 4-unit buildings with attached garages, 3-bedroom floor plans, and deep lanais, which are built in 2 sizes and all offer one-story residences. Grand Coach homes are the largest and include 2 car garages. Its first-floor Nevis plan offers 1,980 square feet under air and has a side entrance that gives it a sort of big-screen big-room feel as soon as you open the door. Montserrat’s upper level floor plan features 2,444 square feet under air and features a first floor entrance that sets it apart for its private single family home ambiance. Both floor plans feature large kitchens with 2 wide cabinet walls and oversized center islands. Measuring nearly 9 feet long, they can accommodate 3 or 4 seats on their graceful, curved-edge quartz countertops and have enough overhang at each end for 1 or 2 more, making them little nearly common. The islands are built to counter the height, attracting family and friends for casual seating while being deep enough for them to linger and enjoy the joyous chaos of a meal together. They’re opposite and widely spaced from the cooking zones, with enough elbow room for multiple cooks and conversations to coexist comfortably. Good lighting from recessed and pendant fixtures and a pantry large enough to require its own overhead light complement well-planned kitchens.
Construction of Antilles Classic Coach Homes will begin shortly. As starter properties, they will continue to occupy a significant segment of the 54-acre community makeup. Tobago’s top floor floor plans feature treetop views and higher ceilings with creek detailing. Since Antilles is bounded by walls or reservations, its views from the top floor in particular are uninterrupted in all directions. The Tobago offers 1,509 square feet of living space designed in a split bedroom format, with the master suite located across from the residence to the other bedrooms. The first-floor Saba is larger, at 1,537 square feet under air, and its floor plan mirrors that of Tobago. It has direct garage access and all Classic Coach Homes include single car parking.
The standard features included in the purchase price of West Indies homes set it apart from other new construction projects and have been influential among value-oriented buyers when comparing offers from other developments in the West Indies where solid interior doors 8 ft. with Merano hardware, high ceilings, quartz countertops, Kohler fittings, Carrier 16 SEER air conditioning systems, and exterior windows and doors that are wind rated to exacting Miami/Dade standards are included , in addition to its long list of superior specifications.
Building standards include structurally designed reinforced concrete slabs with vapor retarders. Concrete block construction includes moisture-resistant exterior drywall and R-4.1 Fi-foil insulation on masonry walls. Ceilings include R-30 insulation and concrete roof tiles are designed with fasteners
One of the designer models available for daily viewing is shown without enhancements except for its show-quality furniture and fittings to illustrate what the West Indies purchase price includes. Note the high ceilings and the wide wooden moldings and baseboards. Wide profile porcelain tiles are standard in all living areas with carpeting in the bedrooms. Shaker-style solid wood cabinetry includes 42-inch-high kitchen tops, all with soft-close features. Each unit includes a pantry, laundry room and walk-in closet off the master suite. All closets include custom built-in wooden shelving systems to promote air circulation. Master bathrooms feature double sinks and separate commodes with privacy door. The oversized glass shower enclosures are tiled from floor to ceiling and equipped with rain showerheads and large frameless glass doors. Laundry and stainless steel kitchen appliances are included.
To see the full range of West Indies standard appointments and options, visit the Flamingo Club West Indies Sales Center which was designed to be the heart of the community, offering 14,000 square feet of pure luxury, at the inside and outside. Concierge and executive services are handled here, and the state-of-the-art catering kitchen and exercise and fitness center are in the back. The huge meeting room offers a variety of socializing, lounge, and TV areas, as well as separate dining or game tables. It takes up about half of the Club’s 5,000 square foot expanse, with a wall-to-wall view of the 9,000 square foot outdoor living space. Outside of the gated pool area of the resort, and considering noise levels from active sports, the regulation West Indies pétanque and pickleball courts have been purpose-built away from the residences. A 4-hole putting green has been added to the list of community amenities. JMD Development has adapted a popular feature of living at height for the benefit of West Indian homeowners. Guest Suites are available for occasional use from owners on a first-come, first-served basis. Partly because there are no CDDs, West Indies maintenance costs are low compared to other older and larger communities in the region.
The West Indies are a short drive from the fine dining and shopping of Old Naples and the world class beaches and fishing spots of Marco Island are also nearby. It is a gated community 2 miles south of Tamiami Trail East (US 41), near Collier Boulevard (SR 951). Turn east on Port Au Prince Road and continue to the Flamingo Club, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples, FL 34114. The West Indies are represented by JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties. Please refer to AntillesNaples.com to sign up for the most recent updates or call 239-691-4455 for an appointment. The Sales Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Jaime and Kerry are on hand to present the property.