Meet the McClains: Fine Living in Mangrove Bay

Ask anyone what a downtown Naples lifestyle involves, and they just might quote the old real estate adage ‘location, location, location’. In the case of the Mangrove Bay community located at 201 Goodlette Frank Road, those words ring true. Located in the heart of Old Naples, Mangrove Bay is a unique waterfront neighborhood of 53 home sites on approximately 15 pristine acres.

The homes offer Old Naples cottage style luxury with one and two-story floor plan options. These distinctive residences
are complete one-of-a-kind properties with private pools and an individual boat slip for every homeowner. Mangrove Bay’s location on the Gordon River is perfect for anglers and boaters alike. From saltwater fly-fishing in the peaceful mangroves accessible by Mangrove Bay’s private boat ramp, to deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, both options are at your fingertips. With the Gulf of Mexico only 15-20 minutes away from Mangrove Bay’s waterfront location in Naples Bay, cruising the beautiful Gulf waters from your own coastal retreat has never been easier.

Additionally, residents of Mangrove Bay will experience a private on-site luxury concierge providing a wide selection
of services including comprehensive property management. The concierge building features a club-level room for private
events and Homeowners’ Association meetings, three luxury guest suites available to residents and their guests by advance
reservation, and kayak/jet ski/canoe/paddleboard storage on the lower level with immediate access to the private Mangrove Bay boat ramp.

Residents benefit from low-maintenance living, with pool care and exterior landscaping maintained by the Association. The beautiful City of Naples Dog Park is within a stone’s throw of Mangrove Bay, and the community is located immediately adjacent to the new Baker Park, a 20+/-acre riverfront park with pedestrian bridge over the Gordon River to the Greenway  Preserve featuring nature trails perfect for enjoying the outdoors.

We recently caught up with residents Pat and Mary McClain who are proud homeowners in this beautiful community. They fondly refer to their home as the “McClain Amelia” because they were allowed to customize Mangrove Bay’s Amelia model extensively to suit their personal lifestyle. Hailing from the Doylestown, PA area, the McClains had toured Florida for a year before purchasing a condominium in the Park Shore area.

After living there for 6 months they decided they wanted to build while simultaneously building up north – no easy feat juggling the two projects. On their experiences, Mary McClain says “With the help of the entire team at GCIP and Mangrove Bay, we put together a plan of the home that we could put on the lot we chose. We started building and we love it!”

Mangrove Bay’s award winning floor plans range from approximately 2,500 square feet to over 4,200 square feet under air. Superior construction with luxurious features and state-of-the-art appointments, all homes have generously appointed exterior living areas, private pools and Wolf, Sub-Zero and Theramador appliance packages. Guest suites are available as an option on most homes.  customization and location were key for this couple who rave about the location of their new home.

Pat McClain talks about the accessibility of Mangrove Bay. “They use the phrase down here ‘a walkable, bikable,[lifestyle]’.  The whole area is being revitalized. And we are within 5 or 6 blocks of 5th Avenue. It’s great.” Situated mere blocks from the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining, and entertainment district, Mangrove Bay is within walking distance to many Naples attractions including a multitude of dining experiences from quaint cafes to a plethora of restaurant options with all types of
cuisine to tempt the discerning palate.

The McClains are the perfect example of discerning homeowners with exceptional taste desiring an unequaled residence and lifestyle. Discover Old Naples waterfront living and find your perfect home at Mangrove Bay. Stop by our Sales Center to learn more about this unique waterfront community combining estuary views and Gulf of Mexico access. Homes start at $1.9mm and offer an unequaled downtown lifestyle.

The Gulf Coast International Properties Mangrove Bay team of sales professionals including Mitchell Norgart, Director of Sales and Broker/Associate; Timothy Savage, P.A. Realtor; Tricia Jenks, Realtor and Christina Stoneburner, Realtor, can provide more information, or please visit our Sales Center at 201 Goodlette Frank Road or

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