Sunday, September 19, 2010

Luxury Motor Resorts – Naples, Florida

I happened to click on an advertisement yesterday and found a wonderful place to spend the winter.  Check out Pelican Lakes Rv Resort.  It is in Naples, Florida, on the south Gulf coast of Florida.  It’s a beautiful area.
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If you like the place, you can purchase a lot. They have quite a few lots for sale, but you’d better hurry because they’re selling fast.

Here is the one Al and I’ve picked out.
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Or maybe this one?
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Here is the listing for my personal favorite.
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Can you see the price?  Yes, you read it right.  It is $549,000!   No, that does NOT include the motor home!

Here you can see how spacious the lots are, even after you’ve parked your Mercedes and coach.

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It really is a beautiful resort and Naples is a very beautiful part of Florida, but it is definitely an area for the rich.  Naples is on the Gulf Coast, right across the Peninsula is the Palm Beach area.  Both are known to be the home of the rich and famous.

If you haven’t yet been to Palm Beach, it’s a must see when in Florida.  It’s a barrier island, and not to be confused with West Palm Beach.  There are many, many multi-million dollar mansions which are just used as vacation homes.   Al and I couldn’t even afford what they spend on their gardeners!  You find homes belonging to the very, very rich.  One time we were there King Hussein of Jordon was remodeling his mansion.  Of course that is also where Donald Trump has his luxury Mar-a-Lago Resort, which was the former home of Marjorie Merriweather-Post. You might also run into Rush Limbaugh while there. 
If you get over to Palm Beach, bring your bicycles and you can ride around the (lake) on a beautiful bicycle trail which is behind the mansions on the inter-coastal waterway, which is the “lake.”  We used to rollerblade there and it was a wonderful way to get some exercise and get a peek at the way the rich and famous live.  You may run into some celebrities too!  Say hello to The Donald for me!  While on the island, head over to Worth Avenue for a little shopping.  Have you ever seen a $800 straw hat?  We did!  Now the reason it was so expensive was because it had Fringe!  No, the fringe was not made of gold, just regular run of the mill straw hat fringe!  Another fun thing to do on the Island is take a boat tour.  The boats run on the inter-coastal side (lake) and you can see the mansions from the water with a guide telling you who lives where.  We loved visiting Palm Beach.

There are no campgrounds of any sort on Palm Beach, but you could stay at the The Breakers Hotel
Gotta, go now and check my lottery tickets because we only made $76 on our garage sale yesterday….of course we closed up shop at 10:30.


  1. Wow, nice resort! Naples is a very nice area - we visit friends there. The prices are what sent us to Texas, though!! It's always fun to see how the "other half" lives.

  2. We spent two months in Bonita Springs last winter and looked Pelican lake over. Personally, I think they are nuts.

    The housing market in Naples has tanked, and for the that price you can actually buy a home with private pool possibly on the water.

    So why would buy a parking space for the same money?

  3. Will I be able to use my pop up and pich a tent?

  4. Only $549,000 for that RV lot? What a steal!! Yikes!

    As a matter of fact, I have visited Palm Beach and did spend 3 days at the fabulous Breakers Hotel. Luckily, I wasn't paying for it as it was a computer related boondoggle and IBM picked up the tab - the joint was hopping with celebs though - Tom Selleck for one.

    I walked along Worth St. and heard the joke that if a $10,000 dress in a shop window didn't sell in a week, then raise they price to $15,000.

    Thanks for the reminder of a lifestyle I'll never achieve!!

  5. Steveio said I have to win the lottery before we can move in there.

    Haha guess I should first PLAY the lottery to be able to win????

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. That is a nice resort. You have to wonder if all that space and things make them any happier than we are in our little 30 ft 5th wheel. I kind of doubt it. It is fun to look and wonder.

  7. Thanks for the info on the RV Park in Naples. Maybe we'll buy two of them, one for the motor home and one for our tow vehicle! Can't even imagine having that much money to spend on an RV lot. I'm happy where we are, thank goodness.

    Grew up in West Palm Beach and spent many, many hours in Palm Beach. In hindsight I should have spent more time...finding a rich husband, ha ha. Maybe then I could buy that fancy RV lot. I remember going past Mar-a-lago and the Kennedy compound.

  8. Thanks to all of you that responded to this post. It is a very nice resort, but I don't think Al and I would be very comfortable staying there. I'd hate to have to put on make-up and fix my hair before I walked out the door! I doubt the other people would understand about Als powder blue crocs either!

    I doubt those people are having any more fun than anyone else who is camped at a state park, woods or anywhere else.

    I guess we'll never know because we certainly can't afford that kind of fact we probably couldn't even afford the property taxes and HOA fees!


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