New Restaurants From Fort Myers to Naples

Are you a SWFL native, first time vacationer, snow-bird? No matter what the reason that’s bringing you to BEAUTIFUL SWFL, these new restaurants are bound to catch your attention. October marks the first unofficial month of season, and it’s bound to be the biggest one yet. Fort Myers to Naples is growing rapidly and the restaurant business is no different.

Check out these restaurants for a great date-night, night on the town, late night bite, girls night, or the game!

  1. The Office in Cape Coral. Table 209 is now being transformed with French chef, Christian Caillaba leading in the kitchen. The restaurant will feature an indoor-outdoor bar and Caillaba’s menu of Spanish, Italian and French dishes melded with flavors from around the world.
  2. The Bay House- Remodeled, North Naples
  3. The Claw Bar- Remodeled, North Naples
  4. Animal House Speakeasy- High-end lounge in Cape Coral
  5. Azure- French Bistro, South Fort Myers
  6. Cancun Bar and Grill- Estero
  7. Delicious Raw Juice Bar- Naples
  8. Flat Top Larry’s- Diner, Fort Myers
  9. Jason’s Deli- 2nd Location opening in Gulf Coast Town Center
  10. Fade Away Sports Bar- South Fort Myers

The Best Summer Sales at Miromar

Now that you’ve celebrated the birthday of America, why not celebrate yourself a little bit? It’s summer in SWFL and it couldn’t be hotter! Cool off by blowing off some steam at Estero’s Miromar Outlets. The 4th of July sales are still in full swing! See below for a list of the best deals at the shops!

  • Get your workout on… Adidas has 1/2 off ALL red tags!
  • Aerosoles has BOGO on all shoes. Get some new sandals to rock this summer.
  • American Eagle has ALL shorts on sale PLUS up to 60% off storewide!
  • Banana Republic 50% off STOREWIDE.
  • Carter’s has an EXTRA 30% off of clearance items.
  • Guess features up to 50% off the ENTIRE STORE.
  • Neiman Marcus offers an additional 60% off clearance items!
  • Headed North for the summer? The North Face features up to 50% off all items.
  • Perfumania has a blowout sale up to 70% off.

…and more! Don’t forget the wonderful restaurants such as La Bamba, Naples Flatbread, and Cafe Luna during your shopping spree. If you’re thinking of spending some money on a house or rental, give Kevin a call at 239-677-9450 or email at kkellogg@kevinkelloggrealestate.com.

Lennar inventory dwindling at two communities in Fiddler’s Creek

Check out the article we found here.

Lennar Homes is in the final phase of sales in the villages of Sonoma and Runaway Bay within the master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek.

In the village of Sonoma, Lennar has fewer than 15 coach homes remaining. The community consists of 11 two-story buildings, each with four residences. Two floor plans are available: the Florence, with 1,741 air-conditioned square feet, and the Verona, with 2,110 air-conditioned square feet.

The ground-floor Florence design has three bedrooms and two baths in a split floor plan that also has a screen-covered patio and a two-car garage. Upgrades include 20-inch diagonal tile throughout the wet areas and entryways; granite countertops in the kitchen and baths; colonial-style wood casing and baseboards; and crown molding in the living areas and master suite. Base price for the Florence is $292,990.

The second-floor Verona also has three bedrooms and two baths, with the master bedroom toward the rear of the home. There is a three-car tandem garage. Base price for the Verona is $312,990.

In the village of Runaway Bay, Lennar has fewer than 20 estate homes remaining for sale. With the namesake Creek to one side and The Creek Golf Course to the other, Runaway Bay features spacious three- and four-bedroom floor plans.

Each Mediterranean-style residence in Runaway Bay offers a three-car garage, gourmet kitchen and study along with a screen-covered lanai with optional pool/ spa package and winter kitchen. Homes situated along The Creek also have a dock option at the time of purchase. The Creek allows for electric boats, kayaks and canoes. Other homes have golf course views.

The Laurel is the largest residence currently offered within Runaway Bay. With 3,659 air-conditioned square feet over two stories, the design has three bedrooms, four baths, a private study and dining room around a centrally located living room. There also is a balcony, a screencovered lanai with optional pool/spa package and winter kitchen, plus a second level bonus room with wet bar and bath. The base price of the Laurel is $755,999.

The two-story Lantana encompasses 3,542 air-conditioned square feet and has four bedrooms, three full baths and two half-baths. The home also provides a formal dining room, private study, balcony and spacious lanai, plus a second floor bonus room. A pool/spa package is optional. The base price of the Lantana is currently $725,999.

Where’s the story?

A one-story residence with 3,043 airconditioned square feet, the Camellia has four bedrooms and three full baths in a split floor plan. The home also provides a formal dining room, private study, large family room for entertaining and large covered lanai with optional outdoor kitchen. The Camellia is priced from $685,999.

The Bougainvillea, a one-story design with 2,800 air-conditioned square feet, has three bedrooms, three baths, a study, formal dining room and expansive great room and kitchen. The optional heated pool/spa and winter kitchen are both available with this floor plan. The Bougainvillea floor plan is priced from $655,999.

The entrance to Fiddler’s Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot clubhouse and spa, fitness center, lagoon-style swimming complex, tennis courts and restaurants for casual and elegant dining. Fiddler’s Creek residents can join The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club for beach and boating.

What Summer Camps for Your Kids This Summer?

Summer’s here and the choice for summer camp/s is on! What will you or your child/ren choose when it comes to spending the summer months? If you cannot take 2 full months off of work to travel with your family, the following ideas might help:

Alliance for the Arts– Act! Sing! Dance! Create! Campers enjoy eight fun-filled weeks of hands-on instruction & fun and artistic activities following a different theme each week. There are two age groups: Our Main Summer Arts Camp for 1st through 6th grade, and our popular “Mini” Summer Arts Camp for 4* & 5 year olds. Both camps include a unique blend of visual arts, theater, voice and dance instruction. There is an art exhibition and final stage performance each Friday afternoon at 2:30 for the Main Summer Arts Camp. See more here!

Fort Myers YMCA– Now is the time to sign up for our local Y day camps. Day camp can offer all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — while allowing campers to return home each afternoon.  Also, we’re proud to say that camp at the Y includes FREE healthy lunch and snacks daily. Day camp and Sports Day Camp available. See more here!

Camp i-sci 2015– Each session includes:

  • Discovery in the Exhibit Halls: 30-45 minutes each morning and afternoon campers explore the exhibit areas Hands-On Hall, Sporty Science Arena, Mind Magic, Animal Lab, SEA-to-SEE Touch Tank & Aquaria, Dino Discovery, IMAG-TV Weather Station
  • Science, Humanities, & Arts Activities: 3-5 themed activities per day. Campers are led on a path of discovery by State of Florida Certified Teachers and  Professional Museum Educators
  • Outdoor Exploration: 30 minutes per day (weather dependant): Campers enjoy outdoor and free-time  activities
  • “Animal Encounter”: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers participate in the Animal Encounter and touch live animals
  • Tour of Outdoor Exhibits: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers feed the fish at Fish-Eye Lagoon
  •  3-D Movie Viewed once per week

See more about i-sci here!

Future Scientists and Marine-biologists– Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers seasonal summer camps in June and July, designed for Children K-16. Come explore the beautiful barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Field and beach trips will introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. Our staff state-certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. See more here!

Edison Ford Inventor’s Camp– Edison Ford is a living lab, where each project or activity challenges campers in the sciences, art, history and nature to ask questions and discover the answers for themselves while having fun! See more here!

Contact Kevin L. Kellogg for your real estate sales, search, and property management needs today!

Know Your Neighbors, Say Hello: The Power of Networking

Season is ending for those of us who live in sunny Florida all year-round. For some businesses, that means extended vacations or for people like myself, WORKING SMARTER (not harder). You never know who’s sitting next to you at a restaurant or a local hangout when you’re out with friends or family. If the situation calls for it, say “Hello” and SMILE! It’s important to socialize outside of “social” networking. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW! Your next client, next friend, or a friend of a friend may be inches from you, but you won’t know unless you start a conversation.

Networking can be done in many ways, but just getting out there and meeting people is the BEST WAY. Networking groups, social events, etc. If you cannot find something that interests you, HOST IT YOURSELF! That’s what I’ve done, here at Kevin L. Kellogg at P&M Property Services. I’ve made some really great connections and even better friends.

Make sure to check out my Preferred Vendors page here: http://kevinkelloggrealestate.com/who-wed-refer/

Let my friends know that Kevin sent you! Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

Why Rent at Alta Mar in Fort Myers, Florida

Alta Mar Condos

Luxury high-rise living with majestic views across the Caloosahatchee River are found at Alta Mar. The location in the downtown Fort Myers River District is second to none! Alta Mar is a boaters paradise with a 160 slip marina offering direct gulf access.

  • 7-story building
  • 131 units
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
  • 775 SF to 1,457 SF

Alta Mar amenities include a clubhouse, riverfront pool, spa, fitness center, billiards room, and marina with 160 boat slips.

Alta Mar is located in the downtown Fort Myers River District at 2825 Palm Beach Boulevard, just off First Street.

Alta Mar Condos

Alta Mar Condos

Census: Florida leads nation with 6 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

WASHINGTON – The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.

The Villages, Florida, ranked as the nation’s fastest-growing metro area last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau. The city west of Orlando boasted a 5.4 per cent increase between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014.

Six Florida metro areas were among the 20 fastest-growing: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton and Panama City.

The rest of the top five fastest-growing cities by per cent grow were Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach metroplex in South Carolina and North Carolina at 3.2 per cent; the Austin-Round Rock area in Texas at 3 per cent; Odesa, Texas, at 2.9 per cent; and St. George, Utah, at 2.9 per cent.

Ready to move in? Call Kevin at 239-677-9450 NOW!