Kalea Bay, the luxury residential high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, was the recipient of two National awards sponsored by the National Sales & Marketing Council of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).
According to the NAHB, “The Nationals” is the largest and most prestigious awards competition which celebrates North America’s best new-home sales and marketing, and recognizes outstanding achievement in 12 different categories.
Selected from over 900 entries, Kalea Bay was awarded one Gold Award for Best Print Campaign and one Silver Award in the category, Best Print Ad, both of which were designed by Naples-based, B-Squared Advertising.
“This campaign used dramatic images to showcase the amazing lifestyle available at Kalea Bay,” commented Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the high-rise community. “Whether an aerial perspective showcasing our views and rooftop amenities, or the ground-level imagery focused on and around our clubhouse, this campaign perfectly told the story of Kalea Bay.”
Late last year, Kalea Bay also won two Grand Aurora Awards from the Florida Homebuilders Association for its print campaign and television commercial.
“What makes our job so fun is working with clients like Kalea Bay who appreciate our creativity and allow us the freedom to express it on their behalf,” remarked Robyn Bonaquist, Founder and President of B-Squared Advertising. “This award is wonderful, but the true reward comes from knowing that our work helps them sell more homes.”
Kalea Bay’s award-winning marketing campaign has helped propel the high-rise community’s sales. Tower 200, which was completed last summer, just sold out. Tower 300, which is under construction, recently surpassed the 75 percent sold mark.
“In February alone we recorded a total sales volume of more than $60 million,” said Lodge. “Buyers are truly enthralled with the community. Its residences. Its amenities. Its location. Its lifestyle. Kalea Bay is simply a great place to live – and a real fun place to live as well.”
Tower 300, like its predecessors, features 120 luxury residences. Specifically, it’s 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Rooftop amenities are similar to those found in Tower 100 and 200 including a rooftop pool, open-air fitness center and a sky lounge.
“And the views of the Gulf of Mexico from the rooftop are incredible,” Lodge stated. “There’s nothing like it in Southwest Florida.”
Six floor plans are available in Tower 300 ranging between three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half-baths to four-bedroom/four-and-a-half-baths. The size of the residences ranges from 3,722 to 3,922 total square feet.
Each floor plan, following an open-concept design, allows the living, dining and kitchen areas to spill out onto an expansive lanai, creating a true outdoor living room.
Kitchens include such standard features that most consider upgrades such as luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops and a large island, as well as SubZero and Wolf appliances.
The master bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet while the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower.
Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that retract across the entire living area bringing the outdoors in. The large lanais are constructed with transparent glass rails for uninterrupted views of the gulf. Smart home ready and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features.
Residences in Tower 300 are currently priced from $1.5 million.
For more than three years now the residents of Kalea Bay have been enjoying their community’s incredible clubhouse and the many amenities that surround it.
“Our main amenity area measures 88,000 square feet and is truly the recreational and social centerpiece of the community,” said Lodge. “Receiving compliments regarding our amenities from residents, their guests and even visitors is a daily occurrence. They believe the amenities at Kalea Bay are the envy of all other communities in the Naples area.”
The main amenity area is located on the north side of the large lake at the community’s entrance. It features three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a children’s pool, plus expansive pool decks, an open-air bar, a fitness center, a lakeside fire pit, kid’s game room, teen’s lounge and an event lawn.
All three pools overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy.
If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isn’t on a resident’s schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is.
“We have the perfect place for all three,” said Lodge. “Our restaurants serve incredible meals throughout the day. And what better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be.”
Two restaurants serve residents of Kalea Bay. The Driftwood Café offers a more casual fare while The Salt and Oak restaurant is designed for an elegant evening dining experience and includes such features as a private dining room, a banquet room and wine tasting room – among others.
The state-of-the-art fitness center is fully equipped and features stationary bicycles, assorted strength machines, free weights, treadmills and ellipticals, a stretch area and a number of televisions.
For those residents who have young children or grandchildren, the clubhouse will delight one and all with a teen lounge, complete with virtual reality and PS4 games, foosball, WiFi and multiple TVs, and a kid’s game room with child-size furniture, books, chalkboard and TVs.
Adjacent to the clubhouse lies the tennis pavilion with four Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as eight pickleball courts. Guest suites for overnight guests are also located near the clubhouse.
Soon, another amenity will be available for residents to utilize, enjoy and benefit from – a Wellness Center.
“The 14,000-square-foot facility will be dedicated to the health and well-being of our residents,” reports Lodge. “Our Wellness Center is expected to include a dedicated yoga studio, sauna, spin room and Pilates. The spa will include treatment rooms while locker facilities and a large cardio and free weight area are also planned.”
The start of construction on the Wellness Center is anticipated to begin in early 2021 and take between 12 and 16 months to complete.
For more information regarding the high-rise community visit KaleaBay.com.
To maintain social distancing in the sales center, located on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile north of Wiggins Pass Road, appointments are required. Call (239) 793-0110 to set up an appointment.
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