Villas of Vanderbilt, built 1980, is a delightful collection of 26 beach front units. One of two 8 story high-rises* on Vanderbilt beach that were penned in a stepped architectural style where each unit juts out from the next which opens each beach front lanai on 2 sides akin to an end unit. The connection with the sugary sand, gentle surf, and brilliant azure tones of the vast Gulf of Mexico breathtaking in its immediacy.
In addition, Villas of Vanderbilt enjoys some of the best through views to Vanderbilt’s bay waters thanks to the absence of bay front buildings directly across the street. Instead, there are 2 elevated tennis courts – one associated with Villas of Vanderbilt and the other associated with its neighbor, Le Dauphin.
A profusion of tropical landscaping greets you with a -touch of Zen fountain- beside the porte cochere. A refreshingly renewed lobby greets you as your eye is drawn to the Gulf of Mexico visible through the rear beach door. An elevated catwalk leads to the sugary sand footsteps away. The devotion to landscaping carries to the beautifully planted beach back yard with even an herb garden for all residents to enjoy.
There are 7 floors of residential over the first floor lobby and garage level with 4 units per floor and 2 units on the top floor penthouse level. Under cover catwalks provide access. All offer 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a den that can transition to a 3rd bedroom with ease given the dens clear definition as a separate room. The 2 penthouse units contain 3 bedrooms & 3 baths.
The typical unit is recorded as 1426’ square feet in public records with 2253’ square feet of interior living recorded for each penthouse.**
Amenities include a beach side community pool, sun terrace, BBQ, 8 cabanas, an elevated tennis court directly across the street, extra storage closets exclusive to each unit and direct beach access. There are 8 boat slips tucked behind the tennis courts subject to a Sovereignty Submerged Land Lease with the State as well as a 6% sales tax upon transfer.
There are 9 coveted attached garages in all. Parking is unassigned open with rare gated under tennis court parking lot across the street. There is a bicycle storage hut there, too.
*The other high-rise on Vanderbilt Beach with similar stepped construction is Seawatch.
**This website is utilizing the interior square footage as recorded in the public records of the Collier Appraisers office which is subject to errors. I have had numerous units professionally measured to net just over 1500’ square feet of interior living. This underscores the need to verify all measurements if you intend to base a real estate transaction upon it.