Celebrity Homes & Real Estate in Naples, FL

Larry Bird's House in Naples FL

Larry Bird’s Home 308 Neapolitan Way, Naples FL 34103

Naples, Florida is a paradise that has been discovered by many looking to own their piece of real estate in Southwest Florida – including some notable celebrities.

Just like us average Joe’s, celebrities are drawn to Naples for it’s quiet sophistication, amazing beaches and privacy. It’s easier to blend-in and avoid the celebrity stalkers of  New York and LA.

There are not many paparazzi or autograph hounds to bother them as they grab a bite on the terrace at Handsome Harry’s on Third Street South or browse the chic stores at Waterside Shops.

Drawn to the tropical weather and upscale community, Naples has a large population of second home owners — many of whom are wealthy and may own several homes around the world. Celebrities are not much different in that regard. Some are full-time residents and others may live here only part-time or visit periodically when their schedules allow.

A Naples resident for over 10 years, Larry Bird, former NBA star and president of the Indiana Pacers is selling his Naples home (see photo to above). Bird is spending less time in Florida and more time focused on the his team’s NBA title run. Bird’s home is located in the exclusive waterfront neighborhood of Park Shore at 308 Neapolitan Way, Naples, FL 34103. The property is currently listed for sale on the MLS for $4,800,000. Call White Sands Realty at 239-417-1115 for more information.

This luxury home, built to Mr. Bird’s specifications, is 6,007 square feet of living area with large media room and waterfront views of Venetian Bay from almost every room. For outdoor entertaining, the home features a tiki hut, summer kitchen and infinity-edge pool overlooking the boat dock. Boat access to the Gulf and beaches is available through Doctors Pass.

Other notable celebrities with homes in Naples include:

  • Sean Hannity – the award winning conservative talk show host and author owns a penthouse condominium in the luxury beachfront residences of Moraya Bay Beach Tower.
  •  Mik Ditka – the legendary NFL player, coach and television commentator has owned a home in Wilshire Lakes since 2002.
  • Alex Lifeson – the lead guitarist for Rush owns a condo in Pelican Bay.
  • Bob Seger – the rock star owns a home in the prestigious waterfront community of Seagate and a condo in Kings Lake.
  • Neal Boortz – the nationally syndicated talk radio host owns a condo penthouse in the Dunes.
  • Peter Thomas – a popular voice-over artist, lives with his wife, Stella, in Olde Naples.
  • Robin Cook – the writer is a Naples fixture who owns a Park Shore penthouse with views of the Gulf of Mexico and a secret rooftop hot tub.
  • “Judge Judy” (Judith Sheindlin) –  the television star and her husband live in the exclusive luxury enclave of Bay Colony in Pelican Bay. They live in an 8,550 square foot penthouse purchased in 2005 for $6,900,000. You may run into her at Costco, Waterside Shops or elsewhere around town.
  • Matt Birk –  Two-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowl & now Super Bowl XLVII champion center for the Baltimore Ravens retires and decides on Naples, FL as his new home. Matt loves going to dinner and never having to change out of his shorts and flip-flops. The Birks maintain a home in Naples, since moving to New York for Matt’s new executive position with the NFL.
  • Barbara Walters – Barbara Walters retired broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Barbara Walters has often visited Naples to see her daughter and recently purchased a beachfront residence for her visits.

In the meantime, if you’re in Naples and run into any celebrities please let them be. Just like you, they deserve a little peace and quiet as they enjoy their homes and the beautiful white sand beaches Naples is famous for.

17 Comments

  1. Margarita Moreno on July 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’m looking for nice place to live for 4 months in Naples in Oct/16, I live in Aventura.

    • Gorana & Steve Saner on July 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Margarita: It would be pleasure for us to find you a nice place for you to live for 4 months in Naples starting October 16th. There is a wide variety of properties. Could you give us a few more details of what you would like, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities such as a pool possibly along with the monthly budget you have in mind. We’ll come up with as list of possibilities fitting your criteria for you to choose from. You can possibly schedule a visit from Aventura to see the ones you like, before committing to one, or we can provide greater detail and pictures. All the best.
      Gorana & Steve

  2. Tierren on January 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    My father loves Napels and I am considering buying him a beach front Condo. Are there any in the $350-500k range?

    • Gorana & Steve Saner on January 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Tierren:
      You can get some nice bay front condos with the beach just across the street within that range, or one bedroom beautifully renovated condos around 5th Ave “downtown” walking to 5th or the beach at its west end.There are also good values in North Naples in mid rise condos behind Delnor-Wiggins Beach State Park, the #9 U.S. beach in “Dr. Beach’s” just released top ten U.S. beaches for 2015 (see http://www.drbeach.org/top102015.html). It’s a short walk through a narrow mangrove preserve to 3 miles of beach with picnic tables with shade, showers, restrooms and food available. Many also have great views of the bay right behind them. We’ll send you a list with some property ideas. Best, Gorana & Steve

  3. Kathy on August 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Are there average priced (not upscale) places for weekly rentals? Any campgrounds? Thanks so much. Kathy

    • Rob heers on January 7, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Weekly home rentals start at about $1000 per week. There are campgrounds and reasonable lodging in the area to accommodate the massive amounts of tourist to come for the beaches

      • Larry Witmer on April 29, 2016 at 12:09 am

        My family is looking for a rental house on Marco Island to accommodate 4 adults and two children for the week of February 18-25, 2017. We would prefer a house with private pool, on water. Can you assist in locating possible rentals? If not, can you refer me to a reputable agent who can assist?

        • Mark Weber on April 29, 2016 at 10:29 am

          Hi Larry, please call Chrissi Brignola at 239-207-7656. She can help you with finding a great rental on Marco Island. Thank you

  4. Michael Percie on June 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Wouldn’t want to live near Sean Hannity.

    • Mark Weber on June 10, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Why wouldn’t you? Sean is a great guy or is your opposition for living near Sean Hannity purely political? Barbara Walters visits the same building in Naples and Sean doesn’t have a problem living near her.

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