Minto grand opening event for new villa models at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Naples, FLThe Isles of Collier Preserve grand opening event on February 7 to unveil four new luxury villa models was attended by more than 500.  Hundreds of visitors also took guided electric boat tours of the Cypress Waterway, nature trail tours, and tours of the award-winning, 7,330-square-foot Discovery Sales Center with its recreated natural cypress wetland.

One-story villas range from 1,565 square feet to 1,862 square feet under air, and include two to three bedrooms, den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage.

According to Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock, “Buyer interest and sales activity at The Isles of Collier Preserve has been consistently high since opening last year.  Minto has expanded product offerings to provide buyers with a wide range of home options and pricing.  “Pricing on our new luxury villas starting in the mid-$300's represents an unprecedented value in the Naples market.”

A recognized leader in green construction, Minto now offers 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve. These include villas, coach home and expanded selection of single-family homes.  Homes complement their natural surroundings in a style inspired by the classic coastal architecture of Old Naples. Eight new luxury single-family home models will open later this spring, and will be showcased in the new Model Court.

The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve is slated for completion in the fall of 2015. Amenities include a luxurious, resort-style swimming pool and lap pool with private, poolside cabanas; tennis and bocce ball courts; fitness lawn and lushly landscaped event courtyard, and kayak and paddleboard launch.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples. The uniquely sited, 2,400-acre community is bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the north by Naples Botanical Garden, and the west by Dollar Bay. More than half of The Isles of Collier Preserve lands are dedicated to preserves and natural habitat connected by a network of recreational trails, bike paths and waterways for kayaking.

Single-family homes at The Isles of Collier Preserve are priced from the high $400s to more than $1.5 million, and range in size from 2,016 square feet to 4,327 square feet under air. All feature gourmet kitchens with expansive islands, open floor plans, unique guest quarters, and luxurious outdoor living areas with unobstructed views to the beautiful outdoors.  Minto recently released 28 large single-family home lots for sale, including 50-foot and 62-foot lots to accommodate new larger home designs.

One, two and three story coach home selections range in size from 1,621 square feet to 2,960 square feet under air, and are priced from the low $400s to the $600s. Coach homes include two-car garages and private elevators. Minto’s many distinctive luxury touches include architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright, open floor plans, large eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms and more. 

Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve annual assessments that can range from $1,000 to $2,000 per year for up to 30 years."

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East, south of Thomasson Drive. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free electric boat tours are available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.  For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve, call 888-693-4306 or visit

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit


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