Minto Communities breaks ground on Overlook Bar & Grill at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Minto Communities broke ground to start construction of the Overlook Bar & Grill at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida on June 19. The highly anticipated Old Florida-style restaurant will serve as a charming casual dining and gathering place for residents of The Isles and their guests. The rustic waterfront restaurant will overlook the community’s picturesque Cypress Waterway, and will include indoor and outdoor dining. Projected completion is early 2019.

Menus will feature local produce, fresh seafood and grill specialties, hand crafted cocktails and a full wine list. A range of selections will be offered from appetizers and salads to sandwiches as well as resident-suggested dinner specials. With seating for up to 100 diners, the restaurant will include a large u-shaped bar, banquette and dining table seating. Tiki torch gas lighting will enhance outdoor dining in the evening.

Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve is inspired by nature and the history and coastal charm of Old Naples. Continuing this tribute to history, the Overlook Bar & Grill will have the look and feel of an Old Florida waterside bar and will invite residents to step back in time as they view historic photos depicting the area’s early fishing history and more. 

Development of the final phase of amenities at The Isles of Collier Preserve began in January 2018 upon the sale of the community’s 500th home as planned. In addition to the restaurant, work is nearly completed on other final phase amenities that include bocce ball courts, three additional tennis courts, four additional pickleball courts and the Canine Cove dog park.

According to Minto President Mike Belmont, “More than $300 million in sales revenue has been generated since The Isles of Collier Preserve opened for sales in 2013.  The sale of the 500th home is a significant benchmark and, according to our original development plan, triggered the start of the final phase amenities.”

The final phase amenities will be added to the community’s existing amenities that include The Isles Club, inspired by the original Naples Beach Hotel, circa 1888. With its stylized cupola and welcoming front porch, it includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, social room, resort style swimming pool, lap pool, sandy beach area, cabanas, kayak launch, tennis and pickleball courts and event courtyard. The Isles of Collier Preserve residents also have the opportunity to become members of neighboring Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club with its full-service marina, waterfront dining and 160 acres of natural wetlands on the edge of Rookery Bay Reserve.




A recognized leader in green construction, Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Selections include coach homes, villas, and single-family homes ranging from the mid $300s to over $1.5 million. Sixteen fully furnished models include three coach home models, four one-story villa models and nine single-family home models.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is bordered by the stunning waters and lands of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and sparkling Dollar Bay. More than 1,300 acres of the community’s 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by a network of recreational trails, nature observation stations, bike paths and waterways for kayaking and paddleboarding. 

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 thousands of dollars in annual assessments.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888-693-4306 or visit

About Minto Communities 

Minto Communities, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 25,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. Applauded and recognized as an expert in building active-adult communities, Minto was awarded “Best Floor Plans for 50+” from Ideal-Living magazine. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional home builder and community developer, and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has earned multiple national awards for community and home design, including 2016 Best Mixed-Use Community and 2017 Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for The Isles of Collier Preserve community in Naples, Florida; and 2016 Best Clubhouse from NAHB for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

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