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Isles of Capri is a Hidden Gem Between Naples and Marco Island Florida

Isles of Capri is two miles north of Marco Island. The relaxed community is located between the Marco River, Tarpon Bay and the Johnson Bay, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Residents enjoy water views, while living in harmony with with the environment.

There are three restaruants all located on the waterfront, including the award-winning Blue Heron, and two casual waterfront restaurants, Capri Fish House, and Pelican Bend. Both with outdoor tiki bars. The Isles of Capri falls under the jurisdiction of Collier County for services and energies. The mailing address is really Naples. Relax on the dock at sundown, taking pleasure in the splendid view in the neighborly village. Enjoy for the green flash as the sun dips down into the warm gulf waters. Near the marina, dine on fresh sea food, cooked to perfection. Taste the essential lime pie as only Florida can provide.


On Capri Boulevard, which winds through the heart of town, our gorgeous residential streets named Pago Pago, Antigua, Tahiti, and Trinidad. Young professionals and retirees all share a love of water, and spectacular views. There are roughly 500 modest residential home websites, and 4 condominiums where a diverse population live. No high-rises, no rush, and no hurry. Households live surrounded by water, and in harmony with nature. If you look across the Marco River from the Snook Inn, your actually taking a look at Isles of Capri. Its closer to swim than drive there, although we do not advise it.


Isles of Capri paddle craft park opened in 2012. After years of planning and prolonged search for state and federal funding, the waterways around Johnson and Mcllvane Bays are now much more available to paddlers. Following lots of versions of remediation plans, permits were released, buried waste eliminated, and clean fill dirt finally laid the foundation for the new Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park. With building now complete, the park is subleased to Collier County parks and entertainment to manage. The facility consists of a kayak launch with fresh water wash station, picnic pavilions, and restrooms, which is likewise accessible by pedestrians from the close-by Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp. The brand-new park provides opportunities for non-motorized vessels such as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards to safely access quiet back waters, and fantastic environments in the reserve.


Islands of Capri history: Leland L. Dock Loach was the guiding force behind the development of the Isles of Capri, after he bought the 4 mangrove islands completing over 600 acres, in 1955. Tennessee born Loach had dreams of producing a hide-away fishing retreat. He starts digging up canals, then built a water processing plant, and a roadway which connected his pride and joy to the mainland. Today the Isles of Capri is renowned for its fantastic fishing and peaceful appeal. Prior to 1955, the only local was a Mr. Hudson, according to published accounts. He apparently lived a hermits life, in a little shack on exactly what is now understood as Dolphin Circle. Although his child became used to the world of spotlights and beauty, film starlet Estelle Taylor, Hudson's daughter, was married to heavy-weight boxing champion, Jack Dempsey. Intrigued by its potential, Loach consented to purchase the Isles of Capri for $350 an acre. He transported potential purchasers to and from the islands on small boats from the very same ferryboat landing at the north end of Marco Island used by pioneering families. Aerial surveys and the preparation of home websites would soon follow. Ironically, when Loach tried to start a day-to-day ferryboat service on a much bigger scale, homeowners at the north of Marco blocked his efforts since the did not want traffic jam. Loach lived long enough to see his dream satisfied, however in 1987, at the age of 80, he caught Parkinson's Disease. Today, Capri is house to about 600 full-time long-term homeowners, and 1,300 seasonal residents.

Nova Homes of South Florida is building custom homes on Isles of Capri, Marco Island, and Naples, Florida. Homes are priced from the low $200s to over $2 million. For more information please call 239.307.6116 or visit

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