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Nature is always open at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Nature is always open at The Isles of Collier Preserve


If you are seeking a close to nature lifestyle that is open to enjoy, explore and experience year-round, don’t miss visiting The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida.  Those who call this eco-friendly community home celebrate Southwest Florida’s unique natural world from glorious sunrise to magnificent sunset.

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Near everything…yet a world apart

Located just four miles east of the internationally renowned 5th Avenue shopping, dining and entertainment district of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities is a world apart. Inspired and informed by nature, this one-of-a-kind community is bordered by the lush grounds of Naples Botanical Garden and the stunning lands and waters of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Dollar Bay. The Minto team worked closely with these neighboring organizations in planning this magnificent master-planned community.

More than 1,300 acres of The Isles of Collier Preserve’s 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by miles of scenic recreational trails and winding waterways for kayaking. Minto has won many awards for the company’s nature inspired and informed approach to designing The Isles of Collier Preserve.

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The Isles of Collier Preserve offers over 8 miles of scenic recreational trails and winding waterways.


Miles of blueways and greenways provide endless exploration

Hiking, biking, bird watching, kayaking, paddle boarding and more are a way of daily life at The Isles of Collier Preserve. The community’s tranquil nature trails and waterways are home to armadillos, raccoons, deer, gopher tortoises, otters, pileated woodpeckers, roseate spoonbill, eagles, hawks, herons, egrets, ibis and more.

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Kayaking on the beautiful Cypress Waterway.

Steve and Donna Young have lived at The Isles of Collier Preserve for five years. They were first attracted by the community’s blueway and greenway trails. “The Cypress Waterway is one of many features that make The Isles of Collier Preserve a very special place to live,” says Donna. “Steve and I are either biking or walking these trails every week, and we love going to the nature watch tower where we have encountered plenty of beauty and wildlife.  Having part of the community preserved is very important to us.”

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Avid kayakers Steve and Donna Young enjoy exploring the Cypress Waterway and points beyond.

The Youngs often kayak on the Intracoastal Waterway. A favorite destination is Keewaydin Island within bordering Rookery Bay. The island is accessible only by boat, and often described as one of the locals’ best-kept secrets.


Additional amenities in keeping with natural surroundings

The social and recreational hub of The Isles of Collier Preserve is the Isles Club, featuring an expansive resort-style gradual entrance swimming pool, separate lap pool, sandy beach area with cabanas, yoga lawn and kayak launch. The Old-Florida style clubhouse includes a state-of-the-art fitness center that offers a personal trainer for spin, stretch and other classes.

Waterfront dining is available at the private Overlook Bar & Grill located along the banks of the picturesque Cypress Waterway. The Overlook has the look and feel of a rustic Old-Florida waterfront bar with a spacious dining room featuring a huge wrap around bar and outdoor dining deck with views of Florida sunsets over the water.

Many other activities are available at The Isles of Collier Preserve, including tennis and pickleball on the community’s 16 courts. Tennis clinics and the world-class US Open Pickleball Academy instruction program are available for those who want to learn the sport or improve their game.

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The Isles Club amenities are nestled along the banks of the Cypress Waterway.


Classic coastal style homes in a picturesque setting

Minto’s energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Reserve reflect a contemporary interpretation of classic Florida coastal style that complements the spectacular natural surroundings. Expansive, open floor plans provide a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living areas, and maximize views of the waterways, preserves and green spaces.

Minto’s distinctive design statements include architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright and airy spaces, large eat-in kitchens with large seating and service islands, formal dining rooms and more. Selections include coach homes, villas and single-family homes with pricing ranging from the high $300s to over $1.5 million.

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Minto’s single-family, villas and coach homes provide a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor living spaces.


Even more opportunities to engage with Southwest Florida’s unique ecosystem

While life at The Isles of Collier Preserve offers many ways to experience and engage with the natural world, neighboring Naples Botanical Garden, Rookery Bay Reserve, Dollar Bay and the Gulf of Mexico open the way to even more of nature’s wonders.


Naples Botanical Garden — a world-class botanical paradise

The Naples Botanical Garden encompasses 170-acres of beautiful grounds that include themed gardens representing the flora and cultures of the diverse Southwest Florida ecosystem. The Garden’s living collections are always evolving and developing. Visitors can participate in many programs, classes and activities that include art and music, youth and adult education, conservation, wellness and more.

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Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre botanical paradise


Rookery Bay Reserve — a living laboratory

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 110,000-acres of pristine mangrove forests and protected waters. Recreational opportunities abound for kayakers, boaters, campers, anglers, shellers, beachgoers, nature photographers, birdwatchers and other nature lovers. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center provides a window into Southwest Florida’s unique habitats and the ongoing research and restoration that takes place at the Reserve. Guided eco tours are available as well as guided kayak and boat tours.

Rookery Bay Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forests and protected waters.

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Learn more about Southwest Florida and The Isles of Collier Preserve

Visit the Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve to learn more about the many offerings of Southwest Florida, relax on the veranda overlooking the Cypress Waterway, tour the community aboard an electric boat or explore via Minto-provided bicycles and kayaks.

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 877-637-4782 or visit

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