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Old 03-28-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Does anyone have information on the different Condo developments at Coconut Point? I don't see any real information from searching here. Looking to see if it's worth considering living there. I looked at a place in Rapallo and liked it except for the price, the HOA fees are high and the prices seem a bit high for the area. But it is part of a mall and you can walk to almost everything. The Residences seem nice also, but are even more expensive. If anyone lives there or know someone who does and can provide feedback that'd be great.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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Hi Slippi. I live at The Residences at Coconut Point. I love it here. We have many snowbirds,retirees and young people. I'm in my mid thirties and live here seasonally.The main attraction was being able to walk to everything like you said. Also the location is great. Close to the beaches,airport and you are short drive to Naples and Sanibel. We have gated entrances and have our own security guard seperate from the mall that walks around at night. You also have secured entances into the buildings. We have a fitness center,pool and clubhouse. The HOA for my unit is $600 a month. That includes also insurance,water and cable. The community is healthy and there is plenty money in reserve.

There is also Mirasol which is also a gated community which I believe is cheaper than Rapallo and The Residences and is walking distance to the mall.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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Great thanks agstacker, I hadn't heard of Mirasol before, I'll take a look at that development. From here I think I prefer The Residences more than Rapallo but haven't looked at any units. Rapallo was definitely nice and The Residences seems even nicer. I'll have to take a look at The Residences next time I'm in the area. Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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Rapallo's fee's are way toooooooo high. I'd buy in the Residences at Coconut Point with the price reductions.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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If you like the style of Rapello, also look at Paseo, my neighbourhood, a few exits north. Fees are much lower and facilities much better. Driving around 5 minutes you will know where you belong. In my experience the Shopping at Coconut Point is for millionaire trophy wives, not that there is anything wrong with that...regular middle class folks shop for clothes and shoes at Miromar...high end stuff, crazy low prices.

If you are very keen on being 15 minutes or less from beaches, being closer to Bonita Beach road is important, especially in season. For many, a walk on the beach once a month is sufficient.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Rapallo's fee's are way toooooooo high. I'd buy in the Residences at Coconut Point with the price reductions.
Can you elaborate a bit? Rapallo and the Residences have very similar fees (yes they are too high) but Rapallo seems to have more amenities where as the Residences seems closer to the mall. Am I missing something about why the Residences fees aren't considered too high?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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If you like the style of Rapello, also look at Paseo, my neighbourhood, a few exits north. Fees are much lower and facilities much better. Driving around 5 minutes you will know where you belong. In my experience the Shopping at Coconut Point is for millionaire trophy wives, not that there is anything wrong with that...regular middle class folks shop for clothes and shoes at Miromar...high end stuff, crazy low prices.

If you are very keen on being 15 minutes or less from beaches, being closer to Bonita Beach road is important, especially in season. For many, a walk on the beach once a month is sufficient.
Thanks kroeran, I'll look at Paseo and see what it's like. Maybe one of the millionaire trophy wives will soon be a millionaire trophy ex-wife, nothing wrong with that. I agree Miromar is nice, got a J&M laptop bag there last time I was in the area for 1/2 what it goes for in the stores up here.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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I think you should take a look at Villagio. The amenities are not as grand as in Rapallo and the area is not as walkable as The Residences, but Villagio is more affordable and the fees are under $350/month. It has its own town center and is very close to Miromar Outlet Mall.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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I think you should take a look at Villagio. The amenities are not as grand as in Rapallo and the area is not as walkable as The Residences, but Villagio is more affordable and the fees are under $350/month. It has its own town center and is very close to Miromar Outlet Mall.

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Thanks vvega, Villagio is actually the place that got me interested in Estero, but I still haven't been there. Next trip down I think a tour is in order.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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I just searched for the Residences at Coconut Point and it shows HOA fees of about $173 for a 1 br. This seems low to me, especially considering somewhere else in this thread I saw someone say it was more like $600? Does anyone know why there's such a big difference?
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