Our resort-like building is most sought after, read why.
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About Karen Morgan
I am South African, my husband is American. We are blessed with three magnificent grown sons. We visit Cape Town regularly to see my family but our home is in beautiful Naples, just a short distance from our beach-front apartment . If you are staying in our apartment when we are in Naples it will be our pleasure to meet you, to help orient you and to answer your questions. I speak English, French and Afrikaans ( for those South Africans who may visit!) If we are unable to meet you because we are traveling I am an email away. I do check my emails daily. We lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for many years and owned a quest house there which was consistently ranked on Trip Advisor in the top 5 out of 250 guesthouses in Johannesburg so we have been in the business of hosting people for many years, it really is my passion. We love meeting new people. Our guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends and many return year after year for another perfect stay. So may it be for you. God bless you
Karen Morgan purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Karen Morgan chose Moorings
We put much effort into little personal touches and those little extras as we prepare the apartment for your stay and children are welcome. It is easy to put away breakables and make the apartment child friendly and there may even be a toy or two in the closet waiting to be discovered. Because I owned and managed a successful guesthouse in Johannesburg, South Africa for many years, I know what is important to guests: a welcoming spotless apartment, crisp white linen, luxurious soft white towels, a fully stocked kitchen... and little things like a sewing kit for those errant buttons, basic toiletries, a first aid kit, a good supply of coat hangers .... We welcome you with a hamper as you are very important to us, we know you have many apartments to chose from and we are grateful that you chose ours.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our building is the one that is the closest to the beach, since it was built no other buildings were allowed to be built that close. The setting is really magnificent. The beautiful patio around the pool meets the sand. Children can be swimming in the warm Gulf, others can be swimming in the pool while others can be playing in the sand, right next to their parents lounging on the recliners . There is a cabana right near the pool in which there is a sink and counter space and tables and chairs under cover for meals in the shade. There are BBQ facilities on various corners on the patio with tables and chairs nearby and my kitchen has plenty of plastic dinner ware for these outdoor barbecues. ( Glass and anything breakable is not allowed on the patio) The large social room is unsurpassed. It is huge ! The large sliding glass doors open up onto the patio and pool beyond and the view is beautiful ! There are two kitchens to allow for catering for large parties, a pool table and a baby grand piano for those who play. There is no charge for using this room but reservations are required. There is a beautiful library and gym with the same view, both opening up onto the patio and pool beyond. You can run on the treadmill while watching the pelicans dive into the sea!
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My husband and I had a very pleasant stay at Katherine and Jim’s condo. The owners were very easy to deal with and went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable. The condo was immaculately clean which is an important factor for me. The view from the condo is awesome. I was very happy to just sit on the balcony and watch the beach walkers and ocean. Master bedroom and king bed were very comfortable however you had to walk through the master bath to access bedroom which was a little awkward. Kitchen had necessities. Living room was comfortable. Overall, a great condo that I would not hesitate to rent again. Especially, enjoyed the location and grounds. We took advantage of grills and ate outside a couple of times which was super.
Thank you so much for your review.
We were delighted to welcome you and Francis and to get to know you a little in April and we hope you will return.
I am pleased that the apartment was to your liking.
For anyone reading the review I would like to clarify that one passes only the sink when entering the master bedroom. The toilet and shower are separate. This is the design of all the apartments in the building and actually in a number of neighboring buildings so as to optimize the wonderful views.
Sharlene, Francis, we would love you to visit again soon, it is another stunning day here in Naples and I have just returned from an hour of paddle boarding on calm, clear, turquoise water, with two dolphins swimming alongside me !
As guests we give you 5 stars as well !
Katherine & Jim provided a warm welcome & made us feel at home during our stay.
The condo is on a quiet stretch of beach. The views were breathtakingly beautiful.
The unit is immaculate, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedding for a peaceful night’s rest.
Building is well maintained with very friendly staff. Gorgeous pool, library and fitness room.
Plenty of wonderful restaurants & grocery stores close by. Looking forward to our next visit!
Thank you for your review. Jim and I so enjoyed getting to know you both, and we were so happy to hear that you found the condo quiet and tranquil and that you were able to sleep peacefully at night.
As with all our guests, we count them as friends when they leave and that is certainly the case with you and David.
We look forward to hosting you again next year !
Naples is a wonderful town in which to live and which to visit ! It is in Southwest Florida, just a two hour drive across Alligator Alley from Fort Lauderdale. It began as a tiny fishing village in the 1900's and some of the historic beach cottages still remain. Today, Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South define modern Naples . Speciality shops and boutiques and fine restaurants dot the sidewalks of this quaint yet sophisticated hot spot. Naples has great nightlife with live music and art festivals taking over the downtown areas on many week-ends.
It has some of the cleanest beaches and Gulf waters that you will ever experience, the beachfront is rated with the best in the world.
There is a plethora of things to do in the great outdoors, in the sunshine all year round. With it's beautiful landscapes and ideal weather it is no wonder that Naples and nearby Marco Island and the Everglades is the favorite destination for wildlife enthusiasts .
Many migratory birds visit this coast each winter along with alligators, panthers and other creatures. Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge preserve the critical mangrove forests that provide the habitat for 80 percent of the areas marine life.
Kayaking on the Gulf, in the waterways or in the Conservancy in the early morning or at moonlight through the mangroves of the Gordon River will allow you to sneak up on creatures in their natural habitats. Jet Ski on the Gulf or with an Adventure Tour Group for a thrilling, memorable adventure. Paddleboad on the turquoise Gulf with dolphins and manatees swimming by, or in Clam Pass, home to boundless scenic beauty.
Fishing on the beach or from the Pier, you will catch snook and snapper and more and have them fresh for dinner.
Naples is a top golfing destination with many stunning public Golf Courses.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon with 5 Waterslides, pools, a lazy river, lily pads floating in Turtle Cove is a fun Water Park for families to visit.
The Naples Zoo is nationally accredited. The main path that winds past the main animal exhibits in the tropical garden first planted in 1919 is about a mile long. Primates are housed on islands in one of the lakes and can be viewed from guided catamarans.
Sunsets are very special, with the skies every changing in breathtaking colours as the sun sinks into the Gulf. And from our apartment you can embark on all of these adventures, walk on the beach at sunrise and watch the glorious sunsets. It really is just perfect !