Fiddler’s Creek tennis event raises $11,656 for Bosom Buddies

March 27th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek raised $11,656 during its third annual Bosom Buddies tennis exhibition and silent auction.

The exhibition featured local tennis professionals – Scott Pennington, Stevie Kennedy, Natalia Maynetto, Nastya Zviahintseva, Eva Raszkiewicz and Deso Borov – at The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek.

Silent auction items donated by Fiddler’s Creek tennis league members, residents and local businesses featured vacation getaways; rounds of golf; themed baskets for food, tennis and wine enthusiasts; gift certificates for merchandise and dining; and more.

Bosom Buddies provides physical, emotional and educational support for women with breast cancer and lymphedema.

“Fiddler’s Creek is pleased to again support this great cause,” said Aubrey J. Ferrao, CEO of Fiddler’s Creek Community LLC. “We applaud our residents’ participation, which has resulted in a contribution that is more than double the amount raised in the event’s inaugural year in 2015.”

“We are thankful to The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek and to the residents’ amazing donation – they are helping us carry out our mission,” said Joetta Abbazio, Bosom Buddies president and chairman of the board. “Their hard work and dedication is going to ease the journey for our patients so they can concentrate on healing.”

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Fiddler’s Creek announces opening of the Aviano, Harbourside Custom Homes’ first fully furnished model in Marsh Cove

March 17th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek announces the completion of the Aviano, a three-bedroom luxury model home built by Harbourside Custom Homes in the exclusive gated village of Marsh Cove within the luxury master-planned community.

Now open for viewing, the fully furnished single-family model overlooks the 15th fairway of the award-winning Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek. The home offers a formal dining room, study, three full bathrooms plus a powder room, and features an open great room floor plan and three-car garage.
The Aviano also has a large outdoor area with a custom pool and spa, summer kitchen and designer fireplace.

Collins & DuPont Design Group introduces a palette of gray and taupe with black and gold undertones, rich dark wood furniture, and fabric featuring artwork and patterns that echo the swirls and movement of the Aviano’s granite and quartzite countertops and wide-plank oak wood flooring. Pale-gray painted walls, paired with crisp white trim and the grayed driftwood floor, continues throughout the main gathering areas in the model’s 2,769 square feet of air-conditioned living space.

Contemporary and vintage-inspired pendant lighting lends a contrast to select mid-century modern shapes and rustic finishes. The Aviano also features custom kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities, textured and mosaic glass accents, and cove modeling in ceilings.

The open floor plan is unveiled inside the double frosted-glass entry doors where foyer, dining room, great room, kitchen and breakfast nook blend to offer a large, open space for entertaining. Sliding glass doors in the great room open to the 422-square-foot covered lanai.

The dining room’s ceiling is accented with picture-frame molding and three glass pendants with hints of gold. The room offers seating for eight at an espresso-hued wood table. Its chairs add eye appeal with swirling-patterned upholstered seats.

The great room has a tray ceiling with intersecting white painted beams and seven cylindrical glass pendants hung at different lengths. It offers a large sofa and four accent chairs, including two with curved tubular arms and a modern form.

The adjoining kitchen features contrasting cabinetry – the dark graphite finish of the alder wood island complementing the lighter painted pewter glaze of perimeter cabinetry. The freestanding island offers a double sink, dishwasher and a cantilevered allure quartzite countertop for in-room dining at four gray upholstered bar stools. The quartzite features shades of gray and tan that are illuminated by a trio of spinning top-shaped glass pendants.

Blue savoy quartz countertops provide additional workspace throughout the kitchen. The snow palace backsplash above the range is installed in a random brick pattern and has highlights of gray against a white background. The kitchen offers a stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, an oven tower, and a wine bar with an under-counter paneled wine refrigerator and fluted glass cabinet doors with LED lighting and glass shelves.

An adjacent dining nook offers casual dining and overlooks the pool area through a three-paneled aquarium glass window. Its chandelier features bead-trimmed leaves.
The study is located just off the foyer, its double glass French doors enhancing the open plan concept. The room offers a rustic-finished wood desk, black etageres with random shelving, and a sofa with gold-accented pillows flanked by vintage-inspired floor lamps.

The 7.5-inch wide wood plank flooring continues into the master bedroom, which offers sliding doors to a private area of the sundeck, an upholstered headboard with nailhead trim, and a console dresser with gold detailing and an art deco-influenced shape. Gold and black accents play off gray walls. A tufted barrel chair with matching ottoman provides elegant seating.

The master suite also offers his-and-her walk-in closets. Its bathroom features a freestanding tub, walk-in shower, and double vanities finished with a chocolate glaze and Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, which have a soft white background and subtle gold veins. Her vanity offers a waterfall edge and built-in makeup table with a Lucite chair.

Finishes include large format sand-hued porcelain tile flooring and a dramatic shower accented with horizontal tile bands and inlays of mosaic glass shaped like an eye and arranged both in groups and singularly.

The Aviano’s two guest rooms are found off the great room and a hallway from the kitchen. One combines white and gray with rustic and contemporary finishes. Its private bathroom also is rendered in gray and white and has an icicle quartzite counter atop a maple vanity with painted black glacier-effect finish. The glass-enclosed shower is a canvas for gray background tile with white tile inserts arranged in a loosely interpreted ladder design.

The second bedroom offers an upholstered bed and accents of emerald with black undertones. Its bathroom has a carbide-painted vanity with Taj Mahal quartzite countertop, doors and open shelving. Retro hexagon glass tile inserts accent the tile walls of the glass-enclosed shower.

The laundry room is nearby and offers a front-loading washer and dryer and large counter with a deep sink.
The powder room doubles as a pool bath and features a wall-mounted custom vanity with a light crocodile finish, a radius front, and white glass top with an integrated round sink.

The Aviano’s outdoor spaces connect with its interior. The custom fireplace and TV, just off the great room, are encased in gray and wood-inspired tile. The model also offers an alfresco dining area, outdoor shower, and a summer kitchen and wet bar with weathered graphite-finished cabinetry, a granite countertop, full granite backsplash, refrigerator and gas grill.

The custom pool offers a sun shelf and slightly raised spa with two spillways. The sparkle black iridescent mosaic waterline of both echoes the colors and shimmer detailing inside the Aviano.
The Aviano’s Mediterranean-style architecture features a white exterior with soft gray accents, driftwood-finished planked garage doors, and a paver driveway.

The model, featuring 4,124 total square feet, is priced at $1,775,000, fully furnished.
The Aviano is Harbourside Custom Homes’ first of three models to be completed on the builder’s 22 single-family homesites in Marsh Cove. The Villa Adriana II and the move-in ready Villa Roma are scheduled to open in late March.

Harbourside is offering nine floor plans in the intimate enclave located on a double cul-de-sac street and overlooking lakes and fairways along the Creek Course priced from $975,000 to over $1.5 million. Plans span 2,514 to 3,672 of air-conditioned square feet and feature granite countertops, custom cabinetry, tray ceilings with crown molding, and porcelain tile flooring in main living areas.

Harbourside Custom Homes is a family-owned and operated single-family homebuilder in Southwest Florida known for fine craftsmanship, quality materials, timely completion and attention to detail. For more than 25 years, Harbourside has earned a reputation synonymous with excellence within the homebuilding community and has been recognized with more than 200 design and residential construction awards.

Fiddler’s Creek announces Stock Signature Homes offering residences in Marsh Cove

March 10th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek announces that Stock Signature Homes is offering 50 new residences in the exclusive gated village of Marsh Cove.

Stock’s Marsh Cove homes include seven single-family custom estate floor plans, featuring three and four bedrooms plus study and ranging from 2,812 to over 3,600 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The homes feature three-car garages and multiple outdoor living areas overlooking lakes and the verdant fairways of the award-winning Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Two model homes are underway, and a third will soon be under construction. Stock Signature Homes in Marsh Cove are priced from the $900,000s to more than $1.5 million.

Stock previously sold out three villages in Fiddler’s Creek, the award-winning community located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Fiddler’s Creek was named a Distinguished Emerald Club by BoardRoom magazine for a second consecutive year, a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 4 percent of private clubs in the world.

Fiddler’s Creek ranked among top 4 percent of private clubs in the world for the second year

January 19th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek has been awarded its second consecutive Distinguished Emerald Club of the World designation, an honor attained by only 4 percent of all international private clubs.

“Receiving the Distinguished Emerald Club designation for two consecutive years demonstrates our efforts to continually elevate the club experience for our members and their guests,” said Aubrey Ferrao, CEO of Fiddler’s Creek Community LLC. “We are dedicated to providing exceptional amenities and service at Fiddler’s Creek, and this award recognizes and honors that commitment.”

Presented annually by BoardRoom magazine – considered the most influential trade publication in the private club industry – the Distinguished Emerald Club program recognizes clubs offering the most memorable membership experiences. Clubs are evaluated in 10 categories, including golf, dining, fitness and clubhouse.

“We congratulate Fiddler’s Creek on being named a Distinguished Emerald Club for the second year,” said John Fornaro, the publisher of BoardRoom, which designed the program to recognize and preserve the private club tradition. “Special recognition also goes to the management team, as well as the club’s board of directors, department heads and the entire staff, for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience.”
Potential clubs are peer-recommended by a committee of industry experts and top private club general managers. BoardRoom executives, who have visited more than 5,000 clubs worldwide, visited Fiddler’s Creek and used a proprietary club-specific rating system focusing on food and beverage service, golf operations and courses, tennis, aquatics, spa, and club facilities, as well as intangible qualities such as reputation, traditions, history and lore.

“Our members have always enjoyed an unrivaled experience at The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek,” said Ron Albeit, general manager. “Being named a Distinguished Emerald Club truly is one of the top honors a private club can receive. It really gives our members bragging rights.”

Fiddler’s Creek’s signature 18-hole Creek Course, designed by acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Hills, has created legendary moments since its opening in February 2002. Named among Golfweek Magazine’s Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the country for 12 consecutive years, the course was designed within existing marshlands, nature preserves, creeks and waterways in the 4,000-acre Fiddler’s Creek, a luxury master-planned community on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island.

The Creek Course and Fiddler’s Creek also have received recognition in Links magazine as one of America’s 100 Premier Properties, Travel + Leisure Golf magazine’s America’s Top 100 Golf Communities, and’s Top 10 Best Residential Courses in the Sunshine State.

Fiddler’s Creek residents donate 800 school supplies to Manatee Elementary students

December 29th, 2016

Fiddler’s Creek residents recently donated more than 800 back-to-school items for students starting the new year at Manatee Elementary School.

“Once again, we are in awe of the generosity of the Fiddler’s Creek community,” said Manatee Elementary Principal Wendy Borowski. “Through the donations of Fiddler’s Creek residents, we have been able to help so many students and families who otherwise might not have the materials they need to help them transition to the new school year smoothly.”

Fiddler’s Creek residents Chris Connors, George Rogers and Al Tetta – along with the membership and activities team from The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek – delivered 69 backpacks, 60 pairs of shoes, 156 notebooks, 49 composition books, 47 binders, 42 lunch boxes and enough school essentials to check off the supply lists for dozens of students.

“For more than 20 years, we look forward to the school year as much as the students and are happy to encourage their success,” Rogers said. “After talking with Wendy and hearing about “additional students’ needs, we plan to hold a New Year, New Shoes and Backpacks drive in January with the goal of finishing the school year refreshed and focused.”

The annual school supply drive at Fiddler’s Creek started several years ago after a resident learned many students started the school year without shoes. Just this year, donations doubled when residents learned about a little boy who was concerned about returning to school because he didn’t think his parents would have money to buy him supplies. An assistant principal – with Fiddler’s Creek in mind – assured the boy his needs would be met, changing his entire attitude about the new school year.

Fiddler’s Creek Isla del Sol village by Stock Signature Homes sells out

December 16th, 2016

Fiddler’s Creek announces that the village of Isla del Sol by Stock Signature Homes has sold out.

Isla del Sol includes 34 single-family custom-estate homes, featuring four-bedroom floor plans priced from the $950,000s to over $1.5 million. Residences in Isla del Sol provide from nearly 3,600 to 4,246 square feet of air-conditioned living space and offer three- and four-car garages. The homes also feature multiple outdoor living areas overlooking lakes and the verdant fairways of the award-winning Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Stock Signature Homes also has sold out two additional villages in Fiddler’s Creek, including 19 classic Mediterranean residences in Majorca and 53 custom estates in Mahogany Bend.

Fiddler’s Creek Mahogany Bend custom estate village by Stock Signature Homes sells out

December 14th, 2016

Fiddler’s Creek announces that Mahogany Bend, a village of single-family custom estate residences by Stock Signature Homes, has sold out.

Mahogany Bend includes 53 classic Mediterranean-style homes featuring four bedrooms and floor plans priced from the $760,000s to over $1.2 million. Residences in Mahogany Bend provide 3,174 to 3,640 square feet of air-conditioned living space and offer three-car garages, formal dining rooms and studies. The homes also feature expansive outdoor areas overlooking lakes and fairways of the award-winning Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Stock Signature Homes also recently sold out two other single-family villages at Fiddler’s Creek: Majorca, an intimate enclave of 19 classic Mediterranean homes, and Isla del Sol, a village of 34 custom-estate residences.

Fiddler’s Creek Majorca village by Stock Signature Homes sells out

December 8th, 2016

Fiddler’s Creek announces that the village of Majorca by Stock Signature Homes has sold out.

Majorca includes 19 classic Mediterranean single-family homes featuring three- and four-bedroom floor plans priced from the $700,000s to over $1 million. Residences in Majorca provide 2,719 to 2,749 square feet of air-conditioned living space and offer three-car garages. Most of the homes also feature expansive, outdoor living spaces that overlook the verdant fairways of the award-winning Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Stock Signature Homes also has sold out all custom-estate residences in two additional villages in Fiddler’s Creek, including 53 in Mahogany Bend and 34 in Isla del Sol.

Fiddler’s Creek course included in Golfweek’s prestigious Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses

December 7th, 2016

For the 12th consecutive year, The Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek is ranked among Golfweek Magazine’s Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the country.

The signature 18-hole, par-72 Creek Course, designed by acclaimed course designer Arthur Hills, is woven into the community’s lush natural surroundings and features a series of strategic and challenging holes. The course offers seven tee placements to accommodate golf enthusiasts of all skill levels and includes 7,157 yards, 67 bunkers, broad fairways and elevated greens.

Since beginning its rating system in 1997, Golfweek has developed the most respected ranking structure in the industry. The design excellence-based criterion includes overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other statistical data. This year, a nationwide team of esteemed course raters from across the United States determined the list, which appears in the Nov. 7, 2016, issue of Golfweek.

“We are honored to be recognized in Golfweek’s Top 100 for the 12th consecutive year and to offer a world-class golf experience for our members and their guests,” said The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek Head Golf Professional Michael Saccameno.

The Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek, which opened in February 2002, also has received recognition in Links Magazine as one of America’s 100 Premier Properties, Travel + Leisure Golf magazine’s America’s Top 100 Golf Communities List, and’s Top 10 Best Residential Courses in the Sunshine State.

Fiddler’s Creek women raise funds to benefit Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children

April 5th, 2016

Women taking part in an enrichment and wellness program at Fiddler’s Creek recently raised funds for the Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

Participants donated $30 to attend the Women’s Wellness Circle, a 3.5-hour body, mind and spirit workshop led by Fiddler’s Creek residents Martine Amundson, a registered nurse and spiritual director, and Sylvia Pazolt, a licensed social worker.

The circle is offered three times during the winter season and provides an opportunity for Amundson, Pazolt and their fellow residents to help the shelter while connecting to themselves and others. Amundson and Pazolt donate all of the money to the nonprofit organization.

“I’m a part-time resident, and the shelter needs volunteers who are available year-round,” said Amundson. “This is our way of helping and also raising awareness among other Fiddler’s Creek residents of the shelter’s needs. We try to direct ladies to the website so they can also donate on their own and volunteer.”

The Women’s Wellness Circle is one of many enrichment and wellness programs, personal fitness classes, seminars and clubs offered by The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek. The activities are designed to appeal to a variety of interests, and also include cooking demonstrations, history lessons, ballroom dancing, art classes and exhibits, book clubs and more. Many of the programs are offered year-round. Circle workshops typically average about 20 women per session and collectively raise $2,000 annually.

“This is another example of how the residents of Fiddler’s Creek give back,” said Aubrey Ferrao, president and CEO of Fiddler’s Creek. “They embrace every opportunity to support the local community, whether they’re donating to the shelter, Manatee Elementary School, participating in our Volunteer Day or donating time and resources toward a variety of worthy causes. Their contribution to these organizations demonstrates an innate culture of giving back that is shared by many of our Fiddler’s Creek residents and benefits the community.”

The January Women’s Circle attracted a record number of attendees. “It’s really grown over the years,” Amundson said. “We started it among friends and began offering it to the community four or five years ago. The Women’s Circle is always mind, body and spirit related with an intellectual learning component, creativity and guided meditation.”

Subjects have explored aging well, the meaning of dreams, and giving back to the community. On the creative side, women have made inspirational tiles and collages, and written poetry.

“I think the circle is so popular because it gives women time for themselves – they’re not on duty,” Amundson said. “We always say everything that happens in circle stays in circle. It’s a powerful experience, and Fiddler’s Creek is very supportive of our mission.”