Winter’13 Cover Feature: Villa de Napoli

At first glimpse, you’ll discern Villa de Napoli, a Gulf-front estate located on the exclusive island of Casey Key, is a premier manor.  This magnificent family home is designed by architect George Merlin to take full advantage of the exquisite views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Build sandcastles on your private beach and lounge around a country club pool…..find your pleasure in all the features offered here for completing your coastal lifestyle dream.


From the moment your guests enterthe palatial foyer and grand salon, even the most discriminating could not help but be impressed. The interior common spaces are masterfully designed, showcasing details of craftsmanship, such as the elegant coffered ceiling, fireplace, Yoder custom cabinetry and “blue-eyes” granite of the kitchen.

Casey Key Villa de Napoli The thoughtfulness of the spatial design is also evidenced by the wrap-around butler’s pantry, which allows for ease of serving guests in the formal dining room.  The residence contains a laundry room on each living level, is equipped with a generator, and a four-car garage.

This home offers five bedroom suites, all featuring marble clad baths. Three of the suites take full advantage of the breathtaking ocean views via the ambience of private balconies. A fourth balcony is situated off the family room; the fifth balcony is situated off the dining room and becomes an extension with its own seating area. The master bedroom suite offers stunning Gulf front views from the wide terrace and a luxurious marble master bathroom with columns framing the spa tub.

Another bedroom is organized as an au pair suite with separate living area and separate entrance.  The list of highlights of the Villa de Napoli must include the elevator that services the home from the ground floor to the attic.  A private boardwalk and dock with lift are top-drawer venues providing delightful options for exploring the tropical sanctuary of Casey Key.

Properties of this stature are rarely available on the eight-mile-long island of Casey Key, principally known for its unmarred beauty and ideal positioning.  The convenience of the historic walking town of Venice, with its own airport, located just minutes from Casey Key to the south, and the cultural mecca of downtown Sarasota only 15 miles to the north, makes for carefree living on a very special island.

Nothing is missing in this extraordinary residence. The home of your dreams, that you thought you would have to build, already exists and is waiting for you to move in. To view the virtual tour of this property click here.

2505 Casey Key Rd - A3971580_26WEB


For more information contact:
Deborah Beacham, CRS, GRI, TRC

P.A., Realtor, Luxury Waterfront Specialist
Michael Saunders & Company,
Longboat Key Office

Direct 941.376.2688