Celeb Spotting and Architecture Peeping in Naples, Florida

Art & Architecture, Beach
January 13, 2011 9:34 am

What does Judge Judy have in common with a retired banker? You’ll find both walking their dogs (in strollers) in the gated community of Bay Colony in Naples, Florida. Naturally, the houses and condos they vacation in are often more impressive than their careers.

Bay Colony's mansions on the beach

While the series of high rises in Naples are full of condos worth seeing, the real high rollers have their own private houses on the beach at the end of Bay Colony Drive. (Tom Cruise was rumored to have owned one!)

Bay Colony's mansions on the beachBay Colony's mansions on the beachBay Colony's mansions on the beach

In the market for a vacation spot and have a loose $12.9 million? Four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a den make up the nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of the above beach house. Guests have their own tower, on the right. Click for photos of the inside of this Bay Colony property.

The below mansion, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a den in over 7,000 sq. ft., runs for $10.9 million. A slideshow of the rooms inside can be found on the same site.

Bay Colony's mansions on the beach

The houses are rarely occupied, but if dinner in the tower of a mansion is your idea of a great Wednesday night—or your kids plan on marrying into money—Christmas is your best chance of running into the owners. Good luck!

Tara for TKGO

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