South Naples offers 200 level acres on the coastal shelf, consisting of over 80 legal parcels with certificates of compliance. With nearly one mile of oceanfront bluff, Naples is one of the most signifigant and controversial properties on the California coastline and has strong conservation easement potential. This pristine property hosts an historical town site from the 1800’s; still on the maps as the City of Naples.
Then owner John Williams’ dream in 1888 was to create a new township called ‘City of Naples-by-the-Sea’ named after his favorite summer resort: Naples, Italy. Quoted from the book ‘Royal Rancho’: “The purple mountains, the emerald foothills, the flowered mesas and surf pounded palisades of Dos Pueblos (now Naples) as a temporal commodity one could call by such a vulgar label as real estate, for men to buy, barter or sell. Rather, Dos Pueblos was like a priceless painting, something of inviolable beauty to be admired from afar, as untouchable as the murals on a Sistine ceiling.”