Published: Jan 14, 2011 7:15 PM EST
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 4:16 PM EST

ESTERO- Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has won the 2011 National Association of Home Builders’ Gold Award for “Community of the Year”.  This honor recognizes Miromar Lakes as the #1 Residential Community in the United States.  Margaret J. Antonier, President and CEO of Miromar Development accepted the award last night at the annual NAHB national convention held this year in Orlando, Florida. 

Antonier remarked after the win, “This honor is the culmination of the hard work and dedication of so many people who I would like to thank.  Together, we strive to make Miromar Lakes a community like no other.  Being voted #1 in the entire country is incredible recognition of that commitment to excellence and luxury for our residents.” 

The award for Community of the Year now puts Miromar Lakes in a class of its own.  Miromar Lakes Beach Club was the 2010 winner of the NAHB Gold Award for Best Clubhouse in the United States and no other community has ever won both the national Gold Awards for Community of the Year and for Best Clubhouse.
In their 29th year, the National Association of Home Builders’ Gold Awards recognize industry superiority. The awards are open to communities in the United States, Mexico and Canada.   Miromar Lakes was also awarded its second Silver Award for Best Clubhouse for its Golf Clubhouse. Silver award recipients are the top vote getters in their category and finalists for the Gold Award.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is a residential waterfront resort community just north of Naples, with over 700 acres of aquamarine freshwater lakes, three miles of private, white sandy beach and “signature” championship golf, all within one luxurious setting.  The community was crafted from the minds-eye of Antonier, who was inspired by her extensive world travels to create a truly unique European-style waterfront community with resort-style amenities.  Rosalie Rothlin lives in Australia and owns a second home at Miromar Lakes.  She says, “We have never seen anything like Miromar Lakes anywhere else in the world.  Not in Germany, France or anywhere in our travels.  It is an absolute haven of luxury and beauty.”   Homeowner Andrew Fyfe of the United Kingdom describes Miromar Lakes this way; “As you drive through the gates you see the lake right in front of you 'glistening' in the sunshine, the array of colors from the manicured trees and shrubs, the well maintained roads and sidewalks, and the complete feeling of peacefulness and calm.”

The Beach Club is the centerpiece of Miromar Lake’s award-winning lifestyle. The 39,000-square foot oasis is comprised of three buildings located directly along the waters’ edge.   The Beach Clubhouse offers gourmet evening dining indoors or under the stars.  A private beachside dining room provides intimate seating around a fireplace and French doors open up to the beach and lake. The Beach Clubhouse also has an indoor/outdoor bar lounge with wine rooms, a library, billiard room, card room, theater and business center.  Miromar Lakes 700 acres of freshwater lakes provide endless opportunities for in-lake swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing and fishing. Along the water’s edge, the Blue Water Beach Grill features contemporary fare in an open-air setting with panoramic lake and beach views and boat docks, as well as cabana service at the adjacent shimmering sugar-sand beach. 

The Beach Club’s European-style Spa offers a menu of body and facial treatments, a full-service beauty salon and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center with a Pilates Studio and Aerobics Room.  Additionally, the Beach Club features a 10,000-square foot, zero-edge infinity pool, world-class Concierge Services and Marine Services.  The Beach Club also offers an array of activities including volleyball and basketball courts, and a children's playground.  In addition, the Miromar Tennis Club is comprised of seven lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts, including a Center Court.

For the avid golfer, the Miromar Lakes Golf Club boasts the only Arthur Hills "Signature" championship golf course in Southwest Florida, with 7,400 yards of natural splendor with Tiff-eagle Bermuda greens, six sets of tees for golfers of every skill level, and a 15-acre practice facility. Its Tuscan-inspired Golf Clubhouse combines Old World charm with the style of an Italian country villa.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has won 84 awards since 2003, including local “Community of the Year” awards for eight years in a row.  The community offers a superlative range of new-home residential choices including Beachfront Residences, Waterfront Residences, Grand Estate Homes, Estate Homes, Luxury Villas, Full Floor Residences and Coach homes.