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Luxury Gated Communities

The Cloisters: Located in Coconut Grove, this gated community features 40 private villas. Each villa has three floors and offers 4,500-7,900 square feet of living space and private elevators. Each villa has 3-5 bedrooms, 2 car garages, and a rooftop terrace overlooking fabulous views of the bay, ocean and city. The Cloisters community offers residents a pool, clubhouse and tennis court.

CocoPlum: Residents of this luxury gated community enjoy waterfront living with views or proximity to the ocean.  This exclusive gated community is located in Coral Gables:  24 hour security patrol and guardgate access, yacht club, marina and dockmaster, clubhouse, several tennis court facilities, pool and playgrounds… as well as private docks.

Deering Bay Estates: An exclusive Coral Gables gated waterfront community and country club with luxury estates, condos and townhomes… just off of Old Cutler.  Deering Bay features both Yacht and Country Clubs, Arnold Palmer’s world class 18 hole championship golf course with lush foliage, three deep water marinas with dockage space for boats up to 120 feet in length. Country Club, golf, tennis, marina and yacht club are by private membership.

E Lake:   Motorized  recreational lake.  Private lake access.  Docks and sandy beachfront owned by the  individual property owners. Unique Miami lifestyle… understated elegance… just blocks from the Falls Shopping Center.  Opulence , elegance,  modesty,  simplicity …  E-Lake  is a lifestyle… offering a selection of waterfront homes  in a wide range of prices… rather  infrequently listed for sale though.   Non-gated..  Private Access. 

Fisher Island:   Private, exclusive island just three miles off the coast of Miami, accessible only by private seaplane, helicopter, ferry or yacht. The 216 acre island is self-contained,  with a resort hotel, world class golf course, spa, and tennis club with both clay, grass and hard courts. Originally the island belonged to Carl Fisher… then to William Vanderbuilt.  Today, it is  home to some of the highest per capita income individuals in America.

Gables by the Sea: Located in Coral Gables, this prestigious community has much to offer. Residents enjoy luxurious estates  and private docks… channels/waterways with ocean access. The community boasts a playground, basketball and tennis courts as well as 24 hour security patrol and guard house. Sailing, water  sports, jet skis, water skiing, and scuba diving…  luxury living in a tranquil coastal setting… with easy access to Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport (all within a 20 minute drive).

Gables Estates: Located in Coral Gables, this  200 acre community has 192 waterfront luxury estates . Residents must purchase a membership in the Gables Estates Club which offers a yacht club.  The community was designed in the 1960’s by Arthur Vining Davis… with direct water access to Biscayne Bay and the open ocean.

Grove Isle: Located in Coconut Grove, Grove Isle is a private gated island set in Biscayne Bay. Condos provide amenities such as a sauna, heated pool and marina. The sports club offers residents tennis, pools, the beach and a fitness center. The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa offers visitors access to the marina, swimming pool and the beach.

Hammock Oaks: Just off Old Cutler Road, Hammock Oaks is a private and gated community. It has 107 homes and provides access to Biscayne Bay. There is a small marina with one bridge to the Bay.

Hammock Lakes: A private community located in Coral Gables and expected to be gated in the near future. Hammock Lakes is centered around the lake and features luxury properties situated along the secluded winding roads that make up this area, and along the natural preserve adjacent.

Journey’s End: In the heart of Coral Gables, this prestigious gated community is situated on a natural hammock. It is made up of 18 estates and offers 24 hour security, tennis courts and a marina with private boat dockage , and canals with no bridges to Biscayne Bay.  Secluded and private.

Moorings: An exclusive gated community in the heart of Coconut Grove, the Moorings is a beautiful enclave of about 40 Mediterranean style homes. Located just off Main Highway, this community provides 24 hour security

Old Cutler Bay: This gated waterfront community is located near Matheson Hammock Park and Marina and Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Old Cutler Bay features 24 hour roving security and guard gate and with 136 homes situated among lush banyan trees. Many of these luxury homes come equipped with backyard dock space for an easy ride out to Biscayne Bay.

Smathers Four Fillies Farm:  32 acre gated Pinecrest Community located between Red Road and Old Cutler. The property was donated to the University of Miami by Frank Smathers and is deed restricted to University of Miami faculty… research, adjunct, part-time, full-time,  deans, coaches, and medical faculty.  Four Fillies consists of 30 single family homes… with grounds maintained by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens… Natural hammocks, walking trails, rare tropical plants, lush landscaping and fruit trees.

Snapper Creek Lakes: Originally developed in the early 1950’s by Arthur Vining Davis, this area is a development of 124 homes situated amongst lush tropical hammock. Residents enjoy a marina with a full time dockmaster, and the option of mooring in the water or in a dry shed. The marina provides a place to fuel and launch boats and has direct access to the waters of Biscayne Bay.

Star Island: One of the most exclusive and expensive private, gated enclaves in Miami. It’s a man-made island nestled between the mainland of Miami itself, and Miami Beach, with one  single bridge… private yachts…. and has been home to Shaquille O’Neal, Madonna, Julio Iglesias and Gloria Estefan… among others.

Tahiti Beach: The ultimate in exclusive luxury living. Tahiti Beach features 29 estates situated on a natural reserve and boasts gorgeous Bay and ocean views. Residents of this private enclave enjoy a park, a beach and a tennis club. A quick drive through Coco Plum then you have arrived at the guard gate (with an armed guard!)