Welcome to Admiralty Point, a community of 144 residential units in two buildings. The West Building, on the beach, has 99 units and the East Building, on the bay, has 45 units. Our facilities include two clubhouses, two pools, two spas, a kiddie pool, a fitness center, two Har-tru tennis courts, a shuffleboard court, a bocce court, beautifully landscaped grounds and 24 boat slips. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the 10+ acre property is uniquely situated on the south end of Gulf Shore Boulevard North and is surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico, Doctors Pass, and Moorings Bay. Admiralty Point is a gated community with round-the-clock Access Control Guards. Our staff includes a full-time General Manager, Assistant Manager and Administrative Assistant, maintenance and housekeeping staff and a team of six Access Control Guards. Our property is professionally managed by KW Property Management and Consulting, Inc. (KW).
Admiralty Point Condominium was established in the late 1970’s with the completion of the 99-unit Gulf-facing West Building in 1976. An additional 45 units were provided in 1981 with the construction of the East Building, which has lovely views over Moorings Bay.
The property is situated on a cul-de-sac at the foot of Gulf Shore Boulevard North and spans the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Doctors Pass and the inland waterways of Moorings Bay. Amenities at Admiralty Point include private docking, where 24 boat slips are available to owners who wish to take advantage of our immediate access to the Gulftwo outstanding USTA Har-Tru tennis courts East and West pools, each with its own clubhouse, hot tub and outside grills; fitness center shuffle board court bocce court and kayak launch. Both clubhouses can be reserved for private parties.
The larger clubhouse, located at the East pool, was recently constructed as part of Admiralty Point’s major $3.5 million capital rejuvenation project which also included the construction of a new fitness facility, new gatehouse, new administrative office and East Building carports.
Admiralty Point was developed by Fred C. (Bud) Tucker and J. Fred Risk, both from Indianapolis, Indiana, and John R. Wood, a Naples Realtor. The parcel of land on which the condominium is situated was purchased in 1972. It was bare land then. The City installed the seawall along Doctors Pass and the jetty in the late 1960s, during the time Phase III of the “Moorings” was plated and in the process of being developed by Milton Link.
The developers wanted a “unique building for a unique site” with units that were larger than others in the area and had a variety of floor plans. They did not want long hallways which led to multiple unit doors - instead a 99-unit building, comprised of 9 separate stacks of cascading height, each with its own entryway and only two units per floor, was constructed. All units have both Gulf and Bay views and offer wonderful flow through ventilation. The building also provides an underground garage for all owners. Plans for the iconic West Building were drawn up by the Connecticut architectural firm of Maitland & Strauss. Their design of Admiralty Point (West Building) is an excellent example of their avant-garde approach to structural integrity with breezeways allowing strong winds to pass through the structure. Construction began in late 1973 and was completed in 1976. The boat slips were also built during this period and were fully renovated and improved in 2010.
After the West Building was completed and occupied, a Board of Directors was established under the governorship of the developers, and regular meetings with the unit owners were held. The developers’ plan was to construct another identical “sister” building on the remaining land facing Doctors Pass and the Bay. However, the 99 original owners felt that plan would add too much density to the site and they wanted greater amenities.
A committee of unit owners (“Admiralty Point Improvement Committee”) was formed to consider a proposition to build a smaller residential building for Phase II and to see if enough of the owners were agreeable to paying a large assessment to cover the purchase price of the land for construction of a larger pool with a spa and kiddie pool, a larger pool club house with a manager’s residence, tennis courts and other amenities. Proxies were sent to all owners and the response was unanimously in favor of the $8,300 assessment per unit to proceed. After allocation of land for these facilities, the developers designed and constructed the 10-story, 45-unit East Building. This building was the first in the area to provide in-unit laundry rooms, a highly desired feature by many owners. The ground floor provided two large conditioned rooms with unit owner storage lockers as well as 27 deeded garage spaces. An additional 18 covered parking spaces were provided in two carports, so each residential unit had a covered parking space.
Construction began in early 1980. Following completion of the East Building and the additional amenities on June 11, 1981, control of the Association was transferred from the developers to the unit owners.
Those of us who live here now are truly fortunate that Admiralty Point’s original owners had the remarkable foresight to create such a spacious, beautiful and unique property in the heart of the growing city.