If you like to boat and want to live in a super-luxurious setting on Sanibel, then Kinzie Island is a neighborhood to put on your list. Being part of a close-knit enclave of 21 homes located on an island within Sanibel Island offers the utmost in privacy and exclusivity. Every home in the community has a boat dock with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Sound and the tranquil waters surrounding Sanibel Island. Located off East Gulf Drive in Sanibel’s East End, Kinzie Island offers convenient access to the amenities of Sanibel as well as off-island access.
This private ultra luxurious community features estate-sized single-family homes and 2 Gulf-front condos. All 21 properties in this small, gated community are near the beach. Residents enjoy a Clubhouse with a wealth of amenities including a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, 2 clay tennis courts, deeded boat dock, beach frontage, hobby room and a private path to the beach with private beachside lockers, a cabana and a clubroom.
The Kinzie name comes from the Kinzie Family, who operated the ferry line beginning in 1904 that connected Sanibel Island with the mainland before the causeway. It all started when brothers George and Andrew Kinzie started ferrying passengers down the Caloosahatchee River to the islands. For a period of time, the ferry became a sea-going school bus for island children who spent 4 to 4 ½ hours being transported to school in Fort Myers.
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