On a stretch of land less than 15 acres along the Caloosahatchee River, there stands a peninsula lined in palm trees called Punta Rassa. It is a beautiful area on SR 867 just before you cross the bridge for Sanibel Island that is highlighted by county recreational docks, and a boat ramp, condominiums, a yacht club and a 4-star resort and spa. But a rich history of colorful characters marks Punta Rassa, one with Calusa Indians, Spanish explorers, cowboys, soldiers, telegraph operators and commercial fishermen.
St. Charles Harbour is an upscale, gated yachting neighborhood located in the Iona section of South Fort Myers. This intimate community of just 82 luxury single-family homes on large lots across 145 acres is surrounded by 60 acres of natural woodland preserves, featuring wildlife native to Southwest Florida and 20 acres of glorious lakes, lagoons and waterways.
For boating enthusiasts who are looking for a new construction home with a dedicated boat dock, Savona Bay in Fort Myers is an ideal place. A gated waterfront community, construction is underway at Savona Bay for 31 exclusive single-family homes surrounded by Florida’s native flora and lush landscaping on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River that includes a deeded boat dock on a deep-water canal with direct access to the river and the Gulf of Mexico.
Construction is underway for a new upscale waterfront community in the Iona section of Fort Myers. Savona Bay, which was formerly permitted as Caribbean Cove, is located off highly desirable Iona road between the waterfront communities of Catalpa Cove and Jonathan’s Harbour.
The South Fort Myers community of Catalpa Cove deserves a spot at the top of the list of Fort Myers gulf access boating communities. All 79 homes in this intimate community come with a private deeded dock on a canal that leads to the Caloosahatchee River and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The most expensive and sought after real estate in Fort Myers is located along the Caloosahatchee River in South Fort Myers. This area includes neighborhoods located off both historic McGregor Boulevard and Iona Road. Both of these streets both run parallel to the river and are dominated by residential waterfront communities on their river-facing, west sides.
McGregor Boulevard, which is lined with majestic royal palm trees, was home in the roaring 1920s to our original snowbirds…..Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Today, 90 years later, it is still home to prominent snowbirds as well as many of the movers and shakers of our community.
When we discuss Fort Myers area real estate options with prospective clients, the number one desired feature is “a location close to the beach.” When drilling down further about what beach the client wants to be near, most answer near the Sanibel beaches. The proximity to Sanibel feature trumps all other popular desires including newer, good neighborhood, gated, gulf access, waterfront and low condo/HOA fees.
St. Charles Harbour Yacht Club continues to set the standard for luxury yachting communities in the Fort Myers area. This intimate community of just 82 single-family homes spread across 145 acres is truly a beautiful place.
Tucked away off Iona Road just west of Mcgregor Boulevard and Gulf Harbour is the community of Harbour Isle. Housing options at Harbour Isles include single-family homes, villas and condos.
One of the highlights of my week is perusing the Sunday Real Estate section of the News-Press. While Denny Grimes’ confession that he went to the “Sex in the City” movie this week brought a tear to my eye, the best article for me this week was the overview of[…]