Little Bokeelia Island
Michael Saunders & Company presents Little Bokeelia Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Little Bokeelia Island ON FLORIDA’S GULF COAST Privacy & Beauty SAVOR TWO OF LIFEâ€™S MOST VALUED ASSETS W elcome to an extraordinary lifestyle a world away and where a very fortunate few have lived before. Welcome to a private island paradise off Floridaâ€™s sunset coast, where the finest luxuries coexist in absolute harmony with unspoiled nature and carefully preserved history. Welcome to Little Bokeelia Island, a special property that captures the true essence of adventure and magic amid the romance of pure privacy and tropical tranquility. Serenity & History THE SERENITY OF A PRIVATE ISLAND P rized for its location and coveted for its privacy, Little Bokeelia Island offers 100+ acres of serene, unique tropical living with a world of possibilities for generations to come. While seemingly miles away from the bustle of any city center, the island is perfectly positioned between Sarasota and Naples, placing it only one hour from the Ft. Myers International Airport, 1.5 hours from SarasotaBradenton International Airport and a short boat ride from the Four Winds Marina on Pine Island to your private dock. THE RICH HISTORY OF LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND From its earliest beginnings, Little Bokeelia Island has long been the embodiment of fantasy and serenity. Settlement here began with the Calusa Indians, who chose the location for the abundance of fish found just beyond its shores. In 1924, the island was purchased and inhabited by the well-known inventor of the dry cell battery, Charles Burgess, who constructed the original manor house as his private estate. During his frequent visits to the island, Burgessâ€™ friend, Thomas Edison, planted a majestic banyan tree that still stands to welcome all who arrive. A Majestic Island Estate Resplendent Island Living YOUR OWN TROPICAL OASIS T here is a rhythm of life unique to a private island home. An unhurried tempo paced by the advance and retreat of gentle waters and refreshed by the calming whispers of warm sea breezes. The island’s central feature is the original Mizner-style house, a luxurious Spanish-style villa built in the mid-1920s and lovingly restored and expanded by its current owner to offer all of today’s modern conveniences. The well-appointed rooms of this estate have been carefully planned to capture both sunsets and sunrises over seascapes so vivid, so beautiful, they can only happen here. The estate is designed to accommodate guests comfortably with a self-contained three-bedroom guest wing, separated by an open breezeway and accessed by a private entrance. A short stroll from the main house brings you to your own old Florida village — a magical enclave of bungalows. This barefoot island hub features a gathering pavilion, an informal museum containing the works of Charles Burgess, a caretakers’ cottage, a guest retreat, a cascading rock waterfall with koi pond, and a gracious swimming pool, all surrounding a lushly landscaped terrace ideal for your quiet enjoyment or gala parties. A tropical coquina-shelled road encircles the island, leading to a tennis court and connecting to a nature trail, meandering through the island’s protected, flourishing oak hammock. A Destination of Endless Possibilities PRIMED TO WELCOME ITS NEXT CHAPTER W ith approximately 3Â˝ miles of shoreline, 29 large waterfront lots have been granted a development order in perpetuity, allowing the opportunity for future enhancement subject only to the creative expression of its new owner. Additionally, the island is surrounded by state- and privately-owned land that can never be developed, therefore forever maintaining its unequaled privacy and views. Truly a rare island paradise, Little Bokeelia Island is unrivaled in its amenities, investment potential and location, and offers the special opportunity to retain its experienced, long-term caretakers, who have diligently and lovingly maintained the island for more than two decades. As masters of their trade, their constant care and attention is evident in the lush tropical landscaping, neatly manicured grounds and casual, laidback feeling this island embodies. The future of Little Bokeelia Island has been anticipated by its present owners, who had the foresight to determine and set in place the necessary utilities to facilitate the propertyâ€™s incomparable potential for development. The next chapter of the islandâ€™s vibrant history could be yours. JUST MOMENTS AWAY The island is sited in Pine Island Sound, where several estuaries converge and create exceptional boating and fishing. From your private dock, you have instant access to a variety of islands rich with old Florida charm, including Pine Island, Useppa Island, Cabbage Key, North Captiva Island and Cayo Costa — one of the most pristine barrier islands in Florida. Known as the Tarpon Capital of the World, nearby Boca Grande attracts professional anglers from around the world to catch the exciting sport fish and participate in the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament every year. Just off Pine Island in Charlotte Harbor, major shopping venues and dining options are conveniently close. Here, you are far removed, but never far away. Klaus Lang | 941.320.1223 Jennifer Calenda | 941.916.0798 KlausLang@michaelsaunders.com JenniferCalenda@michaelsaunders.com 440 Gulf of Mexico Dr. | Longboat Key, Florida 34228 | 941.383.7591 15500 Burnt Store Rd. | Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 | 941.505.5555 Price Available Upon Request littlebokeelia.com michaelsaunders.com