If you are looking for your own hidden tropical oasis, there is one place that we can recomend. Nestled in the Pine Island Sound near Boca Grande in southwest Florida, Little Bokeelia Island will provide you exactly that privacy, tranquility and beauty of Florida’s sunset coast. Once owned by a renowned Duracell battery inventor Charles Burgess, this 104-acre private island with a roughly 8,000-square-foot residence, and one massive backyard can be yours for a cool $29.5 million.
Current owners Tom and Elizabeth Munz bought the property in1989 for $1.5 million along with the lavish Spanish-style villa built in the 1928, reportedly entertained fellow brain Thomas Edison. The villa is 6,486 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Near the house, there’s even an Old-Florida Village complete with caretaker’s cottage, additional guest retreat, swimming pool and pavilion, informal history museum featuring the works of Charles Burgess and lush landscaped terraces. Numerous water features including cascading waterfall, koi pond, and lagoon.
Accessible only by water or air, this extravagant island, a fine blend of unspoiled nature and carefully preserved history comes with the option of developing 29 large waterfront lots, while the electricity and water already installed, underground, and there is even a place to land a helicopter.
Little Bokeelia Island is perfectly positioned between Sarasota and Naples, only 1 hour from Ft. Myers International Airport and 1.5 hours from Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, and then just a short boat from Four Winds Marina on Pine Island. [Chtistie’s International Real Estate]