A private island paradise off Florida’s sunset coast, where you live far removed yet not far away. We’re talking about Little Bokeelia Island, a 104-acre stretch of land only accessible by water or air that sits in Pine Island Sound near Boca Grande in southwest Florida. From the Spanish-style estate home featuring a private guest wing to the old Florida village just a short stroll away, you are sure to be overcome with a sense of peace and serenity the moment you step off your boat. Purchasing this magnificen place also includes the option of developing 29 large waterfront lots on the island, which current owner prepared for by developing the necessary utilities.
The island’s central feature is the original manor house, a luxurious Spanish-style villa built in the mid-1920s for well-known battery inventor Charles Burgess and masterfully restored and expanded by its current owner. The well-appointed rooms of this estate have been carefully planned to capture the island’s best views and gentle sea breezes, while providing all of today’s modern conveniences. 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 barefoot island hub featuring a gathering pavilion, informal history museum featuring the works of Charles Burgess, the caretaker’s cottage, additional guest retreat, open gracious swimming pool, and waterfall and koi pond, all surrounding a lushly, landscaped terrace area for your quiet enjoyment or gala parties.
Whether your desire is to spend the days swimming in the gracious pool, walking the nature trail, sunning on the beach, or playing a leisurely game of tennis, you are sure to find your own adventure and magic amid the tropical tranquility.
Two years ago, this property has been listed on sale for $29,5 million, and now, you can get all this for mere $24,5 million, on Christie’s International Real Estate.