An unparalleled opportunity for you and your friends.

Never before, and perhaps never again, will such a special, private island property with so much potential become available to buyers on Florida's Gulf Coast. An introduction to a world of exceptional possibilities.
Welcome to an extraordinary, rarely available island lifestyle steeped in history and enveloped by an unparalleled horizon of pristine natural beauty. While seemingly miles away from the bustle of any city center, the island is perfectly positioned between Sarasota and Naples.  Secure and remote, ten minutes from civilization and one hour from the Ft. Myers International Airport.

From your private dock, you have instant access to a variety of enchanting islands rich with old Florida charm, including Pine Island, Boca Grande, Useppa Island, Cabbage Key, North Captiva Island and Cayo Costa - one of the largest and most pristine barrier islands in Florida.

An Incomparable Island Lifestyle

Prized for its location - just off Pine Island in Charlotte Harbor - Little Bokeelia Island is over 100 acres of romantic splendor offering majestic tropical living. The island's central feature is an original Spanish-style home built in the mid-1920s - by the island's former owner, renowned inventor Charles Burgess - and lovingly restored and expanded to offer all of today's modern conveniences. During his frequent visits to the island, Burgess' friend Thomas Edison planted majestic banyan trees which still stand to welcome all who arrive.

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.

Primed for Development
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 property's incomparable potential for development. With approximately 3½ 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.
The next chapter of the island's vibrant
history could be yours.


Call Jerry to set up a magical visit!  

Jerry Strom - 941.650.8294



Offered at $29,500,000 USD

Little Bokeelia Island Videos


Welcome to
Little Bokeelia Island

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The Settling of the Island
and Visitors

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History of the Original
Owner and Friends

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Endless Possibilities

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The Island

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Nearby Area

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The Preservation of
the Mansion

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8660 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
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