opportunity for you and your friends.
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
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
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.
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.