For those in search of tranquility and privacy, the southwestern side of Florida is a great place to chose. Located in the Pine Island Sound, adjacent to Boca Grande, we can admire the gorgeous Little Bokeelia Island. It used to be owned by the fabled creator of Duracell batteries, Charles Burgess, and it’s now listed at $29.5 million.
Measuring a total of 104 acres, topped by an 8,000 square feet magnificent residence, the Little Bokeelia Island is somehow a pinnacle of intimacy and serenity. It has been owned, since 1989, by Tom and Elizabeth Munz, who bought it for $1.5 million, along with the villa, built in typical Spanish style in 1928. It is said that even Thomas Alva Edison has set foot inside this superb mansion.
The property comprises the villa, with a total of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, plus an additional Old-Florida Village with swimming pool, pavilion, lush gorgeously-trimmed terraces, informal history museum with Charles Burgess’ creations, an additional guest retreat and caretaker’s cottage. In addition, there is also an array of water features which set an air of style to this location, like a lagoon, koi pond and cascading waterfall.
There is no road to get you to this superb spot. It is strictly reachable via air or water, but when you do manage to reach it, you’ll be astonished by its natural beauty and extravagance. Furthermore, 29 large waterfront lots can be developed at the location, and, in a truly wonderful manner, there is a spot where helicopters can land, plus water and electricity are already installed.
And there’s even more to this gorgeous place – it is located right between Naples and Sarasota, an hour away from Ft. Myers International Airport and an hour and a half away from the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. The Four Winds Marina on Pine Island is also pretty close, a short boat trip away.