SW Florida Real Estate and Community News

Sept. 24, 2019

New Community Plans in Estero

600-Home Community Planned on East Corkscrew Road. Project Could Be Approved as of Wednesday!

A new gated community planned in Estero could receive a key approval from the Village Council at a public meeting Wednesday.  

Corkscrew Crossing, an Argo Land Development project, would bring nearly 600 homes to a 400-acre property on east Corkscrew Road in Estero. The development is planned on land between Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club and The Preserve at Corkscrew. 

More: How the 'mitigation man' helps restore wetlands to surging Corkscrew Road housing developments

On Wednesday, the Estero Village Council is scheduled to determine whether to approve a change in zoning for the property that would reduce the amount of homes allowed, from 724 to 590. The types of structures planned within the project would also change from primarily multi-family units to primarily single-family units. 

More than 200 acres are planned for preservation, according to the village.

More: Corkscrew Crossing project receives OK from Estero Planning and Zoning Board

And: Estero agrees to settlement in dispute with developer of Corkscrew Road property

If the council approves the project, it would be the first gated residential community approved in the village on east Corkscrew Road since Estero’s incorporation in late 2014.

Village Council approval could also end two legal disputes between the village and the property owner and developers of Corkscrew Crossing.  

How we got here

Argo Land Development and Michigan-based Templeton Family Trust, which owns the 400-acre property, filed a legal challenge against Estero’s comprehensive plan in July 2018. They argued the plan could impact allowable building density for their project.  

The legal dispute has held up Estero’s plan, a state-required document that guides future growth in the village, for more than a year. Estero is unable to use the plan until the Argo challenge is resolved, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity. 

Estero filed a legal challenge against Argo and the South Florida Water Management District last December objecting to the district’s approval of an environmental permit for the project. 

More: Estero legal costs exceed $236,000 in two cases tied to Corkscrew Road development

Both cases have collectively cost Estero more than $350,000 as of August 30, according to information provided by the village. 

In May, the Village Council agreed to a settlement with the companies tied to Corkscrew Crossing. 

The agreement included a $750,000 “voluntary contribution” that would be paid by Argo to the village for the purpose of protecting environmentally sensitive land in Estero. 

Under the settlement, Argo also reduced the number and type of planned housing structures on the property to the 590 units in the zoning request scheduled for consideration on Wednesday. Lee County in 2007 approved a plan that would allow up to 725 mostly multi-family buildings on the site.

Estero, under the settlement, agreed to hear the rezoning request for Corkscrew Crossing and draft a comprehensive plan amendment about developing on wetlands in the village. The amendment is scheduled for a public hearing at the meeting Wednesday.

Scott Bland, president of the Florida division of Argo Land Development, said in a statement that the company has worked with stakeholders to develop the current plan for Corkscrew Crossing, which “significantly enhances the originally approved zoning.” 

“The goal is to create an environmentally beneficial project that is compatible with our neighbors with a focus on high-quality design, and we believe this application achieves this goal,” Bland said. 

Estero Village Council public hearing on Corkscrew Crossing

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25

Where: Estero Village Hall, 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle 

Find more: estero-fl.gov

 

More: Estero explores extending water, sewer lines to areas with septic tanks

Sept. 19, 2019

Luxurious Home for Rent in Pelican's Nest

 

Luxury living in this 3,700 sq ft. custom-built estate home located in the guard/gated community of Pelican's Nest at Pelican Landing

The downstairs features a spacious master suite and Den . Upstairs features 2 bedrooms, bath and a loft. In the kitchen there are newer stainless steel appliances, a custom backsplash and ample cabinetry. Vaulted ceilings and 20” porcelain tile throughout main living areas give it a bight open Florida feel. Enjoy the screened in lanai with a summer kitchen, ceiling fans, and cobblestone tile while out by the large pool and spa. There is also a seperate pool bath and spacious 3 car garage.


Numerous amenities include:

~Private beach island
~Sailing Club
~Canoe and kayak park
~Sidewalk for walking
~Fitness Center, Tennis and Pickleball
~Golf - Contact the Pelican Nest membership office for pricing. Brochure in residence

Rent includes: Pool maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Pest Control and Basic Cable for Easy Living!!

Contact Realty Group for showing appointment. 239-949-0404

TERMS:
Annual Lease
$3,750.00 per month
$3,750.00 Security Deposit
Last Month’s Rent – TBD based on credit and income.
$65.00 per person Application/Background to Realty Group

HOA FEES:
$100.00 Application Fee payable to Pelican Landing Community Assoc

PETS:
No cats

Sept. 18, 2019

Fort Myers Condo For Rent in Osprey Cove

2 bed, 2 bath Condo. Enjoy a spacious master bedroom with large walk in closet! Storage closet, washer/dryer, all appliances and covered parking space also included. Osprey Cove offers many great amenities including gated entry, resort style heated pool and spa, clubhouse with state of the art fitness center, social room, and more!

Great location near US-41 right off Estero Parkway. Surrounding area includes FGCU, Coconut Point Mall, Gulf Coast Town Center, Airport, numerous restaurants, and more!

Rent INCLUDES basic cable and water! New paint and carpet within last 2 years.

To schedule an appointment, please go to our website at rgrents.com and submit a request with your name and phone number or call Realty Group at 239-949-0404. Currently tenant occupied.

Lease Terms:
ANNUAL LEASE
$1250.00 per month
$1250.00 Security Deposit
$65.00 per person application/background to Realty Group. Must apply online at rgrents.com

HOA FEES:
$100.00 Application Fee to Vision Management
$50.00 Trash Removal Fee to Vision Management
HOA approval can take 10+ days for approval

PET:
No pets per HOA rules and regulations

*The information contained in this listing has been supplied, at least in part by third parties. Therefore, it is believed to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed.

Sept. 13, 2019

Osprey Cove Annual Rental Available

Osprey Cove Condo ONLY $1,250/month!

2 bed, 2 bath Condo. Enjoy a spacious master bedroom with large walk in closet! Storage closet, washer/dryer, all appliances and covered parking space also included. Osprey Cove offers many great amenities including gated entry, resort style heated pool and spa, clubhouse with state of the art fitness center, social room, and more!

Great location near US-41 right off Estero Parkway. Surrounding area includes FGCU, Coconut Point Mall, Gulf Coast Town Center, Airport, numerous restaurants, and more!


Rent INCLUDES basic cable and water! New paint and carpet within last 2 years.

To schedule an appointment, please go to our website at rgrents.com and submit a request with your name and phone number or call Realty Group at 239-949-0404. Currently tenant occupied.

Lease Terms:
ANNUAL LEASE
$1250.00 per month
$1250.00 Security Deposit
$65.00 per person application/background to Realty Group. Must apply online at rgrents.com

HOA FEES:
$100.00 Application Fee to Vision Management
$50.00 Trash Removal Fee to Vision Management
HOA approval can take 10+ days for approval

PET:
No pets per HOA rules and regulations

*The information contained in this listing has been supplied, at least in part by third parties. Therefore, it is believed to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed.

Sept. 11, 2019

Estero Single Family Home - For Rent!

 

Beautiful 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Single Family Home Located in Estero!

 

 

 

Beautiful Single Family home - 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a beautiful open great room floor plan with tile and crown molding throughout. The spacious kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances and even has a gas range! The oversized master suite has an extra area which can be utilized as a sitting room, nursery, or place to use your workout equipment. The shady back yard with extended paver lanai is the perfect place to enjoy relaxing outdoors.

This home is located in the gated Timber Ridge at Gateway and residents have access to a community pool, parks, volleyball, basketball court, soccer fields, and 15 miles of bike/jogging paths.

Rent includes: Lawn Care & A/C Filter Changes!

TERMS:
Annual Lease
$2,050.00 per month
$2,050.00 Security Deposit
Last Month’s Rent – TBD based on credit and income.
$65.00 per person Application/Background to Realty Group

HOA FEES:
$100 one time Application fee to HOA

PETS:
Small dog considered with approval
Pet Deposit: Minimum of $500.
Must provide current vet records and photo of dog

* The information contained in this listing has been supplied, at least in part by third parties. Therefore, it is believed to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed.

Sept. 3, 2019

Estero Home For Sale

 

The PERFECT Estro Location!

 

$338,000

The perfect Estero location! Close to everything SWFL has to offer. Very well maintained home in the gated community of Rookery Pointe. This home features diagonal layed tile floors in all the main areas of the house and carpet in the bedrooms. Light and bright home with lots of natural light and slider leading to the spacious patio. The kitchen offers upgraded cabinets and a pantry off of the kitchen. The master suite offers great space with a bay window, two walk-in closets and a bathroom with walk in shower and jacuzzi bath tub as well as double sinks. The exterior of the home was just re-painted. Low HOA fees that include lawn care, landscaping, cable & internet! The amenities include clubhouse, social events, heated pool, fitness center, tennis, pickleball, basketball, playground, & skating rink. Come and take a look at this beautiful home!

 

 

Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 22, 2019

Furnished Fort Myers Rental

 

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Convenient location with Privacy -- just 20-minutes from the airport and the world-class beaches of Sanibel 

Spacious and tastefully appointed, this 1000 square foot private retreat offers 2-bedrooms, plus two baths. The comfortable living room with gorgeous skylights, opens to a screened-in-lanai. Tastefully furnished, with brand-name appliances, including washer-dryer. 

Impeccably landscaped with mature Oaks and Palms, the Parkside condo community features a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts and grilling/picnic areas. This secluded retreat is also centrally located -- just minutes from SW Florida's finest restaurants, shops, theaters, and Spring Training home to the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. 

Across the street, is the magical Lakes Park Nature Preserve. Rent bikes, boats, and walk nature trails. Great place for children for a fun day and bird-watching at its best -- all of this at your front door! 
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Rent Includes: Water. 

Call today for showing appointment at 239-949-0404. 

NO PETS PLEASE. NO SMOKING PERMITTED 

TERMS: 
Annual Lease 
$1,200.00 per month 
$1,200.00 Security Deposit 
$65.00 per person Application/Background to Realty Group. Apply online www.florida-homeseller.com 

HOA FEES: 
$50.00 per person payable to Parkside Place COA 

July 26, 2019

Fort Myers Annual Rental with Dock

 

RARE! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath with Pool and Boat Lift!

 

 

This home will not be on the market for long! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single family home is located in the Town & River Estates of South Fort Myers community. The split floor plan offers 3 living room areas, a master suite that includes a walk in closet, dual vanity, a separated sunken tub and walk in shower as well as a sitting room/office area with a beautiful view of the pool and canal. Accompanied with an over sized screened in lanai is perfect for grilling, hosting or relaxing with a gorgeous water side view.

With direct assess to the Gulf and your own private boat lift (10,000 Capacity), this home is a boater dream!
Available September 15th. 
Rent Includes: Lawn Care & Pool Care for easy living!
Please call Realty Group of Southwest FL to schedule a showing! 239-949-0404


To apply please visit our web page at www.florida-homeseller.com/annual-rentals/


TERMS:
Annual Lease
$2,750.00 per month
$2,750.00 Security Deposit
Last months rent dependent on credit/income. 
$55.00 per person Application/Background to Realty Group

July 25, 2019

Reflection Lakes Home for Sale with Lake Views

 

This "resort lifestyle" home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a 2 car upgraded multi-use garage which can be used as additional screened in porch. Two living areas, fully equipped kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar. There is a bonus room with pool view, set up as an office. Master bedroom is located on the first floor and has private entry to lanai. No carpet, hardwood and tile throughout the house. Guest bathroom has a jetted/spa bathtub. Relax in your own private heated pool and spa. Home recently painted.

The sought after gated community of Reflection Lakes amenities include a lakeside clubhouse, resort style pool with waterfall, fitness center, aerobics, tennis, billiards, children’s playground, basketball, volleyball and sandy beach area. With easy access to US-41 and Summerlin Rd.

Reflection Lakes is a gated community in the heart of South Fort Myers offering a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center and many more amenities. Also offers private access to Lakes Regional Park

 

July 24, 2019

Catalina Isles Lake Front Home For Sale

Pool with Lake ViewsModern KitchenMaster Suite

 

IMMACULATE 3 BR / 2 BA single family home is located in the gated community of Catalina Isles. This home is absolutely stunning and all the furnishings are included with the sale! Home has a state of the art A/C that can't be heard within the home. The large master suite offers his and hers closets and a wonderful bathroom complete with dual sinks, roman tub and separate shower. The 2 guest suites offer great privacy and share a bathroom which features a shower tub combination. No carpet in this home!
The minute you walk through the door you'll be drawn in by the spectacular lake views that the home offers. Large private saltwater pool with highly environmental efficient heat pump with additional solar heating, and spa,  outside shower and its own restroom complete the large screened lanai. This home is truly one of a kind and meticulously maintained. 

The gated community of Catalina Isles is perfectly situated off Summerlin Rd in Ft. Myers, close to Fort Myers Beach and shopping and restaurants. Approx. 15 minutes to SWFL airport and the beaches of Sanibel & Ft. Myers. You are truly in paradise!! 
The amenities include a community pool, fitness facility, playground and gazebo overlooking the lake.