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May 3, 2023

655 Pinto Trail Englewood FL 34223

655 Pinto Trail Englewood FL 34223

Sarasota County horse property for sale.


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5 ACRES. Equestrian designed BARN, round pen, with a gated entry. Country living at Englewood Farms, just minutes to beaches and the Gulf of Mexico boating, area nature trails of the Myakka State Forest. Englewood Farms offers an equestrian lifestyle close to area amenities. Miles of bridle/walk paths through the Myakka State Park. This home features high, two-story ceilings in the living room and kitchen. The kitchen has been updated. The great room consists of the kitchen, living room and dining rooms- all open floor plan. The living room has wood floors with high dormer windows to allow natural light to fill the common space. The updated kitchen features a large center island, laminate counter tops, stainless steel range, black refrigerator, dishwasher, and tile floors. The interior laundry room is located on the first floor. The first-floor master has high ceilings, skylight, and an en-suite master bathroom with walk-in shower. The second story loft is open to the lower level, with a walk-in closet and dormer windows. This loft space could be enclosed to create an oversized second bedroom. A second story bathroom may also be added. The first-floor guest bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The house has been resided, new metal roof, newer HVAC and updated electrical service, solar panel service and Tesla power cells for home and barn power!

Center aisle barn is 90’ long by 45’ wide and allows for eight 12x14 custom European stalls with cypress wood and beams. Built to the current hurricane standards. Insulated tongue and grove cypress ceiling with four big fans. Separate air-conditioned tack, feed and laundry room plus custom living space. Two covered wash areas and a designated grooming space. Covered relaxation porch for sitting in front of the barn. Metal roof. Hurricane shuttered roll down doors. Property features beautiful fencing around the perimeter. Over 100 truckloads of backfill to keep the barn high and dry. Eight potential 12 X 14 stalls; currently there are four 12x14 stalls, and an additional two double stalls with a total of six current stalls configured. It is built for eight stalls; the next owner would need to install two new walls to separate the two oversized, double stalls. The barn features a beautiful apartment with a shower, kitchen, large bedroom with vaulted ceilings; perfect for an employee, working student, or in-laws. The walkway is made of concrete with a soft paver overlay. The tack room is large and clean. The oversized laundry room, with washer, dryer and refrigerator, is superior to many single-family homes. There is a round pen and large paddocks for ample room and configuration options. Barn features include metal roof, security cameras, fire alarms, hurricane shutters and windows.

Property Updates and Improvements:

New metal roof installed 2021                                                              $35,000

New Storm Impact Windows      2022                                                   $35,000

3 Impact Doors                              2022

1 Impact Slider                               2022

New Solar System Installed         2021                                                 $120,000

95-100% House and 75% Barn power (FPL grid backup)

4 Tesla Batteries-Storage, surge protectors both buildings (EMP Shield)

Gutter Leaf Guard System on House                                                     $4,000

All fans replaced

Fenced in yard area for dogs                                                                $5,500

HVAC system brought to code and maintenance, electric service-panels both buildings brought up to code.

All 3 toilets replaced-new comfort height models.

Septic System cleaned and inspected May 2021

Sellers Notes:

Perfect horse property to enjoy, peaceful setting, friendly neighbors, many equestrians in the community. Custom horse barn designed for the professional, with trainers apartment.

I love sitting on the deck and have coffee in the morning listening to the birds, watching the horses and having my dogs with me here. Nice gentle Gulf breezes blow through the area, rural yet convenient to shopping and area amenities. Fully fenced property, No Climb wire in paddocks. Good quality CITY water with a backup well.

Access to the Myakka River State Park for trail riding, and also ride around the community and visit with neighbors from horse back!

Englewood Farm Acres Homes for Sale

Search Englewood Farm Acres homes for sale & real estate in Englewood, FL. If old fashioned country living appeals to you, real estate in Englewood Farm Acres is just what you’ve been looking for. Drive through this equestrian paradise and you’ll see lush green fields, sparkling ponds and sturdy stables housing a variety of horses and cattle. The streets are all named for horse breeds, and many of the properties have direct access to riding trails in the area. There are no deed restrictions in this animal-friendly subdivision, and the active homeowners’ association helps maintain a laid-back country atmosphere. Contact your Englewood, Florida real estate experts today for information about Englewood Farm Acres neighborhood properties for sale or to schedule a private home tour.

We sell in 15 Florida counties with membership in 4 large MLS systems, so my clients don't miss any HORSE properties!

Glen Bigness, Equestrian Property Specialist 239-272-4663

Florida horse property and country homes for sale.


May 1, 2023

1281 20th Ave NE Naples FL 34120

Golden Gate Estates home SOLD-SOLD-SOLD

Golden Gate Estates home for sale at the end of street, enjoy nature and a relaxed country setting along the water! 5 acres in Paradise! Beautiful mature Oak tree lined driveway with monument lighted steps to the stained-glass front door. Enjoy your very own Oasis just 18 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The growing Randall Blvd area of Naples has shops, Publix grocery and restaurants minutes away. NO DAMAGE from Hurricane Ian. Fresh water canal for canoe-kayaking and fishing. Plenty of paved parking, perfect for horse owners to build a barn, RV owner-storage, or contractor looking to build a pole barn for business use. Home shows beautifully and is move in condition, hot water tank-4 yrs, new pool enclosure, roof and AC replaced 5 years ago! Peace and serenity here you can enjoy nature, a country lifestyle along the canal, outdoor living with fire-pit, garden area, and huge oversized paved parking area. Lot size approx. 329'X662' east side along canal. Privacy here with some areas cleared and the rest is treed property which allows you to enjoy nature and the water too!

Golden Gate Estates homes for sale 34120

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April 25, 2023

Top Producer 2022 Recognition

2022 Top Producer-Recognition Award

Glen Bigness, Florida real estate agent in Naples

Premiere Plus Realty recognizes Glen Bigness, Realtor as a company Top Producer with over $16 Million in CLOSED sales transactions. *not including team co-broke referral transactions and new home builder sales.

Glen Bigness Florida real estate agent with Premiere Plus Realty

Glen has gross closed sales in several Florida counties on both coasts of Florida and also hold the Luxury Homes Specialist designation. His main office is located at 1100 5th Avenue South Suite 101 Naples FL 34102 in downtown Naples.

Glen is listed with the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate agent directory nationwide.

A Realtor since 1986 and holds designations for Certified New Home Specialist, RELO Relocation Specialist, Real Estate Franchise Manager Award, Equestrian Property Designation, Top Sales Agent, Top Listing Agent.

Real estate education began with Century 21 in central NY and included, 2&1 Listing & Sales, Finance Management, Relocation Services, Recreational-Vacation Properties, Senior Citizen Buyers, Commercial Sales, Broker Management Training, Operation Springboard Graduate, Fine Homes & Estates Designation, Builder Connection Graduate.

Real Estate specialties include but are not limited to:

  • Equestrian Properties and Rural Estate Homes
  • Waterfront Home and Condominium
  • New Construction Sales

Glen Bigness, of the Bigness Realty Group. and heads up a team of seasoned-experienced agents that assist buyers, sellers, investors and new construction clients, family and friends.

Glen is a proud member of the following MLS systems in Florida to better serve clients needs:

  • NABOR (Naples and surrounding areas)
  • Sarasota Area MLS
  • Miami-Ft Lauderdale MLS
  • Stellar Matrix MLS
  • MLS Advantage (statewide system)

Glen can be found and followed on the following Social Media sites:






He has been a Florida resident since 1994 and enjoys exploring the outdoors, parks, beaches, riding mountain bike, canoeing, kayaking, horses, riding his Harley Davidson Electra Glide, driving his 4X4 Jeep Rubicon on trails, boating, traveling around the state and meeting new people looking to call our beautiful state home!

Using marketing, advertising and education training and ongoing professional classes he continues to provide stellar service and guidance to his clients and the general public.

Contact Glen directly at 1-239-272-4663 or by email: or

Areas of service include but not limited to:

  • Collier County
  • Lee County
  • Hendry County
  • Charlotte County
  • Manatee County
  • Sarasota County
  • Pinellas County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pasco County
  • Hernando County
  • DeSoto County
  • Dade County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Broward County
  • Monroe County

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Premiere Plus Realty is a fully licensed Florida Brokerage with over 1,500 agents statewide.

Premiere Plus Realty in Naples FL 34102




April 20, 2023

1352 Cemetery Rd Ft Denaud

Florida horse property for sale.

Property Description for 1352 Cemetery Rd Fort Denaud, FL 33935

Horse property with over 24 acres, metal storage barn, 12 stall horse barn and spacious 2 story home! You will not find a better equestrian property for the money in SW Florida, plenty of grass pasture, horse fencing, private gated entry, house sets way back on lot! Plenty of paved parking for vehicles, RV and horse trailers, storage building great for farm equipment or business equipment-supplies, round pen. The horse barn was custom built and ready to go, wash stall, feed room, tack room, wide center aisle with easy mats, roll down main doors, soft stall floor mats, bring the horses and ride. Home shows beautifully, with plenty of space and room for everyone, 2 car garage, painted 2020, metal roof, Generac generator, new AC 2018. Generous lanai and a great floorplan with quality amenities and features. Expansive rear lanai with views of the yads and woods. Plenty of area back of house-lot to build a guest house too. You can get to the Caloosahatchee River boat ramps for boating, Lee County Park for horseback riding trails, Fort Myers or Labelle for dinner, shopping and more.

Florida horse property for sale, home, barn, land.

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Feb. 24, 2023

Nautilus Naples

Nautilus Naples new construction LUXURY condominiums for SALE!

Nautilus Naples new construction condominiums for sale, listing info, photos.

South Building at Nautilus Naples for sales (the North Building sold out last Summer). All four extraordinary residences are now in the MLS and we can now accept contracts, as construction is set to commence very soon. See South Building at Nautilus Naples for sales (the North Building sold out last Summer). All four extraordinary residences are now in the MLS and we can now accept contracts, as construction is set to commence very soon.

These rare, luxury waterfront condominiums range in price from $8.5M-to-$12.5M and include 3BR/3.5BA, deeded office spaces on the first floor and dedicated, private roof-top spaces (either 1,100SF or 1,600SF overlooking Crayton Cove and Naples Bay) with splash pools, as well as 3- or 4-car garages. See for more information, or let us know if there are inquiries or any questions about this exciting project.
New Construction Certified Agent
Bringing Builders and Buyers together since 1986...
We can act as YOUR new construction representative through the entire NEW build process!
Purchase negotiations, construction-build process, video clip reports, FREE airfare and hotel accommodations at closing*
Glen Bigness, New Luxury Home Specialist (239) 272-4663
Contact me FIRST before any builder-developer-model sales office.


Nov. 21, 2022

Beachfront condos on Marco Island

Marco Island Beachfront Condos for SALE

Marco Island FL beachfront condominiums for sale.

LOOKING for a waterfront condominium on Marco Island Florida 34145?

Since 1986 we have been a trusted real estate resource for family, friends and clients. Contact us at your convenience for area information, statistical data, market analysis and updated MLS property lists to review daily.

In an ever changing real estate market driven by 1000's of purchasers flocking to SW Florida weather, lifestyle and weather its not slowed down! Our guidance and experience will ensure a smooth transaction and buying experience.

Marco Island Florida has been a destination for those seeking a sunny climate with boating, fishing, diving and relaxed laid back oceanfront lifestyle. Spend endless days beach combing, relaxing sunsets, enjoying fine dining, shopping, area parks and making new like minded friends. Search all Marco Island waterfront property for sale today, and see beachfront condominiums available along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

Nov. 21, 2022

Beachfront luxury condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico

Luxury beachfront condominiums for Sale


Naples Florida waterfront condominiums for sale.

Luxury condominiums for sale along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. We have properties for sale in Naples, Marco Island, Isle of Capri, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Whether you are searching for a waterfront home, condominium, new construction unit or investment we can guide and advise you. Since 1986 a trusted real estate resource for buyers, sellers, investors and those looking to build a luxury residence in Florida. We provide statistical data, analysis, video tours and past sales so that you make informed decisions when selecting a Florida waterfront property.

Waterfront property selections range from intracoastal, salt water canal, bay, river and beachfront on the Florida Gulf of Mexico. Many of the single family homes and upscale condominiums have boat docks-slips available for cruising, fishing and diving here.

The SW Florida area and coastline boasts great weather, harbors, the 10,000 Islands, world class fishing access and a cruising lifestyle unmatched. Buyers for generations have sought out property here and with our help you will find the one to share and pass down for generations to enjoy with family and friends on Florida's west coast.

Naples Florida luxury waterfront condominiums for sale.




May 11, 2022

9956 Treasure Cay Ln Bonita Springs FL 34135

Property Link for MLS

Spanish wells Homes Bonita Springs FL


9956 Treasure Cay Ln Bonita Springs FL 34135

Almost 2400 sq. ft.3/3 pool home with newer tile roof, AC unit and plumbing!

Open floor plan, vaulted-trayed ceilings, fireplace, breakfast bar, summer kitchen with wet sink and Jenn Aire, enclosed pool with lanai. Lush tropical landscaping, brick paver driveway, well maintained and move in ready!  Home is on the Golf course with beautiful fairway views and has 2 car garage, offered with furnishings.

Welcome to the Spanish Wells community!

Spanish Wells Country Club is a gated golf community located in Bonita Springs, FL.  The community is situated on 600 acres that were originally planned with an 18-hole golf course. The community added an additional nine holes in 1996. Water hazards are the main obstacles on these courses as they come into play several times. This beautiful gated community is conveniently located in the city of Bonita Springs, only minutes from shopping, dining, and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Additional conveniences nearby to  include Coconut Point MallSouthwest Florida International Airport , FGCU and nearby shopping and dining. Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club is within walking distance of various businesses, banking, dining and shopping.

Hidden in the beachy town of Bonita Springs which is Southwest Florida’s best-kept secret.  Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club provides a fun and active lifestyle for Club Members with a 27-hole Championship Golf Course. Additional amenities include a Fitness Center, Har Tru Bocce Courts, a Relaxing Heated Pool, and 5 Har Tru Tennis Courts with a premier playing surface!

Amenities include:

27-Hole Championship Golf Course- Semiprivate, Open to Public, Bundled and Optional Memberships

32,000 sq.ft. Clubhouse

5 Har-Tru Tennis Courts

Har-Tru Bocce Courts

Fitness Center & Fitness Classes

Distinctive Dining with our renowned Chef

Entertaining Member Events

Relaxing Heated Tropical Pool

Access to Expert Golf Professionals

Pro Shop

April 5, 2022

Marco Island FL highest priced home SOLD

A contemporary waterfront mansion on Hideaway Beach sold for just less than $12 million and is the top Marco Island sale this year. The property at 202 Beach Drive is positioned on a nearly 1-acre double lot and features 180 feet of beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico. Glen Bigness and Suzanne Shaffer with Premiere Plus Realty brought the motivated-qualified buyers from Pennsylvania through targeted marketing programs for luxury high end Florida properties.

 202 Beach Rd Marco Island FL 34145

A contemporary waterfront get away estate on Hideaway Beach has sold for just under $12 million — the highest priced residential sale ever recorded on Hideaway Beach. It is also the top Marco Island sale year-to-date. The much sought-after property is positioned on a nearly one-acre double lot and features 180 feet of beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico. Located at 202 Beach Drive, the estate was SOLD by Glen Bigness and Suzanne Shaffer with Premiere Plus Realty. Established-seasoned Realtor’s with a combined 45 years’ experience and real estate service to clients.


Five terraces overlook the property, all with incredible Gulf views. Surrounded by tropical lush landscaping, the resort-style grounds are complete with a saltwater pool with a water feature; a party room with a kitchen, bar and bath; and a poolside gathering room with a fireplace. This extraordinary home is just steps away from the Marco Island sugar-sand beach.

Hideaway Beach is a highly desirable gated community featuring two miles of beaches, a nine-hole golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, croquet, bocce ball, pro shop, fitness center and elegant beach club with a lounge and three dining areas. Resident’s love living there and boast the many advantages and pleasures of its quality lifestyle.

This island estate waterfront residence presented an exceptional island retreat with spectacular Gulf-front views on a rarely available double lot. The recorded sale price is proof to the strength of the luxury real estate market and the strong demand for beachfront property in Florida.

Premiere Plus Realty

Glen Bigness, Realtor-Advisor 239-272-4663 a trusted real estate resource since 1986.

Premiere Plus Realty serving Florida’s Gulf coast.

Sept. 22, 2021

Canadian Buying in Florida

Canada to Reopen Its Borders on Aug. 9

In a likely boost for Fla. tourism and real estate, the Canadian government will ease border rules in Aug. Fla. Policy and Budget official expects “a big jump in people.”

WELCOME BACK! We missed you...

Call us for property information, tours of communities, and property showings of interest!

Cash Buyers need financial institution Proof of Funds, financed buyers will need LOCAL lender Pre-Qualification for financing letter, we can assist you with these…

The Florida market is HOT due to the thousands drawn to our weather freedom of movement and tropical settings and many theme parks, beaches and casual Florida lifestyle. Boating, sailing, diving-snorkeling, biking, kayaking, bicycling, walking-running, golfing, beach-combing and so much more await you...

We work hand in hand with lenders friendly to Canadian Buyer-Investors and have real estate attorneys, accountants and service professionals ready to serve you!

OUR real estate clients are offered FREE airfare and hotel at closing when they purchase through us as their real estate agents here in Florida.

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Premiere Plus Realty 239-272-4663 serving the Florida Gulf Coast


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