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Estero Island Florida Living:

Imagine an island drifting, fringed by perfect beach chairs Estero beach Florida white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and calm aquamarine seas. Then, picture this paradise at arms-length, boasting every modern amenity one could dream of paired with exclusive access to rustic yet pristine shorelines, and an engrossing cultural heritage. Discover this secret getaway on the west side of the Florida panhandle between Naples and Fort Myers Beach, in a heavenly place regarded as Estero Island.

 

UNFORGETTABLE NATURAL LANDSCAPES

From one tip to the other, Estero Island combs through nearly 10 miles of landmass, a glistening pendant dangling between the San Carlos and Sanibel islands, pinched between five astounding natural reserves and the Gulf of Mexico. Offering panoramic views and boat access to the San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve, Matanzas Pass Preserve, Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, and Lovers Key State Park; Estero Island offers an optimal setting off point for exploring some of Florida's most remote beaches, natural mangroves, and untouched marine areas.

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FASCINATING HISTORY AND CULTURAL VALUE

The Estero Islands harbor the tales of a fascinating past life, serving as the ceremonial grounds for an ancient civilization known as the Calusa Indians. Evidence of their presence can be explored via the shell mounds, skeletal remains, and artifacts found in the Estero's Mound Key Archaeological State Park in the Estero Bay. The prehistoric Native Americans who frequented the area, were a hunting and gathering society who spent at least 2,000 years in the coastal waterways of southwest Florida prior to the arrival of Spanish settlers.

 

In more recent years, this island that roots the tiny city of Fort Myers Beach, stood as a major citrus region for more than 100 years until the 1970s. Homesteaders who arrived here in the late 19th century, were part of an organization known as the Koreshan Unity (people who believed the universe was part of a giant, hollow sphere). These forward-thinking citrus growers created a massive plantation that covered more than 110 square miles which included what is known as the town of Fort Myers Beach plus the entirety of Lovers Key State Park. Learn more about the intricate details at the Estero Island Historic Society.

 

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EXQUISITE BEACH SHOPS & MALLS

For those who check into island time with dreams of airy beach boutiques and glittering shopping plazas, luck will have it that Estero Island has plenty of this on hand as well. Countless plazas and independent surf-style shops line Estero Blvd all the way from Bowditch Point Park on the northwest end to Carlos Point on the southeast side, although the bulk of the stores are centered near Fort Myers Beach. Shoppers will find dozens of opportunities to browse for anything from clothing, shoes, and bags to bicycles, golf gear, swimwear, knick-knacks, trinkets, and touristic baubles.

 

A SEAFOOD & COCKTAIL HAVEN

Island life wouldn't be complete without a hefty dose of seafood and a long list of strong drinks. Most of this is circulated near the only city on the island at Fort Myers Beach. Although quaint, the city is far from lacking in culinary offerings and waterfront bars. Nearly anywhere you go dazzles with serene bay views or the beachfront bustle. Many visitors take boat rides from other nearby islands, just to enjoy the impressive Happy Hour offerings on Estero Island. Restaurants range from decadent upscale eateries to succulent beach hut offerings.

 

HOW TO GET TO ESTERO ISLAND

Conveniently located less than 10 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport or 16 miles south of Fort Myers, it possible to access Estero Island from either direction by simply taking the Matanzas Pass Bridge from San Carlos Island.

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$1,048,000
3 Beds 2 Baths SWFL-222037384 MLS
Waterfront Elegance & Fisherman's Delight! Capture the Water Views on the Intersecting Canal of the Marina Inlet from your 5th Floor Corner Residence! The Palm Harbor Club allows for weekly rentals, maximizing your rental potential here! Start your day on Your Private Lanai while sipping morning coffee; watch the boats pass as they head out for the day's catch. This Residence features stunning views of the Sunrise to the Northeast and Sunset Views to the Southwest over the Gulf of Mexico! Recently Renovated & includes one Secured Under Building parking space. This Residence speaks for itself from the moment you enter your Private Foyer, a Kitchen that's sure to please the chef, lunch/breakfast bar, Stainless Steel Appliances, Open Floor Plan concept with exceptional water views... the list goes on & on! Palm Harbor is just Steps Away from the White Sandy Beaches & Blue-Green Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Boat slips nearby are available to purchase or lease. Stroll along the beach while the Dolphins Play along the water's edge; maybe take in tennis, swim, soak in the hot tub or just relax poolside with your favorite book. Later in the day... walk to the renowned Santini Marina Plaza & multiple Resort Style shops... take a stroll on the beach, watching the Sunset Colors light the evening sky. Your Island Residence... You have found your Perfect 'Peace' of Paradise. **Pictures were taken before recent Hurricane events. Interior photos removed until remodel is completed*

150 Lenell Road Unit 504, Fort Myers Beach