5 Reasons Estero, Florida is a Preferred Destination for Golf and Beach Lovers
May 22, 2023 | Read Time: 5 minutes
Immaculate shorelines, awe-inspiring natural wonders, and endless sunshine – it’s no surprise that Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast is one of Florida’s most coveted destinations. In fact, the greater Naples area was recently ranked by U.S. News as the nation’s third fastest-growing city. As Naples has become more popular, it has also become more crowded, giving locals a true appreciation for a hidden gem just to the north that has become a cherished destination for golf and beach lovers. Take Tamiami Trail north to Estero and you’ll find a serene coastal lifestyle while granting effortless access to renowned destinations. See why so many new Floridians are attracted to the exceptional residential offerings in Estero, especially The Island at West Bay.
1. Tee Off in a Golf Paradise
Recognized as the “Golf Capital of the World,” Southwest Florida enjoys more golf holes per capita than anywhere else in the nation. From challenging PGA-level layouts to scenic views and lush fairways, over 150 golf courses offer a range of options suited for varying skill levels and preferences. One of the most notable in Estero is West Bay Club’s championship golf course. Designed by luminaries Pete & P.B. Dye, the 6,733-yard championship course is renowned for embracing its natural setting, with holes situated between sanctuary preserves that feature the occasional wildlife visit. With a premier location nestled within the prestigious West Bay community, residents of The Island will have access to the course in their own backyard. Gary Chensoff, the visionary behind The Island, has also secured golf memberships with full privileges available immediately while the new condominium is being constructed.
2. Estero Bay’s Natural Wonders
Encouraging residents to immerse themselves in an outdoor lifestyle, Estero Bay beckons residents with its captivating natural beauty. Kayak or paddleboard through gorgeous mangroves, observe one-of-a-kind wildlife or venture further to reach the clear aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The small islands found throughout Estero Bay are not only great for fishing but also serve as the home for many wildlife species. Manatees, turtles, dolphins, gopher tortoises, bald eagles, and herons are some of the many native species that can be spotted as you explore. The Island’s future residents will also have the privilege of Membership at the area’s newest and most sought-after private beach club. The West Bay Beach Club expansion will be completed later this year, providing its Members with an exceptional oceanfront dining venue, a full-service bar, an expanded dining deck, and added parking for Member convenience.
3. Best Airport Access
Tucked between Fort Myers and Naples, Estero is the perfect location for those who want to spend more time enjoying life and less time getting there. Located just 20 minutes from West Bay, Southwest Florida International Airport has passenger service by 14 commercial airlines to more than 59 nonstop destinations, as well as private jet services. To the north, Punta Gorda Regional Airport provides convenient service from Allegiant to more than 50 destinations throughout the country. Private and charter aircraft services are also available at Naples Airport, just 35 minutes south.
4. World-Renown Shopping
From luxury designers to local boutiques, Estero is a haven for fashionistas seeking an exceptional retail adventure. Miromar Outlets features over 140 designer and brand-name stores for fashion, home décor, accessories, and more. The Promenade at Bonita Bay is another popular destination, with its charming open-air setting a blend of specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. For those craving even more shopping delights, Estero is just a short drive away from Naples’ Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. These internationally renowned destinations boast an impressive array of luxury brands, designer labels, and more.
5. New Residential Offerings Deliver Unparalleled Options
Acknowledging the allure of this tropical destination, some of the world’s top architects are ushering in a new era of residential living with innovative architecture and awe-inspiring designs. As the ninth and final address within the West Bay community, Gary Chensoff challenged his team to set a new standard of excellence with every aspect of The Island at West Bay. Architecture firm Garcia Stromberg was the first to achieve that vision for the 24-story condominium, with a unique plan for both the residences and amenities that represent the cutting edge in design and architectural innovation. Each of the 86 luxurious 3- to 4-bedroom residences enjoys the coveted corner position, with never-ending views overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beyond.
The Island’s signature rooftop amenities will create unmatched and inviting social spaces and provide services that elevate everyday experiences into meaningful moments. Atop The Island’s 24th floor, the Rooftop Amenity Deck creates a breathtaking backdrop for morning yoga in the shaded Fitness & Yoga space, refreshing dips in the adult Relaxation Pool, and sunset celebrations overlooking the expansive Gulf of Mexico vistas. The ground-level amenities include a Resident Club Room, a heated lap pool, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, private guest suites, refrigerated storage for deliveries, a Kid’s Club Room, and an indoor golf simulator. A dramatic porte-cochere entrance and exemplary on-site staff ensure a memorable arrival experience.
Priced from $2.6 million, The Island at West Bay provides world-class living within the comforts of a close-knit community. For more information on this exciting new residential offering, please contact 239-948-9009 or visit IslandWestBay.com to schedule a private appointment with the sales team.