Preseason Cover Profile: Little Bokeelia Island

A private island utopia off the coast of Southwest Florida, Little Bokeelia Island is a 100 acre tropical paradise.


Prized for its location, Little Bokeelia Island is just moments away from a variety of islands rich with Old Florida charm and only a short boat ride or helicopter trip from the mainland. The island is secluded, yet conveniently located for major shopping and dining options in nearby Ft. Myers and is equal distance from Sarasota and Naples.

The island’s main architectural feature is the original home, a luxurious Spanish-style villa built in the 1920s for Charles Burgess, the well-known inventor of the dry cell battery (Duracell). Masterfully restored to provide all of today’s modern conveniences, the well-appointed rooms capture magnificent views and sea breezes. The estate is designed to accommodate guests comfortably, with a self-contained three-bedroom guest wing, separated by an open breezeway, and accessed by a private entrance.

A short stroll from the main house is your own Old Florida village – a magical enclave of cottages, a museum, waterfall and pool, all surrounding a lushly landscaped terrace. A tropical coquina-shelled road encircles the island, leading to a tennis court and connecting to a nature trail, which meanders through the island’s protected, flourishing oak hammock.

The natural beauty of  Little Bokeelia Island has been appreciated through the years by an elite and very fortunate number of guests and residents. The Calusa Indians and Ponce De Leon were among the first early visitors to discover the natural beauty of Little Bokeelia Island, located in picturesque Pine Island Sound, where several estuaries converge to create exceptional boating and fishing.

The incomparable future potential for development of Little Bokeelia Island has been anticipated by its present owners. The island offers approximately 3 ½ miles of shoreline and 29 waterfront lots which have been granted a development order in perpetuity. To facilitate the property’s promise, the owners have set in place all of the necessary utilities. The island is fully serviced with mainland electricity, a reverse osmosis water plant and multiple back-up generators.

The experienced, long-term caretakers, who have diligently and lovingly maintained the island for more than two decades, are masters of their trade. Their constant care and attention is evident in the lush tropical landscaping, neatly manicured grounds and casual, laid back feeling this island embodies.

The next chapter of the island’s vibrant history could be yours. This tropical oasis awaits your personal inspiration.

Price Available upon Request

Represented by: Klaus Lang, 941.320.1223
and Jennifer Calenda, 941.916.0798

Website:   Michael Saunders & Company


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