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Shell Point announces new community

By Staff | Oct 31, 2013

Shell Point Retirement Community has begun pre-sales for its new neighborhood, The Estuary.

The Estuary at Shell Point will be the planned community’s fourth neighborhood and will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. The Estuary will include all of the lifestyle amenities and services available at Shell Point, along with complete lifecare, including assisted living and skilled nursing if needed.

Entrance fees for the homes start at $689,000 with a 75 or 90 percent refundable contract. Reservations on specific home sites offering views of the golf course or lake will be taken with a 10 percent deposit.

The three current neighborhoods at Shell Point are The Island, The Woodlands, and Eagles Preserve. Each offers its own unique ambiance and architectural style. The location of the new neighborhood is situated between the championship golf course and a large nature preserve featuring a 4.5-acre lake in the center.

“For the fourth neighborhood, we wanted something different,” said Ted Benjamin, director of sales for the community. “We wanted to add more walk-out, ground level residences to our mix, so we decided to create a neighborhood of single-family homes and twin villas in an old-Florida style. We envision this neighborhood to be reminiscent of the early days of Sanibel and Captiva islands.”

Designed by award-winning Nilles Design Group, Inc. Custom Residential Designers, the homes feature metal roofs, clapboard siding, and front porches accented with picket railings.

The Estuary Signature Homes offer 2,300-2,700 square feet of air-conditioned living space including a great room, dining room, kitchen with morning room, master suite and two additional bedrooms with two or 2 1/2 baths. With entry, lanai, and two-car garage, plus an additional space for a golf cart, the footprint will total 3,500 to 3,900 square feet.

The Estuary Twin Villa homes are 1,600-2,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space. Each attached home offers a great room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, second bedroom, and laundry room. Each villa will offer an expansive lanai and two-car garage with additional golf cart parking.

Shell Point is also planning a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse to expand the social and lifestyle opportunities for residents of the entire community. In addition to serving the 18-hole championship golf course, the clubhouse will include a pro shop, dining rooms, a health club, a salon and meeting rooms.

A preview home featuring the “Useppa” design is located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point. Estuary site tours and appointments to learn more about lifecare at Shell Point are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling the Welcome Center at (239) 466-1131.