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Local Communities

Our little corner of southwest Florida is full of beach town communities and subdivisions. This area is what is left of old Florida, still remnant of earlier days. We are fortunate to live and work within our local town-  Boca Grande, Englewood, Manasota Key, Placida, and Rotonda West.  Our sister company Grande Escapes offers vacation rentals throughout our areas. Visit us at to view our portfolio. 

Welcome to the waterfront community of Anglers Club, a private 15 acre community just off the island of Boca Grande. These Key West styled luxury homes and townhomes are located just behind Gasparilla Marina and offer over 900' of docks, bring your boat and dock right in the backyard. Anglers Club is located in a gated area, right on a waterway with quick access to Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande Pass, and the Gulf Of Mexico. Anglers offers a community pool and clubhouse.

Anglers Club is located just off Boca Grande in a gated community behind Gasparilla Marina.

Anglers Club of Placida arial view

Gasparilla Island offers 7 miles of pure tranquility; a barrier island with no rises or traffic lights, a 100-year-old lighthouse, and pristine white sand beaches- where golf carts outnumber cars. Boca Grande is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the protected waterways of Charlotte Harbor. Boca Grande is an old Florida paradise. Known as the tarpon capital of the world, this area is home to some of the best sport fishing in the world. Its unique charm and historic past make it a very special retreat. From the island's early phosphate days to being host to families like the DuPonts and J.P. Morgan, Boca Grande is rich in American culture and history. Gasparilla Island offers many luxury island-style communities, ranging from single-family beachfront homes, historic in-town cottages, to exclusive gated communities. Boca Grande might just be the island paradise to call home.

Boca Grande Island view

Welcome to Boca Vista Harbor, a luxurious waterfront condo complex located just off the island of Boca Grande. The gated community offers guests the finest in luxury condos, only minutes away from the islands beaches. Enjoy a heated pool, spa,  and on-site tennis courts.  Located adjacent to full service Gasparilla Marina for fuel and fishing supplies. Enjoy the waterfront gazebo with a kayak launch area right into into Coral Creek. 

Boca Vista Harbor is located next to Gasparilla Marina in Placida. 

Boca Vista Harbor condo building

Cape Haze is a sleepy residential area located within Placida on the Cape Haze Peninsula surrounded by water on three sides and barrier islands- Knight Island, Don Pedro Island, Little Gasparilla, and Boca Grande.  Many homes are located right on open waters or canals that give boaters instant access to the Gulf of Mexico. Homes date back to the 1950's, but there has been steady construction throughout the years. The location is near Boca Grande, and Englewood, and just to the west of Rotonda. 

Fishing Boat in Placida Florida

Englewood is a sleepy beach town with mostly single family homes. Englewood has many waterfront parks and recreation areas. It is also home to popular downtown Dearborn Street.

Dearborn Street in Olde Englewood Village fully underwent a revitalization. This Main Street is filled with quaint shops, locally-owned restaurants, and plenty of community events for both locals and the visitors of our area. Stop by the Farmers Market on Thursdays, grab a bite to eat at the Moose Club, a popular hangout, take in a car show or enjoy the ever popular bike night. Many festivals and parades are also found here on the old Main St. in Old Englewood Village. 

Dearborn St sign in Englewood Florida

Little Gasparilla Island is a 7 mile long, bridgeless barrier island located just to the north of Gasparilla Island. It only has boat access making it one of the best kept secrets in southwest Florida. LGI has many beachfront and Bayfront homes, a bit primitive with no cars, or roads, making it an adventure for travelers. Little Gasparilla Island offers some for the most secluded beaches on the west coast of Florida. 

Little Gasparilla Island

Manasota Key is a barrier island located in Englewood. Here you will find a large public beach with parking, and several restaurants all within walking distance. Some local favorites are Lock N Key, The Sandbar, and The Waverly. All three offer outdoor dining and great views of the sunset. There are a few small shops, but most people come for the beach. Manasota Key also has Stump Pass state park on the southern tip of the island. Just over a mile of beach where one can find plenty of shells and shark teeth! A 1.3 mile hiking trail, kayak and paddleboard launches can also be found at Stump Pass. Most of the Manasota Key is residential with plenty of opportunity to find a beachfront place to relax on vacation.

The Shell at Englewood Beach

Placida is just 15 minutes from the fantastic beaches of Englewood's Manasota Key and 10 minutes from the pristine shores of Boca Grande. Just a stones throw away one can enjoy Rotonda West's 99 holes of golf on 5 public courses. Situated amongst the Florida pines, surrounding by lush tropical landscape, and conveniently located between Port Charlotte and Englewood, Placida is one area not to be overlooked. 

Looking at a dock

Rotonda West has 99 holes of golf on 5 public courses. The unique circular design and over twenty-six miles of canals, plus ponds and lakes that are abundant with fish and wildlife continues to entice both locals and tourists. Many parks and open spaces are also found within Rotonda, and it's close proximity to the local beaches make this a well desired area in southwest Florida.  

Entrance sign to Rotonda West

Discover true Florida bliss in South Gulf Cove, designed as a boaters paradise with more than 55 miles of man-made canals winding throughout the waterfront neighborhoods. The modern day boat lock system allows boaters to get directly out to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. With lots of new construction in the area, this beautiful area has become a hot spot amongst those wanting to fully enjoy the Florida lifestyle.  South Gulf Cove is located near both the beaches of Boca Grande, and the conveniences of the Englewood area. 

Looking down a waterfront canal.
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