Seaglass residents to enjoy the parks at Bonita Bay
Acknowledged as a place where residents and nature connect, Bonita Bay’s stewardship of the land is legendary. More than half of the community’s acreage was set aside for natural areas and open space, and residential neighborhoods were sited to take advantage of views of nature without impacting it. Specimen trees, wildlife habitats, and natural wetlands were preserved and invasive exotics were replaced with native species. The result is a decidedly different community that embraces the unspoiled natural beauty of Southwest Florida. In addition to reptiles, amphibians, fish, and small mammals, Bonita Bay is home to a pair of nesting bald eagles. The eagles have thrived, producing more than 30 fledglings since 1977.
For the residents of the luxurious residences in The Ronto Group’s 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower now just 14 months from completion, Bonita Bay’s setting offers an active, healthy lifestyle. A 12-mile network of pathways is available for walking, jogging, and bicycling. The trails lead to every corner of Bonita Bay, including to a butterfly garden, picnic facilities, playgrounds, canoeing, the Bonita Bay Marina, and three parks that provide an opportunity to experience myriad attractions.
Riverwalk Park runs alongside the Imperial River on the southern edge of Bonita Bay. The park is a sanctioned National Audubon community. A day marina includes a boat ramp, 40 boat slips, and canoe storage. A bocce ball facility was added in 2013, joining the tennis, pickle-ball, and basketball courts already in place. The bocce facility was recipient of a 2013 Green Star Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society in the Park and Recreation category. The facility’s pavilion provides a setting for social gatherings. Covered courtside seating shades the players from the sun while they rest between rotations. Riverwalk Park also offers a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, two pet stations with water fountains, and a 12-station Parcourse fitness trail.
Spring Creek is one of Southwest Florida’s most pristine waterways and runs along the northernmost border of Bonita Bay. The community’s Spring Creek Park encourages exploration of the area’s natural treasures. A canoe and kayak storage and launch facility is available for resident owned boats and for the complimentary canoes provided for use by residents. The park’s nature trails meander through a subtropical forest and an observation deck directly on Spring Creek provides a spot for appreciating the spectacular setting. Other attractions at Spring Creek Park include a bocce ball court and basketball hoop, a picnic area with grills and tables, a children’s playground, a pet station equipped with a water fountain, gazebos, and restroom facilities.
Bonita Bay’s 13-acre Estero Bay Park is being preserved to share its historical and archeological significance, including 5,000-year old Native American shell mounds. An 800-foot boardwalk winds its way through coastal mangroves to reach a pier on Estero Bay. One of Estero Bay Park’s attractions is the Butterfly Garden that was established by Bonita Bay’s residents and planted with native and tropical flowers. The park’s nature trails include interpretive signs. The park includes a screened pavilion with restroom facilities, a playground, and a picnic area with grills and tables.
With the combination of the building’s tower floor plan choices and amenities that also include the five championship golf courses, a planned expansion of the Club’s 18-court tennis complex, and a residents only private beach park, Seaglass is redefining the luxury high-rise living experience. The Seaglass tower’s second floor will connect to an award-winning amenity complex. Amenities already in place include a theater, guest suites, card and club rooms, a fitness facility featuring men’s and women’s spas with steam and massage rooms, a resort-style walk-in pool and spa, and a deck with a covered cabana that includes a bar and grill.
Now more than 50% sold, Seaglass offers fully-completed, ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Seaglass will showcase the open living environments that luxury homebuyers prefer. The elegant residences will be accessed by private elevator foyers and feature spacious great rooms, large kitchens, and two or three expansive outdoor terraces per residence, one of which will include a gas grill. The terraces and extensive use of glass throughout the residences will provide stunning views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
A selection of tower residences remains available at Seaglass. Three luxurious great room floor plans ranging from 3,353 to 3,946 total square feet are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owner’s suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan.
Three furnished tower residence models featuring the finishes on display at the Seaglass Design Studio located within the Seaglass Sales Center will be available for viewing upon completion of construction. Ronto’s Finishing Touches Program is designed to allow future residents to visit the Design Studio and select finishes for their new home’s flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. Future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. Opportunities to customize residences will become progressively limited as construction continues.
For additional information, visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. ¦