With various membership opportunities, the appeal of Bonita Bay’s award-winning lifestyle that includes a comprehensive array of world-class amenities has played a major role in the strong sales at the Seaglass high-rise tower now under construction by The Ronto Group within the community. Binding and pending sales contracts worth more than $120 million have been processed to date at the 26-floor, 120-unit tower that is on schedule for completion just 16 months from now. A choice selection of spacious tower residences is available. With all of the building’s penthouse residences sold, Ronto is offering homebuyers a limited opportunity to join two upper tower units together to create a luxurious 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the expanded residences will come with four protected access under-building parking spaces.
Named one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions, Bonita Bay’s amenities include a 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center, five championship golf courses, expanded tennis facilities that will be transformed even further this summer, a full service marina, numerous dining venues, a residents only private beach park, a network of on-property hiking trails, and three community parks, one of which includes four pickleball courts among its numerous attractions.
The Lifestyle Center contributed to the Bonita Bay Club receiving the America’s Healthiest Clubs award. The three-story Lifestyle Center includes a nearly 20,000 square feet world-class Fitness Center, a 9,000 square feet spa and salon, and the WAVE Café that serves healthy fast food that can be enjoyed on-site or prepared to go.
The Bonita Bay Club’s golf operation is legendary. A two-story, 15,000 square-foot facility houses the golf pro shop, tournament offices, and merchandise offices, as well as underground storage and charging for 260 carts and storage for 2,600 golf bags. The staff includes 25 PGA Professionals. Ten of the PGA Professionals and seven Fitness Professionals are Titleist Performance Institute Certified, creating one of the largest programs in the country. An instructional program includes private and group lessons, golf schools, and clinics on three dedicated practice areas. Three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills to preserve and enhance the natural features of the land. The three courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. Two Tom Fazio designed courses at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres that includes preserved wetlands but no residential development. It was the first private 36-hole club in the world to achieve certification through the Audubon International’s Signature Program and has been designated as a Certified Signature Sanctuary since 1998.
A re-arrangement and slight expansion of Bonita Bay’s 18-court tennis complex was completed last year and included the addition of an exhibition court and two oversized courts. Named Private Facility of the Year by Tennis Industry Magazine, Bonita Bay’s tennis operations are overseen by Director of Tennis and USPTA Master Professional Paula Scheb and a staff that includes three additional certified tennis professionals. Scheb is the only Master Professional in Southwest Florida.
A full-service on-site marina with access to the Gulf of Mexico allows Bonita Bay residents to fully enjoy Southwest Florida’s tropical lifestyle. The Bonita Bay Marina is located just minutes from the Gulf. Wet slips and dry boat storage are available, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services. The Marina accommodates watercraft with a maximum draft of thirty-six inches. The wet slip lifts can hold vessels up to 16,000 pounds and the dry storage can fit boats up to 32-feet long. Trailer loading and unloading service is available for most boats.
The Club recently redesigned the kitchen and traditional dining areas in the clubhouse. The redesign incorporated a 40-feet long buffet station in the dining space. The former golf pro shop was transformed into the 55th Hole, an approximately 3,500 square feet high-end casual bar experience. The design capitalizes on both the interior space and the immediately surrounding areas to create a captivating indoor/outdoor venue. Backwater Jack’s, a waterfront dining and lounge experience at the Bonita Bay Marina, is a favored gathering place for the community’s boater enthusiasts. Bonita Bay’s Naples Club facility on Immokalee Road includes a Club Room within the clubhouse that offers additional dining options and serves as the Naples Club’s primary dining venue.
Bonita Bay’s private beach park is on Little Hickory Island, just 10 to 15 minutes from the community. Picnic pavilions, grills, beach chair and umbrella service, showers, and restrooms equipped with infant changing stations are provided for residents in a setting landscaped with native beachfront vegetation. Residents also enjoy Bonita Bay’s twelve mile network of on-property biking and hiking paths that weave through the community’s tropical setting. A kayaking and canoeing lodge offers additional recreational possibilities.
Situated just 600 feet from Estero Bay, Seaglass will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Three tower residence great room floor plans range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from just over $1 million.
To learn more about Seaglass and the Bonita Bay lifestyle, visit the Seaglass Sales Center and Design Studio at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. or online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com.