New Residents at Ronto’s Seaglass High-Rise Are Enjoying Their New Lifestyle at Bonita Bay

The Ronto Group’s completed 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower continues to captivate luxury homebuyers. Ronto has processed closed sales worth $147 million and an additional $23 million in pending sales. Six floors within the tower have just one residence left, including floors six, eleven, fifteen, twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-two. Pricing ranges from $1,425,000 to $2,055,000. The three Seaglass open-concept tower residence 2,889 to 3,421 square-foot floor plans, on-trend common areas, an array of amenities, and various membership opportunities offering access to the Bonita Bay Club’s award-winning lifestyle have redefined the high-rise living experience.

Purchasers who have moved into their new Seaglass residences are enjoying their new lifestyle at Bonita Bay. Brett Melrose is a business owner from Lexington. Kentucky. He and his wife Tami purchased a Seaglass residence on the eighth floor that features the 3,088 square feet under air 03-tower residence floor plan. They moved into their new Seaglass residence the week after last Thanksgiving.

“We owned a condominium in another community since 2010,” said Brett. “We looked at several alternatives and we really liked what we saw at Seaglass. It has the entire package. It’s brand new, the residents are new, we love all the amenities, and the 03-floor plan gave us the space we wanted. We wanted something that had three bedrooms, but I also wanted a den. I have an office in there, and I also have a television, so it’s a place I can go if there’s something going on in the great room. The bedrooms are so big and it’s just an incredible place to share with family and friends. We love that there is a gas grill on one of the terraces. The views are the best. We enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down every evening. It’s hard to beat.”

In addition to the size of the residence and the spectacular views, Brett and Tami appreciated that Ronto provided a fully completed residence with a high level of finish.

“Most of the high-rises built in the past have been just decorator ready,” he said. “You had to come in and finish it yourself. We were very happy with the flooring. We upgraded a few things, but we didn’t go crazy. It’s very bright and airy. We love that it has Thermadore appliances in the kitchen.”

Brett and Tami continue to be impressed by the Seaglass tower’s design and by the building’s amenities.

“The aesthetic of the building is beautiful. The marble floors, the chandeliers, the furniture, all of those things are amazing,” said Brett. “I was downstairs yesterday when they had 60 or 70 people in for an open house. They were just like, man, this place is beautiful. It’s the newest high-rise building in Bonita Bay in the last 12 years here, and it just has that fresh, bright, airy, open feeling to it. We share an amenity area with another building. I was in the hot tub after I played tennis and it was absolutely beautiful. I’ve used the social room for different meetings I’ve had. All of that is really nice.”

In addition to the amenities available at Seaglass, residents have a variety of membership opportunities with the Bonita Bay Club. One of the ten healthiest clubs in America, Bonita Bay’s amenities range from a 60,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center, to five golf courses, tennis, a full-service marina, dining venues, a residents-only private beach park, a network of on-property hiking and biking trails, and an aquatic center.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Brett. “There are always people enjoying what the Club offers. At our previous community, there was nobody there. It was dying. You can go to the different Bonita Bay Club facilities any night of the week and there’s activity. It’s alive. That’s a big thing for us. We want to have people that are enjoying their lives, they’re enjoying their retirement, and they’re fellowshipping with each other. I love playing golf. When we were looking, we came to Bonita Bay and did the preview membership at the Club. The first day I played golf, I told Tami to go pick out something. We looked at houses, four-plex’s, and coach houses. By the time we bought something and rehabbed it, it was going to cost more than buying in Seaglass. We could get something that was brand new and have new friends moving in at the same time. That made it worth it to us.”

As attractive as the Seaglass and Bonita Bay Club’s amenities are, Brett and Tami are equally impressed by the caliber of their new neighbors.

“I’m on the Seaglass board, and it is a diverse group,” said Brett. “I played golf with a resident I had not met yet from Columbus, Ohio, and we had the best time. It’s easy to make those kinds of connections here. It’s given my wife a sense of how great it is to meet new people. She loves going to the sommelier classes at the Club. She’s had a great time meeting people through that. The building manager, Shannon Dye, has been amazing. It is very professionally managed. I think that is a big deal when people are looking at places like this and we’re completely funded on our reserves.”

Seven designer decorated furnished models are now open for viewing at Seaglass with a sales associate. Visit the Seaglass 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