Bonita Bay Featured Community
This week's featured community is Bonita Bay.
Bonita Bay is a fabulous community in Bonita Springs featuring intimate neighborhoods of custom single family homes, villas, carriage homes and luxury high-rise condominium residences that overlook the Gulf, bay, lakes, golf courses or nature preserves. With over 2,400 acres total with 1,400 acres of open space, including 230 acres of lakes, expansive natural preserve areas and more than 12 miles of bicycle and walking paths plus 5 golf courses (3 onsite, 2 off site), Bonita Bay is a rare gem of a community! Bonita Bay was voted one of the Top 100 Communities in 2006-2007 by Travel & Leisure Golf.
Bonita Bay is also home to four waterfront community parks - Bonita Bay Beach Park, Estero Bay Park, Spring Creek Park & Riverwalk Park- that were designed to accommodate a variety of leisure activities and interests.
The Bonita Bay Club is member owned and residents are eligible for membership in the Club including 90 holes of championship golf, an 18-court tennis, swim center, fitness center and two golf clubhouses. The Club has a large staff of PGA professionals who are available for instruction. Members may participate in clinics, short game schools, full and half day lessons and video teaching.
For those who love the great outdoors, Bonita Bay includes a butterfly garden, playgrounds, tennis, fitness and biking trails, picnic facilities, canoeing and kayaking as well as an off-site private Beach Club - located about a mile past Doc's restaurant on Bonita Beach Road. Residents can drive or take the Beach shuttle as well as access the public Marina Club, which offers waterfront dining, social, educational activities, wet and dry boat slips and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Marina is fully equipped with a bait shop, fuel pumps, and a ships store, but is now public (was previously a private marina for residents only). Sightseeing and fishing charters can be scheduled on the premises. And when you return from your excursion, you can enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks dockside at Backwater Jacks, the private resident-member restaurant.
Bonita Bay has accomplished many accolades; Bonita Bay was honored by the Urban Land Institute as the #1 one large-scale residential community and was also named "Environmental Leader in Golf" by Golf Digest magazine. The Sierra Club and Audubon International have both awarded Bonita Bay special recognition for environmental stewardship.
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