Bonita Springs Gulf Access Home Prices

Here’s a great question I just answered for someone who has a dream of boating from their own back yard private boat dock in Bonita Springs, Florida. What does it cost to get into the gulf access home real estate market? 

Right now the prices of gulf access homes in Bonita Springs rages from $265,000 to $7,000,000. Besides location, location, location determining prices so does the availability of property and the depth and width of the water access. I can tell you that $265,000 can buy you “gulf access” but it is limited in size/style of watercraft.  Keep in mind that a narrow or shallow canal can limit the size of watercraft.  Typically, the more affordable gulf access homes and lots are located a good distance from the Gulf of Mexico and the intra-coastal waterways that lead to the gulf.

Is being further up the river a negative with regard to quality of life or real estate values? Not necessarily. There is often a great view or a larger lot that may not be available near the beaches that is available up river. Also, there are a few opportunities upstream to purchase in low-fee, gated communities which help keep the property visuals uniform.  Examples of these communities would be Brendan Cove, Paradise Village and Serrano.  The community of Bonita Bay offers a stunning lifestyle with optional marina access available.  It’s one of the few communities that offers the golf and country club lifestyle with the boating component. West Bay Club in Estero would be another option but their boat access is provide by way of boat ramp and on-site boat storage.