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One of the many benefits of owning waterfront Bonita Springs or Estero Florida Real estate is the option to purchase a Bonita Springs gulf access home.
While Estero offers a limited amount of gulf access real estate there are a few river front and canal front homes that lead to the Gulf of Mexico via the Estero River. Bonita Springs, on the other hand, offers a variety of ways to access the Gulf of Mexico; gulf access real estate.
Whether you’re a recreational boater, canoe/kayaker or a fishing enthusiast there is a style of gulf access property of available in the Bonita Springs area. Typical gulf access real estate in Bonita Springs offers wooden boat docks with hoists, lifts and davits to raise and lower watercraft into the canal. Some offer floating docks to drive jet skis up onto.
The primary river and vehicle of gulf access real estate in Bonita Springs is the Imperial River. The Imperial River has dozens of gulf access canals and creeks that intersect it offering many properties and parcels of real estate access to the back bay estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico. Other rivers running through Bonita Springs include Spring Creek, Bay Creek and Oak Creek.
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Naturally, the deeper the water is the higher the price of the gulf access real estate. Deep water mean bigger boats, bigger boats mean bigger homes. Some of the most expensive luxury real estate is located just a stones throw to the beach on Little Hickory Bay. Little Hickory Bay is located in Collier County and includes gulf access homes in Bonita Shores and the community of Barefoot Beach. Homes in Bonita Shores begin in the $400,000’s on a canal and homes in Barefoot Beach begin at about $1,000,000.
Gulf access homes and land in Bonita Springs has adjusted price with the recent changes in the real estate market. Vacant lots with gulf access are currently available from about $100,000 and up depending on lot size, location, view and location. Naturally, riverfront gulf access lots generally cost more than canal front gulf access lots.
Bonita Springs offers a few quaint, gated communities that offer gulf access. Dolphin Cove, Barefoot Beach, Brendan Cove, Paradise Village and Serrano of Bonita Springs are located on the Imperial River or Hickory Bay. Brendan Cove offers a small marina with boat docks for the land locked lots.
Various communities along the Imperial River offer community boat ramps for local land owners and residents. There are a few condominium buildings that offer boat docks both for sale, for rent or on a first come, first served basis. It is possible to live in a condominium and have boat access in Bonita Springs, Florida. Gulf access real estate comes in a variety of forms in SWFL.
There are alternatives to buying gulf access real estate in Bonita Springs if you’re a boater. Near Little Hickory Bay there are a few marinas and boat barns for those who prefer to store their vessel. There is also a boat club and boat rental establishment: Bay Waters Boat Rentals.
Throughout the city of Bonita Springs, Florida and Estero, Fla there are several public boat ramps and parks for those who trailer boats and jet skis.