By: Robert Lovi By: Robert Lovi | July 8, 2022 | Home & Real Estate
In one of Southwest Florida's last available stretches of waterfront, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay will give way to an architectural masterpiece of two 22-story towers fusing luxury living and natural wonders.
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Situated within 500 acres of lush lands and next to the natural beauty of the state's first aquatic preserve of Estero Bay, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a sheltered oasis for the legendary brand. The visionary behind this one-of-a-kind property is the London Bay Development, which has already launched sales for the first tower.
The residences and a newly-conceptualized golf course that stretches 7,000 yards will sit on Saltleaf on Estero Bay. A 500-acre coastal village set to create a new sense of place and inspire connections between people and their natural surroundings. London Bay Development Group has started construction for the master-planned community with the groundbreaking of its first phase, Saltleaf Golf Preserve. When completed in 2023, it will be one of the finest public golf courses in the United States, designed by legendary golfer Raymond Floyd.
The first tower will include 112 distinguished residences, totaling 224 upon completion. The company has built a legacy of delivering luxury residences in prestigious coastal zip codes by embracing a vision of creating unparalleled lifestyles in Southwest Florida's premier locations.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, will overlook endless water views and the Saltleaf Marina and will be located between Sanibel Island and Naples, Florida. The cascading façades, designed by Arquitectonica, are inspired by the undulation of the waterfront setting, blending in harmoniously with the surrounding topography. The buildings' rounded form was purposefully designed to frame the sky and capture natural light from sunrise to sunset, allowing full panoramas from every residence.
Residences range in size from 2,628 to 3,885 square feet and include two, three, and four bedrooms starting in the upper $2 million range. The residences, which will span up to 2,200 square feet, will have a dedicated private elevator entry, unobstructed sunset views of the bay, and spacious balconies that enhance outdoor living. Each comes with a den that can be used for various purposes, such as an office, family room, or library. The Residences are expected to break ground by the end of the year.
Floorplans are light and airy, with a modern palette and timeless design. Meyer Davis, a world-class interior design firm, has assembled three finish packages for homebuyers to choose from. Storage will be plentiful, with large bedroom closets and a private storage unit for each homeowner on each resident's floor.
A grand port cochere at the main entrance greets visitors with stunning views of the coastal sanctuary, instilling instant calm upon arrival. Natural colors, raw textures, and soft touches honor the essence of the Gulf Coast in interiors by award-winning New York design studio Meyer Davis. Architecturally stunning Ritz-Carlton living opportunity overlooking Southwest Florida's first aquatic preserve and the Gulf of Mexico. These amplify the senses of this well-balanced ecosystem, both within and beyond the breathtaking property. Millwork incorporating tropical haven elements will bring warmth, while exquisite, rare stones and luxury fabrics blend to exude the pinnacle of an elevated lifestyle.
All aspects of ownership will reflect the legendary Ritz-Carlton service and personal connections with residents. High-touch concierge care will combine comfort and convenience with personalized experiences, making daily life easier. All desires are met, from private training sessions and on-site pet grooming to the beauty salon and spa treatments.
With 36,000 square feet of indoor space, the amenities program caters to all residents' interests and hobbies. A Wellness Center with garden views offers fitness, a yoga and Pilates studio, a private training section, and locker rooms with steam and a sauna for health enthusiasts. A dedicated Kids Club located on the lobby level is a place for children and teens to laugh, learn, and play while being supervised by professional staff.
An 8,000-square-foot space on the property is centrally located and caters to memorable activities and downtime. Enjoy the sunset at the Sunset Lounge as an evening ritual, gather with family or friends for an intimate dinner in the private dining room, or catch a game at the Sports/News Café. Guests can also enjoy the whiskey and wine room, which has temperature-controlled storage, host a game of poker in the card room or visit the demonstration and catering kitchen, which is ideal for interactive cooking classes.
As a centerpiece, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay's outdoor oasis, promotes wellness. Relax by one of the three pools, or venture throughout the property to discover beautiful vegetation designed by EDSA. The expansive lagoon water feature also has floating-like pavilions where residents can recharge or socialize with friends. Cabanas will be available for purchase, maximizing comfort and luxury. Bocce courts encourage competitive play, while multiple firepits and barbeque stations encourage group gatherings.
"We are extremely pleased to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. The property will be transformative in all of its attributes, from its immaculate design and amenities to its placemaking character, creating the most magnificent coastal lifestyle one can seek," said Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Development Group. "The Ritz-Carlton is the quintessential brand for prestigious living, which will transcend luxury in Southwest Florida."
Neighborhood trails lead to beautiful destinations to explore nearby activities, allowing you to live in rare harmony with it all. Residents can walk to the Saltleaf Marina, part of the master-planned Saltleaf community, which includes a new, reimagined championship golf course and a nine-hole short course.
Located on the state’s first aqautic preserve, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay provides a life surrounded by nature. The colors and textures of this habitat are inspired by the natural elegance of centuries-old mangroves, thriving oyster beds, and people-curious dolphins. Explore the waters of the nearby Estero Bay estuary, home to beautiful trees that clean the air, protect the coast, and preserve centuries of indigenous history. Everyday life feels vibrant and healthy in a place with this much natural beauty, inspiring deeper connections between people and the sea.
Kayak the bay, or gather the family for a picnic or a pop-up concert on Sanibel or Captiva Islands. A short drive to Naples will take you to luxury shopping on Southwest Florida's "Rodeo Drive," or you can spend time in the nearby friendly town of Bonita Springs, which has sugar-white sand beaches, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. It takes only 20 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport to get to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay.
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