Banyan Gasparilla Sound - A New Residential Resort Community Next to Boca Grande
April 2, 2022 | Naples Daily News
Southwest Florida's Gasparilla Island, home to the Village of Boca Grande, is one of the world's most recognized addresses for understated seaside elegance,
premier fishing, and sugar sand beaches. Relishing in the quintessence of coastal living and exuding relaxed sophistication, Banyan Gasparilla Sound, is at the doorstep of Boca Grande.
Showcasing the best of Southwest Florida living, Banyan Gasparilla Sound spans 16 acres with 182 bespoke residences, creating a resort lifestyle that celebrates wellness with unsurpassed amenities. Set at 13000 Fishery Road on the Gasparilla Sound, the project's name is inspired by its location on the deep-water harbor and proximity to the legendary Banyan Street of Boca Grande.
The five-star resort community offers the finest condominiums, including a selection of 99 condominium residences starting at $1.3 million. These two and three-bedroom spacious floorplans, many with dens, ranging from 1,450 to 2,161 square feet, were just released for sale and 80 homes have already een reserved. A confluence of lush landscapes, coastal influence, and natural elements inspire the senses with breathtaking vistas and water frontage on all sides of the peninsula.
"Sales are exceeding our expectations," said Rich Taylor, owner, Gulf-to-Bay Sotheby's International Realty. "I have been on the Island for over 30 years and have never seen a project so anticipated and well received."
With globally recognized experts supporting the project, the vision is led by Florida-based development firm Integra Investments. Its impressive track record of notable residential and placemaking communities throughout the state include ultra-luxury Boca Beach House and St. Regis Residences; wellness-designed ventura ParkSquare; hospitality and marina projects in the Florida Keys and Tampa; and team experience along the Southwest coast.
Designed by internationally acclaimed SB Architects, each home incorporates the cultural charm of the community's island ambiance with the finest of finishes including custom Italian kitchens with granite countertops and appliances by Sub Zero and Thermador. The grounds will feature boutique shops and landscape esign by award-winning Exteriors by Koby Kirwin.
Deeply rooted in hospitality, the community will include an additional 83 fully furnished boutique resort residences that are also selling quickly. All homes enjoy spectacular vistas and unobstructed views of the crystal blue bay waterfront. Features include golf carts for transportation, EV charging stations, a secured entrance, and much more.
Poised to inspire wellness through relaxation, serenity, and refuge, Banyan Gasparilla Sound's experiences cater to those seeking amenity-rich living inspired by old-world Florida charm. From fine dining to relaxing adventures in nature, to pampering services, every need is attended to within the community that expands upon the posh Boca Grande lifestyle. Combining country club living with the serenity of nature and a curated wellness philosophy, Banyan Gasparilla ound builds a legacy environment for life well lived.
"We are excited to present this rare opportunity for waterfront living on Gasparilla Sound with a wellness-centered lifestyle that includes an 11,000 sq. ft. spa and restaurant," said Integra Investments Principal Victor Ballestas. "We endeavor to establish a relaxed and sophisticated community with a level of hospitality that transforms everyday life and benefits the long-term wellbeing of its residents while creating a community that inspires an intergenerational legacy."
A focal point of the community is the TLEE-designed Spa that provides more than 11,000 square feet, including a 3,000 square-foot fitness center. Spa services will include steam and sauna, hydrotherapy, massage and bodywork, salon, serenity garden, and yoga lawn. Outdoor fire pits, a juice bar, lounging at the onsite beach with private cabanas, or by the expansive pool are just a few of the resort options. A deep-water marina in Charlotte Harbour will feature water activities and a coffee bar. There is an expansive club and resident lounge with a full-service restaurant for dining, catering, and entertaining, white-glove concierge services, retail shops, and access to Boca Grande perks.
"Banyan Gasparilla Sound was created as a place to enjoy your surroundings and experience your version of paradise," adds Rich Taylor. "It fuses impeccable residential design with the wellness country club lifestyle – two elements that are in high demand and are well received by homeowners."
Situated less than a half-mile from the Boca Grande causeway, Banyan Gasparilla Sound has direct connectivity via private house cars to Boca Grande
and its coveted restaurants, boutiques, and shops. Paying homage to Gasparilla Sound's history as a former fishery that ceased in the 1980s, vintage hotography will be sprinkled throughout the community common areas adding charm and ambiance.
Reservations are now being accepted for the anticipated 2023 groundbreaking at Banyan Gasparilla Sound.