Live in the most remote development in all of southern Florida. Only a small number of condo units in this residential community are available for seasonal rental. Surrounded by 2.4 million aces of wilderness protected by five separate state and federal lands, Port of the Islands is truly a unique location in all of southern Florida. Kayak into endless miles of mangrove and freshwater swamps, take your (or a rental) boat out to a deserted barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico where you will be alone on miles of sandy beaches. Bicycle into the Fakahatchee Strand of the Big Cypress Swamp each morning and see rare birds, reptiles, deer and panther tracks. Breakfast on the front porch overlooking the marina in the morning sun and dine on the lanai overlooking a pond and a national wildlife preserve where flocks of ibis and herons pass nightly across dramatic sunsets. Nature abounds in every direction. Even the marina is a manatee preserve where boats are restricted to idle speed, ensuring peace and quiet with fishermen who enjoy some of the best fishing in all of Florida. It’s almost like camping out, but with the luxury and convenience of modern accommodations.
Civilization is just a 30 minute drive to beautiful downtown Naples, where you can enjoy symphony, opera, and theater, outstanding restaurants and high-end shopping. Basic services, such as gas, grocery, pharmacy, and banking are just 15 minutes away. Natural areas bordering Port of the Islands include:Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand Peserve State Park, Picayune State Forest, and Everglades National Park. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Rookery Bay National Reserve, and Corkscrew Swamp Wildlife Santuary are just minutes away. Birdwatch at Rookery Bay National Wildlife Preserve in the morning, lunch on the beach at the Ritz Carlton, hit the trails in Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve in the afternoon, and enjoy a sunset cruise in Everglades National Park, all in the same day. Details on these and other activities and attractions with websites is available upon request.