Shell Point’s newest neighborhood, The Estuary, welcomed its first official residents, Jim and Linda Best, in November 2014.
“We chose Shell Point for the peace of mind that its lifecare provides, and what especially appealed to us about The Estuary neighborhood was the 75 percent refundable contract. It’s a smart investment,” said Jim Best. “Another advantage that The Estuary afforded us was the opportunity to customize our home before construction began.”
The Bests selected the Useppa floor plan, which features a spacious 2,316 square feet of living space, vaulted ceilings, and screened lanai with pool. “Our favorite feature of our new home is the expansive great room and cupola architectural details. The common areas for entertaining are especially bright and open,” said Best.
The 50 single-family and attached twin villa homes that make up The Estuary were designed to evoke an Old-Florida feel. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ted Benjamin, assistant vice president of sales and marketing. “Plus, residents of The Estuary have convenient access to all of the resort lifestyle amenities and comprehensive healthcare services that Shell Point is known for in the retirement industry.”
There are 18 remaining villa residences available with the option of two different floor plans: the Captiva and the Sanibel. Entrance fees for the villas start at $689,000 with a 75 percent refundable contract or $794,000 with a 90 percent refundable contract. Preview homes for these models are available for tours by calling the Welcome Center at 239-466-1131. For more information and a virtual tour, visit www.shellpoint.org/estuary.
The Estuary at Shell Point is more than 50 percent sold, with 25 residences in various stages of construction. A new, 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, located near The Estuary neighborhood, is scheduled to begin construction after the sale of the 42nd residence, and will include a golf pro shop, health club, salon, meeting room, dining facility, and other common spaces for use by all Shell Point residents.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fort Myers, Florida. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care to 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Located just two miles from the Sanibel causeway, Shell Point’s amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, please visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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