The Top 5 Travel Destinations for 2016

When you live in The Colony, chances are, every day is a vacation. You’ve got every amenity at your disposal – from private beach

access and a community boat launch to top notch golfing, everything you could ever want is available at The Colony. The surrounding area in Bonita Springs also offers excellent shopping and fine dining options. However, nothing can beat a change of pace. Getting out and exploring what the United States has to offer beyond Florida can bring you the memories of a lifetime and experiences you won’t forget. Read on to find out about the top 5 travel destinations that are perfect for those looking to get away!

#1: New York

NEW YORK CITY – If you’re looking for the excitement of a big city, look no further than New York City! You certainly won’t run out of things to do with all that The Big Apple has to offer. There is a myriad of well-known museums, theatres and operas, like Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. For any American, visiting the 9/11 Memorial is sure to be a moving and memorable experience as well. On a lighter note, you could pack a picnic and experience gorgeous Central Park, or get dinner and drinks and feel the buzz of Times Square.  You will also have to visit the historic Statue of Liberty to round out your visit. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention taking in the views of the gargantuan skyscrapers of Wall Street, too! And this is just a snippet of what you could do in New York!

THE HAMPTONS –  If you’re thinking of a change of scenery that’s not quite as action packed and more on the relaxing side, look no further than the Hamptons. Experience a different kind of beach while still enjoying the comforts of luxury. There are still plenty of activities to do — golfing, fishing, kayaking are just a few things you can do in this top notch vacation destination. Sip on some wine while touring the vineyards. In the Hamptons, you can eat some of the best seafood that the east coast has to offer, all while in the company of people who like to enjoy the finer things in life.

#2: Hawaii

OAHU & KAUAI – Hawaii brings a tropical paradise that is unlike any beach destination on the mainland. Whether you’re visiting the popular Oahu or the less populated Kauai to take in stunning views, there are endless options to satisfy anyone’s vacation tastes. You can be active and go hiking amongst the volcanoes and waterfalls or experience underwater sea life with some of the best spots for snorkeling and scuba diving. You can simply relax on the beach or take advantage of health spas in the area, too. With all the entertainment opportunities, you’ll be able to experience whatever you like — restaurants, shopping, and nightlife options are endless! Hawaii tops almost any vacation destination list because it’s really got everything!

#3: Colorado

ASPEN/VAIL – If you started out as a snowbird and are now living in The Colony permanently, you might miss a touch of snow from time to time. The perfect cure for that itch is to visit the slopes in Vail or Aspen, Colorado! Take in the views of the Rockies while cruising down the slopes.  Although Vail offers more challenging slopes than Aspen, Aspen can add a historical dimension to your trip— visit the mining museums while you’re there to add to your experience!

#4: Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Viva, Las Vegas! Trade in laying on the beach for getting waited on poolside, and once the sun goes down, you can hit up the strip. There are endless casinos, shows, and dining options at your fingertips. Take a tour of the strip or walk it yourself — you’ll never get bored! You’ve also got access to excellent spas and shopping, so this can be a perfect trip for guys and gals alike!

If you’ve had enough of the nonstop flashing lights and never-ending nightlife, take a short trip over to the Grand Canyon and experience it by helicopter! You’ll never be able to get the breathtaking views on land, but it’s definitely a trip for those with easy flying legs. Do more than just the strip and experience nature’s wonders!

#5: Tennessee

Get out there and see something different! Just a short trip away, Tennessee offers majestic mountains and some unbeatable vacation destinations that are just a short trip away.

NASHVILLE – If you’re a fan of country music, Nashville is a must — see a show at the Grand Ole Opry and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Have a fun time exploring downtown Nashville, which offers shopping, excellent restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Discover new artists while listening to live country music at any of the honky tonks in the area! Music City is sure to be a pleaser for country music fans and novices alike, and it’s a perfect destination for an extended weekend stay!

MEMPHIS – Similarly, if you’re an Elvis or blues fan, Memphis is also a great spot to visit. Have a blast on Beale Street, visit Sun Studios and Graceland, and experience the National Civil Rights Museum, which is located at the Lorraine Motel.

GATLINBURG – Gatlinburg is also sure to hit the spot of those seeking more out of their vacation than beaches and traditional tourist destinations. Get adventurous in Tennessee — go whitewater rafting, zip lining, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, camping, and more. When you’re ready for a break from all the activity, take home a mason jar of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine at their distillery in Gatlinburg.

Get Out and Travel!

If you’re looking to get away, the bottom line is that you’ve got a pick a place that aligns with your interests. What are you hoping to experience and how do you envision your vacation? These are some great options, but it’s a big world out there — get exploring!

Are You Retiring? Consider Downsizing Your Home

Retirement is an exciting time, and if you’re at that point in your life, it’s time to examine your current situation, financially and in terms of real estate, to determine how you want to spend your golden years. When you’re ready to retire, downsizing from a single family home to a highrise condo can be an attractive option— after all, it’s finally time to relax! Read on to find out how downsizing may be the right move for you!

Downsizing Doesn’t Mean Downgrading!

When you’ve invested in a single family home, you’ve got a lot of things. You might have an in-home office, a garage, a yard. When you trade all of that in for a highrise condo, the tradeoff has to be worth it. Luxury highrise condos are the way to go. Maintenance free, chock full of amenities, upgrades galore, and exquisite design details; your condo could be what you’ve always dreamed of having. Add in a gorgeous view, and you’re living in paradise! Why vacation? It’s time to live the good life every day.

Two Words: Liquid Assets

If you’re nearing retirement age, you may be in a situation where you have paid for most of your current home (if not paid it off entirely). Selling your home for a condo may leave you with a decent amount of funds that can be used as you wish. Maybe you’ll invest that money, add it to your retirement income, or make your monthly payment on your condo lower. Of course, every situation is independent to the individual, but it might be something to consider if you’re in that position.

Declutter and Live Freely!

Don’t think of downsizing as a negative thing. Think of it as finding the size that fits your current needs and an opportunity to leave a cleaner, less cluttered life. Downsizing can mean getting rid of junk! You have it, I have it, we all have it. But why should you surround yourself with things that just take up space? Live with what you need and live well. Donate items to charity and feel good about the positive impact you’re making. Yes, downsizing means that you will have less space. However, you are perfectly capable of living a happy life — if not happier, more relaxed life — in a highrise condo.

Less Work, More Reward

Highrise condos provide you with easy living! No more mowing and watering the grass, taking care of landscaping gardens, or cleaning the gutters! When you downsize to a condo, you’re rewarding yourself with, to put it simply, less work! Not only will you not have to go to your job, but you won’t have to do work around the house and handle general maintenance. And that means you’ll have more time to enjoy the things you love, like golfing, hanging by the pool, shopping, and eating out. The great news about living in The Colony in Bonita Springs is that you will never run out of things to do. We offer golf, kayaking/canoeing, fitness, a butterfly garden, and more.

You’re Retired – Enjoy It!

Luxury highrise condos are typically surrounded by things to do! You’ve been working your whole life, and it’s finally time to take time out for yourself. Highrise condos offer a ton of amenities within the building, like fitness centers, pool and barbecue areas, private golf courses, and some even have spas. Picture it now: you’ll be looking forward to Monday morning because you can go golfing, hit the beach, lay out by the pool or do exactly what you want to do. These are all things that highrise condos, like The Colony, offer. That’s what retirement is supposed to be all about, right?

Freedom to Travel

When you own a single family home, the thought of leaving it can be daunting — what if something goes wrong, and no one is there to tend to it? What if someone breaks in? Who will cut the grass? The list of worries could go on. When you downsize to a highrise condo, you won’t have to worry about who will take care of your home because your association will take care of it for you. And as an added bonus, most luxury highrise condos offer excellent security as part of the amenities they offer.

Safety First!

Speaking of security, not only will you not have to worry if you want to pack your bags and travel, but when you’re at home, your mind will be at ease knowing you’re living within a safe community that has its own private security. Solicitors won’t be able to bother you, and scam artists posing as solicitors won’t make it past the front gates. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s surveillance in the unlikely event something might go wrong (after all, we do not live in a perfect world — but highrise condo living might be as close as you can get!). Security can get expensive in a single family home because you have to pay for the installation as well as monthly fees to keep it running, and even if you already invest in a security system, you likely don’t have actual security guards manning the entrance. Security won’t be free in a highrise condo, but it will wrapped up in a nominal HOA/condo fee.

Community Living

If you’re like many folks who have retired, you may have children who have grown up or perhaps moved away to attend college. Even if you’re married or have a significant other, living by yourself can get lonely. Highrise condos are an ideal situation for retired individuals because there’s a lot to do, and a lot of people around you who are at similar points in their lives and who likely share common interests. You can make new friends and enjoy spending time with the friends you’ve had for years. Individuals who invest in luxury highrise condos for their retirement years are looking for the same things you are because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be there.

Retire in Style! Consider The Colony in Bonita Springs Today

If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your move to a highrise condo, I strongly urge you to consider The Colony in Bonita Springs, Florida.

We’re located in the quiet heart of Southwest Florida, with close proximity to beautiful beaches, high-end shopping, amazing dining, and more. Additionally, The Colony offers highrise condos with an abundance of amenities: kayaking, canoeing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a butterfly garden, and more.

To learn more about luxury, highrise condos in The Colony, contact Jill Kushner, a real estate specialist and resident of The Colony. Simply call (239) 691-5505 or click here.

Longtime Colony Resident Featured in Forbes Magazine: An Interview with Katrin Dambrot Sternberg

One of my longtime friends and resident of The Colony, Katrin Dambrot Sternberg, was recently featured in Forbes Magazine, 2016 Investment Guide edition in an article titled, “In Good Company: The Future of Women in Data-Driven Leadership.” Katrin, a Colony member since 2006, discusses her role as president of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA).

The Financial Women’s Association is a pioneer in female professional advancement and serves at the intersection of corporations cultivating women executives and the female professionals seeking to lead. The organization was founded in 1956 and has established a community in which women in finance across all industries can develop relevant business skills, learn from industry trendsetters, and contribute to the next generations through student mentoring.

Katrin Dambrot - FWAIn February, Katrin had the opportunity to ring the NASDAQ bell in New York City to celebrate the FWA’s 60th Anniversary. Just before this, I had the chance to speak with Katrin about her experience with the FWA and in The Colony.

What led you to become a part of the FWA?

Many years ago a friend asked me to join her at a FWA Distinguished Speakers event. I found both the speaker as well as the FWA members I met to be exceptionally smart, professional and willing to share knowledge and ideas with others. As I continued to attend events, I was impressed by the deep friendships between members and the bonds that were formed.

What has your involvement with the organization consisted of? (Daily tasks, etc.?)

As President, I interface with the organization’s full-time staff including the Executive Director (currently Interim Executive Director) who oversees the day-to-day running of the organization. I also chair the Board which consists of 30 members.

The FWA sponsors 50-70 events every year which are attended by our members as well as non-members. All events are planned and executed by our members as volunteers with administrative support from our staff.

Additionally, we have a sizeable mentoring and scholarship program at the high school and college level, a financial literacy program and a Wall Street Exchange Program where we mentor interns at our Presidents’ Circle firms through a summer of developmental events designed to improve their business ‘soft skills’. Again, all mentoring is done by our member volunteers who take on multi-year challenges.

In the last year, we have piloted a Pacesetters program which provides a one-year developmental program for young, high-achievers nominated by their firms for the program. Participation is free to the nominees.

Katrin Dambrot - FWA 60th

What are some major things you would like to see change/evolve in the future?

The FWA is constantly evolving. We started as a support and networking organization in 1956, and we continue to be just that for our members. But we have also evolved with our educational programs, and our events need to mirror the needs of the business world, and we recognize that girls and women have fallen behind in keeping up with the huge leaps in technology and the need to be “technology literate” in order to succeed and lead in today’s business environment. We are putting greater emphasis on supporting our educational efforts as well as our event planning to develop our constituencies to be ready for the business world of today and tomorrow.

What are your thoughts/feelings on being featured in Forbes?

It’s fun, 15 minutes of fame…what can I tell you. Everybody likes to see their name in print.

(All of her life accomplishments has ultimately led her to want a home of her own in The Colony and we wanted to know why.)

Katrin explained, “Quite by accident actually. My husband and I had spent five years looking for our ideal place to live along the east coast of Florida and had not yet found it. An ex-boss of mine who had moved to Pelican Landing invited us to dinner while we were vacationing on Marco Island. We arrived early and decided to kill time in the WCI sales office. We loved the property and entered the auction for a pre-construction spot at Navona in 2004, and were original owners by 2006.”

What is your favorite thing about The Colony?

That’s a difficult question. It’s beautiful and there’s a lot to do, but, ultimately, it boils down to the friendships and bonds built and the feeling that this is our home and where we belong.

How would you describe The Colony relative to your professional experience?

“I sit on the Board of Navona, and I think that I bring those skills honed on other Boards to Navona.”

Why did you choose Navona at The Colony?

We loved the layout of the units when we saw the design, pre-construction. And we loved the view from every room in our unit.

What is it like working with Jill Kushner?

We first met Jill when we purchased the unit as she was with WCI at the time. We formed a friendship with Jill since then and often invite her to our social functions, as she has done with us.

How would you describe a day in The Colony?

We like to walk around The Colony, but days vary. We are not into golf or tennis, but we do take part in regular lunches at the Clubhouse and enjoy all of the scenic views throughout the different communities as we take walks in The Colony. We constantly run into our friends and neighbors, and have continued building friendships, going out, and participating in organized activities such as Navona’s pancake breakfast and Super Bowl party. It’s always great coming back to Southwest Florida from up north. It’s kind of a joke around here that when we return The Colony our friends and neighbors greet us by saying ‘welcome back to paradise,’ yet that is exactly what this location means to us.

Katrin is without a doubt a very successful woman, and an idol to many female entrepreneurs nationwide. Her life experiences and choices have influenced her success, which has ultimately led her to be able to enjoy a luxury lifestyle right here in Southwest Florida at The Colony.

If you are ready to begin living the luxury lifestyle you deserve, look no further than The Colony. Contact Colony specialist Jill Kushner for an exclusive showing of The Colony today!

Golf Tips: Where to Find the Best Gear for Your Game

With all of its natural beauty, Southwest Florida has some of the country’s most beautiful golf courses. If you love to golf then you know how important it is to have the gear that you need when you’re ready to hit the course. If you’re looking for golf equipment in Bonita Springs, check out the retailers below to find all the gear that you need for your game.


The Golf Guys

3440 Renaissance Blvd, Unit 8, Bonita Springs

(239) 948-9840

http://www.golflink.com/golf-stores/golf-shop.aspx?store=370

The Golf Guys provide the best golfing equipment and apparel for golfers of all levels. The PGA professionals in the shop can help you find just the equipment to meet your unique needs. At The Golf Guys, you can get custom clubs and club repairs, as well as choose from a large selection of quality golf apparel and shoes. The Golf Guys is the perfect one stop shop, carrying all of your favorite brands in store, such as Adidas, Zero Restriction, Nike, Bridgestone, and New Balance.


Edwin Watts Golf

8350 Hospital Dr. Ste 114, Bonita Springs

(239) 485-0409

www.edwinwattsgolf.com

Edwin Watts Golf is a Worldwide Golf Shops Company offering a very wide selection of golf clubs, apparel, shoes, accessories, balls, bags, and training equipment. With brands like Puma, Titleist, Under Armor, Nike Golf, Club Glove, and Oakley, you are sure to find just what you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the store, Edwin Watts Golf has an extensive shop online where you can find even more gear for your game.


The Colony Golf & Bay Club’s Golf Shop

For residents of The Colony, it’s easy to get the golf gear you need because The Colony Golf and Bay Club has a golf shop on site. The PGA certified staff can help you improve your game by providing expert tips and techniques, as well as information on course conditions. Whether you are looking for a new driver to help your golf game or you just want to update your golfing wardrobe, The Colony’s Golf Shop has everything you need. In addition to upscale golfing attire, the shop also carries the latest in innovative club technology.


Find Your Next Home at The Colony

Love to golf? Living at The Colony is all about experiencing the lifestyle you want with plenty of opportunities to stay active. With a stunning 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jerry Pate,

The Colony truly is a golfer’s paradise. If you are interested in seeing all that The Colony has to offer, contact Jill Kushner to schedule a tour. Jill has been helping new residents find the home of their dreams in The Colony since 2003 and will be happy to help you on your journey to find the perfect Colony home!

Do you have a retailer where you can find the latest and greatest golf gear in Bonita Springs? Leave your answer in the comments!

Be a Member for a Day and Experience All That the Colony Has to Offer

It’s no secret that The Colony Golf and Bay Club is one of Southwest Florida’s finest Florida lifestyle communities. Set in beautiful Bonita Springs, The Colony provides luxury residences in the perfect location to experience the best of what Southwest Florida has to offer. Residents spend their days enjoying the many amenities offered at the Golf Club, Beach Park, Bay Club, and Sports Club, all available on site at The Colony.

If this sounds like the kind of place where you would like to find your next home, read on because The Colony offers you the opportunity to experience it all before you even move in!

The Colony Golf and Bay Club Has It All

Perhaps one of the greatest perks of living at The Colony is the number of amenities that residents enjoy on a daily basis:

  • The Golf Club – After hitting the green on The Colony’s 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, residents can enjoy the fabulous preserve and water views while taking in a meal or visiting the bar at The Colony’s striking Country Club. The Golf Club also offers men’s and women’s lounges, locker rooms, a golf shop, wine room, and banquet terrace.
  • The Beach Park – Imagine having access to a private beach that is just a quick boat shuttle ride away. This is a reality for residents at The Colony who can enjoy kayaking and canoeing, or just a relaxing day on the white sand beach of the Beach Park.
  • The Bay Club – SWFL has a variety of dining options, but it would be hard to find restaurant with the same breathtaking views that The Bay Club offers. Overlooking the gorgeous Estero Bay, The Bay Club offers formal, casual, and private dining options.
  • The Sports Club – It’s easy for residents to stay active at the Sports Club, which offers six Har-Tru tennis courts, a pro shop, aerobics studio, and pool. Those looking for a bit of relaxation can visit one of the three spa treatment rooms or the jetted spa.

With all of these amenities, there is never a shortage of things to do at The Colony.

Be a Member of The Colony for a Day

The best way to find out if life at The Colony is right for you is to visit and experience it for yourself. It might seem too good to be true, but you have the opportunity to experience all that The Colony has to offer by becoming a member for a day. WCI Communities, Inc. offers those who are interested in life at The Colony the exciting opportunity to spend a day enjoying the dining options, golf opportunities, and everything else that The Colony provides for its residents for a small fee.

Want to be a Member at The Colony for a Day?

With so much to do at The Colony, who wouldn’t want to spend a day there? If you are interested in experiencing all of the fabulous amenities that The Colony has to offer, email Donna Marcotte for more information about becoming a member for a day: DonnaMarcotte@wcicommunities.com.

March 2015 Event at Pelican Landing & The Colony: Part 2

At The Colony in Bonita Springs, Florida, there’s always something going on! Take a look below at some of The Colony’s upcoming events in late March and early April!

March 26: Patio Pig Roast

Join us for the Patio Pig Roast on Thursday, March 26! The menu includes some of your favorites: loaded potato salad, macaroni salad, cornbread, home-style baked beans, buttermilk fried chicken, and a slow roasted whole pig! Denim is permitted and the cost will be $39++ per person. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Call (239) 390-4700 or click here to reserve your spot!

March 31: Men’s Guest Day

Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 9am for Men’s Guest Day! Members may bring one or three guests to play at The Colony Golf & Bay Club. The entry fee for members is $75 (plus applicable cart fees) and $100 for guests (plus applicable cart fees). The entry fee also includes a hot breakfast in the Grille Room beginning at 7:30 am, prizes, tee gift, and lunch following play.

To register, stop by the Golf Shop or call (239) 390-4710.

April 5: Easter Brunch

Easter is right around the corner and The Colony is offering a fabulous Easter dinner for residents and their guests! At $45 per adult and $18 per child, the menu will include (but will certainly not be limited to) $10 bottomless mimosas, coffee cakes, muffins, spring harvest salad, Pecanwood smoked bacon, Brioche French toast, classic eggs Benedict, and so much more. Join us Sunday, April 5 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for this delicious brunch and celebrate Easter in good company.

To register, call (239) 390-4700.

March 2015 Events at Pelican Landing & The Colony

Within The Colony and Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs, you’ll find a variety of activities to participate in! From classes to dances to presentations, there’s so much fun to be had during these Pelican Landing events! I’m so honored to be a part of this community and I’m excited to share this event information with you each month. See below events happening this March in Pelican Landing and The Colony!

March 17: Maintaining Dynamic Golf Posture Class

What is “dynamic posture” and why is it important? Learn this and more during this 60-minute workshop. You’ll learn the value, importance, and how-to of maintaining dynamic golf posture during your golf swing and will help to improve your body’s posture overall.  Join us on Tuesday, March 17 from 2-3pm in the Group Fitness Room. Please make checks payable to Rita Pociask.

March 19: Painting & Wine at DaVinci’s Vine Paint & Wine

Join us Thursday, March 19 from 7pm – 9:30pm and enjoy an evening of wine and painting with us at DaVinci’s Vine Paint & Wine in Bonita Springs, FL! The event includes all art supplies and wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. To sign up, click here or call The Sports Center at (239) 390-4750.

March 26: Table Garden Workshop

Create your very own garden in a dish! On Thursday, March 26 at 1pm, you’ll learn from instructor Caroline Torres and she’ll teach you to create your very own design. The cost is $30 for a two-hour class and deadline to register is March 19.

Please make sure to check back for more updates on events this month! If you have any questions about The Colony, please contact me here or call (239) 691-5505.

Well-Maintained Featured Florencia Listing: #304

Florencia Listing Now Available

We completely understand buying a home is a big deal; that’s why Jill Kushner makes it a seamless process. It’s important for her to work closely with clients, so she can understand their specific requirements as well as the lifestyle they seek. Jill Kushner will be able to provide you with timely and inclusive information about new listings in The Colony at Pelican Landing.

Listings within The Colony at Pelican Landing are the finest in luxury homes and prestigious properties in all of Bonita Springs. If you have pondered about owning a Florencia high-rise listing, now is your chance – a beautiful Bonita Springs residence within Florencia is now available for only $699,000!

Florencia at The Colony #304 in Bonita Springs: Features

Florencia at The Colony at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs is a high-rise condominium. The featured listing within Florencia is unit #304 – a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2,085 square ft. high-rise. When you step off the elevator into the private foyer of this fully furnished residence, you’re greeted with custom colors, warm wood flooring and contemporary furnishings with hip flair. If you’re looking for a residence with a view, Florencia at The Colony offers sunrise and sunset views over lakes, fountains, pools, golf course and Estero Bay. This Florencia offering is ready for you to move right in.

Florencia is The Colony’s newest tower, well equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including social rooms, theater, and workout room and pool cabanas. The Colony is part of Pelican Landing and provides access to a 34-acre private island beach park, community center, tennis center, and canoe/kayak park. Enjoy the sunset at dinner at the private waterfront dining facility called The Bay Club. Also, elective private Colony Golf Club memberships are available. Did we mention The Colony is in the heart of Bonita Springs, FL? You’ll be close to shopping, beaches, and all that Southwest Florida has to offer!

Find Out More Information Regarding This Florencia Listing Today

Jill Kushner provides an innovative, personable and professional approach to meeting the needs of both buyers and sellers. She has sold real estate within The Colony in Bonita Springs since 2003. Jill Kushner will absolutely love the process of finding your dream home in the perfect setting. If you have any questions about Florencia unit #304, please feel free to contact Jill Kushner today.

Featured Treviso Listing at The Colony: #1703

Treviso Listing Now Available

Southwest Florida luxury listings are abundant, but how many listings actually provide you with that WOW factor? There are so many Southwest Florida listings deemed lavish, claiming the listings are in ultra-luxe neighborhoods. What actually constitutes a five-star neighborhood – unsurpassed security, sweeping water views, a first class county club, and cutting-edge amenities? Five-star neighborhoods can be defined inversely; not everyone believes a first class county club is paramount.

For those individuals that truly want the best residential living in Southwest Florida search The Colony Listings in Bonita Springs. The Colony Golf & Bay Club is one of Southwest Florida’s premier communities, providing residents with a maintenance free lifestyle infused with luxury features. The Colony Golf & Bay Club contains some of the finest homes in the state and the homes are situated in well-desired neighborhoods.

A spectacular residential high-rise listing is now available in the Treviso community at The Colony. If you have ever pondered about owning a piece of Southwest Florida, now is your chance – a well maintained Treviso unit #1703 is now available for $1,199,000.

Treviso at the Colony #1703 in Bonita Springs: Features

Treviso at The Colony in Bonita Springs, FL ascends 21 stories and was built in 2004. Treviso is a residential high-rise within The Colony at Pelican Landing. Residence #1703 is on the 17th floor of Treviso. Upon entering thru the double doors, you’ll notice spectacular, unobstructed sunset views of Estero Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and the Golf Course. This particular unit has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, with 2,709 square ft. of living space. The units’ floorplan embraces an open concept design. The relaxed master suite has custom closets and outstanding westerly sunset views.

Treviso has 2 guest suites, fitness, and theatre for residents to enjoy. The Colony offers a unique array of amenities including private waterfront dining at The Bay Club, tennis, canoe/kayak/sailing parks and a 34-acre Private Island Beach Park, etc. Also, equity golf memberships are available.

Find Out More Information Regarding This Treviso Listing Today

Treviso unit #1703 will provide you with that WOW factor! If you truly want the best in Southwest Florida residential living, schedule a tour of Treviso unit #1703. For more information regarding this Treviso listing, contact Jill Kushner today! Jill Kushner will make it her #1 priority to find you the perfect home in the perfect setting.

Altaira: The Newest Colony Golf & Bay Club High-Rise

New Community Released Within The Colony Golf & Bay Club

We get really excited when new neighborhoods are released at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Can you imagine living in a brand new high-rise residence at The Colony in Pelican Landing, making all your own selection finishes and best available appliance package? We’d like to introduce to you the newest Colony Golf & Bay Club high-rise: Altaira.

Altaira at The Colony in Bonita Springs: Features

Residences in Altaira can enjoy an abundance of modern amenities and high-end textures (wall finishes, floor finishes, and ceiling finishes). Attention to detail is a hallmark at Altaira.

Altaira at The Colony in Bonita Springs, FL is a brand new 76 resident luxury high-rise. Buyers will be able to choose between 4 distinct floorplans. Altaira features not one, but three hotel designed guest suites, manned lobby with concierge desk, closed circuit television surveillance system and keyless entry.

Altaira residents can also enjoy resort-style amenities including a club room, fitness center, conference/private engagement room, two assigned garage parking spaces per residence, bicycle storage area, air-conditioned owner’s storage room, two large capacity service elevators in addition to the private elevators, outdoor heated resort-style pool and whirlpool spa, lushly landscaped pool terraces with cabanas and conversational fire pit, pool pavilion with barbeque area with covered, casual seating, entertainment bar, TV, and additional pool bathrooms!

Each residence in Altaira is well equipped with private elevator entries, window gazing systems, solar-tinted and laminate glass in all windows, sliding-glass doors and fixed panels, individually controlled, and a high efficiency HVAC system. If you’re looking for a residence with a view, you’ll love the 360-degree panoramic views that Altaira at The Colony offers.

You’ll be greeted immediately with panoramic views of Estero Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Each kitchen features an open kitchen concept design with stainless steel appliances, granite or quartz countertops and luxurious kitchen cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting. A private refuge doesn’t even begin to characterize the master suites in each residence. Each master suite has his – and – her walk-in closets, dual under mounted sinks in the master bath, soaking tub, and a glass-enclosed shower with a handheld sprayer.

Learn More About Altaira at The Colony in Bonita Springs Today

If you would like to learn more about the newest Colony Golf & Bay high-rise, contact Jill Kushner. Jill Kushner specializes in real estate at The Colony in Bonita Springs, representing both buyers and sellers. She is a dedicated Bonita Springs real estate agent, and will help you find the perfect unit in Altaira to call home.