Tarpon Season - Full American Plan May 1 - July 15.
No minimum stay for American plan. Bay boat available
Winter Season bookings - Minimum 3 months.
Annual and semi-annual rental available.
Tarpon Season Special May 1 - July 15.
Full American Plan: three meals (box lunch fishing days). Will arrange guides for rod or fly fishing from Burnt Store Marina. Tarpon fisherWOMEN especially welcome. Extra activities for females fishing & spouses.
-----------------------------------------------------General Description: on your west-facing lanai listen to bird-call. Ospreys, hawks, and eagles fly over the mangrove island and land on their favorite perch. Dolphins swim by in all seasons. As cooler weather arrives so do manatees. Mullet fishermen cast nets in the canal below your lanai. When they leave, mullets jump for joy. Before setting out on a day of boating, fishing, golfing or sight-seeing work out in the fitness room or swim laps in the pool. For your day's activities we arrange boat rental, cruises to Cabbage Key, Boca Grande, and barrier islands of Cayo Costa and Sanibel/Captiva; golf and tennis dates and/or instruction at myriad facilities including men, ladies or mixed golf and tennis. Will organize shopping and arts excursions, massage therapy, spa and salon services in your unit or at your choice of salon. Will arrange transportation to Northport's famous Hot Mineral Springs to ply the mineral-rich 'lake', have aqua-yoga massage, full spa services, mud baths and hear the polyglot of Eastern Europeon languages. Its deep deep center is deeper than Baden Baden's famous pool in Europe. Or, just relax in the sun on the pool deck or your choice of the Prosperity Point east and west pools (shady spots there). Soak in the hot tub on any of the pool decks, chat with neighbors, arrange a golf date or an excursion to Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples, or Boca Grande by car or boat. Yes, you can boat to them all via the Inter-Coastal north from the west end of Charlotte Harbor, inside the barrier islands or on the Gulf of Mexico. Calusa Queen provides cruises to barrier islands and sets out on sunset cruises every day from Burnt Store Marina. Is it time for cocktails? Watch the gorgeous sunsets from the pool deck, your own west-facing lanai or on the Calusa Queen's sunset tour. Perhaps take the golf cart (provided) and join other sunset-watchers at the water's edge near the exit from Burnt Store Marina into Charlotte Harbor. Listen for the sound of the conch shell as the sun dips below the horizon (Key West-style). Wait and watch as the sunset colors spread across the sky, deepening in color and loveliness as the evening slowly subsides into nightfall. Toast to another beautiful day in Burnt Store Marina. Your own liquors and wines are in your liquor cabinet and bar refrigerator (provided for extra change). There's glass and plastic beverage-ware including Tervis Tumblers to keep your beverages hot or cold. Plastic beverage containers are required on the pool deck. Three Viking gas-fired grills are on the pool deck below. Grill along with other residents and exchange experiences of the day. Dine on the pool deck at tables around the pool, at your lanai table, inside at the dining table, or casually at the kitchen bar. (Full meal plan available). After dark relax in the oversized tan leather Natuzzi sectional or two reclining chairs. A full cable package including the golf, tennis and movie channels is on your HD television. Or check out the night sky with the astronomical telescope on the lanai. Will arrange for evenings at an observatory with an astronomer on the grounds of Thomas Edison College in Punta Gorda. Prefer a movie or to watch television with other residents? On the amenities floor there's a 16-seat theatre with reclining seats and in the social room there's comfortable couches and chairs. Both locations have Direct TV. Or have a game of pool or tinkle the ivories on the baby grand piano.
Ladies: join the ladies playing Mah Jong on Monday evenings. Gents: the guys play poker Tuesday evenings. All: at Portobello's it's karaoke on Wednesdays, live entertainers Thursday to Sunday and happy hour lasts all day. GI 3/4's Thirsty Thursday is on (guess?)Thursday evenings in the social room. The program of theme nights is posted on the main floor bulletin boards. Join Prosperity Point's mixed golf foursomes on Fridays and then attend their Meet & Greet, Sip and Dip on Friday evenings at the East and West Pools.(All GI 3/4 residents may also use the East and West Pools inside the residences of Emerald and Topaz Condo Associations.) Walk over to the Burnt Store Fitness Center and play tennis on the night-lighted courts. Take a stroll passagiata-style along the canal and around Prosperity Point island. It's a relaxing way to end the day before retiring to your comfortable bedrooms all with pillow-top mattresses. Prop up on comfortable pillows and read your book or e-reader or play soduku or do a cross-word puzzle on your I-Pad or Smart Phone. Did you read the paper yet? If you want a print edition choose delivery of the Wall Street Journal, The Fort Myers News-Press, The Sarasota Herald Tribune (Washington Post/New York Times), or the The Wire/Charlotte Sun.
Watch moonrise from the master suite (bedroom 1) facing west and northwest with views over the mangroves and Charlotte Harbor through two sets of windows including sliders in the living room and MBR for walk-out to the lanai. Curtain may be pulled for privacy from the lanai. If you wake in the night moon-light from the window will guide your way to the master suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and fully-mirrored granite counter with two sinks. Walk-in closet and linen closet. Bedroom 2 faces east with windows fitted with plantation shutters and decorated in a pleasing greens and blue scheme to suggest the water and mangrove islands of the harbor. Walk-in closet. Choice of king or queen-sized bed. Bedroom#3 is fitted with plantation shutters on all windows and doors. It may be furnished with your choice of a) den/office/ TV-room with desk and queen-sized pull-out sofa or as a bedroom with queen-size bed. Decor is designed to be promote calm and serenity in pale greens and soft tangerines. Two full baths, one in the master suite, the other in the hall adjacent guest room #2 and laundry room. Hotel-style white towels and linens in all bedrooms and bathrooms. (Daily/weekly cleaning, weekly linens-change available).
Spacious, open-concept living/dining/kitchen faces water views. Kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and separate bar area with bar fridge and sink. Fully equipped with two sets of dishes, one every-day dishes, the other bone china and two sets of utensils - one stainless steel, the other casual picnic or boat style.
One parking space in main floor garage. Golf cart available.
Elevator access to all floors. Stairs exit to the out-of-doors for fire safety. Outside halls are clean and well-lit at night. Elegant amenities-floor common room with sofas, bar area with stools, tables and chairs, television, grand piano and pool table. Catering kitchen. Library and sitting room. Fitness center. 16-seat theater with full sports package. Will arrange for choice of movies and theater-booking. Lower lobby entrance way is reached via a curved open grill-work staircase under a magnificient chandelier or an elevator. Marble floors throughout including in the granite countered men's and women's bathrooms.
Pool deck features swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue area, fountains and an outdoor garden with benches. Men's and women's bathrooms are in the hallway leading from the pool. Stairway leads to walking path along the canal between the north and south marinas and around Prosperity Point island. Fishing from the side of the canal and from 'the wall' is a pleasant pastime. Bikes and golf carts are allowed on the path as is dog-walking. The path is lined with plantings and palm trees identified botanically. It's pleasant to walk the island and inspect the huge variety of boats docked in the north marina. Check out the Lee County fire boat docked there. The Fire Department comes out every few days to inspect it. The garage is well-lit and has disposal bins for recycling, bike racks, carts for luggage and bringing groceries to your unit, washing stations, and a dry-cleaning closet (The Greener Cleaner picks up and delivers twice weekly). There is an exit from the garage directly onto the walking path on the canal side if the stairs from the pool deck are not your fancy. The mail boxes are in the center of the building at the main entrance and newspapers including the monthly BSM Beacon are delivered there. A call box is outside the main gate of the building for guest announcement. Outside on the parking lot is a car wash station. Can arrange for vehicle detailing upon request. Boat storage is available at the marina or off-site at a less expensive rate. (Can arrange for space rental). If you arrive by air, can arrange transportation from the airport to Burnt Store Marina upon request. Need a rental car? Can arrange for delivery to airport or GI 3. Guided excursions to nearby Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Venice or the Everglades available. Two free entries (choose one) to Ringling Circus/Art Museums, Dali or Museum of Art in St. Petersburg, Naples Museum of Art (others can be chosen). Full tourism information available. Want to volunteer at a remote barrier island park? Will arrange it and all else. Come to BSM, Grande Isle III, Unit 205. You will be warmly welcomed and before long you will make friends among us. GI III/IV is a social and caring community. Plenty of singles men & women call GI III/IV home. It's safe, secure, fun, friendly & celebratory.
We're New Yorkers, one of us a Canadian, and we discovered Burnt Store Marina in 2004. We bought our Grande Isle, Burnt Store Marina condo a year later and spent as much time as we could here before making it our permanent home in 2007.
Burnt Store Marina provides a total lifestyle for the golfer, tennis player, boater and fisherman located on protected Charlotte Harbor, a harbor second in size only to Tampa Bay along the west coast, with unparalleled ease of access to the Gulf of Mexico. Burnt Store Marina is close to two airports: SW Florida (Fort Myers) and Punta Gorda Airport. It is the midway point for sightseeing and touring between Sarasota to the north and Naples to south, each just over 60 miles away. The small, historic, Peace River town of Punta Gorda is 20 minutes north and provides dining, arts and main-street shopping. 20 minutes south is the Key West-style fishing village and arts community of Matlacha known for its art galleries, pastel-painted businesses, and 'the fishing-est bridge' where at any time in 24 hours some will be fishing. For malls and city entertainment Fort Myers is 35 minutes away.
Burnt Store Marina provides boating and fishing at our doorstep, unparalleled water views, and easy boat access to the beautiful barrier islands and beaches of Cayo Costa, Captiva, Sanibel and Boca Grande. It provides a quiet, secure place to live and play and enjoy the unique natural setting that is SW Florida. Yet, a short drive away are the airports, highways, entertainment, and shopping of city and town life.